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Picking on Pelosi

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For all of the suspicion and projection upon her, Speaker Pelosi is really like a mom making her kids behave politely at a fancy restaurant.

GOP Rep Jason Chaffetz Slams 'Reprehensible' RNC Video Comparing Pelosi To Pussy Galore

Politico | ANDIE COLLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one Republican doesn't think it's OK to compare Nancy Pelosi to Pussy Galore. After viewing an RNC video that juxtaposed the speaker with th...

Hispanic Republicans: RNC Hiring Leaves Us "Extremely Disheartened"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hispanic Republican leaders say they've lost patience with promises from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to hire high-profile Hi...

RNC Hits Obama For Criticizing Slavery

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC: As he prepares to deliver remarks in hall that holds the constitution, flashback obama: "constitution flawed" #RNC [Twitter, ...

GOP Votes To Condemn Democrats' "March To Socialism"

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Wednesday abandoned an effort to label their opponents the "Democrat Socialist Party," ending a fight within the GOP...

RNC "Democrat Socialist" Resolution Tweaked To Avoid Showdown With Steele

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Party leaders are trying to avoid a public confrontation over a GOP-led effort to rename the Democratic Party the "Socia...

GOP's Kryptonite Dulls The Man of Steele

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick K. Baker

Both Keyes and Steele were played like a violin by GOPers who are searching for ways to remain relevant in voters' eyes without alienating the far right who navigate their ship's rudder.

Michael Steele: "Liberalism Will Kill You. It's A Drug We Don't Need To Be Hooked On"

Think Progress | Matt Corley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to Human Events' Martha Zoller, Steele also declared that "liberalism will kill you":...

WATCH: Republicans Debate "Socialist" Resolution

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

The RNC concludes a special session this afternoon with a much-anticipated vote on a resolution to re-brand the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Socialist Party."

Tuesday's Late Night Round-Up: Barack Obama, Mel Gibson, And The RNC's Rebranding (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jay Leno gave us a sneak peek at Obama's overly-competitive behavior last night with previously unseen video of the president at his daughter's soccer...

The Plan of Steele

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

It's not just the gay married types draining revenue from American businesses. Look at all those child labor laws that were shoved down our throats. They are really cutting into the bottom line.

Why Republicans May Never Again Control Washington

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

You can stick a fork in the once mighty right-wing GOP. The Republican Party, to quote the hilarious Billy Crystal character in the magical film The Princess Bride, is "mostly dead."

The GOP Needs Its Own "Secret Speech" Repudiating the Cheney Era

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This is a big week for the GOP. Two events -- a special RNC meeting in Maryland and Dick Cheney's national security speech -- suggest that it isn't detached from reality. It's oblivious to it.

Steele Walks Back Claim That He's Open To Torture Probe

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesperson for RNC chief Michael Steele appears to be walking back Steele's suggestion yesterday that he could support a truth commission on tort...

WATCH: The New Republican Party Presents "Gay Don't Pay!"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

The Republicans have wasted no time in promoting Michael Steele's recent statement that gay marriage is a threat to small business.

Rahm Emanuel's Tactics Adopted By GOP To Deliver 2010 'Thumpin"

Bloomberg | Heidi Przybyla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are getting inspiration on how to rebuild their party in the U.S. Congress from an unlikely source: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanue...

Godspeed, GOP

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

By focusing on tea parties that protest everything and offer nothing, Republicans aren't just on their way off the rails on a crazy train, they're about to head straight into the sun, warp factor 10.

"Democrat Socialist Party" Resolution Will Pass RNC: Member

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a...

GOP Worried About Coming Across As Downbeat Or Angry

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Some days you're rolling the barrel and some days you're rolling in the barrel. The fact is that right now, Republicans are rolling in ...

Michael Steele: "I'm The Gift That Keeps On Giving"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele's gaffes have been a boon for political journalists -- and the Republican National Committee chair knows it. He told Mother Jones' Davi...

Romney Camp Balks At Steele's Mormonism Comments

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When guest-hosting Bill Bennett's radio show last Friday, Republican National Committee chair stumbled into another embarrassing public statement. Ove...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: DNC Ad Hits "The New GOP" Sunday Show Guests (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, Democrats pounced Sunday night on the Republican Party for trotting out a set of Sunday talk-show surrogates who didn't exactly project p...

Michael Steele's First 100 Days Marked By Strife, Flubs, Self-Inflicted Wounds

The Hill | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has spent his first 100 days atop the GOP tending wounds, some self-inflicted, that have slowed ...

In the GOP, No One Can Hear You Scream

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

I challenge Republicans to present their list of Congressional accomplishments over the past 100 years. And no, supporting Joseph McCarthy's efforts to blacklist Americans doesn't count.

Michael Steele: Republicans Were 'Getting High On Power,' 'Drinking That Potomac River Water'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, RNC Chairman Michael Steele spoke to his party faithful in LaCrosse, WI. Steele tried to claim that moderates were welcome to his "big tabl...