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Schwarzenegger calls GOP approach to health care ‘bogus’

Breaking with the national Republican Party for the second time this week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) told reporters Monday that GOP attempts to stall health care reform were out of line. “I think any Republican that says you should start from scratch,” with health care, “I think that’s bogus…

More than a hundred Republicans bash stimulus, then seek money

“I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around and pushing back on the stimulus money and saying this doesn’t create any new jobs. Then, they go out and they do the photo ops and they are posing with the big check and they say,…

One in ten House Republicans calling it quits

With Thursday’s announcement that Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will not seek re-election in his Miami-area district, the number of Republicans not running for re-election to the House now amounts to more than 10 percent of the House Republican caucus, compared to less than five percent for Democrats. Chris Cillizza at…

Bachmann: God will ‘curse’ America if it opposes Israel

Michele Bachmann, the outspoken conservative House representative from Minnesota, says the United States will cease to exist if it “fails to stand” with Israel. “I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the…

Crist rips Rubio, says ‘no truth’ to rumors he’ll run as independent

WASHINGTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday slapped down rumors that he might run as an independent in this fall’s Senate race in Florida, and ripped his opponent Marco Rubio’s alleged ties to special interests. A Rasmussen poll released Monday found Crist trailing his Republican primary opponent, Florida House…

GOP passes proposal requiring candidate loyalty to party platform

The Republican National Committee has passed a resolution denying financial support to any GOP candidate who does not endorse the party platform. The rule is seen as less restrictive than a proposed “litmus test” requiring candidates to pledge their loyalty to at least seven out of ten core conservative positions.…

Poll: Americans pretty clueless about politics, world

Only one in four Americans know how many votes a Senate filibuster requires. One in three know the name of the chairman of the Republican Party. One in two know the Democratic leader of the US Senate. Health care? Fewer than one in three Americans even know that no Republicans…

GOP sends fundraising letter disguised as ‘Census’ form

The Republican Party is seeking input and money from GOP voters — seemingly under the guise of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Strengthening our Party for the 2010 elections is going to take a massive grass-roots effort all across America. That is why I have authorized a Census to be conducted…

Stick a fork in them, they’ll say they’re done

Update: Now I feel dumb. It was such a given that the House and Senate bills would meet somewhere in the middle and we’d have to go through round two of this fight, that it never occurred to me that the House can just give up and pass the piss…

Critic hacks GOP website, leveling invective at donors

An enterprising critic of Republican senators discovered a flaw in the Republican fundraising machine early Friday morning, delivering an unexpected invective to would-be GOP supporters. The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee website announces the name of each donor that makes a contribution. The donor’s name appears in a graphic mid-way…

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