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Past articles by Josh:

More congressional Republicans have called for cuts to Social Security and Medicare

At least 15 current senators and representatives say reductions in funding to safety net programs should be discussed. → Read More

The GOP's extreme bills: Undermining the climate and environment

Republicans in Congress want to repeal investments in climate change infrastructure, weaken environmental laws, and reprioritize fossil fuels. → Read More

Progressive group launches six-figure ad campaign to highlight Biden's accomplishments

American Bridge 21st Century is urging voters in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to 'stand beside' the president 'to finish the job.' → Read More

GOP House members launch new anti-LGBTQ Congressional Family Caucus

Reps. Brian Babin, Mary Miller, and Diana Harshbarger announced their new caucus on a website published by the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council. → Read More

GOP lawmakers attack Biden's plan to lower the federal deficit

Congressional Republicans are upset that the $2 trillion in deficit reduction would come from tax increases, which would primarily affect the rich and corporations. → Read More

Dark money group targets House Democrats with false claims that Biden will cut Medicare

The American Action Network is spending $2 million on a new ad campaign. → Read More

The GOP's extreme bills: Rolling back abortion rights

Republicans in Congress have filed more than 30 federal bills to restrict reproductive choice. → Read More

Fact check: No, the Biden administration is not trying to ban gas stoves

Republican lawmakers are lying about an Energy Department plan to require new gas stoves to be energy-efficient. → Read More

House GOP members want to defund 'woke' government initiatives as solution to debt limit

Several Republicans are preparing to demand spending cuts to programs supporting equity and inclusion. → Read More

Republicans who support deregulating railroads blame Democrats for Ohio accident

The Republican Party platform called regulations 'the quiet tyranny.' → Read More

GOP ads falsely claim Democrats want to take away safety net benefits from retirees

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is running blatantly dishonest ads against six Democratic incumbents. → Read More

The GOP's extreme bills: Anti-transgender discrimination

There are already several proposals by congressional Republicans targeting transgender and gender-nonconforming Americans that concern community advocates. → Read More

State legislator wins House special election in Virginia to succeed Donald McEachin

Democrat Jennifer McClellan will be the state's first Black congresswoman. → Read More

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposal keeps his promise to fund public safety

Republicans had falsely accused Evers of 'coddling criminals.' → Read More

No, President Joe Biden is not cutting Medicare

Republicans are mischaracterizing an overall 1% increase in payments to insurers under the Medicare Advantage program as cuts. → Read More

6 weeks in, the House Republican majority has done nothing to curb inflation

Republican lawmakers continue to complain about high consumer prices and hold votes on unrelated bills. → Read More

Republicans propose to spend billions to restart wall Trump failed to complete

Republican Sen. Ted Budd's Build the Wall Now Act would force the Biden administration to continue building former President Donald Trump's wall along the southern border. → Read More

Another GOP senator suggests ending guaranteed government funding of Social Security

Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota on Sunday became the latest Republican lawmaker to propose making major changes to Social Security. Rounds' comments come → Read More

House Republicans probing TikTok took thousands from its lobbyists

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) has referred to the popular social media app as 'digital fentanyl.' → Read More

Mitch McConnell: Rick Scott would sunset the safety net for millions

The Senate Republican leader says that the plan is Scott's, not the Republican Party's. But Scott is not alone. → Read More