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Just Make It Go Away

Be sure to read today's piece by Tierney Sneed on how ending birthright citizenship migrated from far right legal circles to the centerpiece policy push of the 2016 presidential campaign. The key is that they're saying we don't even need to amend the 14th Amendment. We can just pretend the 14th amendment doesn't say what it plainly says and read it out of the Constitution altogether. And with the way the current Court snaps up cockamamy right wing legal theories these days, they could be right.


Worth watching this impromptu (5:38 minutes) Q&A with Bernie Sanders. Immediately after the jump. Sums the whole thing up pretty nicely - both in terms of substance and the guy himself.

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More Outreach!

Not even sure what to say about this. Obama plays golf with Stephen Curry, and that makes you uncomfortable somehow? Here's GOP bigwig Al Cardenas today being all warm and fuzzy about it:

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Act Two of the Trump Epic

We've gone far enough now with the Trump political phenomenon to know that it is no mere or momentary matter of name recognition which has placed him as the top contender for the Republican nomination, as bizarre an eventuality as that might appear. He now leads all national polls and all polls in the key early primary and caucus states - and by significant margins. We've also witnessed key GOP stakeholder Fox News try to derail Trump's campaign and fail miserably at it. Lots of top Republicans jumped on that bum-rush Trump bandwagon only to be damaged in turn when it collapsed. We're now in a categorically different phase. Trump is now defining the GOP policy agenda. And that makes him far more than a top candidate or even a nominee.

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No Citizenship For You!

Trump taking it to a new level. No legal change is required to deny birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants, he told Bill O'Reilly last night. By his reading of the law, those children are not now and never have been citizens.

"I don't think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers -- and I know some will disagree -- but many of them agree with me, you're going to find they do not have American citizenship," Trump said.