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  • We choose the nominee

    03/16/2016 10:32:56 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 42 replies
    Squawk Box ^ | 3-16-2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories. "The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.
  • GOP strategists, donors sign on to anti-Trump super PAC

    03/02/2016 1:37:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2016 | By Reena Flores
    Just as GOP front-runner Donald Trump continued to shore up delegates, winning several Super Tuesday states, some top Republican strategists and donors began to line up behind a new effort to halt the Trump campaign's momentum. Jeb Bush's former communications director, Tim Miller, announced Tuesday that he would be joining the Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump effort. Miller will focus on opposition research that will go to expanding the PAC's advertising campaigns - including research targeting endorsers and surrogates like Chris Christie. Other strategists and big name donors - like technology executive Meg Whitman, billionaire Todd Ricketts, and hedge fund...
  • Mitt Romney's Top Strategist Says Hillary Clinton Would Be A Better President Than Donald Trump

    03/01/2016 8:20:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 1, 2016 | Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter
    Stuart Stevens called Trump "a dangerous person" and "someone who would embarrass America." The Republican Party's top strategist in the 2012 election would rather see Hillary Clinton as the next president than Donald Trump. "Personally, I think Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump because I think that Donald Trump is a dangerous person and is someone who would embarrass America," Stuart Stevens, who advised 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, said Tuesday on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect." "I have no desire to see Hillary Clinton as president of the United States," he added. "But if this is...
  • BUSTED ! – Republican State of Union Response Carried Amnesty Pledge in Spanish Version…

    01/13/2016 2:21:37 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Sundance
    A Tale of Two Shiftys’ There is a bigger controversy about to break wide-open that’s potentially far more significant than Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell approving Nikki Haley’s non-subtle attack on GOP front runner Donald Trump. That bigger controversy is the Spanish version of the GOP State of the Union rebuttal containing an “amnesty pledge“. As this is written, Governor Nikki Haley is trying to get out ahead of the building expose’. Haley just gave a DC press conference claiming she does not support “amnesty”; however, against her earlier admission of Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell approving her script –...
  • McConnell Lauds Republican Senate for Successful Year (barf alert)

    12/20/2015 10:17:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 09:14 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Republican Senate majority has proven over the past year that "significant, long term reforms" and conservative policy goals can be passed, even with a president who is from a different party, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in Saturday's GOP address. "Many issues languished in the old Senate for years," the Kentucky Republican said. "Some were assumed to be too difficult for any Senate majority to address. But the Republican Senate you elected, working with the men and women who stand up for you in the House of Representatives, tackled each of them -- and the president signed most into...
  • Paul Ryan Betrays America: ..... Funds ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’

    12/17/2015 5:04:04 AM PST · by don-o · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2015 | Stephen K. Bannon & Julia Hahn
    Rep. Paul Ryan 's first major legislative achievement is a total and complete sell-out of the American people masquerading as an appropriations bill. Too harsh, you say? Let the programs, the spending, and the implications speak for themselves.
  • Exclusive — Jeff Sessions Exposes Ryan's, McConnell's Plans to Fund Syrian Refugees:

    12/10/2015 3:34:40 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Breibart.Com ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, tells Breitbart News Daily about House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)'s and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)'s plans to force Americans to pay for President Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement program. "It's going to be jammed through," Sessions told host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Thursday morning on the show, which airs on SiriusXM the Patriot Channel 125. "Members of the Senate are very frustrated. We have no idea what the contested issues are [in a forthcoming...
  • GOP preparing for contested convention

    12/10/2015 1:28:12 PM PST · by Amntn · 301 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/10/15 | Robert Costa, Tom Hamburger
    Republican officials and leading figures in the party's establishment are now preparing for the possibility of a brokered convention as Donald Trump continues sit atop the polls and the presidential race.
  • Obama Has Just Begun

    11/24/2015 5:07:02 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    How much damage can he do in his last year in office? Insidiously and inadvertently, Barack Obama is alienating the people and moving the country to the right. If he keeps it up, by 2017 it will be a reactionary nation. But, counterintuitive as it seems, that is fine with Obama: Après nous le déluge. By sheer force of his personality, Obama has managed to lose the Democratic Senate and House. State legislatures and governorships are now predominantly Republican. Obama's own favorable ratings rarely top 45 percent. In his mind, great men, whether Socrates or Jesus, were never appreciated in...
  • TPP Trade Deal Hits U.S. Immigration In ‘A Massive Way’ (Ryan lies)

    11/06/2015 6:34:36 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/6/15 | a swoyer
    Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% previously denied that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal impacted U.S. immigration; however, now that the full 5,544 pages of the TPP are public and being reviewed by experts, it’s clear Ryan’s statement was false. “The way we wrote TPP, it deals strictly with trade and not immigration,” Ryan told Newsmax six months ago, adding that the idea the TPP consists of immigration reform is “the latest urban legend.” However, in Chapter 12 of the TPP titled “Temporary Entry for Business Persons,” the word “immigration” is mentioned nearly 10 times....
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership fine print released to public

    11/05/2015 7:47:02 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-5-15
    Image caption The TPP will cover about 40% of the world economy The long-awaited text of the landmark trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released to the public for the first time. The TPP is one of the world's most extensive trade agreements, bringing together 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan. The deal was struck last month after five years of tense negotiations, but continues to face fierce opposition.
  • Rep. Paul Ryan Elected Speaker of the House

    10/29/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | OCT 29 2015, 10:48 AM ET
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was elected on Thursday to serve as the next speaker of the House — a vote that followed weeks of uncertainty and came on the heels of the House passage of a sweeping two-year bipartisan budget deal. Ryan is expected to call for a renewed effort to make the House function as a great deliberative body again. And he asked members to put the concerns of working families front and center. "We have nothing to fear from honest differences honestly stated," Ryan was expected to say in prepared remarks. "If you have ideas, let's hear...
  • The Budget Deal Is A Disaster For Republicans

    10/28/2015 6:07:39 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 28,2015 | David Harsanyi
    For another thing, conservatives will almost surely see this as a betrayal. The administration came up with the idea of sequestration, and it turned out to be only tangible victory Republicans could claim on spending. You might remember the 2010 Pledge to America that promised to roll back government spending to pre-stimulus/bailout levels, cutting at least $100 billion in the first year after taking power. Republicans failed to achieve this improbable goal. And almost every year since, government spending has gone up, though the GOP keeps adding seats by promising to achieve the opposite. So the central question is: how...
  • Cruz Was Right About Boehners Final Cave

    10/26/2015 4:26:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    A month ago Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned conservatives about rumors of John Boehners Final Cave. Watch it below: If it is correct that the Speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama Administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of its Iran deal. And then presumably to land at a cushy K-Street job Ted Cruz If new reports out of Washington are right, Cruz was correct almost a month ago to the day, and Boehner is set...
  • "Speaker" Ryan Waiting for "president" Clinton, Bush or Rubio to Pass Amnesty

    10/26/2015 2:10:21 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/26/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Establishment Republican candidate for Speaker of the House Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan is so confident that he will be elected Speaker that he is measuring the curtains in the Speaker’s plush suite of offices in the Capitol and allegedly is already hiring staff. According to The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, in “Paul Ryan taps GOP power broker David Hoppe for top job” Ryan has hired lobbyist David Hoppe as Chief of Staff for the Speaker’s office. Amnesty supportersOne of the objections of conservatives had to the way Speaker John Boehner ran his office was the blatant revolving door between Boehner’s...
  • White House, GOP near two-year budget deal

    10/26/2015 9:47:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senior White House officials and congressional leaders are nearing a deal to raise the debt limit and set the budget for the next two years, say sources familiar with the talks. The agreement is not yet final as negotiators still need to settle a dispute over controversial policy riders, but congressional leaders hope to announce something Monday evening, according to a Senate source. The deal would cover the 2016 and 2017 budget years. White House budget director Shaun Donovan and legislative affairs director Katie Beirne Fallon are hammering out the package with staff representing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),...
  • Trade ministers reached a landmark agreement on a deal thats a cornerstone of Obamas legacy

    10/05/2015 8:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 10/05/2015 | Krista Hughes and Kevin Krolicki, Reuters
    Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday. Leaders from a dozen Pacific Rim nations are poised to announce the pact later on Monday. The deal could reshape industries and influence everything from the price of cheese to the cost of cancer treatments. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would affect 40 percent of the world economy and would stand as a legacy-defining achievement for U.S. President Barack Obama, if it is ratified...
  • Boehner says he'll get lots done in last month as speaker

    09/28/2015 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 51 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | Sep 28, 7:44 AM (ET) | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Speaker John Boehner says he's determined to clean up some of the mess of a politically gridlocked Congress in his final month before his successor takes over. The Ohio Republican says a spending bill to keep the government running will pass and there will be no shutdown when money runs out at midnight Wednesday. Beyond that, he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday he expects "I might have a little more cooperation from some around town to try to get as much finished as possible." "I don't want to leave my successor a dirty barn," he...
  • BREAKING: Trump Likely to be BANNED from Future Republican Debates

    08/20/2015 11:13:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 193 replies
    Political INsider ^ | 21 AUG 2015 | TPIWriter
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which cant stand Trumps conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trumps threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • Paul Ryans Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: Its Declassified And Made Public Once Its Agreed To

    06/11/2015 8:02:57 AM PDT · by W. · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11 June 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Chief Obamatrade proponent House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 60% admitted during Congressional testimony on Wednesday evening that despite tons of claims from him and other Obamatrade supporters to the contrary, the process is highly secretive. He also made a gaffe in his House Rules Committee testimony on par with former Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) s push to pass Obamacare, in which she said infamously said: we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it. Its declassified and made public once its agreed to, Ryan said of Obamatrade...
  • Obama Admin. Releases 2,300 Regs Before Memorial Day Weekend

    05/23/2015 7:10:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    newsmx ^ | May 22, 2015 | Courtney Coren
    The Obama administration released its spring regulatory agenda Friday, including its costliest regulation to date, just as Americans are getting ready to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend. The Spring 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan includes more than 2,300 regulations that are in a variety of phases and also includes the administration's plans for implementing the various regulations going forward, The Daily Caller is reporting. This is not the first time the Obama administration has released its regulatory agenda right before a major holiday, when such things might go unnoticed. In 2014, the fall regulatory agenda was released right...
  • Cruz: GOP leaders pressured PACs to cut off his funds after Obamacare fight

    03/28/2015 10:47:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 28, 2015 10:31 am | Todd J. Gillman
    GREENLAND, N.H. – Sen. Ted Cruz continued his two-day presidential campaign swing through New Hampshire on Saturday morning with a speech to the Seacoast Republican Women.. . .Before entering the room, Cruz expanded on an allegation he aired Friday, that GOP leaders had cut off his access to campaign donations as retribution for his role in the 16-day government shutdown in October 2013.“In 2013 we got quite a bit of money from DC PACs, and when the defund fight happened that dropped to almost zero,” Cruz said, asked to clarify the allegation he aired Friday.Who does he blame?“It was leadership,”...
  • McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threat of shutdown or default(surrender before the fight)

    03/09/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/15 | s dinan
    Republicans will raise the governments borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the partys leverage as Congress gears up for another debt showdown. The current debt-ceiling holiday, to which Congress agreed a year ago, expires Sunday, starting the clock on debate and sending the Treasury Department scrambling to tap into its extraordinary measures to keep from breaching the limit. Budget analysts say Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has about seven months of spare room, meaning a deal would have to be reached by October or November. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky...
  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 2:35:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 3/3/15 | Bill S
    As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner just pushed through a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obamas plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw a fit about a shutdown. John Boehner must go. He must be replaced as House Speaker. He does not represent the interests of the majority of Americans who voted for a Republican...
  • AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Survives Judiciary Committee with Republican Help

    02/27/2015 7:39:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | February 27, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Survives Judiciary Committee with Republican Help RYAN LOVELACE February 26, 2015 Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch survived a Judiciary Committee vote with help from the GOP earlier today. Lynchs nomination made it out of the committee on a 12-8 vote, with pivotal support from three Republicans: Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley opposed Lynchs nomination, but added that he expects she will still be confirmed. Grassley cited Lynchs apparent unwillingness to act independently as his primary cause for concern.
  • GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS ... Ann Coulter

    02/19/2015 12:47:01 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 18 Feb 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Now that a federal judge has held Obama's illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. Back when they needed our votes before the last election, Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama's unconstitutional "executive amnesty" -- if only voters gave them a Senate majority. The resulting Republican landslide suggested some opposition to amnesty. Heading into the election, college professor Dave Brat took out the sitting House majority leader and amnesty supporter Eric Cantor in a primary, despite being outspent 40-1. It was the greatest upset in history since the...
  • I was hung up on by a Republican Fundraiser who called me from RNC

    01/28/2015 5:21:29 PM PST · by nycteacher · 46 replies
    vanity
    After answering a brief survey of 3 questions I was asked an open ended question of what the Republican leaders should do. All I said was that the Republicans need to get new leaders who will stand up to Obama and it appeared to me that Speaker Boehner was a drunk. Click.
  • Meet the 2016 GOP Candidates for President and Their Positions on Immigration

    01/25/2015 2:58:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss Kings ring and attempt to build up a base in Iowa for their upcoming campaigns. (SNIP) Carson does advise that if immigrants are wise, they will arrange with their employer before they leave to immediately offer them a legal job as soon as their application is received another indication that he has no idea how long backlogs can take or what...
  • Update: Boehner elected Speaker, loses 25 votes

    01/06/2015 10:45:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 271 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    If you took the over on 19 votes, you won! There were 25 defectors on the Speaker, a number tantalizingly close to the 29 they needed. But then, that makes sense:
  • Pathetic Republicans Cave Again

    12/15/2014 4:50:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 34 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 15, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Last month Republicans won a wave election picking up a dozen seats in the House and nine seats in the Senate. Last week the Republicans ignored the will of the voters and voted in favor of President Obamas budget initiatives. The country is overwhelmingly opposed to Obamacare, so the Republicans fully funded it without making any changes. The country is overwhelmingly opposed to amnesty, in particular the country is opposed to amnesty created by the executive branch alone. Rather than refuse to fund the Presidents amnesty power grab, the Republicans are funding it completely. Theyre even spending a billion dollars...
  • The U.S. Is Over, Get Used To It

    10/08/2014 7:31:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies
    Creative Minority Reporta ^ | October 8, 2014 | Patrick Archbold
    Many people are understandably dismayed by the the Supreme Court's refusal to hear several gay marriage cases effectively codifying gay marriage in several states. While it is certainly disappointing, it isn't really unexpected. I hate to break this news to you, especially if you are one of these people who think that this country, a country founded with limited government, separation of powers, and federalism, is still recoverable by normal means, it isn't. The U.S. as we knew it and understood it is gone and it isn't coming back, at least not by regular constitutional means. Nope. Federalism, limited government,...
  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And Its Conservatives Fault

    09/21/2014 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 506 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If...
  • Lobbyists quietly advise GOP on gay marriage shift

    07/30/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/2104 | Megan R. Wilson
    Republicans on K street are helping members of their party shift their stance on gay rights issues. Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland and Knight carries a list of 40 to 50 Republican offices in the House and Senate she visits on behalf of Freedom to Marry, a group that backs same-sex marriage. "The issue is losing its toxicity from a Republican perspective," she said, mentioning that the list was a fraction of that size when she first took on Freedom to Marry as a client in 2011. Lehman... helped to write the Defense of Marriage...
  • 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. Its an opportunity to get some things done to help secure the border. He suggested that in working with President Barack Obamas $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...
  • Don't Blame Us

    06/22/2014 3:57:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    NRSC | Senate Republicans
    Friend, Remember how President Obama and the Democrats mocked Governor Romneys predictions during the 2012 elections? It turns out, Mitt Romney was right. Mitt saw it coming. He warned the country about Russia, our biggest geopolitical foe, well before Russia began their belligerence in Ukraine. Mitt Romney also noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs desperately needed reform. His calls to action were mocked by liberals. Americans only recently learned that veterans in urgent need of medical attention were left on a waiting list; with some never receiving the treatment they were promised. Thats appalling and un-American. And there was...
  • Wont It Be A Kick When The NRSC Has To Protect These Candidates?

    04/07/2014 6:05:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    NRSC Chairman set off a bit of a firestorm after he used a tactic of the left to attack Chris McDaniel who is challenging Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary. Cochran has been in the Senate since 1978 and started in Congress when I was in diapers, which is long enough if you ask me. But as William Jacobson pointed out, the NRSCs only job isnt just to elect more Republicans to the Senate, its also to protect incumbents. So Im thinking it will be a real hoot if we can get candidates like McDaniel and Matt Bevin,...
  • Kirk to "protect" Durbin relationship, not stump for Oberweis

    03/25/2014 5:11:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 03/25/2014 | Lynn Sweet
    Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is ruling out campaigning for longshot GOP Illinois U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis, saying Monday he would rather protect his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and not launch a partisan jihad. Kirk and Durbin are a very rare couple in Washington. They get along, even when they disagree. They grew closer after Kirk suffered a severe stroke, keeping him away from the Capitol for almost a year. As a result, the two have forged for now an informal, unspoken, non-aggression pact. Kirks more-than-kind words for Durbin will be very useful to Durbin in his race...
  • Mark Levin: McConnell just cut the legs right out from under House Republicans

    03/24/2014 6:28:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/24/2014 | Mark Levin
    Earlier today we wrote about how Cruz, Lee, Paul, Enzi, and Robertson were all standing together to strip the IMF legislation out of the aid package bill for Ukraine. As I said earlier, the IMF legislation would basically double the contribution of the US to the IMF fund while lessening Americas influence over how that money is spent. So what does McConnell do? Does he stand with the filibuster effort? No, pushes Republicans to vote for the bill, thus making sure to get Harry Reid his 60 votes to pass the bill to prevent the filibuster led by Cruz and...
  • The Tea Party Isn't Dying The GOP Establishment Is

    03/17/2014 3:25:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 17,2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    The first opponent is the left. They still call us the Tea Party, though we rarely use that term anymore. Its fun to hear the liberals say it its like listening to grandparents trying to sound cool. Yeah, those hepcats are sure hip with their cool jive, daddy-o. Every day, the lefty punditry opines about the Tea Partys death spiral. And every day, the Tea Party refuses to crash and burn. We conservative insurgents have another opponent, but this opponent recognizes us for exactly what we are a dangerous, existential threat. This opponent is the GOP Establishment, and...
  • Why I want to replace Eric Cantor

    02/21/2014 9:17:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/14 | David Brat
    I am blessed to have the opportunity to teach young people every day, and I often think of the world that they, and my own children, will inherit. Unfortunately, many have relied on Republican leadership that has failed time and again to bring our nation back from the road to decline. These leadershave perfected a system that rewards Republican electoral and policy failure, and embraces betraying those who elected them in return for wealth and status perpetuating a status quo which sacrifices principle but never their personal power. The only accomplishment of my opponent Eric Cantor, and other members...
  • Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

    02/12/2014 6:49:12 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | CHQ Staff
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were elevated to their positions through the hard work and votes of millions of limited government constitutional activists who made the 2010 Tea Party wave election possible. Yet from the moment he took the Speakers gavel Boehner has been intent on diluting the influence of the limited government constitutional conservatives in his own House Republican Conference and undermining indeed often actively opposing the agenda that the vast majority of House Republicans campaign on and voters expect them to enact. Boehner and Cantors latest betrayal of Republican voter...
  • Senate Compromise Includes McConnell Debt-Limit Proposal

    10/17/2013 4:47:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2013
    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has floated a proposal for a couple years now as a last-chance way to avert a crisis and allow the president to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval, with Congress having the ability to strip that authority with a two-thirds veto and thats sort of what the bill to be voted on tonight provides for (see pages 24 ff. of the bill).Assuming it passes tonight, the debt ceiling will be suspended until February 7, meaning thetreasurycan borrow what it needs to fund obligations until then. Then within the next 14 days, the House and...
  • Warring GOP factions sink John Boehner plan

    10/16/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/16/13
    One pocket of internal Republican opposition focused on Boehners plan to slash government contribution to health insurance for Capitol Hill aides. Boehner and his top lieutenants had already proposed that lawmakers, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and political appointees at executive-branch agencies should lose the subsidy. But when Boehner expanded that ban to thousands of Hill staffers, a solid bloc of GOP lawmakers told Boehner they would oppose the bill. Boehner still tried to press on. Another rebellious faction believes repealing the medical-device tax was nothing but a giveaway to corporate America, not a part of Obamacare that should be...
  • Cruz: GOP Already Compromised By Demanding To Defund, Not Repeal Obamacare

    10/04/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    tpm.com ^ | October 4, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT | Igor Bobic
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), or "the joint speaker of the House" as Harry Reid calls him, argued Friday that Republicans have already offered Democrats a concession in their stand against reopening the government by demanding not a full repeal of Obamacare, but merely the defunding of President Barack Obama signature health law. The House of Representatives has repeatedly compromised already," said Cruz, who already who spoke against funding the law on the Senate floor for 21 hours earlier this month. "The House began -- it is the view of every Republican in this body, and indeed every Republican in the...
  • Senate Votes to Fund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare. There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law. This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare. Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today: Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ)...
  • Cruz Fires Back at Anonymous Congressional Staffers

    09/24/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/13 | staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized anonymous Republican Congressional staffers who allegedly provided Fox News host with Chris Wallace with unsolicited research to discredit the Texas senators doomed attempt at filibustering Obamacare Tuesday on the Senate floor: TED CRUZ: You know its quite interesting in the course of this debate there have been more than a few newspaper articles, more than a few attacks, from our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle and from our friends on the Republican side of the aisle. Ive told my wife I now pick up the newspapers each day to learn what...
  • Our Moment Has Arrived: All Hands On Deck to Slay Obamacare

    09/20/2013 12:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Mark Davis
    A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare. This would be the strategy Ted Cruz and his allies have been offering for weeks, earning them harsh criticism from Democrats and timid Republicans alike. The House, run by Republicans, will pass the measure. The Senate, run by Democrats, will not. No matter what those votes might be, a presidential veto pen stands ready to kill the whole idea of a bill that funds...
  • The Movement Strikes Back

    09/17/2013 4:50:19 AM PDT · by iontheball · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2013 | Robert Costa
    As the deadline to fund the federal government nears, Republican leaders are struggling mightily to come up with legislation that can pass the House. Over the weekend, leadership staffers fired off anxious e-mails and uneasy veteran House members exchanged calls. Both camps fear that a shutdown is increasingly likely and they blame the conservative movements cottage industry of pressure groups. But these organizations, ensconced in Northern Virginia office parks and elsewhere, arent worried about the establishments ire. In fact, they welcome it. Business has boomed since the push to defund Obamacare caught on. Conservative activists are lighting up social...
  • Some House Republicans pretty angry that Boehner cant get Cruz to shut up and sit down

    09/15/2013 5:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This report is coming from The Hill and relies pretty much on Republican lawmakers and staffers speaking on condition of anonymity so factor that in. But given what weve heard from some other members over the last couple of months, I wouldnt find it terribly surprising if this were true. Republican lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with what they say is a lack of communication from their leaders. Both centrist and conservative members in the House believe that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants could have done more earlier this year to counter the Tea Partys effort to defund...
  • House Appropriations Committee Introduces CR That Is 'Free of Controversial Riders' (Obamacare)

    09/11/2013 5:57:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/11/2013
    The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday introduced a short-term continuing resolution that would maintain funding for government programs and services -- including Obamacare -- at current levels until December 15, 2013. The Continuing Resolution introduced today is simply a temporary measure to keep the lights on in government until this Congress can fulfill its duty by approving Appropriations bills for the next fiscal year," Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said in a statement. Rogers declared the bill to be "free of controversial riders," an apparent reference to conservative calls to defund the Democrats' health care law. "This bill is free...