Thursday, July 30, 2015
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How Republicans Responded To The Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans lined up to express their exasperation and disappointment.

July 14, 2015
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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
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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
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‘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
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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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Graham: Confederate Flag ‘Part Of Who We Are’ In South Carolina

“Well at the end of the day, it’s time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision, would be fine with me,” Graham said — before then embarking upon a defense of the Confederate flag and its supporters.

June 19, 2015
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Conservatives: Charleston Shooting Is About Anything But Race

Law enforcement officials are calling it a hate crime. So why is it that some conservatives — including two running for president — have such a hard time using that phrase?

June 18, 2015
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Poll: Ben Carson In First Place For Republicans — Just Barely

The pollster’s analysis says: “You would be hard pressed to look at these results and identify an emerging top tier in the Republican field, let alone a so-called frontrunner.”

June 15, 2015
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Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Says Single Sen. Lindsey Graham A ‘Bro With No Ho’

A hot microphone caught one endangered Republican senator making a too-hot comment about his fellow colleague and GOP presidential candidate.

June 11, 2015
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Endorse This: Okay, So Don’t Vote For Lindsey Graham!

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is clearly laying out his platform for 2016, based on all his national security wisdom: Go right back into Iraq! And if you don’t don’t like — well, he’s got an answer for that, too.

June 4, 2015
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Appealing To Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into The 2016 Presidential Ring

Sen. Lindsey Graham formally launched his presidential bid with a predictably foreign policy-heavy speech in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.

June 1, 2015
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Lindsey Graham And ‘The Gay Conspiracy’

If Lindsey Graham were gay — and we should take him at his word that he is not — that might offend some in the GOP’s evangelical wing. But there are conspiracy theories that hint at something even worse.

May 29, 2015
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GOP Campaign Slogan: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

“Republicans have always been trusted more on national security,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, “and Obama has been a weaker leader than people expected.”

May 2, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The Clinton Paranoia Industry

Seth Meyers realized there are only a few kinds of books that ever sell these days — and the cottage industry of anti-Clinton writing is one of them.

April 24, 2015
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GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015
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What Would The 2016 Republican Hopefuls Do With An Iran Deal?

All of the prospective Republican candidates for 2016 agree they would undermine President Obama’s nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S.

March 27, 2015
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