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  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/20/2015 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17APR2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO: “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday...
  • McConnell: Comparing climate skeptics to slaveholders a ‘depressing new low’

    04/20/2015 4:33:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2015 | Devin Henry
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on Monday described an editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader equating those opposed to climate protections to slaveholders as a “depressing new low.” In an editorial last week, the Lexington Herald-Leader wrote that McConnell and others opposed to stricter environmental rules “will be regarded one day in the same way we think of 19th-century apologists for human slavery.” “How could economic interests bind them to the immortality of their position?” the paper asked then. The editorial said McConnell should listen to public opinion and drop his opposition to President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction plans. “The...
  • Climate change group praises Jeb Bush for 'leadership'

    04/19/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 25 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush on Friday in New Hampshire called for the U.S. "to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions.” The remarks at a "Politics & Eggs" event brought praise from billionaire Tom Steyer's group NextGen Climate, which has spent millions in recent elections blasting Republicans on climate change. "Jeb Bush demonstrated leadership today on the issue of climate change—distancing himself from the other Republican presidential hopefuls and demonstrating why climate change doesn’t have to be a partisan issue," the group said in an email to reporters. "Today in New Hampshire, Bush expressed...
  • Jeb Bush: Is he 2016's Mitt Romney?

    04/19/2015 4:17:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/19/15 | Mark Sappenfield
    In 2012, Mitt Romney was the out-of-touch establishment Republican who sparked a right-wing primary backlash. A New Hampshire GOP event this weekend suggests the storyline could play out again with Jeb Bush. In New Hampshire this weekend, there was already the scent of it. Perhaps not overpowering yet, but unmistakable and very familiar. "I'm sick and tired of mushy, wishy-washy conservatives," one attendee of a Republican gathering for potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire told The Boston Herald. For good measure, she also made Saturday's headlines by suggesting that the still-awfully-far-away Republican presidential primary season would be a "coronation" because...
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Seattle on Monday

    04/19/2015 4:23:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    KING TV ^ | 4/19/15 | KING TV
    He's not officially a presidential candidate, but Jeb Bush seems to be raising money like one. The former Florida Governor will be in Seattle on Monday for a round table discussion. If you want to attend, you'll need to pay $12,500 or $25,000 per couple.
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • AWOL in the Fight for Marriage

    04/18/2015 6:32:20 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies
    http://www.americanclarion.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    As Cliff Kincaid noted in a recent column, Only six of 54 Republican members of the Senate signed a pro-traditional marriage legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that was submitted on Friday. USA Today noted, “By contrast, 44 Democratic senators and 167 Democratic House members filed a brief last month urging the court to approve same-sex marriage. The brief included the full House and Senate [Democratic] leadership teams.” Who were these six Republicans who were actually willing to stand up for the documented Republican value of marriage? ◾Senator Ted Cruz of Texas ◾Senator Steve Daines of Montana ◾Senator James...
  • Jeb Bush is Loretta Lynch’s unlikely ally

    04/18/2015 10:53:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Marisa Schultz
    Loretta Lynch has found an unlikely ally — Jeb Bush. The Brooklyn US attorney, whose attorney general nomination has been stalled for months in the Republican-controlled Senate, is getting a helping hand from the former Florida governor and probable GOP presidential candidate. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said while campaigning in New Hampshire Thursday.
  • Joe Scarborough Opens GOP Leadership Summit Day 2 with Series of Awkward Jokes

    04/18/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    The second day of the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit kicked off Saturday morning with a speech from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman. As you might expect, the reception was lukewarm at first — especially when he tried to land a series of fratboy-ish jokes — but became much warmer when he talked actual policy and tried to stir the crowd into rallying around conservative principles for the 2016 election. But let’s run through his awkward jokes: Scarborough approached the stage to noticeably tepid applause (though, to be fair, this was the first...
  • Obama: Nuke Deal With Ayatollah is ‘Political Agreement’ Not ‘Formal Treaty'

    04/18/2015 9:52:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/18/15
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the deal he and the leaders of five other major powers are trying to cut with the Iranian regime headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is a “political agreement” and “not a formal treaty.”As such, he said, Congress should not ordinarily have authority to sign off on this kind of deal.Obama made the statement when discussing legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would give Congress 60 days to review an Iran nuclear deal made by the administration. During that 60 days,...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Republicans to Cave to Obama Executive Amnesty, Approve Loretta Lynch!

    04/16/2015 9:45:02 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon his pre-election promise to fight President Obama’s executive amnesty by holding a vote to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “I think that presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said in New Hampshire at an event with about 95 voters and “a horde of media,” according to Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General,” Bush said, echoing a talking point that...
  • Boehner boots rebels

    04/14/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 14, 2015 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Three months after they voted against John Boehner's third term as speaker, two Republicans have been removed from a key committee in retaliation for their dissent. The House Rules Committee announced on Tuesday that they have filled two positions temporarily vacated by Reps. Richard Nugent and Daniel Webster, who were taken off the panel after they joined 24 conservative Republicans in voting against Boehner in January. Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., will fill the positions, meaning that Webster and Nugent have been permanently ousted. The two lawmakers served on the Rules Committee in the 113th Congress, but...
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 194 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements. Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired...
  • Understanding Carly Fiorina - [The Real Carly Fiorina 04/10/2010]

    04/10/2015 8:06:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    RedState ^ | September 7th, 2010 at 12:17 PM | Erick Erickson
    We endorsed Chuck DeVore in the GOP California Senate primary over Carly Fiorina. We did so because of DeVore’s proven record of staunch conservatism — which he continues fighting for now, having just helped kill a California open-carry ban — but also because we didn’t really trust or know anything about Fiorina. Carly’s conservative record was thin to nonexistent, and there were many troubling signs that she held liberal views. From her praise of Jesse Jackson, to her playing the race and gender cards against DeVore, to her support for the Wall Street bailouts, to her qualified support for the...
  • Nevada Assemblyman Lynn Stewart holds Convention of States resolution hostage

    04/08/2015 11:13:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | 4/8/15 | Mark Meckler
    As patriots on the front line for liberty, we need you to call out bad legislative behavior and poor leadership. A single Assemblyman in Nevada is holding the Convention of States resolution hostage. Believe it or not, the Constitution of Nevada actually requires Article V legislation like ours to be proposed and approved, yet because of his fear, Assemblyman Lynn Stewart is single-handedly stopping COS. The public support for Convention of States in Nevada is overwhelming. Support is running three to one on the Nevada Legislature’s website. Yet today, one Assemblyman stands in the way; Assemblyman Lynn Stewart. Here’s how...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Rand Paul Announcement Speech Was ‘Very Nearly Flawless’ (McCain's Steve Schmidt)

    04/07/2015 1:36:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Republican strategist and MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt gave Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential run announcement speech a rave review, calling it “nearly flawless” and “incredibly sophisticated.” SCHMIDT: Look, I think this speech was very nearly flawless. It was a superb announcement speech for a president. You saw somebody who attached optimism to conservatism and saw someone articulate a big tent Republican message. When you look at these fiscal issues, including symbolically the foreign aid issues to countries like Pakistan… I think all of the issues he talked about have tremendous resonance in these early states. And let’s not...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund targets McCain

    04/07/2015 12:44:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) has launched an effort to defeat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), bashing him for failing to uphold the principles of a “true conservative” just hours after he announced his intention to run for reelection. “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.” Cuccinelli’s email links...
  • North Dakota governor issues memo barring gay discrimination

    04/06/2015 5:35:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2015 6:46 PM EDT | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican governor sent a memo to 17 government departments on Monday saying discrimination against anyone is unacceptable, just two hours before every Democrat in the Legislature delivered a letter calling on him to go further and issue an executive order prohibiting bias against gays and lesbians. Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s chief of staff sent the letter to all agency directors appointed by the governor. “This administration expects all cabinet agencies to hire employees and to maintain agency staff based on ability and performance,” Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger wrote. “Ours remains a policy of non-discrimination, including no discrimination based...
  • Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?

    04/03/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4-3-15 | TitansAFC
    Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?
  • Professor: Indiana RFRA ‘Fix’ Could Send Christians to Jail

    04/02/2015 11:01:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/02/2015 | Austin Ruse
    The greatly anticipated “fix” to the Indiana religious freedom law has been released by the Indiana legislative committee, and it is far worse than conservatives feared. According to law professor Mark Rienzi, the new fix will allow the state to prosecute Christians criminally for denying gay weddings their professional affirmation.Rienzi, of the Becket Fund and Catholic University School of Law and who was lead attorney in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case that upheld a claim under the federal religious freedom law, said this would “criminalize religious objectors.”
  • (Sen Mark) Kirk Statement on Indiana's Discrimination Law

    04/01/2015 5:44:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Mark Kirk ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement on the discriminatory law recently enacted in Indiana: “I strongly oppose what Governor Pence did. We should not enshrine bigotry under the cover of religion. It’s not just bad practice – it’s un-American.”
  • Congressman Faces Backlash over Cruz Comments satire

    04/01/2015 9:51:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    After calling newly announced GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz a “big mouth” and a “failure,” Rep Peter King (R-NY) was shocked to receive feedback in-kind from Cruz supporters. “People have been phoning my office belittling my accomplishments and asserting that I am all talk,” King complained. “This is disrespectful. No member of Government should have to put up with such abuse.” King rebutted assertions that his inelegant way of expressing his disagreement with Sen. Cruz may have invited equally inelegant retorts. “I am a member of Congress, the Constitution explicitly protects my right to speak on any matter without...
  • Indianapolis Mayor (GOP) Orders City Employees to Ignore Religious Freedom Restoration Act [ed]

    03/31/2015 6:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 30, 2015 | Taylor Wofford
    Greg Ballard, the Republican mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana's largest city, has come out against a controversial religious freedom act signed into law last week by the state’s Republican governor, the Indianapolis Star reports. In a press conference Monday, Ballard announced that he had issued an executive order that "no vendor, contractor, grant recipient or anyone receiving public funds or benefits of any kind shall discriminate on the basis of...sexual orientation [or] gender identity."
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...
  • Walker Makes His Pitch to Harris County Republicans

    03/28/2015 9:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    HOUSTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his presidential pitch in Texas on Saturday night, touting his fighting spirit and Midwestern thriftiness before a crowd of Harris County Republicans who will have no shortage of choices in 2016. Walker, who has emerged as an early frontrunner for the GOP's nomination, cited his experience battling labor unions and saving taxpayers' money in Wisconsin as a template for a nation he said is on a worrisome path under President Barack Obama. "There's no doubt with the right leadership in Washington, we can transform America just like we transformed the states, and we're...
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...
  • Romney's former campaign manager on leading fight for 2016

    03/22/2015 1:31:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Fox News Sunday - Power Player ^ | March 22, 2015 | Fox News Sunday
    Matt Rhoades has made a name for himself in the Republican ranks, serving as Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign before that. As the race for the White House heats up, Chris sits down with Rhoades to discuss his latest venture, heading up the conservative opposition research group "America Rising," as our Power Player of the Week.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley on 2016: A fan of Bush, other governors

    03/25/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Philip Rucker
    Back in 2010, when the governor of South Carolina was merely "Nikki Who?," running behind in a four-person Republican primary with her top supporter mired in scandal, Jeb Bush gave her some advice. (SNIP) In January, she said, Romney called her to tell her he was thinking about a run in 2016 as well. But before they could schedule a meeting to discuss it further, he announced he would not run. "I’m still heartbroken that he didn’t win last time," Haley said. "Having said that, it’s a new year, it’s a new day, it’s a new time. We’ve gone through...
  • RINO “war room” is pathetic, even by GOP establishment standards

    03/25/2015 3:05:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Mar. 22, 2015
    Matt Rhoades’ vaunted oppo research team was featured on this week’s on Fox News Sunday… (SNIP) To recap, this is fmr. Romney campaign manager and crony capitalist Matt Rhoades… (SNIP) LMFAO @ “And this is the presidential research team…” Literally watching YouTube all day… I know what you’re thinking: "They don’t even look like they’re trying! Matt Rhoades raises millions of dollars! That office looks like it costs twenty grand, tops! What happened to the rest of the money!?" (SNIP) Matt Rhoades and Karl Rove swindle naive, low-information Republicans out of hundreds of millions of dollars under the guise of...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:47:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2015 - 12:40 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protesters while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships’ failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renée Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • SCOTT WALKER’S TEAM PICKS UP A TOP ROMNEY STAFFER

    03/25/2015 12:05:49 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/2015 | Breitbart. News
    The Republican governor’s political action committee has tapped Matt Hall to serve as director of operations. Hall held a similar position for 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
  • JEB BUSH ADVISER SLAMS NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AT LEFT-WING J STREET GALA

    03/24/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians....
  • Rep. Peter King Threatens to Jump Off a Bridge if Cruz Gets GOP Nomination

    03/23/2015 4:15:33 PM PDT · by don-o · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 201, 5 | Matt Wilstein
    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room Monday afternoon and when Wolf Blitzer asked him to explain his statement that compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to a “carnival barker,” the Republican congressman opted not to walk back his comments but instead take about a dozen steps forward. “We need intelligent debate in the country. Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate,” King said. “He oversimplifies, he exaggerates and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013. He has shown no qualifications, no legislation...
  • Rand Paul to kick off 2016 bid April 7 with ambitious five-state tour

    03/23/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rand Paul will formally declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with a five-state, five-day announcement tour next month, Republicans knowledgeable about the Kentucky senator’s plans told The Washington Times. Mr. Paul will make his announcement first in Louisville at noon on April 7, then head to New Hampshire on April 8, Charleston, S.C., on April 9, Iowa City on April 10 and Las Vegas on April 11. Traditionally, presidential candidates enter the race by declaring in their home state and then flying to at least two of the first four states that hold presidential preference contests the...
  • SCOTT WALKER TO HEADLINE ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP EVENT

    03/20/2015 7:05:18 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Republican 2016 hopeful Gov. Scott Walker (WI) is headlining a Leadership Series event for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The event will be hosted by radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt and will feature welcoming remarks by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R). According to the Chamber’s press release, the event is the first of the Leadership Series luncheons that feature “prominent political leaders from around the country who are considering a run for the White House.” Regarding Walker, the Chamber says, “Job growth has marked Walker’s tenure, with Wisconsin adding...
  • Glenn Beck: 'I'm out of the Republican Party — I am not a Republican'

    03/18/2015 4:30:09 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 190 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/18/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Glenn Beck says he is no longer a member of the Republican Party. “I’ve made my decision — I’m out," Beck said on his radio show Wednesday, according to Mediaite.com. "I’m out of the Republican Party. I am not a Republican; I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I’m out.” The former Fox News host and founder of the Blaze supported the GOP during the last election cycle but has become disillusioned with the party in recent years over what he believes was its failure to stand up to the Obama administration — specifically, the Affordable Care...
  • UPDATE 1x: Debate begins about Schock replacement

    03/19/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    UPDATE 1x: State Rep. Mike Unes released the following statement: “It easy to kick a person when they’re down, but I’ve always strived to help a person up. I have reached out and offered my support to my friend, Congressman Schock. Obviously, this is a sad and disappointing day for Central Illinois. It’s unfortunate to have to address this issue so quickly following the announcement, but I have heard from a number of community leaders urging me to seek this position in the coming special election. (SNIP) PEORIA, IL - Discussion and debate has already begun about who will run...
  • What #RaceTogether Should Really Be About

    03/19/2015 2:53:31 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | March 19, 2015 | RINOList.org
    In honor of the the ill-informed Starbucks' #RaceTogether, we present now another idiot Republican who is further inflaming racial tensions. First, General, why are you still in the GOP? Second, yes, there is a "dark vein of intolerance" which is best shown by these pictures.
  • Bush believes his disagreements with conservatives can be overcome

    03/19/2015 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 84 replies
    AP ^ | March 19, 2015
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 19, 2015) — Jeb Bush is betting his political future these days on the hope that pragmatism will trump conservative hostility in 2016. Fresh off his first public tours of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the Republican White House prospect has settled on an early approach for dealing with skeptics on the right, casting himself as a practical but "principled conservative," particularly when explaining his immigration and education positions that put him at odds with the GOP's most conservative factions. Bush often wraps his philosophy in scathing criticism of President Barack Obama. But the former...
  • Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland sentenced to prison a 2nd time

    03/18/2015 10:38:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2015 12:41 PM EDT | Dave Collins
    Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a political consulting scheme on Wednesday, exactly one decade after he was ordered behind bars in an earlier scandal that forced him from office. Rowland, once a rising star in the Republican Party, committed the latest crimes as he maneuvered to insert himself in two separate congressional political campaigns. He was convicted in September on charges that he conspired to conceal payment for the work, which he knew would bring unwelcome publicity to the candidates because of his criminal history. Prosecutors said Rowland was...
  • Schocker: Meghan McCain’s favorite congressman turned out to be a total...

    03/18/2015 2:45:44 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    In 2009, Meghan McCain proclaimed “TMZ Republican” Aaron Schock the future of the GOP… The GOP’s House Hottie… (SNIP) Since her article, Schock supported amnesty, defended Obamacare, goose-stepped behind John Boehner, and accumulated binders full of ethics violations, including: (SNIP) Spending $10,053 in tax dollars to attend a free festival (SNIP) Incidentally, that sound you hear are the paper shredders at Schock ally Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s office working overdrive.
  • Jeb Bush, 20 Years After Conversion, Is Guided by His Catholic Faith

    03/17/2015 11:42:10 AM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-17-2015 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    ...Many of his priorities during his two terms as governor of Florida aligned with those of the Catholic Church — including his extraordinary, and unsuccessful, effort to force a hospital to keep Terri Schiavo on life support, as well as less well known, and also unsuccessful, efforts to appoint a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled rape victim, and to prevent a 13-year-old girl from having an abortion. He even, during his first year in office, signed a law creating a “Choose Life” license plate. He differed from his church, significantly and openly, over capital punishment; 21 prisoners...
  • Why Mitch McConnell really matters

    03/20/2014 5:27:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Tony Newmyer
    Let's get this out of the way now: As far as big deals coming out of Washington, this year is already junked. With the midterm elections in view for jittery lawmakers, chances for a breakthrough on an immigration overhaul, a rewrite of the tax code, or a major jobs package have all but vanished. (Take a bow, partisans.) But we could wake up Nov. 5 with a very different political order. President Obama, at that point, would still have two years in the Oval Office to seal his legacy. Certainly the President himself will help shape that future. Beyond that,...
  • Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa

    03/16/2015 8:28:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 260 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting. Mair’s support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states. During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty bill—pushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • TEAM MCCONNELL STRUGGLES TO DEFEND DECISION TO BRING LORETTA LYNCH UP FOR A VOTE

    03/13/2015 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have to bring U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States, up on the Senate floor for a vote next week—or ever—if he doesn’t want her confirmed. But he’s doing it anyway, even though just four Senate Republicans have said they’ll vote for her—and even their support for her is questionable at this point. McConnell’s office has struggled to defend the Majority Leader’s decision—which flies in the face of a pre-election promise to not allow any attorney general nominee who supports Obama’s executive...
  • Bush tells New Hampshire he won’t change views to win votes

    03/13/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 6:20 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. He said “facts don’t matter” to some of his critics and told his first political audience in the state in 15 years that true leaders do not shrink from their beliefs for political expediency. Bush, the brother of one president and the son of...
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...
  • We now know why Thad Cochran did not sign the Senate letter to Iran and it’s not good

    03/12/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/12/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
  • Why is That Nice Jeb So Unpopular?

    03/11/2015 2:52:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Mickey Kaus
    Don’t tell the donors: Why isn’t this a brutal poll for Jeb Bush? The WSJ says it shows GOP “resistance” to his candidacy, which it does — Jeb finishes in fourth place, below Rubio, Walker and Huckabee, when GOP voters nationwide (not just in Iowa) are asked whom they could see themselves supporting. Bush has said he wants to be Republican voters’ “second choice” – but the poll suggests that’s exactly what he’s not. Forty-two percent of Republicans say no, they could not see themselves supporting him. (For Rubio the figure is 26 percent, for Walker 17.) But it’s worse...