REVIVALS

Republicans Plot Rebranding

No one would say it’s been a good year for Republicans—just ask recent turncoat Arlen Specter. But have no fear: Republican leaders are launching a rebranding effort in the form of the National Council for a New America, which features familiar faces like Bobby Jindal, John McCain, and Jeb Bush. The council’s first meeting will be held this Saturday in Arlington, Va., where members will discuss the future of the Republican Party and work on policy proposals. Virginia is a fitting location, as the state recently shifted to the Democrats, allowing Obama put it in the blue column for the first time since 1964.