Saturday, April 18, 2015
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

April 17, 2015
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Conservatives Find Political Red Meat In USDA Diet Guidelines

GOP defends big agribusiness and makes beef out of the new Dietary GuidelinesAdvisory Committee’s recommendation on eating less meat.

April 9, 2015
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Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Rand Paul And The GOP’s New Civil Rights Movement

Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.

April 6, 2015
Marco Rubio, Fundraising, Presidential Election, GOP, Florida, Super PAC, Primaries

Rubio Has Built A Nationwide Money Machine

Marco Rubio gets off the couch and begins to stump for big campaign contributions with the New Hampshire and Iowa primaries only ten months away.

April 6, 2015
George Pataki, GOP, Politics, New Hampshire, Primary, Super PAC, We The People Not Washington

George Pataki Super PAC Opens Office In New Hampshire

Odds for a Pataki candidacy increase after his super PAC, We the People, Not Washington sets up an office in New Hampshire.

April 2, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana’s Fix To ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Draws Critics On Both Sides

“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”

April 2, 2015
Senate, DC, Gun Law, Second Amendment Rigts, GOP, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Tea Party, Laws

Senate GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take On D.C.

GOP presidential hopefuls, looking to bolster their credentials, involve themselves in local DC matters.

April 2, 2015
Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, GOP, Indiana, Hoosier, RFRA

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Calls For Legislative Fix For Religious Freedom Law

Governor Mike Pence, who believes in the Golden Rule, clarifies that Indiana’s new religion law does not discriminate against him as it does against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015
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
capitol hill

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
Politics, Top News, John Boehner, Entitlment Reform, Medicare, SGR, Bills, Bi-Partisan, Nancy Pelosi, GOP

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
immigration reform

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
John Boehner Steve Scalise

Many Republicans Gambling That A New Shutdown Would Not Hurt Their Party

Republicans seem committed to their worst idea yet.

February 23, 2015