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The Nuclear Option: Ted Cruz Loves Himself More Than Our Country

CLEVELAND — In the end, it was all about Ted Cruz. Delivering an unvetted speech before the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, Ted Cruz — as is always his custom — carefully calculated just how to do it so it would benefit himself the most. And it backfired.

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The Nuclear Option: The Melania

CLEVELAND, Oh — To hell with The Donald. Let’s hear it for The Melania! You can’t say the guy doesn’t like immigrants. He just likes them tough, strong, confident, glamorous, gorgeous — and legal. Becoming an American citizen, Melania Trump told

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The Nuclear Option: Pence Most Boring Veep Pick in World History

By picking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump would take a serious departure from the instinctual campaign style and gunslinging strategy that has served him so well and allowed him to pull some of the most unlikely spectacular political surprises in recent political times.

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The Nuclear Option: Disarm the Terrorists (Not the Law Abiding)

Hillary wore white. Stepping into the klieg lights, she was — finally! — the blushing bride of the Democratic Party. Smiling, waving, tilting her head, clutching her fist to her chest as she surveyed her adorable fans. She stepped to the lectern and gazed lovingly into the teleprompter.

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The Nuclear Option — War on History: HBO’s High-Tech Lynching of Clarence Thomas Timed for Election Year

Because, apparently, one high-tech lynching wasn’t enough. Twenty-five years later, HBO this week debuts a movie called Confirmation, a drama rehashing all the lurid — yet entirely unsubstantiated — smears used in the great effort to destroy the character of one of America’s first black Supreme Court justices. All because he was conservative.