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Lowlights from last night’s debate in Las Vegas

There’s no other way to put it: last night’s Republican debate in Las Vegas was a complete disaster. At no point did we hear any of the presidential hopefuls substantively discuss how they would move our country forward; instead, Donald Trump set the tone and the agenda, and everyone else followed, proving they’re now in way over their heads and…

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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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Oy vey: Republican Jewish Coalition speeches included some meshugah claims about Jews

Today, nearly the entire Republican presidential field attended a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Among the lowlights, several of the candidates made some meshugah claims about their audience: Donald Trump said, “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken” Jim Gilmore said, “Last night I was watching Schindler’s…

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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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22 years after Brady Bill, Republicans more out of touch than ever on gun safety

Twenty-two years ago today the Brady Bill, a landmark gun safety measure that requires background checks for handgun purchases, was signed into law.  Not so long ago, American leaders from Ted Kennedy to Ronald Reagan recognized the need for commonsense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally unstable. Fast forward to today. Just…

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Trump goes on a tirade, GOP pushes panic button, scramble to draft Romney begins

Last night, the GOP frontrunner went on a jaw-dropping 95-minute screed that offended, well, pretty much everyone. Here are some of the lowest of the low-lights: On Iowans: “How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” On our military: “I know more about ISIS than the generals do.” To…

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Republican answers on minimum wage: a disaster

From the very first question, last night’s Republican debate was a showcase in just how out of touch the GOP field of candidates is with the struggles of those fighting to get into the middle class. To kick off the debate, moderator Neil Cavuto asked Republican candidates if they supported raising the minimum wage. The answers were about what you’d…

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VIDEO: On the menu last night at the GOP Debate: Word Salad.

Last night, the Republican candidates had some interesting things to say when they tried to explain their reckless policies that threaten the economic gains we’ve made under President Obama. Here’s Marco Rubio trying to explain his tax plan which cuts taxes for the rich over the middle class: “I am proud that I have a pro-family tax code, because the pro-family tax plan…

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What Twitter is saying tonight about the GOP’s out-of-touch ideas

 Tonight Republican candidates on the debate stage once again didn’t offer up any solutions to any serious questions. Instead, the Republicans only brought up more of the same out-of-touch policies that once took our nation backwards and harmed middle class families. Unsurprisingly, it was a pretty bad night for the Republican Party. Jeb Bush continued to promote a plan that…

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President Obama Endorses Equality Act, While GOP Protects Right to Discriminate

RToday, President Obama announced his support of The Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Bernie Sanders have also endorsed the Equality Act. In contrast, the Republican presidential field has stood in staunch opposition to progress for LGBT Americans….

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