Yes, she’s vulnerable, but she’s still the heavy favorite. By Jamelle Bouie   When it comes to Hillary Clinton and her place in the presidential primary, the political media needs to start being able to hold two ideas in mind at once. The first, and most familiar to anyone who has followed this campaign, is […]


Each attempt to tackle the nation’s most contentious immigration problems appears to only worsen the prospects for real reform. Here’s a better way. By Daniel Garza and Carl Meacham     As the 2016 presidential primary season heats up, immigration reform is getting more attention than ever. Candidacy announcements, the first GOP presidential debate, political […]


BY RYAN LIZZA   Politics can be unfair. Consider Joe Biden. Being Vice-President is a thankless job— “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” in Vice-President John Nance Garner’s famous words. The office, constitutionally ill-defined and so humbling that there’s an HBO comedy series about the indignities of the position, offers only a single reward […]


While many focus on the fact that Social Security faces a financial shortfall over the next 75 years, it’s both expected and manageable. Here are four big takeaways from the latest report: 1. Social Security can continue to pay all promised benefits for the next two decades. As was the case in the last report, […]


Over the past decade, it has become increasingly common to see organizations posting jobs that specifically encourage people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals; and people with disabilities to apply. While this is an important step toward expanding the diversity of the applicant pool and provides a clear signal that those […]

Preparations for the CNN Tea Party Express/Republican Debate are underway in Tampa, Florida, at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The debate takes place at 8pET on Monday, September 12, 2011.

By Mark Preston, CNN   CNN is amending the criteria for its Republican presidential debate on September 16, possibly opening the door for Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the stage. The cause: a lack of national public polling following the August 6 debate has so far provided only three new polls […]


By Rich Lowry In the unwieldy Republican presidential field, where attention is as important as money, there was supposed to be a formula for an under-appreciated candidate to break out. It went like this: Excel in the second-tier, undercard Fox debate early in August, get a bump in the polls to break into the top […]


By Albert R. Hunt If Joe Biden was trying to unsettle Hillary Clinton by meeting with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, here’s a way to really rattle her: pick the Massachusetts senator as his presidential running mate and announce it now. Vice President Biden may or may not be serious about challenging Clinton, but one […]


By BYRON YORK Carly Fiorina is making no secret of her unhappiness with the selection process that threatens to keep her off the main stage of the upcoming Republican debate, airing on CNN Sept. 16. But she’s directing her anger at the Republican National Committee, which didn’t actually set the standards that could keep her […]


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