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Questions About Foreign Donations To Clinton Foundation Could Dog Hillary’s Campaign

Doug Mataconis · 20 Comments
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New allegations regarding foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation seem likely to become a campaign issue.

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Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

FBI Badge and Gun

FBI Admits Its Forensic Experts Gave False Testimony In Hundreds Of Cases

Doug Mataconis · 29 Comments

An elite FBI Forensics unit gave flawed and false testimony in cases over a period that lasted more than 20 years.

Quick Takes

Helicopter Lands On Lawn Of U.S. Capitol

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill · 26 Comments

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

Cheiwie Solo

Disney’s Net Worth Increased By $2 Billion After Release Of New Star Wars Trailer

Doug Mataconis · 5 Comments

“Chewie, we’re rich.”

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How FDR’s Death Changed The Nature Of The Vice-Presidency

Doug Mataconis · 9 Comments

Seventy years ago, Harry Truman became President in the final months of a war. He wasn’t prepared for it, but most Vice-President’s after him have been.

Jon Stewart

Stewart’s Guardian Interview

Steven L. Taylor

Some observations about Stewart’s interview (and some digression from me–okay, a lot of digression by me).

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It Looks Like Lindsey Graham Is Running For President

Doug Mataconis

And the fun part is that his main motive for running appears to be the opportunity to troll Rand Paul.

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Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Male Privilege

James Joyner

The “racism” debate brought about by Barack Obama in 2000 is getting a spin-off.

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Mike Huckabee

Yes, Mike Huckabee Is (Probably) Running For President

Doug Mataconis

After declining to run in 2012, Mike Huckabee’s entry into the 2016 race seems fairly certain.

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Barack Obama, Raul Castro

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The I Can’t GITMO Satisfaction Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Healthcare Gov

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

Doug Mataconis

Five years after it became law, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be over.

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election-2016

Is 2016 a 50-50 Proposition?

James Joyner

Pundits and political scientists agree that, if the 2016 presidential election were today, we’d have a much better idea who would win.

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Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Tip at Chipotle! Stop the Presses!

James Joyner

The scandal that will make everyone forget about Benghazi.

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President Obama Announces Loretta Lynch As His Nominee For Attorney General

161 Days Later, The Senate Still Hasn’t Voted On Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

Doug Mataconis

The confirmation of a new Attorney General has been held up nearly six months for what amounts to no legitimate reason.

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Christie Jan 9 Presser

Chris Christie’s Reefer Madness

Doug Mataconis

When it comes to marijuana policy, Chris Christie is stuck in the past.

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Boston Marathon Memorial Richard Family

Parents Of Youngest Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing Call For Tsarnaev’s Life To Be Spared

Doug Mataconis

The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing argue that his killer should be spared from the death penalty.

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US President George W. Bush (L) looks on

On Foreign Policy, Jeb Bush Would Be Another George W. Bush

Doug Mataconis

Like nearly all of his fellow Republicans, Jeb Bush has adopted the disastrous foreign policy views that typified his brother’s Presidency.

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Childhood Vaccine

California Vaccine Bill Stalls in the Face of Determined Opposition

Richard Guo

The Disneyland measles outbreak wasn’t enough to overcome anti-vaccine forces.

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Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

Doug Mataconis

150 years later, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire us.

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TSA Officers Allegedly Conspired To Grope “Attractive” Flyers

Doug Mataconis

TSA abuse stories had kind of disappeared from the news, but they’re back now in a big way.

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Cuban American Flags

Cuba To Be Removed From List Of Terrorist States

Doug Mataconis

Another step forward for U.S.-Cuban relations.

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White House And Congress Reach Compromise On Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Doug Mataconis

After months of resistance, the White House will allow Congressional review of any deal with Iran, but it may not hamper negotiations much in the end.

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Iran Nukes

Rubio’s Israel Litmus Test For An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolish And Unrealistic

Doug Mataconis

Conditioning an Iranian nuclear deal on recognition of Israel is foolish, unrealistic, and very bad diplomacy.

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Police Pistol

‘Volunteer’ Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Manslaughter In Death Of African-American Suspect

Doug Mataconis

A volunteer for an Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department killed a suspect thanks to what can only be described as extreme criminal negligence.

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Barack Obama, Raul Castro

US-Latin American Relations

Steven L. Taylor

Some thoughts on a column by Roger Noriega on the Obama administration and Latin America,

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Dr. Ben Carson Speaks At Launch Of New Media Online Network In Scottsdale, Arizona

Ben Carson To Launch Quixotic, Doomed Campaign For President On May 4th

Doug Mataconis

Ben Carson will be entering the race for President next month, but don’t pretend for a minute that he’s a serious candidate.

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Gavel And Scales Of Justice

America’s Top Law Firms Have Declined To Defend Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

Doug Mataconis

Many of America’s top law firms have declined to accept cases defending bans on same-sex marriage, and that’s okay.

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Uninsured Americans Drop Below 12% Of The Population

Doug Mataconis

A new survey suggests that fewer Americans lack health insurance than at any time since that number was first measured.

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vaccination

Australia To Deny Some Benefits To Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Kids

Doug Mataconis

Australia has an interesting new idea about how to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

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