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Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

The Trump campaign is one big commercial for Trump Inc.

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Trump is on track to fulfill his claim from 2000 that he could turn a profit running for President.
Donald Trump, screenshot via 60 Minutes

Top Trump advisor: Candidate’s primary rhetoric was all an act

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Heading toward the convention, Trump is now saying that his primary rhetoric was all part of an act.
Hillary Clinton, via Roger H. Goun / Flickr

The Democratic primary is over. It’s time to take on the Republicans.

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Time to hit the reset button.
Bernie Sanders. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com

Sanders says Clinton not “qualified” to be Prez, says she said same. She didn’t.

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This is a really strange line of attack from Sanders.
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R.I.P. GOP: Is the Republican party already dead?

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Does the GOP even exist anymore? Priebus will be remembered as the chair who fiddled as the GOP burned.

The Palin Party

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Over at Daily Kos, BrooklynBadBoy has a piece arguing that Sarah Palin’s influence on the Republican party is what’s keeping Mitt Romney from locking down the nomination. ...

RIP Santorum Google Problem

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I guess the Santorum surge really is over. Per Dan Savage: But tonight when I Googled “santorum”—after getting an alert from a reader—the link to www.spreadingsantorum.com ...

Updated: Romney wins in Arizona and Michigan

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Update 10:20 PM: Despite the effort of some “crossover Democrats” Romney is projected to win his homestate of Michigan. At least CNN is projecting a win. All eyes are on ...

Santorum leads in latest PPP national poll among GOP voters

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Just in case you needed another reminder that rank and file Republicans really, really don’t like Mitt Romney. Per the latest PPP poll he’s at 38% to Romney’s 23%. ...

Poll: Mitt up by 15 in Florida

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Mitt-mentum in Action! Per an NBC/Marist poll Romney should win Florida easily: Romney leads Newt Gingrich by 15 points, 42 percent to 27 percent in the crucial state. Rick Santorum ...

South Carolina Results Thread

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Updated 8:30 PM: Well then. On to Florida. Looks like this nomination isn’t going to be locked down anytime soon. Daily Kos has a sortable calendar of upcoming primary and caucus ...

Sarah Palin endorses Gingrich in South Carolina, sort of

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Apparently Sarah Palin is enjoying this primary season as much as I am. She’d like it to keep going for awhile longer, and a vote for Newt is the best way to keep this circus ...

Stephen Colbert to “run for President” in South Carolina

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So this just happened. BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board ...
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