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  • Ted Cruz Punches Back

    09/20/2013 3:37:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 140 replies
    NRO ^ | September 19,2013 | Robert Costa
    Even among Republicans, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is one of Washington’s most divisive figures. Activists love him, but leadership staffers and many of his colleagues can’t stand him — especially his latest effort to connect a government-spending bill with the defunding of Obamacare. After a Senate luncheon on Tuesday, several Republicans told me they’re tired of Cruz’s campaign, and one senator, after rolling his eyes, called it a “Passion play.” The internecine tensions spilled over to the House on Wednesday, when a group of Republicans knocked Cruz on Twitter for appearing to back down from the defunding fight. Speaker...
  • House Republicans pass test vote to defund Obamacare; shutdown edges closer

    09/20/2013 8:31:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 199 replies
    House Republicans survived a key test vote Thursday on their plan to keep the government running while trying to halt the health care law, defying a veto threat from President Obama and inching closer to a shutdown showdown with Senate Democrats. Top Republicans say their party’s strategy is unlikely to succeed and not worth shutting down the government, but some rank-and-file lawmakers said they have to draw a line now and use the leverage of the spending bill to end the president’s signature achievement.
  • House votes 230-189 to fund government, defund ObamaCare

    09/20/2013 8:31:22 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/20/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Friday passed legislation that defunds ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December. The legislation was approved on a party line 230-189 vote, with Rep. Scott Rigel (Va.) the only GOP no vote. Two Democrats voted for the measure, Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.). Passage of the bill sets up a showdown with the Senate, and moves the two sides closer to a possible government shutdown on Oct. 1. The ObamaCare language is expected to be stripped from the bill in the Senate, setting up a critical week of negotiations next week. House...
  • House passes spending bill to defund Obamacare

    09/20/2013 8:44:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Stephen Dina
    House Republicans passed their stopgap funding bill Friday to keep government open while terminating the new health care law, setting up a final showdown next week with Senate Democrats and President Obama who have firmly rejected that. The 230-189 vote, which split almost exclusively along party lines, is the precursor to the big action next week, when the Senate is expected to strip out the health care provisions and send the bill back to the House — where Republicans will have to decide whether they can accept it at that point. All sides are racing a Sept. 30 deadline, which...
  • Obamacare repeal debate begins in Congress

    01/16/2011 2:14:37 PM PST · by usalady · 2 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 16, 2011 | Martha
    The new dates for debate on Obamacare repeal were announced on January 14, 2011 by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. It was supposed to take place earlier in the January but rescheduled following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, at a constituent event in Tucson.
  • What Al Franken's Election Tells Us

    07/14/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    For those who claim that vote fraud isn't a problem, Al Franken's election to the Senate demonstrates not only that vote fraud exists but also that it can alter elections and indeed the laws of the country. Murderers, rapists, and robbers may not be the people we want providing the crucial votes that determine what America's laws should be.
  • Friedman: The country needs a Tea Party of the radical center (mushy moderates UNITE!)

    03/25/2010 12:02:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies · 567+ views
    NY Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2010, 12:25AM | THOMAS FRIEDMAN
    President Barack Obama's winning passage of national health care is both exhilarating and sobering. Covering so many uninsured Americans is a historic achievement. But the president had to postpone trips, buy off companies and cut every conceivable side deal to just barely make it happen, without a single Republican vote. If the Democrats now lose seats in the midterm elections, we're headed for even worse gridlock, even though we still have so much more nation-building for America to do — from education to energy to environment to innovation to tax policy. That is why I want my own Tea Party....
  • Recent Left Wing Threats of Violence (Let's Document Them)

    03/25/2010 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 61 replies · 1,247+ views
    03/25/10 | Reaganesque
    Let's document here the numerous death threats the Left has made against us and right-wing politicians. A few that come to my mind immediately: The movie "Death of a President" (2006) by British film makers Gabriel Range and Simon Finch Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush. Alec Baldwin's suggestion on the David Letterman show that Henry Hyde and his family should be dragged into the street and stoned to death. Nicholson Baker's " Checkpoint," a novella conversation between two people about the advisability of assassinating...