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Rand Paul’s Hard Line On Refugees Rankles Libertarians

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) tough proposals aimed at limiting the admission of refugees in the wake of the Paris terror attacks are disappointing ...

Trevor Noah Says Republicans Are Trying To 'Babyproof' The Election

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Media

As "The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah pointed out Tuesday, Republicans often want to be seen as tough, hawkish -- even "nail-eating," in the words...

Jeb! Won't Sign GOP Debate Letter

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush won't sign a joint letter to TV networks demanding terms for future Republican debates. An aide for Bush told Pol...

Reince Priebus: RNC Is Still In Control Of The Debates

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

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One Elegant Solution To The GOP's Debate Mess

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics

Dear Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, It has come to the attention of basically everybody that the Republican presidential cand...

Lindsey Graham: RNC Probably Couldn't 'Run A One-Car Funeral'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that the Republican National Committee is hurting the party by "micromanaging" the de...

6 Ways the GOP Candidates Learned From the Democratic Debate

John A. Tures | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

After an impressive Democratic Party debate earlier this month, Republicans realized their earlier performances looked worse, by contrast. So they took several steps during their third debate to emulate the Democratic candidates, even if they claimed to despise them.

It's Time to Ask GOP Presidential Hopefuls Tough Questions on the Economy

Anna Chu | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Anna Chu

The primary debates are a great venue for these discussions, but the past two debates have instead been dominated by ideological rants about immigration and Planned Parenthood.

Since When is "President" an Entry-Level Job?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Trump. Fiorina. And a certain surgeon. So what if the shoe -- or even the scalpel -- were on the other foot?

"Down Goes Walker!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Fell so far, fell so fast. What happened?

Why Are We Debating Debates?

Michael Nutter | Posted 09.19.2015 | Politics
Michael Nutter

Let's end this pointless complaining and channel our energies into every facet of what it takes to win: registering people to vote, pushing out our message, raising money, and organizing and coordinating our efforts within this great big tent we call the Democratic Party.

All You Need To Know About GOP Anti-Gay Bigotry For 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

From immigration to foreign policy, the GOP, via its field of presidential candidates, has shown it is as extreme as ever. And, no matter the pundits' claims or the hopes of some gay activists, that holds true on LGBT rights as well.

Bush's Wonky Nickname

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.14.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

I'd never known "Jeb" meant trustworthy in any language on earth. Then I realized that in his stumbling way he was talking about his nickname, though it still didn't add up. Since when does using a nickname imply trust?

Top 10 Republicans Not to Dislike After the First Debate

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

Dr. Carson when given a chance to elucidate really came off as the mild-mannered articulate thinker that he is. It's hard to imagine he's ready for the role of the presidency, but he certainly was worth listening to. Problem is he's just not schooled or experienced enough on the issues.

Rubio Is No Champion for Immigration Reform or Latino Voters

Regina Clemente | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

Rubio's stumping in Iowa and across the nation almost entirely in Spanish is, quite frankly, a slap in the face to the intelligence of Latino Americans. The GOP's hope is that he will beguile voters with the "we're so alike" rhetoric and shared stories of heritage that they will not notice that his platform is set against their best interests.

Speed-Dating the Republican Candidates

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I just finished watching the first "candidates' forum" (don't call it a debate!) of the season, where 14 of the 17 Republicans running for president all appeared on the same stage in New Hampshire. What follows are my snap reactions, before I've seen what anyone else's reactions are.

Michael Calderone

ABC Disputes RNC Chair's Implication The Party Can Pick Its Own Debate Moderators | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- ABC News pushed back Friday against Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus' claim that ABC News chief anchor George Stepha...

These Two Dudes in Denver Should Moderate All the Debates

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Brandon Rittiman and Kyle Clark are political reporters at KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, which says it has "adopted a 'pro-fact' philosophy." I'd love to see them go all pro-fact on Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and on Hilary Clinton too, the way they did with Cory Gardner and Mark Udall in Colorado.

Jason Linkins

Bobby Jindal At Odds With RNC Over 2016 Debate Plans | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Last month, the Republican National Committee took pity on a nation still healing from a presidential election cycle that featured over 20 separate pr...

Jason Linkins

RNC Announces New, Vastly Less Insane Primary Debate Schedule | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee, in its after-action report on the 2012 election (known by its nickname, the "RNC Autopsy"), made it a...

RNC Chairman: The GOP Is Changing Its 'Complete Disaster' Of A Primary Process

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Planned changes to the Republican Party's presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will streng...

GOP's Lame Ban Is Doomed To Fail

Salon | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

During the last Democratic presidential primary, now over half a decade behind us, the leading candidates heeded the wishes of party activists, boxed ...

GOP Deciding Boycott Over Clinton Programs

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Delegates to a summer meeting of the Republican National Committee are scheduled to vote Fr...

Romney Lashes Out At Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Media

Mitt Romney slammed the Republican primary debates, and the media, in the same call to donors in which he made his infamous "gifts" comments. Romne...

Huntsman Slams GOP: 'Is This The Best We Could Do?'

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman leveled harsh criticism at his party on Sunday evening, BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller reported, comparing the Republican Party to communist Chin...