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John McCain in New Hampshire: ‘Lindsey Graham, he’s my man!’

LITTLETON, N.H. — Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was in his element Saturday — giving hugs, posing for pictures and shaking hands beside an oversized picnic pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post here in Littleton. He was asking Granite Staters for t [...]

I’ve sort of promised myself not to write about Donald Trump, but (a) it’s a weekend, and (b) David Fahrenthold has a pret [...]

Black lives matter in health care, too

A really important CNN op-ed tries to expand the new national discussion on racial disparity in America to focus on a key issue: health care. Racism mars the history of health care in America. For years, black patients were relegated to separate—and appallingly unequal—hospitals and ward [...]

John Metta had given up talking to white people about racism. But after the shootings in Charleston, he gave this “congregational ref [...]

Originally published at MintPress News.   OAK FLAT, Arizona –— The San Carlos Apache Tribe held a celebratory dinner on Ju [...]

A Community Organizing Virtuoso

Years ago I was a program manager at a nonprofit organization and decided to apply to be the executive director of the same agency. The board of directors asked staff to review resumes and interview finalists for the job (including me). The staff I supervised at the time objected to the f [...]

Sanders wins support of environmental group that sees Clinton ‘equivocating’

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who has built his campaign largely on economic issues, picked up an endorsement Saturday from a national environmental group during a swing through New Hampshire. The political arm of Friends of the Earth, which bills itself as the world’s la [...]

GOP food fight!!!

Do you think they’re watching us, John? When GOP lawmakers head back home for the August recess, here’s what they’ll have to brag about—a 3-month extension in highway transportation funding (cuz that’s what voters have been clamoring for!) and this: Just a few da [...]

Republican Projection

One of my favorite articles from the archive of Steve Benen’s time at the Washington Monthly is this one from 2011 titled: Karl Rove and the Affection for Projection. Here’s how he begins: Karl Rove has a special, some might call it “pathological,” quality as a pol [...]

Nurse listening to a radio during World War II John Atherton – Flickr creative commons From the very first the media – newspa [...]

View from the left—the insurgent candidacies of Trump and Bernie

All the political journalists had left them for dead from the word, “Go.” Interesting, perhaps, but no more than a speed bump on the way to the real nominating process. But now Trump has the GOP by the balls and Bernie is causing a stir in conservative havens like Arizona and [...]

Pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action continues steady fundraising pace in July

After struggling to bring in checks earlier in the year, the group gets $14.5 million in commitments in July. Go to Source : Pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action continues steady fundraising pace in July

Fetal tissue research has been with us a long time—and it’s saved lives

Despite the sweaty claims of a group of liars intent on gutting Planned Parenthood because their extremist religion doesn’t believe women they don’t know should get certain medical care they personally don’t agree with, there is nothing remarkable about donating fetal t [...]

Non-Profits And Churches Have Been Splurging To Have Mike Huckabee Speak

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s rhetoric has gotten very heated over the past month, but his words are apparently quite valuable to many conservative Christians. According to a financial disclosure report filed Friday, churches, schools, anti-choice crisis pregnanc [...]

Churches Pay Mike Huckabee Over $20,000 To Come Speak To Them

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s rhetoric has gotten very heated over the past month, but his words are apparently quite valuable to many conservative Christians. According to a financial disclosure report filed Friday, churches, schools, anti-choice crisis pregnanc [...]

“Best of Enemies” Film Review

Ed Rampell Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures In their latest film, “Best of Enemies,” directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon capture the historic verbal jousting matches between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley during the 1968 Republican and Democratic co [...]

An Appreciation of FDL Contributors

As Firedoglake goes offline this weekend, those of us who are launching Shadowproof would like to take the time to show appreciation for all the contributors, who helped make FDL special through the years. Keeping FDL online and filled with daily content during hiatus was a struggle. It  [...]

Sanders to win support of environmental group that sees Clinton ‘equivocating’

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who has built his campaign largely on economic issues, will pick up an endorsement Saturday from a national environmental group during a swing through New Hampshire. The political arm of Friends of the Earth, which bills itself as the world’s [...]

Even when Mike Huckabee went to Auschwitz, he only did it so he could compare things to Auschwitz

On the Iran deal, ex-governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee brought the Republican primaries to a new low by claiming that with the tentative new nonproliferation deal with Iran, Obama “would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven.& [...]

What Do Iranian Dissidents Think of the Nuclear Deal?

Recently Ed Kilgore noted James Fallows’ article in response the the arguments Leon Wieseltier made against the Iran nuclear deal. If you clicked through and read the Fallows article, you saw that he did more than take on Wieseltier’s arguments. He also did us the service of l [...]