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Jim Webb Is Running For President For Some Reason

Jim Webb

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

U.S. And Cuba To Reopen Embassies After 54 Years

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For the first time since 1961, there will soon be an American Embassy in Havana, and a Cuban Embassy in Washington. It’s well past time that this happened.

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 […]

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.

A Look At The Remaining Legal Challenges To Obamacare

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There are still legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act pending after King v. Burwell, but they aren’t quite as substantial as what we’ve seen over the last five years.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Changes To U.S. Hostage Policies Are Less Than Meets The Eye

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The Administration announced changes to the way the government handles hostage situations, but it really doesn’t amount to much.

Fox News Dumps Sarah Palin

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Fox News has ended its contract with Sarah Palin, although the former reality television star will apparently still appear on the network from time to time: Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket […]

Hillary Clinton Remains Untouchable In The Polls

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A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton remains largely unstoppable on her quest for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, and she has a pretty clear path to the White House as well.

So What Is It Like To Record A Podcast With The President In Your Garage?

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Talking to the President in my garage A photo posted by @marcmaron on Jun 19, 2015 at 6:25pm PDT Marc Maron had an amusing story about how he ended up recording a podcast in his garage with the President of the United States: Q. Did you plan to approach the interview in a certain way, […]

Obama Talks About Race Relations In The Wake Of Charleston, Media Concentrates On One Word

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President Obama gave an interesting and somewhat unusual interview to a podcaster late last week, but the media is obsessed over a single word.

Bernie Sanders Is “Surging” In New Hampshire, But Don’t Read Too Much Into It

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Two new polls show Bernie Sanders rising in the polls in New Hampshire, but they likely don’t mean anything in the long term.

Hillary Clinton “Re-Launches” Presidential Campaign

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Hillary Clinton opened a new phase in her campaign for President yesterday with a speech in New York City.

George W. Bush Wants To Send Combat Troops To Iraq Again

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Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.

Congress Rebukes Obama On Trade, And Thus The Lame Duck Era Begins

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House Democrats defied President Obama on an important trade deal today, thus arguably marking the official beginning of his lame duck status.

Obama And Republicans Battle As Both Sides Await Another Obamacare Decision

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Before the end of the month, the Supreme Court could issue a ruling that ends subsidies for the vast majority of people who bought insurance under the PPACA, and the political battles are already starting.

Supreme Court Slaps Back Congress In Jerusalem Passport Case

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In a case that took seven months to decide, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Presidency’s broad authority in foreign affairs, and inserted itself just a little bit in the thorny politics of the Middle East.

Reports Of Hillary Clinton’s Impending Political Demise Are Mostly Just Wishful Thinking

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Even with a recent negative downturn in the polls, the reports of Hillary Clinton’s impending political demise are largely wishful thinking on the part of conservatives.

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Hits Its Lowest Level In Years

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Hillary Clinton is taking a hit in the polls, but it’s unclear if that’s going to matter when 2016 rolls around.

New Iowa Poll Shows Why 2016 Isn’t 2008 For Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton remains as much the inevitable Democratic nominee as she always has been.

Beau Biden, Vice President’s Son, Dead at 46

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Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer at the age of 46.

Obama Administration’s Deferred Deportation Plan Suffers Another Legal Setback

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The President’s plan to give deportation relief to millions of illegal immigrants has hit another legal snag.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Federal Judge Orders ‘Rolling’ Disclosure Of Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails

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Drip, Drip, Drip.

Obama Administration To Take Steps To Cut Back On Police Militarization

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President Obama is taking steps to reduce police militarization, but there’s much more that needs to be done.

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.

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.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

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Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

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 […]

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.

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.

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?

Revelations About The Clinton Foundation Continue To Dog The Clinton Campaign

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The Clinton Foundation’s foreign donations continue to be a problem for the Clinton campaign, and the story isn’t likely to go away any time soon.

Bernie Sanders To Enter Race For Democratic Presidential Nomination

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Bernie Sanders is running for President. He’s not going to win, but he’s not running because he thinks he can win.

Hillary Clinton’s Tenure At Foggy Bottom Could Be A Campaign Liability

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Far from being a positive, Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State provides ample material for those who would attack her over the next eighteen months.

George W. Bush Attacks Obama On Foreign Policy

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Pot, meet kettle.

Political Experts Who Don’t Understand Politics

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49 “experts in governance and democracy” to call for nonsensical reforms to the presidential debates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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