10 things you need to know today: February 5, 2016

AP Photo/ David Goldman THE WEEK 1. Clinton and Sanders spar over who represents progressives in their first one-on-one debate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed Thursday night in theirfirst one-on-one debate and final meeting before next week’s New Hampshire presidential primary. The candidates for the Democratic nomination argued over everything from the definition… More 10 things you need to know today: February 5, 2016

Speaker Ryan passes the buck on Voting Rights Act restoration

AMERICA BLOG House Speaker Paul Ryan told members of the Congressional Black Caucus today that, while he personally supports the bipartisan legislation pending in the House that would restore the sections of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013, he won’t bring that legislation up for a vote. From the… More Speaker Ryan passes the buck on Voting Rights Act restoration

Ted Cruz lies to his supporters about taking lobbyist money

attribution: Getty Images DAILY KOS Oh, c’mon. In an email to grassroots supporters sent Tuesday afternoon, Cruz begged recipients to hurry up and send cash to help him fight “the Washington cartel,” and he claimed falsely that “I will never get—nor do I want—money from the D.C. lobbyists or the special interest billionaires.”Not only is… More Ted Cruz lies to his supporters about taking lobbyist money

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Apologizes After Saying Guest Knows His ‘Sh**’ (VIDEO)

MSNBC TPM LIVEWIRE MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized profusely after cursing on air Thursday night during an interview with former New Hampshire governor John Sununu. Matthews, who hosted Sununu for a discussion of the 2016 field ahead of the MSNBC’s Democratic presidential debate, sent his guest off by saying: “Please come back. You’re kind of… More MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Apologizes After Saying Guest Knows His ‘Sh**’ (VIDEO)

Republicans So Mad At Barack Obama For Saying Muslims Are Human Beings, As If!

Typical. WONKETTE There goes Barry Barack Hussein The Muslim Obama again, showing everybody what a Muslim-loving Muslim from Muslimistan he is! If you were born on a turnip truck five minutes from now, you probably don’t know how Obama destroyed American freedom on Wednesday, by speaking at a mosque and actually saying Muslim Americans are… More Republicans So Mad At Barack Obama For Saying Muslims Are Human Beings, As If!

First National Poll After Iowa Shows Three-Way Tie Between Trump, Cruz and Rubio

Image Credit: AP POLICY.MIC For seven months, businessman Donald Trump held the mantle of Republican presidential frontrunner, confounding widespread expectations that his support would collapse well before GOP voters cast their first ballots. But after his loss to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in Monday’s Iowa caucuses — a loss Trump asserts was due to “fraud” on Cruz’s… More First National Poll After Iowa Shows Three-Way Tie Between Trump, Cruz and Rubio

10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2016

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta THE WEEK 1. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum end their presidential campaigns On Wednesday Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania both dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination after disappointing finishes inMonday’s Iowa caucuses. Paul won the support of less than 5… More 10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2016

Hullabaloo This story about Trump’s half-assed, underfunded, lame operation in Iowa says more about him than any analysis I’ve seen. He didn’t want to spend money and he believed that his celebrity would automatically make people come out and caucus for him. He doesn’t have a clue. The man doesn’t think he politics is any… More

Letters to the President from Young Muslim Americans

WHITE HOUSE ON TUMBLR letterstopresidentobama: Two teenagers in Texas wrote to the President about being Muslim in America. Today, President Obama will make his first visit to a mosque in America to reaffirm our nation’s tradition of religious freedom. Before watching his speech, read these letters from two young Muslim Americans. H. from Texas wrote… More Letters to the President from Young Muslim Americans