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America’s politicians take courageous, bipartisan stand against peas in guacamole

America’s politicians take courageous, bipartisan stand against peas in guacamole

An outrageous proposition was lodged Wednesday: Put peas in guacamole, exhorted the New York Times.

Nope. That's how you feel, right? It's a very easy position to take, if you ask me, and it's one your elected representatives and political parties -- Democrats and Republicans -- are only so happy to adopt as their own. No poll-testing needed here.

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Here are 12 other times Donald Trump vilified illegal immigrants in no uncertain terms

Here are 12 other times Donald Trump vilified illegal immigrants in no uncertain terms

Lately, Donald Trump has not been on immigrant advocates' good side.

Since announcing he's running for president, the real-estate mogul has managed to call illegal immigrants "rapists" -- "Some, I assume are good people," he caveated -- and drug-toting criminals. It cost him his relationships with Univision, NBC, Macy's and even Flo Rida.

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This kid will be running for president for the next three decades, against his will

This kid will be running for president for the next three decades, against his will

For all of the furor and sweat over the 2016 presidential field, for all of the candidates sitting back with an eye on 2020 -- or maybe even 2024, in some cases -- there's one candidate who's been willing to play the long game. As of today, we are eight years in to what will almost certainly end up being the longest presidential campaign in history -- a campaign that will be four decades old by the time voters go to the polls.

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Jeb Bush wants to be the anti-Clinton on transparency. Do people vote on that?

Jeb Bush wants to be the anti-Clinton on transparency. Do people vote on that?

Yesterday, American voters gained access to a virtual trove of personal and semi-personal information about the two parties' leading contenders for the White House.

One set -- Clinton’s public business via private e-mail account-- came by court order late Monday evening. The other went public just a few hours earlier when Jeb Bush voluntarily released more than three decades of his tax forms.

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Here’s just how impressive Hillary Clinton’s $45 million haul is

Here’s just how impressive Hillary Clinton’s $45 million haul is

Hillary Clinton's team teased its first fundraising numbers on Tuesday, suggesting that the campaign had pulled in over $45 million from April to June. That's a lot of money by "normal American" standards. It's also a lot of money by "presidential primary candidate" standards.

First, some perspective. If I handed you a dollar bill every second, starting at midnight on April 1, you wouldn't have $45 million until September. If I handed you a $5 bill every second -- you still wouldn't have as much as Clinton raised by the time July 1 rolled around.

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Hillary Clinton’s e-mails are basically a bunch of ‘Veep’ episodes

Hillary Clinton’s e-mails are basically a bunch of ‘Veep’ episodes

In the debate over the most accurate TV show about politics, it's usually not "House of Cards" or "The West Wing" that get mentioned by Washington insiders, but rather "Veep." D.C. isn't as heroic or sinister as Hollywood makes it seem, so "Veep" -- which is about Vice President and (spoiler alert) later-President Selina Meyer, her bumbling staff and their mundane troubles -- captures the absurdity of politics.

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The good news: There probably isn’t an unusual rash of arsons at black churches

The good news: There probably isn’t an unusual rash of arsons at black churches

You might have seen on social media or heard in the news about a series of arsons targeting black Southern churches since apparent white supremacist Dylann Roof allegedly murdered nine people at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. "After Charleston," the liberal blog Think Progress wrote, "Black Churches Targeted By Arsonists Across The South." The apparent trend was first noticed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking later incidents. Overnight, there was another fire just outside of Charleston.

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Donald Trump is in second place! Reminder: He’s been there before.

Donald Trump is in second place! Reminder: He’s been there before.

ALERT ALERT *sound of an air raid siren slowly whirring to life* ALL HANDS ALL HANDS

Donald Trump is in second place in polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and nationally.

The New Hampshire poll is from last week, but the Iowa and national polls are new, from Quinnipiac and CNN/ORC, respectively. To be fair, Trump is only tied for second in Iowa, with the ever-resilient Ben Carson.

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Grateful Dead fans: Surprisingly Republican

Grateful Dead fans: Surprisingly Republican

The Grateful Dead are playing the final show of their "Fare Thee Well" Tour on Sunday in Chicago, and if that means anything to you, you're more likely a Republican than a Democrat.

What? America's pioneering jam band is more a Republican thing than a Democratic one? Well, kinda.

A poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group found the band has a 46 percent hard name ID (i.e. whether people can judge it favorably or unfavorably) among Republicans, compared with 37 percent among Democrats, and 35 percent among independents.

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Jimmy Kimmel tries to guess whether people are a same-sex couple or just friends

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States on Friday, and now Jimmy Kimmel says anytime he sees two men or two women together, he wants to congratulate them.

The problem is you can't always be certain if people are a couple or just friends.

So Kimmel decided to take to the street and ask each pair one question -- like where they lived or whether they had ever assembled furniture together -- and he did a pretty good job guessing.