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Posters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are seen outside Trump's Nevada caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Embracing The Clinton Crazies, Trump Becomes AM Talk Radio’s Nominee For President

By digging up long-forgotten `90s attack lines and pushing them today, Trump seems content to focus his campaign on the distant past, and on the Clinton who isn’t running for president in 2016. In doing so though, Trump has emerged as right-wing radio’s dream Republican nominee.

May 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Spokeswoman Accidentally Emails Politico Reporter For Dirt On Clintons

Yet to be determined: Whether re-litigating 20 years of non-scandals as the central plank of a political campaign can make up for record low popularity, nearly no knowledge of any major policy area, and the temperament of a man child. Good luck, Donald.

May 25, 2016
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Democrats Consider Removing Debbie Wasserman Schulz As DNC Chair

Congressional Democrats are considering removing Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to placate liberal Democrats and supporters of Bernie Sanders at the party’s convention this July.

May 25, 2016
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Who’s Who: A Look at Clinton and Sanders’ Democratic Platform Committee Representatives

Though Sanders and Clinton’s’ platform committee picks are — like the candidates themselves — likely to agree in principle on the broad strokes that define the Democratic Party, many of the selections mark stark contrasts in the two candidates’ approaches to issues such as foreign policy and criminal justice reform.

May 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is seen between poles of a football goalpost as he speaks in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Pragmatism Don’t Know Bernie

Look: There is something to be said, under certain circumstances, for fighting to the last breath. These are not those circumstances. Trump awaits.

May 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the IBEW union hall in Commerce, California, U.S., May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Clinton Knocks Trump For Cheering Housing Bubble Burst

Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, in remarks on a “bubble burst,” said: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy” property and “make a lot of money.”

May 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Every Candidate Needs A Good Smack or Two

Politics is a rough game, and it is the rare candidate for public office who could not benefit from a little smacking around. Still, there are unwritten rules even for politics. And one rule says that you don’t stand behind a squealing microphone and suggest your opponent should be shot.

May 25, 2016
Protesters picket outside the event site before Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump begins a rally with supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump’s Cult Of Lies

Trump doesn’t trim or embroider as much as invent huge, thunderous fictions aimed at boosting himself or hurting his enemies—evidence be damned. In Trump World, facts don’t exist. He cannot be shamed.

May 25, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sanders And Clinton Supporters Are Split On Foreign Policy

With six primaries and three caucuses remaining in the Democratic nomination process, and both candidates running as populist champions economic and electoral reforms, perhaps foreign policy is the most telling reflection of the different paths the country would take under the historically hawkish Hillary Clinton or the non-interventionist Sanders.

May 24, 2016
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Sanders Campaigns Against The Democrats

As the primaries come to a close, Bernie Sanders has upped the ante in his fight against the Democratic establishment, leading many Democrats to worry about party unity going into the general election.

May 23, 2016
Supporters greet Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sanders Increasingly Appears Petulant And Shortsighted

There is an axiom, frequently quoted to younger folk who are facing difficulty, that says you are more accurately judged by your response to adversity than your response to advantage. There’s much truth in that — and Sanders, who is no longer young, should know it.

May 20, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Given that most don’t know Clinton personally, and that her authenticity persists as an issue, she may do what doesn’t come naturally for a Midwestern Methodist. Let down her perfect hair and her high walls with the American people.

May 20, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at La Gala in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Clinton Calls Trump Too Unsteady To Be President

Confident that she is finally close to defeating U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic nomination, Clinton turned heavy fire on Trump, who has been running about even with her in national polls of voters looking ahead to the Nov. 8 presidential election.

May 19, 2016
People cheer as they wait for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Dear Bernie Bullies, I’m So Over You

I support Clinton for a long list of reasons. The Sanders bullies say that makes me part of the “establishment.” I wish my working-class parents had lived long enough to hear that. How they would have howled. There was a time when I got worked up over those voices of superiority telling me who I am because I don’t want what they do. I couldn’t care less now.

May 19, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a large crowd of supporters in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sanders Insistent: Hubbub In Nevada Was The Party’s Fault

Sanders and his supporters allege that they were treated unfairly at the convention by party leadership, citing concerns that Roberta Lange, the chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, deemed 58 of Sanders’ delegates ineligible without allowing them to offer a chance to respond to the convention’s delegate credentials committee.

May 19, 2016
Supporters cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sanders Wins Oregon Primary While Clinton Claims Victory In Kentucky

Although Sanders has only a slim chance of winning the nomination at this point, he has vowed to continue his campaign until the convention in Philadelphia in July. Clinton currently leads Sanders among pledged delegates, 1,716 to 1,433.

May 18, 2016
A Sanders supporter holds up a campaign sign after police and hotel security were brought in to break up the Nevada Democratic convention in Las Vegas early Sunday. Griffin de Luce via Medium user Yvonne C. Claes.

Sanders Issues Defiant Statement On Tumultuous Nevada Convention

Following a rowdy Nevada state Democratic convention on Saturday, in which supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shouted down state chair Roberta Lange and a variety of other speakers including California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders issued a statement that blamed Nevada Democratic officials for skewing the convention against his campaign.

May 17, 2016
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Clinton Super PAC Hits Trump Hard In Two New Ads

One of the ads features women lip-syncing to audio clips of Trump spewing insulting comments about women. The second ad, “Respect,” follows a similar pattern, but broadens the rhetoric to include Trump’s insults about Muslims and immigrants.

May 17, 2016
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Sanders And Clinton Battle For Kentucky

As the Democratic nomination continues to drag on, Bernie Sanders is looking to extend his winning streak in today’s primaries following victories in West Virginia and Indiana. The continued strength of the Sanders campaign has made it increasingly difficult for Hillary Clinton to look towards the general election while her party’s nomination continues to elude her.

May 17, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters at a campaign rally in Stockton, California, United States, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Superdelegates Created The Modern Democratic Party – Will They End It?

Superdelegates weren’t established to be democratic. They were established to be Democrats. That’s what I found reading though In These Times magazine’s exclusive trove of documents from the proceedings from the 1982 Hunt Commission — the origin story of Democratic superdelegates.

May 17, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd during a campaign rally in the Hall of Fame Pavilion at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Would Not Serve Barack Obama’s Third Term

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly voiced her support for Obama’s achievements as president, and it only makes sense to tap into the voting bloc that elected Obama twice and continues to support him in large numbers. But Clinton’s approach to the presidency would be completely different than that of her 2008 challenger.

May 16, 2016
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Benghazi Committee’s Chief Counsel Says ‘Nothing Could Have Affected What Occurred’

The Benghazi hearings, ostensibly meant to determine Hillary Clinton’s culpability in the deaths of four Americans in the eastern Libyan city, suffered yet another credibility setback when it was revealed that the committee’s top lawyer said at least four times that “nothing could have affected what occurred in Benghazi.”

May 16, 2016
A representative for Abbott enters a doctor's clinic in Pune, in this file picture taken August 27, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Majority Of Americans Support Federally Funded Healthcare System

Seventy-three percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning voters said they supported a federally funded healthcare system. Among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, the number was 41 percent.

May 16, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters after a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

5 Reasons Democrats Need To Unite Sooner Rather Than Later

The future of the world’s climate, the American middle class, and generations of progressive progress are at stake in November. And the sooner that all Democrats unite, the more likely it is we can avoid a catastrophe that by now everyone should see coming.

May 16, 2016
A Sanders supporter holds up a campaign sign after police and hotel security were brought in to break up the Nevada Democratic convention in Las Vegas early Sunday. Griffin de Luce via Medium user Yvonne C. Claes.

What The Heck Happened At Nevada’s Democratic Convention On Saturday?

You may have heard the news out of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic Convention, which ran late into the night on Saturday and was punctuated by booing from the crowd, pleas for calm from the stage, and a “minority report” on what should constitute an eligible delegate.

May 16, 2016
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