GOP Primary

Wyclef Jean to Headline Vets' Fundraiser at Republican Convention

Wyclef Jean will not be gone till November because he’ll be performing at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 29th.

Three Interesting Facts About Communities of Color in Utah Before Republican Primary

A look at the State’s emerging communities of color before the Republican Primary.

CNN Visits Romney's Mexican Cousins: The Liberal and Conservative Primos [Video]

Meet the Mexican Romneys.

Rick Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign, Leaves Behind A Bunch of Racist Gaffes

The former Pennsylvania Senator leaves behind a few (some of them racist?) gems for us to go down memory lane with.

Eminem Video Mash Up Asks: Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Mitt Romney raps to the tune of Eminem.

The GOP Isn't the Only Party That Must Face Younger, Browner Nation

Young Democrats are urging the party to spend more time and resources on cultivating the leadership of young people of color.

White Born-Again and Evangelical Christians Dominated Alabama and Mississippi GOP Primaries

Mississippi has the highest African-American population of any state in the union but on Tuesday’s GOP primary around 8 in 10 Mississippians voters were white evangelical or born-again Christians.

Ann Romney: 'We Can Be Poor in Spirit' [Video]

The couple made $20.9 million last year, making more in a day than an average American makes in a year.

Why Do the GOP's New Dogwhistles Sound So Familiar? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines.com readers discuss the GOP’s latest efforts to control our conversation on race and gender.

How a Racist Email Reveals the Grand Old Party Has Become a Petty Affair

It’s no great insight to point out it’s a tough election year for the Republican Party. But for all the hours of analysis spent sussing out how the GOP arrived in this place, a federal judge in Montana offered this week what is perhaps the most succinct explanation.

The New-Old Southern Strategy Mixes Racism and Sexism for Nasty Results

GOP presidential candidates have thrown gender dog-whistle politics into the race pot. It’s looking an awful lot like the odious 1960s Southern strategy.

Romney: "I Also Feel Government Should Cut Off Funding to Planned Parenthood"

In an interview on Monday, when asked whether he thinks Komen should provide funds to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said “I don’t think so.”

Santorum Puts a Black Church to Sleep [Photo]

An amazing moment

captured by a New York Times photographer.

Gingrich's Rick Tyler Says Democrats "Abort Black Babies" [Video]

Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich’s former communications director who now runs his Sheldon Adelson-funded SuperPac, was a guest on “The Rachel Maddow Show” yesterday and claimed Democrats “abort black babies” and said that African Americans children need the movie “Red Tails” because they don’t have any positive role models in their lives.

According to Mitt Romney, God Created the U.S. to Lead the World [Video]

At the second and final “Meet the Candidates” event organized by Univision on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told news anchor Jorge Ramos the role of the US is to be a leader in freedom among nations.

Gingrich Would Support DREAMers Only if They Join the Military [Video]

Undocumented youth argue that they are fully capable of serving the country in many other ways

Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Plans Already in Place in Arizona, Alabama

They’ve driven immigrants from those states, but at a steep political and economic cost

Rick Perry, GOP's Most Viable Candidate for Latino Vote Drops Out of Race

Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced his withdrawal from the presidential race on Thursday.

DREAMer Confronts Romney at NY Fundraiser [Video]

A young Latina who identified herself in a video as an undocumented immigrant approached presidential hopeful Mitt Romney at fundraiser in New York yesterday to ask him why he isn’t supporting her DREAM.

Gingrich Still Thinks Obama is 'Food Stamps President'

At Sunday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich got a standing ovation from the audience after he challenged moderator Juan Williams by saying he stood by his racially loaded statements about the president and “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods.”