8 hrs ago
Thom Tillis (R) North Carolina during an interview at Roll Call in Washington, D.C.
Democrats are getting involved in the North Carolina Republican primary, a sign that the party is hoping to encourage GOP voters to nominate weaker candidates in closely contested primaries.
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19 hrs ago
HB 1613 insults a woman's decision
Last week, I joined hundreds of people in Jefferson City to attend the Rally for Women's Lives event.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Daily Beast
The female vote gave the House to Republicans in 2010 and to Democrats in 2006. No wonder we're talking about pay equality six months before Election Day.
WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
A quiet campaign has been underway by traditional Republicans to assuage the tea party as part of the GOP's bid to reclaim the Senate in the midterm elections, according to The Wall Street Journal .
Will the GOP sideline social conservatives in 2014?
It's no secret that Republicans are in search of a sweet spot in today's political environment that will allow them to expand their base while not diluting their core values.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
the Todd Akin of Virginia: Arlington County Board chairman...
Noting that board colleague Walter Tejada had not yet arrived at the swearing-in and would be a bit late, Fisette said that Tejada was running on "Latino time."
Sarah Palin makes her pick in crazy Georgia Senate race
Karen Handel, the Republican who nearly killed off the Komen Foundation is using her bonafides as a top-notch conservative screwup to run for Senate in Georgia.
The Huffington Post
Reclaiming The Words That Smear
MAY 23: Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., participates in the news conference to announce 'bipartisan, bicameral legislation to combat sexual assaults in the military by holding perpetrators accountable and better protecting survivors.'
Sun Apr 13, 2014
NC-Sen: Thom Tillis (R) To Conservative Activists, "I Have Big Boy Pants On Every Day"
At a closed-door meeting last year at the North Carolina General Assembly building, Thom Tillis, the state speaker of the house and frontrunner in the GOP primary to take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November, clashed with Republican activists and legislators who claimed that Tillis was blocking conservative legislation to bolster his chances in ... (more)
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Women reclaiming the words that smear
"Miss Congeniality." Not sufficiently "ladylike." In politics, these words and phrases have long been used to belittle female candidates.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Actions of Republicans don't live up to their words
Republicans deny that they are engaged in a war against women, but what do their words and actions say? Former CIA Chief Michael Hayden complains that Sen. Diane Feinstein is "too emotional" and lacking in objectivity to conduct investigations into CIA's use of torture.
Republicans have a big problem in Mississippi
Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin still haunts Republicans after his inflammatory remarks about rape during the 2012 election almost certainly cost his party a U.S. Senate seat.
America Rising comes into the spotlight
More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a "farmer from Iowa ," Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to reporters.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Virginia Republican Bob Marshall stands by remarks that raise eyebrows
Delegate Robert G. Marshall has said that disabled children can be God's vengeance against women who have had abortions.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Hot Blast: Back to the anti-Clinton briarpatch
Frank Rich looks into his crystal ball and without much effort sees what looms in our 2016 future.
The Washington Post
Why Republicans may avoid the ghost of Senate elections past
Although the Republicans have made notable gains in the House since 2008, they have not done that well in the Senate.
The GOP's Equal Pay Farce
It's not Kirsten Kukowski's fault she only had gibberish to spout about workplace gender fairness.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The GOP Establishment Has Picked Its Candidate in North Carolina
Two sources confirm to the National Journal that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will endorse the North Carolina House speaker, the Republican front-runner for his party's Senate nomination who is fighting off an array of opponents in a primary.
NC-Sen: PPP Has Hagan (D) With A Slight Lead Over Tillis (R) But Still A Close Race
The new PPP poll is out on the 2014 North Carolina U.S. Senate race delivering mixed news as always.
The Huffington Post
Mississippi Sex-Ed Curriculum Teaches Students That Homosexuality Is Illegal
Under Mississippi's mandated sex-education curriculum , teachers are required to instruct students that homosexual activity under the "unnatural intercourse" statute is illegal, and that a "monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the only appropriate setting for sexual intercourse."