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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the GOP’s Latest Effort to Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the GOP’s latest effort to block the Paycheck Fairness Act: “Today, for the fourth time in recent years, Republicans in the Senate voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act – commonsense legislation that would move us closer to equal pay for women. Show More Summary

Obama WON’T take a Stand for Our Marine – House Republicans WILL!

Obama, you may not care about anything but your agenda, but the rest of America is greatly concerned about Sgt, Andrew Tahmooressi and the fact that YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING

Who Will Follow Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri? The Race Begins

HOUSTON, Texas — The race to replace Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri kicked off this past weekend at the quarterly meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) in Austin. Three candidates announced they will be running to fill the vacancy that will be left when Chairman Munisteri eventually steps down. Show More Summary

Looking Strong in 2016, Rand Paul's Record Comes Under a Microscope

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Rand Paul is under attack. Leading in early 2016 polls here, and in a surprisingly strong position in his potential bid for the GOP presidential nomination about two years out, the Kentucky Republican is coming...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Harper's Index excerpts for October

The October Harper's Index has been posted. Some excerpts: • Percentage of U.S. Republicans who say they could not live on the minimum wage: 69 • Who support raising it: 37 • Percentage of federal agencies whose servers have failed in...Show More Summary

Debating the Role of Government in Somerset, Kentucky

When two politicians debate the role of government, it is almost always Democrat vs. Republican.  Which is why it was so refreshing and instructive to read of the debate taking place among Republicans in a small city in southeasternShow More Summary

New Poll Spotlights Rove's Multiple Mid-term Miscalculations

One need only Google Rove and ObamaCare to see how loudly and consistently Republican strategist Karl Rove has been pushing it as the issue to run on in the mid-term elections. Rove even took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to spell out how to run against it as recently as mid-July. Show More Summary

9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell: I 'Love' GOP Sellout Nicolle Wallace

Rosie O'Donnell reportedly wanted a meek and docile "Republican" co-host who was reportedly not "too confrontational." And she found a perfectly mousy "Brooklyn Brawler" who will roll over for her in Nicolle Wallace, the former Republican...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Republicans try to tie David Ige to the governor he unseated

Leading Off: • HI-Gov: Well, this is an interesting tactic. The RGA goes after Democrat David Ige, tying him to departing Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The narrator argues that Ige voted for $800 million in new taxes and fees, making it hard...Show More Summary

Dems Rush to Prop Up Brownley Ahead of Tighter-Than-Expected House Race

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and House Majority PAC have increased their spending to help embattled Democrat Rep. Julia Brownley fend off a strong showing from Republican challenger Jeff Gorell. According to...Show More Summary

Republican Senate victory would doom already stymied Obama nominations

The Senate likely has just one full week of work left before November's election—this week. The Senate also has 153 pending nominations to executive and judicial positions which have cleared committee and are waiting for floor votes....Show More Summary

Voter suppression reaches new low

If you haven’t been following this story, the report below will bring you up to speed. In a nutshell, Republican efforts at voter suppression now extend to voter registration. Rev. Raphael Warnock on GOP Voter Suppression Efforts from Georgia Democrat on Vimeo.

EXCLUSIVE–RNC Chair Priebus to Landrieu: Open Your Books or Pay Taxpayers Back for Private Flights

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is demanding embattled Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) either come clean on dozens of allegedly improperly billed private charter flights or reimburse taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent on private jets at taxpayer expense. Show More Summary

Americans Are Refreshingly Realistic About the ISIS Threat

Paul Waldman draws my attention to a new Pew poll with an interesting result. Hawkish Republicans have been running around for the past month insisting that ISIS terrorists are a direct threat to the United States, and therefore we have...Show More Summary

Even Kansas Republicans have had enough hardcore conservatism

Sam Brownback facing off with voters For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory. As Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill

After voting to move the Paycheck Fairness Act to debate, Republicans turned around and quashed it. The post Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona Republican vice chair resigns after he suggests sterilizing welfare recipients

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Another Republican (ex-)lawmaker pipes up with thoughts on sterilizing poor Americans. Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) resigned his position as first vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party on Sunday amid criticism...Show More Summary

#2: The Republican Party's Extraordinary Pattern of Destructiveness

The following is the second in a series whose purpose is to show what's gone wrong in our nation's political arena, and to help start the process of setting things right. The series is addressed to all those who are disturbed by what...Show More Summary

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