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In Dick We Trust

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Republicans risk being caught in a trap of their own devising. The master narrative they're going with -- dishonesty -- is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton. They want the 2016 election to turn on the question "Can you trust her?" But Democrats can use jiu-jitsu and make the election turn on the question "Can you trust the people who duped you into Iraq?"

Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Sue Wilson

It's been a year since the First Amendment suffered a gigantic blow as a result of the 2012 Scott Walker recall campaign. Now, there is another threat to free speech, stemming from that same recall of GOP presidential hopeful Walker looming at the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.

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...

RNC Gave Reporters Flash Drives Of 'Clinton Email Files' Ahead Of Campaign Launch

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

Halfway through Reince Priebus' interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" this Sunday, the Republican National Committee chair reached into his pocket ...

Lindsey Graham, Reince Priebus Stretch The Truth About The Latest Jobs Report | Robert Farley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Republicans have tried to temper the latest jobs report — which showed a gain of nearly 3...

Biden Orders Letters Removed From RNC HQ

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Republican Chair Reince Preibus was nonplussed, demanding, "Without letters on our building, how will people be able to tell the Republican Party from any other business or corporation?"

Jason Linkins

62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has "Takeaways" about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathe...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Party Chairman Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Abolishing The IRS | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's prominently featured on the Republican Party's website, with its own page and even a petition for the cause: "Stand With The GOP An...

Anti-Gay, Anti-Mormon Hate Group Sponsors Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

Bruce Wilson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel trip (organized and led by pastor David Lane), is no less extreme and has been venting its virulently hateful anti-LGBT, nativist, religious supremacist, and arguably racist rhetoric across America's airwaves for years.

"Wage War To Restore a Christian America", Urged Pastor Behind Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

Bruce Wilson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The official Republican National Committee all-expenses paid week-long travel junket, due this Saturday to fly 60-odd Republicans of the RNC to Israel, has come under heavy criticism.

Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the party and future candidates.

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...

Reince Priebus: Bill Clinton's Personal Life 'Fair Game' In Run-Up To 2016

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

“Bill Clinton’s activities are fair game for Hillary Clinton to answer, absolutely. And if there are things that Bill Clinton has done that we don...

The GOP and the Seven "D"s

Brian Ross | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

Democrats need to combat the seven "D"s. They need better long-term planning. They must get their message into the news streams ahead of GOP fear mongering. Most of all, they need to address the imbalances in the news media.

Election 2014: Getting To No – And Staying There

Rolling Stone | Jeb Lund | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Tuesday, America held the most important election of our lifetimes. I know, because we've had 18 of them that I could vote in; all were the most impor...

Dems Did It to Themselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, Candidates: How'd that whole "Abandoning Obama" thing work out for you?

Sam Stein

Were Democrats Wrong To Sideline Obama? Even Top Republicans Are Split | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following their major losses in Tuesday's elections, Democrats' self-therapy sessions have largely boiled down to grappling with a singl...

Sam Stein

RNC Chairman Softens Push For Comprehensive Immigration Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

After the 2012 elections, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, asked his team to complete what was dubbed an "autopsy re...

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Reince Priebus Saves the Day

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.

Laura Bassett

GOP Chair Dodges Tough Questions About Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tried Sunday to defend the Texas anti-abortion law that shut down 13 clinics this week....

RNC Chair Pushes Another Rebrand Ahead Of Midterm Elections

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday urged his party to step past its criticism of President Barack O...

Why Do Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Other GOP Politicians Continue Bowing to Anti-LGBT Extremists?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?

Chuck Todd Asks RNC Chair If GOP Has 'Too Many Crazy White Guys'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media

"Do the arguments about contraception end up basically putting the party on mute with those same women voters who may like your economic proposals but...