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German conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday.

Merkel's Bavarian allies warn SPD to stick to deal on migrants

BERLIN (Reuters) - Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday warned the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German government.

Dems see big Texas turnout early for first primary of 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won't escape the biggest conservative state in the country.

Minnesota Ducks Unlimited ice fishing party draws 5,000 people, raises $175,000

Fishing for Ducks 14th annual event benefits wetlands conservation GARRISON, Minnesota – Feb. 22 – Fishing for Ducks Ice Fishing Contest, the largest attended Ducks Unlimited (DU) event in the nation, drew a record 5,000 men, women and kids for a successful day of ice fishing on Mille Lacs Lake on Feb. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz hilariously trashed for his bizarre attempt to hijack ‘The Simpsons’ at CPAC

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During his speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a bizarre quip about “The Simpsons” — and Twitter is not having it. “The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson,” the Texas Republican said, referencing the show’s main...

Cruz Tells CPAC: Dems Are The Party Of Lisa Simpson

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The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) compared the Democrats to know-it-all cartoon character Lisa Simpson in a Thursday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and...Show More Summary

'This is blackmail' — Conservative MPs speak out about the Brexit war engulfing the party

Theresa May and her Cabinet will hold a crunch meeting today to decide the UK's Brexit policy. 62 Brexit-supporting MPs have written to May calling on her to commit to a hardline version of Brexit. One MP tells BI that failure to agree...Show More Summary

Hard Brexit faction in May's party demands clean break from EU

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 60 Conservative lawmakers have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a quick, clean break from the EU, adding pressure on her to take a "hard Brexit" stance ahead of a meeting to decide Britain's negotiating position.

More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM May delivers Brexit with full autonomy: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 60 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have signed a letter demanding that she deliver a Brexit that ensures "full regulatory autonomy" for Britain after it leaves in March 2019, the BBC reported.

QUICK NEWS, February 19: The Campaign To Get Conservatives To Fight Climate Change; A Perfect Match Of Distribute Energy And The Grid; U.S. Navy Moves On Wave Energy

The Campaign To Get Conservatives To Fight Climate Change Seeking conservative converts to climate change cause; Former congressman Bob Inglis tries to steer his party away from denialism Brian Nearing, February 18, 2018 (Albany Times Union) “Bob Inglis is putting a lot of faith in young people…Inglis is a former U.S. Show More Summary

GOP Rep trashes Mueller’s Russia indictments — then reluctantly admits she hasn’t read them

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CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield had to repeatedly push back against a first-term Tea Party congresswoman who was drawing inaccurate conclusions from a document she admitted she had not read. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), a conservative upstate Republican, went on CNN “Newsroom” on...

The Conservative and NDP platforms are starting to take serious shape

Economist Kevin Milligan examines what we know so far about the policies the opposition parties plan to fight the Liberals with in the next election The post The Conservative and NDP platforms are starting to take serious shape appeared first on

Conservatives Must Save the Republican Party From Itself

David Frum argues that if the Republican Party believes in democracy, its politicians must fight for it.

Patrick Brown, P.I.

Welcome to today’s class in how not to do P.R., folks.  Today’s case study is Patrick Brown, former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. Three weeks ago, CTV  broadcast a report that Brown had engaged in graphic sexual misconduct with two very young women.  He denied the allegations of the two young women, but he... View Article

German SPD leader quits in bid to calm party after coalition deal with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday, hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the center-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative...

Poland’s Law (and Justice?)

There are many things that divide conservatives today, of course, and one of the chief ones is the politics of Europe: How to assess Orbán and Kaczy?ski? Farage and Le Pen? The “Freedom” party in Austria and the AfD in Germany (a literal...Show More Summary

The hard way. Gaining votes is not enough

In some ways, the 2017 election went as expected for the Conservative party. When the election was called on 18 April, the seven polls that had been published so far that month had averaged 43.3%. When the election was held on 8 June, the Conservatives tallied 42.4%. Any soothsayer would have been happy with that […]

Conservative critics pounce on President Trump's budget plan

With a projected deficit of $984 billion, critics of the White House budget proposal ask if the Republican Party has abandoned small government; reaction and analysis from Ryan Streeter, director of domestic policy studies for American Enterprise Institute.

Trump - Middle-American Radical?

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via, President Trump is the leader of America’s conservative party. Yet not even his allies would describe him as a conservative in the tradition of Robert Taft, Russell Kirk or William F. Buckley. In the primaries of 2016, all his rivals claimed the mantle of Mr. Show More Summary

When will it stop? Conservatives who vowed to cut spending keep spending

Tea party Republicans arrived in Washington seven years ago with a clear, loud message from angry voters: Slash spending. But once again, spending is going way up. “Part of our … Click to Continue »

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