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John Oliver’s Summary of the Democrats’ Convention Is Gloriously Critical and Comical (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host takes stock of the past two “topsy-turvy” weeks of political conventions.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Donald Trump Blames GOP for Convention’s Lower TV Ratings

The Democratic convention had higher television ratings than the Republican convention for the first three of the four nights. But more viewers watched Trump’s acceptance speech than Hillary Clinton’s.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE


This Could Never Happen









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Teleprompters









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John Oliver on How the GOP Convention Showed the Shift From Facts to Feelings in Politics (Video)

Politicians like Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich have realized something crucial about modern-day American politics, according to the “Last Week Tonight” host.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Refuting Donald Trump’s Lies About the United States

AP’s Fact Check found that the candidate’s statistics in his GOP acceptance speech are way beyond the “damned lies” level.

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Melania Speaks!









Posted on Jul 21, 2016 ENLARGE



Republican Convention Live Blog: On Day 3, America Meets Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon

If the enchanting Mike Pence helps Republicans recapture the White House this fall, don’t say Thomas Frank, Robert Scheer and other progressive journalists didn’t warn you.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Jul 20, 2016 ENLARGE



The Coronation of a Charlatan

Years from now, bright-eyed children will look up at Grandma or Grandpa and ask, “Where were you when they nominated Donald Trump?” Far too many prominent Republicans will have to hang their heads in shame.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Top 4 Republican Plagiarisms of the Democrats

The scandal over Melania Trump’s stealing Michelle Obama’s lines for her convention speech should make us recall the ways in which GOP strategists have on many occasions stolen a Democratic line but put it to the opposite purpose.

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A Lens on the GOP Convention: Protests, Police and Politics on Day 2 (Multimedia)

Protesters and activists took to the streets in Cleveland on Day 2 of the Republican National Convention, and the tenor was much different than on Day 1.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



GOP Convention Live Blog: On Day 2, Republicans Focus on Clinton Over Planned Theme of Job Creation

Follow our live coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert Brings Jon Stewart Out of Retirement to ‘Make Sense’ of Trump’s Candidacy (Video)

The “Late Show” host hunted down two former “Daily Show” characters to help him deal with the fact that none other than Donald J. Trump is the GOP’s pick for president.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Capped a Weird First Day at the GOP Convention

This year’s gathering makes Clint Eastwood’s 2012 empty-chair routine seem like a stroke of genius.

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Stephen Colbert Sneaks Into the Republican National Convention to Rip Into Trump on Stage (Video)

The “Late Show” host had a few things to say about the Republican presidential candidate, and he wanted to be heard loud and clear on Monday as the RNC was about to kick off.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Samantha Bee on the ‘41st and Possibly the Last’ Republican National Convention (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host gave a fast, clever and funny introduction to “conservatella 2016” on Monday night and interviewed two people with very different opinions about just how screwed the host city, Cleveland, will be during the convention.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Why Are Republicans and Democrats Even Bothering With Conventions Anymore?

Our two major political parties no longer nominate people to be president. The parties have instead become giant machines for producing infomercials, raising big money and rewarding top sales reps with big bashes every four years.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Republican Convention, Donald Trump and the Police State

Cleveland police have ordered riot gear and the presumptive presidential nominee is promising greater militarization of the police. Don’t be surprised if things outside get violent. Will the Republican National Convention be a preview of a police state headed by a President Trump?

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE


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Republican Intervention









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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



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



RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Clinching the GOP Nomination Could Mean a White House Win for Donald Trump

From the outside, it’s hard to know what kind of talking points might be circulating in the upper echelons of political parties, or what interests might be served by making particular statements to the press at key moments in the election cycle. That said, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had this to say about Donald Trump’s White House chances.

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Private GOP Memo Suggests That a Trump Victory Would Only Mark the Beginning

“Understand the populist points Trump makes and ride that wave,” the leaked message from the campaign arm for Senate Republicans declares.

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Lawyer: Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Was Wiped Before Feds Got It

Well, this doesn’t make Hillary Clinton look so great, unless what was on her server was worse.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE



In ‘Best of Enemies,’ Politics Becomes the Spectator Sport We’re Still Watching

The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE



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Republicans Will Hold 2016 Convention in Cleveland

Ohio has become a bellwether state in presidential elections and, seeming to recognize that fact, the GOP has decided it’s the best place to anoint its 2016 nominee.

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GOP Hunts for Controversy in ‘The Hillary Papers’

The GOP isn’t taking any chances when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for the White House, which seems all the more inevitable the more people call it inevitable.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Chaos in Egypt, NSA Revelations and the GOP

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider whether the Obama administration should have stated stronger positions on aid and military in Egypt as violence overwhelmed Cairo. Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA broke its own surveillance rules thousands of times. And the Republican Party convenes in Boston and Chris Christie makes a case for 2016.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama Cuts His Own Pay, O’Reilly Explodes at Ingraham, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including RNC Chairman Reince Priebus accuses Democrats of supporting “infanticide” and the big obstacle Mark Sanford faces in his political comeback.

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Israel, Nukes and the GOP

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss President Obama’s reception in Israel, the possibility of that country attacking Iran if nuclear development continues and the deadly blunder of 10 years of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Plus, a GOP autopsy.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Former RNC Chair Steele Slams GOP, Colbert’s Sister Wins Primary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest efforts by Congress to avoid a government shutdown and Michele Bachmann tries to run away from a reporter.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE


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Limbaugh Disses RNC’s ‘Autopsy Report,’ Bachmann Tells Big Lie at CPAC, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why the assault weapons ban has already failed and Vice President Joe Biden meets Pope Francis.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 READ MORE


‘SNL’ Gets Political in 38th Season Premiere

“Saturday Night Live” got into the swing of election season with several political sketches that mocked such happenings as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s gaffes and Clint Eastwood’s much maligned Republican National Convention speech.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Two Conventions: Profiles in Decadent Cowardliness

Did you know that taxpayers helped fund these conventions at a level of $100 million for logistics and police sequestrations of demonstrators in Tampa and Charlotte and an additional $18.2 million each for general convention expenses?

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Ryan Backpedals on GM Plant Closure Remark (Video)

The VP nominee claims he wasn’t blaming President Obama during his Republican National Convention speech for a GM plant closure that happened while George W. Bush was still president.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE


Ralph Reed: Back From the Dead

Ralph Reed, the disgraced conservative political operative and evangelical leader who took secret money from former super-lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff, returned from political purgatory during the Republican National Convention last week.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Conservatives Celebrate Empty Chair Day, Moore Calls Eastwood ‘Crazy,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a top GOP lawmaker’s Labor Day gaffe and a warning from “Walker, Texas Ranger” star Chuck Norris.

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 READ MORE



Obama Responds to Eastwood, Rush Praises Clint, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another possible Paul Ryan lie, and a key battleground state makes a decision that could affect the presidential election’s outcome.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 READ MORE


Rachel Maddow at a Loss for Words After Clint’s RNC Speech

As host of her very own MSNBC program, the loquacious Rachel Maddow pretty much always has something to say about the day’s issues. But occasionally, even Maddow gets tongue-tied. Like, for example, when she tried to explain actor Clint Eastwood’s dialogue with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. 

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Clint Eastwood Tells Us Something About the GOP

The 82-year-old actor-director-tough guy gave a bizarre and rambling, sometimes incoherent speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, centered on a mock interview with an imaginary President Obama sitting in a nearby empty chair.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Fox News Points Out Paul Ryan’s Lies ... and Pigs Fly?

Fox News used the words “deceiving” and “dazzling” to describe Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP convention; British support of possible American military intervention in Syria could signal another blunder as terrible as the Iraq War; meanwhile, Israeli ex-soldiers finally admit to heinous treatment of Palestinian children. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Coming Soon: Ronald Reagan in Hologram Form

The hologram version of Ronald Reagan is set to debut soon. Yes, the wait is almost over! President Reagan in an, errr, reanimated state will soon be a thing!

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Fox News Disses Ryan’s ‘Deceiving’ Convention Speech

So-called liberal news outlets weren’t the only ones that had problems with Paul Ryan’s factually incorrect Republican National Convention speech. Conservative Fox News took issue with it as well.

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Brewer ‘Endorses’ Obama, Condi Shines at Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest possible feud between Sarah Palin and Fox News and what was possibly the biggest lie in Paul Ryan’s very misleading convention speech.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Bankroller’s Daughter Gets Violent With Reporters

A woman identified as the daughter of billionaire GOP financier Sheldon Adelson pushed a “Democracy Now!” reporter before grabbing the crew’s camera, throwing it to the floor and disappearing into one of the Republican National Convention hall’s corporate suites.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Fox News Speculates Hologram Reagan Will Endorse Romney at Convention

What better way to remind Republicans that Mitt Romney is not Ronald Reagan than by bringing out the former president in hologram form at the convention?

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 READ MORE


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