Republican Party

Tea Party to Celebrate 5 Years of Victories

Tony Lee, Breitbart

The Tea Party movement will celebrate its 5-year anniversary with a big event on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C. that will bring together Tea Party conservatives in Congress with local activists and leaders from across the US. 

More Proof That the Investigation of IRS=SHAM

Mark Meckler, American Spectator

Letting the IRS take our money is a small matter compared to letting them steal our freedom.

RNC Moves Toward '16 Changes; Conservatives Outraged

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

A Republican National Committee meeting to compress the 2016 primary schedule grew heated Thurs., as supporters of rule changes beat back repeated attempts by a handful of conservative activists to stop them.

How Dumb Can the GOP Be On Amnesty?

House Republican “leaders” are negotiating with the same hardcore leftist who defends the notorious “coyotes” or human smugglers that have led to the deaths of so many would be immigrants and who opposes the enforcement of the immigration laws we already have on the books.

Report: TeaParty Expands Influence Even in Dem. Districts

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Despite nat'l polls showing dwindling voter support for the Tea Party, House Repubs. are embracing the movement’s issues tighter than ever, setting up a potential clash with voters in districts that lean Dem., according to a new study of key House votes.

Cochran's TeaParty Challenger Raises $500K in 10 Weeks

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) Tea Party challenger, Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) got a big fundraising boost from many conservative groups including the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Leftists' Hopes of Tea Party Death Are Dashed

Bob Unruh, WND

A leftist group released the report: 'The Status of the Tea Party: Membership, Support and Sympathy by the Numbers.' It says that opposition to the tea party’s goals have “hardened,” but members have responded by a surge of commitment. Core membership has grown by 4%.

Bachmann: Obama’s Legacy=Establishment of Lawlessness in US

Jack Minor, US Finance Post

Bachmann responded to recent decisions by fed. judges who struck down traditional marriage bills in UT and OK. She said that Obama was violating the constitution by making his own laws. "Now judges are taking their cues from the White House and that’s a very adversarial precedent that’s being set for the future of law and security.”

Cuccinelli to Christie: Resign as RGA Head

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Former VA A.G. and Repub. guv. candidate Ken Cuccinelli said Gov. Chris Christie should resign as chairman of the powerful Republican Governors Assoc. because the scandals Christie is dealing with may tarnish the GOP brand and make him an ineffective surrogate.

Trump Eyeing Presidency; Says Christie Hurt

Richard Valdmanis, Reuters

Donald Trump said he may seek the Repub. presidential nomination for 2016, adding that Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.

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R's Weakening on Obamacare Opposition

Erick Erickson, Red State

Conservative and Repub. affiliated groups have started the 2014 assault against Dems. who back Obamacare. At the same time, it is increasingly clear Repubs. are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to OCare. 

GOP Fight Reid's Ban on Repub. Amendments

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Senate Repubs. have deployed a new parliamentary tactic designed to end — or at least call attention to — the frequent Democratic ban on considering GOP amendments.

GOP Myths About Conservative Candidates

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Karl Rove, the US Chamber, and other special interests have vowed to spend whatever it takes to prevent citizens from nominating the "wrong" candidates. Setting aside the conceit that these interests know better than voters who should represent them, are these concerns even valid?

Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

More Now Blame Obama, Not Bush, On Economy

Russell Berman, The Hill

Citing a new survey by a GOP pollster, Boehner told Repubs. that the administration had reached a “turning point” after five years in which Obama had successfully blamed Bush for the US’s economic woes. Repubs, he argued, now have the upper hand when it comes to the economy.

TeaParty: Unlike Christie, Obama Hasn't Held Staff Accountable

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, said her group was still waiting for Obama to hold any of his own top officials accountable as Chris Christie did on Thurs.

Speaker Ryan: We Demand You Take The No Amnesty Pledge

To: All Republican Members of Congress and the House Republican Leadership

Dear Representative:

As a citizen of your District, and a voter, I am outraged that a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens has been elected Speaker of the House.

Repub. ID Crisis: Record Low Align W/ GOP

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

A record number people (42%) are now identifying themselves as independents, while the number of people that identify as Republicans has dipped to a new low, according to 25 years of Gallup polling.

Obama Policies Haven't Helped Poor

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

Although Obama often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.