Tag: Republicans

How Does Don Jr. Roll?

The company’s own sales pitch to win the lease described a well-maintained building that needed little more than a paint job for the agencies to move in. But Chicora embarked on a renovation that unleashed asbestos, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and environmental assessments done by the county, and demolished multiple floors […]

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Right-Wing Anti-Vaxxers Embracing Nicki Minaj Is The 2021 Plot Twist No One Saw Coming

NewsOne Featured Video Nicki Minaj performs onstage at The Forum on February 28, 2016, in Inglewood, California. | Source: Scott Dudelson / Getty Up until now, Nicki Minaj’s greatest controversy seemed to be that she knowingly married a man who has been convicted of attempting to rape a woman, a transgression that was readily overlooked […]

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Ellen Barkin (And Others) Flash-Fried Ted Cruz For Lauding Larry Nassar’s Sexual Assault Victims While Also Supporting Texas’ Nutso Abortion Law

Ted Cruz got smoked last week while attempting to feud with Patton Oswalt, so we might as well keep the party going by highlighting how Ellen Barkin’s coming for him. On Wednesday, Cruz (for whatever reason) gave remarks following Senate testimony from Olympic gymnasts (including McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles) about how FBI agents not […]

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Paranoia Seems To Be Running Wild Amongst MAGAs Like Roger Stone That The Upcoming DC Rally For Jan. 6th Insurrectionists Is ‘A Setup’

As MAGA followers prepare to descend on Washington D.C. this weekend for a rally they’ve dubbed “Justice for J6,” one key figure who absolutely won’t be in attendance is Trump hypeman Roger Stone. The political lobbyist and convicted felon gave an interview to Russia Today (via Mediaite) from his home in Florida on Wednesday where […]

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Rootin’ Tootin’ Lauren Boebert Should Have Thought Twice About This Toilet Joke That She Meant As An Insult To Democrats

Embattled Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is still the Energizer Bunny Who Does Not Care when it comes to Twitter. In the past week alone, she’s earned a horrific nickname, essentially blamed God for her place in Congress, and failed at fashion criticism. That’s after her praise of the Taliban and misguided use of “patriots” […]

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: Republicans Push Unproven Voter Fraud Claims In California Recall Election

NewsOne Featured Video People come to cast their ballots in the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom at a polling center in San Clemente, CA on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Polls are open for in-person voting or to drop off a mail-in ballot until Election Day on September 14, 2021. | Source: MediaNews Group/Orange County […]

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Trump Just Endorsed a QAnon-Loving Candidate to Run Arizona’s Elections

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Trump just endorsed a QAnon-loving leader of the conspiratorial “Stop the Steal” movement […]

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Rootin’ Tootin’ Lauren Boebert Attributed A Samuel Adams Quote To John Adams, And People Had A Field Day

A lot of people are good at Twitter. Rifle-Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is not one of them. This week, she’s been called out for her praise of the Taliban, and that’s in addition to how she got roasted for a silly Siri question and dragged for a pronoun discussion, in which she attempted to […]

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GOP Rep. Says Girls Could Be ‘Raped and Killed’ by Unvetted Afghan Refugees

Representative Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, speaks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, 2020. (Photography by Stefani Reynolds / Bloomberg via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Republican Rep. Scott Perry says he opposes an increase in the number of Afghan refugees […]

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MAGA Die-Hard Scott Baio And Richard Marx Can’t Stop Tearing Each Other Apart, And It’s Not Going Well For Scott Baio

Oh boy. I’m not sure where to start here because two 1980s pop-culture figureheads began fighting (Monday) on Twitter, and it’s still going strong with a losing party in full view. Let’s back up a little bit. The situation in Afghanistan’s a disaster, straight-up, and there’s no debate on that fact, but people disagree on […]

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GOP Congressman Says He Wants to Bust Out Jan. 6 ‘Political Prisoners’

Representative Madison Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Photograph by Dylan Hollingsworth / Bloomberg via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn was asked about what […]

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Be Glad Donald Trump Isn’t Running the Show in Afghanistan

As ever, Trump oscillates back and forth between the fantasy world of his mind where the Taliban quaked in such fear of him that they never would have done such a thing and the real world where he acknowledges the premise of Hewitt’s softball question. But the point is this: Based on what he said […]

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Don Jr. Got Roasted For Suggesting That The Pentagon’s Vaccine Mandate For U.S. Troops Is Akin To Dictatorship

Much like his father (who Sen. Tammy Duckworth once sarcastically referred to as “Cadet Bone Spurs”), Donald Trump Jr. did not serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. This might perhaps account for him not realizing that there’s a massive list of existing mandated vaccines for troops before the issue of Covid-19 ever surfaced. Yet Kimberly […]

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‘What An Absolute POS’: Erik Prince Is Charging $6,500 For A Plane Ride Out Of Afghanistan, And People Are Horrified

Erik Prince — founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater and brother to former, havoc-wreaking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — has always been full of suspect behavior, long before he was reported to have tried to open a secret line of communication between the Trump White House and Russia. He’s also very press friendly, too, which […]

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Arizona Audit Delayed Because Cyber Ninjas Have COVID

An observer watches as contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, the firm leading the Arizona audit, examine, and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 8, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. […]

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Lauren Boebert Might Be The Latest Republican In Congress In Legal Hot Water Over Her Shady Use Of Venmo

There’s messy and then there’s Lauren Boebert. The freshman politician has proven she can hang with the big dogs when it comes to publicly humiliating herself. From throwing masks at House staffers to praising the Taliban on Twitter to her Kamala Harris cardboard cutout, she’s almost as good at self-owning as fellow GOP blowhard, Ted […]

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Meghan McCain’s Next Project Is An Audiobook About Her ‘Unwavering Heart And Ferocious Mind’

Now that’s she officially left The View, Meghan McCain is free to pursue more personal projects that are near and dear to heart. Namely, letting everyone know that she’s daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain in a new memoir/audiobook that is “imbued with an unmistakable Maverick spirit” just like her dad, John McCain. […]

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GOP Senate Candidate Says You Should Be Worried About ‘Anti-White Racism’

Screen shot from campaign video announcing Black Masters’ run for U.S. Senate in Arizona. (Photo: Black Masters fo Billionaire tech mogul Peter Thiel’s favored candidate for an Arizona Senate seat went on a recent screed against “anti-white racism,” accusing liberal teachers of turning America’s students into self-hating automatons. Blake Masters, a 34-year-old venture capitalist and […]

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Biden Trolls Republicans With Tan Suit Nearly 7 Years After Fake Outrage Over Obama’s Outfit

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SAUL LOEB / Getty Whether he realizes it or not, Joe Biden is challenging Republicans to keep the same negative and selective energy they had when President Barack Obama wore a tan suit nearly seven years ago. Biden wore a similarly tan suit on Friday while he delivered an address from […]

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How the GOP Is Turning Capitol Rioters Into ‘Political Prisoners’

Rioters clash with police using a ladder to try to enter the Capitol building through the front doors on Jan. 6, 2021. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The 550-plus Trump supporters facing federal charges for storming the U.S. Capitol on […]

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‘When You Motherf*#kers Get Vaccinated’: House Republicans Are Being Torched For A Tweet Complaining About Having To Wear Masks Again

Time really is a flat circle, which means that we’re back where we started in terms of this pandemic: with Republicans complaining on social media about mask-wearing mandates. This week, the Centers for Disease Control reversed its earlier indoor mask policy. While the organization has always recommended that at-risk and unvaccinated individuals continue to wear […]

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Don Jr. Mocks Black Women Protesting for Their Right to Vote

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 09, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell / Getty Images) Like former president, like former president’s son.  Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Joyce Beatty and eight others were arrested during a protest in D.C. Thursday […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Selling Anti-Fauci Merch on His Campaign Website

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) takes part in a roundtable discussion about the uprising in Cuba on July 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida, and a t-shirt (R) from his campaign website. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is joining a long line of Republican politicians attempting to turn Dr. Anthony Fauci into the […]

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Democrats Finally Catch Up With America, Move to Decriminalize Weed

Senator Chuck Schumer signs a bong during an interview with VICE News Tonight. (Jesse Seidman for VICE News) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Senate Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level on Wednesday—a move that would put the U.S. government in line with the […]

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Angry White Parents Are Once Again Winning the Battle for the American Classroom

The moral panic around efforts at anti-racist education—which, as both New York magazine’s Sarah Jones and The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong have pointed out, is a very old one wrapped in updated clothing—is the predictable result of several strands of right-wing outrage, undergirded by the force that generates so many reactionary movements: the need to […]

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Trump Got Slapped With a Fact-Check on Fox News. Yes, Fox News.

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2021. (Source: Fox News) Fox News has apparently decided it doesn’t need to be sued yet again for boosting false election claims.   On Sunday, the network carried live coverage of former President Donald Trump’s headlining speech at the […]

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Ted Cruz Is Strongly Considering Humiliating Himself Again

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the press after a Senate Republican luncheon at Russell Senate Office Building March 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused Sen. Ted Cruz of election fraud, described him as  “very unstable,” accused his father […]

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The Trump Organization and Longtime CFO Were Just Indicted

In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Allen Weisselberg, center, stands between President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., at a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Former President Trump’s family business just got criminally indicted.  A grand jury in Manhattan indicted the Trump Organization […]

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The House Passed A Bill To Remove Confederate Statues From The U.S. Capitol, Despite 120 Republicans Voting Against It

For more than 200 years, the United States Capitol has stood as the physical embodiment of American democracy at work. But just as times change, so too do symbols. And even before the violent insurrection that took place at the Capitol on January 6th changed the way we look at the structure and what it […]

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Opinion: Toyota’s Political Giving Encourages the Big Lie

A report from Axios shows that Toyota has given $55,000 to 37 Republican politicians who objected to the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president of the United States. That’s about a quarter of the number of GOP pols who voted against certifying Biden’s win. Axios notes that one of the politicians that the automaker donated to […]

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