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6:30 AM, Aug 5, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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What next for California's gay marriage case? The facts matter.

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More of that smart diplomacy in Spain. On the bright side, I guess it's nice to see the administration accuse someone other than a Tea Partier of racism.

Washington, D.C.: Where reality television goes to die.

One vote actually mattered in MI-1.

Nice: Feds saving nude photos from body scanners.

American Airlines flight from NYC to LA diverted to New Mexico when smoke was smelled in cabin. Passenger suspected of lighting matches, according to early reports.

One of the moderates that Newsweek claimed made a very bad primary night for the Tea Party Tuesday was one of only 25 conservatives who voted against Medicare Part D despite enormous pressure from a president of his own party. The others want to slash corporate taxes and have 90+ ratings from ACU.

McCaskill tries the "they'll love it when they find out what's in it" spin on the Missouri Obamacare rejection.

Better than the Gibbs spin when asked what the vote meant: "Nothing."

Ignorance of the law is no excuse...unless you're law enforcement.

Hitchens writes beautifully about an ugly disease, and delivers this:  "The chest hair that was once the toast of two continents hasn’t yet wilted, but so much of it was shaved off for various hospital incisions that it’s a rather patchy affair."

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