Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 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
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio Has A New Answer For His Inexperience Problem

In recent days, Rubio has come up with an argument that seemingly attempts to handle questions about both his limited political experience and his personal finance acumen.

July 25, 2015
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Jeb Bush Keeps Clarifying: He Wants To Replace Medicare

Repeating himself, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush reiterated a talking point about social spending that some question.

July 24, 2015
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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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Trump Card: Could Dark Money Win The Nomination For The Donald?

An actual billionaire on the Democratic side — someone like George Soros or Tom Steyer — could simply set up a pro-Trump SuperPAC, funded by “dark money.”

July 10, 2015
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Analysis: Why Rubio, Bush, Walker, And Kasich Are Not As Purple As They Look

What do we actually know about which of the 17 announced, or soon-to-be-announced, Republican candidates would be the strongest general election candidate?

July 10, 2015
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With U.S. Wages Flat, Jeb Bush Calls For More Full-Time Jobs

Jeb Bush said Americans need more full-time, not part-time work in order to grow the U.S. economy, comments some called out of touch. Also, he said nothing about wages.

July 9, 2015
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GOP Field Divided On Donald Trump’s Comments About Mexican Immigrants

Do you want to appeal to Latinos or conservatives?

July 6, 2015
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Why The Fourth Of July Feels (Refreshingly) Different This Year

On this Fourth of July, in Lincoln’s own spirit of charity toward all and malice toward none, we ought to embrace those Republicans who have reaffirmed their loyalty to the one flag that represents all of us.

July 4, 2015
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Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Remarks Force GOP Reckoning On Immigration

Republicans, and especially candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination, have been forced to state publicly whether they stand with Donald Trump on immigration policy.

July 2, 2015
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‘Religious Liberty’ Is The Next Frontier In Gay Rights Battle

In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.

June 26, 2015
Sidney Blumenthal

Abusing Power: How The Benghazi Committee Works ‘The New York Times’

Sidney Blumenthal’s sworn testimony debunked the suggestion that he had been involved in any Libyan “business venture,” that he had derived monetary profit from any such venture, or that he had used his friendship with Hillary Clinton to advance his mythical business interests.

June 18, 2015
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The Incomparable Chutzpah Of David Bossie, Failed Dirty Trickster

David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.

June 4, 2015
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How To Fix An Unfair Presidential Debate System

Fox News and CNN have effectively made a top-tier and also-rans class out of the GOP candidates.

May 28, 2015
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Is Anyone Not Running For The Republican Presidential Nomination?

What to expect when you’re expecting 15 GOP presidential candidates.

May 26, 2015
Trey Gowdy

Straining To Attack Clinton, ‘New York Times’ And Trey Gowdy Deliver Libya Squib

Republican staffers on the House Select Committee on Benghazi plainly leaked Clinton emails to the paper of record — in frustration that their probe is headed nowhere.

May 19, 2015
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As Voters Fret Over National Security, GOP Candidates Seek Right Message

Can the GOP presidential hopefuls find the right foreign policy stance while pivoting away from the failures of the Iraq war?

May 14, 2015
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An Epidemic Of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments

A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.

May 6, 2015
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House Republicans Hesitate To Overturn D.C. Law On Reproductive Rights

GOP House members use an arcane measure to infringe on the rights women and local governments, by ‘disapproving’ a D.C. law protecting the use of birth control in the workplace.

April 30, 2015
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De Blasio’s Wisconsin Reception Shows Potency As Election Force

Mayor de Blasio takes to the road, hamming it up in Wisconsin with GOP governor Scott Walker, as he spreads the word of the importance of progressive policies.

April 28, 2015
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GOP Has Few Options To Get Clinton Emails Short Of Arresting Her

“If Republican lawmakers really want to read Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, they have a long way to go to get their hands on them.”

April 28, 2015
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Running For President No Matter What

Even Republicans with foundering politics and careers are keen to get into the presidential race, dragging past missteps and failures with them.

April 23, 2015
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Obama To Visit Everglades On Wednesday, Highlight Climate Change Threat

Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, to address climate change and environmental conservation. His escort will not be Governor Scott, but Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy.’

April 22, 2015
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Can The GOP Learn From California?

Republicans lost the state by trying to court non-white voters while saying, “Come support us, we like you, but we want to deport your children.”

April 20, 2015
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