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Trump Is Redrawing Election Map, To Republicans’ Peril

It wasn’t too long ago that the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was boasting he could make states that traditionally vote Democratic, like California and New York, competitive in the 2016 presidential election. Three months later, it’s not these so-called blue states where Trump is “playing heavy”—it’s rock-ribbed Republican states.

August 26, 2016
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Clinton Email Furor Reveals Hypocrisy On The Right

But take a moment away from pawing through the tens of thousands of her personal and professional emails now on public view and consider the long list of elected and appointed Republicans who have done exactly the same thing as Clinton—and worse.

August 25, 2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate Republican luncheon

Republicans Will Likely Lose Senate Control: Poll Aggregation

According to a new aggregation of polls by The Huffington Post this week, the GOP will have a difficult time keeping its control of the Senate in the upcoming election cycle. HuffPost’s Senate model shows a 55 percent chance that Senate control will flip to Democrats.

August 22, 2016
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GOP’s Last Shot At Iran Deal

It’s unclear whether Trump knows the accord was negotiated by the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, China, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom—plus Germany. His grasp of foreign policy seems tenuous, at best. It’s also unclear if he is aware of what the accord means to the U.S. economy.

August 11, 2016
Glenn Beck

9 Off-the-Wall Republicans Who Find Donald Trump Too Crazy… Even for Them

The craziest aspect of hardline conservatives refusing to support Trump is that they themselves are guilty of engaging in some pretty off-the-wall rhetoric. Here’s a rundown of the craziest conservative voices who (somehow) find Donald Trump too insane to handle.

August 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at Crown Arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSM8DY

One In Five Republicans Wants Trump Out: Poll

Nearly one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party.

August 10, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky

Republicans Hate Hillary Clinton (Unless They Actually Know Her)

To those who are familiar with Hillary Clinton, she has always seemed considerably more agreeable than the vain, bitter, superficial journalists who whine incessantly about her.

August 8, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leaves the podium after a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Is Donald Trump Facing An Intervention?

Rumors have been mounting that an intervention is being weighed to shift the Republican campaign’s election strategy, amidst concerns that arose after the party’s vice presidential candidate Mike Pence endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin re-election bid barely a single day after his running mate, Donald Trump, refused to do the same.

August 4, 2016
Iraqi counterterrorism forces gesture in Falluja, Iraq, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

What media coverage of the terror strikes tends to obscure is that the strategy pursued by Obama is gradually destroying ISIS, as its thugs surrender one city after another.

July 15, 2016
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions speaks next to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison

Unlike Trump, Republicans Only Supported The Brexit After The Vote

Although Donald Trump has been rooting for Britain to leave the European Union well before the Brexit decision on Friday morning, some Republicans joined him in taking an affirmative stance on the issue—but only after the vote actually happened.

June 25, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Senate Rejects Gun-Control Measures After Orlando Shooting

The effort to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists faced an uphill battle, with critics in both parties skeptical about its chances. “What am I going to tell the community of Orlando?” asked Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida after the votes. “Sadly, what I’m going to tell them is the NRA won again.”

June 20, 2016
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Cartoon: Republican Unity Emerges

Donald Trump is taking Republicans along for the ride, whether they like it or not.

June 14, 2016
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Cartoon: Real Republicans Meet

Surely, Bill Kristol can solve this election.

May 31, 2016
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Cartoon: Cruz And Kasich Have A New Plan

Donald Trump won’t know what hit him…

April 25, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Clueless GOP Establishment Is Fueling Hurricane Donnie Trump

Today’s Republican establishment now finds that it is so out of touch with regular voters that it now faces a howling, Category-5 hurricane that’s threatening to implode the Grand Old Party.

April 6, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Tries to Hijack America. Want to Stop Him?

Last week in Washington, more than 50 world leaders convened to discuss nuclear terrorism, and what do you think they talked about? According to President Obama, they talked about Donald Trump.

April 6, 2016
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Brokered GOP Convention? No One Knows How That Would Work

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Republican National Convention is shaping up as a free-for-all where every delegate is a kingmaker, rules could change and no one will have an easy time figuring out what’s going on. In other words, no brokered convention. There aren’t any more brokers. “This is not something that will be decided wholesale,” […]

April 4, 2016
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Seven Years Late, Media Elites Finally Acknowledge GOP’s Radical Ways

The truth is, anyone with clear vision recognized a long time ago that the GOP has transformed itself since 2009 into an increasingly radical political party, one built on complete and total obstruction.

March 29, 2016
Tom Cotton on Morning Joe

Sen. Tom Cotton Bashes Obama’s ISIS Strategy, But Wouldn’t Do Anything Differently

Despite ISIS continuing to lose more territory by the day in Iraq and Syria, Republican Senator Tom Cotton got on MSNBC to tell the American public that President Barack Obama’s plan was not working. He didn’t suggest any alternative plan to defeat ISIS and instead spent the duration of his appearance whining about everything Obama was doing wrong as president.

March 25, 2016
US President Barack Obama announces Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court at White House in Washington

Who Is Merrick Garland?

If it matters to Senate Republicans: The 63 year-old Chicagoan has a sterling reputation of being compassionate and fair-minded.

March 16, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Savannah Center in Cincinnati

Under Fire, Trump Seeks Breakthrough In Republican Primaries

Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries.

March 15, 2016
An anti-Trump protester holds his protest sign outside a rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland

Liberal Groups Urge Non-Violent Movement To Stop Trump

“This is a five-alarm fire for our democracy.”

March 15, 2016
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Endorse This: Confessions Of A Republican

A prescient video from 1964 could be used today on the Republican party.

March 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a campaign event in Radford

Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
Pope Francis blesses the United States while standing next to a wooden cross at the border between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

‘Browning Of America’ Is Tearing The GOP Apart

In this country, the conservative electorate is in the midst of a massive meltdown over the nation’s changing demographics.

February 20, 2016