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The Putin Connection

The Republican nominee for president has deep ties to Russia and it’s head of state Vladimir Putin that long preceded his friendship with Paul Manafort. And, as Charlie Pierce said, this should raise alarm bells for anyone concerned about democracy. Pierce leads us to an in depth article by Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo …

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The Republican National Convention: Day 3 (The Pain Continues)

It’s another day of obsessing over Melania Trump’s speech with a Trump business staffer and close family friend came forward to take responsibility for the plagiarized speech. There is also much discussion of last night’s convention that officially named Donald Trump the GOP nominee for president. The theme of the night was “Make America Work …

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Republican National Convention: Day 2 (Off To Work We Go)

The big news, or at least what the msm is obsessing over, is that a significant portion of Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from the one given by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Apparently no one in the Trump campaign ran the speech through a Google search. Naturally, they can’t …

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John Oliver: 2016 Suicide Pact

“Last Week Tonight” won’t be back until July 24 but the host, John Oliver, checked in with a web exclusive to tell us who he is endorsing.

The Logo That Say’s It All

Along with the announcement that presumptive GOP presidential nominee has chosen Illinois Governor Mike Pence as hios running mate, the campaign released it’s new logo. Leave it to Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ “Full Frontal,” to get the true message and put it in motion. Breaking the mattress of America. pic.twitter.com/M4Cq62YS2c — Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) …

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Protecting The 2nd Amendment At Any Price

On Monday the Senate voted on four bills on gun control. Needless to say, the wholly owned Senate defeated even the most reasonable measure that would have closed the loop hole in back ground checks at gun shows and on line. Instead Congress panders to the right wing gun lovers and idiots who think that …

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2016 Primaries: District of Columbia – The Last Hurrah

The first half of the silly season is over tonight with the Democratic Primary and Republican Convention in the District of Columbia. Hillary Clinton is the projected winner with over 78% of the vote. She met tonight with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Capitol Hilton for a one on one conversation. They left after 90 …

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2016 Primaries: It’s Almost Over

Except for the District of Columbia caucus on June 14, voters in the last five states went to the polls this morning. It’s been over for the Republicans for awhile. It was essentially was over yesterday for the Democrats when Hillary Clinton, after winning 36 delegates in the Puerto Rico primary, gained enough elected and …

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U.S. Primaries And Caucuses Are ‘An Erratic Clusterf**k Every 4 Years’

I’ve been saying this for years and I’m not alone, our system for selecting the person who will head the most powerful country in the world is in need of a major overhaul. I’m not saying this because my candidate is losing, I have no candidate in this race, except that the prospects of a …

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“People Who Somehow Got Elected”

With Maine’s Tea Party, veto happy Governor Paul Lepage’s penchant for doing and saying some really outrageous things, it was only a matter of time before John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” took notice. As the narrator notes, “You see, while most humans possess a thin barrier that stops thoughts from immediately exiting …

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