A debate broke out on Twitter among three male journalists — New York Times’ Nick Confessore, Politico’s Alex Burns, and MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin — on Thursday afternoon: Does Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose anonymous colleagues she said told her she was “porky,” "chubby," and “fat” during the months just after she had a baby, have a responsibility to name her harassers? Confessore and Burns say yes, Sarlin says no.
A good piece linking that awful Uzi accident involving a 9-year old girl and what is called "gun tourism." It includes a bit more about where that incident happened: "The dusty outdoor range calls itself the Bullets and Burgers Adventure and touts its "Desert Storm atmosphere." You get the idea.
Legal experts confirm that Bob McDonnell's extraordinary legal defense that he and his wife could not have committed conspiracy because they're weren't even speaking to each other is in fact extraordinary.
The Republican Party's remarkable change of course on Obamacare has happened just slowly enough over the past few months that it hasn't yet registered in the broader political consciousness. But it's real and profound, as Dylan Scott reports.
Jon Stewart returned from vacation last night and got to riff on Ferguson for the first time: "Race is there, and it is a constant. You're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it." Watch.