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Kim Davis found in contempt and taken into federal custody by US Marshals

(Raw Story) Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis, the Rowan County clerk, to be jailed on the contempt charges until she agrees to comply with multiple court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


"The Bully Proves My Point": Kareem updates on Trump's scrawled response to his WaPo opinion piece.

This morning, an essay of mine was published titled, “This is the Difference Between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.” Trump’s response to my piece is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again, he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as “nobody likes you.” Look behind the nasty invective and you find an assault on the Constitution in the effort to silence the press through intimidation. The full text is below.

Uncle Joe

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

(Washington Post) Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each man responded revealed the type of person he is and the type of president he would make: Trump authored his own doom, and Sanders opened immense new possibilities as a compassionate person and serious candidate for president.


Scott’s office scrubbed release that cleared Planned Parenthood

(Politico FLorida) Gov. Rick Scott's office scrubbed a press release written by his own regulators that found there was no "mishandling of fetal remains" at clinics run by Planned Parenthood and, at the same time, said it would refer doctors who worked at those clinics to the state Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action.

Omaha Steve

Democrat Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory

(AP) Democrat Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory.


Dan Savage: 'A big pile of sweet, sweet bigot money out there waiting' for Kentucky clerk

(The Stranger) This isn't about Kim Davis standing up for her supposed principles—proof in a moment—it's about Kim Davis cashing in. There's a big pile of sweet, sweet bigot money out there waiting for her. If the owners of a pizza parlor could raise a million dollars just by threatening not to cater the gay wedding no one asked them to cater... just imagine how much of that sweet, sweet bigot money Kim Davis is going to rake in. I'm sure Kim Davis is already imagining it.

DeepModem Mom

Wonderful! In Bucket-List Mode, President Obama Hikes Alone Up an Alaskan Glacier (BOG)

(NYT) President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below.

“How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.”

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