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OTB Caption Contest Winners

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The Truth and Consequences Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Federal Reserve Building

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

Doug Mataconis · 56 Comments

Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

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Nancy Pelosi Beats Back Challenge For Leadership Of House Democrats

Doug Mataconis · 225 Comments

To the surprise of nobody who paid attention, Nancy Pelosi won re-election as leader of the House Democrats.

Quick Takes

Trump Tower

Trump Announces He Will ‘Leave His Business,’ But Provides Few Details

Doug Mataconis · 57 Comments

Donald Trump says he will ‘leave his business,’ but is providing very few details and continuing to leave the impression that he will enter office with more conflicts of interest than any previous President in American history.

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Texas Elector Resigns Rather than Vote for Trump

Steven L. Taylor · 56 Comments

His actions illustration how well the EC process is institutionalized.

Ferguson Nationwide Protests

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

Doug Mataconis · 136 Comments

Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

French Flag And Ballot Box

French Center-Right Party Picks Presidential Candidate

Doug Mataconis

The players are almost completely set for France’s 2017 Presidential elections, and the choice seems likely to come down to center-right candidate Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, France’s Donald Trump.

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Diana Nyad

Obama And Biden Will Skip Castro’s Funeral

Doug Mataconis

Neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden will attend Fidel Castro’s funeral.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Trump’s Tweet on “Illegal Voting” Encapsulates Serious Problems

Steven L. Taylor

Those who voted for him thinking he would be guided or controlled by more sober individuals or that he would start acting presidential once elected: you were wrong.

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Democrat-Donkey

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Doug Mataconis

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

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2016 Presidential Election Electoral College Map

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump Claims ‘Illegal Voting’ In Three States He Lost

Doug Mataconis

Now Donald Trump is alleging that the 2016 Election was tainted by ‘illegal voting,’ even though he won!

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she listens to a question from the audience during a campaign event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton, Iowa, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX1RDSX

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Dylann Roof In Custody

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

Doug Mataconis

Now, the road to trial will move forward.

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro Dead At 90

Doug Mataconis

One of the Cold War era’s last dictators has finally died.

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America’s Weird Recount Laws

James Joyner

An irrelevant candidate is triggering a recount in three states Trump won by substantial margins.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Trump Refusing To Take Intelligence Briefings

Doug Mataconis

For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

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Electoral College Fantasies

Steven L. Taylor

No, the EC is not going to elect Clinton.

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27 Comments
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Gratitude for the Art of Losing Graciously

Michael Bailey

Democracy produces good rulers, right?  Sometimes.  What good democracies actually produce best is good losers. Let us then be grateful for gracious losers, for our losers no less than our winners carry forward the American experiment in self-rule.  

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India Pakistan Flags

India And Pakistan Exchange Fire In Kashmir

Doug Mataconis

As America prepares for a Presidential transition, an old conflict with a history of turning dangerous rears its head.

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Donald Trump Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Said To Be Top Contender For Secretary Of State

Doug Mataconis

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump became bitter rivals for the soul of the GOP in 2016, but Romney appears to be at the top of Trump’s list for the nation’s top diplomat.

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Nikki Haley to Be UN Ambassador

James Joyner

While it seems a strange choice at first blush, it’s a good one.

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Trump Twitter

America To Trump: Delete Your Account

Doug Mataconis

Most Americans wish Donald Trump would stop tweeting. Good luck with that.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Trump Backs Away From Idea Of New Clinton Email Investigation, Prosecution

Doug Mataconis

Trump backs away from yet another campaign promise.

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This is the alt-Right

Steven L. Taylor

Calling it neo-fascist is not hyperbole.

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