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  • Conservatives fear GOP leaders giving up on Obamacare repeal

    04/27/2015 7:33:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/2015 | RACHAEL BADE
    Many House conservatives backed the budget last month and spared GOP leaders another showdown with their right flank for one big reason: They were under the impression the spending blueprint would help them — finally — get an Obamacare repeal to the president’s desk. Now they’re concerned that Speaker John Boehner and company have other plans. Conservatives are adamant that reconciliation — the rarely used fast-track procedure that allows the Senate to pass legislation with a simple majority rather than 60 votes — be used to pass a repeal of the health care law. They believed GOP leaders were on...
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • Boehner: Hillary Broke Law in Handling of Her Email

    04/23/2015 11:43:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Apr 23, 2015
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton are good public servants but have explaining to do about their charitable foundation and said her handling of official emails as secretary of state broke the law. "They're good people, but there's questions that have to be answered," said Boehner.
  • Senate Committee Approves ‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill Needed for Pacific Agreement

    04/23/2015 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 10 replies
    The Wall Street journal ^ | 4/22/2014 | WILLIAM MAULDIN
    Major trade legislation favored by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders passed a Senate hurdle on Wednesday, despite opposition from some Democrats. The “fast track” bill, which would pave the way for a sweeping trade agreement among 12 Pacific countries, cleared the Senate Finance Committee by a vote of 20 to 6. It passed along with a measure backed by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) that would seek to punish foreign companies that benefit from alleged currency manipulation overseas. Another key currency provision was defeated. The fast track bill’s progress in the Senate came on a day when Mr. Obama...
  • Marco Rubio emerges as top GOP contender; Hillary Clinton favorables drop in poll

    04/23/2015 6:19:59 AM PDT · by Salgak · 42 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | 4/23/2015 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Marco Rubio has emerged as the strongest candidate in the GOP presidential field, topping the rest of his announced and potential rivals for the nomination and running best against top Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll Thursday.
  • McConnell introduces bill to extend NSA surveillance

    04/22/2015 7:30:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ellen Nakashima
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the Patriot Act. The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
  • GUTIÉRREZ: ‘PRESIDENT’ JEB BUSH OUR BEST GOP CHANCE TO PASS IMMIGRATION

    04/21/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week at the The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, long-time immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said the potential Republican president he could work best with to pass comprehensive immigration reform is Jeb Bush. Gutiérrez said, “We would have to stay with the Bush family,” explaining George W. Bush tried twice to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Republicans look to lift spending caps

    04/20/2015 6:27:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rachel Bade
    GOP congressional leaders are racing to approve a budget blueprint for the coming year that abides by strict spending limits, determined to show that the party can maintain fiscal discipline. But some rank-and-file Republicans are already expressing interest in a much bigger deal that would adjust those caps, sweep away the still-developing blueprint and ease the budgetary pressure on the Pentagon — and, grudgingly, domestic programs if necessary.
  • 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,...
  • Rogue conservative group takes on the GOP - promising ‘shot heard round the world’

    04/19/2015 6:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/18/15 | Jennifer Harper
    They’ve stood by and waited while establishment Republicans staged a noisy First in the Nation Leadership Summit in New Hampshire which drew 19 presidential hopefuls and a crush of media this weekend. Now they are ready to rumble: a feisty group of Granite State conservatives will move in. Literally. On Sunday, the 603 Alliance - activists loyal to founding principles and the Constitution - will stage a daylong summit in the very same hotel. They intend to winnow out the authentic conservative candidates - with much ado. “On April 19, in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire, the live-free-or-die state,...
  • THE UNIPARTY DELUSION IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA

    04/18/2015 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    4/17/2015 | Self
    There was a "debate" between political parties in the United Kingdom Thursday night with five leaders on the stage from the leading parties that aren't in power. PM David Cameron only wanted to participate in one debate so this format was concocted by the BBC as an alternative to an all party debate. Also excluded, Cameron's partner party in government, the Liberal Democrats. Labour leader Ed Miliband was joined by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh nationalist leader Leanne Wood and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett whose main differences with Miliband...
  • Marco Rubio in Spanish: Obama’s First Executive Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

    04/18/2015 4:31:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 147 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos. “I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to...
  • Establishment GOP Plots to Empower Obama on “Progressive” Trade

    04/18/2015 4:51:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/17/2015 | Alex Newmann
    In a controversial move that came as a shock even to many of the American people’s elected representatives, a coalition of establishment lawmakers in both parties — primarily Big Government Republicans — unveiled a secretly negotiated globalist plan to empower Obama with “fast-track authority” for “trade.” Under the bill, backed by top establishment GOP figures, the administration will have an even freer hand to negotiate pseudo-free trade deals with foreign governments — deals that critics say will harm U.S. sovereignty, the U.S. economy, and more. Despite GOP talking points about “free” trade and “markets,” Obama’s own AstroTurf group, Organizing for...
  • From Right-Wing to RINO In Iowa GOP

    04/16/2015 6:41:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    DES MOINES—With a fork and a frown, Steve Scheffler chops his scrambled eggs into a flattened yellow mash. "Some people don't think I'm conservative enough," he scoffs. "That's laughable." Scheffler, 67, is an icon of Iowa evangelical conservatism: lead organizer for preacher Pat Robertson's 1988 Iowa caucus campaign, former head of Iowa's Christian Coalition, president of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, a man who believes in gay-conversion therapy, and who once warned that same-sex marriage would make Des Moines "the homosexual capital of the Midwest." While the years have not softened Scheffler's conservatism, Iowa's GOP has moved so far to...
  • Sessions, Cruz Blast McConnell Bringing Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Up for Vote

    04/14/2015 12:34:33 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Ales Swoyer
    While most of the political world is distracted following presidential campaign announcements on both sides of the political aisle, the GOP establishment in the U.S. Senate is working to increase America’s national debt significantly with a bill this week that doles out more taxpayer cash for doctors treating Medicare patients. The so-called “doc-fix” legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is aiming to take up would, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), add “to the deficit every single year.” “This is why the American people don’t trust Congress,” Sessions said on the Senate floor on Monday evening. McConnell, however,...
  • Boehner rebels kicked off committee

    04/14/2015 10:07:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/14/15 | Cristina Marcos
    Two Republicans who were booted from the House Rules Committee after opposing John Boehner's (R-Ohio) reelection as Speaker have been officially replaced. The Speaker is filling two empty seats on the panel with Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), the committee announced Tuesday. The slots had been vacant since January, when Florida Republican Reps. Dan Webster and Rich Nugent received notification that they had been kicked off the committee, apparently in retribution for voting against Boehner for Speaker. Webster ran as a long-shot candidate for Speaker and won votes from 12 fellow Republicans, including from Nugent. Their seats...
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 195 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...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • 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...
  • Republican Party Elites Abandon Traditional Marriage

    04/06/2015 1:41:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>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.”</p>
  • Ted Cruz is attacking the Fortune 500, and that’s smart politics

    04/02/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 2, 2015 | T.Newmyer
    Corporate support for same-sex rights presents Cruz a chance to blast two movement conservative enemies at once. Credit Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, with this: He’s doing what he can to lock down first-mover advantage in the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Last week, he was first in what promises to be a crowded GOP field to officially announce his White House bid. Yesterday, he launched what Politico has already termed the backlash to the corporate backlash to Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law. Addressing a crowd of 300 in Sioux City, Iowa, Cruz laced into the big business leaders who have jumped into...
  • (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.”
  • Tip for the GOP: Show restraint in the culture wars (NeoCon Rubin strikes again)

    04/01/2015 11:14:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Post reports: Commenting on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, GOP pollster Whit Ayres said, “We are headed to the point where a political candidate who is perceived as anti-gay at the presidential level will never connect with people under 30 years old. … More than anything else, it’s a tone and an attitude of inclusion and acceptance that Ronald Reagan articulated beautifully and that too few Republicans have articulated effectively of late.”
  • Cruz'n for a bruisin' The GOP religious right vs. the GOP establishment. (Cruz v. Bush he says)

    03/31/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | Roger Simon, chief political columnist
    The blood is in the water. The game is afoot. And the Republicans are brawling. While Democrats are usually viewed as the undisciplined, fractious party, it is Republicans who sharpen their knives and slice each other up when the White House is at stake. The struggle is between two groups within the GOP. The establishment finally recognizes that the party must broaden its base. If the party appeals to only white, Christian conservatives, it will wind up as a regional party, capable of winning Senate and House seats but incapable of winning a national election. We must nominate a presidential...
  • US Chamber of Commerce Plans To Buy More Establishment GOP Seats

    03/31/2015 5:36:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Colleen Conley
    Forget for a moment about facing off against the liberal juggernaut which continues to rip apart the fabric of American culture and the principles upon which the nation was founded. Grassroots conservatives have another mountain to scale, right in our own backyard. A Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims the U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates, intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities.” In other words, the Chamber is planning to throw even...
  • U.S. Chamber ‘Doubling Down,’ Wants to Buy Republican Party

    03/30/2015 11:04:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Dan Riehl
    In what can only be called bad news for grassroots conservatives intent on trying to win back the Republican Party, a Yahoo News item via The Center for Public Integrity claims U.S. Chamber of Congress’s new political strategy “will include a greater emphasis on recruiting the right sort of business-friendly GOP candidates and intervening in primaries as it attempts to sculpt a compliant Congress that mirrors its priorities. In other words, the Chamber will double down on its political juggernaut, and will no longer take breaks between elections.” In essence, the Chamber seems determined to buy its version of an...
  • STEALTH ASSAULT: Republicans are quietly strategizing to delete gay marriage from the party’s [tr]

    03/30/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    Late last summer, with midterms consuming the attention of the political class, a group of GOP activists spent two days in Des Moines trying to convince their fellow Republicans that change was coming to their party. With eyes on 2016, they attended the Iowa State Fair, talked with newspaper editorial boards, and even ventured onto conservative talk radio. To cap it off, on the last evening, supporters gathered at 801 Chophouse, the upscale watering hole of the city's political elite, as if to announce their movement had gone mainstream. That it couldn't be dismissed as fringe any longer.
  • You might want to sit down for this: GOP ‘insiders’ don’t think Ted Cruz can win

    03/27/2015 7:19:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    This might surprise you, but it appears that key GOP activists and influential party members do not see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as having much of a shot at becoming the party’s 2016 nominee. Now, anyone looking at the early state polls at this stage of the race might say the same thing. Cruz is not polling competitively in Iowa as of today, and he’s certainly not over-performing in New Hampshire. But these “insiders” who responded to a Politico Caucus survey don’t think Cruz can win either primary state. What’s more, they do not believe he can prevail against...
  • Unhappy With a Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative

    03/26/2015 12:54:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Trip Gabriel
    Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, the leaders are weighing the relative appeal and liabilities of potential standard-bearers like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.
  • Is Ted Cruz too conservative for Republican primary voters?

    03/25/2015 9:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog ^ | March 25, 2015 | Robert Lupton and Christopher Hare
    On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) became the first major contender to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Dan Balz has written that Cruz’s candidacy “tests the limits of conservatism,” and based on his congressional roll call voting record, Cruz is the fourth-most-conservative member of the Senate. But how does his ideological position compare to those of Republican primary voters, especially in early states such as Iowa and New Hampshire? Very favorably, as we will see. We use data from the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). The 2014 CCES asked respondents to place themselves and several...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Fox News for Attacking Ted Cruz: Do They Want Jeb Bush for President?

    03/24/2015 3:17:23 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 24-03-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    On his radio show yesterday, Mark Levin criticized his “friends from Fox News” for secretly supporting Jeb Bush and attacking real conservative candidates like Ted Cruz: "As you all know I’m a huge fan of the Fox News channel. Particularly certain hosts. But I have to wonder: if Ronald Reagan was running in 1976 starting in ’75 against Gerald Ford, how most of the people at Fox would treat him. Because to my great dismay – as I was preparing for the program, I had my favorite cable network on – and a number of the people were trashing Ted...
  • Cruz: I Take Pride That "Washington Elites Despise Me", "Both Parties Don't Listen"

    03/24/2015 7:41:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed pride that “Washington elites despise me” because “it’s both parties that aren’t listening to the American people” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • President Ted Cruz? Meh.

    03/23/2015 1:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | March 23, 2015 | Christopher Hooks
    Now he belongs to the ages. Today Ted Cruz, one of the foremost representatives of the state’s persecuted Texan-Canadian community and the junior Senator from the North Texas tea parties, ascended from this state’s low mortal plane and affixed himself to the celestial realm of presidential politics, where he’s always thought he truly belonged. The announcement wasn’t a surprise, but when it happened (earlier than his competitors) and where it happened (at the evangelical Liberty University) was. What to make of it? Is this the beginning of a long, slow grassroots groundswell of the kind that Cruz harnessed to trample...
  • Dems want to empower Boehner

    03/22/2015 6:12:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/22/15 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats fighting for leverage in the GOP Congress are hoping they can empower an unlikely ally: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Democrats are outnumbered by more than 50 members – and have almost no power to bring bills to the floor. But they see Boehner as a willing compromiser on must-pass legislation like funding the government and raising the debt ceiling – once the Speaker can convince his troops that the partisan route endorsed by his conservative wing has been denied. By banding together in veto-sustaining majorities against conservative proposals demanded by Boehner’s right flank, Democrats hope to both sink...
  • Can Jeb Bush fire up the base like he’s fired up the establishment?

    03/20/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2015 | Washington Post
    Jeb Bush’s nascent presidential campaign has already won over many of the big-dollar donors and GOP elites. What he needs to prove now is that he can win over the crowds. Until visits to South Carolina and other early states this month, the former Florida governor hadn’t been on the campaign trail for himself in 13 years. He hadn’t sold himself to the deeply conservative, tea party-inspired crowds that have emerged as a driving Republican force in the Obama era. He’d never snapped so many “selfies” with admirers.
  • GOP: Our Budget 'Increases Spending at a More Manageable Rate'

    03/18/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    ust in case you were worried about it, the Republican-controlled House Budget Committee reassured Americans in its budget plan released this week that congressional Republicans are committed to increasing federal spending. They will do so, their plan says, in a more responsible manner than envisioned by President Obama. But it is their intention to prudently perfect welfare-state programs, which, in this budget, they discuss with kind and careful rhetoric. Yes, they will repeal Obamacare. But Medicaid and food stamps they will "reform." "Medicaid is an important program that offers health care coverage for Americans with insufficient financial resources -- including...
  • Ace of Spades HQ- No, we won't be back. (Glenn Beck)

    03/18/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 6 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 3/18/15 | Ace
    In 2014, the Establishment went all out to defeat its foes not just on the electoral battlefield, but in the battlefield of the mind as well. They wanted to teach the upstarts a lesson: You have not only lost, but you will always lose; you will not be permitted to win, ever. The entire Party will rise up to crush you should you signal any intention of bucking our Rule. I warned them about something then: A hopeless soldier is a soldier who will desert the field. Yes, Establishment GOP, you can teach us that you will always lie to...
  • 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...
  • Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty

    03/18/2015 4:55:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Kaus Files ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Axelrod’s Wish: On page 424 of his recent memoir, Obama’s former top strategist David Axelrod describes running into Fox chieftain (and immigration amnesty supporter) Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in the fall of 2010: During the dinner, Murdoch, who was seated beside me, insisted that the president had to move on immigration reform. …. “But the solution has to be comprehensive,” I said. “We can’t just attack a piece of the immigration problem. And you know, there’s one big thing that you can do to help, and that is to keep your cable network from stoking the nativism that keeps...
  • The Hastert Rule is dead; Nancy Pelosi runs the House

    03/17/2015 1:18:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | March 17th, 2015 | streiff
    see, two landslide elections did accomplish something. ... the “doc fix” is simply and end run around the deficit accounting process. What is more unsettling is the way this piece of legislation came about. It seems to signal that the era of the “Hastert Rule,” where the Speaker will not entertain legislation without the consent of the majority of his caucus, is dead. ... The fact that the Speaker went to the Democrats first to get votes on this spending deal shows the extent to which Boehner has been mortally injured as a leader. It also tells us that the...
  • House conservatives blast $200B deal

    03/17/2015 12:47:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/17/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Key House conservatives are infuriated over the decision by Republican leaders to negotiate a $200 billion deal with Democrats that would permanently fix a decades-old problem with Medicare payments to doctors. Hard-liners are blasting the effort involving Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), saying it should not have been taken without consulting rank-and-file members.  “[Boehner] didn’t come to us and say, ‘How do we fix the "doc fix" working with Mitch McConnell?’ He went to Nancy Pelosi,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), a frequent critic of Boehner, told reporters Tuesday. Huelskamp said he heard from both Boehner and House Ways and Means...
  • 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...
  • What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party?

    03/13/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 12, 2015, Thursday | Lawrence Jones and Dana
    What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party? ( 4:54 )Published on Mar 12, 2015 Lawrence Jones brings us a shocking story you almost won't believe
  • GOP wary of new immigration battle [GOP-e surrender monkeys cave again to Obama]

    03/12/2015 10:40:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015 | By Bernie Becker
    Senate GOP leadership is staying away from a proposal to ensure illegal immigrants don’t get tax break payouts from the government, with the party still smarting from a battle over Department of Homeland Security funding. Senior Republicans generally say they support the goals of the bill from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to keep immigrants protected from deportation by President Obama’s executive actions from claiming several years’ worth of earned income tax credits. But with the most recent immigration fight having just finished, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he’s still examining the...
  • Gowdy: 'Our Committee Doesn't Have the Power' to Seize Hillary's Email Server

    03/11/2015 2:25:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 109 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3-11-15 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The House Select Committee on Benghazi will not subpoena Hillary Clinton's email server, because it can't, committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. "Well our committee doesn't have the power -- under our rules, we don't have the power to seize a personal property like that. The House as a whole, that's franky an open constitutional question as to whether the House as a whole has that legal authority, but frankly, we shouldn't have to compel it," Gowdy said. "You can subpoena but the power to subpoena is only as good as the...
  • Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasn’t Even Begun

    03/09/2015 11:42:02 AM PDT · by fifedom · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 09, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh my goodness, the 2014 election victories didn’t end the war! You mean the progressives are still out there dreaming of a future full of hugs and goosestepping? You mean the GOP Establishment hasn’t just given up its power and knelt before us, begging to be forgiven for its craven crony corporatism? You mean the fight’s not over? ... Kurt Schlichter was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.
  • McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threat of shutdown or default(surrender before the fight)

    03/09/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/15 | s dinan
    Republicans will raise the government’s borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the party’s leverage as Congress gears up for another debt showdown. The current debt-ceiling holiday, to which Congress agreed a year ago, expires Sunday, starting the clock on debate and sending the Treasury Department scrambling to tap into its “extraordinary measures” to keep from breaching the limit. Budget analysts say Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has about seven months of spare room, meaning a deal would have to be reached by October or November. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky...
  • Please GOP, Remind Us Again Why We Gave You Control of Both Houses of Congress

    03/07/2015 6:12:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2015 | Michael Hausam
    Remember how some thought a GOP majority in Congress would lead to a meaningful change in direction? Remember the promises from John Boehner that on a crucial issue he would whip a minority GOP votes to join 100% of House Democrats to oppose a strong majority of House Republicans? I remember the former but have no recollection of the latter. Given this week's approval to fund the Department of Homeland Security, it turns out that the latter happened and the former is an extraordinarily distant memory. Less than 1/3rd of Republicans joined every single Democrat in voting for the bill....
  • Republicans Should Dump The Elephant and Adopt A Rubber Stamp As Their Symbol

    03/07/2015 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    How do you think Republicans would have done in the 2014 elections if they had told the truth about what they intended to do when they took over the Senate? What if they had campaigned on working hand-in-hand with Obama to enact his illegal alien amnesty while supporting his budget priorities, confirming a new Attorney General who thinks everything Obama is doing is fine and promising they would do nothing while he illegally bans ammo, cripples the Internet, and lets the EPA run wild? Republicans are even gearing up to SAVE OBAMACARE if the Supreme Court guts the subsidies. Conservatives...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, Democrat Majority Leader, Beats Back Republicans 257-167

    03/06/2015 9:41:49 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    Personal ^ | 6 Mar 15 | Xzins
    When asked if they would support an overthrow of Speaker of the House, John Boehner, his democrat colleagues responded with a resounding negative. The general attitude was that he's the best they've got for the moment. How true. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt Spending, amnesty, ObamaCare...you name it. Boehner is their guy. "Oh no" you might say, "Didn't Boehner schedule Benjamin Netanyahu to speak over the objections of President Obama?" I'm not so sure about that. Since that speech (3 March) and the DHS vote (3 March) were scheduled at the same time, there are cynical ones among us who would suggest Boehner did...