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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Donald Trump talks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Some #NeverTrumpers Have Already Committed To Voting For Hillary Clinton

Some of the most principled members of the conservative movement woke up Wednesday morning to an unrecognizable party — what had been an organization advocating fiscal and social conservatism has turned into something else entirely: a cult of personality. Populists. Know Nothings.

May 4, 2016
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Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Anti-Foreigner Plan Is Already Working

Turns out we may not need to defile the Constitution to keep foreigners out of the country.

May 4, 2016
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How Reince Priebus Handed Donald Trump The Republican Party

Even after the Republican donor class began “encouraging” candidates to end their campaigns, Trump’s anti-establishment war continuously put Priebus (and the Republican Party) on the defensive, forcing him to fend off accusations of establishment meddling in the nomination process.

May 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor John Kasich celebrates in front of his wife Karen (L) and daughter Reese (2nd L) after winning the Ohio primary Republican presidential election at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Kasich To Bow Out Of 2016 Race

Donald Trump is now the lone Republican in the 2016 race. It seems the Party of Lincoln is finally united, but this is hardly the sort of union that Lincoln imagined.

May 4, 2016
Donald Trump (L) gestures as he stands next to his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, during a break in proceedings of the Aberdeenshire Council inquiry into his plans for a golf resort, Aberdeen, northeast Scotland June 10, 2008. REUTERS/David Moir

Will Trump Get Away With It?

For argument’s sake, let’s say you ran into this Trump character in a bar. First off, he’s boasting about how incredibly smart, rich and good looking he is. He’s a big, big winner. He’s even got his own TV show, and you don’t.

May 4, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Ted Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

Trump walked away with most, if not all, of Indiana’s 57 delegates, the biggest trove until the June 7 primaries, where New Jersey and California will go to the polls.

May 4, 2016
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RAND Poll Shows Democrats Have The Advantage In Presidential Election

Despite Donald Trump’s frightening rise, Democrats have a better chance at winning the upcoming presidential election, according to surveys perform by RAND Corporation, a private, nonpartisan think tank.

May 3, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Republican Elites Are Lining Up Behind Trump

Donald Trump’s strong showing in the last round of primaries looks set to continue today as Indiana voters go to the polls. As he has continued to win primary contests, his dominance has been making Ted Cruz delegates reconsider the way they plan on voting at the Republican National Convention.

May 3, 2016
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Endorse This: A Ted Cruz Farewell Special

That’s a great speech, Ted. But it’s too little, too late. Good luck in the private sector, and God help us all.

May 3, 2016
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White Power Meets Business Casual: Inside the Effort to ‘Make White Nationalism Great Again’

“Thank God for Donald J. Trump,” cried National Policy Institute director Richard Spencer into the microphone.

Spencer, 37, has a boyish, straitlaced look about him. With his well-tailored suit and a nicely kempt undercut, he’d meld perfectly into the swarms of youthful think tank employees trotting down Massachusetts Avenue. But NPI is no ordinary Washington think tank.

May 2, 2016
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It’s Increasingly Unlikely That Ted Cruz Can Stop Trump

Coming off the back of a disastrous week, in which Cruz failed to win all but three delegates up for grabs across the five states that voted last Tuesday, the Texas senator faces a steep uphill battle.

May 2, 2016
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Excerpt: ‘Trump: The Greatest Show On Earth — The Deals, The Downfall, The Reinvention’

From the new foreword to Wayne Barrett’s legendary biography of Donald Trump, a disturbing look at the real deals.

May 1, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raises a fist as he speaks at his caucus night rally Des Moines

How Bernie Sanders Can Squander – Or Expand – His Victory

A Democratic victory could make Bernie Sanders chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, with power over the fiscal priorities of the next White House.

April 29, 2016
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A Trump Doctrine At Last?

But perhaps the most Trumpian thing of all the Trumpian things about the speech was the incredible lack of how. Trump made promises that contradicted each other, sure, but also sweeping statements—ensuring ISIS “will be gone” the most spectacular among them—that simply had no follow through.

April 29, 2016
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With The Megyn Kelly Vs. Donald Trump TV Summit, Everyone Wins (Except The GOP)

The Fox News vs. Trump saga represents a completely dysfunctional relationship: Much of Fox loves Trump’s right-wing politics; Trump loves to bully Fox. Now the latest love/hate chapter is that Trump has agreed to sit for Kelly’s interview, which is weirdly being hyped as a major campaign showdown. (Remember when campaigns were focused on voters, not cable news hosts?)

April 28, 2016
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Pundits Hated Trump’s Nonsensical Foreign Policy Speech

The reviews are in for Donald Trump’s widely anticipated foreign policy speech and the overwhelming consensus was that it was an unmitigated disaster, full of contradictions and policy prescriptions that annoyed pundits and commentators across the spectrum.

April 28, 2016
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Endorse This: Susan Sarandon Is ‘More Afraid’ Of Clinton Than Trump

“I’m more afraid of, actually, Hillary Clinton’s war record and her hawkishness than I am of building a wall,” she said, after Colbert asked about her interview with Hayes.

April 28, 2016
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Putin-Ally Hails Trump As ‘Pragmatic’ Presidential Pick

Putin-ally and Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov has called ex-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “deluded” and tipped Donald Trump as the best choice for the U.S. presidency

April 28, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he is introduced during a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

The Art Of The Inside Deal: How Regulators Rescued Trump

It was the beginning of Trump having to relinquish his stakes in a host of enterprises—and by 1991 the Trump Taj Mahal was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the first of what would become four business bankruptcies. He later sold stock in his casinos, where investors not only lost their shirts, but during the fourth bankruptcy case creditors successfully demanded that Trump get lost. These days Trump licenses his name for much of his revenue.

April 28, 2016
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Trump Unmasked

Our wise founders were radical impersonalists. When they wrote arguments for publication in newspapers, they preferred to do so anonymously, using pseudonyms like “Publius”—lest the attachment of a distinguished name distract the reader from the content and quality of the argument. Trump’s personalism, on the other hand, is how he pushes away the protection of constitutional principle with every fiber of his being.

April 28, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Republicanresidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from securing the Republican Party nomination, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick. His campaign hopes that a Cruz-Fiorina ticket will energize his campaign as he gets closer to the July convention.

April 27, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Trump Reads Nonsense Foreign Policy Speech

Trump accused the Obama administration of operating internationally with “No vision, no purpose, no direction, no strategy,” for example, but later said that “We must as, a nation, be more unpredictable.”

April 27, 2016
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Trump Meets With Italian Far-Right Leader In Pennsylvania

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has spent much of his campaign trying to convince the American public that all of the racists and white nationalists supporting him must have done so by mistake. But a meeting on Monday with an Italian far-right political leader known for his xenophobic remarks has shown that Trump’s casual racism is anything but.

April 27, 2016
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Cartoon Donald Trump, ‘Greatest Character Actor Of All-Time,’ Visits Stephen Colbert

“Come on, now, old bean – you didn’t seriously think I believe what I was saying during this campaign?” he asked. “If so, you’re even crazier than I’ve been pretending to be.”

April 27, 2016
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Is It Too Late For Cruz And Kasich To Stop Trump?

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are trying to push out the theory that they can stop Donald Trump. But that line doesn’t have much traction with voters.

April 27, 2016
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