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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.

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The Nuclear Option: U.S.S. Trump Capsizes H.M.S. Little Marco in Florida

Watching the GOP establishment clamor to get aboard Sen. Marco Rubio’s little dingy of a campaign underscores just how desperate Republican leaders have become after years of ignoring their base voters and then disastrously misunderstanding the degree to which real estate developer Donald Trump would fill that vacuum.

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The Nuclear Option: Trump’s Winning Streak Baffles GOP Losing Club for Losers

Republicans insisted that real estate developer Donald Trump sign their silly little pledge before they let them into their Losing Club for Losers. They said that unless he signed their pledge, he would run as a third party candidate if he did not win the nomination. He would hurt the party. He would fracture the vote and ensure whoever did win the nomination could never win the general election.