With less than 100 days to go before the Iowa caucuses, presidential hopefuls with dwindling bank accounts and bottom-scraping poll numbers are beginning to weigh the risks of staying in the race versus getting out.
The language of the 14th amendment to the Constitution is unambiguous. If you're born in the United States, you are a citizen. Why, then, would anyone question the citizenship status of a person born in Des Moines or Detroit or Denver? If you're a Republican candidate for President, being a nativist might float your poll numbers, that's why.
The GOP is once again showing it's out of touch with women, threatening a government shutdown next month over funding of Planned Parenthood in an effort to curtail abortions. Never mind that federal funds can't legally be spent on abortions except in rare cases. Never mind that abortion services are a small percentage of what Planned Parenthood does. Never mind that if the women's health care group is defunded, it will restrict access to birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies and,