Republicans http://wrkf.org en Conservatives Yet To Rally Around Obamacare Replacement http://wrkf.org/post/conservatives-yet-rally-around-obamacare-replacement Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Here at home, President Obama has repeatedly criticized House Republicans for voting to repeal his health care law without offering a replacement.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They have no alternative answer for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions who'd be denied coverage again.<p>GREENE: Republicans have promised an alternative but have yet to release it. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:15:00 +0000 editor 25817 at http://wrkf.org Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' http://wrkf.org/post/green-gop-group-caught-between-rock-and-hard-place On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being green in the Republican Party. Just ask <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/116465826066559765877/about">Rob Sisson</a>, president of <a href="http://conservamerica.org/">ConservAmerica</a>.<p>ConservAmerica is a membership organization created in 1995 to keep the environmental spirit of GOP President Theodore Roosevelt alive in his party. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:17:00 +0000 Frank James 25580 at http://wrkf.org Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad http://wrkf.org/post/you-could-be-new-republican-if-you-agree-ad <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3ShchXHhOY</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Frank James 24759 at http://wrkf.org You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad Republicans Retreat To Regroup On Immigration, Debt Ceiling http://wrkf.org/post/republicans-retreat-regroup-immigration-debt-ceiling Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Leaving Washington, D.C. for the frozen banks of the Chesapeake Bay might not be everybody's idea of a great late January getaway, but that's where House Republicans packed off for a three-day retreat this week. They gathered at a resort in Cambridge, Maryland, to try to reach agreement on a few big issues, among them immigration and the need once again to raise the debt ceiling.<p>A lot of reporters who cover Congress went along too, including NPR's congressional correspondent David Welna. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 editor 22020 at http://wrkf.org More Republicans Push For Fixing, Not Repealing, Obamacare http://wrkf.org/post/more-republicans-push-fixing-not-repealing-obamacare A rift is growing between Tea Party activists and other Republicans over health care.<p>Some influential conservatives are now saying the <a href="http://apps.npr.org/affordable-care-act-questions/">Affordable Care Act</a> is too entrenched to repeal.<p>Take the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an influential business lobbying group. When the ACA passed in 2010, the chamber got behind the <a href="http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/supreme_court_preview/briefs/11-393_reversalamcuuscoc.authcheckdam.pdf">lawsuit</a> to fight it at the U.S. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:46:00 +0000 editor 22006 at http://wrkf.org Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding http://wrkf.org/post/eyes-2016-gop-revisits-rebranding Republican Party leaders gathered in Washington this week for their annual winter meetings. They approved new rules for the 2016 presidential primaries designed to create a more orderly path to the GOP nomination — and, the party hopes, to the White House.<p>But this week's meeting also provided an opportunity to see how far Republicans have come in an effort begun a year ago to reach out to new voters — especially young people, minorities and women.<p>For Friday's luncheon speech, the party turned to one of its newest, high-profile stars: first-term Sen. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:08:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 21706 at http://wrkf.org Eyes On 2016, GOP Revisits The Rebranding Why The GOP Is Winning The Statehouse War http://wrkf.org/post/why-gop-winning-statehouse-war While the federal government is divided and gridlocked, some states have become political monopolies where one party controls both the state legislature and the governor's office.<p><em>The New York Times</em>' Nicholas Confessore says relaxed restrictions on political donations in the wake of the Supreme Court's <em>Citizens United</em> decision are helping special interest groups influence elections to create single-party states. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 21330 at http://wrkf.org Why The GOP Is Winning The Statehouse War Gallup: Record Number Of Americans Identify As Independents http://wrkf.org/post/gallup-record-number-americans-identify-independents A record-high percentage of Americans identified as political independents last year, according to <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/166763/record-high-americans-identify-independents.aspx">a Gallup poll</a> released Monday.<p>The survey, based on more than 18,000 interviews conducted throughout the year, found that 42 percent identified as independent, the highest figure since the polling firm began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago.<p>In 2013, 31 percent identified as Democrats, while 25 percent identified as Republican.<p>According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans iden Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Carly Cody 21040 at http://wrkf.org Gallup: Record Number Of Americans Identify As Independents Black GOP Hopefuls See Promise In Retirement Flurry http://wrkf.org/post/black-gop-hopefuls-see-promise-retirement-flurry It's not every day that three long-serving House members announce their retirements within hours of each other. It's rarer still that two of those seats have a distinct possibility of being filled by a black Republican after next year's election.<p>But that's what happened Tuesday when Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Jim Matheson, D-Utah, both said they wouldn't seek re-election in 2014. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:38:00 +0000 editor 20356 at http://wrkf.org Black GOP Hopefuls See Promise In Retirement Flurry Chris Christie's Surprising Role Model For Minority Outreach http://wrkf.org/post/chris-christies-surprising-role-model-minority-outreach New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he can teach national Republicans an important lesson: If they want to appeal to voters beyond their traditional conservative base, they need to go to where those voters are.<p>As he made the rounds of Sunday's Washington talk shows, Christie explained his rationale to Fox News' Chris Wallace:<p><blockquote><p>"You know, at the end of the day, Chris, here's what people in Washington, D.C., don't understand," he said. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Frank James 18706 at http://wrkf.org Chris Christie's Surprising Role Model For Minority Outreach