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Polling Places Become Battleground In U.S. Voting Rights Fight

While polling place cutbacks are on the rise across the country, including in some Democratic-run areas, the South’s history of racial discrimination has made the region a focus of concern for voting rights advocates.

September 16, 2016
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Paul Ryan’s Challenges Will Not start Until After Nov. 8 Election

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to cruise to re-election in his Wisconsin congressional district on Nov. 8, the day before his real political problems are likely to start.

September 13, 2016
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Solemn Date, Serious Decision: What 9/11 Reveals About Clinton and Trump

Every year, we tell ourselves how much we learned from the experience of 9/11 about courage, compassion, and community. This year, we can look back upon that time and discover everything we should know about the choice that is coming on November 8.

September 11, 2016
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Phyllis Schlafly, U.S. Conservative Activist, Dies At 92

Phyllis Schlafly, who became a “founding mother” of the modern U.S. conservative movement by battling feminists in the 1970s and working tirelessly to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, died on Monday at the age of 92, her Eagle Forum group said.

September 6, 2016
Ryan holds a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Paul Ryan May Face A Political Coup: Report

According to a new report by The Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan may be facing a new political coup from House conservatives. And even if anti-Ryan conservatives don’t have the votes to force Ryan out, they may attempt to change House rules to weaken his pull.

August 31, 2016
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Racism Goes Mainstream With Conservative Reactions to Colin Kaepernick

The decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to abstain from standing for the national anthem in protest of what he sees as a failure of the U.S. government to uphold its end of the bargain and ensure “freedom and justice, liberty to everybody,” particularly black Americans, has ignited a national conversation, as well as some predictable racist retaliation from the so-called alt-right.

August 31, 2016
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This Is How Trump’s Closest Advisers Have Talked About Immigrants and Latinos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.

August 31, 2016
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Trump Calls Democrats ‘Party Of Slavery’ In Minority Outreach Effort

Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night called Democrats the “party of slavery” and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters.

August 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester

Trumpism Versus Republicanism, Explained

What does the Republican Party stand for? And how much damage is it willing to inflict on itself—and the country—to put Donald Trump in the White House?

August 30, 2016
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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