Tuesday, June 30, 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
GOP, Presidential Race, 2016, Nominee, Candidates, Debates, Politcs, Top News, Swing State, Primaries

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
Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, GOP, Foreign Policy, Politics, Top News, Campaign, 2016, Iraq War, National Secuirty, Voters

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
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

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
D.C., Birth Control, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights, Discrimination, GOP, Health, Local Government, Women's Rights, Congress

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
Hillary Clinton, Email, Internet, Politics, GOP, Justice Department

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
California flag

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
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015
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Conservatives Find Political Red Meat In USDA Diet Guidelines

GOP defends big agribusiness and makes beef out of the new Dietary GuidelinesAdvisory Committee’s recommendation on eating less meat.

April 9, 2015
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Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015
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Rand Paul And The GOP’s New Civil Rights Movement

Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.

April 6, 2015
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Rubio Has Built A Nationwide Money Machine

Marco Rubio gets off the couch and begins to stump for big campaign contributions with the New Hampshire and Iowa primaries only ten months away.

April 6, 2015
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George Pataki Super PAC Opens Office In New Hampshire

Odds for a Pataki candidacy increase after his super PAC, We the People, Not Washington sets up an office in New Hampshire.

April 2, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana’s Fix To ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Draws Critics On Both Sides

“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”

April 2, 2015
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Senate GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take On D.C.

GOP presidential hopefuls, looking to bolster their credentials, involve themselves in local DC matters.

April 2, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Calls For Legislative Fix For Religious Freedom Law

Governor Mike Pence, who believes in the Golden Rule, clarifies that Indiana’s new religion law does not discriminate against him as it does against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015
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Senate OKs Budget, But GOP Rift Over Pentagon Emerges

The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.

March 27, 2015
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