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Rand Paul’s Pandering To Social Conservatives Likely To Turn Off Other Supporters

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Rand Paul has been cozying up to social conservatives lately, but he risks alienating the people most likely to support his campaign for the White House.

Arkansas Governor Demands Changes To RFRA Bill

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As I noted this morning, the battle over RFRA laws and how they impact the arguments over gay rights and same-sex marriage are extending beyond Indiana, particularly to Arkansas where the state legislature approved a bill similar to Indiana’s just yesterday and sent it to Governor Asa Hutchinson. Earlier today, after an uproar that included […]

Everyone Hates The Cable Company, But This One Isn’t Their Fault

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A tale of Kafkaesque torture by Comcast Customer Service reveals that the person who really made the mistakes here was the homeowner.

RFRA Battle Moves Beyond Indiana

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Arkansas, North Carolina, and Virginia may soon see the same battle over RFRA laws that is playing itself out in Indiana

Kentucky’s Defense Of Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Absurd

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Kentucky has offered the Supreme Court a defense of its ban on same-sex marriage that seems laughable.

Harry Reid Doesn’t Regret Spreading False Charges About Mitt Romney’s Taxes

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Harry Reid made outlandish claims about Mitt Romney during the 2012 election. He probably knew they were lies when he made them. And he doesn’t care.

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

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The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

Fed Chairman Bernanke Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Supreme Court Remains Silent In Case Involving Students Wearing American Flag Shirts

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The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of three students disciplined for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On The Daily Show

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Comedy Central has chosen a relative unknown to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show: In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more […]

Carly Fiorina “90% Certain” She Will Run For President

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Carly Fiorina seems to be inching close to a Presidential run for some reason.

Marco Rubio To Enter The Race For President, But His Star Has Dimmed

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio is getting ready to jump into the race for President, but he has an uphill fight ahead of him.

Tammy Duckworth To Run Against Mark Kirk In 2016

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who defeated Republican Congressman Joe Walsh in 2012, will run against Republican Senator Mark Kirk in 2016: WASHINGTON – Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., will announce a 2016 Senate bid likely on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. She is aiming to win the Democratic nomination to run against […]

The New Republican Orthodoxy On Israel

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More than ever before, even mild criticism of Israel seems to be verboten among Republicans.

Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

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Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Harry Reid Retiring From Senate

Senator Harry Reid speak to reporters in the Capitol in Washington

After nearly 20 years in office, Harry Reid announced early today that he would not seek reelection in 2016.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Obama Less Popular Than Fictional Presidents, More Popular Than Putin

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A new poll indicates that most fictional Presidents are more popular than the real thing: Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 […]

Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

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Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

Obama To Slow Withdrawal Of American Forces From Afghanistan

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America’s longest war continues.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Indiana Senator Dan Coats To Retire

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Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats announced today that he will not be running for re-election in 2016: Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana will not seek another term in office, he said Tuesday. Coats told the political news website Indy Politics that his age and his preference to legislate rather than campaign both played a […]

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

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Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

Rand Paul Supporters Crash Ted Cruz’s Announcement Speech

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A group of Liberty University students managed to get in some rather epic trolling at Ted Cruz’s speech today: LYNCHBURG, Va.—Sen.  Ted Cruz took the stage to declare his presidential candidacy at Liberty University Monday, surrounded by upwards of 10,000 cheering students. They weren’t all here by choice. Attendance at convocation at Liberty is mandatory, […]

Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

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Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

Lee Kuan Yew, Founder And First Prime Minister Of Singapore, Dies At 91

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Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and long-time Prime Minister of Singapore, died over the weekend at the age of 91: SINGAPORE — Lee Kuan Yew, who as its founding father and first prime minister transformed the tiny outpost of Singapore into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday […]

Supreme Court Declines Challenge To Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

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Another setback for those opposed to Voter ID laws.

Ted Cruz To Announce He’s Running For President

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Ted Cruz kicks off with the first of what is likely to be a string of candidates getting into the 2016 race in the coming month.

Rand Paul Tries To Explain Why He Signed The Cotton Letter To Iran, And Fails

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Rand Paul now says he signed the Cotton Letter to strengthen the Administration’s bargaining position.

President Obama Supports Mandatory Voting, And He’s Wrong To Do So

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President Obama thinks that it would be a good idea if everyone were forced to vote. He’s wrong, and his idea is most likely unconstitutional.

Ben Carson Flunks Foreign Policy, History

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

Ben Carson doesn’t seem to know much about foreign policy or history. And he doesn’t belong on anyone’s list of serious Presidential candidates.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Donald Trump Apparently Pretending To Run For President Again

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He’s back.

Benjamin Netanyahu Appears To Secure Victory In Israeli Elections

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After appearing to be behind in pre-election polling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have secured a victory in Israel’s elections.

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield For Charity

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With future Presidential ambitions apparently out of the picture, Mitt Romney appears to be moving on to a new career: Forget about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the real fight of the century is scheduled for May 15 when Mitt Romney enters the ring to battle Evander Holyfield in Salt Lake City. Yes, you read […]

Oregon Adopts Automatic Voter Registration

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Oregon has become the first state in the nation to adopt universal automatic voter registration.

Vladimir Putin Reappears In Public After Ten Day Absence

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After  not being seen in public for nearly two weeks, which led to rumors of everything from health problems, to a coup attempt, to his becoming a father, Vladimr Putin appeared in public and seemed to put those rumors to rest: ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin resurfaced Monday, smiling and looking his […]

Politinerds: The Dave Weigel Interview

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This weeks episode of Politinerds featured an interview with David Weigel, currently a political reporter at Bloomberg News, and previously with Slate, The Washington Post, Reason magazine, and a host of other publications. We covered several topics with Dave, ranging from issues about how a reporter’s political opinions should impact their reporting, the role of […]

Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me A Gulfstream G650

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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar tells his followers that the Lord God wants him to have a private jet: The ministry of a prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million. The […]

Bride Dumps Groom After He Fails Math Test

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A bride in India dumped her fiance mere minutes before the wedding ceremony was about to start because he wasn’t good at math: NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday. The bride tested the groom on […]

Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Suggest Email Scandal May Have No Lasting Impact

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Despite the ongoing email controversy, Hillary Clinton remains well positioned heading into 2016.

Another Secret Service Incident Leads To Questions Of Drunk Driving And A Cover Up

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Last week, two members of the Secret Service were involved in an incident near the White House that may have included driving while drunk: The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after […]

Netanyahu Trailing In New Polls, But He Could Remain In Power

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Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing in the final polls leading to Tuesday’s election, but he still may be able to form the coalition needed to stay in power.

Expelling Students From A Public University Over Racist Videos Probably Isn’t Constitutional

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Freedom of speech means freedom for all speech, even when it is racially offensive.

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

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Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

Florida State Employees Ordered Not To Refer To “Climate Change” Or “Global Warming”

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Don’t say “climate change” or “global warming” if you work for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Senate GOP’s Letter To Iran Likely To Achieve Exactly The Opposite Of What It Intends

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Senate Republicans have done more harm to the goal of stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons than they have done good.

Boko Haram Pledges Support To ISIS

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Boko Haram, the Islamist terror group that has been a problem in Nigeria for several years now, has apparently pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State: With thousands of fighters and some parts of northeastern Nigeria under its control, Boko Haram is believed to be the largest jihadi group to pledge fidelity to the Islamic […]

Senator Bob Menendez To Reportedly Face Federal Corruption Charges

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A powerful Democratic Senator looks like he’s about to be in a whole lot of trouble.

Republican Congressional Leaders Skipping Selma Anniversary

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Another tone deaf action from leading Republicans.

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