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 Edith Windsor acknowledges her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Op-ed: Love trumps hate, or why I'm voting for Hillary Clinton

06/26/16 07:01AM

Don’t ever let anybody tell you love can’t change the world. I’m the out lesbian who had the temerity to sue the United States government – and won federal recognition for all married LGBT couples – so you can take my word for it. The night I met Thea Spyer, we danced so long that I wore a hole in my stockings. Although we weren’t able to live... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 14, 2015. (Photo by Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty)

Trump turns 70: Age ain't nothing but a number in 2016 campaign

06/14/16 01:10PM

Donald Trump turned 70 on Tuesday, and while it's unlikely that his fellow Republicans and Democratic opponents will be sending him gift baskets anytime soon -- especially after his recent run of incendiary remarks on race and religion, his birthday does illuminate something else about the current campaign for the presidency, it appears age... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Photo by Darron Cummings/Getty)

Stark divide between Clinton, Trump seen in Orlando attack responses

06/12/16 05:03PM

Clinton denounces ‘act of terror’ in Orlando, Trump takes credit for predicting attackPresumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each weighed in Sunday on the mass shooting at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, which authorities say claimed at least 50 lives.The two took contrasting approaches, reflecting their very different campaigns... read more

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listens during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty)

As vice president, could Elizabeth Warren get what she wants?

06/11/16 01:20PM

What does Elizabeth Warren want?Elizabeth Warren is back in the center of Democratic politics, after staying conspicuously neutral during the party’s presidential primary, as many wonder if Hillary Clinton will choose the senator as her vice presidential nominee.What Clinton wants in a number-two pick is murky. Aides say she’s looking for... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns in the Silverlake neighborhood on June 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Can Bernie Sanders rally his supporters behind Hillary Clinton once his campaign ends?

06/09/16 10:23PM

Can Bernie Sanders bring his movement with him? Barack Obama is now with Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren is too. And, eventually, Bernie Sanders will be with her as well, Democrats expect. But not even if that Trinity of progressive politicians could get Scott Ruppel, a 33-year-old engineer at the Department of Defense, to vote for Clinton in... read more

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie exits following a meeting of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City on June 9, 2016. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

GOP donors gather to hear Donald Trump's pitch

06/09/16 07:06PM

NEW YORK -- The man who vehemently eschewed donor dollars during the GOP primary is now looking to ramp up his fundraising for the general election.Donald Trump, who for much of the primary bragged about “self-funding,” met on Thursday with over 60 leading Republicans in Midtown Manhattan to discuss his fundraising operations going into the... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. on June 2, 2016. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty)

Donald Trump faces familiar hurdles as general election begins

06/08/16 07:16PM

Donald Trump faces familiar hurdles as general election beginsBy Benjy Sarlin The Republican primaries are over and the general election has begun. Donald Trump will face off against Hillary Clinton to determine who will be the 45th president of the United States. Trump reached presumptive nominee status a month ahead of Clinton on May 3, giving... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Some Republicans discuss anti-Trump convention coup

06/08/16 03:20PM

After nearly a week long fire storm surrounding Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his attacks on a federal judge because of his Mexican heritage, which led to harsh criticism from his supporters and even one un-endorsement, some Republicans are raising the specter that a new nominee could replace Trump.Bob Vander Plaats, a... read more

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary night event on June 7, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Opinion: Why the Democratic Party should unite behind progressive ideas

06/08/16 01:48PM

Tuesday was Hillary Clinton’s night. Her victory speech was not about progressive red meat or even a call for Democratic unity. It was savoring a moment that she worked hard for and that is now part of American history. Bernie Sanders is now thinking about what comes next for his candidacy, his ideas, and the movement he built this past year. As... read more

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