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Eric Cantor’s Defeat: Could It Happen Again?

Eric Cantor’s Defeat: Could It Happen Again?

The Republican Party is going through a time of upheaval and change as its base gets steadily more conservative. Eric Cantor’s defeat at the hands of unknown Tea Partier Dave Brat was a clear sign that the party is changing and there are no shortage of theories as to what it all means. The trend […]

Political Weaponization of IRS: Darryl Issa Losing Patience With Deception

Political Weaponization of IRS: Darryl Issa Losing Patience With Deception

The House Oversight Committee is continuing its investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal with panel hearings held both Monday night and Tuesday. Although President Obama has claimed that there is not even a “smidgeon” of corruption in the IRS, it has become abundantly apparent that certain tax-exempt political groups, primarily conservative in nature, […]

California Initiative Would Split State in Six

California Initiative Would Split State in Six

Supporters of an initiative that would split the State of California into six pieces are out in force, collecting signatures at 140-odd locations throughout the enormous state. Proponents need to gather 807,615 signatures by July 14 in order to be on a ballot more than two years away. Anna Morris of the Six Californias Initiative […]

Christie Wants to Broaden Meaning of Pro-Life

Christie Wants to Broaden Meaning of Pro-Life

According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, drug education and treatment are two issues which fall under the “pro-life” banner.  Christie made the remarks Friday to a gathering of conservative Christians while speaking at a “Road to Majority” gathering sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. He further stated that people cannot be pro-life only […]

Paul Ryan Blasts IRS Commissioner Over Lost Emails

Paul Ryan Blasts IRS Commissioner Over Lost Emails

At a congressional inquiry into thousands of lost emails Friday, Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis. blasted Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen for what he called a “pattern of abuse.” The emails belonged to a former IRS official under investigation for targeting conservative groups. Kosiken told members of the House Ways and Means Committee he did […]

Joe Biden Uses Vice Presidential Stage as Diplomatic Spearhead

Joe Biden Uses Vice Presidential Stage as Diplomatic Spearhead

Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, has become a virtual ambassador, effectively using his political stage to spearhead significant diplomatic purposes. From the Balkans to the Mayan pyramids of Guatemala, Vice President Biden has traveled the globe to inject his diplomatic prowess. Biden’s recent trip to Brazil, according to Reuters, is an example of […]

Rick Perry Appears Ready for 2016 Presidential Run

Rick Perry Appears Ready for 2016 Presidential Run

Outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry appears to be gearing up for a 2016 Presidential run. On Thursday, he told reporters that he regrets recent remarks about homosexuality. He also warned the rest of the Republican Party to be careful about being distracted by social issues that polarize the party. Then he announced that he was […]

House Republicans Leadership Might Freeze Out the Tea Party

House Republicans Leadership Might Freeze Out the Tea Party

The media has been buzzing non-stop about the upset loss of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to a dark horse primary challenger, but his incipient removal by a Far Right candidate has created a chain reaction that risks losing the Far Right a place at the Republican leadership table. With Cantor gone, his position as […]

Eric Cantor: His Defeat and the GOP

Eric Cantor: His Defeat and the GOP

After last week’s Virginia primary election, the GOP received a wake-up call when incumbent Eric Cantor was defeated by Tea Party newcomer Dave Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Mason College. A barrage of news and political publications are calling Cantor’s defeat an upset of monumental proportions as well as evidence that the Tea Party movement […]

Eric Cantor Defeat Anti-Semitic?

Eric Cantor Defeat Anti-Semitic?

Tuesday’s stunning primary election defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor initiated speculation that partial blame may have been due to anti-Semitism. The Los Angeles Times described the event as “one of the greatest political upsets of modern times.” Cantor was the first sitting House majority leader to lose a primary race since the […]

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