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Democrats To Consider Changes To How Superdelegates Are Allocated

A delegate awaits the start of the first day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Democrats will consider changing superdelegate rules, but not as much as Bernie Sanders would like.

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine As Her Running Mate

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As expected, Hillary Clinton went with the ‘safe’ choice, and has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Could Crazy Donald Trump Actually Win The Presidency?

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While a Clinton landslide seems obvious after the dumpster fire of a Republican convention, the race is close.

Donald Trump Returns To Dark, Dystopian Themes In Convention Speech

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Donald Trump started out his campaign by telling us that the American dream is dead, and he returned to those dark and pessimistic themes in his acceptance speech last night.00

Ted Cruz Refuses To Endorse Trump In Convention Speech

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Ted Cruz’s convention speech was about what you’d expect, a gamble designed to set up his campaign for President in 2020 or beyond.

Does Donald Trump Even Really Want To Be President?

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If Donald Trump actually became President, would he really do the work, or just delegate it to others? An anecdote from the campaign trail makes one wonder.

Donald Trump Claims Nomination Of A Party That Remains Divided

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Delegates crowd the convention floor on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Donald Trump completed his unlikely journey to the Republican Presidential Nomination last night, but he the party he now leads remains divided.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Fumbles As Plagiarism Plagues Aftermath Of Melania Trump’s Speech

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Speeches by the wife and kids are supposed to be the easy part of a convention. If you mess that up, you truly are an amateur.

Pre-Convention Polls Show Clinton Leading, Johnson Rising, Major Party Candidates Hated

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A look at the state of the race before the two party conventions begin.

Donald Trump Makes It Official, Mike Pence Is His Running Mate

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The least likely choice ascends to the Number Two position on the Republican ticket.

Trump Vice-Presidential Announcement Delayed

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In the wake of last night’s apparent terrorist attack in Nice, Donald Trump’s campaign has delayed the announcement of the candidate’s running mate announcement, but we should know by early this afternoon if it really is Indiana Governor Mike Pence: CLEVELAND — In a stunning move late Thursday, Donald Trump said he was scrapping his […]

Final Effort To Block Trump Fails In RNC Rules Committee

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Predictably, the latest effort to prevent Donald Trump from gaining the Republican nomination has ended in failure.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Regrets Anti-Trump Comments

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Justice Ginsburg walks back her comments about the presumptive Republican nominee.

Donald Trump To Pick Mike Pence As Running Mate, Reports Say

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If reports are correct, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s choice for a running mate.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attacks Donald Trump, Raising Judicial Ethics Questions

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Justice Ginsburg made some recent comments about the election that have, to say the least, raised some eyebrows.

Bernie Sanders Finally Endorses Hillary Clinton

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Well that took long enough.

America’s Perpetual Wars

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President Obama will leave office as the first two term President who presided over eight years of war. It didn’t start with him and it won’t end with him.

Presidential Debate Schedule Announced

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The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the dates and venues for this fall’s Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will participate in three general election debates from September through October, according to the schedule released Thursday by the nonpartisan organization that sponsors the debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced […]

Majority Disapprove Of Decision Not To Charge In Clinton Email Case

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A new poll suggests that the decision not to bring charges related to her use of a private email server will likely have only a minimal impact on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Corker, Ernst Withdraw From Trump’s Veep Consideration

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Two potential Donald Trump running mates in the Senate have taken themselves out of contention. First up, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker said he’d prefer to focus on policy from the Senate: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has recently emerged as a finalist in the search for […]

Donald Trump Raises $51 Million In June

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Donald Trump raised a surprisingly robust $51 million for his campaign and the GOP in June: Donald Trump raised more than $26 million through online and mail solicitations in June and another $25 million at events with the Republican National Committee, his campaign announced Wednesday, a hefty haul that his allies hope will put to rest anxieties in […]

President Obama Announces Yet Another Slowdown Of Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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American forces will continue to stay in Afghanistan well after Barack Obama leaves office thanks to a new policy announced today.

Clinton Cleared Legally, But Her ‘Extreme’ Carelessness Will Follow Her To The White House

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Hillary Clinton’s extreme carelessness with classified information probably won’t cost her the election, but it should.

Quixotic ‘Stop Trump’ Movement Still Out There, Still Doomed To Fail

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Despite a year of utter failure, one group of Republicans apparently still thinks they can deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination.

Fact Checker Finds 78% Of The Factual Claims Donald Trump Has Made Are False

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Truth? Donald Trump can’t handle the truth.

Donald Trump Meets With Joni Ernst As Veep Search Continues

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The Veepstakes continues.

Mike Pence Meets With Trump About Veep Slot

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Is Indiana’s Governor a contender to be Donald Trump’s running mate?

Hillary Clinton Interviewed By F.B.I. Regarding Private Server Investigation

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In a sign that the ongoing F.B.I. investigation into her use of a private email server and handling of classified information is coming to an end, the former Secretary of State was interviewed by Federal Agents today.

13% Of Americans Would Prefer A Giant Meteor Over Trump Or Hillary

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Public Policy Polling’s new national poll finds that 13% of Americans favor a giant meteor striking the Earth over Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: More than 1 in 10 voters say they’d prefer a giant meteor hitting earth over supporting Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) offered the hypothetical “Giant […]

Hillary Clinton Raises $70 Million In June Alone

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign raised nearly  $70 million for itself and the Democratic National Committee for the just-concluded month of June: Hillary Clinton’s campaign reported Friday that it had raised more than $68.5 million for Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and state parties in the month of June. Of that total, $40.5 million went […]

Trump Campaign Reportedly Vetting Newt Gingrich For The Vice-Presidency

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Vice-President Gingrich? Really?

Attorney General Will Defer To F.B.I. In Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch will essentially recuse herself from making a decision about indictments in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Chris Christie Reportedly Being Vetted For Spot As Trump’s Running Mate

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Chris Christie remains at the top of the list of potential Trump running mates.

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump In Seven Battleground States

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Hillary Clinton holds solid leads over Donald Trump in seven battleground states.

The Beginning Of The End Of The ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court

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Depending on the outcome of the election, the Supreme Court’s just concluded term will most likely be remembered as the point at which the Court’s rightward tilt that began at the end of the Warren Court Era came to an end.

Clinton Acting Like She Won, Alienating Bernie Fans

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Backers of the losing candidate for the Democratic nomination are surprised that they’re not getting their way.

Benghazi Committee Report Uncovers Mistakes, But No Wrongdoing

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As with each previous committee that investigated the 2012 attack on the U.S outpost in Benghazi, the House Select Committee finds that mistakes were made but no evidence of wrongdoing or cover-ups.

A Lesson In Polling

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One result from the new NBC News poll shows us how important it is to pay attention to how poll questions are phrased.

Nobody Wants To Speak At Donald Trump’s Convention

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Republican officials are running away from Donald Trump the way they’d run away from a horde of mosquitoes infected with the Zika virus.

Donald Trump’s Bad June Shows Up In The Polls

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Donald Trump has had a bad June, and it’s showing in the poll numbers.

George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

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George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

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Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

Hillary Clinton Is Crushing Donald Trump In The Money Race

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Donald Trump has almost no cash on hand. That doesn’t bode well for his campaign going forward.

In Campaign Shake Up, Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager

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A campaign shake up at Trump Tower, but it’s unlikely to change fundamentals.

Donald Trump’s Numbers Are Historically Bad

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It’s still early in the cycle, but Donald Trump’s poll numbers are already historically bad.

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

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The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

Evaluating Hillary’s Short List For Running Mates

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A purported ‘short list’ of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton is out. Here’s how the candidates stack up.

Tiny Group Of GOP Delegates Preparing To Fight Against Trump At Republican Convention

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A small group of Republican delegates is apparently discussing yet another quixotic effort to deny Donald Trump the nomination.

The Republican Exodus From Trump Quickly Becoming A Stampede

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Republican leaders and politicians continue to distance themselves from their party’s presumptive nominee.

Americans Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

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A new poll shows that public opinion about Donald Trump is at the lowest point its been since he entered the race. That bodes poorly for Trump, and for the the political party that has chosen to nominate him for President.

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