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Here’s How The Media Should Fight Trump (It’s Easy!)

These aren’t “gotcha” questions. They’re questions. Anyone who wants to lead the free world should have to answer them.

March 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate in Miami, Florida, in this March 10, 2016 file photo. Trump's presidential campaign is built on his business acumen. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

Trump’s Not Having A Great Week, Slips Big In Wisconsin Poll

A Marquette Law School Poll on Wednesday found Sen. Ted Cruz ahead in the Badger State, with backing from 40 percent of likely voters, compared with 30 percent for Trump and 21 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

March 30, 2016
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KKK Is A Leftist Organization, According To Die-Hard Trump Supporter

Trump’s candidacy has managed to warp history for some of his supporters.

March 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

Rubio, Cruz Go On Attack Against Trump At Debate

Republican rival Marco Rubio attacked front-runner Donald Trump at length for the first time at a debate on Thursday.

February 25, 2016
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Endorse This: Kasich Says ‘Of Course’ — Anybody Would Be Offended By Me!

In his effort to bring this controversy under control, Kasich just couldn’t stop being really awkward about it.

February 23, 2016
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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
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk before the start of the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas

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
Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on "Face the Nation" with John Dickerson, in Washington

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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