GOP mulls military voters’ role in caucus for Rand Paul

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP mulls military voters’ role in caucus for Rand Paul

Aiming for two offices, Rand Paul asks for caucus. Senator Paul is a man in a hurry, with presidential stars in his eyes after a mere four years of serving Kentucky in Washington. Rand Paul takes the first step toward running for president when he asks state party leaders in Kentucky to endorse his idea to create a 2016 presidential caucus. He’s been the most active potential candidate on the trail in the past two years, and his political team has already installed a baseline campaign operation. The move would clear the way for Paul to run for president and for re-election to his Senate seat without breaking a state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same ...

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York: GOP scrambles to keep Obamacare subsidies flowing in case of Supreme …

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
York: GOP scrambles to keep Obamacare subsidies flowing in case of Supreme …

As Supreme Court Weighs Health Law, G.O.P. Is Planning to Replace It. On the docket was King vs. As the Supreme Court considers whether to restrict Obamacare subsidies, a new report seeks to refute the false perception that conservatives have not offered any credible alternatives. A leading tax expert says the Internal Revenue Service can, and likely will, let HealthCare.gov customers keep their Obamacare subsidies through the end of this year if the high court rules in June that those subsidies are illegal. The lawsuit asserts that the 2010 law bars health insurance subsidies for residents of three dozen states that relied on the federal government to set up their individual health insurance ...

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Iowa’s largest GOP donor convenes presidential wannabes

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Iowa’s largest GOP donor convenes presidential wannabes

Big Iowa donor to question GOP candidates on agriculture this weekend. Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Jeb Bush makes his first 2016 trip to Iowa this weekend, trying to garner public support for an all-but-certain campaign that he’s been sculpting behind the scenes with help from a vast network of donors and top political operatives. DES MOINES — Just six weeks after they assembled for their first Iowa cattle call of the 2016 election cycle, the Republican presidential candidates are back again here this weekend, this time to show how much they know — or don’t know — about American agriculture.Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush indicated on Friday that he would not continue ...

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GOP Leaders: Get Your A** Down to Selma

Rubric: GOP | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP Leaders: Get Your A** Down to Selma

5 things about the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches. WASHINGTON (AP) — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America’s living rooms as never before. This is why I find myself both shocked and angered that none of the GOP elected leadership plans to travel to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a civil rights march that forever changed the United States. Five decades later, many recalled that moment when police lobbed tear gas at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting death last year of black ...

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GOP leaders to skip Selma

Rubric: GOP | 6 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP leaders to skip Selma

Carl Ulrich returns to Selma, Alabama, for first time since 1965 peace march. An Edmonton man has returned to Selma for the first time since he watched hundreds of unarmed protesters try to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama in early March 1965.On March 7, 1965, 15-year-old Harris couldn’t see much from the rear of the crowd where she stood along with her 13-year-old brother and other students.Nearly one-fifth of Congress will be in Selma, Ala., this weekend with President Barack Obama and his family to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march – a watershed moment that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. He watched with horror as the peaceful ...

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Fox News Poll: Walker seen as strong leader among GOP, Clinton’s honesty …

Rubric: GOP | 6 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Fox News Poll: Walker seen as strong leader among GOP, Clinton’s honesty …

2016′s grotesque beginning: How Jeb & Hillary are quietly competing to win Wall Street’s heart. Overall, there’s general agreement that former Florida Gov. DES MOINES, Iowa — Even before Jeb Bush leaves his first footprint in Iowa on Friday during his debut trip here as a presidential hopeful, some conservative activists seem hardened against him. “It’s hard to reconcile his membership in the Republican Party as anything more than a multigenerational family tradition,” Cary Gordon, a Christian conservative pastor at a Sioux City church, told The Des Moines Register this week. “He appears to be a Republican in name, but not necessarily a Republican in heart ...

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Fox News Poll: Walker seen as strong leader among GOP, Clinton’s honesty …

Rubric: GOP | 6 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Fox News Poll: Walker seen as strong leader among GOP, Clinton’s honesty …

Awash in cash, Bush asks donors not to give more than $1 million – for now. Overall, there’s general agreement that former Florida Gov. JEFFERSON, Iowa — Sheryl McDonald, a retiree, voted for both Presidents Bush. “But I’m finding out they did some things we got stuck with,” she said. “I do not want to see Jeb Bush run,” she added. “He turns me off.” Scarcely anyone at a meeting of the Green County Republican Party here in central Iowa recently had anything kind to say about Mr.DES MOINES, Iowa — Even before Jeb Bush leaves his first footprint in Iowa on Friday during his debut trip here as a presidential hopeful, some conservative activists seem hardened against him. “It’s ...

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The GOP’s field of presidential hopefuls grows ever more crowded

Rubric: GOP | 26 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
The GOP’s field of presidential hopefuls grows ever more crowded

‘We fear for our children, and our grandchildren’. The past week alone has featured an explosion of high-level campaign moves as Republican candidates gathered staff, kowtowed before donors and prepared to make direct pitches to voters for support. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the 2016 Republican presidential race — and you should be, given that it’s a mere 654 days away — there’s been an interesting development this week: Everyone is running.The number of potential Republican candidates for the White House continues to grow and grow with billionaire Donald Trump being the latest to say he may throw his hat into the ring.It was billed as an early dress rehearsal ...

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GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Rubric: GOP | 26 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Bobby Jindal Endorses Ted Cruz’s Push To Ban Same-Sex Marriage. “The GOP, to earn the right to be a governing party, we can’t just be the Party of No, we have to be the Party of Solutions, not only repeal but also replace Obamacare.The potential White House contender hopes the Supreme Court does not legalize gay marriage in an upcoming decision, he said in an interview airing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” But, he said, social conservatives like him could turn to a constitutional amendment if the court did rule in favor of gay marriage. “I certainly will support Ted Cruz and others that are talking about making … a constitutional amendment to allow states to continue to ...

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GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Rubric: GOP | 25 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP hopefuls weigh in on gay marriage

Couple behind Ala. gay marriage case grateful for ruling. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The couple whose lawsuit toppled Alabama’s gay marriage ban said they are grateful, overjoyed and still a little a bit in disbelief. Cari Searcy (left) and Kim McKeand filed their lawsuit after the courts refused to recognize Searcy as the adoptive parent of their son, Khaya, because they were not spouses under Alabama law. ”We just want our son to have the same protections that every child in Alabama enjoys and now he can!” the couple said in a statement released Saturday. (The Associated Press/2006 ) MONTGOMERY, Ala. Supreme Court had shown little eagerness to jump into the contentious debate ...

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