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Arkansas horror story: Republican lawmaker gave up adopted 6-year-old to man who then raped her

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An Arkansas Republican state representative is facing serious scrutiny after he apparently “rehomed” his adopted daughters to a household where one of the girls, age 6, was raped by the father. Furthermore, Rep. Justin Harris is accused of continuing to take state funds intended for the...

Georgia Republicans Sneak In Some Gay-Bashing While Lone Democrat Takes A Leak

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

The Georgia GOP has pulled the old switcheroo, by advancing a discriminatory bill while the only dissenting member was taking a tinkle. Taking a break from their usual routine of burning textbooks and telling poor kids to suck it, the...Show More Summary

Strict Deconstructionism: Republican Legal and Political Values in 2015

My take on yesterday’s oral argument is up. The first main point is that unlike many smart observers I’m not really much more optimistic than I was yesterday.  And second, it’s like how much more hackish could Scalia be?  And the answer is none.  None more hackish: Particularly remarkable, however, was this exchange: SCALIA: What […]

Yesterday, House Democrats saved Amtrak ... proving again that they're the only ones governing

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"You're welcome, John." It was lost in Wednesday's shuffle of Supreme Court arguments, Senate Republicans' failure to override President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL bill, and the latest appalling revelations out of Ferguson, butShow More Summary

Rick Perry supporters launch super PAC for 2016 presidential run

A group of Rick Perry's supporters and former advisers launched a super PAC on Thursday to promote the former Texas governor's likely campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. As a super PAC, the Opportunity and Freedom...Show More Summary

Here's why this Texas Republican's dreams to send people to a star is equally ridiculous and important

If ever there were an agency that thinks big, it's NASA. The first and only agency to send people to the surface of the moon, NASA has now been asked to develop the technology to send manned missions beyond our solar system, to distant stars. Show More Summary

Republicans Fail In Attempt To Override Keystone XL Veto

Just a reminder: Obama vetoed Keystone because of the legislation, not on its merits. We'll have to wait and see what happens later: (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Senate failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill forcing approval...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Prison Makes People Gay But Thinks God Still Hates You

Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Prison Makes People Gay We reported that yesterday During a discussion of same-sex marriage, CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Ben Carson whether he thought being gay was a choice.

Texas GOPer says Jesus wants legal pot: ‘Everything God made is good, including marijuana’

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Tea Party-backed Republican state representative from Texas argued this week that marijuana should be legal for medicinal and recreational use because “everything God made is good.” On Monday, Rep. David Simpson (R) introduced a bill that would strike marijuana from Texas drug laws....

Let’s Meet Justin Harris, The Arkansas House’s Godly Child-Abandoner

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Yesterday we introduced you to the honorable Justin Harris, a proud Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who kinda-sorta hid from the public the fact that he’d adopted two little girls out of foster care, tired of them after a year in his home, and given them to another family to raise. Show More Summary

House Committee Subpoenas Hillary on Secret E-mails on Benghazi

The House Select Committee, led by South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy, has officially subpoenaed Hillary Clinton for her to turn over all related e-mails and documents about her involvement (or lack of it) in the disastrous Benghazi consulate terrorist attack.

Wisconsin Assembly to begin final debate on right-to-work bill

By Brendan O'Brien, Reuters Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday will begin a final debate on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts.

Ben Carson trips over 'gay issues'

The Republican presidential hopeful said he had proof that homosexuality is "absolutely" a choice. His argument didn't go well -- and neither did his apology.

Down in the Dumps about 'Downton'?

It's a long way to Season Six. What do you do after you've watched all five previous seasons again? Redecorate! Follow the lead of Congressman Aaron Schock. Never heard of him? He's the Illinois Republican best known for appearing on the cover of Men's Health, for his killer abs, and for being generally hunky. Show More Summary

Rick Scott Gives Up Trying To Drug Test Florida Welfare Applicants

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing The law, a top priority of the Republican governor's first term, was ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. Show More Summary

GOP Candidates Recast Their Immigration Views

“Prospective Republican presidential hopefuls are going to great lengths to recast their immigration pasts,” The Hill reports. “Many, like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), are fully repenting on their past support for plans to grant [...] The post GOP Candidates Recast Their Immigration Views appeared first on Political Wire.

Ben Carson Apologizes for 'Prison-Gay' Comments, Says He's Not Going to Talk About Gay Rights Anymore

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican presidential hopeful and anti-gay extremist Ben Carson has issued an apology for his comments yesterday morning with CNN's Chris Cuomo explaining why he believes homosexuality is a choice. Said Carson in the interview: "Because a lot of people who...

Pot isn't God's mistake, says Republican from Texas House of Reps

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"All that God created is good, including marijuana," says Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) who is proposing a bill to repeal marijuana offenses. Read the rest

See Jeb Bush’s Life in Photos

The second son of one of America's most prominent political families, Jeb Bush has been in the public eye most of his life, albeit in his brother's shadow. Jeb is now taking the forefront with his putative bid for Republican presidential nominee in 2016

Nicolle Wallace: Hillary Email Will Just Turn Out to be 'Wedding Stuff'

What's wrong with this picture: Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist being tougher on Hillary than ostensible Republican Nicolle Wallace? On today's Morning Joe, former W aide Wallace said that Hillary would wind up releasing all her emails...Show More Summary

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