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Steele: Dems Should Pass Health Care Bill Without Republicans

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele has spent a lot of time in his short tenure as RNC Chairman railing against President Obama for what he perceives as the president's la...

Sam Stein

Shadegg Won't Endorse Steele's Health Care Rhetoric | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not every Republican, it seems, is entirely comfortable with the aggressive tenor of Michael Steele's attacks on President Obama's health care proposa...

Steele Attacks Obama On health care

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Republican party is accusing President Barack Obama of conducting "risky experimentation" with his health care prop...

RNC's New Website Helps Promote Anti-Semitic, Anti-Latino, Pornographic Literature

AMERICAblog News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not very often the boys at AMERICAblog get to type the word "clitoris" in a political blog post, but thanks to Michael Steele and the headquarter...

Audra Shay and The New Ice Age of the Young Republicans

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The GOP appears to be unable to put the genie of religion-based social intolerance, and racism, back in the bottle by calling it out, and distancing themselves from it in unambiguous terms once and for all.

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

RNC Claims "Lights Out" If Climate Bill Passes

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It'll be "lights out" for consumers if the climate change bill before Congress is allowed to become law, the Republican National Committee (RNC) warne...

Dems Out-Fundraise GOP By Millions In May

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee pulled in roughly $8.35 million last month, outpacing the $5.7 million raised by its Republican counterpart....

GOP Trying To Counter ABC Programming

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having failed to convince ABC News to include the GOP in a planned special on the White House health care plan, Republicans are trying to do some prog...

ABC Responds To "False" RNC Attack On Planned Health Care Special

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An executive from ABC News has responded to a letter from RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay that criticized a planned ABC series about health care, set to ...

When Did Newt and the Gang Become Experts on Race? Playing the Race Card Against Sotomayor

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

According to the new definition of racism -- let's call it neo-racism -- anyone who believes we have not achieved racial equality can be considered a racist.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Steele To GOP: Be "Careful" With Sotomayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the Republican Party wants his forces to watch their steps when it comes to Supreme Court hopeful Sonia Sotomayor....

Picking on Pelosi

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.

GOP Rep Jason Chaffetz Slams 'Reprehensible' RNC Video Comparing Pelosi To Pussy Galore

Politico | ANDIE COLLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one Republican doesn't think it's OK to compare Nancy Pelosi to Pussy Galore. After viewing an RNC video that juxtaposed the speaker with th...

RNC Hits Obama For Criticizing Slavery

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC: As he prepares to deliver remarks in hall that holds the constitution, flashback obama: "constitution flawed" #RNC [Twitter, ...

Hispanic Republicans: RNC Hiring Leaves Us "Extremely Disheartened"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hispanic Republican leaders say they've lost patience with promises from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to hire high-profile Hi...

GOP's Kryptonite Dulls The Man of Steele

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick K. Baker

Both Keyes and Steele were played like a violin by GOPers who are searching for ways to remain relevant in voters' eyes without alienating the far right who navigate their ship's rudder.

Michael Steele: "Liberalism Will Kill You. It's A Drug We Don't Need To Be Hooked On"

Think Progress | Matt Corley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to Human Events' Martha Zoller, Steele also declared that "liberalism will kill you":...

WATCH: Republicans Debate "Socialist" Resolution

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

The RNC concludes a special session this afternoon with a much-anticipated vote on a resolution to re-brand the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Socialist Party."

Tuesday's Late Night Round-Up: Barack Obama, Mel Gibson, And The RNC's Rebranding (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jay Leno gave us a sneak peek at Obama's overly-competitive behavior last night with previously unseen video of the president at his daughter's soccer...

GOP Votes To Condemn Democrats' "March To Socialism"

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Wednesday abandoned an effort to label their opponents the "Democrat Socialist Party," ending a fight within the GOP...

RNC "Democrat Socialist" Resolution Tweaked To Avoid Showdown With Steele

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Party leaders are trying to avoid a public confrontation over a GOP-led effort to rename the Democratic Party the "Socia...

Why Republicans May Never Again Control Washington

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

You can stick a fork in the once mighty right-wing GOP. The Republican Party, to quote the hilarious Billy Crystal character in the magical film The Princess Bride, is "mostly dead."

The Plan of Steele

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

It's not just the gay married types draining revenue from American businesses. Look at all those child labor laws that were shoved down our throats. They are really cutting into the bottom line.