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Cleveland, Day One

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I turned on the campaign coverage early today just in time to catch the big floor fight among the delegates. Call it the final death throes of the "Never Trump" movement.

An Analysis Of Donald Trump's Potential VPs

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

The anticipation is killing us: What name will appear along with Donald Trump's on the Republican ticket? The presumptive nominee could announce his VP pick any day now, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week.

Trump Meets Indiana's Pence As Vice Presidential Search Nears End

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump conducted a round of last-minute talks with his top potential picks for vice presidential runn...

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.

Robert Gates Is Not Impressed With Trump’s Foreign Policy Approach

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates didn’t have nice things to say about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, warning against the candid...

Friday Talking Points -- Marijuana Policy Questions for the Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some good news and some bad news on marijuana this week, which got us thinking about how the subject of federal marijuana policy relates to the presidential nomination race.

Trump Candidacy Energizes White Supremacists

Peter Montgomery | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Trump has supported white nationalists by giving them a national platform and fundraising opportunities. He has repeatedly re-tweeted praise for him from white nationalists, giving them a chance to be known by his more than six million Twitter followers.

Donald Trump Wins In Alabama

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump easily won the Alabama primary on Tuesday. Polls heading into the Tuesday primary showed Trump with a s...

Sen. Jeff Sessions Endorses Donald Trump For President

Politico | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump won another major endorsement Sunday, surprising the political world when he walked onto the stage for a rally in Madison, Ala., with Ala...

Watch Republicans Get Giddy Over Bernie Sanders' Iowa Surge

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like early state Democratic voters aren’t the only ones feeling the Bern. On Tuesday, Republican leaders here took a certain ...

Dayana Morales Gomez

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

Michael McAuliff

Senate Advances Fast-Track For Obama Trade Deals | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate handed President Barack Obama a major win Thursday, voting to advance his trade agenda by ending debate on a bill that would ...

Igor Bobic

Scott Walker Tacks Far Right On Immigration | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans often rail about undocumented immigrants. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, took it a...

What and @ImmigrationGOP Say About Republicans

Juan Escalante | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

The race to the White House officially begins today, with Ted Cruz being the first candidate to announce his candidacy for what many expect to be a crowded Republican primary. But already the Ted Cruz camp is playing defense. Behold!

Sen. Sessions: Debt Ceiling an Opportunity to Advance GOP Agenda

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Though Democrats ultimately won this battle without making any concessions, there will be other opportunities for the GOP to pick a fight. One is the upcoming raising of the debt ceiling.

Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.

Jumping On The Cromnibus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yes, apparently that's a new word now: "cromnibus." Now, some, editorially-speaking, have been insisting on "CRomnibus" or "Cromnibus," but for the time being here, we've decided that it doesn't qualify for proper-name status in any way.

Sarah Harvard

GOP Senator Doesn't Plan To Impeach Obama | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took impeachment over President Barack Obama's immigration action off the table on Friday. "No, we're no...

Post Election: The Good, The Bad and the Future

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The President has a vision of what he wants the world to look like for his daughters and their children -- and it isn't B-Roll from Interstellar. Oh, and just in case he falters, there are those at the grassroots level who will remain vigilant... because they don't want future generations to be living in a science fiction movie.

Sessions Re-Elected To Senate After Running Unopposed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after running unopposed in Alabama. Sessions also ran unopposed in the Republic...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Fail To Force Vote On Blocking Executive Action On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas made a failed attempt on Thursday get vulnerable Democrats on the record...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

For Two Controversial Republicans, Little Risk Of Backlash On Immigration | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yazmin Contreras, a 26-year-old Alabamian born to Mexican immigrant parents, was recently waiting for a flight at the Atlanta airport. T...

Jeff Sessions and the Deportation Caucus Must Be Challenged

Victor Williams | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Best for Jeff Sessions to go-ahead-up to Manhattan Island and join talk radio celebrities Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham, who reward his harsh rhetoric with possible 2016 presidential promotion chatter.

Sam Levine

Conservative Scholar Suggests Obama Be 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered' | Sam Levine | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An immigration policy analyst from a think tank often cited by Republicans suggested to a tea party crowd last week that President Barac...

Stewart To McCain: 'Do You Do Anything But Complain Bitterly Anymore?'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took the Republican party to the rhetorical woodshed on Thursday, blasting them for touting military intervention at every opportunity whi...