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Democrats Welcome GOP Candidates to Milwaukee

With signs saying “13 Million Jobs – No Going Back,” Democrats in Milwaukee held a press conference yesterday to welcome the Republican presidential candidates to their city for tonight’s Fox Business debate. And their message was clear: the Republican field offers out-of-touch, out-of-date policies that would bring Wisconsin and the nation backward and hurt the middle class. Speakers included Mayor…

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The GOP’s fake “transparency”

This morning, Jeb Bush is using the release of emails that are required to be released by Florida law to try to prove he is dedicated to “transparency,” except he doesn’t actually have a choice. In other words, his e-book is a fake show of commitment to transparency. Bush himself has a history of stonewalling open records requests, and he…

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Six Days to Republican-Forced Shutdown

We are six days away from a Republican-forced government shutdown cheered on by the Republican candidates for president – this time all to take health care access away from women. Ted Cruz promised to “lead the fight” to shut down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump thinks that Congress should shut down the government over Planned Parenthood. Jeb Bush endorsed the strategy that could shut down the federal…

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The GOP has a lot of work to do to protect survivors of domestic violence

Twenty one years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act became law. This legislation has provided life-saving assistance to millions of women and families across the nation by enacting tough new provisions to hold offenders of violence against women accountable and by strengthening programs that provide services for the survivors of these crimes. Despite the protections the Violence Against Women Act provides…

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Huckabee Joins GOP Attack On Birthright Citizenship

Another Republican presidential candidate bites the Latino outreach dust. Today, Mike Huckabee joins Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, JohnKasich, and Lindsey Graham among the dubious ranks of GOP presidential candidates who have at one point or another attacked citizenship of children born to immigrant parents.  Like Jeb Bush, Huckabee blames Asian immigrants before…

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Ten years after Katrina, the GOP hasn’t learned much

Ten years ago today, the Gulf Coast was ravaged by one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history. Today, climate change continues to remain the greatest threat to our future and future generations. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the nation. Extreme weather events – from more severe droughts and wildfires in the West to record heat waves to rising…

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The GOP Needs a Lesson on Women’s Equality Day

Today the Democratic Party is celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Ninety five years ago today, women won the right to vote, guaranteeing them one of the most basic rights available to an American citizen. While Democrats are fighting to protect women’s rights every day, it occurs to us that the GOP presidential candidates are in serious need of a lesson on…

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Tonight, President Obama is at the National Clean Energy Summit. Where is the GOP?

This evening, President Obama will speak at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. He will announce a robust set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America’s transition to cleaner sources of energy. In 2014, the US brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008, and the solar…

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DNC Memo: GOP & Birthright Citizenship

To:                        Interested Parties From:                   Pablo Manriquez, DNC Hispanic Media Director Date:                    19 August 2015 Subject:               GOP & Birthright Citizenship BACKGROUND: This year Democrats commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by fighting for efforts to guarantee the rights of all American citizens.  Not lost in the celebration were the recent, monumental…

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Obama unveils historic climate plan, Republicans can’t even admit a plan is needed

This weekend, President Obama unveiled the most ambitious clean power plan in U.S. history to combat climate change. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and invests in renewable energy, creating American jobs and saving American lives. On the other side of the country, in a state which is being ravaged by the effects of climate change, Republicans were busy as well….

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