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Scott Walker Says Building a Wall Between the U.S. and Canada Is a ‘Legitimate Issue’

Walker’s folly was only the second-craziest notion on immigration that we heard from a flailing GOP hopeful over the weekend.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton’s Jokes About Emails Falling Flat in Congress

Hillary Clinton may be making a joke out of her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, but congressional Democrats aren’t laughing.

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 READ MORE



Is It Possible to Out-Trump Donald Trump?

It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump’s inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might put it, for total losers.

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy

This isn’t about whether Clinton becomes our next president, which she has a better chance of doing than anyone else. It’s about basic respect—for us and for the truth.

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Larry Wilmore, Guests Explain Bernie Sanders’ Appeal: It’s Like a ‘Grateful Dead Concert’

With Bernie Sanders beating Hillary Clinton in the latest New Hampshire poll, “The Nightly Show’s” Larry Wilmore was joined Thursday by a panel of guests who tried to explain the secret to Sanders’ success.

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 READ MORE



Facebook Is Diving Into the Presidential Race. Yes, You Should Be Worried.

Experts say, for instance, that if the social media behemoth knows you’re a liberal woman in Oregon who wants to protect the environment, it can tailor ads to make a politician appear to be in line with your ideals, even if that isn’t entirely the case.

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Hillary Clinton Says She Didn’t Work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The trouble, of course, is that Clinton’s declaration does not square with the facts.

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Watch the Second-Tier GOP Candidates Try and Fail to Describe Hillary in Two Words

During the “kids’ table” second tier of Thursday’s Republican debate, only Rick Santorum actually managed to use, you know, two words to describe Hillary Clinton.

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VIDEO: Larry Wilmore: Jim Gilmore Has a Bigger Chance of Winning ‘The Hunger Games’ Than Presidency

On Monday’s “Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore took a gander at the latest and least-known GOP candidates in anticipation of Thursday’s Republican debate.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE


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Hillary Clinton’s State Department Authorized Billions in Arms Sales to Foundation Donors

As secretary of state, Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals—and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Clinton’s State Department did a whole lot of approving.

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Ted Cruz Inaugural

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Christie Showboat

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Nate Silver’s Final Prediction

The FiveThirtyEight blogger accurately predicted the results of 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 presidential election. Here is his last forecast for the 2012 presidential race.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE


Trump’s October Surprise: More Birther Nonsense

Remember that “very big,” potentially game-changing announcement the billionaire business mogul has been touting regarding the presidential race? Well, it’s basically more of his Obama birther madness.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Newt’s Out, Finally

On Wednesday, the former House speaker formally ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, despite previously vowing to stay in the race until the GOP convention in August.

Posted on May 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Inside Romney’s Tax Returns

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released 550 pages of tax returns Tuesday and news organizations are making their way through them. ProPublica shows us where to look to make sense of the numbers.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Pity the Quarter-Billionaire

Dear Tea Party Movement: You should get behind Mitt Romney, the charging Massachusetts RINO, because—in a certain paradoxical way—he may turn out to be the truest of all the candidates to the spirit of your movement.

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 READ MORE



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The Late Laughing Liberal Molly Ivins on Rick Perry

Molly Ivins was a popular humorist, liberal columnist and a Texan, and she knew Texas governor and now GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry well.  (more)

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Leaving No Republican Behind

In a state that likes the GOP, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, is succeeding by respecting those who disagree with him. Members of his party who are seeking the presidency should take note.

Posted on Jul 24, 2007 READ MORE


New Hillary Software Lets Voters Customize Her Positions

The satirist provides an overview of new state-of-the-art software that will enable voters to customize Sen. Clinton’s positions on a host of issues.

Posted on Apr 2, 2007 READ MORE


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Clinton ‘1984’ Ad Creator (Loosely) Linked to Obama

After calling on her vast army of supporters and contributors, it was only a matter of time before Arianna Huffington was able to identify Philip de Vellis as the creator of the wildly viral (and funny) anti-Hillary commercial everybody is talking about (watch after the jump). It turns out he worked for a firm employed by the Obama camp, though his boss swears he had nothing to do with the account.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: David Geffen

Truthdig tips its hat this week to David Geffen, the powerhouse producer who decided on principle to break ties with Hillary Clinton and support Barack Obama’s bid for the White House instead. 

Posted on Feb 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Stewart and Hodgman Probe the Primaries

Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show’s” “resident expert” John Hodgman explore the implications of several big states’ mobilization to hold earlier primaries.

Posted on Jan 31, 2007 READ MORE


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