UK: Panicked Response to ‘Conservative Grassroots’ Show Efforts to Redefine Marriage Tearing Party Apart

Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races, Thwarting of Tea Party

“Will Republicans Move to the Middle on Gay Rights?” | National Journal

Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    National Review: “The world has changed beneath us,” Gilmore says. “Shrillness and extreme language are driving away the voters who could help us build a majority. We’re not speaking to them as reasonable conservatives. Republicans have to decide if they want to govern or play ideological parlor games.” “Young people today have a more tolerant, hands-off perspective,” he says. “Their libertarian philosophy, for example, has to be taken into consideration. Yet we keep projecting anger at the gay community and the Hispanic community, even though they’re open to many of our ideas.”


  • Posted: 02/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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LGBT Groups Ask Unions, Civil Rights Groups For Marriage Campaign Help

OH Federal Court: Pro-Life Group Not Guilty in Defamation Suit

Embracing Marriage and the Purpose of Politics | Bob Vander Plaats at the Family Leader

Republican Party Backs De-Funding Planned Parenthood

Republicans hit obstacles to altering electoral college

Harkin won’t seek another term in Senate

Georgia Gop Sen. Chambliss Won’t Seek Re-election

WV Poll: Republican Capito has wide lead over possible challengers

Illinois: “Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job?”

    Daily Herald: A newly elected suburban state senator is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered party over his support for legalizing same-sex marriage. Sugar Grove dairy magnate and state Sen. Jim Oberweis emailed several fellow state central committeemen several days ago about organizing a special meeting to remove Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles, the Daily Herald has learned.


  • Posted: 01/24/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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Kansas’s Judicial Nominating Commission Under Fire

A Pro-Choice Surge : The Politics of Abortion Change | Ramesh Ponnuru at NRO

Why Obama Gave Hollywood a Pass | Bill Donohue

“Obama’s history-making use of the word ‘gay,’ and why it matters”

Cuomo’s extreme abortion bill creates a civil war with Democrats, Catholics

GOP weighs abortion and “gay rights” after elections

Black pro-life leaders developing new strategy to reach black community

Republicans versus the Constitution

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution

“Republicans Divided on How to Address Gay Marriage”

Safe. Legal. Rare. Cardinal Dolan rightly challenges Gov. Cuomo to lower New York’s abortion rate | NY Daily News

Shuns of Anarchy: The Public Inauguration of a New Moral McCarthyism

Louie Giglio, the Intolerant Left and the Irreducible Offense of the Gospel | Jordan Lorence

Senate Dems: We’ll back Obama if he raises debt limit unilaterally

“Conservative pastor drops out of Obama’s inauguration because of 1990s anti-gay sermon”

Bloomberg wants to change the GOP

GOP ballot challenge request denied

If Judges Aren’t Politicians, What Are They? | Cass Sunstein at Bloomberg

The Language of Life | Gary Bauer at Human Events

    Gary Bauer at Human Events: More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life, how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates. Still, consider this: A common but bogus attack on the GOP is that it rejects science. Notice I said bogus. Isn’t it ironic that just as science is proving the humanity of the unborn child some in the party of Lincoln are tempted to abandon the most defenseless Americans of all?


  • Posted: 01/07/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.humanevents.com

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Supreme Court refuses to hear pro-life’s group donor disclosure challenge

AZ: Secularist lobby group takes on Christian-based center

5 reasons why being Speaker of the House ain’t what it used to be

Boehner re-elected as Speaker; Nine Republicans defect in vote

Under pressure, Boehner is said to promise votes on hurricane Sandy relief

Illinois: “GOP chair urges support for same-sex marriage”

Report: $51 million spent on Montana senate race

    The Hill: Sen. Jon Tester was helped in his reelection bid by $10.2 million in spending from liberal outside groups, nearly twice as much as that spent by conservatives, according to a report from ProPublica. About $4.2 million of that was “dark money,” funds that come from organizations that are not required by law to disclose their donors.


  • Posted: 12/31/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Will Boehner’s speakership survive until Plan C?

Bork Nomination Fight Altered Judicial Selection | AP

We’re Still Paying the Price for the Borking of Robert Bork | Jeffrey Rosen at the New Republic

“The Decline of Evangelical America” | John S. Dickerson at NYT

    John S. Dickerson at the NY Times: I believe the cultural backlash against evangelical Christianity has less to do with our views — many observant Muslims and Jews, for example, also view homosexual sex as wrong, while Catholics have been at the vanguard of the movement to protect the lives of the unborn — and more to do with our posture. The Scripture calls us “aliens and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11), but American evangelicals have not acted with the humility and homesickness of aliens. The proper response to our sexualized and hedonistic culture is not to chastise, but to “conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God” (1 Peter 2:12).


  • Posted: 12/18/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Can the President Have a Marriage Agenda Without Talking About What Marriage Is?

Tim Scott to Be Named for Empty South Carolina Senate Seat, Republicans Say

The End of Birth-Control Politics: Over-the-counter sales of oral contraceptives will cut off a disingenuous attack line. | Bobby Jindal at WSJ

“Glenn Beck Pretending To Support Marriage Equality To Expand Republican Party”

GOP mute as Supreme Court tackles marriage

Teachers Unions Shut Down School Districts to Protest Right-To-Work Law

Republican Congressman Won’t Challenge Speaker John Boehner

    LifeNews: A conservative GOP congressman announced he will not challenge pro-life House Speaker John Boehner, squelching rumors that the top Republican in Washington will face a contest for his position. The office of Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA), a pro-life lawmaker from Georgia, told conservative media outlets mid-day today that he will not seek the Speakership in an inter-party fight against Boehner.


  • Posted: 12/10/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Kansas Rep. Huelskamp charges Boehner punished him and others for conservative votes

Conservative blog calls on GOP to depose Boehner

McConnell pushes back against super-PAC donor disclosure

Gallup: 53 Percent of Democrats Have ‘Positive Image’ of Socialism

Taxby’s Troubles: Senator Saxby Chambliss may have a primary problem.

Boehner to members: Leadership is watching their voting patterns, already punished four

Germany To Seek Ban Of Far-right Party

Just How Potent Are Teacher Unions? State by State

“Central Pa. GOP lawmaker Mike Fleck comes out as gay”

“Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion”

Conservative groups rebel against John Boehner – Conservatives booted off committees

    Politico: And Club for Growth, a longtime small-government group, said Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) were “free of the last remnants of establishment leverage against them” after they were booted from their committees by the House Republican Steering Committee for crossing leadership too often.


  • Posted: 12/04/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

    Paul. A. Rahe at Ricochet: The heart of the matter is this. As a people — thanks in part to our astonishing prosperity, thanks in part to technological change, and thanks in part to the ordinary human propensity for self-indulgence — we have abandoned the notion that impulse-control is a thing both good and necessary, and we have abandoned it in a sphere that is fundamental. We are creatures of habit. In the absence of sexual self-control, there is apt to be very little self-control of any kind.


  • Posted: 12/04/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.ricochet.com

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Mo. Republican Emerson leaving Congress in Feb.

Boehner Threatens To Shut Out Senate Bills If Filibuster Rules Changed

    Human Events: House Speaker John Boehner escalated a battle in the Senate this week to make rules more favorable to the Democrats in charge by issuing a threat to block all future bills passed under the new filibuster procedures. “Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival,” said Boehner, Ohio Republican.


  • Posted: 12/03/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.humanevents.com

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The GOP’s Weakest Leg | Gary Bauer at Human Events

I was bullied out of Oxford for being a Conservative

Republicans Shouldn’t Abandon the Pro-Life Movement | Kathleen Hunker at the Bell Towers

After the Crack-Up: Conservatives need to support their arguments with creative storytelling.

Norquist: Pledge Wavering Republicans Are Democratic Pawns

NH: “1st Transgender Elected To Office Asked To Resign: Lawmaker was convicted felon for credit-card fraud”

Saving Free Elections | Robert Knight at Townhall

    Robert Knight at Townhall: Pawing through the ashes of the Romney defeat, it’s clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters, particularly Hispanics, and do a better job of getting out the vote. But this will be moot if the integrity of the voting process is not restored.


  • Posted: 11/28/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: townhall.com

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GOP Divide Surfaces Early In 2014 Senate Contest

GOP debates stance on abortion as it looks to expand its voting base

Ohio Supreme Court lets legislative map stand