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House Defunds Planned Parenthood

Even though Planned Parenthood has been long banned from using any of its federal money for abortions, today the GOP led a lopsided vote to completely defund the agency. The vote was 240-185 with ten Democrats siding with the GOP. The measure would eliminate about $330 million through the end of September for preventative-health services, including federal funding for contraception ...

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“Draft Trump” Site Launches

The just-launched Draft Trump 2012 site begins: Donald Trump is one of the most successful business leaders in the world; he would bring a unique perspective to a Republican primary field populated with has-been and never-were politicians eager to curry support with traditional political horse-trading and backroom favors. As a global manager and executive, owing no favors to any political ...

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GOP 2012 Favorables/Unfavorables

Nate Silver: It does look like Republicans have some legitimate reason to worry. In the previous five competitive primaries — excluding 2004 for the Republicans, when Mr. Bush won re-nomination uncontested — each party had at least two candidates whose net favorability ratings were in the positive double digits, meaning that their favorables bettered their unfavorables by at least 10 ...

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Frothy Mix Dogs GOP 2012 Contender

Former Sen. Rick Santorum’s potential bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination continues to be dogged by Dan Savage’s eight year-old website. Roll Call asked Santorum why he didn’t reach out to Google to try to remedy the problem. He said he never contacted the search giant directly, and his longtime consultant John Brabender dismissed the problem as a matter ...

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VIRGINIA: House Committee Denies LGBT Employment And Health Benefits Bills

Yesterday a Virginia House subcommittee voted to deny extending employment discrimination protections to LGBT residents of the state. (Such protections are already granted on the basis of religion, gender, race, etc etc.) The same committee then voted against a bill that would have authorized a study on granting health insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees. (Such benefits ...

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Donald Trump: I Would Put Hundreds Of Millions Into My Presidential Campaign

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Republicans Post Bill Legalizing Murder Of Abortion Doctors

South Dakota GOP lawmakers have introduced a bill classifying a murder done “in the defense of a fetus” as justifiable homicide. The bill’s chief sponsor is Tea Party-backed Rep. Phil Jensen. A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could ...

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KANSAS: Tea Party Rep. Connie O’Brien Knows An “Illegal” When She Sees One

“My son who’s a Kansas resident, born here, raised here, didn’t qualify for any financial aid. Yet this girl was going to get financial aid. My son was kinda upset about it because he works and pays for his own schooling and his books and everything and he didn’t think that was fair. We didn’t ask the girl what nationality ...

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Hip-Hop Huckabee

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Donald Trump Opposes Gay Marriage

“No, I’m just not in favor of gay marriage. I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it is great. But I’m not in favor of gay marriage.” – Three times married Donald Trump, whose potential 2012 presidential run is being backed by GOProud. Before you dismiss his opinion as inconsequential, ...

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GOProud To Be Shut Out Of CPAC 2012

World Net Daily reports that the board of directors of the governing organization of CPAC has voted to exclude GOProud (and any other “homosexual advocacy” group) from next year’s convention. This move comes after GOProud chairman Chris Barron came under fire for referring to some conservative leaders as “bigots.” Which they are, of course, but Barron had violated Reagan’s Eleventh ...

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GOP Rep. Randy Forbes: Make All Federal Docs Say “Mother” And “Father”

GOP Rep. Randy Forbes (VA) has introduced legislation which would require all federal documents to use only the words “mother” and “father” when describing parents. Forbes’ bill is meant to directly counter a recent compromise by Clinton’s State Department, which last month added the words “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” to passport applications. When we last heard from Forbes, he ...

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Another Signal For Palin 2012

Sarah Palin has hired longtime Republican strategist Michael Glassner as chief of staff for SarahPAC. Politicos say this is the strongest signal yet that Mama Grizzly plans to run for president. After all, why else would an unemployed former reality show star need someone like Glassner? Michael Glassner, who first worked with Ms. Palin during her 2008 vice presidential campaign, ...

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Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Straw Poll

Whackadoodle libertarian Ron Paul, whose supporters swarm CPAC every year, has unsurprisingly won the convention’s 2012 presidential straw poll for the second year in a row. However not to be dismissed in Paul’s win is the effect of the absence of the several major conservative groups who boycotted this year over GOProud. Sarah Palin only got 3%.

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GOProud Backs Trump 2012

Anybody surprised they’re backing the billionaire? Me either.

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Photoshop Of The Day

Pretty On The Outside has some fun with disgraced GOP Rep. Christopher Lee by reimagining him as a hairy bear. I’d totally hit it. (Via – Boy Culture)

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Eye Of The Serial Adulterer Tiger: Gingrich Enters CPAC To Rocky Theme Song

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GOP Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ) To Retire

Powerful three-term GOP Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (AZ) is expecting to announce today that he will not seek reelection in 2012. That improves the prospect that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napalitano will win his open seat next year. Polls in the state showed Kyl comfortably ahead of all Democratic challengers, including Napolitano, at this stage of the race. ...

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Crazy Eyes At CPAC: Obamacare Is The Crown Jewel Of President’s Socialism

Rep. Michele Bachmann was the opening keynote speaker this morning on the first day of CPAC 2011.

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