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Conservatives using sketchy videos to suggest Dems guilty of voter fraud

Election watchdog site claiming to “transcend party lines” run by former GOP operative WASHINGTON — As Massachusetts voters cast their ballots for the important Coakley-Brown election, conservatives and Republicans insinuate that Democrats are engaging in voter fraud despite offering little evidence to make their case. Many are jumping on videos…

Mutiny: RNC members to demand Steele end book tour

Just a week after top Republican aides told RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s staff “you really have to get him to stop” making gaffes on national television, some Republican Party members have drafted a resolution to demand the party leader cancel his promotional book tour. The proposal will be presented to…

McCain aide: Palin thought candidacy was ‘God’s plan’

Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential race because of “God’s plan,” according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican’s campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” Steve Schmidt described Palin as “very…

Worst GOP cash flow in decade blamed on tea baggers and waste

In recent months pollsters have been pointing to softening support for Democrats as a sign that the GOP may make a big comeback in the 2010 elections. But the party’s historically poor financial position means it has more of an uphill battle than many political observers realize. Having spent large…

Steele: GOP ‘screwed up’ after Reagan, won’t win in 2010

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele apparently thinks the best way to ring in the New Year is to disappoint his followers. In a TV interview Monday, Steele said the party won’t be regaining control of Congress in the mid-term elections this year. And if there’s a reason for that,…

CNN’s Sanchez launches surprise attack on senator in sex-and-favors scandal

When Sen. John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, went on CNN Thursday to talk to host Rick Sanchez, the scandal-plagued politician thought he was going to have airtime to launch attacks against the Obama administration over the Flight 253 security breach. Instead, the Nevada politician found himself facing tough questions about…

Tea Party activists bitter about GOP ‘hijacking’ movement

Revelations about the connections between a Republican lobbying firm with a long history of astroturfing and one of the two main factions of “Tea Party” protesters are raising fresh concerns that the GOP has successfully hijacked the right-wing Tea Party movement. A Libertarian political consultant interviewed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow…

GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

California county GOP launches campaign to out ‘liberals posing as Republicans’ In a sign that the 2010 primary season is beginning to heat up, and is likely to get ugly, a Republican candidate for the Senate has “accused” a rival Republican of being a closeted homosexual. Andy Martin, a journalist…

House Rep. stole voter data before defecting to GOP, Dems say

A US House representative from Alabama took voter registration information from Democratic Party offices before defecting to the GOP, the Alabama branch of the Democratic Party says. Rep. Parker Griffith announced his switch to the Republican Party on Tuesday, telling the press he can “no longer align [him]self with a…

Caught: RNC chief rakes in up to $20,000 per speech

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who already earns $223,500 as chairman of his party, is cashing in to the tune of $10,000 – $20,000 per speech given while he is still the de facto party leader. And it has former GOP chairmen hopping mad. According to a report in…

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