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The Iran Nuclear Deal Debate Is Basically Over

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

President Obama now has enough votes in the Senate, and probably the House, to ensure that Congress cannot block the nuclear deal with Iran.

Ohio Politicians Predictably Unhappy About Denali Decision

Mount Denali

Ohio politicos are predictably unhappy about the decision to return Mount Denali to its rightful place.

Bernie Sanders Closing On Hillary In Iowa According To New Poll

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining traction outside of New Hampshire for the first time.

Clinton’s Democratic Opponents Upset With Parsimonious Debate Schedule

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Some of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic opponents are complaining about the DNC’s parsimonious debate schedule.

Voter’s Words For Hillary Clinton: “Liar,” Dishonest,” “Untrustworthy”

Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

Hillary Clinton has a bit of a public image problem, but it’s not clear if that will hurt her politically.

Bernie Sanders Is Giving Hillary Clinton A Contest In New Hampshire, But Nowhere Else

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Another poll shows Bernie Sanders doing will in New Hampshire, but there’s no evidence he’s catching on anywhere else in the country.

Elizabeth Warren’s Supporters Aren’t Thrilled About Joe Biden, But Who Is Really?

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Joe Biden may want to run for President, but does anyone else? It doesn’t really seem like it.

The Biden Speculation Continues

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Thanks in part to a slow summer news cycle, the speculation about Vice-President Biden entering the race for President seems to be reaching a fever pitch.

As Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Drop, Is A Biden Candidacy Becoming More Likely?

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The reports about Vice-President Biden possibly entering the Presidential race continue to persist.

Private Email Servers And Hillary Clinton’s Judgment, Or Lack Thereof

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Hillary Clinton’s own campaign admits she “didn’t think it through” when she decided to use a private email server as Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton Continues To Dodge And Dismiss Questions About Her Private Email Server

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

While new information seems to come out on a daily basis, Hillary Clinton would rather that everyone think that her private email server wasn’t really a very big deal.

Democratic Donors Not Eager For Biden To Get Into The Race

Biden

Top Democratic donors don’t really seem very eager for Vice-President Biden to enter the race for President.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server in the wake of reports about highly classified information in her email.

Mitch McConnell: No Immigration Reform While Obama Is President

Border of US And Mexico

The Senate Majority Leader says there will be no immigration reform while Obama is President. This is unlikely to help the GOP’s already serious problems with Latino voters.

Democrats Set Debate Schedule

Democrat-Donkey

While Republicans prepare for their first Presidential debate today, the Democrats have released their own debate schedule: Democrats have got themselves a primary. The first debate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential contenders will take place October 13 in Nevada and be hosted by CNN, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday, just hours before Republican […]

Obama’s Rhetoric On The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Needlessly Confrontational

Barack Obama

President Obama’s confrontational approach to opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal ignores legitimate questions.

F.B.I. Investigating Security Of Clinton’s Private Email Server

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

The F.B.I. seems to be looking in to just how secure. Hillary Clinton’s private email server was while she was Secretary of State.

American Public Turning Against Iran Nuclear Deal According To New Polls

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

Recent polling has shown the American public to be highly skeptical, at beast, of the Iran Nuclear Deal. That may not be enough to kill it in Congress, though.

Joe Biden Is Thinking About Taking On Hillary Clinton

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Reports are saying that Joe Biden is taking another look at running for the Democratic nomination for President. But would he really do it?

Taking A Look At The Second Quarter Money Race

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The big winners are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Courting Sarah Palin’s Supporters

Sarah Palin Meets With Donald Trump In New York During Her Bus Tour

Donald Trump’s campaign seems to be making a play for whatever portion of the GOP it may be that still likes Sarah Palin.

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

Jonathan Pollard To Be Released November 21st

Jonathan Pollard

After 30 years in prison, Jonathan Pollard will be released later this year.

Clinton To Testify Before House Benghazi Committee October 22nd

Clinton Testifies On Benghazi Attack

Get ready for another pointless political circus.

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

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

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

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

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

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.

Oklahoma Protesters Greet President Obama With Confederate Flags

Barack Obama

Protesters waving Confederate flags greeted President Obama when he arrived in Oklahoma last night: Supporters of the Confederate flag rallied Wednesday in Oklahoma as President Barack Obama arrived in the state for a series of events, including the first ever visit to a federal prison by a sitting President. About 10 people waving Confederate battle […]

Can Congress Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Iran Nuclear Deal Congress

In the end, the odds that Congress can actually stop the new deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program are pretty low.

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

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

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

Barack Obama

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

Hillary Clinton departs Malta for Liyba

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

George W Bush

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

Old City from the Mount of the Olives

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

Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Roundtable In Las Vegas

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

Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

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

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