GOP shuns hearing where homeland nominee denies wrongdoing
July 25th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
12 months ago

GOP shuns hearing where homeland nominee denies wrongdoing

Washington (CNN) - At a hearing on Thursday that Republicans didn't attend, the nominee for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security strongly denied reported allegations he helped obtain a special visa for an international investor.

Alejandro Mayorkas told Democrats on a Senate panel considering his nomination by President Barack Obama that he was unaware of being under investigation by a government inspector general until media reports emerged this week.

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Filed under: Homeland Security • Republicans
Obamacare P.R. battle heats up
July 18th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare P.R. battle heats up

(CNN) - As the political battles over Obamacare intensify this week, a political advocacy group supportive of the law is going on the air to help build support for it by highlighting some of the benefits.

The spot from Americans United for Change, "Hands Off Obamacare," will start running as early as Thursday on national cable and will continue through next week.

The commercial highlights news announced by New York state that individuals buying their own individual health care policies will see their premiums go down, thanks to the new law as well some of its other benefits.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Republicans
Republicans continue assault on Obamacare
July 13th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans continue assault on Obamacare

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law came under fresh assault from Republicans over cost and complexity with a Senate lawmaker saying comprehensive doesn't mean comprehendible.

Speaking the week after the Obama administration said it would delay a key provision of the law, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said on Saturday in the weekly GOP address that the Affordable Care Act was a "partisan experiment in government-run health care" that had failed.
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Filed under: Health care • Republicans
Republicans demand action on student loan interest rates
July 6th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans demand action on student loan interest rates

(CNN) - Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, faulted Senate Democrats on Saturday for this week's hike in student loan interest rates and urged the upper chamber to pass legislation that resolves the issue as soon as the holiday recess ends.

"For too long, politicians have been in charge of setting these rates, and we keep coming back to cliffs and deadlines like this one," Jenkins said in the GOP weekly address. "Paying for college is difficult enough without all this uncertainty. I have two kids in college, I know how hard it can be."
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Filed under: Congress • Education • Republicans
Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'
June 28th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Palin to GOP establishment: 'You disrespect Hispanics'

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mocked Senate Republicans in a biting statement Friday over the Senate's passage of an immigration bill this week.

Her Facebook and PAC website feature a photo of Palin and her husband, Todd, with people sitting behind them–all of whom have a serious look on their face. Superimposed on the photo was her statement: "Great job, GOP establishment."
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Filed under: Immigration • Republicans • Sarah Palin • Senate
June 26th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Same-sex marriage rulings complicate path forward for GOP

Washington (CNN) - Moments after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a pair of same-sex marriage cases, the handful of Democrats considering running for president in 2016 stumbled over themselves in a rush of celebratory reaction, blasting out a salvo of congratulatory press releases and tweets.

Voting 5-4 in each of two decisions, the justices struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to same-sex couples and cleared the way for gays and lesbians to once again marry in California.

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Filed under: Republicans • Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
Youngest state GOP chairman looks to appeal to 'buffet generation'
June 19th, 2013
03:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Youngest state GOP chairman looks to appeal to 'buffet generation'

Washington (CNN) - When the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party abruptly resigned two weeks ago to take a new job in Washington, GOP activists appointed Matt Moore, the party's former executive director, to replace their leader.

Moore earned another distinction in the process. The boyish-looking 31-year-old is now the youngest state party chairman in the country, in either party.

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Filed under: Republicans • South Carolina
GOP: Education system 'congested' with mandates
June 15th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP: Education system 'congested' with mandates

(CNN) - A Senate committee voted this week to move forward with a Democratic-backed education plan, but Republicans argue the proposal forces the country's school systems to further rely on the federal government.

"Over the last decade, the United States Department of Education has become so congested with federal mandates that it has actually become, in effect, a national school board," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said Saturday in the GOP weekly address.
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Filed under: Education • Lamar Alexander • Republicans
Christie has repair work to do with conservatives
June 14th, 2013
02:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie has repair work to do with conservatives

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined an invitation to attend a major gathering of social conservatives this week in Washington, opting instead to make a high-profile appearance at a forum organized by former President Bill Clinton in Chicago.

Christie's decision was hardly a bombshell: Up for re-election in November in a Democratic-leaning state, the governor can hardly afford to be seen courting Christian conservatives and sharing a stage with divisive figures like Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Republicans
GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal
June 14th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal

Washington (CNN) – Remember the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups?

It was the scandal du jour in Washington last month, now relegated to back-burner status after recent revelations of a vast government electronic surveillance apparatus created in the name of national security following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Filed under: IRS • Republicans
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