Republican Party

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Bookman: In MTG’s grimy paws, a beautiful video becomes something sickening

BY: - April 10, 2023

“I’ll say it again,” Marjorie Taylor Greene says in a new video labeled “The Predator President.” “Democrats are the party of pedophiles.” What follows in the video is a compilation of interactions between Joe Biden and various young people, attempting to make the case that the 80-year-old president sexually abuses young children. This is what […]

President Of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Congress

Not all Republicans feel ‘Ukraine fatigue,’ as GOP splits over continued aid

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — As some in the Republican Party call for halting aid to Ukraine, other GOP members of Congress are doubling down on supporting the war-torn nation and even criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough. Several Republican members of the U.S. House traveled to Ukraine during a congressional recess in early April to […]

Election deniers who lost secretary of state races now run several state GOP operations

BY: - February 24, 2023

Many of the election deniers who ran last year for positions that would have given them control over state elections systems lost their races. But several have found a new path to exert influence: as chair of their state Republican Party.  On Saturday, Kristina Karamo, an activist who rose to prominence for her efforts to […]


How Republicans normalized George Santos

BY: - January 9, 2023

Decades ago, Holocaust scholar Hannah Arendt warned: “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, i.e. the reality of experience and the distinction between true and false, i.e., the standards of thought, no longer exist.” With that quote […]


How the Jan. 6 insurrection led the GOP to the 2023 House Speaker vote mess

BY: - January 6, 2023

On Jan. 6, 2021, Americans watched with horror as insurrectionists tried to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election. It was also a day that the Republicans set themselves up for not only their 2022 electoral shortcomings, but the coming chaos of 2023. The unprecedented length it is taking to pick a […]


Dumping Trump will not solve the Republican problem of leadership

BY: - December 12, 2022

Every once in awhile, I find myself longing to know German, a language known for its voluminous vocabulary of smashed-together words where one word perfectly encapsulates a deep, specific, and complex meaning. One of the best examples of this is schadenfreude, a German word that connotes taking pleasure in other people’s pain – and one […]

U.S. House GOP picks leadership team for next Congress: McCarthy, Scalise and Emmer

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans elected their slate of leaders for the 118th Congress on Tuesday, even though the party hadn’t yet secured the seats needed to take the majority come January.  The new leadership team emerged from several contested races decided during an hours-long secret ballot voting session, including a three-way campaign for whip […]

Are Florida Republicans ready for a Trump-DeSantis clash for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination?

BY: - November 14, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decisive reelection victory last week carried significant GOP coattails throughout the state, ending a debate for now about whether Florida is truly a red state. But it also changed the narrative about the 2024 presidential race amongst the conservative intelligentsia – with DeSantis being hailed as the savior they have been yearning for and the vehicle to dump former President Donald Trump once and for all going into the next national election cycle.

Which GOP presidential wannabes are visiting Iowa in the 2022 campaign season?

BY: - August 17, 2022

The Iowa presidential caucuses are still a long way off, but potential presidential candidates are visiting the state ahead of the Nov. 7 midterm election. No top politicians have officially announced plans to run for president in 2024. President Joe Biden has indicated he plans to run for re-election, but has not launched a campaign. […]

Republicans scope out 2024 presidential prospects in Iowa midterm campaigns

BY: - July 8, 2022

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton spent his Wednesday afternoon at Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Bacon Bacon in West Des Moines. He didn’t come for the food: The Arkansas conservative came to help Iowa Sen. Zach Nunn launch his campaign’s veteran coalition, offering his support in the race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne. It’s not the senator’s first visit to Iowa this year.


Claim about orgies and cocaine finally lands Cawthorn in trouble with GOP, but not very much

BY: - March 31, 2022

As you’ve probably heard by now, western North Carolina’s deeply troubled congressman, Madison Cawthorn, is in the midst of another you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up moment, and somewhat amusingly, this time he’s actually finding himself in some lukewarm water with his enablers in the leadership of the Republican Party. The source of this new flap was Cawthorn’s claim in […]


Republicans denounce Putin’s war on facts, but are silent on the one at home

BY: - March 17, 2022

There’s a lot that’s terrible about Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s brutal attempt to erase Ukraine from the map of Europe. From the incalculable humanitarian disaster that has seen millions of Ukrainians flee their home country, to the appalling carnage on the streets of Mariupol that was devastatingly humanized with the death of a pregnant woman […]