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Republican Senator Tries To Make Diplomats Visiting RNC Feel Better About Trump's America

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had the unenviable job Tuesday of trying to reassure a group of foreign diplomats about America’s welco...

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

Celebrity Apprentice: Vice Presidential Edition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

A half-century ago, there was a predictable quality to the way presidential nominees selected their running mates. They would do so at their nominati...

Bob Corker No Longer Considering Being Donald Trump’s Running Mate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is no longer entertaining the idea of becoming presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's vice presidential...

The 2016 Veepstakes: Who Will Trump And Clinton Choose?

Richard North Patterson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

There is no surer sign that a writer has pundititis than to start picking vice presidential nominees. It's a God-given chance to be dead wrong in public -- twice.

Trump And Gingrich: Two Men. Six Wives. Family Values.

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Assuming he isn't ousted as the GOP's presidential nominee at the party's Cleveland convention next month, who will be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate?

Recognize Responsible Islamic Voices such as the Organization Of Islamic Cooperation

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

America's relationship with Islam is fraught with tension. Donald Trump doesn't want to let any more Muslims into the U.S. He's not alone. But no one wins if Americans end up fighting an endless war with 1.6 billion people worldwide.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

GOP Senator: Donald Trump Has 3 Weeks To Fix His Broken Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

How's that "pivot to the general election" going? For presumptive GOP nominee and Dunning-Kruger love child Donald Trump, not very well. Amid multiple...

Republicans Talking About Trump Like He's A Preadolescent Child

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, but members of his own party keep excusing his outrageous behavior as if he's a preadolescent whose cogni...

Mitch McConnell Won't Say If Trump's Racist Attack On Judge Is Racist

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether he thinks Donald Trump's a...

U.S. Congress Tells Pakistan It'll Have To Pay For F-16 Fighters Itself

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of ...

Republicans Are Even Blocking Their Own Nominees Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The level of obstruction in the Senate hit a new level of absurdity on Wednesday, as a Democratic effort to confirm a federal judge with...

Senate GOP Tries To Like Ted Cruz The Way You Have To Hug Your Sweaty Cousin

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wanna make Republican senators squirm? Just ask why their caucus isn't rallying behind fellow Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to defeat Donald Tru...

Obama Loves America So Much He Wants To Save It From Becoming Fascist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited U.S. democracy if they didn't begin to...

Senators Demand To See Documents Behind State Department Trafficking Report

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers threatened Thursday to subpoena all State Department documentation pertaining to its 2015 human trafficking report, which gove...

Was Kasich Trumped? Was Kerry Corker-ed?

Mark Green | Posted 07.26.2016 | Media
Mark Green

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Shrum and Christie discuss whether John Kasich got overshadowed this week and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate Republicans go off on Kerry over Iran -- was he "fleeced" or do they believe in "unicorns?"

Dayana Morales Gomez

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Conf...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Senator Is Shocked At How Little Data The NSA Collects

National Journal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

As the deadline to reauthorize the bulk-data-collection program rapidly approaches, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says that an administration-led classif...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being ‘Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) railed against his own party Wednesday for failing to extend funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, and tr...

Jessica Schulberg

AUMF Should Include Authority To Strike Assad, Says Senate Foreign Relations Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the heels of a skillfully crafted, bipartisan negotiation that facilitated the passage of an Iran nuclear oversight bill out of the S...

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran, U.S., Saudi Have 'Common Interest' In Fighting ISIS

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the Iranian government is ready and willing to work with international pa...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Leader Says He's Looking For A 'Path Forward' On Obama's Request To Authorize War Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday he is committed to starting talks with his co...

GOP's Confirmation of Lynch Won't Change Anything With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The issue is not really the trumped up issue that McConnell and GOP leaders claimed was the reason for the unconscionable foot-drag on Loretta Lynch's confirmation and that's that they wanted a vote on an anti-human trafficking law. The issue is their die-hard, take no prisoners, assault on Obama.