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Jul 30 2015
Political polarization is what paralyzes us
NEIL GABLER has discounted political polarization as the cause of congressional inaction (“Is America too old to be bold?”). In fact, both parties have discovered that driving their bases to the poles is key to winning elections. Party strategists have discovered that it is much easier and cheaper to motivate the base than it is to convince centrists and the undecided.
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Oct 10 2015
House panel advances bill to gut Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood
Reaching for a GOP prize amid party chaos, the House Budget Committee approved a fast-track bill Friday to gut Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, the women’s health provider steeped in controversy over its abortion practice.
The panel voted along party lines, 21-11, to use a budget tool known as “reconciliation” to send the legislation to the floor, hoping to then bypass aWashington Times
Dec 31 2012
Gun Rhetoric vs. Gun Facts
The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has reignited a national debate on gun control. As elected leaders begin the dialogue, some facts are clear Ã¢â‚¬â€ there has been a massive increase in gun sales.FactCheck.org
May 07 2015
Uncovered audio: Hillary was ‘adamantly against illegal immigrants’
The RNC today is shelling presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in her bunker with newly uncovered audio from a 2003 radio interview she gave as a senator. Apparently asked about the issue of illegal immigration, which was a hot button in the state at the time, Clinton swung hard: “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.” Clinton, on the campaign trail in NevadaFox News (Online News)
May 07 2015
The Tea Party's 5 biggest 2016 problems
As the 2016 GOP presidential primaries get closer, many conservatives have been growing increasingly hopeful that this will be finally the year they determine their party's nominee.
It's a tall order. The Tea Party has shown it can push GOP politicians to the right and win one-off Senate primaries. But taking on the establishment in an expensive, months-long slog of primaries andVox
May 24 2023
Gov. DeSantis Announces 2024 Campaign: ‘Great American Comeback’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election Wednesday evening.
Key Quotes: In his first campaign video, DeSantis stated, “Our border is a disaster. Crime infests our cities. The federal government makes it harder for families to make ends meet. And the president flounders.” The Florida Governor added, “RightingFox News (Online News) Reuters Associated Press
Apr 22 2013
A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy
The Kentucky senator says hes considering a 2016 run for the White House. Backers tout the built-in support and money networks established during 2008 and 2012 presidential runs by his father former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But others view the dads libertarian legacy as a decidedly mixed bag.NPR (Online News)
Dec 11 2012
Michigan bills weakening union power signed into law
As protesters descended on the Michigan Statehouse Tuesday, two controversial "right-to-work" measures that would weaken unions' power were signed into law. The House approved two bills, which the Senate already passed last week. Both chambers are dominated by Republicans.CNN (Online News)
May 06 2015
Elton John to Congress: Stigma is greatest threat to stopping AIDS for good
Music legend and advocate Elton John said the stigma of persons infected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in the LGBT community, is the greatest threat to fighting — and one day stopping — the disease.
Sir Elton told a Senate Appropriations panel that some African societies marginalize or penalize gay members of their communities, hampering efforts to keep those with HIV/AIDS from gaining muchWashington Times
May 17 2014
Rights group calls VA official 'scapegoat' in scandal over wait times, care
A top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs has resigned amid the growing scandal about wait times and care at veterans' hospitals, the department's leader said Friday. News about the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, came one day after he spoke at a Senate hearing about the issue alongside Secretary of Veterans AffairsCNN (Online News)