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Rep. Mike Kelly Gives Republican Weekly Address: “I’m Offering Obama A Lump Of Coal For Christmas”

REP. MIKE KELLY (R-PA): Good morning, I'm Mike Kelly, and I have the tremendous privilege of representing Pennsylvania's Third Congressional District. Today, I'm offering President Obama a lump of coal for Christmas. Not because he's been bad this year "“ though I'll get to that. No, I'm offering the president a lump of coal because […]

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Senator Marco Rubio, (R-FL), the son of Cuban immigrants, speaks during a press conference in Miami

Potential U.S. Republican 2016 contenders spar over Cuba policy

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Neither is officially running for president yet, but potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have trading barbs about Cuba in what were the opening shots of an intraparty fight over U.S. policy toward Havana. Rubio, a Cuban-American freshman senator from Florida, has become the face […]

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Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in recount for U.S. House seat

By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November’s congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court judge declared Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and a pioneer of […]

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Hedge Fund Founder Cohen Gave Big to Republican Governors Campaign

Steve Cohen, the founder of the now defunct hedge fund SAC Capital, plowed money into a late effort to help Republicans win state gubernatorial races this election, new campaign-finance report show. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Republican Senate report: CIA ‘saved lives’

The CIA’s enhanced interrogation program “saved lives and played a vital role in weakening Al Qaeda,” according to a minority report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released on Tuesday. Full News here – FOX News

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Republican runner-up won’t concede Vermont governor race

The second-place finisher in last month’s election for Vermont governor announced Monday that he is staying in the race, bucking recent history of the losing candidate conceding and leaving the final say up to the state Legislature. Full News here – FOX News

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Republican Bill Cassidy addresses supporters with wife Laura after winning the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana in Baton Rouge

Republican challenger wins Louisiana Senate race

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy handily won a Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff election on Saturday, capping big wins for his party in the Nov. 4 midterms at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats. Cassidy, whose victory swells the ranks of Republicans in the Senate […]

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Iowa firebrand is face of Republican fight on U.S. immigration order

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prominently featured on Representative Steve King's congressional website are what he calls "illegal immigration stories" that tell of undocumented people, mainly Hispanics, wreaking havoc in America: killing, robbing, kidnapping, trafficking in sex and drugs. As the face of the opposition to comprehensive immigration legislation in Congress, King has long […]

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Top Senate Republican sees possible major healthcare legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The senior Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive healthcare legislation if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: "If the court would rule the way they might, […]

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The Cycle of Republican Radicalization

Paul Waldman, American ProspectYesterday, the Washington Post reported on a Quinnipiac poll from a week ago showing a striking change in public opinion on immigration. The question was whether undocumented immigrants should be deported or should be able to get on a path to citizenship. Clear majorities of the public have long favored a path […]

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