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    The Clintons Have Been Here Before

    Joe Klein is correct. It’s easy to forget how steep of a climb Bill Clinton had to make to first win the Democratic nomination and then to win the presidency. He had larger problems than an email server: he had recently been found out as a Vietnam draft dodger and a womanizer. Peop [...]

    The Highest Ranking Republican Just Refused to Endorse Donald Trump–For Now

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that he is “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. “I’m just not ready to do that at this point,” Ryan told CNN‘s Jake Tapper. “I think what a lot of Republica [...]

    Speaker Paul Ryan says he can’t support Donald Trump ‘at this time’

    Granted, Paul Ryan was hemming and hawing and hedging his bets, but still shocking when the sitting Republican Speaker of the House goes on national TV to declare that he cannot—at this time—support his Party’s presumptive nominee. Appearing on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday afte [...]

    Sen. Bernie Sanders falsely claimed that “Mom is working, Dad is working, and the kids are working, and yet together they’re bringing [...]

    This Taco Bowl Is What Donald Trump Is Offering As Hispanic Outreach

    “I love Hispanics!” The post This Taco Bowl Is What Donald Trump Is Offering As Hispanic Outreach appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : This Taco Bowl Is What Donald Trump Is Offering As Hispanic Outreach

    Donald Trump: Happy Cinco De Mayo! Try my taco bowl!

    Presented without comment.  Go to Source : Donald Trump: Happy Cinco De Mayo! Try my taco bowl!

    Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! https://t.co/ufoTeQd8yA pic.twitter.com/k01M [...]

    Voter ID Bill That Could Disenfranchise 220,000 Sits On Missouri Governor’s Desk

    Even if the governor vetoes the bill, Republican lawmakers may have the votes to override it. The post Voter ID Bill That Could Disenfranchise 220,000 Sits On Missouri Governor’s Desk appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Voter ID Bill That Could Disenfranchise 220,000 Si [...]

    Why has OxyContin become the poster child for opioid abuse? The LA Times has a long investigative piece today which suggests that a big par [...]

    We Thought We Could Not Be Shocked By Donald Trump. Then He Tweeted This.

    Today is Cinco de Mayo, and here’s what presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump tweeted to celebrate the occasion:   Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! https://t.co/ufoTeQd8yA pic.twitter.com/k01Mc6CuDI — Donald J. Trum [...]

    Midday open thread: Arizona packs its supreme court; #breakfree of fossil fuels actions continue.

    Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The disgusting, unspeakable satire that is being hurled at Turkey’s president (illustrated):  • Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, an early tea party target, is dead at 82:  He succumbed to pancreatic cancer and a stroke on Wednesday. First elected  [...]

    Prayer Day Still Not Cancelled

    Year after year, we see some of the same false viral claims circulating on social media and via email with little about them changing but the dates. Claims that President Barack Obama has cancelled the National Day of Prayer are a perfect example. We first addressed such claims in 2009 af [...]

    Google And Microsoft Are Under Pressure To Stay Away From The RNC

    Companies like Google are feeling the heat for supporting the RNC. The post Google And Microsoft Are Under Pressure To Stay Away From The RNC appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Google And Microsoft Are Under Pressure To Stay Away From The RNC

    Activists Try To Turn Republican National Convention Into Referendum On Trump’s Hateful Positions

    Companies like Google are feeling the heat for supporting the RNC. The post Activists Try To Turn Republican National Convention Into Referendum On Trump’s Hateful Positions appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Activists Try To Turn Republican National Convention Into Ref [...]

    Start here: Hillary Clinton begins the general election against Donald Trump with a major head start in the race to 270 electoral [...]

    Strategist for Pro-Trump Super-PAC Convicted in Ron Paul Pay-for-Endorsement Scheme

    An Iowa jury found three political operatives with deep ties to Ron and Rand Paul guilty on Thursday of a scheme to pay an Iowa state senator for his endorsement of Ron Paul in the 2012 campaign. All three men were key Ron Paul lieutenants in that campaign, and two, Jesse Benton and John  [...]

    Meet the Long-Shot Candidates Who Hope to Benefit From the GOP’s Trump Meltdown

    An hour before the Libertarian Party presidential debate in New York City on Saturday, the cybersecurity guru John McAfee, one of the candidates, was smoking a cigarette outside the venue, a Ukrainian restaurant in the East Village, and explaining how he could win in November. “I wo [...]

    There are a number of ways that the Democratic party is split demographically in the race to pick a nominee. Hillary Clinton gets mor [...]

    You soon may be able to sue your bank. Watch Wall Street heads explode

    “The last time you signed a contract for a cell phone plan, a bank account, or a credit card, you probably signed away your right to go to court if that company cheated you. That’s because most contracts for financial products contain forced arbitration clauses buried deep in the fine pri [...]

    Was Ross Douthat Aggressively Wrong Enough to Get Fired?

    The Athenians ostracized their greatest military commander, Themistocles, for nothing much whatsoever, perhaps for simple arrogance. Those who failed in battle often suffered the same fate. I don’t think this was a wise policy. You can lose a battle and still be an accomplished mili [...]