The Republican Party’s efforts to rebrand itself are running into roadblocks on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are pressing restrictions on abortion rights, immigration and voter registration that defy the goal of reaching out to women, minority voters, and young people.
Chaoda Modern Agriculture Holdings Ltd.’s Chairman Kwok Ho, Chief Financial Officer Andy Chan and Fidelity Management’s George Stairs were accused of insider trading by Hong Kong’s financial secretary.
Amid the uncertainty marking the 2012 race for the White House, Republican strategists and campaign aides agree on this: Marco Rubio is on every short list as a running mate for the party’s main presidential contenders.
President Barack Obama used his first Oval Office address on June 15 to order BP Plc to set aside “whatever resources are required” to compensate workers and business owners harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
With a vulnerable incumbent president, the profile of a strong Republican general-election opponent includes a consistently conservative record that eschews fringe views, a proven and scandal-free track record as an executive and respectable national-security credentials.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is likely to announce he won’t seek a second term in an evening conference call today, according to a Republican committee member close to the issue.