Tag: GOP

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Opinion

The Heart of the Black Conservative (Yes, we have one)

Within the Republican Party, there is what I call this mystery of the Black conservative. Let me explain. Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull.

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Opinion

The GOP does something right for civil rights

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—Last week, the Republican National Committee, under the leadership of its chairman, Reince Priebus, did something that has never been done before in the history of the Republican Party. Their feat was so astonishing and yet few in the media is writing or talking about it. Priebus hosted a luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The event accomplished something that no other March on Washington event was able to achieve. Sharpton’s event was a joke and an embarrassment. The King’s family event was a disappointment.

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National

Young GOP leaders see need for substantive changes

In this photo taken June 18, 2011, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party’s White, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP leaders pressing elected officials to offer concrete policies to counter Democratic initiatives. “It’s very easy to just say no, and there are times where it’s appropriate to say no,” said Jason Weingartner of New York, the newly elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. “But there are times where you need to lead and present ideas on the issues of the day.”

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People

Alabama Democratic senator says no apology

VIVIAN DAVIS FIGURES MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – State Senate Minority Leader Vivian Davis Figures says she won’t apologize for her remarks about Republican candidates. The Democratic senator from Mobile said Thursday that she stands by her statements and there is nothing that warrants an apology.

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National

Santorum named CEO of Christian film studio

This May 3 photo shows former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., speaking during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert, file) by Sarah Skidmore AP Business WriterFormer U.S. Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is bringing Christian films to the big screen.EchoLight Studios said June 24 that Santorum, known for his socially conservative views, has been named CEO of the Dallas-based Christian film production company. Santorum says he has always had an interest in shaping cultural messages and joined the company’s board a year ago. He believes EchoLight has the opportunity to transform the movie industry by tapping into the demand for high-quality films with a focus on “inspirational and uplifting” Christian messages.

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National

Ventura County man arrested over anti-Romney neon yard sign

Steven Showers was recently convicted by a jury of eight misdemeanor code violations for refusing to remove a large flashing anti-Mitt Romney sign in front of his Newbury Park yard. Showers looks at the neon sign that he said is about ten feet high in Newbury Park, Calif., June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Joseph A. Garcia) VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Ventura County man who refuses to shut off an illegal, flashing-neon anti-Mitt Romney sign in his front yard has been arrested. The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/11XErlY ) 59-year-old Steven Showers of Newbury Park was taken into custody after a hearing Monday.

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National

Former Miss America seeks House seat

Former Miss America Erika Harold, 33, announces her plans to challenge first-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary Tuesday, June 4, at Urbana High School in Urbana, Ill. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) by Zenitha Prince (Afro.com)–A former Miss America now wants a seat in Congress.