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In the LA Times today, Maria Bustillos says she can’t support Hillary Clinton because of her vote for the Iraq War; her ties to Wall  [...]

Ben Carson has been spending a ton of money for not a lot of votes

Someone on Twitter pointed out an interesting (tongue-in-cheek) argument for the true victor of the New Hampshire primaries: Jim Gilmore. @pbump Gilmore got 10x the # of votes he got in Iowa. No other GOP candidate comes close to that. Gilmore clearly has ALL the momentum. — Dou [...]

Chris Christie expected to drop out of Republican presidential race today

Multiple sources are reporting that Chris Christie, the arrogant blowhard from New Jersey—not to be confused with the arrogant blowhards from New York, Texas and Florida—will suspend his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, following his sixth place finish in Tuesday [...]

Why Ted Cruz is still in very, very good shape — in 2 graphics

Ted Cruz didn’t do well in New Hampshire on Tuesday, finishing in third place behind Donald Trump and John Kasich. But it’s hard to say he has lost any real momentum; New Hampshire just wasn’t a good state for a candidate like him. And moving forward, it’s easy [...]

What stand-up comedians can teach Marco Rubio about delivering a line

Sen. Marco Rubio didn’t win (or even place) in New Hampshire on Tuesday, and he admitted that his poor performance at Saturday night’s GOP debate — where he repeated the same line over and over — had something to do with it. “I know many people are disappointed; I [...]

As of right now, with 92% of the vote reporting, Bernie Sanders is projected to have won 13 delegates from New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton i [...]

After Abandoning Moderate Views, Chris Christie Abandons Presidential Campaign

He returns to New Jersey to finish out the remainder of his last term as governor — with a 31 percent approval rating. The post After Abandoning Moderate Views, Chris Christie Abandons Presidential Campaign appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : After Abandoning Moderate Vi [...]

Reports: Chris Christie Suspending Campaign

After a disappointing sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will suspend his campaign for president, multiple outlets are reporting. CNN reported Wednesday morning that Christie is “a realist” who realized that [...]

Hillary Clinton’s no-need-to-panic-everything-is-going-to-be-just-fine campaign memo, annotated

At 8 pm eastern time Tuesday night, two things happened. The first was that all the TV networks called New Hampshire’s primary for Bernie Sanders. The second was that the Hillary Clinton campaign released a strategy memo to reporters aimed at blunting any momentum for Sanders in [...]

Hillary Clinton’s no-need-to-panic-everything-is-going-to-be-just-fine campaign memo

At 8 pm eastern time Tuesday night, two things happened. The first was that all the TV networks called New Hampshire’s primary for Bernie Sanders. The second was that the Hillary Clinton campaign released a strategy memo to reporters aimed at blunting any momentum for Sanders in [...]

Make no mistake: Bernie Sanders’s win in New Hampshire was historically massive

The weird thing about the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary is that Hillary Clinton did about as well this year as she did in 2008, percentage-wise. In the state’s main counties, Clinton performed on average only about two percentage points worse than she did eight y [...]

You May Officially Stop Wigging Out About Twitter

Finally we have some closure. Not in the presidential campaign, of course, which remains in chaos, but in our Twitter feeds. Today we learned that Twitter’s new “algorithm” is apparently a feature that curates which tweets you see first if you’ve been away for a wh [...]

Wishful thinking of Trump foes and Sanders fans is challenged by New Hampshire

As of last night, fewer people have cast ballots (or caucused) in the 2016 primaries than live in Indianapolis. That’s still a few hundred thousand more people than voted in the many long months of punditry about who might win, whose voters were real, and who had momentum. Already,  [...]

A. O. Scott, Last of the Power Critics

Renata Adler felt that a writer could go mad working as film critic for the New York Times for more than a year. A.O. Scott has been doing it for 16. What is it like to review movies for the Times? Scott’s new book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, [...]

Flint Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

As fracking moves from remote mountainsides to the suburbs and cities of America, more and more Americans are living next door to oil drills and diesel trucks. But in Los Angeles, oil wells have been a ubiquitous part of the city’s landscape for nearly a century. Formerly the center of gl [...]

Why the Pundits Don’t See the Revolution Coming … Again

Go to Source : Why the Pundits Don’t See the Revolution Coming … Again

Ted Cruz’s Chief Dirty Trickster and the Degradation of Politics

Go to Source : Ted Cruz’s Chief Dirty Trickster and the Degradation of Politics

Obama’s Climate Legacy Is in the Supreme Court’s Hands

 The Supreme Court has turned up the heat on President Barack Obama’s landmark plan to curb climate change. In a decision legal analysts are calling extraordinary, five justices temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which  [...]

What New Hampshire Tells Us

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The Battle Between Populist Sanders and Establishment Clinton Is as Old as the Country Itself

Go to Source : The Battle Between Populist Sanders and Establishment Clinton Is as Old as the Country Itself