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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Who will broaden the base?

Which Republican can broaden the party’s appeal?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Rand Paul is wrong: We need a president with experience

The inexperienced junior senator from Kentucky says -- surprise! -- experience doesn’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Rand Paul’s foreign policy extremism

Rand Paul’s foreign policy attracts conservative critics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidental election, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Jeb Bush, above the angry fray

Jeb Bush isn’t angry enough for some conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidental election, 2016 Republicans, GOP 2016, Jeb Bush

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Why the buzz about Jeb Bush?

But it also reflects uncertainty about the GOP field

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Jeb Bush

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 11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Not who’s ahead, but who’s going to to run?

What we know about thee composition of the 2016 presidential field.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election

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 08:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Governors, get up to speed

Presidential candidates’ excuses about foreign policy don’t wash.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP 2016

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 08:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Rand Paul’s shape-shifting

The Kentucky senator tells each audience what they’d like to hear.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Ted Cruz 2, Rand Paul 0

Sen. Ted Cruz runs right of Sen. Rand Paul on two fronts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Why Jeb?

Jeb Bush’s reasons for running get stronger.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential race, Jeb Bush

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Who scores the scorers?

The arbiters of conservative consistency are pretty inconsistent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, flood insurance, GOP

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014

How to talk like a person: Ed Gillespie’s seminar

The Republican vocabulary has gotten stale.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservatie movement, Ed Gillespie, GOP

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Christie travails

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s polling stinks.

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Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

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 10:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Why is Rubio shying away from immigration reform?

Sen. Marco Rubio has a pro-growth message -- minus immigration reform?!

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Tags:  2016 GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The governor syndrome

Governors can be their own worst enemies as presidential candidates.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, GOP governors

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Is it the person or the ideology?

The presidential race may come down to intangible personal qualities.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, 2016 GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/06/2014

What CPAC is and isn’t

CPAC’s attendees are not representative of the country, the 2014 or 2016 electorate, or the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Rand Paul is the odd man out of the GOP on foreign policy

The GOP vs. Sen. Rand Paul on foreign policy

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The GOP needs a foreign policy adult

Obama’s weakness shifts the domestic terrain.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Foriegn policy, National Security

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 03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Governors: Stand and deliver

Governors can’t have a rhetorical position at the expense of a governing result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 12:26 PM ET, 02/25/2014

What about Jeb?

Events may be conspiring to push Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Jeb Bush

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Code blue for Dr. Milton Wolf

Dr. Milton Wolf seems to have a medical ethics problem, not to mention a doomed candidacy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Republicans 2016, Senate 2016

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Moving the needle on Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a good day, for a change.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Fighting dumb against Hillary Clinton

Dumb attacks on Hillary Clinton will hurt Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential elections, GOP 2016, Hillary Clinton, Media bias

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Tough times for the far right

The far right is in danger of becoming a punchline

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, goverment shutdown

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Unvetted, untested and unelectable

The tea party picks another extreme, untested candidate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Milton Wolf, Senate 2016, Tea Party

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 02:30 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Why Republican ‘stars’ might not run in 2016

There are lots of reasons why the heavens might not align for a 2016 run for many GOP ‘stars.’

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, GOP 2016

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Why is Scott Walker helping Chris Christie?

The Wisconsin governor maintains his nice guy image by not attacking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Scott Walker

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/12/2014

What’s happening to the rest of the GOP field?

What has the GOP 2016 field been up to?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential race, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014

No Mr. Right for the GOP

The GOP needs a good 2016 nominee, not a great one.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election

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 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 11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Rubio and Christie: Different politicians, different problems

Chris Christie and Marco Rubio have different challenges and weaknesses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014

They sure know how to pick ‘em

The clown show of right-wing primary challenges marches on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Senate GOP

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/03/2014

A flock of governors

Here come the other governors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, GOP governors

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Immigration reform stumbles on

The process continues in the House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2014

What about Rubio?

Sen. Marco Rubio fell from grace in 2013, but what now?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio

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

No far-right top tier 2016 nominee

The GOP field reflects a pro-immigration, mainstream party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential race, Republican Party

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/30/2014

What Republicans need to do more of

Republicans should study the SOTU response.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/22/2014

And then there is Paul Ryan . . .

Don’t forget about Paul Ryan

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What if Vitter leaves?

If Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) leaves the Senate, it’s not clear what kind of conservative will follow him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Seante GOP, Sen. David Vitter

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Who got hit by a 2X4?

Someone got hit by a 2X4, for sure.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Presidential contenders’ travails in the Senate

It isn’t easy running for president from a conservative soap box in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, GOP Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Can Christie turn the page?

Gov. Chris Christie talks policy, not traffic.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Don’t forget about Jeb

Events are moving in Jeb Bush’s direction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Immigration reform, Jeb Bush

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014

A poverty of ideas

Republicans have the ideas and the candidates this time.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Hillary Clinton, war on women

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014

There is no Mr. Right

The search should be for the message, not the ideal contender.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP 2016, Republicans 2016

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 12:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

What now on unemployment benefits?

The Republicans suggest a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Unemployment benefits

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 08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Republicans resist the isolationist line

Republicans haven’t gone as isolationist as some imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP 2016, Liz Cheney

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Conservatives’ challenge

Conservatives need to dump the anti-government outlook.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

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 10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Christie’s immigration compromise

Gov. Chris Christie makes the case for Dream Act residents and for compromise.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Paul Ryan heads up the political ladder

Rep. Paul Ryan heads up the next rung on the political ladder.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rep. Paul Ryan

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 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 02:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Why Paul Ryan is the leader of the GOP

Paul Ryan is the face of the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, GOP 2016, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Huckabee in 2016?

Another GOP 2016 contender emerges.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Mike Huckabee

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 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

A big win for Ryan, the GOP and the country

The budget win and the size of the win signify the ground has shifted on Capitol Hill and within the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Rep. Paul Ryan

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

Christie vs. Hillary?

Gov. Chris Christie has an electability argument, but he’ll need more to win in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie

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 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 09:45 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Senate flakes vs. can-do governors

Flaky senators stack up poorly against GOP governors in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, GOP 2016, Republicans governors

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Worries about Hillary Clinton

Republicans are coming around to the idea that Clinton is the perfect opponent for them to confront in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Democrats, 2016 Republicans, GOP governors, Hillary Clinton

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 01:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

It’s harder than you think to primary a U.S. senator

Senate primary challengers look weak in GOP 2014 races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Graham, Liz Cheney, Senate GOP

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Rubio gives a better speech, but it’s still a speech

Sen. Marco Rubio goes to London.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Foreign policy, Iran, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Can 2016 be 1992 for the GOP?

A Third Way for the GOP?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, conservative movement, Democratic Party, GOP

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

No ideologues please

The choice in 2016 is about capability as much as ideology.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP 2016

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Christie’s pre-campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the frontrunner for 2016, but for how long?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Will Ted Cruz and Rand Paul split on Iran?

The two GOP senators may diverge on the Iranian threat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Iran, Israel

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 11:48 AM ET, 11/22/2013

All conservative, now

The top GOP contenders are all “conservatives,” so what will separate them?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:48 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, GOP governors

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Looking for the un-Obama foreign policy president in 2016

Republicans need to find an improved commander in chief, not more of the same.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP 2016, Iran, Israel

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/21/2013

As the Senate goes nuclear, what’s the House doing?

The House has purposeful leadership and an agenda.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, Obamacare, Speaker John Boehner

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Will Walker run?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could be a fine presidential candidate, but he needs to do a lot of work first.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Scott Walker

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Why Dems root for immigration failure

Liberals root for failure, but the key House figure on immigration reform forges ahead.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The tea party and 2016

But the right wing will live on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, presidential race 2016

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 12:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Don’t complain after you’ve chased off voters

The right wing’s screwy interpretation of the Virginia defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Ken Cuccinelli

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Do more than show up

Showing up in diverse communities is the beginning, not the end, of the trail for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

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 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

‘Don’t be so cute’

President Obama and Rand Paul are both being too ‘cute’ for their own good.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

What’s wrong with Rand Paul?

Sen. Rand Paul has some major blind spots and no one watching out for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Republican lawmakers vote for workplace discrimination

Senators who oppose EDNA reveal how out of step with Americans they are.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  EDNA, gay rights, Senate GOP

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/03/2013

What the GOP can learn from Chris Christie

Republicans should take their lead from a winning politician.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, GOP governors, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Character matters most

In evaluating candidates and officials, we need to focus more on core traits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic Party, GOP, Obamacare, Presidential elections, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Can they make some deals?

There might be a window of opportunity for a very modest deal or two.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, gop house, GOP Senate

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

Only a few weeks ago . . .

How quickly things can change.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, GOP Senate, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Libertarians may be fools gold for the GOP

The two are not the perfect match.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The right’s shutdown backlash: A conservative revival?

The government shutdown may have had a cathartic effect on the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013

‘So if you like your plan, too bad’

Ordinary Americans and the media are learning conservative critics of Obamacare had it right all along.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell

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 09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Beating the GOP’s bad rap

Republicans’ failure to relate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/25/2013

No overreach in sight

Thanks for the concern, but so far no overreach.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, healthcare.gov, Obamacare

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Misconceptions, miscues and missteps

Ten misconceptions that trip up Republicans.

By  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, gop house

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 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 03:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013

When the GOP will be back

You will know the GOP has recovered from shutdownitis when . . .

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Make a point or get a victory?

Voters want a leader who makes a difference, not a pol who makes a point.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP governors, Republicans 2016

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 12:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Why GOP has to remember who did what

It is critical to remember what occurred in the shutdown fiasco.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Which Republicans?

When you say “Republicans,” it isn’t clear to whom you are referring these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Jim DeMint

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Did anything positive come out of this?

It’s helped to make clear the divide between staunch conservatives and anti-government right-wingers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, House GOP

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 10:00 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Ten steps in repairing the far right’s damage

Ten ways the GOP can recover from Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Obamacare defunding

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Legislators differ from executives (good ones)

It takes an executive, a good one, to run the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP split, Gov. Chris Christie, Government shutdown, House Republicans, House senators

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 11:47 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Speaking of talking . . .

Republicans want to talk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, House GOP

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Cuccinelli’s party

GOP voters should pay attention to the race for Virginia governor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Governor, Virginia politics

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Republicans are kidding themselves

Republicans insist on repeating defensive platitudes about the shutdown that just aren’t true.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Government shutdown, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia GOP

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/06/2013

How could we have avoided all this?

It isn’t hard to imagine how everyone could have behaved responsibly and avoided gridlock.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, Government shutdown

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013

The flaw in zero sum politics

Republicans should find the opportunity to grab the most popular positions, not the ones that most highlight the distinctions between the parties.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Why can’t they play nicely -- like in New Jersey?

The New Jersey governor is going to town on the D.C. Republicans’ temper tantrum.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016, Governor Chris Christie

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Cruz crumbles

The Texas senator is no longer the top dog in the CR fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate GOP

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Silver linings playbook for GOP?

In the shutdown fiasco, there are reasons for Republicans to cheer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, gop house, Government shutdoown

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/01/2013

A win for Priebus, a boost for the GOP

Reince Priebus gains momentum in his effort to rein in the presidential primary process.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2016, GOP 2016, Reince Priebus, RNC

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Why any governor over any senator?

Over the last year, we’ve learned that no Republican in the Senate is ready to be president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016, Republicans 2016

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013

The GOP’s fork in the road

Republicans lack a single figurehead so they must collectively decide what they want the party to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cosnervative movement, GOP, Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, William F. Buckley

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Senate clown show helps GOP governors in 2016

As the U.S. Senate devolves into silly season, the GOP governors look better all the time.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP Senate, Republicans 2016

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Obamacare and debt ceiling ping-pong

A guide to the budget Kabuki.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, House GOP, Obamacare, White House

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Conservative victimhood

They love playing the victims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Do defunding Obamacare efforts have GOP support?

The shutdown strategy proponents spark a backlash.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, House GOP, Obamacare

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 11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013

GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost

Republicans have an opening to present an alternative to Obamacare that is better for consumers and a fraction of the cost.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry vs. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: No contest

Picking out responsible GOP foreign policy leaders is now easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013

What are GOP leaders doing on Syria?

GOP House and Senate leaders will support the president on Syria, but say the president has to sell the attack himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Conservatives 1, Heritage 0

Heritage gets a comeuppance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, House GOP

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 04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Time for full-disclosure from the right

Conservatives should be honest when what they're peddling isn't popular.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Government shutdown

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013

What to say to young voters

The GOP has a golden opportunity to capture the youth vote, if it delivers a message these voters can relate to.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, GOP, youth vote

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/22/2013

The myth of 'showing up'

Republican ideologues are kidding themselves if they think "showing up" is enough to win over minority voters.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Danger signs for Cuccinelli and the right

A new poll spells trouble for Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Virginia, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Policy and politics in immigration

In the immigration debate transactional and ideological pols face off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Scott Walker, Immigration reform

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013

The Pauls: Rand is still in Ron's shadow

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) couldn't repudiate the Southern Avenger, so how's he going to handle his father?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Ron Paul, Sen. Rand Paul

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 11:47 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Guide for the perplexed Republican

How to tell which candidates to avoid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016

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 11:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Media hypes Rep. Steve King while immigration reform advances

Sensationalistic coverage of Rep. Steve King misses the real story on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rand Paul's aversion to facts

Sen. Rand Paul isn't lying; it's just that he doesn't know better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

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

Don't bother: The pols who won't make it in 2016

The candidates who will fade fast, if they try to run in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rick Santorum, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Prepping for 2016: Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's to-do list for his 2016 comeback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov.. Rick Perry

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Prepping for 2016: John Bolton

Don't discount the possibility of John Bolton's run for president in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, John Bolton

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Prepping for 2016: Jeb Bush

How the former Florida governor -- and brother and son of former presidents, can put himself in play in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:48 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Jeb Bush

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Prepping for 2016: Scott Walker

How does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets into the presidential contest in 2016?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Scott Walker

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Prepping for 2016: Marco Rubio

How does Sen. Marco Rubio position himself for 2016?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2013

Prepping for 2016: Paul Ryan

What does Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) need to do to prep for a 2016 presidential run?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Prepping for 2016: Chris Christie

How does Chris Christie prepare for a 2016 presidential run?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

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 02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Christie flattens Rand Paul

The New Jersey governor shows how to dissect an opponent, in this case the clueless Kentucky senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Why immigration reform isn't a hopeless cause

House Republicans haven't given up on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Cruz is right: The GOP should be 'scared'

Ted Cruz has it partially right about 'scared' Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Can't anyone play this game?

Five things each of the Virginia gubernatorial candidates can do to raise the bar.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Vrignia

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/28/2013

Where is the "replace" part on Obamacare?

House Republicans should offer their own health-care reform bill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Obamacare, Rep. Eric Cantor

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Boehner pummels King

The speaker takes down the odious Iowa representative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013

House vote on dismantling NSA anti-terror program

A showboating right winger forces a vote to dismantle a successful and legal anti-terror program.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, National Security, Terrorism

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/18/2013

A gloating GOP needs an Obamacare alternative

Republicans can't vote merely to repeal or delay parts of Obamacare; they need an alternative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heatlhcare, House GOP, Obamacare

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Like father, like son: Rand and Ron's dark vision

The Kentucky senator really is his father's son.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Virginia's race for governor: Voters not fully engaged

Ken Cuccinelli holds a small lead in the governor's race, but many Virginians haven't focused on the election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP governors, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Rubio rakes it in

Sen. Marco Rubio's fundraising prowess increases.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

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 01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Rand Paul digs deeper

The Kentucky senator digs himself into a deeper hole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Unraveling Obamacare

House Republicans are ready to force Obamacare-crippling votes that will be ahrd for Democrats to resist.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Indiviudal mandate, Obamacare

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Wheels turning on immigration -- slowly

The House may find itself closer to the Senate on immigration reform than many imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, immigration

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013

The dumbest excuse yet

House opponents of immigration reform are running out of excuses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Immigration reform grinds to a crawl

Immigration reform faces a steep uphill climb in the House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, House GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Who is out of step on immigration?

The loudest anti-immigration reform voices are entirely out of touch with real GOP primary voters, a new poll confirms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/10/2013

House immigration follies

There are multiple reasons why House action on immigration is critical.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Rick Perry hangs it up, or does he?

The Texas governor is leaving the mansion, but he might give the presidency one more shot.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov.. Rick Perry

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Is Christie the GOP's best 2016 candidate?

Gov. Chris Christie is one effective vote-getter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Fighting back

The pro-immigration right fights back -- hard.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, GOP 2016, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Rubio in trouble?

Rubio's foes claim he is hurting from the immigration fight, but where is the evidence?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 06/30/2013

The zero sum rightwing

Anti-immigration forces on the right aren't conservative, economically speaking.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Will GOP primary voters behave like Dems. in 2016?

Voters won’t elevate a mere celebrity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Winners and losers on immigration

Who won and lost in the immigration fight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, GOP, immigration

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Ted Cruz's adversarial relationship with facts

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) would do well to stick to the facts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Hispanics, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 06/26/2013

DOMA fallout: All's well that ends well?

Advocates on the marriage issue are rightly confused by Justice Kennedy's opinion, but now can fight it out in the states.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:27 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Conservatives, DOMA, Gay marriage, GOP

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/26/2013

John Bolton: Let's talk foreign policy

What is John Bolton up to?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Foreign policy, GOP, John Bolton

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The GOP problem is deeper than just with Hispanics

The party's issues with minorities are more recent and pervasive than you might think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Which GOP will take the reins?

A divided GOP is going to be tested.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, GOP 2016

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The GOP's opening with young voters

Youth voters are gettable for the GOP, but not by standing pat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, young voters

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013

10 cautions for the GOP

Republicans need to avoid cockiness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Obama scandals

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Republicans should stop looking over their right shoulder

Republicans shouldn't following reactionary, fringe characters

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, GOP 2016, media