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McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

McCarthy front-runner for Cantor’s leader job

California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured a clear shot to becoming House majority leader on Thursday as his sole rival dropped his bid in a leadership fight that exposed deep fissures…

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division…

GOP gay political operative says farewell to party

GOP gay political operative says farewell to party

Veteran GOP operative Jimmy LaSalvia is a rarity in the normally homophobic Republican party –an openly-gay activist who tried to bring the party of the elephant into more-mainstream thinking. But…

GOP’s image: Nothing to brag about?

GOP’s image: Nothing to brag about?

The Republican Party’s image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party’s appeal despite its investment in outreach to the…

Nasty split between GOP leaders, rabid right

Nasty split between GOP leaders, rabid right

Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another. The recent eagerness of House Speaker John…

After House failure to even vote, can Senate save the day?

After House failure to even vote, can Senate save the day?

Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts…

House vote on its unpopular debt proposal uncertain Tuesday night

House vote on its unpopular debt proposal uncertain Tuesday night

The House of Representatives, where Republicans threw a monkey wrench into efforts that were close to hatching a deal to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling into next…

Peter King for President? Apparently, he thinks so

Peter King for President?  Apparently, he thinks so

Longtime New York Republican Congressman Peter King thinks he might be Presidential material — a consideration that most GOP political operatives think laughable. “Here we go again, the beginning another…

Rick Santorum continues his racist themes

Rick Santorum continues his racist themes

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is resurrecting an old, racist theme on the campaign trail, trying to link food stamps with minorities and suggesting only black people receive welfare benefits…

Rick Perry’s homophobic ad generates dissension, not support

Rick Perry’s homophobic ad generates dissension, not support

Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to jump start his stalled campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and is turning to outright homophobia and religious extremism in a last-ditch effort to…

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