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This Election Is About The Past

You don’t need to be steeped in the minutiae of United States politics to work out why Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary – all you have to do is clear out all Trump’s talk about walls and borders and focus on the US’ intervention in Iraq. That’s right: Iraq.

May 29, 2016
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Trump Denies Existence of California Drought

He told the working-class people of Indiana he’d do away with outsourcing. He told the people of North Dakota, America’s second-leading producer of oil, he’d do away with energy regulations. And now, with the California primary a week away, he told the people of the nation’s most populous state that their ongoing drought does not actually exist.

May 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice, as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Rules Out Presidential Debate With Sanders

“I heard that he was going to debate me, then I heard that he was not going to debate me, then I heard that he was going to debate me. Now you’re telling me that he is not going to debate me. Well, you know, I hope that he changes his mind again.”

May 27, 2016
An anti-Trump demonstrator protests outside the venue where Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Anaheim, California U.S. May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

What Latinos Know About America And Trump Doesn’t

If you want to find someone willing to literally die to become an American, find a recent Latino immigrant. Talk to the Central Americans who risked their lives to cross through multiple countries, hoping to gain asylum in the U.S.

May 27, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Prairie, Texas February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Sanders/Trump Debate Would Only Legitimize Trump

Trump’s stoking of Sanders’ supporters’ anger by insisting the system is “rigged against Sanders” will bolster the Bernie or Bust movement. And Bernie will have played right into future President Trump’s hand.

May 27, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Bernie Sanders both gesture during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Bernie Sanders Discusses Possible Trump Debate On Kimmel

A day after Donald Trump showed willingness to debate Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sanders discusses the possibility of debating Trump with Kimmel.

May 27, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during at their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Donald Trump’s World Views Make World ‘Less Safe’: Poll

The poll shows that an average of 78 percent of the people from six countries polled “dislike” or “hate” the Republican nominee.

May 27, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Clueless Trump Senior Press Rep. Again Can’t Answer Basic Questions About His Campaign

Will Healy Baumgardner be the public face of a Trump administration?

May 27, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Marco Rubio: The Latest #NeverTrump’er To Jump On The Trump Bandwagon

“I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there’s something I can do to help that from happening, and its helpful to the cause, I’d most certainly be honored to be considered for that.”

May 27, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump departs after a rally with supporters in Billings, Montana, U.S. May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vince Foster’s Sister In Wash. Post: “Trump Should Be Ashamed” For Pushing Murder Conspiracy Theory

The sister of late White House deputy counsel Vince Foster wrote a Washington Post op-ed strongly condemning presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for reviving the conspiracy theory that the Clintons killed her brother.

May 27, 2016
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FDR Still Speaks Across the Ages, Trumping Trump’s Brand

“I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust.” The simple beauty of the words, spoken in Depression darkness, still shine bright, as they did in a fireside chat that millions of Americans heard on the radio.

May 27, 2016
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If He Shouts ‘Rape,’ Donald Trump Should Unseal His Divorce Records

If Trump has nothing to hide, he should let the public view the evidence of what he did to his first wife – and then they can judge him accordingly.

May 27, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Vows To Undo Obama’s Climate Agenda In Appeal To Oil Sector

“Any regulation that’s outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely,” Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in oil-rich Bismarck.

May 27, 2016
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It’s Good To ‘Rattle’ Allies ‘In A Friendly Way,’ Trump Says Following Nomination Victory

The newly-crowned Republican presidential nominee’s contradictory foreign policy platform has consisted of reversing the postwar world order, promoting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and starting a trade war with China in order to somehow balance out America’s trade deficit.

May 26, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Admits To Using Fake Names, Including ‘John Barron’

A few weeks ago, The Washington Post published a history of Donald Trump’s use of fake names to plant stories about himself in the pages of tabloid magazines across the country. The article highlighted one such call between Trump — going by the name “John Miller,” who said he was a representative of Trump’s — and Sue […]

May 26, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) laughs as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Blame Trump For The GOP’s LGBT Vote Switch

“When you have a Republican Party that is built on the premise of vilification, hatred and marginalization, nobody should be surprised by what happened on the floor. You know, you reap what you sow.”

May 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Secures Delegates Needed To Clinch Nomination: AP

A small number of unbound delegates said they would support Trump at the party’s July convention, the AP reported, pushing the billionaire businessman over the 1,237-delegate threshold he needed to avoid a contested convention ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

May 26, 2016
A woman wearing a hat with the word "Bernie" smiles towards a man wearing a hat stating "Trump" as they stand in line-up to take part in a campaign rally for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sanders May Debate Trump, Not Clinton, Before California Contest

An unconventional debate between a billionaire Republican and a democratic socialist is shaping up in California after presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders expressed an interest in squaring off against each other.

May 26, 2016
Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association's during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

It’s Time For You To Speak Out Against Trump

This campaign season has been a harrowing initiation for a whole lot of women who had no idea just how quickly strangers — and people who are supposed to love them — can turn on a woman for speaking her mind.

May 25, 2016
A protester disrupts a rally with Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Pent Up Fury Beneath The Bernie And Donnie Phenomena

Instead of comprehending the public rage from the above injustices, the established powers have repeated the conventional wisdom that the hordes of blue-collar voters, young people, independents, and others surging into the two outsiders presidential campaigns have been naive, unrealistic, selfish, stupid, ignorant, racist, misogynistic, anti-immigrant, fascist or some combination of the above.

May 25, 2016
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Latina GOP Governor Susana Martinez To Trump: ‘I Will Not Be Bullied’

When the chairwoman of the Republican Governor’s Association and the only Latina governor in the United States failed to endorse Donald Trump before he campaigned in her state on Tuesday night, Don didn’t take it lightly. One Trumper tantrum later, a spokesman for Susana Martinez’ office said simply, “Governor Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her.”

May 25, 2016
Posters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are seen outside Trump's Nevada caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Embracing The Clinton Crazies, Trump Becomes AM Talk Radio’s Nominee For President

By digging up long-forgotten `90s attack lines and pushing them today, Trump seems content to focus his campaign on the distant past, and on the Clinton who isn’t running for president in 2016. In doing so though, Trump has emerged as right-wing radio’s dream Republican nominee.

May 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Spokeswoman Accidentally Emails Politico Reporter For Dirt On Clintons

Yet to be determined: Whether re-litigating 20 years of non-scandals as the central plank of a political campaign can make up for record low popularity, nearly no knowledge of any major policy area, and the temperament of a man child. Good luck, Donald.

May 25, 2016
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Trump Slams New Mexico’s Republican Governor At Rally

During a 65-minute speech in Albuquerque last night, Donald Trump laced into New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. He blamed her for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian refugees. The billionaire even mused about moving to the state to run for governor himself.

May 25, 2016
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