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If substance wasn’t your thing last night…

Americans across the country are lauding the first Democratic presidential debate as a substantive and wide-ranging conversation that featured candidates laying out their visions to move America forward and grow the middle class. Republican presidential candidates offered a stark contrast to the substantive Democratic debate as they continued to make news and take heat for the vitriol, invective, and outdated…

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Rand Paul’s latest innovation: tax breaks for “hedge fund guys”

Rand Paul is struggling. He’s slipping and sliding in the polls, his supporters are jumping ship, and the people back home in Kentucky are not impressed.  He’s performing so poorly that he had to purchase himself a little insurance policy by buying an election. He’s tried to boost his profile lately by coming up with more creative ways to defund…

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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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GOP candidates still support government shutdown

Shutting down the government over access to lifesaving, affordable health care was all the rage for GOP presidential candidates on television today. Carly Fiorina tried to fact check fact-checkers, Chris Christie continued to keep the door to a government shutdown wide open, and Rand Paul tried to blame a potential government shutdown on Democrats. See for yourself: Carly Fiorina Chris…

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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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DNC Chair Statement on Rally on National Mall

Today, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to the #WomenBetrayed rally on the national mall, headlined by GOP presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul: “It’s not Planned Parenthood that has betrayed women. It’s the Republican Party. Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider that delivers safe and affordable care to women of all income…

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Another Week in Review for the GOP 2016 field

Another week has passed for the GOP potential presidential field, and another week of struggles. Chris Christie Chris Christie had a pretty miserable week. He proudly touted that, as President, he would want to implement a system like FedEx to track human beings who overstay their visas. You read that right: like FedEx packages. But that’s not all. On Wednesday,…

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DNC response to Rand Paul’s insensitive comments on Native American “assimilation”

Today, Rand Paul’s shocking lack of historical and cultural awareness was on full display, as he told a conservative radio host that Native Americans, “don’t do very well because there’s been a lack of assimilation,” and suggested that, “if they were assimilated, within a decade they’d probably be doing as well as the rest of us.” Listen to the full…

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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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