The Longest Week

It’s been a busy week! Trump swept all five primary states on Tuesday. Ted Cruz made a Hail Mary VP selection in Carly Fiorina, and Bernie Sanders claimed he still had a pathway to the Democratic nomination. How appropriate that the week ended in a night of jokes at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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(Planned) Parenthood

Since July, the GOP has been parroting the lie that Planned Parenthood has sold the body parts of aborted babies for profit. Based on debunked undercover videos from anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress, the Republican-controlled House even went as far to open an investigation against the healthcare provider (predictably finding no misuse of federal funding).

Now the rhetoric from the right is proving to have truly disastrous consequences.

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Win Win

Last week’s GOP debate had the same runtime as the second Lord of the Rings film. Like The Two Towers, Carly Fiorina not only took the battle to Helm’s Deep and wounded an Orc, she won the night.

Source: The Telegraph

Source: The Telegraph

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Jurassic World

Donald Trump’s questioning of Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero was the foremost comment to reach the national media from last weekend’s Family Leadership Summit, which is unfortunate. A listen of the other attending GOP presidential candidates’ speeches quickly revealed policies and world views so outdated they should be displayed next to the dilophosaurus pen in Jurassic Park.

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iCarly

Last week, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina flagged down the Republican clown car as they each announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential election.

Interestingly, neither candidate has ever held political office (this is Carson’s first political campaign).

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