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It's Tough to Be Conservative Enough in 2010

Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, and more wouldn't be: Dana Milkbank

(Newser) - When Dana Milbank had the temerity to call Lisa Murkowski and Bob Bennett “faithful conservatives,” readers let him have it. These weren’t conservatives, they argued—just look at their American Conservative Union scores! So Milbank did. “What I found was astonishing,” he writes in the... More »

GOP Ditches Purity Test for Candidates

RNC waters down binding policy test to vague resolution

(Newser) - Republicans meeting in Honolulu yesterday dropped a requirement that candidates score at least 8 on a 10-point policy test in order to get party support and funding. The test was withdrawn after it was clear it lacked enough support to pass at the Republican National Committee's annual meeting, where one... More »

Meghan McCain: I Passed the Ridiculous GOP Purity Test what makes me such a radical?

(Newser) - After George Washington University's College Republican group dissed for her pro-gay-marriage stance, saying her views don't align with the GOP, Meghan McCain decided to take her party's "ridiculous" purity test. McCain wanted to see "just how radical I am from the 'pure ones'"—and with a bit... More »

RNC Plans Watered-Down Purity Test

Measure would only require party-switchers return RNC funds

(Newser) - Though the strict so-called “purity test” will still be on the table at next week’s annual conference of the Republican National Committee, it’ll be on the same ballot as a weaker measure that would merely require candidates to return RNC funds if they switch parties. The same... More »

Study for GOP Purity Test With Reagan App

Great Communicator's photos, speeches go mobile with iReagan

(Newser) - Studying for the Republican purity test ? A new iPhone app can help you brush up on your Ronald Reagan while you’re on the go. The Reagan Presidential Library is the muscle behind iReagan, and, packed as it is with sayings, speeches and photos of the 40th president, a... More »

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