Thursday, July 30, 2015
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Getting Positive Coverage — On Rape Allegation?

It took a while, but Donald Trump has finally gotten hit by a story that is actually eliciting some sympathetic commentary in the media — unfortunately, it’s the past allegation of spousal rape.

July 29, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Told Breastfeeding Lawyer: ‘You’re Disgusting’

Donald Trump’s legal history really does provide a wealth of material for his detractors to go after — and here’s one they can milk for all it’s worth.

July 29, 2015
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Endorse This: Obama And Trump — Distant Relatives?!?

President Obama was got to meet a very distinguished ancestor of his during his African tour — indeed, she’s a renowned ancestor to all of us.

July 28, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Campaign Tries Again On Rape Allegation Pushback

The Donald’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, is backtracking on his claim that Donald Trump couldn’t have possibly raped his first wife — because, supposedly, there’s no such thing legally as a husband raping his wife. (Note: There definitely is.)

July 28, 2015
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Republican Leader Says Party Candidates Shouldn’t Run As Independents

“If Hillary Clinton’s going to get beat, she’s going to get beat by a Republican.”

July 27, 2015
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Americans Polarized But Ambivalent

So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues.

July 27, 2015
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GOP’s Condemnation Of Trump Pure Hypocrisy

Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all.

July 27, 2015
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For Aging GOP Voters, The Times They Are A-Changin’

No, Trump’s appeal won’t last. But the prejudices that are animating so many aging GOP primary voters are more enduring

July 25, 2015
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This Week In Polls: Hillary, Donald, And More

The polls show Hillary Clinton trailing in crucial swing states — but at the same time, the Democrats have advantages nationally in some key fundamentals.

July 24, 2015
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The Great Humbug Of Donald Trump

Trump’s campaign is a big sideshow — and it’s distracting voters and reporters from the real story.

July 24, 2015
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Larry Wilmore Makes A Shocking Discovery In News On Sandra Bland Case

Wilmore checked on some major conservative personalities to see what their reactions would be.

July 24, 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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More 2016 Candidates Embrace The Trump Zeitgeist

For all the hype he’s generated, Trump is not the only presidential hopeful willing to make utterly mind-boggling statements.

July 24, 2015
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Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Threatens Independent Presidential Run If GOP ‘Not Fair’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.

July 23, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The ’90s Rapper Of Presidential Candidates

Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.

July 23, 2015
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Trump Has The GOP Establishment’s Number

Only now are Republicans willing to say: “You’re fired.” No wonder Trump is laughing.

July 23, 2015
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Lindsey Graham’s New Video: ‘How To Destroy Your Cell Phone’

‘Or if else fails, you can always give your number to The Donald,’ he says, before pitching a phone fastball. ‘This is for all the veterans.’

July 22, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Donald Trump Attacking GOP Rivals For Close Ties — To Donald Trump

If Donald Trump is supposed to be such a political pariah, then he can now attack all those Republicans who liked him before with the worst political dirt of all — himself.

July 22, 2015
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Donald Trump Vs. Lindsey Graham: Don’t Forget My Number!

Graham has the dubious “honor” of being The Donald’s number-one enemy for a day.

July 21, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: So Much Craziness, It’s A Miracle

Jon Stewart came back from his two-week vacation — and was glad to have Donald Trump around, as “the patron saint of topical comedians who are just running out the clock.”

July 21, 2015
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Donald Trump Vs. The Entire World

Donald Trump now has the entire political establishment basically calling for his head on a stick — which might just be where he really wants them.

July 20, 2015
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Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 2015
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Donald Trump Is Number One?

Don’t let anyone tell you it means nothing that Donald Trump has surged to the top of the Republican field.

July 20, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Defiant Trump Refuses To Apologize For McCain Remarks

Asked whether he owed McCain an apology for saying the former POW was only considered a war hero because he was captured, Trump said, “No, not at all.”

July 19, 2015
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