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The GOP to pass Patriot Act extension tonight

February 14, 2011 politisite 3

By Albert N. Milliron Republicans will tell you that the 2010 election was a referendum on Nancy Pelosi and the  Democrats pushing unpopular bills through the House like a Freight train.  The GOP complained that the Democrats passed bills with late night votes that has  little debate and no provision for Amendments. This same party, who said they would restore the process to the people, are now going to push […]

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Congressman Moran or Moron? GOP won because of Racism

January 28, 2011 politisite 0

Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) is once again drawing attention for making controversial comments to the media, after the told the Arab television network Alhurra that the GOP won in November because many Americans don’t want a black president. In the interview, which has been flagged by the Weekly Standard and The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, Moran said that Democratic losses in the 2010 elections … … happened because […]

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Gallup: GOP Net Positive Favorability for First Time Since 2005

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ opinions of the Republican Party have improved to the point where now more have a favorable than unfavorable opinion of the party. The last time more Americans viewed the GOP more positively than negatively was in 2005. These results are based on a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Jan. 14-16. For the early part of the 2000s, Americans had a net-positive image of the Republican Party. That […]

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New Hampshire GOP 2012 Election Straw Poll Results

January 22, 2011 politisite 0

Here are the results from the WMUR, ABC News, NH GOP 2012 Straw Poll that was conducted today at the NH GOP annual meeting held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Nearly 500 republicans were eligible to vote, and 273 of them cast ballots. Straw Poll Results: 1 Mitt Romney Former Massachusetts Governor 35% 2 Ron Paul Texas Congressman 11% 3 Tim Pawlenty Former Minnesota Governor 8% 4 Sarah Palin Former […]

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So much for the new era of political civility Democratic Congressman Compares GOP Health Care Attacks to Nazi 'Lies'

January 19, 2011 politisite 0

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., compared Republican attacks on the health care overhaul to Nazi propaganda advanced by Joseph Goebbels that led to the Holocaust. Cohen, who is Jewish, made the remarks to a mostly empty chamber on Tuesday night as he argued against a Republican bill to repeal the health care law. “They don’t like the truth so they summarily dismiss it,” Cohen said. “They say it’s a government takeover […]

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Gentry Collins drops RNC Chair Bid, Blasts Steele

January 2, 2011 politisite 0

” I announce my withdrawal from the race for Chairman of the RNC,” Former Republican National Committee political director Gentry Collins dropped his bid to become chairman of the RNC Sunday night, explaining in an interview that members of the committee preferred to have one of their own lead the party. Collins won the support of only three members of the 168-member committee and it was clear that he faced […]

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RNC conservatives launch Anybody but Steele Campaign

December 27, 2010 politisite 0

A group of conservatives on the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) governing board have launched an “Anybody but Steele” campaign and are gathering pledges from other committee members that they won’t back the beleaguered party chairman, POLITICO has learned. Members of the Republican National Conservative Caucus (RNCC) held a conference call and sent emails last week in attempt to build support for what they’re calling a “Resolution of Commitment.” The same […]

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Obama hiring more lawyers to deal with New Republican oversight investigations

December 24, 2010 politisite 0

President Obama is planning the first major reorganization of his administration, preparing to shuffle several positions in the West Wing as he tries to fortify his political team for the realities of divided government and his own re-election. The president is studying how to maximize the power of the executive branch, advisers said, seeking insight from veterans of previous administrations and fresh advice from business leaders to guide the second […]

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Herman Cain: definitely forming an exploratory committee for presidential run in 2012

December 20, 2010 politisite 0

I know the basics of his bio — accomplished CEO, talk-radio host, cancer survivor — but not much more beyond that. Even so, it got my attention a few days ago when he won Red State’s 2012 “tournament,” topping Mike Pence in the semifinal and Palin in the final. Is that because Cain’s a Red State favorite or is the grassroots support for him out there broader than anyone realizes […]

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Omnibus Bill Killed, Democrat McCaskill says GOP throws stones, not without Earmark Sin

December 16, 2010 politisite 0

Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has long been known as an effective whip, and Thursday night he showed his prowess as he effectively stripped Democrats of the GOP votes needed to pass the $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill, killing the measure for good. A visibly frustrated and angry Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, lashed out, saying that he had nine GOP senators supporting the measure, but that […]