The contempt proceedings are still underway in Kentucky, but it appears that most of the deputy clerks in Kim Davis' office have told the judge they will issue same sex marriage licenses. Here's the latest.
Watching Trump's tour de force press conference just now where he announced his pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee, I got the first tickling of my conscience: At what point do I have to transition from laughing at what a disaster he is for Republicans to worrying about what a disaster he would be for America?
The chatter about what kind of punishment Kim Davis, the refusenik Kentucky clerk, deserves for defying a federal court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses misses a key point. The judge in the case at this stage is primarily interested not in punitive action in the narrow sense but in compelling Davis to obey the order.
Kentucky clerk found in contempt of court, and according to CNN has been taken into federal custody.
New poll shows Trump still dominating the GOP field nationally, but this part is interesting: When paired in hypothetical one-on-one match-ups with the other GOP contenders, Trump actually loses decisively to only one candidate: Ben Carson. And it's not even close. Carson wins 55-36.
Where do the GOP presidential candidates stand on the refusenik Kentucky county clerk defying a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses? Some support her, some don't -- and then there's the epic vagueness that is beginning to define Scott Walker's candidacy.
If you have Patriots fans in your office who you've been chortling at about DeflateGate since January, I feel your pain. Acutely.
Reports are emerging this morning that Trump will go ahead and sign the RNC's pledge to support the GOP nominee. No indy or third party run. At least that's the pledge. And why not sign it? A pledge to Reince Priebus will not bind Trump or prevent him from mounting his own general election campaign if that's what Trump later decides to do.
So what does the RNC get out of this? Not only "not much," but this is perfect for Trump and terrible for the RNC.
It's just a matter of time before Trump starts hawking English as the official language, but in the meantime he's doing everything he can to make Jeb crazy.
Kentucky clerk goes back to same federal judge for yet one more bite at the apple in delaying issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
It's obscured a bit by the utterly indefensible legal position of the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but Amanda Marcotte astutely observes how the episode reveals that mainstream conservatives have basically given up the fight on gay marriage.
The CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says Trump was very conciliatory in a private meeting this week:
The Donald Trump that I met today and that I sat with today was very different from the Donald Trump that I saw in the media ... He was a gentleman. He listened much more than he spoke. He asked questions.
In case you've missed it, Caitlin MacNeal catches you up on the latest Fox News-driven meme: Black Lives Matter is a "hate group" inciting violence against police officers.
Obama secures enough Senate votes to overcome potential veto of Iran deal.