Stands on social issues tear at the two main conservative bases

The ideological rifts breaking apart the Republican Party have moved into the states, where business leaders and evangelicals who have long coexisted in the GOP are suddenly at war over social issues such as gay rights and religious freedom. The escalating feud has been evident in recent days in Georgia and North Carolina, where Republican governors have taken opposite approaches […]

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Conservative suspicions of refugees grow in wake of Paris attacks

For John Courts, the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 provided yet more evidence of something he has long suspected: Syrian refugees are not to be trusted. “I think they’re wolves in sheep’s clothing,” said Courts, 36, a police officer in this industrial town in southeast Texas who attended a political rally for Donald Trump Saturday. “Bringing those refugees […]

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When backing Paul Ryan’s bid for speaker means you’re not conservative enough

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has been able to count on his Facebook page for stalwart support during his long-running battle with the House Republican leadership, including a successful effort to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). “Keep up the great work,” read a comment posted last week. “We the people thank you for ridding us of John Boehner!” But […]

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Congress poised to end where it started

NEW: President Barack Obama signed the deadline extension early Friday morning Senate could vote on spending bill Friday, but have until Saturday before next deadline Congress narrowly averted another shutdown Thursday night, 14 months after the last one What’s new is that now Democrats don’t need their President Washington (CNN) — This Congress is going out just the way it […]

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Obama Hosts Private Meeting with Conservative Journalists

President Barack Obama met with a small group of conservative reporters, columnists and commentators on Tuesday for an off-the-record conversation. The private White House meeting last for 90 minutes in the Roosevelt Room, reports the Huffington Post. The chat followed an on-the-record exchange with the White House press corps about the government shutdown and imminent debt default, which lasted over […]

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