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The 47 Republican senators who last week went behind the government’s back to send a letter to Iran’s leadership did not commit treason, but they sure did something really, really dumb. The letter was an attempt to frighten their sworn enemy from entering a critical nuclear deal with the U.S. by warning Iranian leadership that […]

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After President Obama issued a call for the FCC to ensure a neutral internet, Republican Senator Ted Cruz made a statement proclaiming net neutrality to be “Obamacare for the internet.” Now GOP members of the House and Senate have decided to use their new-found majority to put pressure on the FCC to not make any attempts […]

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On Friday, Rep. Michael Grimm‘s attorney announced he was facing federal criminal charges, and this morning, the Staten Island Republican surrendered to the FBI and was arrested. The charges against Grimm apparently relate to Healthalicious, the Upper East Side restaurant he had a stake in before running for office — and not the $10,000 he […]

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Pity the California GOP. How to reach the kids in a state where only 23 percent of voters under 50 are Republicans? Perhaps taking up the cause of the world’s trendiest hot sauce will help. The Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California was ruled a public nuisance and ordered to halt production recently, […]

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Drivers on Staten Island’s Hylan Boulevard this week have been greeted by a towering portrait of Ronald Reagan, musclebound like a non-bald Mr. Clean and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Dear God, Let Me Go Back For Just A Day.” The artist is Scott LoBaido — previously noted for terrible subway safety ideas […]

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers just approved the .GOP top-level domain, ushering in an era of Republican websites that advertise their party affiliation right in the URL. You’ll be able to get your .GOP address in 75 days. The move is at least partially an effort to increase online fundraising for the […]

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On December 6, 2013, the day after Nelson Mandela died, the British conservative activist Jeff Vinall posted the following Facebook status update. “Another terrorist has died,” it reads. “Let us look to making sure our future is safe from similar situations and similar people.” When the UK-based liberal-leaning website Political Scrapbook posted a story about it, […]

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Texas Republican Rep. and senatorial candidate Steve Stockman just tweeted this image of his opponent, the incumbent Senator John Cornyn. wow. such obamacare funding. oppose ted cruz. pic.twitter.com/bIgXNNpimi — Rep. Steve Stockman (@StockmanSenate) December 23, 2013 It is our old friend doge (without any actual doge). Wow. Such internet. And with that, the only good […]

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You may not have noticed amidst all the hubbub about Christine Quinn, new frontronner Bill de Blasio, and the erstwhile Carlos Danger, but there’s a Republican mayoral primary fight going on right now, too. And, you may or may not be surprised to learn, the current surge of potential stop-and-frisk reforms hasn’t affected the candidates’ […]

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On an episode of a conservative radio show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) compared sex education classes in public schools to life in [a cartoonishly exaggerated dystopian version of] the Soviet Union. Apparently, teaching teenagers about contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases in school is somehow the same as parents surrendering all control over their children’s lives […]

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