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3 Top ‘Never Trump’ Presidential Recruits Say No To The Movement

The Huffington Post | Michelle Fields2 | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the top recruits of the "Never Trump" movement who spurned entreaties to enter the 2016 race were extremely close to jumping in...

#NeverTrump Crowd May Need To Decide If Never Means Never

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.03.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol seemed to shift Monday from #NeverTrump to #MaybeTrump. “On the one hand, I’ll say #NeverTrump,...

Is Trump a Riotous Klandidate? Can Garland Defeat the Wicked Mitch of the Senate?

Mark Green | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgStuart Stevens illuminates his anti-Trump insights on social media while Ron Reagan reminds us about the last contested convention in '76. What should GOP elites do now that they can't live with or without Trump? Also: Will McConnell's SCOTUS-Senate sit-down strike sink "the party of hell no!"?

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump's Racist Muslim Ban, Plus Ben Carson Wants to Ban Rape Victims From Having Abortions

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Lindsey Graham Sounding Reasonable Again; Ted Cruz's Roommate Talks About Creepy College Cruz; Ben Carson's Forced Birth for Rape Victims; The Injustice of the Abortion Debate; Erick Erickson Literally Shot The New York Times; and much more.

VIOLENCE in California, Colorado, Paris. Guess What They Have in Common?

Mark Green | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgMatalin and Shrum debate different situations in which radicalized terrorists kill with assault weapons -- Muslim, Christian, home-grown, foreign-born. Debate now "frozen," but would a 2016 Democrat running and winning on overhaul of gun laws be able to shift culture and then Congress?

Conservative Pundit Shoots New York Times, Brags On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.05.2015 | Media

Erick Erickson just couldn’t help himself. The conservative talk radio host and editor of apparently disagreed so strongly with the New...

RedState Names Leon Wolf Managing Editor As Erick Erickson Prepares Exit

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- RedState named Leon Wolf as its new managing editor Monday as longtime editor Erick Erickson transitions out of his role leading the influ...

Cleavage to Nowhere: Trump, Breitbart, RedState, Fox News and Sarah Palin's Secret Emails

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

Talk about a circular right-wing firing squad: Donald Trump; the marginalia at Breitbart Snooze; RedState's Erick Erikson & Co.; Sarah Palin; and her eldest daughter (aka Palin-Lite), are all going after each other in the ultra-rightwing blogosphere, and it's tempting to just sit back and watch the fur fly.

Erick Erickson: 'I Made The Right Decision' Disinviting Trump From RedState Gathering

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media

RedState Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson said he had “made the right decision” disinviting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from a co...

Erick Erickson, Noted Sexist, Slams Donald Trump For Being Sexist

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.18.2017 | Media

RedState’s Erick Erickson disinvited Donald Trump from a conservative gathering after the reality TV star implied Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly was...

Donald Trump: Erick Erickson Is A 'Loser,' Megyn Kelly Was 'A Mess'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump said that it was an "honor" to be disinvited from a conservative gathering after he seemed to suggest that Fox News host Megyn Kelly aske...

Gabriel Arana

Right-Wing Media Watch Hillary Clinton Video, Respond With Sexism, Bad Jokes | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

What Sarah Palin is to the left, Hillary Clinton is to the right, which is to say fodder for endless jokes and derision. And the former First Lady’s...

On the Fragility of Ideologues.

Shan Wells | Posted 03.01.2015 | Media
Shan Wells

RedState, and Moe Lane, would do well to stop using a childish "mock & block" policy to censor debate on their site. Come join the adult conversation, fellas. You can do it.

Giuliani's Hate-Mongering Shows the Right Wing Will Never Stop Trying to Scare Whites About Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

After the death of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos a week ago, Giuliani spewed the following bit of hate about President Obama: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."

Some People Were OK With The Botched Oklahoma Execution

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Media

The botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett on Tuesday night provoked horror in many corners. Some pundits, though, saw little reason for...

Thom Tillis Is Wrong For The U.S. Senate

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Let's face it -- establishment Republicans' influence is waning. The grassroots come out for individuals whose values they share. It's difficult to inspire confidence when your nominee continues to skip candidate forums across the entire state of North Carolina.

Michael Calderone

Media Bashing Fires Up The Conservative Crowds At CPAC | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A common, and crowd-pleasing, refrain among speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference is that the media are out...

Fox's Erick Erickson: Gay-Friendly Businesses Are 'Aiding and Abetting' the 'Sin' of Homosexuality

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Religious people clearly have the right to practice their own religion, but they're not allowed to discriminate against people because of who they are. This isn't a matter of "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice," it's a matter of constructing a second class of citizens whose choices would be limited because of who they love.

Greta Van Susteren Bashes Erick Erickson

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media

When it came to conservative pundit Erick Erickson, Greta Van Susteren got straight to the point: "What is wrong with this guy?" The Fox News host ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Shutdown in 2014 Shutdown GOP? Erickson Says 'No Mas'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate why the GOP in January would reprise tactics that tanked its popularity. And will the Obamacare website "glitches" be only a mild ankle sprain or game-ending injury?

Both Sides Now: 'Pickett's Charge' as GOP Votes 42 Times Against Obamacare But Zero on Guns

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Erickson debate why the GOP House votes repeatedly to defund Obamacare but not once to defend people from nuts with guns. While Erick scoffs at diplomacy deterring Iranian nukes, Bob thinks that bipartisan sanctions and Obama's Syrian saber-rattling are working.

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Feckless' Obama Zig-Zags to Success on Syria

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErickson & Reagan debate the deus ex machina of Putin salvaging Obama's Syrian policy after the chemical attack. Looks like 44's smart audibles worked better that 42's "resoluteness" on Iraq and that McGovern's 'come home' approach has prevailed over McCain's more-war.

If Republicans Were Barbies

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

For some reason, male Republicans are obsessed with nicknaming their female political opponents with the nickname "Barbie." The latest target is Texas...

Everybody Loves to Hate Mitch McConnell

Jason Sattler | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

One thing that Democrats, Republicans and Tea Partiers all have in common is that they love to make Mitch McConnell's life miserable.

BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?