2016 Election

Obama Trolls Trump, Invites Teen To White House

President Obama subtly trolled Donald Trump when he sent the above tweet today after a Muslim teenager in Texas was arrested for bringing a bomb to school. Except that “bomb” was actually a clock that the aspiring engineer had hoped to show to his teacher. CNN reports: The 14-year-old’s day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called ...

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Donald Trump Holds Fundraiser For Fake Veterans Group Which Is Really Just One Guy [VIDEO]

Yesterday Donald Trump held a fundraiser for a veterans group on the deck of the USS Iowa in California. Last night Rachel Maddow revealed that the “group” is actually just one guy in South Dakota and that it has $30 in the bank. Raw Story recaps: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow exposed the “veterans group” using an appearance by Donald Trump ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Trump Hits New High In CBS Poll

YouGov reports: Trump’s most substantial lead is in New Hampshire, where he has the support of 40% of likely Republican primary voters. Carson comes in second again, but by a much greater distance, with only 12% support and a smattering of other candidates close behind him, including John Kasich at 9% and Carly Fiorina at 8%. Jeb Bush, who led ...

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Hillary Clinton Speaks To Extra’s Mario Lopez [VIDEO]

Via press release: “Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for a candid one-on-one interview. Hillary sounding off on everything from what she thinks of Republican candidate Donald Trump to Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West. Hillary telling Mario what she this of Donald Trump’s popularity, “I am watching this with some concern because I think ...

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Bernie Sanders At Liberty University [VIDEO]

In the very first minute of his address at Liberty University, today Bernie Sanders let the packed auditorium know where their differences might lie. “I believe in women’s rights. And the right of a woman to control her own body. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage.” There was perhaps a surprisingly positive reaction to each statement. Watch at ...

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CNN: Kim Davis Has Split 2016 GOP Field

This afternoon CNN highlighted the rifts in the GOP presidential field regarding the Kim Davis story. It’s expected that the Davis issue will come up at least once or twice during Wednesday’s debate.

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Frothy Mix: Kim Davis Should Follow Her Conscience And Continue Breaking The Law [VIDEO]

Frothy Mix also used today’s CNN appearance to shill for the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which the New York Times yesterday denounced as “GOP anti-gay bigotry.”

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Fiorina To Trump: Look At This Face [VIDEO]

Carly Fiorina is hitting back at Donald Trump in a new campaign video: “Ladies, look at this face. I am 61 years old and I’m proud of every year and every wrinkle.”

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Miss America Contestants Go Left On Kim Davis, Planned Parenthood, & Donald Trump [VIDEO]

While Miss South Carolina dropped the ball on gun control, three other Miss America contestants from southern states may have pissed off their hometown audiences last night when they gave progressive responses during the pageant’s famed/infamous Q&A session. Miss Tennessee said she opposes cutting off any funding for Planned Parenthood, Miss Alabama declared that if she were a Republican, she ...

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George Pataki: I Won’t Vote For Trump

So much for that GOP loyalty pledge.

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Trump Interviews Himself In The Mirror [VIDEO]

The mirror Trump is actually Jimmy Fallon.

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Rick Perry To Drop Out Of 2016 Race

Oops! Also: What took so long?

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CNN Unveils GOP Debate Headliners

In a widely-criticized move, CNN tweaked their previously-announced rules to allow the top eleven GOP candidates onto the prime time debate stage. Most believe the change was made to accommodate Carly Fiorina.  CNN lays it out: Thursday marked the close of the two-month window for determining eligibility based on averages of national polls. The results were based on 14 polls ...

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Trump: I’d Totally Bang My Hot Daughter

Above is what Donald Trump said about his daughter in 2006. Talking Points Memo has the latest quote: Donald Trump really appreciates his daughter Ivanka’s good looks – probably a little too much. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Trump delivered a more-than-vaguely-sexual response when the magazine’s reporter praised Ivanka Trump, a prominent businesswoman in her own right. “Yeah, ...

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Biden: I Still Haven’t Made Up My Mind [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his parents, his faith and his emotional fragility from ...

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Sanders: I’m Stunned To Be Leading Hillary [VIDEO]

Bernie Sanders today declared that he is “stunned” to be leading Hillary Clinton in two early primary state polls. “You want me to tell you the truth?” he asked to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview Thursday when asked about his strong showing. “Yes, I’m stunned,” Sanders said. “Look, we have a message that I believed from day one was ...

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Straight Outta Teabagistan

Ted Cruz is actually selling these posters. Jezebel reports: Cruz’s campaign has purchased 200 of the original posters from their designer, the conservative street artist who goes by the name Sabo (other work includes portrayals of Wendy Davis as an “abortion Barbie” and Hillary Clinton as a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz). They are being sold for $50 ...

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Breitbart: Trump Is Right To Mock Fiorina’s Face

Over at Trump World Headquarters, Breitbart columnist John Nolte says that because he is a sexist, he considers it ungentlemanly to mock the appearance of Carly Fiorina. (In the very next sentence he makes an exception for mocking Rosie O’Donnell’s looks.) But, Nolte declares, Trump is right to make fun of Carly Fiorina, because the only way to get attention ...

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Hate Group Comes After “Cracker-Eating” Trump

As I noted last night, until very recently the talibangelicals have largely held their fire regarding the faith of Donald Trump. That began to change this week after Trump declared that “the law is the law” and that Kim Davis should look for another job. This morning the American Family Association comes after “cracker-eating” Trump with a denouncement conveniently provided ...

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Trump: Carly Fiorina Is Too Ugly To Be President

Ho hum, another day, another Trump insult controversy.  This morning Trump attempted to backpedal, saying that by “face” he didn’t mean Fiorina’s actual face. Or something. NBC reports: In an interview with FOX News on Thursday morning, Trump did not dispute the quote but said that he made the comment in a “jocular manner” and that he was referring to ...

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