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Prominent Nevada Republican quits ‘Tea Party-oriented’ GOP: ‘I just can’t buy into that’

A longtime Nevada elected official has left the Republican Party over its increasingly extreme positions. Sue Wagner, 73, who has served as a Reno assemblywoman, state senator, lieutenant governor and gaming commissioner registered as a nonpartisan voter last week. “I did it as a symbol, I guess, that I do…

Maddow befuddled that GOP continues to ‘shoot themselves in the foot’ on abortion

On Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow devoted a segment of her show to examining the Republican Party’s decision to double down on its anti-choice stance, in spite of the fact that it appears to be driving women away from the party and worsening Republicans’ gender gap. She began by explaining what…

Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday lashed out at Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other civil libertarians within the GOP, warning they would destroy the Republican Party. King told CNN it was disgraceful that 94 Republicans voted in favor of a proposal by Michigan Reps. Justin Amash (R) and John…

Will the Republican Party choose another George W. Bush?

The GOP isn’t necessarily headed for decline. It will likely choose a candidate who appeals to midwestern populists Is the Republican party heading for doom? Some have argued for example that the House GOP’s hardcore conservatism will hurt them with moderates. Others believe the House GOP’s lack of movement on immigration will severely hurt…

DNC chair: GOP ‘callous and insensitive’ towards women

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Sunday ripped the Republican Party for “turning back the clock for women.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked asked the congresswoman from Florida if it was unfair to call GOP policies a “war on women.” “The policies that…

Ron Paul: I’m trying to save the GOP from itself

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Sunday that he was intent on bringing the Republican Party back to its founding principles of limited government. “I think Republicans have dug a hole for themselves because they’re trying to out-militarize the President, saying we should do more,” he said on CBS News’…

Matthews: The GOP is ‘treating women like they’re not voters’

Chris Matthews displayed Sunday morning his bemusement for the Republican Party’s comments and behavior towards women so far during the 2012 presidential campaign. “One of the time warps these days is watching Republicans ignore the simple fact that women vote and are the majority voters,” he said on his weekly…

Music Fridays: Good Riddance, Snowe Edition

Olympia Snowe’s departure is causing a lot of lamenting about the end of moderation in the Republican Party. The problem is that Snowe wasn’t a moderate; she’s a hard line conservative who probably falls to the right of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Yes, she voted against the Blunt amendment—in…

Maddow: ‘Republicans are becoming split’ on social issues

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow observed Friday evening how the Republican Party may have a growing schism in their views on social issues, especially in regards to same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. Maddow discussed former Vice President Dick Cheney’s pushing marriage equality to pass in Maryland and New Jersey Governor Chris…

Arizona Republicans elect ousted Russell Pearce as vice chairman

Less than three months after he lost his seat in a recall election, Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce won election Saturday to be vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. The self-proclaimed “tea party president” of the state Senate had proven a controversial figure in Arizona politics. Pearce was the…

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