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Times Are Stressful For Low-Polling Republicans Who May Get Cut From The First Debate

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican ca...

Rand Paul, Libertarian?

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. But when it comes to the question of abortion, Rand Paul believes government should be making our most intimate decisions for us.

Iran Deal: It's Time for Some Serious Talk

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There's a new kind of language being used around the Iran nuclear deal recently negotiated in Vienna. We can call it "Trump Talk," defined as a drumbeat of outrageous political speech that is historically inaccurate, intellectually dishonest and even deceptive, morally and spiritually offensive and willfully tone deaf.

Scott Walker: A Threat to Democracy

Ellen Bravo | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Wisconsinites became more and more aware we were dealing with an enemy of democracy. American voters would be wise to learn from our experience.

Republicans Have the Best Bullies

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

It's too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain's war record in Iowa on July 18. Trump himself has until now been helped, not harmed, by insulting his GOP rivals as losers, clowns, dummies and lightweights.

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.

New Poll Shows Donald Trump, Jeb Bush In Dead Heat

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - Donald Trump, who became the center of attention in the race for the 2016 Republican U....

Sam Stein

The 2016 Republican Field Has A Complicated History With The Bank Bailout | Sam Stein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bailing out of U.S. banks in the fall of 2008 represents one of the most controversial government interventions in modern history. M...

GOP Presidential Contenders Go After Hillary Clinton

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

7 p.m. (EDT) On the question of what to do about Islamic State militants, hawks were heard the loudest at the New Hampshire forum drawi...

Samantha Lachman

Ted Cruz Announces He's Running For President In 2016 | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced just after midnight on Monday he'll mount a bid for president of the United States. Cruz shared the news on Twitt...

Sam Stein

The New Hot Topic Among GOP Presidential Candidates Concerns The Courts | Sam Stein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judicial term limits aren't the sexiest, most inspiring campaign issue of modern times. But they've been mentioned in recent weeks in sp...

Iowa GOP Lawmaker: Rick Perry's Involvement With Bakken Fracked Oil Pipeline 'A Bad Idea'

Steve Horn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Everyday Iowa voters are less likely to caucus for former Texas governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry "because of his involvement" with a controversial oil pipeline proposal, according to an influential state lawmaker who has made eminent domain one of his signature issues in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Igor Bobic

Paul Ryan Expertly Trolls Chris Christie After Cowboys Loss To Packers | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

Hat's off to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who executed some expert trolling of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) following the Green Bay Packers' victory...

Conservative Group Targets 'Kissing Congressman,' Backs 'Duck Dynasty' Relative

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The conservative Club for Growth said Tuesday that it would support Zach Dasher, a businessman with ties to the infamous "Duck Dynasty" family and one...

Tim Huelskamp Wins GOP Primary After Unexpectedly Strong Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) won Tuesday's Republican primary despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from fellow Republican Alan LaPolice, the Associ...

GOP State Legislature Candidate With Sexual Fetish Drops Out

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Jordan D. Haskins, a 24-year-old GOP candidate for Michigan's legislature with a vast and unusual criminal history, said Thursday that he's dropping o...

Thad Cochran's Opponent Raises Funds For A Potential Runoff Challenge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost a GOP primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran, has done anything but accept the election results. On W...

Kissing Congressman Reverses Resignation Decision, Will Run For Re-election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who initially said he would not run for re-election after he was caught on video kissing a female staffer, said Monday ...

Amash's GOP Opponent Calls Him 'Al Qaeda's Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican is characterizing the libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "Al Qaeda's best friend" in a new television ad because Amash vo...

This Republican Could Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

With her primary win Tuesday evening, former White House aide Elise Stefanik may become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress -- and the younges...

Ted Cruz Makes Last-Minute Pitch In Close GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made a last-ditch pitch this week for Senate candidate T.W. Shannon, saying he would be a conservative fighter for Oklahoma if...

Democrats Working To Get Out The Vote For Endangered GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

An unusual coalition of activists and organizations have united in the hopes of defending Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his June 24 runoff against st...

Eric Cantor Wasn't The Only GOP Establishment Pick The Tea Party Booted Tuesday

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) devastating Republican primary defeat at the hands of conservative professor David Brat sent shockwaves ac...

GOP Senator Calls His Runoff Opponent An 'Extremist'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican senator not known for fiery rhetoric called his runoff opponent an "extremist." Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) had harsh words for state ...

Conservative Group Urges Embattled Senator To Drop Out Of Runoff

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

The Club for Growth, a conservative free enterprise group, called on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to suspend his reelection bid after a nail-biting pri...