CHQ - GOP Bid to Reclaim Senate Fuels Fight for Party's Soul

GOP Bid to Reclaim Senate Fuels Fight for Party's Soul

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GOP Bid to Reclaim Senate Fuels Fight for Party's Soul -- While Republican Senator John Cornyn is seeking out a politically pragmatic path towards a GOP victory in November, Senator Jim DeMint is fueling a number of conservative primary challengers nationwide, setting up a contest between pragmatists vs. principled conservatives within the Senate GOP.

Tea Parties a Delayed Bush Backlash
Los Angeles Times -- Jonah Goldberg argues the Tea Party Movement is a reaction against eight years of George W. Bush's record of government expansion, and activists refuse to be fooled again.

EPA Contest Seeks Videos Promoting Government Regulation
CNS News -- Are you unfettered from regulations designed to stifle free enterprise? Making too much money?  Get that feeling that government deregulation allows your business to prosper?  Worry no more -- the Environmental Protection Agency wants you to shackle yourself in 60 second video clips with ways government can regulate free enterprise. 

Poll: Nearly 80% of Americans Don't Trust Washington Under Obama Administration
Newsmax - A recent Pew Research Center survey found that Americans' confidence in Washington's ability to govern has reached a near all-time low, with nearly four in five saying they don't trust politicians from either Party to deal with the country's problems of today.

Rahm Emmanuel Predicts Big Fight Over Obama Supreme Court Pick
CQ Politics -- Emmanuel isn't seeing smooth sailing through the U.S. Senate for Obama's eventual nominee, and expresses Obama's desire to select a nominee "in the Justice Stevens model."

Crist Staying in FL Race
NROnline -- While Crist is committed to saying in the race, the embattled Florida governor is coy about saying whether or not he will do so as a Republican or an independent.

Pivotal Moment Propels Conservative Candidate
Lebanon Daily News (PA) - Amongst the Tea Party's many attributes is its ability to bring forth new people to take part in the political process, and here's a look at a former minister (Allen Griffith) from the Philadelphia area who's now running for Congress - his own personal crusade to restore America's Constitutional values and bring new leadership to our elected institutions.

57% Have More Trust In Those In Congress Who Voted Against Bailouts
Rasmussen Reports - Politicians tried to package the federal bailouts as 'saving' the U.S. economy, but American voters apparently don't see it that way -- with a recent poll showing 57% of respondents saying they have more trust in congressmen who voted against the government interventions.  Further, 56% of voters say they agree with Pres. Reagan's 1980 statement that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."

John McCain Is Now Diving Hard Right On Immigration
Politico - Signs are everywhere that Sen. John McCain is running scared in advance of this summer's Arizona GOP U.S. Senate primary, as he's tacking hard to the right on another of his signature 'maverick' issues, immigration.  McCain is notorious for bucking conservatives on immigration matters, but now he's favoring tough new state and federal measures to seal up the border.

Upset In The Making In Indiana GOP Senate Primary
Washington Examiner - Conservatives in Indiana are grasping the opportunity to send a message to the Republican Party establishment in Washington by rejecting former Sen. Dan Coats' bid to win the state's GOP U.S. Senate nomination.  33-year-old conservative Marlin Stutzman is gaining national attention for his consistent conservative record, and conservatives in the Hoosier state are beginning to take notice.

The Energetic Style of Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Human Events - Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to be one of the most outspoken advocates for a state's Constitutional right to govern itself, and here's a look at how he thinks that proposed federal Cap and Tax legislation would hurt his state - and also how he vows to fight the recently passed Obamacare bill in the courts 'until the last man.'

Former Vice President Dan Quayle Emerges From The Political Shadows
American Spectator - Former Vice President Dan Quayle largely took the 2000s off from the political arena, but there are signs that he's starting to reemerge -- including supporting his son who's running for Congress in Arizona's 3rd congressional district.