Monday, April 27, 2015
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CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton Way Ahead Of GOP Field

Of the eight Republicans tested, Marco Rubio currently comes the closest against Clinton — but even he is trailing by a 14-point margin.

April 20, 2015
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If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making It Worse?

Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?

April 17, 2015
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

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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Marco Rubio Is The Best GOP Candidate: 5 Reasons That’s Horrible

Despite his once-sane views on immigration, his pleasant demeanor, and his optimism, Marco Rubio’s policies are atrocious. Possibly even more atrocious than those of his Republican competitors.

April 13, 2015
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Top Reads: ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Did you notice Rand Paul made his announcement at the Galt House Hotel? Did he see the hero of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ beckoning and hear the call of destiny?

April 12, 2015
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Rand Paul: Libertarian, Except When He’s Not

Senator Rand Paul insists he’s a tight-fisted libertarian who cuts spending and stops waste. But look at what he has done rather than what he says.

April 11, 2015
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Funny Business: The Financial ‘Shenanigans’ Of Ron Paul And Company

The nagging question about the Paul family business is how much of Ron’s millions were the fruit of his racist, anti-Semitic, gay-baiting, conspiracy-addled newsletters.

April 9, 2015
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Endorse This: Rand Paul vs. Savannah Guthrie (And The Old Rand Paul)

Watch as Rand Paul tells NBC’s Savannah Guthrie how to do her job and ask him questions in a proper manner — after she asks a probing question or two.

April 8, 2015
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Analysis: Paul’s Challenge Is Moving Beyond Libertarian Niche

“He’s going to get hit hard from both the left and the neocon right, and he hasn’t yet played politics at this stage.”

April 8, 2015
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2016 Presidential Candidates Address Inequality (Sort Of)

At last, America’s political leaders indicate that they now hear the voices and feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class. Alas the “solution” they propose just offers aid to the same corporate elites who’ve been knocking them down.

April 8, 2015
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Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
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Clinton vs. Paul in 2016?

Tell us who you think would win this potential 2016 matchup.

April 7, 2015
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Watch: Rand Paul Announces Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul announces his presidential bid today at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Watch the live video below.

April 7, 2015
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Rand Paul’s First Challenge: Defeat Ted Cruz

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are already picking at each other as the two senators grapple for support from Republican voters.

April 7, 2015
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Rand Paul’s First Challenge: Defeat Ted Cruz

Both seen as conservatives just outside the mainstream of the party, Paul and Cruz will compete for support from the same voter demographic during the GOP primary, meaning that only one of these men will likely have a realistic shot at challenging establishment candidates like Jeb Bush.

April 7, 2015
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Rand Paul And The GOP’s New Civil Rights Movement

Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.

April 6, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Approaching 2016 Campaign Kickoffs A Blend Of Pageantry, Calculation

For the next several weeks, presidential-candidate announcements will be trumpeted as big news. We’re all about to watch a lot of political theater.

April 4, 2015
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Senate GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take On D.C.

GOP presidential hopefuls, looking to bolster their credentials, involve themselves in local DC matters.

April 2, 2015
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Senate OKs Budget, But GOP Rift Over Pentagon Emerges

The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.

March 27, 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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Endorse This: Casting A Paul Over The Cruz Kickoff

Liberty University forced its students to attend Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential campaign kickoff. But the kids didn’t get mad — they got even.

March 23, 2015
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Saudi Money And The Moral Posturing Of Rand Paul

Senator Paul ought to explain specifically how the Clinton foundation’s receipt of Saudi support compromised its mission of empowering women and girls.

March 20, 2015
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Marijuana Bill Gains Steam In Senate

A bipartisan consensus is forming in Congress around medicinal marijuana.

March 20, 2015
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Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All

Washington is finally starting to realize the folly of America’s drug war.

March 19, 2015
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Marijuana Gets Lift As 2016 Presidential Race Takes Shape

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Early signs indicate that marijuana entrepreneurs may have little to worry about as the 2016 presidential campaign takes shape, with some top-rung hopefuls warming to the idea of letting states decide whether to legalize recreational pot. On the Republican side, those potential candidates include former Florida […]

March 7, 2015