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Priebus Says He's Wary of 2016 Nominee with No Political Experience, But Open to It

Can a presidential candidate who hasn’t held any political office win the White House? Maybe, but it’s going to be “harder” than those who do have political experience, says Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. “I think...Show More Summary

AG nominee Loretta Lynch passes Senate Judiciary committee

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Continue reading ? The post AG nominee Loretta Lynch passes Senate Judiciary committee appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Debatable questions

Yesterday the Republican National Committee announced that three debates (of nine already sanctioned) for the GOP presidential nomination would be co-moderated by CNN and the conservative Salem Media Group. In the first debate, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt will join in the questioning, with other conservative journalists to be included in the other two debates. […]

What’s Up With The State Legislatures Threatening AP History?

“Among the Republican committee’s more specific concerns were that the framework ‘includes little or no discussion of the Founding Fathers, the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the religious influences on our nation’s history and many other critical topics that have always been part of the APUSH course'”

Obama: GOP’s ‘Chicken Little’ Warnings Haven’t Come True

In a one-man good-cop, bad-cop routine at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, President Barack Obama criticized Republicans over their economic rhetoric while offering to work with the party in the final two years of his term.

GOP Opposition Research Hand Tim Miller Joins Jeb Bush Team

Tim Miller, who helps run one of the most prominent Republican attack machines in national politics, is joining Jeb Bush’s political committee as a senior adviser.

Gun Stories of the Week: There's Hope for Long-Overdue National Conceal-Carry Law

TOP STORY  Republican control spurs hope for long-overdue national conceal-carry law The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which has been introduced over the years only to stall in committee, has been re-introduced in both...Show More Summary

RNC Raises $7 Million in January

The 2016 fundraising race is on for party committees. Both the Republican National Committee and Senate Republicans’ fundraising arm announced their first hauls of the cycle on Friday, pulling in $7.1 million and $2.5 million in January, respectively.

Democrats Criticize Giuliani for Remarks About Obama

Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called Thursday on Republican presidential candidates to repudiate the comments of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In a speech to the Association of Democratic State Chairs meeting in Washington, the Florida congresswoman called on the GOP to say “enough” after Giuliani said at a private…

GOP targets 6 California House Democrats; Sen. Hall gets Hahn backing

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday announced its top Democratic targets in next year's House races, including six in California.

Fox News Plagiarizes RNC's Hillary Clinton Attack Campaign

Fox & Friends ripped off the Republican National Committee's latest hit job on Hillary Clinton, building an entire segment around the GOP's specious "Where's Hillary?" campaign without disclosing the source. "Where in the world is Hillary Clinton?" Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Thursday. Show More Summary

Ohio Governor John Kasich Eyeing 2016 Run

The Ohio governor is “stepping up preparations” reports Political Wire, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, met recently with Team Kasich… One Republican said a separate dinner meeting included former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu of New Hampshire, the first primary state. Richard Allen, a senior fellow at [...]

Jindal: GOP Elite Trying to Control Nomination

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday morning dismissed the Republican National Committee's efforts to reduce the number of debates in the Republican presidential primary, and to shorten the primary process, calling the RNC's changes...Show More Summary

Jindal Says RNC Won’t Succeed in Limiting Debates

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (D) “dismissed the Republican National Committee’s efforts to reduce the number of debates in the Republican presidential primary, and to shorten the primary process, calling the RNC’s changes futile,” Yahoo News reports. Said Jindal: “I know [...] The post Jindal Says RNC Won’t Succeed in Limiting Debates appeared first on Political Wire.

Republicans mock Hillary Clinton for avoiding the press

The Republican National Committee responded to reports Hillary Clinton hired a new communications director in order to "seek warmer relations with the press than during her last presidential bid" with an email statement mocking the likely 2016 Democratic frontrunner for avoiding the media. Show More Summary

Who is Ashton Carter?

Ashton Carter is all but assured Senate support, but Republican leaders of Congress are expected to use the high-profile platform for the committee to question President Barack Obama's national security strategy.

Iowa Republican: End Of School Prayer Led To ‘Assault, Rape, Murder’

Tamara Scott is part of the Republican National Committee and also Concerned Women for America. “When the prayer came out in the ‘70s, and that’s one of the things that I prayed for last week in Louisiana with 6,000 people, repentance, because we as a church should never have let that happen, we should never [...]

Republican Leader: Ending Mandatory Prayers in Public Schools Has Led to “Assault, Rape, Murder”

On the "View from a Pew" show recently, Iowa Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott echoed the nasty (and completely off-base) conservative talking point that, when mandatory prayer in public school was deemed unconstitutional, it opened the door to all sorts of horrors:

In the Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearings, the GOP Continued to Drive Black Voters Away

In recognition of Black History Month, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day have released a statement in which Priebus says that “as we reflect on the generations of African Americans who contributed...Show More Summary

A zombie Obamacare stat emerges again, earns Four Pinocchios

“Under Obama, Average Family Premiums Have Increased $4,154” – Republican National Committee tweet and “fact check” The RNC circulated this talking point during the State of the Union address, and it is now popping up in the twitter feeds of Republican House members and state parties. But this is a zombie statistic; a version of […]

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