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Lamar Alexander to Drop Out of GOP Leadership

Says he'd rather foster consensus

(Newser) - Lamar Alexander will give up his post as Republican Conference chairman—the party’s third-ranking Senate position—in January, and with it his hope of being the Senate GOP whip in the next Congress, he announced today, in what Politico calls a "stunning decision." Alexander says he’s... More »

GOP's Obama Impersonator Stunned by Backlash

Audience loved his performance, says Reggie Brown

(Newser) - The comedian hired to impersonate President Obama at the Republican Leadership Conference says he's surprised by the stinging backlash to his over-the-top performance . “I don’t think I crossed any sort of lines," with his racially tinged jokes, Reggie Brown tells the Washington Post , claiming he would... More »

GOP Yanks Crass Obama Impersonator

Comedian told racial, gay jokes before organizers removed him

(Newser) - A President Obama impersonator at a Republican gathering in New Orleans yesterday was pulled off the stage after making a series of off-color racial and gay jokes, reports the Washington Post . The comedian, Reggie Brown, came out to the music of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA,"... More »

It's a Good Day for Bachmann, Ron Paul

He wins a straw poll, she wows conservative group

(Newser) - Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, and Jon Huntsman had a pretty good day on the campaign trail:
  • Paul easily won the straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, reports CBS . It's not a huge surprise: Paul (612 votes) typically does well in such venues because of his
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