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George W. Bush to Skip GOP Convention

George W. Bush to Skip GOP Convention

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — George W. Bush’s time outside the political spotlight will extend at least through August.The former president will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., according to a spokesman, mea…

GOP Zaps President’s Backing of Electric Automaker Fisker, Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Comments

GOP Zaps President’s Backing of Electric Automaker Fisker, Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Comments

Fisker Automotive Inc.’s Atlantic plug-in hybrid vehicle is unveiled in New York, US, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will spearhead an effort to r…

Tim Pawlenty Focused On ‘Yard Work’ as Veepstakes Speculation Heats Up

Tim Pawlenty Focused On ‘Yard Work’ as Veepstakes Speculation Heats Up

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — Despite a flurry of speculation about whether Mitt Romney will name his running mate this week, one of the top contenders for the job insisted that politics was the furthest thing from his mind.“I’…

Romney: GOP Is Not ‘Party of the Rich’

Romney: GOP Is Not ‘Party of the Rich’

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(JACKSON, Miss.) — At a fundraiser at a country club in Mississippi Monday evening that was expected to raise a record-breaking $1.7 million, Mitt Romney defended the Republican Party against its reputation as the “p…

GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote over Fast and Furious Scandal

GOP Rejects White House Appeal on Holder Contempt Vote over Fast and Furious Scandal

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to take an unprecedented vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, Obama administration officials and House Republican aides met Tuesday …

David Axelrod Says Heckling Is a GOP Sport

David Axelrod Says Heckling Is a GOP Sport

Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images(TROY, Ohio) — President Obama’s senior campaign strategist David Axelrod condemned the protesters who showed up at two of Mitt Romney’s campaign events in Ohio on Sunday while taking a dig at the GOP candidate…

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

Obama’s Immigration Surprise Puts GOP in Political Bind

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Conflicting statements from Republican senators neatly show the political bind for Republicans following the president’s move to relax deportation policy for young illegal immigrants.This issue of what to do …

Republicans Take Aim at Pillar of GOP Tax Policy

Republicans Take Aim at Pillar of GOP Tax Policy

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been the gold standard of Republican tax orthodoxy for decades.Known informally as “The Pledge” and cooked up by conservative strategist Grover Norquist in 198…

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Texas Sen. John Cornyn warns Americans of ‘Taxmageddon’ — or what the GOP says will be the “largest tax increase in American history” without action by Congress and the president. …

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday afternoon, the House debated a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponents conte…

Mitt Romney Set to Clinch GOP Nomination

Mitt Romney Set to Clinch GOP Nomination

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney is about to become mathematically inevitable.When Texas ends its GOP primary tonight, the presumptive nominee is all but certain to clinch his party’s presidential bid, surpassing the 1,144 …

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the third day in a row, Republicans highlighted Newark mayor and Obama surrogate Cory Booker’s comments calling the Obama campaign attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating.”The Obama camp has…

GOP Blasts Million Dollar Judicial Conference in Hawaii

GOP Blasts Million Dollar Judicial Conference in Hawaii

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a scolding letter, two Republican senators blasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for holding a lavish tax-payer funded judicial conference scheduled for this August in Maui, Hawaii, that “reads more l…

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP Prospects

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP Prospects

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty slightly changed his tune on his vice presidential prospects Thursday when he didn’t rule out the possibility that he might get picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate….

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the pligh…

Ron Paul Rejects Convention Chaos

Ron Paul Rejects Convention Chaos

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ron Paul’s ability to accumulate an outsized number of delegates at state conventions has many observers wondering if the Texas congressman will embarrass Romney at the GOP national co…

Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

Mourdock for Senate(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Richard Lugar, the third-longest-serving member of the Senate, went down in a primary defeat Tuesday night to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary.State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by Te…

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It was a sweep for Mitt Romney in the presidential primaries in Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina Tuesday. With three more victories under his belt, Romney moves closer to reaching the 1,144 delegate…

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Kris Connor/Getty Images(ANNANDALE, Va.) — Asked if he was hoping to play a supporting role on the GOP ticket with Mitt Romney this fall, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell widely grinned as he brushed off a reporter’s suggestion at a Virginia stop Tue…

Rick Santorum Formally Endorses Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum Formally Endorses Mitt Romney

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum has officially endorsed Mitt Romney, and notified his supporters in an email sent Monday night.In the email, the former presidential candidate cited his Friday meeting with Romney in his hometown of Pittsburg…

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