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    INDIANAPOLIS — The endorsement of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) was not quite the boon that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) expected. Repo [...]

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Donald Trump wants the United States to stop negotiating blanket trade deals that include a number of countr [...]

    Game of Thrones 6.2 recap: ‘Home’

    Let’s talk entropy. You know, that Second Law of Thermodynamics stuff. The law that says that chaos increases over time and not only can you not win, you can’t break even. In fiction, entropy generally rules the first part of the story. It certainly does in Game of Thrones. When we open,  [...]

    Earlier today, in the course of linking to a Ryan Cooper post about Bernie Sanders, I mentioned that I thought Cooper was “very, very [...]

    Supreme Court nixes challenge to Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law

    For low-wage franchises fighting Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage? No luck. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage from franchise owners who say the law discriminates against them by treating them as large businesses. This was the  [...]

    Cruz Distorts Trump’s Position

    Sen. Ted Cruz mischaracterized Donald Trump’s position on Planned Parenthood, claiming that both Trump and Hillary Clinton “support taxpayer funding for it.” In August 2015, Trump suggested he might be open to federally funding portions of Planned Parenthood unrelated to [...]

    Hillary Clinton brought in more campaign cash in April than rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, the first time in months that the Democrat [...]

    Interactive Cartoon: Can you pick the right bathroom?

    x Embedded Content Created by Comigama with Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore!  New interactive cartoons every Monday!  Follow us on Facebook! Play more cartoons! Go to Source : Interactive Cartoon: Can you pick the right bathroom?

    There are two things that Donald Trump’s opponents need to do to keep him from getting the Republican presidential nominati [...]

    There are two things that Donald Trump’s opponents need to do to keep him from getting the nomination. The first is that th [...]

    A taste of what a localized Sanders ‘revolution’ would look like

    Bernie Sanders has gotten knocked by Democratic partisans for his weak embrace of down ballot races. What kind of “revolution” focuses only on the top? A real one would build a groundswell of support for multiple candidates, up and down the ballot, making it less a cult of personality and [...]

    It’s completely ridiculous how many advertisements have already been run for the 2016 campaign. Sure, it’s May, and peopl [...]

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is the latest casualty of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s misbegotten missi [...]

    Submitted by Mrill Ingram on Mon, 05/02/2016 – 3:01pm Mrill Ingram Photo of Dr. Lina Moses by Bill Lueders [...]

    Trump: ‘We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country’

    The entire rest of this election year is going to be like this. The whole campaign. “Don’t forget. We’re like the piggybank that’s being robbed. We have the cards. We have a lot of power with China,” Trump told an audience in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “When  [...]

    Hillary Clinton Is Promising Tough Love To Openly Hostile Coal Country

    “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” The post Hillary Clinton Is Promising Tough Love To Openly Hostile Coal Country appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Hillary Clinton Is Promising Tough Love To Openly Hostile Coal Country

    How about some caucus alternatives?

    There was a great side discussion in my last piece on caucus replacements. I argued that caucuses need to die, and if states insist on maintaining them, they should be stripped of two-thirds of their delegates. Some people noted that such a penalty might hurt states at the whim of Republi [...]

    What the $60 Billion Weight Loss Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

    Gina Kolata, a science writer for the New York Times, writes today about the results of research on the participants of the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser.” Kevin Hall, a scientist at a federal research center who admits to a weakness for reality TV, had the idea to follow [...]

    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald T [...]