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Remembering the greatest 45 minutes of Jim Gilmore’s political life

Update: On Feb. 12, Jim Gilmore announced that he was suspending his campaign for the presidency. He wasn’t even including in the majority of polling, and when he was included, he usually garnered zero support. Real Clear Politics didn’t even both calculating his polling a [...]

Jim Gilmore ends 2016 presidential bid

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore has suspended his long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Gilmore got 12 votes in the Iowa caucuses and 133 in New Hampshire’s primaries on Tuesday. Gilmore, 66, officially entered the presidential race on July 30. He w [...]

Rick Perry to bring veterans to new pro-Cruz super PAC

A constellation of super PACs supporting the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)  has created a new entity that will highlight issues surrounding veterans. Former Texas governor Rick Perry will lead the effort to recruit veterans to the group, Keep the Promise to Veterans [...]

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Friday Open Thread

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D.C. Residents Debate More Homeless Shelters: ‘We Are Talking About People, Not Things’

“Do you want a neighborhood of all one income? Is that what you’re asking for?” The post D.C. Residents Debate More Homeless Shelters: ‘We Are Talking About People, Not Things’ appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : D.C. Residents Debate More Homeles [...]

Deadpool: A Superhero Who Makes Fun of Himself

Deadpool is obnoxious and puerile and infantile and has an irritating meta tone so snide that it’s constantly in danger of nullifying the entire movie and I still got a pretty big kick out of it. The superhero origin story has become so tired and rote at this point that you can recite it  [...]

We need more questions like this one from Jake Tapper to Debbie Wasserman Schultz [video]

If you think Bernie Sanders was the big winner in New Hampshire this week, you’d be wrong — at least when it comes to the votes that will really help determine the Democratic presidential nominee. Sure, the Vermont senator won the Granite State primary in a rout over Hillary Cli [...]

Even The National Review Doesn’t Think Cruz Needed To Pull Campaign Ad Featuring Porn Star

Ted Cruz’s campaign pulled an anti-Marco Rubio ad after it was revealed one of the actresses in it has appeared in adult films. The post Even The National Review Doesn’t Think Cruz Needed To Pull Campaign Ad Featuring Porn Star appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : E [...]

Why Are George Soros-Linked Financiers Giving Big Bucks to Support John Kasich?

Two Wall Street titans who helped financier George Soros make his billions have channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars into John Kasich’s presidential bid. According to Federal Election Commission records, Scott Bessent, who was Soros’ chief investment officer until Decemb [...]

Midday open thread: Our Neanderthal genes boost health risks; Obama names 3 new national monuments

Join us here Saturday evening at 6 PM PT for the Republican debate Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Millennial Squad: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Should we ban parents from kids sporting events, by Mark E Andersen He holds my heart. Frederick Douglass, by Denise Oliv [...]

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Before the voting started in this presidential primary, it was not uncommon to find pundits writing about President Obama’s legacy.  [...]

Bernie Sanders’s claim that Hillary Clinton objected to meeting with ‘our enemies’

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “I recall when Secretary Clinton ran against then-Senator Obama, she was critical of him for suggesting that maybe you want to talk to Iran, that you want to talk to our enemies. I have no illusion. Of course you are right. Iran is sponsoring terrorism in many par [...]

Gerald Lenoir and Jesse Hagopian Photo by Alex Barth/Flickr Thanks to a long history of redlining, formerly blac [...]

A Majority of States Now Have Right-to-Work Laws

West Virginia, once a bastion of organized labor, will soon join the ranks of the right-to-work states that have undercut union participation. The Republican-dominated state legislature on Friday overrode Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of a right-to-work bill, becoming  [...]

Is Kasich ‘Worst’ on Spending?

Pro-Jeb Bush ads rely on skewed data to falsely label Ohio Gov. John Kasich as having the “worst rating on spending of any governor in the country, Republican or Democrat.” The rating is based on data about Ohio’s general revenue fund spending, but the nonpartisan group that p [...]

Submitted by Ed Rampell on Fri, 02/12/2016 – 1:13pm Ed Rampell Michael Moore is the saint of cinema. Since [...]