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Just about every second of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, such as it is, has been a disaster. He kicked off his campaign two weeks ago with a speech calling Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists,” and he’s been dealing with the blowback ever since. Those comments prompted NBC – which had tolerated his bigoted nonsense for years while airing his reality show – to finally cut ties with Trump, who responded by calling NBC “weak” and “foolish.” Univision announced that it would not carry Trump’s Miss USA pageant, prompting Trump to threaten to sue the network. 

Condemning Donald Trump’s obvious racism would be the easiest thing a Republican could do, but no one’s doing it

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Elizabeth Warren Says Bernie Sanders Is On The Right Path
Elizabeth Warren may be joining Bernie Sanders on his campaign soon. Warren, a Senator famous for her hard-nosed approach to taking on wall street corruption, has said that she likes what Bernie Sanders is saying. “Bernie is out talking about the issues that the American people want to hear about,” said Warren to the Boston Herald....

Elizabeth Warren may be joining Bernie Sanders on his campaign soon. Warren, a Senator famous for her hard-nosed approach to taking on wall street corruption, has said that she likes what Bernie Sanders is saying.

“Bernie is out talking about the issues that the American people want to hear about,” said Warren to the Boston Herald. “These are people who care about these issues, and that’s who Bernie’s reaching.”

“I love what Bernie is talking about,” said Warren. “I think all the presidential candidates should be out talking about the big issues.”

At this point, Warren hasn’t endorsed anyone in the presidential race for 2016, but when asked about joining Bernie Sanders, she would not rule out the possibility.

“Too early to say,” Warren said.

Warren also had strong words against Republican presidential candidates for playing politics with the well being of Americans.

“These guys have figured out – it’s a political game,” Warren said. “And so, they want to continue to use the Affordable Care Act – health insurance for fellow citizens – as a punching bag to try to excite their base. … I think this is going to continue to be a fight. And if they want to fight, then we better be ready to fight.”

Donald Trump Is Suing Univision And Blaming The Whole Thing On Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump Is Suing Univision And Blaming The Whole Thing On Hillary Clinton

Recently, Univision – the largest Spanish broadcaster in the United States – severed all ties with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump after he publicly stated that Mexican immigrants were rapists, drug dealers and criminals. Anyone with even a small amount of common sense would accept that they’d done something wrong, apologize and lay low, but that’s just not Trump’s style. Furious that the…

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Donald Trump may be losing corporate backers for his business enterprises but he is gaining ground with Republican primary voters in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa according to the latest polls. NBC Universal, Macy’s, and Univision have all dropped ties with the real estate mogul after he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals during his presidential announcement two weeks ago, but it appears as though the controversy has had no negative impact on Trump’s standing with Republican voters.

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The GOP Fails Its Empathy Test
Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly missed opportunities to demonstrate that they care about minority communities.

For Trump’s GOP opponents, his comments created a perfect “Sister Souljah” moment, an opportunity to confront the offensive comments of someone on your own ideological side and thus win the respect of those they offend. No one took it. The Republican National Committee called Trump a “high-caliber candidate.” Rand Paul’s spokesperson quipped, “the more the merrier.” Mike Huckabee said, “I personally like him.” Ted Cruz praised Trump’s “experience as a successful businessman and job creator.” Jeb Bush called Trump merely a “rich guy.”

In its autopsy, the RNC called on Republicans to embrace comprehensive immigration reform in an effort to win more Latino votes. More than two years later, not only does every major GOP candidate except Jeb Bush oppose it, but none will even condemn a fellow candidate who slurs Mexican immigrants in the crudest of ways.

1) In spite of Christie’s occasional pandering to gun control supporters, Christie is the National Rifle Association’s best friend in New Jersey. 

Not only did he blame video games, of all things, for motivating Adam Lanza to massacre 20 children at Sandy Hook, but he also vetoed legislation that would have restricted the size of ammunition magazines from from 15 rounds to ten — and he vetoed the bill practically in the faces of the parents of two Sandy Hook victims who traveled to Trenton to beg Christie to sign the bill. Christie also vetoed a bill that would’ve restricted gun purchases to one-per-month.

2) I knew Christie was planning to run for president in spite of his ongoing bridge scandal

I knew it as soon as Christie pledged to veto legislation at the request of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. As an animal rights supporter, this move was particularly horrendous to me, so I won’t even float the too obvious and unfair Chris Christie pork joke. Long story short, Christie vetoed legislation that would’ve outlawed so-called “gestation crates” or “sow stalls” used for raising pigs. It’s an unnecessarily cruel, medieval device that basically immobilizes pregnant sows in pork production facilities, preventing them from turning, moving or laying down. 

3) Remember when Christie so effusively celebrated with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones? Apparently, Christie attended the game as an illegal gift from Jones.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accepted a plane ride to Dallas and a seat at a Cowboys playoff football game in a luxury suite from team owner Jerry Jones, who has a business relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, officials said.

4) He’s also certifiably insane when it comes to economic and fiscal policy, vetoing tax hikes on millionaires while cutting infrastructure and education spending

He’s perpetually miserly with spending, except when it comes to airlifting him to soccer games. Then it’s spend, spend, spend.

5) Oh, and to top it all off, he happens to be staunchly anti-choice on reproductive rights, infamously vetoing a spending bill to fund Planned Parenthood

Not for nothing, but it continues to confound reason why anti-abortion zealots would cut funding to an organization that literally helps to prevent unplanned pregnancies and therefore abortions. But there it is.

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Mike Huckabee Opposes Hate Crime Laws Unless You're Christian (IMAGE/VIDEO)

Mike Huckabee Opposes Hate Crime Laws Unless You’re Christian (IMAGE/VIDEO)

Following in several of his Republican colleague’s bigot footsteps, 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making religious liberty a major talking point in his campaign, claiming that America is “moving rapidly towards the criminalization of Christianity” and that banning discrimination against gays is a hate crime against Christians. Huckabee is actually blaming this supposed “war on…

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In the United States, money spent on candidates, politics, or public policy is protected speech under the First Amendment. What happens when protected speech is wrapped in a cloak of secrecy? How to reconcile Citizens United, which gave corporations the same rights as individuals with regard to political speech while shielding them for any accountability for that speech? This is the story of how one government agency struggled with these questions and how it was defanged before it could implement rules to force nonprofit organizations who are spending on political campaigns to disclose donors.

Big lie about the IRS and Tea Party obscured real truth: The defanging of laws regulating secret right-wing money