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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...

GOP Launches Minority Courtship and Chris Christie's Tea Party Problem (AUDIO)

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

I previewed the highly-anticipated findings of the "Growth and Opportunity" project by the GOP. It is estimated that 71 percent of Latinos, 73 percent of Asians and 93 percent of African-Americans voted for President Obama last November.

RNC Report Concedes That Voters See GOP As 'Scary,' 'Out Of Touch'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its wide-ranging "autopsy" report on Monday, admitting some of its shortcomings after losing the 2012...

Republicans Planning Major 2016 Changes

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reeling from back-to-back presidential losses and struggling to cope with the country's changing racial and ethnic makeup, the Republica...

Duke Energy Forgives $10 Million Line Of Credit To DNC

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee will not have to repay the full $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy -- the country’s largest electric powe...

Walker, Christie To Attend Big GOP Event

Politico | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Five of the most talked-about potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates will spend the weekend together next month huddling with top Republican donor...

Republican Reformation: Abortion Issue Will Destroy GOP Transformation for 2016

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

If the GOP really wants to change its image, win the next presidential election, and secure its future in American politics, it has to go back to a concept of being an umbrella party of tolerance when it comes to social issues like abortion.

Supreme Court to Decide Next Week Whether to Hear Two Cases Challenging the Constitutionality of Key Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

At its conference on Friday, February 15, 2013, the Court is expected to act on a petition for certiorari in a case that involves a challenge to the constitutionality of the ban on corporate contributions to federal candidates.

GOP Group's First Mission: Taming The Tea Party

Bloomberg | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing one of the biggest threats to any Republican incumbent today: potential primary opposition from ...