30 posts tagged GOP
Rev. Sharpton is joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Karen Finney to discuss how the GOP is exacerbating the problems with the Affordable Care Act, instead of working to improve it.
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Campaign buttons comparing to Hillary Clinton to a “KFC special” surfaced over the weekend at a GOP event in California.
An unidentified vendor displayed the sexist flare reading “KFC Hillary Special: 2 fat thighs, 2 small breasts… left wing” at Saturday’s Republican Party Convention in Anaheim.
A new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests that the Republican rank and file have begun to grasp that their party is in serious trouble. Fully 67% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters agree that the GOP “needs to address major problems” in the party; 59% agree that the GOP “needs to reconsider some positions.”
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One voter ID law denounced as a “poll tax” looks to be back in force. And several others are gathering steam.
Those are the early consequences of Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision eviscerating the Voting Rights Act. In the 48 hours since the ruling was announced, Republicans in several states have said they’ll move ahead with voter ID laws that disproportionately affect blacks and Hispanics. And other states look poised to join them.
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While only 100 Senators will vote on the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill, there are thousands of staff at various advocacy organizations who have been working hard to push their group’s agenda–either for or against–the comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship. Here are some basics about the leading organizations working to influence the legislation that is likely to dominate this summer’s congressional calendar.
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Six months ago, the Republican war on women seemed ripe for a ceasefire. The party’s two-year assault on reproductive rights had yielded hundreds of new state laws restricting women’s access to abortion, birth control and other basic health services. It had also alienated moderates and women in droves, undermining Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House.