South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few members of the Republican Party in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue. read more
Ronald Reagan loved to tell stories. When he ran for president in 1976, many of Reagan’s anecdotes converged on a single point: The welfare state is broken, and I’m the man to fix it. On the trail, the Republican candidate told a tale about a fancy public housing complex with a gym and a swimming pool. Show More Summary
GOP Gathers in N.C. for Leadership Conference (TWCN-TV) -- The 2015 Pope Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference kicked off in Cary on Friday. The two day event provides a chance to meet big names in the Republican Party and discuss current issues. Show More Summary
The 2016 Republican nomination contest spilled onto the Senate floor Thursday, turning a marathon budget debate into a battle over which candidate is prepared to lead the country at a time of war. Four GOP senators are trying to gain...Show More Summary
"Almost a dozen Republicans -- some who visibly campaigned on natural marriage -- sided with Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in tearing down the last two federal holdouts that respect state marriage laws: the social security and veterans' administrations. Show More Summary
DENVER (AP) — Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics. [...] doing so raises the specter of "amnesty" in the minds of those who want...Show More Summary
Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children and deny them medical care or education, as some conservative Republicans have done recently? How can someone oppose family planning because a pill or IUD might have the rare and...
The U.S. Senate has passed paid sick leave, without one vote from any Republican eyeing the White house. …the Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time amendment, or SA 798, proposed by Washington Sen. Patty Murray still managed to pass a Senate vote… The amendment was approved by all [...]
Addicting Info: When it comes to the economy, Republicans want you to believe that their many wrongs make them right. Bradblog: A life-long Republican gets mugged by reality in Florida. Eclectablog: Here’s why one GOP mega-donor is toasting...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The 2016 presidential election’s “invisible primary” is in full swing as Republican candidates tour the country looking to secure donors for their real or potential campaigns and their super PACs. “They’re all beating the...Show More Summary
On Thursday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the justices to rule in favor of nationwide marriage equality. Ever since the court took the case, dozens...Show More Summary
When your ethical system begins and ends with “good” as defined by “what ever authority tells you,” you end up with skewed and questionable conclusions. For instance: Paul Shepherd, a Republican Idaho state representative, recently made an ethically dubious comparison in response to his website being hijacked by a hacktivist. Shepherd is an anti-gay bigot, [...]
Ted Cruz and the perverse incentives created by the most energized members of the Republican base.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) retirement “is triggering a free-for-all for his seat — with big implications for control of the Senate in 2016,” The Hill reports. “Senate Republicans see Nevada as their best chance at a pickup this [...]
When Dems control the White House, the middle class wins. And under Republicans? Not so much...
House Republicans are pondering the "next steps" in their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account for government business after a recent subpoena returned no new documents or evidence.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Both...Show More Summary
Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers...Show More Summary