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Supporters cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses supporters following the closing of the polls in the California presidential primary in Santa Monica, California

How Many Anti-Hillary Protests Are Sanders Delegates Likely To Generate In Philly? Well, That Depends…

As Democratic insiders signal that Hillary Clinton is likely to pick a centrist as her running mate, Sanders delegates are organizing among themselves to anticipate a range of possible responses in Philly. A handful of big decisions will be made in the next few days that will either please or frustrate them.

July 23, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.

July 22, 2016
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mike Pence: The Magic Christian

Mike Pence is the perfect pick for secular sybarite Donald Trump, who bungles biblical references and changes out wives like polo players change out mounts — yet somehow has won the hearts and souls of 80 percent of the evangelical Christian electorate. Mike Pence locks up that other 20 percent.

July 19, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) wave to the crowd before addressing the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

9 Things You Should Know About Mike Pence

The inclusion of Pence on a presidential ticket would have been much more alarming news in any other election cycle, without Trump’s authoritarian shadow soaking up the spotlight.

July 14, 2016
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Trump Picks Indiana Governor Pence For Running Mate: Media

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is to announce his choice on Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan. The choice of Pence was first reported by Roll Call and the New York Times and CBS also said this was his pick.

July 14, 2016
U.S. senatorial candidate and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

In Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton Weighs A ‘Safe’ VP Pick

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fierce critic of Wall Street, and Julian Castro, a Latino who is the U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, are among two popular figures mentioned by Democrats who want to see Clinton go bold in her vice presidential decision.

July 14, 2016
Newt, Trump, Republican

What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks Of Donald Trump

“National Review’s right. Donald Trump’s not a conservative.” Instead, Gingrich characterized him as “an American nationalist” who uses a deliberately unpredictable mix of hostility against “stupidity,” liberals and political correctness.

July 14, 2016
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn attended White House intel briefings while working for foreign clients

Possible Trump VP Gen. Michael Flynn Loves All Of Donald’s Worst Ideas

Gen. Michael Flynn has suggested he’s not opposed to killing the families of terror suspects, waterboarding suspects, and banning all Muslims from entering the country.

July 11, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks in a press conference at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Comparing Trump’s Not-So-Super VP Candidates

Donald Trump is in the middle of a tough search for a vice president — any vice president. No one seems to want the job, and Trump is scrambling to show the world a ticket that makes him look like anything other than a crazy reality star who’s been wandering onto the wrong cable channels. We at The National Memo decided to put together a little tip sheet to make his choice easier.

July 11, 2016
Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Elizabeth Warren’s Still In Hot Water With Fellow Progressives Over Her Clinton Endorsement

“I Iiked Elizabeth Warren until the time she started being so opportunistic,” said Ted Zatlyn, a Sanders supporter and former managing editor for the Los Angeles Free Press, a now-defunct granddaddy of alt weeklies in California. He described Warren as a politician “in the negative sense.”

July 7, 2016
U.S. Senator Corker participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Two Top Trump VP Picks Decline To Join His Ticket

After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.

July 6, 2016