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Huckabee's a joker. That's a problem.

slate.com — Mike Huckabee is occasionally funny, but he is always the funny guy. "If you think that Medicare is expensive now, wait until 10,000 aging hippies a day find out they can get free drugs," he said in one GOP debate. "I may not have any foreign policy experience," he told...
Jul 26, 2015

As Huckabee invokes the Holocaust in dire warnings about the Iran deal, a flashback to 2007 > slate.com/articles/news_… pic.twitter.com/LyYC95xelk

Jul 26, 2015

RT @alexburnsNYT: As Huckabee invokes the Holocaust in dire warnings about the Iran deal, a flashback to 2007 > slate.com/articles/news_… http…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @alexburnsNYT: As Huckabee invokes the Holocaust in dire warnings about the Iran deal, a flashback to 2007 > slate.com/articles/news_… http…

Short take: New questions over Hillary Clinton's emails

cbsnews.com — (CBS News) WASHINGTON -- Today's early morning focus of political insiders is the report that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state.
Jul 24, 2015

Hilary's attempt to pretend she knows how businesses should be run overshadowed by her failure to run State Dept. cbsnews.com/news/short-tak…

Political Gabfest on Donald Trump versus John Kasich, the controversial arrest and suicide of Sandra Bland and #BlackLivesMatter, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay.

slate.com — Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest! The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates...

How to judge the Republican candidates.

slate.com — We interrupt the Donald Trump cavalcade to present you with a story you will not read. It's about Ohio Gov. John Kasich and not Donald Trump. It's not that I don't want you to read it. I just fear that what's true of the polls is true of readers. Trump sells,...
Jul 22, 2015

RT @johndickerson: Trump and Kasich: how the presidential circus turns things upside down. slate.com/articles/news_…

When Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980 and flopped during an interview with Roger Mudd.

slate.com — Listen to Episode 14 of Whistlestop: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS Feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Whistlestop is Slate's podcast about presidential campaign history. Hosted by our chief political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each weekly installment will revisit a memorable (or even a forgotten)...
Jul 23, 2015

RT @johndickerson: The new episode of Whistlestop is out: Carter v. Kennedy in 1980 part 1. slate.com/articles/podca…

The Trumpeter - CBS News

He doesn’t get it.

slate.com — I thought I was done covering the McCain campaign, but Donald Trump has revived some recollections of McCain's battles for the presidency in 2000 and 2008. Donald Trump said over the weekend about John McCain: "He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like...

Political Gabfest on Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, Scott Walker’s presidential candidacy, and the crisis at Planned Parenthood.

slate.com — Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest! The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates...

The Wisconsin governor shows his conservative discipline on the campaign trail.

slate.com — MAULDIN, South Carolina-Scott Walker is running as the iron man conservative. He doesn't just say conservative things, he has the endurance to back them up under pressure. "He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk," says Larry Baker at Mutt's BBQ joint, where Walker was wrapping up a...
Jul 17, 2015

RT @BDayspring: "Walker received loud applause more than a dozen times from his overflow crowds in upstate South Carolina." ow.ly/PHrmT

Jul 19, 2015

RT @Slate: Scott Walker's speaking style is nothing special. Why do crowds love to hear him? slate.me/1MbyXdE pic.twitter.com/ltVaHeGyfi

The Wisconsin governor wants to be the bold and electable choice.

slate.com — WAUKESHA, Wisconsin-Bold was the word of the day at Scott Walker's formal announcement of his presidential campaign. Repeatedly the word was ladled over the sweltering supporters gathered in a local expo center that took on the close and aromatic aspect of a sweat lodge. Speaker after speaker testified to Walker's...
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Jul 30, 2015

Homeownership in US at lowest point since '67, at 63.4 %, according to government data. Vacancy rates at lowest level in 30 years.

Jul 28, 2015

RT @PatrickRuffini: Kasich at 7% in two NH polls likely due to the $1M his SuperPAC has put on WMUR. So, $1M in nearly uncontested early money = 7%.

Jul 28, 2015

Guy walks into a diner & has 20 minute argument on cell phone. There's no punch line to this set up but verily there was a line to punch him

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