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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Stories to Watch: 5/1/14

Wisconsin Rebublicans say they won't try to patch their voter ID law before the election, because there isn't enough time. The law was struck down because of its blatantly racist nature and fixing it to pass constitutionmal muster would mean rewriting it so that it didn't disenfranchise minority voters -- i.e., eliminating the whole purpose of the law. If this ruling survives an appeal, expect the voter ID effort in the Badger State to quietly die. If it's not keeping minorities away from the polls, what would be the point?

Antonin Scalia goes the extra mile to prove he's a terribly incompetent Supreme Court Justice.

House Republicans release a survey showing that the number of people with health insurance is much lower than the 8 million Obamacare signups would suggest. One tiny little problem: it's bullshit. "The survey was so incredibly rigged to produce this result, it was a joke," said a source in the company that produced the report. "Everyone who saw it knew exactly what the goal was." Jonathon Cohn compares the GOP's approach to Obamacare to their approach to BENGHAZI!! -- i.e., the narrative isn't being adjusted to agree with the facts, the facts are being adjusted to support their obsession with a predetermined narrative.

Netflix is not giving up on net neutrality. Neither should you.

A South Dakota Republican freaks out about gay buttsex.

Finally, Seattle will have a $15 per hour minimum wage -- the highest in the nation. Expect conservatives to ignore how the city fails to collapse into economic chaos.

[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]

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