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Gop 2012

WATCH: Republicans Really Don't Like Themselves

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The Republican party has some serious self-esteem issues. Politico put together this mashup of GOP politicians talking about all the things that th...

GOP Losses Obscure Hidden Wins

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican angst over presidential election losses obscures the fact that many conservative ideals have prospered for decades. Conserva...

Paul Ryan: It's Not My Fault!

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

* Ryan ends self-imposed public silence on election * Again focused on his job as budget-cutting House chairman By Thoma...

After Romney Loss, GOP Operatives Huddle On Swank Caribbean Cruise

New York Magazine | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

The whole thing was white, and broken, that much was clear. A week after the presidential election, when the dreams of Republicans were dashed with Pr...

Conservative Rebellion Complicates Fiscal Cliff Talks

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some conservative House Republicans are making life difficult for Speaker John Boehner as he reaches for a "fiscal cliff" pact with Pres...

Boehner Hits White House For Risking Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

AP | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says the White House is so resistant to cutting spending that it is risking pushing the country off the "fisc...

Boehner: House GOP, White House Have 'Serious Differences' On Fiscal Cliff Deal

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are pressing President Barack Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to a...

The Disappearing Mr. Romney

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Mitt Romney's shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray. The face of the GOP for much of the last year, the failed presidential...

Sam Stein

Huntsman Strategist On GOP: 'Alas, We Are Still In The Wilderness' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman's comments on what he views as the troubled state of the Republican Party Wednesday afternoon raised eyebrows, not simply b...

Sam Stein

Jon Huntsman Sees GOP Future, With 'Libertarian Streak' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman's run for president was widely anticipated but ultimately brief. The former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China urge...

Dear Republicans: Chill With the Craziness and Maybe Some of Us Will Vote for You

Dion Rabouin | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

For generations now African American and minority voters around the country have been loath to even consider associating with the Republican Party. But can you blame us?

How to Fix the Broken Republican Party

Tyler McCarthy | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Tyler McCarthy

When Romney lost the election, half the country was rejoicing and the other half was scoffing at what fools we were for re-electing Barack Obama. The attitude cannot continue to be: "What's wrong with them?" It needs to be "what's wrong with us?"

Jason Linkins

GOP Still Working Out What's Responsible For 2012 Woes | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Eventually, I feel pretty confident that those tasked with diagnosing the Republican failure to unseat Obama in 2012 will eventually settle on something like, "Well, we ended up with a pretty implausible nominee who couldn't relate to normal human-Americans after the nativist clique that took over the party in 2010 ran off many of our more talented prospects from the race and kept them on the sidelines. And our long primary season was pretty goofy and alienating. Also, as subpar as our candidate was, it probably didn't help matters that we spent the lion's share of the campaign season slagging him publicly until he turned in that one decent debate performance. In retrospect, maybe we shouldn't have done that.

The Young and the Disenfranchised

Alex Palombo | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Alex Palombo

This election cycle seems to be fraught with the idea of voter fraud. The idea that thousands of unregistered or wrongly registered voters would stuff the ballot box and sway the electoral college away from a "true" winner.

Herman Cain: I Would Have A 'Substantial Lead' Over President Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Herman Cain took a shot at Mitt Romney on Friday, stating that if he were the Republican presidential nominee, he would have a "substantial lead" over...

Frank Rich: Right-Wing Media In Disarray | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media

A week steeped in right-wing media reveals a Republican Party far more despairing than the lamestream knows. ...

Romney Hits Obama On 'Fiscal Cliff'

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

By Steve Holland BELMONT, Mass., Sept 15 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on S...

GOP Activists Frustrated With Romney Campaign

AP | By KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given...

GOP Lawmakers Warn Romney | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers are grumbling about the direction of Mitt Romney’s campaign and say he needs to change course. ...

Mitt Romney Calls Defense Cuts That Paul Ryan Voted For 'A Big Mistake'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney criticized defense spending cuts that were part of last year's debt ceiling deal in an interview that will air Sunday on NBC's 'Meet The P...

Ryan Budget Divides Candidates, Party | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Even as Mitt Romney and Representative Paul D. Ryan exhort Republicans to embrace their proposed Medicare changes and spending cuts, th...

I Liked Ike But Today's Republicans Clearly Would Not

Allan Brawley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

As a long-time Democrat who is actively supporting President Barak Obama's re-election, I would be much less distressed if he lost to a Republican like Ike than to the current slate.

Where Are Moderate GOP Voices in Debate Over Abortion and Birth Control?

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

Remind me, what century are we living in? Because it looks to me as if the most vocal wing of the no-longer-party-of-Lincoln would like to boot women of child-bearing age out of jobs and back to home and hearth.

When Mitt Met Paul: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We've set up a system to pick our leaders in which the willingness to lose all self-respect -- to say nothing of our respect -- is one of the essential job requirements.

Could Ryan's Apostasy on TARP and Immigration Help Romney with Moderates?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Right now, the debate over Ryan is focused on his proposed budget, but there's another side to the Wisconsin legislator's political persona that seems to defy easy caricature.