Sunday, October 4, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP’s Orchestrated Distractions

Journalists would be wise to take note of the pattern of plain deception behind various GOP-sponsored pursuits, and ask themselves if they want to keep sponsoring these planned distractions.

October 3, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015
House Majority Leader McCarthy speaks at the John Hay Initiative in Washington

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-To-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

Only three weeks from now, Trey Gowdy will face Hillary Clinton in an open hearing. That event is framed not by her email controversy, but by the blurted confession of Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy – who exposed the malignant abuse of congressional authority that Gowdy has sought to conceal.

September 30, 2015
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Does Voter Anger Explain The Success Of Presidential Outsiders?

The presence of another Bush and another Clinton only adds to the feeling of disaffection and alienation.

September 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Putin Us On At The U.N.

Larry Wilmore looked at the sheer tension between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations this week.

September 30, 2015

Clinton Calls For Repeal Of ‘Cadillac Tax’ On High-End Healthcare Plans

Hillary Clinton: “I encourage Congress to repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which applies to some employer-based health plans, and to fully pay for the cost of repeal.”

September 29, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner

Clinton On Email Controversy: A ‘Drip, Drip, Drip’ Of Revelations

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the politically damaging “drip, drip, drip” of revelations about her use of a private email server is out of her control and she is unsure when the controversy might end.

September 27, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire

Clinton Breaks Silence On Keystone Pipeline, Opposes It

“I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe is the distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change.”

September 22, 2015
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Obamacare After Obama

Obamacare now seems safe. Its imperfections well-documented, it remains a work in progress. But whoever is the next president should be grateful to have a universal health care program on which to build

September 22, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage at an event to discuss the about the minimum wage at the Javitz Convention Center in New York

Time To Go, Joe, Into The Autumn Light

The gender irony cuts deep. Biden’s emotional freedom does not hold true for women in our new age. Hillary Clinton could not speak of mourning a loss so freely without paying a price.

September 18, 2015

Biden Travels To Key States, Mulling U.S. Presidential Run

“(Biden) wants there to be a Democratic president. He’s worried about where she’s at,” a friend said.

September 17, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Other Political Comedy!

It was a busy time for the late night comedy shows — they had to compete with news coverage of the Republican presidential debates. So did they come through?

September 17, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Clinton looks into the crowd before she speaks at a "Women for Hillary" meeting in Milwaukee

The Never-Ending Hillary Clinton Story

Having failed to entomb Bill Clinton and drive a wooden stake through his heart, wrecking Clinton’s candidacy has become the Washington press clique’s overriding goal.

September 16, 2015
Nate Silver

Analysis: Why It’s So Hard To Understand 2016 With Numbers Alone

The problem with a data-driven approach is, when it comes to primaries, the fundamentals are not nearly as well understood or as predictive as they are in general elections.

September 15, 2015
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Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon In Campaign Finance Reform: Shame

The Securities and Exchange Commission is under pressure to do exactly what she is demanding.

September 14, 2015
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Analysis: How The Presidential Campaign Got Religion

It used to be unseemly for candidates to talk about faith. Not it’s unseemly to not talk about it.

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democrat Sanders Gaining On Front-Runner Clinton In 2016 Presidential Race: Poll

Clinton leads Sanders nationally among Democrats by 8 points, 39 percent to 31 percent, her smallest cushion since the nominating battle began.

September 11, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives for a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in New York

Clinton To Vow Tough Enforcement Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will promise on Wednesday to strictly enforce the nuclear deal with Iran.

September 9, 2015
File photo of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a press conference at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny Iowa

U.S. To Shift 50 Staff To Boost Office Handling Clinton Emails

The U.S. State Department plans to move about 50 workers into temporary jobs to bolster the office sifting through Hillary Clinton’s emails and grappling with a vast backlog of other requests.

September 8, 2015
Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh

Polls: Biden On The Rise, Takes Second Place Nationally Against Clinton

Joe Biden’s potential entry into the race is becoming more viable. The veep is gaining ground in national polls, as well as in the early primary states.

September 8, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves after talking about her strategy for rural America during campaign stop at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa

A Key Word In Clinton Email Investigation: ‘Knowingly’

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State may have been risky and politically unwise, but many experts in national security law predict it will not lead to criminal charges.

September 8, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a panel on healthcare in San Juan

Iran Debate: Clinton Steps Up To Oppose The Demagogues

Clinton has found a balance and a voice that are more vital than ever in a contest against irresponsible politicians, whose demagogy points us again toward war.

September 8, 2015
Hillary emails

Revealed: Hillary Emails Are Scandalously Mundane

For those Americans who haven’t dived into the 7,121 pages of Hillary Clinton emails that were made public, here’s a summary: Boring.

September 8, 2015
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Dynastic Politics: A Tale Of Crimson Colors And Blue Blood

Dynasties will stay on our minds while there’s a Bush or a Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But I have a little news to break: The Bushes are an American political dynasty, and the Clintons certainly are not.

September 4, 2015
Joe Biden

Biden Mum On Presidential Run Despite Approaching Deadlines, Antsy Supporters

Even Dick Cheney — yes, *that* Dick Cheney — wants him to run.

September 2, 2015
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