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Bobby Jindal forms group to win 'war of ideas'

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 17 2013, 3:49am CDT | by IANS

Bobby Jindal forms group to win 'war of ideas'
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as "the party of no."
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Romney's Campaign Memories

Sep 30 2014 1:28am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

New York Times: "When you run for president twice, you tend to accumulate huge amounts of campaign souvenirs, gifts and other detritus. However elusive the ultimate prize, the trunkloads of consolation trophies endure: There are the plaques, the awards and the occasional engraved glass eagle ('I got it for a speech or something'). Then there are the homemade portraits of the candidate, sent in by supporters. The Romneys have also saved 2 ...
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John McCain Endorses Elan Carr for Waxman Seat

Sep 29 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Big Government

LOS ANGELES -- Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) formally announced his endorsement of 33rd district congressional candidate Elan Carr on Monday. Carr is running against state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) to replace the outgoing Rep. Henry Waxman. McCain's endorsement comes on the heels of an endorsement earlier this month by another former Republican nominee for president, former Massachusetts Governor Mi ...
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Spanish man hospitalised after 12 days in cave
Lima, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Spanish speleologist Cecilio Lopez Tercero has been hospitalised in Peru after being rescued from a jungle cave where he was trapped for 12 days. | by IANS
 
School year begins in rebel-controlled Ukraine
Kiev, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Schools in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk controlled by pro-Russian separatists finally opened Wednesday after a month's delay. | by IANS
 
Australian forces begin support mission in Iraq
Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Australian military aircraft Wednesday joined the joint international operation against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq. | by IANS
 
 

Review: GOP 2016 Discussion Begins with Joel Pollak's 'Wacko Birds'

Sep 29 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On the day after November's midterm elections, the political world will instantly shift its focus and attention to 2016. And because Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner for the Democrats, most of the action--and chatter--will be on the Republican side, where the battle between Tea Party conservatives and establishment Republicans will rage again.  Joel Pollak's new book, Wacko Birds: The ...
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Star Is Born?: ‘Great Campaigner' Joni Ernst on Verge of Huge Upset in Iowa

Sep 29 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Big Government

DES MOINES, Iowa – On the plane ride here, I read in National Review that state senator Joni Ernst was “running to the left” of her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) on Social Security. Later, flipping on my television at the hotel, I learned that she wants very badly to privatize the program, thanks to the wall-to-wall attack ads from environmental groups that have seized on the topic as a handy cudgel. I was also ...
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Pat Buchanan: Immigration, Common Core Would Have Jeb Bush 'Torn Apart' in Presidential Run

Sep 27 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Big Government

On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” conservative columnist Pat Buchanan downplayed the prospects a third Bush could make a run for the White House in the form of former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) in 2016. According to Buchanan, the two stumbling blocks for Bush would be his stances on Common Core and immigration. “He’s too moderate for the Republican base,” Buchanan said. “You take Common Core – Bobby Jindal was very much out in favor [of Common Core] … he’s had to run away from t ...
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Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

Sep 26 2014 3:03pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Republican candidates who support legalizing same-sex marriage. As BuzzFeed first reported, the presidents of Family Research Council Action, the National Organization for Marriage and CitizenLink sent a letter to Republican leaders in both the House and Senate voicing their oppositio ...
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This will kill the GOP in ’16: Romney buzz and GOP’s immigration meltdown

Sep 26 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Salon.com

Talk of (another) Romney presidential run highlights how badly the GOP will struggle with immigrati ...
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Eric Holder Finally Throws In the Towel

Sep 25 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Big Government

Attorney General Eric Holder will resign on Thursday, several media outlets have confirmed. “Attorney General Eric Holder will on Thursday announce his plans to leave his post at the Justice Department once a successor is confirmed, a Justice Department official said,” Politico reported. "Holder has been in the job for nearly six years, since the start of the Obama administration.” “Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is prepa ...
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