The New York Times has greeted the appointment of South Carolina congressman Tim Scott to succeed fellow Republican Jim DeMint in the Senate with an op-ed decrying the selection--and Scott himself--as "token."Read more
The Republican National Committee announced the formation of a committee set to examine what the party did wrong in the last election.
"Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today launched an initiative to grow the Republican Party and improve future Republican campaigns," the RNC announced today.Read more
Viewers of the 2012 debates have witnessed an extraordinary turnaround. John Stuart Mill famously spoke of “a party of order and stability, and a party of progress or reform.” Once upon a time, Barack Obama and Joe Biden could claim the mantle of change and progress. But the televised exchanges between Mitt Romney and Obama and Paul Ryan and Biden have revealed that this is no longer the case.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, a campaign official confirms.
"Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events," an Obama campaign official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "Additional details on the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming."
The Republican National Convention will run from August 27-30 in Tampa.Read more
USA Today reports:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address that launches the Republican National Convention in two weeks, telling USA TODAY he plans to make an "emphatic" argument on behalf of GOP approaches and shared sacrifice to face the nation's biggest challenges.Read more
A new television ad from Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee looks at Barack Obama's history of opposing the 1996 reforms to welfare and promises a Romney administration will restore "work back in welfare." The ad begins by asking the viewer, "Do you support work for welfare?" Watch the ad below:Read more
Regardless of one's precise political peccadilloes, most of us agree this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. However, one gets the feeling the Romney campaign, and even the RNC, either aren't aware of the stakes or, perhaps, just not sure of the best way to convey those stakes to the electorate. But there's a simple way to make sure the upcoming Republican convention in Tampa acts as a constant reminder of the stakes.Read more
The Massachusetts Republican party has a new ad criticizing Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for her real estate speculation practices--purchasing homes, many of which were foreclosures, and selling them for a profit. The video claims Warren was "profitting off the misery of the middle class" while later railing against real estate speculation in the wake of the 2008 housing crisis. Watch the ad below:Read more
Barack Obama's campaign speech yesterday in Ohio was billed as a "reframing" and and a "reboot," but as a new video from the Republican National Committee shows, it was really a "replay" of an "old speech," one given April 3 to the Associated Press Luncheon.
"I believe this is a make or break moment for the middle class," Obama said in April. Yesterday, he also said that it's a "make or break moment for the middle class."Read more
On his personal website, former congressman Artur Davis confirmed at least some of the recent rumors surrounding him—that the lifelong Democrat, the man who endorsed Barack Obama for president early in 2007 and seconded his nomination at the Democratic party convention in 2008, now considers himself a Republican. Here's Davis on his switch:Read more
That's the question the latest web ad from the Republican National Committee is asking--"What do you do when you don't have a record to run on?"
In a statement, RNC chair Reince Priebus says, "President Obama has no record to run on so he's out on the campaign trail resorting to the very tactics he once campaigned against. ... It's sad to see the candidate of 'Hope and Change' become the president of 'Hype and Blame.'Read more
Ben LaBolt, President Obama's campaign spokesman, claimed on Twitter that the Republican National Committee, "following their nominee's example," has "apparently been outsourced to Manila."Read more
In an increasingly contentious Connecticut Senate primary, Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays are arguing that each is a better fiscal conservative than the other. In a new blog post, the McMahon campaign says Shays, a former congressman, has a similar record on spending and debt as the likely Democratic nominee, three-term congressman Chris Murphy.Read more
Six-term Republican senator Dick Lugar is seeking a seventh, but he’s been facing his toughest primary challenge in decades. His opponent, state treasurer Richard Mourdock, charges that Lugar isn’t conservative enough and is “Obama’s favorite Republican”—a play on Lugar’s early reputation as “Nixon’s favorite mayor” when he was mayor of Indianapolis.Read more
The Republican National Committee is releasing a new web ad today that contrasts Vice President Joe Biden's declaration last year that "the United States and Russia no longer have good reason not to trust one another" with news that Russia is arming Bashar al-Assad as he beats back protesters in Syria.Read more
The Republican National Committee jumps on President Obama's hot mic comments to his Russian counterpart earlier today and cuts this ad:Read more
Politico reports that the Club for Growth has bought television airtime in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend, Indiana to run ads against incumbent Republican senator Dick Lugar. The ad buy will be the first outside TV advertising for this race that'll help Lugar's Republican opponent, Richard Murdouck. The current buy is more than $273,000 over the next two weeks.Read more
The Republican National Committee is wishing Obamacare--President Obama's signature health care overhaul legislation--a "happy birthday" with this banner, hanging from the RNC office here in Washington:Read more
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