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Roger Ailes Built The Conservative Infrastructure That Donald Trump Is Exploiting

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that Trump’s and Ailes’ “trajectories are deeply interwoven” and that “Trump is the Republican nominee perhaps in part because Fox News and other prominent right-wing commentators weakened the control of Republican Party bosses.”

July 23, 2016
Republican National Convention delegates yell and scream as the Republican National Committee Rules Committee announces that it will not hold a recorded vote on the Rules Committee's Report and rejects the efforts of anti-Trump forces to hold a roll-call vote, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trump’s Convention Was The Whitest Thing On TV — His Electorate Will Be, Too

This year’s Republican National Convention was the whitest event on TV. While Donald Trump made sure to line up some minority speakers who could attest that he’s not a racist, despite his multiple attacks against minorities, the ethnic composition and themes of the convention attendees undermined that effort in a big way.

July 22, 2016
A worker walks across the stage of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

White Nationalists Love Trump’s Convention: ‘GOP Is Becoming The De Facto White Party’

VDare Celebrated Its Tweets Being Featured At RNC: “This Is Great Fun!” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes VDare.com as “an anti-immigration hate website” with a white nationalist ideology.

July 22, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz gives a thumbs up after speaking during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

9 Lies From Day 3 Of The Republican National Convention

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product has grown between 1.5 and 2.5 percent every year since 2012. In addition, private sector jobs have grown and the unemployment rate has declined under the Obama administration.

July 21, 2016
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WATCH: Stephen Colbert Plays ‘Trump Or False’ With RNC Delegates

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the delegates had a hard time believing some of the quotes Trump did say.

July 21, 2016
U.S. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump is shown on video monitors as he speaks live to the crowd from New York at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

This Is It: Don Clinches The Nomination

His eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., announced the support of New York, their home state, during a roll-call vote at the Republican National Convention, ensuring Trump had the majority of delegates – 1,237 – needed to contest the Nov. 8 presidential election.

July 20, 2016
Julian Raven, a supporter of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, holds his artwork at the Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Donald Trump Offers Gasoline To A World Aflame

Far from making America “great” again, a Trump presidency would be a descent into the uncertainties of anger, bitterness and division, pitting much of America against Trump’s choleric legions of anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-ethnic supporters.

July 19, 2016
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Meet A Few Of The Bikers Backing Donald Trump

“We feel like it’s open season on law enforcement, there’s an assault on decency, and we’re here to stand with law enforcement, and in the event that we’re needed we’ll step up,” Cox said in a weekend interview.

July 19, 2016
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WATCH: Scott Baio Defends Vulgar Tweet About Hillary Clinton

“it’s just a picture somebody sent and we sent it out. You make of it what you want,” Baio told Bash of the tweet.

July 19, 2016
Delegates of the Republican National Convention Committee on Rules pray at the opening of the meeting in Cleveland. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Trump’s Convention Could Revive The GOP — Or Kill It

Will the idea of “President Donald Trump” seem plausible by Thursday night? Or will rioting and big-name no-shows take the spotlight off this week’s Republican convention?

July 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after addressing The Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road To Majority" conference in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Inside Trump’s D-List Convention Extravaganza

It’s going to be good: All the failed vice presidential contenders are speaking back-to-back, Apprentice-style, and D-list celebrities lie in wait around every corner.

July 14, 2016
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks Of Donald Trump

“National Review’s right. Donald Trump’s not a conservative.” Instead, Gingrich characterized him as “an American nationalist” who uses a deliberately unpredictable mix of hostility against “stupidity,” liberals and political correctness.

July 14, 2016
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Cartoon: Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump

It’s making him sick.

July 8, 2016
Murphy and Blumenthal speak to reporters after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

This Is How Much Each GOP Senator Has Received From Gun Rights Groups

Barely more than a week after 49 people lost their lives in the worst mass shooting in American history, Congress has once again voted against gun control. The GOP-controlled Senate rejected four measures that would’ve made background-checks mandatory and prevented names on the terror list watch list from buying guns

June 21, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Senate Rejects Gun-Control Measures After Orlando Shooting

The effort to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists faced an uphill battle, with critics in both parties skeptical about its chances. “What am I going to tell the community of Orlando?” asked Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida after the votes. “Sadly, what I’m going to tell them is the NRA won again.”

June 20, 2016
Demonstrators protesting Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (in window, L) are reflected in the side of his car as he departs after he was deposed for a lawsuit involving partners in a restaurant venture at offices in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Voters Aren’t Angry At The ‘Establishment,’ They’re Angry At Brown People

Millionaires who support Democrats vote against their own material interests, as do working people who vote for Republicans intent on destroying collective bargaining rights. We should assume that Black, Latino and Asian voters understand what they’re voting for and and are able to formulate their own visions of America. And we should assume the same about Trump voters.

June 20, 2016
Former U.S. President George W. Bush (L) joins his brother Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R) on the campaign trail for the first time in the 2016 campaign at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Call In The Big Gun: George W. Bush Criss-Crosses The Country For GOP Senators

The 43rd president recently headlined fundraisers for Senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and will soon repeat the act for Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

June 20, 2016
Republican U.S. presidental candidate Governor John Kasich speaks to supporters after being declared the winner of the Ohio primary by the television networks, during a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

The List Of Big Name #NeverTrump Republicans Keeps Growing

Donald Trump’s candidacy has the Republican Party at a crossroads. Trump won the votes, fair and square, but an ever-larger list of Republican big wigs have shunned his candidacy, revealing it as the racist, sexist, xenophobic ego trip it really is.

June 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump’s Fundraising Efforts Show He’s Now Part Of ‘The Establishment’

The Trump campaign’s lack of fundraising experience and infrastructure has forced it to rely more heavily on the Republican Party raise money than nearly any other Republican presidential candidate in modern history.

June 8, 2016
Trump campaign merchandise vendor David Dickson from Florida holds Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" hats dusted with falling snow outside a Trump campaign town hall event in Londonderry, New Hampshire February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump Is Not ‘Bringing New People’ Into Politics

Donald Trump’s claim that he is bringing “millions and millions” of people to the political process and the Republican Party are simply false. As with most of Trump’s appeals — “I win with the hispanics!” — the claim is a mix of wordplay and smoke and mirrors. So why do we keep believing him?

May 24, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne Lapierre (R) and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox (L) at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Trump Currying Favor Among Republican Elite

Trump, who eschewed fundraising in his primary fight, primarily loaning himself $36 million, has started raking in super PAC cash. Great America PAC filed an unusual Federal Election Commission report this week, the Hill reported, claiming the bulk of its donations came in at less than $200. The super PAC said it raised $513,606 in April, more than 80 percent of which came in as small donations that do not have to be itemized.

May 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Will Trump Cost Republicans The Senate?

Republicans hold a 54-46 majority in the Senate. But they are defending 24 seats in November compared with just 10 for Democrats — only a third of the Senate is up every two years — and they are in jeopardy of losing enough seats to lose control.

May 20, 2016
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From His Death Bed, A GOP Senator Apologizes For Donald Trump

Utah Senator Robert Bennett was appalled at Trump’s call to ban Muslims, among other things.

May 19, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at the Republican National Committee for a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump Goes On Charm Offensive With Republicans But Differences Remain

Trump held an hour-long session with Ryan, who as speaker of the House of Representatives is the top U.S. elected Republican and can hold sway with many establishment Republicans leery of Trump. “This was our first
meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification,” Ryan and Trump said in a joint statement. The usually loquacious Trump was restrained, issuing a tweet in which he said: “Things working out really well!” before flying home to New York.

May 12, 2016
A masked protester demonstrates outside Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters, where Donald Trump was meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump’s Party

According to a Pew report published Wednesday, the difference between Trump supporters and other GOP voters is marked by views on immigration, government scrutiny of Muslims in the U.S., and global affairs such as free trade and interventionism.

May 12, 2016