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Trump Threatens To Ditch Debate: ‘I’m Not A Fan Of Megyn Kelly’

Trump’s pro-wrestler talk, however, seems like a hint that he might simply be drumming up more ratings for a debate he will indeed attend.

January 25, 2016
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Endorse This: Jeb Can’t Decide — Trump Or Hillary?

“No, I’ve learned not to answer questions. That’s one of the things that you do now in political discourse,” Bush said, letting out a laugh.

December 18, 2015
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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
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When Democracy Becomes Must See TV

Is it even possible for a democratic country to govern itself when news becomes “infotainment,” and infotainment news?

December 16, 2015
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Endorse This: Scalia Is Too Racist For Trump

Watch the Republican frontrunner — who has made his own vitriolic remarks about minority groups — talk about how uncomfortable Scalia’s comments made him.

December 14, 2015
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Media Ripped For TV Coverage From Home Of San Bernardino Shooters

As this bizarre scene was playing out live on TV, critics — on Twitter and elsewhere — let out a collective yowl.

December 5, 2015
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Endorse This: Ben Carson Pulls No Punches (Or Did He?)

We’re now at point where a presidential candidate has to defend his honor by insisting he really did try to stab his friend and to bludgeon his mother.

November 6, 2015
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Only Softballs? Transcript Shows Trump Lied About Democratic Debate

Not only did CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose several tough questions to Clinton, from the very beginning of the debate, but he seized every chance to pillory Hillary in framing questions he put to the other candidates. (And he did ask her — and the others — about the damned emails.)

November 3, 2015
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Lindsey Graham Plays The ‘Date, Marry, Make Disappear’ Game

This has got to be one of the most unusual interview questions ever for a presidential candidate.

October 28, 2015
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Democrats Have Become The Party Of ‘Normal’

How gratifying to hear a leading presidential candidate sound like a normal American and not get punished for it. Newt Gingrich once called Democrats “the enemy of normal Americans.” Who’s looking normal now?

October 15, 2015
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Lincoln Chafee’s Post-Debate Interview: When Will You Drop Out?

In a truly painful interview Wednesday afternoon on CNN, Wolf Blitzer repeatedly asked Lincoln Chafee an sharply focused set of questions: Why are you still running?

October 14, 2015
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At First Debate Democrats Clash (Gently) Over Who Can Be The Most Pragmatic Progressive

Even when the Democratic candidates disagreed, the first debate was largely an appeal to pragmatism, conciliation, and — for the most part — unapologetically progressive principles.

October 14, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary And Hijack Your Government’

My instincts told me that if we just gave the Hillary email story another poke or two, the whole house of cards would collapse.

October 4, 2015
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Chaffetz: My Graph Wasn’t Misleading!

Chaffetz: “I can understand where people would say that arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate.”

October 1, 2015
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Endorse This: Rand Paul Vs. A ‘Clown’

Rand Paul is blasting Donald Trump for causing politics to sink so low — and wondering how anyone could think this “clown” is fit to be president.

September 28, 2015
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Immigrant Advocates Ask CNN To Help Tone Down Republicans’ Rhetoric

The letter from immigration activists cite a recent attack on a Latino man in Boston in which the suspect may have cited Trump as an inspiration.

September 15, 2015
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With Donald Trump On The GOP Card, CNN Expects To Reap Ratings, Dollars

CNN anticipates its largest audience ever when Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and nine other contenders meet Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

September 15, 2015
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Trump Insults Fiorina’s Face — And Carson’s Skills As A Doctor

Donald Trump is at it again, and he’s taking on two opponents at once.

September 10, 2015
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This Debate Goes To 11! Carly Fiorina Gets Extra Spot At Next CNN Debate

Call it the “Spinal Tap” debate — because it’s going up to 11 candidates, and you might need to get an actual spinal tap after watching it.

September 1, 2015
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Donald Trump Keeps Boosting TV News Ratings

Donald Trump’s surprisingly durable campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination continues to be ratings rocket fuel for TV news.

August 21, 2015
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Rand Paul Dings Trump: ‘A Temporary Loss Of Sanity’

Well, now Rand Paul has really stepped in some trouble: He has just denigrated Donald Trump — which means that a return round of brutal (and comedic) insults from The Donald can’t be far behind.

July 30, 2015
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Endorse This: The Birther Of A Nation

One of Donald Trump’s political allies is now helping to remind everyone just how crazy the paranoid right wing is. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, appeared on CNN to reiterate that he is the “chief law enforcement officer” — and he’s still investigating President Obama’s birth certificate.

July 24, 2015
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Endorse This: Fact Checking Donald Trump — Yes, Really

Not only is Trump wrong, but the actual facts are even better for immigrants than most people could’ve imagined.

July 3, 2015
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Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Has Only One Real Opponent

If indeed Hillary Clinton’s Democratic rivals have no realistic chance, then who is her biggest opponent? Turns out it’s… well, us.

June 3, 2015
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