We don’t do straight reportage at PA very often, so Anne Kim and I spent more time than is usual on the GOP/Church Health Plan conflict in the last post. It’ll be very interesting to see how the story develops when others descend on it.
In any event, here are some mid-day news/views treats on a typically slow June Monday:
* 7-2 SCOTUS decision holds Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship before Motor Voter registration preempted by federal law. More on the ambiguous implications of this decision later.
* In another decision, fractured SCOTUS ruled by 5-4 margin that suspects must expressly invoke Miranda rights when asked if they want to assert them.
* Wonder what took him so long: Cheney calls Edward Snowden a “traitor” before attacking Obama over Benghazi!, Syria and IRS.
* Snowden pretty much shares Cheney’s overall negative assessment of Obama, but says POTUS can redeem himself by appointing Special Prosecutor. Great.
* At TAP, Tammy Kim chronicles the latest federal appeals court edict limiting powers of National Labor Relations Board.
And in non-political news:
* A handle listicle on the characteristics of bad bosses.
Back after some more catch-up reading.