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  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • Mark Levin Hammers Paul Ryan on Refugee Bill, While Politico Praises Ryan

    11/20/2015 11:48:11 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-20-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    When Congressman Paul Ryan said he'd run for House speaker, many conservatives were critical. The House Freedom Caucus members were among them. This band of conservative congressmen worried that Ryan would quickly prove to be yet another establishmentarian who'd act against the interests and views of his party's base. After meeting with the House Freedom Caucus and launching a PR campaign in which he promised to work with conservative colleagues, Ryan was eventually elected. Now, only a few weeks later, Ryan has already turned his back on them. The ultimate proof? Left-wing website Politico and "Beltway insiders" praise him for...
  • A New House Bill on Syrian Refugees Doesn’t Protect Americans

    11/19/2015 6:18:13 PM PST · by rmlew · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    The current proposal being considered in the House of Representatives in response to the president’s dangerous refugee plan — the American SAFE Act — fails to defend the interests of the American people. It is based on a flawed premise, as there is simply no way to vet Syrian refugees. Just over a month ago, officials from the Department of Homeland Security admitted before the Immigration Subcommittee that there is no database in Syria against which they can run a check. They have no way to enter Syria to verify the applicants’ personal information. And we know the region is...
  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • Laura Ingraham Hammers Paul Ryan On His Support For Islamic Migration

    11/19/2015 1:34:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/19/15 | Dan Riehl
    Radio-host Laura Ingraham is blasting newly installed House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “for buying into Barack Obama’s argument to reject sensible curbs to Muslim immigration.”Ryan is “using the language of a President who despises middle America and thinks the U.S. is a rotten, horrible, dark, country,” she said.“(T)he tactics Ryan is employing here – declaring falsely that his legislation will implement a so-called ‘pause’ to the refugee resettlement program – is a fig-leaf and is no different than the rhetoric he used during the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration expansion push,” she said. Ingraham was focused on Ryan’s effort to...
  • Obama: Let's Face It, These Republicans Are Practically ISIS Recruiters (Psychological Projection)

    11/18/2015 2:06:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Guy Benson
    During his APEC address tonight, President Obama had some tough words for Republicans refusing to take in Syrian refugees. Yesterday he said that not taking in refugees would violate America’s values, but today he got much, much tougher in going after them. He said the “fear and panic” only serves to make the situation worse if everyone’s basing their judgments on “hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.” ..."I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s coming out of here during the course of this debate,” [he said]. He wasn't finished: Obama...
  • Ryan plotting 'meaningless show vote' on refugees

    11/18/2015 12:30:32 PM PST · by detective · 78 replies
    WND ^ | 11/18/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is lining up a showdown vote for Thursday on President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States. But conservatives on Capitol Hill who want to see the refugee program halted are warning that Ryan's plan is nothing but a smokescreen designed to give lip-service while refusing to defund the program. Ryan likely has no intention of cutting off the flow of Muslim refugees into the U.S., nor does he plan to ensure Syria's persecuted Christian minority gets rescued from the clutches of ISIS, sources told WND.
  • Huckabee to Speaker Ryan: ‘Stop the Flow of Terrorists to America’ or else ‘Step Down’

    11/16/2015 12:50:32 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16, 2015 | lex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling on Congress to stop President Obama’s plan to bring more Syrian refugees to the U.S. in light of the recent terrorist attack in Paris by a member of ISIS who had embedded in the refugee program. “Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead if he will not act to stop the flow of terrorists to America,” Huckabee stated in a press release, in which he criticized President Obama’s recent comments following the massacre in Paris. President Obama’s wimpish and amateurish response to Islamic jihadists this...
  • New speaker must reclaim Article I

    11/10/2015 7:11:23 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 7 replies ^ | 11/9/15 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Shortly after he was sworn in as speaker of the House, Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., admitted to his colleagues: “The House is broken. We are not solving problems; we are adding to them. Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going.” Ryan continued, however, “I am not interested in laying blame” – or, for that matter, in accepting his share of it. If the House seems broken, it’s because of Congress’ consistent failure to exercise its legitimate powers. Our fundamental document, the Constitution, Article I, Section 1, begins: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall...
  • Paul Ryan: New House Speaker, Same Old GOP Favors for Wall Street

    11/08/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06 November 2015 | David Dayen
    It seems bizarre that financial policy would get decided in a bill to repair roads and bridges and mass transit, but that’s the whole point of the Christmas tree strategy: If a bill is deemed “must pass,” then adding ornaments to it comprises a good strategy for getting things into law that otherwise might not receive a vote. Ryan touted this process as a positive example of new leadership. In recent years, House bills written in secret sped to the floor without the ability for alterations. But on the highway bill, over 80 amendments got a vote on the House...
  • Once More With 'the Vision Thing'

    11/05/2015 7:49:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." (Proverbs 29:18, KJV)It was George H.W. Bush who reportedly dismissed an idea from a friend that he should spend time at Camp David thinking about what he might do should he become president. According to a January 26, 1987 article in Time magazine, Bush is said to have dismissed the suggestion with this line: "Oh, the vision thing."Now comes the new speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, who is not only embracing the "vision thing," but is accusing his fellow Republicans of not having any vision at all.Appearing last weekend on...
  • Shutdown coming? Paul Ryan won’t rule out rider to defund Planned Parenthood in next funding bill

    11/04/2015 7:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    The government runs out of money on December 11th and the most pro-abortion president in history has vowed not to sign any bills that make funding the government contingent upon defunding Planned Parenthood. Surely this is the moment for a Republican Speaker to crap away any leverage he might have by vowing to prevent a shutdown at all costs, right?Not this time. “This is the legislative branch and the power of the purse rests within the legislative branch and we fully expect that we’re going to exercise that power,” Ryan told reporters Tuesday morning.That statement marks a break with...
  • Paul Ryan: We Fully Expect to Exercise the Power of the Purse

    11/03/2015 6:50:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 3, 2015 | 11:38 AM EST | Susan Jones
    In the wake of the two-year budget deal the former House Speaker John Boehner negotiated with the Obama White House, Congress still needs to enact appropriations legislation to keep the government funded after the current continuing resolution expires on Dec. 11. When asked at a Tuesday press briefing whether the Republican House will put policy riders on that appropriations bill, newly House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Congress has the power of the purse and expects to use it. [] First up is a highway funding bill: "We're opening up the process," Ryan said, with "lots of amendments considered by...
  • Paul Ryan: We Can’t Trust Obama on Immigration

    11/02/2015 8:13:05 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 26 replies
    CNS Newa ^ | 11/01;2015 | Staff
    “You told me you were in favor of an eventual path to citizenship,” Todd said, according to NBC’s transcript of the program. “Well, legal status is what I was talking about,” said Ryan.
  • Ryan on MTP: No immigration reform while Obama’s in office

    11/02/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Speaks slowly so Chuck Todd can understand It’s not easy making a worthwhile point when you go on Meet the Press, because you have to answer questions from Chuck Todd, who never asks you about anything worthwhile. But Speaker Paul Ryan did a pretty good job regardless in his appearance yesterday. Conservatives opposed to Ryan because immigration is their number one issue and they think Ryan is a pro-amnesty sellout will be pleased to know - I think, you never know with them - that Ryan vowed there will be no comprehensive immigration reform taken up by the House as...
  • Paul Ryan doubtful about defunding Planned Parenthood

    11/01/2015 12:41:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Bash asked, "Will you defund Planned Parenthood?" "This is what I mean when I say being an effective opposition party. I think being an effective opposition party means being honest with people upfront about what it is we can and cannot achieve," he said. "But we also have to push issues where we can push issues, we have to speak truth to power," he added. "We have a president that isn't willing to listen, that isn't going to sign lots of our bills into law, we have a Senate that has a very difficult process when it comes to actually...
  • Paul Ryan on speakership: "I'm redesigning this job"

    11/01/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    CBS -- Face the Nation ^ | 11-1-15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he's "redesigning" his leadership job. "I'm redesigning this job. I don't think it can work going forward like it's worked in the past. I can't pick up where John (Boehner) left off. It has to be done differently," Ryan said, referring to Rep. John Boehner's, R-Ohio, recently ended tenure as speaker. The House elected Ryan as speaker last Thursday and Boehner resigned from his leadership post and congressional seat. Ryan told host John Dickerson that he wasn't elected "dictator of the House" and...
  • Interview with Pete Hoekstra on Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and more

    10/31/2015 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 31, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with Congressman Hoekstra begins at 25 minutes into program. Hoekstra discusses Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and how the United States has totally alienated its former allies with Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...

    10/30/2015 4:02:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/2015 | Self
    I wanted to post this so everyone who wanted to could see just how bad things are in the Republican Party and in Washington . As Representative Thomas Massie said last week only five were willing to oppose Boehner on January 6th and yesterday only he and eight others were willing to oppose Paul Ryan. The nine voted for Daniel Webster of Florida, who actually told his supporters not to vote for him and Webster ended up supporting Ryan. More proof of the phony baloney nature of the "House Freedom Caucus". The nine are: Thomas Massie-Kentucky Dave Brat-Virginia Louie Gohmert-Texas...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Senate majority leader, others also targeted in John Doe

    10/29/2015 5:04:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Wat ^ | 10-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — This week the Wall Street Journal revealed just how expansive Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation was, targeting not only Badger State conservatives but national political figures such as Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich. Now Wisconsin Watchdog has learned the unconstitutional probe also went after state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and other Wisconsin conservative leaders who may not be aware that they, too, were targets of a widespread spying operation. The information comes from the same sealed court documents referenced in the Wall Street Journal editorial board piece published Tuesday. Sources have shared with Wisconsin Watchdog the...
  • Tom DeLay: Paul Ryan Is ‘Another Boehner’

    10/29/2015 1:18:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/15 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) took aim at Speaker-Elect Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for not signaling he will do more to overturn what he deemed to be a backroom budget deal. DeLay pointed out how two-thirds of the House GOP voted against it and that from here on out, Ryan needs to lay down a marker showing he’s willing to lead Republicans in the right direction. “He talks a good game but he’s already started in his action of maybe being another Boehner,” DeLay said. “I...
  • Paul Ryan Is Elected House Speaker, Hoping to Manage Chaos

    10/29/2015 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 29, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin was elected the 62nd speaker of the House on Thursday, taking the gavel that he never sought to wield from John A. Boehner, who relinquished it under fire. But the personal jubilance and high expectations felt by Mr. Boehner, who was elected in a sweeping Republican takeover of the House in 2011, have been replaced with a grim recognition that Mr. Ryan's ascent stems not from electoral victory but rather the chaos in the ranks of his party's sizable majority. Mr. Ryan received 236 votes, a comfortable margin that included several of the hardline...
  • Paul Ryan will officially become Speaker today

    10/29/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Defeats Daniel Webster 200-43 to earn GOP nod I’m still trying to understand the issue a lot of you have with Paul Ryan, who articulates conservative economic ideas about as well as any member of Congress I’ve ever seen or heard. But I think it comes down to two things: You think he’s an “amnesty shill” and you think he “never met a bailout he didn’t like.” Does that about sum it up? Perhaps a third issue is that you didn’t like the budget compromise he negotiated with Patty Murray in 2013 when Democrats still ruled the Senate. And maybe...

    10/29/2015 4:41:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    Vanity By Nextrush | 10/29/2015
    The shim sham flim flam drama unfolded in recent weeks in Washington has been something to behold. We're told that a brave group of House members called the "House Freedom Caucus" forced John Boehner to leave and that this "Freedom Caucus" endorsed Daniel Webster of Florida. But then Paul Ryan came around and most of them 'saw the light' and came out supporting Ryan. But in spite of the "Freedom Caucus" claim they 'got rid of Boehner' Boehner is still around handing Barack Obama everything he wants in a new 'budget deal'. A deal that keeps on spending more and...
  • Lindsey Graham Explains Why He’s Still In The Race

    10/28/2015 6:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior Editor
    BOULDER, Colo.– Lindsey Graham 45% may register as little more than a blip in the presidential polls, but he doesn’t sound like a man — or candidate — dejected. On Tuesday night before the third Republican presidential debate, the South Carolina senator participated in an interview with Dana Bash as part of CNN’s “Politics on Tap” series, where he elicited a bundle of laughs from an audience of college Republicans and journalists at a local bar. As he left the event, he spoke with The Daily Caller about the state of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, the Middle East and...
  • House Freedom Caucus will oppose the budget deal

    10/28/2015 10:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We found out earlier this morning that Paul Ryan has changed his mind and will reluctantly support the upcoming budget deal even though “the process stinks.” Rand Paul wants nothing to do with it and wants to filibuster it in the Senate. But will it even get that far? We found out from the House Freedom Caucus earlier today that they will be opposing the scheme for a variety of reasons. Washington, DC – The House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement related to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, H.R. 1314:“The latest budget deal continues the sad pattern...
  • As Speaker, Paul Ryan Can Finally Get Tax Overhaul Done

    10/28/2015 2:12:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-15 | Mark Bloomfield
    Washingtonians agree almost universally on two political phenomena: The House Republican conference is ungovernable, and tax reform is dead That was yesterday. In a matter of days we will have Speaker Paul Ryan, whose track record shows a man that may make the impossible happen. This is based on three key assets. 1. Passion. With a vice presidential candidacy already under his belt, Rep. Paul Ryan declined to run for president in 2016 to devote all of his energy as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to his long-time true passion tax reform. His passion derives from...
  • Paul Ryans Gun Control Support Throws Another Obstacle On Path To Speakership

    10/28/2015 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% (R-WI) 2014 gun control vote could present another obstacle to this path to the Speakership of the House. It is certainly one more aspect of Ryans past that caused Gun Owners of America to warn that a Ryan Speakership would simply be Boehner on Steroids. Ryans 2014 gun control vote came amid the emotional outpouring that followed Elliot Rodgers May 23, 2014, Santa Barbara attack. Although Rodger passed a background check, registered his guns with the stateas is required in Californiaand only used ammunition magazines of 10 round or less, Ryan voted for Representative...

    10/28/2015 1:35:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 28,2015 | PAM KEY
    117 Wednesday, presumptive Speaker of the House Congressman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% vowed things will be different under his leadership. Ryan said, This begins a new day in the House of Representatives. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)37% served with humility and distinction and we owe him a debt of gratitude. But tomorrow we are turning the page. We are not going to have a House that looked like it looks the last few years. We are going to move forward. We are going to unify. Our party has lost its vision and we are going to replace it with a vision....
  • Republicans Elect Paul Ryan As Nominee For House Speaker

    10/28/2015 12:37:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Republicans nominated Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House on Wednesday. The Republican conference selected Ryan over Florida Rep. Daniel Webster during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Ryan wont officially be elected speaker, as expected now, until the entire body of Republicans and Democrats gather for a public floor vote Thursday. Ryans path to speaker-in-waiting has been messy, to say the least. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner , facing the prospect of a revolt from conservatives, surprised the political world last month by announcing his resignation from the GOP leadership and from Congress.
  • PBS Documentary: House Freedom Caucus Founder Key to Paul Ryan, Luis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/28/2015 3:54:58 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 26, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) into the most powerful position in Congress. The two-hour long presentation reveals that the House Freedom Caucus founding members have been among the most ardent boosters in Congress of Ryans career and his closest allies in trying to implement Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)s 2013 amnesty plan. It is this fact that explains how the group labeled by the media as anti-establishment foes is now the group responsible for placing the establishments favorite politician at the doorstep of...
  • Gowdy to nominate Ryan for Speaker: report

    10/27/2015 9:48:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) plans on nominating Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the next Speaker of the House, a new report says. Gowdy will speak on behalf of Ryan to the House GOP conference Wednesday, according to CNN. Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) are also delivering speeches backing Ryan. Ryan will be the heavy favorite when the House GOP votes Wednesday on a nominee for Speaker. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) remains Ryan's on competition. Wednesdays winner will face a vote of approval from the full House chamber Thursday. The victor will replace Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) following...
  • Paul Ryan: A Poor Choice for Speaker

    10/27/2015 7:45:15 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Contrary to Republican establishment propaganda, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is not reliably conservative. He has strayed so far from the conservative mainstream that his recent voting record alone ought to instantly disqualify him from consideration as the next speaker of the House. He is the wrong man at the wrong time. If Ryan ends up wielding the speaker's gavel, the low-intensity civil war bubbling in the Grand Old Party may quickly go nuclear. And the fact that Ryan wants to make veteran Beltway lobbyist David Hoppe his chief of staff in the speaker's office should concern conservatives. Ryan describes his...
  • Paul Ryan Pledges: No Immigration Reform under Obama

    10/27/2015 7:33:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2015 | Elaina Plott
    Paul Ryan has signed off on a letter promising restless members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) that he wont bring immigration-reform legislation to the House floor while President Obama remains in office. The letter, obtained exclusively by National Review, formalizes pledges that Ryan made last week in a closed-door meeting with select members of the HFC who were skeptical of his promise to maintain an open and inclusive relationship with the caucus. Specifically, it extracts Ryans word that he will not bring up comprehensive immigration reform so long as Barack Obama is president and, as speaker, Ryan will not...
  • Cold Anger Mark Levin Explains Why Conservatives Dont Trust The GOPe Globalists

    10/27/2015 5:03:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 26 2015 | Sundance
    Must Listen.. With control of the House and Senate did Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker John Boehner use the same level of severity expressed by Harry Reid to put a repeal bill on the desk of Obama for veto? Simply, NO. Why not? If for nothing but to accept and follow the will of the people. Despite the probability of an Obama veto, this was not a matter of option. While the method might have been “symbolic”, due to the almost guaranteed veto, it would have stood as a promise fulfilled. We are not blind to the maneuverings...

    10/27/2015 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    10/27/2015 | Self
    "There were only five of us actually who supported the motion to vacate the Speaker (on January 6th this year). And then, this is most important, Glenn, on October 29th, there will be a vote in front of C-SPAN and God and country, where every member of Congress has to stand up and say who they're voting for, for Speaker. Pay attention" Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) interviewed on "The Glenn Beck Show" Thursday October 22, 2015 A lot of rank and file Republicans got to look good on the Export-Import Bank vote yesterday and will be able to look good...
  • White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Budget Deal

    10/27/2015 12:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2015 | Frank Thorp V and Alex Moe
    Congressional leaders have reached a breakthrough tentative budget deal with the White House that would set government funding levels for the next two years and extend the nation's debt limit through 2017, avoiding routine talks of a government shutdown. The 144-page bipartisan funding bill, labeled a 'discussion draft,' was posted online just before midnight setting up a potential vote in the House as early as Wednesday. If approved, the agreement would be a milestone after years of gridlock and annual threats of government shutdowns......
  • Paul Ryan Promises Freedom Caucus Hell Reduce Crackdown on Dissenters

    10/26/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Fresh off a week of intrigue that saw him emerge all-but-assured of succeeding Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan met with the House Tea Party Caucus on Friday morning. His message, according to the caucuss chairman, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp? The culture of intimidation is over. Ryans comments to the Tea Party caucus built on remarks he made during a private meeting with the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday. In the aftermath of that meeting, discussion of changes to a motion that lets rank-and file members attempt to depose the speaker a key, unresolved sticking point between Ryan and the...
  • PBS: House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Louis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/26/2015 10:35:06 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2015 | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58%into the most powerful position in Congress. As Speaker of the House, Ryan will have unilateral control over many aspects of the congressional agenda, including passage of Obamatrade in the lame duck session and amnesty legislation in 2017. The two-hour long presentation reveals that the House Freedom Caucus founding members have been among the most ardent boosters in Congress of Ryans career and his closest allies in trying to implement Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%s 2013 amnesty plan. It...
  • Lawmakers want answers on GAB director Kevin Kennedys IRS conversations

    10/26/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-26-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 271 of 269 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The authors of a bill reforming Wisconsins controversial John Doe law want answers from state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy about his conversations with the Internal Revenue Service regarding a now-dead, political John Doe probe. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, are particularly interested in an email from former GAB staff counsel Shane Falk to Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles. In the Feb. 28, 2013, communication, Falk tells Robles: As you may know, things are really heating...
  • House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Luis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    10/26/2015 7:04:14 AM PDT · by libbylu · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Julia Hahn
    A new PBS documentary has exposed the motivating factors behind House Freedom Caucus members decision to propel donor-class favorite Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% into the most powerful position in Congress. As Speaker of the House, Ryan will have unilateral control over many aspects of the congressional agenda, including passage of Obamatrade in the lame duck session and amnesty legislation in 2017.
  • Deal With It We Conservatives Are Here To Stay

    10/26/2015 5:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Now is when the adults in the room are supposed to rise from their rocking chairs and send us uppity conservatives to our room without our supper. But instead, were going to stay right here and have another cheeseburger. And another beer. And theres nothing you Chamber of Commerce-kissing, Obama-submitting moderates can do about it. When Paul Ryan was drafted for Speaker, who held the real power in that dynamic? Not Ryan he knew he couldnt say No because he would catch the blame if everything went to hell. No, the guys with the real power were the dreaded...
  • Paul Ryan taps lobbyist David Hoppe for top job

    10/25/2015 7:27:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2015 | Robert Costa
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has selected David Hoppe, a former adviser to Republican congressional leaders and a longtime Washington lobbyist, to serve as his chief of staff, should Ryan be elected House speaker this week, as is widely expected. The hiring was finalized after Hoppe and Ryan, both Wisconsin natives and proteges of the late New York congressman Jack Kemp, had conversations about Ryans desire to staff the speakers office with seasoned aides who are also deeply familiar with conservatism, according to people briefed on the talks.
  • Paul Ryans Selection as Speaker Represents All Thats Wrong with the GOP

    10/24/2015 11:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2015 | by MARK KRIKORIAN
    Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the partys poobahs and panjandrums still havent learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways and Means worked. Ryan as the de facto leader of the GOP does not, for three reasons: GOP to its own voters: Drop dead. Eric Cantor lost his primary last year because he was out of step with Republican voters on immigration. Speaker-designate Kevin McCarthy was forced to pass on the big chair because he was out of step with Republican voters...
  • Et Tu Brute Behind The Scenes Pressure Upon The House Freedom Caucus

    10/23/2015 6:50:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Louie Gohmert tells of the backroom deals and pressure: (VIDEO LINK)
  • Gohmert: Newt Gingrich And Jim Demint Pressured House Freedom Caucus To Back Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/23/2015 6:59:14 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 105 replies
    One America News ^ | Oct 23 2015 | Matt Schuck
    Congressman Paul Ryan has received enough support from the House Freedom Caucus to secure his nomination for Speaker of the House, and he may have gained some of the support from conservative efforts going on behind-the-scenes. The House Freedom Caucus, a small but fierce group of conservatives, succeeded in their efforts to oust John Boehner from Speaker of the House, but scrambled to find a nominee for Speaker that would satisfy their list of demands and rule changes to the Republican Conference. The group initially endorsed Florida Representative Daniel Webster; however, a closed-door meeting pushed them into supporting Congressman Paul...

    10/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    10/23/2015 | Self
    "Washington is a script. Things do not happen spontaneously. We are made to think they are...I think that all of this was already arranged and agreed to before you and I heard a word of it..." That's Rush Limbaugh's description on his show yesterday about the show now playing out in Washington DC with the anointing of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. The supporters of Paul Ryan have their marching orders and their talking points for all us 'infidels' and 'non-believers' out there. "Who do you want instead?" they chime in. I have an answer for them. Its...
  • Gohmert Sticks To His Word And Supports Webster for Speaker of the House

    10/22/2015 6:06:31 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Office of Congressman Louie Gohmert ^ | October 22, 2015 | Congressman Louie Gohmert
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the news that the majority of the Texas Republican Delegation endorsed Chairman Paul Ryan for Speaker: Since the beginning of this contested race for Speaker of the House, it has been my pledge to support Congressman Daniel Webster. Dan is the only person I am aware of who has ever been a Speaker anywhere and decentralized power to get it back in the hands of its members. Speaker Boehner is no longer going to be Speaker because he was too powerful, and I simply cannot vote for a candidate who...
  • Paul Ryan Officially Running for Speaker

    10/22/2015 4:53:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Paul Ryan announced Thursday that he is officially running for speaker of the House, and he is likely to be elected next week. "I never thought I'd be speaker," Ryan said in a statement. "But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve -- I would go all in. After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team. And I am ready and eager to be our speaker."