I tend to put most of what President Trump has done into two general categories. The first category is things that a normal Republican president would do under normal circumstances. This includes promising to work with Congress to repeal...Show More Summary
John Oliver had a great time punching the Republican Party over Obamacare last night. "[Trump's HHS Secretary] Tom Price once proposed a tax credit of $1,200 for people aged 18 to 35 and $3,000 to people 50 and up, which is roughly a third of the cost of the most bare-bones plans on the market today. Show More Summary
(Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson) The stacks at the Nucor Steel plant in Seattle on February 25, 2016 F ifty-two years after the first scientific warning to a U.S. president, the Republican Party still has no official policy to deal with climate change. Show More Summary
This week on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver ripped the Republican Party for voting to repeal Obamacare before they have any form of alternative idea to replace it. “Obamacare is not perfect,” he said. “It had and has serious flaws.” The Healthcare.gov...
Donald Trump: Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!
“Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!” — President Donald Trump, on Twitter. “Call me Tom. And don’t get too happy. Keith [...]
President Donald Trump offered a backhanded congratulations to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who was narrowly elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday. "Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. Show More Summary
Boston Globe: “Attempting to put a defining framework on his tumultuous first month in office, President Trump on Friday articulated a new vision for the Republican Party as a populist defender of the working class that will challenge elites at [...]
Donald Trump and his chief adviser Stephen Bannon signalled a total rebranding of conservatives at the CPAC.
Members of the latest iteration of the Republican Party are less able to cope with criticism than their predecessors. Hilarity ensues. For example, here’s Breitbartian and Bannon protege Sebastian Gorka invoking the If familiarity breeds contempt then a lack of familiarity must breed respect clause, which is regularly used by grade school students and annoying […]
On Thursday, Steve Bannon, who is President Donald Trump’s most influential adviser, and Reince Priebus, Trump’s frequently embattled chief of staff, spoke together at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering for activists, politicians, and media professionals on the right. Show More Summary
The Republican Party’s best chance to repeal Obamacare is already gone.
Kellyanne Conway was straightforward and stuck to the facts in her appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday morning. Her comments about how she views feminism are making most of the headlines, but I was struck by what she said about the Trump campaign and how the Trump movement as a whole has sparked a […]
This is very Trumpian in its gratuitous cruelty, and yet President Pence, Rubio, Cruz would be doing the same thing: The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become […]
As everyone knows, the fundamental principle of the Republican party is to redistribute as much income as possible from the rest of us to the rich. In keeping with this principle, Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress are pushing through a proposal to make workers pay larger fees on their retirement accounts. Show More Summary
He may not be an ideological conservative, but the movement created him. Now it must own him and the hatred he spews. Since the early days of its ascendance in the Republican Party, the conservative movement’s leaders have advanced their cause on two major claims that have shaped conservatism’s identity: moral rectitude and love of the Constitution. Show More Summary
At some point, one would think, the Republican Party is going to eventually need legislators who are not deeply, deeply stupid. While defending the need to build a costly wall along the southern U.S. border, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)Show More Summary
More on Rand Paul, Trump’s most slavering congressional lackey: The Republican Party has largely decided to cover for Donald Trump’s massive corruption, grotesque lies, and manifest unfitness for office. But few of them have gone quite so far, or quite so cravenly, as Rand Paul. The junior senator from Kentucky, and onetime hope of the […]
"The Republican party needs to know there is going to be a time after Donald Trump"
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, in New York. S ince the early days of its ascendance in the Republican Party, the conservative movement’s leaders have advanced their cause on two major claims that have shaped conservatism’s identity: moral rectitude and love of the Constitution. Show More Summary