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GOP Leaders Fear 2016 Dogfight

The Republican Party has taken a number of steps to avoid a repeat of the drawn out primary season of 2012 when attention was drawn to the (ahem) loonier section of their party.  But all signs point to a rerun: interviews with more than a dozen party strategists, elected officials and potential candidates a month [...]

This could happen to any of us.  The Salt Lake Tribune reports: …a Utah voter-registration gaffe…appeared to have him shunning his Republican Party for independent status and using a home address he couldn’t legally claim since 2009… A copy of the form shows Romney’s signature with his old address listed in two places beside warnings [...]

The Michigan Republican Party gave out a number for state House candidate John Fisher to express displeasure of Obamacare. The number went to his 91-year-old mother in hospice care. The mailers, which were paid for by the Michigan Republican Party, urge voters to callJohn Fisher, a candidate for the 61st state House District, and “Tell [...]

Poll after poll shows how much people hate the Republican Party, but when they go to the polls, voters still pull their levers. Poll after poll shows President Obama is unpopular and the Democratic Party is a little more unpopular. Neither, though, can touch the GOP, whose congressional contingent has a whopping 72 percent disapproval [...]

Neither Jenna Bush Hager nor Barbara Bush want to be known as Republicans.  Hager mistakenly signed up for the Independence Party in New York when she meant to register as independent.  Her sister, Barbara, registered to vote in Texas with no party affiliation. “Jenna registered to vote in New York soon after her daughter was [...]

Political Scientist Christopher Parker has a theory as to why Republicans don’t back immigration reform. He surmises that House Republicans are balking because they “represent constituencies haunted by anxiety associated with the perception that they’re ‘losing their country’ to immigrants from south of the border.” Recent polling backs this up. Significant numbers of conservatives, and [...]

  During a comprehensive interview with The New York Times, President Obama attacked modern conservatism and the GOP for being too ideological and extremist. He continued by describing the Democratic Party like so: And by the way, it generally is fact-based and reason-based. You know, we’re not denying science, we’re not denying climate change, we’re [...]

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Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks believes Democrats are hurting themselves with white voters by its stance on immigration. “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during an interview [...]

There are (at least) two stories that ought to be percolating up to Republican Marketing Genius Reince Priebus’ short attention span today, both of which might have an impact on his attempt to rebrand the Republican Party as new! and with lemon-scented freshness! The first is of, course, the Hobby Lobby case, of which the theocratic [...]

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