In a video posted to YouTube late Tuesday evening, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she would not be seeking re-election in 2014.
The divided conference unifies in the wake of Washington scandals — but how long can it really last? “I think there’s a little spring in our step these days, but the real test will be the debt limit,” says Hudson.
Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack was met with a booing crowd as he announced his support for the marriage equality bill there. He teaches them a lesson in awesomeness.
Opponents of gay rights spoke to a nearly empty room, while supporters had a standing room–only crowd. “We cannot be at war with America on issues of fairness, on issues of equality,” conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin says.
Tough words from Gingrich at CPAC.
The gay conservative group had avoided taking a position on the issue in the past. LaSalvia cites a need for “a truly conservative voice” to stand up for marriage equality.
Uniting the Tea Party. “Who’s the King David?”
“Giving gay and lesbian couples the freedom to get married honors the best conservative principles,” Pat Brady says. State lawmakers could be considering a marriage bill as early as Thursday.
The Florida senator says his faith informs him as a policymaker, but “not as a way to pass judgment on people.” Can the Republican Party square the circle?
“I’m still the exact same person and I’m still a Republican … The only difference now is that I will also be doing so as honestly as I know how,” the Republican Pennsylvania lawmaker said.
Because abortion is “putting more violence on a woman’s body.” A new day, and Democrats point to another Republican making the case against abortion in the case of rape.
Romney aides fought to define Biden — and the smile that dominated the debate stage — as condescending and totally insane. “Bordering on unhinged.”
The right thrills to an alleged gaffe. “It only serves to excite the conservative base,” says Raccio.
The Republican vice presidential nominee addressed a social conservative audience, but made only one brief reference to marriage. Ryan never mentioned Obama’s views on LGBT issues — a stark contrast to his discussion of abortion.
The pro-life congressman reiterated support for abortions in the case of rape, incest, and the life of the mother, but added that very few pregnancies and abortions are a result of rape.
He and his party speak to disillusioned Obama supporters. “Hope and change had a powerful appeal.”
o_O. Relive the moment with this rubbable gif.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach opposed an amendment to end GOP support for DOMA, saying the language was “too broad” and would mean endorsing drug use and polygamy. The Human Rights Campaign has called him out for the comments.
Sure to be a hot spot during the Republican National Convention. Only mildly NSFW.
Republican Congressman and GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, Todd Akin, said this weekend that so-called “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.
Paul Ryan may now hide his appreciation for Ayn Rand, but libertarians see a kindred spirit. “One of us!” — though some Paulites might be a tough sell.
“I don’t always have time, but when I do, I prefer fundraisers…” A play on the beer commercial.
Spurred by what happened at other Republican state conventions, Nebraska will beef up security measures at its own next weekend.
In this video, U.S. Representative Bill Young (R-FL) responds to a question about raising the minimum wage with “get a job.”
He’d definitely be selling Viagra. You have to admit, stock footage of Mitt Romney looks eerily like stock footage from erectile dysfunction ads.
His protege is struggling against a libertarian insurgent. “People are tired of” Perry and Dewhurst, warns a conservative.
Conservative writer explains how the right can keep Romney in line by taking advantage of his “infamous calculating nature.”
A Super PAC’s scheme to depict Barack Obama as a “black, metrosexual Abe Lincoln” in a GOP ad campaign was discovered by the New York Times today. Here’s a Photoshop rendering of how literally cool Metro Abe would look.