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New Hampshire has the 'makings of a disaster' for the Republican party

WASHINGTON — Republicans are bracing for a multi-car pileup in New Hampshire Tuesday night.<p>Donald Trump is poised for an easy victory. Meanwhile, …

Republicans

An open letter to older women voting for Hillary, from a younger woman voting for Bernie | Salon.com

Because of you, we will never let anyone define our limitations based on our sex. Because of you, we will be strong in the face of those who'd seek to judge us by our gender alone and not by our minds and our hearts. Because of you, we promise never to let anyone take away or compromise the freedom …

Feminism

Ted Cruz's National Security Advisor Has Zero National Security Experience

In fact, she's an art historian.<p>After listening to Ted Cruz talk about his ISIS strategy during the December 15 Republican debate—"making the sand glow" and "carpet bombing" Syria—I asked, somewhat rhetorically, who could possibly be filling his head with such ridiculous notions. But now that Cruz …

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal …

Middle-class

Bill Clinton Criticizes Berniebros As Woman Who Accused Him of Assault Says She'll Rally Against Hillary

None other than Bill Clinton is criticizing the Berniebro phenomenon, saying at an event in New Hampshire this weekend that Sanders supporters …

Government

This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

The rising cost of housing is one of the greatest burdens on the American middle class. So why hasn’t it become a key issue in the presidential …

Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

<b>Some governments and organisations in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God.</b><p>Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the "prophet of God" or "man of God" churches.<p>These are led by self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are …

Africa

Facing a loss in New Hampshire, Clinton may be looking ahead to South Carolina

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting as she tries to counter the rising challenge from Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race.<p>Clinton hopes to use a narrower-than-expected loss in …

Government

Algeria's parliament to vote on a new constitution

Algeria's parliament will be voting on a new constitution that's aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.<p>The new text is being presented Sunday to the assembly and the senate. It was promised by …

These guys are killing conservatism: How Trump & Cruz are accelerating the intellectual debasement of the right

<b>Ted Cruz, Donald Trump (Reuters/Brian Snyder/AP/Paul Sancya/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The conservative movement has been in decline for some time now, but the GOP front-runners are making it worse<p>Conor Lynch<p>February 7, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>American conservatism is in disarray. While the Democratic …

Republicans

Relive the awkward hilarity of the Republican debate introductions

Saturday night's Republican presidential debate featured a lot of heated conflict — once all of the candidates finally made it out on stage. Watch <i>The</i> …

Here Are the Words People Looked Up During the Republican Debate

Curious potential voters watching Republicans duke it out during the eighth presidential debate Saturday in New Hampshire helped get about a …

U.N. Security Council condemns North Korean rocket launch

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea launched a satellite into space Sunday, its state media reported, triggering a wave of international condemnation and prompting strong reaction from an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.<p>Though North Korea said the launch was for scientific and …

Clinton Or Sanders? Young Democrats Weigh In

Primary season has officially begun. And as the presidential candidates campaign ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, both Republicans and Democrats are making big arguments in response to some big questions about their party's future.<p>Is there such a thing as an "establishment lane" that can …

Sanders cites foreign policy advisers

Bernie Sanders, who's been criticized for not saying who's advising him on foreign policy, offered up three names on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.<p>Asked by NBC's Chuck Todd to name people he'd considered for secretary of state or secretary of defense, Sanders demurred.<p>"I will tell you that we have met …

All the money in the world isn't buying votes this primary season

Money may yet prevail in this year's presidential election, but the failure so far of big donors to propel candidates to the top of the heap has shown the limitations of even huge stockpiles of cash and put some critics of lax campaign finance laws on the defensive.<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who …

Government

Bernie’s Radical Dilemma

If we need a revolution, how does he explain that things are already getting better?<p>Now that Bernie Sanders is looking less like a quixotic left-wing protest candidate and more like a serious contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, a contradiction at the heart of his campaign is …

Finally, a Debate That Voters Deserve

Thursday night’s debate featured two great performances. It also showed us what could be Clinton’s winning argument.<p>Well, that was great. That was …

Unlike Washington, Ted Cruz Hates The Constitution

<b>Forget Canada. Ted Cruz isn't qualified to be president even if he was born on Plymouth Rock.</b><p>My proposition is a simple one: Any person who disdains all three branches of a federal government is completely disqualified from being the person responsible to lead and run that government.<p>Let me put my …

Death from above: North Korea has started using balloons to drop cigarette butts on the South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea likes to call South Korea a land of “political filth” and its leaders, including President Park Geun-hye, “human …

New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes …

Who's a real progressive? Sanders and Clinton make their cases at New Hampshire town hall

Eager to regain lost ground with voters here, Hillary Clinton pivoted off stepped-up attacks on her record by rival Bernie Sanders into a forceful defense of her progressive credentials.<p>Clinton's push to define her record on her own terms, and to persuade voters she has done substantially more than …

Donald Trump Is Not Conceding Iowa Yet

Donald Trump is not giving up on Iowa. At least not yet.<p>After spending a good part of Wednesday sending out a barrage of tweets accusing Ted Cruz of …

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput resigns, says kept seat to fight Harper

Manitoba Senator Maria Chaput — who announced her resignation Tuesday — says she stayed in her position despite health issues until the Liberals won …

Why Socialists Can’t Wait for Bernie to Lose

How the biggest socialist candidacy in a century is dividing an already divided movement.<p>Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of the 2016 presidential race is that Bernie Sanders, somehow, has made “socialism” a safe word in American politics. Nearly 100 years ago Socialist presidential candidate …

Blame Canada? US Senate committee ponders if northern border is a threat

Homeland security committee scrutinises Trudeau’s plan to fast-track country’s intake of refugees amid fears it will enable terrorists to reach US soil<p>Existential threats to the US homeland have come in many forms – some real, some imagined. There was immigration from Asia – referred to in the …

Ted Cruz Has Given Us a Glimpse Into His Dream Supreme Court Justice, and She’s a Nightmare

February 3, 2016 by Rachel Ford<p>Republican <b>Ted Cruz</b> has clearly stated in the past that he thinks ignoring Supreme Court decisions conservatives don’t …

"Abandon All Hope": Hillary's Message May Cost Her the Nomination

For the Democrats, the Iowa caucus ended in a virtual tie. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to realize that the big winner here is Senator Bernie Sanders. The underdog presidential hopeful, who has been largely ignored and even dismissed by much of mainstream media, faced what is probably …