RNC Chairman Reince Priebus trekked to Trump Tower yesterday to secure a “loyalty pledge” from the current GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump. Priebus got what he wanted. Trump promised he won’t run as a third-party candidate if he loses and that he’ll support whoever ends up winning the Republican Presidential... Continue »
In a new piece, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein highlights how Iowa’s rapidly-changing demographics are setting the stage for a complex conversation on immigration as the state readies for its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Just last week, the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson moderated a forum on immigration, #UniteIowa, featuring leaders... Continue »
In March 2013, a defeated RNC — still licking it’s wounds fresh from Mitt Romney’s November 2012 loss — released a 97-page report of what exactly went horribly wrong. Throughout the autopsy report, the six authors — led by the party’s chair, Reince Priebus — called out specific group... Continue »
Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available in Spanish here.  Donald Trump has fine-tuned his strategy to “win” the Latino vote, as he assured he will do if he’s... Continue »
RNC Chair Reince Priebus’s 2012 post-mortem report following Mitt Romney’s obliteration seemed pretty clear in its message to Republicans: We must pass immigration reform if we’re going to make amends with the Latino voters who defeated us, and we must pass it now. “We must embrace and champion comprehensive... Continue »
Donald Trump finally released some details on his immigration “plan” — and they’re about as realistic as his hairline. “‘We have to get them out’: that’s the plan Republican candidate Donald Trump has for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States,” said Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during... Continue »
For at least a few minutes after Latino voters clobbered Mitt Romney at the ballot box in 2012, Republicans seemed cognizant of the fact that the party would need to undergo a major overhaul if was determined to remain viable on a national level. Instead, the GOP, following the... Continue »
Democrats represent the mainstream view, GOP contenders mostly pander to the GOP base As a new Pew Research Center poll released yesterday confirmed, support for legal status continues to be the mainstream position in the immigration debate. Julia Preston of the New York Times writes: “In the survey, 72 percent of Americans said... Continue »
Following Mitt Romney’s clobbering among Latino voters in 2012, GOP Chair Reince Priebus warned in a widely-publicized “autopsy report” that “our party’s position on immigration has become a litmus test, measuring whether we are meeting them with a welcome mat or a closed door.” Now, it looks like Republicans have... Continue »
Will the Presidential Contenders Learn the Lessons of Pete Wilson and Prop 187 or Are they Doomed to Repeat the Mistakes of the Past? As we’ve said before, the fate of California’s GOP should serve as a cautionary tale for the national GOP.  In a Sunday column, E.J. Dionne... Continue »