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Tom Brady Calls Coca Cola 'Poison for Kids'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called Coke "poison for kids" during a radio interview Monday. While defending his personal exercise and diet guru Alex Guerrero, who has been called a "glorified snake-oil salesman" in theShow More Summary

Walker's Kangaroo Justice Jumped The Gun

As I reported, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks passed away in chambers in September, on the same day that Scott Walker's presidential bid was pronounced DOA. Walker gave a deadline of October 2 for applicants to ask...Show More Summary

Trashing Paul Ryan Could Mean John Boehner Never Leaves

No one denies there is pushback against the idea of drafting Speaker Paul Ryan from a variety of conservative media sources, including the Drudge Report. As the New York Times reports: “The current flak following Mr. Ryan stems fromShow More Summary

Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse. [...] with Republican Party elders practically begging him to become the next House speaker,...Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Agrees With Ben Carson's Claim That More Guns Could Have Helped Prevent The Holocaust

From the October 12 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Carson and I, we think alike in a lot of different ways. When you mentioned that you would have rushed the gunman, I said "yeah, didn't they do thatShow More Summary

Clinton Holds Huge Lead in Democratic Race

A new Morning Consult poll finds Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race, 54% to 22%. If Vice President Joe Biden jumps in, Clinton would lead with 47%, followed by Sanders at 20% and Biden at 17%. [...

Speaker of the House: The Plum Job No Sane Politician Wants

John Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House has set off a fierce battle that underscores the systemic problems facing today's Republican Party. The same dynamic that eventually led Mr. Boehner to leave the position amidst...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Stars as John Boehner’s Weak Sister

This is getting pathetic. All the smart thinking people want [mc_name name='Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)' chamber='house' mcid='R000570' ] to run for Speaker while he is thus far going full Sherman opposing a run. If the man does not want to run that strongly, it seems silly to push him to do something he does not want to do. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's carefully calibrated pandering

Another week, another cave from Hillary Clinton. The Democratic front-runner came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal last week, a pact she pushed for when she was secretary of state. The question is not whether she's pandering but how negative the real-world consequences of her...

Who are those other three? Tips for the others

Virtually all the attention in tonight’s debate will focus on Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). That’s a problem for the three others, Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb and Martin O’Malley. It’s to them that I’d offer some pointers. First, no one knows who you are. OK, your relatives and friends know, Mr. Webb, that […]

The Obamas don’t want the Clintons back in White House

President Obama’s endorsement of a Joe Biden White House run will be conditional on having a “final say” over his choice for vice president, according to Ed Klein, author of the Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “Unlikeable.” “Barack Obama would like … Continued

Paul Ryan isn’t conservative enough to be Speaker

It's going to be nearly impossible to find a Republican who can secure 218 Republican votes to become Speaker.

Senate Republicans decide on their debt ceiling hostages: Social Security and Medicare

Mitch McConnell is drawing up the list of hostages he plans to take as part of debt ceiling negotiations. With the debt ceiling approaching on November 5, the Senate majority leader is ready to make some serious demands in exchange for...Show More Summary

All Rand all day and other headlines

Morning headlines: Rand Paul to livestream his day, Donald Trump to livetweet tonight's Democratic debate, judge orders AR to disclose execution drugs source.

Ryan Freezes Contest for House Speaker

“It’s the Paul Ryan paralysis syndrome and it’s gripping any House Republican who wants to be speaker,” Politico reports. “The Wisconsin Republican has said he doesn’t want to be speaker of the House, but he is considering it. And until [...]

Meet The Democratic Candidates Who Aren’t Hillary Clinton Or Bernie Sanders

Fun fact: There are 174 people running for the Democratic nomination for president. You likely know Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — they’ve gotten almost all the media attention. But tonight’s Democratic debate will also feature three of the 172 others: Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb. So, without further ado, let me introduce […]

CNN Blasts Benghazi Chairman's Criticism Of Whistleblower Reporting: "Chairman Gowdy Is Wrong"

The House Select Committee on Benghazi, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is criticizing CNN's coverage of a former committee staffer's claim that the panel's work has become a "partisan investigation" that is "hyper focus[ed] on Hillary...Show More Summary

The Death-Penalty Feud at the Supreme Court

The justices weigh a new set of cases and their implications for the Eighth Amendment and lethal injection

Will Mega-Donors Push Rubio Past Jeb?

In the "sub-primary" involving Establishment-favored GOP presidential candidates, the premiere match-up, now that Scott Walker's out of the race, is between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Jeb has three advantages:...

California Becomes The First State To Crack Down On Misleading ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

But not without a fight. The post California Becomes The First State To Crack Down On Misleading ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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