Months of Republicans stoking bigotry results in 2/3 of GOP voters supporting ban proposed by Donald Trump
Early on Tuesday, it was too early to say anything meaningful about actual poll returns in New Hampshire, but NBC reported an absolutely stomach-turning result from exit poll data:
At this stage in the race, everything gets filtered first through the “horse race” lens, and so the immediate take on this is clearly that this is good for Donald Trump,...Read more
Republicans have nothing to offer the millions who would lose insurance.
Republicans have spent nearly six years promising to repeal Obamacare and, for most of that time, they have refused to acknowledge what that would mean for the millions who would lose their health insurance.
On Saturday afternoon in Iowa, for at least a few minutes, one Republican couldn't get away with it.
It happened at a Ted Cruz campaign event in Hubbard, a small town smack in the middle...Read more
Candidates take the stage for the Jan. 28, 2016, Republican debate in Des Moines.
The Republican presidential candidates debated in Iowa Jan. 28 and stretched the facts:
• Sen. Marco Rubio went too far in claiming that Hillary Clinton “wants to put Barack Obama on the Supreme Court.” An Iowa resident suggested such an appointment to Clinton, and she said she’d take it “under advisement.”
• Rubio also said that the White House “still refuses to acknowledge” that the...Read more
A Texas grand jury has indicted two anti-abortion activists in a case involving covert videos on fetal tissue procurement talks with Planned Parenthood and found there was no wrongdoing on the part of the health group, a district attorney said on Monday.
The grand jury decision was a result of a probe launched last year under Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, who accused Planned Parenthood of the "gruesome harvesting of baby body parts." No evidence...Read more
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday morning that it would hear United States v. Texas, the case that effectively halted President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The hearing, which will likely be heard in April and decided in June, will decide the fate of the president's deferred action programs before the end of his term.
The president unveiled his dual immigration reform program in November 2014. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents...Read more
Asian-Americans are a bit of a voting paradox. They're the fastest growing minority group in the country, but they're also the least likely to vote.
Take the 2012 election — Asian-Americans voted Democrat in higher numbers than ever before (73 percent cast a ballot for Barack Obama). But they had the lowest voter turnout of any racial group (47 percent).
To try and narrow that discrepancy, a group of Asian-Americans have created the AAPI (Asian American and...Read more
American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global trends and growing at a solid pace.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained 5 percent for a third straight month. More Americans started looking for work, and most found jobs.
The government also said employers added a combined 50,000 more jobs in October and November than it had previously estimated. Hiring averaged 284,000 a month in...Read more