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The Trump-Ryan Summit

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow, all eyes in Washington will be on the meeting between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Some Republicans hope this "summit" between two of the leaders of the Republican Party will signify how the party as a whole will move forward with Trump as the presidential nominee.

GOP Hopes USA Fails

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Never in the history of the nation has any great party dreaded good news for America the way Republicans do today.

What Happened to President Obama's Change?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

The change we are experiencing may feel uncomfortable and bumpy, but nobody said change must be seamless. We only know that change must be.

The GOP Has Gone From the Party of No to the Party of F You

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Republicans repeatedly say "F you" to everyone in this country except for the elite wealthy and big corporations. The party has moved so far to the right, its core policies are far out of the American mainstream.

The Death of "Just Say No" on Capitol Hill?

David Meadvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Meadvin

For four years, the GOP rode the "just say no" strategy with astonishing success. This week may finally be its swan song. If so, that's good news for President Obama -- and great news for the American people.

The Steep Distortion Curve of Republican Populism

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Beware of Republicans bearing populist speeches. Republican populism is an oxymoron, a con-job, a Fox friendly flimflam for those in lemming lockstep ...

Election 2010: Saying No to the Party of No

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley


LA Metro's Misguided Critics: The Local Party of No

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

No self-respecting American of any political persuasion can look at China's success with high-speed rail and rail travel generally without crying over how far we are from what the Chinese have achieved.

Sept. 27, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Members of the Iranian human rights commission condemn execution of Virginia woman. Meanwhile, woman in Iran convicted of adultery condemned to death by stoning. How do you say chutzpah in Farsi?

After the 'Contract with America' Republicans Sell Snake Oil Again with the Pledge to America

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

John Boehner's hard-tack hardware store pitch should have started with "I pledge allegiance to power." Fool me once with the Contract with America, sh...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

How Is President Obama Really Doing?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For a guy who walked into a historic financial meltdown, two costly wars, and a Wall Street- and GOP-ravished economy, President Obama is doing pretty well.

Senate's Next Top Model: The Obstructionist GOP Edition (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From health care reform to the confirmation of countless Obama administration appointees, Republican members of the United States Senate have been on ...

GOP Willing To Rely On 'Party Of No' Reputation For Midterm Elections

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans say polls suggest that they can oppose all of these initiatives by casting them into a broader critique of Democrats increasing the size o...

Friday Talking Points [131] -- Democratic Campaign Advice

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week, Congress -- moving with its usual less-than-blinding speed -- passed a Wall Street reform bill, a mere two years after the crisis hit. Wal...

Obama Finds Cure for Cancer. Republicans Attack Him for Putting Oncologists Out of Work

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

In what should be a celebration of this incredible medical and science breakthrough, it's business as usual on the Hill as the Party of No seeks to obstruct the administration's agenda and downplay its accomplishments.

If Republicans Won't Let Democrats Go Small on Jobs, Let's Go Big!

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

We should push direct government hiring programs like the Local Jobs for America Act that could create or save a million jobs. We need to fight for programs that directly give people jobs.

Here Comes Another Colossal Republican Lie

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Republicans may be the Party of No, and may not have a lick of ideas of their own, but they are very effective liars, highly adept at framing issues to turn public sentiment their way.

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

The Party "De No"

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

The GOP, long known for its inability to connect with Latino voters, is now on the verge of being able to communicate its intentions ("no!") across the language barrier like never before.

The Grand Old Party is Dead

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

They may still call themselves conservatives, but there is nothing at all conservative about today's Republicans. The Grand Old Party is dead.

Republicans Embrace "Party of No" Label

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.

Time for 2020 Vision in Washington

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Our elected officials must be mindful of the year 2020 and beyond, as well as the watchful eyes of history, and strive to do what is right and reject the imbecility of nope.

John Boehner's Last Hurrah

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Did you see Boehner's hysterical rant before the vote on health care reform? My question: Was he engaging in an Oscar-level theatrics to appease his base or did he really believe what he was saying?

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.