* To save Georgia's rural hospitals, Gov. Nathan Deal (R) could accept Medicaid expansion, but he doesn't want to. Instead, he wants to make it easier for emergency rooms to deny care to the uninsured (http://on.msnbc.com/1ptD7lf).
* It's come to this: a federal court today struck down Texas' ban on marriage equality as unconstitutional. "Today's court decision is not made in defiance of the great people of Texas or the Texas Legislature, but in compliance with the U.S. Constitution" (http://on.msnbc.com/MuB54A).
* Why are Ohio Republicans going out of their way to make it harder for Ohioans to vote? The so-called "war on voting" didn't end in 2012 (http://on.msnbc.com/1lltaWp).
* How much is the House Republicans' investigation into the discredited IRS "scandal" costing? At last count, $14 million (http://on.msnbc.com/1hyVOOS).
* The Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity has yet another ad on the Affordable Care Act. How long did it take before the new "horror story" started looking dubious? About a day (http://on.msnbc.com/1ptFUuG).
* House Republicans have rallied around the "Save American Workers Act," which is set for a House vote next week. The bill seeks to "fix" the Affordable Care Act by changing the definition of a full-time work week from 30 hours to 40 hours. The CBO found it would strip 500,000 Americans of their coverage and add $74 billion to the deficit (http://on.msnbc.com/1ptGOaE). Oops.