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3 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Political EmpireGOVERNOR'S Race: Neel Kashkari meets with Inland conservatives

Part of Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's challenge in the Nov. 4 election is to win over skeptical California conservatives. To that end, Kashkari on Monday met with a group of Inland Empire conservatives to assure them they see eye to eye on many points.


Related Topix: US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Why Rick Scott's Facing a Tea Party Revolt in Florida

Rick Scott was a tea party darling when he squeaked out a victory in 2010 to become governor of Florida with the help of an army of grassroots conservative activists. Four years later, Scott, facing a tight reelection race, is having trouble rallying his former soldiers to his cause.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Is the GOP/TP Really Against "Big Government?" Fuhgeddaboudit

"Small Government Conservatism" has been THE GOP mantra ever since Reagan gave out with his famous pronouncement on "the government isn't the solution to your problems, it IS the problem," or words to that effect. This mantra today resonates from the so-called "sensible" Republicans in the Joe Scarborough mold to the most far-out of the Tea Partiers like Rep. Steve King of Iowa.


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, Liberal Political News

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

The Sept. 11 attacks two years ago on an outpost in Benghazi, Libya, will get a fresh look by House lawmakers Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mick Mulvaney, Devin Nunes

NBC Connecticut

Tea Party Calls on Visconti to Drop Out of Race

Tanya Bachand wrote an open letter to Republican candidate for governor Joe Visconti asking him to drop out of the race. Banchand says his votes will take away from GOP hopeful Tom Foley.


Related Topix: US News

The Daily News

Ball Targets Carr's Tea Party Supporters

Gordon Ball , the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers. Ball hopes to get tea party followers who backed state Rep. Joe Carr in the Republican primary this past August to vote for him in the November statewide general election.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Loudon County, TN, Barack Obama, Bill Haslam, US Governors

New 'View' Reviews Show Systemic Media Bias

Nicolle Wallace admitted she was a Republican on her first day on The View Monday. She didn't need to make that declaration.


Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Washington Times

The third-party candidate conundrum

Republicans, political strategists and pundits are beginning to notice that in almost every close Senate race in the country, there are one or more third-party or independent candidates on the ballot who could conceivably decide which major candidate will prevail in November and, consequently, whether Harry Reid 's Democrats will control the Senate for the next two years. In most races, they won't make much difference, but in some, the votes they siphon away from a major candidate could prove crucial.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Pat Roberts

James Varney: In Louisiana Senate race Tea Party may like Maness, but would love beating Landrieu

The Republicans are preparing for the party's race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. One piece of conventional wisdom in Louisiana's 2014 Senate race is that a splintered Republican vote helps vulnerable incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Opinion

The New York Observer

'Utopia' 1 3: 'Hello and Goodbye'

The 14 pioneers have survived their first week in Utopia. At home, we have also survived their first week in Utopia.


Related Topix: US News

Mississippi Business Journal

Bill Crawford: Pence chooses Medicaid solution over rhetoric

Most real TEA Partiers know of Mike Pence. The uncompromising champion of lower taxes, smaller government, and earmark reform, Pence served six terms in Congress, including time as chairman of the hard-core conservative Republican Study Group.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily World

Do endorsements help candidates?

The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion. Do endorsements help candidates? The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion.


Related Topix: US News, The Data Company, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Politics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Lafayette, LA

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.


Related Topix: US News, Rush Limbaugh, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Scott Walker, US Governors

Grist Magazine

This green Tea Party star is fighting for solar

Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger - in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party. But Dooley is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy.


Related Topix: US News, Energy, Georgia Power

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Advocacy Group Shines Spotlight On Carolyn Cosby's Finances

A group formed to promote ethics in government is raising questions about the financial history of Carolyn Cosby, the independent candidate in the county commission chair race for the Nov. 4 general election, and whether that would negatively impact her ability to manage the county's ledger. Cherokee-based Conservatives For Ethical Government on Friday held a press conference in downtown Canton calling into question Cosby's ethical standards as well as her financial history.


Related Topix: Cherokee County, GA, Canton, GA, US News, Ball Ground, GA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Redmond Reporter

Celis aligns himself with political heavyweights | The Petri Dish

Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Zachary Werrell and Gray Delany were the only paid staffers on the campaign team of Republican David Brat, who defeated Cantor in Virginia's June primary.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Sarah Palin's family involved in Alaska brawl, witnesses say

Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out It began as a birthday party that drew local snowmobile racers, construction workers and other long-time Alaskans last Saturday night. It turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin's family in the centre of it, according to witnesses.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Daily Kos

"Freedom Partners" is hardly 'Free' -- Just ask Charles and David

Sorry Dr. Wehby -- most NW 'locals' are just not that into corporate carpet-baggers promoting their own agenda , in our state's Senate contest ... , confirmed Friday that it has canceled all the television ad time it had reserved in October to influence Oregon's U.S. Senate race. Freedom Partners ' nonprofit affiliate has strongly criticized incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in TV ads throughout August, providing a big outside boost to the campaign of GOP challenger Monica Wehby .


Related Topix: TV Advertising, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat

What Scott Brown must do to win in New Hampshire

After winning the 2010 special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts over Martha Coakley, Scott Brown was a political rock star almost instantly. For about 15 minutes.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, Barack Obama, Abortion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

TEA Party Patriots To Meet Sept. 23

Jeff Piazza, Republican candidate for Chautauqua County Family Court judge, relayed his credentials to members.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama