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  • Busted: Dick Durbin Exposed As Hypocrite For Railing Against Handwritten Changes to Legislation

    12/04/2017 12:24:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Guy Benson
    There are a few topics that usually elicit startling hypocrisy from both major political parties, depending on whether or not they hold power. One is judges and filibusters (although the GOP's application of the Reid Rule seems to have ended that debate), another is deficit spending (after applauding President Obama for nearly doubling the national debt over eight years, Democrats have rediscovered this problem, wielding it to oppose a plan to let Americans keep more of their own money), and yet another is good governance 'process.' The party in control tends to prize victory over pristine process, whereas the 'out'...
  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • SNo Flake in 2018

    10/28/2017 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    The mainstream media discovered Republican statesmen. Men of principle willing to sacrifice their careers to do what is right. Men of stature willing to take on the president. They are Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee. They got their extra 15 minutes of fame while being lionized by Democrats. Like heroes of ancient myth, Flake and Corker sought to hold the barbarians back from Washingtons gates. Enough!, shouted Flake as he defended the sacred status quo. The nations capital long has showcased the phenomenon of growing in office. A conservative gets elected. Then he embarrasses himself...
  • 2018 Midterms: The Democrats Are About To Crash Into Their Own Geographic Wall

    08/08/2017 4:58:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is regional. It’s mostly confined to the urban areas and states that touch salt water. That spells certain doom for a healthy party that’s incapable of winning rural areas. It’s not impossible. They’ve done it before, though it was before the toxic ethos of political correctness and identity politics were thrown into the mix. Now, the party’s hard left turn on immigration and abortion is starting to make moderate to right-leaning Democrats, ones who can win in these regions, difficult to find, let alone support. To complicate matters, there are still healthy numbers of Democrats who think...
  • Good News: Trump Nominates New Set of Federal Judges, Including Three to Influential Circuit Courts

    06/08/2017 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Guy Benson
    With much of the media is fixated on Russia, Comey, and potential obstruction, other goings-on inside the Beltway are getting relatively scant attention.  The White House is ramping up its focus on rebuilding US infrastructure (a common Trump campaign refrain), Republican Senators may be forging ahead with some progress on desperately-needed reforms to Obamacare's failing status quo, and the president has unveiled another substantial roster of nominees to fill federal court vacancies.  Three names on the list are slated to serve on important and influent circuit courts of appeal -- including a woman Trump has tapped to assume Supreme Court...
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • ObamaCares last hope: Terrified Senate Republicans

    11/14/2016 3:54:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Kicks of mules ObamaCare is in big trouble. With the election of a Republican president and the survival of Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, ObamaCare should be history. But ObamaCare is not dead yet. The effort to repeal and replace it is going to face some serious obstacles - some of which are policy-related, like the problem of how you deal with people with pre-existing conditions, or of how you transition people who have signed up for subsidized policies. The left wants you to think that repealing ObamaCare means ripping peoples health care away from them. The...
  • Scarborough: Cruz 'Even Worse Than Trump' for Republican Senate Candidates

    04/14/2016 8:09:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Coming Cruz Senate Apocalypse? That's Joe Scarborough's baleful prophesy, should the senator from Texas snatch the Republican presidential nomination. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough asserted that "Ted Cruz is the worst-case scenario for [GOP] Senate candidates, even worse than Donald Trump." So bad, in fact, that Joe agreed with Mike Barnicle that Cruz as nominee = Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader. In making his case against Cruz, Joe said "there's a reason why in 2008 there was not a single Republican representing anybody in all of New England in Congress." Kind of strange tarring Ted for the absence...
  • Senate Republicans still on pointless quest to make Cruz apologize to McConnell

    04/08/2016 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/08/16 | DAN Calabrese
    "Ain't gonna happen." This one probably requires a bit of a memory refresher. Last July, Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor and revealed publicly the sort of thing that traditionally U.S. senators keep to themselves: In a private meeting, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had looked Cruz in the face and lied to him about whether a sneaky back-room deal had been cut to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank. McConnell had insisted three times to Cruzs face, There is no deal, there is no deal, there is no deal. That was a lie. Hardly an earth-shaking development. McConnell lies all the...
  • WaPo: Three Pinocchios for declaring Senates constitutional duty to vote on Garland

    03/16/2016 3:50:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    How often does someone get pre-emptive Pinocchios? Barack Obama got three of them today in his speech regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama offered a pre-emptive argument of his own, accusing Republicans of “an abdication of their constitutional duty” if they refused to give Garland’s nomination a hearing and a floor vote: resident Obama: The Senate must fulfill constitutional duty At a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and comity are so often treated like they’re disposable — this is precisely the...
  • Eight Reasons Why Senate Republicans Need to Stop All Action to Fill the Scalia Seat

    02/23/2016 8:19:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Michael Hammond
    ONE: Barack Obama's pulling the same scam he pulled with the Toomey-Manchin gun control package. Remember the State of the Union refrain: "They deserve a vote!"? So the gullible Republicans gave "them" a vote. And what happened? We won, by the skin of our teeth -- no thanks to the Republicans' partial surrender. (Had Lisa Murkowski flaked, there is no doubt that Reid would have picked up the four "swing Democrats" he had in reserve and achieved victory.) But the GOP paid a horrible price for letting the process go further than it should have gone. Kelly Ayotte, Dean Heller,...
  • Audio: Senate GOP Considering Weakening Filibuster to Force Votes (Do it, don't just consider)

    12/17/2015 1:08:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Ever since Harry Reid's Democratic majority blew up decades of precedent to significantly weaken the filibuster in order to grease the skids for President Obama's left-wing judicial and executive appointments, some conservatives have wondered if the GOP would answer in kind upon regaining the majority. On Wednesday's edition of the Hugh Hewitt Show, John Thune -- the third ranking member of Senate Republican leadership -- told Hugh and me that an option is under consideration that would further erode the minority's filibuster tool: Benson talks w/ Sen. Thune on action to change filibuster rules on appropriations bills Thune says Senate Republican leadership...
  • The Five Most Endangered Senate Republicans

    12/06/2015 8:51:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | December 6, 2015 | Eric Pianin and Martin Matishak
    With Donald Trump continuing to dominate the Republican presidential primary field, many of the GOP's senior leaders are beginning to contemplate the down-ballot consequences of having the controversial outsider atop the ticket. Typically, control of the Senate and House are heavily influenced by the outcome of the presidential contest, and a bruising general election contest between Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton almost certainly would affect the outcome of some of the congressional races.
  • Truth And Reconciliation:

    12/03/2015 3:03:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The Senate seems poised to pass a bill that will gut parts of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for a year. President Obama will most certainly veto this legislation, making this possible legislative victory a symbolic gesture. But it would represent some progress in Republican efforts to repeal the presidents' signature domestic achievement, which has been marred by failure. Just as Democrats used the process of reconciliation to pass Obamacare back in 2010, Republicans alluded to using it during their winter meeting in Hershey, Pennsylvania in January. After months of wrangling over deadlines for the reconciliation process, the Senate agreed to start...
  • Senate Republicans take revenge against Ted Cruz by refusing to back amendments

    07/27/2015 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Marcus · 74 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Think of it as the Empire strikes back. Two days after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas took to the floor of the Senate and called Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar, Republican senators, apparently on the behest of the Republican leader, refused to second a motion to back a Cruz amendment to the highway bill to make the lifting of sanctions against Iran contingent on that country recognizing Israels right to exist and freeing four American hostages. As the Washington Examiner reported on Sunday, the lesson was struck home by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah when he delivered a soliloquy about...
  • Liberals, Enough With Your Logan Act Histrionics

    03/14/2015 6:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In liberal land, Speaker of the House John Boehner is guilty of it. Sen. Tom Cotton and the 47 Senate Republicans signatories of his letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran outlining the constitutional dynamics of our government are surely guilty of it: violating the Logan Act. So, what is the Logan Act? Besides a brief mention in the 2007 films "Charlie Wilson’s War" starring Tom Hanks, the law prohibits private citizens from engaging in unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments. The impetus for this law dates back to 1798. Dr. George Logan, a state legislator, traveled to France in order...
  • Obama: Im Embarrassed For Those 47 Senators Who Sent That Letter to Iran

    03/13/2015 6:12:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In an upcoming interview with Vice News, President Obama said he was “embarrassed” for Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK)–and other Senate Republicans–who signed a letter to Iran, warning that “the next president could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen” (via NPR):resident Barack Obama: The VICE News Interview (Trailer) President Obama said he's "embarrassed" for the 47 Republican senators who tried to undercut nuclear talks with Iran by writing a letter directly to the Iranian leadership. "For them to address a letter to the Ayatollah, who they claim is our mortal enemy, and their basic argument to them is,...
  • The Dictatorship of Obamas Bureaucrats

    12/22/2014 5:07:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Early in the morning, two hundred thirty eight years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like today, no-one really wanted to go to New Jersey, but they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washingtons force of 2,400 men surprised, and ultimately defeated, the 1,400 Hessian mercenaries who were fighting on behalf of the British Crown. A much needed win was tallied under the Patriots side of the scoreboard, emboldening the Continental Army and our quest for freedom. Washington had lead his men through the icy waters of the...
  • Enviro Meltdown Over Unpatriotic and Irrational Republicans

    11/28/2014 1:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Uh oh… The evil, hate filled, GOP now has control of the US Senate. Clearly the world will soon end. (Lucky for me, I have stocked up on guns and ammo… So I’m feeling better prepared than my Diana DeGette-loving neighbor.) Ben Adler, the former Newsweek.com editor, was among the more frantic examples of post-election meltdown. Appearing somewhat like Chris Matthews during a Republican victory, Ben scrambled to express his frustration at conservative gains with over-the-top rhetoric. He even went so far as to say that conservatives should not be mistaken for “rational human beings” or “patriotic Americans”.Super classy. Adler insisted...
  • 6 Reasons We Need To Help Republicans Take The Senate Even Though They Stink

    10/28/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Hawkins
    The Democratic Party is systematically destroying America and other than Barack Obama, no one deserves more blame for it than Harry Reid. He may be an excellent politician who runs circles around Mitch McConnell the way Bugs Bunny baffles Elmer Fudd, but he's also a habitually dishonest, mean-spirited sociopath who cares absolutely nothing about the good of the country. The Democrat senators who put Reid into power and went along with Obama deserve to be punished for what theyve done. Certainly, that doesn't mean the Republicans are wonderful. Just the fact that they allow themselves to be led by a...