GOP Declines From Party of Lincoln to Party of Trump – Roots and Effects to Outlast Trump’s Candidacy Yesterday, on the same day that Donald Trump officially won the Republican Party’s nomination for President, GOP leaders from both congressional chambers offered their support to the nominee with primetime speeches at the RNC. The now-official status of Trump’s… Continue »

We were being totally serious when we decided to dub the Republican National Convention the “Republican Nativist Convention” — and Steve King just confirmed it really is that. During an MSNBC panel on live television yesterday, the calves connoisseur basically questioned the contributions of non-white people to civilization, saying that white people have contributed more than any “subgroup… Continue »

Donald Trump will be coronated as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee later this week. As the Republican National Convention continues in Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Trump, a man who has used the national spotlight to attack Latinos, immigrants, and people of color, will be rewarded with a chance to run for the highest elected office in… Continue »

Pieces from Dara Lind and Brian Beutler Unveil the Ugly Truth of Today’s GOP Day one of the Republican Convention may have been overtaken by Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech, but most of Monday’s program featured raw expressions of anger, racism and xenophobia. The theme seemed to be “they” (read: black, brown and Muslim people) are a danger to… Continue »

Latinx and immigrant rights organizers are just a few hundred dollars away from raising $15,000 to erect a 15,000 foot “banner wall” around the Quicken Loans Arena during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. From ThinkProgress: Tania Unzueta, an undocumented community organizer with the immigrant rights advocacy groups Mijente and the #Not1More Campaign,… Continue »

Republican National Convention organizers are finally admitting what we’ve suspected all along: Donald Trump’s candidacy has cost the event financially big-time. Back in January, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer — who in true Trumpian fashion has taken to trolling a Latino journalist on Twitter — reassured reporters that a potential Trump nomination wasn’t affecting donations. “We have… Continue »

With the GOP convention just days away, Ohio authorities “have been collecting intelligence on extremist groups to identify any possible threats,” reports the New York Times. Among the extremist groups expected to rally around Donald Trump in Cleveland are white nationalist groups American Freedom Party, Blood and Honour and the Traditionalist Worker Party, which, along… Continue »

TIME reports that on the heels of a controversial UK referendum that has been widely tied to anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment, British politician and “Brexit” leader Nigel Farage will attend next week’s GOP convention in Cleveland. Farage won’t say which Republican leader or leaders invited him to the convention, only conceding that “it was not… Continue »

With the GOP convention slated to begin next Monday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to unveil his Vice-Presidential selection by the end of this week. Below are five of the top contenders for the Republican nomination for Vice-President, along with their positions on immigration, as well as their positions on Deferred Action for… Continue »

Media Matters reporting has forced Donald Trump surrogates to drop a white supremacist sponsor from an upcoming pro-Trump rally set to happen during the GOP convention in Cleveland next week: Media Matters reported this week that a “unity rally” featuring several Trump surrogates scheduled to be held in Cleveland on July 18 was being co-sponsored… Continue »