Fireworks and barbecues do not lead the activities of Moms Demand Action this week. "Having gun sense is patriotic," declare organizers from the 100,000-member group founded last December after the Newtown shootings. Its membership will march in more than than a dozen cities on Thursday.
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"Republicans know we can't truly represent America until we're engaged in every community and every state. The old GOP didn't do a great job of that. But the new GOP - the Growth and Opportunity Party - is doing things differently," Mr. Priebus says.
9,500 reenactors, 375 horses, 300,000 spectators arrive for 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
It's not exactly party time. Dramatic observance? Well, yeah. More than 300,000 curious, enthusiastic, reverent and occasionally overwhelmed Americans and international visitors are expected to descend upon Pennsylvania to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg, fought 15 decades ago from July 1 to July 3, 1863.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has assembled a compendium of Rep. Nancy Pelosi's, uh, commentary in recent days. Yes, there's video.
In the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, former Florida governor Jeb Bush name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin. The pair have now been framed as a "the GOP's only chance" in the race
StopHillary2016.org - organized by Matt Rhoades, former point man for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign - went active June 21. And naturally, an "Inaugural Stop Hillary 2016 Luncheon" is planned for early next month in Manhattan.
"Today's ruling is a victory of conservative principles and admonishment of government overreach," says Gregory T. Angelo, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans
Lift your glasses high? There is not a single demographic in the nation that agrees with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on big drinks in his town. It is something that all ethnicities, political parties and income brackets agree on.
Not all mayors want to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the well-funded and aggressive activist group founded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There's not a single mayor in the states of Alaska, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming who has signed up, in fact.
There's been so much stormy weather around the White House in recent weeks that it's no wonder that President Obama has heeded the radar and returned to the familiar, vapid region of climate change. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama heads to Georgetown University to remind his green-minded pals that he has not forgotten a promise of five months ago.
'Incompetent' and 'liar' among most frequently used words to describe the president: Pew Research Center
One gauge of a president's favorability is the assorted descriptors the public volunteers to a pollster about the leader of the Free World. The Pew Research Center has tracked the assorted description of President Obama over the years.
Sen. Ted Cruz continues to captivate voters in the Lone Star State, who see White House potential in the Texas Republican. Mr. Cruz is the favorite in a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll of potential presidential candidates with 25 percent of the vote, besting Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio and Govs. Rick Perry and Chris Christie of New Jersey.
Well, maybe they had a few choice culinary moments and gained a lobbyist. Or a pound or two. Republicans and Democrats favor their own eateries in the nation's capitol and between the two parties, they dropped $7.7 million at assorted spots around town last year - this according to a painstaking study by the Center for Responsive Politics.
"There are many things I don't believe in anymore, and Washington is one of them. And I despise that city now. Because it has just become a symbol of corruption to me, a symbol of grotesque growth, where the rest of us are suffering in the rest of the country," Mr. Beck said.
"But we live in a big city, not on a farm, and while composting is a great idea in certain circumstances, it doesn't make sense to mandate that all New York residents save their rotting food," says one risk expert. "Consider the increased risks from disease-carrying vermin, a problem the city still hasn't conquered, from all of the pre-compost material sitting around."