Obligatory grandstanding

Shoulda seen this coming. Seventeen state lawmakers urged Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to release the result of a full investigation into homophobic remarks made by a coach while calling his three-game suspension too lenient.The strongly-worded letter signed by DFL legislators in both the House and Senate say the remarks made by special teams coach Mike Priefer to “…round up all the gays, send them to an island and then nuke it until it glows” is “tantamount to calling for the genocide of all LBGT people.”

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Campaign ignitor?

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Democrats feel they might actually have a campaign issue to run with in what will otherwise likely be a throttling this election cycle.

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SCOTUS decision: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

You knew this one was going to send the leftists into a tizzy. In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.The case concerned the HHS Contraception Mandate, which mandated that employers provide certain forms of contraception at no cost to their employees.While still a legal victory for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., the decision is limited to closely-held for-profit corporations, not non-profits such as Little Sisters of the Poor. The decision is also strictly limited to the issue of the contraception mandate, not other medical practices. You can read the SCOTUS opinion here.

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The NARN Closer – 06/29/2014

I can hardly believe it but we’re almost through the month of June. With that, today will feature another edition of The Closer, which can be heard from 1:00 until 3:00 pm Central Time. Today is one of those shows where we have a guest literally every segment. 

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