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  • GOP delegate fight to stop Trump heats up in federal court

    07/02/2016 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Last-ditch attempts by a group of Republican delegates seeking to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee are quickly fading -- and now their fight is facing a federal legal challenge. At issue is whether delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are bound to vote for the results of state caucuses and primaries. A group that claims the support of hundreds of convention delegates has been pushing to change Republican presidential nomination rules so that delegates can "vote their conscience" -- reviving a long-simmering debate led by GOP purists who believe that only convention delegates --...
  • Lee on lack of Trump endorsement: 'He accused my best friend's father of conspiring to kill JFK'

    06/30/2016 11:42:52 AM PDT · by freedomcrusader · 137 replies
    CNN ^ | 2016-06-30 | David Wright
    Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.
  • For McConnell, it’s now or never (leadership challenge?)

    10/08/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 107 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/8/14 | Alexander Bolton
    If Republicans fall short of expectations this fall, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) could face a leadership challenge. Republican senators say there is much riding on the Nov. 4 elections for McConnell, who is gunning to become majority leader while also attempting to defeat a well-funded Democratic opponent. “If we don’t win the majority then all bets are off,” one GOP senator told The Hill when asked whether McConnell could face a leadership race if Republicans remained in the minority in 2015. The senator, who requested anonymity, said some members of the Senate Republican Conference would call for a...
  • Winning or Whining With Tea Party In 2014

    10/05/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 78 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-4-2014 | Keli Carender
    "...Take note: Instead of working to get out the vote, educate voters, and advance Republican and conservative principles in key states, and fire up the base, the establishment has already thrown in the towel. They are trying to shape a narrative about why their candidates lost instead of making sure their candidates win. Their narrative is that tea partiers are… what were those words you used, David? Oh yes. Tea partiers are naďve, sophomoric, and stupid, and this trifecta of character flaws will cause us to behave like petulant children."
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Ukraine’s Jews Dismiss Claims of Anti-Semitism

    04/08/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | April 8, 2014 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — From his office atop the world’s biggest Jewish community center, Shmuel Kaminezki, the chief rabbi of this eastern Ukrainian city, has followed with dismay Russian claims that Ukraine is now in the hands of neo-Nazi extremists — and struggled to calm his panicked 85-year-old mother in New York. Raised in Russia and a regular viewer of Russian television, she “calls every day to ask, ‘Have the pogroms happened yet?' ” Rabbi Kaminezki said. He tells his mother that they have not, and that she should stop watching Russian TV. “It is a total lie,” he said. “Jews are...
  • Cantor's Ex-Chief of Staff Helped McAuliffe to Victory

    11/06/2013 2:13:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/5/2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    The ex-chief of staff for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) helped Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia’s gubernatorial election race.Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia.“I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus told the...
  • Complete list of 114 RINOs Who Voted to End Government Shutdown

    10/18/2013 4:43:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 114 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/17/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    A lot of people are asking for this list so I am going to publish it courtesy of CNS News. Please be advised that I am also putting up some links to what I feel is a better list. It has the same names but if you really want to get to the bottom of the story you will find patterns that were obviously politically based. For instance, we have all likely heard about the money for the dam in Kentucky but what did Nebraska get out of this? Nebraska has 2 senators and 3 representatives who are ALL...
  • Congress' Top Republicans Praise Obama on Syria

    08/31/2013 1:24:02 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 36 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | August 31, 2013 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON — Leading congressional Republicans praised President Barack Obama's decision to seek lawmakers' approval before punishing Syria for a chemical attack. But it was far from clear whether they would support such a strike in a region rife with warfare and the specter of retaliation. "I do believe (Syria) should not have impunity," for the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said by telephone. "But we need to understand what the whole scope of consequences is. What the president may perceive as limited...won't stop there."
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Rove Targets Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 8:15:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 | Jeff Zeleny
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races. “There is a broad concern about having blown...
  • Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell

    01/28/2013 1:26:18 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Manu Raju
    Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats. Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight. -snip- Now, Paul is supporting McConnell’s reelection bid. And much to the chagrin of tea party activists looking for a McConnell primary challenger, Massie has emphatically said he won’t take on...
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • House panel blocks most GOP attempts to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill

    01/15/2013 6:47:37 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/13 10:08 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill. The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion. Late last week, Republicans offered amendments that would trim the bill significantly, but few of those were made "in order" by the Rules Committee on Monday. For example, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed amendments that would have slashed $22 billion from the total package,...
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • What's the Truth about the military vote status?

    10/27/2012 8:56:24 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 5 replies
    10-27-12 | Self
    All, What is the real status of the military vote? I see ballots destroyed in a crash, I hear nothing from Boehner, I hear a few rumblings from Graham and McCain, but the biggest stink raised was from Josh Mandell in Ohio. Does anyone know any facts or the real latest of military voting (I guess I mean overseas)? Why is Boehner silent? Makes me believe he'd be fine with 0bummer winning.
  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I don’t think there’s a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner,” Gowdy said Thursday night on Fox’s "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.”Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • McCain: Payroll-tax fight ‘harming the Republican Party’ (Scott Brown attacks Republicans)

    12/20/2011 3:52:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-20 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the failure of the House to approve the bipartisan Senate bill to extend the payroll-tax cut is “harming the Republican Party.” Speaking Tuesday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” McCain said that while it’s inevitable that the tax cut will ultimately be extended, the infighting reflects poorly on Republicans and Congress as a whole. (snip) McCain was one of 89 senators who overwhelmingly voted to extend the payroll-tax cut through February to give the sides more time to come to an agreement on how to pay for it. House Republicans say that debate should happen now. Some...
  • Smear Machine Shifts to Newt

    11/16/2011 3:51:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know how you can tell that Newt Gingrich is at the top of the slate? You don't need polling data; you just need to look at the media coverage. You just need to look at the media coverage. You move on to the Republican primaries, Newt is rising so fast in the polls that the media is trying to tie him to Freddie Mac. They love Freddie Mac. They've bailed out Freddie Mac. They've done everything they can to keep Freddie Mac going. Executives at Freddie Mac are gonna be paid a hundred million dollars in...
  • Kirk Inches Closer to Romney (DIABLO Alert)

    11/15/2011 9:35:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hasn't endorsed a GOP candidate for president, but it's looking more and more like he's on Mitt Romney's team. Kirk said Monday the field is getting down to "Romney and the anti-Romney," listing all of the GOP darlings -- Palin, Bachman, Trump et al -- that have fallen by the wayside. "The underlying story is the rise and rise of Mitt Romney," Kirk said. In regards to the Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, Kirk said Cain "needs to respond and respond completely." "I do think his story is largely ending," Kirk said. "The critical thing is...