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Five Most Generous States for Charities Mostly Lean Republican

Five Most Generous States for Charities Mostly Lean Republican

ABC News/Ma’ayan Rosenzweig(NEW YORK) — Which states are more generous about giving money to charities?  Red or blue states?  A report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “How America Gives,” uses the most recent available IRS data from 2008 t…

Republicans Mock Obama for Softball Interviews

Republicans Mock Obama for Softball Interviews

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are taking President Obama to task for evading public questioning by the White House press corps for more than eight weeks, while instead granting a series of interviews to entertainme…

GOP Address: ‘Focusing on Jobs and Acting on Better Solutions’

GOP Address: ‘Focusing on Jobs and Acting on Better Solutions’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler says in this week’s Republican address that while the GOP-controlled House has passed “more than 30 jobs bills,” a budget and a bipartisan bill to help farmers and ranchers facing “the…

RNC Launches Mobile Convention App

RNC Launches Mobile Convention App

Hemera/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Can’t make it to the GOP convention in Tampa? Tech fans, fret not: There’s an app for that.The Republican National Convention host committee today launched its free mobile app, “Tampa 2012,” as …

Democrats Cast Paul Ryan as an ‘Extreme’ Pick for the Republicans

Democrats Cast Paul Ryan as an ‘Extreme’ Pick for the Republicans

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Democrats and the Obama campaign are poised to vigorously portray Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan for vice presidential nominee as a toxic choice and politi…

GOP Address: Congress Should Avoid ‘Crippling Defense Cuts’

GOP Address: Congress Should Avoid ‘Crippling Defense Cuts’

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address Sen. Roger Wicker calls attention to the impending budget cuts that will fall heavily on the military as a result of budget sequestration.  He highlights the urgency of balancin…

Portman Isn’t Thinking About Being Picked As VP

Portman Isn’t Thinking About Being Picked As VP

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(ASHLAND, Ohio) — There are few moments that change a politician’s life as dramatically as being picked to be a presidential running mate.The scenario goes something like this: The call comes asking you to join the ti…

GOP Address: House Leader Eric Cantor and the Problem with Taxes

GOP Address: House Leader Eric Cantor and the Problem with Taxes

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor focuses on rebutting the president’s tax proposals, but joins the president in wishing well for the athletes.“Watching the Olympics …

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted Wednesday to approve the one-year extension of the current tax code, 256-171. This includes an extension of the tax cuts for the country’s wealthiest earners. Nineteen Democrats peeled o…

President Obama: GOP Holding Middle-Class Tax Cuts ‘Hostage’

President Obama: GOP Holding Middle-Class Tax Cuts ‘Hostage’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(NEW ORLEANS) — Just hours after the Senate voted to extend tax cuts for the middle class, President Obama accused House Republicans of holding the tax cuts “hostage” until the nation agrees to spend $1 trillion …

With Biden Presiding, Senate Passes Democrats’ Tax Cut Plan

With Biden Presiding, Senate Passes Democrats’ Tax Cut Plan

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden made the rare move to come to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon and fill his seat as “president of the Senate,” presiding over the Senate as they cast two votes on dueling tax c…

Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races

Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With majority control of the Senate within reach for Republicans this November, one might presume that conservative party elders are doing everything within their power to elect GOP senators this fall. You’d …

GOP Address: Boehner Offers Thoughts on Shooting Tragedy in Colorado

GOP Address: Boehner Offers Thoughts on Shooting Tragedy in Colorado

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –  Putting aside his initial plan to discuss the U.S. economy in this week’s Republican address, House Speaker John Boehner offers prayers for the those affected by the Friday mass shooting in Aurora, Colo…

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has rejected further consideration of a bill Democrats say would have eliminated existing tax breaks for employers who ship their jobs overseas. While Republicans sought to squash it as political theater…

Ron Paul: I ‘Have Not’ Decided If I’ll Vote for Romney

Ron Paul: I ‘Have Not’ Decided If I’ll Vote for Romney

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ron Paul, who is still technically running for the Republican nomination, says he has not decided whether or not he’ll vote for Mitt Romney.“I have not made a decision,” Paul told Fox Business Ne…

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 Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the nation’s unemployment rate still above eight percent, Sen. Rob Portman criticizes President Obama for what he says are failed economic policies that hinder job creation.In this week’s Republican addr…

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the nation’s unemployment rate still above eight percent, Sen. Rob Portman criticizes President Obama for what he says are failed economic policies that hinder job creation.In this week’s Republican addr…

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