Josh Marshall

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Yesterday brought a burst of good news from Turkey, whose democracy has seemed to be teetering on the edge of a descent into de facto strong man rule for several years. The headline news is that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party lost its majority yesterday in national parliamentary elections. They are still far and away the largest party in the parliament. But without an absolute majority they must form a coalition with other parties. In most multi-party democracies this would be in the normal course of things. But in 2015 Turkey, it is a dramatic result.

Here's why.

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If you'd read the Duggar police report it was pretty clear that they lied consistently through their Fox News interview. Here are some key examples.

“The decision to bring assault weapons to the mosque demonstrates intent to create a hostile environment to intimidate worshipers, a clear attempt to infringe on the First Amendment rights of the worshipers."

Two Muslim congressmen ask AG Loretta Lynch to investigate an armed anti-Muslim demonstration outside a mosque in Arizona.

It seems the US Attorney also wants to know what happened to the interview notes and other work product generated by the self-exonerating 'report' Gov Christie hired an outside law firm to produce on 'Bridgegate'. Did the outside law firm destroy the records? That's a big no-no. If you already read our piece on this new dimension of the Bridgegate saga click here and scan to the bottom to see this latest update.

Michigan wingnuts get Obama military takeover envy and the results ain't pretty. Watch.

Conservative hardliners in the House are starting to budge on enacting a 'fix' if the Supreme Court nixes Obamacare subsidies in most states. But the 'fix' would be to push the cut off out past the 2016 election.