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A patriotic presidential quiz

What’s Chris Christie been up to since endorsing Donald Trump?

Did Hillary Clinton really take a selfie in front of Trump Tower?

And what does Daenerys the Dragon Queen have to do with any of this?

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Kennedy restores a liberal Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy, siding with the liberal bloc on the US Supreme Court, lent his name to Justice Stephen Breyer’s resounding defense of abortion rights in his 5-3 majority opinion. In doing so, Kennedy put an end to any thought of banning abortion in America anytime soon — even if a future Republican president names a conservative to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat.

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Revolt of the masses

Anybody who spends time in the working-class parts of America (and, one presumes, Britain) notices the contagions of drug addiction and suicide, and the feelings of anomie, cynicism, pessimism and resentment.

Cindi Ross Scoppe

Why popular bills die, or get gutted: a mystery — by design

State law requires legislators to take recorded votes on all bills, but those votes rarely tell us who kills bills. This month, a moped bill died after a senator who voted for it refused to let his colleagues override governor’s veto; House negotiators blocked a bill they said they supported to make police release dash-cam videos, because Senate wouldn’t add a separate measure to it. These are typical stories, and the top of the iceburg.

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Opinion writer Cindi Ross Scoppe weighs in on the Senate's roads plan. She explains how the plan will take money away from schools and other state funded agencies to fix the roads in South Carolina
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