Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."
Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. President and a Republican (left), and Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President and a Democrat. The Republican and Democratic parties effectively switched platforms between their presidencies.
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the annual NAACP convention today that he will oppose marriage equality, despite the civil rights group’s board of directors endorsing the right of gay people to marry.
"The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just days away, & has built an independent system to check the official results. For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic & Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses." MSNBC reporting 01/27/16
"While the govt doles out billions of SS reserve funding to collect child support along with court action, children are denied their fathers either through minuscule visitation or no visitation. I was the daughter of one such arrangement and didn't have much of a relationship with my father until I got much older. Not happy about it then, not happy about it now." Jan Smith Olympia, WA
Report: GOP platform to again call for abortion ban
Amid the controversy over Republican Rep. Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" and abortion comes word that the Republican Party platform will again call for outlawing abortion without specifying an exception for cases of rape or incest.