Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio incumbents in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday. "I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell said. Show More Summary
(CNN) – In a move that is generating even more 2016 presidential buzz, the chairman of Iowa’s Republican Party is leaving his position to work for Rand PAC, a group that supports Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. A.J. Spiker, who’s been chairman since February 2012, sent a letter to Iowa GOP committee members Friday, saying […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (Reuters) - Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party tactics th...
In the latest episode of the Political Wire podcast, we spoke with Republican strategist Mark McKinnon, founder of the group No Labels, about breaking the gridlock in Washington and creating an atmosphere of where both parties work to solve the problems facing the country. Show More Summary
Republican leaders don’t want Tea Party candidates to supplant establishment Republicans, who may get nominated but, ultimately, lose elections. This election season, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are taking a much harder line as they sense the majority within reach. Show More Summary
Few have defended the Obama administration, and especially Obamacare, as vocally and in my view often unreasonably as Fox News's Juan Williams. He has gone so far as to call Republican Party opposition to Obamacare its "original sin,"...Show More Summary
Friday's NBC Nightly News played up the latest dust-up between Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz over the latter's criticism of three of the Republican Party's presidential candidates, including Bob Dole. Brian Williams underlined the...Show More Summary
The same racist rhetoric that emanated from the extremists in the Republican Party continues….and it will be to the detriment of the GOP — another shellacking in the presidential election. Social conservative wingnut Ralph Reed compared President Obama to the late segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Um, so [...]
The Republican Party is having a debate about its future. Before it can have the debate, its leaders must agree on just how it should take place. At the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, there emerged several distinct theories about how to approach the GOP split.
A new Pew Research survey finds a demographic trend in the United States that threatens to push the Republican Party into permanent minority status unless it changes quickly. The survey found that millennials — the generation of adults...Show More Summary
RNC chair Reince Priebus met with bloggers today at CPAC and said he was pleased by the reaction the GOP received from the pro-life movement about his decision to postpone January’s RNC meeting in favor of attending the March for Life. He said the reaction prompted him to want to push to do more to […]
Pew has released a new survey about the social and political attitudes of various generations, and it makes for interesting reading. The thing that strikes me the most is just how clear the trends are. Each successive generation is more...Show More Summary
Our only chance to save the middle class is to insist that the Democratic Party and any sane Republicans publicly disavow the failed theories of neoliberalism.
Ronald Brownstein pithily sums up our current electoral dilemma: Republicans can't attract enough minorities to consistently capture the White House. Democrats can't win enough whites to consistently control Congress. Neither party has a lock on any branch of government. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the Republican National Committee issued a major rebuke of the NSA, condemning the spy agency's collection of bulk telephone records from American citizens. The party's resolution roundly criticized the program as "an intrusion on basic human rights" and set conservatives on a path to draw civil libertarians into the fold. But surprisingly, […]
(Paul Mirengoff) In 1981, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote, “Of a sudden, the GOP has become the party of ideas.” A lesser stylist would have settled for “All of a sudden.” But Moynihan wisely put his signature on what he probably expected would be a quotation oft-repeated. Show More Summary
Every cloud has a silver lining, amirite? Getting shitcanned from the National Review has freed John Derbyshire to let his inner crank bloom unimpeded. He's now "writing" for a white nationalist site: Making the Republican Party more inclusive is a big goal of center-right politicos these days. Show More Summary
Congressman Paul Ryan (R, Wisc.) declared that the Republican Party is fundamentally united and that seeming chasms are slight disagreements on political tactics. He and two conservative Senators hailed the new ideas in the GOP as a positive platform for the future.
Most Americans favor legalizing marijuana, but most in the GOP do not. Can the party avoid being on the losing side of another culture war?
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The early auditions for the Republican Party's next presidential contest are in full swing in suburban Washington, where some of the GOP's most prominent religious conservatives are facing off.