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Mississippi Republican Runs Ads Against 'Powerful Interests'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for sta...

Michael McAuliff

Club For Growth Hits GOP Senator For Votes He Cast When Jimmy Carter Was President | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like the Club for Growth really holds a grudge. The right-leaning free enterprise group that has been going after Republican in...

Win the White House...Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown in the GOP big top you want...

Why This Conservative Group Thinks Its Civil Rights Were Violated

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Feb 10 (Reuters) - A conservative organization in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against state investigators on Monday, saying ...

Ryan Distances Himself From Boehner's Criticism Of GOP Groups

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engine...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Conservative Groups: Are You Kidding Me? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a...

Luke Johnson

Boehner Slams 'Ridiculous' Move By Conservative Groups | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a hard swing Wednesday at conservative groups opposing the newly announced bipartisan budget de...

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.

Conservative Groups Driving GOP Agenda

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control ...

Top Republican Blasts Conservatives For Opposing Him: It 'Made Nancy Pelosi's Day'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Friday that Republicans attempting to oust him for a more...

Luke Johnson

NRCC Chairman May Need Some Help Himself Getting Back To House | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The representative charged with helping Republicans get elected to the House is now facing a primary challenge himself. On Wednesday, K...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Luke Johnson

Conservative Groups Target GOP Senator After Budget Vote | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two conservative groups endorsed a primary challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Thursday, one day after Cochran voted for a biparti...

Paul Blumenthal

Fed Up With Shutdown Politics? Blame Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dysfunctional politics led a coalition of independent conservative groups and hardline Republican lawmakers to push for a showdown on Ob...

Get Your GOP Hands Off My Medicare

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Tea Partiers have it all muddled again. They're crying about 50 million uninsured Americans retaining access to doctors under the Affordable Care Act instead of protesting, as they did in their early days, the Republican attempt to strangle Medicare.

How American Legislatures Work: House Republicans Ain't Crazy

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

It is currently fashionable to describe House Republicans as crazy, as they push us to a government shutdown or debt default. Oh that it were so.

Zach Carter

Tea Partiers Use Cardboard Stand-In For Absent Republican | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) was unable to attend a town hall meeting earlier this month, Idaho's Gem State Tea Party opted to host a mock event h...

Rising GOP Star's Senate Hopes Get Early Boost

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

One day after Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) announced he was running for U.S. Senate in 2014, he already has an endorsement in his corner. The Club for ...

Liberal Groups Turn Tables On Conservatives

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Bekel | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democrats have become the kings of super PACs. With Congress fighting over gun legislation and immigration, and 2014 midterm races already simmerin...

Snowe Launches New Effort

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is joining with Main Street Advocacy and its affiliated super PAC, Defending Main Street, to raise and spend $8 mi...

Danielle Schlanger

Website For GOP Candidate Redirects To Conservative Group | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Terri Lynn Land announced June 3 that she will be running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mi...

Christina Wilkie

Club For Growth Directors Fail Their Own Purity Test | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, recently said his conservative advocacy group's "effectiveness lies in our uncompromisi...

GOPer Breaks From Party's Leaders, Slams Obama Proposal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) broke from Republican leaders' rhetoric on Wednesday, criticizing President Barack Obama's decision to include entitlement c...

'Walker's People Don't Want Him Embarrassed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

Club for Growth Wisconsin is spending big in a Milwaukee County judicial race between Rebecca Bradley, an appointee of Gov. Scott Walker (R), and Jane...

Paul Blumenthal

RNC Sends Public Message To Super PACs | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spend less on negative advertising and spend more on ground game. Target young voters, especially young women. Build a national database...