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Rand Paul: GOP Hawks Have Advocated Policies That Have Helped ISIS Flourish

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Rand Paul is out with one of his more forceful attacks on Republican hawks to date.

Mike Huckabee v. The Constitution

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Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is continuing his absurd and dangerous war on the Supreme Court.

Ben Carson Wins Meaningless Straw Poll

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Ben Carson won the straw poll conducted at this weekend’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City: OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally […]

First Batch Of Hillary Clinton Benghazi Emails Reveals No Smoking Guns

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The first batch of email from Hillary Clinton regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi have been released, and they don’t reveal anything we didn’t already know.

Senate Fails To Pass PATRIOT Act Renewal

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The Senate went home last night without passing a bill to renew the PATRIOT Act, which expires at the end of the month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeb Bush Says His Top Middle East Adviser Is George W. Bush

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Jeb Bush told a group of supporters that his brother is his top Middle East policy adviser. This strikes me as being a bad idea.

Huckabee And Carson: States Can Refuse To Comply With Supreme Court Rulings On Marriage

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Two Republican candidates for President say that Republican elected officials should simply ignore the Supreme Court if it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage.

Rick Santorum Is Running For President Again

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Break out the sweater vests, Rick Santorum is getting ready to enter the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination.

Polls Show Little Damage To Clinton From Reports About The Clinton Foundation

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So far at least, there’s little evidence in the polls that Hillary Clinton has been hurt by the news reports about the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Jeb Bush Isn’t Doing So Well In Iowa, So Maybe He Should Skip It

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A new poll has some bad news for Jeb Bush in the Hawkeye State, which leads to the idea that maybe he shouldn’t waste too much time there to begin with.

Making A Play For Latino Voters, Clinton Backs Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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In a move that is clearly designed to have an impact in the General Election, Hillary Clinton came out in support of broad immigration reform in Nevada yesterday.

Democrats Set Six Presidential Debates, Republicans Search For A Big Enough Debate Stage

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Hillary Clinton will meet Bernie Sanders and whomever else decides to enter the Presidential race on the Democratic side in debates six times, at least that’s what the Democratic National Committee is saying: Democrats will announce Tuesday six presidential primary debates, giving long shots a potential opportunity to share the debate stage with frontrunner Hillary […]

Mike Huckabee Enters Presidential Race, But He’s Weaker Than He Was In 2008

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Mike Huckabee’s back, but the 2008 magic is gone.

Clinton Foundation Not Really a Charity

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It’s complicated. And probably not a scandal.

Bill Clinton’s Response To Reports About His Foundation Is About What You’d Expect

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Former President Clinton doesn’t seem to get it. Or, does he?

Bernie Sanders Has A Brother Running For A Seat In Parliament In Britain

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Senator Bernie Sanders announced last week that he was running for President, but it turns out he’s not the only one in the family with a taste for electoral politics. His older brother is running for a seat in the British Parliament in this week’s elections: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont promised to fight for […]

Can Christie Bounce Back After The Bridgegate Indictments? Probably Not

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Aides to Governor Chris Christie apparently think there’s still a way he can run a credible campaign for President, but it seems unlikely.

Failed Executive and Politician Carly Fiorina Running for President

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Carly Fiorina, who flopped at Hewlett-Packard and in her lone previous political campaign, wants to be the leader of the free world.

Ben Carson Enters The Race For President

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Ben Carson is running for President.

Two Christie Aides Indicted In Bridgegate Scandal While A Third Pleads Guilty

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Two of Chris Christie’s closest aides were indicted in connection with the Birdgegate scandal today, a third plead guilty, and Christie’s Presidential ambitions are pretty much dead.

Rand Paul Says It Was A Mistake To Depose Saddam Hussein And Qaddafi

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Rand Paul bucks Republican orthodoxy on Iraq, Libya, and negotiations with Iran.

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