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Donald Trump talks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Some #NeverTrumpers Have Already Committed To Voting For Hillary Clinton

Some of the most principled members of the conservative movement woke up Wednesday morning to an unrecognizable party — what had been an organization advocating fiscal and social conservatism has turned into something else entirely: a cult of personality. Populists. Know Nothings.

May 4, 2016
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Bernie Sanders Legitimizes Those Damned Superdelegates

Beyond his disorderly abandonment of what was advertised as a democratic principle, Bernie Sanders has now validated the role of the superdelegates, no matter whom they ultimately choose.

May 4, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at a Sanders campaign rally in Miami

Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana, Keeping His Movement Alive

Bernie Sanders is still far behind in delegates but he nonetheless managed to keep his agenda at the center of the Democratic race with a victory in Indiana over front-runner Hillary Clinton.

May 4, 2016
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RAND Poll Shows Democrats Have The Advantage In Presidential Election

Despite Donald Trump’s frightening rise, Democrats have a better chance at winning the upcoming presidential election, according to surveys perform by RAND Corporation, a private, nonpartisan think tank.

May 3, 2016
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Virginia GOP Threaten Suit To Keep Felons From Voting

Governor Terry McAuliffe says rules keeping ex-convicts from voting are holdovers from the Civil War, designed to prevent blacks from going to the polls. But Republicans say the governor is overstepping his constitutional authority to help a longtime political ally and fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton.

May 3, 2016
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Clinton, Sanders Fight On In Indiana

On the eve of Indiana’s primary, Hillary Clinton is looking to add the state to her list of electoral victories over Bernie Sanders. But even if Sanders were to somehow win the state, Clinton will likely still capture the party’s nomination.

May 2, 2016
The crowd cheers as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Fort Collins

Bernie Nation Can’t Get Behind Hillary Clinton

The extreme left now mirrors the extreme right, each reflecting the anger and unbending rigidity of the other. And the idea that politics is the art of compromise, where everybody gets something but nobody gets everything, seems a lost artifact from a distant age.

May 1, 2016
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How Bernie Sanders Can Squander – Or Expand – His Victory

A Democratic victory could make Bernie Sanders chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, with power over the fiscal priorities of the next White House.

April 29, 2016
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We Are Waiting No More, Ladies: From Abigail to Hillary

And by we I mean American women here now in 2016, voters from 18 to 98. Heck, count girls and babies; they inherit the new world being born and they can campaign, too. April brings Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. How sweet it is. A victory from sea to shining sea. Long time coming.

April 29, 2016
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Endorse This: Susan Sarandon Is ‘More Afraid’ Of Clinton Than Trump

“I’m more afraid of, actually, Hillary Clinton’s war record and her hawkishness than I am of building a wall,” she said, after Colbert asked about her interview with Hayes.

April 28, 2016
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Putin-Ally Hails Trump As ‘Pragmatic’ Presidential Pick

Putin-ally and Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov has called ex-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “deluded” and tipped Donald Trump as the best choice for the U.S. presidency

April 28, 2016
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Clinton, Trump Edge Closer To Party Nominations, Sanders Softens His Confrontational Tone

Sanders’ top campaign aides said they would meet Wednesday to discuss their plans for the rest of the race—where they vowed to compete in all of the states including California. But they began to telegraph they’d be pleased if the Democratic Party embraced his core proposals such as making public universities tuition free and paying for that with a Wall St. trading tax.

April 27, 2016
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The Sandy Hook Lawsuit Is Bad News For Bernie Sanders In Connecticut

Sanders had voted for a 2005 federal shield law that generally provides immunity to gun manufacturers against such lawsuits, claiming in a Michigan debate that gun companies and dealers would go out of business if they were sued for selling guns legally to people who might later use them for criminal acts.

April 26, 2016
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Several Pro-Sanders Facebook Pages Taken Down By Pro-Clinton Internet Trolls

Several pro-Bernie Sanders Facebook groups were suddenly shut down on Monday night in what appears to have been a coordinated attack by pro-Hillary Clinton trolls. The online users reportedly posted pornography on the pages of at least seven Facebook groups and then reported them, resulting in Facebook shutting down the pages for community page violations.

April 26, 2016
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Your Guide To Super Tuesday IV: Northeastern Edition!

If you’re following along, either to keep abreast of current events or for pure schadenfreude, we’ve compiled each state’s delegate math and most recent polling to help keep track.

April 26, 2016
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Sanders, Clinton Quizzed At Philadelphia Town Hall

“Let’s look at where we are right now … . I am winning,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and a crowd of about 200 people gathered for a town hall at the National Constitution Center.

April 26, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders react to primary election results during a campaign rally in Phoenix

What We Get Wrong About Presidential Power

In “Listen, Liberal” the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? mounts a scathing indictment of the Clintons and their Democratic Party.

April 25, 2016
Voters discuss their preference of candidates during a U.S. Democratic presidential caucus at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Seattle, Washington March 26, 2016. REUTERS/David Ryder

Who Will Win Over The Voters Who Aren’t Angry?

Unlike the primaries, which are often closed to independent voters and tend to attract more ideologically prone voters, those most in play this fall are not the people railing against the establishment or demanding radical change.

April 22, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Galeano

Same Misogyny, Different Season

Hillary Clinton’s ascendancy in the race for president has provided an opportunity for the rest of us women to step back and assess our standing in America.

April 21, 2016
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The Liberal Silent Majority

The numbers at Washington Square were dwarfed by the battalions of working-class New Yorkers juggling two children and three jobs. These mostly Clinton voters were unable to attend any rally.

April 21, 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

Donald Trump Will Make China Great Again!

New York Republicans aren’t the only ones convinced by Donald Trump’s “America first” foreign policy — they’re just the only ones who can vote on it. Chinese state media has continued to support the racist businessman’s ascent to his party’s nomination.

April 20, 2016
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Even A Bigot Is Getting Better Campaign Press Than Clinton

For Clinton to be generating press reporting that’s less positive and even more negative than Trump’s is astonishing given the type of gong show campaign he’s been running.

April 20, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at his campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bernie’s Softball Candidacy

Imagine if Hillary Clinton had flown to the Vatican and stationed herself at Pope Francis’s door for an ambush interview. She’d be caricatured as a power-mad shrew or worse.

April 20, 2016
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Clinton Wins Big Victory In New York, Denting Sanders’ Chances

Most New York Democrats signaled they would support the nominee even if it is not the candidate they voted for Tuesday.

April 20, 2016
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The People Who Really Know Trump Best? His Neighbors Voted For Kasich

In the vote totals reported from the precincts closest to Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s actual homes, an amusing wrinkle appeared.

April 19, 2016
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