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Don’t believe the hype — Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is still not ready to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Ryan publicly refuted claims from the Trump campaign that his reluctance to embrace Trump as the party’s standard-bearer has softened. “I haven’t made a decision,” Ryan told reporters on Capitol […]

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These guys are the worst examples of home schooling yet: Remember Ammon and Ryan Bundy — Cliven’s boys — and their merry band of dildo-wielding, freedom-loving shitferbrains? How could we forget? They occupied a federally owned nature preserve, things got kinda violent, and they are now in jail because they broke all the federal laws. […]

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Lazy Donald

I seem to be the only person appalled by this: The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House, Manafort said. “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He sees himself more as the chairman […]

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Cokie’s Law via Digby states: It comes from the Village maxim, “It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, it’s out there,” which was based upon this quote from Cokie Roberts back in 1999: “At this point,” said Roberts, “it doesn’t much matter whether she said it or not because it’s become part of the […]

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I wrote this last year, but it’s as relevant as ever: Clay Johnson was not just the former director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, he also had a White House fellowship to help improve how the federal government acquires and uses technology. This is what he wrote about the Hillary Clinton email story. […]

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I have been writing about this for more than 20 years. Few police departments regulate high-speed chases, and even fewer actually enforce those rules. Yet every year, we see innocent bystanders killed in these chases: On April 29, 2016, Louise Donner, 66, of Linthicum was killed when she was involved in a head on collision. […]

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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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It’s a mystery!Megan McArdle, libertarianess, has been doing some Thinkering, and holy fuckballs! Cogitating, she was, about who is really to blame for the rise of Trump and racism in the Republican Party, and she is prettttty sure it is not the Republican Party! Or Fox News. Whose fault is it? The weather’s. (No, really. […]

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Oh look, a member of the media actually doing his job! A must must watch: @JakeTapper addresses Trump's comments about an "outrageous and long-ago-debunked falsehood" https://t.co/4hkReaDK5G — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 24, 2016

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He’ll learn you HOW TO BE A HIPSTER! I did a little bit of a Thought Experiment a week or two ago. For the sake of this here positationing, I looked into a future where Hillary Clinton’s presidency was a historic success of peace and prosperity. (Just go with it. We’re thinkering.) How much of […]

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