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Georgia’s ‘establishment’ Republicans pondering strategies to reduce Tea Party clout

Four years after Atlanta saw some of the earliest and biggest tea party rallies in the country, Georgia’s GOP establishment, including Gov. Nathan Deal, are pondering strategies to reduce the right-wing insurgency’s influence on next year’s primary election for a US Senate seat – and on the larger struggle for…

Pioneer of Israel’s settler movement dies

Hanan Porat, a former Israeli parliamentarian who was a driving force behind the Jewish settlement movement in the West Bank, died of cancer on Tuesday, his family said. He was 67. Born in 1943 in British Mandate Palestine, he was raised on a kibbutz built by Holocaust survivors near the West Bank town of Bethlehem which was later…

Ron Paul slams Mitt Romney in ‘money bomb’ fundraiser email

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (TX) urged his supporters to donate to his campaign by noting his “establishment” contender, Mitt Romney, was able to raise $10 million from his “bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street” in one day. “Establishment candidates are revving up their campaigns and trying to blow…

House to vote on ‘In God We Trust’ resolution

The US House of Representatives will have a chance to vote on a resolution to affirm the phrase “In God We Trust” as the nation’s official motto after it was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), the founder and chairman of the Congressional…

Huckabee slams Rove, ‘elitist’ GOP establishment

Former Republican Governor and Fox News’ host Mike Huckabee blasted the “country club attitude” of Republican strategist Karl Rove and other members of the “Republican establishment,” as Politico reports. Speaking to radio host Aaron Klein on Sunday, Huckabee said he was “very disappointed” that Rove and others were “so dismissive…

Republican tea party victim wages an establishment comeback

Defeated by tea partiers, Alaskan senator embraces establishment values in comeback bid Against a string of Tea Party victories, the establishment is fighting back. Its personification is Lisa Murkowski, a U.S. senator by means of her father’s appointment and one unwilling to fade into Alaska’s political wilderness after losing to…

Final round primary voters in 7 states set tickets

A final round of primaries in 7 states set candidates for general elections in November The primary season is ending as it began, the Republican establishment on one side in state after state, and tea party activists on another. The competition is particularly strong in Delaware and New Hampshire, where…

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