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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz conceded that his rallying push to defund “Obamacare” by shutting down the federal government still lacks the votes necessary for success in Congress. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Splits Possible 2016 GOP Contenders

A clear divide over President Barack Obama’s health care law separates the emerging field of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates.

09/21/2013

Although former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he still considers himself a staunch neoconservative, he is pulling back his faith in America’s ability to export democracy to the Middle East. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Gingrich: US Ability To ‘Export Democracy’ More Limited Than We Thought

Although former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he still considers himself a staunch neoconservative, he is pulling back his faith in America’s ability to export democracy to the Middle East.

08/05/2013

A new poll finds that Wisconsin representative and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the most popular politician among Republicans. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallup: Christie More Favorable Among Dems Than GOP Voters

A new poll finds that Wisconsin representative and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the most popular politician among Republicans.

06/18/2013

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

McCain Accuses Tea Party Colleagues Of Pushing Dems Too Far

A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.

05/23/2013

File photo of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan arriving at last week's Inauguration. (credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan: GOP Needs To Pick Its Fights With Obama, Must ‘Stay United’

Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles.

01/26/2013

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