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The Hillary Circus Is Coming To A Town Near You

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a book tour on Tuesday to promote the release of her new memoir, Hard Choices, beginning at a Barnes & Noble in New York City. Hundreds of supporters flocked to the first stop in downtown Manhattan, bearing their “Hillary” t-shirts, hats, and stickers — and making the event an all-out […]

June 10, 2014

Poll Roundup: Is McConnell Safe In Kentucky?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

May 30, 2014

Controversy Hampers Rising GOP Star Wehby As Primary Approaches

Republicans in Oregon were hopeful that Salem-based pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby could give Democrats a run for their money in the state’s 2014 Senate race. But the spotlight that has shone on the first-time candidate may have them rethinking whether Wehby is the formidable candidate they hoped for. On Friday, Politico reported that Wehby was accused of stalking […]

May 19, 2014

WATCH: Arizona GOP Candidate Accuses Democrats Of Mass Shootings

During a GOP congressional primary debate in Arizona’s 1st district on Saturday, candidate Gary Kiehne was asked what he would do to protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights. In his response, he boasted to voters about owning more firearms than any of his competitors. He then went on to make a shocking argument — that Democrats are in fact responsible for pulling […]

May 18, 2014

Poll Roundup: Can Arkansas Stay Blue?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]

May 16, 2014

This Week In Crazy: God Wrote The Constitution, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the perpetually unhinged right wing. Starting our countdown: 5. Operation American Spring Operation American Spring, the revolutionary group dedicated to removing the “despotic and tyrannical federal leadership” from office, makes a return appearance to […]

May 16, 2014

Chris Christie: Everyone But Me To Blame For New Jersey Economy

In an interview at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit on Wednesday afternoon, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) answered for the significant budget problems in New Jersey that continue to worsen on his watch. Moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News wasted no time questioning Christie’s strategy to combat the dismal economic reports coming out of […]

May 14, 2014

Cliven Bundy Endorses Armed, Illegal ATV Protest

Cliven Bundy, the racist Nevada rancher who became a right-wing hero for refusing to pay more than $1 million in owed grazing fees, won’t be surrendering his 15 minutes of fame just yet. On Saturday, Bundy advised his supporters to take part in another anti-government protest in neighboring Blanding, Utah to take back federally protected public land. […]

May 12, 2014
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Poll Roundup: Are Democrats Done In Montana?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those polls in focus and provide a brief summary of some key polls. Here’s a poll roundup from […]

May 9, 2014

Lawyers Slam Controversial Republican Attack Ad

The South Carolina Bar Association has condemned an ad that brutally attacks Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Carolina, for legal cases he took on during his time as a criminal defense attorney. The Republican Governors Association released an ad on Monday, saying, “Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women, and went […]

April 25, 2014

Poll: GOP Movement To Repeal Obamacare Is Dead

In mid-March, House Republicans took their 52nd vote in 38 months to repeal the Affordable Care Act. While a majority of the House voted in favor of the bill, however, public support for these continued efforts to repeal the health care law is progressively shrinking. According to a Kaiser Foundation poll released on Wednesday, only […]

March 26, 2014

Poll: Congressional Republicans Gaining Traction Over Democrats

The number of Americans who are likely to vote for a Republican candidate over a Democrat in the 2014 congressional elections has increased a net 11 points in the last month alone, according to a Fox News poll released on Wednesday. In October, Fox News’ generic congressional ballot found that 45 percent supported Democratic candidates, and […]

November 14, 2013

Study Confirms Mediterranean Diet Improves Health Later In Life

The results of a 15-year study from the Annals of Internal Medicine released on Tuesday confirm the long-lasting benefits of the acclaimed Mediterranean Diet on physical, internal, and mental health. The study, which followed over 10,000 women predominantly over the age of 50, found that women who began following the diet in midlife  “had about […]

November 6, 2013

Poll: Americans Don’t Want Republicans In Control Of Congress

As a result of the government shutdown and debt ceiling debacles, the GOP has put itself in a rather vulnerable position as midterm elections approach. A USA Today/Princeton Survey Research Poll finds that 47 percent of Americans say that Congress would be changed for the better if every member were replaced in the next election […]

October 22, 2013

Report: Schwarzenegger Considering Presidential Run

Is former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) eyeing the White House in 2016? The New York Post reported on Friday that the actor-turned-politician-turned-actor has been openly discussing a potential run for president. But Schwarzenegger faces one major obstacle: the U.S. Constitution. Schwarzenegger was born in Austria, and became a U.S. citizen in 1983. For any other elected […]

October 18, 2013

Progressive Leaders Honored At Roosevelt Institute’s Four Freedoms Awards

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute honored five recipients for demonstrating a commitment to FDR’s progressive principles, at the Four Freedoms Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Award recipients included economist and author Paul Krugman, who was awarded the Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal “for challenging economic orthodoxy and advancing a more equitable vision […]

October 17, 2013

Former Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty To Destroying Evidence In Deepwater Oil Spill

A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court on Tuesday to intentionally destroying evidence connected with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to the 2010 spill, Halliburton was hired by British Petroleum to run tests on the “centralizers,” plugs that would prevent such a spill from […]

October 16, 2013

Rep. Louis Gohmert: Failure To Raise The Debt Ceiling Is An ‘Impeachable Offense By The President’

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told a reporter with The Young Turks on Friday that the U.S. defaulting on its debt “would be an impeachable offense by the president.” The reporter asked Gohmert, who was attending the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., “Will you vote for any deal, to any bill that would increase the debt ceiling?” “That just […]

October 14, 2013

Malala Yousafzai Tells President Obama That Drones Are ‘Fueling Terrorism’

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban one year ago, met with President Obama, the First Lady, and their daughter Malia Obama at the White House on Friday. And the fearless young activist came with a strong message for the president: Put an end to drone strikes. Yousafzai told the Associated […]

October 14, 2013

GOP Rep. McKeon: Number Of Americans Enrolled In Obamacare ‘In Single Digits’

Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that the number of Americans who have signed up for Obamacare since enrollment opened on October 1 is “in the single digits” nationwide. “I heard that they’ve had over eight million hits — people that have tried to sign up — and so far they have people in […]

October 11, 2013

WATCH: Liberal And Conservative Groups Exchange Blame For Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown drags on and the deadline to raise the debt ceiling draws near, the Republican National Committee and the progressive advocacy group Americans United for Change released new ads on Wednesday, each directing blame at the opposing party. Republican National Committee’s debt ceiling-themed ad, titled “Did I Say That?” points out that then-Senators Hillary […]

October 9, 2013

OFA Ad Targets Tea Party Republicans For Shutting Down The Government

Organizing for Action, the 501(c)(4) “dark money” group that succeeded President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, released a new ad on Monday targeting Tea Party Republicans for their refusal to pass a budget that would end the weeklong government shutdown. The ad, which will run nationally, highlights statements made by Representatives Todd Rokita (R-IN), Marsha […]

October 7, 2013

Federal Workers Protest The Tea Party Shutdown

With Congress in a continued stalemate and the government shutdown in its fourth day, federal workers told their elected officials on Friday that enough is enough. Two federal workers’ unions—the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union—protested on Friday afternoon at the House Triangle of the U.S. Capitol, in the largest […]

October 4, 2013

Indiana Republican Gets Personal With ‘Beautiful’ CNN Anchor

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) revealed a little of his “charm” during an interview with CNN host Carol Costello about the government shutdown on Thursday. In a move straight out of the GOP outreach playbook, Rokita tried his best line on Costello when arguing that Democrats aren’t thinking of future generations. “I don’t know if you […]

October 3, 2013

After Voting For Government Shutdown, Ted Cruz Warns It Could Lead To A Terrorist Attack

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked his colleagues to pass a separate resolution that would fund the Department of Defense during the government shutdown. Director of National Security James Clapper told the committee that the government shutdown resulted in “the suspension of 70 percent of […]

October 2, 2013