As Mitt Romney draws closer to choosing a running mate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been putting in a good word for rising GOP star Marco Rubio, his state’s fresh-faced Cuban-American Senator.
[credit provider=”republicanconference via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference/”] A majority of the House Republican conference is pushing their leaders to block funds for ‘Obamacare’ when government funding requires renewal on Oct. 1, a demand that could lead to a government shutdown weeks before Election Day.Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared to brush off the […]
Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign and its allies are taking their ‘You didn’t build it here’ attacks against wide today, with a pair of new ads and two dozen swing state campaign rallies that will slam President Barack Obama for his recent comment about small business and government a central theme of […]
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker didn’t hold back criticism of his party’s presidential candidate today, knocking Mitt Romney’s campaign for assuming the 2012 election “can just be a referendum on the President.”
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Brookings Institute”] Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) slammed Democrats on Tuesday for willingly driving the country off the fiscal cliff to create “smoke and mirrors” to cause taxes to rise before going back to cut taxes later.”That these very prominent folks, knowing that this multi-trillion dollar increase would cause […]
The most important issue in this year’s election is the economy.
[credit provider=”Flickr / notemily ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/notemily/4765303795/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] House Republicans have sidelined — at least for now — legislation that repeals the Obama administration’s contraception coverage guarantee and makes cuts to funding for women’s health programs. A committee markup initially anticipated for this week won’t happen, nor are GOP leaders certain it […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Wisconsin has become one of the most politically charged states this election season in the aftermath of the Wisconsin governor recall election.But despite the surge in Republican enthusiasm from Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election win, it has not yet shown any signs of benefitting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. […]
Republican strategist Karl Rove thinks Mitt Romney needs to toughen up and start fighting back against the President Barack Obama‘s “stream of smears” against the Republican candidate’s personal wealth and business record.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Amonix”] The Las Vegas Review Journal reports today that Amonix, a California-based solar panel company that has received more than $20 million in federal tax credits and grants, has shut down its manufacturing plant in Northern Las Vegas, just 14 months after it opened. The company, which makes […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] As speculation mounts over who Mitt Romney will select as his 2012 running mate, one of the favourite contenders insisted today that he may not want the job. Ohio Senator Rob Portman, whose name most often tops potential V.P. lists, said today that he plans to remain in the […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Halfway through July, Republicans and conservatives are still having trouble warming up to their presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.A new Washington Post/ABC poll finds that 24 per cent of Republicans and an astounding 37 per cent of self-described conservatives view Romney’s campaign in an unfavorable light. He has a similar […]
President Obama makes the case for raising tax rates a few percentage points on Americans making more than $250,000 per year by arguing that successful people in this country didn’t get there on their own.
[credit provider=”republicanconference via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference/”] In the aftermath of last month’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have made it clear that they have no plans to give up their fight to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. What is often lost in the discussion […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Mitt Romney has supposedly chosen a running mate, but has not yet revealed who he or she is.Could we be looking at a Romney-Rice GOP ticket? Or maybe we’ll see a not-so-alliterative Romney-Pawlenty pairing on the ballot come Election Day.
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/5856698715/in/photostream/”] For months, both parties have warned that the country was barreling toward a fiscal cliff of massive tax increases and government spending cuts that would send the economy back into a tailspin unless a compromise was cobbled together before the end of the year.But in a dramatic […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of GBTV”] Shortly after John Roberts, the conservative United States Supreme Court Chief Justice, sided with the Court’s four liberal justices to uphold President Barack Obama’s major health-care reform, he joked that he was leaving the country for the “impregnable island fortress” of Malta.Roberts was referring not so […]
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[credit provider=”Getty”] As the clock runs down to the Republican National Convention. running mate, speculation about who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate has reached new heights this week. The New York Times reports today that Romney has already selected his No. 2 and could announce his pick as soon […]
Consider Chief Justice John Roberts officially a liberal hero and conservative enemy.
[credit provider=”AP”] For most of the political world, the Republican presidential primary ended months ago, back when it became clear to everyone that Mitt Romney was going to win the nomination. For the Ron Paul World, however, the primary battle has been quietly dragging on for months, and will finally culminate […]
Early Thursday evening, Matt Drudge reported that Condoleezza Rice has “emerged as the frontrunner” as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick. It has been panned throughout the Twittersphere.
The U.S. economy is making some progress, says Paul Krugman, but the real underlying issue here is something he calls a “nightmarishly dysfunctional political situation.”
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[credit provider=”AP”] We’ve been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it’s President Obama’s turn.One of the single biggest factors in a President’s reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We’re […]
In what appears to be an effort to find an opening in the national security debate, Republicans and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are ripping President Barack Obama for his recent statements on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
As Republicans prepare their 33rd vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.y.) went on a bizarre rant on the House floor Wednesday disparaging Republican efforts. He said Republicans’ only health care plan is a “chicken noodle soup” plan, and went all out in his speech, bringing […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] The bank BBVA Compass is predicting that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 election as economic conditions continue to deteriorate over the next few months. In a research note Wednesday, the bank said that the current economic conditions favour a victory for President Barack Obama. However, the bank expects manufacturing activity […]
President Barack Obama was adamant Monday that his calls for extending the Bush-era tax cuts only for Americans earning less than $250,000 do not amount to class warfare, while at the same time saying that he will veto any legislation that extends all of the tax cuts.
In 2004, Howard Dean’s former campaign manager called it a “revolution.”
June’s fundraising numbers are officially in, and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney absolutely trounced President Barack Obama by about $35 million. Romney continued an impressive trend in June, beating Obama for the second consecutive month.
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[credit provider=”AP”] Politico reports that in an email to donors, the Obama campaign said it raised $71 million in June from 706,000 donors. That trails Mitt Romney’s June haul by $35 million. The email, from Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw, displays some of the concern we’ve seen over the past month, as the […]
Add House Speaker John Boehner to the long list of conservatives that remain uninspired by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
[credit provider=”AP”] Politico reports this morning on how Congressional Republicans will look to use a series of contentious votes to build campaign momentum for the 2012 election. The GOP will complement the votes — including a symbolic effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — with advertising, robocalls and mailings. Here’s why […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Creative Commons”] Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) suddenly announced his resignation from Congress late Friday, citing a “nightmarish” past month and quoting Bob Dylan on the way out.The month truly was nightmarish. On Thursday, The Detroit News published McCotter’s plans of a crude-sounding sitcom pilot. Last month, he was informed […]
[credit provider=”CMT”] Lots of our readers have been asking whether Mitt Romney will be able to fix the economy.To continue to answer this question, we have begun analysing Mitt Romney’s plan to fix the economy, which he published last fall.
[credit provider=”Fibonacci Blue via Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fibonacciblue/”] In the 1990s, if people told you about three men on television spinning ever more complicated conspiracy theories about the federal government, you’d assume they were talking about an “X-Files” spinoff. If you heard the same thing today, you’d be on solid ground assuming they […]
[credit provider=”The White House”] As second quarter fundraising reports start to trickle in, the Obama campaign is already warning that it may have lost its edge in the campaign money wars.Publicly, the campaign has tried to turn its fundraising disadvantage into a political opportunity, raising the reliable specters of Karl […]
Herman Cain is taking his bizarre, post-modern political experiment digital this week, with the launch of “Cain TV,” an online television channel dedicated to the former pizza titan and Republican presidential candidate.
[credit provider=”NCVFP via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eaamdEnNuE”] North Carolina lawmaker Becky Carney, a 10-year veteran in the state House, cast the deciding vote last night to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto on a bill to approve hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in natural gas exploration, but she swears it was all a big mistake.”Oh, […]
[credit provider=”Techcruch via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/techcrunch50-2008/2840822829/”] Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show.Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager […]
Faced with the Supreme Court’s surprising decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, the Republican Party spin machine has gone into overdrive, as GOP leaders and strategists try to use the ruling to argue that the law amounts to a massive tax increase on middle-class Americans.
The Supreme Court’s approval rating has experienced a dramatic rise in negative opinion following the high court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, according to a new Rasmussen poll released Sunday.
Bloomberg’s Michael C. Bender posted this video of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi telling Gov. Rick Scott the (false) news that the Supreme Court had overturned the Affordable Care Act.
After the Supreme Court handed down the decision to uphold his signature legislation, President Barack Obama’s account tweeted a reference to Vice President Joe Biden’s famous line on the legislation:
So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare. There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is. But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.
[credit provider=”Flikr “] The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation. Although many people are just now tuning in to the scandal, a Republican investigation into Fast and Furious has been […]
Rush Limbaugh, as you might imagine, was not pleased at the Supreme Court’s decision that upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
While CNN and Fox News misreported the breaking Supreme Court news on the health care ruling, Republicans took to celebrating a little too early.
UPDATE: Wow. Now it’s $1 million.
[credit provider=”AP”] The entire country is waiting with bated breath for tomorrow’s Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, a decision that will have wide-ranging effects on politics and the markets, not to mention the multibillion dollar healthcare industry and the millions of people who aren’t insured.But […]
With the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act expected in less than 24 hours, a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute details the American public’s overall feelings about President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&id=f8cd0d41c0e64b7382b96fe2cced027d&isgb=false”] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that the Senate has reached a deal that will freeze interest rates on student loans for another year, although the details of the proposal have yet to be determined. “We basically have the student loan issue worked out,” Reid told reporters, […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Having declared himself out of the running for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nod, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has stepped comfortably into the role of party elder, and appears to be relishing the opportunity to critique the Republican Party’s direction and message. In a recent op-ed for the National […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider/Grace Wyler”] With Ron Paul effectively out of the 2012 presidential race, the ragtag coalition that propelled his dark-horse campaign is already showing signs of unravelling. In the wake of the realisation that Paul does not have enough delegates to win the Republican nomination, his supporters have split on […]
News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch just took to Twitter to take a couple of shots at Mitt Romney:
The most important issue in this year’s election is the economy.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] There has been a major shakeup in Mitt Romney’s vice presidential horse race over the last few days, at least according to the national news media. The latest InTrade odds show Republican darling Marco Rubio is falling, in the wake of a recent ABC report that he wasn’t […]
The House Oversight Committee has found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.
[credit provider=”AP”] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out today at the House Oversight committee decision to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over botched Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi told reporters, according to the Huffington […]
RightChange.com, a Republican political group, released an attack ad Monday that parodies the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials with the “Most Arrogant Man in the World,” starring President Obama.
President Barack Obama assserted executive privilege over documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious, setting off a Washington firestorm over his administration’s botched gun-running operation.
Top Republicans are putting pressure on Mitt Romney to come up with a response to President Barack Obama‘s new immigration policy, as the GOP rapidly loses ground in the war for Hispanic voters.
[credit provider=”Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection” url=”http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/fsa/8b38000/8b38600/8b38632r.jpg”] I recently laid out the fundamental problem with the US economy:Massive consumer debts and high unemployment are crippling consumer spending, which accounts for about 70% of our economy.
[credit provider=”Greg Skidmore, en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rand_Paul_in_Louisville_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg”] Ron Paul World remains deeply divided over Sen. Rand Paul’s recent endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.A quick glance around the online universe of the Ron Paul Revolution reveals that many of the most ardent Paul supporters are still shocked and saddened by the […]
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Ron Paul won the majority of national convention delegates in Iowa this weekend, ending a Republican Party drama that has been unfolding since January. The Paul campaign announced tonight that the Texas Congressman won 21 of the state’s 25 unbound delegates at Iowa’s state and district […]
The oft-controversial host of HBO’s late night show “Real Time with Bill Maher” is sure to irk some NFL owners, MLB owners, Democrats, and Republicans alike with his latest comments.
GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg – the at-large congressman from Montana – is planning to challenge the state’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester, Roll Call reports. Rehberg’s entry puts the Big Sky matchup at the top of the list of Senate races to watch in 2012. A well-known member of the House […]
[credit provider=”WisPolitics via Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wispolitics/”] Newly elected Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has his work cut out for him. Priebus, who campaigned on the promise that he would get the RNC’s financial house in order, inherited $23 million in debt from former chairman Michael Steele, the Associated Press reports. […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] In the wake of President Barack Obama‘s administration announcement that they will stop deporting and start granting work permits to young illegal immigrants, Republicans are urging Republican nominee Mitt Romney to soften his position on illegal immigration. Again.Lionel Sosa, a former top adviser to Ronald Reagan on Hispanic outreach, told […]
[credit provider=”WikiMedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Destitute_man_vacant_store.gif”] The big issue in this year’s election is the economy.And the candidates are already hammering each other over it.
[credit provider=”Zeke Miller”] Fresh off a visit to Iowa over the weekend, Sarah Palin has released a new video that has all the trappings of a campaign video.Palin, who remains on the sidelines of the 2012 presidential race, has repeatedly said that she may still launch a campaign if she […]
[credit provider=”Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown”] Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown was banned from speaking on the floor of the State House today after she used the word “vagina” in a speech Wednesday, according to the Detroit News.Concluding her remarks about an abortion regulation bill Wednesday, Brown said:
In 2011, the Republican National Committee launched a new Hispanic outreach effort, complete with a new website, RNC Latinos. Until a few minutes ago, though, that website featured a stock photo of children that were actually Asian.
Faced with a demoralized national electorate, the 2012 presidential campaigns have abandoned inspirational messages and sweeping themes in favour of cold, hard maths.
[credit provider=”AP”] The Republican National Committee finally gave in to Ron Paul‘s fanatical supporters this week, signing off on a three-day festival that will fête the septuagenarian congressman in the days leading up to the party’s national convention in Tampa this August.Paul Festival organiser Bryan Siemon told Business Insider that […]
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[credit provider=”Marsha Looper campaign” url=”electmarsha.org”] A Colorado State Rep.’s campaign has outed her own son as gay in an attempt to prove her opposition to gay marriage and civil unions is greater than her opponent, The Denver Post reports. State Rep. Marsha Looper’s campaign manager sent an email to her supporters over […]
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough gave an impassioned defence of Jeb Bush on Morning Joe today, praising the Florida Governor for his recent comments criticising the Republican Party’s hard tack to the right.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa has scheduled a June 20 vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce documents related to the investigation into the Fast and Furious operation “gunwalking” scandal, the committee announced this morning.
[credit provider=”www.shorpy.com” url=”http://www.shorpy.com/node/12523″] Paul Krugman is pulling no punches in blasting Obama for his “the private sector is fine” remark last week.(Mitt Romney hasn’t wasted any time, either, using the line as an opportunity to suddenly become a champion of the middle class, even while saying that he doesn’t want […]
[credit provider=”CBS”] People have been saying this for ages: Ronald Reagan would not do well in today’s Republican party.But mostly, it’s said by outsiders, rather than Republicans in good standing in the party.
Mitt Romney has jumped all over Obama’s comment that “the private sector is doing fine,” blasting the President in a new campaign ad that is now featured on Romney’s web site.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a top figure in the Republican Party and often-mentioned vice presidential candidate, warned the party against reading too much into the results of the Wisconsin recall election as a “harbinger” for the presidential election between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul broke ranks with his father’s political army this week and endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican Party presidential nominee, setting off a firestorm of outrage in the Ron Paul Universe.
[credit provider=”Mike Norman Economics” url=”http://mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com/2012/06/did-stimulus-work-heres-unequivocal.html”] Last week, we printed the chart that will get Obama fired.That chart shows the unemployment rate projected by the incoming Obama administration as compared to the actual unemployment rate over the past four years–which has been far higher than even the nightmare-scenario projection.
Arizona congressional candidate Ron Gould is raising eyebrows today with a new ad in which the mustachioed Republican takes a loaded gun and literally blows President Obama’s healthcare bill to shreds.
The biggest area of polarization in America right now is not race, class, or gender — it’s politics, according to a new monster report from the Pew Research centre.
Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $76.8 million in May fundraising efforts. That outpaces President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee by an astounding amount — nearly $17 million.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gopleader/4156380948/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] NBC News has gotten ahold of new Republican talking points on how to deal with the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. The memo, which was distributed by House Speaker John Boehner’s office this afternoon, gives some early insight into […]
If economic growth continues to slow ahead of the election, Democrats’ pitch to voters may have to sharpen as the party’s odds of victory in the presidential and congressional elections would likely worsen.
[credit provider=”AP”] Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus was particularly gleeful last night, in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker‘s decisive victory in Wisconsin’s recall election.Priebus, a Wisconsin native, immediately sent out a tweet congratulating Walker, and rung the verbal bells of “liberty and freedom” to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
Unabashedly liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz appeared to be on the verge of tears last night, as it became clear that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had survived his recall challenge.
The Drudge Report is leading with a huge picture of President Barack Obama tonight, as conservatives celebrate Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall election.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://search.creativecommons.org/”] With less than an hour to go before the polls close in Wisconsin’s heated recall election, early exit polls indicate that the race might be a lot closer than Republicans had hoped. The New York Times reports that preliminary exits suggest that about a third of all […]
[credit provider=”AP”] David Schecter still doesn’t believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will prevail in today’s million-plus signature effort to recall him.Schecter is the chair of the political science department at California State University Fresno, where he has written extensively about the nation’s other two gubernatorial recall elections. In those two elections, a pattern […]
[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=442389536073&set=a.442389501073.236436.45243961073&type=1&theatre”] Whether he’s tapped as Mitt Romney’s running mate or not, Sen. Rob Portman (R – Ohio) is sure to play a role in the race for president this fall. Literally.Yahoo News reporter Chris Moody has a fascinating feature story today about how Republicans have long turned to Portman for […]