Monday, June 16, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Labradorapalooza!

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Tea party conservatives scored a surprise out-of-nowhere victory over Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week. But they struggled to find a house representative willing to challenge to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy for the Majority Leader position — until Raul Labrador stepped up. Read our collection of coverage, corralled here. (Bloglander)

But all was not well for Mr. Labrador last week. He presided over a disaster of an Idaho GOP convention, where conservative delegates banned the credentials of delegates from three different counties, and adjourned without accomplishing basically anything. (SR)

It’s another nature-versus-development fight in Spokane, this time over 23 acres of South Hill bluff near Latah Creek. Activists are asking County Commissioners to use Conservation Futures funds to purchase the property and prevent a developer from building a condo development. But there may not be enough time. (SR)

After last week’s stabbing at STA Plaza, police managed to take into custody another man armed with a knife and issuing threats. (KXLY)


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Did you know that some of the wacky pratfalls taken by soccer players are not, in fact, always entirely genuine? The New York Times investigates. (NYT)

Remember when liberals predicted that the U.S. invading Iraq would plunge the region into chaos? Remember when conservatives predicted the U.S. leaving Iraq would plunge the region into chaos? Welp. (Washington Post)

Health products can often be a bit scammy. Crowdfunding makes that scam even easier. (The Atlantic)

DAD OF THRONES

We won’t embed it because, you know, spoilers, but here’s a link to a Very Happy Father’s Day Montage inspired by last night’s Game of Thrones. (YouTube)


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