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GOP Leader’s Gaffe Confirms That the Mission of the House Benghazi Hearings Is to Make Clinton’s Poll Numbers Drop

“A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth – some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.” — Michael Kinsley In an interview on Fox earlier this week, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the current House majority leader and presumptive next speaker, tacitly admitted that the true mission of the current (and eighth or ninth) […]

Pope Endorses Anti-Gay Bigot, Ends U.S. Visit on Sour Note

New pope, same as the old pope.

Why the Silence about Donald Trump’s Mob Ties?

It is the most under-reported story of the summer, and the mystery is why. Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner is well known to have had ties to notorious crime figures like Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, head of the Gambino crime family, Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, boss of the Genovese mob, and other crime figures in […]

Ted Rall Laments America’s ‘Moronitude’

According to this op-ed piece by cartoon satirist Ted Rall, American exceptionalism is indeed anti-intellectualism. Americans are dumb. That’s what people say. Especially foreigner non-American people. But lots of Americans think that Americans are stupid. Not them, of course. They think other Americans are stupid. It will not, even if you’re an idiot, come as […]

The GOP Frontrunner Is a Notorious Adulterer Whose Current Wife Posed Nude – Is This the End of GOP ‘Family Values?’

Now that we have a Republican frontrunner who is an infamous serial adulterer and whose current wife once posed nude for a magazine in his private jet, can we say that the GOP’s 35-year masquerade as the party of “family values” is officially over? Imagine for a moment that photos had emerged of a wife […]

Google Search Is Gaming the 2016 Election
'The best place to hide a dead body is Page 2 of Google results.' — Anonymous

And you thought it was the Koch brothers and super PACs that were calling the 2016 election. A new study reveals that Google’s search algorithms have the potential to sway undecided voters merely on the power of results rankings in Google search. Google Search is having a detrimental affect on democracy by swaying undecided voters […]

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter Had Some Bad-Ass Friends

Like former Pres. Jimmy Carter himself, his friends seem pretty bad-ass. They put up 500 signs around Plains, Ga., where Carter lives, that said, “Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor.” Of course, the 90-year-old won’t live forever but it’s hard to make the case that he left anything on the field, as the saying goes, and […]

If You See Marco Rubio with a Football, Hide Your Children!

.@marcorubio's football follies … the supercut — Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) August 19, 2015 The ones where he hits the kids smack in the face are the best, but they’re all good. You’d think Markie Marc would learn after the first couple of passes how to do this thing.

Jeb Returns to His Neocon Roots: Vows to Finish Mideast Wars His Brother Started
A new Bush Doctrine, same as the old Bush Doctrine

Five days after calling his brother George W. Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq a “mistake” and saying he “wouldn’t have gone in,” Jeb Bush announced to a war-weary nation that he’s running for president not just to become the third Bush in the White House, but also to be the third Bush president to […]

Trump’s Big Government, ‘Expedited’ Revolving-Door Amnesty Plan Would Cost $375 BILLION
About his support for socialized healthcare for the poor, Trump says, 'If I lose votes over that, or if I don't get a nomination over that, that's just fine with me'

Now that the media is forcing Donald Trump to provide specifics to back up his bravado and bluster, he’s revealing himself to be just another big-spending, big-government Republican — at least when it comes to two of the nation’s most complex and intractable problems: funding healthcare for the poor and what to do about the […]