Republican Party

Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Candidate Loses GOP Endorsement Over Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

A Republican candidate from Long Island said officiating at same-sex wedding ceremonies has cost him the endorsement of his party.

06/25/2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol June 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rep. Peter King: Cantor’s Defeat ‘A Surprise That No One Saw Coming’

Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary re-election bid to a little-known Tea Party candidate Tuesday night, sending shockwaves through Washington.

06/11/2014

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Calls 2016 GOP Frontrunner Status ‘Meaningless’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday said he does not think much about his status as front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

12/02/2013

Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino (left) and Noam Bramson. (Credit: CBS 2)

Race For Westchester County Executive Is Turning Into A Real Dogfight

The incumbent in the race is trying to keep voters focused on pocketbook issues. while the challenger is trying to broaden the argument into a reflection of national politics.

10/23/2013

Rep. Peter King (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

Rep. King Heads To New Hampshire, Addresses Possible Presidential Bid

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) warned his party Monday not to abandon its longstanding emphasis on national defense as he launched a two-day tour of New Hampshire.

08/05/2013

Looks Great Service sign. The tree removal company has a big contract with Nassau, which officials are investigating for possible payola. (credit: CBS 2)

State Officials Looking Into Possible Payola Between Nassau Exec, Tree Company

Looks Great Service has a whopping $70 million contract with Nassau for debris removal, CBS 2 has learned. It has been revealed that Looks Great has contributed $17,000 to the Republican’s re-election campaign.

07/12/2013

Telephone (file / credit: clipart.com)

Monmouth County, N.J. GOP Furious Over Phone Number Hijacking

Republican Party officials on Monmouth County, N.J., were furious this week, after their phone number was hijacked and made to appear it was being used to make a 4 a.m. robocall purporting to urge residents to vote for Sen. Joe Kyrillos.

06/04/2013

Adam Savader

Shock On Long Island After Political Intern’s Photo Blackmail Arrest

Neighbors on Long Island were shocked Wednesday at the arrest of a high-profile Republican Party campaign intern, in a disturbing nude photo blackmail scheme.

04/24/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

Groups supporting Walmart workers protest working conditions at the company in front of a Walmart Superstore on Nov. 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Michigan’s Brain Dead GOP

The curse of brain dead Republicans is not limited to Washington, DC. It turns out that GOP leaders in state capitols have also been unable to digest the results of November’s elections.

12/12/2012

Dick Armey

Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama in the Cabinet Room at the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Expert: Republican Party Has To Look In The Mirror, Adapt To Changing Electorate

Will it be four more years of partisanship or will both sides find a path to compromise? And will the Republican party see the outcome of campaign 2012 as a mandate to “re-image” itself?

11/07/2012

Mitt Romney campaigns with Richard Mourdock (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Don’t Republicans Understand Rape?

Once again, a Republican politician has said something extreme about rape. Extreme and extremely stupid.

10/24/2012

Donald Trump (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Opinion: Dumping Cold Water On Trump’s October Surprise

While Trump may have an “October surprise” that will destroy President Obama’s reelection campaign for the White House, I don’t think it’s going to be much more than seeing Trump get the headlines for part of the day, again.

10/24/2012

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