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Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

1. No, nominating Carly Fiorina won’t turn women who vote for Democrats into Republican voters. Melissa Deckman explains at the Monkey Cage. Not that Fiorina is going to get nominated.

2. Rick Hasen on why the Supreme Court looms large over the 2016 elections. 

3. I think Ed Kilgore is largely correct about the place of Christian conservatives within the Republican Party.

4. We’ve known this was coming, but worth marking it anyway: The Benghazi committee is now the longest-lasting special investigative panel in congressional history. Julian Hattem reports for The Hill. Might as well just admit it and rename the thing the Permanent Hillary Clinton Opposition Research Committee.

5. Slate’s Fred Kaplan on the U.S. options in Syria and Iraq.

6. And Dan Payne at WBUR has a pretty comprehensive look at what will happen to Joe Biden if he chooses to be make his candidacy official.

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