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Donald Trump Ends His Show With Now-Familiar Pitch (Multimedia)

The GOP presidential nominee closed the circus in Cleveland with his trademark pledge: I will make America great again. Do you believe him?

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE


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GOP Leaders Need to Put Country Before Party

It’s time for Republicans to admit that Donald Trump is incapable of even pretending to be an acceptable candidate for president. The question is which side of history they want to be on.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?

Donald Trump has been opportunistic in his approach to religion. By some measures, he’s running the most secular Republican campaign since the 1970s.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE



How the Internet Is Empowering the Grass Roots and Transforming Democracy

While super PACs and superdelegates have been the focus of the public’s attention and frustration, an overlooked narrative is how eager people—especially the young—experience and participate in the political process in nontraditional ways.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Dangerous Insecurity of Donald Trump

The presumptive Republican nominee has built a career on bluster, branding and relentless self-promotion. These are useful traits for a vainglorious mogul. For a president of the United States, they could be catastrophic.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE



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



Republicans and Democrats Must Work Together to Not Mainstream Donald Trump

The writer Leon Wieseltier suggested a slogan that embodies the appropriate response to Trump’s ascent to the top of the GOP class: “Preserve the shock.”

Posted on May 5, 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


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What the Indiana Primary Results Mean to Republicans and Democrats

In Indiana on Tuesday, Donald Trump swept away the final obstacles to the 2016 Republican nomination, while Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton, beating her 53 percent to 47 percent.

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


Larry Wilmore Holds Nothing Back in Roast of Obama, Politicians and Media

The comic showed he was willing to take on anyone, regardless of power or fame—and also regardless of audience reaction.

Posted on May 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Apr 28, 2016 ENLARGE


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



Report: Ted Cruz Pre-emptively Picking Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate

Watching the seemingly endless series of Republican debates this election season, one might wonder why so many candidates hung in there well past the point when it was clear they had no real chance of winning. Well, wonder no more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE


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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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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



16-Year-Old Transgender Student Removed From Ted Cruz Rally

James Van Kuilenburg’s experience at the Texas senator’s rally reflects a nationwide crisis of transphobia.

Posted on Apr 25, 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


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Old ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch Shows the Genius of Ronald Reagan (Video)

The 40th president had a reputation as a rube, but that persona may have been an act. Look no further than the late Phil Hartman’s impersonation of the former commander in chief in 1986.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Donald Diatribe









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The Republican Party May Not Be Headed Toward the Demise Many Surmise

History shows that the GOP will probably survive Donald Trump; Ted Cruz once supported a ban on dildos; meanwhile, a New York Daily News writer argues vehemently against his paper’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE


Finish Line









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The Best Reporting on Ted Cruz Through the Years

A look back at Ted Cruz’s career as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 READ MORE



A Look at the Troubling Worldview of Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Adviser

A close-up on Jim Hanson offers a remarkable window into the mentality of Cruz’s national security team.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Insists He Won’t Run for President: ‘Count Me Out’

The House speaker said Tuesday that he would not cave to pressure from within his party to join the fray.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



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


Cruz Cruise









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How Much Money Would Bernie Sanders’ Tax Proposals Save or Cost You? This Calculator Will Tell You

Scared that Sanders would raise your taxes? Many people are, especially after reading what The Nation describes as Vox’s “wildly misleading” calculator of income taxes under the policies of various presidential candidates.

Posted on Apr 9, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz Win in Wisconsin

Just a few weeks ago, many mainstream pundits were prematurely calling the contest for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations in favor of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively. On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders’ and Ted Cruz’s significant wins in the Wisconsin primary showed that the races are far from over.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Takes a Hilariously Cringing Look at Ted Cruz’s Supporters (Video)

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The religious leaders in Wisconsin front-runner Cruz’s camp are as terrible as you might expect, and then some.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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



Why the National Enquirer’s Hot Air Is Filling the Mainstream Media Balloon

The tabloid story about anonymous allegations against Ted Cruz shows all too clearly how politics and media have become part of a show business machine fueled by gossip and snark.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE


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