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‘SNL’ Rips Into Donald Trump for His Misogynistic Comments and Encouragement of Violence (Video)

Just because Donald Trump was invited to host “Saturday Night Live” a few months ago doesn’t mean the show is above criticizing the Republican front-runner.

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Super PACs and Melania Trump: Photo Dispute Highlights Weakness in Campaign Finance Rules

Even if Donald Trump is correct in his unproven charge that a super PAC obtained a racy photo of his wife, Melania, from the Ted Cruz campaign, it’s doubtful the Federal Election Commission would do anything about it.

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 READ MORE



The Trump Doctrine: End NATO, Patrol Mosques, Nukes for Japan and Allies

Anderson Cooper’s interview with Donald Trump on Tuesday had the advantage of allowing comebacks and close questioning.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Hillary Clinton Denounces the Trump and Cruz Responses to Brussels Attacks

“Slogans aren’t a strategy,” the Democratic front-runner said in a speech at Stanford University. “Loose cannons tend to misfire.”

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE



Trump and Cruz Tax Plans Would Be the Largest Redistributions to the Rich in U.S. History

Tax cuts for the rich proposed by the two leading Republican candidates for the presidency are larger, as a proportion of the government budget and the total economy, than any tax cuts ever proposed.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Asks Why GOP Is Blocking ‘Gentle Law Hobbit’ Merrick Garland From the Top Court (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host did not mince words Monday night as she criticized Senate Republicans for refusing to meet with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Look Into the Future: How the People’s Party Prevailed in 2020

Third parties have rarely posed much of a threat to the dominant two parties system in the United States. So how did the People’s Party win the U.S. presidency and a majority of both houses of Congress only four years after President Obama left office?

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver Tears Apart Donald Trump’s Arguments for a Border Wall Using Facts and Logic (Video)

Despite having vowed earlier in the campaign season that he wouldn’t bother discussing Donald Trump’s candidacy and ideas in depth, the “Last Week Tonight” host dedicates yet another fabulous segment to taking the Republican front-runner down a few notches.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution Still Can Triumph and Transform America. Here’s How.

The senator’s quest for the Democratic nomination appears lost after Tuesday’s elections. But if left progressives implement his ideals locally, the spirit he has inspired can find a lasting place in the nation’s political life.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert: Now You’ll Be Able to ‘Binge-Watch the Death of the GOP’

The host of “The Late Show” explains what we can expect from a brokered convention, or as Republicans like to call it in an attempt to mask their desperation, an “open convention.”

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Donald Trump, Our Very Own American Mussolini

The GOP front-runner’s calls for violence against his critics are no joke.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Tell Your Senators to Do Their Job

In refusing to vote or even hold a hearing on the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are abdicating their constitutional responsibility.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE



Waiting for an End to Supreme Court ‘Death Watch’

Merrick Garland, President Obama’s centrist nominee, seems destined for summary rejection by the GOP-controlled Senate, even as legal observers worry that at any moment yet another death on the bench could intensify the partisan fight over the future of our nation’s highest court.

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Sits Down With Young Trump Supporters, and It Nearly Destroys Her

Setting out to prove that a presidential candidate can’t win on the “racist thug vote alone,” the “Full Frontal” host brought together several college-educated Donald Trump fans to ask them some questions on everyone’s mind these days. 

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Is No Heir to Reagan, or Even Nixon: He’s a New, and Vile, Kind of American Politician

The GOP front-runner has adopted the worst aspects of traditional Republicanism—the implicit racism, the nationalism, the embracing of the rich and their goals—and added even more poisonous ingredients.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



What a Trump-Clinton Contest Could Mean for the Middle East

Nothing can be ruled in or out in this election. But if Tuesday’s winners squared off, what would it mean for U.S. policy toward Iran and Islamic State?

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



New York Times Shows Shameless Bias Toward Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders got a little love from The New York Times, but the praise was fleeting. A positive Times article on Monday was toned down Tuesday and may have affected primary race voting in five states.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Begs Hillary Clinton to Turn Back Time and Unsay What She Said About the Reagans

The “Full Frontal” host could only explain Hillary Clinton’s erroneous statement that Ronald and Nancy Reagan had started a national conversation about HIV and AIDS by quipping that Clinton had “apparently suffered a stroke.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Reason the GOP Foreign Policy Elite Prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

And no, it has nothing at all to do with a wall.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Here’s the Truth About Free Trade

Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE


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What the GOP’s Supreme Court Obstruction Means for Women

Senate Republicans are leaving the women of the United States in limbo on several crucial issues with their stance against any high court nominee by President Obama.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Can a Moderate Left Beat a Radical Right?

Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. But for progressives to beat back an increasingly virulent right and encourage more temperate conservatism, they must ponder the crisis on their own side.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE


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Why It’s Imperative That We Hear Michigan’s Angry Voices

The Rust Belt state’s primary outcome—victories by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—was brought to you by white working-class men and the people from little towns and small cities.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Top Six Signs Donald Trump Is Wrong and Islam Doesn’t ‘Hate Us’

Republican presidential candidate and billionaire bigot Donald J. Trump said in a CNN interview last Wednesday that “Islam hates us.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws

More than 30 states have enacted some version of voter ID law in recent years. How much do these laws change voting rules, and what impact could they have on the general election?

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Debate ‘Civil’? Not With Rubio Extolling Egypt’s Military Junta and Israel’s Stand on Palestine

The headlines Friday about the GOP debate in Miami stressed how relatively civil it was, with less name-calling and pissing matches among the remaining candidates. Those editors have a weird definition of civility.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Trump’s High Steaks









It makes perfect sense that a few days after touting his penis size during a presidential debate, Donald J. Trump would display raw meat, wine and champagne at a press conference.
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VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: 5 Reasons the ‘Human Species Is in Very Deep Trouble’ If Trump Wins

The renowned activist and linguist warns of the systematic threat Donald Trump would pose, from human rights to the environment.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Mourns the Loss of the GOP, ‘a Great Institution, Gone Before Its Time’

“This week, the Republican Party, home to more than a century of great statesmen, died ... violently, tearing itself in half,” the “Full Frontal” host announces.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Netanyahu’s GOP Policy in Tatters, He Snubs White House Invitation (Video)

The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu functions as a U.S. Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbs many prominent Democrats, including strong Israel supporters.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Will Latinos Wall Off Trump?

How’s this for poetic justice? Donald Trump’s favorite scapegoats could end up having the satisfaction of blocking him from the White House.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE


The Man









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Mideast Reacts to Trump: ‘Strange Candidates’ With ‘Weird Beliefs’ and Anti-Muslim Pogroms

The meltdown of the U.S. Republican Party is an unlovely sight inside the country, but what do people abroad think about the outlandish assertions of GOP front-runner Donald Trump?

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 READ MORE


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