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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
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Topic - Richard Mourdock
Anthony D. Weiner's scandal highlights the media's disparate treatment of such political circuses. Lost in the firestorm each scandal creates is this key distinction: When Democrats get caught, the media view it as an individual failing; when Republicans slip up, they hold the entire party responsible.
Republican hopes for retaking the Senate in 2014 improved substantially this weekend when Democrats' best option declined to run for Montana's open seat.
Would you invest in a company with a string of failures as sweeping as the GOP establishment's? Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole: All are products of the establishment, and all are failed candidates who opened the doors to the Obama and Clinton eras.
In his column "Coming in 2016 -- a third way for the GOP," Joseph Curl makes it very clear that many in the Republican Party don't have a clue about how to win the next election. Unfortunately, he seems to be committed to a losing philosophy himself.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Karl Rove should not play the role of kingmaker in congressional races across the country.
Whatever the Republican Party is doing right now (does anyone have a clue?), one thing is clear: They can’t keep doing what they’ve been doing.
Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are throwing their support behind the tea party against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
On Jan. 25, hundreds of thousands of Americans will flock to Washington to mark the 40-year anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which declared a constitutional right to abortion while spurring a nationwide debate over existence and choice.
The nation's Republican governors, frustrated by the mangled message and lack of coordination displayed in the 2012 campaign, will take a much more active role in shaping the party's message going forward, new Republican Governors Association chief Bobby Jindal said in an interview Thursday.
Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only "under the right conditions."
In an election filled with disappointments for Republicans, the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Nebraska provided a rare bright spot.
Slamming the Republican Party establishment for tapping Mitt Romney as its standard-bearer, the co-founder of the nation's largest tea party group said Wednesday the lessons learned from the 2012 presidential election will strengthen the grass-roots movement, making it an even more important part of the GOP's future.
Far from losing control of the Senate, the latest polling suggests Democrats could actually expand their majority on Tuesday — a stunning turnaround for a party that entered this cycle playing defense across the board.
Democrat Bob Kerrey is receiving an endorsement from former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel on Thursday, a potential boost in his effort to pull ahead in Nebraska's tight race for an open Senate seat.
Former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says Missouri voters can send a powerful signal to "the moneyed Republican establishment" by electing Rep. W. Todd Akin over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Mr. Mourdock said: "If life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
Asked about Mr. Mourdock's comments, he said: "People are struggling. People are hurting. They're trying to find a job. And the Obama Democrats, with the help of a lot of folks in the media, are trying to do everything they can to distract from the issue that matters to voters today."