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  • Former Congressman Under Fire for Tweeting That Joe Biden ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Medal of Freedom

    01/13/2017 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    People ^ | January 13, 2017 | Tierney McAfee
    Joe Biden is known for getting along with politicians on both sides of the aisle, but one former Republican congressman wasn’t happy about the vice president being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Thursday. Former Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas took to Twitter on Thursday night to voice his disapproval, tweeting: “For once, @JoeBiden and I agree: he doesn’t deserve this honor.”
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp Talking With Trump Transition Team About Agriculture Secretary

    11/17/2016 4:24:05 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    Departing Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas tells reporters he is talking to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team about joining the new administration, possibly as secretary of Agriculture. “It is a possibility,” Huelskamp says. The conservative has an PhD in agricultural legislation, but was booted off the House Agriculture Committee in 2013 after he spoke up against the reelection of Speaker John Boehner. “A lot of emails go back and forth–a lot of emails go back and forth,” he said. Pressed, the congressman said he was not sure if he would take a job if it was offered. “I don’t know,...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...
  • Why World Series Win For Cubs is Terrible for America

    10/26/2016 4:05:05 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/26/16 | Rob Eno
    As a 43-year-old lifelong Red Sox fan, I understand heartbreak. I know exactly what it’s like to be a Cubs fan as they hurtle toward another potential devastating post-season loss. That’s why I should be excited and rooting right along with Cubs Nation as they set their sights on their first World Series title since 1908. But I just can’t get into it. Why? Because their owner, the Ricketts family, has done more to kill constitutional conservative campaigns this election cycle than just about any group in America.
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp goes rogue

    09/20/2016 3:09:21 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 26 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/20/16 | Rachael Bade
    The ultra-conservative Kansas Republican took to the floor late Tuesday afternoon to force roll call votes on a series of noncontroversial bills being offered up by voice vote... Establishment-aligned outside groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Joe Rickett’s “Ending Spending” group poured more than a million into Huelskamp’s race to defeat him [in his primary]... Around the capitol, one of the big questions staff and lawmakers were debating was whether he would force the IRS impeachment issue later this week.
  • Establishment GOP Looks to Arizona, Florida Primaries to Bolster Ranks

    08/12/2016 10:25:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 8/12/16 | Simone Pathe
    After defeating House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp last week, establishment Republicans are looking ahead to their next conservative targets. The goal is to have a House conference that cooperates with leadership. And primaries are the best way for establishment Republicans to eliminate troublemakers. Now that Huelskamp has been knocked off, the establishment's sights are shifting to Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, another member of the House Freedom Caucus. A group called Right Way Superpac has spent nearly $130,000 through Aug. 10 on mail and media opposing Gosar and supporting his primary opponent, pastor and city councilman Ray Strauss. "Has Paul...
  • Kansas Tea Party Congressman Loses Republican Primary Battle

    08/03/2016 8:33:28 PM PDT · by Coronal · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman and John Hanna
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment since his election to Congress amid the tea party wave of 2010, and his clashes with former House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders helped get him booted from the House Agriculture Committee. That proved costly for the third-term congressman on Tuesday, as he lost the GOP nomination to continue representing Kansas' largely rural 1st District to Roger Marshall, a political newcomer who had the backing of powerful farming and business groups.
  • Never Trump Republican Loses Primary (Serves Him Right)

    08/03/2016 2:09:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush ^ | August 3, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back to Bill Hemmer's question earlier today on Fox. He was talking to Karl Rove, and he said (summarized), "Karl, what if everything we think we know and understand about politics is wrong this year? What if every way we look at it is not at all correct? What if what's going on out there," meaning in America, "is so foreign, and so different, and so unique that the ways we...?" He really meant Rove and the whole Washington establishment political apparatus. "What if the way you look and analyze things, you can't possibly predict or...
  • UPDATE: Toxic Ted Cruz’s First Victim Confirmed – Representative Tim Huelskamp Defeated in Primary…

    08/03/2016 9:02:23 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 252 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 2, 2016 | sundance
    Remember what we have stated about “tremors” and “twitches” that get overlooked by most media?  Yeah, well… UPDATE 11:30pm EDT Race Called !  Huelskamp Lost (((snicker))) A July 15th Poll Release: showed U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (+9) leading Republican primary challenger Roger Marshall, 47 percent to 38 percent. However, one of Toxic Ted Cruz’s biggest republican advocates, Tim Huelskamp (Kansas), looks like he is about to lose lost his re-election bid with a primary challenge from Roger Marshall. Tim Huelskamp is a rabid, VERY RABID, Trump hater.  He was one of the inner network republican house rep #NeverTrump antagonists, and...
  • Physician Marshall ousts US Rep. Huelskamp in Kansas primary

    08/03/2016 1:31:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | August 2, 2016
    A doctor backed by agriculture and business groups ousted U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp Tuesday in a Kansas Republican primary race that focused on the tea party-backed incumbent's battles with GOP leaders and criticism that he was too cantankerous to be effective. Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall won the tough contest against Huelskamp in the 1st District, which spans western and much of central Kansas.
  • #NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger

    08/02/2016 8:10:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 482 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/02/16 | Jim Hoft
    #NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary. Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting. Ooops
  • House conservatives try to force vote to impeach IRS head

    07/13/2016 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2016 5:48 PM EDT
    House conservatives have taken the first step to force an impeachment vote on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. […] The hard-line House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that two members, John Fleming of Louisiana and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, were introducing a so-called privileged resolution that could result in an impeachment floor vote on Koskinen. …
  • Has the Cruz Campaign Alienated Endorsement Target Tim Huelskamp?

    11/30/2015 9:05:17 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | ELAINA PLOTT & ALEXIS LEVINSON
    On November 18, as Ted Cruz pitched his candidacy to select congressional Republicans in the main dining room of the Capitol Hill Club, he faced an uncomfortable question from Representative Paul Gosar. Why, Gosar asked, was the consulting firm owned by Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, working to unseat fellow Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp, a congressman the Cruz campaign is trying to woo? Axiom Strategies, the Kansas City consulting firm founded by Roe, has long been involved with super PACs seeking to oust Huelskamp from his seat in Kansas’s first district. In 2014, Axiom consulted for the “Now or...
  • Conservatives win border security battle

    01/28/2015 3:55:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Susan Ferrechio
    House Republicans have pulled a border security bill from floor consideration this week amid concerns by conservatives that the legislation is not tough enough. Republican leadership aides told the Washington Examiner that internal opposition was not behind their decision, but conservatives are claiming victory. “They knew they didn’t have the support for this bill,” one GOP lawmaker told the Washington Examiner, requesting anonymity. Republican leadership aides pointed to the weather forecast of 1-3 inches of snow in the Washington area, coupled with a blizzard forecast in the Northeast, that could make it difficult for many lawmakers to travel to Washington...
  • Huelskamp: Cantor’s Defeat Weakens Boehner (Blood int he water)

    06/10/2014 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/10/14 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives begin to wrap their heads around the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at least one member of the coup to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t think an open spot in leadership will strengthen Boehner’s hand come the 114th Congress. Just minutes after Cantor’s defeat was official on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Huelskamp told CQ Roll Call that Cantor’s ouster “bodes well for an entire new leadership team.” The Kansas Republican, who hasn’t been quiet about his qualms with leadership, said it’s “too early to tell” exactly how this affects leadership races, “but, again,...
  • Tea Party congressman warns Salon: Another shutdown may be coming!

    12/14/2013 2:47:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | December 13, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    GOP firebrand Tim Huelskamp adds: "Rumors I’ve heard is [Boehner's] not going to be running for speaker again” By a 332-to-94 vote Thursday night, the House passed a budget deal that – despite taking money from federal workers’ pockets and leaving long-term unemployed in the lurch – was staunchly opposed by major right-wing groups. Among the critics was Tea Party stalwart and Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp, whom Boehner kicked off the Budget Committee in an alleged purge last year. In an interview before the vote, Huelskamp charged that the deal “doesn’t avoid a government shutdown,” told Salon he hears rumors...
  • Huelskamp to Boehner: Give Me My Job Back

    12/10/2012 5:13:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 04:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    One of four Republican lawmakers ousted from several key committees by House Speaker John Boehner last week for allegedly not toeing the party line is asking to be reinstated. … (Kansas Rep. Tim) Huelskamp, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert have asked Boehner for a written explanation of why they were banished. They also want to see any voting “scorecards” that may have factored in their ousters. …
  • Conservative Congressman: John Boehner's 'Purge' Was A 'Warning' To The GOP

    12/07/2012 8:16:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/6/12 | Grace Wyler
    Conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp, one of three freshmen representatives ousted from top committee posts this week, slammed the House Republican leadership Thursday, and said that the purge was "a warning" to other members not to go against the party leaders on a fiscal cliff deal. "I think that was clearly a warning from leadership that 'We're watching your votes, and if you don't vote the way we like it, you might be punished like these three people,'" Huelskamp told Business Insider.

    12/05/2012 9:13:45 AM PST · by jonefab · 31 replies
    THEBLAZETV ^ | 12/04/12 05:32
    Tonight Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) joins us from Washington to fill us in on a possible GOP leadership purge.
  • Boehner ousts Huelskamp from agriculture and budget committees

    12/05/2012 6:53:28 AM PST · by crosshairs · 28 replies
    Wichita Eage ^ | 12/4/12 | Dan Voorhis
    Republican leaders in the U.S. House kicked U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp off the House Agriculture and House Budget committees this week – a move that dismayed many in the state’s powerful agriculture sector. In a statement on his congressional website, Huelskamp, R-Fowler, said he was given “limited explanation for his removal,” but that his “consistent, principled, and conservative votes have riled the GOP Establishment.” House Speaker John Boehner, in the midst of critical budget negotiations over the “fiscal cliff,” removed other conservatives from their committee posts as well – Justin Amash of Michigan from the House budget committee, and Reps....