Tuesday, October 6, 2015
John McCain

Late Night Roundup: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Never’

Larry Wilmore looked at “America’s conversation about not talking about guns,” detailing all the ways that the right changes the subject away from gun control after a mass shooting.

October 6, 2015

A Roiling Republican Party Is Ready For Its Close-Up

The GOP is proceeding along two tracks — the headline track and the governing track. Which party will show up Aug. 6 for the first presidential debate?

July 30, 2015
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GOP’s Condemnation Of Trump Pure Hypocrisy

Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all.

July 27, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Threatens Independent Presidential Run If GOP ‘Not Fair’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.

July 23, 2015

Donald Trump Vs. Lindsey Graham: Don’t Forget My Number!

Graham has the dubious “honor” of being The Donald’s number-one enemy for a day.

July 21, 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
Businessman and Republican candidate for president Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Laconia

Donald Trump Vs. The Entire World

Donald Trump now has the entire political establishment basically calling for his head on a stick — which might just be where he really wants them.

July 20, 2015
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Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Defiant Trump Refuses To Apologize For McCain Remarks

Asked whether he owed McCain an apology for saying the former POW was only considered a war hero because he was captured, Trump said, “No, not at all.”

July 19, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs for supporters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Dismisses McCain’s War Record, Angers Fellow Republicans

Donald Trump is succeeding in his quest — to get every other candidate completely hating him.

July 18, 2015
Donald Trump

Trump The Twitter Troll Goes On A Roll

It’s Donald Trump vs. the World — and the fight is live on Twitter.

July 17, 2015
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

McCain Complains: Trump Has ‘Fired Up The Crazies’

Of course, ‘fired up the crazies’ might seem like an odd complaint — coming from the man one who selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, introducing her to a wide national audience.

July 16, 2015
Rand Paul

Senate Waste Watchers Soldier On

A dog-bite prevention website. Vermont puppet shows. Researching the bomb-sniffing capabilities of elephants. Those are just some government spending projects labeled “wasteful.”

June 19, 2015
Neil Young performing

Musicians To Republicans: I Don’t Sing For You

Musicians can sue if a candidate appropriates their song without consent.

June 17, 2015

Chris Christie Is No John McCain

Given Chris Christie’s blunt, outspoken personality, it makes sense that he’d adopt a “straight-talk” strategy. The problem — and it’s a big one — is that he’s simply not presidential material.

June 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Bernie Sanders Spreads The Message Around

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared with Seth Meyers to promote his Democratic presidential campaign. And he explained why “democratic socialist” should not be a dirty word.

June 2, 2015
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Fall Of Ramadi Prompts New Questions About Obama’s Strategy Against Islamic State

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

May 19, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Satan Is In Your Marijuana

Weed is the Devil’s leaf! Sharia law has invaded Walmart! The federal plot against Texas thickens! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 15, 2015

Making A Fetish Of John McCain

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He’s no “maverick,” he’s a feckless partisan.

May 1, 2015
Gays Guns And God

Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.

April 25, 2015
John MCCain

Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge To McCain

There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.

April 9, 2015
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republicans Feeling Heat Over Iran Letter Express Some Regrets

Senate Republicans are beginning to realize what a big mistake they made.

March 13, 2015
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McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015
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Adelson Presidential Endorsement ‘A Year Away,’ Aide Says

The Adelson primary is already well under way.

February 19, 2015
John McCain

Changing Of The Guard On Oversight Panels

Is Congress still capable of bipartisan oversight?

February 16, 2015
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