The war in Iraq has become so unpopular that it could cost Republicans control of Congress, statehouses and governor races around the country, national pollster John Zogby said. He said 70% of voters believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong directi
The patriarch of US conservatives has urged his followers to halt their financial support of the Republican Party and start an independent movement, signaling a major political shift that could result in heavy losses for the US ruling party in
When some of the country's top political handicappers drew up their charts of vulnerable House incumbents at the beginning of this year, Rep. Thelma D. Drake (R-Va.) was not among them. Now she is.
The Republican Congress has "abandoned" fiscal responsibility, noting among other things the $223 million for the construction "the Bridge to Nowhere". "This is our government at work, and unfortunately it is run by Republica
Rising gas prices and the continuing bloodshed in Iraq have stoked the Pennsylvania discontent to levels not seen since 1994 when Republicans pushed out Democrats to seize control of the House and Senate. Twelve years ago, President Clinton's a
Disaffection over spending and immigration have caused conservatives to take flight from President Bush and the Republican Congress at a rapid pace in recent weeks, sending Bush's approval ratings to record lows and presenting a new threat to the
"By the same Party that brought you Bob Dole." "Because he can't be as bad as the first two." "The third times a charm on Iraq." "Jeb: Because it's his turn." "Bush: Because we have no one else to
Republicans "are operating under survival instincts," a Republican congressional leader said in acknowledging public discontent with his party before November's election.
Republicans in Congress scrambled to find a new way to deal with soaring gasoline pump prices after a plan to [bribe] hand out $100 checks to consumers fell flat. Rejected a plan to boost refinery capacity by revamping state and federal permitting sc
Several recent polls show Americans are increasingly fed up with their president, with Congress, and with the overall direction of the country.
Senate Republicans proposed a $100 rebate check for millions of taxpayers to counter high gasoline costs, but linked the assistance to drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge, assuring the measure would face stiff opposition from most Democrats. Maj
Several prominent Republicans in the House and Senate have urged President Bush to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as part of an administration shakeup. GOP sources said many in the congressional leadership have warned that growing
Two years ago, Mr. Sodrel, a Republican and the owner of a trucking company, stood shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Bush in support of the invasion of Iraq, and his campaign featured a procession of appearances with Mr. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
Between now and the November elections, Republicans are penciling in plans to take action on social issues important to religious conservatives, the foundation of the GOP base, as they defend their congressional majority.
WASHINGTON - Congress must act to send a constitutional marriage amendment to the states or risk that the courts will rule in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, asserts a new report from a key Senate committee headed by Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
The battle among Republicans over immigration policy and border security is threatening to undercut a decade-long effort by President Bush and his party to court Hispanic voters, just as both parties are gearing up for the 2006 elections.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the root of the problem is a failure of Washington Republicans to stick to principles, saying that his party risks losing power because it has done "a pretty poor job" of executing its small-government philoso
Liberal hues began to multiply in 2004, when Democrats seized control of the general assembly for the first time in 30 years. They intensified last fall, when voters loosened TABOR, a government- spending chastity belt long extolled by fiscal conserv
[Lotsa luck!] Republicans, worried that their conservative base lacks motivation to turn out for the fall elections, have found a new rallying cry in the dreams of liberals about censuring or impeaching President Bush.
The latest poll might sound like a broken record, but the tune grows louder as congressional midterm elections get closer and closer: An electorate that greatly prefers a Democratic controlled Congress over a Republican controlled one.
Now, with his poll numbers in a political ditch, the port debacle has contributed to a perception of weakness that has liberated Republicans who once would never have dared cross Bush.
DeLay campaigned at carefully orchestrated events, avoided direct interviews with reporters and largely focused on his hometown of Sugar Land. It paid off with a 2-to-1 victory margin over lawyer Tom Campbell, who had ties to the first President Bush
The National Security Whistleblower's Coalition accused senior Republicans of undue influence in a Mexico wasterwater treatment plant. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) was formerly a lobbyist for the company who is looking to seal the deal.
Since Bush has been falling in the polls, and is no longer concerned with being re-elected, Karl Rove has suggested Republican legislators in uncertain districts put some distance between themselves and unpopular Bush policies they supported.
With indemnification laws we can help give a secure and safe classroom back to the teachers and guarantee an accountable standard for student advancement in our educational system.
The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34% down from 42% last month, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.
Republican governors are openly worrying that the Bush administration's latest stumbles—from the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina to prescription drugs and ports security—are taking an election-year toll on the party back home.
With out disclosing it, Rep. John Linder (R-GA), took a 5-day trip to Puerto Rico with his wife in August 1998. The trip was paid by a client of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
A defense contractor who pleaded guilty to bribing a California congressman told federal authorities he also funneled illegal campaign contributions to Rep. Katherine Harris(R-FL), who's running for the US Senate. Met with Harris for dinner
An investigation into the private and public finances of Rick Santorum suggests that the Senate GOP might want to reconsider making him its ethics czar. The Santorums bought their oversized Shenstone “estate” even though his financial disclosure form