Archive for the ‘Republicans’ Category

Sen. Ted Cruz Introduces Amendment to Block Packing of US Supreme Court

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Wednesday reintroduced a constitutional amendment to ensure the number of justices serving on the U.S. Supreme Court remains at nine. “The Democrats’ answer to a Supreme Court that is dedicated to upholding the rule of law and the Constitution is to pack it with liberals who will rule […]

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Rep. Stefanik Wants Answers From FBI on Hunter Biden Laptop and Mar-a-Lago

The conversation between Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY.) and FBI Director Christopher Wray during the March 9 House Intelligence Committee hearing was already icy and contentious when Stefanik asked Wray, “Do you believe the Hunter Biden laptop story is disinformation?” Wray responded, “Well, I want to be careful about—there is an ongoing investigation that is relevant […]

House GOP: Biden’s ‘Green Budget’ Is DOA

President Joe Biden’s $6.9 trillion Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget request sustains the green energy emphases established with the adoptions of the Infrastructure Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and increases spending to combat the “climate crisis” by 26 percent. Biden’s FY24 budget request, released March 9—more than a month late in the annual budget […]

J.D. Vance: GOP Must Represent People of East Palestine Against Corporate Special Interests, Big Government

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) is calling on House and Senate Republicans to represent the residents of East Palestine, Ohio against corporate special interests in the rail industry that enjoy lucrative taxpayer-funded federal subsidies. Source

Sound the alarms; someone let the crazies out and they’re now occupying the US Congress, primarily the House

This is no joke, it’s not the least bit funny, it shows that this country is in deep, deep trouble. Source

Rep. Gaetz: ‘We Don’t Have the Votes’ to Impeach Secretary Mayorkas

A Republican-led effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas may falter—despite the party’s narrow control of the House of Representatives. Republicans, who have been critical of Mayorkas’ handling of border security, have called for his impeachment as a way to remove him from office. But impeachment proponents have not yet been able to drum […]

Red states lead U.S. in wind and solar power production, study finds

Despite climate action often being frustrated by Republican leaders in Congress and at the local level, states with Republican governors and a majority of Republican state legislators are leading the nation in solar and wind. Source

Republicans Seek Investigation of Unauthorized Release of Air Force Records

Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Zach Nunn (R-Iowa) are calling for an investigation after being notified that their Air Force records were “inappropriately requested” and released during their midterm election campaigns. The congressmen, according to a Politico report, were among 11 individuals who had their military personnel records improperly released by the Air Force Personnel […]

Is the right wing ‘whitewashing’ the history curriculum taught in public schools?

This article was produced by Our Schools. Sandra Jones served as an investigative reporter for nearly two decades. She has received numerous awards for her broadcast reporting. “People still want to hide the truth about Black history,” Dione Archer, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, said in an interview with Our Schools. Her response came after […]

‘Race to the bottom’: GOP has introduced 72 educational gag orders so far in 2023

The right-wing campaign to censor what is read and taught at public schools, colleges, universities, and libraries across the United States is only growing more intense, as state lawmakers introduced dozens of educational gag orders in the first six weeks of 2023. From the start of the new year through February 13, Republican lawmakers proposed […]

Republicans Respond to Biden’s State of the Union Address

Many Republicans expressed disappointment at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Feb. 7, contending that Biden failed to appropriately address the threat posed by communist China, the border crisis, and the economy. Sen, Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Biden’s address was full of tough talk and strong language, but ultimately his rhetoric was […]

House Speaker McCarthy Pledges to Defend Women’s Sports From ‘Wokeness’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said there should be a level playing field for women in sports on Feb. 1, which marks the 37th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. McCarthy hosted a panel in Washington on Wednesday in honor of the day, while raising concerns over transgender men competing in women’s […]

Utah passes bill banning transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming health care

The bill “prohibits surgery for all transgender youth and disallows hormone treatment for transgender minors who have not been professionally diagnosed with gender dysphoria.” Source

Advocates say ‘hell no’ as Manchin pitches Social Security deal with GOP

“Manchin is providing cover for Republican attacks on Social Security and Medicare.” Source

Joe Biden Vows to Veto Bill to Abolish the IRS

President Joe Biden ridiculed the Republican Party on Monday for proposing a bill that would end the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and income taxes. Source

The myth of the ‘moderate Republican’—and why it’s so dangerous

Those “moderates” and “centrists” are actively supporting neofascist leadership. Source

Does GOP Politicking Weaken the Party or Empower Americans?

Republicans voted 15 times before they elected Kevin McCarthy to be House speaker and second in line to the White House. Mainstream media complained that the delay was evidence the GOP can’t govern. In fact, it showed how democracy is supposed to work, and how a small faction led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) used […]

Kevin McCarthy Gives First Speech as House Speaker

In his first speech to Congress after being elected the 55th Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pledged to hold the Biden administration accountable, fix the economy, and win the economic battle with China. In a 20-minute speech, McCarthy laid out the key issues for the GOP-controlled House for the 118th Congress. The issues […]

Here Are the 6 Republicans Who Voted ‘Present’ in the Final Vote for McCarthy’s House Speakership

Six Republican House lawmakers voted “present” instead of “yea” in the final vote that secured the House Speakership for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). McCarthy was elected as the 55th House Speaker in the early hours of Jan. 7 following 15 rounds of votes, the first of which was held on Jan. 3. McCarthy, who was the House Republican […]

Big Pharma and GOP allies aim to sabotage Medicare drug price reforms

“Patients fought hard for the reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act—and we won’t let Big Pharma and its allies’ fearmongering scare us.” Source

Roger Stone Took the Fifth When Asked How Old He Was

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election must have known they were going to get a lot of Republican witnesses refusing to answer questions.  But perhaps they didn’t know just how serious they were about invoking their Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate. In a […]

Far-Right Republicans Shunned Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy got a standing ovation from a joint session of Congress for bravely leading his nation in the fight against a brutal Russian invasion. But not all of Congress. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert spent part of the speech glued to their phones and barely paying attention. Several others remained seated […]

Republicans Are Panicking Because They Somehow Just Found Out You Can Buy Vibrators at CVS

On Saturday night at the New York Young Republicans Club gala, Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene packed enough wild statements into her short speech that it’s difficult to keep count. But one highlight was her need to share her newfound knowledge that you can just walk into a store and buy a sex toy, something […]

Winning Georgia Senate seat, Sen. Raphael Warnock overcomes GOP push

Image Credit: Reuters This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Steven Rosenfeld is the editor and chief correspondent of Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He has reported for National Public Radio, Marketplace, and Christian Science Monitor Radio, as well as a wide range of […]

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt the country, if not mankind

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt. Source

What’s really at stake in a politically charged Supreme Court case on elections

Moore v. Harper could transform the law—but not in the way that many pundits, or even politicians, anticipate. Source

Trump-Backed Alaska Senate Candidate Criticizes McConnell for Massive Spending Boost for GOP Opponent

Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump for the Alaska Senate race, has criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for her midterm defeat. “It is regrettable that Sen. Mitch McConnell spent millions of dollars in this race on deceptive ads to secure what he wanted—a Senate minority that he […]

The stunning, marvelous and redemptive triumph of unintended consequences

What if unintended consequences lead not only to breakthrough positives but destructive means and machinery by which humanity can do itself in? Source

Decisive, literally defining ‘midterm’ for the ages

Does not this heart-warming stunner/ Fortify the winners as front-runner? Source

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