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5 Reasons Trump Is The Worst Candidate In Modern History

The GOP primary has been defined by the emergence of the most unpopular major party candidate in modern American history.

April 18, 2016
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Endorse This: Roger Stone Says It’s Not A Threat To Give Out Delegates’ Hotel Room Numbers

“We will disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal.”

April 8, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Clueless GOP Establishment Is Fueling Hurricane Donnie Trump

Today’s Republican establishment now finds that it is so out of touch with regular voters that it now faces a howling, Category-5 hurricane that’s threatening to implode the Grand Old Party.

April 6, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Tries to Hijack America. Want to Stop Him?

Last week in Washington, more than 50 world leaders convened to discuss nuclear terrorism, and what do you think they talked about? According to President Obama, they talked about Donald Trump.

April 6, 2016
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump, Cruz, Kasich Tear Up Their Pledge To Support GOP Nominee

“I have been treated very unfairly,” the real estate mogul said, singling out the Republican National Committee and the GOP establishment.

March 30, 2016
Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, in this Michigan April 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

GOP Eerily Silent On Guns At Republican National Convention

The Republican Party has marched in lockstep with the NRA for many years, pushing an agenda of guns everywhere for all people at all times. So why not guns inside the Republican Convention?

March 30, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump looks to the cameras at the back of the arena during a rally at Clemson University in Pendleton, South Carolina, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

5 Reasons Republicans Will (Mostly) End Up Backing Donald Trump

The safest bet in 2016 is against the GOP demonstrating any ability to coordinate resources against Trump.

March 28, 2016
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Republican Islamophobia Is Creating Tens Of Thousands Of New Muslim Voters

Compared to 2014 polling, newly-politically active Muslim voters skew heavily Democratic.

March 13, 2016
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Why ‘Billionaires Against Trump’ Does More Harm Than Good

Trump’s populism takes square aim at these people.

March 9, 2016
Pope Francis blesses the United States while standing next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

‘Browning Of America’ Is Tearing The GOP Apart

In this country, the conservative electorate is in the midst of a massive meltdown over the nation’s changing demographics.

February 20, 2016
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An Incomplete List Of Republicans Mourning The Death Of Their Party

Together, we can create a manifesto of Republicans who want their country — oops, party — back.

February 18, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference after ASEAN summit in Rancho Mirage, California

GOP’s Unrelenting Campaign Of Obstructionism And Insult

It’s well and good to be even-handed and reflective, but there is a point where that becomes willful obtuseness. Obama is there.

February 17, 2016
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Democratic, GOP Presidential Races Diverge

The sharpest contrast between Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate and Saturday’s Democratic face-off was not tone.

December 23, 2015
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Cartoon: Forward With The Donald

A schlong too far?

December 23, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa

Will The GOP Be The Party Of Trump? This Week May Tell

Republicans face starting the election year branded as the party of Donald Trump and shutdown showdowns.

December 15, 2015
Senate Majority Leader McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington

When Will Corporate America Confront Republican Climate Denial?

What would forward-looking American corporations do if they really, truly, seriously wanted to stop climate change? They would do what they do whenever they want to influence any important policy change, of course.

December 4, 2015
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The GOP’s Debate Debacle: Will Republicans Get Away With Bullying The Media?

Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.

November 4, 2015
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Cartoon: Mr. Boehner May Stay A While Longer While Search Goes On

“No, wait, John. Stay a while.”

October 9, 2015
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Cartoon: Mr. Boehner Resigns

A weepy exit.

September 25, 2015
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks at the 2015 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nevada July 11, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun

The 2016 Campaign Joke That’s No Longer Funny — Just Violent

Violence has been trailing Donald Trump’s campaign, leaving those who dare challenge the GOP candidate shaken, banged up and bruised.

September 4, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Twisted Logic And Right-Wing Blame Games

Just when you thought the far-right fringe couldn’t possibly connect abortion with the stock market, or equate the LGBT Pride flag with a white supremacist symbol, they just, well, go ahead and do that. It’s “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the shameful, racist, and hateful speech of the increasingly illogical right wing.

August 28, 2015
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At Koch Group Summit, A Restrained Enthusiasm For Trump

At an annual Americans for Prosperity summit, a handful of the 17 Republican presidential candidates made appearances. Donald Trump was not invited.

August 22, 2015
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Analysis: Much Of GOP Presidential Field Has Moved To The Right On Abortion

As we roll toward the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party seems to have undergone a vigorous rightward turn on the subject of abortion.

August 21, 2015
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Planned Parenthood Says Shutdown Would Hurt GOP Senators

Polling consistently says that a majority of Americans support Planned Parenthood.

August 10, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidates debate at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Republican Debate Sets Record With 24 Million Viewers On Fox News Channel

The Republican candidates’ prime-time debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, a record audience for a presidential primary debate.

August 7, 2015
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