House Republicans embarrass their leaders with funding rejection

House Republicans embarrass their leaders with funding rejection

Rebellious Republicans thumbed their noses at their leaders in the House of Representative Wednesday and defeated a GOP-sponsored bill that would have funded the federal government beyond Sept. 30. The defeat — a clear embarrassment for GOP leaders — could create further jitters in a nervous economy. The bill went down to a crushing defeat […]

Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Whispers inside the fractured Republican Party suggest that when the smoke clears from a brutal primary campaign war for the party’s Presidential nomination, the most desirable candidate might just be maverick Libertarian Ron Paul. “Dr. Paul’s ideas are becoming more and more mainstream,” a longtime GOP political strategist, who asked not to be identified, tells […]

Republicans oppose lowering interest rates

Republicans oppose lowering interest rates

Congressional Republicans don’t like the idea of lowering interest rates. They claim that if the Federal Reserve takes steps to boost the economy by shifting money from short-term securities to long-term holdings — a move that would almost certainly lower rates on mortgages and consumer and business loans — it would increase the risk of […]

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

No one expected Congressional Republicans to embrace President Barack Obama‘s massive deficit reduction plan after he unveiled it Monday in a Rose Garden address. Everyone was right on that guess. “Pitting one group of Americans against another is not leadership,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters.  “A my-way-or-the-highway approach is not the way to work […]

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Republicans may claim to have the edge with voters for the 2012 race to control Congress but those numbers don’t add up in the fundraising coffers. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised more money in this off-year than the Republican campaign committee and the party of the elephant just finished their worst off-year August […]

GOP effort to recall Democrats fails in Wisconsin

GOP effort to recall Democrats fails in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans failed Tuesday to oust two Democratic state senators, ending a series of recall efforts by both sides that left Democrats with a 2-0 edge in the political game of one-up-man-ship triggered by the tense battle over collective bargaining rights for public employees. Even with their two wins in an earlier recall effort seeking […]