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Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different

GOP leaders finally had enough with conservatives' antics and decided to take back control. It worked, and we got a budget deal.<p>Another round of the long-running GOP civil war broke out this week, and you could be forgiven for greeting it with a yawn. House Speaker John Boehner proposed something; …

Gingrich vs. the Right on Apartheid: 'What Would You Have Done?'

A message about Nelson Mandela that conservatives sorely need to hear<p>I think this is a fairly noteworthy statement from Newt Gingrich on Mandela's passing that should get some airing. Gingrich is addressing the rather disgraceful response to Mandela's passing that we've seen in some quarters:<p>Some …

Cantor calls for GOP unity

HOT SPRINGS, Va.—House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues.<p>The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party …

Cuccinelli rules out another run

HOT SPRINGS, Va. — Ken Cuccinelli faulted the Republicans who lacked faith in him during the home stretch of the Virginia governor’s race Saturday night.<p>Fighting back tears through a surprise, 30-minute dinner speech to party activists at The Homestead Resort, the attorney general recounted a phone …