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It’s pirate time for the GOP?

It’s pirate time for the GOP?

01/11/13 07:00PM

The Republicans have been getting a lot of advice on how to fix the party after the last election, including advice from Peggy Noonan that the party should turn pirate and steal the president’s issues. Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and columnist... watch

Room for another face on Mount Rushmore?

Room for another face on Mount Rushmore?

01/11/13 07:00PM

Conservatives have long argued the President Reagan should join the faces on Mount Rushmore, but does President Obama belong there too? MSNBC’s Toure and Abby Huntsman of HuffPost Live join the debate. watch

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann talks with members of the Texas delegation on the floor of the during the second session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. (Photo by Joe Skipper/REUTERS)

Michele Bachmann accused of stiffing campaign staffers' pay

01/11/13 10:52AM

Congresswoman and unsuccessful presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who has already complained this year of the "spending problem in Washington," appears to have a spending problem of her own. A former staffer claims the Minnesota Republican is refusing to pay him and four other staffers for their work on the Iowa caucuses.... read more

File Photo: National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre pauses as he makes a statement during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting, on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)

NRA slams WH after task force meeting, claiming prejudice

01/10/13 04:36PM

The NRA emerged from a closed door meeting on gun violence prevention with no kind words for White House officials, complaining that policy proposals the organization suggested had been "prejudged" and that too much time was spent discussing gun restrictions. The NRA released the following statement after the meeting:
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Wayne LaPierre, Exec. VP and CEO of the National Rifle Association (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

NRA must drop 'slippery-slope' rhetoric

01/09/13 08:10PM

Congressman David Price, a Democrat from North Carolina and a vice chair on the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, said the NRA must be willing to adapt if there is to be any meaningful progress on gun control. "Of course we need political leadership, including political leadership from perhaps unexpected quarters to encourage us to come... read more

File Photo: Former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and her husband Mark Kelly leave after the sentencing of Jared Loughner, in back of U.S. District Court Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords and Kelly launched a political action...

Giffords fights against gun lobby with new PAC

01/08/13 08:10AM

On the two year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed 6 and injured 19 including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband have launched Americans for Responsible Solutions, a political action committee designed to "join a national conversation about gun violence prevention, will raise the funds necessary to balance the... read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner talks with reporters after the weekly House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Are Southerners sinking the GOP?

01/07/13 08:28PM

Mitt Romney successfully won the presidency--of the former Confederate States of America. Since Ronald Reagan converted Southern Democrats, the South has been solidly Republican. The GOP can thank the conservative South for many of the seats it holds in Congress today. But those same Southerners may also be responsible for the party's image... read more

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