Thursday, April 2, 2015
Republicans
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Conservative Group Behind Scott Walker’s Political Rise

While the Bradley Foundation has a lower profile than the Kochs, its aims are similar.

March 31, 2015
Photo: Peter Stevens via Flickr

A Make-Or-Break Week Awaits Republican Leaders In Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have an opportunity to demonstrate that Republicans can effectively govern. But it remains unclear if they will be able to deliver.

March 25, 2015
John Boehner

Boehner Survives, Conservatives Cope: Ongoing Saga Of The 114th Congress

Conservatives aren’t exactly pleased with Boehner’s performance, but he isn’t going anywhere.

March 11, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Strong February Job Numbers Underline Obama’s Performance — And GOP Failure

Obama’s job record is outstanding and continues to smash the idiotic economic predictions promoted by Republicans.

March 6, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
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Endorse This: A Kiss From John Boehner?

Watch Speaker John Boehner really play hard-to-get with the press corps.

February 26, 2015
Hillary Clinton

On ‘Morning Joe’: High (GOP) Anxiety About Hillary Clinton

Denigrating Hillary Clinton makes the right feel a little better about 2016. For now.

February 24, 2015
Gov. of Utah Gary Herbert Talks About Medicaid Expansion

A Separate Peace: GOP Governors And The Medicaid Expansion

Some GOP governors are trying to expand Medicaid — without enraging their right-wing bases.

February 18, 2015
Matt Mead

Republicans Hold The Line Against Medicaid Expansion

Despite some compromises, many Republicans continue to pushback against Medicaid expansion.

February 17, 2015
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On Gas Tax Increase, Obama Is Wrong — And (Some) Republicans Are Right

With their strange urge to ruin the transportation systems that made America the world’s strongest country, the Tea Party is more like a Termite Party.

February 4, 2015
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Late Night Round-Up: State Of The Union

And this year’s “Implody” award for worst State of the Union response speech goes to…

January 22, 2015
Money

Supporting Campaign Finance Reform Is A Conservative Value

A Republican legislator explains why his party should want big money out of politics.

January 20, 2015
Mitt Romney

Analysis: Eyeing A Third Run, Romney Faces Skeptical Voters And Doubtful Allies

Does anyone really want Mitt Romney to run in 2016?

January 19, 2015
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Endorse This: Ben Carson Gives ISIS Credit

Ben Carson: At least ISIS actually believe in something.

January 16, 2015
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Duke: Racist Leader Was Scalise ‘Friend’ And Campaign Donor

David Duke’s top aide Kenneth Knight personally donated $1000 to Steve Scalise in 2008.

December 31, 2014
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Why Nobody Who Knows Louisiana Believes Steve Scalise

Neo-Nazi David Duke, sponsor of the conference where Scalise spoke in 2002, had been making headlines in Louisiana for a decade.

December 30, 2014
cuba libre

Cuba Diplomacy: Behind Right-Wing Outrage, An Intellectual Void

Republican critics furiously denounce Obama’s Cuba initiative — but they’re devoid of fresh ideas.

December 18, 2014
Obama Lunch

Poll: Democratic, GOP Bases Disenchanted With Their Parties

Both parties have become even more unpopular — and with their own bases, too — in the wake of the cromnibus.

December 16, 2014
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Endorse This: Nope, Mitch McConnell Still Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Mitch McConnell is laying out a bold agenda on health care for the incoming Republican majority in the Senate — sort of.

December 8, 2014
Jeb Bush

What Americans Don’t Know (Yet) About Jeb Bush

There are many fascinating chapters in the Jeb Bush dossier, rooted in his lifelong plan to become “very wealthy.”

December 4, 2014
Photo: Peter Stevens via Flickr

The 5 Worst GOP Plans To Fight Obama’s Immigration Action

Two weeks after President Obama moved unilaterally to protect some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Republicans still aren’t sure how to respond. They know that the president’s action must be a lawless power grab to give everyone amnesty (whatever that means), but they are divided on how they should fight back. That’s not to say […]

December 3, 2014
Barack Obama

Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Yes, he makes mistakes, and he has flaws — but Barack Obama’s achievements, temperament, and persistence are worthy of thanks.

November 27, 2014
Chuck Hagel

Hagel’s Exit From Pentagon Still Leaves Administration Divided

Hagel’s resignation from the Pentagon will make him the third defense secretary to resign in the six years of the Obama administration.

November 25, 2014
Chris Christie CPAC

Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

Republicans can’t decide whether Chris Christie is a savior for their party or a loose-cannon liability.

November 24, 2014
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Obama’s Expected Immigration Action Stokes Republican Fury

President Obama’s immigration moves are driving the GOP mad.

November 20, 2014