Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
10 months 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
12 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
Five things we learned from Tuesday's debate
October 12th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Five things we learned from Tuesday's debate

Hanover, New Hampshire (CNN) – Republican presidential rivals debated economic issues on Tuesday night and Herman Cain, the latest of the 2012 candidates to surge to the top of polls, found the bulls-eye painted on him.

Cain's "9-9-9" plan to restructure the tax code was the target Tuesday with rivals saying the plan was unrealistic and had little chance of being adopted. Cain's economic credentials were also questioned.

Here are five lessons from the debate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • New Hampshire • Republican
Your questions for the CNN/Tea Party debate, Sept. 12 in Tampa
August 9th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Your questions for the CNN/Tea Party debate, Sept. 12 in Tampa

On Monday, Sept.12, 2011, CNN, along with the Tea Party Express and several other tea party groups, will produce a debate with the Republican candidates in Tampa, Florida, the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The tea party wing of the Republican party has been at the center of recent news involving the U.S. budget, debt and deficit. Click here for some of our recent coverage about the tea party movement. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Debate • Republican • Tea Party
FreedomWorks asking members for advice
Freedom Works Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey
June 6th, 2011
03:15 PM ET
3 years ago

FreedomWorks asking members for advice

Washington (CNN) - FreedomWorks is reaching out to its membership for guidance on which Republican candidates to endorse in next year's GOP Senate primary battles.

"We are determined to support the most fiscally conservative person who can help put a stop to the Obama/Reid big government agenda in Washington, DC. The most important part of this decision-making process is hearing from you, our hard-working, liberty-loving FreedomWorks members," says FreedomWorks Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in an email to supporters.
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Filed under: Congress • FreedomWorks • Republican • Senate
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