An explosive report in The Wall Street Journal Thursday provides the first confirmed evidence of collusion between an alleged Russian hacker and the Republican Party — and the operative also told the Journal that the stolen information...Show More Summary
The Republicans have been called the party that hates the poor. With this budget and this health care bill, it’s no longer just the poor.
“Some Republican activists and donors worried about the prospects of their party’s Senate candidate in Ohio are kicking around an outside-the-box alternative: Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance,” BuzzFeed News reports. “The recruiting overtures reflect unease with the early GOP frontrunner, [...]
The Congressional Budget Office’s damning report on the party’s replacement for Obamacare stunned some GOP lawmakers. They shouldn’t have been surprised.
Via TPM: A Republican political operative in Florida asked the alleged Russian hacker who broke into Democratic Party organizations’ servers at the height of the 2016 campaign to pass him stolen documents, according to a report Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. In return, that operative received valuable Democratic voter-turnout analyses, which the newspaper found […]
The top Republican in the US Congress demanded an apology Thursday from the party's candidate in a high-stakes election in Montana, who stands accused of assaulting a reporter on the eve of the vote. Greg Gianforte, a wealthy businessman...Show More Summary
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: ‘Send a Fighter to Congress!’ Wait, Wait, We Didn’t Mean Like That! If today’s special House election in Montana goes badly for the Republicans, the party has a ready excuse. “You should...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? Apparently, you can body-slam a reporter for asking a question and still have a place in the Republican Party. Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate running for Montana’s open House seat in the state’s special election,...Show More Summary
Trump and the GOP won’t be able to shift blame to Obamacare in 2018.
In a dispatch from the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs sent before he was ‘body-slammed’ by Republican candidate Greg Gianforte, the reporter finds both parties spending millions in a race with national significanceThe Guardian is committed to holding power to account. Show More Summary
Pierce uses the dishonest statement put out by the campaign of Republican hired goon Greg Gianforte to put his assault on Ben Jaobs in context: I just adore that last part. I adore it even more than the fanciful notion that Ben Jacobs was using his iPhone of Doom to overpower poor Greg Gianforte. “Aggressive […]
Yesterday’s news that a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from Montana body-slammed a reporter has me pensive once again about where I and other conservatives like me belong. Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault for...Show More Summary
Greg Gianforte’s physical assault of a reporter this evening may be nearly unprecedented for a Congressional candidate, but it’s hardly atypical for where the Republican Party is going. That his team just doubled down on it, openly lying about what happened makes it even worse, but again, alternative facts. Gianforte campaign statement on events tonight. […]
The special election has been rife with drama, and the flow of big money portends for a battle at the ballot box. Republican groups poured money into the state to help Gianforte retain the seat for his party as Quist tried to rally progressives trying to push back against last fall's GOP tide in Montana and nationwide. Vermont Sen. Show More Summary
It’s rather crazy to me — the Republican Party is supposedly the “Christian” party and has the long-standing support of Bible-reading Christians in rural areas and Evangelicals. Somehow, a few loud-mouthed Christians and political propagandists...Show More Summary
(AP) — Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. Republican groups have...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.
Most everyone expects that Democrats will pick up some seats in the House of Representatives during the 2018 midterm elections. An opposition party almost always does during a new president’s first term; the Republicans did in 2010, largely because of the Tea Party movement animated by a populist...
“D” IS FOR DYSFUNCTION: Democrats Still Struggling To Achieve Any Kind Of Party Unity. The new chair of the Democratic National Committee recently began cursing — “Republicans don’t give a shit about people” — as a way to fire up the base in his attempt to unify the party against President Trump. But in the […]
John J. Pitney, Jr., a PoliSci professor at Claremont McKenna College wrote an opinion piece in USAToday entitled “I was a Republican until Donald Trump hijacked my party” in which he tries to prove that a professor in a California college could be a Republican. I’m sure that, given enough time and proper motivation, I […]