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Christie's N.J. primary opponent blasts governor's 'hype,' 'big government spin machine'

He knocks Rush Limbaugh twice, and points out that Christie -- who has to wrestle with a Democratic legislature -- has acquiesced to spending increases and reversals on some planned tax cuts. And really, when I talk to conservatives outside of New Jersey, there's less interest in the details of this than the fact that Christie is attacking the state's unions a and sounding great doing so.

By David Weigel  |  June 24, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Gay GOP group grapples with Family Research Council

"Over the last week, the Family Research Council has shown its true colors - attacking GOProud for working with the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America to protect 2nd Amendment rights, attacking GOProud for supporting cutting taxes on American families, and for supporting the free market healthcare reform proposal offered by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK)," said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director. "These attacks make it clear the Family Research Council doesn't care one iota about the conservative agenda."

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Conservatives , Gay  
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Mark Levin attacks 'phony, populist idiot' O'Reilly over BP fund

Here's a relevant segment from O'Reilly's interview with Bachmann, in which he gets her to basically support the idea of the fund -- Levin, reflecting a good amount of opinion out there, is so angry about the process that he sees O'Reilly as a useful idiot for even asking this.

By David Weigel  |  June 21, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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The Chamber battles the DISCLOSE Act

Pro-business groups who stand to lose if the campaign finance DISCLOSE Act passes are taking advantage of the opening that social conservatives have created by opposing a compromise to pass the bill. Here's a look at an ad the Chamber of Commerce is going to start running in D.C.

By David Weigel  |  June 21, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Will Darrell Issa wreck the GOP?

Let me just repeat something a few conservatives who were active during the Clinton years have told me. If Republicans win the House, it will be because voters grew disgusted with the Democrats' priorities during a deep recession -- why spend so much time on health care, cap-and-trade and the rest of it instead of job creation? Why not focus, as Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) likes to say, on "jobs, jobs, jobs"?

By David Weigel  |  June 18, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 Election , Conservatives  
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Poll: New Jersey likes Chris Christie, splits on whether he's a 'leader' or a 'bully'

The latest Quinnipiac Poll, however, shows that Christie's confrontations, coupled with a steady drumbeat of criticism from unions, have voters split on whether he's doing a good job and whether he's a "bully" -- this is, by and large, they oppose the cuts he's campaigning for. His most popular ideas: a constitutional amendment to limit property tax hikes (a 42-point margin of support) and a limit on salary increases for teachers (a 27-point margin). The rest of his agenda hits a wall, for all the good that's doing Democrats -- they are, down the line, far less popular than him. (The only popular Democrat statewide is President Barack Obama.)

By David Weigel  |  June 17, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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