Jeb Bush

How the Republican Party Lost Its Way

When the Watergate scandal mushroomed in 1974, shell-shocked Republicans had spent their political lives viewing the Democratic Party as corrupt and dominated by big-city machines and favor-swapping Southerners. This characterization, though exaggerated, contained an element of truth.<p>Today, it’s …

Opinion

Steve Bannon courts Wall Street and business leaders as he pushes his pro-Trump message for the midterms

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is trying to appeal to Wall Street and big business as he unveils his new pro-Trump political …

Donald Trump

Minnesota proved again last night that the old Republican Party is dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> When former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last year that he was leaving his cushy DC lobbying job to try to reclaim his old job, establishment Republicans cheered. Pawlenty, who spent eight years as the state's governor last decade, was seen as the party's only chance of winning the …

Politics

Another Prominent Anti-Trump Republican Just Went Down In Minnesota. Here's Why This Keeps Happening.

On Tuesday, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was rejected by Republican voters in his gubernatorial primary with Jeff Johnson, a commissioner …

Republicans

Romano: Con artist or Florida politician? You decide

Decorum matters, and so the attorney’s language was appropriately measured.<p>In seeking to have a constitutional amendment thrown off the ballot, a …

School Administration

GOP governor nominee Bill Schuette to name Lisa Lyons as running mate

LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican nominee for governor, today is expected to name former state representative Lisa Posthumus …

Bill Schuette

Schuette's running mate outspoken against Trump in the past

GRAND RAPIDS -- After months of criticizing primary opponent Lt. Gov. Brian Calley for abandoning President Donald Trump, Republican candidate for …

Donald Trump

Nikki Fried lobbying, GOP donations questioned by activists in Agriculture Commission primary

TALLAHASSEE – Nikki Fried has racked up dozens of endorsements from prominent Democrats in her race for Agriculture Commissioner, including Orlando …

Government

CNN contributors ignore history, reality, say Trump is racist for calling Omarosa something he calls all his enemies

The New Yorker’s Jeffery Toobin has a short memory. It's like he approaches each day as if it were his first.<p>This all starts with Omarosa Manigault …

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Shameful Lehman Brothers legacy taints Jeb Bush, John Kasich

Prosecution rests in Manafort trial, some questions linger<p>07:24<p>Mueller gets 'protective order' on George Papadopoulos evidence<p>02:21<p>Programming note! …

Republicans

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

How do you teach kids to be active participants in government? Or to tell the difference between real news and fake news?<p>In their last legislative sessions, 27 states considered bills or other proposals that aim to answer these questions. Many of those proposals are rooted in popular ideas about …

Education

Florida's GOP candidates for governor double down against Obamacare

click to enlarge<p>The two main Republican candidates battling for Florida governor have a simple message when it comes to health care: Just say no to …

Health Care

NRA must push to change law that frequently 'works against people of color': Today's talker

'Does anyone believe a black shooter would escape arrest due to "stand your ground," much less avoid getting fatally shot by police?'<p><i>On Monday, prosecutors charged Michael Drejka with manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. The two men argued over a parking spot in front</i> …

Florida

Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, in a speech last year, gave a strong hint at his views on taxpayer support for religious schools when he praised his “first judicial hero,” Justice William Rehnquist, for determining that the strict wall between church and state “was wrong as a matter of law …

U.S. Politics

Millennial Conflicts of Interest: The Vote-Fixing Triumvirate of SOS'S

Kris .KKK. Kobach, kingpin purger of votes and civil rights.<br>(Image by DonkeyHotey) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>When Katherine Harris, …

Government

Florida governor's race: Where the 5 Democrats stand, how they differ

Five Democrats are battling for the chance to become the first member of their party to be elected governor of Florida in 24 years.Even though …

Florida

The Ingraham “Controversy:” A Rebuttal

=========<br>========= <i><br>Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.</i><br>=========<br>=========Recently, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, …

Lebron James

Here are 52 examples of Laura Ingraham’s racism

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters<br>Fox News’ Laura Ingraham has drawn widespread rebuke following a racist anti-immigrant rant on the August 8 edition of …

Liberal View

Nicolle Wallace: Republicans Should Boycott Laura Ingraham's Program For Embracing A Racist Ideology

MSNBC: The Weekly Standard’s Charlie Sykes, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, AP’s Jonathan Lemire, and NYT’s Nick Confessore on calling out a …

Republicans

Helen Aguirre Ferré, one of top Latinas in White House, leaves post

Helen Aguirre Ferré, one of the most prominent Latinos serving in the White House, has left her job as director of media affairs.<p>White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Thursday that Aguirre was taking up a new position as director for strategic communications and public affairs at the …

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Yes, Donald Trump, you are a ‘racist’

CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed that in 2011, then-private citizen Donald Trump once branded him a “racist.” Why? “I was racist,” the African American journalist said Tuesday, “because of the way that I challenged him.” Funny, Trump did the same thing to me four years later. But I’ll get to that in a …

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Why Rep. Chris Collins’s insider trading arrest is a huge deal — and also totally unsurprising

This isn’t some random New York Republican. Collins is a Trump surrogate.<p>New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday alongside his son and the father of his son’s fiancée on insider trading charges. For those who have followed Collins closely in Congress, this news …

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White House head of communications for Hispanic media quietly exits

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOhio county finds hundreds of uncounted votes in already too-close-to-call special election Nunes suggested at …

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John Kasich’s 2020 Dream

It is unlikely to survive contact with political reality<p>Ohio governor John Kasich has not been coy about his desire to run for president again in …

U.S. Politics

Internal concerns at State Department over antisemitism envoy candidate

Republicans and Democrats alike have called on Trump to fill the special envoy position, which was created in 2004 by Congress to report on and …

Donald Trump

You Can Finally Watch Deadpool Travel Back in Time to Kill Baby Hitler

The controversial scene was cut from Deadpool 2.<p>In May, when <i>Deadpool 2</i> hit theaters, director David Leitch assured me that someday fans would get to see the cut post-credit scene in which Deadpool travels back in time to kill a baby Adolf Hitler. They didn't include the scene in the theatrical post …

Entertainment

Trump Will Try To Help GOP Candidates Whether They Like It Or Not

The president proved popular in Republican primaries, but general elections won't be as easy.<p>The quickest way for a Republican to win a primary election in 2018 is to get the endorsement of President Donald Trump, and he has been more willing to offer them. He has endorsed Senate candidates who …

Republicans

All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos

Kavanaugh's confirmation could do irreparable damage to public education and students.<p>Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has faced opposition from …

Education

Don’t believe the hype about a new Labour rebellion. Centrism is dead

Headlines say that Jeremy Corbyn’s centrist opponents are, yet again, preparing for a takeover. They are wasting their time.<p>The centre-ground has …

Great Britain

Ban voting on college campuses? Court tells Rick Scott: No way

In a court of law, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose — and sometimes you get beaten to a pulp.<p>Rick Scott just got pulped.<p>In a recent decision, a …

Government