pertaining to the Republican Party

Repubs. Should Force Obama to Answer for His Lawlessness

Cal Thomas, Washington Examiner

Republicans should at least use the courts to try to restrain Obama.

Rand Paul Hits Bill Clinton w/ an Eye on the Midterms

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering former President Bill Clinton hard for his past sexual indiscretions -- and it isn't by accident.

Amnesty Advocates Ramp Up Angry Campaign on Opponents

Allahpundit, Hot Air

“What we are now doing is to switch tactics from persuasion to punishment,” Kica Matos, a spokeswoman for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, said.

28 Repubs. May Face TeaParty Wrath After Debt Vote

Jon Healey, LA Times

The Tea Party Express stated, "The GOP has lost yet another opportunity to prove that the Repub. Party will fight to stop Wash.'s reckless spending. Instead, they focus voters on the need to defeat incumbents who are unwilling to fight for the very Americans that sent them to D.C."

Will Demographics Really Destroy GOP?

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

The GOP currently has some of the largest shares of Congress, governorships, and state legislatures that it has had in recent history. Demographic changes did not prevent Dems from suffering the worst midterm election in 80 years in 2010, and most signs suggest another bad year is in the offing.

Boehner Gives In on Debt; Conservatives Revolt Over Lack of Cuts

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Rank and file House R's opposed to their leadership's debt limit plan are brainstorming new ways to limit federal spending. Even as GOP leaders seem intent on pushing through a debt ceilng bill this week that doesn't demand any new spending curbs, several conservative lawmakers are pressing for new ideas.

GOP Slams Obamacare Mandate Delay: A 'Train Wreck'

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

The administration Monday delayed another part of Obamacare, saying medium-sized businesses won't face a tax penalty until '16 for not providing workers with health coverage, refueling GOP criticism of Obamacare as a "train wreck" and "jobs killer."

Bill O'Reilly's Not Much of a Factor in Conservative Politics

Jen Kuznicki,

Suggestions from O’Reilly and others who are not part of the Repub. base really fall on deaf ears because even though his show is called the Factor, his musings are really not a factor when it comes to the direction of the Party he doesn’t identify with.

Dem Rep. Tries to Shut Down TeaParty Leader in IRS Hearing

Becket Adams, The Blaze

Liberal Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) dismissed a Tea Party leader’s concerns over being targeted by the IRS, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to swoop in. “Mr. Connolly wants us to believes that’s all a coincidence," Jordan said.

Rand Paul: Dems Must Return Money Raised by ‘Sexual Predator’ Clinton

Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul, who has been in a bit of a tiff recently with the Clintons, says that any Dem. who has raised campaign money with former President Clinton should return the cash to protest his sexual behavior in the White House.

McConnell's Poll Slip=Trouble for GOP?

James Hohmann, Politico

Mitch McConnell trails his Dem. opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by 4 points in a new poll. The survey also found Obama to be slightly more popular than the longtime incumbent senator. Only 27% view McConnell favorably.

The Nuclear Option-War on Repubs. & How Amnesty Would Kill GOP

Charles Hurt, Breitbart

Immigration is NOT a top concern for American voters. And the 3% that think reform is important want the gov't to simply do its job and enforce its own immigration laws and protect the borders.

House GOP Cools to Immigration Overhaul

Laura Meckler & Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal

Fresh doubt over immigration reform in 2014 blooms as Repub. lawmakers push back against the GOP leaders' support of legalization. Opponents in the party are making clear they will resist the push.

GOP Powerhouse AFP Steps Up Attack on Vulnerable Dems

Matea Gold, Washington Post

With early attacks against Senate Dems, Americans for Prosperity emerges as the Right's most powerful ally. Currently AFP has launched ad campaigns against five vulnerable Senate Dems., and some House Dems, including Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.).

Cantor Takes On Mission Impossible

Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

House GOP-E leader Eric Cantor is taking the lead on crafting the R's Obamacare replacement proposal. The extraordinarily tough task faces many obstacles and is complicated by election-year politics and a GOP conference that is divided and wary of Cantor's moderate ways.

Rand Paul: Obama Turning US Into 'Socialist Nightmare'

NewsMax Staff

Obama is turning the US into a "socialist nightmare" by doing "blithely whatever he thinks he can get away with," Rand Paul says. Paul siad that it's hard to imagine exactly what his goal is because in one-on-one conversations, he sounds reasonable.

Who's the Most Conservative U.S. Senator?

Michael Catalini, National Journal

Sen. James Risch, Idaho's high-energy, low-visibility junior Republican compiled the Senate’s most conservative record, according to a newly released '13 vote rating. And he did so for the second straight year and third time overall since he took office in '09.

Rand Paul Says GOP Infighting is a Good Thing

Dan Merica, CNN

“Where are we? People say 'don’t fight, you just have to go along to get along,'” Rand Paul said. “We should fight. We should struggle for what we believe in and try to move the party forward.”