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  • Right to Rise - Jeb Bush's super PAC - is about to start airing commercials in Ohio

    11/21/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2015 03:34 PM | Jessica Wehrman
    A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will place an ad buy in Ohio today. Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush, won't release specific figures on the buy, but it's the latest case of GOP presidential contenders paying attention to a state that isn't one of the initial primary contests. A source familiar with current TV ad buys says the buy is or $315,402 - with the bulk of that going to cable and just $4,395 going to a Fox affiliate. The total buy in Columbus is $109,349, on stations including TNT, HGTV and USA. Billionaire...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • The Insiders: Bush, Kasich and Rubio are stronger than you think

    10/24/2015 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | By Ed Rogers
    The headlines recently have been full of suggestions that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is solidifying his lead while the other real outsider in the race, Ben Carson, is firmly in second place and that the political classs favorites, including Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio, cant gain traction. I dont buy it. Republicans should not overcommit to the notion that Trump, much less Carson, are serious candidates for the Republican nomination for 2016. Ill admit to being a little perplexed by the polls right now. When Trump entered the race, I said he would max out somewhere...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • GOPe Leadership and Democrats Preparing To Support Paul Ryan and Wage War Against Conservative Base

    10/18/2015 9:08:09 PM PDT · by BAW · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 18, 2015 by sundance | Sundance
    It really is stunning how open the republican leadership in both the House and Senate are with their disdain for the base of their own party. Reports now surfacing that the GOPe has entered negotiations with Nancy Pelosi to support Paul Ryan. According to Roll Call the Democrats are willing to elect Ryan if the GOPe promise to give them comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty legislation. Representative Steve King warns of the political bloodbath which would follow such a deal. As Rep. Paul Ryans history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to...
  • Boehner likely to give Obama debt ceiling increase before he leaves Congress

    10/16/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/16/2015 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that he'll move must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The statutory cap on the government's so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration.</p>
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walkers failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

    10/12/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender unconditionally to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan. The conservatives who drove out Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) would need to get behind him unconditionally for speaker, Politicos Jake Sherman writes of the donor-class-backed Ryan. Ryan does not want to run for Speaker, he and his spokesman Brendan Buck have made abundantly clear, Sherman writesbefore noting what exactly it would take for Ryan to get in the race. But theres one remote scenario, people close to him say, in...
  • NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan Terrifying, Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being

    10/12/2015 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    "Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being."
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest and correct assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan Should Be Very Cautious About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he should be very cautious when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Foxs Chris Wallaceif he thinksRyan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a thankless position. (RELATED:Freedom Caucus Would Look Favorably On Paul Ryan As Speaker)I think Paul should be very cautious, Gingrich told Wallace. He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, hes still very young.Its easy to get 218 on the first...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

    10/10/2015 9:43:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going? I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared. Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think leader? Or even articulate and quick-witted conservative? Have...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2015/10/10/nyt-bashes-white-rural-clutch-unyielding-hard-line-conservatives#sthash.8A8MH9Mf.dpuf
  • Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Far from First Choice for Speaker of the House

    10/10/2015 8:22:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump thinks Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is a very nice guy, but far from [his] first choice to be the next Speaker of the House. Trump weighed in on the race for House Speaker on Twitter Saturday morning: Paul Ryan is far from my first choice, but a very nice guy. The Republicans should go for tough and (very) smart this time no games! His tweet comes after CBS News reported that Trump said he would be okay with Ryan as Speaker in an interview set to air Sunday on Face the Nation. Trump said of...
  • Medias Concern Trolling Over GOP Chaos Proves Chaos Is Good

    10/10/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The news alert about Kevin McCarthys abandonment of his pursuit to become John Boehners successor hit my phone just as I was about to go for a run. Rather than read the whole story, I just smiled and hit the pavement. Within the first few steps I wondered how long it would take before the hyperbole-laden garment rending would begin in the left media about conservatives being the death of the Republican Party, congressional compromise, and the frolicsome joy we so love to see in puppies and kittens. It was a short run, but they were on it by the...
  • Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty': Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/09/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/09/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 18% is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC. As CNN is now reporting, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. He would be good for the country, Gutierrez said. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and thats what we need.' , the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obamas...
  • Fox News Takes Jab at Conservatives... Again

    10/09/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Bobby Eberle
    In what has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, Fox News wasted no time taking a swipe at conservatives. We've seen it plenty of times now -- from commentators having meltdowns because their establishment candidate isn't the frontrunner to openly criticizing conservatives as out of touch or crazy. Now, the race for Speaker of the House is up in the air, and Fox News has singled out a certain conservative candidate as the possible culprit. Some of the Fox News bias really came to light with the ascendance of Donald Trump. Trump is certainly no conservative, but he speaks out against the...
  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesnt want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the extreme Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administrations Department of Homeland Security.
  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speakers gavel). Short of that Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, thats the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 69 replies
    Hopefully thats just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives whod otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else Ill stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isnt immediately clear to me; wasnt the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasnt sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and Im confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • Kevin McCarthys implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conferences conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled banks charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Biden, Carson Are Hot in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipac University Swing State Poll Finds

    10/07/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by LS · 48 replies
    Quinnipiac Polling ^ | October 7, 2015 19/7/2015
    <p>Quinnipiac has Trump up in FL 28-16 (up SEVEN from last ) over Carson, 14 Rubio, 12 for Bush, 6 Cruz.</p> <p>Q is salvaging that Buden beats Trump and, according to Q Trump's unfavorables have gone 180 back to 35-50.</p> <p>Really pushing the draft Biden movement.</p>
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Carly Fiorina stands by 2013 attack on Ted Cruz (feels sorry for Boehner)

    10/02/2015 9:46:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 2, 2015
    In 2013, Fiorina said of Cruzs effort to defund Obamacare: "Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I actually feel bad for John Boehner. And I think Ted Cruzs tactics were wrong. There is no honor charging a hill that you know you cant take only casualties. Although Ted Cruz may have gotten name recognition and money along the way." She stood by those comments in an interview with Glenn Beck: " We all want to repeal Obamacare. But heres what was different then: We did not have a majority. We did not have a majority."
  • ALERT: Ted Cruz Drops Bombshell About the REAL Reason Boehner Resigned

    10/02/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 30th, 2015
    Speaker of the House John Boehners unexpected resignation last week has caused many observers to question his decision and its timing. Theories have ranged from Boehners health taking an unexpected turn for the worse to Boehner being charged with some sort of crime. However, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come forward with what he claimed was the real reason that Boehner has resigned his post.
  • Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

    09/30/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2015 With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the...
  • Conservatives organize to 'Fire McCarthy'

    09/30/2015 1:59:24 PM PDT · by lward99 · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2015 | KELLY COHEN
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy is not even Speaker of the House yet, but there is already a group ready to fire him. A group of prominent right-leaning organizations formed a coalition Wednesday dubbed "Fire Kevin McCarthy," pledging to remove the California Republican should he be chosen to replace John Boehner when he retires at the end of next month. "Having worked with Kevin McCarthy in the House, I'll admit he's a friendly guy," former Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in a statement announcing the formation of the coalition. "But we need a dramatic change in House leadership we can't afford...
  • How McConnell outfoxed Ted Cruz (That's Vice-President Cruz to you, Turtle-Face)

    09/29/2015 7:57:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary. Asked about Cruzs diatribe on the Senate floor, during which the Texas Republican suggested McConnell is a puppet for Democratic leaders and a foe of conservatives, McConnell couldnt conceal his smile on Tuesday. Story Continued Below I have tried very hard to stay out of the presidential race, and I think thats probably a good rule for me, he said with a chuckle. McConnell may not like to talk about Cruz, but he...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell Needs to Resign

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party, Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... Ive worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just dont want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] arent willing to fight for what we believe Our base is demanding we do something or theyre going to leave us, said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Bye Bye Boehner! (And Take McCarthy With You)

    09/28/2015 10:29:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Friday morning is not always laundry day for me, but the clothes have to get washed before the work day, and even if I hold off to the end, I know that I can sneak in the chores, the dirty work, and still have time for play. Speaking of wash, Washington DC has gotten as dirty as ever, and only the dysfunction, gridlock, and frustration of unsuccessful politicians have stopped the spread. And speaking of dirty, The View was blasting on the TV while I was pouring the bleach. Ugh! There is nothing worse than a bunch of catty liberals...
  • The Speaker Flubs His Lines

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-26-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    It was as if John Boehner had a confession to make after all these years of troubled conscience. His recent resignation had the effect of suggesting the pro wrestling in Congress is fake (emphasis mine). The Washington Republicans, dear fans are supposed to lose after making some effort to heighten the drama to the Capital Democrats. All those heart stopping moments toward the end lost due to some error or a sudden reversal of fortune well that was in the script. Republican Eric Cantor, writing in the New York Times, argues that there was no dishonor to...
  • Boehners exit is not enough; we need to see some serious Republican mojo

    09/28/2015 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Herman Cain
    Show us you're in the game. In golf a par is good, but a birdie is better. In baseball a single, double or triple is good, but a home run is great! In football a first down, or a few first downs are good, but a touchdown is great. Contrary to what some people think, its going to take more than Speaker John Boehners resignation for the Republicans in Congress to show their supporters some results. It doesnt have to be a series of birdies, home runs, or touchdowns politically speaking. They just have to accomplish something that Main Street...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I Admire John Boehner Greatly'

    09/28/2015 9:07:48 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 97 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Sept. 28, 2015 | Susan Jones
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, asked for his reaction to the resignation of John Boehner, had good things to say about the House Speaker: "We'll have to see how it plays out," Bush told "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. "I admire John Boehner greatly. He's a great public servant. He left at the apex of his--of his time in service to this--to the country, with the Pope speaking in Congress. "I think people are going to miss him in the long run, because he's a -- he's a person that is focused on solving problems." Asked if Boehner's departure...
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruzs supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states as...
  • Boehner: False Prophets Like Jackass Cruz Whip People Into Frenzy Over Plans That Wont Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show — CBS’ “Face the Nation” — after his Friday surprise announcement that he’d be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. “The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Boehner an underappreciated speaker

    09/28/2015 8:10:52 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-28-2015 | Editorial
    Boehner's tenure has been viewed with suspicion by many conservatives, and it has coincided with a general loss of faith in the party's leadership. Even so, right wingers give him an undeservedly bad rap. As a Republican speaker with a Democratic president, he never had a chance to do several of the things they clamored for him to do. Sometimes his most critical Republican colleagues' demands that he get rid of Obamacare or, more recently, defund Planned Parenthood, have suggested a fundamental failure to grasp the mechanics of the system of government in which they work. Boehner was not in...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were very satisfied with the partys two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...