Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California

Post-Paris: Which Candidates Gain, Which Don’t

Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.

November 25, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Iowa

Clinton Wins Endorsement From U.S. Ironworkers’ Union

“Clinton’s record of looking out for the jobs that union members rely on was the largest factor in the council’s decision.”

November 23, 2015

Debt-Free College: The New Democratic Mantra

As tuition nationwide spirals upward, stressing middle-income and poor families alike, “debt-free college” has suddenly gone from nostalgic fantasy to political sound bite.

November 18, 2015
The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Terror: Why ISIS Needs The ‘Useful Idiots’ Who Demonize Muslims

Every imbecile who threatens Muslims is an unwitting agent of ISIS; in fact, it would be unsurprising to learn that ISIS itself is covertly promoting such messages in order to intensify enmity between the peoples of the Quran and the rest of the world.

November 16, 2015
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson

Paris Terrorist Attacks Could Mark A Turning Point In Republican Primary

Foreign policy is now at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election.

November 16, 2015
NEWS: Democratic Debate

Analysis: Sanders’ Failure To Score In Debates Helping Clinton Pull Away

While Clinton was on the defensive over foreign policy and terrorism, the challenges came largely from the moderators. Sanders failed to deliver in small and large ways at the Democratic presidential debate Saturday that would have either cast positive attention on him or negative attention on her.

November 15, 2015

Clinton On The Defensive As Debate Turns To Terrorism

Hillary Clinton talked tough and played defense Saturday at the second Democratic presidential debate, as rivals questioned her record and plans to fight the Islamic State.

November 15, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with rival candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and thanks him for saying that he and the American people are sick of hearing about her State Department email controversy and want to hear about issues that effect their lives as they participate in the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Carbon Tax, ExIm Bank, Glass Steagall: Hard Questions For Democratic Debaters, Please

The Democratic candidates ought to be asked about their differences in dealing with the most challenging issue of our time: global climate change. So far Clinton has failed to endorse a tax on carbon emissions, which Sanders supports and many experts believe is essential if the world is to avoid a climate calamity.

November 13, 2015

And Then There Were Three: Democratic Candidates Hold Court In MSNBC Forum

Without the distraction of crosstalk chatter, or the grandstanding opening and closing statements that dog the debate format; bandying with Rachel Maddow within what undergraduates might call a “safe space,” each of the Democratic candidates came across as a distilled, well-honed version of themselves.

November 7, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

What “Socialism” Means To Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton — And You

Bernie Sanders assures voters that he is running to win and there is no reason to doubt him. But win or lose, his campaign nevertheless is proving highly educational for Americans perpetually perplexed by the meaning of “socialism.” Or as Sanders sometimes specifies, “democratic socialism,” or the even milder “social democracy.”

November 6, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Hillary Clinton And Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel worked to explain politics to a group of young children, and he asked them whether they thought a woman could be president. And then he was joined by a special guest.

November 6, 2015
Republican presidential candidates 2016 debate

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

Only Softballs? Transcript Shows Trump Lied About Democratic Debate

Not only did CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose several tough questions to Clinton, from the very beginning of the debate, but he seized every chance to pillory Hillary in framing questions he put to the other candidates. (And he did ask her — and the others — about the damned emails.)

November 3, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the "Carroll County Democratic Committee's Annual Grover Cleveland Dinner" at the Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire

Clinton And Sanders Enter New Phase In Battle For New Hampshire

By the numbers, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in more or less the same position in New Hampshire. Behind those numbers, though, are two dramatically different campaigns.

November 2, 2015

Clinton Calls For Drug Sentencing Reforms, End To Racial Profiling

“We’re talking about two forms of the same drug,” Clinton said. “It makes no sense to treat them differently.”

October 30, 2015

White House Will Not Release Emails Between Obama And Clinton: Official

The emails will be protected by the Presidential Records Act, which shields communications of sitting U.S. presidents from public view.

October 30, 2015

Debate Fallout: Even Conservatives Are Appalled By Republican Mendacity

The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.

October 30, 2015

This Week In Polls: Hillary Clinton At Majority Support Among Democrats

Clinton could be benefitting from successes at the Democratic debate and the arguably even more crucial 11-hour congressional hearing on Benghazi.

October 30, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the 2015 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner with fellow candidates Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders in Des Moines, Iowa

That Hillary, So Funny

Go ahead. Tell me it’s silly to be excited that a woman could become our next president. I’ll laugh, I promise. I’ve lived long enough to know a good joke when I hear one.

October 29, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Hillary Clinton And Stephen Colbert

Clinton: “I’m not running for my husband’s third term, I’m not running for President Obama’s third term — I’m running for my first term.”

October 28, 2015
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Waiting For The Media’s Benghazi Mea Culpa: The Press Sponsored The GOP Charade For Years

For years, Republicans often found willing partners in the Beltway press who were also eager to overplay Benghazi and play it as a blockbuster scandal. The press cannot, and should not, simply whitewash the very important role it played.

October 27, 2015
Biden, delivers opening remarks at the White House Build America Investment Initiative Roundtable in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington

Public Editor: No Problem With Dowd Column, But News Story Needs Correction

On national television, Joe Biden went out of his way to correct the record: “Nothing like that ever, ever happened.” Nothing like that – and Maureen Dowd’s column, which set the tone of subsequent sensational coverage in the New York Times and everywhere else, was a lot like that.

October 27, 2015
corning glass birds flight

Clinton’s Ties To Corning Turn Republican Stronghold Into Cash Cow

Clinton’s relationship with Corning, a major employer in upstate New York, dates to when she served as the state’s junior U.S. senator, but they seem only to have strengthened since she left that role almost seven years ago.

October 27, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Jeb’s Kryptonite Is Questions’

But the even more crucial question, as Seth discovered: Does Jeb even want to be president, or is he simply running due to family pressure?

October 27, 2015
baby mom feeding

California Shows How Paid Leave Law Affects Businesses: Not Much

Paid family leave is becoming one hot topic in the debates this year.

October 26, 2015
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