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GOP Rep. Spencer Bachus Lashes Out at Tea Party, Sarah Palin

In the wake of the Election Day conservative tsunami, rather than expressing gratitude that limited government conservatives and the Tea Party movement restored the GOP to majority status in the House of Representatives, establishment Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus lashed out

Will the Justice Department Be Authorized to Shut Down Internet Sites?

On September 20th, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation — S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act — that seeks to give the Department of Justice the power to shut down websites anywhere in the

Time to Pull In the REINS on Executive Power?

Expressing disapproval with some Obama administration actions, many on the right — and some on the left — are complaining that the executive branch wields far too much power. Similarly, when President George W. Bush was in power, many on

Will Widening Fissures Doom the GOP's Chances this November?

April 15th – Tax Day – inspired protests across the nation. Demonstrators rallied for smaller government, lower taxes, and liberty. They want government off their backs. They demanded it, in fact, and they are demanding that the Republican Party delivers

Poker Group Elated Following Overwhelmingly Positive Reception at CPAC

The Poker Players Alliance — a million-member strong grassroots organization that defends poker rights — cosponsored the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for the second consecutive year. Poker players, still reeling over past efforts to ban online and other forms

Senator Jon Kyl's Bad Bet

On the heels of the huge GOP victory in the Massachusetts Senate race, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) decided to stand up to the Obama administration with one of the strongest weapons at his disposal — he halted Senate

Support for Big Government a Bad Bet for the GOP

Following a positive reception at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the Poker Players Alliance, a million-member strong poker advocacy group, has announced plans to return to CPAC this year. This announcement mirrors and complements the ongoing ascendancy of

Did the GOP Really Lose Its Way?

Many conservative politicians, radio hosts, and pundits have repeatedly stated their shared belief that the Republican Party “lost its way” prior to the 2008 election. In their minds, the entire conservative movement believed in limited government and low spending and

Raising on Aces and Eights: The GOP's Bad Bet Against Online Poker

The GOP has historically been the party of limited government and personal responsibility. President Ronald Reagan said it best in his frequent citations of Thomas Paine’s famous axiom – “the government governs best that governs least.” Unfortunately, the party moved