Republican Party (GOP)

2:10pm

Fri May 31, 2013
It's All Politics

Romney Not Done With Politics

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., in March.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Mitt Romney may have lost the biggest prize in American politics last year, but that doesn't mean he's left the game for good.

While there's no evidence to suggest he's interested in a third consecutive run for the White House, the man who topped the 2012 Republican national ticket is signaling his intent to play a role in the 2014 midterm election.

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4:36pm

Tue May 28, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Bob Dole's Advice To His Party Fell Flat

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 6:26 pm

Bob Dole, the former U.S. senator and Republican Party leader from Kansas, during his Fox News Sunday interview.
Fox News Sunday screenshot

The reaction was predictably negative: When former Sen. Bob Dole on Sunday criticized how far the current party has shifted right and advised fellow Republicans to take a timeout for a party self-examination, conservatives almost immediately dismissed him as an anachronism.

One of the few — if not the only — Republicans who seemed willing to openly support the 1996 GOP presidential nominee and former Senate party leader Tuesday was another marginalized former senator, Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine.

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5:39pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Politics

Scott Gessler Repays State For Travel Expenses

Colorado Secretary of State

Colorado's Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler has reimbursed the state for travel last August to the Republican National Lawyers Association event in Sarasota, Fla. and the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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4:29pm

Wed May 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Think Obama's In Trouble? That Depends On Your Party

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 5:30 pm

President Obama answered questions on scandals involving the IRS and Justice Department, at a news conference last week at the White House.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Public opinion about the scandals plaguing the Obama administration is decidedly mixed.

Republicans believe that the trio of controversies — concerning Benghazi, the IRS, and the Justice Department snooping on media phone records — are evidence enough that President Obama is either running a government motivated by partisan politics, or is badly out of touch.

Democrats, however, are proving to be much more forgiving.

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12:57pm

Tue May 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Oklahoma's GOP Senators Find Themselves In Tornado Aid Bind

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 3:07 pm

An aerial view shows an entire neighborhood destroyed by Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla.
Tony Gutierrez AP

Even as President Obama was declaring that tornado-devastated Oklahoma would get "everything it needs right away," the state's most vociferous critic of federal emergency aid vowed that he, too, would push for assistance "without delay."

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