Republicans

Obama And His Allies Are Counting On You To Give Up

Obama and his allies are counting on Republicans on Capitol Hill to get worn down and ready to “compromise” on amnesty and open borders because they know that any “compromise” is going to move the ball in their direction.

R's Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Gov't Open Through Election Day

Billy House, National Journal

Abandoning all pretense of the House & Senate agreeing on appropriations bills on time, House GOP leaders are tentatively planning to vote next week on a resolution keeping the gov't temporarily funded at current levels beyond the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year, and probably past Election Day.

Can Anti-Corporatist Populism Save the GOP’s Electoral Fortunes?

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

A Republican Party that taps sentiment against government-business collusion can get its groove back.

Alabama and North Carolina Vote in Run-Offs Today

ABC News Radio Staff

No incumbents face the chopping block Tues. night, but there is one race where an incumbent’s backing could determine the race. All three look like they will go to the GOP, so in two of Tues. night’s run-offs, the primary results could determine the winner in Nov. 

House GOP Support for Axing Ex-Im Bank Holds Steady

Melissa Quinn, Daily Signal

Four in 10 House Republicans – 93 or so of the chamber’s  233 majority members – have expressed opposition to reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.

Odds Tilt Toward GOP Senate

Alexander Bolton and Justin Sink, The Hill

Republicans are in the strongest position to win back the Senate since losing it eight years ago.

Repubs. Hold Line on Same-Sex Marriage

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Since a Supreme Court ruling one year ago, gay marriage backers have won a spate of court cases and six more states have recognized gay marriage. One place the issue hasn't changed much: The GOP caucus on Capitol Hill.

USDA's Submachine Guns: GOP Aims to Demilitarize Gov't

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and other House R's are proposing steps to take heavy weaponry out of the hands of federal agencies like the USDA, whose Office of Inspector General has put out a bid to buy submachine guns.

How R's Are Catching Up with D's on Data

David M Drucker, Washington Examiner

Republican campaigns and political groups will for the first time have access to a data clearinghouse that marries voters’ traditional contact information and history with their digital online profiles and Internet viewing habits.

TX GOP Adopts Tea Party Platform, Includes Therapy to 'Cure' Homosexuality

Jennifer Newton, Daily Mail

The Texas GOP are now endorsing so-called restorative therapy to 'cure' homosexuality. At their annual conference, the party adopted the policy, which tea party groups had advocated. The Texas Eagle Forum had urged the party to support the psychological treatments.

Endorsement: Ray Moore for South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

In a field crowded with Chamber of Commerce-type Republicans, Ray Moore stands out as THE limited government constitutional conservative in the race for Lt. Gov. of South Carolina.

Barack Obama Is The GOP'S MVP

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

Without Obama, what would Republicans do? Conservative groups are spending $3 attacking Repubs. for every $1 they spend going after Dems. Nat'l party organs have been equally eager to savage tea party candidates. O's poor presidency & Obamacare are bouying R's in the polls.

WH Advisor Still Thinks R's Are Crazy, Even After Tea Party Defeats

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

White House political advisor David Plouffe claimed that even after a string of tea party defeats in last week's primaries, the Republican Party is still dominated by extremists -- mocking the exuberance of the GOP establishment by noting "so maybe they don't pledge allegiance to ALL the crazy."

Repubs. Predictions On New Obamacare Failure Came True

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) blasted Obama for making incorrect insurance subsidy payments to people signed up for Obamacare: a problem that she predicted last year, and one that the House tried to fix by passing legislation that died in the Senate.

Poll: GOP Leads in Midterms as OCare Dooms Dems

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

R's are in the lead in the most competitive House & Senate races, a reflection on Obama's low approval rating & frustration with Obamacare, a new poll has found. 41% said they would choose a Repub., 34% would choose a Dem, and about 25% were unsure.

A Left-Right Convergence?

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Both parties now feed at the same K Street and Wall Street troughs. Both have oligarchs contributing tens of millions to parties and politicians who do their bidding. When this happens, We The People lose.

We Love Rand Paul, But… UPDATED With Statement from Senator Paul's Office

UPDATED ARTICLE: We said Senator Rand Paul missed the boat when he made comments in opposition to voter ID laws because those laws are "offending people," now his office has sent us a clarification putting his remarks in the full context that The New York Times left out. 

Rove Plans GOP Victory in Midterms at Tea Party's Expense

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Karl Rove has set his sights on helping Sen. Mitch McConnell win the GOP primary this month against tea party opponent Matt Bevin following his success with establishment Repub. Thom Tillis in NC. He’s now targeted Bevin in the May 20 primary against McConnell, his longtime ally.

Report: GOP Has 82 Percent Chance of Winning Senate

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

R's have an 82% chance to pick up the six seats needed to regain the Senate in Nov., according to a new election model. Many of the seats D's need to defend are in R.-leaning states. Strong R. candidates should emerge because their chances of winning are higher.

Did Rick Santorum Dis Rand Paul?

Jonathan Topaz, Politico

Santorum said Paul isn’t his “leader” and that he doesn’t think the GOP will nominate him in 2016. “I don’t think that will happen because the Repub. Party is not a libertarian party. It is a conservative party. And it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian.”