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Well Done, West Virginia

The occasional reminder that there may be a point to the Republican party, after all: The West Virginia legislature on Friday voted to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto over banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The move...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Pepperoni Turns Partisan

Why are Republicans in the grips of "Big Pizza"?: Pepperoni Turns Partisan, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: If you want to know what a political party really stands for, follow the money.... Major donors... generally have a.....

The GOP's noticeable absences in Selma

It's not unreasonable to conclude that the Republican Party simply must do better than this.

Democrats Vow to Protect Boehner from Coup

“Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) shouldn’t count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker. And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress,” The Hill reports. “Democrats [...] The post Democrats Vow to Protect Boehner from Coup appeared first on Political Wire.

You Can’t Spell “Reformicon” Without “Con”

Remember when Republicans were totally going to be the Party of Ideas (TM) because a small group of conservative intellectuals with little discernible influence on Republican legislators thought that George W. Bush-style supply side politics should be supplemented by some feints towards the middle class? Well, funny thing about that. Reformocon darlings Mike Lee and […]

Grayson’s Strategy To Shut Down GOP Shutdown Strategy

Since the 2010 elections elevated the Tea Party, the GOP have used government shutdowns as a strategy of flexing power. While many mainstream Republicans realize the folly of this sort of hostage taking, few have had the courage to do anything about it. But a gutsy liberal Congressman has a plan to stop the insanity. [...]

Media Bias: CNN Lies Saying GOP Wants to ‘End Health Care for Millions’

Everyday the media lies to America about what conservatives and the Republican Party want to do with their policy ideas and CNN just uncorked a doosie of a lie about Obamacare. Above is a screen shot of what appeared on CNN on March 5, 2015. Show More Summary

Fit To Print: The GOP's Deepening Climate Change Divide

The Republican party's deep divisions on climate change and the environment were on full display at the recently-concluded Conservative Political Aciton Committee (CPAC). How the GOP presidential contenders attempt to navigate theseShow More Summary

Big Donors Are Asked to Encourage a ‘Civil’ G.O.P. Primary

Foster Friess, the businessman who helped finance groups supporting Rick Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign, is asking his fellow multimillionaire donors to press the Republican field to be "civil" during the party's primary in 2...

Bush Confronts ‘Family Fatigue’ in Iowa

The New York Times notes the paradox of Jeb Bush’s early campaign: “He is well out in front in the race for elite Republican donors and for the support of the party’s establishment. But he is unpopular with many in [...] The post Bush Confronts ‘Family Fatigue’ in Iowa appeared first on Political Wire.

The Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party Is Over: The Rich Won Again

It was just eight months ago that a New York Times Magazine profile giddily described the rise of “a small band of reform conservatives, sometimes called reformicons, who believe the health of the G.O.P. hinges on jettisoning its age-old doctrine — orgiastic tax-cutting, the slashing of government programs, the championing... More »

Who Will Win the Duggar Primary?

It may be that the fastest-growing demographic in the Republican Party is pro-life, telegenic, homeschooled, and mostly under the age of 27—you know, the Duggars. As in the stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. In the past couple election cycles, this birth-control-shunning family has emerged as a political player on the right. Show More Summary

How the GOP Keeps Shooting Itself in the Foot

Compared to the George W. Bush era, today's Republican Party is so aggressively hostile to minorities they're sabotaging themselves. Another CPAC came to an end this weekend. The hungover millennials are back to campus by now, with their backpacks full of Rand Paul buttons, and the oldsters are counting their profits. Show More Summary

Ethanol: The GOP-Supported Rip-Off

Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything

Cartoon: The GOP frontrunner

The GOP frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential campaign has already taken up the role of Republican Party Leader. Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu not only addressed his GOP Congress, but also seems to be an ideal GOP candidate: He loves to bomb the Middle East, he will do anything to win an election, and enjoys meddling in other countries affairs!

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His...Show More Summary

Former Reagan Adviser: CPAC Cons 'Rather Stupid,' 'Not Very Well Read'

Former Ronald Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett had more than a few choice words for the modern day Conservative party and none of them were good. DKos: Last week at CPAC potential Republican candidates were invoking President Ronald Reagan ad-nauseam. Show More Summary

Women's Bodies Can't Perform Magic (Someone Please Tell Republicans)

The GOP still knows nothing about female anatomy. Do Republican men think women are mythical creatures, like unicorns or fairies? It’s the only explanation I can come up with to make sense of the party’s continued insistence that women’s bodies can perform feats of absolute magic. Show More Summary

US Presidential Candidate Says Prisons Prove Sexual Orientation Free Choice

A potential presidential candidate in the Republican Party presidential primaries, Ben Carson, noticed that a lot of people change their sexual orientation from straight to homosexual after prison.

Poll gives France's far-right National Front party boost ahead of regional vote

`` the high level of approval -- being recognised for having "Republican values" is a prized political asset -- suggests that the National Front's (FN) strategy of rehabilitating the party's negative image through relentless domination of the media appears to be enjoying some success.''

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