Right Turn: 2014


Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Virginia Republicans bounce back?

Virginia’s Republican Party still has a pulse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barbara Comstock, Ed Gillespie, Virginia

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Right-wing charlatans

Some get rich off inciting anger

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Could Michigan go red?

Michigan may be the key to the GOP Midwest comeback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Michigan

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Land lands another blow

Turning the tables in Michigan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Harry Reid and the right wing team up

The right-wing plot to keep Harry Reid in power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Tom Steyer, self-deluded liberal billionaire

Tom Steyer is offended at being compared to the Koch brothers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:16 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, campaign finance reform

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Obama ducks on pipeline, bipartisan fury flows

President Obama won’t decide on the Keystone XL pipeline, but voters get to register anger in November.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Energy, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Why Virginia Republicans are smiling

A strong Virginia Senate candidate buoys the GOP

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, Senate 2014, Virginia

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

The establishment has won.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/11/2014

2014 Senate contests are shaping up

The GOP has the edge, but there are many close races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2014

What will the midterm elections mean?

What will be the perceived mandates delivered by Democratic and Republican voters?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Obamacare

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Democrats’ “shut up” impulse explained

The ‘totalitarian impulse’ on the left has become a bad habit.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Harry Reid, IRS

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Democrats bring back culture of corruption

The party is diminishing faith in its own credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Harry Reid, IRS

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/09/2014

White House’s phony wage gap figures spur a backlash

The war on women is causing Democratic casualties

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Women

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

War on women doesn’t hold up

The wage gap is more complicated than the Dems’ election-year yarn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Pay equality, war on women

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Democrats’ campaign of distortion shouldn’t be rewarded

So much distortion, not enough pushback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Harry Reid’s toxic influence on politics

There’s never been a worse Senate leader than Harry Reid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Bruce Braley is not Iowa ‘nice’

How to lose a Senate race in Iowa

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, 2014 election, Senate 2014

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014

How big is the Senate playing field?

Pick-up opportunities are easy to spot for the Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, GOP Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Bringing soccer moms back to the GOP

Beware of the suburbs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 GOP

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

If GOP wins the Senate, it must seize the opportunities to govern

With a victory would come the obligation to govern

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Obamacare is not forever

The president mistakenly believes he has the final say on health care.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Obamacare

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2014

The Democrats’ quandary: Base-pleasing tactics that alienate voters

The Democrats’ dilemma in 2014 reveals their ideological extremism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, 2014 elections

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Give the heroic pilot his due

A Republican Senate candidate’s military service should be honored.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Nebraska Senate race

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Iowa opportunity for the GOP

A Democratic gaffe and a rib-splitting ad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iowa Senate, Senate 2014

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Democrats funded by billionaires complain about Republicans funded by billionaires

Democrats’ billion-dollar hypocrisy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Campaign money, Koch brothers

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2014

GOP opinion may surprise you

Republican opinion isn’t what the media say it is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, GOP 2014, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Harry Reid more disliked than Koch brothers

The party’s efforts to demonize the Kochs have failed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Koch brothers, Obamacare

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014

A new GOP kingmaker?

The GOP may have a new frontrunner in Alaska and a new kingmaker in the party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condi Rice, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014

GOP primary voters won’t buy what the far right is peddling

Tea party challengers falter, badly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House 2014, Senate 2014, Tea Party

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014

The demise of the Democrats’ Senate majority

Democrats mourn the loss of the Senate, sort of.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/18/2014

GOP governors’ jobs advantage

States with Republicans at the helm have enviable jobs records.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, 2016 Republican, Jobs, Republican governors

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/18/2014

What’s a Democrat to do?

Dems can’t run on Obamacare and can’t run from it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Obamacare

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014

When the spin is totally unbelievable, send in Pfeiffer

Dan Pfeiffer says the most fantastical things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Dan Pfeiffer, Obamacare

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Democrats’ Florida hangover

The Democrats are reeling from Tuesday’s loss in Florida.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Club for sanity

The Club for Growth has shown restraint in its Senate endorsements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  club for growth, conservativve movement, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Democratic blues

The party’s worries are not without justification.

By  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, 2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Obamacare

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Inequality you say?

If Dems are concerned about inequality they’d stop making it worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Inequality, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Takeaways from Florida’s 13th Congressional District special election

What does a special election race really mean?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:50 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Jolly, GOP 2014, House 2014

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Liberals’ hot air lifts GOP’s Senate hopes

The Senate Democrats’ talk-a-thon is music to the GOP’s ears.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, climate change, Energy

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Where are all those Rand Paul voters?

Where are the Rand Paul voters?

By  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014

10 signs the tea party is in decline

The tea party’s gone cold.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, conservative movement, Tea Party

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Dems’ dissention

Suddenly the GOP is united and the Democrats are fighting among themselves.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, Democratic Senate, House Republicans, Senate

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2014

8 signs the GOP is in good shape

Tea party’s troubles are a boon to the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Tea Party

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Democratic operatives give away the game

Watch out for the most negative campaign ever.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, elections 2014

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Who is putting the Senate in play?

The tea party isn’t helping Republicans win the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Senate 2014, Tea Party

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/27/2014

The political landscape tips toward the GOP

Why the GOP thinks it can win big in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Republicans 2014, Tea Party

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Republicans catch another break in the 2014 Senate elections

Yet again the GOP’s Senate map expands.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Colorado, GOP 2014

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Is the point of politics to win?

This is no time for political purity and permanent minority status.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coonservative movement, GOP 2014, GOP 2016

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014

A bad bet on toppling McConnell

The senior senator from Kentucky isn’t as vulnerable as foes imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans 2014, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Democrats’ Obamacare ploy

Dems’ plan to defend Obamacare is weak

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elections 2014, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Tea party challengers self-destruct once more

Right-wing groups’ favorite candidates are self-destructing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Mitch McConnell, senate conservatives fund

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014

History, geography and Obamacare are on GOP’s side

Sure, Republicans could blow it, but 2014 looks bright for a Senate win.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, GOP 2014

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Mark Warner by 6?!

The Virginia Senate race is no slam dunk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Can Obamacare, the CBO and Ed Gillespie turn Virginia red?

Virginia may have a competitive Senate race, thanks to Obamacare and its defenders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Obamacare, Virginia

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Obamacare delay, instant ridicule

Continued delays bolster critics.

By  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Obamacare

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/09/2014

Is there a pulse in the California GOP?

Can a Hispanic high-tech executive beat a do-nothing liberal Democrat in California?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Republicans, Brad Sherman

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Palling around with Birchers

Matt Bevin meets with Birchers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, GOP 2014

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Questions no red state Democrat wants to answer

Red state Democrats will race a slew of embarrassing Obamacare questions in their re-election campaigns.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Don’t forget about Oregon

There may be a competitive Senate race in Oregon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Senate Democrats have reason to freak out

Senate Democrats had no reason to cheer after the State of the Union address.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats, State of the Union

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/27/2014

The Virginia Republican comeback?

Things are looking a bit up for the state GOP these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Virginia

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Ten reasons for GOP’s bright 2014 prospects

Ten reasons why Republicans have reason to be sunny about 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, House 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Any governor over any senator

GOP governors have records to run on in 2014 -- and 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2016 Republicans, Governors, Republican governors

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

The far right starts another phony fight

The far right is telling tall tales, yet again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, conservative movement, Obamacare

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Why Jeanne Shaheen should be nervous

Jeanne Shaheen is vulnerable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, 2014 Senate, Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

McConnell leading big

The tea party’s top Senate challenger is losing by a mile.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014, Senate Republlicans

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014

The GOP needs Gillespie plus 5 others

The Senate is tipping Republican.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, GOP 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Is Ed Gillespie in?

Ed Gillespie can win the Virginia Senate seat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Ed Gillespie, Virginia

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

GOP gets a break on two more House seats

More bad news for the Democrats on the 2014 ballot.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, House Democrats, House Republicans

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Comstock jumps in

State delegate and former Frank Wolf aide will run to replace him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, House GOP 2014

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Cheney ends campaign, but others should rethink their races, too

Liz Cheney drops out, but it’s other challengers who should rethink their races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:38 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Liz Cheney, Republicans 2014

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Predictions for 2014

What can we expect in 2014?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Predictions

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/20/2013

An open letter to the Virginia Republican Party

My plea to the Virginia party insiders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013

The plight of Dems in 2014

How does the party answer the Obamacare indictment?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The Senate margin

More than enough GOP senators voted for cloture on the budget.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Obamacare alone didn’t sink Obama

The president’s slide in the polls was a long time in the making.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obama second term

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013

10 items that should be on the GOP to-do list for 2014

How Republicans can improve their chances in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP, GOP 2014, Obamacare

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Scott Brown can run and win on Obamacare

Can lightning strike twice for Scott Brown as he moves from Massachusetts to New Hampshire?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Scott Brown, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013

The battle for the Republican Party

How will the GOP turn out?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, GOP 2016

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Boost Congress, minimize Obama

Maybe it is the president who is the dysfunctional one.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Congress, Constitution

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Can the GOP capitalize on the Democrats’ huge turnover?

Obamacare blows Democrats’ chance to take the House

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

‘Lie of the year’

The GOP gets a gift from PolitiFact.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Obamacare

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Stockman is a laughing stock

Flaky tea party candidates spell the end of the movement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP 2014, Heritage Action, Sen. John Cornyn

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

The deck is stacked against Obamacare

Defenders of Obamacare are grasping at straws.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obamacare

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013

A snapshot of South Carolina

South Carolina voters may surprise national pundits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP Senate 2014, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Run, Ed, run!

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is more vulnerable than people think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, GOP Senate 2014, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Hey, things could be worse . . .

There are positive signs in troubled times.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Thanks, Ted

Thanks to the Texas senator, the Republican Party is back on track.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Where are Brown and Warren now?

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren embody their parties’ trajectories.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Scott Brown, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Obamacare’s biggest problems

President Obama’s problems with his signature legislation are multiplying.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, media, Obamacare

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Scott Brown vs. Obamacare, again?

The former Massachusetts senator may have another shot at the Senate -- this time from New Hampshire.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Scott Brown, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

A guide for Republicans in 2014

Republicans can’t afford to blow the 2014 election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, 2014 Senate, GOP 2014

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Now it’s the Senate’s turn to be dysfunctional

While the House has gotten its act together, the Senate is now the dysfunctional body.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, House Republicans, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Reid goes nuclear

The Senate goes nuclear.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Senate

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Obamacare consumes the White House, threatens Democratic lawmakers

Lucky for the GOP, Obamacare was not delayed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Individual health-insurance purchasers: The new soccer moms

There is a new pool of voters to which Republicans can appeal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Obamacare

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Right-wing groups hurt the GOP

Right-wing groups are key players in helping Democratic candidates and keeping the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2010, GOP 2012, GOP 2014

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Out of excuses, time for an agenda

Republicans can end the haggling and move forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013

All things in moderation?

Moderates win, right-wingers whine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, 2016, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Obamacare problems are just starting

A new poll shows how opposition to the health-care law is growing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Democrats’ collective fault

House and Senate Democrats can’t blame the White House for all of Obamacare’s problems.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013

New Jersey vs. Virginia

Who are you going to believe: The right wing or the results?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey governor's race

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/24/2013

The greatest flip-flop in history?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Obamacare, Senate Democrats, Senate GOP

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Will business buy what House hard-liners are selling?

Unless hard-liners learn to operate in the real world, business leaders and the GOP mainstream have little use for them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, House GOP, House Republicans

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Will Democrats take Obamacare off life support?

Has Obamacare delay become a Democratic issue?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Obamacare: Debacle or unexpected mess?

Just how big a mess is Obamacare?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Getting the GOP teams straight

Can the two wings of the GOP get along?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Government shutdown

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Battling people in a parallel universe

The Cruzans are in their own universe where facts don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruuz

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Boehner: A missed opportunity or an amazing bit of triage?

Was this the best the speaker could have done?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, gop house, Speaker of the House

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Ted Cruz Republicans killing Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli is the first shutdown-squad casualty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, Senate GOP, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/11/2013

20 signs you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid

How can you tell if you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, 2016, conservative media, conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013

The speech they won’t give

The GOP is in need of an intervention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, GOP 2016

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013

No negotiations? Really?

The president’s refusal to negotiate confirms he is out to destroy opponents, not get a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House 2014, Whhite House

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

If our guy wins in Virginia. . . .

Get ready for a load of exaggerated punditry from the awful Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, Election 2016, Ken Cuccinelli, mainstream media, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Governor

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Republicans need to choose wisely

Republicans can still blow it in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, House 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Snatch defeat from jaws of victory on Obamacare?

Only the GOP can destroy its advantage on Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Graham not all that ‘vulnerable’

Reports of Sen. Lindsey Graham's demise are greatly exaggerated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Media bias, Senate 2014

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Wait until they find out what’s in it

Republicans shouldn't blow a golden opportunity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The GOP's challenge: We're not nuts!

Republicans to win the majority in the Senate and keep the House must show they are not the party of crazies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Government shutdown

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013

A president who pleases no one

Obama has alienated so many for so many reasons surely the GOP should be able to capitalize on his collapse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Second Obama term

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013

The shutdown squad vs. the realists

GOP realists need to keep the shutdown squad in check, come up with a GOP alternative to Obamacare and keep the party on track to win the Senate and White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Tom Cotton runs for Senate

Sen. Mark Pryor gets the bad news: Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate 2016

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Why run against Mike Enzi?

The question is whether Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has done anything to justify his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013

GOP catches a break in Montana

The GOP can flip the Senate, if it does five things right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, GOP Senate, Max Baucus

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Dem winning in deep blue Massachusetts, 2014 Senate a jump ball

Gabriel Gomez is trailing badly in the polls, but the GOP's Senate prospects are bright.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed markey, Gabriel Gomez, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Maybe Christie got it exactly right in New Jersey

Right-wing critics of Gov. Chris Christie ave throwing a fit over his handling of the Senate race in New Jersey, perhaps because they haven't a clue about New Jersey politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Is the GOP blowing it in Massachusetts?

Do Republicans really want to win the Massachusetts special Senate election race?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Gabriel Gomez, Massachusetts, Senate

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Michele Bachmann packs it in

Rep. Michele Bachmann chose to be a gadfly instead of an effective conservative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, House 2014, Michele Bachmann

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Are Dems killing off Sen. Mark Pryor?

Democrats aren't doing Sen. Mark Pryor any favors these days, leaving him more vulnerable than ever in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Iran, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013

An Alabama journalist runs for Congress

Can a conservative blogger and ex-Hill staffer win a congressional seat?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, conservative movement, GOP, Quin Hillyer

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Is Senate slipping away from Dems?

Obam's scandals are Democrats' headache.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Sebate 2014

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Nationalizing 2014

House and Senate Democratic leaders may be the party's undoing in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, House Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Who is next after Baucus?

Montana senator's retirement creates a host of problems for Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013

10 things for Dems to worry about

It has been a bad year for Dems and it might get worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, guns, immigration, President Obama

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Has Landrieu 'lost touch'?

Mary Landrieu's liberal voting record may finally spell the end of her Senate career.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Mary Landrieu, Senate

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Losing faith in D.C.

In 2014, the GOP should appeal to voters' confidence in state government.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federalism, GOP 2014, Governors

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Dems tied to secret taping of McConnell campaign meeting

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Criminal Law, Sen. Mitch McConnell

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Sen. McConnell bedevils his opposition

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a way of confounding opponents and he's doing it again and again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, GOP, Sen. Mitch McConnell

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Don't let a serious crisis like Obamacare to go to waste

Republicans need to join the issue of Obamacare in 2014 with their own alternative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Conservatives, GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Sen. Mary Landrieu's record catches up with her

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu hails from one of the reddest states but votes like a deep blue state liberal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mary Landrieu, Republican Party, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Can the GOP win the Senate on Obamacare?

Obamacare may be a decisive issue for Senate GOP candidates in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013

GOP Senate opportunities

After three elections in which winnable seats were lost GOP voters may finally get in right in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, GOP, Republican campaigns, Republican Party, republicans, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Red-state Democrats' dilemma

Red-state Demcorats up in 2014 are racking up a long list of votes that opponents will use to skewer them as out of touch with their constituents.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Democrats, Obamacare, Senate

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Ten pieces of conventional wisdom blown apart

A lot of conventional wisdom collapsed during the State of the Union.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Debt, Second Obama term, State of the Union, taxes

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013

What is Bill Bolling up to?

Virgina's GOP line-up is weak.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, GOP 2014, Virginia GOP, Virginia governor's race