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Gop Agenda

Conservative Groups Driving GOP Agenda

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control ...

Howard Fineman

Rand Paul Offers An Answer To GOP's Biggest Dilemma | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even many of his fellow Republicans dismiss Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as a kooky libertarian crank. But as he has mounted a filibuster ...

Fast Pace In House Leads To Lawmaker Mistakes, Confusion

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

The rapid-fire succession of floor votes in the House this year has triggered lawmaker confusion and mistakes....

In Wisconsin, Everything Must Go

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

It's "Beat the Recall" Days! We might be losing our majority, but we're not losing our nerve! In fact, we're working 24/7 to clear out all our remaining stock of legislation before we have to close our doors for good!

Past House GOP Tactic Proving Useless For Dems

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A year ago, when Republicans were in the minority on Capitol Hill, they drove Democrats crazy by using an obscure parliamentary man...

GOP Successes & Setbacks In The First Months Of New Order

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

Republicans have moved rapidly to convert November election gains to legislative advances in the states. A look at some GOP successes, and setbacks, i...

GOP Wave Reshapes Nation's Agenda State By State

AP | ANN SANNER and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In state after state, Republicans are moving swiftly past blunted Democratic opposition to turn a conservative wish-list into l...

With Health Care 'Repealed,' GOP Turns To Climate Change

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal the health care law, Republicans say they're likely to move soon to another target -- a rewr...

President Beaver? Your Father Would Like to Talk to You

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

N. Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard Economics professor, published an op-ed in the New York Times assuming the role of Ward Cleaver, offering sage advice to Obama couched in simple-minded concepts a nine-year-old could understand. Let's listen in.

2012 Elections May Be Significantly Influenced By GOP Agenda

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even if the next two years end in congressional gridlock, Republicans hope to build a record that demonstrates to voters in 2012 th...

2012 Elections Could Be Greatly Impacted By New GOP Agenda

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican agenda for the new Congress that convenes Wednesday may have a greater impact on the 2012 elections than on the live...

Tea Party Influence In GOP-Controlled House Set To Produce Unprecedented Scenarios

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker & Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Republicans take over the House next week, they will do something that apparently has never been done before in the chamber's 221-year history:...

GOP Actions Often Defied What Most Americans Want On Key Issues Tackled During Lame Duck Session

AP | ALAN FRAM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans say they will follow "the people's priorities" when they gain power on Capitol Hill next month. Yet when it came to tax...

Social Conservatives Spar With Tea Party Groups

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social conservatives are hitting back Tuesday at a recently released letter by a coalition of Tea Party and gay Republican groups encouraging incoming...

GOP Plan Hit On All Sides: Not Far Enough For Tea Party, Doesn't Make Sense To Economists

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are mapping an agenda for the new Congress that calls for a radical reduction in government spending, a hard-line stance against new taxes...

The GOP 'Pledge': What's Not In It

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You can read it yourself. Or peruse the reviews: liberal Ezra Klein dissects its internal contradictions; tea partier Erick Erickson decries the "Pled...

GOP Willing To Rely On 'Party Of No' Reputation For Midterm Elections

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans say polls suggest that they can oppose all of these initiatives by casting them into a broader critique of Democrats increasing the size o...

Democrats Continue To Hammer GOP On Bush Agenda, Launch $28 Million Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a new web video this week that hammered home an issue introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex...

GOP 'Stop Them' Theme Emerges

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP leaders are expanding their calls for repeal of the new health care law into a broader campaign theme that electing Republicans will provide the "...

Congress Returns From Recess To A Pile Of Unfinished Business

The Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress will return this week from the July 4th recess to a pile of unfinished business. Yes, the same might be said of every Congress returning from...

Jason Linkins

GOP Agenda To Be Shaped By Lobbyists: Least Surprising News Ever | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just over a week ago, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough touched off a mini-media firestorm when he discussed how often Republicans on Capitol Hill tell him that...

Republican Leaders Acquiescing To 'Demagoguery' That Threatens Party, GOP Lawmaker Says

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Too many Republican leaders are acquiescing to a poisonous "demagoguery" that threatens the party's long-term credibility, says a v...

New Republican Agenda, Or Lack Of One, Divides Party

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not easy crafting an agenda for the fall elections. Just ask Republicans in Congress. They set up a website to solicit ideas, ...

Ryan Grim

GOP Crowd-Sourcing Its Policy Agenda | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This time around, the GOP is crowd-sourcing its contract. House Republicans want your help "develop[ing] a new governing agenda," according to a state...

The Republican Heist

Miles Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

I, like millions of others, watched the eight years of GWB government, appalled by its errant policies, incompetence and greed, but, I confess, I entirely misunderstood the plot.