Wiretap: Georgia woman sings Amazing Grace as the state kills her

Amazing Grace

The only woman on Georgia death row has been executed. Courts rejected her plea that cites the pope’s every life is sacred line. She sang Amazing Grace as the state killed her. Via ABC News.

Big meeting

The pope and Kim Davis? Her lawyer says they met. He promises there will be pictures. Via The New York Times.

Falling numbers

Byron York says Democrats remain confident despite Clinton’s falling numbers. He wonders why. Via The National Examiner.

Political attack

Kevin McCarthy, speaker in waiting (maybe), says that the Benghazi committee has hurt Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers. Oh, so that was the point all along? Via The National Journal.

American pride

Note to the Donald: When America was “great,” taxes were high, unions were strong and government was big. Just sayin’. Via The Atlantic.

National politics

What if all politics is now national? It may explain why in a split electorate the Republicans dominate at the state level. Via The New York Times.

Easy win

Milbank: House GOP committee members take on Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood scores easy win. Via The Washington Post.

Explosive news

Russia’s now dropping bombs in Syria. What could go wrong? Via The Washington Post.

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