White House, Republicans push opposing economic agendas in weekly addresses
April 5th, 2014
12:23 PM ET
5 months ago

White House, Republicans push opposing economic agendas in weekly addresses

(CNN) - In their weekly addresses, the White House and the Republican Party described different visions for how to fix an economy that still struggles to show consistent growth.

Friday's monthly jobs report showed the economy picking up slightly after a lull over the winter, but signaled that a healthy jobs market is still years away.

President Obama, in his weekly address from the White House, pushed for job creation and training, access to education and raising the minimum wage, while Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, in the GOP's weekly address, blamed Democrats for an approach that he says throws "billions of dollars each year" at problems in the job market without making fundamental improvements.
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Filed under: Economy • GOP • Jobs • President Obama • Republican • Tim Scott • unemployment
Condoleezza Rice kicks off California Republican convention, calls for strong U.S. leadership in Ukraine
March 15th, 2014
08:20 PM ET
5 months ago

Condoleezza Rice kicks off California Republican convention, calls for strong U.S. leadership in Ukraine

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at the annual California Republicans convention Saturday as the party faces an uphill battle in a state that has turned more and more blue.

Some speculated Rice would run in the Republican presidential primaries in 2008, but she wasn't interested. She left George W. Bush's White House in 2009 and returned to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, as a political science professor.

As a featured speaker at the California Republican Party luncheon in Burlingame, Rice touched on many issues central to the Republican’s party’s future – from economic inequality and education, to foreign policy and military strength.
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Filed under: California • Condoleezza Rice • GOP • Republican
Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice
December 16th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
8 months ago

Republican Congressman slams Senators Cruz, Paul – calls for moderate GOP voice

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King on Monday unveiled a Political Action Committee called "American Leadership Now" aimed at supporting moderate voices within the Republican Party.

King of New York was in the early primary state of New Hampshire to speak with conservative groups.

He told CNN the location for the unveiling of the PAC was not a coincidence.
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Filed under: GOP • New Hampshire • Peter King • Republican Party
Sen. Rand Paul criticizes Gov. Chris Christie for 'embracing Obamacare'
November 19th, 2013
08:39 PM ET
9 months ago

Sen. Rand Paul criticizes Gov. Chris Christie for 'embracing Obamacare'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to expand Medicaid in the state, calling the decision "very expensive and not fiscally conservative."

The first-term Republican senator from Kentucky said that while no “one person gets to decide what is and what isn't conservative,” the New Jersey governor’s acceptance of a portion of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act suggests that Christie is not a true conservative.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • GOP • Obamacare • Rand Paul
GOP rips Obamacare enrollment figures
November 13th, 2013
05:41 PM ET
10 months ago

GOP rips Obamacare enrollment figures

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Republicans used Wednesday's dismal Obamacare enrollment figures to bolster their case that the Affordable Care Act needs to be dismantled - a persistent GOP rallying cry since the law was first passed in 2010 with no Republican votes.

"Above all, this report is a symbol of the failure of the President's health care law," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a written statement. "It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped."

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • Obamacare
November 7th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
10 months ago

When moderates fight back: GOP civil war could be brutal in 2014 elections

Washington (CNN) - There's a fight brewing and it could get ugly.

In one corner is the Republican Party. And in the other ... the Republican Party.

The stakes could not be higher. The GOP has failed to get a majority of Americans to vote for its presidential candidates in five of the last six elections. And Tuesday night's gubernatorial races - a win in New Jersey and loss in Virginia - sent confusing signals, at best, about where the party is headed.

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Filed under: GOP
November 6th, 2013
01:59 PM ET
10 months ago

GOP focuses on overall Obamacare troubles, not just website

Washington (CNN) - It's not about the website anymore.

Republican foes of Obamacare still use words like "disaster" and "epic" failure in describing problems with HealthCare.gov, the portal for enrolling in President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • Obamacare
GOP taints 2014 Dems with Obama healthcare pledge
November 5th, 2013
01:14 PM ET
10 months ago

GOP taints 2014 Dems with Obama healthcare pledge

Washington (CNN) - The controversy over President Barack Obama's dialing back of his famous healthcare pledge is playing out immediately in real time on the campaign trail.

American Crossroads, a leading pro-GOP super PAC that was co-founded and is steered by Karl Rove, announced Tuesday that it's going up with paid web ads that target three Democratic Senators who face tough re-election bids next year. The spots tie the lawmakers to the President's claim that Americans could keep current health insurance under the Affordable Care Act if they preferred it.
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Filed under: 2014 • American Crossroads • GOP • Health care • Obamacare
November 4th, 2013
11:10 AM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare: It's about government's role, future elections

Washington (CNN) - A "big f***ing deal" has become an equally big fight, with Republicans relentlessly attacking President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms over the new reality they are bringing to the health insurance market.

One reason is the GOP's ideological opposition to big government, as manifested by the health care overhaul intended to hold down rising costs that threaten U.S. fiscal stability.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • Obamacare • President Obama
GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare
October 23rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET
10 months ago

GOP: Website woes create fresh opening to go after Obamacare

(CNN) - Even though polls show House Republicans got much of the blame for the government shutdown triggered by the fight over Obamacare, there are no signs they are giving up on that fight.

With fresh data and the acknowledgment from President Barack Obama that the web portal to enroll in new health care plans isn't working, Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders told House Republicans on Wednesday the website's bumpy rollout gives them an opening to seize public attention.

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Filed under: GOP • Health care • House Republicans
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