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Littwin: Winners, Losers and Coin Tossers in the Iowa Caucus

Littwin: Winners, Losers and Coin Tossers in the Iowa Caucus
The voters have finally spoken, and, in a surprise, at least to the pollsters, it turns out they had a lot to say. First, they handed the Donald his first-in-the-nation loss, and to Ted Cruz at that. Trump gave a brief, humbled, un-Trump-like concession speech which made you wonder, now that his winners-win tour is over, if we shouldn’t have seen this coming.
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Koch Brothers Play the Long Game Developing Undergraduate Propaganda Machines

Koch Brothers Play the Long Game Developing Undergraduate Propaganda Machines
This is a guest post by Connor Gibson that originally appeared at Huffington Post.This article is the first of two posts examining Charles Koch's campus investments, as reported in Jane Mayer's Dark Money. The first post examines the history,
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What Do You Mean ‘Sanders Might Be Another George McGovern’?

What Do You Mean ‘Sanders Might Be Another George McGovern’?
George McGovern was the Democratic nominee against incumbent Richard Nixon in the 1972 election. He lost in a landslide. Just as the events of the 1980s shaped the current economic environment, the 1970s “Nixonian” politics of division shaped the current political environment. Did Democrats learn the right lessons from that election?
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Trump Skips Debate, Wins Anyway. Can He Be Stopped?

Trump Skips Debate, Wins Anyway. Can He Be Stopped?
We can now all agree on the Trump Effect. The Donald wins when he’s there. He wins when he isn’t there.
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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa

Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, less than one week before the primary contests officially commence, Bernie Sanders is riding high.
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Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans
The Republican split that defines this year’s presidential campaign has been on display in Congress for years, with the most conservative wing battling party leaders on issues from spending to immigration. A ProPublica analysis of campaign donations highlights just how profound this gap has become in the House of Representatives. “Sometimes,” Hasen said, “self-interest can trump ideology.”
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Sarah Palin Blames Son's Alleged Domestic Abuse On Obama

Sarah Palin Blames Son's Alleged Domestic Abuse On Obama
While campaigning for Donald Trump yesterday in Tulsa, Sarah Palin addressed the news that her son has been arraigned “on charges of domestic violence assault, interfering with a report of domestic violence crime and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.”
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Beyond Koch: Meet the Other Right-Wing Oligarchs Featured in Jane Mayer's "Dark Money"

Beyond Koch: Meet the Other Right-Wing Oligarchs Featured in Jane Mayer's "Dark Money"
The shenanigans of the “Kochtopus” have garnered most of the headlines — including here — pertaining to reviews of New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer's new book, Dark Money. But the Koch Brothers and Koch Industries' right-wing family foundation network are far from the only big money influencers featured in the must-read book which has jumped to #4 on the Best Sellers list at Amazon.com
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Obama Slams Climate Deniers in State of the Union, Vague On Details For Action

Obama Slams Climate Deniers in State of the Union, Vague On Details For Action
In his final State of the Union address, President Obama made climate change one of the major themes of the evening, ridiculing those who would deny that climate change is a problem — and one that can be addressed through curbing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.
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KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races
In Kentucky, the inevitable fight for ideological control has begun with newly elected Republican Governor Matt Bevin at the helm. On Tuesday, the state legislature began its session with a bevy of political infighting as Democrats and Republicans battled for committee membership and leadership positions.
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