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 [...]
by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com If you need any proof of the over-inflated, bloated importance Washington, D.C., politicians and members of the media have of themselves, look no further than the ridiculous dialogue surrounding the Democrats invoking the “nuclear option” to deal with presidential appointees. Earth shattering. The biggest decision in 40 years. A [...]
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]
Source: Karen Tumulty and Tom Hamburger / The Washington Post Key GOP figures on Wednesday sent their clearest signals that they are abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health-care law — the issue that forced the government to shut down — and are scrambling for a fallback strategy. Republican Party leaders, activists and donors now widely acknowledge that [...]