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DNC Statement on Rand Paul Ending his Presidential Run

“The man who ran away from DREAMers, and then ran away from tough questions on immigration and then ran away from tough questions on criminal justice reform, and then ran away from 9/11 first responders seeking healthcare, has finally stopped running. Unfortunately, his out-of-touch stances on tax cuts that only benefit the wealthy, letting terror suspects purchase guns, and taking…

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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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Republicans Continue to Vilify Disabled Americans

The Republicans are at it again—proposing policies that drag our nation backwards and hurt hardworking Americans. Yesterday Marco Rubio slammed disability insurance, calling it the new “new long-term unemployment.” This comes after Rand Paul once said that people with disability are “gaming the system” and Donald Trump mocked a reporter with a physical disability. RUBIO: “Disability has now become the…

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GOP’s paid leave “plans” are either unworkable or nonexistent

We know that on principle, Republicans are opposed to many initiatives that help middle-class and working families – things like raising the minimum wage, pay equity, and affordable health initiatives. It’s no different for paid family leave – an issue where the U.S. lags behind its foreign counterparts, and American families pay the price for GOP inaction. Every Republican candidate…

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As President Obama visits auto industry amid record sales, Republicans still want to let Detroit go bankrupt

Today, President Obama returns to Michigan as American auto makers have dramatically rebounded and are posting record sales. Since mid-2009, the auto industry has seen record job growth, with an increase of 646,000 jobs across manufacturing and retail. Last year, U.S. auto makers sold 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., the best year in the history of…

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GOP Candidates Aren’t Serious About Gun Violence in America

Today, the President laid out a clear and compelling case to address the crisis of gun violence in America. The facts are clear: America is the only advanced country on earth that sees mass gun violence this frequently. Yet, the Republicans running for president are clinging to the past and standing in the way of measures to keep the American…

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GOP Wages War on Facts, Loses.

We heard a lot of bombastic saber-rattling from the Republicans last night, but the only thing they actually waged war on were facts. See what the fact-checkers are saying: CNN Reality Check of GOP Debate Finds Cruz’s Claim on Syrian Refugees “False”: AP FACT CHECK: Republican debaters go astray ASSOCIATED PRESS // TAMI ABDOLLAH AND VIVIAN SALAMA The vast complexities…

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Day after mass shooting, Rubio, Cruz, Paul, Graham vote against blocking terror suspects from buying guns, universal background checks

In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Republicans in the Senate had a chance to heed the American people’s call for commonsense gun reforms and vote to make this country a safer place for our families. They rejected it. Twenty-four hours after one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen – and possibly an act of…

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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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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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