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Nikki Haley suffers humiliating defeat in her own state. What comes next?

Nikki Haley suffers humiliating defeat in her own state. What comes next?

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley got clobbered by Donald Trump Saturday in her home state of South Carolina, just as everyone predicted.   Haley’s candidacy has already lasted longer than most election analysts predicted and certainly longer than Trump would like. Here’s a look at what comes next. Powered by WPeMatico

9 super weird things Trump said to a super weird CPAC

9 super weird things Trump said to a super weird CPAC

Ah, CPAC. The 2024 conference has been, as Jimmy Kimmel put it, “a who’s who of who won’t accept the results of the election.” But that doesn’t mean Donald Trump didn’t go there to shine like a lazy diamond, and shine he did—for more than an hour on Saturday. And we were here for it. Because Hibernol is not a real thing. Yet. But ask us again in November. The FDA may give it an emergency use authorization if the world suddenly goes…

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Ukraine Update: The two-year anniversary of Putin’s illegal, unprovoked invasion

Ukraine Update: The two-year anniversary of Putin’s illegal, unprovoked invasion

It’s been two years since Russian dictator Vladimir Putin sent tanks rolling across the borders from Russia and Belarus, and began this long, nightmarish war. It’s safe to say that very few people on that first day of the invasion could have foreseen the situation that Ukraine is in today. It’s equally safe to say that few can predict where it will be in another year. One day before that illegal, unprovoked invasion was launched, Daily Kos predicted that this…

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Lara Trump is the perfect example of Republican ‘merit’

Lara Trump is the perfect example of Republican ‘merit’

Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara is both a famous singer and a noted dog lover. Soon enough, she’ll also add a new title: co-chair of the Republican National Committee.  When she stepped onto the stage at Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Lara made it clear that there was only one reason for her many accomplishments: She earned it. After getting in a requisite dig about trans girls competing in sports—which is apparently the top concern of Republican voters—Lara declared that…

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ICYMI: Trump’s dire VP shortlist, and Sinema’s uncertain future

ICYMI: Trump’s dire VP shortlist, and Sinema’s uncertain future

Republicans proceed with impeachment effort to spread Russian disinformation Because who needs facts? Trump daughter-in-law: ‘We get ahead and succeed by merit and merit alone’ Sure, if you count the added benefit of generational wealth. Time’s almost up for Sinema to run again—if she even wants to The future is looking uncertain for Miss Independent. Cartoon: Worst president ever Watch what happens when you stir up a hornet’s nest. Trump’s shortlist of VP candidates is all about who will go…

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CPAC welcomes Republicans to the end of democracy

CPAC welcomes Republicans to the end of democracy

It’s time to retire the phrase “saying the quiet part out loud.” Because Republicans have canned the whole idea of a quiet part. Whether it’s throwing in their lot with Vladimir Putin or treating “The Handmaid’s Tale” as a guidebook for life, They are saying all the parts loudly. At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the loud parts include an open disdain for the whole idea of democracy. That includes open support for Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, bringing…

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10 stunning moments from Trump’s late-night speech to religious broadcasters

10 stunning moments from Trump’s late-night speech to religious broadcasters

On Thursday night, Donald Trump gave an extremely low-energy, late-night speech to the National Religious Broadcasters convention, in which he slurred his way through 75 minutes of right-wing tropes and miscellaneous nonsense. But because he was doused in spray-tan, The New York Times will no doubt impute to him a rare, very presidential vitality.  Time was when media outlets would have been well advised to ignore the nonsense that regularly disgorges from Trump’s nougat-y noggin, but since he’s now on a glide path…

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She wanted to forge a new state in ‘bloodshed.’ Now she’s running for Congress

She wanted to forge a new state in ‘bloodshed.’ Now she’s running for Congress

Spokane City Councilman Jonathan Bingle and radio host Rene’ Holaday each announced this week that they would compete in the August top-two primary to replace their fellow Republican, retiring Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, in Washington’s 5th District. But Holaday seems to wish she wasn’t running in Washington at all. She’s loudly voiced her support for turning the eastern part of the state into a separate theocracy—even if “bloodshed” is necessary. Holaday was an aide in the state legislature when she…

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