Politics

2:36pm

Fri August 21, 2015
It's All Politics

7 Started, Then Abandoned, Articles On Deez Nuts

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 3:21 pm

It's the joke we had to make.
Yahoo

You can't say we didn't try.

Joke "candidate" Deez Nuts has captivated Washington's attention this week, and we wanted to make sure we had some hot content on the freshest face in the 2016 field. But thoughtful takes don't write themselves. For what it's worth, here's a complete listing of our attempts:

1. Welcome to silly season

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2:27pm

Fri August 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 6:54 pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as Jeb Bush listens during the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland.
Andrew Harnik AP

Jeb Bush isn't pulling punches anymore when it comes to Donald Trump.

The former Florida governor has delicately danced around the billionaire businessman in the 2016 presidential primary so far. But the gloves came off this week when Bush called out Trump as a closet Democrat. He was trying to stunt Trump's rise while attempting to recover his own political mojo.

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8:03am

Fri August 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 3:14 pm

It's not clear what in our existing immigration system could stop unauthorized immigrants from having babies in the country.
John Moore Getty Images

GOP presidential candidates are falling over themselves to get on record with tough immigration plans. A string of them — Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum — have spoken out in some form against birthright citizenship. That's the idea that being born on U.S. soil, regardless of your parents' legal status, automatically makes you a U.S. citizen.

Ben Carson went even further, saying he wants to secure the border — where he claims there are caves in which immigrants can hide — by using drones.

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6:03am

Fri August 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Why Trump Is Here To Stay — At Least For A While

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 11:06 am

A woman holds signs depicting the head of Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump as she waits to enter the auditorium to hear him speak on Wednesday in Derry, N.H.
Mary Schwalm AP

Donald Trump's summer of defying political gravity is continuing, despite predictions that various missteps would damage him. Instead, he has surged even more after his controversial Fox News debate performance.

But who exactly are the people backing the boisterous billionaire businessman? Some recent polls offer a glimpse into the Trump coalition, which may run strong within a certain section of the GOP but faces many hurdles when it comes to a general election.

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5:11am

Fri August 21, 2015
Media

Fox News Chairman Ailes Forced To Steady Relationship With Trump

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 3:39 pm

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