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New data shows Republicans on verge of falling to third-party status in California

On Friday, the office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla posted updated voter registration statistics in advance of the state’s June 5 primary, and the data shows a continuation of the same bleak trend line for Golden State Republicans … Continue reading

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Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans

The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.

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Why Pennsylvania Matters: A Gerrymandering Expert Explains How Republicans Rigged The Map

Author David Daley explained how Republicans seized power and used the gerrymander to rig the map to make themselves unbeatable for a decade. Video: Here is how Republicans rigged the map with the gerrymander. pic.twitter.com/DxbJJmkl39 — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) … Continue reading

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John Oliver To Republicans: F**k Your Thoughts And Prayers

John Oliver returned to the air with a message for Republicans. Oliver said, “F**k your thoughts and prayers,” as he discussed how the kids standing up in Parkland makes this mass shooting feel different. Video: Oliver said: We are back, … Continue reading

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How the Republicans stole the Second Amendment

Republicans stole the Second Amendment. Over the course of 30 years, the right waged a war on political, legal, and academic fronts to redefine that amendment, contrary to history, text, and precedent, as creating an individual right to bear arms. Of course, none of … Continue reading

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Following mass shooting, some Republicans begin to buck NRA

Days after one of the most deadly school shootings in U.S. history, there are some signs that the National Rifle Association’s stranglehold on the Republican party may be loosening slightly. Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), who touted an ‘A’ NRA rating … Continue reading

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Emma Gonzalez Survived The Parkland Shooting And Now She’s Calling BS On Republicans And Guns

“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this, we call B.S.” Emma Gonzalez said. Gonzalez criticized Trump for overturning a measure implemented by … Continue reading

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Democrats Up, Republicans Down as California Voter Registration Rises

Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Friday registered voters in California have increased by more than 1.3 million over the past four years, with Democrats and those expressing no party preference growing. The report showed 18,980,481 registered voters in California … Continue reading

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The misleading claims Republicans are already using to downplay the Mueller indictment

Republicans are working quickly to downplay Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment, which was released on Friday and which focuses on 13 Russians accused of attempting to sway the 2016 election using social media. While the indictment itself outlines a … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans stand by 'man of integrity,' the abuse-enabling John Kelly

Campaign Action White House chief of staff John Kelly put a significant dent in his reputation as the adult keeping things ship-shape on Donald Trump’s staff thanks to his long delay in firing staff secretary Rob Porter, and lost the confidence of … Continue reading

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House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA

By a vote of 225-192, House Republicans have voted to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and stri[e equal rights away from 56.7 million Americans. The vote: *BREAKING* 🚨HR 620 PASSED the House 225-192🚨 We ALL must ☎️ our … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans steamrolled Sen. Tammy Baldwin to push a hyper-partisan nominee

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee moved forward with the nomination of Michael Brennan to the Seventh Circuit, the federal appeals court for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, despite a troubling record—and over a home state senator’s objections. What’s so bad about … Continue reading

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Republicans leave immigrants’ lives hanging in the balance, say it’s time to move on

In a series of afternoon votes, the Republican-controlled Senate voted down a number of immigration plans Thursday. Afterward, Republicans were quick to blame Democrats and emphasize they were ready to move on from debating immigration, after just a few days … Continue reading

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What do Republicans do when their leader is a racist? Distract by shouting: 'Farrakhan! Obama!'

From “Mexican rapists” to “very fine people on both sides” to “shithole countries,” Donald Trump has demonstrated that he is, without question, an open racist (and those examples have come just since he announced his campaign for president—there’s a lot … Continue reading

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Reminder to Trump, Republicans: Your plan would probably deport Trump's in-laws

The details of first lady Melania Trump’s immigration to the U.S. have never been made clear by the White House, despite the promise months ago that all the documentation would be released. Setting aside the very real possibility that she worked in … Continue reading

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House Republicans launch investigation into White House’s handling of domestic abuse scandal

The Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee revealed on CNN on Wednesday morning that he’s launched an investigation of White House’s handling of the Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal. It took a while for oversight committee chair Rep. Troy Gowdy (R-SC) … Continue reading

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News Analysis: Republicans Have Forgotten They Hate Deficits

Three pillars of the economic platform of the last decade for the Republican Party were less government spending, lower deficits and policy certainty. Not any more.

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The Far-Right is Staging an Ouster of Moderate Republicans in the Panhandle. Will Incumbents Outlast the Attack?

The Far-Right is Staging an Ouster of Moderate Republicans in the Panhandle. Will Incumbents Outlast the Attack? King, Price and Seliger have all drawn challenges from right-wing opponents who are running the Empower Texans playbook and taking money from ultraconservative … Continue reading

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