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Ted Cruz Proves His Political Opportunism Is More Important Than His Conscience

Doug Mataconis · 53 Comments
Trump Cruz Debate

In which Ted Cruz endorses the guy who called his wife ugly and said his father was involved in the Kennedy assassination.

Seattle Mall Shooting

Five Dead In Mall Shooting In Washington State, Gunman Still At Large

Doug Mataconis · 21 Comments

A late night attack at a shopping mall, and a suspect still at large have raised tensions in Seattle.

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Oklahoma Police Officer Charged In Shooting Death Of African-American Man

Doug Mataconis · 120 Comments

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged in the shooting death of an African-American man while North Carolina authorities continue to balk on releasing a video in a shooting case there.

Quick Takes

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No, Immigrants Aren’t Taking Your Job

Doug Mataconis · 116 Comments

A new study debunks an old idea.

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Federal Reserve Board Declines To Raise Interest Rates Again

Doug Mataconis · 28 Comments

An unsurprising decision from the Federal Reserve.

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Protests Erupt In The Wake Of Police Shootings In Oklahoma And North Carolina

Doug Mataconis · 166 Comments

After two questionable police shootings, protests erupted overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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George H.W. Bush Reportedly Voting For Hillary Clinton

Doug Mataconis

According to one report, the GOP’s longest living former President plans to vote for a Democrat this fall.

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Presidential Race Continues To Tighten With Seven Weeks To Go

Doug Mataconis

With just forty-nine days left in the campaign, and less than a week before the first debate, the race for President is tighter than ever.

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NYC Ezplosion

Suspect In New York City, New Jersey Bombings Captured By Police

Doug Mataconis

Just about two days after setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York City, a suspect is in custody.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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NYC Ezplosion

Explosion From Apparent Bomb Injures 29 In New York City

Doug Mataconis

An explosion that ended up injuring 29 people interrupted an otherwise quiet Saturday evening in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.

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Third Party Candidates Excluded From Presidential, Vice-Presidential Debate

Doug Mataconis

Once again, the debate commission controlled by the two major parties is excluding third-party candidates from the Presidential debates.

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Trump’s Campaign Says He Now Believes Obama Was Born In The U.S.

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s campaign is apparently finally acknowledging reality, although its claim that birtherism originated with the Clinton campaign in 2008 does not comport with the facts.

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Despite Historic Success, Gary Johnson Struggles To Qualify For Presidential Debates

Doug Mataconis

Gary Johnson is doing better than any third-party candidate in twenty years, but that doesn’t mean he’s likely to get an invitation to the upcoming Presidential debates.

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Even Trump’s Supporters Don’t Believe Mexico Would Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

Doug Mataconis

Apparently, even people who support Donald Trump don’t believe his claim that he can get Mexico to pay for his border wall.

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With Eight Weeks To Go, A Tighter Race But It’s Still Advantage Clinton

Doug Mataconis

The election is now fifty-six days away and, while the race is tighter than it has been, it’s still one in which Hillary Clinton has seemingly all the advantages.

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Clinton Stumble

Clinton Health Scare Raises Questions

Doug Mataconis

Clinton stumbles and leaves an event early, leading to the news that her campaign has been withholding health information from the press.

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The Lost National ‘Unity’ Of September 11th

Doug Mataconis

The sense of national ‘unity’ that existed in the wake of the September 11th attacks didn’t last for very long.

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The Minimum Wage

Steve Verdon

The minimum wage has been a big part of this year’s election cycle, mainly due to Bernie Sander’s campaign and his idea of a national minimum wage. There has been lots of discussion of this, but most of it is just, well, bad. There are really two things that one can point to as to why wages above the market wage can be good.

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U.S., Russian Agreement On Syria Seems Doomed To Fail

Doug Mataconis

The United States and Russia have reached an agreement to end fighting in Syria, but it seems unlikely to succeed given that it doesn’t involve the parties actually doing the fighting.

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What To Do About North Korea?

Doug Mataconis

North Korea continues to advance its nuclear program but it’s unclear what anyone can do about it.

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Party Realignment Fantasies

James Joyner

David Brooks thinks American politics “Could get ugly” before the ship gets righted.

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Putin Smirk

Donald Trump’s Disturbing, Disqualifying Love Affair With Vladimir Putin

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s admiration and praise for the dictatorial leader of Russia should be sufficient reason to disqualify him from being President of the United States.

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North Korea Conducts Another Nuclear Weapons Test As The World Runs Out Of Options

Doug Mataconis

North Korea conducts yet another nuclear weapons test, and it’s unclear what anyone can do to stop them.

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Republicans Vow To Continue Investigations Even If Hillary Clinton Wins The White House

Doug Mataconis

House Republicans are vowing to continue their investigations even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House.

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Libertarians Are to Blame for Donald Trump’s Racialized Rhetoric?

Steve Verdon

The idea that Donald Trump has gotten his racialized rhetoric from libertarians is simply errant nonsense. The libertarian view, broadly speaking, is not defined by Murray Rothbard, Llewellyn Rockwell, and Ron Paul and those who share their views. This is but a small and even fringe group of what could be called the libertarian community.

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Federal Prosecutors Will Not Retry Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Doug Mataconis

After a unanimous Supreme Court victory, Bob McDonnell won’t be facing another corruption trial.

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Gary Johnson Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

Doug Mataconis

Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson doesn’t get much national press attention, and it doesn’t help when he flubs an answer like he did this morning.

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Hijacking the National Anthem

James Joyner

Athletes are sitting out the Star Spangled Banner to air their grievances. Management is pushing back.

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