Interesting Defense in McDonnell Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are facing federal criminal corruption charges for accepting massive bribes and kickbacks from a campaign contributor and they are offering a very unusual defense: They couldn’t have been in cahoots on this because their marriage was falling apart — and she was crushing on the guy giving all the money and gifts.
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How Hobby Lobby Could Make Electoral Gender Gap Wider

When the Hobby Lobby ruling came down a few weeks ago, I quickly pointed out that this could be a boon to Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. A new poll provides support for that claim, showing a significant majority of women less likely to support someone who supported Hobby Lobby’s position in the case.
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Rumors of the Tea Party’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

The running narrative of the midterm election primaries has been that the Tea Party is running out of gas. High-profile challengers from the right were losing most of the races. But then Thad Cochran lost his primary and was forced into a runoff and now House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got whipped in his primary and will lose his seat.
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