Politics

Dems Plot To Flip House If Trump Is Nominee

Democrats already have a decent chance of taking back the Senate majority, regardless of who the GOP nominee turns out to be. Today Politico reports that the GOP House majority may also be in jeopardy, should Trump prevail at the convention. They write: Donald Trump is on the verge of two things once thought to be impossible: winning the Republican ...

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Arrives In Cuba

President Obama has just landed in Havana for his historic visit to Cuba. Watch below. Via Yahoo News: The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014, ending a Cold War-era estrangement that began when the Cuban ...

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Paul Ryan Meets With “Stop Trump” Donors

This happened on Trump’s home turf in Palm Beach. Via Politico: House Speaker Paul Ryan met Thursday night at a pricey French restaurant here with some of the party’s biggest donors to assess a political landscape dominated by one vexing question: what to do about Donald Trump. The dinner was a highlight of a secretive two-day conclave, convened under heavy ...

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House Rep Blasts Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Inaction On Flint Crisis: You Haven’t Been In A Coma [VIDEO]

Whoa. The Detroit News has the exchange: Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday as he testified over the Flint water contamination crisis, with one member calling on him to resign. “I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies,” Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania told the governor. ...

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Feds Weigh Indictment Of Former Rep. Aaron Schock

Politico reports today that federal prosecutors “have their sights” on disgraced former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock. They write: There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was ...

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FLOTUS: No White House Bid For Me [VIDEO]

The First Lady says there will not be another Obama in the White House any time in the near future. Via The Hill: “I’m going to continue to work with our young people all over the world,” the first lady said onstage during a conversation with rapper and actress Queen Latifah at the South by Southwest festival on Wednesday. “Not ...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Cites “Biden Rule” – Says There Will Be No SCOTUS Hearing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Makes SCOTUS Announcement UPDATE: Nominee Reported To Be Merrick Garland

President Obama will announce his nomination for the US Supreme Court at 11am Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House live-stream. Some expect the nominee to be present during Obama’s revelation. Exciting! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Garland will be the nominee.

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Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination Due This Morning

NBC News reports: President Obama has made up his mind. The president will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, just over a month after the death of conservative jurist Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the bench. “I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision,” Obama said in a statement. ...

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OPEN THREAD: Super Tuesday 3

Pundits are heralding today’s primaries as do-or-die for Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and to a less extent, Bernie Sanders. If you’re voting today, tell us about your experience at the polls. Also weigh in below with your forecasts. I’ll bump this post up a couple of times today and will be working tonight until we have all the results.

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Pranksters Punk Fox With Trump Armbands [VIDEO]

Remember the guys who burst into a Ted Cruz town hall and attempted to perform an exorcism? And the guy who stood up at a Marco Rubio event to declare that Rubio had stolen his girlfriend? Well, those same pranksters achieved the ultimate today when they got Fox News to report that Trump supporters have begun wearing Nazi-esque armbands. Watch ...

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Trump Threatens To Sic Supporters On Bernie Rallies

From the Washington Post: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump threatened Sunday to send his supporters to infiltrate the campaign rallies of Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, whom Trump continued to insist was behind disruptions at his events. “Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren’t told to go to my events,” Trump said on Twitter. “Be careful Bernie, or my ...

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Marco Rubio Wavers On Pledge To Support Eventual GOP Nominee: It’s Getting Harder Every Day [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Saturday said he is no longer sure he can support Donald Trump should he become the GOP presidential nominee following the protests and unrest sparked by a planned Trump rally in Chicago. “I don’t know,” the Florida senator said, pausing in despair, after being asked directly if he stands by his pledge to support Trump ...

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Obama Narrows SCOTUS Shortlist To Three

Reuters reports: The White House has narrowed its search for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee to three federal appeals court judges, Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford, a source familiar with the selection process said on Friday. Srinivasan, an Indian-American who served under presidents of both parties before President Barack Obama named him as an appellate judge, and Garland, ...

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Trump: Chicago’s “Thugs” Helped My Campaign

As last night’s chaos in Chicago unfolded, Donald Trump called each of the cable news networks in quick succession to deny responsibility and actually blame President Obama for “dividing the nation.” This morning he is claiming that Chicago’s protesters actually helped his campaign. He may be right.

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Obama Jokes About Election To Trudeau [VIDEO]

At last night’s White House state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama made a few jokes about the US election. The punch lines may be a bit obvious, but you’ll likely enjoy this.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Backs Eric Fanning As US Army Secretary, Vote Goes To Full Senate

Over the anguished screams of the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, today the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced President Obama’s appointment of Eric Fanning as US Army Secretary. If confirmed by the full Senate, Fanning will become the first openly gay head of a branch of the US military. Early this year Fanning stepped down as Acting ...

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Obama Welcomes “Quite Good Looking” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To White House [VIDEO]

This morning Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Obama at the White House, the first such visit by Canada’s head of government in nearly two decades. Obama welcomed the “quite good looking” internet heartthrob and proceeded to tease him about the current location of hockey’s Stanley Cup, which was last won by Obama’s hometown Chicago Blackhawks. More from ...

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VIRGINIA: Former AG Ken Cuccinelli Withdraws Name From State Supreme Court Consideration

The protests apparently worked. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Republicans in the Senate and House of Delegates are poised to elect Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough of Spotsylvania County to the Supreme Court of Virginia, after former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli took himself out of the running. “Teiro and I gave serious and prayerful consideration to accepting this honor,” ...

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a ...

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