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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
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

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
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (Third Way Think Tank via Flickr)

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
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Sen. Rand Paul Wins Conservative CPAC Straw Poll

Rand Paul leads Republican pack in CPAC straw poll.

March 1, 2015
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Cartoon: George W. Bush And Ron Paul Grab Dinner

Bush and Paul catch up on the state of the 2016 race.

February 19, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015
Rick Perry

Who Says Money In Politics Doesn’t Buy Influence?

Of course money changes how politicians will act.

February 18, 2015
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Rand Paul Eyes April Presidential Campaign Launch

Rand Paul will reportedly jump into the presidential race just after Easter.

February 18, 2015
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Why Rand Paul’s Biology Degree Claim Matters

Senator Paul is facing yet another self-inflicted wound.

February 17, 2015
Scott Walkerr

Republicans Haven’t Quite Worked Out A Foreign Policy Beyond ‘Not Obama’

The GOP’s presidential hopefuls want to have it both ways on foreign policy.

February 16, 2015
Rand Paul

What Makes Rand Paul Strange

Senator Paul has demonstrated why no true libertarian will ever be president.

February 10, 2015
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Endorse This: Ben Carson vs. Rand Paul!

The vaccine-paranoia controversies have gotten so bad that Ben Carson is now actually one of the more sensible people around, delivering an important rebuttal to fellow potential 2016 candidate Rand Paul for his scaremongering. (Though on the other hand, Carson does have his own nutty idea about the measles outbreak!)

Click above to watch Carson slam the “anecdotal” and “debunked” kind of vaccine horror stories that Rand was pushing — then watch this video!

February 9, 2015
Chris Christie CPAC

Would-Be Presidents Flunk The Vaccine Test

It’s not too early for defining moments in the 2016 presidential race, and we just had one.

February 5, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Chris Christie, Rand Paul, And Measles

Potential 2016 contenders Chris Christie and Rand Paul got some unwanted attention on the late night shows.

February 4, 2015
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Mental Disability Is Not A Fad

Fox News and the right are dead wrong about mental health.

February 4, 2015
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Anti-Vaxxers Coming Out Of The Woodwork On The Right

There’s an outbreak on the right wing — of paranoia against big government vaccinations against terrible diseases.

February 3, 2015
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Endorse This: Rand Paul’s Amazing ‘Shush’ Moment

Rand Paul may have just demonstrated why he’s *not* a realistic candidate for president, all in a single interview.

February 3, 2015
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The GOP’s Truther Primary Has Begun

Republican presidential hopefuls have started courting a critical constituency: the paranoid fringe.

February 2, 2015
Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY)

A Texas-Sized GOP Race For President

The road to the GOP nomination in 2016 will run through Texas.

January 26, 2015
Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

GOP Senators, And Possible 2016 Rivals, Vie At Koch Brothers Retreat

The 2016 Koch primary is officially underway.

January 26, 2015
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Late Night Round-Up: State Of The Union

And this year’s “Implody” award for worst State of the Union response speech goes to…

January 22, 2015