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Latinos Call Out Donald Trump For His Fear-Mongering Speech

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign came full circle on Thursday night, as the businessman and reality star officially accepted the Republican nomi...

No National Security Briefing For Donald Trump: Important To Sign This Petition Immediately!

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It has been a tradition for an Administration to provide both major party nominees a national security briefing. It is only a tradition. It is not a legal requirement.

Anti-Trump Delegates Now Responsible For Nominating Him

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

The death threats were starting to get to Constantin Querard....

As If the Primaries Were Not Bad Enough...

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Now that both parties have presumptive nominees for the 2016 Presidential election, given the outcomes of Tuesday's primaries in five states, we are all holding our breath to see what happens next.

Director Atom Egoyan on his Film, Remember, and Working with Christopher Plummer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Academy Award nominated director, Atom Egoyan, joined me for the the most recent episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano. His film, Remember, is out this Friday nationally.

Chicago 1968... Cleveland 2016?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Could this be the year when Republicans see some sort of replay of what the Democrats went through in 1968?

GOP's Loyalty Oaths Now Null and Void

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Anderson Cooper just made some news by asking all three Republican candidates for president whether they'd honor their previous pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. None of the three candidates now say they'll honor their loyalty pledge.

GOP Elites Chose Poison Over Getting Shot

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One month after he ended his own presidential bid, Graham addressed the question of which GOP frontrunner he could support, in pretty graphic fashion: "If you nominate Trump and Cruz I think you get the same outcome. Whether it's death by being shot or poisoning, does it really matter?"

Trump Veep Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sure, it's funny -- when you first consider it. But then the more you think about it, the more sense it actually makes. After all, is "Trump/Ventura 2016" really that much more outlandish than "Donald Trump, Republican presidential nominee" first sounded?

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

Beating Trump Not So Easy

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump just won his third primary, taking Nevada with a commanding 46 percent of the Republican vote. If you take a look back at his campaign so far, you will see a long trail of wishful Washington thinking that was proven wrong and had to be tossed to the side of the road.

Mr. President: Nominate a Labor Lawyer to the Supreme Court

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Stop the pipe-dreaming. The Republican Senate is not going to replace Justice Scalia with a Democratic president's nominee. Hence, the political message President Obama sends with his nominee is critical.

Blame John McCain for Donald Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I blame John McCain more than anyone else for the fact that Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner of the Republican pack right now. McCain's pick of Palin as running mate truly set the stage for where the GOP finds itself now.

Clinton Not Inevitable Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no guarantee that the name on that ballot will be Hillary Clinton. She's already vulnerable in at least two of the first four states to vote, and if she loses both Iowa and New Hampshire then the rest of the country (including the media) will start paying a lot more attention to Bernie.

How Trump Could Win It All

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've been noticing that Democrats -- all the way up to and including Hillary Clinton herself -- seem to be awfully complacent about the possible outcomes of next year's presidential race. This could be dangerous, because nothing in politics is ever written in stone.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Donald Trump, GOP Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The very concept has moved from the surreal to the possible. So it's time to actually think about what it would mean for the country and for the Republican Party.

Mark Ruffalo Talks Openly on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.09.2016 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

From the red carpet, minutes before the ceremony, an understated, thoughtful and genuinely approachable, Ruffalo credited his Catholic upbringing for his progressive thinking and support for the underdog.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | 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.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

A History of Mitt Romney on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

With the RNC kicking off this week and election mode launching into full gear, What's Trending is taking the opportunity to serve up a YouTube history of Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

Josh Ozersky On The 2011 James Beard Awards

Josh Ozersky | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Obama Interviews Elena Kagan For Supreme Court Nominee

Newsweek | By Daniel Klaidman and Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEWSWEEK has learned that President Obama interviewed Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the White House on Friday for the open seat on the Supreme Cour...

Elizabeth Warren On Supreme Court Nomination: It Would Be An 'Honor' To Be Considered (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren says it would be an "honor" to be considered for President Obama's next Supreme Court nominee. Warren, chair of the Congressional Ov...