NYT Documents Impending GOP Takeover of StateHouses

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Recess is in full force in Washington, as nat'l lawmakers vacation, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in what’s shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year.

Wis., Minn. Set to Decide Open Seat Races

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

A crowded three-way race of GOP state lawmakers has developed to replace retiring Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the House, ahead of Tuesday's primary.

GOP Gets 'Hip' With Uber

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb have become mascots for a Republican Party looking to promote a new brand of free market conservatism while making inroads with young voters.

R's Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

Nate Silver, Five Thirty Eight

There’s no evidence the threat from primary challenges has been reduced going forward. It may even still be increasing. Beware of mainstream media narratives that state the contrary; they often draw too many conclusions from idiosyncratic results or fail to appreciate the differences between primaries and general elections.

Republican Blasts Dem 'War on Whites'

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Monday accused Democrats of engaging in a “war on whites” in the current immigration debate. On conservative Laura Ingraham’s show, Brooks dismissed the idea that the more conservative GOP bloc's position on immigration is hurting his own party. 

Voters Want A Republican House & Senate

Katie Frates, Daily Caller

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.

WH Adviser: Cruz 'Has the Power' in the House

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer fueled speculation that Repubs. would bring impeachment charges against Obama, saying the House-controlled GOP listens mainly to Sen. Ted Cruz, not Speaker John Boehner.

GOP Sees Signs of Jewish Voters Leaving Dems

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Repubs. believe that the deepening crisis in Gaza could ultimately loosen the grip that the Dem. Party has traditionally held upon American Jewish voters. 

Obama Preps Next Border Action

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegals stay in the US while Congress is away on a 5-week recess. Obama and his allies believe his authority to act without legislative approval has been strengthened by congressional gridlock over comprehensive reform.

GOP Senate to House: Don't Screw This Up

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.

Against Premature Impeachment

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The point is to revive it as a credible threat — and restrain presidential lawlessness. 

Democrats Want The Whole Enchilada

Democrats have a long term political goal of granting amnesty to millions of current illegal aliens whom they see as Democratic voters in-waiting. And by all indications House Republican leaders are playing right into their hands. UPDATED: In unprecedented win for grassroots, late Friday the House passed conservative border bills.

Dems Can't Stop Talking About Impeaching Obama

Mike Lillis, The Hill

GOP leaders, however, have given no indication they intend to push an impeachment measure.

An Open Letter to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

Michael Daniels, RedState

A donation to the RNC is, and will continue to be, a bad investment until Priebus, and those he pays big bucks for their alleged expertise in outreach and communications, obtain a much better understanding of the people to whom you’re reaching out. 

White House Expects GOP May Try to Impeach Obama

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senior WH advisors are taking the possibility that Repubs. in the GOP-controlled House will try to impeach Obama (especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations) more seriously than many others in Washington.

Obama And His Allies Are Counting On You To Give Up

Obama and his allies are counting on Republicans on Capitol Hill to get worn down and ready to “compromise” on amnesty and open borders because they know that any “compromise” is going to move the ball in their direction.

R's Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Gov't Open Through Election Day

Billy House, National Journal

Abandoning all pretense of the House & Senate agreeing on appropriations bills on time, House GOP leaders are tentatively planning to vote next week on a resolution keeping the gov't temporarily funded at current levels beyond the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year, and probably past Election Day.

Can Anti-Corporatist Populism Save the GOP’s Electoral Fortunes?

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

A Republican Party that taps sentiment against government-business collusion can get its groove back.

Alabama and North Carolina Vote in Run-Offs Today

ABC News Radio Staff

No incumbents face the chopping block Tues. night, but there is one race where an incumbent’s backing could determine the race. All three look like they will go to the GOP, so in two of Tues. night’s run-offs, the primary results could determine the winner in Nov. 

House GOP Support for Axing Ex-Im Bank Holds Steady

Melissa Quinn, Daily Signal

Four in 10 House Republicans – 93 or so of the chamber’s  233 majority members – have expressed opposition to reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.