So the big news today in the troubled House Republican Conference is that John Boehner has canceled early intra-GOP elections for the number two and number three spots in the...
WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the next speaker on Oct. 29, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Monday. On Thursday, House Republicans will meet to choose their party's nominee for the...Show More Summary
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the next speaker on Oct. 29, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Monday. On Thursday, House Republicans will meet to choose their party’s nominee for the post, but the speaker is elected by the entire House of Representatives. In a statement,...
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Republican presidential campaign on Monday formally named state Sen. Michael Connelly of Lisle to head its Illinois effort. "Washington will stay broken if both parties continue to elect the same people who are trying to make 20th-century ideas work in the 21st century....
Journalists aren't reporting the seething anger of Colorado's Tea Party conservatives at their Republican leaders for allowing the federal government to continue operating or for generally caving on what they see as GOP principles. It's...Show More Summary
Carly Fiorina's big selling point as a presidential candidate—besides that having a woman attack Hillary Clinton looks better for the Republican Party—is her executive experience and the fiscal responsibility that supposedly implies....Show More Summary
Jason Chaffetz, a rising star among congressional Republicans, on Sunday declared a bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, complicating further an internal party struggle to replace John Boehner when he steps down. In a challenge to Boehner’s closest lieutenant and...
Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too. Marco Rubio seems open to following everyone under the sun — Democrats, fellow Republicans, insiders of every type and an odd assortment...Show More Summary
The most recent poll for the Republican Party nomination by Investor’s Business Daily/TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics shows big moves up for Ben Caron and Joe Biden, and a big move down for Donald Trump. The poll is the most recent in that it includes data collected between September 26 and October 1, while... Show More Summary
A Staten Island state Assembly seat may sit empty for up to a year, the head of the borough’s Republican party predicted.
The neurosurgeon-turned-candidate has eagerly joined the GOP in its campaign against racial justice. Through the first few months of campaign season, one thing has become indisputably clear: The Republican Party is the United States’...Show More Summary
At DWT we've been writing about how right-wing fake Democrat Patrick Murphy (FL) was one of only seven Democrats-- all corrupt conservatives from the Blue Dogs and/or New Dems-- to vote for the establishment of the Republican Party's...Show More Summary
As the current political season gets underway, the same old accusations against one political party are being made by members of other parties. In the case of the Republican Party, the accusations are that the Party is racist and sexist. Show More Summary
After sending the sex-video to his entire contact list, Republican Indiana Rep Jud McMillin sent out a mass-text saying that his phone was stolen in Canada and had only just been returned; he asked recipients to "please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received." (more…)
Now, on Wednesday, more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years. Fortunately, there were enough votes in both parties to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government open for another ten weeks. Show More Summary
It was the seemingly off-the-cuff remark that prompted virtually the entire Republican presidential field to comment. With his remark, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus seemed to put the first two nominating states on notice. Show More Summary
If for some reason you needed additional evidence that the Republican Party is deeply incompetent, unprepared, uncoordinated and inexcusably lazy, then try watching Cecile Richards’ appearance in front of Congress
His quip that black voters want "free stuff" is pretty rich. The Republican Party has struggled for years to attract more voters of color. In a recent campaign appearance, candidate Jeb Bush offered yet another useful case study in how not to do it. Show More Summary
A recent study by Sondre Båtstrand shows what an extreme outlier the modern Republican party is when compared with the conservative parties in nine other democracies with respect to their attitudes about climate change. Interestingly,...Show More Summary
When Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) steps down later this year, he'll leave much of his party seething, not only at his tenure, but also at congressional Republicans in general, whom many see as being weak, and having reneged on campaign promises. Show More Summary