GOP tries to keep focus on IRS targeting scandal
June 14th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
10 months 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
Democrats go after Republicans over deportation vote
June 10th, 2013
08:56 PM ET
10 months ago

Democrats go after Republicans over deportation vote

(CNN) – Some House Republicans who voted last week to end President Barack Obama's deportation rule will get hit with new Spanish language radio ads in their districts over the next week.

Spending five figures on the ad buy, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting nine members who voted for an amendment that would defund a program that allows some young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation.
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Filed under: DCCC • House • Immigration • Republicans
College Republicans: Stereotypes a drag
June 3rd, 2013
10:52 AM ET
11 months ago

College Republicans: Stereotypes a drag

(CNN) – "Solely for the rich." "Lacking in diversity." "Old-fashioned."

That's how young voters perceive the Republican Party, according to a new report by the nation's largest Republican youth organization.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options
June 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options

(CNN) – During the GOP weekly address Saturday, Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska called on the Obama administration to make more efforts to tap into domestic energy resources.

The governor said his state is prepared to pay millions in a partnership with the federal government to explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for precise estimates of its energy potential.
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Filed under: Alaska • Energy • Republicans
May 17th, 2013
08:05 PM ET
11 months ago

King: Republicans dig in for long haul on Benghazi

Washington (CNN) – For all the unanswered questions about the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration crisis management in the hours and days after, this much is certain: The GOP-led investigations will carry over from spring into summer and likely beyond.

Five separate House committees are investigating facets of the attack and its aftermath, and the five chairmen compared notes on Thursday at a meeting organized by House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Filed under: Libya • Republicans
Republicans focus on workplace flexibility measure in weekly address
May 11th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Republicans focus on workplace flexibility measure in weekly address

(CNN) – A measure recently approved by the U.S. House altering federal overtime laws that was sharply opposed by Democrats, and isn’t expected to pass the Democrat-led Senate, was the subject of Saturday’s weekly Republican address.

Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, who authored the Working Families Flexibility Act, said the measure “provides options for working moms and dads who need more time to take care of family responsibilities” and “demonstrates how applying conservative principles can help working Americans in their everyday lives.”
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Filed under: Republicans
Illinois GOP chair resigns, cites support for same-sex marriage as a reason
May 7th, 2013
08:26 AM ET
12 months ago

Illinois GOP chair resigns, cites support for same-sex marriage as a reason

Washington (CNN) – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned Tuesday, citing a handful of reasons including an ongoing struggle with several members of the state GOP over his support for same-sex marriage.

"There were several reasons," why he decided to step down, Brady said in a telephone interview with CNN. "I've been going at it hard for six years, I need to focus on my family, and obviously I had lost the support of the state Central Committee because of my position on gay marriage."
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Filed under: Illinois • Republicans • Same-sex marriage
March 29th, 2013
12:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans chide Young for his 'wetbacks' comment

(CNN) – With the GOP actively working to reshape its image, it didn't take long for top Republicans to blast one of their own, Rep. Don Young, for using the derogatory term "wetbacks" in describing migrant workers from Mexico.

The longtime congressman from Alaska attempted to explain why he used the ethnic slur, but he's nevertheless seeing little mercy from some of the biggest voices in the GOP.
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Filed under: Don Young • John Boehner • Republicans
Romney campaign chief to lead new GOP research group
March 21st, 2013
02:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney campaign chief to lead new GOP research group

(CNN) – Post-mortems written after the 2012 campaign focused on a variety of Republican shortcomings: underwhelming television ads, an outdated voter contact model, and a message that was out-of-step with the changing face of America.

Overlooked in the aftermath of Mitt Romney's loss, however, was the fact that Democrats throttled Republicans in the critical practice of opposition research - the age-old tactic of gathering negative information about one's opponent and pushing it into public view through the press or through paid media.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2014 • 2016 • Mitt Romney • Republicans
Release of immigrant detainees was political, House Republicans say
March 19th, 2013
07:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Release of immigrant detainees was political, House Republicans say

Washington (CNN) – Several House Republicans said Tuesday they believe the February release of more than 2,000 immigration detainees from jail was motivated by politics rather than forced budget cuts.

"From this vantage point, it does look like the decision to release detainees was a political determination and not a monetary determination," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina. "It appears to me that the release of detainees was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the White House for student tours, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we're gonna release aggravated felons - some aggravated felons - onto the street."

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Filed under: House • Immigration • Republicans
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