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  • The Answer to GOP's Overcrowded Debate Field

    05/18/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/18/2015 | Bill Scher
    Three months before the first official Republican presidential debate—and with as many as 19 potential GOP candidates—party leaders are struggling to figure out how many can plausibly fit on one stage. Last week Politico reported a “behind-the-scenes” consensus at the Republican National Committee spring meeting that the first few debates should be capped at 12 candidates. But the confab concluded without any final decisions as to how the culling should occur. Quantitative measures proposed so far include the candidates’ standing in state and national polls, the number of campaign events and campaign staff members, elective office experience, and fundraising. And...
  • A Matter of Trust

    05/01/2015 3:10:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Reince Priebus
    For weeks now, we've been reading headline after headline about questionable practices at the Clinton Foundation. By now, you’ve likely heard troubling accounts about the Clintons’ secret foreign donors, their relentless profiteering, and support for troubling business deals that affect our national security. There’s a lot to digest, but why should Americans care about the Clintons’ finances and their foundation’s donor? The answer: it’s a matter of trust. Can Americans really trust Hillary Clinton? It’s a question all Americans will have to answer for themselves. (We already know from recent polls that a majority of Americans do not believe she...
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 44 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • RNC Distributes "Stop Hillary" Beer Koozies At Nationals Park

    04/17/2015 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline May
    The latest effort in the Republican National Committee’s “Stop Hillary” effort wrapped up drinks at Nationals Park in D.C.
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • The 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination (Convention Rules)

    04/03/2015 6:42:32 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 68 replies
    LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE ^ | April 2, 2014 | Morton Blackwell
    This will not be a cheery update because the news is not good. I shall do my best to summarize developments and not take you too far into the weeds. At the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Mitt Romney broke all precedent and used his power as the coming nominee to change the rules, to centralize power in the hands of the establishment, and to make it very much harder for any power in the party to flow from the bottom up. For one example, the rules previously had required that, to be placed in nomination for President, a...
  • Will opposition to gay marriage disappear from the GOP’s party platform?

    03/30/2015 2:30:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Only the most vicious partisans on either side of the aisle care a whit for the party platform. The outdated practice of defining a political party’s ideals in writing so that they can be ignored by the institution’s elected officials serves only the opposition’s purposes. For Republicans, the platform’s codification of the GOP’s support for banning of all legal abortion practices and legally defining marriage as an institution that exists only between a man and a woman have provided their Democratic opponents ample opportunity to frame the party as “extreme.” The Democrats, too, stumbled into a public relations nightmare...
  • Republicans are quietly strategizing to delete gay marriage from the party's 2016 platform.

    03/30/2015 7:21:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/29/2015 | Alex Roarty
    Late last summer, with midterms consuming the attention of the political class, a group of GOP activists spent two days in Des Moines trying to convince their fellow Republicans that change was coming to their party. With eyes on 2016, they attended the Iowa State Fair, talked with newspaper editorial boards, and even ventured onto conservative talk radio. To cap it off, on the last evening, supporters gathered at 801 Chophouse, the upscale watering hole of the city's political elite, as if to announce their movement had gone mainstream. That it couldn't be dismissed as fringe any longer. Their issue,...
  • Will the RNC allow Candy Crowley to moderate a debate? (Vanity)

    03/27/2015 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    self | 3/27/2014 | self
    My question really is:Will the RNC allow biased leftist "journalists" to moderate the debates and sabotage the GOP candidates while giving a pass to, and even helping, the Dem candidate. Or have they finally wised up and will agree to participate only if conservative moderators take part in the debates. Wondering what others think about this.
  • RNC just called me for money. (Vanity)

    03/05/2015 10:34:11 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    myself | 03/0502015 | rusty0604
    I told the RNC I just give to candidates or PACS, and they had a lot of nerve calling the day after the new R majority just caved and funded Obama's amnesty.
  • Richard Richards, Republican Party icon, dies at age 82

    01/30/2015 6:30:34 PM PST · by seacapn · 11 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | PAUL ROLLY
    Richard Richards, a key player in Utah Republican politics for three decades, was the first GOP chairman to endorse Ronald Reagan for president and was instrumental in Reagan's successful presidential campaign in 1980. An Ogden native who rose to become chairman of the National Republican Committee in Reagan's first term, Richards died at his home Friday. He was 82... Richards' work on Reagan's campaign earned him the chairmanship of the National Republican Committee in 1981-82.
  • Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages

    01/21/2015 2:04:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Ben Schreckinger and Seung Min Kim
    After Republicans sent mixed signals on immigration in their two official rebuttals to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus struggled to explain the disparity on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s State of the Union rebuttal made no mention of the topic, but the Spanish-language version of the rebuttal, delivered by Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, said Republicans wanted to work with Obama to fix the immigration system. (SNIP) When pressed further on how that explained the disparity, Priebus said, “I think we’ve been talking about this executive amnesty action that...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romney’s liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney’s opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week “to lift people out of poverty” and “to make the world safe.” The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs...
  • Here we go: RNC announces nine official GOP presidential debates, the first to be held August 2015

    01/16/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    Fox gets three (two on Fox News, one on Fox Business), CNN gets two, and CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNBC get one apiece. MSNBC gets some magic beans. Of note: The NBC debate will be co-sponsored by Telemundo and will be held in Florida in February 2016, shortly before the primary. If Jeb Bush is still in the race by then, that’s his time to shine. Lotttt of pressure on McConnell and Boehner, meanwhile, to do something on immigration reform by then so that the remaining GOP candidates have something to tout to Latino voters tuning in.If this seems...
  • RNC rolls out 2016 debate schedule [NINE(!) GOP debates]

    01/16/2015 10:54:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/16/2015 | JAMES HOHMANN and ALEX ISENSTADT
    he Republican National Committee will announce Friday that it has sanctioned nine presidential primary debates, starting this August in Ohio and continuing through March 2016, with the potential to add a few more. The schedule will be rolled out at the party’s winter meeting here later this afternoon, but POLITICO obtained a first look at the line-up from insiders. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/rnc-2016-debate-schedule-114329.html#ixzz3P0qSfxLm
  • Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

    12/12/2014 6:44:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ben White and Maggie Haberman
    For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Until recently. While some people close to Romney insist he hasn’t moved from saying he has no plans to run, the 2012 Republican nominee has sounded at least open to the idea in recent conversations, according to more than a dozen people who’ve spoken with him in the past month. In his private musings, Romney has sounded less than upbeat about most of the potential candidates in the 2016 Republican field, according...
  • RNC Debuts "Hillary Clinton's Letter to Santa"

    12/17/2014 11:06:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Townhall.com Staff
    In a few hours, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is going to publish -- and blast out to all its supporters -- a rare document never before seen and intercepted on its way to the North Pole: The Christmas letter Hillary Clinton "wrote" to Santa Claus this year. Townhall, we’re pleased to announce, got our hands on it first. For those interested, the entire (satirical) missive is below, which among other things not-so-subtly touches on Hillary Clinton’s greatly diminished heir apparent status, her breathtakingly absurd demands and requests on the speaking circuit, and her refusal to state her positions clearly...
  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday.
  • RNC chair: We won’t advance Obama’s agenda, but we’ll seek common ground

    11/05/2014 8:28:08 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 76 replies
    PBS ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Reince Priebus
    Video and transcript at the link.
  • RePri Attempts Reach-Out to Conservatives: 'If We Win the Senate, We WILL Stop Amnesty'

    10/28/2014 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Sadly, he also suggests that blanket opposition to large-scale  guest-worker programs is 'getting into the weeds'... Anybody in our party talk about growth and creation of wealth anymore?  Shining City on a Hill? Or is that too corny in 2014? Somehow instead we're always tangled-up with the left's agenda one way or another -back on our heels all the time while being painted as Satan by our opponents and the media for daring to oppose their inspired, visionary guidance.  As always with communists, socialists, and other sordid creatures of the left, everything comes down to a zero-sum game as elements...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Reince Priebus slams Ebola blame game

    10/14/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 14, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is pushing back against charges that Republicans are responsible for budget cut that have made it harder to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Obviously, this is just desperation on the part of this idiotic group,” Priebus said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends on Tuesday, referring to the Agenda Project which released an ad that blames the GOP for slashing funding the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. (snip) Priebus fired back, saying, “They’re walking this dangerous path on trying to point out blame on Ebola when, in fact, if you...
  • GOP Remains (Mostly) Silent on Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Move

    10/07/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/7/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    To see how the politics of gay marriage has changed in this country in 11 years, revisit this Nov. 19, 2003 New York Times piece after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay denounced what he said was a “runaway judiciary”; the Republican National Committee said the decision “could be an issue” in the upcoming presidential contest; and an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate predicted the subject “is going to come up again and again.” And, well, in 2004, a strong argument can be made....
  • Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll [No Republican Senate?]

    10/05/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 04, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll BY CARRIE DANN Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina’s contest and both candidates are in a dead heat in Iowa’s Senate race, new NBC News/Marist polls find. The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
    self
    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • God Save Us from the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

    10/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 777 replies
    National Review-Campaign Spot ^ | 9-30-2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NATIONAL REVIEW SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12:34 PM God Save Us from the Loud 'I'm Staying Home This Year' Conservatives By Jim Geraghty A few thoughts from the middle of the day . . . God save us from self-professed "conservatives" who will announce they'll stay home on Election Day as a demonstration of their power. Because as we all know, you become more influential in politics and government and public life by staying home and doing less. .... Does the "I'm staying home" crowd apply this to everything in life? "I don't like the way the company is run, so...
  • Hey Karl Rove/Gee-Oh-Pee Establishment/ Associated Media Hacks: BACK OFF Ted Cruz, NOW

    09/26/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We know how you slime operate, yet constitutionally-principled conservatives are only rallied to the cause when your evil monkeys toss false canards at Ted Cruz, attempting to Palinize him... and so very early, how telling. Hey Reince-wash-repeat Preibus, there's a reason I don't answer your sad-sounding emails (ever), with titles like 'Hope You Can Join Us for Lunch!', 'What's Your T-Shirt Size?', OR my personal favorite "..., did you abandon the RNC?'-  Something like that-- we'll just forget you've been trying to kill us, no hard feelings, I guess- lol. Of course, I almost never even open their relentless spam, and...
  • New polls show Hagan widening lead

    09/15/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    wral.com ^ | 9/15/14
    Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters, while Elon University Poll gives Hagan a 4-point lead. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. "The race has unmistakably shifted...
  • Why Are Republicans Suddenly Leaning Left? (because the Establishment got their candidates!)

    09/08/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/8/14 | Bill Scher
    Several Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward. Let’s start in Colorado, site of a strategic GOP retreat in the “War on Women.” The Republican backtracking there is being done by Rep. Cory Gardner, following withering attacks by Democrats on his past support for “personhood amendments” that bestow rights to fertilized human eggs and effectively ban some forms of birth control. Gardner released an ad claiming he would make access to “the pill … cheaper and easier” than would...
  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-28-14 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program. If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will have access to a modern get-out-the-vote operation that has been the hallmark of the Democrats’ success in recent election cycles. But if it fails to deliver as advertised, Republican candidates will be stuck with another subpar voter turnout program and without the resources the GOP traditionally sent to their campaigns in midterm years. The RNC is set this week to announce the deployment...
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    08/20/2014 5:17:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 7:14 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday. The DNC raised almost $9.3 million in July and went into August with more than $9.6 million saved for November’s elections. The RNC says it raised $8.4 million last month and has almost $14 million in its account. …
  • Republicans throw a conniption over the teaching of U.S. history (barf alert)

    08/19/2014 5:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 19, 2014 11:17 AM | Michael Hiltzik
    As students prepare to return to school in the next few weeks, there's no better time for a conservative freakout over education. The issue of the moment is a new outline, or “framework,” issued by the College Board for advanced placement classes in US history. The framework is here. According to a resolution passed at the recent summer meeting of the Republican National Committee meeting in Chicago, it “reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects.” The RNC calls the framework, which is to be implemented for some 500,000 AP history students this fall, “biased and...
  • Tell RNC/GOP-e fundraisers where you stand! (Vanity)

    08/08/2014 12:43:43 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 47 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 08/08/2014 | BuckeyeTexan
    My Republican Affiliation and Renewal Confirmation Card arrived today. Here's how I filled it out and returned it at my own expense. The Republican National Committee needs to buy a clue. Later I'll publish the answers I supplied to a Republican-financed survey. The questioner was clearly distressed that I did not provide the expected responses.
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • GOP Offering 'I MISS W' T-Shirt to Prepare Ground for Unloved, Unwanted, and Unelectable Jeb...

    07/09/2014 10:23:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    RINO boneheads like Jeb Bush are happy to tell you how we need to get past 'nostalgia' for the (toweringly successful) Reagan era and move-on... but the same ossified Gee-Oh-Pee fossils now think it's a good idea to bring up the (unpopular) Bush era when we're already doing well in the polls? Although 'dissatisfied', I'm not one of those rabid Bush-haters-- not any more than any other RINO, anyway. I think he's a decent guy, loves the country, and in his heart he meant well. Of Bush family, he's easily the most likable guy. Spent way too much money and...
  • RNC Statement on June Jobs Report

    07/03/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on today’s jobs report: “We’re glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can’t rest until jobs are easy to find. That’s why Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills in the House of Representatives. Sadly, Democrats in Washington, DC, have other priorities. The most recent GDP numbers not only revealed that the economy slowed down in the first quarter; they also showed that Democrat policies are wrong for the economy. (SNIP) We need a Republican majority in the Senate so we can get job-creating legislation to the president’s...
  • Palin Time in the RNC!

    06/30/2014 10:30:55 PM PDT · by Shery · 16 replies
    vanity | 01 July, 2014 | vanity
    I just couldn't sleep after reading the articles on the Cochran campaign. As I lay down to TRY to sleep, the thought came to me: We need a good house-cleaning at the RNC good ol' boys club. Who better than Sarah Palin? Reince Priebus should resign after this fiasco, along with EVERY SINGLE SENATOR who helped Thad Cochran with his run-off campaign. I know THAT won't happen, but if ANY of them put up money for this, then they are culpable, as well. I wrote a letter to Preibus last week. I shared my disgust with the RNC and what...
  • Poll: Clinton Leads Jeb Bush By Double Digits In Iowa

    06/24/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 6/23/14 | Justin Duckham
    Bush trails by 13 points. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa, according to a hypothetical 2016 Presidential poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Clinton holds 49 percent while Bush trails with 36 percent. Clinton leads all potential 2016 contenders, but holds the greatest margin over Bush. She leads 47-41 percent over Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), 46-40 percent over Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • Beltway insanity fever: RNC, Hillary and the big orange squirrel

    06/16/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/16/2014 | Steve Berman
    The RNC has formulated its strategy to keep the Clintons from reoccupying the White House in 2016. The not-yet-running Hillary Clinton traveling circus stopped in circus-town, with a book signing at an Arlington Virginia Costco, complete with her (not-running) Ready (for what?) for Hillary bus, a phalanx of staffers, and a surprise I-am-just-shopping-here visit from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Oh yeah, she only signed 1,000 books. From behind pallets of water and paper towels, so nobody actually saw her sign. And no photos from fans allowed. The RNC strategy is to follow Clinton’s team around with a huge, orange...
  • MICHAEL STEELE: 'A LOT OF INTEREST IN' ERIC CANTOR FOR RNC CHAIRMAN

    06/14/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 14 Jun 2014
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up w/Steve Kornaki,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said there was push for outgoing-Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to head the Republican National Committee after he leaves office in January. Steele pointed to the build-up of the 2016 presidential election cycle as a reason for the push behind Cantor.
  • Gillespie wins Republican U.S. Senate nomination (Virginia)

    06/08/2014 7:04:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | Markus Schmidt
    ERICA YOON | The Roanoke Times Delegates cheer candidate Ed Gillespie during his introduction at the state Republican convention Saturday in Roanoke. Less than 90 minutes after voting began at the convention, Gillespie’s nearest rival, Shak Hill, conceded the nomination to Gillespie. The low attendance — 4,200 delegates had registered but about 2,700 came to Roanoke — may have expedited the balloting. Ed Gillespie, a fixture in national Republican politics, easily won his party’s nomination Saturday to take on Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., setting up a marquee fight with control of the Senate at stake. At 2:50 p.m., less than...
  • Karl Rove denies he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage

    05/13/2014 10:34:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/13/14 | LESLIE LARSON
    Karl Rove denied Tuesday that he said Hillary Clinton had brain damage. "I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode," he told FOX News, suggesting that her hospitalization in January 2013 for a blood clot could thwart her presidential ambitions.
  • GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee

    05/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 5/7/2014 | Phillip Elliot
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee. The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other. The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans. RNC officials described...
  • GOPer: We Must 'Divide And Conquer' People On Public Assistance (Thom Tillis)

    05/06/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/6/14 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the frontrunner in the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, told a crowd two and half years ago that we must "divide and conquer" people on government assistance. Tillis proposed pitting those who are legitimately in need against those who made bad choices. Tillis made the comments in October 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. They were reported by local press at the time and are being circulated now by the campaign of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) whom Tillis is vying to unseat. They were highlighted on MSNBC"s Hardball Monday. "What we have to do...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Tillis shifts strategy to right, attacking Brannon and hitting social conservative issues (NC)

    04/28/2014 10:25:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    charoltteobserver.com ^ | 4/27/14 | John Frank
    SANFORD For months, Republican Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign touted his accomplishments and focused his attacks on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, acting like a frontrunner with his eye on November. Now, in the final days before the May 6 primary, Tillis is changing his strategy. Last week, he mailed a flier to voters that attacked his top GOP rival for not paying his property taxes on time. He also debuted a TV ad that trumpets his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Tillis hit the social conservative issues Saturday in his speech at the 2nd Congressional District GOP convention in Sanford....
  • Video Shows Boehner Mocking Colleagues on Immigration

    04/27/2014 7:36:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/24/13 | Steven Dennis
    A video clip has been posted of Speaker John A. Boehner mocking his colleagues’ reluctance to take on an immigration overhaul today while campaigning for re-election in Ohio:
  • A House immigration bill by August?

    04/27/2014 7:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/14 | Julian Hattem
    The House could come up with a bill to overhaul the country’s immigration system by August, according to the House’s No. 4 Republican. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) the Republican conference chairwoman, told The Spokesman-Review last week. An August deadline would resolve the troubled issue months before November’s midterm elections, where the GOP is looking to grow its advantage in the House and pick up enough seats to take over the Senate. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pushed for a bill and even mocked members...
  • Republican National Committee Marks Tax Day by Suing IRS

    04/15/2014 11:51:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The Republican National Committee marked Tax Day by suing the Internal Revenue Service.The lawsuit charges that the IRS is withholding records sought by the RNC’s May 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, in which the committee sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations.The FOIA request seeks all documents dated between Jan. 1, 2010, and May 20, 2013, containing the words “tea party,” “patriot,” and/or “9/12 project,” referring to the group created by Glenn Beck, along with any documents pertaining to increased scrutiny of 501(c)(4)s, especially using “be on...
  • Dramatic Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File

    04/09/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/07/2014 @ 12:05PM | Rick Ungar
    … Take a look at how Republican National Committee Rule No. 40(b) read before the 2012 convention changes:Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.Simply put, the rule meant that any candidate for the GOP presidential nomination who showed up at the convention with the largest number of delegates in five states—or was able to twist enough arms at the...