Tag Archives: Republican Party

#NeverTrump Movement Struggles in Search for New Presidential Candidate

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both rather unpopular. How unpopular? According to one recent poll, 52 percent of the public views Clinton unfavorably, and 55 percent views Trump unfavorably. Because of this disaffection, a large sector of the … Continue reading

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Trump Turns to Clinton Mentor for Foreign Policy Advice

On Wednesday afternoon, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump met with Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and national security advisor to presidents Nixon and Ford, to discuss foreign policy. The meeting comes after a series of controversial interviews that … Continue reading

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IVN Exclusive Interview: Jimmy LaSalvia on His Book ‘No Hope’

Jimmy LaSalvia has always identified himself as a conservative, but in 2014, the influential consultant and party activist officially left the Republican Party. His memoir, No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too) recounts his history with the party, his frustration with … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Fight Within House GOP Could Cause Government Shutdown

The federal government is now two weeks away from experiencing the second government shutdown in two years if it does not pass a continuing resolution (CR) by October 1. In 2013, the cause of the government shutdown was a tussle … Continue reading

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Utah GOP Skirts Around New Election Law to Protect Party-Backed Candidates

On August 15, delegates from the Utah Republican Party gathered to vote on measures ranging from how candidates compete for the party’s nomination to who can be rightfully considered a party member. The changes adopted within Utah’s GOP could affect … Continue reading

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Who Bucked the Party Line In The Republican Primary Debates?

The first question in the GOP primetime debate was a revealing one. When asked whether the candidates would pledge to support the eventual nominee, only one of the ten candidates on stage raised his hand to signal he would not: Donald … Continue reading

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How We Arrived at Government-Administered Primary Elections

As Bob Conner reported for IVN in 2014, New Jersey’s independents spent approximately $100 million to pay for primaries in which they could not vote between 2000 and 2013. The obvious question is, how did this come to be? How did … Continue reading

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