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Republicans Resigning Themselves To Trump Being Their Nominee

Doug Mataconis · 84 Comments
Donald Trump Victory South Carolina

For better or worse, Republicans seem to be resigning themselves to the inevitable.

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Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Bob McDonnell’s Appeal

Doug Mataconis · 13 Comments

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s fate lies the hands of the Supreme Court.

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Ted Cruz To Name Carly Fiorina As “Running Mate”

Doug Mataconis · 63 Comments

In an unprecedented move that reeks of desperation, Ted Cruz is naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate before the primary process has even ended.

Quick Takes

Clinton Victory Nevada

Hillary Clinton Sweeps Four Of Five Mid-Atlantic States, Edges Closer To Delegate Majority

Doug Mataconis · 12 Comments

Another big night for Hillary Clinton, and more bad news for Bernie Sanders.

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Trump Sweeps Mid-Atlantic Primaries, Putting Himself One Step Closer To Victory

Doug Mataconis · 40 Comments

Another round of victories puts Donald Trump another step closer to the Republican nomination.

Supreme Court Issues Multiple Rulings

Voters Don’t Seem To Care About The Political Fight Over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

It may be the talk of Washington, but the political fight over Justice Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat does not seem to be something voters care very much about.

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Cruz-Kasich “Alliance” Already Falling Apart

Doug Mataconis

To the surprise of no one, the alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich is already falling apart.

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Likely To Do Very Well In Mid-Atlantic Primaries

Doug Mataconis

With voters in five states set to go to the polls, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are likely to make significant progress toward their quest for a majority of delegates in their respective contests.

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Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Appeals Court has reinstated the four game suspension imposed on Tom Brady over the so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal.

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Gender Neutral Restroom Sign

Transgender Rights And The Sudden Conservative Obsession With Bathrooms

Doug Mataconis

The passage of a new law in North Carolina has revealed an apparent obsession among some on the right with who gets to use which restroom.

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Cruz, Kasich Team Up In Latest Effort To Stop Donald Trump

Doug Mataconis

Ted Cruz and John Kasich have come up with yet another plan to stop Donald Trump.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Stan Nousman Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Voting

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights To 200,000 Ex-Felons

Doug Mataconis

In a huge step forward for criminal justice reform, Virginia’s Governor has restored voting rights for some 200,000 people who have paid their debt to society.

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Prince On Stage

Prince Dead At 57

Doug Mataconis

A music legend has passed at far too young an age.

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Clinton CFR Speech

Clinton Campaign Looking Beyond Sanders, Looking At Potential Running Mates

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is beginning to look beyond Bernie Sanders and talk about running mates.

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Harriet Tubman Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill

Doug Mataconis

Woman who liberated slaves to replace slaveholding President who presided over Native American genocide on American currency.

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Clinton Sanders Debate

Clinton Wins Big In New York As Sanders Campaign Becomes Even More Quixotic

Doug Mataconis

Hillary Clinton scored another big win in New York last night, putting her closer to clinching the Democratic nomination, and causing Bernie Sanders’ campaign to make even less sense.

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Trump New York Victory

Donald Trump Scores Big Win In New York

Doug Mataconis

As expected, Donald Trump scored a huge victory in his home state last night and now appears to be back on track to win the GOP nomination.

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Trump, Clinton Look Well-Positioned For Big New York Wins

Doug Mataconis

As the Empire State votes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look well positioned to have a very good night.

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Supreme Court Building

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Hears Argument In Challenge To Obama’s Deportation Relief Plan

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case challenging the President’s deportation relief plan, but it’s unlikely we’ll see a ruling on the merits.

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The Steady Decline of News

James Joyner

The business of the media is business. Business is not good.

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Ten Dollar Bill

Treasury Department Likely To Spare Alexander Hamilton, Bad News For Andrew Jackson

Doug Mataconis

The success of the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ appears to be helping to save Alexander Hamilton’s place on the $10 bill. Andrew Jackson, meanwhile, looks likely to be booted from the $20 bill.

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snowboardbot

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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Ted Cruz Speaking

New Jersey Judge Rules Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

Doug Mataconis

A New Jersey judge, along with a Judge in Pennsylvania, is among the first to rule on the meaning of the ‘natural born citizen’ clause.

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pyrkon

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Elks Club Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Connecticut Judge Allows Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit To Proceed, For Now

Doug Mataconis

A Connecticut Judge has allowed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook Shootings to go forward, but a Federal Law appears to make dismissal inevitable.

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Clinton Sanders 414 debate

Clinton And Sanders Clash In Advance Of High Stakes New York Primary

Doug Mataconis

Just days before a high stakes primary in New York, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over familiar themes in their latest debate.

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Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Both Viewed Very Badly Outside The GOP

Doug Mataconis

The two men most likely to win the Republican nomination aren’t very well liked outside the Republican Party.

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Donald Trump Ted Cruz

Cruz Likeliest Winner in Contested GOP Convention

James Joyner

The second place finisher in the Republican primaries is looking like the first loser.

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