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Energy Quote of the Day: "What is the Environmental Platform of the Republican Party? I Don’t Know Either."

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few members of the Republican Party in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue. read more

The Welfare Queen

Ronald Reagan loved to tell stories. When he ran for president in 1976, many of Reagan’s anecdotes converged on a single point: The welfare state is broken, and I’m the man to fix it. On the trail, the Republican candidate told a tale about a fancy public housing complex with a gym and a swimming pool. Show More Summary

Daily dose: Clown Car Conference edition

GOP Gathers in N.C. for Leadership Conference (TWCN-TV) -- The 2015 Pope Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference kicked off in Cary on Friday. The two day event provides a chance to meet big names in the Republican Party and discuss current issues. Show More Summary

2016 GOP Brawl Breaks Out on Senate Floor

The 2016 Republican nomination contest spilled onto the Senate floor Thursday, turning a marathon budget debate into a battle over which candidate is prepared to lead the country at a time of war. Four GOP senators are trying to gain...Show More Summary

Tony Perkins Has The RINO Sadz

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Almost a dozen Republicans -- some who visibly campaigned on natural marriage -- sided with Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in tearing down the last two federal holdouts that respect state marriage laws: the social security and veterans' administrations. Show More Summary

Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

DENVER (AP) — Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics. [...] doing so raises the specter of "amnesty" in the minds of those who want...Show More Summary

Protecting parents over children: The shameless hypocrisy at the heart of right-wing Christianity

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Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative Republicans have done recently? How can someone oppose family planning because a pill or IUD might have the rare and...

Paid Sick Leave Passes; Not One Vote From A GOP Pres Candidate

The U.S. Senate has passed paid sick leave, without one vote from any Republican eyeing the White house. …the Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time amendment, or SA 798, proposed by Washington Sen. Patty Murray still managed to pass a Senate vote… The amendment was approved by all [...]

Mike's Blog Round Up

Addicting Info: When it comes to the economy, Republicans want you to believe that their many wrongs make them right. Bradblog: A life-long Republican gets mugged by reality in Florida. Eclectablog: Here’s why one GOP mega-donor is toasting...Show More Summary

White House Wannabes Drawing 2016 Battle Lines In Furious Money Chase

WASHINGTON -- The 2016 presidential election’s “invisible primary” is in full swing as Republican candidates tour the country looking to secure donors for their real or potential campaigns and their super PACs. “They’re all beating the...Show More Summary

A Ton of Republicans Just Asked the Supreme Court to Rule for Marriage Equality

On Thursday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the justices to rule in favor of nationwide marriage equality. Ever since the court took the case, dozens...Show More Summary

Idaho State Rep: ‘Slave Owners Were Good People, Like Gays’

When your ethical system begins and ends with “good” as defined by “what ever authority tells you,” you end up with skewed and questionable conclusions. For instance: Paul Shepherd, a Republican Idaho state representative, recently made an ethically dubious comparison in response to his website being hijacked by a hacktivist. Shepherd is an anti-gay bigot, [...]

Conservatives Demand Satisfaction–And It Costs Them Elections

Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base.

Reid’s Retirement Shakes Up Senate Battle

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) retirement “is triggering a free-for-all for his seat — with big implications for control of the Senate in 2016,” The Hill reports. “Senate Republicans see Nevada as their best chance at a pickup this [...]

The economy is a Democrat: Why recent history shows the value of a progressive president

When Dems control the White House, the middle class wins. And under Republicans? Not so much...

House Republicans Weigh Next Steps in Clinton Email Investigation

House Republicans are pondering the "next steps" in their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account for government business after a recent subpoena returned no new documents or evidence.

Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's...Show More Summary

GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Both...Show More Summary

After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers...Show More Summary

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