Wiretap: Huckabee helps GOP court women’s vote

 
Mike Huckabee kicks off what may be his 2016 presidential campaign with a speech that takes us to women’s libido. He says that Democrats think that women “are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the government.” It’s what he said. And he thinks it will get Republicans the women’s vote.

If you want to get your speech noticed, always use the word libido. It works every time. Via National Journal.

Michael Gerson says the president is complex. But wonders if he’s too complex. Via Washington Post.

Striking a blow at two-party hegemony: A federal appeals court has ruled that Colorado’s campaign finance law is unconstitutional because Democratic and Republican candidates can accept $400 per donor but unaffiliated and minor party candidates can only accept $200. Durango Herald.

ICYMI via the AP: “Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is planning to roll out regulations soon that would allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers.”

Joan Walsh says the GOP’s 2016 presidential election deep bench seems to be in splinters. Via Salon.

The feds make a surprise Goodfellas arrest in Lufthansa heist. This is funny how? Via New York Times.

Is there a possibility for a plea deal for Snowden? Holder gives a hint. Via New York Times.

In a live Web chat, Snowden says he wants to come home. Via the New Yorker.

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