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The 2018 midterm cycle is already shaping up to be a tough year for Republicans in the House, with many predicting a “blue wave” this fall and speculating that the GOP will lose its majority because of it. However, there is a simple fix for this: a change of party leadership. A choice is looming large in front of the GOP: Who will succeed Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the top House Republican?
The bill would blatantly disregard the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 that requires Congress to adhere to budget caps – This bill goes above and beyond, busting the caps by nearly $300 billion over two years, more than twice that of the past two, two-year deals combined
After Sen. Thad Cochran's controversial tactics of recruiting Democrats to secure his nomination in Mississippi's Republican primary, a national dialogue emerged about the open primary process, in which anyone can cross the aisle to vote in the other party's election. It's a terrible system.
GOP Gets Obamacare PR Disaster Hanging Curve To Hit, But Will It?
For those of us who have been preaching Obamacare doom and gloom since long before it was THE LAW OF THE LAND, the temptation to take a good, long wallow in the Schadenfreude this week is overwhelming. Fittingly, the horrors of the not-so-Affordable Care Act are coming to light for some of its staunchest supporters during the Halloween season.
GOProud Board Member Resigns; Contemplating Primary Challenge To South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
Interesting news out of South Carolina this morning. Bruce Carroll, an openly gay Republican and board member at GOProud, has resigned his position on that organization’s board of directors. He is seriously contemplating making a run for Senate and challenging Lindsey Graham in the primary. If successful, Carroll would be South Carolina’s first openly gay Senator.
Democrats Pledge New Global Wealth Redistribution Scheme Through Climate Change Treaty
The newly adopted Democratic National Party Platform includes a plank in which the redistribution of wealth from countries who fail to meet climate change commitments, to developing countries likely to be harmed by greenhouse gas emissions, becomes a likelihood. The climate change portion of the platform reads:
When the Romney camp and the Republican establishment rewrote Rule 15 at the RNC to centralize more power within the party hierarchy, they created a massive grassroots backlash from grassroots activists, Tea Partiers, and Ron Paul supporters.