Jewish Groups Accuse GOP of Weaponizing Anti-Semitism to Prolong Slaughter in Yemen

“Just as they did earlier this year, Republican leaders may again shamefully exploit concerns over bigotry against Jews to stall a totally unrelated bill that would help put an end to U.S. support for the war in Yemen.”

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt

Jewish advocacy groups on Monday condemned House Republicans for once again attempting to weaponize anti-Semitism to derail the Yemen War Powers resolution, which seeks to end U.S. complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. "Just as they did earlier this year, Republican leaders may again shamefully exploit concerns over bigotry

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GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

Adelson’s perspectives on U.S. foreign policy, particularly towards Iran, are alarming, given that his influence on U.S. politics is set to grow in the wake of his latest mega-donation to the Republican party.

Sheldon Adelson

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November. On Thursday, those efforts paid off in a big way as the top Republican congressional

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Big Oil Already Netted $25 Billion From GOP Tax Cuts

The so-called Tax Cut and Jobs Act slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to just 21 percent—a 40 percent reduction.

President Donald Trump pitches his Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the Andeavor oil refinery in North Dakota on September 6th, 2017. (Photo: WhiteHouse.gov)

The oil and gas industry benefitted to the tune of billions of dollars from the Trump tax cut bill... And you didn't. That's how the Center for Biological Diversity responded to a new analysis published Tuesday, which shows how the fossil fuel industry has saved $25 billion so far—"with many more billionaires more to come"—from the Republican tax

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Flying Under Radar, GOP Set To Confirm Slew Of ‘Extremist’ Judges

“These nominees’ collective records reveal the disturbing truth that this administration does not just tolerate radical anti-equality views among its judicial nominees, but requires them.”

From left, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, work to advance the nomination of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017. A weeklong partisan showdown is expected as Democrats are steadily amassing the votes to block Judge Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In an under-discussed push to "reshape the courts in Donald Trump's image for decades to come," the Senate this week is quietly gearing up to confirm a slew of federal judges who critics say have records littered with "breathtaking hostility toward civil rights and equal justice." The packed week of hearings began on Tuesday, when three Senate

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House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Food Stamps

The plan would cut $500 billion from Medicare, $1.5 trillion from Medicaid and the Obama health law, along with sweeping cuts to benefits such as federal employee pensions, food stamps, and tax credits for the working poor.

House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint that elicited criticism from conservatives and moderates. The GOP plan, authored by Budget Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., is critical to GOP hopes to

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Poll: Most Republicans Believe Colleges, Universities Are Hurting America

The survey also found that, for the first time since 2010, Republicans views on the impact of banks have been more positive than negative.

University of California, Berkeley, student Jack Palkovic, center, stands with others near a Berkeley College Republicans table in front of Sather Gate on campus in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Palkovic claims he was attacked on the campus a day after protests led authorities to cancel a controversial speech. (AP/Jeff Chiu)

Republicans have an increasingly dim view of colleges and universities and the effect those institutions have on the way things are going in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Monday. A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents — 58 percent — say that colleges and universities have a negative

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