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Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Republican Base ‘Animated By Racism’ On Immigration

An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

04/14/2014

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York on Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.

04/11/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz To Woo Young Evangelicals At Liberty University

Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions.

04/02/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the CPAC Conference, on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz: ‘We Have Never Seen An Administration With Such Hostility Toward Religious Faith’

Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can’t deny.

03/19/2014

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks on a panel during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

RNC Chair: ‘People Still Hate Obamacare’

Planned changes to the Republican Party’s presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will strengthen the GOP brand and hopefully make its presidential nominee more competitive in 2016, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told California Republicans on Friday, calling the GOP’s current primary process “a complete disaster.”

03/16/2014

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Budget Committee Chairman, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan: There’s No ‘Civil War In The Republican Party’

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is downplaying any type of “civil war” within the Republican Party.

03/10/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2015 to the Legislature, on Feb. 25, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Joined By Romney At GOP Fundraiser

His political future clouded by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed ahead on a national fundraising tour Thursday, but kept a low profile during a brief Boston appearance that attracted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats.

02/28/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit on Feb. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: Verdict On McConnell ‘Is Ultimately A Decision For The Voters In Kentucky’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.

02/13/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol building. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

House Conservatives Rule Out Immigration Reform This Year

Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.

02/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks after visiting the General Electric Waukesha Gas Engines facility on Jan. 30, 2014 in Waukesha, Wis. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Leaves Door Open He Would Consider Immigration Legislation Without Pathway To Citizenship

President Barack Obama left the door open that he would consider immigration legislation that does not include citizenship for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

01/31/2014

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