Hillary Clinton’s Balancing Act

It's possible Clinton can lean right, and still win over the Bernie Sanders vote because she's preferable to Donald Trump, and also double down on progressive populism, and still pick off Republicans because she's preferable to Trump.
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Carly Fiorina: The Worst Possible VP Pick

She was a failure at business and a failure at politics. She never had the qualifications to be president. The fact that Ted Cruz would take Carly Fiorina seriously only shows how low the Republican Party has sunk.
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Is The Paris Climate Agreement Too Little Too Late?

We should celebrate how much we have been able to accomplish, but with our eyes wide open, knowing that there will surely be more we will have to do and more battles to fight.
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Can Democrats Take Back The Senate?

The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
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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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How Bernie Could Lose The Nomination But Win The Convention

If Sanders comes to Philadelphia in July with a legion of delegates, chances are he's going to look to the Hubert Humphrey example of 1948, and hope that he can similarly transform the Democratic Party.
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How Badly Did The Supreme Court Damage Obama’s Climate Plan?

Defenders of the climate have to worry that the Supreme Court will sent the EPA back to the drawing board in 2017. Just one more reason why who gets elected president could literally change the course of the world.
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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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