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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.

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Read New York Times

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The Republican frontrunner claims he doesn’t read America’s most important newspaper.

Harry Reid Retiring From Senate

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hot Air Remains, Balloon No Longer Aloft

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A brutal assessment of Chris Christie’s presidential chances.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

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

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

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.

Regarding the Logan Act

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The following, by law professor Steve Vladeck, is worth a read:  The Iran Letter and the Logan Act.

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.

Don’t Know Much about Foreign Policy: The Senate 47

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Amateurish? Condescending? Yes. Treasonous? No.

Photographing History (More Selma)

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  Via the LAT:  Selma photographer captured history on ‘Bloody Sunday’. The photos and descriptions are worth a look. The following passage struck me: “The world doesn’t know this happened because you didn’t photograph it,” King told Life magazine’s Flip Schulke, according to “The Race Beat,” a history of media coverage of the civil rights […]

Pre-1965 Literacy Tests

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For some rather remarkable examples of barriers to vote that existed prior to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, I would recommend the following:  Are You "Qualified" to Vote? Take a "Literacy Test" to Find Out

Putting the Civil Rights Movement into Historical Perspective

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Thinking about comparative American struggles against tyranny.

Alabama First at Something

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Sadly whenever Alabama is first at something (save perhaps in football) it is never for something good.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

Hillary Clinton Smiles New Hampshire Win

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

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.

February Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected

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February’s jobs report came in stronger than analysts expected, but wage growth remains stubbornly stagnant.

Supreme Court Appears Divided In Latest Obamacare Case

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Once again, the Supreme Court appears to be sharply divided on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Ben Carson: Prison Sex Proves Being Gay Is A Choice

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

Ben Carson is inching closer to running for President, and he’s continuing to pander to the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.

After Two Month Stand Off, House Passes Clean DHS Funding Bill

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As expected, Republicans have caved in the showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Republicans Suddenly Discover They’re Against The Filibuster

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Now that they control all of Congress, some Republicans are suddenly deciding that the filibuster should be repealed.

Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton’s use of email while Secretary of State pretty much violated every Federal law and regulation on the issue.

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical Of Non-Legislative Redistricting

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The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down state laws that take redistricting completely out of the hands of state legislatures.

Barbara Mikulski Will Not Run For Re-Election In 2016

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Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, has announced that she will not seek re-election in 2016: Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, announced at a news conference Monday that she will retire from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans said. […]

Scott Walker Flip Flops On Immigration Reform

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Just as his political star is rising among conservatives, Scott Walker is walking back his previous support for immigration reform.

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll: A Family Tradition

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Rand Paul is carrying on a family tradition, winning the CPAC straw poll won many times by his father Ron.

Congress Punts DHS Funding Bill For Seven Days

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Another lesson in incompetence in governing from House Republicans.

Politinerds: The Jake Tapper Interview

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The week’s episode of Poitinerds features another special guest, Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper and before that White House Correspondent for ABC News. Jazz Shaw and I talk with Jake about his career in journalism, what it’s like to host a daily news show in an era of fast breaking […]

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