GOP votes to ban NBC, CNN from debates

GOP lawmaker invites rodeo clown who mocked Obama to perform in Texas

Hillary Clinton Calls For Election Reform

GOP lawmaker: House has votes to impeach Obama ‘tomorrow’

Santorum challenges Tea Party’s focus on economic issues

Cruz mocks Senate GOP colleagues’ commitment to defunding ObamaCare

“Ted Cruz Steals Rick Santorum’s Thunder Among Iowa Evangelicals” | Caffeinated Thoughts

The Republican Party’s Latino problem — in 1 chart

IRS agent confirms feds still target tea party

Hispanics lean strongly Democratic regardless of place of birth, Gallup finds

Senate Control Hinges On Fate Of Southern Dems

“Abortion and gay rights: Wisconsin looks like a red state”

ObamaCare ‘death panel’ faces growing opposition from Dems

How to win the war over Obamacare | Greg Sargent at Wa. Post

Path to GOP winning back Senate majority runs through Arkansas

Reports of Conservatism’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

“Chris Christie’s Legal Position on Gay Marriage Is Pure Nonsense” | Nathaniel Frank at Slate

    Nathaniel Frank at Slate: Christie’s brief defends civil unions in three ways. First, it argues that the state can rationally restrict the label “marriage” to heterosexual unions because it is “preserving” the definition of the word. Second, it contends that it’s actually the feds who are now blocking gay equality by withholding benefits to civil union partners. And third, it claims that the state courts should move very cautiously when contemplating a major change in social institutions—all fine and well except that, as the state itself admits, calling a gay union a marriage isn’t much of a change anymore.

  • Posted: 08/06/2013
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The IRS Attack on Political Speech | Bradley Smith at WSJ

Late-term Abortion Ban Is Worthy GOP Goal | Star Parker at Townhall

Eyes will be on Iowa as political visitors arrive | The Californian

G.O.P. Governors Warn Party Members in Congress Not to Shut Government

GOP In Key States Tries To Slow Anti-abortion Push

Bangladesh Court Voids Registration of Country’s Largest Islamic Party

The electoral college is halfway to being abolished

Conservatives are right: Their window to destroy Obamacare is closing

Interview with Sen. Ted Cruz: Republican defeatism surprises me My biggest surprise has been the defeatism among some Republicans here. There was such a strong sense of confusion about November’s loss, and many believed we had to retrench and there was no way to stop the president and Democrats from running the table. In my view, even in the Senate minority, Republicans can do three things. First, we can stop bad bills.

  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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E-mails Suggest Collusion Between FEC, IRS to Target Conservative Groups

Conservative plan to defund Obamacare puts McConnell in tough spot

Hillary Clinton Group Raises $1 Million

Conservatives request IRS review of group that is promoting ObamaCare

“Young GOP Leaders See Need For Substantive Changes” | AP

Sex, money and lies: ‘Culture of Corruption’ boomerangs on Democrats as scandals blossom nationwide

Some Democrats turning on Obamacare

Records of Christine O’Donnell tax snooping disappear

“Republican party chair: Gay marriage, abortion still priorities for GOP”

Top IRS Officials Met at White House One Day Before New Targeting Guidelines Were Issued

Wyoming Senate race between Cheney, Enzi is new battle in GOP’s war

Cruz, Paul Address Religious Leaders In Des Moines

Bombshell in the IRS Scandal | Peggy Noonan at WSJ

    Peggy Noonan at WSJ: The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel. That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused, frequently off-point congressional hearing in which some members seemed to have accidentally woken up in the middle of a committee room, some seemed unaware of the implications of what their investigators had uncovered, one pretended that the investigation should end if IRS workers couldn’t say the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes, and one seemed to be holding a filibuster on Pakistan.

  • Posted: 07/19/2013
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“Wyoming Senate primary pits pro-gay ‘marriage’ Republican Cheney against pro-marriage incumbent Enzi”

IRS Lawyer: Agency Sought ‘Template’ When Tea Party Tax Exempt Application Approved

Grover Norquist open to backing Cheney over Enzi

GOP struggles for traction in pivotal North Carolina Senate race

Emboldened McCain eyes lead role in showdown over debt and deficit

House Republicans Face Decision On Veterans Same Sex “Spousal Benefits”

GOP links IRS counsel’s office to targeting bias

Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Marriage Redefinition

Wendy Davis Makes Over $1 Million Filibustering for Late-Term Abortions

Gop Committee To Back Enzi Over Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney to primary Sen. Enzi in Wyoming

“Young Republicans Convention Balks At Gay Marriage, Despite Poll Numbers” | Huffington Post

    Huffington Post: The official agenda for the 2013 Young Republican National Convention this week includes several subjects near and dear to the heart of the GOP: the Second Amendment, voter targeting, campaign finance and even a session on “growing minorities in our party” (read: black and Latino voters). But there is no reference to one issue that some Republicans contend will be instrumental to winning in 2016: gay rights.‬

  • Posted: 07/16/2013
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Obama hands out plum ambassador posts to big campaign donors

The Multilateralist Blog Interview on How American Conservatives See the UN Today

GOP seeks to torpedo IRS budget

IRS, other agencies are paying unions with your money | WSJ Video

Key Senate Republicans pressured on ENDA

With Dems On Defensive, GOP Has Chance To Win Senate | Michael Barone at Human Events

Video: Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, delivers forceful speech for freedom

GOP Eyes Abbott As Gov. Perry’s Successor In Texas

Poll: 59% Tory grassroots oppose marriage redefinition

New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican

Why The Reagan Democrats Departed | Patrick J. Buchanan at Human Events

“GOP Fault Lines Emerging On Social Issues” | AP

Costs of marriage fight will be staggering

House Recalls Lois Lerner to Testify About IRS, Potential for Immunity Deal

IRS Chief Confirms Targeting of Tea Party Groups

“Marriage Ruling Renews GOP Centrists-vs.-Base Feud” | AP

IRS auditor reaffirms that conservatives, not liberals, were targeted

Rahm Emanuel: ‘Gays are the next Jews of fundraising’

ACLU Hires Steve Schmidt to Lobby GOP on Marriage Redefinition: $10M War Chest for 50 State Initiative