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Republican Party ‘autopsy’ report: Make sure young voters don’t see party as ‘totally intolerant’

A study ordered by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after election losses in 2012 calls for major party reforms that would shorten the primary season and spend millions reaching out to minority voters. At the National Press Club on Monday, Priebus said that he had initiated the “most comprehensive…

Fox News hosts’ stunt to fund White House tours could pay for 90,000 food stamp meals

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling have offered over $140,000 — or enough to fund more than 90,000 food stamp meals — to keep White House tours open after the Obama administration temporarily suspended them due to automatic budget cuts. NBC News on Tuesday reported that the White…

Georgia Republican proposes relaxing gun restrictions on mentally ill

A Republican state lawmaker in Georgia on Thursday introduced a bill that would relax gun restrictions on people who have been treated for mental illness. State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R) told The Associated Press that his bill — titled the “Safe Carry Protection Act” — would allow people who have…

Fox News chief Roger Ailes: Obama is ‘lazy,’ Biden is ‘dumb’ and Gingrich is a ‘prick’

An author was recently given “unprecedented” access to Roger Ailes and came away with the Fox News president’s thoughts about a “lazy” President Barack Obama, a “dumb” Vice President Joe Biden and former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who he described as a “prick.” In an excerpt from the new…

GOP mega-donor admits his company ‘likely’ bribed foreign officials

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and billionaire financier of Republican candidates and causes,  admitted in an SEC filing submitted Friday that his company probably broke a federal anti-bribery law through its business dealings in China. In an annual regulatory report by Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the company wrote that an…

Lawrence O’Donnell airs greatest hits of ‘big Dick Morris’ after Fox News drops him

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday recalled some of Dick Morris’ most ridiculous statements as Fox News announced that he would no longer be appearing on the network. Earlier in the day, a spokesman for Fox News had told Deadline that Morris’ “contract is up and we will not be…

Tagg Romney considering run for Kerry’s Senate seat

Tagg Romney, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is mulling a run for the Massachusetts Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. The Boston Herald on Monday reported that Republicans were pushing Tagg and his mother, Ann, to consider a campaign for the Senate…

Jindal’s keynote speech tells Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told a group of Republican leaders on Thursday that the GOP’s brand had been hurt by candidates saying “offensive and bizarre comments” and it was time to “stop being the stupid party.” In his keynote address at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in North…

Obamas in the limelight at monster inaugural ball

Barack and Michelle Obama slow-danced their way into their next four years in the White House at a monster inaugural ball featuring some of the biggest stars in popular music today. Like the king and queen of a high school prom, the president and first lady flashed awkward smiles as…

Crowds build for second Obama inauguration

Excited crowds poured into downtown Washington on Monday for Barack Obama’s second inauguration as US president, anchored on a call for America to unite despite ugly political divides. Barack Hussein Obama will raise his right hand and place his left on Bibles once owned by Martin Luther King and Abraham…

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