Wednesday, October 7, 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

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
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

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

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

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

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
Photo: Elephants performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 2008. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Republicans Get Ready For The Debate Circus

It’s the big day: The first Republican primary debates — two of them — will be aired on Fox News Thursday night.

August 6, 2015

The War On Woman: Graham Says We Can’t Trust Hillary, Because Monica!

Senator Graham reached almost 20 years into the past to attack Hillary Clinton, by bringing up the completely irrelevant subject of Bill’s infidelity.

August 4, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Illegal Immigration A Dominant Theme At Republican Forum Even Without Trump

Facing their first face-to-face debate on Thursday in Cleveland, the candidates got in some warm-up action at the Voters First Forum.

August 4, 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
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

Trump Has The GOP Establishment’s Number

Only now are Republicans willing to say: “You’re fired.” No wonder Trump is laughing.

July 23, 2015

Lindsey Graham’s New Video: ‘How To Destroy Your Cell Phone’

‘Or if else fails, you can always give your number to The Donald,’ he says, before pitching a phone fastball. ‘This is for all the veterans.’

July 22, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Donald Trump Attacking GOP Rivals For Close Ties — To Donald Trump

If Donald Trump is supposed to be such a political pariah, then he can now attack all those Republicans who liked him before with the worst political dirt of all — himself.

July 22, 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

Late Night Roundup: Lindsey Graham vs. Donald Trump (He Wishes!)

“Well my initial impression was that insulting a whole class of people was a bad move — but apparently not!”

July 15, 2015

How Republicans Responded To The Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans lined up to express their exasperation and disappointment.

July 14, 2015

Lindsey Graham: I ‘Resent’ The Debate Rules That Aren’t Letting Me In

Of course, if the goal is have everyone on stage who has a viable campaign — then shouldn’t Graham still be excluded, too?

July 10, 2015
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Southern Lawmakers Push To Remove Confederate Flag

Officials, businesses, and ordinary citizens are calling for Confederate emblems to be removed.

June 23, 2015
Confederate Flag, State Capitol, Charleston SC

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Confederate Flag To Come Down

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is scheduled to speak in Charleston at 4 p.m. Monday, and is expected to call for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol lawn, where it has flown since 1962, and be moved to a museum.

June 22, 2015
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Confederate Flag Debate Heats Up In Republican Presidential Race

Last week, civil rights leaders and President Barack Obama renewed calls to remove the flag, which flies at the top of a 30-foot flagpole near the South Carolina Capitol.

June 21, 2015

‘The Great War Of Our Time’ Goes Inside The CIA, To A Point

In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.

June 21, 2015
Confederate Flag, State Capitol, Charleston SC

South Carolina Politicians Defend Compromise Over Confederate Flag

Officials in Columbia lowered the U.S. flag and state flag over the capital Thursday, but the memorial’s Confederate flag remained at the top of its staff.

June 19, 2015
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