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Panic! at the Rubio (Campaign)

It started last Thursday when Rick Santorum went on television and couldn’t name a single accomplishment of Rubio’s. It sent the campaign into panic mode. Two days later, confronted with his lack of accomplishments in the Republican debate, Rubio panicked and short-circuited, robotically pivoting to the same tired talking point. And when a Granite Stater poignantly asked Rubio “why do…

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About That List Of Accomplishments

A day after Rick Santorum said “I guess it’s hard to say there are accomplishments” of Marco Rubio, reporters still couldn’t recall anything that Rubio has accomplished. So we took a look at the list he’s been passing around and clarified the spin from the Rubio campaign: While he passed a bill to curb eminent domain while in the legislature….

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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 And their message was clear: the Republican field offers out-of-touch, out-of-date policies that would bring Wisconsin and the nation backward and hurt the middle class.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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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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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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Bush, Walker, Rubio, Cruz, and Santorum on 5-year anniversary of Wall Street reform: Put the banks back in charge

Seven years ago, America was on the brink of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. The effects of the Bush recession – which cost nearly 9 million Americans their job – still ripple through the economy today. Five years ago, President Obama and Democrats in Congress responded to that crisis by passing the most sweeping Wall Street reform…

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MEMO: Walker, Perry, and Santorum earn their intolerance badges

To: Interested Parties From: DNC Date: July 20, 2015 Re: Republican Presidential candidates and the Boy Scouts of America Republican candidates have been searching for every opportunity to distinguish themselves from the pack, highlighting extreme right-wing positions in order to capture the base’s attention. So when the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee announced that they had unanimously voted to…

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Another Week in Review for the GOP 2016 field

Another week for the GOP potential presidential field, and another week of struggles. Here’s a recap: Scott Walker It’s safe to say that Scott Walker wins our award for worst week in the GOP field. Where to begin. First off, late last week more news surfaced of Scott Walker’s administration’s shady dealings and failed jobs promises. Long story short, Walker…

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