It seems that the Republican Party’s latest attempt to embrace African Americans is off to a shaky start. The audience at a Detroit event celebrating the opening of an African-American Engagement Office appeared to consist mainly of white people, a video snippet shows.
By Richard K. Barry Think, man. What is the dumbest thingI can say today? I was waiting to see how soon Republican foolishness would manifest itself in the wake of Mandela's death, and it didn't take long. GOP big thinker Rick Santorum appeared with Fox News bigger thinker Bill O'Reilly yesterday and tied the world changing work of Mr. Show More Summary
The California GOP has been accused of wholesale fraud -- for putting up an information website on ObamaCare.
Thank goodness! I was worried we would no longer be hearing from actual Republican candidate for something E.W. Jackson now that he was soundly trounced in that thing he was running for. I should have known that it was just a stepping...Show More Summary
Democratic support is building to raise the minimum wage, but it faces strident opposition from Republicans arguing that requiring companies to pay their workers more will hurt employment. But there is a different way that the government...Show More Summary
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act in late November, and now—oops!—time is running out. The deadline for passage of a Defense authorization bill is December 13, because that's when the House plans to adjourn for the year. Show More Summary
Politico ran a piece the other day on White House fears that Obama will share the political blame if the current amnesty push fails -- i.e., that his attempts to pin all the responsibility on the Republicans won't be successful. It was...Show More Summary
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is To-do list: What you missed on Sunday Kos... Republicans chicken out on tax reform, by Jon Perr Myrtilla Miner—teaching 'colored girls' to teach, by Denise Oliver Velez The best books I read in 2013,Show More Summary
(CNN) - Netflix will premiere a behind-the-scenes look chronicling the Presidential aspirations of Republican Mitt Romney. The subscription screening service will continue its original documentary series with "Mitt," airing exclusively on Netflix January 24. The film will debut a week prior at the Sundance film festival in Salt Lake City. Netflix said director Greg Whiteley […]
Just a reminder of who Republicans want to be making decision on women's health care. This weekend's Republican response to President Obama's message featured Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who used her time to insist that the real war on women is Obamacare. Show More Summary
(AUSTIN, Texas) — In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year. Cornyn is the Senate’s minority whip and had appeared likely to escape a major primary challenge from the tea party or other conservative factions. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Yeah whatever. They will continue to call this guy a "Republican" forever, because that increases his cachet. Even though he's obviously a progressive Democrat. Former Secretary of State and longtime Republican Colin Powell... There ya go. Right from the jump....
Under Obamacare, if your income is less than 100 percent of the poverty line, you don't qualify to buy subsidized insurance on the exchanges. However, if you miss the subsidy threshold you might still qualify for Medicaid depending on your state's eligibility rules. Show More Summary
At Hot Air. The Democratic numbers from the generic-ballot test dropped from 45 percent to 37 percent, and Republicans moved up to 40 percent. This 10-point net shift from a Democratic advantage of 7 points to a GOP edge of...
“The Cycle” co-host Abby Huntsman welcomed her father, former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to the panel today. The former republican candidate for president said he’s never seen America more divided than today. “We are divided, and something needs to be done,” Huntsman said. Show More Summary
Back in 2009, Republican members of Congress thought it would be cute to require Congress itself to be covered under Obamacare. They should be willing to eat their own dog food, no? Now they're finding out that private coverage can be pretty expensive, and they're not happy about it. Show More Summary
The good news for Congress is that if both houses pass a budget deal by Friday, they get to go home for Christmas break with no high-stakes fiscal grudge match awaiting them when they get back. And the prospects for passing a budget deal being hammered out by Sen. Show More Summary
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He cut the Iraqi army off and killed it. Then he killed it again. He's such a friend of Israel, he speaks Yiddish. Too bad Colin Powell—American general, war hawk, moderate Republican hero—is a bolshevik Euro-loving universal health care-wanting pinko. Read more...