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Why Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much? – The Atlantic

The AtlanticWhy Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much?The AtlanticChurches and religious organizations are popular, though more popular with Republicans and Republican-leaning voters than their Democratic counterparts. Banks are somewhere in the middle. Neither group likes the national news media, though the ...Republicans Don't Hate Higher EducationInside Higher EdColleges Hurt … [Read more...]

McCain: Russia scandals ‘sucking the oxygen out of the room’ | TheHill – The Hill

The HillMcCain: Russia scandals 'sucking the oxygen out of the room' | TheHillThe HillSen. John McCain · John McCainHouse votes to require Pentagon to report Russian cyberattacks Conservatives: Working with Dems on healthcare a waste of ...and more » … [Read more...]

Joexit: Why Scarborough’s departure from the Republican Party is significant – Washington Post

Washington PostJoexit: Why Scarborough's departure from the Republican Party is significantWashington PostHannity has been trying to destroy that premise by arguing that Scarborough is really just another liberal on MSNBC and that Republicans should not think of him as one of their own. Scarborough made Hannity's job easier when he told Colbert that he is ...Joe Scarborough announces … [Read more...]

Republicans Reluctantly Acknowledge a Failure of Governing – New York Times

New York TimesRepublicans Reluctantly Acknowledge a Failure of GoverningNew York TimesSenator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, speaking to reporters on Tuesday. He canceled part of the chamber's August recess so that the Republicans could focus on health care legislation. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.and more » … [Read more...]

Oklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018 – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportOklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018U.S. News & World ReportOklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is the latest candidate to announce plans to seek the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018. | June 1, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.. MORE.and more » … [Read more...]

Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences. – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences.Washington Post (blog)He almost certainly won't, but at a minimum, those who care about the Paris deal — and international engagement more generally — can do everything possible to clarify those consequences to the public and ensure that Trump and Republicans own them ...Trump could … [Read more...]

How Republicans Can Fight the Good Fight – Bloomberg

BloombergHow Republicans Can Fight the Good FightBloombergThe latter charge is silly; the current CBO director is a Republican, hired by Republicans. Besides, the CBO has had a terrific reputation for decades. That doesn't mean its assumptions can't be questioned, of course, but Mulvaney happens to be ...Editorial: The GOP's all-out war on ObamacareVirginian-Pilotall 21 news … [Read more...]

How the GOP Could Bend the Rules of Congress to Pass Massive, Deficit-Exploding Tax Reform – Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineHow the GOP Could Bend the Rules of Congress to Pass Massive, Deficit-Exploding Tax ReformSlate MagazineBut Republicans can find ways to pass a massive tax cut that isn't confined by that window. As is readily apparent from the invocation of the nuclear option in the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, which killed the filibuster for Supreme Court ...Hillary Clinton says … [Read more...]

Have Republicans turned into partisan sheep on health care? – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Have Republicans turned into partisan sheep on health care?Washington Post (blog)The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll confirms that most Americans really do not like the GOP's American Health Care Act. Republicans like it, just not what is in it. That's not as unusual as one might think given the current political climate. Here ...For GOP, health care is a … [Read more...]

Opinion: Kushner cloud shows Trump and GOP can’t be trusted with national security – MarketWatch

MarketWatchOpinion: Kushner cloud shows Trump and GOP can't be trusted with national securityMarketWatchRepublicans must make it a priority to find out whether these reports are accurate. If the initial reports are correct, then the next questions are: (1) Why would Kushner want to hide communications with the Russians a few weeks before his father-in ...McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: … [Read more...]

Republicans are mad about the California gas tax, and they’re taking it out on this freshman lawmaker – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRepublicans are mad about the California gas tax, and they're taking it out on this freshman lawmakerLos Angeles TimesRepublicans recalled two GOP turncoats in 1995 after they sold out to Democratic Assembly Speaker Willie Brown of San Francisco to keep him in power. No one is accusing Newman of being the slightest bit corrupt. And he's clearly not a party traitor. … [Read more...]

Conservatism is soiled by scowling primitives – Washington Post

Washington PostConservatism is soiled by scowling primitivesWashington PostIn 1950, the year before William F. Buckley burst into the national conversation, the literary critic Lionel Trilling revealed why the nation was ripe for Buckley's high-spirited romp through its political and cultural controversies. Liberalism ...George Will: William Buckley Captained Conservatism Before It Was … [Read more...]

Former House speaker John Boehner is making waves, and big bucks, with paid speeches – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer House speaker John Boehner is making waves, and big bucks, with paid speechesUSA TODAYThe Walker firm includes a prominent pitch for Boehner on its website, noting that he's a longtime friend of Trump's and that as House speaker, he conferred regularly with everyone from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to House Minority ...John Boehner walks back Trump … [Read more...]

McCain calls China a ‘bully,’ criticizes Trump’s foreign policy in Sydney speech – CNN

CNNMcCain calls China a 'bully,' criticizes Trump's foreign policy in Sydney speechCNNMcCain has been a vocal proponent of the US-Australian relationship, and his speech appeared to reinforce the belief that despite the whims of the Trump administration, Australia and the United States need each other if both want to maintain the ...McCain calls China a 'bully' in Sydney … [Read more...]

GOP leaders play down revisions to health-care bill offered by House moderate – Washington Post

Washington PostGOP leaders play down revisions to health-care bill offered by House moderateWashington PostRepublicans, under heavy pressure from the White House, are inching closer to passing a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, but possible revisions released Thursday aren't likely to clinch a deal. House Republican leaders are ...Op-Ed: New GOP health plan is … [Read more...]

Dems’ new message: Republicans ‘don’t give a sh-t’ – Fox News

Fox NewsDems' new message: Republicans 'don't give a sh-t'Fox NewsAfter a grueling, trash-talking 2016 election, the new leader of the Democratic National Committee hasn't exactly taken great pains to raise the level of political discourse in America. Tom Perez's latest attack on Republicans is: they “don't give a sh ...and more » … [Read more...]

How Tightly Should Congressional Republicans Embrace Trump? – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEightHow Tightly Should Congressional Republicans Embrace Trump?FiveThirtyEightmicah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): So, after a GOP candidate in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Karen Handel, made it into the runoff on Tuesday, she did an interview with CNN and was asked whether she wanted Trump to campaign for her. She ... … [Read more...]

McCain: Comey’s integrity ‘never wavered’ | TheHill – The Hill

The HillMcCain: Comey's integrity 'never wavered' | TheHillThe HillSen. John McCain · John McCainThe importance of McCain's meeting with prodemocracy Iranian dissidents in Albania McCain: Comey's integrity 'never ...McCain praises FBI director Comey: 'His integrity has never wavered ...PoliticoJohn McCain lauds FBI Director James Comey: 'His independence … [Read more...]