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Trump fills a vacuum left by the GOP

WASHINGTON — The Donald Trump rampage — still hard to believe, after nearly a year — is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party’s slide into complete incoherence. Rarely has a major party’s establishment been so out of touch with its voting base. Rarely have so many experienced politicians (Jeb Bush, [...]Show More Summary

David Frum: 2016 Campaign Indicates ‘True Conservatives’ Are a ‘Pitiful Minority of the Republican Party

In March of 2013, the Republican National Committee issued what soon became known as the “autopsy report,” which discussed how the party might improve its chances of winning presidential elections. Last Thursday in The Atlantic, reform...Show More Summary

Neener neener! Stuck with Trump!

No one wants to be Trump’s running mate. Reaction to Donald Trump’s candidacy and (worse!) his popularity is recoil — at least within the Republican party. It’s a time-honored tradition for politicians to deny any interest in the vice presidency. But this year, with the possibility of Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee, they [...]Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's popularity has dropped sharply among GOP voters

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sen. Ted Cruz's standing among Republican voters has dropped sharply in the last couple of weeks, with more of the party's supporters now having a negative impression of him than a positive one for the first time in this campaign year, new data from Gallup show.  The decline comes at a crucial...

Indiana Is a Trump State That Looks Like a Cruz State

The last time the Indiana Republican primary mattered was 40 years ago, in 1976, when Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan battled for the presidential nomination of a Republican Party convulsing over its ideological future. Indiana mattered then for much the same reason it matters now, only the valences have reversed. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the Presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee you don’t expect the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, to have you laughing hysterically on the phone.There’s nothing [...]

Left-Wing Protesters Fail to Prevent Trump from Speaking in California [Video]

Hundreds of left-wing protesters who gathered in front of the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency on Friday failed to prevent GOP frontrunner Donald Trump from speaking at the California Republican Party convention, despite shutting down most access to the hotel. While there were already a number of people protesting Trump with signs reading “Make America […]

It’s time to get real about the Obama legacy: Why his economic record is much more complicated than either party wants to admit

Republicans deride the president for a largely imagined set of failures. But Democrats are overstating their praise

Another Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser, This Time with Ed Murray in the 36th Legislative District

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Republicans aren't the only ones capitalizing on Cinco de Mayo. The 36th District Democrats are also hosting a Cinco de Mayo party with Mayor Ed Murray. City of Seattle/Flickr Last week I published a poster from the South Sound Republicans' Cinco de Mayo fundraiser. Show More Summary

Chaos Erupts At Donald Trump Rally!

This election is getting nasty! Outside a California Republican Party convention on Friday, angry Donald Trump protesters assaulted a 51-year-old mortgage broker — and the whole fracas was caught on… READ ON

No, it’s not new that some working-class and poor whites vote Republican

A trope of political journalism is to wonder why many lower-income voters prefer the Republican Party despite its more conservative economic policies. For example, here’s Jelani Cobb last week in the New Yorker: Ever since Ronald Reagan’s Presidency, progressives have pondered why working-class and poor whites vote Republican, against their own interests. It may well […]

David Gregory: Trump is ‘Not a Conservative’ and ‘Barely a Republican

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

David Gregory appeared on CNN Newsroom this morning, where he said that Donald Trump is "not a conservative" as he went over the mogul's ideological relationships with his supporters and the Republican Party.

Vote Suppression Laws Work

Whatever disarray the Republican Party might be in at the national level, Republican statehouses are able to pass policy initiatives that quickly fulfill their goals: Thirty-three states now have ID laws, at least 17 of them — including Texas — requiring not just written proof of identity, but requiring or requesting a photograph as well. […]

The presidential primaries are out of control — and the party conventions are broken

16 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Despite Donald Trump’s recent primary victories, Republicans may yet be headed toward a brokered party convention this summer in Cleveland. In an earlier era, that would have been business as usual. Today, it’s considered a crisis.Americans cling to the notion that “the people” alone can and must...

If Ted Cruz Wants a Future in the Republican Party He Needs To Drop Out After His Defeat in Indiana

Guest post by Joe Hoft After sweeping six primaries on the East Coast the past two weeks (New York, Connecticut,... The post If Ted Cruz Wants a Future in the Republican Party He Needs To Drop Out After His Defeat in Indiana appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Indiana: The Anti-Trump Republicans’ Last Stand

Die-hard anti-Trump Republicans are proving once again to be a distinct minority in their own party.

What not to do if Trump is nominated

(Paul Mirengoff) Here’s the latest from George Will on Donald Trump. Will describes the damage Trump will inflict on the Republican Party if he is the presidential nominee, and notes that the damage already inflicted is “extensive.” I agree. Show More Summary

Salon Writer: GOP Now Embracing the ‘Kind of Characters Who Used to Make Up the John Birch Society’

Several decades ago, there were plenty of right-of-center Democrats and left-of-center Republicans. These days, however, almost everyone agrees that the Democrats have become a distinctly liberal party and the GOP a distinctly conservative party. Show More Summary

Most seats empty when Republican Senate candidates take stage at state convention

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Final day arrives after presidential candidates make their pitches May 1 2016, 1:01 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Malia Obama To Attend Harvard University While the Republican and Democratic parties have been internally warring about who will represent them in the November election, first daughter Malia Obama has been making a decision about what to do this fall. And unlike the politicos, she’s made her...

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