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Indiana's Once Controversial Religion Law Shakes Bad Image as It's Put to Use for Good

Ken Falk, legal director for the Indiana ACLU, said if Thomas did not eat the food the jail served, his only option would be to...

Analysis: Making Sense of Donald Trump's Disjointed Foreign Policy Pitch

Daniel Larison, a writer at the American Conservative, has spent years criticizing the Republican Party's foreign policy for leaning too hard on military operations to...

Dinesh D'Souza, Conservative Firebrand, Set to Debut Anti-Clinton Film

"They'll be putting out their official narrative, what they want you to know about them and we'll putting out the unofficial narrative, what they don't...

Melania Trump: Far From the First Political Plagiarism Scandal

The biggest story to emerge from the first night of the Republican National Convention was Melania Trump's apparent plagiarism of segments of a speech Michelle...

Six Political Ads That Changed the Game

And while Goldwater's hard line anti-Soviet rhetoric and his language of "extremism in the defense of liberty" made him a hero to a budding conservative...

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy To Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an...

How an Army of Pro-Donald Trump Trolls Are Taking Over Reddit

RELATED: John Legend to Donald Trump Jr.: Your dad is racist. "It's so systematic ... "I do love provoking people," Trump told Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins...

First Read: Why Trump's Controversies Matter for All Republicans

GOP critics included Erick Erickson, Rick Perry, Reid Ribble. September 2016: On Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face!" (He later said he was referring to...

First Republican Senator to Meet With SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland

The American ProspectJust hours after Scalia's death, GOP lawmakers and presidential candidates pledged to block any move by Obama to nominate someone to succeed the...

First Read's Morning Clips: Primary Night Storylines

Patriot PostAnd here's Alex Seitz-Wald: "The Michigan victory, Sanders' first in a big and relatively diverse state, buys his campaign a lifeline and puts him...

Can South Carolina Stop the Surges of the Sanders and Trump?

John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Trump. In Iowa, moderate and somewhat conservative voters preferred Trump and Rubio over Cruz, a pattern that was...

Meet the Press - January 31, 2016

But what was interesting that I found in The Des Moines Register poll, is if you add up the other candidates that are going after...

Does the Party of Obama Still Not Understand the Rise of Brown Voters?

Phillips, using data from the U.S. Census and exit polls of recent elections, argues the electorate is divided essentially into four blocs: progressive people of...

Franchise Operators Ask High Court to Hear Minimum Wage Challenge

Cuomo's Power Play for $15 Minimum Wage. A recent survey from the conservative Employment Policies Institute, a conservative nonprofit research organization, found franchisees are more...

Meet the Press - December 13, 2015

On the record, the party chair is treating Trump cautiously, telling a conservative newspaper he disagrees with Trump's Muslim ban ... but turning down requests...

First Read's Morning Clips: Distrust in the Media

Notes the Washington Post: "Some party officials say the Republicans' more diverse field of candidates — especially in contrast to the Democrats' all-white list —...

Meet the Press Transcript - September 6, 2015

Joining me for insight and analysis this Sunday morning are Tom Brokaw of NBC News, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, MSNBC's Joy Reid, and radio...

Has Donald Trump Forced Jeb Bush to Change Tune on Immigration?

In 2011, as reported by the conservative National Review, Bush praised Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for pushing states toward higher education standards...

Meet the Press Transcript - August 9, 2015

I've said it about many, excuse me, I said it about Chris Wallace. I said there was blood pouring, because he tried to question me.

Meet the Press Transcript - July 5, 2015

But Richard, very quickly, going back on this Turkey front, what will it take to get the Turks to take their eye off of the...

Meet the Press Transcript - June 28, 2015

(SINGING) "Amazing grace, how sweet..." CHUCK ... But if you look at the last ten years with John Roberts' now ten years running the court,...

First Read's Morning Clips

"More than any of his potential rivals for the White House, Mr. Walker, 47, is a product of a loose network of conservative donors, think...

First Read: Playing the Role of John McCain 3.0

(Even Ted Cruz is perhaps serving that role specifically within the conservative movement.) Right now, none of these ... There's a variation here on the...

Top Dem Senate Recruit Ann Kirkpatrick to Challenge John McCain

There's Scott Walker, whose father was a minister. There's Marco Rubio, who recently argued that same-sex ... which is precisely what Scott Walker did yesterday.

Latino Groups Question Commitment of Political Donors to Community

Latino leaders have been echoing Vargas' view and amplifying it since last month when the Democracy Alliance, an organization created to counter conservative funding and...

Bonds or Stocks? Will Your Retirement Income Last?

"Finding a reasonable yield with a reasonable amount of risk has proven difficult in this interest rate environment," said Jeffrey Tomaneng, a financial advisor with...

'Fiesta De La Flor' Festival: Music Groups Rock To Remember Selena

"That's our conservative estimate," Ashley H. Simper, communications director for the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, told NBC Latino. "The economic ... GIAC (named...

First Read's Morning Clips

The New YorkerThe Associated Press writes: "Her decision to run again would be slow, almost painstakingly deliberate, a reflection of Clinton's methodical and cautious nature.

Harry Reid Endorses a Successor in Nevada

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto shortly after she announced her bid to run for Reid's seat. "She's...

Flooding Brings Misery to Kentucky

Memories Pizza temporarily closed its doors after the Walkerton business came under intense criticism following comments made by one of its owners, Crystal O'Connor, to...

Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel to 20 Years for Feticide

Patel comes from a conservative Hindu family that looks down on sex outside marriage, and the pregnancy was a result of an affair Patel had...

Federal Aviation Employees Want More Latinos In Their Ranks

Have you ever thought of a career in aviation? Latino federal employees in this field would like you to think about it. The Federal Aviation...

Meet the Press Transcript - February 8, 2015

. By Joe Toohey. CHUCK TODD: This Sunday, crises from ISIS to Iran to Ukraine. JOHN KERRY (ON TAPE): President Putin's got to make the...

Why Israel's Election Is a Big Deal in the US

Indeed, many observers interpreted Netanyahu's move as a last-minute effort to rally Israeli conservatives. He also said this: "The right-wing government is in danger. Arab...

First Read's Morning Clips

David Bonior went to Baghdad in 2002 to protest in the impending Iraq war. But when did two wrongs make a right? If you criticized...

In Solidarity: When Caribbean Immigrants Become Black

While almost all the students knew of Dr. Martin Luther King and most of Rosa Parks, not many knew the West Indian backgrounds of civil-rights...

What 's Boehner's Next Move in the DHS Fight? He Has Three Options

While that move would surely win Boehner accolades from Tea Party backers and outspoken conservative media outlets, it would almost certainly lead to a shutdown...

Boehner: House is in 'Wait and See Mode' in DHS Funding Battle

... Security Funding Deadlock. By Frank Thorp V, Kelly O'Donnell and Carrie Dann ... With just four days to go until the Department of Homeland...

McConnell Throws in the Towel on DHS Fight. But Will the House Go Along?

Two, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is trying to make things difficult for Republicans, explaining that BEFORE they support the clean DHS bill, House Speaker...

First Read's Morning Clips

BIDEN: NHJournal previews Biden's visit to New Hampshire: "With the rapid fire action of Republican potential presidential candidates stealing much of the political attention in...

Dick Durbin: GOP Objections to Loretta Lynch Ignore Lessons of Selma

With just four days to go until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of funding, lawmakers are searching for a way to break the...

First Read's Morning Clips

One condition that became crucial to that package's passage was a measure - designed to appease conservatives angry about President Barack Obama's executive action to...

Meet the Press Transcript - February 22, 2015

MEGYN KELLY: Breaking tonight, new outrage and backlash. WOLF BLITZER: Is Rudy Giuliani adding insult to injury? JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS: I just can't believe it...

First Read's Morning Clips

USA TODAY The plot thickens on Scott Walker vs. ... But he holds one clear distinction over the others: He is at risk of becoming an...

History Lesson: Midterms Aren't Kind to the Party in the White House

Now we're also seeing Republicans do this – Roberts hitting Orman in Kansas, and Scott Walker using the attack in Wisconsin against Mary Burke. Question...

Canadian MP Describes Chaos on Ottawa's Parliament Hill

. Liberal Member of Parliament Scott Simms says at first he thought the noise was part of a ceremony but once he saw police racing...

Canadian MP Describes Chaos on Ottawa's Parliament Hill

. Liberal Member of Parliament Scott Simms says at first he thought the noise was part of a ceremony but once he saw police racing...

Stephen Harper: Canada Is Not Immune to Terrorist Attacks

Conservative Party MP Nina Grewal captured this image of the protective measures. The shots in the halls of Parliament followed the shooting of a soldier...

Lawmakers Barricade Door As Shots Fired at Parliament in Ottawa

Lawmakers barricaded the door of their caucus room as shots were fired on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. Conservative Party MP Nina Grewal...

Crisis in Ferguson: Protesters at Police Headquarters

Roman Catholic gay rights groups around the world hailed the paper as a breakthrough, but Church conservatives called it a betrayal of traditional family values.