A new swing state poll released by Quinnipiac is showing a split on U.S. Senate races, which doesn't necessarily put the party at risk of losing the Senate, but does make things more difficult in a year where Republicans should be doing well across the board. Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Thursday that the turmoil in the House of Representatives over the House Speaker election is an example of how the word "Washington" is more offensive than "Redskins," the name of Washington, D.C.'s NFL team which has been under fire for what many say is an offensive stereotype of Native Americans.
Ben Carson is a horrible person, part whatever. Look, I want to stop talking about Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson even more than you do, I really do. But that can't happen until Dr. Ben Carson shuts his yap and stops...Show More Summary
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that Donald Trump is not only going to lose the Republican nomination, but that he'll also help Cruz's campaign in the process. In an interview with WABC on Friday, Cruz suggested that Trump will eventually flame out and that he would be able to absorb "the lion's share" of the current front-runner's support. Show More Summary
The most politically active Republicans -- those who participate in politics and follow it most closely -- now look remarkably like the rest of their party in their affinity for a trio of candidates with nontraditional backgrounds, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll of activist Republicans conducted in late September. Show More Summary
After Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped out of the race to be Speaker of the House, sending Republicans soul-searching, Fox News figures were quick to attribute the sudden turn-of-events to the powerful House Freedom Caucus and its Tea Party movement roots. Show More Summary
If House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wasn’t convinced before, he now knows to a 100 percent degree of certainty that the extreme right wing of the Republican caucus would burn down the U.S. Capitol before they would let him keep the gavel in his hands. They are joined by a nationwide crowd of prominent conservatives, […]
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has come almost out of nowhere in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, rising from the quiet, almost overlooked candidate in the first debate to now running second only to business mogul...Show More Summary
Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a “man of ideas.” “I wouldn’t presume to tell Paul what...
GOP-land went crazy on Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly pulled out of the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as House speaker. Tweets and headlines frequently employed the word "chaos" to describe what happened after McCarthy withdrew. Show More Summary
Really, Susan Collins? Really? The financial press is getting increasingly jittery about the prospects of not having a debt ceiling hike at the beginning of November. This week's bedlam in the House has only heightened those fears, on Wall Street and among anyone who is paying attention. Show More Summary
Seth Rogen has entered the 2016 election fray with a short tweet about second leading Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. Seth kept his opinions about Ben short, but very much to the point. Fuck you @RealBenCarson. — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 9, 2015 Although Carson hasn’t exactly been universally loved in the press this week,... Show More Summary
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The Republican candidate thinks gun control contributed to the Holocaust. That's bonkers.
Both candidates say Harris overreached when trying to block D.C.’s marijuana laws.
The House speakership debate is like the implosion of a dysfunction neutrino. It's like a Russian stacking doll with ever deeper levels of dysfunction. It's House Republicans basically showing the world that they can't even figure out exactly how they're going to remain dysfunctional. Show More Summary
U.S. House members gathered enough signatures Friday to force a floor vote to revive the Export-Import Bank over objections from some Republican leaders. “We’re there,”... To view the full story, click the title link.
Representative Paul Ryan is weighing entering the race for U.S. House speaker amid widespread pleas from fellow Republicans to run, after a hardline faction forced Speaker John Boehner to resign and... To view the full story, click the title link.
Over the course of his presidency, Barack Obama has been chastised by Republicans for a quick-trigger propensity to publicly apologize for all manner of American mistakes, from burning Qurans in Afghanistan, to harsh treatment of prisoners in Iraq, to producing a moronic film that made fun of the Prophet Mohammed. Republicans [...]
The LGBT GOP organization known as the Log Cabin Republicans made a new video that highlights four U.S. senators and seven House members not openly hostile to queer rights. In the amusing clip, which recalls 1980s Saturday morning classics (not to mention Saturday Night Live’s “Ambiguously Gay Duo”), 11 politicians are highlighted. Show More Summary