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Shocker in Alberta

As we prepare for a close and perhaps inconclusive British general election tomorrow, some strange if not completely unanticipated news comes down from the western Canadian province of Alberta, which has been governed by the conservative Tories (the colloquial name for the Progressive Con [...]

Huckabee’s repeated claim that he passed ’94 tax cuts’ as governor

“I governed in a state that was the most lopsided and partisan in the country. … My friend, it was tough sledding, but I learned how to govern, and I learned how to lead. And even in that environment, we passed 94 tax cuts, rebuilt our road system, saw dramatic improvements in stude [...]

The change in Iowa: Conservatives move to Cruz, moderates to Rubio

Quinnipiac University has a new Iowa poll out that offers good news for Scott Walker. The Wisconsin governor’s lead among Republicans in the neighboring state has slipped slightly, but he’s still about two miles ahead. The more interesting details emerge once you compare the n [...]

Group promises undercover recordings of Texas lawmakers behaving badly

An activist group with ties to conservative causes is promising to unveil secretly captured video footage that one group leader claims will show Texas lawmakers behaving badly, confessing to a variety of indiscretions, engaging in inappropriate relationships with special interest lobbyist [...]

Was President Obama "Cognitively Captured" by Wealthy Donors?

Economist Joseph Stigliz sat down for a chat with Bill Maher Friday night. His contention that President Obama has been “cognitively captured” by big donors is something that is occasionally heard from liberals who don’t agree with the President’s policies. WeR [...]

Bill Clinton on allegations in ‘Clinton Cash’ book: ‘It won’t fly’

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Bill Clinton’s pithy response to the influence-peddling charges leveled in a new book about his family’s massive philanthropic ventures: “It won’t fly.” Hillary Clinton’s presidential operation has launched an aggressive campa [...]

How Did Everybody Suddenly Become an Expert on French Visual Satire?

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Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Creating Jobs Elsewhere

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Mike Huckabee calls on senators in 2016 race to resign their current seats

Newly-minted presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Wednesday doubled down on his call for presidential candidates who currently hold public office to resign their positions, suggesting they’re wasting taxpayer dollars. “I think people have to choose. I just believe it’s a matter o [...]

Black Man Warns His Young Grandson About the Police: A Black Child Fears Cops More Than Criminals

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Gifting Russia ‘Free-Market’ Extremism

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Clinton panelist slams media for fundraising stories: ‘Political assassination?’

MARRAKECH, Morocco — As former president Bill Clinton opened the Clinton Global Initiative conference here Wednesday morning, one of the meeting’s most prominent attendees lashed out against the U.S. news media for scrutinizing the foreign fundraising practices of the Bill, Hi [...]

The Larger Problem in Baltimore

Dominque Stevenson and Eddie Conway The day that Freddie Gray was laid to rest, Monday, April 27, was an atypical day in Baltimore.  The tension in the air that was palpable. Tension is not unusual in this city.  You can feel it in the neighborhoods where people [...]

The media misses the point on ‘proxy war’

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Deadline looming, dozens of groups urge Congress to reform bulk surveillance

Dozens of groups from across the political spectrum are urging Congress to reform the federal government’s bulk surveillance practices as divisions emerge on Capitol Hill over how to handle those spy programs ahead of a June 1 deadline. The groups oppose a proposal backed by Senate  [...]

READ IN: Debates Over Debates Edition

By Reid Wilson — In 2011-2012, top officials at the Republican National Committee privately, and sometimes publicly, seethed at the number of debates in which their presidential candidates participated. Today, after seizing control of the debate process, it’s not the number of [...]

The Islamic State’s Strange Co-dependency With Syrian President Assad

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After five terms, Arizona is bloody tired of John McCain

Republican Sen. John McCain Leading Off: • AZ-Sen: PPP surveys both the GOP primary and general elections in Arizona, and let’s just say they don’t exactly bring good news for John McCain. McCain, who is seeking a sixth term, has never had a great relationship with his party [...]

UN Lawyer Calls TTP and TTIP ‘a dystopian future in which corporations, not democratically elected governments call the shots’

Go to Source : UN Lawyer Calls TTP and TTIP ‘a dystopian future in which corporations, not democratically elected governments call the shots’

Jon Stewart goes after Ted Cruz

The number of Republican presidential candidates doubled this week, with campaign announcements from Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee — and Jon Stewart already thinks its time to narrow the field. His solution: Get rid of Ted Cruz. Cruz is guilty of some of the same thing [...]