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Submitted by Lawrence Reichard on Fri, 05/27/2016 – 1:46pm Lawrence Reichard Michael Mariotte at the histo [...]

This edition of Groundhog Friday, an occasional wrap-up of recent repeats, includes claims from the presidential candidates about Libya, in [...]

‘The world was forever changed here': Obama’s words at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Friday. Nearly 71 years after the U.S. deployed an atomic bomb on the Japanese city, Obama called for an end to nuclear weapons and offered respects to the victims. A complete transcript of his remarks, and those o [...]

Donald Trump Once Said His Wife Shouldn’t Work Because She Should Prepare Dinner

Should you forget for any brief moment during your upcoming Memorial Day weekend that Donald Trump has a serious problem with women, here is a 1994 clip of the presidential hopeful explaining why he didn’t approve of his then wife Marla Maples joining the workforce. “I have [...]

Can Donald Trump Win By Duping Young Voters with ‘90s Conspiracy Theories?

The final week of the Republican primary was essentially a formality, but in hindsight an exceptionally important formality. As long as Donald Trump still had to go through the motions to fend off candidates whose campaigns had been reduced to simulacra, and as long as his opponents wer [...]

The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter has a plea for all of us who are watching each tiny tick of the 2016 election: Chill out [...]

Friday Open Thread

Donald Trump has all the delegates he needs. Bernie Sanders does not. But Bernie's trying to stay relevant by debating Donald Trump. Yes, some polls have Hillary and Bernie in a dead heat in California. Others have Hillary with a wide lead…. [[ This is a content summary only.  [...]

The share of Americans who described themselves as people struggling to afford food has declined to a record low in a long-running Ga [...]

Peter Thiel’s Revenge Against Gawker Is Neither Justice Nor Philanthropy

Revelations that the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has been covertly pursuing a legal campaign to destroy the Gawker Media has generated surprisingly little outrage outside of journalistic circles. Indeed, Thiel has even had defenders like Washington Post legal blogger Eugene Kon [...]

Five Times Rubio Slammed Trump—Before Promising to Vote for Him

Marco Rubio will vote for Donald Trump this November. He’s not yet ready to say the words “I will vote for Donald Trump,” but based on this tweet, a quick process of elimination makes his intentions clear. In Florida only 2 legitimate candidates on ballot in Nov. I wont [...]

Secret Service agents involved in prying into and leaking information from an old personnel file of a top GOP congressman face discip [...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass: Clocking In For a Dull Time

The late Gene Siskel used to say that whether or not a movie was good could be determined by a simple test: Is the movie more interesting than a documentary of the actors having lunch? I never quite understood this calculus—it’s possible Gene Siskel had more interesting lunches than I do— [...]

Phones haven’t always been good to Hillary Clinton. Eight years ago, during her first White House run, she thought voters&# [...]

Just How Bad Is Gawker, Anyway?

So: Gawker. The general reaction of the press to the revelation that billionaire Peter Thiel has been behind the libel suit against Gawker all along has been close to unanimous: it’s bad. The generally accepted storyline is that Thiel was pissed off at Gawker for outing him as gay m [...]

IG Report on Clinton’s Emails

Summary Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that her decision to use a private email account and server for government business while secretary of state was “allowed” by the State Department. She has said “my predecessors did the same thing,” and ins [...]

The Depression Era’s Magic Bullet For Weight Loss

Recently, the New York Times published a sobering story on the alumni of the 2009 season of The Biggest Loser. A study had shown that almost all of those who had publicly lost hundreds of pounds on the show’s punishing diet and exercise regime had gained nearly all of it back, unless they [...]

A Sanders superdelegate coup doesn’t need to be motivated by racism to be white privilege

Hillary Clinton has won the nomination (and yes, she has) on the strength of strong support among Democrats, Latinos, older women and African Americans.  Bernie Sanders’ base is independents, young voters (including significant numbers of young people of color) and white men. Those are th [...]