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  • Boehner Begins To Crack On Border Bill

    07/30/2014 8:24:18 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/14 | Mathew Boyle
    ouse GOP leadership is beginning to crack on its position that it would not include any language intended to prohibit the President from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty in a border bill package. House GOP leadership is beginning to crack on its position that it would not include any language intended to prohibit the President from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty in a border bill package. Unable to find enough Republicans to pass the bill without the help of Democrats, who are lining up against the border bill, GOP leaders...
  • Puerto Rico GOP Supports July 27 Pro-Statehood March

    07/24/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    (English-language translation) The Puerto Rico Republican Party (PRPR) announced on Wednesday that it supports the "Puerto Rico Chose Statehood" march and urged all statehood supporters to participate this Sunday, July 27. "I urge all Republican supporters of statehood and all of those who believe in equality to march and send a forceful message of support for Puerto Rico statehood," PRPR National Committeewoman Zoraida Fonalledas said in a press release. "We firmly demand that the democratic will expressed at the polls in November 2012 in favor of statehood be fulfilled. We proudly honor the legacy of our patriots [José Celso] Barbosa,...
  • Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out

    07/11/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 10, 2014, 2:45 PM ET | ERIN DOOLEY and SCOTT WILSON
    Has President Obama’s use of the “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress gotten out of hand? Some members of the GOP seem to think so. [...] a mounting chorus of Republicans are calling for impeachment. Here’s a list of the high-profile Republicans who want to kick the president out of office:
  • Illegal immigrant kids vanish from officials in US

    07/10/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Two days after the White House declared that most immigrant kids crossing illegally from Central America would be sent back home, a top administration official admitted Wednesday that nearly half have already vanished within the United States. The official, Juan Osuna, director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Department of Justice, told a Senate committee that about 46 percent of all children, accompanied and unaccompanied, apprehended by authorities fail to show up for hearings before immigration judges.He told the panel the office didn’t have a court-response rate for the unaccompanied children that have flooded through...
  • Who’s To Blame For The Border Crisis?

    07/10/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 45 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/10/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    An overwhelming surge of tens of thousands of illegal alien children crossing our southern border has been happening in the past few months, everyone is looking for a scapegoat. Rather than seeking out a solution to end this surge, most would prefer to just point fingers. The blame game is a lot like sex. It sells. Unfortunately, most are rather biased in how they point fingers. Democrats blame Bush. Republicans blame Obama. Libertarians blame our open border as not being open enough. It’s never really that simple; however, as there are many areas to place blame, so we’re going to...
  • McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary

    07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | 07/03/2014 | Denver Nicks
    This year’s most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week. Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a “Notice of Intent to Challenge” to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge...
  • Republicans must look to Cleveland to expand 2016 presidential chances

    07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brett M. Decker and Van Hipp
    Republican National Committee officials announced recently that the party's nominating convention for the next presidential election will be held in Cleveland or Dallas. “These world-class cities have the ability to provide our next presidential nominee a launching pad that will put a Republican in the White House in 2016,” said site-selection chairman Enid Mickelsen. Given the ultimate goal, the GOP's big bash should be in Ohio. A lot more than one election is riding on the next campaign for the Oval Office. After losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, many of the Republican faithful...
  • Could Mississippi's Primary Happen in Texas?

    07/02/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/02/2014 | Andrew Todd
    Last week, Senator Thad Cochran narrowly defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP run-off. The way he won however, (and in a larger sense, if he won) is what has attracted the most news coverage. As has been well covered, Thad Cochran’s campaign worked extensively to recruit Democrats to get out the vote for Cochran, who they positioned as a moderate alternative to McDaniel, even going so far as to suggest that McDaniel was a racist who would turn back the clock in Mississippi to the Jim Crow Era. From all the exit polling data examined thus...
  • Thad Cochran to hold Press Conference at 2pm

    07/02/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 193 replies
    WJTV ^ | 07/02/2014 | WJTV
    From WJTV News Channel 12 twitter: U.S. Senator @ThadforMS plans to hold a press conference today at 2 to discuss McDaniel's accusations against the election process.
  • Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates

    07/01/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November. Republicans are now focusing their efforts on a specific slate of top female candidates with a strong chance of coming to Congress. On Tuesday morning, a top aide to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Missouri Republican and leading voice in the conference for women, emailed Capitol Hill colleagues and K Street allies to highlight these female candidates, according to an email obtained by CQ Roll Call. “As many of you know,...
  • How Texas Should Bring Its Senators Closer To Home

    06/30/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/30/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    As disconnected as the politicians in D.C. appear these days, Austin politicians are often no better. If you’re like me, you rarely, if ever, see your State Senator where you live. While some may have multiple offices within the district, they rarely venture outside of their hometown (especially if it’s outside of the district). With only 31 Senate seats in Texas, a State Senator has a great deal of power and influence. This makes accessibility to the people very important, and with little of it available, this can be problematic for many Texans. Most might begin by placing apathy as...
  • Crowdfund $1 Million Reward For Lois Lerner Emails

    06/27/2014 12:58:54 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 14 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/27/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    As we noted previously, one Congressman is attempting to offer a bill containing a $1 million reward for any individual who can recover former IRS director Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails. Since this has ZERO chance of making it through the Senate or being signed by Obama, we would like to take a different route through the people. Using, Indiegogo.com, we have set up a crowdfunding site where we can privately raise the reward without worrying about any government stumbling blocks (barring the IRS doesn't try to stop us HAHA). We are wanting to raise $1 million as a reward for...
  • WANTED: Lois Lerner’s emails. $1 million reward?

    06/27/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 19 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/27/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    Republican and Obamacare-funding congressman Bill Flores (TX-17) recently introduced a bill offering a $1 million cash award for the missing Lois Lerner emails. It also offers a $500,000 award for anybody with knowledge of who may have intentionally destroyed said emails. If such awards were given, it would be paid out of the IRS’ budget. While this sounds like a good idea on the surface, in reality, it makes little to no practical sense. The award itself might bring a good many informants out of the shadows, but the bill has no chance of passing the Senate or being signed...
  • Changing Party affiliation to Independent

    06/27/2014 11:25:20 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    napscoordinator's Daily ^ | 27 June 2014 | napscoordinator
    Ok. I know we hate vanities but I have just realized the biggest problem with why we can't win these primaries
  • MS Tea Party President says at least 800 Hinds Co. voters crossed over illegally

    06/26/2014 4:03:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 49 replies
    MS News Now ^ | 06/26/2014 | Brad Conaway
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Tea Party President says they've found evidence that nearly 800 voters crossed over in Tuesday's runoff election that should not have been allowed to vote Republican. However, Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry says there are some precincts where he knows workers marked the wrong column and that could account for at least 200 of those being cited by the Tea Party. Members of McDaniel's campaign staff and some supporters began sorting through voter books on Thursday morning at the Hinds County courthouse. They were looking for any "irregularities". In Hinds County,...
  • Colorado’s primary elections: Five storylines to watch Tuesday

    06/24/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | 9:56 pm, June 23, 2014 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Most of the action on the primary ballot is on the Republican side, with the GOP set to decide its nominees for governor, three congressional seats currently held by Republicans and a handful of state legislature contests. Here’s a look at the top five storylines to keep your eye on Tuesday night.
  • The First Ever Gay Congressional Candidates to Include Their Partners in Ads Are All Republicans

    06/20/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    The New York Times reports today that "this cycle, three gay Republicans running for Congress ... are featuring their significant others in campaign ads, a first for a gay congressional candidate from either major political party." Less surprisingly: The races are in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California, all against Democratic incumbents, and with only one facing a primary. Still! Above is an ad from Richard Tisei in Massachusetts, featuring a photo with his husband from the couple's wedding earlier this year. "I think people need to know who I am and what I’m all about," he said. In California, an...
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • Iowa Democrat's "Chick" Ad Draws Cries of Sexism (War on Women on Joni Ernst)

    06/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2014 | Jake Miller
    A word for the wise: If you're a male candidate running against a woman hoping to make history as the first female federal officeholder in her state, you might want to refrain from comparing her to a baby chick in your campaign advertisements. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who's battling Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa's open Senate seat, criticized his opponent's record in a new ad, showing a baby chick onscreen as the narrator says Ernst never made a "peep" about wasteful spending as a state lawmaker. "When Joni Ernst had the chance to do something in Iowa, we...
  • Hinds GOP Chair Paid by Cochran PAC

    06/16/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Jackson Clarion-Ledger | June 16, 2014 | Geoff Pender
    Hinds GOP Chair Paid by Cochran PAC
  • Vanity: 2014 Idaho Republican Convention

    06/14/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies
    Eye witness account http://www.myowneysandears.com | June 14, 2014 | Robin of Kingston
    As of 3:35 PM local time in Moscow, Idaho, the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention is history. And what a piece of history it is! The fireworks started a couple weeks prior to the convention, in events surrounding reorganizational meetings for county Republican Central Committees throughout the state. These are meetings in which officers are elected; sometimes the old ones are reelected, sometimes new ones are elected. Also at these reorg meetings delegates for the convention are elected. Operative word, "elected." This year, there were abnormalities in three counties that drew complaints that were subsequently handed off to the Credentials Committee...
  • Why Cantor's Upset Is Bad News for Obama

    06/11/2014 5:51:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/11 | Paul Brandus
    If you think Barack Obama has trouble dealing with House Republicans now, you haven't seen anything yetAsked his reaction last night to the stunning primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, an Obama administration official offered this: "Who?" That's how quickly the White House has forgotten Cantor, a thorn in the president's side from day one. Don't let the door hit you on... well, you know the rest. As the president famously reminded Cantor, "elections have consequences," a lesson the Virginia Republican surely knows this morning more than any other. But aside from his humiliating defeat — no sitting...
  • Eric Cantor's Pollster Blames Democrats For Stunning Loss

    06/11/2014 7:22:30 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2014 | Colin Cmapbell
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to his little-known primary rival Tuesday night was made all the more surprising by Cantor's own pollster's confident predictions on the race. Less than a week before Cantor's upset loss, the pollster, John McLaughlin, released a survey indicating Cantor had a 62% to 28% lead over his Republican opponent, Dave Brat. Brat would go on to win by 11% — a huge, 45-point shift that was far outside the poll's margin of error.
  • For Jewish Republicans: Oy Veh

    06/11/2014 2:30:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/2014
    The dream of a Jewish Republican speaker of the House is no more. With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s startling ouster in a primary election this week, the man who was on a track to be the highest-ranking Jewish official in American history now appears consigned to the status of a “Jeopardy” answer. His defeat has left Jewish organizations in both parties reeling, especially the GOP’s long-suffering Jewish coalition groups. Cantor was – and for now, remains – the No. 2 Republican in a conference of 233 lawmakers. But for Jewish Republicans, Cantor is a singular figure, the only Jewish...
  • Republican senators push Obama to repeal EPA proposal

    06/04/2014 3:01:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-4-14 | Timothy Cama
    Forty-one Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The senators said the rules would increase electricity costs, reduce consumers’ disposable income and result in job cuts. “This proposed rule continues your administration’s effort to ensure that American families and businesses will pay more for electricity, an important goal emphasized during your initial campaign for president, and suffer reduced reliability as well,” the senators wrote. The Hill first reported the letter Tuesday, when senators were distributing a draft of it and...
  • My Picks For Californias Primary

    06/03/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | OneVike
    My Statewide Choices: California Governor ;Tim Donnelly Donnelly is a Republican State Assemblyman who deserves your vote. He is not as smooth-talking as other politicians, but he believes in Constitutionally-limited government and wants to apply the Constitution according to its original intent, per the Federalist Papers and other historical writings of its Framers. If you are considering Neel Kashkari for Governor, wake up and smell the coffee. Not only did this idiot support and vote for Obama against John McCain in 2008, but he is being pushed by the Republican establishment. He's a big-government RINO who even endorsed Sharia Law...
  • Sinn Féin emerges as biggest party in Northern Ireland; DUP claims most seats

    05/24/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2014
    Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest party in Northern Ireland following the local government elections—but the DUP has claimed the greater number of council seats. The republican party claimed 24.1% of all first preference votes with the DUP on 23.1%. Both parties, however, saw their share of the vote slip with the DUP down by 4.1% and Sinn Féin marginally down by 0.7%. …
  • Conservatives Draft Manifesto to Help Republicans Attract Middle-Class Voters

    05/21/2014 9:46:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 May 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    Hoping to push their agenda ahead of the presidential election, a group of prominent conservatives has devised a 121-page policy manifesto aimed at giving the Republican Party a message that will attract some of the middle-class voters the party lost in recent White House races.The document, to be unveiled Thursday, features eight essays with proposals on issues including health care, taxes and education. The authors hope the book will help Republicans address the economic anxieties of Americans and nudge the party from its most polarizing positions and constant confrontations with President Obama.“We have to do more than ‘Stand athwart history,...
  • Some voters report confusion with Republican ballots (Idaho)

    05/21/2014 2:32:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    KTVB ^ | 5/20/14 | Jamie Grey
    **SNIP** Dan Rogers, a voter in Boise, told KTVB he went to his 18th district polling location right as the polls opened and wanted to vote as a Republican. Rogers says he is currently unaffiliated and wanted to affiliate the day of the election. "So [the poll worker] sent me over to the voter registration table, and when I was there, a couple of the workers consulted, and I was informed that I was unable to vote in the primary for the Republicans unless I had been a declared member of the party since March 20," Rogers said. Rogers says...
  • DITCH MITCH DAY!!!

    05/20/2014 6:33:21 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 53 replies
    Self | MAY 20, 2014 | Self
    TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY in Kentucky!!! GET OUT AND VOTE!!
  • Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Primary

    05/13/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 27 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 5/13/14 | Scoop
    Ben Sasse wins the Nebraska Primary!
  • Imagine November 8, 2016...

    05/13/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
  • A Brick-less Wall

    05/13/2014 4:27:56 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/13/14
    Because of a-moralist fiscal "conservatives" incremental compromises and retreats, Progressives have been allowed to subtly and incrementally destroyed the American family unit, breed lawlessness and immorality, sex up and legitimize lewd behavior, divide and cause racial divisions in our great American melting pot, wipe out millions of our children via abortion, desensitize our society, redefine moral absolutes, our society, culture and people to a callus, lawless citizenry which now dominates the American mind. Social corruption will only grow more corrupt and accelerate once the salt is gone and today it is truly gone. The Republican Party, which is driven by...
  • Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of Representatives

    05/12/2014 1:46:23 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    Campaign Press Release ^ | 5/12/2014 | Ben Trundy
    Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of Representatives 05/12/2014 Youngest Candidate in Nation Seeking U.S. House of RepresentativesFor Immediate Release: May 12, 2014 Contact: Ben Trundy (207) 607-9981 Portland - Maine’s First Congressional district is setting up to be a David versus Goliath battle, as the youngest candidate in the nation seeks to unseat three term incumbent, Representative Chellie Pingree (D- Maine). Being married to a billionaire who owns Maine’s largest newspaper, Representative Pingree is not an easy Congresswoman to defeat. However, Isaac Misiuk, 25 of Gorham, has stepped up to the challenge. “Two years ago when I entered...
  • R. Budd Dwyer

    05/11/2014 1:19:59 AM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 50 replies
    5/11/14 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Does anyone here remember R.Budd Dwyer, the politician who committed suicide on national TV during a press conference?
  • Which Hoover do we want?

    05/10/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Very simple question and possibly shortest post in history. Knowing that an economic collapse is coming of depression magnitude or worse, do Freepers want another republican Hoover, or is it time for a democrat Hoover in 2016 to reap what he has sown?
  • RUSH: The Tea Party is Far from Dead -- in North Carolina or Anywhere Else

    05/09/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 08, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Tea Party is Far from Dead --in North Carolina or Anywhere Else May 08, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some election news out of North Carolina. You know I don't get involved in primaries. I never have gotten involved in primaries. From my standpoint, it's always been a -- not losing proposition. It's just policy-wise, basically driven by my instincts,stay away from primaries. So I didn't talk much about what was going on in North Carolina, and there was a lot going on in North Carolina. North Carolina is thought to hold the key election determining who will control...
  • Republican Primary Voters Seem Determined to Nominate Candidates Who can Win

    05/09/2014 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Results of Tuesday's primaries, particularly the victory of state House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary, are being hailed -- or decried -- as a victory for the Republican establishment over the Tea Party movement. There's something to that. Tillis benefited from support from Karl Rove's American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and endorsements by Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. In contrast, Sen. Rand Paul flew in on the day before the election to campaign for second-place finisher and fellow physician Greg Bannon, who was also endorsed by Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks. Mike Huckabee...
  • Tea Party Impact Still Looms Large

    05/08/2014 11:20:18 PM PDT · by firebrand · 24 replies
    "The GOP establishment has embraced the tea party's candidates and policies in order to defeat them." --DSCC
  • How Texas Republicans Made Wendy Davis Famous

    05/08/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 05/08/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It’s election year once again, and, with the general election in Texas fast approaching, things are about to heat up, especially the governor’s race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. Abbott is currently enjoying huge leads in the polls. Despite massive amounts of money being poured into Davis’ campaign, primarily from out of state and including Chicago socialists, a series of missteps (or lies) and the dismissal of her campaign by the Democratic Governor’s Associations appear to have doomed her campaign into becoming a blip that will soon be recorded history. However, there was a time in Fall...
  • Do Children Just Take Their Parents' Political Beliefs? It's Not That Simple

    05/02/2014 7:29:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/02/2014 | TE-ERIKA PATTERSON
    A recent study shows that children who are raised to have strong beliefs are also more likely to rebel against those views as they age. It is widely believed that children will imitate their parents’ behaviors and attitudes—whether parents want them to or not. The 1961 Bobo Doll experiment, conducted by Stanford professor Albert Bandura, demonstrated that children will interact with others in the precise manner that was modeled for them by adults. Given this responsibility, many parents try to instruct their children and impart their views, perhaps hoping their kids become carbon copies of themselves, or become the people...
  • Rick Perry Baptized Anew in Historic Creek

    05/02/2014 7:42:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 04/29/2014 | Jay Root
    Before he launched his bid for the presidency three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry drew thousands of worshipers to an air-conditioned stadium in Houston, where Christian conservative activists prayed for the nation and the soon-to-announce candidate proclaimed his faith in God. Perry is still said to have his eyes on the White House, but the religious event he staged last month was nothing like the flashy “prayerpalooza” at Reliant Stadium in 2011. With only close friends and family looking on, the born-again Christian governor was baptized outdoors, in the spring waters once used to wash the sins off Sam Houston,...
  • N.C. Senate Race: GOP Establishment Working Their Magic

    05/01/2014 3:45:55 PM PDT · by RottenTWB · 5 replies
    Rotten To The Core ^ | 5/1/2014 | RottenTWB
    Well, if snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory can be considered working their magic. In a PPP poll released April 29, establishment candidate Thom Tillis leads Tea Party favorite Greg Brannon by a whopping 26 points. Of course a grain of salt may be needed with this current poll. PPP is left leaning, and would love nothing more than for Senator Kay Hagan to hold on to the seat. Especially with the GOP bearing down on Senate control in November. You may be able to catch a sense of PPP's bias in some of the questioning that was...
  • NY Rep. Michael Grimm Surrenders Following Indictment

    04/28/2014 6:32:23 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Aaron Katersky
    New York Congressman Michael Grimm, a former Marine and FBI agent, surrendered to the FBI today to face charges of fraud, perjury and obstruction. Grimm, a Republican from New York City's borough of Staten Island, had gained notoriety when he was caught on tape after the State of the Union speech earlier this year threatening to throw a reporter off the Capitol's balcony and said he would "break you in half, like a boy."
  • Memo to: Republican Candidates, Answer War on Women

    04/22/2014 5:08:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Just because your opponent is hurling baseless or even ridiculous charges does not mean that you are free to disregard them. You may think it's absurd to argue that you are engaged in a "war on women." But contempt for the accusation is not enough. Some strategists suggest (they have for years) the key for Republican candidates is to downplay social issues in favor of economic arguments. Pocketbook appeals are great, but the premise -- that social issues damage Republican candidates -- is shaky at best. When Pew asked women voters to rank a list of issues in order...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

    04/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-13-14
    A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship. The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election cycle served on the Republican National Finance Committee. “We need a forum, and this first step will go a long way,” Ying told FoxNews.com earlier this week. He hopes the effort, which will include a May 6 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.,...
  • BREAKING THE DEMS MAGINOT LINE: Black & Latino Leaders in Chicago Switching to GOP

    04/10/2014 6:36:55 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 37 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 9, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The winds of political change sent a chill up the backs of national Democrat leaders Tuesday when two long-time Chicago Democrat powerhouses announced their support for Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, in his attempt to unseat incumbent Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Reverend James T. Meeks of the 15,000 member strong Salem Baptist Church and Manny Sanchez, founder and managing partner of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP, the second largest minority-owned law firm in the United States, both made their intentions public today in statements and interviews given to Fox News. Both men are respected throughout Chicago, particularly among the black and...
  • Republican Senator: "GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks"

    04/07/2014 7:56:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 7, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people."
  • Cook County GOP Chief: No Regrets About Threats to Ex's Boyfriend

    04/05/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 2, 2014 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Aaron Del Mar — the Cook County Republican Party chairman who’s up for re-election — is the latest local GOP leader to get tangled up in a particularly nasty divorce. Del Mar, 35, fired off a series of threatening text messages to his ex-wife last year, according to court documents obtained by Early & Often.