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Donald Trump Appeals To The Worst Instincts In Voters, And The Worst Parts Of American Politics

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments
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The longer this race goes on, the hard it becomes to deny the truth about Donald Trump.

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Kentucky Clerk Loses Another Argument Over Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Doug Mataconis · 32 Comments

The Supreme Court has denied a Kentucky Clerk’s request to stay a ruling requiring her to comply with the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Republican Re-Runs Faring Poorly

James Joyner · 8 Comments

None of the top eight candidates in current polls have made a previous bid for the nomination.

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Donald Trump, Ben Carson Tied In New Iowa Poll

Doug Mataconis · 25 Comments

Two candidates with no political experienced whatsoever are tied in Iowa as Republican voters continue to reject anyone with political experience.

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Voters Would Blame Republicans For Government Shutdown, Poll Shows

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

Some Republicans are threatening a government shutdown over funding of Planned Parenthood, but a new poll shows that it would be a big political risk for Republicans.

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Ohio Politicians Predictably Unhappy About Denali Decision

Doug Mataconis · 64 Comments

Ohio politicos are predictably unhappy about the decision to return Mount Denali to its rightful place.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Scott Walker And Chris Christie Pander To Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Base

Doug Mataconis

Scott Walker and Chris Christie apparently think that the key to turning around their dying campaigns is to pander to the people supporting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform.

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Bernie Sanders Closing On Hillary In Iowa According To New Poll

Doug Mataconis

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining traction outside of New Hampshire for the first time.

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Trump and Carson Lead Early Iowa Polling

James Joyner

Two candidates with no experience in elected office are leading the Republican field.

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The What? Me Worry? Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Jeb Bush Loses Three Top Fundraisers; Signs Of Trouble Ahead?

Doug Mataconis

Jeb Bush’s campaign has been in a rough patch for several weeks at least, and now he’s lost three top fundraisers.

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Clinton’s Democratic Opponents Upset With Parsimonious Debate Schedule

Doug Mataconis

Some of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic opponents are complaining about the DNC’s parsimonious debate schedule.

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Appeals Court Upholds Law Barring Protests On Supreme Court Building Property

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a 1949 law that bars protesters from the property around the Supreme Court building. This seems inconsistent with the Court’s recent First Amendment jurisprudence.

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Everybody Hates Congress

Doug Mataconis

Another poll confirms the fact that Americans of all political stripes continue to hold Congress is disdain.

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Virginia Man Dies After Being Held In Jail For Four Months Without Trial Or Bail

Doug Mataconis

Four months in jail, no opportunity for bail, no trial, no access to mental health care. And, now Jamycheal Mitchell is dead.

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Voter’s Words For Hillary Clinton: “Liar,” Dishonest,” “Untrustworthy”

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton has a bit of a public image problem, but it’s not clear if that will hurt her politically.

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Senate Democrats May Be Able To Filibuster The Vote To Block The Iran Nuclear Deal

Doug Mataconis

If the Administration gets its way, efforts to block the Iran nuclear deal may come to a quick end in the Senate.

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Carly Fiorina’s Campaign Is Complaining About CNN’s Debate Rules

Doug Mataconis

Carly Fiorina will most likely be excluded from CNN’s prime time debate in September, so of course her campaign is complaining about rules that were established months ago.

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Economy Heartbeat

Second Quarter G.D.P. Revision Shows Strong Growth, But Future Weakness Seems Likely

Doug Mataconis

Today’s revision of Second Quarter G.D.P. growth was good news, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

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Memories of Polling Past

Steven L. Taylor

Thinking back to about this time in 2011.

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The Daily News Crosses The Line From Journalism To Murder Porn

Doug Mataconis

A front page cover on yesterday’s murders in Virginia crosses the line from reporting to exploitation.

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Candidate Loyalty Oaths Are Unenforceable And Unconstitutional

Doug Mataconis

States who try to use loyalty oaths to keep Donald Trump off the ballot will be running afoul of the Constitution.

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Bernie Sanders Is Giving Hillary Clinton A Contest In New Hampshire, But Nowhere Else

Doug Mataconis

Another poll shows Bernie Sanders doing will in New Hampshire, but there’s no evidence he’s catching on anywhere else in the country.

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Reporter And Cameraman Shot To Death Live On The Air In Virginia

Doug Mataconis

A reporter and cameraman for a local television station were killed, and a third person wounded, live on the air this morning.

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Trump Continues To Lead The GOP Field, But Is His Support Overstated?

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s support in the polls appears to become coming largely from people who don’t typically vote in primary elections.

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As Far As Europe Is Concerned, The Debate Over The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Over

Doug Mataconis

Congress is set to debate the Iran nuclear deal next month, but as far as Europe is concerned the debate is already over.

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The Dangers of Relying on Airpower Alone

James Joyner

My latest for War on The Rocks, “The Inter-Service Wars Are Looking Like Calvinball,” has posted.

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State-Level Republicans Looking At Ways To Keep Trump Off The Ballot

Doug Mataconis

Republican officials in three states are looking at ways to keep Donald Trump off the primary ballot unless he pledges to support the eventual GOP nominee.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Supporters Aren’t Thrilled About Joe Biden, But Who Is Really?

Doug Mataconis

Joe Biden may want to run for President, but does anyone else? It doesn’t really seem like it.

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