In South Carolina, where the candidate is discovering surprising levels of support, the state party is requiring a signature as a condition of running in the primary.
If Republicans favor limited government, how can they back a man who says all America needs is strong leadership?
At a certain point during the middle of the summer, Republican operatives began worrying that the party was flirting dangerously with self-immolation, though not for the reasons many suspected. Yes, Donald Trump launched a presidential...Show More Summary
Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic National Committee have finalized a joint fund-raising agreement after months of difficult negotiations, opening the door for the party to gain a significant head start on Republicans at roping in big checks from Democratic donors.
The Republican Party and its handlers, including the right wing talk radio jocks such as Rush Limbaugh, and the bought-and-paid-for media such as FOX news, did not create the Tea Party. Michele Bachmann and a few others did that. But once the Tea Party got going, mainstream conservative Republicans, including and especially leaders in Congress,…
Now that former congressman Jack Kingston is at the helm, the Georgia Republican Party Foundation is wasting no time setting up a number of events designed to generate enthusiasm and attract sponsorship dollars. The foundation will sponsor a Legislative Cocktail Series which will provide an opportunity to support the party while interacting with someone in […]
I have been arguing for some time that the Republican Party establishment is now thoroughly controlled by the Koch brothers and their close circle of billionaire cronies. On the policy issues that matter the most to the Kochs -- on climate...Show More Summary
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Tea Party Republican, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to three felony charges of securities fraud during his first court appearance in a case that threatens his political career. If convicted of first-degree felony, the state’s top lawman could face up to...
You may remember a few weeks ago when much of the conservative universe exploded in threats to blow up the congressional Republican Party if it did not drag the federal...
During an interview on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, Norah O’Donnell repeatedly questioned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the Republican Party’s supposed unwillingness to condemn GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The...Show More Summary
During the first two years of the Obama administration, Democrats enjoyed comfortable control of the House of Representatives, and well over half the Senate. Republican leverage became the filibuster, which the party used as a routine supermajority requirement to block everything. Senator Bob Corker was one of those Republicans. Corker... More »
Rachel Maddow reports on the Kentucky Republican Party's decision over the weekend to pay for a new state party caucus instead of its usual primary in order...
A new scandal could prove the undoing of Maine's Gov. Paul LePage. Maine’s angriest white guy, Tea Party Republican Gov. Paul LePage, may have finally crossed a legal line when he told a charter school to withdraw a job offer to a top Democratic political opponent or else lose a $530,000 state subsidy. Show More Summary
Remarkably, he makes a point. Last year, in the waning days of the Senate Democratic majority, Democrats in Congress agreed with Republicans to include a weakening of campaign finance limits to the party national committees in a spending bill. Show More Summary
The Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump. That's a pretty astounding statement, but as Trump continues to not only lead in all the primary polls but also to drive the debate for all the other contenders, it would be hard to make the case that Trump hasn't completed what might be called a hostile takeover of the Republican Party brand. Show More Summary
Republican voters are happy with the field of candidates competing to be their presidential nominee this year, but they'd be OK with not having quite so many of them to choose from. This May, 41 percent of Republican voters already thought...Show More Summary
In the coming days, we are going to hear more and more about state Republican parties that require “loyalty oaths” to participate as a candidate in a party’s primary — loyalty oaths require a candidate to pledge that he or … Continue reading ?
In the first moments of Fox News' GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination.
Donald Trump “has told several top Republicans that he will swear off the possibility of an independent bid and commit to running his presidential campaign under the party’s banner,” the Huffington Post reports. “Such a move could endear Trump further [...]
The Republican Party, their presidential clown car now so overstocked with clowns that the wheels have been replaced by clowns, and the door handles have been replaced by clowns, and the radiator, fan belt and every cylinder have been...Show More Summary