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Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

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Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

Marco Rubio’s Supposed Expertise On Foreign Policy Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Marco Rubio is often described as one of the GOP’s leaders on foreign policy, but a close look reveals a decided lack of substance.

After Railing Against Loretta Lynch, Ted Cruz Misses The Vote On Her Confirmation

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For months, Ted Cruz said the nomination of Loretta Lynch must be blocked. Then, he failed to show up when the Senate voted on her nomination.

Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

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Hillary Clinton’s political and personal baggage is likely to be a bigger problem for her than whomever her Republican opponent ends up being.

Marco Rubio Rises To The Top Of The GOP Field In New Poll

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Less than two weeks after entering the race, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is at the top of the GOP field in a new poll.

Hillary Clinton Faces New Revelations About Questionable Donations To Clinton Foundation

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A new report ties undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation to a Russian company’s acquisition of controlling interest in a major uranium mining company.

Carly Fiorina To Enter Race For President On May 4th

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Former Hewlett Packard CEO, and failed Senate candidate, Carly Fiorina will be running for President for some reason.

House Benghazi Committee Won’t Release A Report Until 2016

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Not surprisingly, the Select Committee established by House Republicans to investigate something that has already been investigated multiple times, will be in operation well into the Presidential Election season.

Hillary Clinton ‘Unrunning’ For President

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The press corps is already bored.

Scott Walker Is Now Apparently Against Legal Immigration Too

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now appealing to the worst aspects of economic populism on the right.

Chris Christie’s Costly Indecisiveness

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WaPo’s “Top Christie ally defects to Bush” buries the lede.

Questions About Foreign Donations To Clinton Foundation Could Dog Hillary’s Campaign

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New allegations regarding foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation seem likely to become a campaign issue.

Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

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The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

Michigan’s Rick Snyder Apparently Thinking Of Running For President

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is apparently considering running for President: Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has kept the door open to running for president but not taken active steps, had a meeting with top political advisers last week to discuss moving forward with a potential 2016 bid, sources familiar with the session told POLITICO. […]

Sexism and Hillary Clinton: Maureen Dowd Edition

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Speaking of sexism and Hillary Clinton, I give you Maureen Dowd: THE most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman. In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men — Bill Clinton and Mark Penn — and campaigned like a man. Worried about […]

It Looks Like Lindsey Graham Is Running For President

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And the fun part is that his main motive for running appears to be the opportunity to troll Rand Paul.

Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and Male Privilege

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The “racism” debate brought about by Barack Obama in 2000 is getting a spin-off.

Yes, Mike Huckabee Is (Probably) Running For President

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After declining to run in 2012, Mike Huckabee’s entry into the 2016 race seems fairly certain.

Kasich Contemplating a Run?

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So it would seem. Via CNN:  Ohio’s John Kasich moves closer to 2016 bid Mr. Kasich’s supporters filed paperwork Tuesday with the Ohio Secretary of State for a non-profit called “New Day for America.” The next steps will be a formal announcement of his 527 tax-exempt organization, along with filing the necessary paperwork with the […]

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

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Five years after it became law, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be over.

161 Days Later, The Senate Still Hasn’t Voted On Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

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The confirmation of a new Attorney General has been held up nearly six months for what amounts to no legitimate reason.

Chris Christie’s Reefer Madness

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When it comes to marijuana policy, Chris Christie is stuck in the past.

On Foreign Policy, Jeb Bush Would Be Another George W. Bush

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Like nearly all of his fellow Republicans, Jeb Bush has adopted the disastrous foreign policy views that typified his brother’s Presidency.

Russ Feingold Leading Ron Johnson In New Wisconsin Senate Poll

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A new Marquette University poll suggests that former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold would be in a very good position to win his seat back if he chose to run against Republican Senator Ron Johnson: A new poll finds former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) beating Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) by double digits in the 2016 race […]

Mike Pence Takes A Hit In The Polls In The Wake Of RFRA Controversy

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence has taken a fairly significant political hit in the wake of last month’s controversy over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: The “religious freedom” law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has taken a toll on the potential presidential candidate’s image in his home state, according to a new poll released Thursday […]

Lincoln Chaffee Is Kind Of Running For President

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Former Rhode Island Senator and Governor, and former Republican, Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for President, then his campaign announced that he wasn’t running, at least not yet: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he’s running for the Democratic nomination for president, just […]

Rubio’s Israel Litmus Test For An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Foolish And Unrealistic

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Conditioning an Iranian nuclear deal on recognition of Israel is foolish, unrealistic, and very bad diplomacy.

Rubio’s Appeal to Latinos

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(Or lack thereof). A really good piece by Stephen A. Nuño that is worth  read:  Marco Rubio Is The Lipstick, The GOP Is The Pig.

Sound Bite Reaction (Rubio Announcement Edition)

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“Yesterday is over”-Senator Marco Rubio, in announcing his bid for the presidency. So, does that mean that we are going to stop a Cuba policy firmly grounded in the Cold War (which was over roughly 8800 yesterdays ago?). Just wonderin’.

Ben Carson To Launch Quixotic, Doomed Campaign For President On May 4th

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Ben Carson will be entering the race for President next month, but don’t pretend for a minute that he’s a serious candidate.

Marco Rubio Enters The Race For President

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Marco Rubio is the first Republican in the race who actually has a plausible chance to win the nomination, but it’s not going to be easy.

Hillary Clinton Surprises Nobody, Announces She’s Running For President

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So, she’s in.

Chris Christie Still Seems To Think He Can Run For President

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His poll numbers are down, the GOP base is not hospitable, but Chris Christie still seems to be thinking about running for President.

Hillary Clinton To Enter Presidential Race This Weekend

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To the surprise of few, Hillary Clinton is running for President

Lincoln Chafee Apparently Thinking Of Running For President For Some Reason

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Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee is apparently considering running for President: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview that he wants to give Democratic voters a choice for […]

Rand Paul Dodges Questions About Changes In His Foreign Policy Positions

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Rand Paul has changed position on several foreign policy issues, but he doesn’t seem to want to talk about it.

Facing An Uphill Battle, Rand Paul Enters The Race For President

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Rand Paul is the latest Republican to enter the race, but his path to even becoming a contender is a difficult one at best.

John McCain To Run For Sixth Term

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Arizona Senator John McCain announced last night that he will run for a sixth term in the Senate: Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) announced late Monday night that he will seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate, acknowledging that he may face a primary challenge from the right but insisting he’s up to the […]

Scott Walker Says He’d Nuke The Iran Deal Even If Our Allies Objected

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Scott Walker’s response to the Iranian nuclear deal is perhaps the most irresponsible so far.

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

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The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Reactions To Iran Nuclear Deal About What You’d Expect

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The Iranian nuclear accords are barely 24 hours old and some people have already made up their mind about them.

Jeb Bush Tops Latest Poll Of Republican 2016 Candidates

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Jeb Bush is leading the latest poll of the 2016 Republican race and Ted Cruz has surged since he entered the race, but the race is just beginning.

Will The GOP Drop Its Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

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Some Republicans are trying to move their party in the right direction on marriage equality, but it’s unclear if they will succeed in the short term.

Rand Paul’s Pandering To Social Conservatives Likely To Turn Off Other Supporters

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Rand Paul has been cozying up to social conservatives lately, but he risks alienating the people most likely to support his campaign for the White House.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

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Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

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 […]

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.

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