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Journalist arrested at public event for Georgia Republicans

5 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Nydia Tisdale is a citizen journalist in Georgia. She attends and records public meetings and then uploads the videos to YouTube. She was invited to a Republican event for Governor Nathan Deal in Dawsonville, GA, arrived early to get a front row seat, mingled with visiting politicians and then began to record the speeches. Show More Summary

Republicans whine as Obama and Biden rally with workers for Labor Day

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Milwaukee's Laborfest 2014. On Monday, prominent Democrats like President Obama and Vice President Biden made their traditional visits to Labor Day events, because of course they did. What politician...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz’s Dad: ‘The Average Black Does Not’ Understand That Minimum Wage Is Bad

Blacks, says Rafael Cruz, “need to be educated” about Democrats so they’ll vote Republican. “The average black does not’ understand that the minimum wage is bad, believes the Texas senator’s father. Cruz was speaking to the Williamson County, Texas Republican Club. During the speech, Cruz spoke at length about a recent conversation he said he [...]

In stunning move, Alaska Democrats and independents form fusion ticket to beat Republican governor

Life just got a whole lot tougher for Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) Alaska Democrats have done something remarkable—and probably unprecedented—in their quest to defeat Republican Gov. Sean Parnell this year. On Monday, the state party...Show More Summary

Republicans Mysteriously Decide to Become Hawkish Again

Apparently the kinder, gentler version of the Republican Party is quickly disappearing: Remember when the Republican Party was quickly shifting toward a new brand of Rand Paul-esque foreign policy non-interventionism? No more. Less than...Show More Summary

Iowa Democrat Jim Mowrer takes on Steve King's 'damaging' record

Help end this long national nightmare. Rep. Steve King, the Republican's go-to guy on immigration reform, is facing the toughest challenge in his career as Congress's most obnoxious loudmouth. That challenge is coming from Iraq veteran, former Pentagon official, and native Iowan Jim Mowrer. Show More Summary

The Insiders: Democrats’ 5-point campaign plan for the fall

Now that Labor Day has passed, the 2014 campaign season is officially underway.  By any measure, the Republicans seem to have the advantage and are poised to take control of the Senate in the midterm elections.  The Democrats are struggling on just about every front.  They do not have a credible economic agenda, and under […]

GOP to Women Voters: Heed Our Statements, Not Our Votes

Jess McIntosh: Republicans have recently deployed a new tactic to deal with the fact that key aspects of their agenda are at odds with the women voters they need on Election Day.

The House GOP expected wave. So far, none in sight

Yup, sorry. Turns out Obamacare won't gift you dozens of seats after all. You couldn't imagine a more optimistic bunch than House Republicans at the start of this cycle. In midterm elections, the party controlling the White House during the sixth year of a presidency lost an average of 29 seats in the House (and six seats in the Senate). Show More Summary

Cory Gardner calls himself history's greatest champion of the pill, but he's still 100% anti-choice

Four years ago, Republican congressman and Colorado GOP Senate nominee Cory Gardner was campaigning to make personhood—the radical view that fertilized eggs should be treated as persons from a legal perspective—the law of the land in his home state. Show More Summary

Louisiana GOP Files Complaint Against Mary Landrieu Over Taxpayer Funded Campaign Plane Travel

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Republican Party filed a complaint with the Select Committee on Ethics of the U.S. Senate over Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) use of taxpayer funds to pay for charter flights taken to campaign events. It is against the law for members of Congress to use taxpayer funds to pay for political activities. Show More Summary

The Wash. Post 's Resident Scott Walker Cheerleader

Former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen, who has a financial relationship with Gov. Scott Walker, is using his Washington Post column to lavish praise on the Wisconsin Republican and help position him for a 2016 presidential run. In 2013, Thiessen co-authored Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge with Walker. Show More Summary

(No) Surprise! Andrew Cuomo actively worked to undermine Democratic control of Senate

What kind of guy thinks enabling Republicans would help him in a Democratic presidential bid? This guy. No surprise, since we've been saying this all along. The circumstantial evidence was overwhelming. Now, there's direct evidence. Whenever...Show More Summary


IN THE FUTURE, EVERYONE WILL BE A RAPIST FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES: Washington Post Columnist: ‘Weight Is the New Rape.’ Plus: “The mainstream press has also repeatedly mocked Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight, and there is no indication that future comments about Christie’s weight will be held to the same standard as those about [...]

Columnist: ISIS Is Bush's Fault, But GOP Trying to 'Yoke Obama With' It

On August 31, The New York Times ran a op-ed in which columnist Charles M. Blow contended that Republicans are trying to use the 9/11 attacks to make Americans fear ISIS and "yoke Obama with the ill effects of a war started by [George W. Show More Summary

Republican Senate Nominee Touts Birth Control Support, Downplays Anti-Woman Record In New Ad

Cory Gardner has been working hard to convince voters he's shed his extreme anti-woman past. The post Republican Senate Nominee Touts Birth Control Support, Downplays Anti-Woman Record In New Ad appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Georgia Republicans Have Citizen Arrested for Videotaping Them at Public Event

Nydia Tisdale is a citizen journalist in Georgia. She does not get paid for her work, but instead sees it as a civic duty to record politicians and the political process, and then upload those videos to YouTube. What she does is in large part what democracy is all about-- involved, informed citizens exercising their rights under the First Amendment. Not in Georgia.

George Will's Ethical Problems Continue With The Kochs And AFP

Washington Post columnist George Will deepened his ethically challenged connections to big-money conservative groups by participating in an Americans for Prosperity summit where prominent Republican presidential hopefuls made their pitch...Show More Summary

Alabama Democrat: “Actions of Republicans in Congress Are Worse Than #ISIL”

Democrat JT Smith is an Alabama Democrat and a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. JT tweeted this out on Monday: The greatest country on earth is being bullied from within. Actions of Republicans in congress are worse than #ISIL. … Continue reading ?

Governors' Races Are Turning the National Political Map Upside Down

Democrats are playing defense in deep-blue states like Hawaii, while Republicans are worried about holding on in strongholds like Georgia.

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