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These Are The Republicans To Watch If You're Worried About Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Justice Anthony Kennedy is out. President Donald Trump's new nominee will be in. Lots of names are being floated around, but the implications of a second Supreme Court judge nominated by Trump could be far-reaching. That is, provided that nothing une…
By Nick Ciccone

These Republicans Have Called For An End To Family Separation At The Border

As the controversy over President Donald Trump's immigration policies continues to attract a rebuke from people in politics, one fact is hard to miss. The scrutiny of Trump's policies haven't simply come from commentators who work in the media or Dem…
By Joseph Milord

Trump's Lawyer Hasn't Always Been A Republican

Michael Cohen, a former employee of the Trump Organization and the president's personal counsel, has a long history of being a loyal confidant to the president. But is Michael Cohen a Republican? Trump's personal lawyer reportedly voted for Barack Ob…
By Nick Ciccone

Republicans Think This Memo Could Help Trump In The Russia Investigation

On Monday, Jan. 29, Republican lawmakers voted in favor of releasing a classified memo that alleges some kind of misconduct by senior FBI officials involved in the Russia investigation. Despite objections from both the Department of Justice and Democ…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

Trump Says Democrats & Republicans Will "Come Together" For A New Health Care Plan

On the day after Christmas, President Donald Trump returned to a topic he discussed before his holiday break began: bipartisanship. Last time, he tweeted about Democrats and Republicans working together on infrastructure. This time, Trump tweeted abo…
By Joseph Milord

Dems Could Take Back Congress in 2018 & Republicans Are Apparently Freaking Out

As the end of the year approaches, it doesn't seem to be a time of celebration for some Republicans on Capitol Hill. Despite a huge win this week in passing their tax legislation, some leaders in the party are apparently looking ahead to whether the …
By Hannah Golden

Donald Trump Celebrated The GOP Tax Bill With, Surprise, A Tweet

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, Republicans in the House of Representatives gave a final vote on their party's sweeping tax bill, ensuring its passage out of Congress and towards President Donald Trump's desk for signature. After the vote, Trump took to Twitt…
By Joseph Milord

The GOP Is Trying To Stop A Government Shutdown, But It's Getting Close

After drama in Congress over the narrowly passed tax reform bill, Capitol Hill has yet another hurdle to cross this week. The GOP has until Friday to avoid a government shutdown, by which time they'd need a temporary funding measure passed. But getti…
By Hannah Golden

The Republican Senate Passed A Major Tax Reform Bill While You Were Sleeping

The United States Senate passed a massive tax overhaul in the wee hours of Saturday, Dec. 2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had said on Friday, Dec. 1 that the believed he had the votes to pass one of the most massive tax overhauls in nearly …
By Collette Reitz

The GOP Is Trying To Get Rid Of Obamacare (Again) & It's So Underhanded

Someone famous once said, "If you don't at first succeed, you must try, try, and try again." It seems like the GOP is taking that tactic very literally when it comes to repealing Obamacare. Despite continuously failing to dismantle the current health…
By Thea Glassman

Trump Got An Important Win In Congress While You Were Sleeping & Your Taxes Are Involved

On Friday morning, Oct. 20, President Donald Trump expressed his pleasure with Republicans in the Senate, after his fellow GOP members passed a budget that will now help them accomplish their biggest objective: tax reform. The budget was passed by a …
By Joseph Milord

This Is Why Women Get Abortions After 20 Weeks — And Why The GOP's Law Is Cruel

Rachel Goldberg and her husband were told her blood work was fine at 16 weeks of pregnancy in 2015. This was her first pregnancy, so she didn't think anything of it when the tech asked about the blood work results during her 20-week ultrasound. She a…
By Alexandra Svokos

The House Is Voting On A 20-Week Abortion Ban, And Here's Why It's A Big Deal

Women's reproductive rights are again the topic of a bill facing Congress. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, House Republicans plan to vote on an abortion bill that would make the procedure illegal after the 20-week mark in a pregnancy. On Monday, President Donald…
By Hannah Golden

House Republicans Are Supposed To Vote On A Bill That Could Make Mass Shootings Worse

The nation is grieving the lives of the at least 58 people who were killed and another 500 who were injured after a shooter opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Oct. 1. Amidst all the other political tension the tragedy has alread…
By Hannah Golden

The Latest GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare Is Failing, And Here's What That Means

It's a good guess that Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina went to bed angry on Monday, Sept. 26, if they got any sleep at all. The duo is pushing for the latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy b…
By Hannah Golden

Barack Obama Slammed GOP's Health Care Bill: It Would Cause "Real Human Suffering"

In a speech at the Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers event on Sept. 20, former President Barack Obama discussed community activism and human rights, both nationally and globally. While the tenor of the speech was largely positive, Obama spoke about the …
By Lisa Dunn

Surprising No One, GOP Leaders Hesitate To Investigate White Supremacy

GOP politicians scored political points this weekend when they condemned the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's refusal to denounce the far-right marchers. Everyone from House Speaker Paul Ryan…
By Lisa Dunn

Donald Trump Is Starting To Losing Support From Republicans, New Polls Show

On Monday morning, Aug. 7, Donald Trump reassured supporters on Twitter that his base is stronger than ever before, regardless of what "fake news" polls have to say. By Monday night, as an analysis from the Washington Post shows, even newer polls wer…
By Joseph Milord

GOP Senator Says His Party Is In "Denial" Of Trump's "Chaos" In Brutal Essay

A Republican senator has called out his own party for, among other things, "creating" Donald Trump. In an excerpt taken from his new book, Conscience of a Conservative, Arizona's Senator Jeff Flake blasted the GOP for an outline of errors he says ens…
By Joseph Milord

GOP Politician Bravely Asks NASA If Martians Are Real In Congressional Hearing

Could aliens have lived in our solar system a few thousand years ago? That's an actual question (yes, about aliens) that one brave Congressman asked experts from NASA's Mars Rover 2020 team during a Space Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, July 18. Rea…
By Lisa Dunn

Republican Leaders Are Finally Admitting They Might Not Repeal Obamacare

Obamacare might not get repealed after all, Republican senators now say. According to a report from the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a private lunch in his home state, If my side is unable to agree on an adequa…
By Joseph Milord

Even Republicans In Congress Are Shocked By Trump's Latest Tweet

Congress members across party lines have rebuked President Donald Trump's personal attack against MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. Republican senators Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham were among the first to do so. Fellow GOP member and Kansas Representativ…
By Joseph Milord

The GOP Health Care Vote Just Got Delayed, So Call Your Senator ASAP

Lacking the necessary votes to see it passed, Senate Republicans have decided to delay a vote on their health care bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. The bill, which is part of the lon…
By John Haltiwanger

12 Tweets That Explain The Senate Republican Health Care Bill

On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their health care bill, which is 142 pages long and was controversially drafted in secret. The bill, known as the American Health Care Act (aka AHCA or Trumpcare), is part of the GOP's long effort to repeal an…
By John Haltiwanger

This Openly Gay Trump Supporter Is The Most Controversial White House Reporter

Lucian Wintrich epitomizes the untraditional and contradictory nature of the Trump era. A reporter for the conservative blog Gateway Pundit, Wintrich, 28, is a Trump supporter who recently became a White House correspondent. At the DeploraBall in Ja…
By John Haltiwanger

Here's Why Both Democrats And Republicans Are Wrong About The Budget

Ever since the budget was released, a considerable amount of vitriol has been directed toward Donald Trump's proposed discretionary spending. Responses have largely been emotionally charged, which given the nature of certain allocations and cuts, is…
By Shawn Hazelett

Here's Why Republicans May Be Screwing Themselves Over By Going 'Nuclear' For Gorsuch

On Thursday, Senate Republicans triggered what is known as the "nuclear option" after Democrats blocked a confirmation vote for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. This clears the way for Gorsuch's confirmation. But in…
By John Haltiwanger

Republican Judge Wants Trump Impeached And He Already Made Offer To Help It Happen

A former Republican judge just joined the growing chorus of voices calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. Mark P. Painter, a former Ohio Court of Appeals Judge, said he's even willing to assist his congressman, Representative Steve Chabot,…
By John Haltiwanger

Here's What Republicans Who Silenced Elizabeth Warren Tweeted On MLK Day

On Tuesday night, 49 Republicans voted to prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking after she began to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King, the late widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Warren had been reading the letter while debating aga…
By Joseph Milord

Hillary's Candid Note To GOP Woman Fighting Trump Proves We're In This Together

Hillary Clinton has been relatively quiet since Election Day, occasionally popping up to offer words of encouragement on Twitter, or taking selfies with people in the woods. But she just wrote a letter to a Republican woman The Washington Post recent…
By John Haltiwanger

Republican Student Proves Women's March Belongs To Everyone

Caroline calls herself a “New Jersey Republican.” In short, she's a socially liberal, fiscally conservative millennial. The scale teeters depending on the specific policies of the individual candidate. But this year, the social implications of a Trum…
By Manuel Lavalle

What You Really Need To Know About Obamacare — Because It's Not Dead Yet

Let's start here: Obamacare ain't dead, yet. Thursday morning's headlines may have gotten people excited, one way or another, but the step the Senate just took is exactly that — a step. This is neither a definitive win or loss for the Affordable Car…
By Joseph Milord

Half Of Republicans Think Trump Won Popular Vote, Proving Facts Are Dead

Hey Republicans... *spins chair around and straddles it cool teacher style* Let's rap. *spins baseball cap around and wears it cool teacher style* Your chosen candidate is the future president of these OK United States of America, and the rest of us …
By Taylor Ortega

Electoral College Voter Pens Bold Post On Resigning As He Refuses To Vote Trump

Republican Art Sisneros has decided to resign from his position as a member of the Electoral College because he "can't in good conscience vote for Donald Trump." Sisneros is a faithful Christian, and has based his decision – in part – on his faith. H…
By Alexandra Svokos

5 Notorious Female Republicans Who Support Hillary Clinton

Though most reporters claim the leaked "Access Hollywood" footage was the tipping point for Donald's election, it is difficult to trace when, exactly, women started abandoning him by droves. Thanks to Donald Trump's decades of "experience" as a celeb…
By Rehan Ijaz

New Poll Shows Republicans Are The Party Poopers When It Comes To Legal Weed

Support for marijuana legalization in the US is higher than ever (no pun intended). According to a new poll from Pew Research Center, a solid majority of Americans are all about legalizing, with only a few demographics remaining opposed. Around 57 pe…
By John Haltiwanger

What Happens When Democrats And Republicans Date Each Other (Video)

In case you didn't know, the 2016 presidential election is upon us. (Kudos to you if you've somehow managed to miss all the commotion.) Each election cycle brings an avalanche of analysis and freaking out about the future, and the endless political c…
By Camille D’Elia

Democrats And Republicans Debate About Things Other Than Politics

This election season blows. If I see another article about He Who Must Not Be Named, or watch Hilary attach herself to another hip thing (first it was Lena Dunham, then it was Hamilton), I'm going to curb stomp all my electronic devices. If I'm being…
By Rebecca Jones

New Poll Shows Most Republicans Are In Panic Mode About Donald Trump

It might seem like forever ago at this point in the election cycle, but there was a time when there were 17 Republican candidates for president. Ultimately, as we now know, Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee. But it looks like Re…
By John Haltiwanger

Harvard GOP Club Rejects Rep. Nominee For The First Time In 128 Years

Donald Trump is the first GOP nominee to say and do A LOT of things. But perhaps his biggest accomplishment (or failure, rather) stems from the prestigious Harvard Republican Club refusing to endorse or support him. This is the first time in 128 year…
By Robert Anthony

Hillary Clinton Just Took A Major Step Toward Winning Over Republicans

Something extremely unexpected just happened in the US presidential election: A Republican congressman endorsed Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, Rep. Richard Hanna, who represents New York's 22nd congressional district, announced he will vote for the fo…
By John Haltiwanger

Obama Just Slammed Republican Leaders For Their Hypocritical Stances On Trump

President Obama just ripped into Donald Trump and the Republican leaders who continue to support him. In what was perhaps his most direct critique of Trump yet, the president said the real estate mogul is "unfit to serve as president," and "he keeps …
By John Haltiwanger

Republicans Are Mad At Trump For What He Said About This Muslim American Couple

At a time when Republicans and Democrats have difficulty agreeing on essentially anything, there is bipartisan condemnation of Donald Trump's response to a stirring speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week. The…
By John Haltiwanger

Democrats And Republicans Agree On One Thing: How Police Handled The RNC

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland just came to a close. While many expected it to be exceptionally chaotic, it was actually relatively tame. Yes, there were certainly a fair amount of protesters out and about in downtown Cleveland each …
By John Haltiwanger

Why This 23-Year-Old Republican Delegate Wants To Apologize For Donald Trump

Logan Nevonen, a 23-year-old Republican, wants to apologize. Nevonen was in Cleveland, Ohio this week as an alternate delegate for the state of Texas (which had the best outfits) at the Republican National Convention. It took a lot of steps for Nevon…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is How Millennial Republicans Really Feel About Donald Trump

Millennials for Donald Trump, as a concept, feels almost oxymoronic. Even for young Republicans, who tend to apply their “limited government” ideology across social issues that traditional conservatives oppose, such as gay rights and abortion. They h…
By Shawn Hazelett

5 Inspiring Moments That Gave Us Hope At The Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this week featured quite a bit of chaos and dispiriting things. There was anger from all sides, plagiarism, hate and an attempted mutiny. But when things seem dark and you start to get sad about t…
By Alexandra Svokos

11 Of The Strangest Moments You Missed At The Republican National Convention

People aren't exaggerating when they call the Republican National Convention a "circus." Inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, chaos broke out several times in the course of the week as the Republican party's tensions were felt. On conve…
By Alexandra Svokos

Furious Republicans Speak Out On Why They Booed Ted Cruz Off The RNC Stage

Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday night. But despite many Republicans' hopes, he did not officially endorse Donald Trump. Cruz has a handful of reasons to not offer his endorsement. You migh…
By Alexandra Svokos

Republicans Are Pissed This Band Used Their RNC Concert Just To Troll Them

Third Eye Blind fans at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland didn't quite get the show they wanted on Tuesday. Sassy lead singer, Stephan Jenkins, used his stage time to slam the GOP stance on things like gay marriage and climate change. T…
By Oliver McAteer