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  • McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

    10/17/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 43 replies
    WFPL Louisville ^ | October 16, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey
    A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a nearly $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.
  • Sen. Toomey Issues Statement On Obamacare & CR (Vote No to Reid, McConnell, Cornyn on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Bradford Today ^ | 9/27/13 | Bradford Today
    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has released the following statement on Obamacare and the House-passed continuing resolution (CR) currently under consideration in the Senate: -snip- “If Majority Leader Reid insists on granting himself the power to gut the House-passed bill with 51 votes, while preventing me and other Senators from even offering amendments with broad bipartisan support, I will vote against cloture on the bill.”
  • CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE

    09/26/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mike Flynn
    September 26, 2013 CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE Mike Flynn According to sources on the Hill, there is growing support among Senate Republicans to support Sens. Cruz and Lee's efforts to scuttle Sen. Harry Reid's attempt to reinstate ObamaCare funding in the House Continuing Resolution... According to Hill sources, over 20 GOP Senators are set to buck Leadership on Friday and reject this procedural game, by voting against cloture. By some accounts, up to 30 Senators could vote against GOP Leadership, which would represent an existential crisis within the caucus. McConnell and Cornyn have publicly put their...
  • Lee: GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare (Cloture vote Tonight or Friday!)

    09/26/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    KCSG ^ | 9/26/13 | KCSG
    Today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained that Senate Republicans have the votes to prevent Sen. Harry Reid from reinstating funding for Obamacare in the House continuing resolution if they will stay unified. Republicans only need 41 votes to block Reid from using procedural tricks to put Obamacare funding back in the bill. “House Republicans showed tremendous courage and unity in voting to fund government, avoid a shut down, and protect the American people from the harmful effects of Obamacare,” said Sen. Lee. “Senate Republicans have the ability to show that same courage by staying unified and together opposing cloture on...
  • Bill Bennett endorses Mitch McConnell's Senate re-election bid (Mitch a 'conservative stalwart'?)

    09/26/2013 6:00:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/13 | Seth McLaughlin
    President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of education endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid on Wednesday, saying he is “proud to wholeheartedly” back the Kentucky Republican and calling on conservatives around the country to support the veteran lawmaker. William J. Bennett, a Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and host of the nationally syndicated talk show “Morning in America,” said Mr. McConnell “is a conservative stalwart and we have fought alongside each other in many battles over the years.”
  • Matt Bevin Praises Ted Cruz, Slam Mitch McConnell on Defunding Obamacare Fight

    09/26/2013 5:48:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    wfpl.org ^ | 9/25/13 | Phillip Bailey
    A group of Tea Party and conservative activists rallied outside of Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s Louisville office, calling for the defunding of the president’s health care law. Joined by U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin, over a dozen demonstrators spoke in support of Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, who held a nearly 24-hour marathon talk on the Senate floor to oppose the Affordable Care Act. But McConnell disagreed with Cruz's tactic to block a federal spending bill that takes out funding Obamacare in order to keep Senate Democrats from amending the measure. Instead, McConnell supports having a majority vote to defund...
  • Meltdown! GOP bosses' phones unplugged

    09/25/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 9/29/13 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON — Following the epic, 21-hour speech by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, supporting the defunding of Obamacare, either voters made so many calls to establishment Republicans that their phone lines melted, or those GOP leaders took their phones off the hook. Even in this age of digital wizardry and limitless voicemail, callers could not get through at all to Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
  • The Ultimate Betrayal

    09/24/2013 6:20:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 9/24/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    This is an urgent update on the fight to stop funding Obamacare. Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) — the top two Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate — announced yesterday that they will support "cloture" on the government funding bill, giving Harry Reid and the Democrats a procedural green light to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes. Mitch McConnell and John CornynBreitbart News is reporting that McConnell and Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their effort to defund Obamacare. According to a...
  • RNC chairman backs Cruz in party-splitting Obamacare battle

    09/24/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruz’s anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday, possibly sending a message to senior GOP leaders who are criticizing Cruz’s tactics in defunding Obamacare. Cruz is speaking against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plans to hold a vote on a stopgap continuing budget resolution Wednesday, where Reid is expected to strip out language from the House version of the budget resolution that defunds Obamacare. Cruz doesn’t want the vote to happen until Obamacare is definitively defunded — without Reid’s expected changes. “In a fight between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz, I will stand with Ted...
  • McConnell shoves back

    09/24/2013 4:36:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/24/13 | Chris Stirewalt
    Despite facing a conservative challenger in his own primary race, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is defying demands from conservative members of his conference to try to block an emergency spending measure in a bid to defund President Obama’s 2010 health law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has set a key vote for Wednesday on the House passed-legislation that would avoid a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1, while simultaneously canceling funding for ObamaCare. Cruz is calling on his colleagues to block the House bill, even though he supports it as part of a procedural effort to tie...
  • Conservative group: Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn ‘turncoats'

    09/24/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    A conservative political action committee on Tuesday slammed two of the Senate’s top Republicans as “turncoats” who have “surrendered” on the health care fight. “Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn have surrendered to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the Democrats,” charged an email blast from the Senate Conservatives Fund. “More importantly, they have surrendered to Obamacare — the biggest job killer in America.” -snip- “We knew Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn weren’t with us when they voted to fund Obamacare earlier this year,” the email continued. “But then, under pressure from grassroots, they said they supported the effort to defund it....
  • Conservative group targets McConnell, Cornyn over Cruz filibuster

    09/24/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/24/13 | Alexis Levinson
    As legislators squabble over defunding Obamacare in a government funding bill, the top two Republican senators find themselves in the crosshairs, not of a Democratic group, but of a conservative group. Senate Conservatives Fund has declared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn “turncoats,” after both said they would not support a filibuster by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to prevent a vote on the House bill that funds the government while defunding Obamacare, a move Cruz hopes will prevent Democrats from amending the bill to fund the health-care law. On Tuesday, McConnell said he supported the...
  • Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)

    09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4,108 replies
    U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2
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  • Cruz: I Will Speak About Defunding Obamacare ‘Until I Am Unable To Stand’

    09/24/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    CBS ^ | September 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz began a filibuster Tuesday with the intent of defunding the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare. The Texas Republican noted while on the Senate floor, “I intend to speak about defunding ObamaCare until I am unable to stand.” Cruz additionally asserted that Democrats are not listening to their constituents in regards to the health care law, which is set to take effect Oct. 1. “I rise today in opposition to ObamaCare in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and 300 million Americans,” Cruz asserted. “It is time quite frankly to make...