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Cassidy Touts Keystone XL, Opposition to Exec Amnesty

Representative and US Senate candidate Bill Cassidy (R-LA) touted his support for the Keystone XL pipeline and stated his opposition to the president's executive action during the GOP weekly address on Saturday. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: "Hello. Show More Summary

In Early Polling, God Remains Undecided On Pick For 2016 GOP Nominee

Had you asked me which of the 20 or so potential Republican presidential candidates would be first to claim that his candidacy was endorsed by God himself, I would have said Ben Carson, who has the necessary combination of deep religious faith and self-aggrandizing nuttiness. Show More Summary

Why the Virginia GOP chair matters

First, 2013 GOP gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. Now, 2014 GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie. With a few notable exceptions for Cuccinelli, national Republican groups went publicly AWOL on the party’s last two standard-bearers. Why? As Thomas Jefferson famously pointed out, some things should be self-evident. Read full article >>

Texas GOP Reps Set to Elect NARAL-Favored Candidate for Speaker

AUSTIN, Texas -- Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) is now virtually guaranteed to be victorious in his re-election for Speaker, as thirty five more Republican State Representatives announced this week that they would endorse him. Show More Summary

Former GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan to head House tax panel

It looks like Rep. Paul Ryan is shelving national political ambitions for a while to take over the House Ways and Means committee. Ryan will assume the chairmanship of the powerful tax-writing panel on Jan. 3, 2015 when the 114th Congress convenes. Show More Summary

Steve King announces new stop on GOP candidate tour: Pandering to Steve King

What the GOP needs is more Steve King, says nobody but Steve King. The problem all Republican presidential candidates will have to navigate before their runs in 2016 is that they will all be having to run their campaigns by the likes of people like rabidly anti-immigrant Iowa Rep. Show More Summary

Will the New GOP Congress Be the Congress Americans ‘Wish They Had’?

The man who lost the last (presidential) election round and who goes around talk shows pretending he did not, has some advice for the man who beat him in 2012. Appearing on Sunday’s CBS Face the Nation, failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Bob Schieffer, when asked about the possibility of “Obama taking executive action [...]Show More Summary

Carl DeMaio Sexual Harassment Accuser Todd Bosnich Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Todd Bosnich, a former Carl DeMaio campaign staffer who accused the openly gay GOP candidate of sexual harassment, has been arrested after a suspected altercation with his mother, NBC San Diego reports: SDPD Lt. Mayer says during an argument with...

Three Top GOP Candidates Just Took Major Steps Towards 2016

Now that last week's midterms are over, 2016 is the next major election cycle on the calendar and the race for the White House seems to have taken off in earnest. A trio of leading potential Republican candidates' campaigns revealed high-profile steps they have taken towards launching their presidential bids on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Will Need The NRA To Win Re-Election In 2016

In response to GOP Targets Reid In 2016: If Republicans can find a viable candidates to take on Reid in 2016, a candidate that can refrain from veering too far to the right of crazy, they will be Reid. Reid is vulnerable, and Democrats could put him out there as a sacrificial lamb, if it they think it will help them retain the White House. Show More Summary

How Republicans turned the Senate R.E.D.D.

last weekNews : The Newsroom

GOP Senate candidates had to follow a 52-point checklist on digitally savvy campaigning.

Mike Huckabee Weighing Another Pro-Life Republican Campaign for President

Mike Huckabee, the pro-life former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate is reportedly eying another bid for the GOP nomination for president. Huckabee, should he decide to run, would enter what is expected to be a crowded field. Already, pro-life Kentucly Senator Rand Paul is making waves about running and pro-life physician Ben Carson ran […]

SAN DIEGO: DeMaio's Accuser Arrested

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The election is finally settled, but the bizarre news out of San Diego continues. Todd Bosnich, who claimed GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio sexually harassed him, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assaulting his mother last week, San Diego police said. Show More Summary

Ben Carson’s Seriously Bizarre Campaign

The GOP is fielding its strongest slate of presidential candidates in forever. Who tries to draft the guy with extreme views and no political experience? Here’s who.

How Republicans turned the Senate R.E.D.D.

GOP Senate candidates had to follow a 52-point checklist on how to run digitally savvy campaigns.

New KKK organization open to people of color, Jews, LGBT

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

John Abarr, a KKK organizer, "former white supremacist" and GOP Congressional candidate, has founded a new branch of the Klan called the Rocky Mountain Knights that is open to membership by people of color, LGBT people, and Jews (Abarr has also joined the NAACP). Read the rest

GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it's unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress. Image: mandritoiu / The post GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Exclusive -- Bobby Jindal: Obama's Planned Executive Amnesty Is 'Absurd'

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News that President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty is “absurd.” “I think this is absurd,” Jindal...Show More Summary

The Gerrymandering In Michigan

Rigging the geography of districts does not fully explain the GOP’s grip on the House, but in Michigan, at least, it definitely had an impact: State House: 1,536,711 (51.2%) total votes cast for state House Democratic candidates that resulted in 47 Democratic House seats (43%) 1,464,983 (48.8%) total votes for state House Republican candidates result […]

A Top Political Analyst Thinks Marco Rubio Is The Leading GOP Candidate In 2016

The chief political strategist of the research firm Potomac Research Group released a new handicapping of the 2016 Republican presidential primary contest on Tuesday morning, and he had a somewhat surprising front-runner: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida). Show More Summary

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