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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton fight new demand for email server

    07/03/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 Jul 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Lawyers for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have moved to block a conservative lawyer's effort to pry into emails stored on the Clintons' private server. In a motion filed Thursday evening in federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Clintons' attorneys ask that conservative gadfly Larry Klayman be temporarily barred from demanding information in connection with a racketeering lawsuit he filed in March against the couple and the Clinton Foundation. The suit alleges that the Clintons used the private email server to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests Klayman filed for records about...
  • Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner (link only)

    07/03/2015 6:12:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/conservatives-say-outside-group-is-arm-of-house-speaker/29572077/
  • New McLaughlin Poll: Establishment GOP Leaders Destroying GOP Brand

    07/03/2015 6:06:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 7/2/15 | George Rasley
    A just-released McLaughlin & Associates poll published in National Review has revealed a truly disastrous trend for national Republicans: one in six of all voters, 18 percent, disapproves of the job that President Obama is doing, but is not voting Republican. Right now both parties remain polarized in their vote for Congress. Republicans vote for Republicans 95 percent to 1 percent. Democrats vote for Democrats 90 percent to 5 percent. Independents are evenly split at 32 percent for each party, with 36 percent undecided. Among McLaughlin’s major findings is that a majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the job...
  • Lindsey Graham tears up talking about Joe Biden

    07/03/2015 5:54:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Maxwell Tani
    Though they've butted heads on everything from the Iraq War to Obamacare to gas prices, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) got emotional when talking about his friendship with Vice President Joe Biden. In an interview with The Huffington Post published Friday, the South Carolina senator visibly choked up when talking about his relationship with Biden and the death of Biden's son Beau in June. "He's the nicest person I think I've ever met in my whole life," Graham said. "We don't agree on much, but I think he's been dealt a really gut blow," Graham said, referring to Beau's death....
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, it’s not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high court’s refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • If no Black on the Ballot; what will the Black voter turnout be like in 2016? (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    Din Maker
    I've asked this question for some time now: Without Obama, or any other Black, on the ballot for the Dems in 2016; what will the Black voter turnout be like? I say at least 5 percentage points less than in '08 and '12. The new has worn-off; the novelty is gone. They've had their Black President. I say that the Dems will NOT get Blacks to the polls this time around like they did for Obama. And even if Hillary has a Black Running Mate, I say the Black turnout will still be 5 percent less than the last two...
  • Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ‘Get Rid Of This Cretin Immediately’

    07/02/2015 3:56:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Beth Rothstein
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker‘s SuperPAC. Dayspring is well-known for his hotheaded ways. His personality has even earned him a nickname in certain GOP circles: “Brad Dayscream.” As most who travel political Washington terrain know, when he departed then-House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s office, he nearly came to blows with a senior staffer. Bozell, who was speaking in his capacity as Chairman of ForAmerica, is obviously not president of the Brad Dayspring Fan...
  • Six Senators Demand Ex-Im Bank Liquidation Plan

    07/02/2015 3:31:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Ex-Im Bank supporters were wrong if they thought the bank’s opposition would trail off after the charter’s authorization expired on June 30. Six Republican senators Wednesday demanded a plan for “orderly liquidation” of the bank in a letter to Chairman Fred Hochberg. Ex-Im supporters felt modest comfort Tuesday knowing that a lapse in the charter’s authorization didn’t mean total demise, as it could still service existing accounts until Congress voted for reauthorization — if Congress voted for reauthorization. But the letter points out that one of the few allowable actions the bank can take without reauthorization is to “exercise certain...
  • House conservatives emboldened

    07/02/2015 3:29:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Scott Wong
    A critical bloc of House conservatives has been invigorated by its victory over GOP leaders, who caved in a high-profile fight over a punished subcommittee chairman. The reinstatement of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is a small win for the months-old Freedom Caucus. But it could have broader implications when House Republicans pick a new leadership team after the 2016 elections. While Freedom Caucus founders insist they aren't focused on next year’s contests, the cluster of about 50 conservative rebels is gaining clout in the conference and will surely have a role to play if there's a choice presented to members....
  • Establishment Republicans Panic, NH Voters Respond to Trump: ‘Can’t be Bought, Won’t Back Down’

    07/02/2015 3:27:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    National Journal reports from New Hampshire: “[I]t’s Donald Trump whose showing in recent polls could give him center-stage status at televised debates that start in just five weeks. “Our country is honestly going to hell,” Trump said at a house party in Bedford, an upper-middle class community just outside Manchester. “The illegals are pouring into the country…. It’s far worse than anybody knows.” Trump offered a rambling monologue that stressed his ability to solve the nation’s problems because of his business acumen and his smarts – particularly compared to the “third-rate” governors and senators running in the Republican primary.”
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. “I’m here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act!” said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally — which included state activists and national figures — will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • John Boehner, GOP Establishment Targeting Ted Yoho

    07/01/2015 4:01:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    sunshinestatenews.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Kevin Derby
    The Republican leadership is after U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., but the North Florida congressman is trying to use that opposition to rally conservatives in his district. Yoho made national headlines earlier this year when he challenged U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead the House. While Yoho did not garner much support, other challengers to Boehner -- namely U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla. .-- received more votes but the speaker retained the gavel. The House leadership pushed back at Yoho by cutting off travel funds, much like they did with U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, another outspoken conservative...
  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    07/01/2015 3:59:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Wayne Allen Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • Mitch McConnell Hits A New Low As Kentucky Thinks Dead Col. Sanders Would Be A Better Senator

    06/30/2015 2:47:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Jason Easley
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is so unpopular in Kentucky that the state’s voters thought KFC’s Colonel Sanders would be a better senator that McConnell. According to PPP, “In spite of KFC’s weak poll numbers Colonel Sanders remains a beloved figure, with 71% of voters seeing him favorably to only 8% with an unfavorable view. In fact they even think Colonel Sanders could be part of the solution to the problems in Washington- by a 47/27 spread voters in the state say they think Colonel Sanders would make for a better US Senator than Mitch McConnell. Too bad he’s dead.”...
  • Aaron Schock Open Seat Heats Up — Mike Flynn Debates Darin LaHood for Special Election Seat

    06/29/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/29/15
    The State Journal-Register and 970 WMAY-AM will sponsor a debate on Monday between the three Republican candidates for the 18th U.S. House District seat vacated by former Rep. Aaron Schock. Mike Flynn, a conservative writer from Quincy, Darin LaHood, a state senator from Peoria, and Donald Rients, a former corrections officer from Benson, will debate beginning at 7 p.m. ET at The State Journal-Register building in Springfield, IL. The panelists for Monday’s debate will be SJ-R political writer Bernard Schoenburg, WMAY news director Jim Leach and Peoria Journal-Star political writer Chris Kaergard. A primary election for the 18th District race...
  • Ted Cruz drops fundraising 'money bomb'

    06/29/2015 3:23:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/24/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz is imploring supporters to donate $1 million to his presidential campaign by Tuesday, saying in a recorded email appeal that positive fundraising results are important to shaping the media narrative of the 2016 contest. The Texas Republican proved to be a surprisingly prodigious and effective fundraiser in the opening weeks of his White House bid. He raised $4 million online his first week and has told reporters that super PACs backing his candidacy have "banked" an eye-popping $37 million. Now, Cruz is asking his backers to help him close the second fundraising quarter strong to help him...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say And Do In Private

    06/29/2015 2:59:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Alex Pappas
    In the introduction to this book, Cruz specifically criticizes the Republican leadership in the Senate for how they dealt with the issue of raising the debt ceiling in early 2014. “For months leading up to this moment, Republican leaders had pledged to their constituents that when it came time to raise the federal debt limit, they would demand meaningful spending reforms from this president,” Cruz wrote. “Rest assured, we were told, the Republicans would insist on it!” But that wasn’t going to work, so the GOP leadership came up with another idea. “For decades, the ordinary procedure in the Senate...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Cruz Says McConnell Misled on Funding Incumbents

    06/29/2015 10:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/29/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Ted Cruz is suggesting current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell misled him about the objectives of the National Republican Senatorial Committee last cycle. The Texas Republican’s vice chairmanship of the party campaign committee was always a bit mysterious, and in his new book to be released Tuesday, Cruz contends that McConnell, the longtime Kentucky senator who faced perhaps the most vociferous tea party primary challenger of the year, said the NRSC would not be defending its own incumbents. “When I mentioned to Mitch that if the NRSC had its way, every one of those four conservatives would have lost, he...
  • In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

    06/29/2015 8:08:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has found an opening in the wide-open race in which 13 candidates are running for the White House. His resume of having performed 15,000 surgical operations is the most unusual of anyone in the field. In polls, Carson outperforms most of his fellow...
  • This 21-Year-Old Conservative Is Challenging The Left On Its Home Turf

    06/28/2015 8:18:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 Jun 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Charlie Kirk is a 21-year-old energetic entrepreneur from Lemont, Illinois, who is committed to piercing the left’s stranglehold of the minds of American youth. Three years ago, he launched Turning Point USA to be a new “clipboard and tennis shoes” grassroots organizing force on college campuses. Today, he is the Executive Director and has 40 staffers, 220 chapters, membership across the nation and affiliates that take their influence to over 1000 campuses. On campuses, he runs into MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and, most recently, a flood of Hillary for America paid field agents, but he knows and feels...
  • My Friend, the Hillary-Hater (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    June 27, 2015 | me
    A friend of mine really, really dislikes Hillary Clinton. And he is not shy about telling you why. He sees Hillary as an unprincipled money-grubbing shill for the corporations. And he is very offended by her coronation-like campaign style. I recently asked him, "So what will you do if Hillary is the Democratic nominee for president?" "Vote for her," he said instantly. His answer did not surprise me much. My friend is a life-long democrat.
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • BOOM! Trump tweets out letter BANNING Univision from his golf course

    06/26/2015 2:50:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    Trump is not to be outdone and is not going to allow these leftist Hillary shills get away with their attacks on him. A few minutes ago he tweeted out this letter banning all officers and representatives from Univision from his big golf course in Miami. But that’s not the best part. Read what’s at the bottom of the letter: BOOM! I gotta say reading that bottom part made me nearly ROFL. That was excellent!
  • GOP ESTABLISHMENT CAVES… to conservatives for once!!!

    06/26/2015 2:26:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    While we’re all licking our wounds from being betrayed by Supreme Justice Benedict Roberts, let’s at least savor the fact that conservative criticism actually got the GOP establishment to cave to US for once!! From the Hill: Facing enormous blowback, Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday reversed his decision and said he was reinstating Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) as a subcommittee chairman. Chaffetz stripped Meadows of his subcommittee gavel last week after the congressman joined nearly three dozen other conservatives in voting against leadership on a procedural motion that nearly scuttled a major trade package. Last week’s move...
  • Voters Are Tilting Anti-Establishment

    06/26/2015 2:20:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/15 | Lawrence Lindsey
    Americans feel—with a good deal of justification—that the political establishment has been serving them poorly for roughly the last quarter-century. Policy has generally been driven by a need to give instant gratification to the 24-hour news cycle at the expense of solving long-term problems. We’ve run three monetary bubbles, all of which were fun while they lasted; two ended badly, and the establishment is promising the third time is the charm. Abroad we’ve gone from being the Cold War victors to being in retreat on all fronts; there is no country on the planet where we are more respected today...
  • Hobson's Choice

    06/26/2015 6:22:23 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 9 replies
    Senator McCain | 6/26/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Today, the Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare yet again. This is the direct result of President Obama and his Democrat allies in Congress. They forced ObamaCare on the American people with false promises and a totally partisan vote. My new Democrat opponent, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, is one of the strongest ObamaCare supporters in Washington. She even said her vote for ObamaCare was the one she "was most proud about." We all know ObamaCare has been a disaster, resulting in rising costs, lost jobs, and reduced health care choices for the people of our state. If you agree with...
  • GOP leaders retreat in fight with rebels

    06/26/2015 3:35:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/25/15 | Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders and their allies retreated on Thursday, backing off efforts to punish conservative rebels who had bucked leadership on a trade vote. Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he was reinstating Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) as a subcommittee chairman, just a week after he stripped him of his gavel for voting against leadership and failing to pay party dues. And hours earlier, House GOP freshmen balked at a plot to sack their class president, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), for defying leaders amid complaints he’s been ineffective at his job. All the backpedaling was an embarrassment for GOP...
  • HALF of the Bush Supreme Court nominees have been a disaster! We don't need ANOTHER Bush!

    06/26/2015 3:15:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    David Souter and John Roberts, two of the four nominees of the presidents Bush. Enough is enough! We need to use the Supreme Court to defeat Jeb! at all costs!
  • Univision President Compares Donald Trump to Charleston Shooter

    06/25/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 25 Jun 2015
    In the midst of a heated dispute between *sigh* presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision, the Spanish-language network’s president of programming and content seemingly compared Trump to Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof. ADVERTISEMENT Alberto Ciurana posted a split image of Roof and Trump on his Instagram with the caption “No comments [sic],” adding in Spanish “no comment.” He deleted the image after a backlash, but the Washington Free Beacon managed to grab a screenshot of the posting. The Free Beacon reports that some of Ciurana’s followers told him the posting was inappropriate in the comments. Patty Rodriguez, senior producer of...
  • Exclusive–Donald Trump: Univision Targeting Me on Behalf of Mexican Gov’t, Trying to ‘Silence’ Me

    06/25/2015 11:33:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican presidential candidate and real estate magnate Donald Trump tells Breitbart News exclusively that he has no plans whatsoever to back down in the face of Univision—on behalf of the Mexican government—targeting him after he’s exposed trade deals and immigration problems that benefit Mexico and harm the United States. “The Mexican government is putting tremendous pressure on Univision and there are plenty of others—lobbyists and special interests—putting tremendous pressure on Univision to break their fully signed and fully effective contract with the Miss Universe Organization because I’ve exposed the tremendously bad trade deals that the United States is so incompetently...
  • Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”

    06/25/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Unedited · 26 replies
    uneditedpolitics.com ^ | 6/25/15 | Unedited
    Surrogate Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Attacks Bernie Sanders: “He’s a Socialist”
  • Boehner-vs.-Freedom-Caucus Battle Escalates

    06/24/2015 6:00:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 6/24/15 | Daniel Newhauser
    June 24, 2015 House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday endorsed one of his chairmen stripping another member of his subcommittee chairmanship for voting against a procedural motion, the latest and most high-profile jab in the battle between GOP leaders and far-right conservatives. Boehner told a private meeting of House Republicans that Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz made the right decision when he demoted Rep. Mark Meadows last week after Meadows joined 33 other Republicans in voting against a rule governing debate on trade legislation the week before. "We have the majority, and when it comes to procedural votes...
  • Boehner doles out new punishment

    06/24/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    msn.com ^ | 6/24/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies are charging ahead with their effort to punish conservatives who have been a thorn in leadership’s side — a purge that is roiling the GOP conference. The latest victim is Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, who could be stripped of his title as GOP freshman class president on Thursday morning. Boehner allies have been retaliating against rank-and-file members who voted against a procedural motion earlier this month, nearly derailing a major trade package favored by Republican leaders that is set to clear the House on Thursday. While the Speaker has lashed out at conservative...
  • House Rebels Warn of Blowback for Boehner

    06/24/2015 5:47:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/24/15 | Matt Fuller
    The House Freedom Caucus has a secret it wants to share with Democrats. “If the Democrats were to file a motion to vacate the chair and were to vote for that motion unanimously, there probably are 218 votes for it to succeed,” one member of the House Freedom Caucus told CQ Roll Call Tuesday night, as he exited an meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast. If that’s true, Democrats could certainly use a vote to remove Speaker John A. Boehner as leverage in any number of upcoming battles: the Export-Import Bank, a highway bill, all sorts of spending measures....
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Boehner’s Hit List Exposed by Heritage

    06/24/2015 9:08:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/24/15
    The Heritage Foundation highlights the conservative subcommittee chairmen being targeted by House Speaker Rep. John Boehner for voting their conscience. Read the whole thing.
  • Establishment GOP Betrays Country Class Again; Primaries Are The Cure

    06/24/2015 4:27:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    The passage in the Republican-controlled Senate of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill has many conservatives wondering at the bizarre turn of events that has changed the historic Republican victory in the 2014 midterm elections into a series of triumphs for Barack Obama’s closing agenda. From the Republican leadership’s devious ploy to fund Obama’s executive amnesty through the “CRomnibus,” to their refusal to defund Obamacare or executive amnesty, to their treasonous adoption of the legislation to give Obama a free hand to abandon U.S. opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and now their phony “free trade” argument in favor of...
  • Cantor's fall still haunts lawmakers (why the Establishment is so vengeful!)

    06/24/2015 3:28:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/24/15 | Scott Wong
    One year later, the aftershocks from Tea Party favorite Dave Brat’s stunning win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) are still rippling across Washington. Once a little-known economics professor from Randolph-Macon College, Brat has been fielding calls from conservatives around the country mulling whether to mount a primary challenge of their own GOP member of Congress. White House hopefuls like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Donald Trump have been wooing Brat, campaigning and raising money for him in his district. And on the House floor, Brat’s Republican colleagues constantly rib him, thanking him for sending the “warning signal” to...
  • John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed (vindictive oligarch!!)

    06/23/2015 1:44:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Voting against the speaker’s reelection may have cost one Iowa Republican his seat. John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year. Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure felt while trying to lead the broader conference in a series of high-profile legislative fights. A number of rebel backbenchers have had their overseas travel curtailed and their committee posts threatened or even taken away. But the treatment of one lawmaker in particular stands out: Colleagues worry...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 1:36:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...
  • Intense crackdown on conservatives: 'This is what the mafia does. This is a political mafia'

    06/23/2015 5:30:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/22/15 | Garth Kant
    A civil war is raging within the Republican Party, pitting House leaders against conservatives. And “fed up” conservatives have now decided to fight back in public. A congressional aide tells WND a group of House conservatives will discuss this week how to proceed, but a few of them have already decided to speak up publicly. One tactic conservatives might employ would be voting with Democrats on procedural motions to derail legislation favored by leadership. Like the reporting you see here? Sign up for free news alerts from WND.com, America’s independent news network. The behind-the-scenes battle broke into open view on...
  • Mike Flynn: GOP Establishment Fighting to Quash My Conservative Candidacy

    06/22/2015 6:14:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/22/15 | Kate McHugh
    Speaking to Breitbart News Sunday, Big Government founding editor Mike Flynn, a conservative activist running for the seat vacated by Aaron Shock, recounted the ways the central Illinois GOP is trying to quash his candidacy. Flynn says that, instead of making robocalls which can be recorded, supporters of his primary opponent Darin LaHood are conducting live calls and telling voters in the deeply conservative district that Flynn is a liberal Republican. “They’re saying I support amnesty, that I support banning hand guns,” said Flynn. “They’re not even testing the truth — they’re just outright lying, wholesale.” The amnesty charge is...
  • 3 Texas Congressmen Anticipating Tea Party Challengers

    06/22/2015 3:35:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | 6/21/15 | Abby Livingston
    Who is the next Ralph Hall? That's the question many Texas Republicans ask when they look at the state’s congressional map. Hall's loss in May 2014 after 17 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives was an emotional blow to the close-knit federal delegation, but a point of victory for Tea Party groups that endorsed now-U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Heath. And so, six months out from the filing deadline, Texas political operatives on the right and the even farther right are analyzing the map in an attempt to identify vulnerable members of the delegation — either to bolster longtime political...
  • Guess the Political Party: AP Photo Lines Pistol Up with Senator, 2016 Candidate Ted Cruz’s Brain

    06/21/2015 4:27:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2015
    Of course, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 93% is a Republican. That puts him in proximity with guns and gun posters, as seen in this picture from Associated Press photog Charlie Neibergall, more often than Democrats. Still, imagine a similar situation–a U.S. Senator campaigning for President–and instead of a pro-2nd Amendment event, it’s a pro-gun control event. Imagine this Senator is standing in front of a giant poster of a pistol–one meant to demonize the weapon rather than promote it. Imagine that this same AP photographer, instead of shifting a foot to the left or the right, framed a picture with...
  • Karl Rove: Only Way To Stop The Violence Is To Repeal Second Amendment

    06/21/2015 7:37:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 282 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/21/15 | Christian Datoc
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” the only way to stop gun-related violence, like the Wednesday massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston S.C., was to repeal American citizens’ Second Amendment rights.rWhat do you think? When Chris Wallace asked Rove how we can, “stop the violence,” the long-time gun-rights advocate stated that we have made great strides as a nation in empathizing with the victims of these types of shootings, but the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.”r1 WALLACE: How do we stop the violence?rWhat do you think? ROVE:...
  • Conservative Rep: It Takes ‘Moral Courage’ To Stand Up To GOP Leadership

    06/21/2015 7:32:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Ginni Thomas
    Scott Perry, 53, is a sophomore congressman from Dillsburg, Penn. Exuding a humble intensity and a mindfulness of his oath to the U.S. Constitution, his daily orientation in public office means he takes no vote for granted.rWhat do you think? “It’s a fight every day,” Perry says in this 22-minute exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller. Yet, Republican leaders, increasingly governing by fear, risk continuing dissension and disarray. Evidence is building that Republicans, who are failing to persuade those members with differing opinions, and catering to monied interests in Washington, are alienating Americans who voted for them. This interview...
  • MARK LEVIN: BOEHNER’S RETALIATION AGAINST CONSERVATIVES MEANS OPEN WARFARE, TIME TO TAKE HIM DOWN

    06/20/2015 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    It’s time for conservatives to take out House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% and all of his comrades in primaries, nationally syndicated radio host, New York Times bestselling author, and conservative movement thought leader Mark Levin argues in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News. Levin’s comments come after Boehner’s retaliation against conservatives hit a new low this weekend, with a report from Politico about how House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)80% —playing along with Boehner’s scheme to attack Republicans for voting their conscience—removed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% as the chairman of a subcommittee on...
  • Republican Leadership Comes Out as “Transpolitical,” Self-Identify as Democrats (satire)

    06/19/2015 10:58:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    thebarbedwiresatire.com ^ | 6/18/15 | E. Williams
    Finally explaining their unexplainable actions in Congress since the midterm elections last November, House and Senate leaders announced today that they were “transpolitical,” meaning they consider themselves to be a member of both political parties. The move was made after Speaker of the House, John Boehner, said he viewed being called a “RINO” (Republican in Name Only) to be a political micro-aggression, and it always made him cry. Congressman Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also said that conservative lawmakers and critics have been hurting their feelings for quite some time by questioning their decisions and they were...