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Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Veterans Groups Outraged At Trump Comments About The Khan Family

“This is the latest in a long series of incidents of Donald Trump trying to use veterans as political props and lashing out when they refuse to be exploited.”

August 1, 2016
John Oliver comments on Donald Trump's attacks on the Khan family on the July 31 episode of "Last Week Tonight."

Watch: John Oliver Blasts Trump’s ‘Damaged, Sociopathic’ Comments On The Khan Family

On “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver slammed Donald Trump for his comments regarding Khizr and Ghazala Khan, calling him a “self-serving half-man.”

August 1, 2016
Humayun Khan

Meet The Muslim Military Father Who Headlined With The Clintons

Humayun Khan, who was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star medal for his heroism, was memorialized on a national stage on Thursday: His father, Khizr, spoke during a prime-time slot at the final night of the Democratic National Convention, right before Chelsea and Hillary Clinton.

July 28, 2016
The Mothers of the Movement speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Grief Is Onstage At The DNC, But It’s Not A Weapon

There’s a key difference in how personal tragedies are being used at either major party convention: grieving Republican speakers used tragedy as a reason to personally attack Hillary Clinton, while Democrats have used it to support her policy measures.

July 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump Didn’t Commit Treason—But That Press Conference Was Dangerous

The Kremlin has been known to influence radical nationalist campaigns that oppose NATO in countries such as France and Finland, as well as encourage bombers to intentionally attack a U.S. base in Syria.

July 27, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform in Albany, New York, U.S. June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders Always Said He’d Support Clinton If She Won The Primary

Although some Bernie Sanders supporters have insisted at the Democratic National Convention that they will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, their preferred candidate has a track record of saying he will.

July 26, 2016
Protesters march in the street ahead of Monday's start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Why Philly Will Face More Protests Than Cleveland

While Cleveland saw an aggressive police presence enforce civility between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators—an LA Times reporter compared the scene to “a heavily militarized debate camp”—Philadelphia is expected to experience a much more active protest scene.

July 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Don’t Believe Ivanka: Trump Doesn’t Fight For Gender Equality

While Ivanka Trump introduced her father on Thursday as a “gender-neutral” candidate who champions women’s equality in the workplace, the Republican nominee’s campaign operations, platform, and stated political beliefs tell a different story.

July 22, 2016
Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan Saw Trump Coming

On Thursday in Cleveland, he will take the convention stage for the first time since his controversial “culture war” speech in 1992. And it certainly won’t be a surprise if the two-time Republican primary candidate stirs up a controversy of similar proportions.

July 21, 2016
Russian President Putin gestures as he addresses students during his visit to German Embassy school in Moscow

A Trump Presidency Could Mean Russian Hegemony

The GOP nominee’s stated belief in both a protectionist foreign policy, and a weaker NATO are two factors—not to mention, more casual remarks admiring Russia— all suggest that a Trump presidency could give way to the Soviet Union’s second coming.

July 21, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Gov. Rick Scott Is Ruining Florida’s Coasts And Estuaries

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, has lessened his state’s environmental regulations, creating a toxic outbreak that’s threatening his state’s coastal fishing areas.

July 20, 2016
Patricia Smith speaks at the Republican National Convention.

The Republican Convention Is Weaponizing Grief

Patricia Smith was one of a staggering six total parents who appeared onstage to link the Democratic nominee and Democratic policies with the deaths of their sons, the rest of whom were killed in incidents on the U.S.-Mexico border or involving undocumented immigrants.

July 20, 2016
Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Republicans Are Misrepresenting Policy For The Sake Of Entertainment

The committee members and lobbyists who fought over the party’s alarmingly conservative platform don’t seem to want anything to do with presenting that platform to the American people.

July 19, 2016
Rep. Steve King said whites have contributed more to civilization than other "sub-groups" on MSNBC.

WATCH: Steve King Brings White Supremacy Back Into The Mainstream

When Rep. Steve King suggested that white people have done more for humanity than any other “subgroup,” it wasn’t the first time the Iowa congressman tried to bring white supremacy back into the mainstream of American politics.

July 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump waits to come into the spin room with his wife Melania after the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Melania Trump Is Anything But A Typical Immigrant

Beyond financial assets that made her immigration process easier than most, Melania has also taken advantage of policies unavailable to many of the unskilled workers that her husband has railed against.

July 18, 2016
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, made many socially conservative amendments to the Republican platform.

Why Donald Trump Will Campaign On The Most Conservative Republican Platform In Decades

Evangelical Republicans are celebrating a victory after their party’s platform fell far to the right of the party’s usual stances—and even further right than Donald Trump’s more moderate views on social issues. This odd discord between the candidate and the platform owes itself to an atypically distant approach from the Trump campaign.

July 15, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

EXCLUSIVE: When Republicans Sabotage Zika Funding, Local Health Departments Suffer

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control shifted $44 million of its federal funding towards research on the mosquito-borne disease after Congress failed to allocate any funds itself. As a result, city and state offices have lost the critical funds they need in order to prevent the spread of Zika at the local level.

July 14, 2016
Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

WATCH: Fox News Personnel Will Take Gas Masks To The Conventions

“Anything can happen, and this election has proven that we don’t know what’s next,” Fox anchor Bret Baier said regarding the Republican National Convention.

July 13, 2016
A man carries a sign for Trump at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington

Meet The Dangerous Crowd Trump Is Bringing To Cleveland

As Donald Trump prepares to take the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a mass of grassroots militant groups will be following him there. The convention will mark these fringe conservatives’ entrance onto the mainstream political stage.

July 13, 2016
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn attended White House intel briefings while working for foreign clients

Possible Trump VP Gen. Michael Flynn Loves All Of Donald’s Worst Ideas

Gen. Michael Flynn has suggested he’s not opposed to killing the families of terror suspects, waterboarding suspects, and banning all Muslims from entering the country.

July 11, 2016
Mark Hughes, a misidentified suspect in the Dallas shooting on Thursday.

The Strange Justice Of A Misidentified Suspect And The Media

Justice must be served, and it must be served quickly. But if nothing else, Mark Hughes’ case shows that in hyper-public tragedies like the Dallas shooting, this noble impulse can become an irrational media chase to find someone to put someone behind bars.

July 8, 2016
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's TPP critique puts Democrats at a key crossroads.

What Elizabeth Warren’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Critique Means For The Democratic Party

Elizabeth Warren can change her party. And she knows it. As the media speculates on the possibility of a Clinton-Warren ticket, the progressive Massachusetts senator is calling on the Democratic Platform Committee to take an explicit stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

July 7, 2016
Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton Democrats

Clinton’s Education Proposal Shows Promise For Sanders’ Influence

Hillary Clinton announced a new initiative Wednesday to make higher education more affordable, marking a significant shift to the left and possibly hinting at further concessions to Bernie Sanders’ young, progressive supporters.

July 6, 2016
U.S. Senator Corker participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Two Top Trump VP Picks Decline To Join His Ticket

After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.

July 6, 2016
Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks after leaving the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte

Four Ways The Petraeus Case Differs From Clinton’s Email Scandal

Comparisons between Clinton and Petraeus, the former CIA director who lent notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, re-emerged on Tuesday after the FBI announced that it wouldn’t recommend charges against the Democratic nominee. But these comparisons ignore how the Petraeus case differs from Clinton’s email scandal.

July 5, 2016