10 things to know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, from AP: 1. HOW OBAMA IS WOOING THE GOP His latest tactic in the budget battle: invite key senators over for dinner. 2. VENEZUELAN LEADER MOURNED Tens of thousands turn out as Chavez’s casket is carried on an […]

Hispanics are already Republicans, but the GOP can’t seem to tell them

In 1984, Lionel Sosa told President Reagan that it would be a heavy lift for him to increase his share of the Latino vote. Reagan rebuffed, “Hispanics are already Republicans, they just don’t know it yet.” Reagan won 40 percent of the Latino vote. President George W. Bush similarly said, “Hispanics are natural Republicans.” In […]

Newt? Jeb? Whom?

A big problem currently troubling the Republican party greatly is the lack of a unified strategy and a highly credible party spokesperson.  It is neither good nor appropriate for party leaders like Boehner and McConnell to also be speaking for the party, while they are trying to legislate and do their jobs. I think it […]