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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

By Galen Velonis April 15, 2014

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” …

Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie in NJ Race Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie in NJ Race

Shaquille O’Neal, aka “Shaq”, aka “Shaq Daddy”, aka “Shaq Fu”, aka “Diesel”, aka “The Big Aristotle”, aka “Superman”, aka “MDE” (Most Dominant Ever), aka “The Big Maravich”, aka “The Big Fella”, aka “The Big Shamrock”, aka “Cake” (And apparently the …

Just Over Two Weeks Later, the Govt Shutdown Ends Just Over Two Weeks Later, the Govt Shutdown Ends

Who saw this coming? The House and Senate have reached a deal at the 11th hour and the government shutdown is over. Lawmakers in D.C. squabbled back and forth for weeks about the budget, causing around 1 million government workers …

Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration
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Republicans now have reason number 10,392 to hate Obamacare: the website offers the option to register to vote while enrolling. With an estimated one-third of applicants on the Healthcare Marketplace unregistered to vote, the inclusion of this option could be …

Donald Trump Could Take Andrew Cuomo’s NY Spot Donald Trump Could Take Andrew Cuomo’s NY Spot

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo better watch his back. The Donald may be ready to point the finger of doom and tell the governor, “You’re Fired.”. Trump has some pretty serious backers already in a campaign that he just found …

Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son
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In 2012, a white supremacist military veteran loaded up with weapons and attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Five people were killed in the attack, including Satwant Singh Kaleka, the small-business owner who founded the temple. No motive …

Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown
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Veteran Republicans, finding the GOP the party mostly assailed for the clinging government shutdown, is lashing out at Tea Party lawmakers as those refusing to yield and allow the country to move forward. Polls over the last days that place …

Government Shutdown: What to Expect Government Shutdown: What to Expect
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Since Congress was unable to agree on the fiscal near-future, it’s looking likely that the government will grind to a screeching halt. As complex as the process is, and as unpredictable as it may be (Congress may reach a last-minute …

Jack Lew threatens America with Debt Ceiling Jack Lew threatens America with Debt Ceiling
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In a brazen attempt to raise the already exploding US public debt, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Wednesday that the government will spend all its borrowed cash by October 17th, and demanded trillions in new money to …

Mitch McConnell Opposes Ted Cruz's Filibuster Mitch McConnell Opposes Ted Cruz's Filibuster
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The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Kentucky Senator and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he would not support Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in their efforts to filibuster a resolution that would defund Obamacare. Consequently, because …

Government Shutdown: Rand Paul vs Marco Rubio Government Shutdown: Rand Paul vs Marco Rubio
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With their eyes on 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are staking out carefully crafted positions on the looming government shutdown in an effort to defund Obamacare. From the outset it appears that Rand Paul …

Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine
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An AP story out of Boston yesterday morning is getting some traction: apparently, some of the 2016 Republican potentials with their sights on the White House are trying to quietly take advantage of Mitt Romney’s political operatives, in particular his …

Paul Ryan Gets a Bad Lip Reading Paul Ryan Gets a Bad Lip Reading
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About every couple of weeks, YouTube users can expect another installment of Bad Lip Reading, the hilarious series that redubs popular videos with nonsensical, oftentimes irreverent words – of course, based on the target’s lip reading. Well, it’s that time …

GOP Platform Touches on Protecting Internet Freedom GOP Platform Touches on Protecting Internet Freedom
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The 2012 Republican platform may have continued to demonstrate that party’s slide to the far right, but the GOP seems to be taking a mostly hands-off policy when it comes to the internet. The platform, which was finalized at the …

Paul Ryan Thanks His Nearly 2 Million Facebook Fans Paul Ryan Thanks His Nearly 2 Million Facebook Fans
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When presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Ryan had to start up a new Facebook page tailored to his VP campaign. His old page that he’d been running as a …

Twitter: Already More Tweets for 2012 RNC Than 2008 Twitter: Already More Tweets for 2012 RNC Than 2008

More evidence today that the 2012 election really is the first true social media election: Twitter has announced that this year’s Republican National convention has already generated more tweets than the entire 2008 Convention. And this year’s party hasn’t even …

Reminder: RNC Streaming Live on YouTube Tonight Reminder: RNC Streaming Live on YouTube Tonight

After weather delays, the 2012 Republican National Convention will really get underway today with speeches from the likes of Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney. This morning, YouTube is reminding us that we can watch all of the speeches …