Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Republicans
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GOP Field Divided On Donald Trump’s Comments About Mexican Immigrants

Do you want to appeal to Latinos or conservatives?

July 6, 2015
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Marco Rubio And Chris Christie Hang Out With Mitt Romney Over July 4th Weekend

Mitt Romney may not be running, but he remains pivotal to the GOP candidates due to his fundraising connections.

July 6, 2015
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Why The Fourth Of July Feels (Refreshingly) Different This Year

On this Fourth of July, in Lincoln’s own spirit of charity toward all and malice toward none, we ought to embrace those Republicans who have reaffirmed their loyalty to the one flag that represents all of us.

July 4, 2015
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Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Remarks Force GOP Reckoning On Immigration

Republicans, and especially candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination, have been forced to state publicly whether they stand with Donald Trump on immigration policy.

July 2, 2015
Chris Christie

Christie: A Personality-Driven Candidate Makes Contradictory Campaign Promises

“Telling It Like It Is” might be his campaign slogan, but it doesn’t mean he’s *actually* telling it like it is.

June 30, 2015
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8 Reasons Chris Christie Shouldn’t Be President (Other Than Bridgegate)

We didn’t have time to list all of them.

June 29, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015
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‘Religious Liberty’ Is The Next Frontier In Gay Rights Battle

In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.

June 26, 2015
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Bill Clinton’s Health Reform History Lesson, 21 Years Ago Today

Twenty-one years ago, Bill Clinton reminded listeners of all the previous presidents who had tried and failed to create a universal health care system for Americans.

June 25, 2015
Speaker Boehner meets with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. (SpeakerBoehner/Flickr)

Sneaky Leakers: Why House Republicans Won’t Release Blumenthal Transcript

Naturally the Washington press corps, courageous watchdogs of democracy, have supinely lapped up the Benghazi committee’s selective leaks without demanding the full context. If the Clintons did something like this, they’d bark and growl all night.

June 19, 2015
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What Tech Strategy Reveals About The Republican Top Tier

There may be no easier way to flummox operatives or journalists who insist on the importance of “data” and “analytics” in politics than asking them to explain exactly what the words mean to them.

June 18, 2015
Sidney Blumenthal

Abusing Power: How The Benghazi Committee Works ‘The New York Times’

Sidney Blumenthal’s sworn testimony debunked the suggestion that he had been involved in any Libyan “business venture,” that he had derived monetary profit from any such venture, or that he had used his friendship with Hillary Clinton to advance his mythical business interests.

June 18, 2015
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Musicians To Republicans: I Don’t Sing For You

Musicians can sue if a candidate appropriates their song without consent.

June 17, 2015
Republicans and Democrats

5 Reasons Republicans Would Vote Democratic If They Were Being Honest

Republicans are famous for only holding Democrats to standards — not themselves. Here are five reasons that if Republicans really wanted richer, safer, and more “life”-centered America, they’d vote Democratic.

June 15, 2015
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Iowa Republicans Kill Presidential Straw Poll When Too Few Candidates Sign Up

Iowa Republicans bowed to the reality that the decades-old political tradition now only threatened to spotlight the state’s diminished role in the presidential race.

June 12, 2015
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5 Ways Republicans Make It Harder To Vote And Easier To Buy Elections

The right-wing movement that decries bureaucracy in fact loves red tape and barriers to democracy, in order to keep “them” from the polls.

June 8, 2015
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The Incomparable Chutzpah Of David Bossie, Failed Dirty Trickster

David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.

June 4, 2015
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Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015
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The Real Scandal In Denny Hastert’s Life

While Washington acts bewildered by Hastert’s sexual impropriety, they find it not worthy of mention — much less condemnation — that he has long been immersed in the immoral swamp of Washington’s game of money politics.

June 3, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Jeb Bush Says He’ll Have To Criticize His Brother, But Won’t Like It

“I have to do the Heisman on my brother, that I love. This is not something that I’m comfortable doing.”

May 31, 2015
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Republicans Dismiss Latino Concerns At Their Peril

Latinos are the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country. It would be suicidal for Republicans to continue to alienate them. So why do they keep doing it?

May 30, 2015
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Ex-Governor Pataki Joins Republican Race For White House

George Pataki, the former governor who led New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks, on Thursday threw his hat into the crowded ring of Republicans running for the White House.

May 28, 2015
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5 Ways Republicans Dare You To Vote Against Them

Republicans’ fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.

May 25, 2015
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As Mountaintop Mining Spreads, Lawmakers Oppose Rule To Protect Streams

An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.

May 21, 2015
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s Agony

Am I am the only one who has any empathy for Jeb Bush’s difficulty answering a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

May 18, 2015
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