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GOP threatens CNN, NBC with reprisals over Clinton shows

GOP threatens CNN, NBC with reprisals over Clinton shows

There’s little doubt that Republicans are scared to death by the prospect of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton running for President. That fear emerged for all to see Monday when the Republican Nation Committee threatened to oust NBC and CNN from future GOP debates the networks air upcoming specials on Clinton. […]

Lots of discord, dysfunction in state GOP parties

Lots of discord, dysfunction in state GOP parties

Plagued by infighting and deep ideological divisions, state Republican parties from Alaska to Maine are mired in dysfunction. Several state Republican leaders have been forced out or resigned in recent months, and many state GOP parties face financial problems and skeptical national leaders. Democrats are not immune to such problems, but the conflicts on the […]

Republicans, as usual, wooing religious conservatives

Republicans, as usual, wooing religious conservatives

Facing lingering tensions in his party, the chairman of the Republican National Committee urged religious conservatives Saturday to support the GOP’s plans to expand. “I would just ask you that we come together and that we pray for the future of this country,” Reince Priebus said on the final day of the Faith and Freedom […]

Republicans reaffirm homophobic stand on gay marriage, honor perennial loser Ron Paul

Republicans reaffirm homophobic stand on gay marriage, honor perennial loser Ron Paul

Homophobia ruled at the spring gathering of the Republican National Committee this week in Los Angeles as the group approved — with no debate — yet another resolution affirming the party’s steadfast opposition to gay marriage. A simple resolution approved in a voice vote by the 157 members of the RNC said: “The Republican National […]

GOP Rep. Young calls Hispanics ‘wetbacks,’ then bows to pressure and issues ‘apology’

GOP Rep. Young calls Hispanics ‘wetbacks,’ then bows to pressure and issues ‘apology’

Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young, a long-time Congressman with a reputation for typical GOP bigotry, opened his mouth and inserted his rancid foot Thursday when he called Hispanic workers “wetbacks,” a strong slur against those who come from South of the border. “My father had a ranch and we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to […]

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Marriage, if you believe the overwrought hyperbole of the rabid right-wing that controls the Republican Party and wants to send America deeper into the dark ages, is a sacred institution limited only to the coupling of a man and woman — a doctrine, they claim, blessed by the Bible and worthy of ratification by the […]

Paul Ryan to GOP: Be careful which fights you pick with Obama

Paul Ryan to GOP: Be careful which fights you pick with Obama

Rep. Paul Ryan has a message for fellow Republicans: Let’s stick together and carefully pick our fights with President Barack Obama. In a speech Saturday to conservatives, the Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential nominee outlined a pragmatic approach for dealing with a second Obama administration. Saying that Obama would attempt to divide Republicans, Ryan […]

Romney used secret data mining system to identify wealthy donors

Romney used secret data mining system to identify wealthy donors

Building upon its fundraising prowess, Mitt Romney‘s campaign began a secretive data-mining project this summer to trove through Americans’ personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new and likely wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned. The project employs strategies similar to those the business world uses to influence […]