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Actually, Lincoln Would Be Horrified By Today's GOP

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 9:22 AM

Conservatives love to tout Abraham Lincoln as one of history's most celebrated Republicans -- especially on Feb. 12, his birthday. But the modern GOP has nothing to do with the party of Lincoln, and the 16th president would probably be horrified by the likes of...

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Israeli Lawmaker: Palestine Can't Be A State Because There's No Arabic 'P'

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 3:28 AM

A conservative Israeli lawmaker said there can't be a Palestinian state because there's no "P" sound in the Arabic language. 

"Palestine - There isn't even a 'P' in Arabic, so it's a borrowed term that's worth analyzing," Anat Berko said in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on Thursday. "There is no 'puh' sound."

Fellow lawmakers booed in response, the Jerusalem Post reported. According to The New York Times, several Arab members even stormed out of the session.

"Don't you have a brain?" one unidentified lawmaker asked, according to Israeli National News.

Berko belongs to the right-leaning Likud party, whose members tend to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state and advocate for Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a member of Likud.

The Times of Israel noted that although this is not a new observation, "it is not generally considered a serious political argument" against a Palestinian state.

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Even John Yoo Thinks Trump Is Wrong About Waterboarding

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 6:59 AM

It's no secret that Donald Trump is a fan of waterboarding. He's said multiple times, as recently as this week's debate, that he doesn't think it should be considered a war...

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Hillary Clinton Relying On Minority Voters, But They're Not All Relying On Her

(22) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 3:13 AM

Hillary Clinton may be counting on support from black and Latino voters to score the Democratic presidential nomination, but not everyone's on board with that plan.

A memo to Clinton supporters, sent by campaign manager Robby Mook, outlined her path to victory. Her campaign will soar in March, he...

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사람들은 힐러리가 목소리를 높이는 것을 비판하길 멈추지 않는다(동영상)

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:07 PM

베테랑 저널리스트인 밥 우드워드는 힐러리가 "소리를 지른다"고 비판했다가 많은 비난을 받았다. 사람들은 힐러리의 경쟁자인 버니 샌더스 역시 목소리를 격앙되게 높이는 경향이 있음에도 불구하고 전혀 힐러리만큼의 비판을 받지 않는다고 지적하고 있다.

그러나 모두가 우드워드를 비판하는 건 아니다. 그게 트럼프여서 그렇지.

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At Least Jeb Bush's Brother Endorsed Him For President

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 11:42 AM

It's been a rough week for Jeb Bush, who lost Monday's Iowa caucus after spending millions of donors' dollars there, and who has fallen behind in support among the GOP establishment.

But at least he can take solace in having locked down a ringing formal endorsement from his brother former president George W. Bush.

"The first job of the president is to protect America. Our next president must be prepared to lead," the former president said in a video message. "Jeb Bush is a leader who will keep our country safe."

Candidate Bush hasn't exactly shied away from his family name, but his brother hasn't often appeared with him on the campaign trial, either. That's all changing soon, though, as George and other members of the Bush clan plan to join Jeb! in South Carolina, a state the older brother won twice.

Jeb has also won the support of his mother, who once said that "we've had enough Bushes" in the White...

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People Won't Stop Criticizing Hillary Clinton For Raising Her Voice

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 5:51 AM

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward received a barrage of pushback after criticizing Hillary Clinton's "screaming." Many pointed out that her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), has a tendency to raise his voice but has generally gotten a free pass.

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Santorum Gave The Worst Response When Asked What Rubio Has Accomplished

(19) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 8:09 AM

After former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential race, he endorsed Marco Rubio for...

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Harper's Top Editor Fired After Just 3 Months

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 3:58 AM

The publisher of Harper's Magazine has fired editor-in-chief Christopher Cox over reported "editorial differences."

Cox, previously deputy editor of the publication, was promoted in October. He took over for Ellen Rosenbush, who had run the magazine since 2010 and is now its editor-at-large.


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A Reminder To Ted Cruz: Iowa Often Gets It Wrong

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 4:02 AM

Iowa may be the first in the nation to vote in the presidential primaries, but first doesn't always mean right. In the months between the Iowa caucuses and the Republican and Democratic conventions, a lot can...

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We Probably Shouldn't Be Surprised That Bristol Palin Is Mad At Tina Fey

(36) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 6:25 AM

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but Bristol Palin isn't buying it.

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Clinton: Nominating Obama For Supreme Court Is 'A Great Idea'

(24) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 4:55 AM

As President Barack Obama begins his last year in office, we can't help but wonder what he'll...

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Clinton Reacts To Muslim Vet's Fears By Shutting Down GOP 2016ers

(7) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 3:43 AM

Hillary Clinton delivered a fiery response to a Muslim veteran's question about Islamophobia in the United...

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Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz For President

(8) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 8:07 AM

Rick Perry is throwing his support behind fellow Texan Ted Cruz.

On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Perry praised the...

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Davos 2016: Biden lamenta que gays e transgêneros sejam tratados como 'cidadãos de segunda classe'

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM

O vice-presidente americano, Joe Biden, ficou visivelmente exaltado numa discussão sobre a importância dos direitos LGBT nesta semana.

Falando na mesa redonda sobre o tema na reunião anual do Fórum Econômico Mundial, em Davos, Suíça, o vice lamentou que as pessoas abertamente gays ou transgêneras ainda são tratadas...

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Even Rand Paul's Dad Thinks Trump Will Beat Him

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 5:55 AM

That awkward moment when your dad thinks your rival will best you in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) must have been pretty bummed when his father, former Congressman Ron Paul, admitted that it's likely Donald Trump will become the GOP's candidate for president.

"Realistically is...

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Biden Is Sick Of LGBT People Getting Treated Like Second-Class Citizens

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 6:36 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Vice President Joe Biden got visibly heated while discussing the importance of LGBT rights on...

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Sean Penn: I'm 'Equally Complicit' To Cartels For Drug Epidemic

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:15 AM

Sean Penn has made the drug war a central priority, but he still thinks he could be doing...

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'Making A Murderer' Directors Don't Think Steven Avery Is Guilty Of Murder

(5) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 3:19 AM

The directors of "Making A Murderer" appeared on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday night...

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Bernie Sanders Nabs Endorsement From

(15) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 9:01 AM

Progressive advocacy group is throwing its support behind Bernie Sanders.

The group announced its endorsement of the Democratic presidential hopeful on Tuesday.

“This is a massive vote in favor of Bernie Sanders, showing that grassroots progressives across the country are excited and inspired by his...

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