Politics

A Republican Salute To Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

Ooh, snap! The Clinton campaign today needled her GOP opponents by posting a clip which features them saying very nice things about her “until she decided to run for president.” Appearing in the clip: Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Donald Trump.

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CNN POLL: Fiorina Shrinks Behind Trump & Carson

Ben Carson and Donald Trump continue to hold a commanding lead in the latest CNN/ORC poll as Carly Fiorina rejoins the rest of the GOP field further behind. CNN reports: Fiorina has lost 11 points in the last month, declining from 15% support and second place to 4% and a tie for seventh place. At the same time, Carson has gained ...

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Trump: Dubya Knew 9/11 Was Coming [VIDEO]

Donald Trump doubled down on his accusations against former President George W. Bush this morning in a CNN interview in which he declared that Bush knew the 9/11 attacks were imminent. Trump: “Look, his brother gets hit on, he’s a loyal person, and he’s loyal to his brother. But his brother made some mistakes. His brother could have made a ...

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REPORT: Jim Webb To Drop Out Of Democratic Race, Might Run As An Independent Candidate

According to Fox News, today Jim Webb and his wig will drop out of the Democratic race: Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party — as well as the Republican Party — and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns. Webb has ...

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Washington Post Jumps The Gun On Biden Presidential Announcement: “This File Was Inadvertently Published”

As multiple unnamed sources continue to claim that Joe Biden is about to enter the presidential race, last night the Washington Post jumped the gun with a canned story announcing just that. Media Equalizer reports: Embarrassed Washington Post editors were left scrambling earlier today after a story was accidentally published that declared Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy. With “XXX” showing in ...

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Makes PM Acceptance Speech: “I Didn’t Make History Tonight, You Did” [VIDEO]

CBC News recaps Trudeau’s acceptance speech: This will be the second time for Canada to be led by a Trudeau, as the 43-year-old Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984. “Sunny ways my friends. Sunny ways,” Trudeau told his enthusiastic supporters in ...

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John Oliver Lampoons Canada’s Election [VIDEO]

Vox recaps last night’s segment: Americans do not typically think of Canada as a particularly riveting political subject; journalist Michael Kinsley once joked that the most boring headline imaginable would be “worthwhile Canadian initiative.” But this year’s Canadian federal election, for which voting is today, is both important and, if you’ve been following its twists and turns, pretty interesting. John ...

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REPORT: Biden To Reveal Plans With 48 Hours

CNBC just tweeted this: “BREAKING: Joe Biden to announce whether he is running for president in 2016 or not in the next 48 hours, sources tell @NBCNews.” Biden has been teasing his decision for months, with several previous deadlines having passed without an announcement. Yesterday a Biden “confidant” anonymously told CBS that Biden won’t be “bullied” into making a decision ...

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TODAY: Canadians Go To The Polls

USA Today reports on today’s election in Canada: A young liberal leader with a famous pedigree in Canada, Justin Trudeau, threatens to upend nearly 10 years of conservative leadership under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Canadians go to the polls Monday. Harper, who has held power longer that most major Western leaders, hopes to capture a rare fourth term in ...

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Jeb Bush Rips Donald Trump’s Ability To Lead The US Military In Scathing New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday’s round centered on a ...

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Donald Trump: I Would Have Stopped 9/11 [VIDEO]

Yesterday Donald Trump appeared on Fox News where he told host Chris Wallace that his immigration policy would have stopped 9/11 from happening. Via Mediaite: After Wallace asked how he would’ve done things differently, Trump promised that since he is “extremely, extremely tough on immigration,” there’s no way the hijackers would’ve gotten anywhere near the planes with him in charge. ...

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Jeb Bush: I’ll Never Forget That Time That Bad Space Shuttle Thing Happened, Whenever It Was [VIDEO]

Via Wonkette: At a campaign appearance Wednesday, Jeb Bush struggled to remember a thing he said he’d never forget, only this time it had nothing to do with how his brother kept us safe from terrorism apart from the time he didn’t. No, this time it was the unforgettable loss of one of those space shuttles that we lost, that ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Clinton Leads Sanders By Two Points In First Post-Democratic Debate Poll

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are statistically deadlocked in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary, a new poll says. Clinton leads Sanders by two points in the Granite State, according to the Boston Globe/Suffolk University survey. Clinton has 37 percent support following a strong performance in last Tuesday’s inaugural Democratic presidential debate. Sanders, meanwhile, receives 35 ...

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Top Republicans: Rand Paul Should Drop Out And Focus On Saving His Senate Seat

Earlier this year Rand Paul pushed through a Kentucky rule change that allows him to simultaneously run for the presidency and for the Senate. With his White House bid in the polling cellar, top GOP officials are now openly saying that it’s time for Paul to drop his presidential campaign and focus on saving his Senate seat. Via Talking Points ...

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Trump: I Know You Are, But What Am I?

Yesterday Donald Trump implied that Dubya is at least partially responsible for the 9/11 attacks, spurring Jeb Bush to call Trump “pathetic.” So naturally the always presidential-acting Trump channeled Pee-Wee Herman to respond.

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Sanders Defends Socialism To Bill Maher [VIDEO]

Mediaite has the recap: Maher seemed to all but officially endorse Bernie Sanders in this one appearance; just this week, Maher’s pal Seth MacFarlane proudly introduced Sanders in Los Angeles, so the pressure to do so may continue to rise for the progressive Maher. Tonight he told Sanders in no uncertain terms, “I want to see you get the nomination”. ...

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Wingnut Site Daily Caller Runs Photo Of Malia Obama Allegedly Playing Beer Pong At Brown University

The Daily Caller thinks it has a “gotcha” with a photo of Malia Obama possibly playing beer pong during a tour of Brown University. They write: Malia Obama was visiting Brown University in Rhode Island for a campus tour last weekend, and while she was there, the 17-year-old finally proved that there’s at least one cool person in the Obama ...

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Donald Trump Attacks Dubya On 9/11: “The World Trade Center Came Down During His Reign”

Donald Trump today implied that President George W. Bush was at least partially responsible for 9/11. Via Talking Points Memo: “He was President,” Trump said. “Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was President. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.” Trump asserted that unlike the George W. Bush, he would be “a leader” who could command ...

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CNBC Caves To Trump’s Debate Demands

CNBC has agreed to Donald Trump’s demands regarding the format and length of the next GOP debate after Trump went on a tirade in which he threatened to boycott the event. As you can see, this news has been met with cartwheels over at Trump World Headquarters.

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Does This Hillary Banner Evoke Evita?

A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita.  NPR reports: New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according ...

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