Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Messy End Emerges: Cruz & Kasich Bromance, & Lewinsky Cited

“Wow,” [Donald Trump] wrote on Twitter late Sunday night, “just announced that Lyin’ Ted and Kasich are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the Republican nomination. DESPERATION!” [New York Times]

OMG! […]

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Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” Putting A Ring On It Is the Easy Part

In most of the new songs, Beyoncé has been taken for granted or pushed aside. It’s a situation that, she finds, is both “a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you” and […]

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Biden Touts Bernie, Clinton Super PAC Attacks Commenters

Citing “lessons learned from online engagement with ‘Bernie Bros,’” a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC is pledging to spend $1 million to “push back against” users on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram. [The Daily Beast]


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Prince, Never to be Forgotten

In 1985, the PMRC issued a list of 15 songs—nicknamed the “Filthy Fifteen”—​which it deemed particularly objectionable and deserving of being banned from radio airplay. The Filthy Fifteen included songs by household-name pop stars […]

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GOP Won’t Stop Donald Trump

U.S. Republican officials began meeting on Wednesday, a day after Donald Trump’s crushing victory in a New York presidential nominating contest, and said he has been winning growing acceptance within their ranks – but […]

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Clinton Victorious, Cruz Crashes, Jeff Weaver Undaunted

“We kicked his ass tonight,” a senior Clinton aide told me Tuesday night. “I hope this convinces Bernie to tone it down. If not, f— him.” [Politico]

THE SANDERS campaign went all in. They pumped […]

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Harriet Tubman to $20 Bill, Hamilton Stays Put

Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the $10 bill, and Harriet Tubman will boot Andrew Jackson from the $20, sources tell CNN.

ANTI-SLAVERY HEROINE Harriet Tubman has been selected by Treasury Secretary […]

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Trump, Clinton Eye New York Wins, Sanders Attacks

“Manafort told Trump he’s going to have spend a bunch more money if they’re going to get to 1,237 [delegates needed to win the nomination] — especially if they’re going to win California,” said […]

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The State of the Race, New York Edition

AS WE all anticipate the general election and what will likely be “Crooked Hillary,” The Donald’s new nickname for HRC, versus “Donkey of the Decade,” her new nickname for him, it’s all eyes on […]

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