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Is Carly Fiorina A Contender For Director Of National Intelligence?

Donald Trump reportedly spoke on Monday to former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina about the job of director of national intelligence.

December 13, 2016
kayfabe

Trump’s ‘Celebrity Candidate 2016’ Will End — Even Without A Concession Speech

So now “Celebrity Candidate 2016” is about to be canceled. What’s more, there’s no audience for repeat broadcasts after everybody knows who won.

October 26, 2016
Trump Tower

Trump Vows: ‘I Will Never Drop Out Of The Race’ Despite Lewd Taped Remarks

“The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2016
Trump, Right Wing, Empathy

The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.

May 30, 2016
Ted Cruz

VP Nomination Not Up To Cruz At Contested Convention

Nominating Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick was supposed to signal an upward trajectory for Ted Cruz’s flailing presidential campaign, though to most it seemed little more than a last ditch effort to stop Trump from securing the party nomination in Indiana, and later in California, where Fiorina was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

April 29, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina listens to a question at the New Hampshire GOP's FITN Presidential town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire in this January 23, 2016, file photo. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm/Files

Why Ted Cruz’s Carly Fiorina Gambit Won’t Work

Forty years ago, when the Texas senator was just a 5-year-old at his parents home in Houston, another Republican candidate for president who was lagging behind in delegates and hoping to clinch the nomination with a desperately play named a vice presidential nominee. It was 1976, and presidential hopeful was Ronald Reagan.

April 28, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Republicanresidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from securing the Republican Party nomination, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick. His campaign hopes that a Cruz-Fiorina ticket will energize his campaign as he gets closer to the July convention.

April 27, 2016

Former Republican Rival Fiorina Backs Cruz’s White House Bid

Carly: “The only guy who can beat Donald Trump is Ted Cruz.”

March 9, 2016

Carly Fiorina Ends Campaign — With A Parting Shot At Hillary Clinton

This decision brings to a close a candidacy that started out as minor league before shooting up to top-tier status — at least for a while.

February 10, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Don Rumsfeld’s Intelligence

Don Rumsfeld told Stephen Colbert this little gem: “It’s never certain — if it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called ‘intelligence.'”

January 26, 2016

Preschoolers Were Unwitting Props In Fiorina’s Anti-Abortion Rally

In what can only be described as a bad judgement call, Carly Fiorina turned a group of young schoolchildren into becoming props for a rally against abortion in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 22, 2016

Endorse This: Carly Fiorina Is A Terrible Person

Carly Fiorina may have gotten demoted to the undercard debate last night — but she came in first place for cringe-inducing smarminess.

January 15, 2016

GOP Candidates Snipe And Spar In Combative Sixth Debate

In the fraught final two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, a rowdy, rambunctious group of agitated Republican candidates rehearsed their talking points and took well-honed snipes at each other in the first GOP debates of 2016 — and the sixth of the cycle — in Charleston, South Carolina. The debates, which aired on Fox Business, touched on gun control, ISIS, immigration policy, tax reform, and the utter devastation that would ensue from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

January 15, 2016
GOP, Republicans, Rand Paul

Rand Paul Plans To Bypass ‘Happy Hour’ Debate, Will Make Pitch Directly To Voters

Rand Paul will not be on the main debate stage Thursday night in South Carolina and, for now at least, he’s sticking with his refusal to partake in the undercard debate.

January 13, 2016

Misguided War On Drugs Has Left Many Victims With Scars

A new frankness and sympathy concerning the physical, emotional and financial costs of drug addiction comes as white middle-class Americans have found their lives upended by the emergence of heroin as the drug of choice for their children and grandchildren.

January 9, 2016

This Year In Crazy: 2015 Belonged To The Wingnuts

Each week we round up the looniest examples of right-wing bigotry, idiocy, and bizarre behavior in our “This Week In Crazy” column. Now it’s time to take stock of the entire year — which gave us more inanity, head-spinning untruth, and backwards thinking than anyone could have expected or should have to endure. This is 2015 — The Year In Crazy…

December 31, 2015

5 Worst Moments For America In The GOP Debates

The Republican debates resemble actual politics about as much as ‘The Apprentice’ resembles actual business or Trump resembles an actual statesman. The deception and propaganda masquerading as tough tough talk began at the first debate and just keeps getting worse. Here are the five worst moments so far.

December 21, 2015

Fiorina Says Clinton Wants Beatable Trump As Republican Presidential Nominee

Republican Donald Trump is “a big Christmas gift wrapped up under the tree” for Hillary Clinton because he couldn’t beat the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner in a general election, Carly Fiorina said Sunday.

December 20, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Happy Holidays, You ‘Tragedy Dry-Humping Whores’

Hello, fellow warriors against Christmas. Please take your seat under this non-denominational spruce tree, next to this avowedly un-sacred crackling December fire. Everyone have their mug of profane winter nog? Good.

December 18, 2015

Restive Debates About ‘Ruthless Things’ — Fifth GOP Debates Spotlights Terror At Home And Abroad

“We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” co-moderator Hugh Hewitt said deep in the second debate. Indeed, Rick Santorum kicked off the affair by asserting, “We have entered World War III,” setting the tone for a pair of fractious, grim GOP debates focussed on national security and terrorism.

December 16, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Cornucopia Of Claptrap

This Thanksgiving, take some time away from the warm hearth of fellowship and family time, and join me as we wallow in the mire of right-wing mendacity, ignorance, and fear. There’s plenty of room.

November 27, 2015

In Arid Fourth GOP Debate, Rubio Shines, Kasich Grumbles, And Jeb Disappears

“Democrats do make it worse.” The GOP candidates in the fourth debate spent most of the evening affirming that very point, with varying shades of — and success at — charisma, but not disagreeing on much.

November 11, 2015
marijuana

How Evolving Public Attitudes On Marijuana Could Affect The 2016 Presidential Race

Is there political opportunity in the wind?

November 2, 2015

Debate Fallout: Even Conservatives Are Appalled By Republican Mendacity

The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.

October 30, 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