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New Hampshire Likely To Be A Battle For Second, And Third, Place

Doug Mataconis · 1 Comment
Eighth Republican Debate

The real question about the GOP primary in New Hampshire will likely be about who comes in second and third place. But what if there are no clear winners for these positions?

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt,  and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton shake hands during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Rodney Dill · 17 Comments

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The Pre-New Hampshire Post

Steven L. Taylor · 47 Comments

Observations, questions, and some toastosity.

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Workers clean a giant statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha at a temple in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2016. The statue sits at a height of 49 meters and measures 19 meters in width.  REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Clinton Supporters Scold Younger Women For Supporting Bernie Sanders

Doug Mataconis · 25 Comments

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its supporters seem to be getting frustrated by the fact that younger women are seemingly more interested in her opponent than in her.

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Marco Rubio Becomes The Main Target At Eighth Republican Debate

Doug Mataconis · 16 Comments

Marco Rubio was the man in the cross hairs in last night’s Republican debate.

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Would Subjecting Women To The Draft Make War Less Likely? Of Course Not

Doug Mataconis

It’s been suggested that subjecting women to a possible draft would make leaders less likely to go to war. Unfortunately, there’s no reason to believe this is true.

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Military Women

Army And Marine Chiefs: Women Should Be Required To Register For Draft Just Like Men

Doug Mataconis

The Army Chief of Staff and Commandant of the Marine Corps told Congress that women should be required to register for the draft just like men are.

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After Two Solid Months, January Brings A Decidedly Mediocre Jobs Report

Doug Mataconis

January’s Jobs Report was nothing to write home about.

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Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Clash In First One-On-One Debate

Doug Mataconis

With the Vermont Senator holding a seemingly insurmountable lead in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders and HIllary Clinton clashed last night in their most contentious debate yet.

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Elections 2016

Trump Continues To Lead In New Hampshire, Rubio Surges, In Post-Iowa Polling

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump continues to lead, while Marco Rubio surges, in the first polls out of New Hampshire since the Iowa Caucuses.

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Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against Bill Cosby Due To Immunity Agreement

Doug Mataconis

A Pennsylvania Judge has refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby based on an alleged 2005 Immunity Agreement.

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Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Ben Carson Cuts Staff, Salaries, One Month After Raising $22 Million

Doug Mataconis

Ben Carson cut his campaign staff drastically just a month after raising more than $22 million. Another sign of a dead campaign.

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War Against ISIS Poised To Expand Into Libya?

Doug Mataconis

Get ready for an expansion of the war against ISIS into Libya, because it’s probably not far away.

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Doctors: N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Suffered From C.T.E. Due To Concussions

Doug Mataconis

Another late football great has been diagnosed with a brain disease directly connected to the game they played.

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ObamaCare’s Predicted Effects Coming True

James Joyner

Major carriers are reporting massive losses and demanding major rate hikes to cover the costs imposed by PPACA.

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Iowa 2016 Provides Yet More Evidence For The Argument Against Caucuses

Doug Mataconis

Reports of discrepancies in the counting of ballots in the Democratic Caucus in Iowa reveal yet again why the caucus process is outdated and ought to be abandoned.

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The State of Play Headed into New Hampshire

James Joyner

Clinton is a virtual lock for the Democratic nomination. Rubio is the most plausible Republican winner in a messy field.

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Clinton v. Sanders: Some Key Numbers

Steven L. Taylor

Despite media narratives to the contrary, I do not see this as a truly competitive contest.

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From 17 Candidates, The Race For The GOP Nomination Is Effectively Down To Just Three

Doug Mataconis

Six months ago, there were seventeen candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination. Now, the race is effectively down to three candidates.

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Clinton Narrowly Wins Iowa, Heads To Seemingly Unwinnable Battle In New Hampshire

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton eked out the narrowest of wins in Iowa, but now she’s headed to New Hampshire where Bernie Sanders holds a seemingly insurmountable lead in the polls.

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa GOP Caucus, Trump Second, Marco Rubio A Strong Third

Doug Mataconis

Ted Cruz won, Marco Rubio surged into a stronger than expected third place, and Donald Trump was humbled just a little bit, but he was hardly a “loser.” The race for the GOP nomination has begun for real.

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Final Iowa Polling Shows It All Depends On Turnout, Plus A Projection

Doug Mataconis

The final polls of the Iowa Caucus show that the outcome of tonight’s caucuses depend almost entirely on turnout at this point. Plus, a projection of who will win and the order of finish.

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Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders Hold On To Solid Leads In New Hampshire

Doug Mataconis

With just over a week to go, the New Hampshire primary is being dominated by a bombastic New York celebrity and a septuagenarian Vermont socialist.

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Clinton, Sanders, Cruz And Carson Won Fourth Quarter 2015 Money Race

Doug Mataconis

Fundraising in the final three months of 2015 largely reflected the state of the race itself, but some candidates are better positioned going forward than others.

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Workers clean a giant statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha at a temple in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok, Thailand, January 30, 2016. The statue sits at a height of 49 meters and measures 19 meters in width.  REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Rodney Dill

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Finally: Voting on the Horizon

Steven L. Taylor

Some thoughts and questions as we finally hit the start of the process. (And the return of the Toast-o-Meter)

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A Pakistani Kushti wrestler prepares the grpund in the ring while others practice during a training session, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Rodney Dill

The Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Trump, Clinton Hold Leads In Final Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

Doug Mataconis

The final Des Moines Register poll before Caucus Night shows Donald Trump leading the GOP field, and Hillary Clinton with a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders, but much of the final outcome will depend on who shows up for the respective party caucuses.

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Trump and the Social Conservatives

Steven L. Taylor

Politics makes strange bedfellows, but come on.

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