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
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
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 […]
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
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 [...]
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...
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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.
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 […]
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.”...
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...
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
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
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
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
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 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 […]
DC Republicans have arrived at their policy for blocking President Obama's immigration order - EBI - everything but impeachment.
The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.
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.