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How a delusional GOP lifted up Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five years ago this week, we should have seen this coming: A Republican Party so blinded by anger it would do anything to oppose President Barack Obama, including embracing an open bigot during the 21st century in America.<p>That was the week SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. Hundreds of …

Republicans

‘He Brutalized For You’

How Joseph McCarthy henchman Roy Cohn became Donald Trump’s mentor.<p>The reporter from the <i>Washington Post</i> didn’t ask Donald Trump about nuclear weapons, but he wanted to talk about them anyway. “Some people have an ability to negotiate,” Trump said, of facing the Soviet Union. “You either have it or …

Trump manager Corey Lewandowski: the poster boy of a brash new politics

The man orchestrating Donald Trump’s rise by letting the candidate be himself has entered the spotlight after allegedly assaulting a reporter –and it’s not the first time he has courted controversy<p>When Donald Trump decided towards the end of 2014 to make a bid for the most powerful job in the …

Bernie Sanders is wrong about the electorate

But the left indulges in this idea more than the right.<p>For example, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that, if the media held only Republicans accountable, then they would get just "5, 10% of the vote."<p>Here, from Mother Jones' Tim Murphy, is what he …

Middle-class

American Anger: It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Other Party.

Americans are angry. That’s the sentiment that many believe is driving the 2016 election. They are angry because the rich are getting richer, the average guy is struggling and the government in Washington hasn’t done anything to stop the trend.<p>But it may not be that simple.<p>Data on the nation’s …

Wrong number? Trump's TV telephone interviews in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing …

Women deserve better than two clowns reducing the presidential race to a hottest wife contest | Lindy West

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Twitter slap-fight reveals the misogynist bigotry in the Republican DNA<p>I’ve been keeping a list, as this election season shambles toward its climax, of things that might mount a more dignified, qualified, intellectually rigorous fight for the presidency of the US than …

Ted Cruz

The 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Vs. iPad Air 2: What's The Difference?

Seeing double<p>The iPad Pro saw a new device added to it family today. During Apple's event over in California the company unveiled to the world a smaller iPad Pro. Sizing up at 9.7 inches compared to the original iPad Pro's 12.9-inch screen, the device offers up pro features to those who prefer a …

IPad Pro

Donald Trump’s reign of bullsh*t: He’s not lying to us, he’s just completely full of it

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>There’s a difference between a liar and a bullshitter — and it helps explain the essence of Donald Trump<p>Eldar Sarajlic<p>March 27, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>In his seminal essay "On Bullshit<i>,"</i> philosopher Harry Frankfurt defines bullshit as a form of communication aimed to …

Samantha Bee

Mail carrier handcuffed by 4 plainclothes officers in Brooklyn while delivering packages

Glen Grays, a postal worker in Brooklyn, had his delivery route cut short on St. Patrick's Day when he was handcuffed by four plainclothes police officers and placed in an unmarked car.<p>Cellphone video filmed by a bystander shows Grays in his postal service uniform, holding a package, when the …

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities, Written and Directed by Steve Mims

A new documentary took the SXSW festival by storm in Austin, Texas titled: <i>Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities</i>. No film better exposes the coordinated assault on public higher education that is going on right now across the country.<p>The film covers …

With attendance rising, spring exhibitions aren't sleepy affairs of past

The long grind began Tuesday for eight major league teams, and kicks off for the Cubs and White Sox on Thursday with the start of their Cactus League schedules.<p>The spring rituals that have played out in the Cactus and Grapefruits leagues for decades will be repeated over the next month across …

Senate Republicans: Sure we'll confirm lifetime seats for judges, just not the SCOTUS

The bullshit is running so deep with Senate Republicans, it's a wonder they can breathe. While they're refusing to allow President Obama to make a …

Gun control in America: How we got here

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday night in Dallas, a peaceful protest against police violence was interrupted by a thunderous hail of gunfire -- an ambush from above that killed five officers and wounded seven more. Two civilians also sustained injuries.<p>President Barack Obama on Friday morning condemned the …

If Bernie Sanders loses, his backers may not be there for Hillary Clinton in November

Gio Zanecchia is so enamored of Bernie Sanders that he made a five-hour drive with his wife and infant son from South Jersey on Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of the progressive firebrand.<p>But what if Sanders loses the Democratic nomination? Asked whether he will be there to vote for the …

Government

The Price of Assholery?

It took a day or two for it to really crystallize for me. But has there ever been a candidate who not just won Iowa but won it unexpectedly and …

Rubio’s foul response to Obama’s mosque speech: Straining to find “division” in a call for unity

<b>Marco Rubio (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Marco Rubio once again denies anti-Muslim discrimination and calls Obama “divisive” for acknowledging reality<p>Simon Maloy<p>February 4, 2016 4:36pm (UTC)<p>President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore yesterday and gave an interesting speech about Muslims in …

Religion

In personal exchange, Clinton laments using faith to 'judge so harshly'

<b>Knoxville, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Jessica Manning had prayed that this moment would happen. And on Monday here in Knoxville, she got her chance to ask Hillary Clinton to describe her Christian faith.<p>"In these next few months, as I am supporting you and defending you to my Republican friends," said Manning, a …

Iowa

In Wisconsin, civil service change is another labor setback

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself among conservatives by redefining Wisconsin's labor landscape, eliminating …

Civil Service

America's Divides Aren't Just Partisan

The Republican coalition doesn’t reflect the growing diversity of the United States, while the Democratic coalition has failed to persuade many Americans to embrace its vision of the future.<p>The cul­tur­al and demo­graph­ic gulf between the Re­pub­lic­an and Demo­crat­ic elect­or­al co­ali­tions can …

South Carolina bill would require journalists to register with state

A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require all journalists who wish to work for a news outlet in the state to sign up for a "responsible journalism registry."<p>According to a summary of the bill, which was introduced Tuesday, the registry would include requirements that all …

One Thing a Woman Can't Do

You cannot police a man's penis.<p>Ask Hillary, or Camille Cosby, or Huma Abedin.<p>What does a woman do when allegations against the man she's married to include unprovable and alleged crimes that make her ashamed?<p>Mrs. Cosby has chosen to deny, deny, and then her lawyers petitioned and got a stay on her …

The Gunning Down of Logic

As the president treads softly on the eggshells he's standing on during CNN's Town Hall Meeting on gun violence, the pro-gun audience members continue to miss the point. The only point they can make is in the form of a gun pointed at the enemy. But who is the enemy? None of the pro-gun audience …

GOP Throws Big Party About Losing

Laughter, applause, celebration for passing an Obamacare repeal bill that's about to get vetoed.<p>WASHINGTON -- Republicans just passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time, and it's going to get vetoed. That calls for a party!<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) held a ceremony …

Republican Women May Lead Hillary to the White House

"I know that I can't support Donald Trump, after working so hard for Carly." said a conservative Republican woman at a program I attended recently. "Whatever he is or has, Trump is simply obnoxious to women. I can't see supporting any of these other so-called conservative Republicans, most probably …