More Republican Party Articles

  • Illinois GOP hopefuls address school 'clout' issue

    The three lawmakers seeking the Republican nomination for governor still are facing questions about their roles in a five-year-old admissions scandal at the University of Illinois.

  • Primary for shot at Dick Durbin poses dilemma for Illinois Republicans

    Does a West Point graduate and business owner with little name recognition give them their best shot at beating three-term Sen. Dick Durbin? Or is it a dairy magnate and state senator who has run twice for the office unsuccessfully, and has had past gaffes about immigrants and abortion?

  • Republican Party ups investment in Colorado

    The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and sagging poll numbers for Democrats raise GOP hopes of ending the party's decade-long drought on top-of-the-ticket wins in the state.

  • Republican David Jolly wins Florida-13 special election, narrowly

    Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink by a 49-percent to 47-percent margin in the special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, according to current returns.

  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own.

  • Education reform: It's positive, optimistic and Republicans can make it work if they seize the issue

    OXON HILL, Md. -- The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers” and a Wookiee from the 1977 film “Star Wars.” Some of the speeches also expressed sentiments from the past, though...

  • Senate hopeful in Oklahoma: African-American voters are ready to support Republicans

    Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon, a Republican candidate to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his party, describing that community as "fertile ground" for a conservative message. Shannon, who is black and native American,...

  • Colorado straw poll results suggest Republicans may not nominate weak candidates

    Colorado is one of the hot states--maybe the hottest state--in the 2014 elections for senator and governor. It was carried twice by Barack Obama, and if you array the states in order of Obama 2012 percentage it was the state that cast the 270th electoral vote for him. So although Obama did just...

  • Rand Paul: GOP has 'real opportunity' to attract youth voters

    Sen. Rand Paul says his Republican Party is posed to attract more youth voters, a demographic the GOP has struggled to make inroads with in recent presidential elections. The Kentucky lawmaker told "Fox News Sunday" that while President Obama won the youth vote by a 3-to-1 ratio, young...

  • GOP can make 2014 elections a referendum on corporate welfare

    “Whose side are you on?” That's the Democratic mantra for the 2014 elections. It's the same “people versus the powerful” line that Democrats trot out every two years, because it works. But this year Republicans can turn this narrative on its head and make the midterm elections a...

  • VIDEO: Rick Santorum says conservatives should be more like Pope Francis

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says conservatives should take a cue from Pope Francis and talk more about good news than the negative.

  • Rick Santorum urges GOP to get Obama criticism 'out of your system,' new focus on working class

    Former presidential contender Rick Santorum delivered a well-received speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday criticizing the Republican Party's focus on blasting Democrats and President Obama, calling on the party to focus less on job creators and more on the working-class...

  • Rick Perry, John Cornyn: Change is just a GOP president away

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. John Cornyn kicked off the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference with the message that American decline is reversible with just a change in the White House. "We don't have to accept recent history. We just have to change the presidency. It's...

  • VIDEO: Mike Huckabee says veterans deserve better

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee advocates for veterans saying they shouldn't be waiting for health care when they return home from war.

  • VIDEO: 'There's a price to be paid' for bad policies, says Rick Perry

    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says there is a price to be paid for bad policies.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...