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  • 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?...
  • Medved: No honest Republican thinks Obamacare can be stopped

    09/23/2013 10:51:41 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 58 replies
    KIRO/MyNorthwest ^ | 9/23/13 | STEPHANIE KLEIN
    The countdown is on. The Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, kicks in on Oct. 1. Michael Medved told KIRO Radio's Tom and Curley on Monday that Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, staunch critics of President Obama's health care plan, have come on his show and told him there's no way to defund Obamacare. "So what are they doing, they're advancing their own careers, they're advancing their own presidential campaigns and meanwhile, destroying the party that I care about. Destroying any chance at all for Republicans to either win the Senate or to, increasingly, hold the...
  • McConnell Shoots Down Ted Cruz's Plan To Risk Shutdown Over Obamacare

    09/23/2013 2:54:24 PM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 87 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT | SAHIL KAPUR
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) broke with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday, revealing that he won't filibuster legislation to fund the government in service of conservative goals to defund Obamacare. The Republican leader's decision is a major blow to the push by Cruz and powerful conservative activist groups, who wanted Republicans to unite and filibuster a continuing resolution until Democrats caved agreed to gut funding for the Affordable Care Act. "Senator McConnell supports the House Republicans' bill and will not vote to block it, since it defunds Obamacare and funds the government without increasing spending by a penny,"...
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's GOP Enablers

    06/15/2012 6:02:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/15/2012 | Michelle Malki
    While calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric "Stonewall" Holder's resignation grow and the House GOP gears up for a contempt vote next week, it's worth remembering how we got into this mess. In two words: feckless bipartisanship. "I like Barack Obama and want to help him if I can." That was Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in January 2009, just weeks before the Senate voted on President Obama's attorney general nominee, Eric Holder. Right out of the gate, upon Obama's election in November 2008, Hatch signaled that he would greenlight the administration's top law enforcer. "I start with the premise...