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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other GOP lawmakers are fighting back against the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Congress is working towards finalizing the massive aid bill as the House is expected to vote tomorrow on what Republicans call a "pork-filled wish list." The fourth relief plan includes funds for museums, high-speed...
    More than two-thirds of Republicans say the 2020 presidential election was invalid, according to a new survey. The poll from the R Street Institute, a free markets group, found that 67 percent of Republicans view the past election as invalid, compared to 23 percent who believe it was valid. About half of all Republicans said...
    A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. Echelon polled 1,005 registered voters between February 12 and 18 and found the following… Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration,...
    Loading the player... Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate’s parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. Despite their paper-thin congressional majorities, Democratic leaders were poised to push the sweeping package through the House on...
    A new poll in a crucial 2022 Senate race that could determine whether the Republicans regain the majority they just lost in the 2020 cycle shows a potential GOP challenger edging the Democratic incumbent. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire holds a 48%-46% advantage over Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan in a hypothetical 2022 general...
    Rep. Deb Haaland If it looks to you like President Biden’s nominees who are women, people of color, or especially women of color are facing more opposition in the Senate, that’s because … President Biden’s nominees who are women, people of color, or especially women of color are facing more opposition in the Senate. The only nominee...
    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro slammed Democrats for the results of a poll that showed the chief concern among Democratic voters is former President Donald Trump's supporters. “Republicans' top concerns: policy,” Shapiro said on Twitter. “Democrats' top concerns: Republicans, rooted in slanderous notions about Republicans.” Republicans' top concerns: policyDemocrats' top concerns: Republicans, rooted in slanderous notions...
    Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell said Thursday that he’s nervous for the GOP to have too much influence over the potential Jan. 6 commission into the Capitol riot. “Well, Democrats are in the majority so most committees today have more Democrats on them than Republicans. I think it’s important to have Republican perspective on this,...
    Savannah Rychcik February 25, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) supports a Jan. 6 commission comprised of an equal number of both Republicans and Democrats. CNN’s John Berman asked Coons on Thursday how bipartisan the commission should be, and noted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested it should be made up of mostly...
    Madison Summers February 25, 2021 0 Comments “The hypocrisy in the Republican Party is off the charts,” CNN’s Don Lemon is proclaiming. Lemon laid into Republicans during the “CNN Tonight” show on Wednesday night, where he called out “hypocrisy” over President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget Neera...
    EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are warning the Biden administration of a "grave risk" if a Trump-era public health order that allows for migrants to be swiftly returned to their home countries is ended -- something activists have urged President Biden to do."Simply put, you cannot separate the border crisis from the pandemic," the letter from 26...
    After a record turnout election that delivered Democrats the presidency and the Senate, Republican lawmakers in Georgia introduced legislation this week that critics say threatens to diminish the number of voters participating in the state's next elections.  A bill introduced in the state Senate on Tuesday would severely limit who would be able to vote...
    CNN’s Don Lemon is less than impressed with Republican officials demanding bipartisanship civility after years of ignoring or making excuses for former President Donald Trump. Lemon led CNN Tonight with a segment on the GOP outrage over Neera Tanden’s history of mean tweets before she was nominated to lead the Office of Management and Budget....
    Reuters February 25, 2021 0 Comments The next few days will give Republicans opportunities to stand together or fight among themselves, first when the House of Representatives votes on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package on Friday and again when Donald Trump retakes the global spotlight in a speech to the party’s most conservative members....
    Reuters February 25, 2021 0 Comments The Republican Party’s state committee in Pennsylvania ended a meeting on Wednesday night without holding a planned vote on whether to censure U.S. Senator Pat Toomey due to technical difficulties, according to two people on the call. The meeting of Republican leaders from across the state had been...
    Republican leaders objected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's draft for a bipartisan 1/6 commission to study the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, taking issue with both the proposed makeup of the group, as well as the proposed focus of the commission's investigation.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
    Fox & Friends is angry with MSNBC host Chris Hayes and believes everyone should be furious over his comparing gun-loving Republicans to Osama bin Laden. At issue? Hayes noticed a curious trend that many Republican politicians and officials tend to post videos or participate in teleconference calls with a number of guns prominently featured behind...
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off Thursday, featuring a slew of Republicans who are eyed as potential 2024 presidential contenders and who will seek to make their appeals to the base -- but none will command as much attention as former President Donald Trump. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Dakota...
    ORLANDO — The race for the 2024 Republican nomination begins in the hovering shadow of former President Donald Trump as contenders vying to succeed him atop the GOP descend on the Conservative Political Action Conference to woo party activists. Defeated by President Biden in November, Trump is still a winner in the hearts of...
    Republicans sympathetic to the populism of former President Donald Trump are trying to come up with policies that can compete with Democratic proposals to aid workers, sometimes running afoul of small-government conservatives and their party’s business wing in the process. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, dropped his “Blue Collar Bonus” plan on Wednesday morning....
    February 25, 2021 7:16 AM | Albert Traver (EFE) 15 minutes. The president of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, has been in power for more than a month, but has half the Cabinet, since the Senate has only confirmed 9 of its 23 members and has at least one in check . Biden himself...
    Senate Republicans are hoping to avoid an intraparty bloodbath that would threaten their chances of taking back the majority in 2022. Tensions within the party have been on full display since the ugly mob attack on the Capitol and the impeachment vote and Senate trial that divided Republicans and left former President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given...
    "The country is looking for action." That’s the internal message from one of President Biden’s top advisers. But is the country looking for the particular actions he’s pushing? The Republicans have made it increasingly clear they will oppose his Covid relief package as too unfocused and expensive, and that the Democrats will push it through...
    By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. Despite their paper-thin congressional majorities, Democratic leaders were poised to push the sweeping...
    (CNN)Democrats and Republicans tangled over the size and scope of Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan Wednesday, despite the broad public support for the package and a new push by business leaders to get it passed -- a sign of the difficulties facing the new President, who had hoped to be a bridge beyond...
    Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Ari Berman at Mother Jones writes—Republicans Are Taking Their Voter Suppression Efforts to New Extremes From Georgia to Iowa. Republicans are concocting new ways to suppress Democratic votes: After record turnout in 2020, Republican-controlled states appear to be in a race...
    Republicans are “becoming the party of blue-collar Americans” so long as the party continues with a populist-nationalist agenda, new analysis reveals. Overall, an NBC News survey finds, Republicans have gained 12 percentage points with working class Americans between 2010 and 2020 while losing one percentage point with Americans who hold white-collar jobs. At the same...
    Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback Machine to 2017, when Donald...
    Following the conclusion of the 2020 congressional elections, Daily Kos Elections is pleased to unveil the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere to the members of the new 117th Congress. This spreadsheet includes a wealth of demographic and electoral data on senators and representatives, as well as the states and districts they represent, providing key insight on...
    Republican members on the House Oversight Committee are calling on Democratic Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney to subpoena Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to testify about the nursing home scandal, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Fox News. Ranking Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer and all Republicans on the panel sent the...
    Democrats have been pushing for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour, though at this point it’s unclear whether it would ultimately be included in the overall covid relief bill Congress is taking up. A proposal by two Republican senators has a provision raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Senator...
    (CNN)Florida Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy is seriously considering a run against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022, launching a listening tour on issues including the pandemic, "managing misinformation," fighting climate change and for social justice.Murphy, co-chair of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats, hopes that by emphasizing a bipartisan background she can appeal...
    Republican leaders objected to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's draft for a bipartisan commission to study the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, taking issue with both the proposed makeup of the group, as well as the proposed focus of the commission's investigation.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both...
    By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Poor Missouri families could get money to pay for their children to go to private schools through a tax credit program given initial approval Wednesday in the state House. Under the proposal, private donors would give money to nonprofits that in turn would dole out the...
    Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice urged Senate Republicans Wednesday to "swallow" the hefty price tag of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, warning lawmakers that "you will leave a lot of people hurting" if they continue to oppose the legislation. Justice responded on "Special Report" after Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, dismissed Biden's proposal as a "clunker" full of Democratic pet projects and...
    Stephen Miller Former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller’s inhumane and unpopular anti-immigrant policies helped lead to his former boss’ historic defeat in the 2020 presidential election. So now that President Joe Biden’s administration has unveiled legislation featuring a very popular path to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented immigrants, House Republicans invited him...
    Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, will carry a slate of election reform measures proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis into Florida’s 60-day 2021 legislation session when it begins next week. DeSantis unveiled his proposals Friday evening before about 100 mostly mask-less supporters in the Hilton at Palm Beach International Airport during a campaign-like rally now being...
    Senator Dick Durbin (D- IL) defended Biden OMB nominee Neera Tanden on Wednesday, pushing back on the objections from Republicans to her past tweets by bringing up the former president. Right now Tanden’s nomination is imperiled by Joe Manchin opposing her in an evenly-divided Senate. It’s unlikely at this point any Republicans would vote to...
    Democratic fury over the mob attack on the Capitol and its aftermath is spilling into nearly every aspect of life in the House, squashing hopes for comity and threatening even mundane legislative tasks like the naming of a local post office. Democrats accuse Republicans of nothing short of sabotaging the nation’s democracy with false claims...
    Trump legal woes mount by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com  CLICK HERE if you’re viewing on a mobile device. What NY prosecutors can learn from Trump’s tax returns Now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a Democratic grand jury investigation...
    The Republican Party is desperate—desperate for anything GOP lawmakers can rally around. And we do mean anything. Because any normal party that isn't driven by an intractable internal war would choose to rally around something that might yield some political advantage.  But instead Republicans have chosen Biden's wildly popular COVID-19 relief package as their hill to...
    A majority of Republican voters supported President Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, according to a new poll. The Morning Consult poll found 60 percent of Republicans supported the stimulus bill, scheduled to be voted on this week. Of that majority, 34 percent said they strongly supported the measure, and 26 percent said they...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from the Idaho House and Senate blasted their Republican colleagues Wednesday for engaging in what they called a power grab from the governor, local governments and voters while key legislation languishes. House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel and Senate Minority Caucus Chair Janie Ward-Engelking said...
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders in the House and Senate say a proposed plan for an independent commission to study the Capitol insurrection is overly tilted toward Democrats, arguing that the panel should have an even party split like the one formed to study the Sept....