David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District, is demanding an investigation into the new executive director of the Virginia Republican party, Kenney, after it was revealed Kenney's consulting firm is now on Cantor's payroll. Show More Summary
A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have dominated the GOP’s position on the issue.
It's no secret that the Republican Party has for some time been coping with a multifaceted identity crisis. With the election of Barack Obama, the fallout from the 2008 economic collapse, the emergence of the Tea Party, unrest amongShow More Summary
The Republican Party created a monster: Its rabid base. And there's only one way to wrest the party back from it
Wisconsin Republicans do seem especially steeped in crazy these days. The Wisconsin Republican Party has lost its mind. Earlier this month, the party's Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party "supports...Show More Summary
A new report from an anti-amnesty group has concluded that continued high-levels of immigration to the United States of America will destroy the Republican Party’s long-term prospects of winning future elections, a copy provided to Breitbart News shows. Show More Summary
One of the central dynamics of American politics in the last few decades has been the sorting of the parties, the way that the Republican and Democratic coalitions have become ideologically clearer and more narrow. There are some ways...Show More Summary
The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state endorsed attorney Bill Connor, who has lagged in both the polls and fundraising. Show More Summary
In a tongue-in-cheek column in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, columnist Bret Stephens backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to be the Republican Party's next presidential nominee. He wrote that Paul's nomination would lead to "another humbling landslide defeat" for the GOP...
The Republican Party is suing the Internal Revenue Service, claiming it’s withheld records from the RNS’s 2013 Freedom of Information Act Request. In the initial request on May 21, 2013, the RNC sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations. This request followed revelations that the […]
On Tax Day, the Republican National Committee announced it is suing the IRS for stonewalling Freedom of Information Act request for documents about the tax agency's politicized scrutiny of conservative and Tea Party groups. The RNC filed...Show More Summary
For all of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's talk about Republicans needing to produce a budget with a clear vision of the party's principles, a conservative confab in New Hampshire last weekend proved the House Budget Committee chair's vision is far from universal. At the Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H. Show More Summary
Digby: Wingnut welfare queens rebel against the usurpers: "I must admit that I find this to be hilarious: >>Republican leaders are stepping up their campaign to discredit tea party activists who are challenging them on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail, accusing conservatives of lining their own pockets at the expense of the GOP. Show More Summary
Businessman/Political Strategist, 47Since coming out in 2010, former Republican National Committee chairman Mehlman has been a revolutionary leader in his party. Through his work with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), Mehlman persuaded dozens of conservatives to sign a brief to the Supreme Court condemning California’s Prop 8. Show More Summary
Nobody’s written about this but it seems pretty remarkable: Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval...Show More Summary
Well this is a very surprising move by Republicans in Nevada. I never would have thought they would strip out their anti-abortion/pro-life stance in the party platform, ever. Not that this will in any way cause pro-choice Republicans...Show More Summary
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are trying to repurpose the Republicans as the party of the middle class, can they do that with the Koch brothers’ millions?
Devastating New Poll: GOP in Danger of Losing House in November (via Americans Against The Tea Party) A newly released poll from Public Policy Polling shows that the GOP is by no means assured of retaining control of the House after the mid-term elections next fall. Apparently, a major factor in turning the electorate against […]
With little debate, the state party adopted a platform without language opposing same-sex marriage. Featured Image: read more
Republican pundits constantly tout Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, but what does it say about him when his own party will vote on the extreme right wing position of secession? To secede or not to secede. That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month's convention. Show More Summary