House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. In a stunning move, Boehner informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatened an institutional crisis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Some things in Washington are utterly transparent. And so it is with the House coup that forced John Boehner to retire as speaker. It was exactly what you’d expect it to be — another stupid and futile gesture on somebody’s part. By all accounts, Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, will succeed Boehner as speaker, […]

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Mainstream media reporters began quoting “fact-checkers” who claimed Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina lied about a fetus with beating heart and kicking legs in an abortion clinic video.

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Never mind that property values at Heather Gardens will go up, up, up, or that those lowly millennial renters will bring highly coveted shops and cafes. Just stay off the lawn

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Iraq was not a stable country when the U.S. withdrew its troops anyway. As soon as the U.S. stopped paying the Sunnis not to attack the Iraqi government, they started attacking the Iraqi government

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Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, makes a point during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By now everyone must know that Carly Fiorina won the marathon debate. By my unofficial pundit scorecard, it seems to be unanimous. But picking the winner was the easy part. The harder part is in figuring out what it all means. Everyone — or at least 23 million people, which is close enough — saw […]

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