Everybody Hates Trump

Does the Republican Party leadership and the Republican convention delegates have the spine to stand up to Trump, and his threats of riots, and deny him a delegate majority?
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Fight For $15 Nears Big Win In California

Tenacity and flexibility is helping California workers get a raise. Despite reluctance from Gov. Jerry Brown, a compromise has been struck to establish a statewide $15 minimum wage, the highest in the nation.
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Don’t Trust Donald Trump On Social Security

Donald Trump has attracted attention for being the rare Republican who doesn't promise to cut Social Security. But that doesn't mean you should trust him on Social Security.
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Time For The Republicans To Cut Loose From The Bigots

The Republican coalition is simply too reliant on bigots to survive in an increasingly multicultural America. That bigotry is fueling the rise of Donald Trump, who gets clobbered in every general election poll.
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The Inevitable Trump Flip-Flop On Super PACs

If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president, he will have a choice: flip-flop on super PACs or get wildly outspent ... assuming he can find enough billionaire donors willing to bankroll any super PACs.
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Meet The Conservatives Who Would Leave Trump’s Party

A Donald Trump nomination means several elements of the Republican Party will sit out the election, vote third-party or even vote Democrat. The seams of the GOP coalition are tearing apart in front of our eyes.
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Why The Republican Party Must Stop Trump, and How It Can

Trump's non-ideological campaign of hate would split the party, whether or not the GOP allows him to claim the nomination. Better to excommunicate him, cleanse the party of hate and purify conservatism.
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Jeb Bush Really Said This About Climate Change

"If we don't adapt to the reality of a changing climate there could be serious repercussions ... I think the climate is changing. It is inconceivable to me that 5 billion people living on this planet don't have an impact on that."
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That Time Marco Rubio Tried To Accomplish Something

There was one time when Rubio tried very hard to accomplishment something, even asserting a leadership role: immigration reform. Not only did he fail to accomplish enactment of the bill, his leadership was a colossal disaster.
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Can The Democrats Survive This Primary?

It will be incumbent upon Clinton and Sanders to emphasize civil disagreement, but even that may not be enough to prevent lost voters in November. Which only matters if the general election is really close. Which it might.
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Rush’s Shocking Admission About Conservatism

Rush Limbaugh admitted that "it's now out in the open that the Republican conservative base is not monolithically conservative ... That's not the glue that unites them all."
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Does Hillary Clinton Need To Distance Herself From Obama?

GOP operative Ed Rogers says "this is shaping up to be a change election, and nothing about a Clinton candidacy offers change." But are voters that dissatisfied with the Obama presidency? The numbers don't back it up.
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The Climate Battle Of 2016 Will Be Waged In The States

The EPA's Clean Power Plan is America's main tool for complying with the Paris agreement.  States have until Sept. 6 to submit a plan that qualifies for extra federal support. Your mission: get your state to comply and submit a strong plan.
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Obama Has Broken the Second-Term Curse

George W. Bush suffered Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi quagmire, Bill Clinton was impeached, Ronald Reagan was staggered by the Iran-contra scandal, and Richard Nixon was run out of town. What did Obama do right?
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Hope For The Climate Lives In Paris

Are we prepared to build on this initial agreement, and push our country and others to demand more greenhouse gas cuts until the crisis is behind us? Get ready to celebrate, and get ready to fight for deeper cuts the next day.
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Senate Republicans Lose Big In Climate Vote

Six years ago, Democrats broke ranks with Obama on capping carbon. Today, Democrats are holding firm. Republicans have proven unable to win in the court of public opinion.
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The Sad Story Of Bobby Jindal

Jindal could have been the face of a modern Republican Party: racially diverse, factually based, mathematically literate, governmentally competent. Instead, he epitomizes a "stupid party" he claimed to reject.
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Republicans Can’t Get Their Climate Story Straight

In Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, both Senator Rand Paul and former Governor Jeb Bush tried to offer a new Republican approach to climate, and both got tied up in knots.
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Midterm Elections Say Nothing About The National Ideology

Democrats have won the presidential popular vote for five of the last six elections. So don't let anyone tell you than the midterms and off-year election results mean that the nation is fundamentally conservative and Republican.
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Building On The Keystone Victory

Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
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