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Democratic Congressman Vows Legal Challenge On Ted Cruz And The 'Natural Born Citizen' Question

Wait, does Donald Trump actually have a point?<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has shrugged off questions about his eligibility for the presidency, contending he is "natural born citizen" because U.S. citizenship was available to him at birth.<p>But Cruz's interpretation isn't the only one. Donald Trump, …

Republicans

The 21 craziest quotes from the campaign trail

And they're not all from Donald Trump.<p>’Tis the season for awkward political conversations around millions of Americans’ Thanksgiving tables.<p>Less than a year out from Election Day and mere weeks before voters in the first state cast ballots, Americans have much to digest politically, and they have …

Church members indicted in teens' beatings and death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight members of the mysterious Word of Life Church were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour "counseling session."<p>Seven of the …

Ex-Benghazi panel staffer files new claim against Gowdy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Republican staffer fired from the House Benghazi committee filed a lawsuit against the panel's GOP chairman Monday in an …

U.S. State Department

The West Is Giving ISIS Exactly What It Wants

Unfortunately, conservatives in the U.S. and Europe seem to want to do all the wrong things.<p>Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic have responded to Friday’s terror attacks in Paris by calling to close their countries’ doors to Syrian refugees and framing the fight against the Islamic State group, …

Framing

"Freedom Fries" and the Republican Right's Faux Solidarity with France

Republican myth-makers like Judith Miller, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, and other ideologues, along with the GOP presidential candidates from Donald Trump to Marco Rubio, couldn't wait for all the victims in Paris to be identified before they unleashed a stream of …

Ben Carson's Strange Theory About The Egyptian Pyramids

Say what?<p>Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once vocalized an odd theory about Egyptian history.<p>According to a video unearthed by BuzzFeed on Wednesday, Carson posited in a 1998 commencement address at Andrews University that the pyramids in Egypt were used for grain storage rather than …

Ben Carson

Republicans 'don't have a vision,' Paul Ryan says

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his first series of interviews since his election on Thursday, blamed a policy vacuum for causing months of Republican infighting on Capitol Hill.<p>"We fight over tactics because we don't have a vision," Ryan, R-Wis., said on "Fox News Sunday" in the first five interviews …

5 Absurd Moments From the Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday. For those of you keeping track at home, …

The Latest: Lawyer says church beating suspect a 'sweet' mom

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the fatal beating of a 19-year-old and serious injury of his brother inside a church (all times local):<p>3:20 …

Despite Mass Shootings, Republicans Won't Touch Gun Laws

Background checks won't work. It's Obama's fault. It's a mental health issue, not a gun issue. Any other excuses?<p>WASHINGTON -- Last week's mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, was the 265th time that's happened in the U.S. this year. It came after the movie theater massacre in Lafayette, Louisiana, …

The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun

Last Thursday afternoon in Austin—in the shadow of the clock tower from which a sniper shot four dozen people in 1966—students, faculty and staff gathered to demonstrate their opposition to a newly passed law that will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns in college classrooms. A smaller …

Guns

Bumbling Republicans (Again)

Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.<p>-- House …

Hillary Clinton

The Death of Decency

In 2001, Senator Ted Kennedy and Representative John Boehner joined hands and authored the most consequential piece of federal education legislation in decades, the No Child Left Behind Act.<p>Can we even imagine such a bipartisan legislative undertaking today?<p>Frustrated and embattled, Speaker Boehner …

GOP effort to block Iran nuclear deal is defeated in U.S. Senate

Republican efforts to stop the nuclear deal with Iran ended in failure Thursday, thwarted by unflinching Democratic support for President Obama's landmark accord and familiar GOP infighting.<p>With no clear strategy remaining to prevent the internationally backed deal, Republican leaders in Congress …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Lessons From the Tappan Zee Bridge

The $4 billion New York bridge demonstrates the need for a new approach to American infrastructure.<p>In the U.S., federal, state and local governments spend over $150 billion annually on operating, maintaining, and improving the highway system. It is one of the few sectors that both Republicans and …

Urban Design

Kim Davis files appeal

The controversy swirling around Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is not letting up.<p>Davis's attorneys on Sunday appealed the judge’s ruling that sent her to jail for defiantly refusing to grant same-sex couples in her Kentucky county marriage licenses.<p>Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization working …

Fiorina: GOP Leaders 'Should Go' if They Don't Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME<p>Susan Walsh—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Jessica McGowan—Getty …

Is Right Wing Extremism the Biggest Danger Facing America?

<b>"There's an acceptance now of the idea that the threat from jihadi terrorism in the United States has been overblown. And there's a belief that the threat of right-wing, anti-government violence has been underestimated." John G. Horgan, former Director of Terrorism and Security Studies , University</b> …

Scott Walker And The Trouble With Obamacare 'Replacement' Plans

Repeal is one thing. Replacing Obamacare with a plan that works is another.<p>Very near the beginning of Scott Walker's new proposal to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, he bemoans that Obamacare forced so many people to give up the insurance they once had.<p>Walker, the Republican governor …

Health Care

Maine's Welfare Drug Tests Caught Just One Person, And That's Typical

Yet the concept remains as popular as ever.<p>WASHINGTON -- Early results are in for a new welfare drug testing regime in Maine: They caught the guy.<p>From April through June, the state only attempted to screen 15 out of about 5,700 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients, according to an …

Restaurants are facing a serious chef shortage

Gotham Bar and Grill is a top-rated New York City restaurant with a coveted Michelin star. Not that long ago, it would have been a dream destination …

Obama Has Outclassed the Grand Old White Establishment

Being the first black President of the United States is a daunting undertaking. Occupying the White House for anyone is like living in a public fish bowl, but for the first black president, everything is magnified a thousand times.<p>Everyone is focused on this particular president with increased …

House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

The argument over genetically modified food has been dominated, in recent years, by a debate over food labels — specifically, whether those labels should reveal the presence of GMOs.<p>The battle, until now, has gone state by state. California refused to pass a labeling initiative, but Maine, …

Texas Denies Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children Of Undocumented Parents

What Texas is doing is unconstitutional. It’s also unconscionable.<p>Undocumented parents in Texas are having a tough time obtaining birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, the LA Times reports.<p>The Lone Star state has prohibited registrars from accepting <i>matriculas</i>, local consulate-issued …

Immigration

What is going on in Donald Trump's head? | Oliver Burkeman

If you can stand to have a little empathy for someone who seems unsympathetic, maybe his whole life is dedicated to feeling less empty inside<p>Lately, as I follow American politics, a question keeps nagging at me, resurfacing unbidden in idle moments over coffee, or while waiting on station …

Why Donald Trump Is Surging in the Polls

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is one of the few Republican leaders to address the problem directly. He has acknowledged that there is a "dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party." He added, "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." Donald Trump is …

Donald Trump

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

Guns

Today's Supreme Court ruling leaves no ambiguity for the next president

But the decision's ramifications could be felt in the 2016 election and beyond, especially if a Republican wins the White House next year.<p>That's because the Supreme Court not only ruled the federal subsidies are legal under the Affordable Care Act, but it also did not leave any ambiguity that would …

The GOP’s delusional Charleston outrage shows just how desperate it has become

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Richard Shiro/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>From “n-word” handwringing to ludicrous complaints about “politicizing” a tragedy, Republicans have totally lost it<p>Heather Digby<p>June 23, 2015 4:15pm (UTC)<p>On Monday, the horrors of Charleston brought about a symbolic, but meaningful …

Civil Rights