GOP http://wrkf.org en GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags http://wrkf.org/post/gop-strategy-run-against-health-law-hits-snags Last year, the Republican playbook for keeping control of the House of Representatives in 2014 and winning the Senate consisted of a fairly simple strategy: Run against Obamacare.<p>But now that the 2014 races are starting to take shape, that strategy isn't looking quite so simple. Democrats are fighting back. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:49:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 26951 at http://wrkf.org GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric http://wrkf.org/post/tv-ad-gop-senate-candidate-mocks-war-women-rhetoric <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc_AAje-4l0</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 25562 at http://wrkf.org In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric 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 With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map http://wrkf.org/post/wind-its-back-gop-expands-2014-senate-map Republicans seem to have all the momentum lately when it comes to the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.<p>GOP chances were already looking brighter because of the drag on Democrats from the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's low approval ratings. Then came two developments that suddenly expanded the playing field: Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown recently announced his intent to run against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner jumped in against Colorado Democratic Sen. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Frank James 24055 at http://wrkf.org With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress http://wrkf.org/post/one-year-after-party-autopsy-gop-touts-progress One year ago, a frank <a href="http://goproject.gop.com/RNC_Growth_Opportunity_Book_2013.pdf">Republican Party assessment</a> of why it came up short in the 2012 presidential election included a stark recommendation.<p>Embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform, the post-mortem authors urged, or get used to a party whose appeal "will continue to shrink to its core constituents only."<p>That bold assertion was decidedly offstage Monday, as the party orchestrated a full-on media effort to mark advances it says it's made as a result of recommendations contained in the 2013 Growth and O Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 23895 at http://wrkf.org One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White http://wrkf.org/post/black-gop-stars-rise-party-thats-still-awkwardly-white Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's straw poll victory at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference wasn't unexpected for the presidential contender. In third place, however, was a surprise finisher.<p>Dr. Ben Carson is one of a handful of black Republicans that conservatives are buzzing about this year. While the GOP has made strides in cultivating viable black candidates, the party still has difficulty resonating with black voters.<p>He may not have the rock-star status of top conservatives like Paul or Sen. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Brakkton Booker 23503 at http://wrkf.org Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium http://wrkf.org/post/cpac-opens-gop-stars-take-turns-podium The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 23405 at http://wrkf.org CPAC 2014: Reading The Tea (Party) Leaves http://wrkf.org/post/cpac-2014-reading-tea-party-leaves The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual gathering of conservatives which is part pep rally, part trade show, part revival meeting and part political cattle call, rolls into Washington this week.<p>As the 2014 version gets underway, one of the major questions hanging over the event is this: how much juice does the Tea Party still have?<p>Recent months haven't seen the kind of hard-right insurgent victories that rocked the conservative establishment two years ago. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Frank James 23387 at http://wrkf.org CPAC 2014: Reading The Tea (Party) Leaves 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