Source: Brett Logiurato / Business Insider The Republican National Committee backtracked on Sunday after sending out a cringeworthy tweet meant to honor Rosa Parks on the 58th anniversary of her arrest after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama. The tweet, which was almost immediately mocked, also declared that Parks had helped [...]
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after he appeared on The Daily Show to defend a new voter-ID law North Carolina county precinct GOP chair Don Yelton has resigned from his post. And according to a party spokesman, it was [...]
Source: Tal Kopan / Politico The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, says that a House Republican leader told off President Barack Obama during a negotiation meeting, and that they are so disrespectful it’s practically impossible to have a conversation with them. “In a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told [...]
Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite The Republican judge running for reelection in Texas’ Bexar County joined CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Tuesday afternoon to elaborate on hisdecision to leave the GOP and become a Democrat. Carlo Key did not hesitate to admit that the presence of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the Republican Party was “absolutely” a factor in his switch. In a video Key [...]
Source: Jeff Pohlman and Dan Mangan / CNBC / NBC News The House committee responsible for Obamacare oversight asked for expert guidance last week about the troubled launch of the federal Healthcare.gov site from John McAfee, the tech legend once suspected in the murder of his neighbor in Central America, CNBC has learned. That Republican-controlled committee wanted the [...]
Roland Martin discusses the deal made to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
Noelle Nikpour, GOP strategist, talks with Roland Martin about the GOP shutdown deal.
Source: Gary Langer / ABC News A new high of 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling Washington’s budget crisis, up significantly in the past two weeks and far exceeding disapproval of both President Obama and congressional Democrats on the issue. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that criticism [...]
Source: Susan Davis and David Jackson / USA Today WASHINGTON — House Republicans said President Obama asked them to revise their proposal for a six-week increase in the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling. The plan is intended to avoid a first-ever U.S. default on debts. The White House had indicated earlier Thursday that Obama might [...]
Source: Paul Kane, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Lori Montgomery / The Washington Post House Republican leaders said Thursday they will offer a temporary increase in the federal debt ceiling in exchange for negotiations with President Obama on longer-term “pressing problems,” but they stopped short of agreeing to end a government shutdown now in its 10th day. In a news briefing following [...]