Republicans bank $31 million for keeping House control

Republicans face a well-funded challenge from House Democrats, who amassed $40 million

Republicans bank $31 million for keeping House control

The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party’s majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts the committee […]

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working. So shut up!

Eight million people have signed and 35 percent of enrollees through the federal marketplace are under age 35

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working.  So shut up!

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing room days before leaving the national stage for a week-long trip […]

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

One Republican candidate says castration is the way to deal with Democrats in Washington

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party’s chances of regaining control of the chamber. Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat, is retiring after three decades, and Republicans are adding that seat to their list of winnable races in the November […]

On healthcare, Americans prefer Democrats over GOP

An uptick in support for Democrats and a slide for Republicans

On healthcare, Americans prefer Democrats over GOP

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the “Obamacare” health plan. Nearly one-third of respondents in the online survey released on Tuesday said they prefer Democrats’ plan, policy or approach […]

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

With a black President residing at 160o Pennsylvania, Republican racism is in full bloom

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

Want to see the rabid right wing of the Republican party squirm? Just call them what they are: racists. Nothing makes an ultra-conservative more nervous because while they scream and moan that they aren’t bigots who hate blacks, other minorities, homosexuals and anyone else who doesn’t fit their lilly-white view of the world, they know […]

Racism drives, ‘animates’ Republican base

'The Republican base does have elements animated by racism. That's unfortunate'

Racism drives, ‘animates’ Republican base

An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with those from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, in which she […]

Right wing strategy: Always attack Obamacare

Near-universal opposition to the president's health care law dominated the conversation

Right wing strategy: Always attack Obamacare

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama’s health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign’s unofficial start. A speaking program packed with potential presidential candidates weighed in on the House Republicans’ controversial budget, the party’s struggle […]

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Reluctantly, some in the GOP admit the plan is far from perfect.

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will have a lot of work to do in Iowa, should he seek the 2016 presidential nomination, based on the range of sour reactions to his just-passed House budget proposal. The Wisconsin representative and former vice presidential nominee will make a pitch for the plan Friday at an annual spring […]

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

They view it as a potent weapon in the November congressional elections

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for the poor and funding of medical research. Democrats view the document as a potent weapon in the November congressional elections and are betting that its […]

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

Obama waded into the acrid debate over voting access in an election year

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities. “The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today […]

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