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4 hrs ago | Roll Call

Shop Talk: Republican Group Starts Women's Outreach Series

Ellmers is scheduled to participate in a women's outreach town hall this month in Charlotte. Main Street Advocacy, a group that seeks to promote moderate Republican ideas, will launch a nationwide initiative later this month to bring more women into the political process.

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Related Topix: Steven LaTourette, Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, Representative Kevin Yoder

12 hrs ago | National Review Online

Joel Gehrke: The War on Women 2.0

"The Republican War on Women is back, and it's even more appalling than ever," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee trumpets in a list-building exercise. How appalling? Supporters of Senator Kay Hagan can't believe that Republican House speaker Thom Tillis referred to her by her first name during their first debate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Claire McCaskill, Mitch McConnell

17 hrs ago | Roll Call

Democrats Have a Plan to Overcome Obama in Red States

As national analysts say the odds are increasingly against them , Democratic senators and senior operatives remain optimistic the party's most vulnerable incumbents can survive stiff re-election challenges, even in red states where the president's popularity is sunk. With his national approval ratings mired in the low 40s seven weeks out from the Nov. 4 elections, Senate Democrats are well aware of the anchor President Barack Obama is proving to be in the midterms.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat

Sun Sep 14, 2014

New Urban Legends

Personal Foul

Origins: The "Republicans on Rape" graphic displayed above collects various comments about that crime supposedly made by GOP politicians in recent years. The remarks collected in that graphic were indeed all uttered by the persons to whom they have been attributed; below we offer the context in which those statements were made and any clarifying remarks subsequently offered by their speakers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Energy, Clayton Williams Energy, Oil & Gas, Weather, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Salon

The 15 most bizarre sex tips from the Victorian era

Dispensing inaccurate and terrible sex advice is a notion that's as American as Kellogg's cornflakes . From the idea that "trotting a horse" prevented pregnancy to the belief that wind patterns during conception affected your offspring's temperament, the Victorian Era's tracts, texts, and common wisdoms were rife with laughable gender roles and sexual expectations.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Crooks and Liars

The 20 Scariest Things About The Texas GOP's Newest Bass-Ackwards 'Platform'

From this Tuesday evening's Out Front with Erin Burnett, Rep. Marsha Blackburn did her best to attempt to backtrack on the Republican Party's extreme views on abortion in the wake of the Todd Akin dust up and their presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney along with the rest of the Republican establishment throwing him under the bus. The one problem for Republicans is they just passed an extreme right wing party platform in the run up to their convention this year, and Blackburn had a lot of trouble defending what she just voted on here.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Mitt Romney, Liberal Political News

Slate

Should You Worry About Another Government Shutdown?

Probably not. If the House GOP's agenda had survived the week, there would have been a Thursday vote on a measure to fund the government through to December 11 -- a continuing resolution.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Senator Mike Lee

Thu Sep 11, 2014

NewsBusters.org

Crickets: Networks Avoid Dem Gaffes and Scandals in 2014 Midterms

In 2012, gaffes and scandals by Republican candidates, such as Todd Akin , prompted a wave of coverage by the three networks. Yet, ill-conceived comments by Democrats in the 2014 midterms have created no such attention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mark Udall

RedState

They Told Me If I Voted for the Establishment, This Would Not Happen

In this year's Republican Senate primaries, the establishment went full nuclear on grassroots candidates and the voters that supported them, burning bridges with committed activists and engaging in shameful Democrat tactics to slander TEA Party candidates along with anyone who worked with them or for them. The ostensible reason for this absurd, scorched-earth campaign was the stated belief that TEA Party campaigns had cost Republicans possible victories, and with a Republican Senate majority in sight, we could not afford to throw away winnable seats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Connie Mack, US House of Representatives, Christine O'Donnell, Pat Roberts

The Hill

Senate Republicans can taste majority

Senate Republicans are brimming with confidence they will be in the majority next year - and say Democrats are beginning to acknowledge privately that harsh political reality. Recent polls show Republican candidates pulling ahead in Alaska, Arkansas and Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Robert Menendez, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, James Inhofe

The Washington Post

The five biggest takeaways from the 2014 primaries

Sure, Eric Cantor lost. But the power of incumbency was still felt across the primary landscape.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Georgia, John Tierney, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Raw Story

GOP woman shames MO anti-abortion lawmakers for 'mental anguish' of rape victims

A Republican woman voter in Missouri pleaded with state lawmakers this week not to force through a bill that would force rape victims to wait an additional 48 hours before getting an abortion. In an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled "Scared Silent and Forced to Wait," Linda Rallo encouraged the Republican-controlled Legislature not to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of HB 1307, which would extend the waiting period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Commentary Magazine

'Mansplaining' Dumbs Down Dems' Fake War on Women

The latest round of polling from Senate races around the country provides Democrats desperate to hold onto control of the Upper House with little comfort. Not only are they falling behind more states than they are holding their own, but their iron grip on women voters may not be as firm as they thought.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Republican, US House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton

The Daily Caller

Are Republicans Leaning Left - Or Just Getting Smart?

Over at RealClearPolitics, Bill Scher is out with a column arguing that "Republican candidates in the year's most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward." Scher cites several recent moves by Republican Senate candidates , some of which are more easily explainable than others.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Representative Cory Gardner, Tea Party, Conservative Political News

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Psychology Today

'Relax, Baby, I Was Only Trying To Show You A Little Love.'

Yes, all women, all girls, grow up learning ways to avoid attracting the attention of unnerving guys; it's no doubt built into our DNA, along with an affection for miniatures and the early songs of Patsy Cline. Simply in order to leave the house in the morning, a girl has to assemble an arsenal of behaviors in order to "just shut that thing down."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Washington Post

Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts used the first debate in his unexpectedly competitive re-election campaign Saturday to paint his independent challenger as a liberal Democrat and to mock him for refusing to identify with a major party. Challenger Greg Orman got in his digs, too, during the event at the Kansas State Fair, poking fun at Roberts for repeatedly invoking Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's name in his answers and saying, "What I haven't heard from you is, 'Solve problems.'

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Pat Roberts, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Illinoisreview

IL Democrat Party kicks off 61st House District race with "disgusting" mailer

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Related Topix: US News, Winthrop Harbor, IL, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Raw Story

Colorado GOP: Demon-obsessed ex-Navy chaplain has 'no business in public office'

On Thursday, the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper published an article on the state House candidacy of former Navy Chaplain Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, a far-right evangelical Christian who is so radical that even state Republicans are disavowing his candidacy. Right Wing Watch reported that 46-year-old Klingenschmitt's recent statement that openly gay Rep. Jared Polis is going to join ISIS and start beheading Christians in the U.S. has sent GOP officials scrambling to create some distance between themselves and the pastor, who has a long history of outlandish comments .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Colorado Springs, CO, Gay/Lesbian, Republican

Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Taylor to challenge Kobach ruling keeping him on Senate ballot

Chad Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney who withdrew as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, said Thursday he will challenge Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's ruling that Taylor will remain on the Nov. 4 ballot. Kobach, a Republican, said Thursday that Taylor had failed to meet the legal requirements to withdraw, so his name must stay on the ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, US House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

Cybercast News Service

Kansas independent US Senate hopeful in spotlight

A Kansas businessman running as an independent candidate has emerged as a possible kingmaker in the fierce national fight between Democrats and Republicans over control of the U.S. Senate, and that is exactly where Greg Orman wants to be. In an odd twist, some Democrats pushed out their own candidate against three-term Sen. Pat Roberts to clear the way for Orman.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

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