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NEW DNC VIDEO: So much for the “best” cabinet members

Donald Trump repeatedly called Ben Carson a “pathological liar,” questioned his faith and temperament, and said Carson didn’t have any “aptitude to do any of the deals that you have to do.” So naturally, Trump tapped Carson yesterday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Watch the DNC’s new video to see Trump’s comments on Carson then versus…

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DNC Statement on Trump nominating Ben Carson to Lead HUD

For Immediate Release December 5, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – dncpress@dnc.org  DNC Statement on Trump nominating Ben Carson to Lead HUD Donald Trump today named Ben Carson as his choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is the same Ben Carson whose top advisor said he would not be able to do the job, arguing that “Dr. Carson feels he has no…

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Let’s remember who the GOP wants on our currency….

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced today that Harriet Tubman will be the first African-American and the second woman ever portrayed on the face of our country’s paper currency when she appears on the new $20 bill. The Republican presidential candidates must be disappointed. Remember who they recommended at their September 16th GOP debate? Margaret Thatcher, Ivanka Trump, Ben Carson’s mother,…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview With tomorrow marking 100 days until the Republican National Convention, it’s a countdown to catastrophe. Following two terrible weeks, the GOP is in disarray as Republicans continue to panic at the prospect of Lyin’ Ted or Dangerous Donald becoming their nominee. If the tepid support of Jim Risch or Ben Carson this week is any indication, the GOP is…

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100 Days Until the GOP Convention – Countdown to Catastrophe

100 Days Until the GOP Convention – Countdown to Catastrophe With tomorrow being 100 days until their national convention, the Republicans are in utter disarray. After having a terrible two weeks, they have continued to panic at the prospect that Lyin’ Ted or Dangerous Donald will become their presidential nominee. If the tepid support and comical non-endorsements from party leaders…

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Terrible surrogate Ben Carson continues to be terrible

Pro-tip for the Trump campaign: these are not the responses you want from one of your top surrogates to the question “are there better people out there to be president than Donald Trump? “I don’t think you have to really think about that.” “There are better people at everything.” “I don’t think that that’s a useful place to go.” “If…

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DROPOUT WATCH: Who Will Follow in Romney’s 2008 CPAC Footsteps?

In 2008, Mitt Romney got the hint and took the opportunity at CPAC to drop out of the presidential race. It’s probably time for some of the GOP’s 2016 candidates to do the same. WATCH Let’s remember where Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ben Carson stand in the race for the nomination: nowhere. Donald Trump has amassed over 220 delegates…

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Twitter Roundup on Tonight’s GOP Debate: Houston, Republicans Have a Problem

Tonight’s debate didn’t fundamentally change anything, but it exposed major problems for Republicans, regardless of which extreme candidate makes it to November. When you compare the extremism of the Republican Party to the serious, substantive, and strong vision Democratic candidates have for building on the progress we’ve made over the last 7 years, it’s clear we have to elect a…

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VAWA Takes Center Stage for the GOP

As recent events show, the Republican Party is in crisis and the right wing is winning. John Kasich, who twice supported the Violence Against Women Act – a sensible law with broad bipartisan support – is distancing himself from his own super PAC after it correctly criticized his GOP rival, Marco Rubio, for voting against the law. WATCH THE AD…

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At Debate, Republicans Doubled Down on Rhetoric That Makes America Less Safe

At last night’s debate, the Republican party’s presidential candidates doubled down on their hateful and dangerous rhetoric. Time and again throughout this campaign, the Republicans running for president have stoked fear, appealed to the worst of human nature, and called for dangerous policy positions that alienate our allies, helping extremists like ISIL recruit and strain ties with the Muslim partners…

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