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Why Is CNBC Covering for Republicans?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Colorado Republican Party is blaming CNBC for severely limiting the number of seats available at its Oct. 28 presidential debate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. But CNBC hasn't accepted the blame. Instead, strangely, it's not commenting. What gives?

Donald Trump Signs Pledge Not To Mount Independent White House Bid

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment

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Selective Outrage: Hypocrisy At Its Worst

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The conservative play on Benghazi and Clinton's emails is nothing short of despicable. Perhaps we are witnessing the consequences of a right wing reeling from Obama's successful presidency; perhaps this is a manifestation of conservative desperation.

Trump Telling GOP Brass He Will Forgo A Third-Party Run: Sources

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump has told several top Republicans that he will swear off the possibility of an independent bid and commit to runn...

How Its Own Media Prevents GOP Shift to the Middle

Michael Smerconish | Posted 08.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Lost in the short-term attention commanded by Donald Trump in the first Republican primary debate was a long-term problem for the party, created by questions that compelled the candidates to take positions at odds with a majority of Americans. While the debate questions were smart and sharp, they were also predicated on many conservative litmus tests. When the subjects of abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and religion were aired, they elicited responses that, while pleasing to a core constituency, will be a tough sell in the general election. Adherents can get their news in a manner that validates their beliefs, notwithstanding that the objective of those outlets is to draw clicks from adherents based on controversy that would not exist in a world of compromise.

Don't Cry for Megyn Kelly

Pat Choate | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Pat Choate

Megyn Kelly is a smart lawyer, a tough litigator and a hard questioner who played Trump like a skilled violinist. I look forward to a rematch in January 2016 when Fox News once again hosts a GOP Presidential debate -- that is, if Trump is still running and one of the other networks hasn't hired Kelly for something bigger than cable news.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

GOP Press Officers Pull Dumb Prank At Democratic Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media

The press team at the Republican National Committee -- the party’s national office -- must think it’s playing capture the flag. At a Democ...

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

GOP Celebrates Advancement Of Voting Rights They've Undermined

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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Former Top Gay Republican Says Reince Priebus Was Too Scared To Meet With Him

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus refused to publicly meet with a prominent gay Republican group for fear of a socia...

Just Say It: Trump Has No Standing to Debate in My Party

Jonathan Funke | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Funke

Donald Trump has broken the political contract with my party. The RNC should return the favor and bar him from the debates, even if it costs us the election

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.

Republicans Are Upset That Martin O'Malley Cited Actual Science On Climate Change And Conflict

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

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Immigrant Soldiers Considered More Courageous Than Donald Trump

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

As a veteran who served during Gulf War I under former President George H.W. Bush in 1991, I give Senator John McCain my respect for his military service and consider him a courageous veteran because he withstood being a Prisoner Of War (POW).

Scott Conroy

Coming Soon To A Debate Stage Near You: It's Donald Trump! | Scott Conroy | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

For a long time, Republican leaders who might have known better have helped to enable the 10-car pileup in human form that is Donald J. Trump. Dur...

Donald Trump's Visit To Arizona Sparks Debate Between Kate's Law vs. Juan's Law

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.14.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Republicans ought to be ashamed for using tragedies to advance their political agenda that can only promote an increase of hate crimes against brown-skinned people.

Igor Bobic

Rick Santorum Laments GOP's Debate 'Miscarriage' | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Republican presidential hopefuls face the television cameras -- and a national audience -- on stage at the first GOP debate next mo...

Hillary And Jeb: Alike Except In The Important Ways

Mark Green | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


They're catnip for commentators -- two dynasts announcing within two days. Except the differences far exceed the parallels -- one's a yellow-pad wonk related to a popular ex-POTUS who leads with 60 percent in Democratic polls. The other is a "Jar of Mayo" with 100 percent recognition yet only 10 percent in GOP polls. Lowry and Katrina debate why.

The Dangerous Hypocrisy of the Right: The Josh Duggar Edition

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The rhetoric of religious freedom and the 'war on Christianity' -- so often used as a justification for discrimination against LGBTQ people -- has nothing to do with religion or faith.

Michael Calderone

ABC Disputes RNC Chair's Implication The Party Can Pick Its Own Debate Moderators | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- ABC News pushed back Friday against Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus' claim that ABC News chief anchor George Stepha...

Jason Linkins

RNC Unleashes Insane Presidential Straw Poll On Unsuspecting World | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Remember back when the Republican National Committee felt that the 2012 primary season was a terrible mess of too many candidates and too many debates...

RNC Gave Reporters Flash Drives Of 'Clinton Email Files' Ahead Of Campaign Launch

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Halfway through Reince Priebus' interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" this Sunday, the Republican National Committee chair reached into his pocket ...

Igor Bobic

Politicians Try, Horribly Fail To Use Humor On April Fools' Day | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

April Fools' Day is awful. Even more awful, however, are politicians' lame attempts at humor. Here are some of the best (or worst) examples of April F...

Jason Linkins

'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

As I've had the opportunity to write about before, the Republican National Committee emerged from the 2012 election bent on making a series of dramati...