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Meet the Kremlin's Snitch

A Russian Internet group has leaked a trove of emails allegedly from inside the Kremlin, showing reports about the political activities of influential bloggers and independent journalists.

NY Mayor: No Protests Until After Funerals

New York's mayor today called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. "I think it's important...

For four potential 2016 candidates, the challenge is character

Too often political insiders, in evaluating presidential prospects, get hung up on ideology or even specific positions. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), they said, couldn’t get the GOP nomination in 2008 because he championed immigration reform, or Mitt Romney was ineligible for the nomination in 2012 because of Romneycare. Whether they should have gotten the nomination […]

Loyalty to Jeb should not be underestimated

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider Poll of more than 150 of the state’s most plugged-in political players conducted after [Jeb] Bush’s big step toward running found that 8 in 10 said Bush would be stronger than [Sen. Marco] Rubio in the Republican primary, and nine in 10 said the former governor […]

The Insiders: Yellen roars

In the midst of a lot of other events that have been monopolizing the headlines this week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did something very difficult and very important. Most of the political world wasn’t tuned in, but savvy traders were waiting for her comments Wednesday with a lot of trepidation. Yellen was pitch perfect in […]

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike Threatened with Further Prosecution and Execution

Nearly a month into their hunger strike inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison to protest dangerous and inhumane prison conditions, 27 Kurdish political prisoners have been summoned and threatened with new judicial cases if they don't cease their hunger strike, a source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Will Protecting Religious Freedom Damage Georgia’s Reputation? Two Opposing Views

Two days ago a letter was sent to all 180 state Representatives (and presumably all 56 Senators) from Trey Childress of a group called Competitive Georgia. According to the Political Insider, the group is “a coalition of mostly business...Show More Summary

Colts QB Andrew Luck Gets Inside Defenders' Heads with Polite 'Trash Talk'

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is viewed as one of the NFL's best young players and a great role model for children. As it turns out, his trash-talking is something that parents would be OK with their kids hearing. Defensive players are used to hearing the likes of Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens and Steve Smith talking smack all game. Show More Summary

3 key insights about Obama from Chuck Todd's The Stranger

The image of himself on the cover of Chuck Todd's The Stranger might have seemed "lonely" to the president when he glanced across its cover at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington. But inside, it's as good an account as you'll...Show More Summary

CNN Pundits Insist 'Elizabeth Warren Caucus' Is Too Small To Have Any Influence On Spending Bill

From this Thursday's New Day on CNN, Inside Politics host John King and guests Tamara Keith from NPR and The Atlantic's Molly Ball did their best to try to dismiss what they called the "Elizabeth Warren caucus" in the Democratic party...Show More Summary

Does Georgia Need Another TEA Party Group?

In yesterday’s Daily Jolt by the AJC Political Insiders, it mentioned that outgoing Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA-10) is looking to be hired to begin his post-congressional endeavors. He’s said that he’d be interested in a paid boardShow More Summary

Mark Cuban Is Not Alone When He Says He Won't Let His Son Play Football

Mark Cuban recently told Business Insider that there's "no chance" he would let his five-year-old son play football. Well, Cuban is not alone. In a recent survey by Bloomberg Politics, American adults were asked if they had a young son, would they want that child playing football. Show More Summary

The Insiders: Is Rick Santorum ready?

Rick Santorum has matter-of-factly declared that he is running for president in 2016, telling the Washington Post’s national political correspondent Karen Tumulty that now he “get[s] the game.”  Santorum makes the point that his 2016 run is going to be different – and obviously, it would need to be if he were going to win […]

CNN Pundit Claims Mitch McConnell Is "The Adult In The Room"

This video is why I've lost hope that the Sunday shows have any reason to live. Euthanasia is the best option for every single damn one of them. This little discussion on CNN's Inside Politics is so ridiculous and stupid that it should...Show More Summary

After Dem election annihilation, CNN panel concerned about fate of GOP

Written by Doug Powers Shorter CNN segment: Democrats got creamed last month — how is this terrible news for the Republicans? From Newsbusters: On Sunday, CNN’s Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana. […]

Inside The Homes Of America's Undocumented Immigrants

President Obama recently unveiled a massive plan to overhaul immigration policy, which could protect millions of undocumented workers. But for all the political furor over the proposal, it's easy to forget that these undocumented immigrants are individuals, each with their own hopes, dreams, fears, and families. Show More Summary

The Insiders: Hillary Clinton has to be careful with Jim Webb

There has been talk in political circles recently about the prospects of former Virginia senator Jim Webb challenging Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Just as Republicans feared John Glenn in 1984 and Wesley Clark in 2004, plenty of GOP leaders think Jim Webb would be a formidable challenger. But the things Republicans respect […]

Transition begins in LA County politics

Monday is the day when new county officials are sworn in. Sheila Kuehl has tapped a veteran of Zev Yaroslavsky's office to be her chief deputy. Details of the day inside.

The Fascist Inside Us

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As far as the social and political is concerned, I feel I have done well living as a non-fascist. I

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