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2016 Election: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Enter Crowded GOP Field

Monday, May 04, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have both announced their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

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The Takeaway

Sen. Rand Paul Enters the Race for 2016

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today, Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for president of the United States. How will his political legacy in Kentucky translate to the national stage? 

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The Takeaway

Why Texas Produces Colorful Candidates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially announced that he is running for president. What is about Texas politics that produces so many colorful characters that rise to political office?

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The Takeaway

Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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The Takeaway

Does the GOP Really Want to Abolish the IRS?

Monday, February 09, 2015

A dedicated page featured on the Republican Party website reads, "Stand with the GOP and Fight to Abolish the IRS." But few Republicans will come out and say it. 

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The Takeaway

Republican House Whip Denies Involvement With White Power Group

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water after news surfaced that he spoke to a white supremacists 12 years ago. Scalise says he didn't realize who the group was at the time.

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The Takeaway

GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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The Takeaway

Will the GOP Take on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As lawmakers head back to Washington D.C. today, one item looms over the remainder of this session: The prospect of immigration reform. 

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The Takeaway

As the Dust Settles, What's Ahead for The GOP

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Now that the dust has settled after the 2014 midterm elections, what's ahead for the GOP? Former NRCC Chairman and Congressman Tom Davis explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow-Up-Friday: Nate Silver vs. Sam Wang on Midterm Polling

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pollster Sam Wang responds to FiveThirtyEight's midterm forecast.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Get Your Hands Off My Cellphone, Officer Edition

Friday, June 27, 2014

David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling for police to have a warrant prior to searching the electronic device of a person arrested, Thad Cochran's win in Missippi, and Rand Paul's future in the GOP.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does the GOP's Future Include Latino Voters?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Conventional wisdom says Republicans have to figure out a way to court Latino voters. After Eric Cantor's loss, some are wondering if the GOP and immigration reform, which Latino voters overwhelmingly support, can co-exist. Molly Ball, political reporter for the Atlantic, and Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist, and author of Los Republicanos, Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), looks at the future of the GOP, and whether it could include large numbers of Latino voters.

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The Takeaway

Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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The Takeaway

The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Takeaway

Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polling data from the Pew Research Center finds that since 2010, the percentage of Republicans who say they agree with the Tea Party has declined by 15 percentage points, from more than half in 2010 to 36 percent today. 

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The Takeaway

Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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The Takeaway

Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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The Takeaway

Tea Party & House GOP Battle Over Immigration

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The power of the Tea Party continues to divide and fracture House Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner has decided to stand strong and push forward with immigration reform, but the Tea Party has made it clear they will fight back against legislation. What is on the table for immigration reform this time around? And what is at the heart of the GOP split? For answers, we go to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Takeaway

Gov. Christie Inches Closer to National Spotlight

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week, GOP governors from around the country convened in Scottsdale, Arizona for the annual Republican Governor’s Association Conference—a chance to welcome their new chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The meeting is a chance for Gov. Christie to elevate his own profile and hobnob with some of the GOP's biggest donors.  Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio reporter has been reporting on this year’s RGA conference.

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The Takeaway

After Shutdown Fiasco, What's Next for the G.O.P.?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In a speech delivered at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, addressed the question: "What's next for Conservatives?" It's a pertinent question, as GOP poll numbers have tanked following the government shutdown earlier this month. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent explains where the GOP stands.

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