Friday, September 4, 2015
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A Guide To This Year’s ‘Political Correctness’ Debates

It’s way beyond “Happy Holidays.”

September 1, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidate Trump answers a question as Bush looks on at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

‘Forget Love': Trump Video Goes Willie Horton On Jeb Bush

In an amazing bit of irony, a member of the Bush family has now been subjected to an attack ad showing mugshots of minority criminals.

August 31, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Christie answers a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in Salem

Christie Defends Plan To Monitor Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Parcels

Package delivery companies like FedEx and UPS use bar-coded labels to record the movements of parcels through sorting facilities to delivery.

August 31, 2015

Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

Trump is entertaining if you can ignore that he wants to be leader of the free world. He’s funny if you think racism and misogyny are great punchlines. If you’re not on board with that, you may think Trump deserves the toughest of questions, the ones Ramos wants to ask.

August 27, 2015
Univision reporter Ramos is escorted from Republican presidential candidate Trump's news conference in Iowa

Trump Defends Removal Of Univision Anchor From News Conference

“I’m not a bully,” Trump told NBC in an interview, also adding: “He was totally out of line last night.”

August 26, 2015

Univision Anchor Briefly Ejected From Trump News Conference

After Ramos said he had the right to ask a question, Trump said: “No, you don’t. You haven’t been called. Go back to Univision.”

August 26, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in Mobile

‘Fascist’ Trump Isn’t First Demagogue Laughed Off As A Buffoon

Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.

August 25, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport

Jeb Bush Again Defends Use Of ‘Anchor Babies’ Term, Says Referred To Asians

“Nothing about what I’ve said should be viewed as derogatory towards immigrants at all,” Bush told reporters.

August 24, 2015
Ben Carson

Carson Says Wants Drones To Blast Caves, Not People At U.S.-Mexico Border

Carson: “Read my lips… In no way, did I suggest that drones be used to kill people.”

August 23, 2015
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Donald Trump — Man Of War

We should all give thanks to Donald Trump’s reality-TV-show run for the Republican presidential nomination because of what it reveals about his fan base.

August 22, 2015

Republicans Still Pandering To Voters’ Worst Instincts

Not so long ago, leaders of a chastened Republican Party issued a report urging a new way forward for a GOP spurned by voters of color — but let’s just say the report’s recommendations haven’t been widely embraced.

August 22, 2015

Endorse This: Walker Walks It Back

Scott Walker is now clarifying his position on Donald Trump’s most controversial proposal, to end the constitutional right of birthright citizenship in order to fight illegal immigration. Walker’s new, bold answer: “I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other.”

August 21, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Stands By His ‘Anchor Babies’ Comment

During a radio interview earlier this week, Bush used the phrase, drawing ire by many who view it as derogatory.

August 20, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Mexican Baby Catapult

Larry Wilmore asked the “real” Donald Trump: “Wait, so you actually want to catapult Mexican children over the border?!?”

August 20, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York

Mexico Blasts Trump Stance On Immigrants As Absurd, Racist

Mexico’s government on Wednesday slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposals as absurd, racist, and ignorant.

August 19, 2015

Donald Trump: The New GOP Immigration Standard Bearer

Donald Trump’s newly released mass deportation plan might be impossible ever actually carry out — but it’s definitely setting the agenda for the GOP field.

August 17, 2015

5 Reasons The GOP Is In Worse Shape Now Than It Was In 2012

The Republican Party, after eight years of plotting Obama’s demise, is in far worse shape than it was the last time it lost the presidency. Here’s why.

August 17, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media before heading over the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines

Trump Releases Immigration Plan, Calls For Ground Troops In Iraq

Donald Trump, who has angered many immigrant rights activists with inflammatory comments since he started his campaign, said illegals would “have to go.”

August 16, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump eats a pork chop at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines

Trump Says He’d Deport Undocumented Immigrants As U.S. President

“They have to go … we either have a country, or we don’t have a country,” Trump said.

August 16, 2015
An enumerator with The International Organization for Migration (IOM) interviews people who returned from the Dominican Republic, at a camp for returned Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans, near the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in Malpasse

Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation Of Migrants Deemed Illegal

The Dominican Republic has resumed the detention of people, mostly of Haitian descent, deemed to be illegal migrants after the expiration of a deadline for undocumented foreigners to apply for temporary residence.

August 15, 2015
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Judge Orders Release Of Immigrant Children, Mothers From Detention Centers

A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.

July 25, 2015

Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015
DREAM Act Protestors

Upset With Obama, GOP Punishes Young Immigrants

Thanks to Republicans, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children must forever live in the shadows.

July 21, 2015
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On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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