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#Republican Party

# republican-party - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill
# US Jobs
# US Jobs

US senators vote down Obama's jobs bill

Oct 12th 2011, 3:25 PM 351 Views 12 Comments

The demise of Obama’s jobs package was expected, despite his campaign-style efforts to swing the public behind it.

# republican-party - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012
# Palin
# Palin

Sarah Palin says she won't run for president in 2012

Oct 5th 2011, 11:44 PM 557 Views 28 Comments

The former governor of Alaska has been considered a possible contender since the last election in 2008.

# republican-party - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid
# Not Running
# Not Running

'Now is not the time': Chris Christie rules out presidential bid

Oct 4th 2011, 6:46 PM 171 Views 1 Comment

The New Jersey governor had been considering a late entry in to the Republican field but has ruled it out today.

# republican-party - Thursday 29 September, 2011

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run
# Chris Christie
# Chris Christie

GOP favourite Chris Christie said to be considering presidential run

Sep 29th 2011, 3:00 PM 275 Views 4 Comments

The popular New Jersey governor faces increasing calls to enter the race although he has previously been categorical in his stance that he won’t be running.

# republican-party - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs
# Palin
From The Daily Edge
# Palin

Palin threatens to sue over book which says she did drugs

Sep 27th 2011, 2:16 PM 460 Views 13 Comments

The former governor of Alaska is the subject of a controversial new book which alleges she took drugs and had affairs.

# republican-party - Monday 26 September, 2011

Porn publisher offers $1m for dirt on White House candidate
# Hustler
From The Daily Edge
# Hustler

Porn publisher offers $1m for dirt on White House candidate

Sep 26th 2011, 12:21 PM 1,798 Views 28 Comments

Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler, will pay $1m to anyone who can prove an illicit sexual encounter with Texas governor Rick Perry.

# republican-party - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans
# Weiner-fail
# Weiner-fail

Democrats lose 'safe' Weiner seat in New York to Republicans

Sep 14th 2011, 1:56 PM 198 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Weiner was forced to step down in June following a Twitter sex scandal. His seat had been held by Democrats since the 1920s.

# republican-party - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida
# Republicans
# Republicans

Watch: The key moments as Republican presidential hopefuls debate in Florida

Sep 13th 2011, 12:24 PM 261 Views 3 Comments

The latest frontrunner, Texas governor Rick Perry, came under attack from rivals wary of his healthy poll numbers.

# republican-party - Friday 9 September, 2011

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan
# United States
# United States

Obama unveils ambitious €320bn job stimulus plan

Sep 9th 2011, 8:36 AM 188 Views 4 Comments

An under-fire president demands that Congress get to work on passing an act to tackle America’s growing unemployment.

# republican-party - Thursday 8 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Sep 8th 2011, 8:33 AM 2,251 Views 6 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning…

# republican-party - Monday 29 August, 2011

Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US
# Michele Bachmann
# Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann wants to take 100,000 Irish jobs back to the US

Aug 29th 2011, 12:10 PM 5,242 Views 79 Comments

The US presidential candidate wants to attract American companies back home. She says there’s over 600 here, in fact there’s over 100 less than that.

# republican-party - Friday 26 August, 2011

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture
# US Election 2012
# US Election 2012

Conservative pundit accused of racism over Obama-Perry picture

Aug 26th 2011, 5:53 PM 2,052 Views 22 Comments

David Limbaugh, author of a book savaging Barack Obama’s record, tweets a photograph apparently attacking his lack of military service.

# republican-party - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Watch: Christine O'Donnell walks off interview with Piers Morgan
# Seeya
From The Daily Edge
# Seeya

Watch: Christine O'Donnell walks off interview with Piers Morgan

Aug 18th 2011, 12:46 PM 1,282 Views 13 Comments

The Tea Party favourite once forced to insist she was not a witch was trying to promote her new book…

# republican-party - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair
# US Election 2012
# US Election 2012

Perry accused of murder threats against US Federal Reserve chair

Aug 16th 2011, 4:26 PM 383 Views 9 Comments

US presidential candidate Rick Perry reckons that if Ben Bernanke goes for another round of quantitative easing, it would be treasonous.

# republican-party - Monday 15 August, 2011

Obama fires rare attack on Republican presidential hopefuls
# Election 2012
# Election 2012

Obama fires rare attack on Republican presidential hopefuls

Aug 15th 2011, 7:24 PM 257 Views 4 Comments

Barack Obama slams the Republican hopefuls for opposing any measures raising new taxes, even if outweighed by spending cuts.

Michele Bachmann: The Tea Party is good for America
# Tea Party
# Tea Party

Michele Bachmann: The Tea Party is good for America

Aug 15th 2011, 8:47 AM 426 Views 16 Comments

The US presidential candidate said the right-wing group are “the best antidote” to Obama’s policies – but her lighting setup sparked controversy.

# republican-party - Friday 12 August, 2011

Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate
# Republican Party
# Republican Party

Pawlenty and Bachmann lead sparring in Republicans' Iowa debate

Aug 12th 2011, 11:52 AM 103 Views 0 Comments

Eight candidates, all vying to be the candidate who takes on Barack Obama in 2012, face off ahead of a key straw poll.

# republican-party - Thursday 4 August, 2011

US presidential candidate in scandal over 'fake Twitter followers'
# Newtered?
# Newtered?

US presidential candidate in scandal over 'fake Twitter followers'

Aug 4th 2011, 10:34 AM 791 Views 5 Comments

Republican Newt Gingrich has denied allegations that he artificially inflated his online following using more than a million dummy accounts.

# republican-party - Friday 29 July, 2011

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

Jul 29th 2011, 10:21 AM 297 Views 8 Comments

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

# republican-party - Thursday 28 July, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling
# Debt Ceiling
# Debt Ceiling

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Jul 28th 2011, 2:41 PM 1,088 Views 17 Comments

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling
# United States
# United States

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

Jul 28th 2011, 9:57 AM 183 Views 5 Comments

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.

# republican-party - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Presidential hopeful's campaign hit by 'end of world' comments and migraines
# Bachmann
# Bachmann

Presidential hopeful's campaign hit by 'end of world' comments and migraines

Jul 20th 2011, 11:21 AM 708 Views 13 Comments

Michele Bachmann has had to deal with reports of chronic migraine problems that leave her “incapacitated”.

# republican-party - Monday 18 July, 2011

Sarah Palin biopic takes just $75,000 on opening weekend
# Palin
From The Daily Edge
# Palin

Sarah Palin biopic takes just $75,000 on opening weekend

Jul 18th 2011, 1:04 PM 2,068 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Harry Potter was smashing box office records. Although the Palin biopic, The Undefeated, was only released in certain theatres.

# republican-party - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 10th 2011, 11:03 AM 108 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# republican-party - Friday 8 July, 2011

Watch: Sarah 'The Undefeated' Palin documentary trailer released
# Sarah Palin
From The Daily Edge
# Sarah Palin

Watch: Sarah 'The Undefeated' Palin documentary trailer released

Jul 8th 2011, 9:15 PM 540 Views 16 Comments

“Like a marine, she runs toward the danger.”

# republican-party - Sunday 3 July, 2011

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy
# Mcilroy Effect
# Mcilroy Effect

How to become US president... thanks to Rory McIlroy

Jul 3rd 2011, 2:22 PM 2,133 Views 9 Comments

The Republican Party says their 2012 candidates can learn lessons from Rory McIlroy’s US Open-winning strategy.

# republican-party - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Republican hopefuls attack Obama's record in first major debate
# Republican Party
# Republican Party

Republican hopefuls attack Obama's record in first major debate

Jun 14th 2011, 2:08 PM 210 Views 4 Comments

Seven candidates for the Republican presidential display little hostility for each other, but plenty for the president.

# republican-party - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails'
# The Palin Emails
# The Palin Emails

Unflippinbelievable! Seven things we've learned so far from 'The Palin Emails'

Jun 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 2,030 Views 21 Comments

Over 24,000 pages of emails from Palin’s time as governor of Alaska have emerged with news outlets and ordinary folk combing through them for juicy details about the possible 2012 presidential candidate.

# republican-party - Friday 10 June, 2011

Campaign fail: Newt Gingrich’s presidential run in tatters as top aides resign
# Breaking Newts
# Breaking Newts

Campaign fail: Newt Gingrich’s presidential run in tatters as top aides resign

Jun 10th 2011, 2:11 PM 423 Views 3 Comments

The former speaker of the US House of Representatives faces a tough task to rebuild his campaign for the White House.

# republican-party - Monday 6 June, 2011

"I'm running for president": Santorum the latest Republican candidate to enter White House race
# US Election 2012
# US Election 2012

"I'm running for president": Santorum the latest Republican candidate to enter White House race

Jun 6th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,230 Views 8 Comments

Former senator Rick Santorum wants to protect American freedoms and says he’s ready to lead.

# republican-party - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should be the Republican candidate in next year's US presidential election?

May 29th 2011, 12:16 PM 3,748 Views 0 Comments

The race to be the next US president is already underway. Barack Obama has declared his intentions to run for re-election but who should be the Republican challenger next year?

# republican-party - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy
# US Election 2012
# US Election 2012

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops poll for Republican presidential candidacy

May 28th 2011, 4:48 PM 724 Views 0 Comments

The former New York Mayor, who became recognised worldwide following 9/11, has yet to declare his intentions but appears popular amongst Republican voters.

# republican-party - Monday 16 May, 2011

Donald Trump rules out bid for US presidency in 2012
# United States
# United States

Donald Trump rules out bid for US presidency in 2012

May 16th 2011, 6:41 PM 1,277 Views 0 Comments

Trump says that while he still reckons he could win a full election, he is “not ready to leave the private sector” to run.

# republican-party - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Gingrich joins race to contest 2012 US election
# United States
# United States

Gingrich joins race to contest 2012 US election

May 12th 2011, 1:51 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

The former Speaker of the house – and adversary of Bill Clinton – formally declares himself a candidate for the Republican ticket.

# republican-party - Monday 11 April, 2011

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction
# United States
# United States

Obama to prepare plan for US's long-term deficit reduction

Apr 11th 2011, 12:41 PM 289 Views 0 Comments

After averting a shutdown with a short-term agreement, the White House is now focussing on brokering a bigger budget deal.

# republican-party - Friday 8 April, 2011

United States prepares for overnight government shutdown
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

United States prepares for overnight government shutdown

Apr 8th 2011, 8:44 PM 1,697 Views 0 Comments

Last-minute talks between Democrats and Republicans remain stalled – with family planning funding the sticking point.

# republican-party - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US Congress battles to agree budget and avoid government 'shutdown'

Apr 5th 2011, 1:48 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

The Republican House and Democratic Senate are at odds over spending cuts – with a total shutdown a realistic prospect.

# republican-party - Monday 28 March, 2011

'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House
# Walkout
# Walkout

'Fleeing' Democratic politicians to return to suspended Indiana House

Mar 28th 2011, 7:26 PM 482 Views 0 Comments

Dozens of members of Indiana’s state congress return to duty, ending a weeks-long standoff over Republican anti-union bills.

# republican-party - Monday 7 March, 2011

No Republican front-running candidate for 2012 campaign, says US poll
# US
# US

No Republican front-running candidate for 2012 campaign, says US poll

Mar 7th 2011, 5:20 PM 1,039 Views 0 Comments

Gallup poll shows that Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are polling too closely for any to be considered a clear leader in the race for the White House.

# republican-party - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Police called in after 14 Democrat state senators dodge vote
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Police called in after 14 Democrat state senators dodge vote

Feb 17th 2011, 10:11 PM 1,472 Views 0 Comments

Republicans in Wisconsin’s state senate wanted to stop workers from having collective bargaining rights. Democrats fled.