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What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

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Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

Sabato Predicts Electoral College Landslide for Clinton

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Donald Trump has a steep hill to climb to reverse a quarter century trend.

Scowcroft Endorses Clinton

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A revered Republican foreign policy guru has endorsed the Democratic nominee for president.

Bernie Sanders Finally Accepts Reality, Admits He Won’t Be The Nominee

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Bernie Sanders admitted, finally, that he likely won’t be the nominee.

Marco Rubio Decides He’s Running For Re-Election After All

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Marco Rubio changes his mind, and drops the first hint that he’s already thinking about the Presidential race in 2020 or 2024.

Janet Yellen Hints At Slow Economic Growth, But No Recession, Going Forward

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The head of the Federal Reserve tells Congress that the economy is unlikely to enter recession this years, but isn’t exactly going to be booming either.

Hillary Clinton Is Crushing Donald Trump In The Money Race

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Donald Trump has almost no cash on hand. That doesn’t bode well for his campaign going forward.

Senate Rejects Post-Orlando Gun Control Efforts

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As expected, the Senate rejected four gun control measures introduced in the wake of the attack in Orlando.

In Campaign Shake Up, Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager

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A campaign shake up at Trump Tower, but it’s unlikely to change fundamentals.

Donald Trump’s Numbers Are Historically Bad

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It’s still early in the cycle, but Donald Trump’s poll numbers are already historically bad.

Latest SCOTUS Rumor: Clarence Thomas Might Resign, Or Maybe Not

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Clarence Thomas is the latest Supreme Court Justice to be the subject of retirement rumors. You should treat these rumors skeptically.

When the NRA is Talking More Sense than Trump…

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Via the NY Post:  NRA says Trump’s Orlando comments ‘defy common sense’ Donald Trump’s suggestion that armed clubgoers could have prevented the worst mass shooting in modern US history “defies common sense,” according to the National Rifle Association — which is backing the tycoon for president but on Sunday had two of its top officials taking rare […]

Two Stunning Graphs about the State of the 2016 Campaign

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Via WaPo: The brutal numbers behind a very bad month for Donald Trump   Could Trump really believe that he can run a national campaign on rallies and free media via the news? And lest anyone think it is working, see the full piece which shows Trump’s current poll status in historical context.  Also note this: The […]

Bernie Sanders’ Stubbornness Is Costing The American Taxpayer

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Bernie Sanders’ refusal to admit that his campaign is over is costing you up to $38,000 per day.

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

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The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

Evaluating Hillary’s Short List For Running Mates

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A purported ‘short list’ of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton is out. Here’s how the candidates stack up.

History Has its Eyes on You (Trump Edition)

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Timothy Egan in the NYT: A Week for All Time They will remember, a century from now, who stood up to the tyrant Donald Trump and who found it expedient to throw out the most basic American values — the “Vichy Republicans,” as the historian Ken Burns called them in his Stanford commencement speech. The shrug from […]

An Accurate Description of Trump/the State of the GOP

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Matthew Continetti on the Trump: It’s a joke. All of it: his candidacy, the apparatus of propaganda and grift surrounding it, the failures of governance and education and culture that have brought us to this place. What disturbs me most is the prospect that Donald Trump is what a very large number of Republican voters want: not a wonk, […]

Tiny Group Of GOP Delegates Preparing To Fight Against Trump At Republican Convention

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A small group of Republican delegates is apparently discussing yet another quixotic effort to deny Donald Trump the nomination.

Bernie Sanders Still Not Conceding

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Bernie Sanders doesn’t seem to realize that the political world has already moved past the race for the Democratic nomination.

The Republican Exodus From Trump Quickly Becoming A Stampede

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Republican leaders and politicians continue to distance themselves from their party’s presumptive nominee.

Another GOP Defection

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Via Politico:  Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who […]

Marco Rubio Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

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Marco Rubio may be running for re-election to the Senate after all.

Federal Reserve Declines To Raise Rates Again

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Once again, the Federal Reserve chooses to pass on the opportunity to raise interest rates.

Republicans Start Running Away From Trump

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Donald Trump’s latest outbursts are causing Republicans to move away from him faster than you can say “electoral disaster.”

Americans Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

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A new poll shows that public opinion about Donald Trump is at the lowest point its been since he entered the race. That bodes poorly for Trump, and for the the political party that has chosen to nominate him for President.

Hillary Clinton Wins Final Democratic Primary, Meets With Bernie Sanders

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Hillary Clinton easily won the final contest of the 2016 primary season, and the Clinton-Sanders reconciliation dance began.

In Latest Attack On A Free Press, Donald Trump Denies Credentials To The Washington Post

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Donald Trump continues his war on freedom of the press and reporters who cover him critically by barring The Washington Post from covering campaign events.

Donald Trump Insinuates President Obama Identifies With Terrorists

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Donald Trump has insinuated that President Obama is not fighting the War On Terror aggressively because he somehow identifies with terrorists.

Trump and Utah

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Via WaPo:  This new Utah poll is amazingly bad for Donald Trump No state voted more heavily for the GOP presidential nominee in 2012 than Utah. And in 2008, it was the third-most Republican state in the union. A new poll shows that Donald Trump is tied with Hillary Clinton in Utah. We’re not quite saying, of course, […]

Donald Trump Renews Call For Ban On Muslim Immigration

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Donald Trump responded to the attack on the Pulse nightclub by renewing his call to ban members of an entire religion from coming to the United States.

Gary Johnson Hits 12% In Latest Fox News Poll

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Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Gary Johnson is doing quite well in the polls, when pollsters bother to include him.

Republican Donor Class Says Trump Is Falling Dangerously Behind In Fundraising

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Top Republican donors are becoming increasingly concerned that Donald Trump isn’t paying enough attention to raising money for the General Election campaign.

It’s Too Late To Stop Donald Trump At The Convention

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Republican insiders are apparently still looking at ways to stop Donald Trump at a convention. It’s far too late for that, guys.

Clinton Holds Slight Lead Over Trump As General Election Race Begins

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Hillary Clinton has a slight lead in national polling over Donald Trump as the battle for the White House really begins.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Clinton, Attacks Trump, As Democrats Unite Behind Clinton

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Senator Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to unite behind the party’s presumptive nominee. A marked contrast to the chaos that reigns on the Republican side of the aisle.

President Obama Formally Endorses Hillary Clinton

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With the race for the Democratic nomination over, President Obama is ready to hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton.

No, Judge Curiel Has Not Demonstrated Bias Against Donald Trump In His Rulings

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Donald Trump has claimed that the Judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuits is biased against him, but there’s absolutely no evidence to support this argument.

Dilbert’s Scott Adams and Donald Trump

** FILE**Richard Hatch, winning castaway from the CBS reality show "Survivor," reacts as he holds his prize, a $1 million dollar check, in this Aug. 25, 2000, file photo made at the CBS Television studios in Los Angeles. When Hatch was selected by his fellow castaways as the big prize winner, 51.7 million viewers were watching. In 2004, two cable powerhouses are trying to  establish a reality network. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The cartoonist and student of human psychology is fascinated by the con artist who would be president.

As Republicans Run From Trump, The Seeds Of A GOP Civil War May Be Starting To Grow

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With top Republicans recoiling from the realization that the GOP is stuck with Trump in 2016, the ground seems to be being prepared for a conflict that could tear the GOP apart regardless of who wins in November.

Clinton Wins Final ‘Super Tuesday’ Of 2016, Claims Victory In Nomination Fight

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 7, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Clinton has secured enough delegates and commitments from superdelegates to become the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to secure the presidential nomination of one of the country's two major political parties. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton won the final Super Tuesday of the 2016 primary season, thus officially sending us into what promises to be among the most contentious General Election battles in recent memory.

It’s Time for Sanders to Concede

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Continuing the fight at this point is not just Quixotic, it’s unsporting.

Time For Republicans To Choose: Can You Really Support The Bigot At The Top Of Your Ticket?

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Republicans have a choice to make and, so far, they’ve been making the wrong one.

Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination, Multiple Media Outlets Project

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An historic achievement.

Should The Media Ignore The Fact That Hillary Clinton Will Clinch The Nomination Tomorrow?

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One media critic is arguing that news organizations should ignore the fact that Hillary Clinton will become the Presumptive Democratic Nominee tomorrow. This is utterly ridiculous.

Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary, Inches Closer To Clinching Democratic Nomination

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Closer to making history.

David French Passes On Quixotic Independent Bid For The Presidency

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The relatively unknown candidate that Bill Kristol floated as the “Never Trump” alternative has announced he’s not running for President.

Bernie Sanders Is Either Delusional, Or He’s Lying To His Supporters

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Bernie Sanders is continuing to let his supporters believe he has a chance to win the Democratic nomination. He is either delusional, or he is lying to his supporters.

An All-Around Bad Jobs Report For May

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The May Jobs Report was bad all-around. The question is whether this will come to be seen as an anomaly or the beginning of a worrisome trend.

On Donald Trump’s Contempt For The Rule Of Law And Freedom Of The Press

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Donald Trump’s open contempt for the Rule of Law and Freedom of the Press should disqualify him from being considered an acceptable candidate for President.

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