Sunday, October 4, 2015
rand paul

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
via Gage Skidmore

Poll: Rubio, Bush And Paul Are Clinton’s Top Opponents In Swing States

Furthermore, majorities of voters in the three states say Clinton isn’t honest and trustworthy.

June 17, 2015
Ben Carson

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
Hillary Clinton discusses email account

This Week In Polls: Hillary Viewed Unfavorably — But Better Than GOPers

Some key middle ground of respondents simultaneously don’t like Hillary Clinton — but would still vote for her in 2016 after looking at the alternatives.

June 5, 2015

A Cold June In Washington

Washington is in a funk. A cold June makes things feel out of season. June is meant for picnics, blue garden flowers, and frolicking under a full moon.

June 5, 2015
Rand Paul

Congress Curbs NSA Access To Phone Records While Resurrecting Spying Powers

For the first time since 9/11, Congress is enacting legislation that would actually limit intelligence authorities rather than dramatically expanding them.

June 2, 2015
Mitch McConnell

Congress Curbs NSA Surveillance, Sends Bill To Obama

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance, sends bill to Obama

June 2, 2015
NSA, Patriot Act, Surveillance, Privacy, Congress, National News, Politics

Answers To 5 Questions About Patriot Act Spying Debate

When the Patriot Act expired Monday, people were left with questions as to what this means for the National Security Agency, for spying, and for the struggling presidential campaign of Sen. Rand Paul

June 2, 2015
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