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Baltimore Under Siege

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Just over a week after a death at the hands of police that remains incredibly suspicious, Baltimore is the sight of violent riots.

Once Again, It’s The Eve Of History At The Supreme Court

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Tomorrow promises to be an historic day at the Supreme Court, but it’s been a long legal, political, and social battle.

George W. Bush Attacks Obama On Foreign Policy

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Pot, meet kettle.

Kazakhstan Overwhelmingly “Re-Elects” Nursultan Nazrabayev

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Nursultan Nazarbayev has been the leader of Kazakhstan since it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, and before that he had served in pretty much every high-level position in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic dating back to 1984. This weekend, he was overwhelmingly “elected” to his fifth term in office: Election officials in […]

American Politics Has Become Horrible, Predictable, And Utterly Boring

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Even for political junkies, the thrill seems to be gone.

Mary Keefe, Model For Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie The Riveter’, Dies At 92

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The woman who served as the model for one of Norman Rockwell’s most well known paintings has passed away at the age of 92: You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of […]

Nerd Prom Is Broken, But So Is Our Political Culture

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It’s time for another White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and it’s going to be just as atrocious as the last one. But, the dinner isn’t the real problem.

Republicans Largely Out of Step With The Rest Of America On ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

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Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

Marco Rubio’s Supposed Expertise On Foreign Policy Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Marco Rubio is often described as one of the GOP’s leaders on foreign policy, but a close look reveals a decided lack of substance.

Senate Republicans Preparing To Fix Obamacare If SCOTUS Strikes Down Subsidies

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Senate Republicans are working on legislation to fix the PPACA’s subsidies if the Supreme Court rules against the Federal Government in June.

After Railing Against Loretta Lynch, Ted Cruz Misses The Vote On Her Confirmation

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For months, Ted Cruz said the nomination of Loretta Lynch must be blocked. Then, he failed to show up when the Senate voted on her nomination.

Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

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Hillary Clinton’s political and personal baggage is likely to be a bigger problem for her than whomever her Republican opponent ends up being.

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As 83rd Attorney General Of The United States

President Obama Announces Loretta Lynch As His Nominee For Attorney General

After waiting 166 days since President Obama first appointed her to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States: The Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general on Thursday, ending months of acrimonious debate and installing a black woman as […]

Two Hostages, Including One American, Killed In Raid On Al Qaeda Targets

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An attack on al Qaeda outposts in January resulted in the death of two hostages, but also resulted in the death of two high value al Qaeda targets.

Marco Rubio Rises To The Top Of The GOP Field In New Poll

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Less than two weeks after entering the race, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is at the top of the GOP field in a new poll.

China Warns U.S. About North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

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Chinese analysts are telling their American counterparts that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is far more sophisticated than previously believed.

61% Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage, According To A New Poll

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As oral argument in the Supreme Court gets closer, a new poll finds public support for same-sex marriage at it’s highest level yet.

Hillary Clinton Faces New Revelations About Questionable Donations To Clinton Foundation

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A new report ties undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation to a Russian company’s acquisition of controlling interest in a major uranium mining company.

Carly Fiorina To Enter Race For President On May 4th

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Former Hewlett Packard CEO, and failed Senate candidate, Carly Fiorina will be running for President for some reason.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

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Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

Colorado Man Shoots Malfunctioning Computer

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A Colorado Man finally had enough of his malfunctioning Dell: When ctrl + alt + delete doesn’t work, just shoot the darn thing. That’s what one man did on Monday night, according to Colorado Springs police. Lucas Hinch, 37, was cited for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took the fight with his […]

Scott Walker Is Now Apparently Against Legal Immigration Too

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now appealing to the worst aspects of economic populism on the right.

New Study Finds No Link Between Autism And Childhood Vaccination

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Yet another study has found no link between autism and childhood vaccines. However, that’s unlikely to mean the end of the anti-vaccination movement.

Supreme Court Limits Ability Of Police To Use Routine Traffic Stops To Search For Drugs

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In a 6-3 vote that defied traditional expectations, the Justices have limited the ability of police to detain people on the side of the road for long periods of time.

Senate Deal On Human Trafficking Bill Paves Way For Vote On Loretta Lynch Nomination

President Obama Announces Loretta Lynch As His Nominee For Attorney General

A deal on the human trafficking bill that has been pending in the Senate for the better part of a month appears to have opened the door to a final vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination as Attorney General: WASHINGTON — After weeks of difficult negotiations, the Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement on a bill […]

Egyptian Court Sentences Former President To 20 Years

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An Egyptian Court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in a July 2013 coup, to 20 years in prison for his alleged role in the deaths of civilians during protests while he was in office: CAIRO — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years […]

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

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New allegations regarding foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation seem likely to become a campaign issue.

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

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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.

Tim Tebow To Become The Fifth Quarterback On The Philadelphia Eagles

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Tim Tebow, who hasn’t played in a regular season NFL game since being released by the New York Jets at the end of the 2012 season, will be joining a Philadelphia Eagles team that is already top heavy with Quarterbacks: Reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are about to sign Tim Tebow raise a host of […]

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

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

Previewing The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

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On April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the four cases challenging state law bans on same-sex marriage. As we get closer to that date, there are likely to be many preview pieces about what is obviously the most important case the Court will hear this term. Over at SCOTUSBlog, Lyle Denniston […]

Joe Manchin Will Not Run For West Virginia Governor

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After flirting with the idea on several occasions, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has announced that he will not run for Governor of West Virginia and will run for re-election to the Senate: Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Sunday that he won’t run for governor next year and instead plans to seek reelection […]

Politinerds: The Joe Scarborough Interview

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We had another special guest this week on Politinerds, Morning Joe host, and former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough. During the roughly 50 minutes of his time that Joe was generous enough to spend with his, we talk about his time growing up in New York State and Florida, the influence that his parents, and especially […]

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

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“Chewie, we’re rich.”

Michigan’s Rick Snyder Apparently Thinking Of Running For President

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is apparently considering running for President: Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has kept the door open to running for president but not taken active steps, had a meeting with top political advisers last week to discuss moving forward with a potential 2016 bid, sources familiar with the session told POLITICO. […]

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

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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.

It Looks Like Lindsey Graham Is Running For President

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

Yes, Mike Huckabee Is (Probably) Running For President

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

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

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

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

President Obama Announces Loretta Lynch As His Nominee For Attorney General

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

Chris Christie’s Reefer Madness

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

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

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

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

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

N.F.L. Reinstates Adrian Peterson

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With five months to go before the start of the NFL season, Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated after sitting out most of last year due to charges of child abuse, but it’s unclear where he’ll actually be playing in September: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday, […]

Russ Feingold Leading Ron Johnson In New Wisconsin Senate Poll

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A new Marquette University poll suggests that former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold would be in a very good position to win his seat back if he chose to run against Republican Senator Ron Johnson: A new poll finds former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) beating Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) by double digits in the 2016 race […]

The New Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And It’s Fantastic

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The newest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released today at a Disney/Lucasfilm event in San Francisco, and it’s become the talk of the Internet: In so many ways, this trailer was much better than the brief glimpse we were given back in November, and there will be more to come with the […]

Mike Pence Takes A Hit In The Polls In The Wake Of RFRA Controversy

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence has taken a fairly significant political hit in the wake of last month’s controversy over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: The “religious freedom” law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has taken a toll on the potential presidential candidate’s image in his home state, according to a new poll released Thursday […]

Lincoln Chaffee Is Kind Of Running For President

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Former Rhode Island Senator and Governor, and former Republican, Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for President, then his campaign announced that he wasn’t running, at least not yet: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he’s running for the Democratic nomination for president, just […]

Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

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150 years later, Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire us.

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