Senior GOP aide working on Kavanaugh nomination forced out over sexual harassment allegations

A senior Republican aide tasked with helping craft the Senate Judiciary Committee’s media response to attempted rape allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been forced to resign amid reports that he was fired from an earlier job over sexual harassment allegations. NBC News…

Vulnerable Republicans omit key detail in campaign ads touting their work on the opioid crisis

When it comes to health care, Republican incumbents are waging defensive campaigns, attacking challengers who support Medicare for All or defusing criticism over their position on pre-existing conditions. But some vulnerable conservatives have found solace in one bipartisan issue: the opioid crisis. Drug overdoses are ravaging…

POLL: Ted Cruz Leads Beto O’Rourke 54-45

✴ Like FREE stuff? Get 2 free months of Skillshare ➝ https://skl.sh/pakman –A new Quinnipiac poll has Republican Ted Cruz ahead of Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke 54-45 among likely voters https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/18/ted-cruz-leads-beto-orourke-54-45-quinnipiac-poll-says/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow…

Florida GOP horrified to learn women curse

The Republican Party of Florida sent out mailers attacking Democratic candidate for House District 47, Anna Eskamani, for her vocabulary, saying her “vulgar” potty mouth is “everything wrong with politics today.” One side warns, “EXPLICIT MATERIALS ON OPPOSITE SIDE.” On the other side: “EXPLICIT LANGUAGE…

Congressmen “Accidentally” Hang Out with Holocaust Denier…Again

–Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher and Matt Gaetz, who previously said they inadvertently were in the presence of Holocaust denier Chuck C. Johnson, end up hanging out with him once again https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/dana-rohrabacher-matt-gaetz-chuck-johnson -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow…

Trump profits off of Republican fundraising efforts at his hotel

Twice in the past week, major Republican fundraisers have held their events at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. — putting money in the president’s pocket as he provides access to Republican leaders and helps the party raise money for its candidates. On Monday night,…

Obama Convinces Ohio’s Richest Republican to Leave Party

–President Obama appears to have convinced Ohio’s richest Republican, Leslie Wexner, to leave the Republican Party https://www.thedailybeast.com/ohios-richest-republican-backer-leslie-wexner-quits-party-after-visit-from-president-obama -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman -Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidpakmanshow/ -Discuss on our subreddit:…

Senate postpones Kavanaugh vote until after hearing on alleged sexual assault

Attempts by Republican Senate leaders to rush U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the confirmation process have stalled, at least for another week, following allegations of sexual assault. Republicans had planned to vote Thursday to recommend Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate — well…

The list of Republicans who have called on the Senate to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote

A growing number of Republican legislators are calling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to be delayed over allegations of sexual predation, which were made public last week. On Sunday afternoon, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of attempted rape spoke publicly for the first time,…

Ex-Congressman Joseph DioGuardi returns to Washington to get black WWII hero the medal he deserves

For much of the past three decades, Joseph DioGuardi, a former Republican congressman from New York, has waged an often lonely crusade to persuade reluctant federal, military, and civilian officials to honor Doris “Dorie” Miller — an African-American hero of World War II and survivor…