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Elizabeth Warren Literally LOLs at GOP’s Supposed Breakup With Corporate America

Elizabeth Warren Literally LOLs at GOP’s Supposed Breakup With Corporate America

As for opposing their nationwide efforts to change voting rules, the Democratic Party’s top critics of private sector power are laughing at the notion that corporate America and the GOP have actually splintered.Literally.Asked on Wednesday about the idea of a rift between the GOP and big business, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) let out a chuckle.“I think the Republicans have finally been called out,” Warren told The Daily Beast. “They think that they can pass laws to keep people from voting and otherwise undermine our democracy, and so long as they cut taxes for corporate America, everything...

Apr 15
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Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break

Republicans Have Been Waiting for a Matt Gaetz Scandal to Break

After to make sex trafficking allegations disappear, Republicans on and off Capitol Hill on Wednesday largely kept their mouths shut.Gaetz—the Trump-loving, Fox News-grinning, 38-year-old Florida Republican—has a less-than-sterling reputation among his congressional colleagues. More than a half-dozen lawmakers have spoken to these reporters about his love of alcohol and illegal drugs, as well as his proclivity for younger women. It’s well-known among Republican lawmakers that Gaetz was dating a college student—one over the age of consent—in 2018. She came to Washington as an intern. In...

Apr 1
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Madison Cawthorn Suddenly Loves the Stimulus Bill He Voted Against

Madison Cawthorn Suddenly Loves the Stimulus Bill He Voted Against

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWA “happy” Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) announced to his constituents on Twitter on Tuesday the arrival of millions of dollars worth of federal grants to health institutions in his western North Carolina district. Unannounced, however, was the fact that Cawthorn voted against the legislation that sent the grants out in the first place.In February, the 25-year old freshman lawmaker joined all House Republicans in voting against the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill, dubbed the American Rescue Plan Act. In a tweet after the vote, he slammed it,...

Mar 30
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The Capitol Riot Pissed Off These People So Much They’re Running for Office

The Capitol Riot Pissed Off These People So Much They’re Running for Office

Like so many around the country, Heather Mizeur felt a painful sweep of emotions on January 6 as she watched the —shock, rage, hurt, grief.A former Democratic state legislator in Maryland, Mizeur has a special affinity for the Capitol: she and her wife met there during their years as Hill staffers. They named their Eastern Shore farm after the famous fresco that adorns the Capitol’s dome: The Apotheosis of Washington.Underneath that fresco on Jan. 6, members of a violent mob roamed, as they attempted to keep President Trump in power through brute force. “The Capitol is like a second home to...

Mar 15
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Bernie Sanders Won’t Help Out Josh Hawley This Time

Bernie Sanders Won’t Help Out Josh Hawley This Time

BROMANCE IS DEADBut Jon Ossoff just might be game for a team-up. He said he was “encouraged” by one of Hawley’s $15 minimum-wage proposals.hen Sen. Josh Hawley voiced his support late last year for giving millions of Americans $2,000 checks, he said he got a call from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ camp. What happened next was the formation of one of Capitol Hill’s stranger political odd couples, as the Trumpist Republican from Missouri and the Democratic Socialist from Vermont joined together to make a very public push for a shared priority.That partnership might have continued last week, with...

Mar 3
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Demonizes Big Tech. She and Her Husband Just Sold Up to $210,000 in Tech Stocks.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Demonizes Big Tech. She and Her Husband Just Sold Up to $210,000 in Tech Stocks.

When she was running for office, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) constantly antagonized tech giants like Facebook for allegedly censoring and silencing pro-Trump Republicans, and vowed to fight what she called the “Silicon Valley Cartel” after being elected to Congress.During her first two months on Capitol Hill, Greene has loudly ratcheted up the anti-tech rhetoric. But shortly after her swearing-in, she quietly moved to offload significant stock holdings in the very same companies she so vehemently denounced—netting a healthy sum in the process.According to her latest financial...

Mar 2
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House Passes Biden’s $1.9T Stimulus Plan—Without a Single GOP Vote in Favor

House Passes Biden’s $1.9T Stimulus Plan—Without a Single GOP Vote in Favor

Democrats are one big step closer to achieving their first major goal of the Joe Biden era: Early Saturday morning, the U.S. House approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on a nearly party-line vote.The 219-212 vote allows the U.S. Senate to formally take up the legislation, which Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) intends to do immediately. But the party is under the gun: many Democrats regard March 14—the day that extended unemployment benefits run out for millions—as a de facto deadline for getting the so-called American Rescue Plan on Biden’s desk.The legislation would...

Feb 27
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Dems Say: We’re Dead If We Don’t Deliver on Minimum Wage

Dems Say: We’re Dead If We Don’t Deliver on Minimum Wage

Democrats are confronting their first existential crisis as Washington power brokers: how far they are willing to go to keep their minimum wage promise after facing a defeat by the Senate’s rules referee.Frustration has escalated to anger in some progressive circles, with elected officials and activists becoming increasingly antsy about the prospect of actually passing a chief campaign pledge. Where there was once optimism and urgency around a consensus Democratic issue, the latter emotion has become distinctly more pronounced. For weeks, the chance for a national pay raise dangled amid...

Feb 26
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Postmaster General Taunts Dems: You’re Stuck With Me for Good

Postmaster General Taunts Dems: You’re Stuck With Me for Good

Louis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: “Get used to me.”The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would remain as Postmaster General—“long time,” DeJoy spat back—during a Wednesday hearing in the House Oversight Committee.That exchange was indicative of the entire proceeding, which was frequently chippy, combative, and fueled by Democratic lawmakers’ outrage over DeJoy’s handling of the USPS at a time of worsening mail delays and difficult questions about the...

Feb 24
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Dem Leaders Quick to Kill Liberal Dream of Packing the Court

Dem Leaders Quick to Kill Liberal Dream of Packing the Court

When four liberal lawmakers came to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to roll out legislation to add seats to the high court, they may have had the base of the Democratic Party strongly behind them, but their party leaders across the street in the Capitol—and many of their colleagues—might as well have been residing in a different political universe.Just before Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), the lead Senate sponsor of the bill to pack the court, took the microphone outside the Supreme Court, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters at her weekly press conference that it was going...

Apr 16
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