Condoleezza Rice kicks off California Republican convention, calls for strong U.S. leadership in Ukraine
March 15th, 2014
08:20 PM ET
7 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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Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents
January 8th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents

(CNN) - The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as political independents is at an all-time high and the number who identify as Republicans is at an all-time low, according to new numbers by Gallup.

Forty-two percent of Americans identified themselves as independents last year, the highest level Gallup's measured since it switched from in-person to telephone interviews a quarter century ago.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • independents • Polls • Republican • Republican Party
Congressional Republicans slam Iran deal
November 24th, 2013
02:12 AM ET
11 months ago

Congressional Republicans slam Iran deal

Updated 10:47 a.m. ET, 11/24/14

Washington (CNN) – Republicans blasted the Obama administration Saturday night after President Barack Obama announced a historic agreement had been reached by Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program.

In tweets and official statements, House and Senate Republicans argued that the administration was appeasing a duplicitous enemy without securing enough concessions in return.
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Filed under: Congress • Iran • Republican
Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach

Washington (CNN) – After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by more than 40% in 2012, the Republican Party has started an effort to rebrand itself to be more attractive to the growing demographic.

But that's not going to be easy, according to the results of a new poll released Friday, and will require the Republican Party to turn back the a belief among Latinos that the party doesn't care about them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Republican • RNC
Republicans on jobs report: Grand bargain?
August 2nd, 2013
10:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans on jobs report: Grand bargain?

Washington (CNN) – A few days after President Barack Obama announced his proposed "grand bargain" to spur economic growth, Republicans remain unimpressed with the United States economy, reacting harshly to the new jobs report for July.

According to the Labor Department, the economy added 162,000 jobs last month, lowering the unemployment rate from 7.6% in June to 7.4% in July. The numbers are less than the 180,000 jobs that economists had originally anticipated for the month.
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Filed under: Economy • John Boehner • President Obama • Reince Priebus • Republican
Fellow Republican blasts Liz Cheney's Senate bid as 'bad form'
Liz Cheney speaks with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney
July 16th, 2013
08:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Fellow Republican blasts Liz Cheney's Senate bid as 'bad form'

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming ripped Liz Cheney's decision to challenge Sen. Mike Enzi for his Senate seat next year in Wyoming as "bad form" and predicted she would lose in the GOP primary next year.

"I don't know that anybody can out-conservative Mike Enzi," Lummis told reporters outside the House chamber on Tuesday. She also compared her to Hillary Clinton when she ran for senator in New York.
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Filed under: 2014 • Liz Cheney • Republican • Senate • Wyoming
IRS scandal adds fuel to Obamacare fire
May 16th, 2013
07:04 PM ET
1 year ago

IRS scandal adds fuel to Obamacare fire

(CNN) - The House of Representatives passed a measure to repeal Obamacare entirely on Thursday - a move the GOP-led chamber has done twice already.

But the latest scandal involving the IRS, one of the key agencies charged with enforcing the health care law, is adding fuel to the political fire over the controversial new law.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Healthcare • John Boehner • Kathleen Sebelius • Republican
Republicans continue push for balanced budget
March 23rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Republicans continue push for balanced budget

(CNN) - Republicans continued the battle of the budget in their weekly address Saturday, dissing the Democrat-controlled Senate's recently proposed annual fiscal plan.

Speaking for his party, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah repeated demands for a provision to balance the budget and urged President Barack Obama to craft his upcoming proposal accordingly. The president's budget plan is set to release next month.
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Filed under: Budget • Mike Lee • Republican
GOP report on minority outreach due in March
January 24th, 2013
07:06 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP report on minority outreach due in March

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) – A task force charged with identifying winning political strategies and broadening the GOP's appeal with minority voters will deliver its recommendations in March to the Republican National Committee on what steps the party needs to take going forward.

"We have real challenges and we did get whipped," in the 2012 election, Mississippi National Committeeman Henry Barbour said at the RNC's Winter Meeting in Charlotte. "That is not something we take lightly."
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Filed under: Reince Priebus • Republican
July 10th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney fight for middle class voters

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday - a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.

Obama won Iowa by 10 points in the 2008 election.

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Filed under: Democrats • Iowa • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Republican
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