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Jason Linkins is a Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, covering media and politics. He's based in Washington, DC. Previously, he wrote for HuffPo's Eat The Press, and has also contributed to DCist and Wonkette.

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The Case For Elizabeth Warren, Vice President

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 4:18 PM

So, that happened. After months of cautiously straddling the line between the Democratic presidential candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has suddenly injected herself into the 2016 race in a big way, emerging as an antagonist to presumptive Republican nominee and white-supremacist land-lamprey Donald Trump. Trump, in turn,...

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Here's A Pro Tip For Katie Couric Before She Does Another Documentary

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 12:29 PM


Let us begin with a stipulation: Documentaries, no matter how artful their sheen of objectivity is, are by their very nature biased. And that's okay. We accept that documentary features obtain their relevance because of a singular editorial focus: an argument that must be heard by someone who...

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5 Ways Bernie Sanders May Impact The Democratic Party Platform

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 3:02 PM

Every four years, as Democrats and Republicans plan for their national conventions, party leaders come together to decide on how to best dust off and shine up their respective...

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Here's Donald Trump, Lying His Orange Face Off About Donations To Vets

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 1:02 PM

As you may recall, back in January, presumptive GOP nominee and smirking meat gargoyle Donald Trump, distressed at Fox News' plans to continue employing anchor Megyn Kelly, bailed from the Fox debate in Des Moines, Iowa. To get a full measure of vindication, he staged a bit of cable television...

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Here's What Bernie Sanders Should Ask For At The Convention

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 12:46 PM


Sooner or later, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is going to clinch the Democratic nomination outright. At that point, it’ll be time for another round of hard choices, because in order to move forward, she’ll have to knit the fractious...

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Whoever Wins The Democratic Primary Is Responsible For Party Unity

(5) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 4:50 PM

So, that happened. As you may have heard, for the first time in the storied history of Las Vegas, plans went awry. Last weekend, the Nevada Democratic convention turned into a raucous fracas as Democrats met to finalize the process of selecting delegates. During the proceedings, supporters of Bernie Sanders...

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Trump Celebrates Putting Arizona In Play For... Uh, Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 4:54 PM

In the 2012 election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney bested President Barack Obama in Arizona. The final outcome was 53.48 percent for Romney and 44.45 percent for Obama -- numbers that very nearly matched the election results from 2008, when Obama ran against Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Democrats haven't...

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8 τρόποι για να δείτε (και να κατανοήσετε πραγματικά) τον Ντόναλντ Τραμπ

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 9:40 PM

Σίγουρα γνωρίζετε ότι ο Ντόναλντ Τραμπ είναι ψεύτης, ξενόφοβος, ρατσιστής, μισογύνης ο οποίος αμφισβητεί επιπλέον και το κατά πόσο ο Μπάρακ Ομπάμα είναι Αμερικανός πολίτης.

Υπάρχουν όμως κι άλλοι τρόποι για να εξετάσει κανείς τον κ. Τραμπ. Άλλοι τρόποι για να αναλογιστεί κανείς τη ζωή του, τις θέσεις του και...

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Donald Trump Has Invited The Media To Pick A Side

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 11:14 AM


Reports started bubbling up in the press this spring about how the corporations that provide millions of dollars to fund the Republican National Convention were suddenly skittish about participating in their traditional role of facilitating the GOP's quadrennial confab. The reason: Donald Trump.


As The New York...

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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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8 Ways Of Looking At (And Understanding) Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 2:52 PM


You know (especially if you read the disclaimer at the bottom of every HuffPost story about him) that Donald Trump is a liar, a xenophobe, a racist, a misogynist and a birther who indulges or even incites violence at his rallies. But there are other ways of seeing...

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Sheldon Adelson: Party Hack

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 12:42 PM


In previous dispatches about the billionaire donor class that now runs America, we've had cause to consider casino mogul and ersatz newspaperman Sheldon Adelson. The low-information donor is something of a political oddity. Despite publicly professing to support a number of nominally liberal policies -- he's

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The #NeverTrump Movement Is Not Ready To Surrender

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 5:29 PM

So, that happened. With his primary opponents dispatched and establishment Republicans being wooed in earnest, Donald Trump believes himself to be on the glide path to unifying the Republican Party. But not so fast: the rebel movement of distressed and despairing Republicans who have emerged under the hashtag-cum-banner #NeverTrump has not given...

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Hey, What's Up With Gary Johnson?

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 3:43 PM


Now that it's looking like one party's nomination is in the bag, and the other party's nomination is all but decided, it's time for our quadrennial expression of dissatisfaction. You might be part of that. Perhaps you think the two-party system is flat-out busted. Or that it's crazy...

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Welcome To The Surreal Dreamscape Of Trump's Policy Positions

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 10:47 AM


Believe it or not, the period in which presumptive GOP presidential nominee and doll-handed luftballon Donald Trump merely made fun of women for their menstrual cycles or retweeted "white genocide” memes to win the affection of his fanbase was the sensible part of his campaign. 


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The Republican Presidential Primary’s Biggest Losers, Ranked

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 2:22 PM


First of all, to all of those who fell to Donald Trump in the recently concluded Republican presidential primary, take heart! Your speaking fees are going to get a nice big bump. This is just one of the perks of running for president. “Former presidential candidate”...

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The Supreme Court Is Fixing To Let Political Corruption Run Rampant

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 5:56 PM

So, that happened. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted by a federal jury in September 2014, after he was caught participating in one of the most cut-and-dry examples of cash-for-favors found in the political corruption textbook. Now, however, McDonnell’s appeals have taken his case to the Supreme...

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Analysis: Ted Cruz Maybe Should Have Been Less Of A Jerk To Everyone

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 3:13 PM

Last night, after the Indiana primary results were called, almost immediately, for reality television star and R'lyehian love-pillow Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz -- thought to be the last hope of the "#NeverTrump" movement if we weren't counting John Kasich (and we weren't) -- bowed out of...

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House Republicans Are Happy To Dither As Zika Threat Looms

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM


Public health officials are growing more and more concerned about the Zika virus as its true impact in South and Central America becomes clear. In January, the World Health Organization said Zika could be on the verge of spreading throughout the Americas. Health organizations in the...

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Whose Fault Is Donald Trump?

(2) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 1:33 PM


Donald Trump is moving to within one step of the presidency, with only Hillary Clinton standing in the way. How the hell did that happen? A year ago, he was a laughable (though rich) Manhattan real estate mogul and reality TV reptile. Now he's Roaring Orange Godzilla, towering...

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