Republican Party

What Will Secretary of State John Kerry's Foreign Policy Look Like?
December 17, 2012

A roundup of Sen. John Kerry's foreign policy stances, including a little bit of dirty laundry.

The 2010 Midterms Are Coming Back to Haunt Blue Michigan
December 17, 2012

Why is this blue state enacting such conservative legislation?

Have Republicans Finally Found a Winning Fiscal Cliff Strategy?
December 14, 2012

John Boehner may have finally found a way to back Obama into a corner.

Why Booker Stands a Chance of Beating Christie
December 13, 2012

It all comes down to the Dems.

To Save His Second Term, Obama Must Go Over the Fiscal Cliff
December 10, 2012

Republicans won't learn how to play nicely any other way.

Marijuana: A Winning GOP Issue?
December 08, 2012

If marijuana advocates have come down at all since last month's victories in Colorado and Washington, then a couple of recent national polls should give them another lift. New surveys by CBS News and Quinnipiac show 47 to 51 percent of Americans supporting legalization, with between 44 and 47 percent opposed. This is good news for liberals, but not necessarily for President Obama. After all, both the Washington and Colorado laws expressly contradict the Controlled Substances Act, which President Obama is supposed to enforce.

A Romney in Palin Clothing: The Political Style of Kelly Ayotte
December 06, 2012

Why John McCain likes his new best friend.

GOP Lacks Leverage, but It's Still Got Spin
December 06, 2012

Republicans may lack leverage in the "fiscal cliff" debate, but they're managing to convince the press otherwise.

GOPocalypse: A Guide to Republican Purges
December 06, 2012

Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.

Dear Mr. President: Please Don’t Negotiate Over the Debt Ceiling. Please.
December 05, 2012

It’s hard to overstate liberals’ sense of relief that Obama is finally negotiating like someone who’s encountered a deck of cards once or twice in his life. It wasn’t just the hard-ass opening bid he made last week—$1.6 trillion in revenue, higher tax rates for the top two percent, $50 billion in infrastructure, extended unemployment insurance, money for mortgage modifications… all in exchange for about $600 billion in spending cuts.

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