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Kasich To Female College Student: 'I'm Sure You Get Invited To All The Parties'

(TPM) Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich reportedly told a female student at the University of Richmond Monday that he was sure she was invited "to all the parties," according to the college student newspaper.

During a town hall campaign stop at the college campus, Kasich reportedly told a female student with a laugh, "I’m sorry, I don’t have any Taylor Swift tickets” when she "was nearly jumping out of her seat to get noticed," The Collegian reported.

At another point, he told another female student, "I’m sure you get invited to all of the parties,” according to the college paper.


House Republicans create special committee to harass Planned Parenthood

(HuffPo)House Republicans created a special committee on Wednesday to investigate abortions, fetal tissue procurement and the use of federal funds at Planned Parenthood.

Lawmakers voted 242-184 on a resolution establishing the committee, which will function as an Energy and Commerce subcommittee and will have the power to subpoena documents and testimony. Its stated mission, among other things, is to examine "medical procedures and business practices used by entities involved in fetal tissue procurement" and "federal funding and support for abortion providers."


Americans Fall In Love With Obamacare As New Poll Shows Growing ACA Support

(Polticus USA) According to the latest PPP Poll, more Americans support Obamacare than oppose it as Democrats have become unified in their support of the ACA.

PPP discussed the results, “Evidence continues to mount that the Affordable Care Act is just not a liability for Democrats anymore. Nationally we find that 42% of voters support it to 40% who are opposed. Those numbers are in line with what we’ve found in most swing states where we’ve polled on it over the course of this year. It’s a far cry from when we used to consistently find voters opposed to it by a 10-15 point margin nationally and in key states. One big reason for the change is that Democrats (73%) are more unified in their support of it than Republicans (70%) are in their opposition to it.”


NYT Editorial Board: Shut Down the Benghazi Committee

House Republicans may be disinclined to disband the Select Committee on Benghazi with the presidential race heating up. But at the very least they should rename their laughable crusade, which has cost taxpayers $4.6 million, “the Inquisition of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”


Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

(NBC News) Congressman John Lewis will back Hillary Clinton's run for the White House.

"As our former Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and first Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be President of the United States," said Congressman Lewis in a statement released Wednesday by the campaign.

Fawke Em

Rep. Raul Grijalva to endorse Bernie Sanders

(LAT) By contrast, independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has drawn massive crowds from Phoenix to Seattle to Boston but has won the public support of precisely zero of his colleagues on Capitol Hill.

That, however, is about to change, as Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva prepares to declare his support for Sanders' presidential bid. The announcement is expected Friday night when the two appear together at a Tucson rally, part of a Sanders swing through the West ahead of next week's first Democratic debate, in Las Vegas.

Grassy Knoll

Yes, Really: McCarthy Tells His Critics To 'Stop Playing Politics' With Benghazi

(TPM) House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) addressed his recent comments about the Benghazi committee again on Wednesday, urging people to "stop playing politics."

McCarthy last week touted the House Select Committee on Benghazi's success in hurting Hillary Clinton, prompting outcries from Democrats that the committee was formed for political reasons.

"Let’s be very clear: Benghazi is not polit­ic­al," Mc­Carthy said when asked about his comments at a press conference with House leadership, according to National Journal.

Miles Archer

Ben Carson: 'Body With Bullet Holes' Preferable to Gun Control

(Rolling Stone) Carson took to Facebook Monday night to answer a question about whether the recent mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, changed his thoughts about the Second Amendment.

"There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking," Carson wrote, "but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away."


The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

(National Journal) While it’s cer­tainly true that a num­ber of factors con­trib­ute to the high rates of gun vi­ol­ence in the U.S., a com­par­is­on of state laws versus rates of shoot­ing deaths does show a cor­rel­a­tion. The states that im­pose the most re­stric­tions on gun users also have the low­est rates of gun-re­lated deaths, while states with few­er reg­u­la­tions typ­ic­ally have a much high­er death rate from guns.

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