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Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

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

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.

Republican Race Remains Tight, Clinton Continues To Dominate General Election Polling

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The GOP race remains tight, but some candidates have benefited from their entry into the race more than others. Overall, though, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate.

161 Days Later, The Senate Still Hasn’t Voted On Loretta Lynch’s Nomination

President Obama Announces Loretta Lynch As His Nominee For Attorney General

The confirmation of a new Attorney General has been held up nearly six months for what amounts to no legitimate reason.

Cuba To Be Removed From List Of Terrorist States

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Another step forward for U.S.-Cuban relations.

White House And Congress Reach Compromise On Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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After months of resistance, the White House will allow Congressional review of any deal with Iran, but it may not hamper negotiations much in the end.

Hillary Clinton Surprises Nobody, Announces She’s Running For President

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So, she’s in.

Hillary Clinton To Enter Presidential Race This Weekend

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

To the surprise of few, Hillary Clinton is running for President

Will Democrats Help Scuttle Obama’s Iran Deal?

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Democrats like New York Senator Chuck Schumer could end up being the ones that scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal.

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

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The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

Fed Chairman Bernanke Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Joe Biden Still Wants You To Think He’s Running For President

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Hillary Clinton continues to look more inevitable by the day, but Joe Biden doesn’t want to go away just yet.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

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Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Obama Less Popular Than Fictional Presidents, More Popular Than Putin

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A new poll indicates that most fictional Presidents are more popular than the real thing: Whether it’s the earnest Josiah Bartlet from “The West Wing” or the manipulative Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54 […]

Ted Cruz And The Question Of When A Candidate Is “Qualified” To Be President

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Do we really want to put another first-term Senator with no executive experience in the Oval Office? Because beyond the mere legal requirements, it does not appear that Ted Cruz is qualified to be President.

Israel Spied On Geneva Iran Talks, Shared Information With Congress

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Yet another probable rift between the U.S. and Israel over Iran.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Suggest Email Scandal May Have No Lasting Impact

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Despite the ongoing email controversy, Hillary Clinton remains well positioned heading into 2016.

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

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Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Hillary Clinton’s use of email while Secretary of State pretty much violated every Federal law and regulation on the issue.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

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As expected, President Obama has vetoed the bill that would have authorized the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Most Americans Oppose GOP’s Decision To Invite Netanyahu To Speak Before Congress

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By a wide margin Americans think it was wrong of the GOP to invite Israel’s Prime Minister to speak to Congress.

Obama To Seek Authorization For A War That He Already Started

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President Obama will ask Congress to authorize a war he started six months ago.

Netanyahu Reportedly Considering Canceling Speech To Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is apparently realizing that speaking to Congress may not be a good idea after all.

Another Sign That Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running For President

Fed Chairman Bernanke Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Matthew Yglesias points to a major new hire by Hillary Clinton’s growing Presidential campaign team that is a seemingly clear sign that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is not running for President: An awful lot of people in progressive politics would like to see Elizabeth Warren run for president, but the latest sign that it’s not […]

Congress Is Making The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Even More Partisan

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By inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress, Republicans are damaging the U.S. relationship with Israel.

Hillary Clinton May Wait Until Summer To Enter Presidential Race

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With no real opponents in the race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has no reason to rush getting into the race.

Conservative Pundits Finally Seeing Sarah Palin For What She Is

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Conservatives finally seem to be waking up to the truth about Sarah Palin.

Boehner Says House Republicans Likely To Sue Obama Over Immigration

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Get ready for another pointless House lawsuit against the President.

State Of The Union Ratings Hit 15 Year Low

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Last Tuesday’s State of the Union Address saw the lowest viewership numbers of any of those that President Obama has delivered and the lowest in fifteen years: Television viewership for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night fell to a 15-year low, according to numbers from Nielsen. The 1-hour, 15-minute speech drew an average […]

Hillary Clinton Leads Potential Republican Rivals By Double Digits

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Advantage: Hillary.

An ‘Ambitious’ Yet Pointless State Of The Union, And An Utterly Pointless Response

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The State Of The Union Address was more of the same, and the same will be true of Washington going forward.

Feel Free To Skip The State Of The Union Address

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There’s really no point in watching tonight’s speech.

Obama’s Absence From Paris Rally: Egregious Diplomatic Error, Or Much Ado About Nothing?

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Some are criticizing the President for not going to Paris for yesterday’s rally.

House Vote, Nebraska Court Decision Push Keystone XL Forward But Obama Continues To Dither

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President Obama’s decision on Keystone XL is apparently to delay things long enough so he doesn’t have to decide at all.

Will The Paris Terror Attack Undercut Republican Efforts On DHS Budget?

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The terror attack in Paris seems likely to undercut GOP efforts to use the DHS budget to attack the President’s immigration policies.

Obama And Congress Headed For First Confrontation Over Keystone XL Pipeline

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Just one day into the new Congress, the first confrontation is already set.

Obama Approval Improves

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Gallup’s most recent approval numbers put the president’s approval and disapproval at 48% (his best for both in over a year). Not surprisingly, other polling shows a clear positive trend on consumer confidence:

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

Obama Makes Statement On U.S.-Cuba Policy

President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

Obama’s Cuba Policy Shift Faces Headwinds On Capitol Hill

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The fate of Cuba policy in Congress is far from certain, but what is certain is that following through on President Obama’s historic and necessary changes will face resistance.

Obama Has Made An Historic Change In U.S. Cuban Relations, It’s A Good First Step

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The resumption of diplomatic relations between U.S. and Cuba, and expansion of some commercial trade ties, is historic but it’s only the first step toward the goal of ending an outdated embargo.

American Held By Cuba Released, U.S. And Cuba To Begin Talks On Normalizing Relations

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An American freed from captivity, and potentially huge changes in America’s diplomatic and trade relationship with Cuba.

The Amorality Of Dick Cheney And The Right In Response To The Truth About C.I.A. Torture

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Vice-President Cheney’s amoral defense of torture has come to define how most conservatives view the issue, and that’s a problem.

Republican Reaction To Obama’s Executive Action Makes Immigration Reform Much Less Likely

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Judging by recent polling, the President’s executive action has hardened GOP opposition to immigration reform, making progress on the issue going forward much less likely.

Senate Intelligence Committee Report Reveals A Dark and Regrettable Time In American History

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A dark and regrettable time in American history is finally seeing the light of day.

“Sad Joe Biden” Photo Goes Viral, Hilarity Ensues

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A photo of Vice-President Biden from September has become an immortal Internet meme: It started in September, when the above photo was taken, and the Internet embraced the opportunity to try and understand what Biden could have been thinking. The meme could have died there, but it instead turned into a Hydra that kept regrowing favs. […]

Romney Campaign Required Campaign Tweets To Be Approved By 22 People

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Clearly, the Romney campaign didn’t get the point of social media.

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