More David M. Drucker Articles

  • American Crossroads posts strong March fundraising numbers

    American Crossroads raised $5.2 million last month, posting its best March since launching in the 2010 election cycle. The Republican super PAC, founded by Mike Duncan, Steven Law and Karl Rove, still lags in cash on hand compared to this point in 2012, when it reported $24.4 million in the...

  • Marco Rubio's chief of staff moves to his PAC

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • Q&A: Paul Ryan guides Republicans back to robust defense spending

    With his final spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attempting to move the Republican Party back to its Reagan roots as committed to investing in a strong defense even amid challenging budgetary conditions.

  • GOP defends policies as female-friendly

    During the weekly House GOP leadership news conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and two senior female Republicans criticized congressional Democrats' push for more federal regulations that they argue would guarantee that women receive "equal pay" for doing the same work as men.

  • Rep. Steve Scalise's role in pushing flood bill seen as tryout for whip run

    Rep. Steve Scalise played a crucial role in whipping votes for a flood insurance bill that split congressional conservatives, drawing notice on Capitol Hill at a time when ambitious House Republicans are jockeying for leadership positions in 2015.

  • The Tea Party Establishment: Outsiders become insiders

    Will the real Republican Establishment please stand up? In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down fundraising regulations that effectively gave the Democratic and Republican parties a monopoly on large-scale political activity, a collection of Tea Party-affiliated organizations has...

  • House GOP tries to break free from 'obstructionist' label with Paul Ryan budget

    In rolling out his fourth spending proposal as House Budget Committee chairman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan returned to a familiar Republican theme -- one that underscores a political vulnerability and reveals a lingering frustration. Particularly on the issue of health care, but also on jobs,...

  • Q&A: Chuck Grassley sounds off on Iowa politics, campaign lessons and Joni Ernst's hogs ad

    Sen. Chuck Grassley knows a thing or two about winning Iowa Senate races. The conservative Hawkeye State Republican has been re-elected five times since he first won in 1980, most recently in 2010, and never with less than 64 percent of the vote. That might not be worth mentioning if Grassley...

  • Rep. Mike Rogers won't seek eighth term

    Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee and a staunch defender of U.S. spying programs, said Friday he won't seek re-election this year. The Michigan Republican said he will tackle a new profession once his term expires in January — talk radio host. "Clearly...

  • Republicans ramp up planning to replace Obamacare as Senate prospects rise

    The Republican Party's rising Senate prospects are forcing House Republicans to craft a health care agenda that could function as a feasible legislative blueprint for overhauling Obamacare in January 2015.

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...

  • Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare

    The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline. The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled “The...

  • Nebraskans' dilemma: Which conservative to vote for?

    With every big name in national Tea Party politics lined up behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary, a disinterested observer could be forgiven for assuming that Shane Osborn was some GOP Establishment today.

  • Republicans call for Obama to get tougher with Vladimir Putin

    Republicans are calling on President Obama to get tough with strongman Vladimir Putin as Russia amasses troops on its border with Ukraine in preparation for a possible invasion. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" from Ukraine, gingerly called for Obama to ratchet up...



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