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    FiveThirtyEight » Politics

    Donald Trump announced for president on June 16, 2015.  And this happened. NBC and the Wall Street Journal released a national poll d [...]

    Combined, the 2016 Republican field, at one point 17-people thick, spent 3,776 days running for president. If they’d run back-t [...]

    The Conservative Movement Died Last Night

    [I did my initial reaction to yesterday’s events at my green place, but I’m truncating part of that for our format here at the Washington Monthly. If you want to see my reaction to the Democratic side of the equation, go there…] This has been the most hard to predict cam [...]

    Reports: John Kasich Is Dropping Out

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will drop out of the Republican presidential race on Wednesday afternoon, according to Politico and the Associated Press, effectively handing the nomination to businessman Donald Trump. Kasich’s decision came on the heels of Trump’s blowout victory in the [...]

    John Kasich will reportedly suspend his presidential … campaign?

    And then there was one. With a string of defeats stretching back to pretty much the day he announced, it is being reported that John Kasich will become the final Republican clown to leave the car, with an expected announcement later today that he is suspending his presidential campaign. ( [...]

    Ted Cruz Isn’t Gone. He’s Just Getting Started.

    Just because Cruz is out of the presidential race doesn’t mean he’s lost his political influence. The post Ted Cruz Isn’t Gone. He’s Just Getting Started. appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Ted Cruz Isn’t Gone. He’s Just Getting Started.

    Why President Obama’s Trade Deal Matters to U.S. National Security

    “When fewer people suffer in poverty, when our trading partners flourish and when we bind our economy closer to others in a strategically important region, America is both stronger and safer. But none of this will happen if the TPP doesn’t become a reality. That’s because the Asia [...]

    Republicans Now Have to Face Up to Merrick Garland

    Everybody thinks Donald Trump will lose the general election in November. If that’s true, what should Republicans do about the Supreme Court? Go ahead and confirm Merrick Garland. He’s about as good as they’re likely to get from a Democrat. Continue their holdout and le [...]

    So the Republican race is over. Newsflash. Assuming that Donald Trump scoops up all the delegates in Indiana (which isn’t y [...]

    How to Improve Mental Health in America: Raise the Minimum Wage

    Mental illnesses are one of the great plagues of mankind. They are the largest cause of disability in the world and responsible for countless suicides. In the U.S., there is bipartisan recognition that, in Senator Chris Murphy’s words, “Mental health care in America is in desperate need o [...]

    In the annals of pathetic politiciandom, New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte deserves a place of (dis)honor. “As she’s sai [...]

    It’s now been three years since Washington State legalized the sale of marijuana. So what happened? Answer: it got cheaper. The price [...]

    Bernie’s Math Problem

    Bernie Sanders won the Indiana presidential primary and has so far garnered 43 delegates to Clinton’s 37. But that’s pretty much where the good news ends. As Nate Silver documented prior to knowing the final results: But let’s suppose Sanders pulls it out and wins a narr [...]

    Will Ted Cruz endorse Donald Trump? Trump thinks ‘it would be nice’

    The day after claiming that Ted Cruz’s father may have been in on the assassination of JFK, and after months of endless character attacks (not to mention insulting wife Heidi Cruz on her looks), the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, Donald Trump, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Jo [...]

    Which Side Are You On? No Shit, Liberals. Which Side Are You On?

    Go to Source : Which Side Are You On? No Shit, Liberals. Which Side Are You On?

    Hillary to Bernie Supporters: Don’t Vote For Me

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    RedState: ‘Confirm Merrick Garland Before It Is Too Late’

    “Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, this is not even a close call.” The post RedState: ‘Confirm Merrick Garland Before It Is Too Late’ appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : RedState: ‘Confirm Merrick Garland Before It Is Too Late’

    Obama’s Boasting Reagan-Like Approval Ratings, So Where’s The Media Attention?

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    LOUISVILLE – Just minutes after Donald Trump won the Republican primary in Indiana, the little-loved Republican “establishment” got g [...]

    The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

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