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Another Bonus Quote of the Day

“The modern Democratic Party has become so radical, so extreme, that they have determined that their devotion to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any allegiance to religious liberty under the First Amendment. We’ve got an obligation, as [...]

Negative Reviews of Congress Cross Party Lines

“The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public – including most Republicans. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during the campaign, while 65% say they are not, according to a [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’ve been joking with my brother that he should have HUD designate this place a public housing project.” — Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), brother of HUD Secretary Julian Castro, quoted by Roll Call, on the number of lawmakers sleeping in [...]

An Epic Battle Begins for the GOP Nomination

Joe Klein: “Nothing much is going on right now in the 2016 presidential campaign–unless you’re a Republican political junkie, in which case every day is Christmas or, perhaps, Halloween. Did you know that Donald Trump might actually run this time, [...]

Companies Say Clinton was Worth the High Speaking Fee

“Critics of Hillary Rodham Clinton have been deriding the steep fees that she commands on the corporate speaking circuit, and even though the former secretary of state speaks publicly for free these days, the big companies that paid hundreds of [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We should not be ashamed of the war we conducted in Iraq.” — Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Carly Fiorina Stiffed Former Staffers

“Twelve of about 30 people who worked on Fiorina’s failed 2010 California Senate campaign, most speaking out for the first time, told Reuters they would not work for her again. Fiorina, once one of America’s most powerful businesswomen, is now [...]

Who’s Standing with Rand?

Rick Klein: “Sen. Rand Paul didn’t get the same backing from his Republican colleagues than the last time he talked his way through legislative deadlines – but that’s part of the point. This was a stunt that was about his [...]

Sanders Threatens to Crowd Out O’Malley

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “is moving fast to corner the market for a firebrand liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016 — complicating life for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D),” The Hill reports. “O’Malley would like to position himself [...]

Bush Says Science Isn’t Decided on Climate Change

Jeb Bush hit back against President Obama’s claim that climate change runs an immediate risk, adding that while it shouldn’t be ignored, it’s still not “the highest priority,” CNN reports. Said Bush: “For the people to say the science is [...]

Huckabee Will Skip Iowa Straw Poll

Mike Huckabee writes in the Des Moines Register that he will not participate in Iowa’s 2016 Republican straw poll because it only “weakens conservative candidates” and strengthens “the Washington ruling class and their handpicked candidates.”

Republicans Say Obama Caused Rise of Islamic State

Washington Post: “After more than a decade bearing the political burden of Iraq, Republicans are making a dogged effort to shed it by arguing that the Islamic State’s gruesome ascent is a symptom of Obama’s foreign policy, rather than a [...]

Opposition Research Becomes Huge Business

Los Angeles Times: “Once a dark art that candidates were reluctant to acknowledge even the existence of, political opposition research has lately turned into a garish, multimillion-dollar enterprise complete with logos, marketing strategies and indiscriminate, real-time streaming of the work [...]

Clinton Super PAC Struggles to Raise Money

“The super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid is struggling to raise money and now expects to collect only about $15 million through the end of June,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The group, Priorities USA Action, is shaking up [...]

Quote of the Day

“I love my mom and dad. I love my brother, and people are just going to have to get over that. That’s just the way it is.” — Jeb Bush, quoted by the New York Times.

Republicans Push Further Right on Immigration

New York Times: “Staring at startling exit polls after a beating by President Obama in 2012, Republicans vowed they were finally ready to do something about immigration reform or risk further alienating Hispanic voters. But two-and-a-half years later they have [...]

Paul Ends Filibuster After 10 Hours

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “ceded the Senate floor just before midnight Wednesday after more than 10 hours,” The Hill reports. New York Times: “The legislation that Mr. Paul hopes to delay, the U.S.A. Freedom Act, would actually overhaul the Patriot [...]

Fox News Will Limit GOP Debates to 10

“The sprawling field of Republican presidential hopefuls will be abruptly winnowed down to as few as 10 — at least for debating purposes — when the first presidential debate is held in early August, Fox News, the debate sponsor,” the [...]

U.S. and Cuba Near Deal on Full Diplomatic Relations

“The United States and Cuba are closer than ever to reaching an agreement to fully restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies, officials in both countries say, as negotiators prepare to meet Thursday in Washington for another round of talks to [...]

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