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Where Did Beto Go Wrong? Where Did Beto Go Wrong?

Where Did Beto Go Wrong?

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In happier times. Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images Beto, we hardly knew ye. After gaining a national profile by almost scoring a huge upset in Texas last year, Beto O’Rourke failed to gain much traction over eight months in the Democratic primary. Why did he fail to break through? Where does he go from here? Political columnist […]

Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Healthcare Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Healthcare

Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Healthcare

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Ad will collapse in seconds… And/or Medicaid for more! Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images These days, progressives spend a lot of time arguing online about exactly how we should overhaul the American health-care system once we’ve defeated Donald Trump, evicted Mitch McConnell’s majority, and converted Joe Manchin to the gospel of Eugene Debs — which, much […]

Trump Has Been Booed at Another Major Sporting Event Trump Has Been Booed at Another Major Sporting Event

Trump Has Been Booed at Another Major Sporting Event

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Ad will collapse in seconds… A low-key spectacle at the fights for maybe the first time in his life. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Less than a week after being booed and prompting a “lock him up” chant at a World Series game in Washington, D.C., President Trump received another helping of public scorn […]

Three Takeaways from Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Pay for Single Payer Three Takeaways from Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Pay for Single Payer

Three Takeaways from Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Pay for Single Payer

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Elizabeth Warren speaking during the Iowa Democratic Party Liberty & Justice Celebration on Friday in Des Moines. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images Against my advice, Elizabeth Warren has given a specific answer to the question she’s been dodging in debate after debate: How would she come up with the tens of […]

Why Is the Stock Market Doing So Well? Why Is the Stock Market Doing So Well?

Why Is the Stock Market Doing So Well?

By 2 weeks ago

Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Today’s jobs report was the latest sign that the near and medium-term economic outlook isn’t as gloomy as some expected earlier this year. I spoke with business columnist Josh Barro about what the big picture looks like now, and how it might factor in to President Trump’s re-election bid in 2020. […]

GOP Leader Has One Chart Showing Why Republicans Hate Democracy GOP Leader Has One Chart Showing Why Republicans Hate Democracy

GOP Leader Has One Chart Showing Why Republicans Hate Democracy

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump’s gross, overt authoritarianism has both accelerated and dramatized a much deeper hostility to democratic principles on the right that predates him. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy illustrates that tendency with a tweet denouncing impeachment as illegitimate: In this one arresting image, McCarthy layers together […]

Lady Gaga Will Orchestrate The Gucci Murder In Her Next Oscar-Worthy Role Lady Gaga Will Orchestrate The Gucci Murder In Her Next Oscar-Worthy Role

Lady Gaga Will Orchestrate The Gucci Murder In Her Next Oscar-Worthy Role

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(Theo Wargo/WireImage) If you thought Lady Gaga was done acting after A Star Is Born, think again. The singer turned actress has officially signed on to star in a Ridley Scott-directed film about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci, Deadline reports. And in true Gaga fashion, it seems that the film is […]

Delta’s Flight Attendants Are Unionizing Delta’s Flight Attendants Are Unionizing

Delta’s Flight Attendants Are Unionizing

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images The Association of Flight-Attendants-CWA announced on Friday that it is “putting its full resources” behind a new organizing drive at Delta Airlines. In a press release, AFA-CWA’s international president, Sara Nelson, said that her union had heard from “thousands” of Delta flight attendants. “Today, we’re excited […]

YouTubers Took Halloween To The Next Level This Year — See All Of Our Favorite Costumes YouTubers Took Halloween To The Next Level This Year — See All Of Our Favorite Costumes

YouTubers Took Halloween To The Next Level This Year — See All Of Our Favorite Costumes

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(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)/(Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)/(Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) With another Halloween behind us, we’re almost ready to deck the halls. Almost. But before we do, we’d like to take a brief look back at some of the best and boldest costumes worn by our favorite celebs this week — and more specifically, our favorite YouTubers. This year, the […]

Donald Trump Jr., Thinks His Rust Belt Boarding School Made Him the Salt of the Earth Donald Trump Jr., Thinks His Rust Belt Boarding School Made Him the Salt of the Earth

Donald Trump Jr., Thinks His Rust Belt Boarding School Made Him the Salt of the Earth

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Not every son-of-a-billionaire has gone to school in Pennsylvania! Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images One of the great wonders of contemporary American life is that a billionaire real estate and hotel mogul has sold himself to so many millions of Americans as a (white) working-class hero. His inveterate crudeness, racism, and […]

Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee Chairman

Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee Chairman

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Graham loses his gavel in the latest rounds of Senate musical chairs. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images It was originally reported in some media outlets as an act of generosity, as though Lindsey Graham had decided to yield his prize gavel as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to his […]

Twitter Bans Political Advertising Twitter Bans Political Advertising

Twitter Bans Political Advertising

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images As Facebook continues to take heat for its stance on political advertisements (it’s cool if politicians put out false information), Twitter is striking while the iron is hot. In a statement today, CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter is banning all political ads on its platform […]

Is it Curtains for Kamala Harris? Is it Curtains for Kamala Harris?

Is it Curtains for Kamala Harris?

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Things have been going downhill for a while. Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP/Shutterstock Jonathan Chait, Benjamin Hart, and Ed Kilgore discuss whether the California senator still has a shot in the primary. Ben: Kamala Harris’s campaign is in serious trouble. Amid increasingly anemic polling results and a middling financial outlook, Politico reports that the candidate is cutting […]

Reagan Library Evacuated As Easy Fire Encroaches Reagan Library Evacuated As Easy Fire Encroaches

Reagan Library Evacuated As Easy Fire Encroaches

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images Powered by the strongest Santa Ana gusts of the season, with mountaintop wind speeds in Los Angeles peaking at around 70 miles per hour, a high-fire-risk day was expected for Wednesday in Southern California. To prepare, the National Weather Service issued an “extreme red […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Growing List of Anti-Endorsements Elizabeth Warren’s Growing List of Anti-Endorsements

Elizabeth Warren’s Growing List of Anti-Endorsements

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Ad will collapse in seconds… Elizabeth Warren loves her haters. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Earlier this month, the New York Times found a problem with Elizabeth Warren’s ascent to co-front-runner, alongside Joe Biden, in the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating contest. While the Massachusetts senator is bringing in gobs of cash from small-dollar donors and surging […]

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