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  • How the Chamber beat the tea party in 2014

    11/10/2014 4:17:00 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | November 9, 2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    After the 2012 election, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top political adviser, Scott Reed, surveyed the damage – tens of millions of dollars spent only to lose the White House and a slew of winnable Senate races — and vowed that 2014 would be different. Some $70 million and a Republican wave later, the business lobby, one of the biggest spenders in the midterm elections, is feeling very good about its return on investment. Its conclusion after 2012 — that they had to take on tea party challengers in primaries and create a more business-friendly slate of general election candidates...
  • Boehner: Time For Gop-led Congress To Deal With Immigration

    11/06/2014 4:07:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it is time for a Republican-led Congress to move an immigration bill forward, so long as President Obama doesn't "burn himself" by enacting executive amnesty before the end of the year. -snip- Referring to immigration, Boehner also said that "it is time for the Congress of the United States to deal with a very difficult issue in our society." He noted that immigration has become a "political football" over the last ten years and said it is his personal belief that "it's just time to deal with this."
  • Some in Republican Party Fear Fight With Obama on Immigration

    11/06/2014 3:40:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    US News and World Report AP ^ | 11/6/14 | CHARLES BABINGTON and MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    There is concern firebrands may alienate Latino voters. With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives. They fear it will harm the party's ability to win over Latinos in the next presidential election and beyond. While immigration was generally a muted issue in midterm elections dominated by the GOP, Obama promised the next day to move ahead on his own to remove the threat of deportation or grant work permits to an unspecified number of immigrants living here illegally.
  • Romney: A GOP Senate to pass immigration, trade

    11/02/2014 7:59:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Mitt Romney predicted on Sunday that a Republican Senate would break through congressional gridlock and pass legislation on immigration reform and trade. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee warned that President Barack Obama would move after Tuesday's midterm elections towards "amnesty" on immigration reform, a reference to the White House's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the elections. But Romney said a Republican Congress would pass a more conservative immigration bill focused on border security that the president would sign. “You’re going to see a provision, first of all,...
  • GOP's John Cornyn Eyes Immigration Reform 'After We Get Majority'

    10/29/2014 7:49:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 167 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/14 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    During a debate with Democratic challenger David Alameel, Texas Sen. John Cornyn said it is time to reach a "consensus" on immigration reform by "finding parts that we agree on," including providing children of illegal immigrants access to education. "I believe education is the way out," the Republican said. He added that the children of parents "who did not comply with our immigration laws are guilty of nothing," and "it makes no sense to condemn them to a minimum-wage job for the rest of their lives when they could produce so much more, when they could be so much more....
  • Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

    10/06/2014 5:41:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Incumbent Republican John Cornyn remains a near certainty for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Texas. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Texas Voters shows Cornyn with 50% support to Democratic challenger David Alameel’s 29%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 840 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on October 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll [No Republican Senate?]

    10/05/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 04, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll BY CARRIE DANN Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina’s contest and both candidates are in a dead heat in Iowa’s Senate race, new NBC News/Marist polls find. The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Why is the Chamber Endorsing Democrats?

    09/28/2014 3:57:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 28, 2014 | Easton Randall
    Most businesses offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their goods or services. We have heard about it all time, most of us even taken advantage of this offer from time to time. In light of this, it would be interesting to ask whether the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers the same level of guarantee to their members that the rest of us get from them. Because if they do, it is about time their members start asking for their money back. Members of the Chamber join because they need a voice in Washington to fight against the federal intrusion we...
  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • BOEHNER TOUTS IMMIGRATION REFORM: 'THE SOONER WE DO IT THE BETTER'

    09/18/2014 1:44:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/14 | CAROLINE MAY
    America’s immigration system is a “mess” and reforming it would help the economy, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute about “resetting America’s economic foundation” Boehner addressed immigration reform when asked by a member of the audience. “Yeah, I think immigration reform would help our economy, but you’ve got to secure the borders first — we’ve got a mess and I think everybody knows we’ve got a mess. Our legal system is broken, our borders aren’t secure. And then we’ve got the problem of those that are here without documents,” Boehner said. “It needs to...
  • GOP prepares 100 day agenda for takeover of Senate

    09/12/2014 6:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-12-14 | Miller
    Senate Republicans are preparing an agenda for their first 100 days in power next year in case they win majority control of the upper chamber, The Hill reported. The agenda includes authorizing the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving “fast-track” trade authority, rolling back new Environmental Protection Agency regulations and repealing Obamacare’s unpopular tax on medical devices. Republican senators insisted they were not “measuring the drapes” in anticipation of a wave election sweeping them into power after years in the minority. “We will have to be prepared if we are in a position to govern,” Sen. Bob Corker said. “You...
  • Obama Hopes Illegal Immigration Is Out of Sight Out of Mind

    08/23/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 22 Aug 14 | George Rasley
    Obama Hopes Illegal Immigration Is Out of Sight Out of Mind Doesn’t it seem strange that the invasion of our southern border has suddenly stopped? Or is it that it has suddenly stopped making the front page of the major newspapers and the lead segment of the TV news?  But just because you don't see it in the establishment news that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on behind the media blackout.   Around the country illegal aliens have become more brazen in their protests against the deportation of detained illegal aliens. In Florida and other states groups of...
  • Obama Weighs Broader Move on Legal Immigration

    08/20/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2014 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration. Administration officials and advocates said the steps would go beyond the expected relief from deportations for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally that Obama signaled he'd adopt after immigration efforts in Congress collapsed. Following a bevy of recent White House meetings, top officials have compiled specific recommendations from business groups and other advocates whose support could undercut GOP claims that Obama is exceeding his...
  • RNC Chair: Minority Outreach Must Be Full Time

    08/20/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 62 replies
    ap ^ | August 19, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    <p>A GOP effort to send hundreds of party workers into minority communities across the country will continue long after this year's midterm elections are over, the chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We need to be a year-round party," Reince Preibus said to a gathering of Georgia Republicans. "We need to be a party that is engaged full time in black, Hispanic and Asian communities. Not just once in a while, but all the time."</p>
  • Sen. Sessions: CEOs ´Scheming with WH to Extract by Executive Fiat´ Amnesty Congress Denied

    08/19/2014 9:49:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/19/14 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today accused executives at some of the world´s largest corporation of "scheming with the White House" to circumvent the law during their closed-door meeting with Pres. Obama today. "We have now arrived at a crisis point in American politics. Politico reports that the White House is meeting with the world´s largest corporations to discuss how executive actions on immigration could benefit them financially. The Administration has solicited ´a list of asks for the tech sector´ and ´provisions for low-skilled workers for industries, like construction´-including green cards and work authorizations-in order to ´get them on board´ with...
  • Sessions Calls Out Big Business for Pushing Amnesty After Laying Off US Workers

    08/19/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    Companies that have recently laid off workers are scheming to get President Barack Obama to give them more guest-worker visas by executive action. After the New York Times reported that Obama is working on crafting executive actions behind closed doors after having met with representatives from "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," which Politico detailed, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the White House for "actively working against the interests of the American worker." Sessions mentioned that American politics is at "a crisis point," as companies that "are laying off current employees in droves,"...
  • Video: EPA Regulation Supporters Defend Electric Bill Increase

    08/07/2014 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2014 - 1:28 PM | Dan Joseph
    On June 2nd, President Obama announced new EPA regulations that would impose significant restrictions on power plants. Last week, environmental activists gathered in front of the EPA headquarters to show their support for the new regulations. […] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulations could put 224,000 Americans out of work annually and increase electricity costs by more than $289 billion. Even the EPA itself estimates that the new regulations will cause electricity prices to increase dramatically over the next 6 years. …
  • WaPo: Romney 2016 idea gaining steam among his supporters [Ebola-Level BARF]

    08/04/2014 9:49:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:21 am on August 4, 2014
    You didn’t think I was going to let this tasty morsel from Saturday go undevoured, did you?Pay attention to the timeline. Asked whether he and other Republican officials are coalescing around Romney as a 2016 favorite, [Wyoming Gov. Matt] Mead said: “There is a movement afoot. . . . I’d tell him, ‘Governor Romney, people here in Wyoming and around the country would encourage you to take another look at it.’ ”…In June, Romney’s donor retreat in Park City, Utah, had the feel of a revival. Although Christie and Paul spoke at the elite confab, the buzz was about drafting Romney…Still, the Chamber’s...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Boehner on Border Crisis: 'Doing Something is Better than Doing Nothing' (BARF ALERT!)

    07/31/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jul 2014, | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress must do something to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the border, and President Obama’s plan to take more unilateral action on immigration reform will make the crisis worse, House Speaker John Boehner argued Thursday. “The crisis on the border is one of the president’s own making, but he still hasn’t learned his lesson,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference. “Now he has threatened to rewrite the law and take more unilateral action on immigration in the coming months. Let me just be clear, such action would create an even greater incentive for more illegal...
  • John McCain: ‘Cornyn and I are’ Going to Introduce House Border Bill in the Senate

    07/31/2014 2:07:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain and Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) will likely introduce the House border legislation in the Senate, according to the Arizona Republican. “Cornyn and I are [going to introduce] whatever the House passes,” McCain told National Review Online Wednesday afternoon. “I think that’s what we’re talking about; we aren’t fully committed, but that’s what we’re talking about.”
  • US Chamber to Back Democrat Mary Landrieu

    07/29/2014 1:37:04 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | m flynn
    Rob Engstrom, the US Chamber of Commerce's national political director, recently told a gathering of trade association executives that the Chamber planned to endorse Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid this year. The endorsement, reported by the New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, could decide the balance of power in the Senate and preserve Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader. Landrieu, running in crimson-red Louisiana, is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this November. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, she trails her leading Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, by one point. An endorsement...
  • JOHN BOEHNER DOES NOT MENTION IMMIGRATION IN OP-ED ON OBAMA LAWSUIT

    07/28/2014 6:07:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Obama is practically shouting from the rooftops that he's about to grant a new unilateral amnesty to as many as six million illegal aliens, but the topic of immigration does not come up in a new op-ed from Speaker John Boehner explaining his lawsuit against Obama for lawlessness. In the op-ed, Boehner explains why he chose to focus the lawsuit only on Obamacare. “On the advice of legal experts, the House action will focus on his decision to extend--twice--the deadline to institute the employer mandate in his healthcare law,” Boehner wrote. “We believe this targeted lawsuit offers the best...
  • Mission group from Hamilton attacked in Guatemala

    07/25/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    WHDH ^ | 7/25/14 | Jennifer Eagan
    A group of Hamilton teens and adults were ready to come home from their mission trip to Guatemala when they were attacked and robbed. The members of First Congregational Church of Hamilton were on their way to the airport in two vans when one of the vans, carrying 17 people, was carjacked. -snip- Sources tell 7News some of the assaults were sexual.
  • Jeb Bush: Use Border Crisis To Pass Amnesty Bill

    07/24/2014 12:02:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who said that illegal immigration is an "act of love" that should not "rile" up Americans, now believes most of the illegal immigrant children from Central America should be sent back. But he also called for Congress to use the border crisis to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. -snip- But he also urged Congress to "demonstrate leadership" on the border crisis by passing amnesty legislation. "Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform," Bush said. Bush, who has pushed amnesty legislation while considering a 2016 presidential run, called for...
  • Jeb Bush: Don’t use border crisis to defer immigration reform (Amnesty pimp emerges from hidey-hole)

    07/24/2014 11:32:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is urging Congress not to use the current crisis on the southwestern border as an "excuse" for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. Bush and Clint Bolick, co-authors of a 2013 book on immigration, write in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that surge of Central American children crossing the border illegally should not be a reason for House Republicans to refuse to pass immigration reform.
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • Chamber of Commerce: We've 'Never' Supported Amnesty (are they feeling the heat??)

    07/17/2014 6:29:27 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed that it has never supported amnesty, despite vowing to spend at least $50 million to ram through amnesty legislation and oppose anti-amnesty and Tea Party candidates. "The U.S. Chamber does not support amnesty and never has," Sean Hackbarth wrote on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The Chamber of Commerce took issue with Rush Limbaugh's statement that the Chamber would not finance candidates in 2016 who do not support comprehensive amnesty legislation because Limbaugh, though capturing the gist of the Chamber's stated intentions, did not accurately quote Chamber of Commerce...
  • Karl Rove to GOP: Work with Obama

    07/10/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    politico.com ^ | Sarah Smith
    Unlike many of his Republican colleagues, Karl Rove advocated Thursday for bipartisan compromise on immigration. “Republicans have to look at this as an opportunity that they have to work,” the Republican strategist said on the Fox News program “Happening Now.” “It’s an opportunity to get some things done to help secure the border.” He suggested that in working with President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request for additional funds to deal with the current immigration crisis, Republicans could make policy gains like increasing the amount of border patrols. “They ought to sit down in good faith,” he said of Republicans and...
  • ‘Border is NOT open to illegal migration,’ Obama’s Homeland Security chief says

    07/06/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/6/14 | ADAM EDELMAN
    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the President would ‘stem this tide’ of illegal immigration but was repeatedly unable to offer specifics on how Obama’s forthcoming executive actions — announced last week but still vague — would help improve the immigration crisis in the U.S. Just days after pledging to reform federal immigration policies through a series of executive actions, the Obama administration made it clear Sunday that the U.S. border is “not open” to undocumented immigrants. “Our message to those who come here illegally: Our border is not open to illegal migration and we are taking a number of steps...
  • No Ex-Im lifeline from Boehner

    06/24/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday refused to offer a lifeline to the Export-Import Bank, sending another signal that Congress could allow the lending agency’s charter to expire at the end of September. Boehner has supported the bank in the past, but in response to questions from reporters, he distanced himself from that position and deferred instead to the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), an outspoken opponent of reauthorization. “Listen, I have a different job than I had then,” Boehner said following a private House GOP meeting. “My job is to work with our...
  • Ex-Im Bank renewal in jeopardy

    06/22/2014 4:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    As part of his bid to become majority leader, McCarthy told his Republican colleagues in a closed-door meeting that he wouldn't overstep Hensarling on Ex-Im -- a major blow to the bank's future. The bank expires if the House doesn't produce a bill to reauthorize it, and Hensarling's committee has jurisdiction on the issue.Business groups fear the shake-up in House leadership will set back their efforts to renew authorization for the Export-Import bank. With Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) -- an Ex-Im critic during the 2012 battle -- jumping into the majority whip post, supporters of the bank say a divided...
  • Let’s Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/19/14 | SHELDON G. ADELSON
    Radio show hosts and political pundits are suggesting that the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the final nail in the coffin for passing immigration reform in this session of Congress. They surmise that other Republicans will be especially reluctant to tackle the issue for fear of losing political support. If we are led to believe that the results of a local election with 12 percent voter turnout in a single congressional district (one out of 435) with a mere 65,000 votes cast is all that it takes to disrupt a necessary and important national policy...
  • RUPERT MURDOCH: AMNESTY, UNLIMITED HIGH-TECH VISAS 'CAN'T WAIT'

    06/19/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/19/14 | Tony Lee
    American workers are struggling to find jobs and illegal immigrants flooding across the border are straining the country's resources, but Rupert Murdoch believes amnesty legislation "can't wait." A day after dining with President Barack Obama's top adviser Valerie Jarrett, Murdoch, the Chairman of the group that owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, pushed for amnesty and an unlimited number of high-tech guest-worker visas in a Wednesday op-ed in the Journal. Murdoch said his "heart sank" when he learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted last week in a primary election that was widely viewed as...
  • Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Immigration Reform in WSJ Op-Ed

    06/19/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6//18/14 | Josh Feldman
    Rupert Murdoch, the head of NewsCorp (the corporate owner of Fox News), penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal today in which he strongly advocates for immigration reform, an issue believed to have cost Eric Cantor his reelection at the hands of the tea party. And, in fact, Murdoch opens his op-ed by saying, “When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”
  • Could Jeb Bush's Views On Immigration Cost Him A Presidential Primary?

    06/18/2014 2:21:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    WLRN ^ | 6/17/14 | MATT LASLO
    Some conservatives say the recent primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows a Republican like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cannot win a presidential primary because of his views on immigration. Bush and another Florida politician hoping for the presidency are taking very different approaches to the issue. As the dust settles on Cantor's stunning primary loss, some analysts say he was ousted because he was seen as a Washington insider. Others say Virginia’s open primary allowed Democrats and independents to sabotage his race. But conservatives, like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), say it shows their party's base...
  • Why the tea party should favor immigration

    06/11/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 141 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/11/14 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Opinion: Immigrants are productive and make us a richer nation With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to tea party candidate David Brat, federal immigration reform looks dead. But the Tea Party should favor sensible immigration reform with border controls. It would result in additional economic growth, allowing the government to cut spending and lower taxes — key tea-party demands. Immigrants increase gross domestic product growth. Immigration expands the American workforce and encourages more business startups. In 2013 the labor-force participation of foreign-born workers was higher than native-born workers (66.4% vs. 62.7%). Their unemployment rate was lower (6.9%, compared...
  • Poll: 62 percent support pathway to citizenship for illegals

    06/10/2014 12:21:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/10/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    More than 60 percent of Americans back a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally — winning support from majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents, according to a sweeping new poll to be released Tuesday. When it comes to undocumented immigrants, 62 percent of Americans believe they should be allowed to gain citizenship if they meet certain requirements, while 17 percent would support green cards but not citizenship for them. Meanwhile, 19 percent think the undocumented immigrants should be deported. Split down by party, 70 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of political independents and 51 percent of Republicans said...
  • DAVE BRAT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS POURING INTO USA AFTER CANTOR ANNOUNCED 'KIDS ARE WELCOME'

    06/10/2014 11:35:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/14 | Tony Lee
    Dave Brat, who is challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Tuesday's primary, believes Cantor betrayed his district on amnesty and shares the blame for surge in illegal immigrant children flooding into the country. "One you announced that kids are welcome, they're going to head in," Brat said on Breitbart News Sunday of Cantor's support for giving the children of illegal immigrants amnesty and citizenship because he believes it is one of the "founding principles" of the country. Brat, who has been surging in the polls, said Cantor has taken "zero responsibility" on the issue and blasted him for...
  • Cantor Wants Youth Amnesty Deal With Obama

    06/10/2014 11:40:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/14 | Neil Munro
    GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor called for a compromise immigration deal with President Barack Obama during a campaign interview with a local Virginia TV station. “I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together,” he said in the WTVR interview. “We can work on the border security bill together, we can work on something like the kids,” he said referring to his proposal to offer some undetermined variety of amnesty to the children and youths of millions of parents who entered the country illegally.
  • The Lefts Climate Change Lies are Found in Their Solutions

    06/09/2014 11:26:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 9 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 9, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    There is possibly no other issue of our age that is filled with as much confusion, rhetoric and hyperbole as the subject of global warming, climate, weather, or whatever this weeks designated term may be. And while there is evidence to suggest that human beings have impact on the earths atmosphere at some level, as does nearly every living things, it is the level and danger posed to humanity which is at dispute and the demagoguery employed by the left for political and financial gain. The most egregious of lies on the subject of man-made climate change is that their...
  • Rand Paul: "Chamber of Commerce" Republican Can't Win.

    06/08/2014 11:06:01 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul told GOP activists Saturday that the GOP can’t nominate another “Chamber of Commerce Republican” and expect to win the presidency in 2016. It’s time, he said, for a “libertarian moment.” “Chamber of Commerce is fine, I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but a Chamber of Commerce Republican is not going to win a national election,” Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning senator and likely presidential contender, said. “I’m not saying we give up on what we believe in, but we have to expand what we believe in.” His comments came during an address to the Republican Liberty...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • California Republicans stress immigration support

    05/17/2014 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 11:19 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Republican Rep. David Valadao says he’s not worried that Congress’ failure to pass immigration legislation will hurt his prospects for re-election to a district in California’s agricultural heartland. Same goes for GOP Rep. Jeff Denham, who represents a neighboring district in the state’s San Joaquin Valley. Still, the California congressmen are making sure voters know they support an immigration overhaul. They’re aware that Democrats will try to turn the congressional gridlock into an advantage during this year’s midterm elections. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $300,000 on television ads in Valadao’s district, noting that he is the son of immigrants....
  • Jarrett pulls back from suggesting Obama has ‘commitment’ from Boehner on immigration

    05/16/2014 9:16:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/16/14 | ED O'KEEFE
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pulled back Friday morning from comments she made suggesting that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had made a commitment to President Obama to take up immigration legislation this summer. Jarrett had told an investors conference in Las Vegas on Thursday that she believes that Boehner will allow a comprehensive immigration reform bill, or a package of bills, to come up for a vote after a series of GOP primaries this summer in order to avoid spoiling the chances of some Republican incumbents. Her comments echo the long-held beliefs of some observers of the...
  • Chamber Prez: GOP Has No Chance In 2016 If It Blocks Immigration Reform

    05/12/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 12, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has strongly supported Republican candidates and priorities in recent years. So it was notable when its leader on Monday said the GOP shouldn't even bother to field a presidential nominee in 2016 if it doesn't pass immigration reform. "If the Republicans don't do it they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016. I mean, think about that. Think about who the voters are," Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said at a Washington, D.C. panel about the economy and infrastructure. Donohue said he believes immigration reform is still doable in 2014 even though it's...
  • Boehner ‘Nudging’ Jeb Bush to Run in 2016

    05/12/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 29 replies
    Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said Monday he is “nudging” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for the Republican nomination to be president. Though he stopped short of endorsing anyone early in the process, Boehner named Bush, son of President George H. W. Bush and brother of President George W. Bush, as a favorite. “We’ve got a lot of good candidates out there. If you look historically, our best candidates have come from the ranks of governors, of former governors, and yes, Jeb Bush is my friend, I think he’d make a great president, and I’ve been nudging...
  • When will Boehner turn to immigration?

    05/12/2014 1:38:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/14 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has a pretty good idea of what immigration reform in the House is going to look like. He just doesn’t know when it’s going to happen. Addressing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Monday in San Antonio, Boehner said he wanted to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws “in chunks” over a period of a week or two to a month. The process would likely begin with border security measures, and it would address the crucial question of citizenship for illegal immigrants in a way that he said would “pass the straight-face test” for people who have...
  • Chamber of Commerce gives ultimatum to GOP (immigration)

    05/12/2014 11:52:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/12/14 | Kevin Robillard
    Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the GOP shouldn’t even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year. “If the Republicans don’t do it, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016,” Donohue joked at an event on infrastructure investment in D.C. “Think about that. Think about who the voters are. I just did that to get everybody’s attention.” Republicans have focused on immigration reform as a way to woo Hispanic voters, who have increasingly drifted to Democrats over the past two election cycles. Growing Hispanic populations in Nevada, Texas...