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Republican Civil War

Paul Blumenthal

How GOP Donors Funded Sen. Thad Cochran's Winning Appeal To African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) appeal to African-American voters in his winning primary election runoff last month was funded entirely by...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

Paul Blumenthal

Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi To Fend Off Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists in Washington are pouring money into Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) runoff campaign, helping the six-term incumbent with a long...

Paul Blumenthal

How David Brat Turned Eric Cantor's Fundraising Advantage Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, economics professor David Brat, the little-known challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, appeared before the Mechanic...

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

The Fight for Principle in the GOP

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A lot has been said and written lately of what journalists call the "Republican Civil War." We need to remember that whenever Republicans have a party clash, journalists are happy to hold our coats.

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

The Republican 'Civil War' Isn't About Policy: It's About Cash

Jason Sattler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

But are there actual divisions in policy between Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz? They currently disagree on one thing -- tactics. John Boehner and Paul Ryan cannot afford another government shutdown. Ted Cruz can.

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Ken Burns' Republican Civil War

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

2013-11-14-kenburnsgop.jpgComing soon from the acclaimed filmmaker: The story of a conflict that would have seared men's souls... if anybody involved had them.

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

'Republicans Can't Wuss Out Here'

Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy

What could possibly make Stephen Colbert break his faith with "unlanced boil" Karl Rove? Well, Mr. Rove turning his back on the Tea Party movement fo...

GOP Civil War: Will The Tea Party Or The Establishment Control The Agenda?

The Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...The elections last week in Florida and Alaska also pointed to ideological differences and personal enmities that have played out in Republican prim...

Democrats Look To Capitalize On GOP Civil War

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican civil war is raging, with righter-than-thou conservatives dominating ever more primaries in a fight for the party's so...

CNN: "Civil War" Brewing In GOP Over Palin's Future

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election Day is still days away, but Republicans are already caught up in a heated debate about Sarah Palin's future role in the party should the GOP ...

How Would You Feel if You Were a Republican?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The actions of the Republican Party today don't support small government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, or protecting the Constitution. How would you feel if you were a Republican?

Senior Republicans Warn Of GOP Civil War

Telegraph | Tim Shipman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to los...