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Igor Bobic
Igor Bobic is an associate editor who helps oversee The Huffington Post's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. He previously oversaw breaking news coverage for Talking Points Memo. He can be reached at and is on Twitter @igorbobic.

Entries by Igor Bobic

Marco Rubio To Attend GOP Convention, Support Guy He Called A 'Con Man'

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 4:23 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not only promising to support Donald Trump, he's willing to actively work on Trump's behalf to defeat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


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Donald Trump Claims He Doesn't Read The Huffington Post. This Proves Otherwise.

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 2:28 PM

Donald Trump attempted on Thursday to dismiss a story published in The Huffington Post by claiming that he doesn't read the website.

The story in question, Howard...

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Senator Trolls Trump With Bill Requiring Presidential Nominees To Release Tax Returns

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 9:58 AM

WASHINGTON -- Though every major party nominee since 1976 has released his tax returns while running for president, the practice has never been required by law. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants to change that. 

The senior Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, which handles tax issues, introduced a...

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Donald Trump's Breathtaking Flip-Flop On 'Self Funding'

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 1:35 PM

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump on Monday met privately with New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, a top GOP fundraiser who previously supported former presidential candidate Jeb Bush, according to The New York Times.

On Tuesday, Trump's campaign announced that Johnson would serve as a vice...

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Donald Trump Fundraiser Host Sought Profits From Housing Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 11:16 AM

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is kicking off his campaign fundraising this week -- an interesting turn of events given his boasts of self-funding -- with two events in New Mexico and California, according to The Washington Post.

Investor Thomas Barrack Jr., whose private equity firm...

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Trump Campaign Manager: 'Nothing To Learn' From His Tax Returns

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 10:17 AM

Donald Trump's campaign manager says the public won't find out anything at all from his tax returns.

"I don't know what you think you're going to learn. There's nothing to learn," Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday in a feisty interview with the hosts of CBS...

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Top Trump Aide: Hillary Clinton Could Not Control Husband's 'Sexual Predation'

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 10:02 AM

The national co-chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday linked Hillary Clinton to Bill Cosby and said she was unfit to defend women because...

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The Lawyer Who Vetted Sarah Palin Will Do The Same For Donald Trump's Veep

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 9:55 AM

The lawyer who vetted 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will be tasked with doing the same for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's short list of potential running mates.

Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that A.B. Culvahouse Jr., a Washington-based attorney, met with the businessman's campaign aides...

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Democratic Ads Highlight Trump's Horrible Comments On Women

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:08 AM

The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton on Tuesday released its first general election ads targeting presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

The two spots from Priorities USA Action highlight the brash businessman's controversial history with women by featuring numerous physical observations he has made about his daughter, models,...

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The 2016 Race Oddly Resembles 'Game Of Thrones' Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 8:33 AM

Yeah, yeah. We know. The basic premise of this piece has been done a million times before. We plead guilty to un-originality.

But in an effort to fit the plot lines of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" around the landscape of the 2016 election, we're struck by how...

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Newt Gingrich's Sad Audition To Be Donald Trump's Vice President

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 2:46 PM

Now that reality-television star and gilded yeti Donald Trump has pretty much secured the GOP nomination, attention has begun to shift to who might claim the honor of being Trump’s running mate. This should naturally be of great interest to everyone, if for no other reason...

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Obama Takes On Donald Trump And Anti-Intellectualism At Rutgers Commencement

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 1:47 PM

Though he avoided saying his name, nearly all of President Barack Obama's commencement address at Rutgers University on Sunday was dedicated to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and his...

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Florida Senate GOP Candidate Calls Obama An 'Animal'

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 12:16 PM

WASHINGTON -- Carlos Beruff, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Florida, repeatedly referred to President Barack Obama as an "animal" at a county GOP meeting on Thursday.

Addressing party faithful at a St. John's County GOP gathering, Beruff accused Obama of destroying America and its military.

"Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK -- seven and a half years, has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military under not one, not two, but three secretary of defenses,” he said. "And they've all written books about it."

"Sooner or later, you're going to find, this was a plan, he wants us to be just another country. I don't want to be another country. I want to be the United States of America, the greatest country in the world," he added, garnering a round of applause.

Beruff is one of five Republicans vying to replace retiring Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). A member of a South Florida water board with a real estate background, Beruff has been compared to both Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee earlier this year.

Last month, Beruff called for a ban on travel that goes even further than Trump’s controversial proposal to block all Muslims from coming to the United States -- banning all people from the Middle East from entering the country.

Penchant for bombast aside, Beruff remains a long-shot candidate for Senate. He currently stands at just 1 percent in the HuffPost Pollster polling average of the GOP race, trailing behind all of his rivals, including U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Ron DeSantis of Florida.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (Fla.), the leading Democratic candidate in the race, denounced the comments in a statement sent to HuffPost on Sunday.

"Mr. Beruff's statement is not only offensive, but extremely disrespectful to President Obama's incredible service to our nation," the statement read. "I'm proud to stand by President Obama and his commitment to fighting for Florida families, and I call on Mr. Beruff to immediately apologize for his disrespectful comments. In the U.S. Senate, our diverse state deserves better than Mr. Beruff's clear record of bigotry."

Watch Beruff's remarks...

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Elizabeth Warren Quotes Taylor Swift, Slams Trump In Commencement Speech

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 11:47 AM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered the commencement address Saturday at Bridgewater State University, where she quoted Taylor Swift and once again took shots at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

The freshman senator said her life was full of “mistakes and twists and turns and failures" and urged students to embrace...

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Ron Johnson Compares Tough Re-Election Bid To 9/11 Attacks

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 10:39 AM

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wants you to vote as if your life depends on it.

Speaking at the Wisconsin GOP convention on Saturday, Johnson recalled how passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 took a vote among themselves before bravely storming the cockpit to fight the al Qaeda...

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Donald Trump And Paul Ryan Meet In Hopes Of Mending Divided Party

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 10:53 AM

WASHINGTON -- The meeting between Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday seemed to have everything: protestors, a full media circus, a joint statement, even a post-meeting...

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Don't Let Donald Trump Explain Away His Muslim Ban As Merely A 'Suggestion'

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 10:52 AM

As he shifts gears ahead of the general election, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has been busy softening his stance on a number of issues -- including self-funding his campaign, taxing the wealthy, raising the federal minimum wage and cutting entitlement spending like Social Security and Medicare.

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Behold, The Most Trumpian Statement Of The Election Yet

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 10:11 AM

Donald Trump's ego has no bounds.

He is the Earth. He is the Sun. He is therefore the source of energy for the hops and barley used to brew beer. It is only with such airtight reasoning that one would take credit for the fact that Budweiser...

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Donald Trump Doesn't Plan To Release Any Of His Tax Returns

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 9:06 AM

In a break with recent presidential nominees, Donald Trump said Tuesday he does not plan to release any of his tax returns before the November elections...

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Anti-Donald Trump Forces Gear Up For Third-Party Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 3:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- Top Republican strategists this past week have stepped up a frantic effort to lay the groundwork for a third-party presidential run, even as elected officials within the party begin to make their peace with Donald Trump.

The effort is admittedly a long shot, according to...

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