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February 10, 2016
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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary

This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.
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Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to "high crimes and misdemeanors" ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Jane Fonda Shines a Spotlight on the Equal Rights Amendment

"How can one be an embodied feminist if, behind closed doors, you're leaving the authentic part of yourself behind in order to please, in order to be a good girl?”
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VIDEO: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert Debate the Merits of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Jill Stein About the Green Party and the 2016 Election

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor-in-chief’s podcast on KCRW, Stein talks about her evolution from a Harvard idealist to a family physician, environmental activist and now political candidate, and why she believes she and Bernie Sanders are more similar than different.

The comedy website greeted the GOP frontrunner’s victory in the New Hampshire primary with the surprise release of ‘The Art of the Deal’, a 50-minute streaming film starring Johnny Depp as a very convincing Donald Trump.

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At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.

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GOP presidential candidates are endorsing torture again.

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Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

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Scientists can now make energy by filtering carbon from the air with immense wind turbines. But commercial viability remains a challenge.

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“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”

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Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: If you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

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With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.

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The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.

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