Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle Race

In shift, GOP wants ObamaCare fix

What America Can Learn From China: In Politics, Competence Matters

    Yahoo Finance: In America, meanwhile, 29 members of Congress will meet this week as the latest, greatest ‘super-committee’ picks up the can that was kicked down the road last month. If the committee isn’t able to come up with a budget deal by Dec. 13, the world’s largest economy could suffer another government shutdown when the current continuing resolution expires Jan. 15, followed by another potential debt ceiling crisis a month later. In other words, China continues to plan years ahead while America is too consumed with partisan battles to successfully deal with issues of immediate importance, much less address long-term issues.

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Bill Clinton: ‘President Should Honor the Commitment’ and Let People Keep Their Insurance Plans

Primer from a Conservative Winner: Future candidates can take a page on “women’s issues” from Barbara Comstock’s playbook.

Can Republicans Bring Abortion Issues Back From the Fringe?

How to Fight the Fictitious ‘War on Women’ | WSJ

Senators McCain & Flake Break Their Promise to Arizona Voters

Self-sabotage: The Republican Party establishment sunk Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign, conservatives say

Abortion fight returns to the Hill | Politico

Close result in Va. governor’s race hardens GOP divisions

Montana GOP congressman announces US Senate bid

Ron Paul: Christie Will ‘Go the Way of McCain and Romney’

Rush Limbaugh Uncorks On Major Republican ‘betrayal’

GOP Establishment Can’t Have It Both Ways, Failed Cucinelli

Cuccinelli Beat McAuliffe 51% to 42% Among Women—Who Are Married

Mystery shrouds plans for release of ObamaCare enrollment data

Cuccinelli Campaign Says National GOP Abandoned Them: ‘We Were On Our Own’

Conservative Party rejects sex selection, euthanasia at Calgary convention

Ron Paul To Virginians: ‘Insane’ To Vote For ‘libertarian’ Robert Sarvis

“Republicans need to pay attention to this poll on gay marriage in South Carolina”

Religious liberty for sale, some GOP Senators bow to ENDA big money

African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality

“Emboldened, gay marriage activists eye 50 states” | USA Today

“Maine Candidate For Governor Announces He’s Gay”

“How Illinois gay marriage fight pitted Obama against black pastors in Chicago”

    Peter Wallsten at Washington Post: Leading the charge was the Rev. James T. Meeks, the politically savvy pastor of the sprawling Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, who taped robocalls expressing his opposition to gay marriage and connecting thousands of black constituents to their local legislators . . . Irritation was growing in the African American caucus. Some circulated lists showing how campaign contributions from gay donors had historically flowed only to white Democrats, yet now they were supposed to go against powerful constituents in their home districts. Some expressed frustration that they were being asked to take a stand on gay marriage while little was being done to curb gun violence and poverty in their embattled neighborhoods.

  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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IRS’ Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

UK: Campaigners and charities ‘frozen out’ by lobbying Bill

Party secretary’s support for same-sex marriage continues to divide Broward Republicans

Abortion a fiery issue in Va. governor’s race

The Wise Know What Matters: Political disengagement is not an option | Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO

ObamaCare gives vulnerable incumbent Democrats the jitters

Evangelicals and Immigration | Betsy Woodruff at NRO

    Betsy Woodruff at National Review: The lesson of all of this should be that any sentence that says “Evangelicals believe [fill in the blank] regarding immigration [or just about any other political issue]” is seriously fraught. There are approximately 90 to 100 million Evangelical Christians in America (per Wheaton College’s Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals). That number is big, and one might expect a certain diversity.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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At Log Cabin dinner, Tom Ridge calls for party to return to ‘big tent’

    Washington Blade: Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and secretary of Homeland Security under the Bush administration, issued the call for inclusion during his keynote address at the 2013 Spirit of Lincoln dinner, an annual event held in D.C. by the Log Cabin Republicans. “If we want to win, we need to be a party worthy of the 21st century,” Ridge said. “A nonjudgmental party where all who support us are welcome. A party where diversity of view, race, ethnicity, gender and religion are relished and promoted and nourished.”

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Victory Fund announces 2013 “10 Races to Watch”

    Gay Politics The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at First Things

Veteran Iowa Republicans Seek State GOP Makeover

Chris Christie’s Court

White House delays ObamaCare sign-up amid midterm fears

Planned Parenthood spent over $1 million on ads slamming pro-life candidate for Virginia governor

Obama Appeals To Allies To Stick With Health Law

Should we pull back from politics? | Russell D. Moore at Southern Baptist ERLC

Ted Cruz receives 8 min. standing ovation at Texas return

Does the original meaning of the First Amendment protect a right of privacy in campaign contributions?

Influential Homosexuals Push To Change GOP Positions On Marriage

Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars

“Christie’s Gay Marriage Punt and 2016″

Cuccinelli pays the price for the GOP’s ‘truce strategy’ on abortion

The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus | Patrick J. Buchanan at Human Events

House Republicans may sue over Kasich’s Medicaid expansion

Obama Romneyizes the Republicans | Daniel Henninger at WSJ

Group accuses McConnell of putting ‘Kentucky Kickback’ in bill (Video)

Booker wins New Jersey Senate race

Heritage Foundation ‘In Danger of Losing Its Clout,’ Sen. Hatch Says | CNSNews Video

McAuliffe ad hits Cuccinelli for saying abortion will bring God’s ‘judgment’ on nation | Video

Time For GOP To Quit Kicking The Can Down The Road | David Limbaugh at Human Events

Reince Priebus To House Gop: Hold The Line In Fiscal Fight

Australian Labor picks out lesbian to lead party in the Senate

Marriage becomes issue in Illinois Treasurer’s race

52% of GOP, 49% of Dems say America needs third party

Christian campaigners still in danger from Lobbying Bill

FRC’s Tony Perkins Considers Run for Congress

Establishment GOPers Assail Tea Party On Shutdown

Heritage Action CEO charts ‘libertarian, populist’ path to GOP victory

Bobby Jindal: Time to Take the GOP Brand Back From the Dysfunction of D.C.

White House, IRS exchanged confidential taxpayer info

“Same-sex marriage critics working to rally opposition” | Hawaii News Now

Christie debates marriage with Edison diner patron during campaign event “Listen: Lots of different people have different views on this,” Christie responded. “I think marriage should be between a man and a woman. “My view is: If you want to change it, put it on the ballot,” he continued. “Let everybody decide. It shouldn’t be decided by courts, it shouldn’t be decided by politicians in Trenton. It should be decided by everybody. If the majority of the people of New Jersey want same-sex marriage, I’ll enforce the law.”

  • Posted: 10/08/2013
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Meridian City Council, seat 2: Patrick Malloy | Idaho Statesman

IRS Asks For Input On Form 1023 Used By Applicants for Non-Profit Tax Status

Long line of Conservatives targeted by the IRS

Shutdown Monday brings DNC biggest fundraising haul since election

AZ Offers to Pay to Keep Grand Canyon Open, ‘Make It Hurt’ Feds Say ‘No’

Park Ranger on Shutdown: “We’ve been told to make life as difficutl for people as we can.”