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Fox News Further Relaxes Republican Debate Criteria

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media

Fox News, which is hosting the first Republican presidential primary debate on Aug. 6, has been criticized for limiting the stage to the 10 candidate...

For the GOP: How About a Not So "Sweet 16" Tourney?

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Wyatt Closs

Let's face it. The Republicans will have quite a time trying to sift through their thicket of candidates. So many angles and issues and characters to consider. Do I like the clean-cut union-busting Wisconsin governor or the clean-cut anti-choice former Senator from Pennsylvania?

You've Been Trumped!

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Engelhardt

Every election needs an organizing catchphrase and that goes doubly for the Republican presidential race, with 16 candidates having entered the fray and more on the way. I think I have the perfect one for the moment: "You've been Trumped!"

Republicans Can't Get Rid of Their Buffoon

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media
Judy Frankel

A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.

Governing, Part Time Work and Overtime

Tom Allon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

It seems like our Lame Duck President is working more than full time in his last 500 days. At least someone in public office is providing constituents with their money's worth.

New York Protesters Tell Chuck Schumer: Kill Iran Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- An estimated 10,000 opponents to the Iran nuclear deal rallied in front of Times Square on Wednesday evening with a clear message for Demo...

SKIMM YOUR CANDIDATE: Former Gov. George Pataki (NY), Republican

theSkimm | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) is one of 14 Republicans who want you to say "yes" and give them the top job in the White House. Get to know your candidate here.<

Donald Trump and the GOP Share the Same Anti-Immigrant Policies

Randy Borntrager | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

Anyone who aspires to our nation's highest office should have spoken up strongly against Trump's remarks immediately, without hesitation. It shouldn't be a surprise, though, that the major Republican presidential candidates did not. They didn't want to ruffle the feathers of their party's anti-immigrant base.

The Pot Plank on the Presidential Platform

Vicky Collins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Vicky Collins

The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws.

Jason Linkins

Trail To The Chief: Rand Paul vs. The World | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul Vs. The World Rand Paul says the darndest things. Especially about privacy, government surveillance, ISIS and … himself. T...

'Green News Report' - June 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Three more Republicans enter crowded 2016 race -- we'll tell you their positions on climate change (even if they won't)

Trade Enforcement Failure

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President after president has promised that the U.S. will compel foreign nations to meet labor standards established in free-trade agreements. They haven't. They probably can't. And American workers and politicians should stop buying it. The U.S. can sign trade agreements with countries after they stop murdering trade unionists and countenancing child labor.

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: 2016 GOP Bubble Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Republican Left Behind Edition Between now and August, the Republican presidential race will not be about “winning” anything. It wi...

Why I'm Running for President as a Republican

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Jason Stanford

I have little experience relevant to this job that I do not intend to do, and I'm willing to put forth no effort at any point during this campaign. But with George Pataki entering the race, I realized that I, too, am a largely unknown heterosexual white man in America. Even Bob Ehrlich is thinking about getting in. If they can, why not I?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the presidential race began to resemble 19 Kids and Counting -- fitting, since they're both reality shows many would like to see taken off the air. On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders jumped in. On Wednesday, it was Rick Santorum. Thursday brought us George Pataki. (Talk about your Throwback Thursday!) Yesterday, Martin O'Malley tossed in his hat and next week, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry are expected to do the same. Not to be out-shined by the new entrants, on Thursday "senior campaign officials" for Hillary Clinton gave a briefing about a rally to be held next month. Can't you feel the excitement? Just another year and a half -- and 241 debates -- left and it'll be over. If only the oncoming flood of clichés, bromides and platitudes could be monetized and exported, our economy, which this week was revealed to have shrunk by 0.7 percent last quarter, would be a juggernaut.

Jason Linkins

Why FIFA Can't Get Away With Flopping In Its Latest Scandal | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we discuss how and why FIFA officials were arrested on an array of corruption charges, how crowded the 2016 ...

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/29/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.29.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Cher's upset, soccer's in trouble, and Vladimir Putin wants it all hush-hush. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what people are -- and are not -- talking about.

Gabriel Arana

Alicia Menendez: Haven't We Seen This Election Before? | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media

Alicia Menendez pointed out Thursday that with remakes of “Dirty Dancing” and “Roadhouse” in the pipeline, it’s hard not to conclude Hollywo...

Daniel Marans

George Pataki Announces Presidential Run | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) announced he'll run for president in 2016. "The system is broken. The question is no longer about what our g...

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Martin O'Malley Poised To Enter The 2016 Race; George Pataki Still Deciding

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Two former governors could join the race for U.S. president at the end of the month, with Democrat Martin O'Malley of...

Christopher Mathias

George Pataki Says He Is Definitely Probably Running For President | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Former three-term New York Gov. George Pataki (R) has all but thrown his hat into the ring for president. “If I were a betting person, I would be...

Jessica Schulberg

Republicans Blame Obama For Tom Cotton Letter | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, under fire for a letter signed by 47 senators to the leadership of Iran, said Tuesday that complaints about violating forei...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.