By Ashe Schow | 12/06/13 01:55 PM
MSNBC host Chris Matthews is at it again. This time he's comparing current GOP legislators to those who supported apartheid in South Africa.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:47 AM
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
By Ashe Schow | 12/05/13 05:08 PM
Call it combat training for a war against the war on women. The National Republican Congressional Committee doesn't want any male GOP candidates to pull a Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock during the 2014 elections, especially when control of the Senate is up for grabs, so it's training candidates...
By Charles Hoskinson | 12/05/13 03:58 PM
Read twice, publish once. That's a lesson my first writing coach taught me more than two decades ago. It's still useful, not just in journalism, but whenever you want to avoid headlines like this one, from BuzzFeed: "GOP Candidate Says Government Should Be 'Servant' And She's Ready To 'Whip...
12/05/13 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says some Republicans aren't as sensitive as they should be when they campaign against female candidates. Boehner says male House members need to be a little more sensitive. He was responding Thursday to a story in Politico saying the House GOP's...
By Philip Klein | 12/05/13 01:47 PM
I owe Mitt Romney an apology. During the 2012 Republican presidential primary season, I repeatedly criticized Romney - and personally challenged him during his editorial board meeting with the Washington Examiner - for promising that if elected, on day one of his presidency, he would grant...
12/05/13 10:00 AM
(swampland.time.com) When the House voted in September to cut $40 billion from the federal food-stamp program over 10 years, all but 15 Republicans supported the measure while not a single Democrat did so. But according to a TIME analysis of county-by-county food-stamp-enrollment data compiled by...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/04/13 09:54 AM
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is making all the right moves for someone looking to make another Senate run. This time, however, the seat Brown might seek is in neighboring New Hampshire. Brown, who lost a re-election bid in Massachusetts in 2012, has over the past few weeks become...
By Paul Bedard | 12/04/13 09:33 AM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week is traveling to Detroit, the nation's economic disaster zone, to lay out a sweeping proposal to revive the Motor City while also extending his recent outreach to blacks by opening a GOP African-American engagement office.
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