Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

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

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

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
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas

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

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

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

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
Jake Tapper

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
U.S. Republican presidential candidate  Trump addresses a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina responds to a question at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

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
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York

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

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

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

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

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
Hillary Clinton

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
Photo: Elephants performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 2008. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Survivor: The Republican Debates Edition

Some people say that Fox News already has too much influence over the Republican Party. Well, now the network is literally in a position to winnow down the very crowded presidential field.

May 27, 2015

Endorse This: Peter King vs. ‘A Guy With A Big Mouth’

If Sen. Ted Cruz were to actually win the Republican nomination, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) might have to do something drastic.

March 24, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson On Gays — And Prisons

Ben Carson has a message that’ll give new meaning to ‘Scared Straight.’

March 4, 2015

Endorse This: The Story Of ‘Yes We Can’

The famous Obama campaign slogan, “Yes We Can,” almost didn’t happen.

February 24, 2015

Endorse This: Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert For Speaker!

For us, Louie Gohmert will always be the man who warned about an insidious plot to have babies born in America, then get raised abroad and come back here as terrorists 20 to 30 years later.

January 5, 2015
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

What Don Lemon doesn’t get about the Bill Cosby rape allegations.

November 20, 2014
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