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  • McConnell: 'I Suppose' Women Should Be Required to Register With Selective Service

    05/18/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he doest anticipate going back to the draft, but nevertheless, he thinks it would be appropriate for young women to register with the Selective Service. A reporter asked McConnell on Tuesday if he anticipates a separate Senate vote on an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. The amendment is attached to the Senates National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). [] Should women be required to register? the reporter asked. Im not sure. Required, I suppose. Well see. Whats in the bill? Required? the Senate leader asked.
  • Trump and Paul Ryan meeting today.

    05/12/2016 6:00:52 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 214 replies
    FOX News ^ | 5/12/2016
    Trump will meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at 9am this morning. All the networks will be covering live remarks made by both men following the meeting. The URL above links to the various video postings on this meeting thus far, (amazing how much coverage all ready), so Freepers will need to find their own source, (FOX, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc). Please post a good live thread when it surfaces here, and also commentary. As always, it will be interesting how our take here on Free Republic will be.
  • Trump vs Ryan/McConnell's legislative agenda?

    05/10/2016 2:28:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Heard a talking head on Fox talking about Trump and Ryan trying to come to terms over the Ryan/McConnell legislative agenda. Does anyone have a list of the legislative goals of the Ryan/McConnell legislative agenda?
  • GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees

    04/26/2016 4:58:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Cameron Lancaster Senate Republicans blocked a slate of President Obama's lower court nominees Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii),Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent four times to bring up a total of 11 judicial nominations Tuesday, arguing that the pace of confirmation votes has created a backlog. "The judicial confirmation process has been at a crawl for years. Now it has come to a functional standstill," said Schumer, who is expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader. The Senate's top Republicans teamed up to block the Democratic efforts. Majority LeaderMitch McConnell objected to requests...
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHIEF/LOBBYIST MANAFORT: Yeah, Were Secretly Working With Mitch McConnell

    04/25/2016 7:47:20 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 73 replies
    Trevor London ^ | 4/25/16 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Paul Manafort is the new head of Donald Trumps campaign. A longtime Washington insider and heavy duty lobbyist for third world dictators, Manafort appeared this morning on Fox News Sunday and inadvertently let slip some revealing truths. MANAFORT: What were trying to do right now is work with the Mitch McConnells who we didnt depose in Kentucky even though he won the election and we worked with him to put a unity slate together. Were trying to bring the party together. Thats what WALLACE: Wait, because I think this is interesting. Youre saying that youre working with the Senate majority...
  • Had Enough King Mitch? Its Time to Term Limit McConnell

    04/14/2016 8:03:12 PM PDT · by writer33 · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/14/16 | John Gray
    The recent spat in the Senate reminds me of Russia. On any given day it is hard to tell whether Russia is being run by an authoritarian or an outright dictator. Vladimir Putin fools few into believing Russia is a constitutional republic led by a freely elected President. Instead, Putin has changed the rules and exploited every loophole to defy his constitution to remain in power. In America, we believe in term limits; our commander-in-chief is only permitted to rule for two four-year terms. Term limits prevent any one person from accumulating too much destructive power; in fact, term limits...
  • Florida GOP Senate hopeful won't endorse McConnell for leader

    04/14/2016 11:22:29 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a GOP Senate hopeful, has said he's not supporting Mitch McConnell (Ky.) as the leader of Senate Republicans. I have declined to endorse McConnell for reelection, and lets be honest if he lets a liberal justice onto the Supreme Court, hes not going to be the majority leader. We know that, thats not going to fly, DeSantis told attendees at an April 10 forum sponsored by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida, according to footage obtained by The Hill.
  • GOPe Playing Very Dangerous Game With Current Political Con

    04/12/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    PARTY LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDING AVOID OHIO CONVENTION... Somewhat quietly, though not without some water-cooler discussion, the Republican Party Leadership is warning membership to stay away from the upcoming Cleveland Ohio convention. The media is describing the issue as centering around those elected politicians who may want to avoid the potential for divisive controversy. However, if you look at the actual landscape, and then look at the political ideology of those who are openly saying they are staying away, what you’ll notice is the RINO caucus, the ‘Decepticons’, are the most cautious. If you spend some time digging through the professional GOPe...
  • Senate Republicans still on pointless quest to make Cruz apologize to McConnell

    04/08/2016 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/16 | DAN Calabrese
    "Ain't gonna happen." This one probably requires a bit of a memory refresher. Last July, Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and revealed publicly the sort of thing that traditionally U.S. senators keep to themselves: In a private meeting, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had looked Cruz in the face and lied to him about whether a sneaky back-room deal had been cut to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank. McConnell had insisted three times to Cruzs face, There is no deal, there is no deal, there is no deal. That was a lie. Hardly an earth-shaking development. McConnell lies all the...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • In Indiana, McConnell allies plot to stop another Cruz

    04/07/2016 1:28:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 7, 2016 | Manu Raju, Senior Political Reporter
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman is a member of the anti-leadership House Freedom Caucus, a conservative in the mold of Ted Cruz and a three-term Indiana congressman who voted against John Boehner as speaker. Now, he wants a promotion to the Senate -- and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies want to stop that. Privately, McConnell has made clear to his confidantes that he wants to bolster the candidacy of Stutzman's chief GOP rival, Rep. Todd Young, and push him over-the-top in the May 3 primary, according to sources familiar with the conversations. Publicly, McConnell's super PAC has made Indiana the...
  • Mitch McConnell: Dem nominees for Supreme Court are never moderate

    04/07/2016 11:04:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    As President Obama makes another pitch for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Americans not to fall for the medias characterization of Judge Garland as a moderate. Im sure hell repeatedly claim that his nominee is moderate, Mr. McConnell said of the president, who is holding an event for Judge Garland at the University of Chicago law school. Not that he means it. Its just a useful piece of spin thats been dutifully echoed across the expanse of the Left and in the media for years. The previous Supreme Court nominees of...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Joining immigration fight against Obama

    04/04/2016 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 9:13 PM EDT
    Forty-three Republican senators on Monday joined the legal challenge to President Barack Obamas actions on immigration, arguing that the president overstepped his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants. The White House has countered that Obama had no choice after comprehensive legislation that passed the Senate in 2013 stalled in the GOP-led House. The senators, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of United States v. Texas. A lawsuit from 26 states, led by Texas, challenges Obamas actions, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments later this month and possibly rule...
  • Mitch McConnells Attorney PAC Stand For Truth, Sending Money To Ted Cruz PAC Keep The Promise

    04/04/2016 5:28:51 AM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 4, 2016 | Sundance
    Truncated Title. Full Title: Mitch McConnells Attorney PAC Stand For Truth, Sending Money To Ted Cruz PAC Keep The Promise III The amount of money Washington DC is spending to attack Donald Trump and support Senator Ted Cruz is astounding. Theyre not even trying to hide the money flow much any more. We previously shared how Mitch McConnells attorney, Eric Lycan was heading a PAC called Stand For Truth. That PAC was spending money attacking Donald Trump and Supporting Ted Cruz in Jan/Feb, in Iowa and on National Radio Shows
  • Cruz's Exposure of Republican Leaderships Quiet Surrender

    03/24/2016 6:26:07 AM PDT · by Shery · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3.24.16 | Jen Kuznicki
    America needs a leader who will stand for what is right, even if hes the only one standing. The following is a summary of a particular fight between the Senate leadership and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, taken from Cruzs book, A Time For Truth. At a usually jocular Senate Republican lunch in February of 2014, Senators were turning purple and yelling at Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for refusing to go along with a scheme to raise the debt ceiling. Under Boehners leadership, 28 Republicans had joined with 193 Democrats to cut the legs out from under the 199...
  • Obama Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland has very liberal view of gun rights

    03/16/2016 9:03:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Dave Boyer
    The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, which plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garlands nomination, says the nominee has a very liberal view of gun rights. JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said in a blog post that Judge Merricks record on the bench since 1997 leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalias most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms. In 2007, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against the...
  • Trump breaks the ice with Congress

    03/15/2016 5:55:38 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/15/16 | Susan Ferrechio
    The icy relationship between Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress may be starting to thaw. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Tuesday discussed having positive phone conversations with Trump after weeks of refusing to even mention the business mogul by name. In both cases, Trump picked up the phone first. "Donald Trump called this morning and we had a good conversation," McConnell told reporters Tuesday. "I appreciated his call."
  • Three Big Republicans Helping Hillary

    03/14/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Three prominent Republican men are using their influence to help Hillary win in 2016, and they deserve our shaming. Far more traitors than these three foxes are hiding behind the wall of anonymity. But these three are particularly powerful and set the tone for others. “Listen, there are Republicans in Washington who are privately saying that [they would vote for Hillary]. Maybe some don’t publicly say it,” Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier told TheWrap last week. Strong and energetic conservative messages helped Republicans win big in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. Moderate flip-floppers helped the GOP lose...
  • Trump/Cruz Destroy Establishment, McConnell/Paul In Kentucky!!!

    03/06/2016 6:58:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    The combined votes of Donald J. Trump & Ted Cruz wipe out the Kentucky Republican Establishment losers, Mitch McConnell & Rand Paul in a landslide defeat. So much for these two turncoats & Mitt Romney the "The King of GOP Establishment losers". - Donald Trump - 36% - 82,493 votes - Ted Cruz - 32% - 72,503 votes - Totals - 68% - 154,996 votes
  • Establishment Republicans Are Furious With John Kasich (Hahahahahaha)

    03/02/2016 3:30:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 3/2/16 | Tarini Parti
    On Tuesday night as return after return came in and Marco Rubio failed to break through, many establishment Republicans grew angrier that John Kasich was still in the race. One of them was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has become increasingly frustrated with Kasich behind closed doors, three sources told BuzzFeed News. In the coming days, McConnell will be urged to more aggressively try behind the scenes to push Kasich out, sources say. One of McConnells closest allies, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, is still backing Kasich. McConnell has become frustrated with establishment Republicans inability to rally behind a...
  • Republicans rebuff Obama in meeting on SCOTUS nomination

    03/01/2016 12:00:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    There were no signs of a breakthrough as President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders pledging to block anyone he nominates to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) both sat down with the president in the Oval Office. They were adamant. They said no, were not going to do this at all, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said after the meeting. All we want them to do is to fulfill their constitutional duty, and at this stage, they are deciding not to do that, he added. Theyre going to...
  • Thunderdome: Gone Savage For Trump

    02/29/2016 6:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 29, 2016 | Ben Domenech
    The Trump phenomenon is neither a disease nor a symptom - he is instead the beta-test of a cure that the American people are trying out. On Face the Nation this Sunday, I attempted to explain the 2016 cycle in 40 seconds. Pull back from the close ups on Donald J. Trump's tweets, and the political realignment we are experiencing becomes obvious and impossible to ignore. The post-Cold War left-right politics of the nation have been breaking down in slow motion for two decades. They are now being replaced by a different type of inside-outside politics. Of course, as one...
  • For GOP elite, the stink of panic

    02/27/2016 6:53:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    jaybookman.blog.myajc.com ^ | 2/27/16 | Jay Bookman
    The Times piece also describes the intense pressure on Gov. John Kasich of Ohio to leave the race, and Kasichs equally intense refusal to do so. But perhaps the best gauge of the panic setting in comes from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the...
  • ( From Raw Story ) McConnell Says Republicans Will Drop Donald Trump Like A Hot Rock If He Wins GO

    02/27/2016 7:00:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 166 replies
    From Raw Story via rickey.org ^ | 2/27/16 | Rickey Yaneza
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assured Senate candidates running for reelection that they can run ads against Donald Trump even if he wins the GOP nomination for president. According to the New York Times, senators attending private lunches with the Majority Leader have been advised to take the position that Donald Trump will lose badly in the general election and should prepare themselves for a Hillary Clinton presidency.
  • Obama invites McConnell, Grassley to White House

    02/24/2016 11:33:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash President Obama is ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to at least talk about his plan to nominate someone to the Supreme Court to replace the late conservative justice Antonin Scalia. Obama has invited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to meet with him and Democratic leaders Thursday at the White House. So far, Republicans don't appear inclined to accept the invitation, which one GOP aide dismissed as "a photo op." A spokesman for McConnell confirmed that the White House is trying to set up a meeting. But...
  • McConnell, GOP Judiciary members: No hearings for Obama SCOTUS nominee

    02/24/2016 8:35:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Since the reporting of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, most Republicans have rallied around the pledge to hold no hearings or votes on any potential replacement nominated by Barack Obama. The media has tried to find cracks in the front for almost as long, and found a couple of them with Senators Mark Kirk and Susan Collins, both of whom face uncertain electoral prospects in purple-to-blue states. Yesterday, however, Mitch McConnell declared that the Senate Republican Caucus had reached a firm consensus that no hearings or votes would take place: “I can now confidently say the view shared...
  • McConnell: Not a 'snowball's chance in hell' I'll relent on SCOTUS

    02/24/2016 6:43:50 AM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/16 | Lauren French and John Bresnahan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn't "a snowball's chance in hell" that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected. The Kentucky Republican received a friendly reception from the board members of the House Freedom Caucus Tuesday evening. During a 45-minute meeting, the lawmakers expressed broad support for McConnell's position on the high court vacancy.
  • McConnell: "Senate Will Withhold Consent Of Any Obama SCOTUS Nominee"

    02/23/2016 11:56:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate will “withhold” consent of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The Republican leader said on the Senate floor the new president should choose the nominee who replaces Justice Antonin Scalia, who died February 13.
  • Conservatives: Court nominee must be stopped at all costs

    02/22/2016 9:11:13 AM PST · by xzins · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/16 | Alexander Bolton
    Conservative leaders are sending a blunt message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: The Supreme Court is more important than your majority. McConnell’s (R-Ky.) top priority since becoming majority leader last year has been to put his colleagues in a strong position to win reelection, in part by showing that Republicans can govern. But bottling up President Obama’s nominee to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia could bring the work of the chamber to a screeching halt if Democrats choose to retaliate. Conservatives say that’s the risk McConnell has to take. Taking action on a Supreme Court nominee —...
  • Harry Reid Says Obama Will Soon Replace Scalia

    02/22/2016 4:46:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/19/2016 | Staff
    According to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, his conversations with the president have led him to believe that Obama will nominate a Supreme Court justice soon. "We're going to have someone in the next few weeks," Reid said in an interview with MSNBC. "I think it will be a little over three weeks." Reid predicted that after all the talk coming from Senate Republicans, the GOP would eventually agree to a vote on confirmation. That would be a devastating, if unsurprising, betrayal; already, several Republicans - including Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley - have softened their tone on blocking an Obama...
  • Obama phones McConnell, Grassley about Supreme Court nominee

    02/19/2016 11:17:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    PastPresident Obama has begun to consult with key senators from both parties on nominating a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the White House said Friday. In the past 24 hours, Obama phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), press secretary Josh Earnest said. Both senators have said replacing Scalia should be left to the next president. Earnest described the calls as "entirely professional" and said Obama made clear "he is going to nominate someone." "He is committed to talking to Congress," the spokesman added. "He reiterated his firm...
  • US Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia

    02/13/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next US president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said in a statement.
  • Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?

    02/06/2016 1:14:48 PM PST · by Jane Long · 219 replies
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruz's Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and directing donations through a particularly high number of hard-to-trace companies, new documents reveal. Stand for Truth, Inc., an emerging player in the orbit of often clashing constellation of pro-Cruz super PACs, recently pledged to air more than $4 million in television ads to back Cruz in Iowa and South Carolina. Super PACs can accept unlimited contributions but are required to disclose their financial backers. The twist here is that Stand...
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Ryan calls for unity, less anger from his fractious GOP (trouble in RINOland)

    02/03/2016 10:32:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2016 11:07 AM EST | Alan Fram
    House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Republicans Wednesday to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not to be distracted by guns or other "hot-button" issues that President Barack Obama raises this election year. "We can't fall into the progressives' trap of acting like angry reactionaries," Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Heritage Action for America policy meeting. "The left would love nothing more than for a fragmented conservative movement to stand in a circular firing squad, so the progressives can win by default." ...
  • Obama, GOP leaders Ryan, McConnell to meet Tuesday

    01/29/2016 7:44:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2016 1:26 PM EST
    President Barack Obama plans to meet next week with the top two Republican leaders of Congress to hash out legislative priorities for this election year. It will be Obama's first formal face-to-face meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan since the Wisconsin Republican was elected to the leadership role late last year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will join Ryan at Tuesday's White House meeting. ...
  • Levin: Beck 'acting like a clown' [2010]

    01/27/2016 3:03:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/2010 | Andy Barr
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin is criticizing Glenn Beck's widely publicized CPAC speech this weekend attacking Republicans. (SNIP) But on his show Monday night, Levin called on Beck to "stop dividing us" and suggested he "stop acting like a clown." "What I see across the horizon today in my 40 years or so of conservative activism is unity like I've never seen before," the popular radio host and author said, which was first flagged by the blog Radio Equalizer. "It's unity not because of hate for [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell or [House Minority Leader John] Boehner or whatever. It's...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Attorney Heads Pro-Cruz, Anti-Trump Super PAC

    01/26/2016 8:38:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    The Concervative Treehouse ^ | January 26, 2016 | Sundance
    This is one of those ah-ha moments when several political variables seem to reconcile simultaneously. For those who doubted the Earlier Tripwire, here's the evidence. There is a Super-PAC called "Stand for Truth" registered out of Lexington Kentucky headed by a guy named Eric Lycan. .. Mr. Eric Lycan was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's lawyer during his re-election campaign against Matt Bevin. Lycan also has deep tentacles within the entire GOPe apparatus, including the Chamber of Commerce. You can confirm identity from the filing paperwork and the reported contact information which is the same as THIS LINK to the...
  • When it comes to contributions, Trump doesn't play in the big leagues [loyal to Boehner & McConnell]

    01/26/2016 12:50:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | August 7, 2015 | Viveca Novak
    "....That $100,000 gift from Trump to the Boehner-allied super PAC was twice as big as his next-biggest contributions. [Trump's] given $50,000 .. to Karl Rove's American Crossroads (2010) [and $50,000 to] the pro-Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (2013)..."
  • Mitch McConnell Ready To Give President Unlimited War Powers (Cleared for Senate Vote)

    01/25/2016 12:58:48 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | Jan 21 2016 | Michael McAuliff & Jennifer Bendery
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caught nearly everybody off guard late Wednesday by quietly clearing the path for new legislation to declare war on the self-described Islamic State -- an issue he'd signaled for months he had no interest in touching. McConnell introduced a sweeping authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, that would give the president new authority to take action against the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. It wouldn't put any limits on the duration, geography or use of U.S. ground combat troops in the war, or on the means by which...
  • Joe Biden Talks, Mitch McConnell Tees Up Authorization for Military Force Against ISIS…

    01/24/2016 10:05:19 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 24 2016 | by Sundance
    There’s no way these media reports are accidental or not directly connected. And none of this looks the least bit good against the larger dynamic of the Syrian crisis and President Stompy Feet’s prior position on ISIS.
  • In 2013 and 2014, Donald Trump Funded John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Against the Tea Party

    01/22/2016 9:09:51 PM PST · by TBP · 180 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 22, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    In 2013, the tea party rallied to Matt Bevin against Donald Trump. RedState and tea party groups around the country swung into action in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to get Matt Bevin through the primary against Mitch McConnell. We were completely out-funded by establishment interests and Washington lobbyists. It turns out, one of those establishment interests was Donald J. Trump. In 2013, Donald Trump gave $220,000.00 to organizations, many of them dedicated to stamping out the Tea Party. From Karl Rove’s American Crossroads to Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, Trump spread out money. Rove got $50,000.00 and McConnell got $60,000.00. Trump...
  • Trump on Cruz’s “rough temperament”: You can’t call your leaders liars on the Senate floor

    01/19/2016 1:34:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Golly, I thought populists liked it when Cruz did that. Now it turns out that type of insolence is a liability in a president. Frankly, that attitude sounds ... establishment-y. I guess it's time for the "Donald Trump scolding other people for incivility" act of this circus. Donald Trump bashed Ted Cruz's "temperament" and defended his presidential campaign's ground game during an appearance Tuesday at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum. "Ted has got a rough temperament, you can't call people liars on the Senate floor when they are your leaders. Not a good thing to do if you want to...
  • Trump goes ESTABLISHMENT AGAIN, takes swipe at Ted Cruz for calling McConnell a liar – [VIDEO]

    01/19/2016 11:44:43 AM PST · by Isara · 79 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    Donald Trump is increasingly attacking Ted Cruz from an establishment perspective, just like he did in December when he called Cruz a maniac for taking on McConnell and the Republican establishment. Well here he goes again, today saying Ted Cruz has a ‘rough temperament’ for calling McConnell a liar on the Senate floor and suggesting that’s not the right way to ‘curry favor’ to ‘get the positive votes’:Donald Trump on Ted Cruz temperament (Video)If The Donald is so interested in currying favor to get the positive votes, then there’s no telling what he will compromise to make that happen. We’ve...
  • Trump Gave $50k to McConnell to Defeat Tea Partier Bevin

    01/17/2016 11:50:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 161 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/17/2016 | Thomas
    Donald Trump has been trying to burnish his conservative credentials in his recent attacks on other Republican candidates. Despite his normal attacks on Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush, he has now taken to attacking Ted Cruz, calling him an "ultimate hypocrite" and implying that he is ineligible to run for the Presidency. Now it is revealed that Trump attacked current Kentucky Governor and former Senate candidate Matt Bevin. Before Bevin's victory last November he attempted to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Senate primary.
  • GOP: Plan to close Guantánamo 'illegal'

    01/15/2016 2:12:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Congressional Republicans are sending an early warning to the Defense Department that its plan to close Guantánamo Bay would break the law. "No matter how hard the President wishes it wasn't the case, transferring dozens of dangerous terrorists to any domestic location is illegal," Republican Sens. Cory Gardner (Colo.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and Tim Scott (S.C.) said Friday. "Moving the detainees to South Carolina, Kansas or Colorado will not lead to even the smallest change in the beliefs or propaganda of radical Islamic terrorists." They added that the President Obama's push to create a "Gitmo North" location within the United...
  • McConnell: No, Senate won’t pass resolution affirming Cruz’s eligibility like it did for McCain

    01/12/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from Sunday that I missed yesterday. If you’re going to stand on the Senate floor and call the majority leader a liar and a crony, I guess you shouldn’t be surprised when he won’t do you a favor.Although … this is sort of a favor to Cruz, isn’t it? Every time he gets to tell his fans that it’s McCain or McConnell who’s behind the attacks on eligibility rather than Trump, it makes it easier for populist voters to dismiss them out of hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the upper chamber won't issue a...
  • McConnell, Bevin say political changes on the horizon for Democrat-led House

    FRANKFORT - Two Kentucky Republicans who won lopsided victories over their Democratic opponents - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin - predicted Wednesday that the last southern legislative chamber in Democratic hands would soon come under GOP control. McConnell, who met with Bevin privately in the governor's Capitol office, called the political outcome "inevitable", and Bevin said Republicans would triumph in the upcoming election cycle. "It is a matter of time," Bevin said. "It's a function of when the House turns. It will happen in 2016. There's no question about that." ... "In my election where...
  • Rand Paul Goes After Ted Cruz: ‘I’ve Given 13-Hour Speeches Without Calling Anyone Names’

    01/03/2016 12:19:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2016 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, weekend editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's personality could be a hinderance to his campaign, fellow GOP presidential contender Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday. During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Paul criticized Cruz's handling of disagreements with leadership -- referencing the time Cruz called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a liar from the Senate floor. Paul said that unlike Cruz, he is able to keep his arguments with leadership to a professional level. "I've given 10-hour speeches, 13-hour speeches without calling anybody names, but talking about the history of our country, the importance of the Bill of Rights, the importance...
  • Obama goes around Congress, sets record for new rules in 2015

    12/30/2015 6:35:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The administration issued a record amount of heft in the federal rule book in 2015 as President Obama's team, carrying out his orders to work around Congress, pushed his expansive government agenda on environmental, labor and Wall Street policy. With one day to go, the administration added 81,611 pages to the Federal Register, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's count of the official record-keeping digest of federal agencies' rule-making. It's the highest total on record and the third time Mr. Obama has crossed the 80,000-page level during his presidency, the institute's Clyde Wayne Crews calculated. "This is the pen and...