A splinter party separates from a major political party, such as Republicans and Democrats, as well as from religious denominations. Splinter groups form because of ideology differences, such beliefs, principles and idea... More »

The Bull Moose Party formed as a splinter group within the Republican Party owing to significant unhappiness among a number of members regarding the renomination of President William Howard Taft, who they didn't believe ... More »

Examples of differences between Democrats and Republicans include Democrats supporting progressive taxation, legalization of same-sex marriage, universal government health care and enhanced gun control. Conversely, Repub... More »

The primary election losses of Tea Party candidates definitely helped Republicans achieve better election results in 2014 than in 2010. This was mainly due to Republican incumbents in both the House and Senate surviving ... More »

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As of May 2014, the two bodies of Congress are split between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans hold the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, with 234 members compared to the Democrats' 201. In the U.S. Sen... More »

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The number of Democrats serving in the U.S. House of Representatives changes with each election cycle, but as of April 2014, only 199 Democrats hold elected office in this Congressional chamber. Democrats are the minorit... More »

As of 2014, a majority of Republicans are in favor of expanding enforcement of current immigration law and giving more authority to state and local governments to carry out enforcement. Republicans also generally oppose ... More »