GOP candidates have heaped tons of praise on ridesharing app Uber. But thanks to the rise of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, the feeling isn’t mutual. From Politico: While Uber will serve as the official transportation provider for the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, offering an exclusive service that shuttles delegates and other top party… Continue »

Republicans stay hard right, just like their presumptive nominee; Democrats prepared to stand up for immigrants Donald Trump’s campaign has been rife with nativism, racism and demagoguery. And many Republicans have sought to rhetorically distance themselves from the nominee of their party. But when it comes to policy, House and Senate Republicans have shown their priorities are… Continue »

Donald Trump can forget about a trendy meal during the GOP convention next month: The Republican Presidential nominee is persona non grata at some of Cleveland’s most popular restaurants. “There’s not a chance I’d let him into one of my restaurants,” Michael Symon, a respected Cleveland chef, restaurateur and television personality, said during a radio interview earlier… Continue »

White nationalists and skinheads who were recently involved in brutal stabbings in California will travel to next month’s GOP convention in support of Donald Trump, McClatchy reported: A group of white nationalists and skinheads who held a rally in Sacramento over the weekend where at least five people were stabbed plans to show up at… Continue »

Another one bites the dust? Politico reports Apple will not provide any financial or technical assistance to the GOP convention next month over Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric about immigrants, Muslim-Americans, and other groups: Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple… Continue »

The upcoming GOP Convention faces even more turmoil as more companies announce they “are opting to drop or scale back their sponsorship” of the event this year. From Bloomberg: Among those to signal in recent days that they won’t sponsor the convention this year are Wells Fargo & Co., United Parcel Service Inc., Motorola Solutions… Continue »

Buzzfeed has joined HP, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft in severing financial ties to this summer’s Republican National Convention over Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric. From Politico: In an email to staff on Monday, BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti explained that in April, the RNC and BuzzFeed signed an agreement to “spend a significant amount on political… Continue »

RNC Chair Reince Preibus pushed his alternate version of reality this morning on “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd,” when he tried to insist that Obama and the Democrats are to blame for not passing immigration reform, rather than the Republicans. As Preibus said about passing immigration legislation (h/t Faiz Shakir): It takes two to… Continue »

Hispanic Heritage Month continues, and the GOP still doesn’t get it. After a video that House Republicans released earlier this week was mocked across the internet for its vague platitudes and tone-deafness, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus is now witlessly jumping into the fray. Earlier this year, the RNC portmortem report found that Republicans had to do… Continue »

Telling Latino Immigrants to Get to the Back of the Bus Not an Effective Way to Conduct Latino Outreach  Last week the Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a new immigration resolution that was intended to reach out to Latino voters.  Instead, it showed how much work the GOP still has to do to reopen diplomatic relations with… Continue »