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  • The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

    12/13/2014 9:55:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Miles Mogulescu, Entertainment attorney, writer and political activist
    Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States. There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention comes readily to mind. It's what catapulted an obscure Illinois state Senator into the national limelight and put him on the path to becoming President. Warren's Senate speech was different, but just as electrifying. Obama's rhetoric was lofty, high-minded, and general, with...
  • Cruz just raised a Constitutional point of order on the Senate floor

    12/12/2014 7:22:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    Vanity
    He called a constitutional point of order on section L of the Cromnibus, which fund the president's actions on Amnesty.
  • Cruz center of Senate meltdown

    12/13/2014 6:41:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/14 08:44 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand conservative freshman from Texas, has blown up the Senate leadership’s plans to have a peaceful weekend by forcing round-the-clock votes on President Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders for trying to pass the 1,600-page spending bill after only a few hours of debate and questioned the resolve of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fight Obama’s executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation.“Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how...
  • Very important floor speech given by Sen. Mike Lee

    12/12/2014 8:12:30 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies
    Unedited Politics ^ | December 12, 2014 | Mike Lee
    http://uneditedpolitics.com/utah-senator-mike-lee-floor-speech-on-the-cromnibus-121214/
  • Marlin Stutzman Claims He Was Hoodwinked (Boehner tricks him on CRomnibus)

    12/11/2014 9:47:27 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 58 replies
    After the “cromnibus” passed Thursday night, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., made the rather shocking claim that GOP leadership convinced him to vote for the rule allowing the bill to get to the floor by telling him they were pulling the bill anyway. “Earlier today, I supported the Rule because I was informed by Leadership that the CROmnibus was dead and a short term CR would take its place,” Stutzman said in a news release. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the CROmnibus back on the floor. The American people deserve better.” The rule passed the House...
  • The Elizabeth Warren wing of the GOP?

    12/12/2014 7:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2014 | Noah Rothman
    An interesting observation tweeted by Townhall and The Federalist columnist Amy Otto caught my eye last night: We just won a historic election. Let's tell those people that Elizabeth Warren has their back. #genius— Amy Otto (@AmyOtto8) December 12, 2014 Otto had put her finger on a fascinating condition: The hideously named “Cromnibus” bill, which narrowly passed the House on Thursday with 219 votes, had united the conservative wing of the GOP and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in opposition. For many conservatives, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) far better represented their position...
  • EXCLUSIVE–PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN'

    12/12/2014 7:19:03 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/14 | by STEPHEN K. BANNON
    EXCLUSIVE–PALIN ON OBAMA/BOEHNER CROMNIBUS BILL: 'IT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN' by STEPHEN K. BANNON 1. What do you think of Speaker Boehner having President Obama 'whip votes' from the White House in order to pass this bill? It stinks to high heaven. Did arrogant politicians not get the memo that Obama’s agenda was decisively defeated in last month’s historic midterm landslide? Good Lord, America said loud and clear not just “no” but “hell no” to Obama’s failed policies. Americans who pay attention said absolutely no to Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens. We also said no to the mother-of-all unfunded mandates,...
  • No. 2 Senate Dem: 'We've got a problem' if Dodd-Frank rider stays

    12/12/2014 2:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Thursday morning slammed a provision in the pending spending bill that would repeal a piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law and expressed doubt that enough Democrats could support the package if that rider remains. “I just spoke to Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats believe this is an odious provision that should not be included. Many of us feel the same way,” said Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can take it out in the bat of any eye, and I hope he will....
  • GOP Rep: House Leaders Made False Promise to Get My Crucial Vote

    12/12/2014 5:05:31 AM PST · by madprof98 · 45 replies
    Naitonal Review Online (Corner) ^ | 12/12/14 | NRO Editors
    Representative Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.) accused House Republican leadership of reneging on a deal made with him to get his support on a crucial procedural vote that almost killed the $1.1 trillion cromnibus. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the cromnibus back on the floor,” Stutzman said in a Thursday evening statement. “The American people deserve better.” Stutzman was one of the last Republicans to cast his ballot in favor of a rule allowing the House to vote on the cromnibus. National Review Online reported that Stutzman backed the rule at the last minute after leadership...
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

    12/12/2014 4:11:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 hour ago | ANDREW TAYLOR / AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.
  • Democrats Shutdown the US Government

    12/12/2014 3:11:53 AM PST · by sr4402 · 34 replies
    vanity | 12/12/2014 | Self
    The US House passed a continuing resolution before the midnight deadline. But the Senate did not take it up. Therefore by failing to pass their own resolution, THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUTDOWN THE US GOVERNMENT.