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Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

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The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Chamber Of Commerce To Endorse Mary Landrieu In Louisiana Senate Race?

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been at the center of many of the “Establishment v. Tea Party” battles that we’ve seen during the 2014 primary season, generally backing incumbents and candidates closer to the traditional idea of Republican conservatism over candidates supported by Tea Party groups and national organizations such as FreedomWorks. The Chamber […]

Top House Republican Dodges Question On Impeachment

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In an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise refused to rule out the idea of impeaching President Obama: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sunday repeatedly declined to give a straight answer on whether he would support impeaching President Obama. Even in the relatively friendly confines of Fox News […]

The New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

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The Grey Lady sees the light on a major part of the War On Drugs.

Wikipedia Blocking Congress From Editing Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is blocking Congressional IP Addresses from editing Wikipedia articles: Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination. The […]

Majority Of Americans Oppose Both Impeachment And The House’s Lawsuit Against Obama

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Once again the GOP finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.

Montana Senator John Walsh Caught In Plagiarism Scandal

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Montana Senator John Walsh, who was appointed by the state’s Governor after Max Baucus resigned to become Ambassador to China and is now running for re-election in a race in which the Republican candidate is heavily favored, is finding himself in the middle of a campaign controversy related to one of the biggest parts of […]

Anti-Muslim Pastor Wins Georgia GOP Congressional Primary

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While Georgia Republican Senate nominee David Perdue is a fairly mainstream conservative Republican, the same cannot be said of Pastor Jody Hice, who won the Republican Primary Runoff Election in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District: Jody Hice, a conservative pastor who believes First Amendment protections do not apply to Muslims and warned of a homosexual plot […]

David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Primary Runoff In Georgia

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A somewhat surprising win in Georgia.

Two Federal Appeals Courts Rule Two Different Ways On Obamacare Subsidies

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Contradictory rulings from two Federal Courts of Appeal show that statutory construction isn’t a simple thing.

Rep. David Jolly Becomes Latest Republican To Support Same-Sex Marriage

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David Jolly, who won a Special Election in March to replace long time Congressman Bill Young in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, has become the latest Republican to come out in support of same-sex marriage: Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Monday, saying that he believes it is “fully appropriate” for a state to recognize […]

Ted Cruz Ready To Force A Showdown Over Immigration?

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The Texas Senator is threatening to block any bill dealing with the border crisis that doesn’t defund the relief President Obama granted to children of illegal immigrants last year.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Only Congress Can Do What’s Needed To Deal With The Border Crisis

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That ball is in your court, Congress.

John Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Obama Is All About Obamacare, And Will Probably Be Dismissed

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John Boehner’s latest political move is designed mostly to appease the GOP base, but it’s likely a non-starter from a legal point of view.

The Border Crisis: Many Causes, No Simple Solutions

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Trying to make sense of a very complicated issue.

113th Congress Set To Break New Ground When It Comes To Being Unproductive

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The current Congress is on course to be the least productive in decades.

Scott Brown Not Looking Very Competitive In New Hampshire

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At least for now, it looks as though Scott Brown’s bid to be the first Senator to be elected to the Senate from two different states isn’t going to work out so well: U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen holds a comfortable lead against all of her Republican challengers, a new WMUR Granite State Poll released tonight shows. Her 12-point […]

Sarah Palin Says It’s Time To Impeach Obama

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What could possibly go wrong?

Cochran Certified Winner Of Mississippi Runoff, But McDaniel Continues His Quixotic Campaign

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Thad Cochran has been officially certified as the winner of the Mississippi GOP Primary Runoff Election, but it’s not over yet.

Presidential Overreach Should Be More Than Just Another Partisan Fight, But That’s What It Will Be

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There are legitimate issues regarding Presidential overreach and separation of powers that President Obama’s actions while in office have raised. But none of that will be discussed in our hyperpartisan political culture.

Could Republicans Taking Control Of The Senate Be Good For Obama?

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Republican overreach could end up helping the President and his party.

Chris McDaniel Still Refuses To Accept Reality

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Appearing yesterday on CNN, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel repeated his vow to continue fighting the results of the runoff election that ended with a victory for Senator Thad Cochran: (CNN) – The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results “any […]

It Just Keeps Getting Weirder In Mississippi

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The votes have been counted, the result is clear, but the battle between Senator Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel continues to get stranger by the day.

Could The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Make It Through Congress Today?

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The sad truth is that the bipartisanship that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 no longer exists today.

Louisiana’s Kissing Congressman Is Running For Re-Election

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Vance McCallister, the Louisiana Congressman who had been caught on video kissing a married staff member at his district office, has decided that he’s running for re-election after all: Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), the congressman who was caught in April on tape kissing a female staffer who was not his wife, said Monday that he will […]

Mitch McConnell: GOP Will Act To Limit Abortion If We Win The Senate

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Mitch McConnell is making promises to pro-life groups that the GOP probably won’t keep, but it’s still a politically risky move.

Obama To Name Former Proctor & Gamble Chief To Head V.A.

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Nearly a month after Eric Shinseki resigned amid the growing scandal at Veterans Administration hospitals, President Obama will name a replacement today: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday intends to nominate Robert A. McDonald, a former chief executive of Procter & Gamble, to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, a White House official said […]

President Obama’s Plan To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Is A Bad Idea

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For some reason, President Obama wants to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Mississippi GOP Senate Primary Gets Even More Bizarre

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Mississippi goes from bizarre to, well, even more bizarre.

Democrats Have A 2014 Voter Enthusiasm Problem

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If current trends holds, Democratic candidates are going to have a problem turning out voters in November.

Oklahoma Republican Claims His Opponent Is Dead, Was Replaced By Body Double

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Timothy Ray Murray lost the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional District by a huge margin on Tuesday, but he’s not giving up because, well, he believes his opponent has been dead for the past three years: WASHINGTON — Political opponents accuse each other of lying all the time, but one Oklahoma congressional candidate took his […]

GOP Senator Ron Johnson: I Won’t Oppose Marriage Equality If Voters Want It

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is starting to waiver on opposition to same-sex marriage: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Tuesday he wouldn’t oppose gay marriage if voters decided that’s what they wanted. “I’m a pretty traditional guy,” Johnson said, in comments reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m almost 60 years old. I think marriage is between a […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

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Another solid victory for the First Amendment from the Roberts Court.

Republicans In Congress Move To Block Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

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House Republicans go to war against marijuana in the District of Columbia

Former Senator Howard Baker Dies At 88

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One of Washington’s giants has passed away.

Supreme Court Restricts President’s Recess Appointment Power

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The Supreme Court rules that Recess Appointments can only be made when there’s actually a Congressional recess.

GOP Senator Susan Collins Endorses Marriage Equality

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Susan Collins, Maine’s Republican Senator, has become the fourth Republican Senator to endorse same-sex marriage: PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday announced her support for gay marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization in her bid for re-election. “A number of states, including my […]

The Tea Party Needs To Stop Whining About Losing In Mississippi

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Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters are being very sore losers.

Speaker Boehner To File Lawsuit Against Obama Over Executive Actions

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A clash over Separation Of Power and the Imperial Presidency, coming soon to a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.

Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford Easily Defeats Tea Party Backed Challenger

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With Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn retiring at the end of this year, this year’s battle for the GOP nomination to fill the remainder of his term served as yet another proxy battle in the war between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party that has taken shape inside the GOP over the past year. On […]

Thad Cochran Wins In Mississippi

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After appearing to be at the end of his political career, Thad Cochran has pulled off a surprising victory over his Tea Party backed challenger.

Congressional Leaders Star In The Most Awkward Video Ever

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Members of the top leadership in both sides of Congress got together today for a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, and proceeded to star in the most awkward video in history: [T]hat tension may never has been as awkward (or hilarious) as it was Tuesday, when an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights […]

South Dakota Republican Party Endorses Impeachment Of President Obama

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The South Dakota Republican Party has officially endorsed the impeachment of President Obama.

GOP Congressman Cory Gardner: Make Birth Control Available Over The Counter

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A Republican Congressman from Colorado who is running for the Senate has a very good idea.

Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise Win Leadership Elections, But The Battle Resumes In November

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The House leadership elections turned out about as expected, but we may be doing this all over again in five months.

Who will be the new House Whip?

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GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California won the vote to replace Eric Cantor as the new GOP House Majority Leader. The question is who replaces McCarthy.

All Politics Is National?

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Congressional elections have become “nationalized” to a far greater extent than they have ever been.

Report: IRS Destroyed Hard Drives With Lerner Emails

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Yet more adventures in bad records retention policy at the IRS.

Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails And The IRS’s Credibility Problem

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The IRS’s claim that it lost some unknown number of Lois Lerner’s emails doesn’t really add up.

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