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RNC Chairman Threatens Punishment For Former Candidates Refusing To Endorse Trump

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The GOP civil war continues…..

What Happens To The GOP If Trump Loses?

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A Trump loss in November could lead to battles inside the GOP that could take years to resolve.

Trump Losing Support From Republican Women

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It just keeps getting worse.

Donald Trump Claims Nomination Of A Party That Remains Divided

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Delegates crowd the convention floor on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Donald Trump completed his unlikely journey to the Republican Presidential Nomination last night, but he the party he now leads remains divided.

Republican Platform Veers To The Right

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Once again, the GOP platform is turning into a surrender to social conservatives on issues such as same-sex marriage and transgender rights.

George Will Leaving GOP Over Donald Trump

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George Will isn’t just refusing to vote for Donald Trump, he’s leaving the GOP entirely

Republicans Start Running Away From Trump

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Donald Trump’s latest outbursts are causing Republicans to move away from him faster than you can say “electoral disaster.”

Stop Trying To Make Mitt Romney Happen

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It’s not going to happen.

Republican Insiders Still Talking About Quixotic Independent Run For POTUS

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With Donald Trump now destined to become the GOP nominee, some Republican insiders are trying to put together another ‘too little, too late’ strategy to stop him.

At Least Some Republicans Are Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality

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For most Americans, the debate over same-sex marriage is over and marriage equality has won. This would not, however, include the social conservatives who continue to have a much too vocal role in the Republican Party.

Republican Candidates No Longer Willing To Say They’ll Support GOP Nominee In The Fall

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Despite having previously pledged to do so, none of the three candidate for the GOP nomination are willing to say they’d support the eventual nominee anymore.

Republican Insiders Still Don’t Know How To Stop Trump

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With Donald Trump inching closer to a delegate majority with each primary, it’s obvious that GOP insiders have no idea how to stop Donald Trump.

The #NeverTrump Movement Is Propelling The Republican Party Toward Civil War

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The effort to stop Donald Trump seems likely to set off a civil war inside the Republican Party.

Republicans Say They Want A “Conservative” Presidential Nominee

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In a new Gallup poll, Republicans say they want a “conservative” as their Presidential nominee, but they may regret what happens if they get the kind of hard-right conservative they seem to be thinking of.

New Poll Appears To Show Majority GOP Support For Trump’s ‘Ban Muslims’ Immigration Plan

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A new poll appears to show that a majority of Republicans support Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from immigrating to the United States.

Republican Insiders Still Worried About Donald Trump, Still Don’t Know What To Do About Him

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For good reason, many Republicans are worried about the prospect that Donald Trump could end up winning the Republican nominee, but they don’t seem to have a plan to stop him.

Republican Establishment Relying On Voters To Take Out Trump, And They Have No ‘Plan B’

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The GOP “establishment” isn’t planning to take on Donald Trump directly and instead relying on Republican primary voters to come to their senses. They may be waiting for something that will never happen.

The 2016 GOP Race And The Battle To Define What ‘Conservative’ Means

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Much more so than in the past, the race for the Republican Presidential race has become a battle to define what it means to be a ‘conservative.’ Especially on issues like immigration and national security, one side seems to be winning the battle.

Republicans And The Legacy Of George W. Bush

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Republicans haven’t really moved beyond the legacy of George W. Bush’s failed Administration as much as they’d like to think, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting them very much.

Polling Shows Democrats Less Engaged In The 2016 Campaign Than Republicans

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A new poll shows that Democratic voters are less engaged in the 2016 campaign right now than Republicans are, but that probably doesn’t mean that much for next year.

Kevin McCarthy Inadvertently Tells The Truth About The House Benghazi Committee

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The man who will likely be the next Speaker of the House accidentally acknowledged the real motivation behind the Select Committee investigating, yet again, the Benghazi attack.

John Boehner’s Parting Words For His Critics Are Spot-On

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John Boehner let loose on the “false prophets” on the right yesterday, and he’s absolutely right.

Republican Candidates Abandon Reagan’s Optimism In Favor Of Doom And Gloom

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To listen to many of the Republican candidates for President, it would appear that the lights have been turned out on Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill.

Scott Walker And Chris Christie Pander To Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Base

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Scott Walker and Chris Christie apparently think that the key to turning around their dying campaigns is to pander to the people supporting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration platform.

How Much Will Trumpism Damage The Republican Party?

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Even if Donald Trump isn’t the Republican nominee in 2016, he could still end up causing real harm to the party’s chances of winning the White House and holding on to the Senate.

Donald Trump’s Substance Free Campaign For President

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Donald’s Trump’s campaign is the logical conclusion of more than a decade of emotion-drive, substance-free politics.

Donald Trump, Immigration, And The Republican Party

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Once again, Donald Trump is succeeding because he is saying things many Republicans agree with.

Most Republicans Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, New Poll Finds

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A new polls seems to show that Republicans are still clinging to their opposition to marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Virginia Republicans Step Back From The Brink Of Insanity, Pick 2016 Primary Over Convention

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It was a close vote, but Virginia’s Republican leaders did the smart thing yesterday in picking a primary over a convention in 2016.

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

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The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

Slowly But Surely, Republicans Seem To Becoming Less Socially Conservative

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It will be some time before sanity prevails in the GOP, but slowly but surely Republicans seem to be becoming less socially conservative.

Bobby Jindal’s Utterly Pointless ‘Religious Liberty’ Campaign Stunt

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Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.

What Can Republicans Learn From The Tory Victory In Great Britain?

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Republicans could learn a few things from the Tory victory in the recent British elections, but they are in danger of drawing the wrong conclusions.

The Republican Debate Stage Is Going To Be Awfully Crowded

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The Republican debate stage in 2016 is going to be even more crowded than it was in 2012.

Republicans Are Talking About Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Again

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Republicans on Capitol Hill are talking about fundamentally changing what it means to be an American, and it’s a bad idea.

Republicans Largely Out of Step With The Rest Of America On ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Ted Cruz And Steve King Are Attacking The Rule Of Law In Defense Of “Traditional Marriage”

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Ted Cruz and Steve King think the Court should be prevented from hearing any case involving same-sex marriage. Because they know they’re losing.

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

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Five years after it became law, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be over.

Marco Rubio Enters The Race For President

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Marco Rubio is the first Republican in the race who actually has a plausible chance to win the nomination, but it’s not going to be easy.

Jeb Bush Tops Latest Poll Of Republican 2016 Candidates

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Jeb Bush is leading the latest poll of the 2016 Republican race and Ted Cruz has surged since he entered the race, but the race is just beginning.

Will The GOP Drop Its Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

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Some Republicans are trying to move their party in the right direction on marriage equality, but it’s unclear if they will succeed in the short term.

The New Republican Orthodoxy On Israel

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More than ever before, even mild criticism of Israel seems to be verboten among Republicans.

After Two Month Stand Off, House Passes Clean DHS Funding Bill

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As expected, Republicans have caved in the showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Republican Support For Same-Sex Marriage On The Rise

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A new poll of 2016 primary voters shows that even Republicans are coming to accept that gays and lesbians should have the right to get married.

RNC Tries To Limit The Number Of Presidential Debates

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The Republican National Committee is trying to bring some sanity to the Presidential debate process, but there’s no guarantee it can succeed.

Mike Huckabee Takes Another Step Toward Running For President

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Over the weekend, Mike Huckabee took another step that suggests that he is indeed planning on running for President in 2016.

Rand Paul, Marco Rubio Exchange Barbs Over Cuba Policy Changes

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Two potential candidates for the Republican nomination in 2016 traded barbs this week over the President’s new policy toward Cuba.

Rand Paul Breaks With Other 2016 GOP Contenders In Backing Obama’s Opening To Cuba

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Rand Paul is one of the few Republicans who seems to be evaluating the new policy toward Cuba through something other than an outdated Cold War perspective.

In The Wake Of Midterm Losses, Some On The Left Say Democrats Should Write Off The South

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Some on the left are suggesting Democrats should write off the South for the foreseeable future, but that would be as foolish as Republicans assuming that their dominance in the region will last as long as Democratic dominance did in the century after the Civil War.

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