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Donald Trump never makes mistakes, even when he does

During a speech at Clemson University on Wednesday evening, Donald Trump’s impressionist painting of a political speech included a few dabs of the much-despised educational restructuring known as Common Core. “Common Core: A total disaster,” Trump said. “WeR [...]

Why are the young ‘uns all voting for Bernie? If you can avoid the condescension that typically poisons this topic, it’s actual [...]

America’s Endless Wars

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More Insider Tales: Union Leaders Back the Less Pro-Union Candidate

Go to Source : More Insider Tales: Union Leaders Back the Less Pro-Union Candidate

City of Cleveland charges Tamir Rice’s family $500 for killing him

And you thought Chicago cops had a lotta of nerve. And they do. But the City of Cleveland may have them beat. The City of Cleveland filed a creditor’s claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the black 12-year old who was fatally shot by police in 2014, for not paying emergency medical se [...]

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

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ABC’s of the US Empire

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New Hampshire’s Biggest Loser: The Super PAC

Super PACs have not bought Election 2016 — at least not yet. The post New Hampshire’s Biggest Loser: The Super PAC appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : New Hampshire’s Biggest Loser: The Super PAC

Obama on the ‘bugs on the windshield’ that prevent bipartisanship

Speaking in an interview in Springfield, Ill., after delivering a major address on how to address the nation’s sharp partisan divisions, President Obama said he could have done “a little better” but partisan screens are like “bugs on the windshield” that  [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Very Bad Night

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When Government ‘Saves Money’ And Gets ‘Smaller,’ We All Lose

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President Obama on How We Can Build a Better Politics

Yesterday, on the ninth anniversary of his announcement that he would run for president, Obama returned to Springfield and gave a speech at the Illinois General Assembly. In it, he returned to a theme he talked about in both his 2015 and 2016 State of the Union speech: A Better Politics.  [...]

Jeffrey Sachs Blames Hillary Clinton for Our National Security Woes

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The Sex Lives of Sea Creatures

First, it’s important to ruin Finding Nemo for you. For if you wanted to tell the tale of a single father helping a young son grow into adulthood after the tragic death of his mother and siblings, clownfish are without a doubt the wrong animals to use. Marlin, for one, wouldn’t have been  [...]

Morning Digest: Indiana Senate frontrunner Todd Young may not even make the GOP primary ballot

Leading Off: ● IN-Sen: Rep. Todd Young is the GOP establishment’s pick against tea partying Rep. Marlin Stutzman in the May primary and for the most part, his campaign has gone off without a hitch. Young holds a huge cash advantage, Stutzman’s campaign has been plagued with st [...]

Why 2016 could be a very difficult year for LGBT activists

In Georgia, LGBT advocates are not having a great week. A bill to make it law that religious officials don’t have to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies is sailing through the Republican-controlled legislature. It passed a key committee on Tuesday, which happened to be the same [...]

Why LGBT advocates face a really tough year nationwide

In Georgia, LGBT advocates are not having a great week. A bill to make it law that religious officials don’t have to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies is sailing through the Republican-controlled legislature. It passed a key committee on Tuesday, which happened to be the same [...]

Bernie Sanders takes a couple shots at Bill O’Reilly on the ‘Late Show’ [Video]

If Bill Clinton’s presidency was a “two for the price of one” — thanks to Hillary Clinton’s presence as first lady — Bernie Sanders says his presidency would be a “two-fer.” Sanders noted on Monday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbe [...]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How did Rubio screw up? Let me count the ways

I knew the GOP contest was Shakespearean drama, but really… Nate Cohn: Donald Trump won New Hampshire on Tuesday night, and not just because he finished with the most votes. The results extend his biggest advantage: a deeply divided opposition. They all but ensure that several mainstream [...]

Who wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president? People like Michael Bloomberg.

Michael Bloomberg — a guy who runs a magazine, made billions off of an information-distribution network and who ran one of the largest cities in the world for more than a decade — knows how to get attention. After he confirmed to the Financial Times that he was considering [...]