MT. PLEASANT, S.C.—I'm on the campaign trail, pretty literally, all day today, and will have a piece later about a confoundingly simple special election for Congress. The basic story is that Mark Sanford's relentless campaign to tie moderate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Nancy Pelosi has allowed him to stay in the game and maybe win.
The 3-D printed gun is here, and it ... looks like a gun you'd make with a 3-D printer. Chuck Schumer and Steve Israel are taking the lead in the Senate and House, respectively, on renewing the ban on plastic weapons. It's never been controversial before—it cleared 400 votes 25 years ago. Will it be controversial now?
Stephen Hayes tells the unclassified tale of the Benghazi talking points, which will occupy House Republicans all week.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
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A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
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