Domenico Montanaro

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Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

Friday, June 12, 2015

The first political operative to ever be found guilty of illegally coordinating between a superPAC and campaign was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and two additional years of probation.

"I did it, it was wrong when I did it, and I knew it was wrong when I did ...

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Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More than 500,000 people have gotten health insurance in Kentucky through the state's health care exchange, Kynect, and through expanded Medicaid. Kentucky has seen the second-steepest drop in uninsured of any state.

Supporters of the health care law point to it as one of the success stories, but ...

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Politics Rewind: Between Iraq And A Hard Place

Friday, May 15, 2015

He is one of the top (potential) candidates on the GOP side for president, but he got tripped up this week when talking about his position on Iraq, the unpopular war his brother, former President George W. Bush, authorized.

He went from, on Monday, saying he "would have" authorized the ...

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

After nearly a week of confusion over his position on Iraq, the Middle East and the role of his brother as an adviser, Jeb Bush fully walked back his position that he would have gone to war in Iraq even knowing what we know now.

"So here's the deal," Bush ...

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Jeb Bush Backtracks On Iraq, Says He 'Interpreted The Question Wrong, I Guess'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jeb Bush is walking back an answer on the Iraq war, in which he had said he would have authorized the invasion — even knowing what we know now.

"I interpreted the question wrong, I guess," he told conservative Sean Hannity on Hannity's radio show Tuesday afternoon. "I was talking ...

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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Friday, May 08, 2015

We're debuting our weekly "Politics Rewind" today – what we learned this week in politics, why it mattered and where it fits in. Here are five things we noticed this week:

1. Oh, brother! Jeb Bush is not doing a great job separating himself from George W

If you're the ...

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Huckabee Hopes Evangelical Voters Are Tying Yellow Ribbons For Him

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's harking back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Monday, May 04, 2015

With the entrance of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, the 2016 Republican presidential field just got even more diverse. Carson is black, and Fiorina is the only woman not named Hillary Clinton running for president from the two major parties. They join two Latinos on the GOP side — Sens. ...

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12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

Friday, May 01, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is considering running for president. He met with reporters Friday afternoon over lunch at the St. Regis Hotel sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. He dropped several pearls of wisdom.

Here are a dozen of them with audio attached.

On his Croatian/Czech background and his first ...

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Ohio Republican Gov. Kasich On Expanding Medicaid: 'It's My Money'

Friday, May 01, 2015

No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. That's exactly the argument Ohio Gov. John Kasich is making for why Republicans should choose him as their nominee in 2016.

"I will tell you that you can't be president if you don't win Ohio. That's not even a ...

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A Rough Week For Two Potential Presidential Candidates

Friday, May 01, 2015

It's been a tough week for a couple of candidates looking to break through on the presidential stage, namely Chris Christie and Martin O'Malley.

First, in New Jersey, David Wildstein, a former Christie ally and former Port Authority official, pleaded guity Friday to charges related to the "bridge-gate" scandal ...

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#TBT: Hoping For Presidency, Former Senator Throws Rock In Water

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Standing on the shores of a lake, he stared into the camera for a painfully long minute and 10 seconds before finally pivoting. He turned and administered the coup de grace of the video with a rock, heaving the stone into the water and simply walking away.

What did it ...

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Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton, On Trade

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said presidential candidates can't "hedge their bets" when it comes to trade. But that's exactly what Hillary Clinton has done so far.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton's new logo has been much maligned. A simple, rightward-pointing "H" with a red arrow through it that looks like it could have been made with Microsoft Paint.

Red, the color of the other team. How could she? some Democrats wondered. It seemed so amateurish, some design experts ...

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Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?

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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's a long-time ritual — American presidents going before the Washington journalists who cover them to recognize some of the best work of the prior year from the assembled crowd.

Of course, there are also jokes. Here are eight Obama jokes that stood out from the 2015 White House Correspondents ...

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Read Their Lips: No New Taxes. Pledge Season Is Officially Open.

Friday, April 24, 2015

In recent campaigns, candidates have been asked to sign a lot of pledges. But one stands out from the rest — the 58-word "Taxpayer Protection Pledge."

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz became the first 2016 presidential candidates to sign the no-new-taxes pledge. They're likely just the first dominoes to ...

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#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Thursday, April 23, 2015

About the time when Hillary Clinton says she and her husband were "dead broke," before they made millions off speeches and when the foundation now under scrutiny was in its infancy, there was the race that launched Clinton in her own right — the New York Senate ...

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Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out.

"I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Warren and the progressive ...

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Like many Democrats, including the current president, Hillary Clinton has had difficulty maintaining a consistent position on international trade.

As President Obama seeks fast-track authority for a 12-country Pacific trade deal and Congress inches toward giving it to him, Clinton is hedging on a deal she once strongly backed.

"She ...

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