Missouri Lawmaker’s Plan To Deny Seafood For Food Stamp Users Smells Fishy

A bill proposed by Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin to prevent SNAP users from buying seafood is part of the GOP's effort to stigmatize the poor.

GOP Solicits Obamacare “Horror Stories” But Gets Bombarded With Positive ACA Testimonials

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers solicited Obamacare "horror stories" on Facebook, but instead got bombarded with positive ACA testimonials.

Grand Jury Indicts Mississippi Judge Who Attacked Disabled Black Man

A Grand Jury indicted Madison County Court Judge Bill Weisenberger for assaulting a black man and yelling "run n----r run" at a flea market.

Republican Lawmaker Doesn’t Want To Fund Schools Because Blacks Get “Welfare Crazy Checks”

In comments made to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi State Representative Gene Alday said he opposed additional school funding because he feels blacks in the state already get too much help from the government and "they don't work."

Texas Bill Would Let Teachers Shoot And Kill Kids To Protect School Property

The Teacher's Protection Act would authorize school teachers to use deadly force against students, in order to protect school property.

Demand That Republicans Pledge To Support Democracy Or Get Out Of Politics

Although Republicans detest democracy, they certainly understand the principle behind it and instead of swearing an oath to support a document always open to interpretation, Americans should demand that all politicians pledge to support America's democracy; or leave office forthwith.

Michigan GOP’s ‘We Understand Women’ Photo-Op Goes Down In Flames

Republican lawmakers' plan to show how well they understand women instead proves how little they understand.

Democratic Candidate For Congress Slams Incumbent For Not Supporting Unemployment Benefits

On Wednesday morning, Tim Sheridan, Democratic candidate for California's 42nd District, issued a press release. The statement showed both his both his personal support for the extension of unemployment benefits and slammed his opponent, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Taking Back the House, Vol. 18: Ken Calvert and California’s 42nd District

This is the eighteenth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go 'Blue.'

Taking Back the House, Vol. 10: Trent Franks and Arizona’s 8th District

This is the tenth edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go 'Blue.'

Taking Back the House, Vol. 2: Mike Rogers and Alabama’s 3rd District

This is the second edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. You can check out the previous edition here. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go ‘Blue.’ To do this, I will take a look at the overall demographics of the district, as well as review the historical voting patterns and the record of the Congressperson representing the district. This series will run until we’ve looked at every single district in the country, which should take us right into the 2014 campaign season. read more

The Tea Party Speaks From The Gutter and Tells the GOP to Forget Hispanic Voters

Tea Party Republicans like Rep. Tim Huelskamp are spewing more hate and intolerance by decrying Republican outreach to "so-called" Hispanic voters.

Republicanism as Mental Illness: House GOPer Warns of Genocide from Background Checks

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), who compared immigrants to animals, believes that background checks will lead to a Rwanda-esque genocide.

Paul Ryan Digs Romney in Deeper by Doubling Down on His Stimulus Lies

After Paul Ryan was caught lying about requesting stimulus money, he dug himself in even deeper while trying to cover his tracks.