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    The head of the Republican National Committee said unifying the party under the banner of de facto presidential nominee Donald Tr [...]

    New York tabloids pronounce GOP dead, call Donald Trump ‘daddy’

    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign died in Indiana on Tuesday, and the Republican Party died with it. That’s the pronouncement of the New York Daily News, whose cover on Wednesday depicts a GOP elephant in a casket. Tomorrow's front page:Dearly beloved, we are gathered here [...]

    The 2016 Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee: Donald Trump

    Donald Trump won the Indiana Republican presidential primary and Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. This tweet from the chair of the RNC pretty well sums it all up. .@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton [...]

    Elizabeth Warren Wastes No Time Slamming Donald Trump After Indiana Victory

    Shortly after Donald Trump was declared the winner of the Republican Indiana primary on Tuesday, effectively clinching the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to social media to blast the real estate magnate and call on her fellow Democrats to work together to b [...]

    You Must Remember This

    Photograph by Adrian Skenderovic from the series “Mummies”. The duty to remember—especially to remember victims lost to political evil—has become one of the most commanding mantras of our culture. Yet it is astonishing how recently this imperative became so authoritative. Kings have rai [...]

    When All Men Were Created Separate, But Equal

    Racial segregation, we are often told, has its roots in the Jim Crow South. After the Civil War, victorious northerners attempted to integrate a society that for centuries had been defined by slavery. In no time, white southerners overthrew the federal government’s Reconstruction-era poli [...]

    Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. This is a real thing that has happened. So now seems like a good [...]

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Another day after, and the frontrunners are still in front

    As always after a primary, the best stories will come tomorrow. Donald Trump crushed his side of things and gave Ted Cruz more to whine about in the ‘who is more disliked’ primary. Cruz is out, but John Kasich will be running in December, still thinking he’s got a shot (although to be fai [...]

    When you’re around Rep. Don Beyer, it doesn’t take long to learn his family tree is full of federal employees. He talks about his gra [...]

    After Tuesday, Senate Republicans can no longer dodge what has become a very clear reality: They can either support Donald Trump, [...]

    Grierson & Leitch Episode 15: Captain America: Civil War, Keanu, and a Summer Movie Preview

    Marvel superheroes abound on this week’s episode of the podcast. Film critics Tim Grierson and Will Leitch take on Captain America: Civil War, starring Chris Evans as the eponymous captain, alongside a host of other superhero frenemies, from Black Widow to the Black Panther. They also rev [...]

    The Science That Will Make You Question Everything About Weight Loss

    NBC Reality show The Biggest Loser stands at the intersection of a great American contradiction: We have a food system geared toward moving mountains of cheap, flavor-engineered, and fattening junk; meanwhile, our pop culture equates thinness with beauty. Add the show’s appeal to ou [...]

    Republicans have long sung the praises of trickle-down economics: Just cut taxes, and the economy will flourish as companies and individual [...]

    Every federal agency has two groups of employees that hold the key to who gets hired: Those in the personnel office and those who car [...]

    “There was a time when John McCain told it to us straight. Not anymore. … John McCain has been on every side of immigration.” — campa [...]

    NEW YORK — Downstairs at Trump Tower on Tuesday night, a couple hundred guests mingled and laughed over the blare of televisions  [...]

    Donald Trump is now officially the presumptive Republican nominee for president. But what kind of chance does he have of winning in Novembe [...]

    This CNN Exchange Demonstrates The Absurdly Low Standards For Donald Trump

    CNN was impressed that Trump refrained from insulting anybody. The post This CNN Exchange Demonstrates The Absurdly Low Standards For Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : This CNN Exchange Demonstrates The Absurdly Low Standards For Donald Trump

    Open thread for night owls: Four suspects arrested in slaying of eco-activist Berta Cáceres

    Andalusia Knoll writes that Honduran authorities have arrested four suspects for the March 2 murder environmental activist Berta Cáceres: Two months of international outrage and significant pressure later and the authorities have announced the arrest of four suspects — two of whom are em [...]

    Bernie Sanders Owes It to His Supporters to Keep Fighting

    With his unexpected victory in Indiana and Donald Trump becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Bernie Sanders faces a tough decision in the coming days. Should the Vermont senator drop out and help unite the Democrats to fight Trump? Or does the continued strength of Sanders’s movem [...]