Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
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Powerful Message From An Imperfect Messenger

Charles Koch said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Surprising, given how much he has benefitted from them.

August 14, 2015
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GOP Primetime Debate Is What Republicans Deserve

If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.

August 7, 2015
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Debate Memo: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And What To Expect

Here’s what you need to know, and what to expect from the GOP candidates.

August 6, 2015
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Endorse This: Ted Cruz And His New ‘Pork-Barrel’ Politics

Watch as Cruz tries out a rather unique recipe for bacon — and just remember, this man will indeed be participating in the major presidential debate this week.

August 3, 2015
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The New Holy Grail Of Republican Primaries

The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game.

July 30, 2015
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A Roiling Republican Party Is Ready For Its Close-Up

The GOP is proceeding along two tracks — the headline track and the governing track. Which party will show up Aug. 6 for the first presidential debate?

July 30, 2015
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Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015
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Highway Funds In Jeopardy As House And Senate Differ On Way Forward

The stalemate over authorization for the nation’s highway program, which expires July 31, is not so much a traditional partisan divide, but rather a tussle between the House and Senate. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans, but they’ve taken different approaches to the problem.

July 27, 2015
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Why The Group Trying To Frame Planned Parenthood Is Guilty As Hell

Shady, shady, shady. But what do you expect from anti-choice activists?

July 23, 2015
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Republican Cruz Uses Senate Perch To Blast Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday stepped up his criticisms of the U.S. Supreme Court over its recent decisions on gay marriage and Obamacare.

July 22, 2015
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Republicans Are Way Ahead — In SuperPAC Money

The 2016 election is turning into a crowded marathon — and a mad dash for money.

July 16, 2015
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Ted Cruz Vs. ‘The New York Times’

Either way, this dustup with the Times means more sales and publicity for the GOP candidate.

July 14, 2015
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How Republicans Responded To The Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans lined up to express their exasperation and disappointment.

July 14, 2015
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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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President Obama Delivers A Speech For History

The president spoke of gun violence, the hunger of children, the brazen hatred that inspired the alleged shooter, yet it seemed fitting that he returned that night to a White House bathed in colors of the rainbow. One could almost see history making a great, wide turn toward freedom.

July 1, 2015
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Endorse This: Don’t Blame Ted Cruz — He Voted For Kodos

Watch as Cruz makes his own addition to the sad history of candidates trying to look cool: a voice-acting audition for The Simpsons. Of course, the really big surprise will be if even one of that show’s lefty writers ever votes for him.

June 30, 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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Obama’s Fast-Track Trade Bill Clears Key Senate Hurdle

President Barack Obama’s fast-track trade bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, all but ensuring it will win final passage this week and be sent to the White House for his signature.

June 23, 2015
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Why Ted Cruz Isn’t Giving Up The Gay Marriage Fight

Cruz is making it clear that regardless of the case’s outcome, he’ll keep pressing the issue.

June 23, 2015
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Charleston Church Massacre Raises Profile Of White Nationalist Group — And Its GOP Connections

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has written about being influenced by a white supremacist organization known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group with ties to certain Republican politicians.

June 22, 2015
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Jeb! Bush’s 5 Worst Ideas — So Far

Jeb’s announcement — in which he promised to go after “pampered elites” — may go down as one of the least self-aware acts of rhetoric since the last time Mitt Romney spoke.

June 22, 2015
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Confederate Flag Debate Heats Up In Republican Presidential Race

Last week, civil rights leaders and President Barack Obama renewed calls to remove the flag, which flies at the top of a 30-foot flagpole near the South Carolina Capitol.

June 21, 2015
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Donald Trump — The Insult Comic Presidential Candidate

We’re not actually suggesting that The Donald is a Democratic plant on a mission to attack and undermine the real GOP candidates from behind their own lines — but if the Dems had tried to engineer such a candidate, they could not possibly have done a better job.

June 17, 2015
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Poll: Ben Carson In First Place For Republicans — Just Barely

The pollster’s analysis says: “You would be hard pressed to look at these results and identify an emerging top tier in the Republican field, let alone a so-called frontrunner.”

June 15, 2015
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