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Clinton Email Scandal: What Should Be Done?

Hillary Clinton departs Malta for Liyba

A commenter asks what the consequences ought be for Clinton’s transgressions.

Hoping For A Breakthrough, Libertarians Meet In Orlando To Pick A Nominee

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With Republicans in Trump-induced disarray, Libertarians are meeting to pick their nominee and the hope that 2016 could be the year their party finally gets the attention it has craved for four decades.

Clinton Email Scandal and Trump’s Suitability for the Presidency

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Donald Trump would be a horrible president. That doesn’t justify Hillary Clinton’s bad acts.

Release Of Inspector General’s Report Indicates Hillary’s Email Woes Likely To Continue

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The Clinton campaign probably thought the email story was behind them. The new report from the State Department’s Inspector General shows just how wrong they were about that.

Donald Trump Clinches Republican Nomination

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Donald Trump now has enough delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot.

State Department Inspector General Faults Hillary Clinton, State Dept. In Email Probe

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A bad day for the Clinton campaign.

Donald Trump Wins Washington State, Inches Closer To Clinching The Nomination

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Donald Trump is now just 28 delegates away from clinching the GOP nomination. New Jersey’s primary on June 7th will put him over the top.

Donald Trump Resurrects The Worst Of Clinton Derangement Syndrome

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For Donald Trump at least, the start of the General Election campaign is the perfect time to dredge up decades old conspiracy theories.

Republican Mega-Donors Not Exactly Warming Up To Donald Trump

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Some of the GOP’s top donors still aren’t sold on Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Walk Into A Bar…..

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Last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open was most likely the last time we’ll see Larry David as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders but, along with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton, it was one of the best of the season: Very well done guys, although the first skit remains my personal favorite:

Bernie Sanders Continues To Wage War Against The Party He Claims To Support

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Even as it becomes more and more apparent that he cannot win the Democratic nomination for President, Bernie Sanders is not letting up on his rhetoric against the leadership of the party he claims he’ll support in November.

Stop Trying To Make Mitt Romney Happen

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It’s not going to happen.

Yes, The Trump/Clinton Polls Are Tightening. No, It Doesn’t Mean Much Of Anything

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Several recent polls have shown the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening, but it likely means far less than the media hype makes it sound like.

Donald Trump Just 77 Delegates Away From Officially Clinching Republican Nomination

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To the surprise of nobody, Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary in Oregon last night, putting him 77 delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination for President: Donald Trump has won the Oregon GOP Primary, according to the Associated Press. Although all of Trump’s GOP opponents have been vanquished, he has yet to cross […]

Sanders And Clinton Split Victories, Clinton Has Nomination In Sight

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split victories in Kentucky and Oregon last night, and Clinton is now less than 100 delegates away from an historic victory.

John McCain In Trouble in Arizona?

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John McCain seems to be headed for the toughest re-election fight of his political career: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is facing a tough reelection bid while fighting unfavorable ratings,according to a new poll. The survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) released Tuesday found that McCain leads the Republican primary field with 39 percent, […]

Bowe Bergdahl Trial Delayed Until 2017, But Donald Trump Could Wreck The Entire Case

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Bowe Bergdahl’s Court Martial has been delayed until 2017, which raises the possibility that comments by Donald Trump could result in Bergdahl getting off scot-free.

Clinton Hoping For Win In Kentucky To Blunt Sanders Momentum

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Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee regardless of what happens in Kentucky and Oregon today, but her campaign is hoping for a win in Kentucky that puts an end to the repetitive stories about Bernie Sanders continuing to win primaries.

Trump Probably Couldn’t Afford To Self-Fund A General Election Campaign

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Donald Trump has announced that he would not be self-funding the General Election campaign. That’s probably because he really couldn’t afford to do so.

Republican Insiders Still Talking About Quixotic Independent Run For POTUS

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With Donald Trump now destined to become the GOP nominee, some Republican insiders are trying to put together another ‘too little, too late’ strategy to stop him.

Nomination Fight for the Libertarians?

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Via WaPo:  Libertarian Party faces a nomination fight in a #NeverTrump world Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian Party nominee for president, may have found his moment. The Democratic and Republican parties are set to nominate deeply unpopular candidates. His Libertarian Party has seen enrollment surge all year, with more than […]

Republicans Discuss Rules Changes To Stop The Next Donald Trump

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Even before the 2016 convention, Republicans are talking about possible rules changes to stop another Trump-like candidate in 2020 or beyond.

From the “You can’t Make this Stuff up” File (Trump’s ex-Butler edition)

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Via the BBC:  Donald Trump’s ex-butler calls for Obama to be killed Anthony Senecal wrote in a Facebook post that Mr Obama “should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term”. Mr Senecal worked for Mr Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, for nearly 30 […]

A Reminder About Polling

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As we begin to head into General Election season, a few things to remember about the avalanche of polls to come.

Donald Trump Says His Muslim Travel Ban Is ‘Just A Suggestion’

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The walk backs begin.

Rush Limbaugh Explains Trump’s Praise of Clintons

Four years ago, Trump lavished praise on Hillary. Brilliant!

Joe Biden Thinks Joe Biden Would Have Been A Darn Good President

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Regrets, he’s had a few…….

Sanders Wins West Virginia, Continues To Fall Behind In Delegate Race

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Bernie Sanders won another primary last night, but he continues to fall behind in the race for delegates nonetheless.

Donald Trump Within 102 Delegates Of Clinching GOP Nomination

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With the field before him now clear, Donald Trump is now assured to win the Republican Presidential Nomination. After that, though, his plans don’t seem to make a lot of sense.

Eight Years Ago, Clinton Trounced Obama In West Virginia. Today, She Looks Likely To Lose

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Thanks largely to the fact that she has moved left on coal, Hillary Clinton seems likely to lose today’s West Virginia primary. But it will have only a minimal impact on Clinton’s quest for a delegate majority.

GOP Begins 2016 General Election Race With A Big Electoral College Disadvantage

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A first look at the Electoral College paints a very grim picture for Donald Trump and the GOP.

Democracy, Demagogues, and Populist Pandering

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The rise of Trump and Sanders has resurrected a debate as old as Western civilization.

Sarah Palin Targets Paul Ryan Over Refusal To Endorse Donald Trump

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Sarah Palin, who was among the early endorsers of Donald Trump, is now saying that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan must be defeated because of his unwillingness to immediately jump on the Donald Trump bandwagon: Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former […]

Where Were the Sane Republicans?

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Answering a question that gets a lot.

Bill Kristol Trying to Recruit Mitt Romney for Independent Run

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Bill Kristol is continuing the #NeverTrump fight to its logical next step, trying to find a more mainstream Republican to run as an independent in the fall.

Jeb Bush Won’t Support Trump or Clinton

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Former Florida governor and erstwhile 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush becomes the third member of the family to publicly announce he won’t support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November, joining the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States. I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There […]

Awful Presidential Cycle Likely to Get Much Worse

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If you think this campaign has been awful, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, And The Future Of The Republican Party

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Paul Ryan is declining to back Donald Trump for the time being, but other Republicans are making their own choices.

The Republican Party Jumps the Shark

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In the immortal words of the Fonz, I was wr-wr-wr-wr . . . not exactly right.

Time For The Senate GOP To Give In On Merrick Garland Nomination?

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With Donald Trump now confirmed as the GOP nominee, some conservatives are suggesting that the Senate GOP should just give in on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Bush 41, 43 Won’t Be Endorsing Trump

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The only two living Republican former Presidents have no plan to endorse Donald Trump: For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well. Bush 41, who enthusiastically endorsed […]

Early Poll Numbers Show Hillary Clinton Trouncing Donald Trump

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If these numbers hold up, then the GOP may as well start planning for the 2020 primaries now.

John Kasich Dropping Out, Clearing The Field For The Worst GOP Candidate Ever

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In a rational universe somewhere, John Kasich is preparing to become the de facto Republican nominee for President. In ours, he’s dropping out in favor of Donald Trump.

Sanders Wins Indiana Primary, But Hillary Clinton Continues To Advance In Delegate Fight

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Bernie Sanders won the Indiana Primary last night, but Hillary Clinton continues to accrue the delegates she needs to become the Democratic nominee.

Donald Trump Wins Indiana, Becomes Presumptive Nominee, As Ted Cruz Drops Out

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Donald Trump’s win last night made him the presumptive Republican nominee, whether Republicans will unify around him is another question.

Does Donald Trump Really Believe Ted Cruz’s Father Is Connected To JFK’s Assassination?

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The GOP race for President takes yet another bizarre turn.

Hoosier State Showdown

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The results from today’s Indiana Primary will go a long way toward setting the course for the end of both party’s nomination fights.

Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential Choice: Would It Be Conventional, Or Crazy?

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Several top Republicans have already said that they would not accept a position on a ticket with Donald Trump, so who might he choose?

Indiana Could Be The Last Stand For The ‘Stop Trump’ Movement

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Donald Trump seems poised for another solid victory in Indiana tomorrow, while the effort to stop him from winning a majority of delegates looks to be running out of options.

Republicans Resigning Themselves To Trump Being Their Nominee

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For better or worse, Republicans seem to be resigning themselves to the inevitable.

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