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RNC fires staffer who expensed $1,900 at bondage-themed bar

UPDATE III: The Republican National Committee has fired the staffer behind a nearly $2,000 charge for a night at a Los Angeles “bondage-themed” bar, Politico reports: “This was not an RNC sanctioned event and was not associated in any way with any RNC official event,” RNC Chief of Staff Ken…

Corporate entity becomes ‘candidate’, kicks off bid for Congress

When the Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, henceforth allowing corporate soft money to influence U.S. elections, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) cynically opined that it would lead to the election of the “congressman from Wal-Mart.” Turns out, he may be right. Meet Murray Hill, Inc.,…

GOP race gets ugly: Crist accuses Rubio of using credit card for back wax

Charlie Crist told Fox News' Greta Susteren on Tuesday that his opponent Marco Rubio used a GOP credit card for a back wax, effectively charging it to the Republican Party of Florida.…

RNC ad cites op-ed slagging Obama for copying Bush

Ignore the part in the new RNC ad where it looks like Manhattan Island is racing away from the Statue of Liberty. We’ll get to that, later. Republican National Chairman Michael Steele’s latest gift of a gaffe to politicos is in the form of a new ad posted to YouTube…

McConnell on RNC ‘fear’ presentation: ‘I don’t like it’

The Republican National Committee is trying to manipulate their donors by playing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and the top Republican in the Senate doesn’t like it. Politico revealed a GOP PowerPoint presentation last week that recommended using fear and extreme negative feelings about Democrats to raise money. “That…

GOP’s Steele in damage control mode after ‘Evil Empire’ presentation

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele went on Fox News to carry out damage control Thursday after revelations that an RNC campaign strategy presentation portrayed President Obama as the Joker from Batman and appeared to hold Republican donors in contempt. A presentation on strategy delivered to Republican donors and fundraisers…

Pelosi: GOP ‘orchestrated’ some tea parties

The Republican Party is pulling the strings behind the tea parties but protesters still have some things in common with Democrats, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “The Republican Party directs a lot of what the tea party does, but not everybody in the tea party takes direction from the…

Democrats hit GOP candidate as ‘drunk driving enthusiast’

At first blush, attacking someone for a DUI when they haven’t been found guilty of one is probably a bad idea. But Democrats have discovered a choice quote from a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, in which he refers to alcoholic drinks as “adult beverages” and attacks organizations like Mothers…

Corn: Palin could help Democrats in 2010

Sarah Palin found herself with some unexpected supporters Tuesday. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hoping that the former governor will get involved in Republican Congressional races. And Mother Jones‘ David Corn thinks the Democrats’ tactic could work. The DCCC hopes to use the unpopularity of Palin to their advantage.…

Conservatives livid as Scott Brown backs Dem jobs bill

Conservatives cheered when freshly minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) promised to be a “new breed of Republican,” but it doesn’t seems like this is what they had in mind. On one of his first major votes, Brown split with his party Monday to support a cloture motion on the $15…

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