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DNC chairwoman: GOP using Benghazi to 'gin up their base' ahead of midterms

(CNN) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Republicans are digging up the issue of the 2012 attack in Benghazi to drive turnout this election year. Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that as the issue of health care fails rile up their base, House Republicans are refocusing their […]

RNC's Spicer: Breitbart, Other Conservative Outlets Should Have Role in GOP Debates

On Steve Malzberg’s Friday NewsMax TV program, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer discussed some of the changes to the Republican presidential nomination debate process decided upon at Republican National Meeting held in Memphis, TN earlier this week. Show More Summary

RNC Spokesman: Breitbart, Daily Caller Should Be Moderating GOP Debates

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

The Republican National Committee wants conservative media to be more involved in the GOP primary debates for 2016. RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer spoke to Newsmax's Steve Malzberg Friday after the committee voted to change the rules to include more openly conservative moderators.

Republican Party Endorses Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions

The Republican National Committee approved today a resolution supporting all federal, state and local legislation to stop abortion after 20 weeks, more than halfway through pregnancy. The public support for the 20-week abortion limit,...Show More Summary

RNC Officially Backs Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

Continuing the bold pro-life direction of the party committee under chairman Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution Friday supporting legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The RNC resolution...Show More Summary

RNC exerts more control over presidential debates

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) – The Republican National Committee overwhelmingly approved a measure Friday that will punish candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination if they participate in debates that are not sanctioned by the national party. Show More Summary

RNC to Media: We’ll Control Our Debates

A Republican National Committee panel Thursday voted to limit the mainstream media’s influence on the party’s 2016 presidential debate planning and to reduce the number and scope of its debates. This probably won’t work.

RNC makes move to control presidential debates

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is expected to approve a new penalty Friday that would punish candidates who participate in non-sanctioned RNC presidential primary debates. Any candidate who participatesShow More Summary

Why Republicans Should Go Ahead and Raise Money Off Benghazi

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

Let it not be said that Democrats are incapable of meeting umbrage with umbrage. Yesterday, it came out that the National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a fundraising email touting the new select committee on Benghazi; once you click through, you're told, "You're now a Benghazi Watchdog. Show More Summary

Haley Barbour Offers Katrina-Based Defense of Thad Cochran

On her Thursday radio show, former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, explained why he sees long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) as a better candidate for reelection than his challenger for the Republican nomination, Mississippi State Sen. Show More Summary

Brian Brown: We Won Big In Indiana

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The National Organization for Marriage and its allies have once again demonstrated that abandoning marriage is a disastrous decision for any politician. At a time when many local Republican party committees are under pressure from elites...Show More Summary

GOP leaders want more control over picking 2016 presidential nominee

The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: If Benghazi Committee Is Tilted, Dems Should Boycott

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

The chairs of both the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have both strongly encouraged House Democrats to boycott the Benghazi select committee headed up by Republican Trey Gowdy, dismissing it as no more than a partisan political vendetta.

Exclusive: RNC Launches New Data-Driven Field Operation

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is launching a sophisticated new data program called “Victory 365” to link 200 full-time field staffers with reams of voter statistics. The effort is modeled after President Obama's successful use of analytics to help drive election-day turnout. Show More Summary

Republicans' Women Strategy: Less Policy, More Patronizing

2 months agoNews : Reason

An NPR piece today dissects the GOP's "attempt to appeal to women." It's not doing Republicans any favors. The efforts, according to Republican National Committee (RNC) Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski, began after Mitt Romney lost the women's vote to Barack Obama by 11 percentage points in the 2012 election. Show More Summary

GOP Official Wants to 'Purge' Gay Republicans, Agents of 'Satan'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

An official in Michigan running for a seat on the Republican National Committee has published a bizarre open letter calling for a purge of gay members of the Grand Old Party. Read more...

Republicans now trying to rebrand Hillary

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What do you do when you're the chairman of the Republican National Committee and you can't rebrand your own party? You try to rebrand the other guys: Dems may be looking for another, fresh brand to support over @HillaryClinton —...Show More Summary

RNC Chair Priebus Challenges Elizabeth Warren to Release Records in Native American Ancestry Controversy

On the second anniversary of the date the Boston Herald broke the story of the controversy surrounding Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) false claims of Native American ancestry, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus challenged Warren to release her Harvard employment records. Show More Summary

The Real Reason For The Gender Wage Gap

You know that theory that the gender pay gap is a result of women becoming nurses instead of doctors, that sort of thing? Or, as the Republican National Committee put it when voting down the Equal Pay Act, “There’s a … More » The Real...Show More Summary

RNC Spokesman on Cliven Bundy: Conservatives Are the Real Victims

YouTube The Republican National Committee's top spokesman, Sean Spicer, appeared on CNN today and said yeah, sure, Cliven Bundy's racist comments were very very bad, but conservatives are the real victims here. "I think the comments that Mr. Bundy made with respect to race and other things were inappropriate and wrong,...

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