presidential candidates

The G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige

Jackie Calmes, The New York Times

While tensions between the ideological purists of the base and the pragmatists of the party establishment have simmered for decades, the breach has widened in recent years to nearly unbridgeable. Many Republicans now lament that the divide goes a long way to explain why their party lately has had so much trouble governing in Congress and picking a presidential nominee.

Where is the outrage, GOP candidates?

Eric Erickson, RedState

GOP presidential hopefuls should be talking about the Republican congressional leadership’s utter betrayal of conservative voters rather than making routine campaign stops. When Mitch McConnell refuses to allow a vote to defund Planned Parenthood, why aren’t they speaking up?