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Beauprez Says Tea Party "Uprising" Is "Healthiest Thing" He's Seen in Long Time

Remember this Denver Post headline, after the June 24 Republican primary: "In Bob Beauprez, Colorado GOP goes with mainstream contender." I rolled my eyes at the time because, I'd been following Beauprez, who's now running to unseat Gov. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Misogyny.]From the Great Mysteries of Life files:A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view...Show More Summary

GOP Study Shows Women Think GOP Policies Stink

Well, now. I guess Republicans are working on their microtargeting skills this week because they've produced a study -- one they actually paid for -- advising them that women just don't care much for Republicans. Yes, this is a problem, and it's one they're not going to get around easily. Show More Summary

Faced With DREAMers They Seek To Deport, Republicans Abandon Moderate Immigrant Position

“They’re hurting their own cause because you don’t have a right to illegally immigrate into the United States,” Sen. Marco Rubio said. The post Faced With DREAMers They Seek To Deport, Republicans Abandon Moderate Immigrant Position appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Roundup

- Gallup: In North Carolina, there is about an even number of Republican and Democratic voters - In some Illinois schools, the topic of Ferguson and Michael Brown's death is forbidden - A new report found some tea brands contain a high amount of pesticides; This does not bode well

Marco Rubio & the GOP's Reckless Shutdown Politics

Last year, Marco Rubio and his allies like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul spent their summer ginning up support for a risky plan to gut Obamacare or cause a government shutdown. As a result of their reckless gamesmanship, Republicans shut down the government for 16 days, costing the economy $24 billion. Show More Summary

Crist Wins Democratic Primary in Florida

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won his first race as a Democrat Tuesday night, securing the party's nomination to challenge current Republican Gov. Rick Scott this fall. Crist held the Florida governor's office for a single term as a Republican but left the GOP in 2010, running for Senate as an independent. Show More Summary

Why Republicans won’t back a carbon tax

The fact that a carbon tax should theoretically appeal to conservatives doesn't mean it actually will.

Hillary’s Got a Millennial Problem

19 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The former Secretary of State looks like she’ll clobber a Republican like Rand Paul in 2016—but only if she doesn’t alienate the young.

Former state senator admits he was part of an endorsement-for-pay scheme

Former Iowa Republican state senator Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to accepting and then concealing payments he received after switching his support from one candidate to another during the 2012 Iowa caucuses. Show More Summary

In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. Show More Summary

Dirty Denier$ Day 19: Congressman Fred Upton

Today's Dirty Denier$ is Rep. Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan and Chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. Upton has used his leadership position to try to move the nation backward, and his record on clean air and climate change keeps getting worse. Upton has been all over the map on the facts about climate change. Show More Summary

Vallas Goes Full Scare Tactincs

How far the reformer has fallen: Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate Wednesday predicted “devastating cuts” to education across Illinois, including an $882 million hit to Chicago's public schools, if Republican Bruce Rauner’s tax-cut plan is carried out. Show More Summary

GOP Poll Of Women: Party ‘Stuck In Past’

This report was commissioned by two Republican groups, including one backed by Karl Rove. Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number [...]

Durbin proposes 1 TV debate; Oberweis wants more

State Sen. Jim Oberweis, who won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this year without facing his opponent in a single televised debate, found himself on the other side of that issue Wednesday as Sen. Dick Durbin agreed to meet him in just one TV debate before the Nov. 4 election.

Mitt's 2016 Plan: Woo Hispanic Voters With GOP's Stellar Message

We all know Mitt Romney is running for the 2016 nomination. The only one who doesn't is Mitt, I suppose. Except this time he's not going to act like he wants to. Those damned Republicans are going to have to beg and beg and beg before...Show More Summary

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says "worst" part of his life is that "newspapers are still alive"

Gov. Paul LePage, R-Maine, is keeping up his combative relationship with the state's press outlets as he heads into a very tough fight for his reelection. LePage spoke Wednesday to a gathering of local Republicans, at the party's new...Show More Summary

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: The group, which has not endorsed Republican challenger Tom Foley at this writing, understands he is a far cry from a perfect candidate on guns. The choice they face is to decide which of their two options available to them — allowing a committed gun-banner to re-secure political power without significant opposition, or […]

Iowa Republican Pleads Guilty For Accepting ‘Under-The-Table Payments’ From Ron Paul’s Campaign

A former Iowa state senator has pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to accepting payment from a presidential campaign during Iowa’s 2012 presidential caucus campaign in which he switched his support from one candidate to another. Kent Sorenson concealed payments he received from then-U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign and then obstructed the [...]

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