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Scott Walker And Chris Christie Pander To Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Base

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Scott Walker and Chris Christie apparently think that the key to turning around their dying campaigns is to pander to the people supporting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform.

Bernie Sanders Closing On Hillary In Iowa According To New Poll

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A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining traction outside of New Hampshire for the first time.

Jeb Bush Loses Three Top Fundraisers; Signs Of Trouble Ahead?

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Jeb Bush’s campaign has been in a rough patch for several weeks at least, and now he’s lost three top fundraisers.

Clinton’s Democratic Opponents Upset With Parsimonious Debate Schedule

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Some of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic opponents are complaining about the DNC’s parsimonious debate schedule.

Appeals Court Upholds Law Barring Protests On Supreme Court Building Property

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A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a 1949 law that bars protesters from the property around the Supreme Court building. This seems inconsistent with the Court’s recent First Amendment jurisprudence.

Everybody Hates Congress

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Another poll confirms the fact that Americans of all political stripes continue to hold Congress is disdain.

Virginia Man Dies After Being Held In Jail For Four Months Without Trial Or Bail

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Four months in jail, no opportunity for bail, no trial, no access to mental health care. And, now Jamycheal Mitchell is dead.

Voter’s Words For Hillary Clinton: “Liar,” Dishonest,” “Untrustworthy”

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Hillary Clinton has a bit of a public image problem, but it’s not clear if that will hurt her politically.

Senate Democrats May Be Able To Filibuster The Vote To Block The Iran Nuclear Deal

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If the Administration gets its way, efforts to block the Iran nuclear deal may come to a quick end in the Senate.

Carly Fiorina’s Campaign Is Complaining About CNN’s Debate Rules

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Carly Fiorina will most likely be excluded from CNN’s prime time debate in September, so of course her campaign is complaining about rules that were established months ago.

Second Quarter G.D.P. Revision Shows Strong Growth, But Future Weakness Seems Likely

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Today’s revision of Second Quarter G.D.P. growth was good news, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

The Daily News Crosses The Line From Journalism To Murder Porn

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A front page cover on yesterday’s murders in Virginia crosses the line from reporting to exploitation.

Candidate Loyalty Oaths Are Unenforceable And Unconstitutional

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States who try to use loyalty oaths to keep Donald Trump off the ballot will be running afoul of the Constitution.

Bernie Sanders Is Giving Hillary Clinton A Contest In New Hampshire, But Nowhere Else

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Another poll shows Bernie Sanders doing will in New Hampshire, but there’s no evidence he’s catching on anywhere else in the country.

Reporter And Cameraman Shot To Death Live On The Air In Virginia

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A reporter and cameraman for a local television station were killed, and a third person wounded, live on the air this morning.

Trump Continues To Lead The GOP Field, But Is His Support Overstated?

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Donald Trump’s support in the polls appears to become coming largely from people who don’t typically vote in primary elections.

As Far As Europe Is Concerned, The Debate Over The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Over

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Congress is set to debate the Iran nuclear deal next month, but as far as Europe is concerned the debate is already over.

State-Level Republicans Looking At Ways To Keep Trump Off The Ballot

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Republican officials in three states are looking at ways to keep Donald Trump off the primary ballot unless he pledges to support the eventual GOP nominee.

Elizabeth Warren’s Supporters Aren’t Thrilled About Joe Biden, But Who Is Really?

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Joe Biden may want to run for President, but does anyone else? It doesn’t really seem like it.

Stock Market Drop Leads Trump And Walker To Say Dumb Things About China

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Yesterday’s stock market drop led some Republican candidates to say some particularly dumb things.

How Much Will Trumpism Damage The Republican Party?

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Even if Donald Trump isn’t the Republican nominee in 2016, he could still end up causing real harm to the party’s chances of winning the White House and holding on to the Senate.

The Biden Speculation Continues

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Thanks in part to a slow summer news cycle, the speculation about Vice-President Biden entering the race for President seems to be reaching a fever pitch.

Another Walker Flip-Flop On Immigration Amid Crashing Poll Numbers

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Scott Walker is flip-flopping on immigration again, while his poll numbers sink like a stone.

Rand Paul Buys Himself A Caucus So He Can Run For Two Offices At Once

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Thanks to $500,000, Rand Paul bought himself a caucus so he can run for two offices at once.

Don’t Expect The Republican Field To Shrink Very Much Before Iowa

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For a variety of reasons, it’s unlikely that the Republican field will shrink significantly before the Iowa Caucuses.

As Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Drop, Is A Biden Candidacy Becoming More Likely?

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The reports about Vice-President Biden possibly entering the Presidential race continue to persist.

The “Anchor Baby” Myth

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There are no “anchor babies,” there are only Americans.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal, But It Will Likely Go Into Effect Anyway

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Another poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Iranian nuclear deal, but the effort to defeat it in Congress is still likely to fail.

Private Email Servers And Hillary Clinton’s Judgment, Or Lack Thereof

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Hillary Clinton’s own campaign admits she “didn’t think it through” when she decided to use a private email server as Secretary of State.

Former President Carter Announces He Has Cancer On His Brain

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Former President Jimmy Carter announced this morning that he has cancer which has spread to his brain: ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that doctors had found cancer on his brain and that he would begin radiation treatments later in the day. During a news conference at the Carter Center here, Mr. Carter […]

Has Donald Trump Peaked? Possibly, But He’s Still Doing Pretty Good

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There are some signs that Donald Trump has peaked in the polls, but at his current position he’s still in pretty good shape unfortunately.

Hillary Clinton Continues To Dodge And Dismiss Questions About Her Private Email Server

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While new information seems to come out on a daily basis, Hillary Clinton would rather that everyone think that her private email server wasn’t really a very big deal.

Walker, Jindal, And Graham Endorse Donald Trump’s Plan To End Birthright Citizenship

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It will never actually happen, of course, but some of Donald Trump’s fellow candidates for President have been eager to endorse his idea to abolish birthright citizenship.

Trump Continues To Lead A Fluid GOP Field

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Donald Trump is still in the lead of the Republican circus, but the rest of the field remains uncertain in the wake of the first debate.

N.L.R.B. Denies Student Athletes’ Bid To Unionize

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The National Labor Relations Board refused to certify an effort by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan As Bad As You’d Expect

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Donald Trump’s immigration plan is would create a police state, violate people’s rights, and hurt America’s economy. And his supporters will most likely love it.

Democratic Donors Not Eager For Biden To Get Into The Race

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Top Democratic donors don’t really seem very eager for Vice-President Biden to enter the race for President.

Republican Race Shaken Up After First Debate, But Trump Still Leads

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There have been some changes in the race for the Republican nomination.

Connecticut Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

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Connecticut eliminated the death penalty several years ago, and now the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the men remaining on death row cannot be executed.

Jeb Bush Is Willfully Blind To The Truth About The Iraq War

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Like many Republicans, Jeb Bush continues to be willfully blind to the truth about the Iraq War.

Sesame Street Moves To HBO

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So does this mean Big Bird will show up on Game Of Thrones?

Trump Leads In Iowa, While Walker Declines

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Donald Trump is leading in Iowa, and very few things make sense anymore.

Defying A Court Order, Kentucky Clerk Refuses To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

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A Clerk in Kentucky appears to be headed for a showdown with a Federal District Court Judge that she is destined to lose.

Candidate For Canadian Parliament Has Most Insane Political Ad Ever

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The United States has Demon Sheep, Basil Marceux, and “I’m Not A Witch,” Canada has Wyatt Scott, an independent candidate for Parliament in British Columbia: Utterly insane, and totally awesome.

Mexico To Trump: No, We Won’t Pay For Your Wall

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Donald Trump’s assertion that he will get Mexico to pay for his border wall is being laughed at in Mexico City.

Most Americans Support A Pathway To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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Another poll shows that most Americans, and even most Republicans, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Scott Walker’s Crony Capitalism

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“Fiscal conservative” Scott Walker is handing Wisconsin taxpayers a $400 million bill for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bernie Sanders Pulls Ahead Of Clinton In New Hampshire Poll

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A new poll shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton, but within the margin of error, in New Hampshire. But a deeper examination suggests that Bernie-mentum is a mile wide and an inch deep.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

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Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server in the wake of reports about highly classified information in her email.

Taiwanese Animators Take On The Republican Presidential Debate

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The Taiwanese Animators have taken on last Thursday’s Republican Presidential debate, and everything you’d expected it to be:

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