Lindsey Graham Challenges Republicans: ‘Tell Me Why’ You Deny Climate Science

THINK PROGRESS Today, during a convention in New Hampshire hosted by the bipartisan group No Labels, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a moment to differentiate himself from the rest of the GOP field by talking about climate change. As one of the only Republican presidential candidates to repeatedly bring up climate change… More Lindsey Graham Challenges Republicans: ‘Tell Me Why’ You Deny Climate Science

Republican “Survivor”: A Proposal for Culling the G.O.P. Field

THE NEW YORKER A couple of weeks ago, I was driving along the Belt Parkway, listening to Sean Hannity’s radio show, when the right-wing commentator said something that surprised me about the ever-expanding field of Republican primary candidates. This is getting ridiculous, Hannity complained—how are they all supposed to fit on the same stage for… More Republican “Survivor”: A Proposal for Culling the G.O.P. Field

Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

The Daily Beast The new House report is tearing apart dozens of GOP claims about the 2012 attack. From Darrell Issa’s ‘stand down order’ to Lindsey Graham’s Hillary slam, see who was discredited. The House Intelligence Committee’s report on the 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is undermining years of GOP… More Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

The Huffington Post […] Below are the full reactions of senators, lightly edited for clarity: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) “That’s a good question. We were not attacked, uh, to the extent that we were on 9/11. “We showed a level of dysfunction that has seldom been reached. Maybe the only other time was before the… More Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

At Stand Your Ground Hearing, Ted Cruz Argues Florida Law Helps African-Americans

Here are some stats about the Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws compiled by Media Matters: Under SYG, Homicides With Black Victims Much More Likely To Be Found Justified SYG Laws Are Linked To An Increase In Homicides Studies Show “Statistically Significant” Rise In Homicides In SYG States. Think Progress With Trayvon Martin’s mother sitting just across… More At Stand Your Ground Hearing, Ted Cruz Argues Florida Law Helps African-Americans

For every question, there is a Reagan

The Maddow Blog When Ronald Reagan left office in early 1989, several conservative activists feared history may not be especially kind to the two-term Republican, who spent most of his second term under a cloud of scandal, corruption, and mismanagement. The “Reagan Legacy Project” intended to give the former president a public-relations boost, urging state… More For every question, there is a Reagan

10 things you need to know today: June 23, 2013

The Week Snowden lands in Moscow after fleeing Hong Kong, flood tolls reach record levels in Canada and India, and more 1. SNOWDEN FLEES HONG KONG U.S. intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden has landed in Moscow after flying out of Hong Kong “on his own accord” on Sunday, from where the U.S. was seeking his extradition… More 10 things you need to know today: June 23, 2013

Here’s The REAL Reason The GOP Opposes Immigration Reform

Addicting Info You can say many things about Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant – that he is one of the most extreme members of the House, that he hasn’t sponsored a bill in a year, that he has missed 7.3% of votes – but you can’t accuse him of lying. At least not on the subject of immigration… More Here’s The REAL Reason The GOP Opposes Immigration Reform