Monthly Archives: June 2016

Elizabeth Warren Could Fill the Bernie Sanders Void for Hillary Clinton

By COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON – – – – – Hillary Clinton will woo the liberal wing of her party, campaigning with a luminary of the left in an effort to consolidate Democratic support and win over Sen. Bernie Sanders’s supporters. But Mrs. Clinton won’t be sharing a stage with the Vermont senator on this day. Instead, […]

Justice Alito’s Bizarre And Offensive Attack On Atheists

BY IAN MILLHISER “This case is an ominous sign,” Justice Samuel Alito begins one of the final opinions released on this last day of the Supreme Court term. He then proceeds to complain for 15 pages that pharmacy owners do not have enough control over whether women can fill their birth control prescriptions. Along the […]

Report: Dark Money Surges in State and Local Elections

BY ELIZA NEWLIN CARNEY  – – – – Undisclosed political spending is both more pronounced and more influential at the state and local level than it is in federal elections, concludes a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law. Also on the rise in state elections is […]

Stop-Trump Groups Air Ads Aiming to Unbind Delegates

By REID J. EPSTEIN – – – – –  The first ads from groups aiming to unbind Republican National Convention delegates are set to air beginning Thursday, marking a new offensive in the effort to strip the GOP nomination away from presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The ads come as the stop-Trump groups have seen a significant […]

Americans’ Third Party Presidential Candidate, But What’s Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Immigration Stance?

By Michael Oleaga ( American citizens will have a third presidential option this November with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico, where Latinos currently comprise 47 percent of the state’s population. One stance Latinos may want to keep an eye on is Johnson’s views on immigration. Johnson on Trump’s “Insanity” Johnson […]

The Case for Clinton-Warren

  By The Baltimore Sun It’s been a pretty good week so far for Hillary Clinton in that it has been a pretty terrible week for Donald Trump. He fired his campaign manager just hours before posting what is almost certainly the most pathetic monthly fund-raising total for a major party’s presumptive presidential nominee in modern […]

Has Donald Trump Found the Formula for Attacking Hillary Clinton?

By LINDA KILLIAN Linda Killian is executive director of Independent Americans United and a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Her most recent book is “The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents.” She is on Twitter: @lindajkillian. Not since Donald Trump launched his campaign last June has he made as powerful a speech as the one he gave Wednesday attacking Hillary Clinton as […]

Undocumented Immigrants Pay $12 Billion in Annual Taxes

Activists Protest For Immigration Reform And Fair Wages At Trump Tower In Chicago  By Glenn Minnis ( A new Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) report concludes that undocumented immigrants living here in the U.S. pay out an estimated $11.64 billion in annual taxes. ITEP officials found the payments come in the form of […]

Trump’s Reputation With Latinos

BY ALICE OLLSTEIN – – – – – One year ago, Donald Trump kicked off his successful bid for the GOP nomination by attacking Latino immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, and promising to build a wall between them and American soil. Now, the same community Trump targeted may be the one erecting a wall between […]