Karen Handel

Former Republican Georgia Secretary of State

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  • Republican Romney leads old guard in condemnation of Trump as 'a fraud'Thu Mar 03, 2016 | reuters.com
    Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Drumpf on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party...
  • How Dynasties Sank the GOP and the DemocratsSun Feb 28, 2016 | politico.com
    No matter what happens on Super Tuesday, it’s clear who the real losers will be on election night: The Democratic and Republican parties. An election season that began as a...
  • Jeb Bush Dropping Out: Inside His $150 Million FailureSat Feb 20, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment’s last, best hope, began his 2016 campaign rationally enough, with a painstakingly collated operational blueprint his team called,...
  • Jeb Bush, the Un-candidateTue Feb 09, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush banned me from the bus. It was October 2014, two months before Jeb would announce he was exploring a run for president, and I had come to west Texas as an...
  • The Cowardice of the Republican CandidatesMon Nov 30, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    Give Donald Trump this: He has taught Americans something about the candidates he’s running against. He has exposed many of them as political cowards. In August, after...
  • How Donald Trump Broke Jeb BushMon Nov 30, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    In jujutsu, one uses an opponent’s weight against him. And, in the version most often seen in politics, a candidate turns his opponent’s strength into a weakness. In...
  • The Page Who Took Down the GOPFri Nov 20, 2015 | politico.com
    In the middle of October I was sitting on my couch in Washington and heard a familiar name come up on CNN: Dennis Hastert. “Prosecutors have charged Hastert with lying to...
  • Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen's Anti-Abortion VP, Drove Decision To Defund Planned ParenthoodSun Feb 05, 2012 | huffingtonpost.com
    Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday that Karen Handel, Komen's staunchly anti-abortion vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the decision to defund...
Karen Handel Scandals & Controversies
  • The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, decided to discontinue its partnership with Planned Parenthood on 2/1/2012. Komen funding for Planned Parenthood has provided nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and resulted in 6,400 referrals for mammograms. The resulting public backlash was huge and ultimately led to Komen reversing and apologizing for the decision on 2/3/2012. Karen Handel, a former GOP candidate for governor known for her anti-abortion stance, also stepped down from her position as senior vice president for public policy of Susan G. Komen on 2/7/2012.