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Posted: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:56 | Political Insider

What worries Democrats most about Bernie Sanders is what happens in the likely event he doesn't get the nomination.

The pundits, pros and party leaders admire how the Vermont senator has motivated so many people who had seemingly tuned out of politics, particularly young voters.  He had been given him chance of grabbing the gold ring, but the party wants him and his followers to carry that enthusiasm into November.  

Posted: Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:47 | Political Insider

I don’t want my young granddaughters watching the television coverage of presidential campaign because so much is simply unsuitable for children. 

What should be a unique learning experience about American democracy in action has become an R-rated assault on the senses.

I've never seen one like this. Not Nixon's dirty tricks, not LBJ's daisy petals, not George H.W. Bush's Willy Horton (if you don't remember, Google them).

Posted: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 11:24 | Political Insider

Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Dennis Hastert.

What do they have in common?

All three were Republican congressmen. 

All three were Speaker of the House or the designated speaker.

All three left Congress to trade on their public service to become very wealthy consultants and lobbyists.

All three preached high moral standards, the sanctity of marriage and family values.

They led the campaign to impeach President Bill Clinton, who offended their high moral values by having oral sex with a White House intern.

Posted: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:08 | Political Insider

Sen. Ted Cruz will audition for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his faithful followers of the Republican Jewish Coalition next week.   

The arch conservative second place Republican presidential candidate will speak to the Adelson Primary, aka the Spring Leadership Meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, on April 9 at Adelson's Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Posted: Wed, 03/23/2016 - 15:04 | Political Insider

The competition among Republican presidential candidates to see who can be the more venal xenophobe reached a new level with Ted Cruz calling for police to begin patrolling Muslim neighborhoods across the United States "before they become radicalized."

Posted: Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:04 | Political Insider

No one questions the qualifications, intellect or integrity of the man President Obama nominated to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Judge Merrick Garland won easy bipartisan Senate confirmation to become the chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a decade ago, with the votes and praise of several Republican senators who today, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), refuse even to extend the courtesy of a personal meeting with the nominee.