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GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies To Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

I'm finding that sometimes Republican arguments don't exactly make 100 percent sense. Any of you out there finding that? Okay, enough with the understatements. Republican politicians and right-wing talking heads have long criticizedShow More Summary

President's Executive Order Produces Ripples Over Immigration in Bush-Obama Counties

John Whitbeck remembers when being a Republican in California was "cool." A nostalgic voice seeds through the political junkie's recollections of the GOP back in the day. Today the 37-year-old attorney is on a road trip from his adopted Northern Virginia hometown of Leesville to Richmond. Show More Summary

Why congressional Republicans are losing the battle against themselves

This is a complex and in some ways contradictory moment for congressional Republicans. They just won a significant victory by gaining control of the Senate and holding on to the House. The president they’ve opposed with such vigor is in the autumn of his term and has weak approval ratings. And yet much as this […]

Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?

Jonah Goldberg is unhappy with President Obama's immigration order, but he's not steaming mad about it. And I think this allows him to see some things a little more clearly than his fellow conservatives: Maybe President Obama is just...Show More Summary

House GOP Has Plans to Avoid Fight with Obama for Now

The lame duck Congress has only one thing they need to before they can take the rest of the year off, fund the government. It looks like the Republican leadership may have found a way to do their job while avoiding a protracted fight with President Obama. From Politico: The likely proposal would fund nearly [...]

A new free market climate bill puts Republicans in Congress between a rock and a hard place

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced a climate bill in the US Senate last week. The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act proposes to tax carbon pollution at the source or at the border for imports, and return 100% of the revenue to taxpayers. The tax would therefore...

John Batchelor: Things are looking up for the GOP

The good Republican news is that there looks to be no disruption imminent in the GOP House even after President Obama’s controversial remarks on immigration.

“You have to hand it to the old bastard, he’s highly original.”

The Republican Party has an exciting new health care plan out. Against all odds, it involves throwing millions of people off their health insurance so the affluent get more tax breaks. And most people with pre-existing conditions are out of luck. Oh, and tort reform and plenty of it! It is the Party of Ideas […]

Hardware store fires GOP official over anti-Muslim Facebook rants: We won’t tolerate bigotry

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The chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party has lost his day job after attacking Muslims on his Facebook page. Bob and Sue Kulbeik, owners of Hardware Hank store in Ortonville, said Sunday they fired Jack Whitley for his “inflammatory remarks against Muslims and others.”...

Pennsylvania GOP official accused of drugging and raping woman multiple times pleads ‘no contest’

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The former chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Committee in Pennsylvania has pleaded no contest after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman following a GOP event. Robert Kerns, 67, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of indecent assault. “This is absolutely a...

Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Dear GOP of 2008 and 2012: I thought I'd give you a couple of weeks to savor your progeny's big wins earlier this month before throwing a wet blanket over your victory party in the form of a reminder about your unfulfilled promises from the presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012. I know '08 and '12 didn't really go the way you wanted. Show More Summary

Republican control is destined to fail

This week, President Barack Obama used his executive authority to prevent the deportation on millions of undocumented immigrants. It should come as no surprise that Republicans do not support this action and have added it to a growing list of complaints about how the president and congressional Democrats do business. Show More Summary

How Dare Obama Force Republicans To Confirm Two Nominees?

Andrea Mitchell had Ruth Marcus and Chris Cillizza on to gnash over Chuck Hagel's confirmation. But I fail to understand her logic here. Speaking about the prospects for Hagel's replacement, Marcus says "We have a very important pending...Show More Summary

GMOs Expose Senator Thune's Science Problem

Ever since beating former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004, South Dakota's John Thune has become one of the Senate's more powerful Republicans. He's on VP shortlists. He's so popular in-state, no one challenged him for reelection in 2010. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker Boehner

President Barack Obama proudly announced that his policies would be on the ballot in the November 4 midterm elections. He got his answer loud and clear: the American people said, "No thanks.” The voters gave Republicans a big majority equal only to the stunning congressional victory 68 years ago in 1946. Show More Summary

Rand Paul wants boots on the ground in Iraq

Rand Paul is probably one of the leading contenders at this point for the Republican nomination and the New York Times reports that he wants a declaration of war against ISIS and he wants to put boots on the ground. Yeah, he’ll go without me because of the restrictions he wants to place on the […]

GOP Floats New EBI Policy on Immigration

DC Republicans have arrived at their policy for blocking President Obama's immigration order - EBI - everything but impeachment.

Picking Up the Pieces at the Pentagon

Firing Hagel was the easy part. Finding a new Pentagon chief capable of dealing with the Islamic State, a micromanaging White House, and angry Republicans will be far harder.

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