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Sanders supporters boo as he urges them to elect Clinton U.S. president

Bernie Sanders on Monday urged his supporters to back Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in her White House bid, drawing jeers and shouts of “We want Bernie” in a show of discord as the party kicked off its national convention. The boos underscored the deeply felt anger his convention delegates feel at both Clinton’s win and

Voters Dislike Ted Cruz as Much as They Hated Romney in 2012 and We Know How that Turned Out

It seems like it wouldn’t be possible, but Donald Trump is somehow Having a Bad Week. After a series of rough news cycles dominated by, among other things, his campaign manager being brought up on misdemeanor battery charges, he’s staring at historic levels of unpopularity for a presidential candidate. Trump’s standing with Republican primary voters remains

For Liberals It’s Always 1936

On June 14th, 1936, two days after Alf Landon accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for president, a New York Times columnist wrote: The stage show looked like America, but the convention hall did not. The crowd seemed like the sanctuary of a minority — economically wounded capitalists in shades from eggshell to ecru,

Pre-DNC protesters’ sitdown ignored by police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched through Charlotte’s central business district Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention in a demonstration that was lively but smaller than organizers had touted. About 600 marchers carried signs and banners, banged drums and chanted on a sunny afternoon as part of the March on Wall Street

Spending Cuts and Tax Cuts Should Be an All-of-the-Above Option, Not an Either-Or Choice

I’m in Slovenia where I just finished indoctrinating educating a bunch of students on the importance of Mitchell’s Golden Rule as a means of restraining the burden of government spending.   And I emphasized that the fiscal problem in Europe is the size of government, not the fact that nations are having a hard time

Romney 47% Obama 44%

Following last week’s GOP Convention, Mitt Romney has seen a bump in his polling numbers. Just one day after the convention ended, Rasmussen found that Governor Romney now leads President Obama. Romney now garners 47% of the vote compared to Obama’s 44%. This is an expected modest bounce, but there could be an even larger

Forward: A Look Ahead to the DNC

The Republican convention has ended, and it was a rousing success. We know this because of the amount of venom spewed on MSNBC. On the Chris Matthews Flying-Spittle Meter, it rated at least an 11 out of 10. In a desperate attempt to distract from the positive vibe coming from Republicans in Tampa, Matthews, who

Ann Romney, Energized

Ann Romney said on Wednesday that she felt welcomed and energized when she stepped onto the stage here at the Republican National Convention to introduce her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to millions of Americans watching on television.   The most important reviews of the speech came moments later from her five sons and

Chris Matthews Picks a Fight with GOP Delegates

The day following the end of the GOP Convention, Chris Matthews decided it would be a good idea to get into an argument with some convention delegates at a Tampa restaurant. Apparently, as the MSNBC host was leaving the restaurant he heard some hecklers from inside and just couldn’t let it go. He decided to

Clint Eastwood Under Fire for RNC stunt

Just minutes after Clint Eastwood’s speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC), which involved him having a discussion with an invisible Obama seated in a chair, a twitter account popped up mocking the actor for his conservative outburst. Predictably, Eastwood’s liberal Hollywood colleagues were not too fond of his outspoken condemnation of the President.

GOP platform committee: ‘We all want Mitt Romney elected’

<img style="display: inline; float: right" title="GOP platform committee: ‘We all want Mitt Romney elected’” alt=”GOP platform committee: ‘We all want Mitt Romney elected’” align=”right” src=”http://www.humanevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/gop-convention-puzder-gizzi-platform-23aug2012-620×480.jpg” width=”240″ height=”186″/> The Republican Party’s platform on which Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and other office-seekers will campaign this fall is a document that genuinely reflects conservatism in terms of foreign,