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What a post-Trump Republican Party might look like

It's a paradox that's even more divisive in politics than in sports: the notion of losing now to win later.<p>But to some conservative reformers, Donald Trump's emergence as the party's standard-bearer is an opportunity to do just that: remake a Republican Party that has lost the popular vote in five …

Donald Trump's rough few days

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is in a spot all too familiar to other politicians, but unusual for him: He needs to regain his footing after a tough few days.<p>He swept into Washington Thursday to reassure House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders that they can trust him to lead the party to victory …

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Health Care

Breitbart's Anti-Semitic Attack on Bill Kristol

The popular right-wing website labels a neoconservative intellectual a “renegade Jew” for opposing Donald Trump.<p>For many principled conservatives, the rise of Donald Trump has proved to be a rude awakening. Their coalition is much less principled, and much more open to manipulative populism, …

Political Science
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Rob Gronkowski is well on his way to becoming the best TE in NFL history

Through his age-26 season, Gronk paces all tight ends in yards and touchdowns<p>Through six NFL seasons, we can confidently say that Rob Gronkowski is …

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Russell Wilson Says NC State Coach Said He'd Never Play in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson revealed in a commencement speech at Wisconsin that a coach at North Carolina State told him he'd never be an NFL quarterback.<p>Here's an excerpt from that speech, per Sheil Kapadia of<p>The summer before my senior year of college, I'm playing …

College Football

Draymond Green Learned as a Rookie That Trash-Talking Tim Duncan Does No Good

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is not afraid to do some talking, but there is at least one player in the NBA whom he doesn't bother trying to mess with anymore.<p>That would be San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan.<p>In a diary entry for ESPN's The Undefeated, Green noted the impact Duncan has …


Nate McMillan Named Pacers Head Coach: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

After relatively successful spells with the Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers, Nate McMillan will now be tasked with turning the Indiana Pacers into a championship team as head coach.<p>The Pacers confirmed the decision Monday after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday …


Inside Donald Trump’s Plan to Attack Hillary

To the long list of ways in which Donald Trump is showing he doesn’t need to spend money like a traditional presidential candidate you can add this: …

To fend off Trump, Clinton moves to defend Rust Belt blue states

Facing the unpredictable candidacy of Republican Donald Trump, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is preparing to dispatch resources to vote-rich industrial states that have been safely Democratic for a generation.<p>Clinton’s plans include an early, aggressive attempt to defend Pennsylvania, …