GOP poll: Cochran in trouble in Mississippi

Conservative Group Endorses Kansas Challenger

Teachers Challenge Compulsory Union Dues

Obama IRS Tightening Noose On Tea Party Groups

The Marriage Gap: Think again, men

Social conservatives defect after GOP candidate for Mass. Lt. Gov. flip-flops on gay ‘marriage’

“GOP Committee Financially Backs 2 Pro-Abortion, Proponents Gay Marriage Candidates”

Boehner lashes at conservative groups: ‘They’ve lost all credibility’

“GOP will keep supporting gay candidates despite congressman’s complaints”

    Washington Examiner: One congressman’s beef with the National Republican Congressional Committee over its support for gay candidates will likely have little effect on the committee’s operations or fundraising. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., has tried to persuade other lawmakers and the committee not to support the campaigns of gay candidates, Politico first reported.

  • Posted: 12/10/2013
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Evangelical Retreat? | Russell D. Moore at First Things

Rising Riches: 1 In 5 In Us Reaches Affluence

GOP Suffers from Feud Poisoning: Core Principles

    FRC Washington Update (12/6/2013): The tension started earlier this year, when House leadership started throwing its weight — and significant money — behind two activist homosexual candidates. Understandably, that bothered conservatives like Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who refused to give his party a pass. “GOP leaders can do whatever they want to do” in donating to gay Republicans, he said, but they shouldn’t force other members to contribute through the funding arms like the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). While Forbes has been blasted for his comments, he knows — as well as we do — that this debate is about a lot more than someone’s sexual preference.

  • Posted: 12/09/2013
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Dems’ Power Grab Will Cost Them The War Over The Constitution In Court | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

Conservatives Love ‘merry Christmas.’ Liberals Don’t Care. | Washington Post

The DeMint–McConnell Feud: A History

Polls Show Obamacare Wave Building Against Senate Democrats

Democrats Face Battles in South to Hold the Senate

‘Tories losing support over issues like gay marriage’

9th Circuit upholds ban on political, other ads on public TV

“IRS Pushes To Rein In Tax-exempt Political Groups”

Experts: ‘Dark money’ here to stay

Christian conservative Vander Plaats’ new book calls for twice-daily prayer

“Sixth Graders Polled On Gay Marriage, Abortion And Gun Control”

Eastern Michigan University Will Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Life Group | LifeNews

Liz Cheney’s campaign challenge, family strife ‘bruising’ Wyoming Republicans

Left emboldened by nuclear move

Students For Life, ADF lawsuit resolved | The Eastern Echo

JFK Wouldn’t Even Be Allowed To Speak At Today’s Democratic National Convention | Casey Mattox at Bell Towers

Obama Administration Delays 2015 Obamacare Enrollment Period Until After 2014 Elections

Nukes for the NYT, But Not for Thee | Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy

NRCC names 36 recruits to program for top candidates

EMU Settles with Students for Life, the Alliance Defending Freedom | WEMU 89.1

EMU agrees to end discrimination against pro-life student group | Alliance Defending Freedom

EMU settles lawsuit with student group after funding denial for anti-abortion exhibit |

“Gay-marriage momentum comes to a sudden halt after Illinois”

Census Bureau Accused Of Falsifying Unemployment Numbers

“Dick Cheney daughters Liz and Mary in gay marriage spat”

Polls find women support the so-called ‘war on women’

Bishop will lead prayers of exorcism as Illinois governor signs gay ‘marriage’ bill

“Marriage amendment roils Indiana GOP”

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.

  • Posted: 11/12/2013
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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.”

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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