Republicans in Congress are under the mistaken assumption that more extensive security screenings via biometric databases and new administrative checks will make us safer. It will not. In reality, becoming too reliant on technology during screenings undermines our most valuable security asset--human intelligence. Show More Summary
An executive committee member of the Texas Republican Party wants a vote on whether the state should leave the union. …Tanya Robertson “already has support from a few other members” for her resolution, noting that she “got the idea for the resolution from the Texas Nationalist Movement.” …The Texas Nationalist Movement, a far-right anti-government group, [...]
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he believes in heaven and is confident he has a "pretty good" chance of getting there.
As I noted last night, Trump isn't some sideshow or joke in the GOP nomination race. You may think he's a joke personally. But he's bringing to the fore the central issues and drives currently motivating Republican base voters. That doesn't mean I think he's going to be the Republican nominee, though. Show More Summary
Pew Research Center, Ratings of Federal Agencies, Congress and the Supreme Court: As in the past, the public expresses favorable opinions of a wide range of federal agencies and departments, but there are some notable exceptions. Currently, majorities give favorable assessments of 13 of the 17 agencies and departments tested;...
Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday denied that the issue of gun control motivated him to run for the New Jersey state Senate two decades ago, despite the fact that he said so at the time. In...Show More Summary
The former neurosurgeon noted that he changed his mind about abortion after realizing it was like 'slavery.' Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson asserted on Monday that abortion was not an issue of women’s rights, and that supporting a woman’s right to choose was like supporting slavery. Show More Summary
During a rally in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump created an incentive for his most devoted fans to turn Trumpian fashion — or lack thereof — into a trend by inviting a man dressed up in a suit and a Rumpelstiltskin-businessman-chic wig, Terry Silliman of Goose Creek, South... More »
New numbers prove that Trump is pulling support from the highly xenophobic Republican contingent
In fewer than 70 days, the first votes of the 2016 presidential primary will be cast. The last month in the respective Republican and Democratic primaries have taken distinctly different turns. Since Vice President Joe Biden declined...Show More Summary
In a move that some might read as “bad luck,” or “jinxing it,” Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson attempted the absolute most important task of any United States president: pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey. None were particularly good at it, which is fine, because none of them will ever actually do it. Read more...
At last, we have an answer to the age-old question, “For real, which Republican presidential candidate is the stupidest?” Is it Jeb Bush, having to fix everything he touches because he broked it? Is it Ben Carson, with his actual broken brain? BZZZZZ, you are all wrong, it is Ted Cruz. We know this because
The former neurosurgeon noted that he change his mind about abortion after realizing it was like 'slavery.' Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson asserted on Monday that abortion was not an issue of women’s rights, and that supporting a woman’s right to choose was like supporting slavery. Show More Summary
Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: Lately, pundits and punters seem bullish on Donald Trump, whose chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination recently inched above 20 percent for the first time at the betting market Betfair. Show More Summary
As tensions escalate between Donald Trump and the media responsible for covering him, NBC reporter Katy Tur Tuesday said the Republican presidential candidate is now requiring escorts for members of the press pool who leave the designated media to use the restroom.
I don’t think that this line of attack on Trump is going to be effective at reducing his support. Republican voters are used to being told that the candidates they like are dangerous extremists, and to writing off that criticism. So even when there is some truth to the charge, it is one to which they have antibodies. Show More Summary
BREAKING NEWS First Act of Anti-American Terrorism since Paris Attacks! REPUBLICAN TERRORISTS BLOW UP LADY LIBERTY! The Great Fear that has gripped a majority of Americans in the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris is that our nation, too, will suffer a terrorist attack. Show More Summary
The millennial generation is a nightmare for Republicans. They are more diverse, more urban, more college-educated, more tolerant and more liberal than their predecessors. The result is that in 2008...
The Democratic National Committee released an ad titled "Inciting fear isn't presidential" that attacked Republican presidential candidates for saying the words "radical Islam."
Canadians celebrated their Thanksgiving about six weeks ago. Tomorrow, as we celebrate our Thanksgiving, we should give our neighbors to the North a special thanks. While U.S. Republican presidential candidates continue to use the Paris tragedy to fear monger and to stoke the xenophobic fires, Canada is setting the example of what a good neighbor [...]Show More Summary