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With their tax law a bust, Republicans to run on their old favorite: misogyny

Republicans don’t have much to run on this November. Donald Trump? Good for motivating part of their base, but as good or better at motivating the Democratic base. Their tax law? They tried to campaign on that one and came up with a big old nope. So their big plan is … yeah, it’s Hillary Clinton. Again. …

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Nothing much. That’s what Republicans plan to accomplish between now and the elections.

Call them the “Do we have to?” months for congressional Republicans. As in “Do we have to take hard votes, or really do anything at all, between now and the elections?” Bloomberg’s Anna Edgerton runs through bills Congress could possibly take up. Take the farm bill: The House Agriculture Committee last week passed a GOP-only version, …

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Trump and Republicans want to make it easier to discriminate in auto lending because of course

When I was a kid, one of the old reruns that played on TV in the afternoon was a show called “Gomer Pyle.” Gomer had a number of catch phrases, one of which (see the image on the right) came to mind as I learned about another thing Donald Trump and his Republican henchmen on …

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Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

GOP move would change state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in office Arizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the seat become open before the end of next month. The bill, which could come up for a …

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Arizona Republican’s history of copying and pasting lobbyist-written legislation

Arizona State Sen. Republican Debbie Lesko is running in the special election on April 24, for the vacant seat of Republican scandal-resigner Trent Franks’s seat, against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. She is favored to win the red seat back for the Republicans in a race that’s shown all of the sociopathic hallmarks of the Republican balancing act of pretending they …

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Republicans’ tax cut scam proving a windfall for Wall Street, making it a hard sell on Main Street

Republicans are already finding it a challenge to run on their single new legislative accomplishment in the Trump era—the tax scam. Voters are underwhelmed by it, if not downright hostile to it, and most people just aren’t going to see much relief from it at all. Meanwhile, they’re seeing headlines like this: “Big banks saved …

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These Are the 7 Most Ridiculous Excuses Republicans Are Giving for Trump’s Affair with Stormy Daniels

Conservative supporters of the president have a wide array of unconvincing talking points. Donald Trump still denies having sex with Stormy Daniels. Almost everyone in the country has accepted that the “baby Christian” president had an affair with a porn star while his new wife was home caring for their infant son—but not the president. This has …

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Republicans pushed for the release of the Comey memos … but why?

James Comey’s memos detailing his conversations with Donald Trump weren’t released to support his book tour or by the former FBI director’s request. The memos were released because they were demanded by congressional Republicans including Trey Gowdy, Bob Goodlatte, and Devin Nunes. They went so far as to prepare a subpoena—something Republicans were notably unwilling to …

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Party Before People: Republicans Keep Blocking Bills That Could Help Suffering Americans

GOP senators have shot down bills on opioids and harassment — and the only possible reason is 2018 politics There are plenty of signs of the U.S. Senate’s immense dysfunction. But perhaps none was as alarming as seeing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, standing as the only male Republican to side with every male Democratic senator in support …

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Justice Department Caves After Republicans Reportedly Threaten Rosentein With Impeachment

Click here for reuse options! The department said it will be turning over James Comey's memos to congressional investigators. The Department of Justice will hand over former FBI Director James Comey's memos, currently in possession of special counsel Robert Mueller, to congressional investigators. according to multiple reports. This move comes after it was reported Wednesday …

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