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Family feud: Boehner takes on GOP critics on right
After years of bitter friction within Republican circles, House Speaker John Boehner is lashing out against hard-line conservative and tea party groups - the latest GOP establishment figure to join the increasingly public battle roiling the party.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Black Voice News
The RNC Twitter "Mistake" Wasn't a Mistake
The Republican Party's inability to prevent some of its elected officials and party operatives alike from making racist and sexist remarks and tamp down others' penchant for cringe-worthy gaffes along those lines necessitates a slight revising of that old saying: It's always like dA©jA vu all over again.
So Much for GOP Unity in 2014
A year after GOP leaders vowed that infighting between the party establishment and tea party activists would not derail Republicans' electoral hopes again , the air appears as toxic as ever.
The Winnipeg Free Press
GOP 101: cut the logic, ladies
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner conceded that House Republicans probably need to learn how to speak to women.
Washington Post Hypes 'Strident' Anti-Obama 'Tea Party ...
The Washington Post is painting the Tea Party as all "threat" and no benefit to the Republicans.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Washington Post
How much could Steve Stockman hurt the Republicans in 2014?
Texas Rep. Steve Stockman has announced that he will challenge Texas Sen. John Cornyn in the primary.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Huffington Post
Mark Jacobs, Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: The Way To Talk To Women Is On An 'Emotional Level'
As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: appeal to their emotions.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Susan Estrich: With Sensitivity, How Dumb Does John Boehner Think Women Are?
In those days, it wasn't uncommon to see men who were running against women making subtle appeals to toughness, using national security and crime issues as a way to raise questions about whether their female opponents had what it takes.
The GOP has the wrong policy
It can't be easy being a Republican man, with all the women and minorities getting offended all the time.
Mitt Romney's abysmal showing among women and minorities last year triggered no shortage of warnings that Republicans had better adapt to changing demographics - or pay the price at the ballot box for decades to come.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Washington Monthly
Lipstick on a Pig
When someone asks you if a victim of rape should be compelled by the state to carry a resulting pregnancy to term, it is not a gaffe if you reply that this hypothetical almost never happens because women's bodies have a way of preventing conception when they are under stress.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Ann Romney advice to pols: Respect
Ann Romney isn't becoming a political consultant, but she does have life wisdom that some politicians could benefit to hear.
CNN Asks Eric Cantor 'Do You Not Know How to Talk to Women, Sir?'
Touting the "huge problem" the GOP has with women voters, CNN dredged up Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" remark from last year and asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor point-blank "Do you not know how to talk to women, sir?" The obnoxious question came from Capitol Hill correspondent Dana Bash, who challenged Cantor's point that GOP ... (more)
GOP tries to deal with its women problem
"Some of our members just aren't as sensitive as they ought to be." House Speaker John Boehner said bluntly when asked about recent efforts by the House GOP campaign arm to improve how male candidates appeal to female voters.
Off to the races: Obama won't wade into Hillary-vs.-Biden
Obama wouldn't pick sides in a potential Clinton-Biden primary on Hardball yesterday.
Hardball?? How Chris Matthews rolled over for Barack Obama
Everyone knew going in that the MSNBC host would be a sympathetic interviewer. But he knew he would be graded on his aggressiveness, so I expected at least a few fastballs.
The Daily Beast
The GOP's Shrinking Big TentBy Jamelle Bouie
They don't want to fund gay candidates, want to repeal the minimum wage, and need classes on talking to women.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
's Gut Check for December 5, 2013
The revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died.
The Huffington Post
GOP Dudes Get Trained Up In The Ways Of Womenfolk, Apparently
Here is some good news for everyone who likes half-assed attempts at "rebranding" and "message adjustments."
GOP Men Should Be 'a Little More Sensitive' to Women, Boehner Says
Insensitive remarks about women and women's issues - like those made by Akin, above, during the 2012 campaign - are what Republicans hope to avoid in 2014.