Cruz Trumps The Donald in Republican Iowa Caucus

We've all heard it. The worn-out political proverb: "As Iowa goes, so goes the nation." Were that true of the Iowa Caucus, we'd have Republican Presidential nominees Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum in the annals of history. So while Sen....more
RichardJenning1 BlogHer He's a target now, for sure.more

GOP Debate: More Government Isn't the Answer to the Women's Wage Gap

For the first time in the primary debates, a Republican presidential candidate fielded a question on the wage gap between men and women. The Wednesday night debate, moderated by CNBC at the University of Colorado, Boulder, took a brief departure from the incessant talking over one another to discuss how the compensation playing field might be leveled.Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas addressed the wage gap question thusly:...more

Gay Marriage Is Dividing Republicans

Marriage equality promises to be a forefront watershed issue for the Republican Party in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential Election. BlogHer Contributing Editor Erica Holloway spoke to GOP supporters of gay marriage to find out what's at stake....more
erica_holloway Will do!more

5 Republican Women Everyone Should Know in the 2014 Primaries

Primary elections taking place across the country beginning in May might seem like business as usual. But I've sifted through the coverage and found five Republican women to watch this campaign season. This diverse list of political dark horses gives me some hope about the future of women in the Republican Party, especially if they can pull out some victories come Election Day.Read on for my picks... ...more
HapaMamaGrace There are women and minorities left in the Republican party?more

Is Nevada GOP Courting Women by Dropping Opposition to Abortion, Gay Marriage?

Could the Nevada Republican platform be a bellwether of the GOP making its big tent more welcoming to women and gays? Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday adopted a platform without opposition to abortion and gay marriage - a landmark victory for party moderates who view the party as needing a more populist position to remain competitive with voters....more

Are GOP Women Baby Makers-in-Chief?

Despite former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin giving the keynote address at CPAC -- the Conservative Political Action Conference -- last weekend, the top straw poll picks for presidential candidates in 2016 were all men: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Chris Christie. Thrilling....more
Palin's sullied her own career and abilities by allowing herself to be viewed as a realty show ...more

Texas Contentious Abortion Law Headed to Supreme Court

A Texas abortion law seems destined to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court, starting with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday hearing arguments from both sides of the controvesy on whether the law forced the closure of about a dozen clinics....more

Chris Christie vs Hillary Clinton: Who Would Win?

Chris Christie might just be the presidential candidate the GOP's been searching for as it gears up to find someone who can take down Democratic powerhouse -- and presumed 2016 presidential candidate -- Hillary Clinton.A new NBC News poll shows Clinton would start out strong, but the newly re-elected New Jersey governor has the potential to grow support throughout the race. In other words, Clinton's base is secure but possibly stagnant....more
BlogHer that's a no brainer... HC!!!!more

Common Core Q&A with Former Michigan Gov. John Engler

Supporters of Common Core State Standards hope to level the playing field of the American public education system nationwide, touting the notion that educations attained under the new standards would be equal in preparing students for college and careers.But reactions to Common Core have been mixed, keeping PolitiFact busy separating fact from fiction....more
There are two sides to Common Core.  It's not necessarily the panacea it appears to be.  Diane ...more

Ted Cruz's Kooky Filibuster & What's REALLY Going on With ObamaCare

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas mixed filibustering with a bedtime reading of the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs & Ham" for his daughters in the midst of a 21-hour speech to rally Republican support to defund the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The moment, caught via his chief strategist Jason Johnson, blew up on Twitter in the #MakeDCListen stream....more
I found it ironic that Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham", a tale about someone who hates ...more