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Sorry, America, I Hope We Can Still Be Friends -- Sincerely, Wisconsin

Andy McDonald | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

In the last few years, Wisconsin has become the Ed Wood of politician production. Sure, they can be entertaining, but it's not because they're good. Mostly, they're just embarrassing.

Republican Posts More Anti-Gay Comments On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Less than one week after posting a controversial article condemning the “filthy” lifestyle of “homosexuals,” Michigan Republican Dave Agema ha...

How The GOP Should Fix Its Phony Debates

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

The Republican National Committee’s post-2012 election analysis (which the RNC wisely elected not to call an autopsy) was an unusually honest and sm...

GOPer 'Will Not Back Down' From Controversial Anti-Gay Post

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The Michigan Republican who posted a controversial anti-gay article on his Facebook page Wednesday is now defending his actions and says that calls fo...

Republicans May Be Crazy Like a Fox

Harry Brod | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Harry Brod

Governmental failure isn't Republican failure, it's Republican strategy. The filibuster is an obvious example: for Democrats it's a frustrating tactic, but for Republicans it's a strategy, if not actually a goal.

Hypocrisy on Parade: Ken Mehlman and the Reporter Who Wouldn't Let Him Lie

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

Eric Resnick did not want to ask the question. He felt an obligation, though, because other reporters were avoiding the subject. They ought to have long ago confronted Ken Mehlman about the contradictions between his politics and his personal life.

Priebus To GOP: Don't 'Act Like Old Testament Heretics'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus hasn't changed his position on same-sex marriage, but he said Monday that his party needs to mod...

GOP Flips Its Position On The Poor

Salon | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

It’s safe to say that the Republican Party’s recent decision to “relaunch” itself and suddenly reach out to poor people is motivated more by a...

Jason Linkins

RNC 'Autopsy' Is The Latest Stop On The GOP's Cycle Of Grieving

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Now that the Republican National Committee has filed its "autopsy," weighing in on what went wrong for the GOP in 2012, and where to go from here, dis...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Sestercentennial Column!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sequester was set in stone for the next six months, so America is now going to learn what "budget cutting" really means.

New Coke Republicans

Alex Palombo | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The GOP lost the last few elections because they had awful ideas behind their ad campaigns. They are the New Coke of party politics -- and like the soda, they're not selling.

Reince Priebus Rips Republicans For 'Idiotic Statements'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus implied that his party dropped the ball duri...

GOP Experiencing Growing Pains

TIME | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Republican party boss Reince Priebus, a pin-striped lawyer from Wisconsin, recently let slip that he wanted a date with Whoopi Goldberg and her friend...

GOP Stumbles On Outreach Effort

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Golly but I'm happy to see that the GOP Hispanic outreach is off to such a blazing start. I mean, it was literally the same day Reince Priebus stood u...

'Equally Important' Fluency Escapes GOP

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party has just come out with a new strategy, and number 13 on its list of demographic outreach priorities is to “Expand our presence ...

Dems May Join GOP Push For Earlier Conventions

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

* Republicans consider shorter primary season, fewer debates * Campaign finance laws encourage earlier conventions * 'Ch...

RNC PR BS

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party is at a crossroads. It could modernize some of its positions and attitudes, in a bid to stay relevant to national politics in 21st century America. Or it could shrink to becoming a party of the South, the Plains, and a dwindling portion of the Mountain West.

GOP Begins Its Walk-Back

Salon | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

I gave Reince Priebus and his minions too much credit the other day. His “autopsy” of the Republican Party’s disastrous 2012 election cycle most...

GOP's Titanic Moment: It's not the Deck Chairs, It's Your Values, Stupid!

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Republicans have realized that they need to reach out to younger voters, female voters, gay voters, and minorities, but the crucial point that they are still missing is that the party's value system is fundamentally at odds with all those groups.

The Fundamental Problem for Republicans

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The Republican brand and many of its candidates are seen as intolerant throwbacks to a time gone by and not compassionate to where people are in their lives.

The GOP's Inept Autopsy

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

I’m going to shock you, perhaps, by saying that I don’t think the Republican National Committee’s “Growth and Opportunity Project” document ...

Phyllis Schlafly: RNC Should 'Ignore' Rob Portman

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

In an announcement at the National Press Club on Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Sen. Rob Portman "will be supporte...

Jason Linkins

RNC 'Autopsy' Indicates That GOP Still Coming To Grips With This Inclusion, Empathy Stuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

The GOP lost what it thought was an eminently winnable presidential election in 2012, and while redistricting paid off in the House, the GOP also saw,...

Michael Steele, Reince Priebus Trade Jabs

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his predecessor, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, leveled jabs at each other on Monday, aimi...

Limbaugh In Denial, Urges GOP To Get More Conservative

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday dismissed a recently released Republican National Committee report that encouraged the party to modern...