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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Obama’s Success Has Driven Republicans Out Of Their Minds

On the day that Donald Trump finally acknowledge that President Obama was born in the United States and that the GOP nominee can’t win without declaring “victory” and attempting to terminally muddy the waters on the issue that made him a conservative hero, the president’s approval hit 54 percent in the Gallup daily tracking poll.

September 19, 2016
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GOP Pushes Back Against Trump’s Growing Embrace Of Putin

“If you are running to be leader of the free world and you find admiration for Putin, well, then, you’re losing me,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham.

September 9, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester

Trumpism Versus Republicanism, Explained

What does the Republican Party stand for? And how much damage is it willing to inflict on itself—and the country—to put Donald Trump in the White House?

August 30, 2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate Republican luncheon

Republicans Will Likely Lose Senate Control: Poll Aggregation

According to a new aggregation of polls by The Huffington Post this week, the GOP will have a difficult time keeping its control of the Senate in the upcoming election cycle. HuffPost’s Senate model shows a 55 percent chance that Senate control will flip to Democrats.

August 22, 2016
An edes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, in this March 8, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/Files

Zika Concern Leading Constituents To Push GOP Action

Concerns over the Zika virus are leading constituents in affected areas to push their Republican members of Congress for action. This is not the first time there have been significant calls for action on Zika, but this past summer, Congressional Republicans left for a seven week recess without doing anything to address the growing crisis.

August 19, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York

Republican Latinos In Florida Are Voicing Their Support For Hillary Clinton

Latino Republicans in the all-important swing state of Florida are voicing their support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and encouraging others in their party to do the same.

August 16, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fairfield , Connecticut, U.S., August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Reverse Coattails: How Trump Is Harming Republican Senate Hopes

Five Thirty Eight suggests that unless voters decide to split their tickets (which could happen), Trump may take the Republican Senate candidates down with him. A recent New Hampshire poll, in fact, seems to indicate that Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s poll numbers are closely tied to Trump — bad news for the Senator.

August 16, 2016
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Cartoon: Dump Trump

“Just pull off here.”

August 15, 2016
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The Latest List Of Republicans Not Supporting Donald Trump

The following are Republicans in Congress who have said they will not vote for Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election, followed by those who have said they are keeping their options open.

August 15, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a news conference in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Mr. Speaker, Stop Dishonest Trump And Let The GOP Lose

Here’s a crucial thing to know about Trump: He never tries to make his lies or delusions or fantasies make sense. He just spews to explain away the inexplicable.

August 12, 2016
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GOP’s Last Shot At Iran Deal

It’s unclear whether Trump knows the accord was negotiated by the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, China, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom—plus Germany. His grasp of foreign policy seems tenuous, at best. It’s also unclear if he is aware of what the accord means to the U.S. economy.

August 11, 2016
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9 Off-the-Wall Republicans Who Find Donald Trump Too Crazy… Even for Them

The craziest aspect of hardline conservatives refusing to support Trump is that they themselves are guilty of engaging in some pretty off-the-wall rhetoric. Here’s a rundown of the craziest conservative voices who (somehow) find Donald Trump too insane to handle.

August 11, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is seen on video monitors as people take photographs during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Disenchanted Republicans To Float Ex-CIA Officer To Oppose Trump: Reports

Former CIA officer Evan McMullin has been a frequent critic of Trump on social media, calling him an authoritarian and criticizing his stance on civil rights as well as his refusal to release his tax returns.

August 8, 2016
A sign points the way toward the voting booths as voting commences in North Carolina's U.S. presidential primary election at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

Universal Voting Franchise Still Troubles Some

The universal franchise is a radical idea — and a relatively new one in human history. The proposition that each man or woman is given equal footing at the ballot box, whether rich or poor, brilliant or simple, black, white or brown, broke with a sturdy convention in human affairs: that the rich and powerful should rule or, at the very least, choose the rulers.

August 6, 2016
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Until Trump, No Openly Racist Candidate In Modern Times Has Reached Such A Height In U.S. Politics

It has to be regarded as an event like the one memorably described by a long-ago Toronto politician as “the most unheard-of thing I ever heard of.” It is so unheard-of that this week, Republicans tried to separate themselves from it. Even Mike Pence, named by Trump as his vice-presidential running mate just three weeks ago, made a point of endorsing the re-election of Speaker Paul D. Ryan, whom Trump shunned.

August 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) wave to the crowd before addressing the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

On The Trail With Mike Pence: Putting Out Fires Lit By Trump

Pence, who swore off negative campaigning after losing a vituperative congressional race in 1990, eschews name calling. Trump, by contrast, delights in using monikers such as “Crooked Hillary” and “the devil” to describe Clinton.

August 5, 2016
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Cartoon: Possible Republican Commanders-in-Chief

Donald Trump’s ‘sacrifice.’

August 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

New Polls Show Trouble For Trump In Three Key States

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

August 4, 2016
Former U.S. President George W. Bush visits Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Louisiana

Report: George W. Bush Criticizes Trump’s Policies Of ‘Isolationism, Nativism And Protectionism’

Bush did not name Trump at the fundraiser for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), but his comments against policies of “isolationism, nativism and protectionism” were a clear jab at the GOP’s nominee platform.

August 4, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus listens to a question during an interview in Washington May 6, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

GOP Operatives Are Starting To Freak Out As Much As The Rest Of Us About Donald Trump

You could argue this has been Trump’s strategy from the start. His stream-of-garbage/consciousness style has gotten him this far, so why would he stop now? Yet barely two weeks after nominating Trump, a growing number of Republicans are beginning to consider what might happen if he were just …to quit.

August 3, 2016
Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Trump Campaign Asks For Capitol Hill’s Help In Khan Controversy

Rob Wasinger, a onetime congressional candidate who has been working for the Trump camp on congressional outreach, sent an email to senior Senate aides saying, “We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help.”

August 2, 2016
David and Charles Koch. REUTERS/Courtesy Koch Industries

The Koch Brothers Won’t Support Trump, But The Republican Party Is Still Theirs

The Koch’s Freedom Partners network has a budget of about $750 million, and they will spend it supporting Republican candidates across the nation. Make no mistake: While the Koch brothers have an ideological difference with Trump which they cannot overlook – on free trade — the Republican Party is still theirs.

August 1, 2016
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sings the U.S. National Anthem on the floor during the first session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Who Could Defend Trump’s Comments About The Khan Family? Well…

Roger Stone’s tweet links to an article on a low-budget conspiracy site that accuses Mr. Khan of having links to groups planning a “military conquest” of the U.S., and shamelessly suggests that Mr. Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, may have been planning a suicide attack on his fellow soldiers.

August 1, 2016
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The DNC Vs. The RNC: 10 Major Differences

The RNC had Scott Baio. The DNC had Meryl Streep. No contest.

August 1, 2016
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WATCH: Trump, One Of The Great Dictators?

Like Trump, dictators throughout history have often been charismatic demagogues who love matching their bombastic rhetoric with equally eye-grabbing movements.

July 29, 2016