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
Throughout Wednesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed no concerns or reservations about the “grassroots resistance” and “anger from progressives” on display at congressional and Senate Republican town halls. All the while,...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
Essential Politics: Lawmaker says California needs an estate tax if the federal version is scrapped, Sanders thanks supporters in Los Angeles Feb. 22, 2017, 2:13 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: If...
Looking forward from Donald Trump’s inauguration last month, both allies and opponents expected a sprint of action from the president and an emboldened Republican Party. All the parts were there: GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress,...Show More Summary
Republicans’ ham-handed attempt to elevate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — as evidence there are (gasp!) liberal New Englanders in the Democratic Party — reminds us the party has not come to terms with majority status. Trying to make a liberal lawmaker the face of the Democratic Party was the sort of political stunt Republicans tried […]
The party of Donald Trump thinks it has a real winning strategy for 2018: try to make it about Elizabeth Warren. Democrats will be playing major defense in the Senate, with just two potentially competitive Republican-held seats, so any...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 […]
Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback suffered a major defeat on Wednesday after the Kansas House of Representatives voted to override his veto of the legislature’s tax hikes aimed at filling massive gaps in the state budget. Jonathan Shorman, a reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal, reports...
"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
Republicans have been quick to try and appoint Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MD) as the leader of the Democratic Party. In a press release for...
Republicans had no use for the Russian autocrat -- right up until he and their party's president forged an awkward partnership.
“Blue America” has its own Tea Party, and it’s making waves – and unnerving Republicans who are now realizing that draconian immigration policies are not popular, Obamacare is more than just popular – it is necessary for far more of their constituents than they want to believe, and Donald Trump is wildly unpopular – nd [...]
TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) IT’S 2009 ALL OVER AGAIN Republican lawmakers are confronted with a choice their Democratic colleagues faced with the rise of the tea party in 2009: hold town hall meetings that are increasingly combative or pivot to other constituent interaction strategies. Show More Summary
Joe Scarborough: “The Republican Party needs to know that there is going to be a time after Donald Trump, and they are going to be judged for the next 50 years on how they respond to the challenges today.” Stephen [...]
The hypocrisy of our mental health-ignoring, gun-loving Congress has reached new heights. On Wednesday, the Republican Party pretended to care about the rights of the mentally ill by repealing an Obama-era regulation that prevented people with diagnosed disorders from purchasing firearms. Show More Summary
At the top of her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell enthusiastically touted liberal protesters showing up to congressional town hall meetings: “Republican Congress members getting an earful back home as they...Show More Summary
Conservative commentator George F. Will left Fox News and the Republican Party over his views of Trump – who he has called a "political sociopath" (and much...
Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren (Republican, of course) has introduced a bill requiring “partisan balance” among the faculty of public universities. In what may be the worst state bill (not specifically aimed at women) so far this year, the bill would require faculty to state their party affiliation before being hired. Show More Summary