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Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

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Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

Clinton Foundation Discloses $26 Million In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose Before

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The Clinton Foundation has disclosed that there were $26 million in donations that it had failed to disclose while Hillary was Secretary of State.

President Of Boy Scouts Of America Calls For End Of Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

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Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary who now serves as head of the Boy Scouts Of America, has called for an end to that organizations ban on gay Scout Leaders.

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High In New Poll

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A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.

Mike Huckabee Is The Latest Republican To Skip The Iowa Straw Poll

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What if they held a straw poll and nobody came?

Hillary Clinton Is Ethically Challenged And Hasn’t Accomplished Much, Voters Don’t Seem To Care

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Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed candidate who might not even make a very good President. But that doesn’t matter in the race for the Democratic Nomination, and she’s probably going to be the next President anyway.

Bobby Jindal’s Utterly Pointless ‘Religious Liberty’ Campaign Stunt

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Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.

Congressman Steny Hoyer Thinks Congress Needs A Pay Raise

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer suggests that his fellow Congressmen and Senators are underpaid at $174,000 per year.

Rand Paul Holds The Senate Floor To Talk About PATRIOT Act Renewal, Civil Liberties

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Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly twelve hours yesterday to talk about the PATRIOT Act, but it’s unclear if he accomplished anything.

Networks to Limit Republican Debate Field

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With 14 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, TV execs are scrambling to make the debates watchable.

Hillary Clinton Has Her Own Questions To Answer About Iraq, Libya, And Syria

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Hillary Clinton has admitted she made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War in 2002, but there are plenty of other questions she needs to answer when it comes to foreign interventions.

George Pataki Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Former New York Governor George Pataki, who has flirted with the idea of running for President in the past, will be entering the race for the Republican nomination next week: Former New York Governor George Pataki indicated on Wednesday that he would announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next week in New […]

Martin O’Malley To Enter Presidential Race

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Maryland’s former Governor will announce his candidacy for President next week. Don’t expect him to go very far.

New Jersey May Finally Let You Pump Your Own Gas

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A New Jersey legislator is proposing finally getting rid of an antiquated law that makes it illegal to pump your own gas in the Garden State.

What Can Republicans Learn From The Tory Victory In Great Britain?

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Republicans could learn a few things from the Tory victory in the recent British elections, but they are in danger of drawing the wrong conclusions.

Federal Judge Bars Enforcement Of Restrictive D.C. Concealed Carry Law

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A Second Amendment victory in the District of Columbia,

Federal Judge Orders ‘Rolling’ Disclosure Of Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails

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Drip, Drip, Drip.

Nebraska Could Be The Next State To Repeal The Death Penalty

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The largely conservative state of Nebraska seems to be on the verge of repealing its law authorizing capital punishment.

Marco Rubio Fumbles The Iraq War Question

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Marco Rubio is the latest Republican Presidential candidate to have a problem giving a coherent answer to a few simple questions about the Iraq War.

Obama Administration To Take Steps To Cut Back On Police Militarization

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President Obama is taking steps to reduce police militarization, but there’s much more that needs to be done.

John Kaisch ‘Virtually Certain’ To Be Running For President

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Ohio Governor John Kaisch looks like he’ll be joining an already crowded Republican Presidential field: John Kasich is “virtually certain” to jump into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, sources close to the Ohio governor tell ABC News. Kasich has said his wife and daughters have given him a green light to run […]

Bobby Jindal Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee: Bobby Jindal announced Monday that he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee for a potential run for the 2016 Republican nomination. The Louisiana governor, a fierce social conservative who has been active in the early nominating states, will make a decision after the state’s legislative session […]

Lindsey Graham To Announce Presidential Run June 1st

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South Carolina’s Senior Senator is set to be the latest entry into the race for the Republican nomination.

Would Jeb Bush Skip Iowa?

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Some analysts are wondering if Jeb Bush might just forgo investing serious resources in the Iowa Caucuses.

What Went Wrong With The Polls In The British Election?

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Pollsters on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to figure out why the polls released right up until the eve of the British General Election were so wrong. Here’s one theory, and it’s very compelling.

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Bill And Hillary Rake In Millions On The Speaking Circuit

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Bill and Hillary Clinton have done quite well for themselves of the speaking circuit.

John Oliver Interview

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Jorge Ramos interviews John Oliver:  

The Republican Debate Stage Is Going To Be Awfully Crowded

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The Republican debate stage in 2016 is going to be even more crowded than it was in 2012.

Evander Holyfield Bests Mitt Romney in Boxing Match

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A five-time heavyweight champion has beaten a rich politician in a bizarre charity event.

Rick Perry To Enter Presidential Race On June 4th

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be looking for that elusive second act in American politics.

Hillary Misrepresents Citizen’s United, Says She’ll Demand Promises To Overturn From Nominees

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Hillary Clinton told supporters she’d require Supreme Court nominees to pledge to overturn Citizens United, a decision she completely misrepresented.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

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George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

House Passes Bill To Restrict N.S.A. Data Mining

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The House has passed a bill that would place real restrictions on the National Security Agency’s data mining program. Now, it moves to the Senate.

Russ Feingold Is Running For Senate Again

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Former Senator Russ Feingold announced today that he is seeking to return to the Senate with a rematch against the man who beat him in the Repubican wave election in 2010: Democrat Russ Feingold announced Thursday morning his long-expected bid to win back his US Senate seat from Ron Johnson, the Republican who defeated him […]

House Republicans Pass Unconstitutional, Doomed, Pandering Abortion Bill

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As expected, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill that would ban most abortions after twenty weeks. It also happens to be completely unconstitutional and has no chance of actually becoming law.

Jeb Bush Has His Own Iraq Quagmire

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Iraq seems to becoming a political headache for yet another member of the Bush family.

Americans Becoming Less Christian And Less Religious, Survey Says

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A new survey shows that Americans are becoming less Christian, and less religious overall.

Jeb Bush To Skip Pointless Iowa Straw Poll

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Jeb Bush will not participate in this year’s version of the Iowa Straw Poll.

Harriet Tubman On The Twenty Dollar Bill?

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If a new campaign succeeds, Harriet Tubman could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

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Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

House Benghazi Investigation Seems More Concerned With 2016 Than Investigating Anything

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Not surprisingly, the House Committee re-investigating the Benghazi attack seems more concerned with scoring political points than fact-finding.

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Taken Press Questions in 21 Days, Because She Doesn’t Need To

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Hillary Clinton hasn’t taken questions from reporters in three weeks. Because she doesn’t need the media as much as most other candidates.

Quote Of The Day

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From The Washington Post: One afternoon in April, Bill Clinton looked up at a television in his midtown Manhattan office and saw the grainy security-camera photo of his wife and her aide, Huma Abedin, at a Chipotle in Ohio, appearing incognito in dark sunglasses. He turned to aides and wondered, “What are she and Huma […]

Jeb Bush: Sure, I’d Invade Iraq Just Like My Brother Did

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Like most Republicans, Jeb Bush either fails or refuses to recognize what an utter, unjustifiable disaster his brother’s decision to invade Iraq actually was.

Darrell Issa: America’s Poor Have It Pretty Good, Actually

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Congressman Darrell Issa says that America’s poor are generally better off than the poor in the rest of the world. While he’s correct, he’s also incredibly tone deaf.

House Republicans Set To Sacrifice Limited Government On The Altar Of Abortion Politics

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House Republicans are set to vote on a bill banning abortion in almost all cases after twenty weeks. What they can’t do is explain where the Constitution gives Congress the power to do this.

James Clapper Tells Congress He Testified Falsely Because, ‘I Forgot’

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Director of National Intelligence now tells Congress that he testified falsely about NSA spying because he forgot the program existed.

Pentagon Paid N.F.L. For Tributes To Troops

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The tributes to the troops you see during N.F.L. games were most likely bought and paid for with your tax dollars.

Lindsey Graham Is Running For President For Some Reason

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For reasons only he can understand. South Carolina’s senior Senator will be entering the race for the White House early next month.

2016 A Close, Noncompetitive Election?

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Once again, only six or seven states are likely to matter.

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