More Republican Party Articles

  • 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...

  • A very jolly election for David Jolly and Republicans

    The Republicans would nominate as their candidate for the recently contested House seat in Florida a candidate with the celebratory surname of Jolly. David Jolly to be exact. Needless to say, David Jolly won. Perhaps his victory will establish a trend. According to the trend, the Republicans...

  • Ben Sasse features Obama's 'Constitutional madness' in bracket

    After President Obama filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is poking him for his "Constitutional Madness." Sasse asked his fans to choose Obama's worst constitutional violation, such as "forcing taxpayers to violate religious conscience by funding abortion...

  • Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat

    York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a...

  • GOP chairman: Democrats face a Republican 'tsunami' in 2014

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted Tuesday that the GOP would win the Senate and gain House seats in the November elections, saying flatly that he expected his party to ride a “tsunami” to victory in the midterms.

  • Illinois voters to pick GOP governor nominee

    Illinois voters will choose a Republican on Tuesday to try to win back the governor's office in a race that already has drawn intense interest from labor unions worried that the leading candidate could weaken them in the same way GOP governors have in other states across the Midwest.

  • GOP celebrates progress on first anniversary of 'autopsy' report

    The Republican National Committee on Monday trumpeted its modernized voter turnout operation as the weapon that would help the GOP win seats in this year's midterm elections, but it sidestepped questions about its effort to broaden the party's appeal among Hispanics.

  • Republican factions can't change the facts

    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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