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Op-Ed: View on homosexuality sinks second GOP presidential candidate

Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican dark horse candidate for president, has been a popular draw for conservatives. Unfortunately, he has just sunk his chances by asserting that homosexuality is a conscious choice...because prisoners "choose" to be gay.

Op-Ed: Duhhhmocracy — Kochs will spend $899 million on 2016 elections

Washington D.c. - Good news, paycheck watchers — you can be sure that at least two of America’s 312 million people will be well represented in 2016. The geriatric answer to the Olsen Twins, the Koch Brothers, will spend just under $1 billion in the 2016 elections.

Republicans surrender on another issue: Environment

Republicans had been leaders on conservation and the environment for more than 100 years, since Teddy Roosevelt was president.

Republicans control D.C. as close election races break for GOP

The 2014 midterm election was a one-sided affair, as Republicans seized control Tuesday night of the United States Senate and now control both chambers in Congress for the first time since 2006.

U.S. Republicans eye Senate control in close midterm vote

Washington - Americans voted Tuesday in key midterm elections expected to hand control of the Senate to Republicans, an outcome that would dash Barack Obama's hopes for a productive final two years at the White House.

GOP bails on S.C nominee after he calls homosexuals 'gremlins'

A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.

Mitt Romney keeps using this 'Dumb and Dumber' line to explain whether he'll run again

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney again refused to flatly say he would not run for president again in 2016 — as more and more momentum begins to build for a potential third run.

Op-Ed: Can the GOP re-invent itself? Are they even trying?

Even as the American voting public becomes more diverse, the far-right wing of the Republican Party continues to cling to the politics of polarization, making the party whiter than ever before, and threatening to make it irrelevant.

Dr. Ben Carson getting ready to run in 2016 GOP primaries

Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon turned conservative political commentator, is laying the groundwork for a run for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

Michelle Obama fights GOP on school lunch rules

Washington D.c. - Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, is usually apolitical. But she has come out fighting against a GOP House effort to weaken part of her anti-childhood obesity campaign.

Op-Ed: Mitt Romney 2016 buzz and voters' 'remorse' over choice of Obama

Washington - Mitt Romney has become the subject of speculations about a third presidential run. Speculation has increased following a Quinnipiac poll that found that about 45 percent of voters think "the nation would be better off if Romney had become President."

Republican U.S. president hopeful Ted Cruz no longer a Canadian

A Republican presidential hopeful, Ted Cruz was born in Canada with dual citizenship. That has somewhat clouded his efforts to become the 2016 presidential candidate for his party and so Cruz has renounced his citizenship from his country of origin.

Op-Ed: The GOP may be reinventing themselves

The Republican Party is falling apart. On one side, you have the classic conservative majority that has been in power. On the other side, mostly younger Americans who have taken a new spin on conservatism that has everyone wondering about the future.

Sen Rand Paul to sue Obama and NSA over 4th amendment concerns

Libertarian-leaning and likely 2016 presidential contender Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced plans on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama and the NSA over Fourth Amendment violations.

Op-Ed: A Republican's anti-Muslim message latest look at GOP's ugly side

When it comes to politics and to parties with members behaving in shameful ways, the GOP leads the way. Recent examples include an attack on Muslims and a congressman freeloading food yet insisting impoverished school kids should work for lunch.

Op-Ed: N.J. traffic scandal business as usual for GOP, party of moaners

Memo to the U.S. Republican Party: when you lose an election you don't do everything you can to make the Democrats look bad or have a hard time governing. You pull up your socks and pitch in, you work with the winners, you help your country move forward.

In Detroit visit, Senator Rand Paul seeks diversity for the GOP

Detroit - Speaking at the opening of the Republican Party office in Detroit, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stressed the need for the GOP to infiltrate markets the party has largely ignored.

Republican strategy voices toy with 'Hillarycare' brand for 2016

Washington - As it is widely believed, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is laying the groundwork in her preparation for a 2016 presidential run; however, GOP strategists have begun seeding a new phrase into the political lexicon: Hillarycare.

As Obamacare falters, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) plays to visibility

The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout may be giving legs to the national aspirations of Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Senator Rand Paul: American voters want 'someone like me' in 2016

In an appearance on FOX News Monday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) almost announced his bid for the White House, saying Americans want "someone like myself."

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.

Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli, draws on Libertarian themes

Richmond - Headlining at the closing rally of Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial bid in Virginia on Monday night, former long-term congressman and presidential contender Ron Paul (R-TX) talked up nullification and Libertarian themes.

Senator Rand Paul on Obamacare: Government is 'inherently inept'

In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Senator Rand Paul was asked to comment on a range of issues - from Edward Snowden's clemency denial to his 2016 presidential aspirations.

GOP's Don Yelton resigns after racial remarks

Asheville - The GOP precinct chair of Buncombe County, North Carolina, resigned on Thursday after the state's Republican Party called for his resignation following racially insensitive remarks made during an interview.

McCain: Glitches in roll-out of Obamacare enrollment a 'fiasco'

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) characterized the rollout of the Obamacare enrollment process as a "fiasco."

Senator Paul: It's a 'silly argument' to say a law cannot change

Appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended the Republican position, telling viewers that President Obama and his Democratic allies have refused to compromise on Obamacare.

Miley Cyrus sings 'We Did Stop' in SNL government shutdown spoof

SNL's House Speaker John Boehner and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann celebrate the government shutdown in Miley Cyrus-like music video.

Op-Ed: Testy, angry GOP sparring with media

Washington - On Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid lit into CNN's Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash for asking basically, "what about the babies" as a reason for Reid to give the GOP what they wanted. Thursday, GOP lawmakers returned the favor by yelling at MSNBC anchors.

Op-Ed: GOP wants Obama to negotiate, but with whom?

Washington - Republicans are in a state of emotional disarray. They just want that mean old President Obama to negotiate with them. That's all! Why can't he just agree to negotiate? Then things will be fine! Wait and see! All would be well.

Op-Ed: Republican meltdown creates heat felt the world over

Washington - In future political science classes at future universities, the Great Republican Shutdown Debacle of 2013 will be taught as an example of how to take the flagging fortunes of a slumping president and give his legacy new life.
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