NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Gov. Mike Huckabee only had 10 minutes to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but in that time he described what could be a full platform for the 2016 presidential race.
His 10-minute CPAC speech tackled every issue one would expect from a Republican presidential candidate: healthcare, foreign policy, tax policy, abortion, Israel, parental rights, gun rights, religious liberty and the NSA, IRS and Benghazi scandals.
He also spoke about God. more >>
A San Diego council member has become the first openly gay Republican to include his same-sex partner in a campaign advertisement.
Carl DeMaio, who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters, has featured footage of his partner, Johnathan Hale, and himself at a pride parade in 2012 in a campaign spot that was released on Thursday.
GOP campaign officials and Elizabeth Wilner, who tracks campaign ads for the nonpartisan firm Kantar Media, told The Wall Street Journal that to their knowledge this was the first political advertisement from either party which included a politician's gay partner. more >>
Hopes that "Duck Dynasty" fans may have had in seeing the show head to Washington have been dashed after Alan Robertson said that his father Phil Robertson had no interest in running for Congress.
After a poll released earlier this week suggested that the Duck Commander founder could be a formidable competitor against current Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), his son quickly shot down any speculation that his father, 67, would be willing to run.
"While Phil is humbled and honored that so many fellow Louisianans have confidence in him, he has no interest in running for public office," Alan told The Hill in an email. "He is interested in helping the electorate know more about the gospel of Christ, so they, in turn, can elect more godly men and women to serve and lead our great country." more >>
The Republican National Convention pitched a rainbow coalition of 32 potential candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee to supporters online Wednesday. Early reactions indicate there might be a difficult path to selecting the top contenders.
While appearing to address longstanding criticisms of the Party's lack of diversity, the list posted on the RNC's Facebook page Wednesday doesn't divert much from its familiar faces.
There are five females including: Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Senator; Nikki Haley, South Carolina Governor; Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor; Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State. more >>
The Democratic advantage in state-level partisanship was smaller in 2013 than in 2012, and a lot smaller than its 2008 high point, according to Gallup's yearly look at the political composition of the states.
According to Gallup's analysis of partisanship in the states in 2013, 17 states are now solid Democratic or leaning Democratic, and 14 states are solid Republican or leaning Republican, giving Democrats a three state advantage, which is four states lower than their seven state advantage in 2012. The remaining 19 states, where neither Republicans nor Democrats had a 10 percentage point advantage or greater, are labeled "competitive" states.
The Democratic advantage is way down from 2008 when they had a 30 state advantage. Their lowest point, though, came in 2011 when Democrats only had a one state advantage. more >>
Just two days after Dinesh D'Souza pleaded innocent to federal indictment charges that say he violated campaign finance laws, filmmakers partnering with the conservative author and activist for the upcoming "America" documentary released a trailer for the movie set for opening July 4.
"I want to take this progressive, leftist critique head on," D'Souza says in the trailer. The movie will include re-creations of some of the major events in American history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"America" is directed by John Sullivan and co-produced by Gray Frederickson, who won an Oscar for producing "The Godfather" Part II, and Gerald Molen, who won an Oscar for "Schindler's List." D'Souza and Sullivan co-directed "2016: Obama's America." The film, released in 2012, took a hard look at Obama's past, including his father's associations and political leanings. "2016" took in 33 million at the box office and became the second most popular political documentary in history, behind Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which earned $119 million in 2004, according to THR. more >>