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Susan Collins Is Trying To Salvage A Compromise On Guns

A day after the Senate rejected four gun control measures in the wake of the Orlando shooting, a bipartisan group of 9 senators expressed their willingness to compromise on gun control. Specifically, legislation meant to prevent people on the no-fly list and the selective screening list from buying guns.

June 21, 2016
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The List Of Big Name #NeverTrump Republicans Keeps Growing

Donald Trump’s candidacy has the Republican Party at a crossroads. Trump won the votes, fair and square, but an ever-larger list of Republican big wigs have shunned his candidacy, revealing it as the racist, sexist, xenophobic ego trip it really is.

June 17, 2016
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Endorse This: Lindsey Graham’s Tips For Voting — And Murder

Graham maybe should not have made that particular statement about Ted Cruz in public — it might be incriminating later on.

February 26, 2016
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Endorse This: What Finally Gets The GOP Offended By Trump

Republicans are now outraged at Trump for the one conspiracy theory he hasn’t actually been pushing.

February 15, 2016
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Seeking South Carolina Foothold, Bush Wins Another Graham Backer

Jeb Bush picked up more support for his presidential campaign in South Carolina on Thursday, signing up more than a dozen military veterans in the state and collecting another member of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s national security coalition.

January 8, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Ted Cruz And ‘Battlefield Birth’

Trevor Noah thought that Birtherism was only something that Republicans did to others — not that it could actually get done against them, too.

January 8, 2016
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Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race, Pledges To Continue The Fight For ‘Security Through Strength’

Lindsey Graham — the hawkish Republican senator from South Carolina — announced that he would suspend his campaign for president in a video message released Monday morning, but pledged his commitment to continue to push his doctrine of “security through strength.”

December 21, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the U.S. national anthem before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Restive Debates About ‘Ruthless Things’ — Fifth GOP Debates Spotlights Terror At Home And Abroad

“We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” co-moderator Hugh Hewitt said deep in the second debate. Indeed, Rick Santorum kicked off the affair by asserting, “We have entered World War III,” setting the tone for a pair of fractious, grim GOP debates focussed on national security and terrorism.

December 16, 2015
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Busted Down To The Minor Leagues — GOPers In New Debate Landscape

There’s been a big shakeup in the lineup for the GOP debate, with candidates being demoted or kicked off the show entirely. How are they all handling it?

November 10, 2015
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Band Of Outsiders: Minor-League Republicans Make Their Case In Warmup Debate

They call it the undercard debate. But it could just as easily be described as an island of misfit Republicans.

October 28, 2015
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Lindsey Graham Plays The ‘Date, Marry, Make Disappear’ Game

This has got to be one of the most unusual interview questions ever for a presidential candidate.

October 28, 2015
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What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015
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Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015
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Lindsey Graham: ‘How Am I Losing To These People?’

Graham delivered a Don Rickles-style take on the major players in the presidential campaign — and a Rodney Dangerfield perspective on his own campaign.

October 26, 2015
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Cartoon: GOP Candidates Pataki, Graham, Jindal, And Christie Go Trick Or Treating

“We’re not getting any candy or anything…”

October 26, 2015
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Six Cash-Strapped Republican White House Hopefuls Face Tipping Point

Half a dozen Republican presidential candidates are edging toward financial crisis, raising the specter that some may be forced to drop out of the sprawling field of contenders.

October 17, 2015
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GOPers Tweet The Dem Debate

From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

October 14, 2015
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Upstaged By Everyone Else, B-Team Republicans Duke It Out With Each Other

It made sense that the two biggest names in the GOPeeWee debate belonged to men who weren’t even in the room: Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

September 17, 2015
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Debate Memo: 5 Things To Look Out For Tonight

Welcome back to the GOP Thunderdome. The candidates have got their zingers ready, loaded with talking points to launch at each other and the moderators like so many verbal bird-bolts.

September 16, 2015
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War, Mushroom Clouds, And No Dancing: GOPers React To Iran Deal

Republican presidential candidates have been making their displeasure with the Iran deal known — and some of them are being very dramatic about it.

September 2, 2015
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Endorse This: Lindsey Graham’s Fightin’ Words!

Of course, in order for Graham himself to even get near Trump, he would first have to qualify for one of the top-ten candidate debates — and good luck with that.

August 25, 2015
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Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
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Minor League GOP Candidates Take The Same Line At Warmup Debate: ‘Go Backwards’

If any GOP contender in the so-called “minor-league” had suffered a loss in confidence from their low poll numbers, none of them showed it.

August 6, 2015
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Debate Memo: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And What To Expect

Here’s what you need to know, and what to expect from the GOP candidates.

August 6, 2015