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Paul Ryan Takes On Stubborn GOP Orthodoxy

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whi...

Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Court Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on ...

Conservatives' Hobby Lobby Win Could Hurt The GOP In 2016

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptan...

Why Rick Perry Thinks It's Politically Clever to Liken Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While it was widely reported that Perry had likened homosexuality to alcoholism, it went almost unnoticed that the Texas GOP platform had removed its prior call to recriminalize homosexuality. And that may be a key fact in understanding what is going on in the minds of Texas GOP leaders.

Rick Perry Visits Iowa As He Mulls A 2016 GOP Run

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) — Behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry's visit to Iowa this week to campaign for local politicians is a careful effort to remake his ima...

Education A New Defining Issue For 2016 GOP Class

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Raising U.S. educational expectations through national goals was a priority for Republican President George W. Bush. But many of his ...

Why The GOP Should Be Terrified Of Hillary 2016

ozy small small | Sean Braswell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

This story originally appeared on It has been reprinted with permission. By Sean Braswell Hillary Clinton should thank Barack Obama for ...

REPORT: Donald Rumsfeld Courted By 'Several' Potential GOP Presidential Candidates | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, known for his controversial decisions during the Iraq war, has been courted by several potential candidat...

If Marco Rubio Runs For President, He'll Kiss His Senate Seat Goodbye

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he will not seek reelection to the Senate if he runs for president in 2016. Rubio's comments came during ...

Christie Raises Eyebrows With 'Occupied Territories' Remark

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two of the nation's highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America's challenges ...

Jon Ward

How GOP Wins In 2014 Could Set Up 'Rude Awakening' In 2016 | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veteran Republican digital consultant warned Thursday that a successful election this fall could set back the Republican Party's effor...

Released Emails Could Damage Potential 2016 GOP Candidate

AP | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The investigation into illegal campaign activity by members of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's staff when he was working as a co...

Republicans Face 2016 Turmoil

The Washington Post | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

As Republicans look ahead to the 2016 presidential race, they are hoping to avoid the kind of chaotic and protracted nominating battle that dismayed p...

The GOP Benghazi Disease

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The overwhelming tendency of the Republican Party to define itself almost exclusively by the political opponents it obsessively despises has made the GOP the party of negativity and obstruction.

RNC Launches Into 2016 Preparation

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has begun polling potential nominees for president in 2016, telling its supporters, "The battle for the White House ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Walker: GOP Fails To Reach Out To Poor | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Thursday he was "jarred" by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's infamous comments about p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Walker Rules Out Cruz, Rubio And Paul For GOP 2016 Ticket | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) disqualified several frontrunners and tea party favorites for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination on Su...

Christie Dismisses 2016 Speculation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dismissed speculation that he is gearing up for a presidential bid, insisting that he is focused on governing the Garde...

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul Downplay Chris Christie's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide reelection has led some observers to declare him all but certain to seize the GOP presidentia...

Howard Fineman

Why The Shutdown Is Just The Beginning Of The 2016 Primary | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a Republican and you are running for president, Congress is the new Iowa: the first battleground of the next race. Congress...

Government Shutdown Fight Splits 2016 GOP Contenders

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — A clear divide over the health care law separates the emerging field of potential GOP candidates for the 2016 president...

Paul Blumenthal

Major GOP Donors Take A Stand On Syria Strike | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's push for a congressional resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria could give Republicans positioni...

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Make Their Pitch In Early Primary State

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Republican senators on Friday were courting a group that could wield powerful influence over the outcome of the state's 2...

Ted Cruz Drops Another Hint

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is heading to New Hampshire as part of a summer swing through early voting states on the presidential cale...

Social Issues Expose Potential Fault Lines Among GOP's 2016 Contenders

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pivotal developments on two cultural issues – immigration reform and gay marriage – offer an early preview of potential...