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The Grand Old Party is tak­ing own­er­ship of its “brand”. Fi­nally. Dur­ing the re­cent Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee win­ter meet­ing, del­e­gates paid close at­ten­tion to a new res­o­lu­tion de­mand­ing that the or­ga­ni­za­tion push back on Demo­cratic claims that the GOP has waged a “war” on women.

“Can­di­dates who stay silent on pro-life is­sues do not iden­tify with key vot­ers, fail to alert vot­ers to Democrats’ ex­treme pro-abor­tion stances, and have lost their elec­tions,” the res­o­lu­tion states. “Stay­ing silent fails be­cause this strat­egy al­lows Democrats to de­fine the Repub­li­can brand and pre­vents the Repub­li­can Party from tak­ing ad­van­tage of widely sup­ported pro-life po­si­tions: to at­tract tra­di­tional and new val­ues vot­ers.”

In­deed, Democrats are deft at skew­ing brands and in­flu­enc­ing the na­tional me­dia.

“Some Repub­li­can can­di­dates have adopted a strat­egy of de­flec­tion and si­lence when attacked with ‘War on Women’ rhetoric, and we’ve now seen that si­lence is a los­ing strat­egy,” says del­e­gate Ellen Bar­rosse, who au­thored the res­o­lu­tion and is a board mem­ber of Amer­i­can Prin­ci­ples in Ac­tion, a non­profit group.

“If Repub­li­can can­di­dates want to con­nect with key vot­ers, such as women, His­pan­ics, and young peo­ple. They need to fight back on the life is­sue when attacked,” she adds. weigh in on the big sto­ries; those meet­ings be­gin at 7:30 a.m., in­ci­den­tally.

“Mr. Bloomberg’s dive back into the news side of the or­ga­ni­za­tion has not only caught em­ploy­ees by sur­prise, but it has also wor­ried some that the di­vi­sion’s ed­i­to­rial in­de­pen­dence could be called into ques­tion,” points out New York Times me­dia writer Nathaniel Pop­per.

“There’s a dis­cus­sion of the ethics of it,” a cur­rent Bloomberg em­ployee told the pa­per. “There’s this feel­ing that no one is there to say no to him.”

ath­letes who have faith with good health and suc­cess.”

Vir­ginia-based Na­tional Draft Ben Car­son for Pres­i­dent Com­mit­tee bill­boards in Des Moines, Iowa, and Bal­ti­more urge the re­tired pe­di­atric neu­ro­sur­geon to make a bid for the White House in 2016.

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