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Oops… Donald Trump nominates anti-Energy Department Rick Perry for Energy Secretary

Rick Perry has made loud and clear that he’s a climate change denier, and he believes that the Energy Department should be eliminated. In fact, Perry released an energy plan some dubbed a “wish list for the oil and gas industry” and he is currently serving on the boards of energy companies behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. He is unfit…

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DNC Statement on Trump Selecting Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON – DNC Communications Director Adam Hodge released the following statement: “Rick Perry said that the Energy Department should be eliminated. Rick Perry forgot that he wanted to eliminate the Energy Department. Rick Perry released an energy plan some dubbed a ”wish list for the oil and gas industry” and he is currently serving on the boards of energy companies behind the…

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Rick Perry, Trump Jr. confirm: no immigration “softening”

Rick Perry and Donald Trump Jr. are the latest Trump surrogates to confirm that the Donald isn’t softening on his immigration policy. Despite reports to the contrary, Trump is not backing away from his hardline pledge to build a concrete wall and authorize a massive government deportation force. Rick Perry this morning: “Donald Trump’s not softening his position on immigration.”…

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Christie and His Competitors Dehumanizing Immigrants

Over the weekend, Chris Christie said he wants to track our nation’s immigrants like FedEx packages. When given the opportunity on Sunday to back away from it, Christie defended his plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracking parcels. This isn’t the first time a 2016 presidential candidate has compared immigrants to tracking packages. Rick Perry made the same comparison in…

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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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Rick Perry Compares Immigration to a Disease

Another day, another Republican who doesn’t get it on immigration…  Today, Rick Perry told Charles Payne: “To get distracted off of securing that border is absolutely and totally a fallacy and the wrong thing for us to be doing. You all ought to be talking about every day how are you going to secure the border. Not deflecting off on…

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Another Week in Review for the GOP 2016 field

Another week has passed for the GOP potential presidential field and things are not really looking up. This week, the GOP 2016ers were coming fresh off their first debate, which clearly didn’t go as planned. America’s biggest takeaway from the event? The Republican field is ready to leave women behind in this election. This week highlighted that when it comes…

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Here’s what the Republican presidential candidates have to say about voting rights

“While Republican presidential candidates jockey for access to the debate stage, they’re going out of their way to make it harder for all Americans to access the ballot box.” – Michael Tyler, DNC spokesperson Scott Walker: On signing into law Wisconsin’s restrictive voter ID law, Scott Walker remarked, “this one’s obviously special.” When later asked to document the number of…

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