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DENVER — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday called retired Marine Gen. John Allen a “failed general” after th [...]

Mainstream American comic Hari Kondabolu answers five questions

Hari Kondabolu has just released his second album, Mainstream American Comic, following up Waiting for 2042. You can also find him on tour now, doing the podcast Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell, and to cement his command of all forms of media, he’s working on a documentary, tenta [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Beer & Philly Cheesesteak FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Quotable Philly, Part III (Part I is here and Part Dieux is here.) “Donald Trump: you’re not fit to polish John McCain’s boots.” —Ret. Rear Admiral John Hutson Khizrv Khan with wife Ghazala last night. “Donald Trump, yo [...]

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump aired out a full year’s worth of controversies during a ca [...]

Hillary Clinton on Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination for president, which was important and historic and The Washingt [...]

Conservatives to boycott actor Bradley Cooper for crushing their hopes and dreams

I maintain and repeat my assertion that the Republican Party exists at this point mainly as a outlet for celebrating willful idiocy. Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris K [...]

View from the left: Democrats claim the mantle of patriotism

Something extraordinary happened this week. After an extended campaign in which the GOP nominee has consistently told Americans that our country is a trash heap, Democrats became the party of America. And no, not the Ward and June Cleaver America of yesteryear that Donnie Doom keeps promi [...]

Trump Backs his Supporters’ "Lock Her Up" Chant

After a bipartisan assault on Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, from people ranging from leading Democrats such as Hillary Clinton to lifelong Republicans to ordinary citizens, Trump fired back during his first general election rally in Colorado on Friday aft [...]

Clinton Emphasizes Racial Justice, But Some Black Activists Are Unconvinced

As she accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night, Hillary Clinton asked her audience to “put ourselves in the shoes of young black and Latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism and are made to feel like their lives are disposable.” Coming one week [...]

Cartoon: The DNC’s unscheduled events

The Democrats had their convention this week. Here are some jokes about it. Please don’t be mad. Go to Source : Cartoon: The DNC’s unscheduled events

DCCC Hacked, FBI Investigating if Related to DNC Hack

First, it was the DNC (Democratic National Committee) whose emails got hacked, possibly by hackers hired by Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU (also known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear) or by lone hackers on their own. Now, the FBI is… [[ This is a content summary only. [...]

Clinton’s VP Pick Just Made Pro-Choice Groups Mad

Earlier this week, the 2016 Democratic platform committed to securing public funding for abortion by calling for the repeal of the Hyde and Helms amendments. The Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal Medicaid money to pay for the procedure for low-income women, and the Helms Am [...]

West Wing Week 7/29/16 or, “You Think I'm Spry Now”

This week, we celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The President welcomed another President – from Mexico, sat down for some candid interviews, and inspired our current class of interns. That's July 22nd to July 28th or, “You Think I&# [...]

Four Days in Philadelphia

The last convention Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas covered was the nomination of Jimmy Carter in 1976 at Madison Square Garden. “My mission there was to find women in the convention hall,” she said. At the time there were only 19 women in Congress, none of whom were in the Senate. The [...]

Quick Takes: Convention Wind-Up

* While everyone is focusing on the headliners at the Republican and Democratic Conventions, Michael Grunwald writes that two lesser noticed speeches are worth some attention. …if you want to understand the gulf between the two conventions and the two parties in just two speeches, y [...]

Democrats have always believed in family, faith, and country. Now everyone sees it.

For almost a century, Republicans have engaged in a sustained campaign of lies about the Democratic Party. The Democrats, claimed the GOP, hate the military. They’re hostile to religion. They support the dissolution of the family. They cravenly crave a weak nation without respect in the w [...]

Everyday transportation routes are essential to our lives. From the highways we use for our daily commutes to the trains we can take acro [...]

Chelsea Manning Could Face Solitary Confinement for Her Suicide Attempt

It has been a terrible month for Chelsea Manning, the transgender former US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for sharing classified information with WikiLeaks. Several weeks ago, the Army whistleblower tried to kill herself at Fort Leavenworth military prison, and on Thursday mil [...]

More than 5.55 Million Records Released

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in February 2016. This release brings the total number [...]

Just this morning, Donald Trump appeared to throw the organizers of the Republican convention under the bus. In an interview with [...]