All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GOP’

Ben Carson Isn’t Yet Running, May Not Win, But Can’t Lose

Gatewood Galbraith was a perennial candidate in Kentucky for years. The Lexington-based attorney is something of a folk hero in the state, especially now that he has died. Stickers and spray-painted images of Gatewood made with stencils appear on street signs, overpasses, and other handy displays around Lexington. Gatewood — for he is known by his first name throughout the …

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Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group whose only purpose is getting Republicans elected to the US Senate, has turned to nostalgic gaming to help with its cause. The NRSC has built its own retro platformer called Gioipi: 2014 Mission Majority. Combining funky chiptune jams and an unbelievably spry pachyderm with strong GOP messaging, Giopi is available to play right …

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Mitt Romney Crushes New Hampshire Poll; 2016 Bid?

If someone was to grab you on the street and ask you who you thought the leading candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for President would be, a plethora of names could tumble from your mouth – Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, etc. etc. The last name many would expect to hear on that list would be …

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Ann Coulter Calls Dave Brat Win a “Massive Wakeup Call” to GOP

Ann Coulter thinks Dave Brat’s recent victory over Republican incumbent Eric Cantor in last Tuesday’s primary election is a good thing for the Republican party. The conservative political commentator joined Megyn Kelly on Fox News Live to discuss the shocking election results. “Amnesty loses big,” Coulter told Kelly. “The idea that this will hurt the Republicans in 2016 is insane.” …

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Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

In his 2012 presidential bid, Texas governor Rick Perry was known for his verbal gaffes, perhaps the most famous of which coming during a debate in which Perry forgot which part of the federal government he wished to abolish. Many have not considered Perry to be a viable candidate in the 2016 elections, yet his actions imply otherwise, making visits …

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Lindsey Graham Wins South Carolina Primary

In shocking news last night, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Virginia primary to dark-horse Tea Party candidate and political newcomer, David Brat. This defeat for the Republicans follows disappointing news from the Mississippi primaries last week, in which incumbent Thad Cochran was forced into a runoff with challenger Chris McDaniel. Fortunately for the Republicans, they were able …

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Joni Ernst Wins GOP Primary in Iowa for US Senate

In order to achieve a majority in the United States Senate after the next election cycle, the Republican Party must win six additional seats. Fortunately for conservatives, fate seemed to be smiling on the GOP Tuesday as Republican candidate Joni Ernst dominated her competition in the Iowa state primary in order to become the Republican nominee in the highly-anticipated Senatorial …

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Minimum Wage Hike Shut Down by GOP

The federally-mandated Minimum Wage has been at $7.25 an hour since 2009. If Senate Democrats, and President Obama, had had their way, that amount would have gone up to $10.10. But that effort has been brought to a grinding halt by the Republicans in the Senate. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (Dem) introduced the bill for a vote in the …

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Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Govern[/timeout]or of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and firearms. Regarding her views on how she would deal with suspected “enemies who would utterly annihilate America – they who’d …

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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” Israel has not been the only high ranking Democrat to call out the Republican Party on racism. “I think race …

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Google Continues To Build GOP Presence

Google is reportedly getting closer and closer with the Republican party, which may come as a surprise to some given that the company was one of the top contributors to the Obama campaign. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the technology giant is broadening its outreach to the GOP, has hired a “string of Republican operatives” to help it …

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Fewer Republicans Now Accept Evolution Than Did in 2009

The U.S. has always had an interesting relationship with the science of evolution. As a foundational part of modern biology, the fact that species change over time is rarely debated in scientific circles (though exactly how change occurs is the subject of a lively, ongoing debate). The religious culture in the U.S., however, has traditionally seen evolution and other sciences …

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