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California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

04/23/2014

Signs advertising meetings of a local Tea Party Patriots group are being stolen. (credit:CBS)

GOP Tensions On Display At California Convention

Tea party activists made an energetic showing Saturday at a California Republican Party convention, promoting resolutions to block the state’s high-speed rail project and require voters to show photo identification at the polls as part of a push to influence the direction of the struggling state organization.

10/05/2013

GOP, Republican Party, Generic

Long-Suffering Calif GOP Looks For Fresh Start

Delegates at a statewide convention Saturday pondered how to rebuild a party pushed to the margins in the nation’s most populous state, while keeping the peace between uneasy conservative and centrist factions.

10/05/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Headline GOP Convention

The California Republican Party says Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline its fall convention in Anaheim.

08/19/2013

An artist's rendition of a California high-speed rail station. (credit: cahighspeedrail.ca.gov)

GOP Lawmakers Seek Audit Of Land Used For High-Speed Rail

Two Republican lawmakers from the Central Valley want the state auditor to review the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s moves to buy up land for the $68 billion project.

08/06/2013

Former President George W. Bush Hosts Economic Conference At Bush Center

Rove Says California Republicans Need New Way To Reach Voters

GOP strategist Karl Rove says California Republicans need to “get up off of the mat” and find new ways to reach voters if they are to regain popularity in the nation’s most populous state.

03/02/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.

11/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For Revenge

On Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!

11/05/2012

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