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  • Trump’s getting trounced in Indiana

    04/09/2016 7:20:55 AM PDT · by Durbin · 190 replies
    Indiana hasn’t cast its ballots for president yet, but Donald Trump is already losing. Republican Party insiders in the state will select 27 delegates to the national convention on Saturday, and Trump is assured to be nearly shut out of support, according to interviews with a dozen party leaders and officials involved in the delegate selection process. Anti-Trump sentiment runs hot among GOP leadership in Indiana, and it’s driving a virulent rejection of the mogul among likely delegates. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/donald-trump-indiana-primary-221747#ixzz45L5x533h  Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • 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.
  • Bret Baier: There are already D.C. Republicans saying privately they’ll support Hillary to stop [tr]

    03/08/2016 6:08:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Normally a story like this would be a five-alarm fire in grassroots conservative media, evidence that the RINO rat bastards in Washington were preparing for the ultimate back-stabbing. This time, though, per the #NeverTrump rallying cry, even some conservatives think the stabbing is justified. It’s highly likely come October that one of the hottest topics in righty media will be whether opposition to Trump must be limited to staying home or voting third-party or whether it can possibly justify a vote for — shudder — her.
  • CONFIRMED: South Carolina Debate Will Be Another GOP Party Insider Audience Stacked Against Trump

    02/13/2016 5:18:25 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    "CONFIRMED: South Carolina Debate Will Be Another GOP Party Insider Audience Stacked Against Trump" At the New Hampshire debate last week the House was stacked against Trump— And it showed — The Republican audience roared throughout the debate for the GOPe candidates. It was only until Donald Trump confronted the stacked audience that they began to not appear so in the tank for the establishment candidates. Donald Trump shushed Jeb Bush at GOP New Hampshire Debate. Then scolded the audience and Republican Party for its ticket policy. Trump claimed the GOP only gives tickets to certain campaigns and GOP donors....
  • 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 –...
  • House Roll Call: Budget

    12/18/2015 11:31:13 AM PST · by Mariner · 22 replies
    AP ^ | December 18th, 2015 | None
    The 316-113 roll call Friday by which the House passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 166 Democrats and 150 Republicans. Voting no were 18 Democrats and 95 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. ALABAMA...
  • 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.
  • As lawmakers clash over refugees, Syrian immigration quietly tops 100,000 since 2012

    12/17/2015 4:26:09 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Joseph J. Kolb
    A proposal to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States has ignited a bitter debate in Washington, but more than 10 times that number of people from the embattled country have quietly come to America since 2012, according to figures obtained by FoxNews.com. Some 102,313 Syrians were granted admission to the U.S. as legal permanent residents or through programs including work, study and tourist visas from 2012 through August of this year, a period which roughly coincides with the devastating civil war that still engulfs the Middle Eastern country. Experts say any fears that terrorists might infiltrate the proposed...
  • 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...
  • Drive to Take Down Trump: Can It Work?

    11/25/2015 4:33:50 AM PST · by Duke C. · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/25/2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Winter is coming. And with it, the Republican Party could see a third season of its presidential primary dominated by Donald Trump. The collective wisdom after the Paris terrorist attacks—that voters would gravitate toward a battle-tested, policy-minded candidate with experience to lead in such turbulent times has yet to take hold. In fact, Trump not only continues to top polls, but a new survey of Iowa voters shows he is considered the best candidate to handle terrorism.
  • 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...
  • Average premiums to rise 7.5 percent on key ObamaCare plan

    10/27/2015 8:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The price of the benchmark ObamaCare plan will jump by 7.5 percent on average next year, according to data released Monday. The premium increase is far more than last year’s 2 percent jump among benchmark silver plans. Those plans, the second-lowest cost option among silver plans, are important because they determine healthcare subsidies for people living in that area, even if they pick a different tiered plan. ... The increase for next year does not take into account the billions of dollars in government subsidies that are given to people on the exchanges. It also doesn’t include the dozen state...
  • Nearly everyone dislikes CISA, so Congress will make it law

    10/24/2015 5:28:13 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 10/23/2015 | Caroline Craig
    Congress is in a hurry to pass the information-sharing bill even as opposition continues to mount among tech companies, security experts, and privacy advocates After spending months mired in the Senate, the latest incarnation of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) advanced to the floor this week and could face a vote as early as next week. The move to pass the CISPA rehash -- which the Obama administration has indicated it will sign -- comes despite mounting opposition from technology companies, security experts, and privacy advocates. Although CISA is branded a cyber security bill, it does nothing to actually...
  • Ted Cruz: Repealing Obamacare Isn't Complicated

    10/24/2015 4:31:46 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday morning in our article “Establishment Republicans Walking Away From Full Obamacare Repeal” we told you about the Capitol Hill Republican leadership’s plan to maintain key parts of Obamacare while it indulges in another show vote to claim it has repealed the hated health care takeover. Ted CruzYesterday afternoon principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz joined us in demanding that Republican congressional leaders keep their promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” by passing a simple one sentence repeal through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Cruz tweeted, “It's not complicated: We promised the voters full repeal of...
  • Paul Ryan’s Selection as Speaker Represents All That’s Wrong with the GOP

    10/24/2015 11:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the party’s poobahs and panjandrums still haven’t learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways and Means worked. Ryan as the de facto leader of the GOP does not, for three reasons: GOP to its own voters: Drop dead. Eric Cantor lost his primary last year because he was out of step with Republican voters on immigration. Speaker-designate Kevin McCarthy was forced to pass on the big chair because he was out of step with Republican voters...
  • ‘Supermajority’ of House Freedom Caucus to back Paul Ryan’s speaker bid

    10/21/2015 5:06:07 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 163 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/21/2015 | Robert Costa
    Breaking...
  • 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 can’t stand Trump’s conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trump’s 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....
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    06/11/2015 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 63 replies
    MyWay ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it's up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries. The law was initially written at the behest of northern...
  • Paul Ryan’s Pelosi-Esque Obamatrade Moment: ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s 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.” “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade...
  • WikiLeaks releasing another part of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [Repubs on suicide watch]

    06/10/2015 6:28:42 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The Healthcare Annex, according to WikiLeaks, “seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.” Dr. Deborah Gleeson, who gave professional review and analysis to WikiLeaks said, “The purported aim of the Annex is to facilitate ‘high-quality healthcare’ but the Annex does nothing to achieve this. It is clearly intended to cater to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry.” Gleeson added, “Nor does this do...
  • 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,”...
  • 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. Lynch’s 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 Lynch’s nomination, but added that he expects she will still be confirmed. Grassley cited Lynch’s 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...
  • Sarah Palin's scorched-earth plan for the GOP: Governor challenges party to move sharply right

    01/31/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Neil Macdonald
    Sarah Palin, who now says she's definitely interested in "serving" as president next year, made a speech last weekend at a gathering of Republican White House aspirants in Iowa. It was somewhat coarser, and certainly more bitter, than her usual bundle of platitudes and jingoism. At one point she shouted "Screw the left in Hollywood!" And she complained about how even some Republicans are buying into "this unhealthy new obsession … about this subjective income gap that we're supposed to be so obsessed about right now." She came close to suggesting conservative Republicans rip up their cards and register as...
  • Five Strikes Against Single-payer Healthcare

    01/05/2015 12:03:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2015 | By Deane Waldman
    In baseball, when you get three strikes, you’re out. There have been at least five strikes called against single payer (SP). Shouldn’t we hear from an umpire? Whether you call it single payer, socialized medicine, universal health care, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital System, ObamaCare, Public Option, or National Health Service, these are all different names for the same thing: government-controlled healthcare. Details vary but all single payer-type systems have one thing in common: a central authority that controls both supply of dollars and providers, as well as demand for goods and services. Strike #1: Italy's price controls In the...
  • Goodlatte Tells Hollywood: Immigration 'Grand Bargain' Coming

    05/02/2014 2:36:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/2/14 | Matthew Boyle
    House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Friday at Hollywood’s “Creativity Conference” in Washington that there is a “grand bargain” in the works on amnesty. ABC News’s Rick Klein Tweeted that Goodlatte told ABC reporter Jon Karl at the event that he is “still searching for ‘grand bargain’ on status of undocumented immigrants,” and that Goodlatte does “believe it will happen.” Klein noted the comments came at the second annual “Creativity Conference,” an event hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which is run by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), is hosting the event alongside...
  • The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers

    05/01/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Turning the insurgents’ own tactics against them, the party used a ‘firehose primary’ of rabid voters to give the congressional nomination to an insider’s insider. Meet the latest exhibit in the Republican elite’s crusade to wrest the party from the sticky fingers of its Tea Party rebels: newly minted Virginia House nominee Barbara Comstock. Last Saturday, state delegate Comstock emerged victorious from her party’s nominating race to represent the 10th Congressional District. Of the six contenders, Comstock enjoyed the highest name recognition and by far the most love from the party establishment. Before her 2009 election to the state legislature,...
  • GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems

    04/27/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP Conference Chair, said that amnesty legislation could come to the floor by August. Her comments come after multiple House Republicans have ramped up support for amnesty legislation and discussed bills they plan to introduce in the coming months. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said. According to NBC 5, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) "will soon introduce a bill that will...
  • 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. Kirk’s 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 America’s 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. It’s fun to hear the liberals say it – it’s 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 Party’s 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...
  • RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

    03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his “political brain trust” at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month. If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent. As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney...
  • 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 “leaders”have 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...
  • GOP seeks to tamp down tea party clout

    11/07/2013 8:30:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/13 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    Senate Republicans are spoiling for a fight this primary season as they try to take back control of the party from conservative activists. -snip- “If super PACs are going to get involved in primaries, there has to be some other people involved in primaries who are interested in actually winning the election in November — and not just purifying the party in the primary,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who ran the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the past two cycles and faces reelection next year. With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already...
  • War: NRSC blacklists ad firm because it helps Senate Conservatives Fund target Republicans

    11/02/2013 9:41:18 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    (Excerpt) In a warning shot to outside conservative groups, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week informed a prominent Republican advertising firm that it would not receive any contracts with the campaign committee because of its work with a group that targets incumbent Senate Republicans. Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that...
  • The Conservative War on the GOP

    10/17/2013 4:54:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 77 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 17 2013 | Molly Ball
    On his radio show recently, Glenn Beck urged his listeners to “defund the GOP.” Sarah Palin has threatened to leave the Republican Party; Rush Limbaugh calls it “irrelevant.” The Senate Conservatives Fund has targeted mainly incumbent Republican senators for defeat. Erick Erickson, one of the right’s most prominent commentators, wonders if what's coming is “a real third party movement that will fully divide the Republican Party.” Conservatives have declared war on the GOP. Tired of feeling taken for granted by a party that alternately panders to them and sells them down the river, in their view, Tea Partiers and others...
  • 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 Boehner’s 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...
  • Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

    10/11/2013 5:38:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/11/2013 | Thomas Beaumont
    From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall's elections.
  • Is GOP Caving With Victory At Hand?

    10/11/2013 5:40:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    investors.com ^ | 10/10/13
    Shutdown: Obama's approval rating has cratered, Democrats are fighting among themselves and ObamaCare — the reason for the shutdown in the first place — has been a disaster. So why are Republicans' knees shaking? The federal government's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post, reports "key GOP figures" are "abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health care law" and are "scrambling for a fallback strategy." Republicans, the paper claims, "have overreached," and their plan to stop ObamaCare has been "politically disastrous" and a "failure." House leaders seem to be dropping talk of Obama-Care and, over in the Senate, Republicans appear...
  • 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)...
  • GOP tension grows as Tea Party senators push off ObamaCare vote

    09/26/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 26, 2013
    Republican tensions grew Thursday as Tea Party-aligned senators rejected a bid to speed up the vote on a bill to fund the government while defunding ObamaCare, with one senior lawmaker accusing his colleagues of posturing -- as the chances of a government shutdown increased. The flurry of activity occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. With lawmakers facing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to get approval to hold key votes on Thursday, in order to give the House more time to consider the legislation. But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,...
  • The GOP shivs Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 3:27:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    9-24-2013 | vanity
    When Wendy Davis filibustered for abortion in Texas it was inspiring! She was so strong standing there for all of us in her pink running shoes! What a hero for women everywhere! Now when Ted Cruz filibusters to hold up a bill that he can't stop if only to send a message that most of America doesn't want this? Idiot. Wacko bird. Terrorist. Anarchist. Holding America hostage. This is not helpful. GOP: We will not support this. The difference is striking, no? Dems circle the wagons even to protect adulterers, rapists, embezzlers and people with federal drug charges. The GOP...
  • Ted Cruz responds to Chris Wallace

    09/24/2013 1:34:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/2013 | By LUCY MCCALMONT
    Sen. Ted Cruz is responding to the news that some of his GOP colleagues wanted Chris Wallace to hammer him in an interview, with the Texas Republican saying that they are afraid of anything that “changes the clubby way Washington does business.” “I mean folks can do whatever they want to resist change, and there are a lot of people that have been in Washington a long time that are fearful of change. They’re fearful of risk, they’re fearful of anything that changes the clubby way Washington does business,” Cruz said Monday on Fox New’s “Hannity.” After an interview with...
  • Exclusive–Source: McConnell, Cornyn Whipping Votes Against Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 161 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A source in Congress tells Breitbart News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his campaign to defund Obamacare. "Right now in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes,” a senior congressional staffer with intimate knowledge of the situation said in an email to Breitbart News. “Unbelievably, they actually are leading the fight to fully...
  • Mark Levin: GOP Leadership Trying to 'Kneecap' Tea Party

    09/24/2013 3:13:15 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 09/23/2013 | Greg Richter
    Republicans in leadership positions spend more time trashing the tea party than they do fighting the opposition, conservative talk show host Mark Levin told Fox News Channel. "They do it because they want to hold onto what power they have," Levin said Monday on "Your World with Neil Cavuto." "They hope to eke through elections. They think they're going to take the Senate with no agenda whatsoever." Asked about Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who has called efforts to defund Obamacare "silly," and argued that other tactics and strategies should be used, Levin didn't mince words. "Where's his tactic and strategy?...