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Poll: Should Ohio’s Open Carry Gun Law Be Suspended During the GOP Convention?

Deadly incidents in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., have Cleveland police fearing for their lives.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE


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Samantha Bee Gets Michelle Branch to Sing Most Fitting, Hilarious Goodbye Song to Ted Cruz (Video)

“Goodbye, you creepy soup-hoarding ghoul,” the singer chanted on Monday’s episode of “Full Frontal.” “I want to punch you and ignore you at the same time.”

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP Isn’t Just Taking Aim at Reproductive Rights — It’s After Women’s Very Economic Survival

While the phrase has faded in this election year go-round, the war on women has not.

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Triumph Forces GOP Party Leaders to Make a Decision

So far, most Republican luminaries are choosing collaboration over resistance — although many have declined comment and seem to still be pondering what to do with the party’s presumptive nominee for president.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE



So Much for #StopTrump: John Kasich to Follow Ted Cruz out of Presidential Race

By all indications, Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination sewn up.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Sanders Bounces Back With Indiana Win, Trump Rolls On, Cruz Folds

Sanders is the “shock” winner of the Indiana primary as Cruz decides it’s time to call it quits. Take a look at the final results and watch the victors’ speeches as well as Cruz’s big announcement.

Posted on May 3, 2016 READ MORE


Cracked Distills Idiocy, Mendacity of American Politics (Video)

By Eric Ortiz

The humor and video site provides an overview of the presidential election process and shows why candidates can’t be honest.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump Trample









Posted on Apr 27, 2016 ENLARGE


Samantha Bee on John Kasich and Ted Cruz’s Pathetic Pact to Thwart Donald Trump (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host takes pity on the Republican presidential candidates who haven’t understood that Donald Trump is destroying them.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Apr 27, 2016 ENLARGE


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Posted on Apr 27, 2016 ENLARGE



Live Blog: Trump Sweeps the East Coast Primaries, Clinton Wins All But Rhode Island

Claiming “it’s over,” Trump turns attention to “crooked Hillary”; Sanders pledges to stay in the race despite Tuesday’s drubbing. Take a look at the final results and watch the victors’ speeches.

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Cruz-Kasich Tag Team Is No Match for Donald Trump

Don’t call it strategy, call it strategery: Ted Cruz and John Kasich are going to cooperate to attempt to deny Trump the Republican nomination.

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Best Reporting on John Kasich Through the Years

A look at the Republican presidential hopeful’s career through accountability journalism and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Win Landslide Victories in New York State Primary

Despite the heated campaigning in advance of Tuesday’s delegate-rich New York presidential primary, Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump broke the recent pattern in which each lost a string of states and therefore delegates.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



A Look at the Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns

With the exception of Donald Trump, the presidential candidates have released their 2014 tax returns to the public. What can we learn from them?

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE



Twitter Followers of Each Presidential Candidate Have Vastly Different Media Consumption Habits

Apparently, where you get your news may predict which presidential candidate you support—and no, we aren’t just talking about CNN versus Fox News.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Take New York

Trump emerged victorious on his home turf, and Clinton followed in her adopted state of New York on Tuesday. Take a look at the final results and watch the winners’ victory speeches.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee on the Absurd Theatrics of Candidates Trying to Win the New York Primary (Video)

As the primary kicks off in the Empire State, the “Full Frontal” host takes a look at presidential candidates’ campaign antics over the past few weeks.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Can Bernie Sanders Win Over Conservatives?

Led by media fearmongering and unimaginative leadership to believe Americans are helplessly divided, many liberals doubt an honest, respectful and sustained appeal to our shared interests can moderate the passions of our conservative neighbors.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Grown-Up’ in the GOP Race: John Kasich Is Far From a Kindly Father Figure to the Palestinians

His ideas for “solving problems” in the Holy Land are stale, predictable and stamped with the Israel lobby’s seal of approval. Other than that, though, they’re great.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 13, 2016 ENLARGE



Most American Voters Say ‘Meh’ to 2016 Presidential Candidates in Both Parties, Except to Sanders

Looks like Americans are none too excited about the candidates running in the 2016 election, with one exception.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Never Trump’ Movement Is Gaining Momentum, but the GOP’s Disrupter Is Far From Finished

Reports of the Republican front-runner’s demise are premature, and they may be the product of wishful thinking.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Flipping Presidential Script, Turning Democratic Race Into Epic Contest

Hillary Clinton has not managed to put away a 74-year-old who wasn’t even a Democrat until he began his campaign. Can the Vermont senator catch her?

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: It’s Mountain Time for Presidential Candidates on ‘Western Tuesday’

The news of terrorist attacks in Brussels cast a pall over the presidential primaries and caucuses held Tuesday in Utah, Arizona and Idaho. Update: Clinton and Trump may have taken Arizona, but rivals Cruz and Sanders had major wins in Utah as the latter also took Idaho.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Clinton, Trump and Kasich Are Called Winners, Rubio Calls It Quits on Super Tuesday III

How many more Super Tuesdays can there be? After this third go-round, the rally for the GOP nomination may be all but over as Donald Trump claims victory in Marco Rubio’s native Florida, pushing the senator past the breaking point. Also: Kasich and Clinton take big states. Updated: With most of the final results in, Missouri is still too close to call.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: Policies, Not Personalities, Take Center Stage in 12th GOP Debate

Thursday’s subdued debate in Miami focused on ideas for change, but Donald Trump’s competitors failed to pose a substantial challenge even as they played to their strengths and kept things civil.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE



Candidates Upped the Ante at Latest GOP Debate, Promising 4 Ground Wars and the Murder of Innocents

At yet another GOP debate, there was a foreign policy section, which Fox News predictably put under the heading of “terrorism.”

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Live-Blog: Donald Trump Remains Atop Republican Party in 11th GOP Debate

The Trump Show continues. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich met in the 11th debate of this year’s Republican presidential primary. Trump won again.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Mitt Romney Denounces Donald Trump as a ‘Fraud’; Trump Immediately Fires Back

“Donald Trump says he is very very smart. I’m afraid to say that he is very very not smart.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



How Dixie Rules the GOP

The Super Tuesday primaries underscore how super Southern our presidential nominating process has become.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Can We Really Call John Kasich a Moderate Republican?

After an incisive segment on the Republican candidate’s past actions and policies, “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee asks the GOP to “take a closer look at John Kasich.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Is the Product of a Failed System

Donald Trump’s shocking transformation from reality-show host to Republican presidential front-runner is not some random and bizarre twist of fate. It grows from the failure of our political system to adapt to demographic change, economic disruption and a reorganizing world.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE


GOP Rhetoric









Posted on Feb 17, 2016 ENLARGE



Donald Trump Does Away With the GOP’s 9/11 Fantasy

“Surely this time,” the Republican establishment chorus cries with joy, “Donald Trump has gone too far!” Don’t bet on it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



John Kasich Teamed With Clintons on 1990s Law That Helped Double Extreme Poverty

As House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has claimed to be a friend of the working poor and a foe of Hillary Clinton, worked with the Clintons to throw Americans off welfare.

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Debate: Candidates Start Their Exchange on a Solemn Note After Antonin Scalia’s Death

Speaking only hours after the death of the Supreme Court justice, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and the other candidates began Saturday night’s debate by declaring the 2016 presidential election an opportunity to either cement or lose the Supreme Court’s conservative majority.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEOS: Watch Sanders’ and Trump’s New Hampshire Victory Speeches and Get a Rundown of the Results

With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary

This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



A Theory of Change to Believe In

If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very large question: Who has the best theory about how progressive change happens?

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 READ MORE



The Seventh GOP Debate: Let’s See Some Identity, Please

With just four days to go before the Iowa caucuses, the stakes haven’t been higher for Republican presidential hopefuls. Can any candidate, present or absent, rescue the Republican Party? Seven of them were on hand in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday night to claim they were up for that job. Updated

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



The Odds of a Kasich Miracle

Two facts stand out about Donald Trump’s constituency: His supporters are angry, and they’re overwhelmingly from the less affluent reaches of the Republican Party. Candidate John Kasich is betting on their aspirations over their anger, and he just may be on to something.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



Ending the Gun Lobby’s Con Game

The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Consultant for a Day

The value of free advice is measured by what you pay for it, and Republicans don’t usually ask me for mine. Nonetheless, the GOP’s presidential race is one of the most fascinating political brawls in years. It’s about to hit full stride, and I can’t resist kibitzing.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP Will Be Changed Forever

History will remember 2015 as the year when The Republican Party As We Knew It was destroyed by Donald Trump. An entity called the GOP will survive—but can never be the same.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE


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