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2016

GOP Candidates “Laughably” Try to Distance Themselves from Trump Despite Imitating Him for Months

Last night’s extraordinarily un-American call by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the United States, including Muslim U.S. citizens traveling abroad and presumably those who serve in our intelligence services and military, is anything but an isolated incident. In fact the Republican field of presidential candidates has spent weeks sowing fear and attempting to marginalize the Muslim community…

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Rubio says Paris attacks a “positive development” for his political advantage

Just when you thought the GOP’s rhetoric in the aftermath of the Paris attacks couldn’t get worse, Marco Rubio proves us wrong. When responding to a question about whether foreign policy would give him “a boost with voters,” Marco Rubio claimed that the Paris attacks were a “positive development” for the presidential campaign. Rubio left no doubt that he understood the very partisan, political, and ugly statement he…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Coming back from Thanksgiving, we had a lot to be grateful for this week here at the DNC.  From equality for LGBT Americans, to Obamacare, to DACA, we can thank President Obama for the strides we’ve seen under his leadership. This morning we learned even more positive news: November’s jobs report showed 211,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Pact, While Republicans Continue to Deny Science and Public Opinion

Today, President Obama concluded his trip to the United Nations climate change summit, amid news that two-thirds of Americans want the United States to join a binding international agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. By contrast, the Republican candidates for president have continued their silence on one of the most pressing issues of our time. Worse, not only have they…

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One way in which Marco Rubio is unique

For months, we’ve been demonstrating how Marco Rubio is no different than the rest of the GOP field. Whether it’s on cutting taxes for the wealthy or taking health care away from 19 million Americans, Rubio is in the lockstep with the outdated and out-of-touch policies supported by the rest of the Republican candidates for president. But here is one…

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Rubio says Paris attacks a “positive development” for his political advantage

Just when you thought the GOP’s rhetoric in the aftermath of the Paris attacks couldn’t get worse, Marco Rubio proved us wrong. When responding to a question about whether foreign policy would give him “a boost with voters,” Marco Rubio claimed that the Paris attacks were a “positive development” for the presidential campaign. Rubio left no doubt that he understood the very…

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Irresponsible GOP rhetoric makes it harder to fight terror

This week, the DNC and our allies have been holding the Republican presidential candidates accountable for their irresponsible, counterproductive, and dangerous rhetoric against Muslim-Americans that alienates our allies at home and abroad, making it harder to fight terrorist organizations like ISIS. Unable to draw a clear distinction or substantive alternative between what President Obama is doing to combat terrorism and…

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Rubio Misses Intelligence Briefing with Secretary Kerry For Another Fundraiser

Today is the second day in a row where Marco Rubio neglected his responsibilities as a U.S. Senator on committees focused on our national security to raise money for his presidential campaign.  As noted, Rubio’s campaign thinks it’s okay to miss briefings on the Paris attacks because he attended one on Monday – despite the fact that intelligence continues to…

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VIDEO: Inciting fear isn’t presidential

The Republican presidential candidates have found a new group to denigrate. In response to the Paris terror attacks, Republicans are falling into their usual habit: oversimplifying complex problems and then scaring Americans with misinformation. Their latest stunt? Equating all of Islam with terrorism – a notion that is not only offensive, but one that acts as a recruiting tool for…

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What folks on Twitter are saying about the #DemDebate

Tonight, each of the Democratic presidential candidates showed that they have a firm grasp on the foreign policy challenges facing our nation, and that they respect voters enough to give serious and substantive answers on what it takes to tackle terrorism across the globe. We saw our candidates offer clear solutions to important issues that will lift up the middle…

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