Republicans Prove They’re in the Promise-Keeping Business

Donald Trump’s position on Obamacare has been consistent and clear: He wants to repeal and replace the president’s disastrous health care law. But, less famously, his position on universal coverage has also been unmistakeable. “I would absolutely get rid of Obamacare,” Trump said during the GOP primary, but “I want to keep the [provisions regarding]…
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Patient Pence Calmly Dismantles Kaine’s Crudeness in VP Debate

The liberal metric for judging the first debate was clear: “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” Hillary Clinton said after the debate. The comment came after Donald Trump pointed out that his microphone was faulty, which prevented people in the room from being able to hear him. It turned…
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Meet Mike Pence, the Next Vice President of the United States

If you want to know just about everything there is to know about Mike Pence, he’s happy to tell in ten words: “A Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” Brevity is in short supply in a town known for people who love to talk, particularly about themselves, but Pence has always been…
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Republicans’ Unprecedented Success in State Races is Likely to Continue

Democrats like to argue that Republicans are doomed to demographic extinction, the result of the rapid rise of minority populations and the tendency for young voters to skew leftward. Actually, they’ve been arguing this for over a decade now, which in and of itself tends to undermine the narrative. Nevertheless, it has prompted a welcome…
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Republican Governors Show Power of Cooperation, Cordiality in State of the State Addresses

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union was a needlessly partisan speech aimed more at setting the table for the 2016 presidential elections than charting a governing agenda for 2014. As National Journal’s Ron Fournier wrote: “President Obama ended his State of the Union address where he started his political ascent—offering to be a leader…
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