Thursday, November 26, 2015
Bobby Jindal

Endorse This: Louisiana Says ‘Adieu’ To Bobby Jindal

Democratic governor-elect: “The last thing that I want to do is compound the problems that Gov. Jindal has created.”

November 23, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Swamp Sling’ In Louisiana

Trevor Noah: “That comeback was like a brothel — Vitter walked right into it!”

November 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Vetting Refugees — Like Ted Cruz’s Dad

Seth Meyers recalled Ted Cruz on the show months ago, reminiscing that his father came to the United States after being a Molotov cocktail-throwing Cuban revolutionary.

November 19, 2015
Syrian refugees empty water from their raft as they approach  the Greek island of Lesbos

Race To The Bottom: Governors Turning Their Backs On Syrian Refugees Are Turning Their Backs On American Values

In an ugly abdication of American values and leadership, more than half the state governors declared their intentions to block any Syrian refugees from settling within their respective states. Not only does this go against everything we stand for as America—it plays right into the hands of our enemies.

November 18, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jindal speaks at the the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines

Bobby Jindal Ends Campaign For President

Bobby Jindal announced his withdrawal from the presidential race, bringing to a close a long-shot campaign in which the Louisiana governor tried to position himself as a crusader for the rights of conservative Christians and the sole true conservative in a crowded field of Republican rivals.

November 17, 2015
Ben Carson

White Evangelicals: Early Influence On GOP Race, But Prospects Then Get Shakier

White evangelical Christians are well-positioned to have a strong say in early 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses, nut they could face trouble later in the campaign season, according to a new analysis.

November 12, 2015

It Gets Worse: More About Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay And Anti-Women Talker — Host Of GOP Candidates

There you are: The man with whom Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal were all proud to share a stage on the weekend before a nationally televised debate.

November 11, 2015

Jindal Vs. The Republicans At The Undercard Debate

Most GOP candidates are content to reserve their most emphatic attacks for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Not Bobby Jindal.

November 10, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In Tuesday’s GOP Debate

The debate’s focus is supposed to be the economy. That was also billed as the topic of the last one, which at times became a free-for-all as candidates were asked about regulating fantasy football or their biggest weaknesses

November 10, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Captain Of The Vice Squad’

Jill Biden sat down with Seth Meyers, and talked about how she’d prefer a better title than “Second Lady.”

November 5, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Jindal, Santorum, Pataki and Graham pose while attending a forum for lower polling candidates before the main U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder

Band Of Outsiders: Minor-League Republicans Make Their Case In Warmup Debate

They call it the undercard debate. But it could just as easily be described as an island of misfit Republicans.

October 28, 2015

What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Cartoon: GOP Candidates Pataki, Graham, Jindal, And Christie Go Trick Or Treating

“We’re not getting any candy or anything…”

October 26, 2015

Six Cash-Strapped Republican White House Hopefuls Face Tipping Point

Half a dozen Republican presidential candidates are edging toward financial crisis, raising the specter that some may be forced to drop out of the sprawling field of contenders.

October 17, 2015

GOPers Tweet The Dem Debate

From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

October 14, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene

Donald Trump Faces Several Tests Before Iowa Caucuses

Candidates inevitably face two fall challenges: Voters start looking more closely at them and discover flaws, and they start considering who they want as president, not just as messenger. Here are the tests Trump faces in the four months between now and the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

October 6, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Cranks ‘R’ Us

The pope is a symbol of moral virtue, intelligence, and sound judgment. What the hell is he doing in America? Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

September 25, 2015

Upstaged By Everyone Else, B-Team Republicans Duke It Out With Each Other

It made sense that the two biggest names in the GOPeeWee debate belonged to men who weren’t even in the room: Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

September 17, 2015

The Donald Vs. The Losers! A Guide To Trump’s Insult Wars

Let’s take a look at the insults Trump has been dishing out — and at the failed efforts from the competition to bring him down.

September 16, 2015
Donald Trump and Rick Perry, 2013

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015

Jindal Hedges On Whether He’ll Vote For Trump: ‘We’re Not Gonna Let Him Win The Nomination’

Bobby Jindal is the latest among the lesser Republican candidates to try to take up the charge against Donald Trump. But he’s having trouble answering a pretty basic question.

September 10, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Needs Some Razzle-Dazzle

Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

August 25, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Rick Perry Tries To Break Out By Attacking Pretty Much Everybody

No money, no press, no poll numbers — it’s hard out there for Rick Perry.

August 24, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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