Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015
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Senate OKs Budget, But GOP Rift Over Pentagon Emerges

The all-night session, dubbed “vote-a-rama,” always puts senators in a bind on a number of votes, and Thursday’s session was no different.

March 27, 2015
US Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

The Right’s Word-Deed Problem

Congressional Republicans’ new budgets prove what the GOP really thinks of working Americans.

March 23, 2015
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Quiet Win For Boehner? Bending The Entitlement Curve

Boehner wants to accomplish “big things.” Namely, jam through an entitlement reform bill with aid from congressional Democrats.

March 19, 2015
Speaker John Boehner shakes Senator John Hoeven’s hand after signing his bill to to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which is estimated to create 42,000 American jobs.

Republicans Struggle To Present Unified Front Over 2016 Budget

Republicans are finding out that slashing the budget is easier in theory than in practice.

March 16, 2015
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Ted Cruz’s Climate Change Denial Poses A Big Threat To NASA

The GOP takeover of the Senate threatens the longevity of NASA, NOAA, and the EPA.

March 16, 2015
NoMoreElephants

Cartoon: No More Elephants At The Circus

The Ringling Brothers’ elephants will land on their feet.

March 6, 2015
US Senate leaders struck a deal to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday's deadline

House GOP Gives Up Fight On Homeland Security Funds, Approves Budget

It’s official: The GOP’s Homeland Security standoff is over.

March 3, 2015
President Obama in Miami

5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015
John Boehner 2-13

Republicans On Defensive Over Homeland Security Funding

Republicans still have no clear way out of their self-made Homeland Security mess.

March 2, 2015
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Polls Show Most Americans Favor Pathway To Citizenship

Despite what the Tea Party-controlled GOP would have you think, Americans broadly agree on immigration reform.

March 2, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

The GOP’s Loud ‘Yes’ To ‘No’

Congressional Republicans are killing their party’s chances of winning the White House.

March 2, 2015
Extreme cold across eastern U.S.

GOP Dense When It Comes To Climate Change

Climate change truthers aren’t just ignorant — they’re leaving America vulnerable to economic devastation.

February 26, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

McConnell Move Gets Mixed Reaction As Funding Deadline Nears

Is it too late for Republicans to avoid a DHS shutdown?

February 24, 2015
We Vote No Deport

5 Reasons The GOP’s Latino Problem Is Even Worse Now Than In 2012

Republicans’ immigration problem isn’t going away — and it’s about to get worse.

February 23, 2015
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Many Republicans Gambling That A New Shutdown Would Not Hurt Their Party

Republicans seem committed to their worst idea yet.

February 23, 2015
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We Would Miss Obamacare

Republicans don’t want you to know these facts about the Affordable Care Act.

February 23, 2015
Mitch McConnell

The GOP’s Freudian Moment

Is it too late for bipartisanship in Congress?

February 19, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015
Matt Mead

Republicans Hold The Line Against Medicaid Expansion

Despite some compromises, many Republicans continue to pushback against Medicaid expansion.

February 17, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Senators Pushing To Stop Filibusters, House Member Says

Unable to pass an immigration bill, Republicans are pondering a nuclear option.

February 13, 2015
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Should Economic Policy Include A Senior Discount?

Republican attempts to cater to elderly voters have created a policy mess.

February 12, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

What The Right Doesn’t Get About Obama And Religion

You can learn a lot from the conservative freak-out over Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech.

February 11, 2015
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Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill As U.S. Model

Kansas Republicans have found an upsetting new way to fight abortion.

February 10, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Peter Stevens/Flickr)

Republicans Don’t Really Care About Inequality

They just know they can’t appear not to care.

February 6, 2015