Evening Round-up: Chuck Norris

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June 27 2012 7:08 PM

Evening Round-up: Chuck Norris

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US Actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena O'Kelley, speak during a 'Huck and Chuck' rally for Republican Presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa, 01 January 2008.

Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Charles Barron lost in Brooklyn's congressional primary yesterday not because of his stance on Israel or his lack of money, but because he's just not a very good politician.

Despite a concerted effort by the Romney campaign, the Washington Post will not retract its Bain Capital outsourcing story.

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You can't blame the Romney campaign for trying: the Bain attacks are clearly working.

Kids, the elderly, and minorities will be those most affected if the Supreme Court tosses out the Affordable Care Act tomorrow.

The Congressional Black Caucus will walk off the House floor tomorrow to protest the contempt votes against Attorney General Eric Holder.

Matt Taylor is a reporter living in Brooklyn. He was the political correspondent for the National Memo and a staff reporter at his hometown newspaper, The East Hampton Star. He's a contributor to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. You can reach him on Twitter @matthewt_ny

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