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DNC MEMO: The ridiculous GOP answer on same-sex weddings

From: Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director To: Interested Parties Date: April 29, 2015 Re: The ridiculous GOP answer on same-sex weddings It appears that the new, burning, hard-hitting question that GOP presidential hopefuls are tripping all over is whether or not they would attend a same-sex wedding of someone they personally knew and cared for. Here’s what they’ve said. Bush:  Sure, if I care…

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ICYMI: Faith and Freedom Summit Lowlights

Yesterday in Waukee, Iowa, several GOP 2016 candidates and potential candidates took the stage desperately pitching themselves to the right wing of their party. While Democrats in Iowa and across the country are talking about strengthening the middle class and expanding economic opportunity to more Americans, here is what the GOP is spending its time discussing: Ted Cruz – “This…

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New Year, Same Ol’ GOP

It’s a new year, and thanks to the Republican Party we’re talking about white supremacist group gatherings, instead of focusing on how to grow the economy to create more jobs, ensure higher wages and equal pay, and expand opportunities to climb the ladder to the middle class. And what’s worse, we’ve seen this movie before. Just like last year with…

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Brownback and Santorum remember their fight against equal pay

Today, failed 2012 Presidential candidate Rick Santorum will join his former Senate colleague Sam Brownback to remember their opposition to equal pay for women. In 2008, then-Senator Sam Brownback joined his Republican colleagues to kill the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a bill that would make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. Even though Brownback…

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DNC Memo: A Cattle Call, ‘New’ Leadership & The Definition of Insanity

From: Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director To: Interested Parties Date: June 19, 2014 Re: A Cattle Call, ‘New’ Leadership & The Definition of Insanity  With this afternoon’s House GOP leadership elections, as well as the kick-off of the GOP’s latest 2016 cattle call at the circus known as the Faith and Freedom coalition meeting, it seems like a good a time…

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Paul, Jindal, and Santorum proved the DNC right

Today, Iowa Republicans got a preview of the 2016 primaries from the three potential candidates who spoke at their convention. Here are a few of the lowlights from their remarks:   Rand Paul, who skipped a classified briefing on Sergeant Bergdahl repeated his “joke” that the government should do a swap with 5 Democratic leaders instead of 5 members of…

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‘stupid party’ gathering kicks off in NOLA

Last year, Governor Bobby Jindal famously (or infamously) proclaimed that the GOP should, “stop being the stupid party.” Today, Governor Jindal will help kick off the Republican Leadership Conference’s annual gathering of party leaders, conspiracy theorists and past and future presidential candidates. Speaking alongside Jindal today includes RNC Chairman Reince Priebus who has overseen the party’s failed rebrand effort and…

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3 makes a trend

This morning, Mitt Romney joined the growing chorus who disagree with the GOP’s opposition to raising the minimum wage. In just the past two weeks, we’ve heard Tim Pawlenty say Republicans need to do more than just “talk the talk” when it comes to supporting American workers, and Rick Santorum say that the GOP position on the minimum wage “makes…

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Shot/Chaser: RNC on Raising the Wage

Shot: RNC Tumblr: “Hourly Wages Flatten As Obama’s Economy Remains Stuck In Neutral” If only we had some sort of proposal that would help ensure Americans working full time don’t have to remain in poverty….oh wait…. Chaser: WaPo Headline: “Senate Republicans block minimum wage increase bill” After Senate Republicans voted last week to block a vote to increase the minimum…

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Santorum to GOP: Minimum Wage Position Makes “No Sense”

For the second time in less than a week, a major Republican leader has rejected their party’s position of opposing a minimum wage increase for working Americans. Last week it was Tim Pawlenty, today Rick Santorum. When will the GOP listen to them and join 73% of Americans who want to pass a commonsense wage increase that would benefit 28…

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