McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, announced his resignation amid questions about his alleged role in 2012 Iowa bribery scandal.

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Does Gillibrand Have A 'Responsibility' To Name Her Harassers?

A debate broke out on Twitter among three male journalistsNew 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.

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This Ain't Paint Ball

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.

Until Conspiracy Do We Part

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.

Really Is Worth Watching

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.