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Bush, Christie Favor Raising the Retirement Age

Steve Benen, MSNBC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), looking for a way to break through in the Republican presidential race, announced his support for major "reforms" to social-insurance programs this week, including a call to raise the retirement age to 69. Show More Summary

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Considers Presidential Run

Ohio Gov. John Kasich touted himself as the best qualified Republican to run for president Sunday, only to add that family and religious factors will determine if he actually launches a campaign.

How Will Chris Christie Fix the Student Loan and College Affordability Crisis?

This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers. Chris Christie, Republican Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Show More Summary

Fix The Damn Oil Tax Already

On the 70th day of the state’s 80 legislative session Republican leaders in the House and Senate have proposed a major reform to oil tax policy. Already it is being met anger from partisan Democrats hoping to inflame the public’s hatred for “big oil,” but it’s time to cut through that nonsense. It’s time to...

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Yet another Republican wants in

By Richard K. BarryIt must really gall some of the older political hands in Washington to see so many newbies run for the GOP presidential nomination. After all, press is currency in politics and with all the writing and talking about Cruz, Rubio, Paul, et. Show More Summary

Sen. Corker Expects Lynch Vote This Week

A Senate Republican said Sunday he expects a vote this week on the long-stalled nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general. Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union’’ the legislative deadlock which has delayed Ms. Lynch’s vote on the Senate floor is likely to be resolved within two or three days.

If the 2016 GOP presidential field is so deep, why is Donald Trump beating so many of their 'stars'?

Donald Trump: in the top half of the GOP field, both nationally and in pivotal New Hampshire. Much has been made of the field of prospects expected to vie for the Republican presidential nomination. Words like "deep" and "strong" are...Show More Summary

Kathleen Parker: Clinton Has To Let This 'Inner-Ayatollah Get Out Of Her Head

This is what passes for a "moderate" Republican these days. So much for Parker pretending to be one of the "thoughtful" members of the GOP. Kathleen Parker on this Sunday's Meet the Press, apparently very distraught over Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout. PARKER: I thought... Show More Summary

WI Republican Proposes Jim Crow Diet For The Poor

In the latest of lame-brained, poor shaming ideas from Wisconsin's Republicans war on the poor, Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) has a doozy. He wants to put poor people receiving food stamps to go on a Jim Crow diet: Food stamp recipientsShow More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“She is the third term of Barack Obama. If you’re looking for something new, don’t look to her. Look to the 35 people running for president on the Republican side.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by the Washington Post, [...]

Mandatory Question For All GOP Candidates

“Would you attend a gay wedding?” ha become the go-to question for every Republican presidential candidate. Ohio Governor John Kasich says, “Yes.” In a digital interview with CNN’s Sara Murray, the former Fox News host was asked the same question several other potential candidates have been asked: Even though you oppose the concept of same-sex [...]

The 20 percent solution

On April 15, Congressional Republicans missed their deadline for the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Nevertheless, and despite their differences on defense spending and the voucherization of Medicare (absent from the Senate bill),...Show More Summary

The Republican Party: By and For the Koch Brothers

Republicans are paying back their megadonors: The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups. The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as […]

Lindsey Graham Calls Clinton Listening Tour 'Something Out Of North Korea'

Sen. Lindsey Graham with a lame attempt at some humor at this Saturday's New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit: Lindsey Graham: Clinton campaign tour 'something out of North Korea': Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) mocked Hillary Clinton's...Show More Summary

Rand Paul's self-defeating realpolitik

By Richard K. Barry With statements like this, one would assume Rand Paul doesn't want the Republican presidential nomination all that badly. Rand Paul ripped into his hawkish rivals for the Republican nomination Saturday, suggesting...Show More Summary

Who Is Best to Take On Clinton?

New York Times: “The two-day event here in New Hampshire, where the nation’s first primary will be held early next year, showcased the talents, tactics and breadth of the Republican field. The 2012 presidential race featured several Republicans who made [...]

Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Politicians already in...Show More Summary

Man’s Obit Says Don’t Vote For Hillary

Larry Upright, 81, who is described as a diehard Republican from North Carolina, made one final request in his obituary. Don’t vote for Hillary Clinton. “Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy,” the obituary reads. Under the obit, are friends and family weighing in to [...]

New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field

Nearly 20 potential candidates — senators, governors, business executives and more — have paraded through the state in recent days to curry favor with voters and court party leaders. Republican voters are cheering that contrast, andShow More Summary

Sunday Talk: Small fish in a big pond

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This week, Marco Rubio—the thirsty little senator from Poland Spring (by way of Cuba)—dove head-first into the kiddie pool of Republican candidates for president. It was a risky move, given the pool's depth (read: lack thereof). Obviously,...Show More Summary

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