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Trump Vows: ‘I Will Never Drop Out Of The Race’ Despite Lewd Taped Remarks

“The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2016
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Is ExxonMobil Responsible For Lying About Climate Change? Republican Senators Say Fraud Is ‘Free Speech’

A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.

May 27, 2016
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Here’s Who Trump Could Add To His Ridiculous SCOTUS List

Trump hadn’t mentioned adding more names to his current list of 11. Apparently, though Trump says they were “very well received,” they just weren’t enough for the ultraconservatives he’s trying to reassure.

May 19, 2016
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), official photo.

Republican Candidate Cruz Snares First Senate Endorsement

Sen. Mike Lee backs Cruz, who is known for antagonizing other senators: “Ted doesn’t believe you have to settle, Ted doesn’t believe you should settle.”

March 10, 2016
Photo: U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

America’s Tax Code Is Broken, But The Rubio-Lee Plan Won’t Fix It

The GOP’s new tax plan wouldn’t solve inequality — it would exacerbate it.

March 6, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

8 Lawmakers To Watch In The 114th Congress

These men and women will play key roles in the 2015 congressional battles.

January 2, 2015

5 Right-Wingers Who Believed Dinesh D’Souza Conspiracies

Dinesh D’Souza’s fellow right-wing pundits declined to look before they leapt to his defense.

May 20, 2014

How The Tea Party Won Before Tuesday’s Primaries Began

The battle for the soul of the GOP is on in 2014, as pundits assured us, and the so-called Republican establishment was determined to push back the extremist Tea Party. It was a believable narrative. In reality, however, the Tea Party had won before the primaries began. The once-fringe movement has successfully driven the GOP […]

May 14, 2014

Tea Party Toasts Five Years In U.S. Politics

Washington (AFP) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood before hundreds of conservatives and with a pointed jab proclaimed that the small-government movement which sent him to Washington last year is alive and kicking. “I’m a little bit confused,” he said, the edges of his mouth rising into a smirk. “I could have sworn I […]

February 28, 2014

GOP Takes Three-Pronged Stab At Obama’s Address, Each With Different Message

WASHINGTON — Republicans took multiple tries to deliver their reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. In addition to the officially sanctioned Republican Party response by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a Spanish-language version by Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Tea Party Express faction continued its practice of delivering […]

January 29, 2014

The Balanced Budget Amendment: Good Politics, Bad Policy

Congressional Republicans are once again pushing for the enactment of a Balanced Budget Amendment. The Amendment, which was introduced by conservative Utah Senator Mike Lee, would require that revenues equal expenditures every year, and that they never exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product. A two-thirds majority of Congress would be required to exceed […]

August 22, 2011