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How GOP could make health care deal with Democrats

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surprised the White House and many Republicans last week when he floated the idea that his party might end up working with Democrats if they fail to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. McConnell's words sound like more of a threat than a

A ‘rigged’ election in the Electoral College?

(CNN)Much has been made by the Trump campaign about the 2016 election being rigged. Trump himself exclaimed that "We'd better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it's going to be taken away from us." Surveys of

At Republican debate, Donald Trump goes on attack

(CNN)By the end of the CBS debate Saturday night I was left feeling simultaneously disgusted with the Republican Party and more confident about its future. Why? Because all the rhetorical violence on stage indicated that the GOP has a breaking point. Reaching it and going beyond it is the

The difference Georgia’s special election could make

(CNN)When voters go to the polls for a special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, where Newt Gingrich broke into the halls of power back in 1978, the national media will be paying close attention to whether Democrat Jon Ossoff can defeat Republican Karen Handel. An Ossoff victory would

The 2 fears Muslims face after NY imam’s killing

(CNN)On Saturday afternoon, Maulama Akonjee, a 55-year-old old imam and Thara Uddin, 64, his assistant imam, were shot in the head and killed outside of the mosque that they serve in Queens, New York City. Law enforcement has said the motivation for the killing is not clear at the

Harvey Weinstein is a symptom, but what is the deeper problem?

(CNN)CNN asked a group of women and men -- actors, writers and other thinkers -- to explore questions raised not just by the harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, but by a series of recent challenges to women that have reopened discussion about sexual harassment, gender and power: What is

Political ignorance haunts 2016 campaign

(CNN)A specter is haunting this year's presidential election: political ignorance. Both Democrats and Republicans love to accuse the other party's supporters of that sin. Sadly, both are often right. The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has raised exploitation of ignorance to new heights. Many of the main themes of