2014 And The Limits Of Rage

2014 And The Limits Of Rage

WASHINGTON -- The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the lo ...

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This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. ...

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Palin Goes 0-For-Two In Alaska As Clout Disappears Nationally

Palin Goes 0-For-Two In Alaska As Clout Disappears Nationally

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of A ...

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Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

Tea Party PAC Funding Increases While Candidates Falter

The Tea Party’s really been struggling this primary season. They've failed to unseat a single Republican incumbent in the Senate primaries, and haven’t won many victories in House ...

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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Wins Republican primary

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Wins Republican primary

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee won his party's nomination for re-election Thursday in one of the last of ...

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Ebola’s Message: Foreign Aid And Science Funding In A Time Of Global Peril

Ebola’s Message: Foreign Aid And Science Funding In A Time Of Global Peril

Most Americans have long believed, in embarrassing ignorance, that the share of the US federal budget spent on foreign aid is an order of magnitude higher than what we actually sp ...

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McDaniel Formally Challenges Mississippi Runoff Results

McDaniel Formally Challenges Mississippi Runoff Results

Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel announced at a news conference on Monday that he is formally challenging his runoff loss to Senator Thad Cochran. Cochran won the Mississi ...

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Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

by Kim Barker, ProPublica. In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in th ...

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Can The Voters Change The GOP?

Can The Voters Change The GOP?

WASHINGTON -- The central issue in this fall's elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want? It is, to be sure, a strange question ...

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From Clinton To Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable

From Clinton To Obama: Why GOP Impeachment Fever Is Now So Predictable

Making predictions is a perilous practice for any political journalist. Too often, the would-be seers turn out to be dead wrong – as can be attested to by George Will, Michael Bar ...

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