Director Spike Jonze has made the weirdest, most timely romance of the year—in which Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an operating system. And, as with so many love stories, the making of the movie was equal parts turbulence and passion.
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A-Rod’s juicy lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
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Even before the third presidential debate made Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the election outcome the election’s central question, conservatives are already preparing a defense of sorts. Trump’s wild ravings about the rigged election, they insisted, were hardly any different from complaints by various liberals...More »]]>
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Hours after the world first heard Donald Trump and Billy Bush gabbing about sexual assault on an Access Hollywood bus, Republican strategist Ana Navarro shut down fellow CNN panelist Scottie Nell Hughes, who complained that her daughter was being subjected to Navarro’s liberal use of the word “pussy.”
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After forcing Republicans to spend the last two weeks discussing whether they’d vote for a sexual predator, Donald Trump found a way to make the next 19 days even more nightmarish for his party. Immediately after the debate, Republicans were already being asked whether they intend to uphold...More »]]>
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While we can all agree that this election has been awful, there is one bit of good news to come out of all the vitriol: historic numbers of Americans have registered to vote.
More than 200 million people are now registered to vote in the country, 50 million...More »]]>
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Hillary Clinton has used all three presidential debates to make the case that Donald Trump is unfit for office. Trump has proven himself unable to recognize this strategy, or to learn from his failures, or to change his behavior in any way. All three followed the same pattern. Trump began...More »]]>
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Thanks for joining the third and final debate liveblog. Yes, it’s nearly over.
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Donald Trump has repeatedly warned that the election is “rigged,” insinuated that hordes of African-Americans and illegal immigrants will steal the election through illegal ballots, and urged his supporters to monitor “certain areas.” Many observers have denounced these paranoid warnings as dangerous and corrosive to democratic politics. But Washington Observer...More »]]>
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A belief in the connection between personal morality and fitness for office used to be a bedrock of Republican politics. It undergirded the crusade to impeach Bill Clinton, and also supplied the primary theme for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, which promised to restore “honor and dignity” to the presidency....More »]]>
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One of the weirdest political decisions of this election, at least among decisions in the non-Trump category, is the Democratic Party’s lack of commitment to unseating Marco Rubio. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pulling its remaining ads on behalf of its Senate candidate, Patrick Murphy, despite
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If anyone still needs proof that this is the nastiest presidential race in recent memory, here it is: Protocol for the final debate has been altered to ensure that the candidates’ spouses won’t have to shake hands. There’s no Bill Clinton–Melania Trump beef, as far as we know. The...More »]]>
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When Senator John McCain publicly promised that Senate Republicans would extend their blockade of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominations through Hillary Clinton’s presidency, the significance of this ominous step was largely obscured by the generally toxic partisan atmosphere of this presidential election cycle, including the fact that Donald...More »]]>
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If you believe the Trump campaign’s rhetoric, you should make note of what you were doing yesterday, because one day your grandkids are going to ask where you were on October 17, 2016.
On Monday, the FBI released 100 pages of documents from its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of...More »]]>
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Barack Obama has often been accused of being insufficiently partisan — or at least insufficiently devoted to the particular interests of the Democratic Party. So, it’s interesting he’s signaling that he will make a new Democratic redistricting project headed up by former Attorney General Eric Holder “the...More »]]>
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Senate Republicans have formed a united front around the principle Barack Obama should not be able to appoint a replacement for Antonin Scalia, and that the seat should instead be selected by the winner of the 2016 election. This “principle” rests on a wildly selective reading of senatorial history, according...More »]]>
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This weekend, negotiators from 170 countries ratified an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a gas used in refrigerators and air conditioners that is also a powerful heat-trapping gas. The pact will reduce global warming by almost one degree Fahrenheit, a very large change to bring about...More »]]>
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In June, Sarah Ellison reported, “according to several people briefed on the discussions,” Donald Trump was exploring “the possibility of launching a ‘mini-media conglomerate’” after the election. Ellison reported that Trump had put the project in the hands of his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Today, the...More »]]>
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On Sunday night, about 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer’s show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, after she called Donald Trump, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” It’s unclear if the audience had never heard Schumer’s comedy before or if they just didn’t like hearing...More »]]>
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Donald Trump continued to claim that the election was rigged over the weekend, with surrogates Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and Jeff Sessions also joining the fray.
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A county Republican Party headquarters in a heavily Democratic part of North Carolina was firebombed and threatened with an anti-Nazi message overnight Saturday, according to the Charlotte Observer. Reports indicate that a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown through the front window of the Orange County Republican...More »]]>
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With just over three weeks left until Election Day and as many as 1.5 million votes already cast, two new national polls conducted following the second presidential debate show Hillary Clinton expanding or consolidating her lead over Donald Trump in a four-way matchup. One, from More »]]>
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