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Behind the Ad: Who's zoomin' who in the North Carolina GOP Senate race?

By Richard K. Barry Tom Tillis Who: Senate Majority PAC (Democratic super PAC) Where: North Carolina What's going on: Well, this one really climbs into the gutter. In this ad, the Democrats attack Republican state House Speaker ThomShow More Summary

California and the Republican Party

Forty years ago Jerry Brown won a Democratic primary defeating runner up Joseph Alioto, the longtime mayor of San Francisco, soundly. Brown then went on to defeat State Controller Houston Flornoy by a margin of less than three percent. Show More Summary

SHOCK REPORT: Hank Aaron Receives Hate Mail After Comparing Republicans to Klansmen

Last week baseball great Hank Aaron compared Obama critics to the KKK. Obama’s approval rating is at 40 percent – with 53 percent of Americans disapproving of his disastrous policies. So now Aaron is receiving hate mail and some of it … Continue reading ?

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

(CNN) – A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016. According to the Fox News Poll, released Wednesday night, the former secretary of state dominates the potential Democratic presidential field, as she […]

AWFUL. WaPo Agrees with Hank Aaron: Anyone Who Opposes Obama Is Like a Klansman

The Ku Klux Klan‘s first incarnation was in 1866. On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-Americans. The Klan was involved in a wave of 1,300 murders of Republican voters in 1868. The group was an offshoot of … Continue reading ?

Morning Plum: Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, and the GOP’s future

The chatter continues today about GOP Rep. Eric Cantor’s harsh attack on Obama, in which he alleged the President has failed to cooperate with Republicans on immigration, throwing reform’s prospects into doubt. Cantor’s comments tell us a great deal about today’s GOP — especially when placed in the context of Jeb Bush’s controversial suggestion that illegal […]

JAMES TARANTO: Judd Gregg’s Warning About Obama’s Politicization Of Census Bureau Was Prescient. …

JAMES TARANTO: Judd Gregg’s Warning About Obama’s Politicization Of Census Bureau Was Prescient. Gregg served out his Senate term retiring after the 2010 election, when another Republican, Kelly Ayotte, was elected as his successor. The Democrats eventually got their 60th senator: In April, Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter switched parties, and in July, Minnesota’s Al Franken was [...]

Rod Wright and the California Senate's Culture of Corruption

On April 3, Republican Mike Morrell gave up his seat in the California State Assembly as he was sworn into the State Senate--he had recently won a special election in a Senate District in the Inland Empire. One of the first things that...Show More Summary

Matt Bai: Democrats hark back to the politics of race

So now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence, Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress said the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated by racism."

New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez, In Her Own Words

[Disclaimer: This post contains language not safe for work] If there's one characteristic common to Republican women, it is their unlimited capacity to behave like an iconic "Mean Girl" while serving the men who control them. Susana Martinez is no exception. Show More Summary

Chronicle in Denial Over SF?s Gains from Twitter Deal

The San Francisco Chronicle continues to cover the financial impact of the Mid-Market/Tenderloin payroll tax deal like the Republican Party approaches climate change: facts and studies are ignored, and the truth is a matter of opini...

Mississippi Prefers Pork to Tea

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

In an attempt to slip into a Senate seat, Republican candidate Chris McDaniel has abandoned home state issues to focus on national matters—and state voters don’t like the taste of it.

Note to Democrats: If You Lose in November, Don’t Blame Black Voters

As midterm elections near and pundits predict Republican blowouts in November, Democrats appear poised to run that classic racial sob story if they lose control of the Senate: The black folks did it.

Ron Paul: Bitcoin Is Not 'True Money'

Ron Paul detailed his thoughts on Bitcoin in one of two posts he wrote on the question-and-answer site Quora Wednesday. While the former Republican presidential candidate and congressman expressed support for the cryptocurrency, he also...Show More Summary

Boats 'N Hoes PAC Shut Down After Criticism Of Its Name

I can't imagine why anyone would take offense. via The Texas Tribune A Texas political action committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC will be just a memory by Thursday, according to the Republican political consultant who is the boss of the...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush’s optimism school

NEW YORK — The Republican Party faces a long-term […]

Ron Paul Is On Quora Now

Former Republican presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul has signed on to the question-and-answer service Quora. On Wednesday, Paul posted answers to a pair of questions about his positions on marijuana and Bitcoin. Paul responded...Show More Summary

Obama Touts Blue-Collar Apprenticeship Programs After Urging Passage of Amnesty Bill

Just before President Barack Obama went to a community college in Pennsylvania to tout plans to help blue-collar Americans struggling in this economy to gain employment, he urged House Republicans to pass the Senate's amnesty bill that would make it more difficult for those Americans to actually find decent jobs. Show More Summary

In Which Failed Republican Joe Walsh Tweets About VP Biden Having a "Black Friend"

Although Biden is doing what every white guy on Instagram does: The "hey, look! I have a black friend" pic pic.twitter.com/f2FgA08HuJ -- Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 17, 2014 Screen Shot

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