Republicans

Healthcare

Missouri House GOP Lawmakers Defeat Medicaid Expansion

Two separate House committees simultaneously heard arguments for and then rejected proposals to adopt a central component of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

02/25/2013

Update: Battle Lines Drawn on Illinois Concealed Carry

Gun control advocates urged Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to quickly appeal the ruling.

12/12/2012

license

Illegal Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Passes Illinois Senate

A plan that would allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to get drivers’ licenses passed the Illinois Senate Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 41-14.

12/04/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks to supporters following her victory in the Iowa Straw Poll at Iowa State University on Aug. 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Republicans Want To Abandon Iowa Straw Poll

In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover.

11/22/2012

Liberal pundit Rachel Maddow (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Do The Liberals Keep Complaining?

Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.

11/21/2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.

11/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

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