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Rudderless Republicans looking for new...

Rudderless Republicans looking for new leader?

12/03/12 07:00PM

The GOP has a pattern of picking the runner-up as their next leader, but Rick Santorum has joined World Net Daily as a columnist, and Mitt Romney has indicated he has no interest in shaping the party. Where will Republicans go from here? Conservative... watch

Who is Frank Luntz?

Who is Frank Luntz?

12/03/12 07:00PM

Pollster and FOX News contributor Frank Luntz was the man behind Newt Gingrich’s “Contract for America”. He was also a paid consultant for Rep. Paul Ryan and received money from Karl Rove’s Super PAC while conducting focus groups on Ryan’s debate. Eric... watch

GOP unveils debt plan

GOP unveils debt plan

12/03/12 07:00PM

After referring to the White House debt plan as a “La La Land” solution, Republicans have offered their version of a debt plan. They’re proposing a 2.2 trillion dollar debt reduction that puts Social Security on the table and would increase the... watch

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Congress more trustworthy than car salesmen, barely

12/03/12 11:00AM

Results of a new poll taken by Gallup show only one in 10 Americans think members of Congress have high honesty and ethical standards. Car salespeople are the only professionals who rank lower, with only 8% giving them a the "high" trustworthiness and ethics ranking. Congress got the most negative reaction, with more than 54% saying their honesty and ethics were low or very low. read more

Grover Norquist (R), president of Americans for Tax Reform,spoke at a Politico Playbook Breakfast November 28, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Norquist promises second coming of Tea Party

12/02/12 01:10PM

Grover Norquist insisted that reports of his tax pledge's death have been greatly exaggerated and warned GOP lawmakers that President Obama's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff is not serious. "This is a massive collection of spending increases and tax increases," Norquist said on Sunday's Meet the Press of the proposal presented to Congress by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner last week. "Republicans want to continue the Bush tax cuts, and the extenders and the AMT package... it's the president who's threatening to raise taxes if he stamps his feet and doesn't get his way," he said. read more


What Reagan said about taxes. (It's what Democrats are saying now.)

11/30/12 07:55PM

Even Jeb Bush says that Ronald Reagan would have a hard time fitting into today's GOP. Republicans still often speak lovingly of their adored "Gipper," but the debate in Washington shows just how far the party has drifted from its idol. Here's one example. The Republican talking point these days is that raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans would be bad for the economy and hurt job creation. Reagan himself had a different view. He made the case for tax fairness this way in a 1985 speech:
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Bo Obama gets into the holiday spirit in a YouTube video released by the White House.

All I want for Christmas is Bo

11/30/12 04:38PM

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all across the country and, in our nation's capitol, everyone is in the holiday spirit—including First Dog Bo Obama. In a new video released by the White House, Bo takes viewers on a quick tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue's Christmas decorations, complete with a "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" soundtrack. From large trees to twinkling lights to a Bo-like dog sculpture decked out in a Santa hat and lights, the First Dog looks ready for Christmas. read more

House Speaker John Boehner tapped Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan to serve as chair of the House Administration Committee. (Official photo of Rep. Candice Miller; Reuters/Yuri Gripas)

Boehner finally appoints a chairwoman to run a House committee

11/30/12 04:00PM

House Speaker John Boehner has finally found a woman for one of the two open chairmanships that remained after he named 19 white men to head up all the major House committees. NBC News has learned that Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan has been tapped to serve as chair of the House Administration Committee. The appointment will be somewhat new territory for Miller, who according to Open Secrets served on the committee in 2006, but not since. She's served on the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees since then. read more

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2012 file photo, election officials check the photo identification card of a voter in Cimarron, Kan. Voter ID laws designed to deter fraud may end up blocking thousands of legitimate ballots.  (AP Photo/The The Hutchinson News,...

Voter ID crusade continues into 2013: Four to watch

11/30/12 07:15AM

The dust has barely settled from Election Day 2012, but that hasn't stopped some from pushing forward with a brand new wave of restrictive voter ID proposals. Montana One of the most onerous proposals comes from Montana's Republican State Rep. Ted Washburn. He's planning to introduce a voter ID law that would allow only three forms of ID: a state issued driver's license, a state issued ID card, or a tribal ID card. Military cards, passports, and student IDs? Unacceptable. Iowa read more

UN Ambassador Susan Rice leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with Sen. Susan Collins, R- Maine, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., about the Benghazi terrorist attack. Rice continued her fight Wednesday to win over...

WATCH: A former U.N. ambassador defends Susan Rice

11/29/12 07:59PM

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson joined PoliticsNation to defend embattled Ambassador Susan Rice. He's uniquely qualified to address Ambassador Rice's early comments on the Benghazi attacks, since he also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1997 to 1998. read more

Critics accuse Rice of giving false...

Critics accuse Rice of giving false information

11/29/12 07:00PM

Critics in the Republican party are accusing Ambassador Susan Rice of giving false information about the Benghazi attacks on Sunday shows, while forgetting their own Sunday show appearances in the lead up to the Iraq war. Former governor Bill... watch