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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Progressives Need A Compelling Narrative To Thrive

To counteract the forces that would reverse Obama’s policies to fight climate change or exacerbate income inequality by cutting taxes for the wealthy, progressives need to come together and find ways to clearly articulate what they stand for, while telling a simple and compelling story that shows how their ideas will help shape a better future.

January 23, 2017
Cabinet Picks

Failed Cabinet Picks Offer Guide To Trump’s Prospects

According to the Senate Historical Office, there were four cases since 1970 in which a Senate controlled by the president’s party did not confirm the president’s nominees. In each case, the failed nominee had either ethical, financial, or legal lapses in their records.

January 15, 2017
Trump tweets, Yemen

5 Ways Trump Is A Living Parody Of Conservative Beliefs

The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.

October 31, 2016

12 Ways Gary Johnson Is A Hardcore Right-Wing Radical

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has emphasized his support for marijuana legalization and touts an anti-war stance in an attempt to lure progressives to his cause. But progressives are likely less aware of his links to the radical right and the Koch brothers.

September 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush reacts to an attack from rival candidate Trump at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

An Incomplete List Of Republicans Mourning The Death Of Their Party

Together, we can create a manifesto of Republicans who want their country — oops, party — back.

February 18, 2016

Biden Faults Clinton And Praises Sanders On Wage-Gap Issue

Vice President Joe Biden handicapped the 2016 U.S. presidential race, saying Bernie Sanders has “credibility” among Democratic primary voters that opponent Hillary Clinton lacks on income inequality.

January 13, 2016

Study: US Middle-Class Families Are No Longer In The Majority

The nation’s middle class, long a pillar of the U.S. economy and foundation of the American dream, has shrunk to the point where it no longer constitutes the majority of the adult population, according to a new major study.

December 10, 2015
Kevin McCarthy

Analyst Puts Odds Of Government Shutdown Over Refugees At 50-50

Congress returns to Washington this week facing a potential showdown over Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S., a battle that could lead to a partial shutdown of the government.

December 2, 2015

Gubernatorial Races To Watch In 2016

Next year, Democrats will defend eight seats, including ones in targeted U.S. Senate battle grounds such as Missouri and New Hampshire, while Republicans will defend four.

December 2, 2015

Ted Cruz, Condoms And Bathroom Politics

Cruz argued that Democrats have conflated Republican opposition to abortion rights with opposition to contraception.

December 2, 2015
U.S. Senator Cruz greets businessman Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Bromance On The Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins To Poke Donald Trump

Cruz is tentatively beginning to take on the brash New York billionaire after months of cozying up.

November 25, 2015

Today’s Useful Idiot: John Kasich

Too bad: John Kasich, the Republican presidential aspirant who seemed comparatively sane, turns out to be as loony as any of his companions on the GOP debate stage – perhaps even loonier.

November 18, 2015

Landscape Shifts: Democrats Could Take Control Of Senate

The Senate is up for grabs, and the landscape a year out suggests the Democrats could win control away from the Republicans.

October 31, 2015
Jake Tapper

With Donald Trump On The GOP Card, CNN Expects To Reap Ratings, Dollars

CNN anticipates its largest audience ever when Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and nine other contenders meet Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

September 15, 2015
Carly Fiorina speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Fiorina Dead Wrong About Clinton Foundation — But It’s Worse Than That

Uttered by someone who claims to be a brilliant executive — which includes the capacity to read financial documents — her remarks were embarrassingly stupid.

June 20, 2015
red white and blue

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2016 Election — Before It’s Too Late

So does this next election rise to the level of “the most important in our lifetime”? I argue “Hell, yes!” for the reasons that follow.

June 1, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

‘Clinton Cash’: Will The Clinton ‘Machine’ Try To Kill Its Author?

Today, Richard Mellon Scaife’s role is played by the secretive financiers of Clinton-bashing author Peter Schweizer — namely, the Koch brothers and their network.

May 5, 2015
Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Politics, Republican, Primariers, Voters

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
Loretta Lynch, Republican, Senate, Attorney General, African American, Republicans, Successor, Mark Kirk

Kirk Nod Gives Lynch Enough Backing To Become Attorney General

With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.

April 2, 2015
Chris Christe, New Jersey, Republican, Fundraiser, Primary, Fiscal, Budget, Tax Cuts, Pension Cuts, Governor

Christie Casts Generous Light On Fiscal Record

Out of sight, out of mind. While on his best-of tour, Chris Christie touts fiscal accomplishments with gusto at a fundraiser in New Hampshire.

March 19, 2015

Gay Group Wins Formal Recognition From State Republican Party

The California GOP is welcoming a gay group for the first time.

March 3, 2015

Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

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

February 18, 2015
Mitt Romney speaks to fellow Republicans at a dinner during the Republican National Committee's Annual Winter Meeting aboard the USS Midway on January 16, 2015 in San Diego, California (AFP/Sandy Huffaker)

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Republican candidates say they want to reduce poverty and inequality. But how can they become the change?

January 27, 2015

The Anti-Cantor: Dave Brat On Bringing Rationality To Washington

Dave Brat made history by unseating Eric Cantor, and now says he will deal with issues in Congress methodically and rationally.

November 25, 2014

Senate Falls Short On Keystone, Battle Looms With Obama Next Year

A vote over the construction of the Keystone Pipeline XL has been suspended with a vote of 59-41 for the pipeline, missing the mark of 60 needed to pass the bill.

November 19, 2014