John McCain’s Media Moment: Beltway’s top Syria crusader – Fox News

John McCain's Media Moment: Beltway's top Syria crusaderFox NewsAs perhaps the GOP's leading hawk, McCain has considerable leverage now that the president has decided to seek congressional approval before striking Syria. The Arizona Republican has been a harsh critic of administration ... While many Republicans ...and more … [Read more...]

Business Losing Clout in a GOP Moving Right – New York Times

New York TimesBusiness Losing Clout in a GOP Moving RightNew York TimesFrom overhauling immigration laws to increasing spending on the nation's aging infrastructure, big business leaders have seemed relatively powerless lately as the uncompromising Republicans they helped elect have steadfastly opposed some of their core ... … [Read more...]

Obama’s irony, McCain’s agony – CNN International

Obama's irony, McCain's agonyCNN InternationalJohn McCain. Here's the man who lost to Obama in 2008 and remains his foreign policy nemesis. McCain is the GOP's major (and increasingly lonely) hawk-in-residence. He thinks Obama made a huge mistake in not arming the Syrian rebels and charges the … [Read more...]

McCain Withholds Support on New Syria Resolution – TIME

McCain Withholds Support on New Syria ResolutionTIMEMcCain, who had previously said it would be “catastrophic” for Congress to turn down Obama's request, may still back the measure if Senate negotiators alter it. While Obama won the support of House GOP leaders on Tuesday, McCain's opposition could … [Read more...]

GOP-led states that held out on Medicaid giving in – Washington Times

GOP-led states that held out on Medicaid giving inWashington TimesMr. Cruz and advocacy groups such as Heritage Action are fighting opposition to their strategy from senior Republicans, who say risking a government shutdown over the health care law is a bridge too far. States embracing parts of Mr. Obama's law could … [Read more...]

GOP Rivals Weigh In on Police’s Stop-and-Frisk Tactics – New York Times

New York TimesGOP Rivals Weigh In on Police's Stop-and-Frisk TacticsNew York Times10 primary, the debate, on WCBS-TV, offered more of a window into differences of style than policy substance between the two leading Republicans. Mr. Catsimatidis, a Greek immigrant, highlighted his desire to give back to a city in which he made his ...Future of NYPD Dominates GOP Mayoral DebateABC NewsGOP … [Read more...]

Can Republicans Paint the White House Red? – New York Times (blog)

The GuardianCan Republicans Paint the White House Red?New York Times (blog)A dominant theme in contemporary political commentary on the left, the right and the center is that the Republican Party faces a grave crisis of both demographics and ideology. But despite the cacophony of fault-finding, caution is in order before we ...The differences between Democrats and Republicans over race, in three … [Read more...]

The House GOP is bracing for debt-limit battle and likely to target Obamacare … – Washington Post

U.S. News & World ReportThe House GOP is bracing for debt-limit battle and likely to target Obamacare ...Washington PostBut a growing cadre of senior Republicans has condemned the defund strategy as doomed to failure, and GOP insiders say Boehner is unlikely to take a stand that would essentially require Obama to nullify his most significant legislative achievement.The March: Where were the … [Read more...]

McCain: Administration leaks on Syria are ‘crazy’ – Washington Post

PoliticoMcCain: Administration leaks on Syria are 'crazy'Washington PostSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday attacked the Obama administration for leaking its plans with regard to Syria, calling the leaks “crazy” and saying they are the latest example of the administration's lack of strategy in the Middle East. “All of ...McCain fumes over leaks on SyriaPoliticoSyria could have … [Read more...]

The GOP, not the calendar, is the obstacle for immigration reform – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)The GOP, not the calendar, is the obstacle for immigration reformWashington Post (blog)The mid-October debt ceiling deadline — an earlier-than-expected target laid out Monday by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew — is changing the House GOP leadership's plans to pass immigration bills that month. “If we have to ... Republicans don't have to ...The Republican Party winning … [Read more...]

GOP sends operative to Hawaii – Politico

PoliticoGOP sends operative to HawaiiPoliticoA GOP operative traveled to Hawaii this spring in an effort to make the Senate race there competitive. The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent western regional political director Sarah Morgan, who managed Jeff Flake's Senate campaign in … [Read more...]

PostScript: Milbank and the GOP’s claims on MLK – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)PostScript: Milbank and the GOP's claims on MLKWashington Post (blog)Not the easiest of tasks, given that three Democratic presidents, and no Republicans, are scheduled to speak tomorrow on the anniversary of the march; and given that the one surviving speaker from the 1963 event has been a Democratic congressman for 25 ... … [Read more...]

Majority oppose GOP plan to defund Obamacare, poll finds – CBS News

Majority oppose GOP plan to defund Obamacare, poll findsCBS NewsThe current effort to defund Obamacare has driven a wedge in the GOP and ultimately would have little impact on the implementation of the health law, but a passionate contingent of Republicans has nevertheless kept the idea alive. Martin Luther King Jr ...Yes, people still dislike 'Obamacare.' But they also dislike GOP plans … [Read more...]

McCain stubbornly believes the House can pass immigration reform – MSNBC

U.S. News & World ReportMcCain stubbornly believes the House can pass immigration reformMSNBCSenator John McCain isn't ready to concede that House Republicans won't pass real immigration reform. But he is watching the clock. “It's very important that we try to act before the end of this year,” McCain said at a town hall in Mesa, Arizona, on ...Flake, McCain strike hopeful note on … [Read more...]

Why Ted Cruz Thinks the Media Gets Conservatism Wrong – TIME (blog)

ABQ JournalWhy Ted Cruz Thinks the Media Gets Conservatism WrongTIME (blog)Perhaps the most combative member of a chamber known for comity, Cruz's withering criticisms of Washington have made him a champion for the conservative base and a potential pot stirrer in the 2016 GOP nominating contest. Cruz, whom I profile in the … [Read more...]

The Myth of an ‘Isolationist’ GOP – National Review Online (blog)

The National Interest OnlineThe Myth of an 'Isolationist' GOPNational Review Online (blog)The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican party. ... And, as the Washington Post's Dana Milbank noted, that margin was misleading given that six senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) ... Republicans first ...Rasmussen: Christie, Rubio Lead Among Likely … [Read more...]

Republicans revive ‘Penny Plan’ as sequester alternative to balance budget – Fox News

Republicans revive 'Penny Plan' as sequester alternative to balance budgetFox NewsEnzi is joined by fellow GOP Sens. Rand Paul, of Kentucky; John Barrasso, of Wyoming; Jim Risch, of Idaho; David Vitter, of Louisiana; Johnny Isakson, of Georgia; and Marco Rubio, of Florida. Republican Georgia Rep. Austin Scott introduced similar … [Read more...]

Republicans, stick to your principles – CNN

Republicans, stick to your principlesCNN(CNN) -- As Republicans wrestle with how to oppose President Barack Obama, what to do about Obamacare and how to compare the value of fights based on principle versus fights based on clever calculation, there may be some lessons from one of the … [Read more...]