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Untitled. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and his challenger in the Kentucky Senate race, Amy McGrath, are sparring over upcoming debates.


It all started when Mr McConnell sent a press release from "Team Mitch" accusing his opponent of potentially backing out of a debate in October. How Greenwich Republicans Learned to Love Trump. Greenwich was home to a community of progressive journalists and authors, including Lincoln Steffens, Anya Seton, and Munro Leaf.

How Greenwich Republicans Learned to Love Trump

But it was most popular with executives—at General Electric, Texaco, U.S. Tobacco—who were fleeing high income taxes in New York. Other residents served as their investment bankers, a cohort that was, by today’s standards, almost unrecognizably buttoned-down. By and large, local Republicans had come to accept the expansion of government under Franklin D. Untitled. George Conway: Trump Is Unfit for Office. On a third-down play last season, the Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith stood in shotgun formation, five yards behind the line of scrimmage.

George Conway: Trump Is Unfit for Office

As he called his signals, a Houston Texans cornerback, Kareem Jackson, suddenly sprinted forward from a position four yards behind the defensive line. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. Germany and US The Suffocation of Democracy. The Suffocation of Democracy. As a historian specializing in the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of fascism in Europe.

I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference. In the 1920s, the US pursued isolationism in foreign policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations. America First was America alone, except for financial agreements like the Dawes and Young Plans aimed at ensuring that our “free-loading” former allies could pay back their war loans. Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives' Political Attitudes. Source: Lightspring/Shutterstock Peer-reviewed research shows that conservatives are more sensitive to threat.

Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives' Political Attitudes

While this threat-bias can distort reality, fuel irrational fears, and make one more vulnerable to fear-mongering politicians, it could also promote hypervigilance, perhaps making one better prepared to handle an immediate threat. 1. Conservatives tend to focus on the negative article continues after advertisement In a 2012 study, liberal and conservative participants were shown collages of both negative and positive images on a computer screen while their eye movements were recorded. - The Washington Post. Trump vs. Obama: a new theory of why Republicans and Democrats fight.

“Of the many factors that make up your worldview, one is more fundamental than any other in determining which side of the divide you gravitate toward: your perception of how dangerous the world is.

Trump vs. Obama: a new theory of why Republicans and Democrats fight

Fear is perhaps our most primal instinct, after all, so it’s only logical that people’s level of fearfulness informs their outlook on life.” That’s political scientists Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, writing in their book Prius or Pickup, which marshals a massive trove of survey data and experimental evidence to argue that the roots of our political divides run so deep that they make us almost incomprehensible to one another. Our political divisions, they say, aren’t about policy disagreements, or even demographics. Democrat Claire McCaskill Clings To Trump On Border Security In Bid To Save Her Seat. Gary Hart’s Presidential Bid and the Possible Setup That Ended It. Crucially, Strother realized, he had no proof, and probably never would.

Gary Hart’s Presidential Bid and the Possible Setup That Ended It

Atwater was dead. Although Hart did not run in later elections, he was busy and productive: He had earned a doctorate in politics at Oxford, had published many books, and had co-chaired the Hart-Rudman Commission, which memorably warned the incoming president in 2001, George W. Bush, to prepare for a terrorist attack on American soil. The 70 must-see lines in James Comey's ABC interview.

The former -- and fired -- FBI director sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday night to talk about his deep concerns about President Donald Trump and to recount a number of now-famous/infamous episodes between the two men.

The 70 must-see lines in James Comey's ABC interview

(Comey has written a book about his experiences titled "A Higher Loyalty. ") Republicans Need Artists, Not Economists. Understanding American politics in the Trump era: 9 of psychology’s best lessons. In January 2017, when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration was the most-watched in history, it felt like the beginning of a new, dark era of politics and public life.

Understanding American politics in the Trump era: 9 of psychology’s best lessons

As it has matured, the Trump era of conservative politics is increasingly defined by its tribalism and fear and the fracturing of our sense of a shared reality. And it’s pretty disorienting. I’ve spent much of the past several years reporting on political psychology, asking the country’s foremost experts on human behavior some variation of, “What the hell is going on in the United States?” Thehill. McClellan: Eric Greitens and Bill Clinton – two peas in a pod. Why doesn’t St.

McClellan: Eric Greitens and Bill Clinton – two peas in a pod

Louis have a bath house? The thought occurred to me as I was soaking in a tub in Hot Springs, Ark. Admittedly, the tub was supposed to be filled with mineral water, which was once thought to have healing powers, but a bath house here could just toss a few minerals into the water. Or even pretend to. McConnell attempts to protect two Kentucky colleges in budget deal. U.S.

McConnell attempts to protect two Kentucky colleges in budget deal

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is hoping to protect two colleges in his home state. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Tucked into the two-year congressional budget deal are provisions that would greatly benefit two colleges in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky. Liberals Don’t Share or Believe Fake News As Much As Right-Wingers, Study Finds.

Fake news published in the U.S. was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by right-wing social media users, a new study from the University of Oxford has revealed. Research from Oxford's "computational propaganda project" investigated into the sources of "junk news" shared in the three months leading up to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address last month.

On Facebook, they found that "extreme hard-right" conservatives shared more fake news stories than all other political groups combined, while on Twitter, Trump supporters consumed the most fake news. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Trump supporters consumed the largest volume of junk news on Twitter in the three months leading up to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address last month, researchers say.

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty "On Twitter, a network of Trump supporters consumes the largest volume of junk news, and junk news is the largest proportion of news links they share," they said. Why conservatives are more susceptible to believing in lies. Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by FoxNews and Many conservatives have a loose relationship with facts. The right-wing denial of what most people think of as accepted reality starts with political issues: As recently as 2016, 45 percent of Republicans still believed that the Affordable Care Act included “death panels” (it doesn’t). A 2015 poll found that 54 percent of GOP primary voters believed then-President Obama to be a Muslim (…he isn’t). Those Republicans who are ‘undecided’ on the tax bill? Don’t believe them for a minute.

At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions. (Getty Images) When my daughter was growing up, she often wanted to rush off to do fun things with her friends — get into the water at the beach, ride off on her bike — without taking the proper safety precautions first.

Jack Danforth swings for decency against Trump—and, in Missouri, he misses - St. Louis Magazine. If you’re a liberal in St. Louis or a moderate or even a vegetarian conservative when it comes to red-meat politics, it’s time to pull up an easy chair and grab some popcorn. These Republicans have become really entertaining. Best Supporting Actor goes to former U.S. John McCain, please spare us - Occasional Planet. Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. John McCain Is the Perfect American Lie. Anyone who thought McCain would show courage during the Senate's health care vote hasn't been paying attention, writes Drew Magary. Seventeen years ago I gave John McCain’s Presidential campaign five bucks.

It was my first time donating to a political campaign, much less a Republican one. Eric Trump: Dems aren't even people. George Conway is the man at the center of everything. Why are there so few conservatives in academia? Psychologists Discover the Striking Difference Between Conservative and Liberal Brains. On Invincible Ignorance. Remember Paul Ryan? Clash of Republican Con Artists. So Republicans are going to nominate a candidate who talks complete nonsense on domestic policy; who believes that foreign policy can be conducted via bullying and belligerence; who cynically exploits racial and ethnic hatred for political gain.

Shouts of ‘liar’ are taking their toll on Ted Cruz’s campaign. The Devil in Ted Cruz. The Daily 202 from PowerPost. President Obama ordered flags to fly at half-staff across the United States until Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice, is laid to rest. What a divided America actually hears when Obama speaks. As President Obama spoke of the country’s deepening sense of alienation and anger last month, a teacher in Michigan listened, her eyes fixed on the stone-faced Republicans in the House chamber who in her view represented the problem. 5 Reasons Why Poor and Middle Class Americans Vote Republican. What if a lot of GOP voters don’t really care if Trump is a ‘real conservative’? NPR Media Player. GOP debate: CNN's Reality Check Team inspects claims. Shocker: Empathy Dropped 40% in College Students Since 2000. Why fear is more prevalent — and powerful — among conservatives.

Fear is making the GOP’s job easier. Seven of Paul Ryan's Worst Ideas. George W. Bush's Military Lies: The Real Story About the Undeniable Service Gaps He Got Away With. Here’s Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others. Greitens jumps into Missouri gov race with money advantage; Brunner on deck. Fiorina, Planned Parenthood activist get into heated confrontation - Eric Greitens (r) - July 2015 Quarterly Campaign Finance Report. Greitens uses FOX News editorial to explain party switch, goes on listening tour - The Missouri Times. Former Navy SEAL: Why I am no longer a Democrat. Scott Walker promises a "contrast" with Clinton's foreign policy. Former Defense Secretary says troops in Iraq need to be more flexible. Bernie Sanders says he can beat Hillary Clinton. Jon Stewart makes mistake; points out Fox News does it all the time. Chris Mooney (journalist)