March 25, 2013 |
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called it an "autopsy. " The nearly 100-page report the RNC issued last week was a frank assessment not only of why Mitt Romney lost in November, but also why the Republican nominee lost the popular vote five times in the last six presidential elections. The report offered 23 pages of recommendations, ranging from making the GOP the "growth and opportunity party" to developing "a national African American surrogate list. " "And if there's one message I want everyone to take away from here, it's this," Priebus said in releasing the report.
December 18, 2011 |
Was 2011 wacky, or what? See what you remember, and no fair peeking at the answers! 1. Donald "The Donald" Trump, commander in chief of Celebrity Apprentice , said that if he ran against Barack Obama, "there's a good chance I won't win. " He said that he would be victimized by: a. "A mystery president who was weaned on dirty tricks as a child in Kenya. " b. "Bloodsucking politicians. " c. "A stupid, stupid cabal of wimps who wouldn't last a day in the casino business.
September 4, 2011 |
If I were holed up in a political science lab trying to design the optimal Republican candidate to run against Barack Obama, I'd aim for someone well-suited to win the Philadelphia suburbs. Carry Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties and you will likely carry the commonwealth. Be the first GOP presidential aspirant to win Pennsylvania since George H.W. Bush in 1988 and your chances of winning the White House are significantly increased. So what ingredients should we mix?
August 20, 2011 |
Delaware's tea party heroine, Christine O'Donnell , on Friday told Good Day Philadelphia on Fox29 (WTXF-TV) that she walked off Piers Morgan 's CNN show not because he asked about gay marriage, but because he couched the query as part of "this barrage of this intimate, really borderline creepy questioning. " Her stance on the topic? "My position is . . . just like Barack Obama 's," she said. "I support state rights but . . . I do believe that churches should be able to define marriage as their religion dictates.
August 18, 2011 |
APPARENTLY it's not cool, cool witchcraft but instead probing questions about gay marriage that are strictly taboo for the GOP's former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. The queen of the First State's tea party - and a national sensation in the 2010 campaign before she was trounced by Sen. Chris Coons - earned her 16th minute of fame last night when she stormed off the set midway through a high-profile interview with CNN's Piers Morgan. O'Donnell yanked out her earpiece and said she had somewhere else she needed to be, after Morgan repeatedly asked her to explain her views on gay marriage.
August 12, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Nearly a year after she won a stunning primary victory in a U.S. Senate race and drew nationwide attention for her controversial statements, conservative activist Christine O'Donnell chastises adversaries in a book for undermining her campaign, while admitting errors in her own decision-making. The Delaware Republican uses the book to address what she calls "my lowest moment of the 2010 campaign": a commercial in which she assured voters, "I am not a witch. " She says she never wanted to make the ad - which was prompted by questions about a statement she had made on a late-night talk show years earlier - and was surprised when it showed up on the Internet.
July 24, 2011 |
Media reports are touting the Senate's Gang of Six and its new budget outline. But the news that explains why the nation is caught in this debt-ceiling fiasco is the gang warfare inside the Republican Party. We are witnessing the disintegration of tea-party Republicanism. The tea party's followers have endangered the nation's credit rating and the GOP by pushing both House Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor away from their own best instincts. Cantor worked amiably with the negotiating group organized by Vice President Biden and won praise for his focus even from liberal staffers who have no use for his politics.
May 21, 2011 |
Amy Myers is an honor-roll student who dreams of becoming an equine veterinarian someday. She also got bit by the political bug - like her conservative grandfather - and the 16-year-old sophomore is running for class president at Cherry Hill East High School. Her aunt said she's "as sweet as pie. " But ever since Myers decided to write a letter to tea-party queen Michele Bachmann last month, challenging the GOP congresswoman from Minnesota to debate over the U.S. Constitution, her father says she's been getting stung by the party's most poisonous fangs.
May 3, 2011 |
JUST HOW LOW can Mayor Nutter go on May 17? We're talking about the mayor's primary-election showdown with former state legislator and ex-offender Milton Street. And although nobody seriously thinks Nutter can lose the race, he certainly could lose some face. The better Street does, the worse Nutter looks. "There's a point at which people interpret it as a vote of dissatisfaction, especially from the African-American community and aimed at the mayor," said Zack Stalberg, president of the watchdog group Committee of Seventy.
April 23, 2011 |
DOVER, Del. - New campaign-finance reports filed by former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell include what appear to be previously undisclosed payments to her for travel expenses and indicate that she ended 2010 with $230,000 less cash on hand than previously reported. In an April 15 memo to the Federal Election Commission, O'Donnell campaign committee lawyer Cleta Mitchell said the committee had retained FEC compliance experts who reviewed the Delaware Republican's campaign-finance paperwork for the 2009-10 election cycle.