DC Download: A GOP identity crisis


In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pool)
 
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response to the State of the Union didn't hurt the Republican Party very much, but it certainly didn't help its cause.
 
 
 

Obama pushes for higher minimum wage
President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday...
 

GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism, hostility Video
President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and...
 

Full text of 2013 State of the Union Video
Watch and following along with the full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
 

Full text of 2013 GOP response to SOTU Video
Watch the full video and read along with the full text of the Republican response to President Barack...
 

FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid...
 

Promise, delivery: Obama's track record
Has Obama really brought change to America? And does he have what it takes to truly move the country...
 

Obama: Half of US combat troops home within 1 year
Still to be decided: how many troops will remain beyond 2014, when the U.S.-led combat mission is scheduled...
 

Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans Video
Pledging to revive a "rising, thriving middle class," President Barack Obama promised Tuesday night to...
 

Delivering GOP response a dubious honor
Tuesday night's GOP response constitutes an opportunity for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to show that he...
 
 
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Political News


Judge to consider ruling on BMV vanity…
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Policy cancellations: Obama will allow…
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AP Essay: For boomers, JFK death ripples…
The way it is described, even now, by so many Americans: the "loss of innocence" that left us vulnerable to so much of the…
 

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Indiana Politics


Gov. officially names new state auditor
Gov. Mike Pence made the formal announcement Thursday morning that Dwayne Sawyer will be the next state auditor.
 

Pence names appointees to Ind. motorsports…
Gov. Mike Pence has appointed two motorsports veterans to serve on a state panel tasked with helping to create a sound,…
 

Pence to announce new auditor Thursday
Governor Mike Pence will name Dwayne Sawyer to become the new State Auditor on Thursday. 
 

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U.S. Congressional News


House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for…
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their…
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US…
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's special election…
 

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Indiana (change)

 
Indiana politics enter a new era as MIke Pence prepares to take over as the next governor.
 
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