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Little Known Congressman Files Doomed Motion To Remove John Boehner As Speaker

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A little known Congressman from North Carolina has filed a motion to “remove” John Boehner from the Speakership.

Drop In Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Numbers May Not Be A Big Deal

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Hillary Clinton has suffered drops in her favorability numbers lately, but that may not mean much for 2016.

Chris Christie Still Has Reefer Madness

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Chris Christie says he would ignore states that have legalized marijuana if he became President. Fortunately, he will most likely never be President.

Trump Leads In New Hampshire, But Kasich Rises

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A new poll shows Donald Trump surging to a double digit lead over his closest competitor in New Hampshire: Donald Trump isn’t just doing well in national polls — he’s also making gains among voters in early primary states. A new poll finds Trump with twice the support of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his […]

Republican Candidates Battle For Final Debate Slots

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With just over a week to go, Republican candidates for President are fighting for the movement in the polls that could get them in to the August 6th debate.

Mike Huckabee’s Offensive, Idiotic Holocaust Rhetoric On Iran

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In bringing Holocaust imagery into the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, Mike Huckabee has displayed the intellectual bankruptcy of his position.

Donald Trump Still Surging In The Polls

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His remarks about John McCain’s military service don’t seem to be hurting Donald Trump with Republican true believers.

Clinton To Testify Before House Benghazi Committee October 22nd

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Get ready for another pointless political circus.

Donald Trump Bars Des Moines Register From Covering Campaign Rally

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Donald Trump is throwing a temper tantrum in Iowa.

Texas Appeals Court Tosses One Of Two Counts Against Rick Perry

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A big win in Court for the former Texas Governor, but it’s unclear what this means politically.

Federal Inspectors General Call For Criminal Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

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Did Hillary Clinton mishandle classified information while Secretary of State? Two Inspectors General want to find out.

Trump Refuses To Rule Out Running As A Third-Party Candidate

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Donald Trump won’t rule out running against the eventual Republican nominee. Will the RNC use this as an excuse to try to force him out of the race?

An Important Reminder about Polling

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We are still a ways from actual voting–this needs to be remembered.

Even Donald Trump’s Own Supporters Can’t Say What He’d Do As President

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This is not a serious Presidential campaign, it is a bloviating sideshow.

Bad News For Hillary Clinton, Or Much Ado About Nothing In New Battleground Polls?

Campaign 2016

Polling in three battleground states shows Hillary Clinton slightly trailing three top Republicans, but it means far less than you might think.

Donald Trump Gives Out Lindsey Graham’s Cell Phone Number

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The daily bizarre circus that is the Donald Trump Presidential campaign made its way to Blufton, South Carolina today for a speech in which Trump did something that can only be described as bizarre: If Lindsey Graham has to change cellphone numbers, he has Donald Trump to thank. On Tuesday, Trump ramped up his attacks […]

John Kasich Begins Seemingly Quixotic Presidential Bid

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Ohio Governor John Kasich looks good on paper, but his campaign seems as though it’s unlikely to get out of the starting gate.

It Won’t Be Easy For Republicans To Get Rid Of Donald Trump

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Despite his remarks about John McCain, Donald Trump is likely to be around for some time to come.

United Nations Security Council Approves Iranian Nuclear Deal

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The U.N. Security Council has approved the Iranian nuclear deal, and now the ball is in Congress’s court.

U.S., Cuba Reopen Embassies For First Time In 54 Years

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There are mutual embassies in Havana and Washington for the first time in 54 years. It certainly took long enough.

Rand Paul’s Campaign Seems To Be Fizzling

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Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign isn’t going so well at the moment.

Biden For President?

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There’s another round of reports about Joe Biden running for President, but I wouldn’t put much stock them.

Donald Trump On John McCain: I Like People Who Weren’t Captured

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Donald Trump stuck his foot in his mouth again.

The Huffington Post Is Relegating Donald Trump To The Entertainment Section, And That’s Wrong

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The Huffington Post announced today that they would not be covering Donald Trump in their politics section from this point forward. That’s the wrong thing to do.

Donald Trump Is Rising In The Polls Because He’s Saying Things Republican Voters Agree With

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Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for the anti-immigrant Frankenstein in their midst.

Latino Voters Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

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A new poll from Univision finds that Donald Trump isn’t very well liked by Latino voters: Hispanic voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump’s controversial comments on illegal immigration, according to a new Univision poll. Seventy-nine percent of Hispanic voters polled find Trump’s comments offensive, and 71 percent hold an unfavorable view of Trump. While a majority of […]

Donald Trump Files FEC Financial Discloure

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Taking a step that many critics thought he never would, Donald Trump has apparently filed the required financial disclosures with the Federal Election Commission: Donald J. Trump’s wealth is rising with his polling numbers, if his characterization of his own net worth is to be believed. Mr. Trump issued a statement Wednesday saying that his […]

Donald Trump’s Arguments About Immigrants And Crime Are Based On Lies

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Contrary to what Donald Trump claims, immigrants are less likely to commit crime than others.

Donald Trump Leads In Another Poll, But How Long Can It Really Last?

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Donald Trump leads in a new national poll, but a deeper look at the numbers suggests that this Trump Bubble can’t last for very much longer.

Most Republicans Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, New Poll Finds

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A new polls seems to show that Republicans are still clinging to their opposition to marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.

The Money Race

Campaign 2016

It’s all about the Benjamins.

Scott Walker Is Running For President

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has formally entered the race for President, but can he overcome his flip-flops and a turn to the hard right?

The 2016 Campaign Probably Doesn’t Matter, Except That it Does

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While “fundamentals” will have more impact on choosing our next president than what happens on the campaign trail, the race itself is important.

Donald Trump Is Still A Birther, But He Doesn’t Want To Talk About That Anymore

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Donald Trump says he still doesn’t know where the President was born, but he’d rather not talk about that anymore.

‘Hillary Loses’ Scenario Demonstrates Why She Wins

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A Republican political consultant says Hillary Clinton is in danger of losing the nomination.

Donald Trump Leads In New National Poll

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The GOP’s Trump-induced headache isn’t going away any time soon.

Can Lindsey Graham Win?

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The NYT paints the longshot senator as a happy warrior trying to win the White House by doing it his way.

Jim Gilmore Is Running For President Because, Well I Really Don’t Why

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Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore tells a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he will be running for President: Former Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is running for president and plans a formal announcement in the first week of August. Gilmore, 65, Virginia’s governor from 1998 to 2002, broke the news late Tuesday in an […]

Iowa And New Hampshire Less Important Than They Used To Be? Not Really

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As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process.

Bush, Rubio, And Perry Condemn Trump, While Ted Cruz Salutes Him

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Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.

Trump and the Polls

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He’s second in national polls!

Jim Webb Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is running for President for reasons I would assume make sense to him.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

Despite A Storm Of Negative Coverage, Donald Trump Keeps Rising In The Polls

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Donald Trump has gotten almost nothing but negative press since entering the race for President, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much just yet.

Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million In First Fundraising Quarter

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With the end of the FEC reporting quarter coming at midnight last night, we’re starting to get the first fundraising reports from campaigns. Not surprisingly, the first report came from Hillary Clinton’s camp and it showed her bringing in a record amount over the past three months: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign expects to have raised […]

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

Chris Christie Enters The Race For President A Diminished Candidate With A Tough Road Ahead

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Chris Christie is in the race for the Republican nomination, but it’s tough to see how he has a plausible path to relevance.

Chelsea Clinton And Privilege

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When you’re being paid $65,000 to speak for less than an hour, you’re pretty much the poster child for privilege.

The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell

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In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

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