Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Republican Rand Paul To Offer Bill To Halt U.S. Visas For Refugees

GOP presidential candidate seeks to stop people fleeing from about 30 countries with major jihadist activity.

November 16, 2015

In Arid Fourth GOP Debate, Rubio Shines, Kasich Grumbles, And Jeb Disappears

“Democrats do make it worse.” The GOP candidates in the fourth debate spent most of the evening affirming that very point, with varying shades of — and success at — charisma, but not disagreeing on much.

November 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Soul Food With Rand Paul

Larry Wilmore dispensed Rand Paul some advice on such topics as how to insult Donald Trump’s mother — and to revamp his image by getting a Jheri curl.

November 3, 2015

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
Bobby Jindal Caricature

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

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

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

New GOP Debate Rules Announced — Rand Paul In Danger

It’s now a big question of who exactly will qualify for the main debate, or get consigned to the undercard event — or whether there will even be much of one in the latter case.

September 30, 2015

Endorse This: Rand Paul Vs. A ‘Clown’

Rand Paul is blasting Donald Trump for causing politics to sink so low — and wondering how anyone could think this “clown” is fit to be president.

September 28, 2015

Republicans Signal New Thinking On Drugs, Treatment, And Punishment

Republicans seem to be warming to the idea that drug addiction is more illness than crime — a rare sign of hope in a dismal primary season.

September 19, 2015

When Liars Debate, The Truth Always Loses

Try as they will to reject Trump, he fits in perfectly among Republicans – and not only because he worships money, spews xenophobic nonsense, and encourages callous bigotry. Like them, he relies on fabrications and falsehoods, manipulating the prejudices of ill-informed voters.

September 17, 2015
Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Fiorina Steals The Show At Primetime Republican Debate

She wasn’t even supposed to be there. But Carly Fiorina exuded a fiery resolve and competency, a capacity for leadership and efficiency that seemed to elevate her above the petty squabbles of partisan rancor and the bluster of reality TV.

September 17, 2015
Donald Trump and Rick Perry, 2013

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Needs Some Razzle-Dazzle

Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

August 25, 2015

GOP Primetime Debate Is What Republicans Deserve

If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.

August 7, 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
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Head Of Pro-Rand Paul ‘Super PAC’ Indicted For 2012 Campaign Violations

Rand Paul’s outsider image isn’t so squeaky clean, anymore.

August 5, 2015

Rand Paul Dings Trump: ‘A Temporary Loss Of Sanity’

Well, now Rand Paul has really stepped in some trouble: He has just denigrated Donald Trump — which means that a return round of brutal (and comedic) insults from The Donald can’t be far behind.

July 30, 2015

Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015

Why The Group Trying To Frame Planned Parenthood Is Guilty As Hell

Shady, shady, shady. But what do you expect from anti-choice activists?

July 23, 2015
Clown Car

Lack Of Clear Front-Runner In Huge 2016 Field Highlights Fractures Within GOP

If you’ve got a Twitter account, a Facebook page and a millionaire to fund your ‘super PAC,’ why not run for president?

June 30, 2015

Analysis: GOP Can No Longer Look To Court To Repeal Obamacare

Much of the public has had enough of this debate, now stretching into its seventh year.

June 25, 2015

Charleston Church Massacre Raises Profile Of White Nationalist Group — And Its GOP Connections

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has written about being influenced by a white supremacist organization known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group with ties to certain Republican politicians.

June 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton voting rights speech

This Week In Polls: Clinton Ahead Of GOPers In The Key Swing States

For the general election — and the Electoral College, where the presidency is really won — Quinnipiac University has a set of polls from the three biggest swing states, testing Hillary Clinton against a variety of Republican opponents.

June 19, 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
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