Tag: Republicans

Steve King Went to an Iowa Pizza Hut to Declare Western Civilization ‘Superior’

Credit Steve King for staying on message. The Iowa Congressman told supporters at a Pizza Hut in Sioux City this week that his comments about white nationalism have been totally misconstrued by the media. But, he also wanted to add that the West is a “superior civilization.” “It is a superior civilization. It exists everywhere […]

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House Republicans defend Trump’s actions in new report responding to impeachment inquiry

Republicans have given a full-throated defense of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine in a report published Monday that rejects the Democratic allegations that the President abused his office or committed any other impeachable offense. House Republicans prepared the 123-page report defending the President ahead of the release of a Democratic committee report that’s expected to […]

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Political News and Discourse in the US: Democrats & Republicans Are Both Upset

To cope with their very negative emotional reactions to political news, some people began to tune it all out. The authors did not report the percentage who did so, but they did mention the results of international research from the University of Oxford. In a 2019 survey of 8 nations — Canada, France, Germany, Japan, […]

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Democrats and Republicans celebrate Washington Nationals’ World Series win

The Washington Nationals finished the fight and a deeply divided District of Columbia rallied together for baseball’s sake. It only took a historic World Series win for politicians across the aisle to unify and celebrate the Nationals’ first championship in franchise history. HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game […]

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State Under Siege

It is an article of faith among many strategists and activists within the Democratic Party that shifting demographics will be its salvation. The Republican electorate gets older and whiter with every election. Greatest Generation and boomer Fox News addicts can’t live forever, and Big Data shows that it’s merely a matter of time until the […]

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National Review’s Strained Defense of Trump

Last Monday, I wrote that President Donald Trump’s supporters haven’t mounted a plausible enough defense of his involvement in the Ukraine scandal to avoid impeachment. His surrogates tripped and stumbled throughout their appearances on the previous weekend’s Sunday talk shows, and their performances haven’t improved much since then. The public seems to agree: A Washington […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Turned Himself into a Congressional Piñata

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. WASHINGTON — After spending the last few years on an apology tour for various scandals, Mark Zuckerberg is now allowing some of his loudest critics to take their swings at him preemptively. In a series of rapid-fire meetings starting Wednesday night, the […]

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North Carolina Sends Democrats a Wake-Up Call

When it comes to North Carolina politics, there’s not much left to say, and yet there is everything to shout. Last night, rightwing Republican Dan Bishop claimed the 9th District over moderate Democrat Dan McCready in a heavily watched special election for the House of Representatives. The seat remained vacant after the 2018 midterms due […]

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North Carolina Republicans Tricked Democrats on 9/11 Because Otherwise ‘the Terrorists Win’

Turns out 9/11 is no reason to take a holiday from political dirty tricks, at least among North Carolina Republican legislators. While Democrats were attending 9/11 commemoration events on Wednesday, Republican members of the state House called a surprise emergency session — during which they voted to override the Democratic governor’s veto of the state’s […]

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Democrats Just Got Another Path to Senate Control — Through Georgia

A surprise retirement from a longtime senator has handed Democrats another potential path to winning back the Senate in 2020 — one that would run through his purple-trending, fast-diversifying state. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced Wednesday that he’ll leave office at the end of 2019 because of his declining health, creating a new open […]

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Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left

Image: iStock In an attempt to control the narrative around mass shootings in the United States, a leaked memo reveals the GOP’s strategy in doing so: Point the finger at the left and minimize the role of white supremacy at all costs. The Tampa Bay Times has the scoop: Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points […]

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The video game industry must defend itself against the right’s bad-faith attacks

The video game industry took two hits on Wednesday, in the aftermath of the double shootings across the weekend. ESPN, which had been planning to air an Apex Legends tournament as part of the X Games, decided to delay the program until after the X Games tie-in. Meanwhile, Walmart, which had been the site of […]

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The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever

“Abolish the Electoral College,” Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. The Senator’s statement was in response to an op-ed authored by The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, who posited that though President Donald Trump suffers from a low national approval rating, the Electoral College could still hand him a victory. Earlier in the day, The New York […]

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Toward an Electoral College–Free Future

“Abolish the Electoral College,” Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. The Senator’s statement was in response to an op-ed authored by The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, who posited that though President Donald Trump suffers from a low national approval rating, the Electoral College could still hand him a victory. Earlier in the day, The New York […]

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Nearly 1 in 3 Young Black People Say the Democratic Party Doesn’t Care About Them

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) Young black people are more likely than their peers to consider themselves Democrats—and “strong Democrats” at that—but nearly a third of them believe the Democratic Party doesn’t care about them, according to a recent poll. A new study from Gen Forward, a University of Chicago-based polling initiative, takes a deeper […]

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African American Officials from the Obama Administration Sign Op-Ed Condemning Trump’s Racism

Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool (Getty Images/File) Considering Donald Trump’s continuous attacks against people of color and his despicably racist tirades—in both verbal statements and written comments on Twitter—it’s impossible to remain silent. Even before Trump published yet another racist Twitter thread on Saturday targeting House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings while watching Fox News, 149 African […]

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Pro-Trump Republican Aiming for Ilhan Omar’s House Seat Finds Herself on the Hot Seat With a Felony Case

Supporters of Donald Trump wearing “QAnon” T-shirts wait in line before an October 2018 campaign rally in Tennessee. Danielle Stella, a reported supporter of the debunked far-right conspiracy theory and also a GOP candidate for Ilhan Omar’s House seat, is facing some far-out troubles of her own.Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty) A special ed teacher and […]

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After 48 Years, Democrats Still Haven’t Gotten the Memo

In 1971, soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. wrote a memo to Eugene Sydnor Jr., the education director at the United States Chamber of Commerce. Powell told Sydnor and the Chamber that if the capitalist class wanted to be taken seriously in the halls of power, it would have to engage in a […]

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Poll Finds Trump’s Racist Dog Whistle Works With Racists; Republican Support Increases After Racist Tweets

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Well, it looks like President Trump’s racist tweet targeting the fab four freshmen congresswomen is working; not only has he distracted the public from his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his Republican base has heard the call and his support has increased. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, after the […]

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The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism

Photo: iStock Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior —The Oxford/English Dictionary Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was born in Detroit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was born in the Bronx. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) immigrated […]

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Nancy Pelosi Has Power—She Just Doesn’t Want to Use It

On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi reminded her caucus who the real enemy is, telling them that they needed to present a united front in the fight against Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. “Without that unity, we are playing completely into the hands of the other people,” Pelosi said, according to the Associated Press. “We’re a family […]

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