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  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...

  • Democrats sweat over slumping support from single women, younger voters

    With voters depressed over the economy, upset with Obamacare and greatly disapproving of President Obama, Democrats are in a sweat over lackluster voter turnout in November when control of the Senate will be up for grabs. New polling shows that Republicans are super-charged at getting a chance...

  • Poll: 9 years old is the 'appropriate age' to begin shooting guns

    By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey. Pollster YouGov found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel...

  • Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse gay marriage

    In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage, Obama having announced a change of heart six months before the election. What about 2016? It's...

  • House Republicans attempt to renew focus on debt

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is trying to draw attention back to the nation’s mounting debt ahead of midterm elections that are more likely to revolve around Obamacare. The Texas Republican scheduled a series of hearings on the debt, he says, after reading a...

  • GOP candidate Kashkari proposes tax breaks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year corporate tax credit for companies that move to California and create more than 100 new jobs, diverting nearly $10 billion in high-speed rail bond money to water storage projects and promoting fracking for oil and natural gas are among the policy proposals...

  • Pew: White majority over, next generation more than 50% non-white

    For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit. At a briefing...

  • Iowa Republican Senate candidate on big spenders in DC: 'Let's make 'em squeal'

    Joni Ernst, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, has a new ad on making big spenders "squeal" in Washington, D.C. Ernst's ad notes that she grew up castrating hogs on a farm in Iowa, so she'll know how to "cut pork" in Washington. The 30-second video calls for cutting wasteful...

  • How Republicans can make inroads with black voters

    Recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time -- and, above all, some serious thought -- into how to go about...

  • Why do liberals obsess --- to the point of delusion --- over anonymous GOP lawmakers?

    Is it a tactical effort to distract from Obama's problems? Is it a coping mechanism to deal with a political landscape that seems to be rejecting their viewpoint? Is it a deep craving for a feeling of moral and intellectual superiority? What is the cause behind the fever that sweeps the...

  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind schedule amid concerns...

  • Nate Silver: 60 percent chance of Republicans taking control of the Senate

    FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver joined ABC's "This Week" on Sunday to share his 2014 Senate prediction, saying Republicans have about a 60 percent chance of winning a Senate majority. Silver put Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina at the top of his list of seats Republicans have a good...

  • Will any 2016 Republican hopeful stand up for a strong defense?

    If one or more of the would-be 2016 GOP nominees steps forward soon with a detailed plan on how to reshape and fund the Defense Department from 2017 through 2020, he or she will instantly achieve a significant advantage in the race for the Republican nomination. There is simply no established...

  • Republicans mark Obamacare four-year anniversary with swagger

    Sunday will mark the four-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law -- and Republicans, feeling freshly vindicated, are celebrating with swagger. “I think the gift from President Obama to Democratic candidates is not a dozen roses, but a bunch of prickly...

  • Souped-up ground game could be GOP's key to winning Senate

    If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, they could owe their victory to a bunch of computer geeks and data nerds holed up in two offices 2,800 miles apart. The Republicans need to flip six seats to wrest the Senate majority from the Democrats on a playing field that is expanding...



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