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  • The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

    12/13/2014 9:55:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Miles Mogulescu, Entertainment attorney, writer and political activist
    Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States. There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention comes readily to mind. It's what catapulted an obscure Illinois state Senator into the national limelight and put him on the path to becoming President. Warren's Senate speech was different, but just as electrifying. Obama's rhetoric was lofty, high-minded, and general, with...
  • Cruz just raised a Constitutional point of order on the Senate floor

    12/12/2014 7:22:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    Vanity
    He called a constitutional point of order on section L of the Cromnibus, which fund the president's actions on Amnesty.
  • Cruz center of Senate meltdown

    12/13/2014 6:41:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/14 08:44 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand conservative freshman from Texas, has blown up the Senate leadership’s plans to have a peaceful weekend by forcing round-the-clock votes on President Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders for trying to pass the 1,600-page spending bill after only a few hours of debate and questioned the resolve of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fight Obama’s executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation.“Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how...
  • Very important floor speech given by Sen. Mike Lee

    12/12/2014 8:12:30 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies
    Unedited Politics ^ | December 12, 2014 | Mike Lee
    http://uneditedpolitics.com/utah-senator-mike-lee-floor-speech-on-the-cromnibus-121214/
  • Marlin Stutzman Claims He Was Hoodwinked (Boehner tricks him on CRomnibus)

    12/11/2014 9:47:27 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 58 replies
    After the “cromnibus” passed Thursday night, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., made the rather shocking claim that GOP leadership convinced him to vote for the rule allowing the bill to get to the floor by telling him they were pulling the bill anyway. “Earlier today, I supported the Rule because I was informed by Leadership that the CROmnibus was dead and a short term CR would take its place,” Stutzman said in a news release. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the CROmnibus back on the floor. The American people deserve better.” The rule passed the House...
  • The Elizabeth Warren wing of the GOP?

    12/12/2014 7:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2014 | Noah Rothman
    An interesting observation tweeted by Townhall and The Federalist columnist Amy Otto caught my eye last night: We just won a historic election. Let's tell those people that Elizabeth Warren has their back. #genius— Amy Otto (@AmyOtto8) December 12, 2014 Otto had put her finger on a fascinating condition: The hideously named “Cromnibus” bill, which narrowly passed the House on Thursday with 219 votes, had united the conservative wing of the GOP and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in opposition. For many conservatives, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) far better represented their position...
  • EXCLUSIVE–PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN'

    12/12/2014 7:19:03 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/14 | by STEPHEN K. BANNON
    EXCLUSIVE–PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN' by STEPHEN K. BANNON 1. What do you think of Speaker Boehner having President Obama 'whip votes' from the White House in order to pass this bill? It stinks to high heaven. Did arrogant politicians not get the memo that Obama’s agenda was decisively defeated in last month’s historic midterm landslide? Good Lord, America said loud and clear not just “no” but “hell no” to Obama’s failed policies. Americans who pay attention said absolutely no to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. We also said no to the mother-of-all unfunded mandates,...
  • GOP Rep: House Leaders Made False Promise to Get My Crucial Vote

    12/12/2014 5:05:31 AM PST · by madprof98 · 45 replies
    Naitonal Review Online (Corner) ^ | 12/12/14 | NRO Editors
    Representative Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.) accused House Republican leadership of reneging on a deal made with him to get his support on a crucial procedural vote that almost killed the $1.1 trillion cromnibus. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the cromnibus back on the floor,” Stutzman said in a Thursday evening statement. “The American people deserve better.” Stutzman was one of the last Republicans to cast his ballot in favor of a rule allowing the House to vote on the cromnibus. National Review Online reported that Stutzman backed the rule at the last minute after leadership...
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

    12/12/2014 4:11:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 hour ago | ANDREW TAYLOR / AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.
  • Thanks for nothing GOP! I’m done with you people!!!!

    12/12/2014 7:49:17 AM PST · by HammerT · 98 replies
    12/12/2014
    Boehner and GOP elite are playing checkers while Obama and his comrades in the Democratic National Communist party are playing chess. So Let me explain to you all what is going to happen in the next few months. First of all, when the time arrives to ‘defund’ homeland security it will FAIL. The socialists will all scream in unison about national security and suddenly be worried about terrorism and disease entering the country. [And anything bad that does happen will be blamed on the GOP naturally] They will be everywhere talking up this now found appreciation for Homeland security and...
  • Democrats Shutdown the US Government

    12/12/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by sr4402 · 34 replies
    vanity | 12/12/2014 | Self
    The US House passed a continuing resolution before the midnight deadline. But the Senate did not take it up. Therefore by failing to pass their own resolution, THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUTDOWN THE US GOVERNMENT.
  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. “I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way,” said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • House narrowly approves spending bill, legislation heads to Senate

    12/11/2014 9:00:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 62 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | ·FoxNews.com
    The House narrowly approved a sweeping spending bill Thursday night despite deep misgivings among liberals and conservatives alike, sending the measure to the Senate as lawmakers averted a partial government shutdown. The bill passed on a 219-206 vote, following an intense lobbying effort by House Republican leaders and the White House.
  • Woodall (R-GA) Statement on House-Passed Government Funding Bill

    12/11/2014 8:52:13 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 55 replies
    House.gov ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | U.S. Rep Rob Woodall (R-GA)
    “Congress and the American people have debated a number of different paths to try to hold President Obama accountable for his executive overreach. While there is still disagreement on which path is best, the path that we took in the House tonight is the first step to get us there. First and foremost, this bill holds the line on spending, implementing a spending level that is even lower than the one proposed in the original ‘too conservative to pass’ Paul Ryan budget. Additionally, the bill implements conservative priorities such as an increase in pay and funding for our troops, as...
  • BOEHNER OMNIBUS GIVES SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS UNDER OBAMA AMNESTY

    12/10/2014 3:07:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | December 10,2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The seemingly wonky legislative language in that relevant section reads: None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be expended or obligated by the Commissioner of Social Security, for purposes of administering Social Security benefit payments under title II of the Social Security Act, to process any claim for credit for a quarter of coverage based on work performed under a social security account number that is not the claimant’s number and the performance of such work under such number has formed the basis for a conviction of the claimant of a violation of section 208(a)(6) or (7) of...
  • Omnibus Bill Includes Giant Political Earmark

    12/10/2014 1:23:35 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    senateconservatives.com ^ | 12/10/14 | Ken Cuccinelli
    Fellow Conservative: The text of the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was released yesterday after House and Senate leaders wrote it behind closed doors. Instead of fighting for a provision that defunds the president's unlawful amnesty, Republican leaders fought for other riders. For example, they airdropped a political earmark into the bill that increases the amount the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) can collect from individual donors from $32,400 per year to $324,000 – a tenfold increase. Since the NRSC takes sides in primaries, the new donation limit will help the DC establishment do more to support liberal incumbents....
  • Spending bill hits hurdle as Pelosi demands changes, conservatives peel off

    12/10/2014 1:14:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | December 10, 2014
    <p>Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike threw a wrench Wednesday into congressional leaders’ hopes of quickly passing a newly struck budget deal, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that certain provisions be stripped.</p> <p>The California Democrat had been coy for days over whether she would support the plan being hammered out in closed-door negotiations to fund the government past a Thursday-at-midnight deadline.</p>
  • RULES COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS MEET, WRITING 'BLANK CHECK' FOR OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY TODAY

    12/10/2014 12:30:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In addition to Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who is getting set to have his committee mark up the President Barack Obama executive amnesty-backing omnibus spending package Speaker John Boehner introduced late Tuesday, there are eight additional Republicans on the committee who will officially enable the bill on Wednesday afternoon. Those Republicans on the Rules Committee—who will provide the procedural cover Boehner needs to get the Obama executive amnesty backing bill onto the House floor—are: Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Tom Cole (R-OK), Rob Woodall (R-GA), Richard Nugent (R-FL), Daniel Webster (R-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and...
  • 'Nancy Boehner' Ushers in Era of Unaccountable Oligarchy

    12/10/2014 12:04:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 12/10/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    In 2009, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rammed through a half-trillion dollar omnibus bill without affording members the requisite time to read through it. At the time, John Boehner led the chorus of complaints against her lack of transparency. As Democrats shoved through the massive Obamacare behemoth in 2010, Pelosi famously said, “we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” Republicans mocked her mercilessly for that cloddish comment and made transparency the clarion call for their campaign to win back the House. They promised an open process by introducing bills with ample...
  • Boehner defends $1 trillion spending bill as 'bipartisan' as GOP, Dems attack it

    12/10/2014 4:15:55 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/10/2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday defended the $1 trillion spending bill as a bipartisan bill that's needed to keep the government open after Thursday, even as it came under attack from both Republican and Democrats. ...