Domenico Montanaro

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Tom Cotton Eats Birthday Cake Almost Every Day

Friday, April 03, 2015

Every day is a birthday for Tom Cotton.

Cotton has a reputation for being a very serious man. The military veteran, Harvard Law graduate and freshman U.S. senator gained wide attention for being able to rally 46 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate to join in writing a letter ...

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Americans Support Iran Talks, But Doubt They'll Prevent A Weapon

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Every politician likes to tout what they believe the "American People" want.

As the debate over the Iran nuclear deal inevitably heads toward the meat grinder that is Congress, President Obama tried to preemptively frame that debate. And he claimed to have the "American people" on his side.

"If Congress ...

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Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thought exercise: What if the indictment of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez ... could once again potentially place an appointment of a U.S. senator in the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie?

To trigger this scenario, Menendez, who was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges, would first have to step down ...

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Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — not just a rank-and-file House member — alleged Tuesday that Hillary Clinton likely broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state.

"I think they all fall into one great big mistake she made," Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley ...

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics — until something or someone pushes them to the surface.

That something early in this cycle is Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who is considering a run for president in 2016, signed into ...

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Monday, March 30, 2015

No one in politics today is hearing more calls from progressives to run than Elizabeth Warren, the popular and populist Massachusetts senator. Warren, though, denies any interest in the presidency and continued to do that Monday in an interview with Jeremy Hobson on WBUR's Here & Now.

"I'm out here ...

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Hillary's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016

Monday, March 30, 2015

South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy's Benghazi Select Committee announced Friday in a statement that Hillary Clinton had wiped her private email server clean; the committee is getting no additional emails from her; it's leaving open the possibility of a third-party investigation; and Republicans are promising to bring Clinton in ...

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With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity

Friday, March 27, 2015

Harry Reid, the wily Democratic Senate leader, was likely — once again — to be one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for re-election in 2016.

Few, though, would have bet the house against Reid — a sharp-elbowed campaigner — especially in a presidential year when demography will favor Democrats ...

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What Reid Endorsing Schumer As Top Democrat Means

Friday, March 27, 2015

Harry Reid's exit could have ignited a scramble to fill the power vacuum among Senate Democrats.

But the Nevada senator is doing his best to avoid what he called a "knock-down, drag-out fight" by endorsing Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat better known as Chuck, who has been Reid's top ...

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Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The health care law, the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Whatever you call it, five years after President Obama signed the law, it remains polarizing.

Despite fierce political opposition and a rocky rollout, the law has sliced the number of uninsured by a third — 16 million people have signed ...

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Obama Chief Of Staff: Israel's 50-Year 'Occupation' Must End

Monday, March 23, 2015

Through his chief of staff, President Obama is strongly countering rhetoric from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a two-state, Israeli-Palestinian solution.

"An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own ...

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Ted Cruz Makes It Official

Monday, March 23, 2015

And they're off.

After a midnight tweet, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tied together the American Revolution, nostalgia for a better time, and an appeal to social conservatives in his official kickoff speech at Liberty University in Virginia.

"God's blessing has been on America from the beginning of this nation, and ...

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Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Monday, March 23, 2015

There will be a question from some about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president.

That's because even though Cruz grew up in Texas, he was born in Canada. (He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.)

Democrats are sure to remind voters of Cruz's Canadian birth since ...

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Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2016 presidential campaign has its first official candidate. Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning.

"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the firebrand Texas senator tweeted simply with an ...

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What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australia has near 100 percent turnout in its elections. How do the Aussies do it? They, like 25 other countries, require people to vote.

President Obama wondered aloud Wednesday whether it was time for the United States to consider a similar move.

"In Australia and some other countries, there's ...

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Chicago Race Exposes Progressive, Wall Street Wings Of Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The strength of Hillary Clinton's standing in the presidential contest is clouding a left-right divide within the national Democratic Party.

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Obama Picks Kentucky To Win NCAA Tournament, Mixes In Politics

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

President Barack Obama didn't exactly go out on a limb with his college-basketball picks this year.

Like most people, he picked Kentucky to run the table, go 40-0, and win the NCAA Tournament. He also picked three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 to make it to the Final ...

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Can't Protect The Real White House? Get An $8 Million Fake One

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's no secret that the Secret Service has had a few public-relations problems over the past few years.

Not the least of which was a man who scaled the White House fence and made it all the way inside the home of the American president and his family.

There have ...

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Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Go to renew your driver's license in Oregon, and you will now be signed up to vote automatically.

It's the first state in the country with that sort of law, which is designed to make voting easier, and stands in contrast to the trend seen in the past ...

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Voters Say They Want Change. So Why Do Bush And Clinton Lead Polls?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lost in the back and forth about the Hillary Clinton email controversy Tuesday was that both she and Republican frontrunner Jeb Bush share a common, potentially bigger problem their last names.

It's something that's been evident in focus groups, like one in Colorado last year, where one participant ...

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