This year’s CPAC promises to be a wild ride of off-the-wall bonkers

This year’s CPAC promises to be a wild ride of off-the-wall bonkers

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference, known as  CPAC, kicked off Thursday outside Washington, D.C. Here is a sampling of the many speakers on tap at this year’s gathering of right-wing operatives and officials:  Whether it’s giving the GOP faithful access to far-right nationalist Hungarian leader Viktor Orban and his race-purity politics or right-wingers telling audiences … Read more

14 GOP-led states that rejected money to help feed kids this summer

14 GOP-led states that rejected money to help feed kids this summer

The federal government’s Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program, which provides low-income families with $120 in food assistance per eligible child while schools are out of session, will officially launch as a permanent program this summer. Started in 2011 as a pilot project that served 12,500 families, Summer EBT has grown exponentially over the past decade … Read more

Kellyanne Conway tells GOP to ‘own’ super unpopular abortion stance

Kellyanne Conway tells GOP to ‘own’ super unpopular abortion stance

On Tuesday, Democrat Tom Suozzi won a special election to fill the seat of former Republican Rep. George Santos, who was expelled after a federal indictment and a blistering ethics report. Naturally, former Trump administration official Kellyanne Conway went on Fox News and spun up an election strategy for Republicans in 2024: Lean into their … Read more

Arizona Republicans want everyone packing heat on college campuses

Arizona Republicans want everyone packing heat on college campuses

Arizona Republicans are trying to revive a bill that would force colleges to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to bring a weapon on campus. Senate Bill 1198 “[p]rohibits the governing board of any university, college or community college from prohibiting the possession of a concealed weapon by a concealed weapon permit holder, or … Read more

GOP lawmaker says Idaho needs a new law so cannibalism won’t be ‘normalized’

GOP lawmaker says Idaho needs a new law so cannibalism won’t be ‘normalized’

Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott introduced a bill this past Thursday to expand the definition of “cannibalism.” Didn’t realize that needed legislation, did you? It doesn’t. Idaho happens to be the only state in the country explicitly outlawing cannibalism —and clearly Scott feels more robust laws are needed. The Idaho Freedom Caucus’ co-chair wants to … Read more

In New York, 1 in 4 residents now live within a half-mile of a mega-warehouse

In New York, 1 in 4 residents now live within a half-mile of a mega-warehouse

The problem: The pollution from all the truck exhaust is mega-dangerous. By Siri Chilukuri, for Grist and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Stephanie Joseph loves her dream home, a colonial-style house in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She and her husband stayed within a budget, paid off student loans, and made sacrifices all so … Read more

Missouri GOP votes to make rape victims carry pregnancies to term: ‘Bad things happen’

Missouri GOP votes to make rape victims carry pregnancies to term: ‘Bad things happen’

Missouri state Senate Republicans took time away from their filibustering of one another to vote down two Democratic-led amendments to the state’s draconian abortion laws that would have allowed exceptions for rape and incest on Wednesday. In 2022, the Republican-led Missouri legislature passed strict laws banning abortion. The only exceptions at this point are to … Read more

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