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Hitting on what has become one of the Beltway media's favorite narratives of 2014, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza this week bemoaned the fact that increased polarization within the electorate, fueled by spiraling partisanship, means "we are increasingly moving toward two entirely separate Americas, a liberal one and a conservative one."
The Aug. 5 vote in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District pits a hard-line Libertarian and tea party darling against a mainline party foot soldier, but with the roles reversed.
The eruption of conflict this month between Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has brought the worst out of some Europeans .
Eric Cantor's exit as House majority leader is near, yet he still reigns as owner of @GOPLeader , at least for now.
The fight over the reauthorization of the obscure Export-Import Bank is the perfect opportunity for Democrats to take advantage of the growing rift in the Republican Party.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "heartsick" and "devastated" when outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost the Republican primary to a relatively unknown tea party-backed challenger because of what the loss means for Virginia's standing in Congress.
Less than a week before primary day, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is still ahead, but he has a real race on his hands against a tea party challenger the establishment had largely written off months ago.
A perpetual theme here at VDARE.com, unfortunately, is that establishment-Republican politicians seem determined to avoid understanding that campaigning for reduced immigration is a winning electoral strategy.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn attends the 7th Lincoln Leadership Prize Dinner at the Hilton Chicago on March 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
McCarthy is a genuinely nice guy who won a seat in Congress just eight years ago after a brief stint in the California Legislature, but is poised this week to become House majority leader and could, if Republicans continue their hold, become speaker in a few years.
Speaker of the House John Boehner promised July 29 that the House would reject the renewed effort by Democrats and businesses to pass their so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" bill, which includes an amnesty and increased inflow of immigrants and guest-workers.
At this week's meeting of the House GOP conference, the assembled were shown a two-minute tribute to former Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
By now, you've likely seen the tribute video House Republicans made for Rep. Eric Cantor , who is stepping down as majority leader on Thursday after losing his primary earlier this year.
"Thank you," said Speaker John Boehner, in an emotional send-off to his top lieutenant, who officially steps down from his top-level post at midnight Thursday to make way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the new majority leader.
They have much to think about, however, as they consider the proposed constitutional amendment on campaign finance, the ramifications of which should make them perspire.
I've always thought that Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book , a collection of political wisdom gleaned from more than half a lifetime in the arena, is an underappreciated classic.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 08:15 am
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