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Vote today! Because reproductive rights are lost when Republicans gain control of state legislatures

One-time Congressional candidate and Feministing friend Krystal Ball has a great piece on the importance of the midterm elections today. She reminds us what happened in 2010, when the GOP took control of many state legislatures, ushering in an unprecedented barrage of anti-choice state laws

One-time Congressional candidate and Feministing friend Krystal Ball has a great piece on the importance of the midterm elections today. She reminds us what happened in 2010, when the GOP took control ...

Quote of the Day: To reach female voters, GOP needs to “bring it down to a woman’s level”

At a recent panel put on by the Republican Study Committee, the House’s conservative caucus, conservative women discussed how the GOP can improve their messaging to female voters. Here’s the advice North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers offered:

Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level. Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they’ve got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that … we need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything ...

At a recent panel put on by the Republican Study Committee, the House’s conservative caucus, conservative women discussed how the GOP can improve their messaging to female voters. Here’s the advice North Carolina

How many more times is the media going to fall for GOP Obamacare lies?

It’s like deja vu all over again! This week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report with new analysis of the impact of Obamacare on the economy. The report, which analyzed the economic outlook from 2014-2024, concluded that Obamacare will cause a reduction in the labor force by the end of 2024. 2.3 million workers will drop out of the labor force either by deciding not to work or reducing their hours. Apparently, retiring early sounds a lot better than pulling double shifts at a thankless job so you can keep your health insurance.

The CBO concluded that: “The estimated reduction stems almost entirely from a net decline in the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, ...

It’s like deja vu all over again! This week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report with new analysis of the impact of Obamacare on the economy. The report, which analyzed the economic outlook from 2014-2024, ...

Rand Paul thinks poor moms should be punished for being poor

Senator Rand Paul may be emerging as the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican nomination, but we must never forget that he holds some of the most extreme policy positions imaginable. Whether it’s being against portions of the Civil Rights Act, being opposed to all abortions without exception, or his latest nonsense about benefits for poor mothers. For every moment where the Senator says something sensical about the war on drugs, there’s this kind of moment where you remember how far outside of the mainstream Senator Paul is.

Via Think Progress (emphasis added):

At a luncheon for the Chamber of Commerce in Lexington, KY, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) floated the idea of capping government benefits for ...

Senator Rand Paul may be emerging as the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican nomination, but we must never forget that he holds some of the most extreme policy positions imaginable. Whether it’s being against portions ...

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee says Dems think women are helpless and “cannot control their libidos”

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

Is Speaker Boehner ready to pass immigration reform?

Last year saw a lot of work on behalf of both the Administration and the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill – all the way from blueprints to drafts to a bill passed in the Senate. Throughout the year, though, the House appeared not to budge in its apparent commitment to inaction on immigration, leaving some folks wondering whether comprehensive immigration reform is dead in the water. But Speaker of the House John Boehner has recently made a hire that has folks getting hopeful that House Republicans will take some action on immigration sooner than later.

Last year saw a lot of work on behalf of both the Administration and the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill – all the way from blueprints to

GOPers defend reality TV homophobe, are confused about First Amendment

So apparently there is a reality television show called Duck Dynasty, and one of the stars was suspended from the program for saying something homophobic. So naturally, the GOP is running to defend him. Wait what?

So apparently there is a reality television show called Duck Dynasty, and one of the stars was suspended from the program for saying something homophobic. So naturally, the GOP is running to defend him. Wait ...

Republican Congressman busted for cocaine possession voted to drug-test food stamp recipients

You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food stamp users?

You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food ...

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