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    04/22/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 229 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. “I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. “I am deeply...
  • Mitch McConnell: A “Work Horse” for Special Interests

    04/22/2014 1:20:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Jacqueline Bodnar
    Washington, DC- The latest ad released by Team Mitch, the campaign to reelect moderate Republican Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, makes multiple false claims and attempts to sugar coat the Senator’s dismal record in Washington. The ad claims that six-term Senator McConnell “saved 99% of Kentuckians from an Obama income tax increase,” that he “fights for Kentucky miners against Obama’s war on coal,” and that he’s “leading the fight against ObamaCare.” The statements in the Team Mitch ad could not be further from the truth, and FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe released the following statement to correct the falsehoods...
  • Maine 2nd District GOP Candidates Spar Over Support for Collins (ME)

    04/22/2014 11:46:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | A. J. Higgins
    In the past, Republican primary opponents for Maine's 2nd Congressional District haven't been shy about expressing their criticisms of each other or the political system. But they usually draw a line at recommending that disgruntled voters should elect Democrats instead. Yet, when an audience member at a Thursday evening candidate's debate in Machias rose to criticize Sen. Susan Collins' performance in office, congressional hopeful Bruce Poliquin agreed, saying he shared the speaker's frustration. "We have career politicians who are afraid to solve tough problems," Poliquin said. "I'm a businessperson trying to solve problems. I agree with you - we ought...
  • US Senate hopeful Bill Connor announces endorsements from conservative groups (SC)

    04/22/2014 11:33:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 4/22/14 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Senate hopeful Bill Connor has received endorsements from two S.C. conservative groups in his bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. The Conservatives for Responsible Government of South Carolina and the Association of Black Conservatives have announced their backing of Connor, an Orangeburg attorney and Afghanistan war veteran and one of six Republicans hoping to beat Graham in June's primary. Bren Gibson, president of Conservatives for Responsible Government, announced the group's endorsement in a video. Gibson says in the video, "Bill has been fighting for our national interests in the Middle East and now wants to carry...
  • Eric Cantor Puts Head of Republican Party Virginia on His Payroll?

    04/22/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), majority whip for the U.S. House of Representatives, has quite a game going in his home state of Virginia, maybe a game ending in political life or death. Cantor, a left-leaning Republican, teetering on the right edge of a seat on the left side of the aisle (see it here in graph form) has reportedly hired K6 Consulting Group to manage his June primary and opponent, conservative anti-amnesty economics professor Dr. Dave Brat. Connected to K6 is Shaun Kenney a well-known, Cantor-supporting blogger on a site billed as "Virginia’s premiere conservative web site." Kenney was recently...
  • Robert Costa Analyzes The Coming GOP House Leadership Fight

    04/22/2014 9:00:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    HH: I begin with Robert Costa, political reporter for the Washington Post. Hello, Robert, and a Happy Easter to you. RC: Hey, great to join you. HH: Now Robert, it’s springtime in Washington, and no one’s doing much. The first thing I want to ask you is when do they all come back? And what do you expect them to do when they all get back there? RC: Well, they’re all coming back from recess next Monday, and I don’t expect much to be done except perhaps jockeying for a possible leadership race, and getting ready for the midterms in...
  • House Conservatives Agitate for Change in Leadership — but Can They Take Boehner’s Gavel?

    04/22/2014 8:56:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 4/22/14 | Matt Fuller
    Conservatives are increasingly — and not so quietly — showing the early signs of a speakership revolt. But short of a sudden groundswell of opposition from the GOP rank-and-file, or a magic wand, Speaker John A. Boehner is the one who controls his fate. Just don’t tell that to the Ohio Republican’s foes. “I think pretty well everybody’s figured Mr. Boehner’s going to be gone, and the question is Cantor and McCarthy,” said Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. “But most conservatives are saying it’s not just at the top; it’s all the way through.” Huelskamp, who was more than an active player...
  • The GOP’s Electoral Future: Will it really become a permanent minority?

    04/22/2014 7:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2014 | Michael Barone
    Have the Republicans become the white man’s party? Are the depth and bitterness of Republicans’ opposition to Barack Obama and his administration the product of racism? Those are questions you hear in the clash of political argument, and you will hear plenty of answers in the affirmative if you click onto MSNBC or with any regularity. You can find a more nuanced and thoughtful analysis in Jonathan Chait’s recent New York magazine article, “The Color of His Presidency.” Chait, a liberal, starts off by noting that the post-racial America that Obama seemed to promise in his 2004 national convention...
  • Brain Drain: Self-Imposed Term Limits Shuffle Committees, House GOP Leadership

    04/22/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 4/22/14 | Daniel Newhauser
    House Republicans are facing a brain drain of historic proportions atop their committees — as many as half of their chairmen could be forced to step down next year, thanks to a 20-year-old rule. The shakeup is due mostly to the GOP’s self-imposed limit, adopted in 1994, on how long a Republican congressman can chair a committee. It’s a policy that is widely popular within the Republican Conference, but is increasingly being questioned by members losing their gavels. The impending shuffle will do little to change the demographics of the Republican leadership structure — almost all of the white men...
  • The establishment strikes back in U.S. House race

    04/22/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 4/22/14 | Wes Wolfe
    It started Dec. 3, 2012. Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reported that afternoon of a move made by Speaker of the House John Boehner in reining in his caucus and giving notice to House Republicans who had a tendency to go their own way that he wasn’t playing around. So, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., found himself no longer on the House Financial Services Committee, along with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz. And the House Budget Committee no longer had seats for U.S. Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., or Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas. Jones hadn’t been a favorite in a number of circles...
  • IRS revokes conservative group’s tax-exempt status over anti-Clinton statements

    04/21/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative charity for making statements critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry, according to a USA Today report.</p> <p>The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, based in Manassas, Va., “has shown a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns” and made “repeated statements supporting or opposing various candidates by expressing its opinion of the respective candidate’s character and qualifications,” according to a written determination released Friday by the IRS.</p>
  • GOP Senate Candidate: I Think I Know More About Women Than My Democratic Male Opponent

    04/22/2014 5:49:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 4/22/14 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican and shockingly, her Democratic opponent Rep. Gary Peters is accusing her of waging a war on women (Democrats are being really original with their attack strategy this year). Now, Land is taking on the issue directly with her first campaign ad openly mocking Peters for accusing her, a woman, of waging a war on women. "I'm Terri Lynn Land and I approve this message because as a woman, I might know a little bit more about women than Gary Peters." The ad is...
  • Rothenberg: Udall will lose Colorado Senate seat to Gardner

    04/22/2014 5:36:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall will lose his tough re-election campaign to Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in November, according to Roll Call’s Stu Rothenberg, who made the prediction on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. Udall is running a neck-and-neck race with Gardner, whose decision to run for Senate in lieu of reelection to the House energized what had been a lackluster race. The high-profile duel has attracted big money from groups supporting both candidates and the issues have centered on energy and health care. Host Candy Crowley asked her guests — in addition to Rothenberg, the panelists included Mo Elleithee...
  • McDaniel Monday: Top Political Forecaster Declares Thad Cochran in “Deep Trouble

    04/22/2014 5:14:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    One of the nation’s top political forecasters declared Tuesday that six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) is in “deep trouble” against conservative challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel in this year’s Mississippi GOP senate primary on June 3. From – April 21, 2014 Stuart Rothenberg wrote in Roll Call that McDaniel actually has “the best chance of any anti-establishment Senate hopeful to knock off an incumbent, and the defeat of six-term Senate veteran Thad Cochran would send shock waves through both the national media and the Republican Party.” “Cochran, 76, is in trouble – in deep trouble – primarily because...
  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    04/21/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject. The event is hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, and it’s being held at the prestigious Chicago Club in the heart of the Windy City. Among the guests...
  • Former GOP heavyweights give to Thad Cochran

    04/21/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Burgess Everett
    Thad Cochran has made a lot of important friends during his 35 years in the Senate — and they haven’t forgotten about him as he stares down a challenge from the right. Former Senate colleagues Bob Dole (R-Kan.), Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) and Steve Symms (R-Idaho) all donated to the Mississippi Republican during the first three months of the year, as did the leadership PACs of two of Cochran’s colleagues, Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, according to newly filed campaign finance documents. The lawmakers donating to Cochran come mostly from the party’s...
  • GOP Eyes Senate Race In Blue State Oregon

    04/21/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Wynton Hall
    In an aggressive move, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) issued a memorandum highlighting the GOP's widening 2014 Senate battle map into blue state stronghold Oregon. The memo cited new polling that reveals first term Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley is "incredibly vulnerable, far more so than most suspected." The poll, conducted by Harper Polling, found that Merkley's favorables are just 39% and under 50% on the ballot. Oregon has not elected a Republican to statewide office in over a decade. Republicans, however, believe the GOP primary will produce a candidate who can beat Merkley in a state whose disastrous Obamacare...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 384 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • E.J. Dionne: Jeb Bush’s optimism is something the GOP needs

    04/21/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | E. J. Dionne
    There is a rule in American politics: Hope and optimism nearly always defeat fear and pessimism. The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why there’s a boomlet for Jeb Bush, a man who dares to use the word “love” in a paragraph about illegal immigrants. The flurry doesn’t mean that the former Florida governor is even running for president, let alone that he can win. But...
  • Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

    04/21/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Amy Payne
    Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military. Serving in the military is a high calling and a privilege—certainly not something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense. What’s more, the immigrants in question would be those who are brought to the U.S. as children—often called DREAMers (after the Development, Relief, and Education for...
  • Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate 'love of neighbor'

    04/21/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Robert Bennett
    After meeting at the While House with other faith leaders, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the church supported the idea of immigration reform. For some, this re-ignited the debate on the issue. I do not write to defend President Uchtdorf — he is more than capable of doing that himself — but simply to provide a few facts. To those who say he advocates breaking the law, I say, “No.” What he favors is changing it. Seeking to change a law with which one disagrees...
  • TEA Versus Watered-Down GOP Establishment – The Party Within the Party

    04/21/2014 5:36:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 4/20/14 | Ed Wood
    The mainstream media is having a Grand Old Time with what they perceive as an internal struggle within the Grand Old Party, which they say is certain to bring about a GOP defeat at election time. The position of their liberal-leaning writers and talking heads is that in order for Republicans to succeed, they must act more like Democrats. Well, we've been there and done that. Didn't work out so good, did it? Can you say, "Bob Dole," or "John McCain," or "Mitt Romney"? I suppose voter logic is that if all the GOP can offer are Democrat-lite candidates, they...
  • Sharp Elbows in Republican primaries (VA)

    04/21/2014 5:31:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 4/20/14 | Alan Suderman
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - There’s been no free path to potential victory for Barbara Comstock as she tries to win the Republican primary contest next Saturday for the 10th Congressional District in northern Virginia. The front-runner has the blessing of most Republican elders and has already raised an impressive $760,000 in her bid to replace retiring incumbent Frank Wolf. But she’s also encountered sharp elbows from some tea party rivals for not being sufficiently conservative. Republican leaders have tried to tamp down these attacks, but with little success. “They feel she’s the anointed one and no one should stand in...
  • Tea Party's Brannon Takes On Establishment's Tillis In North Carolina GOP Senate Primary

    04/21/2014 5:23:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 4/20/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Dr. Greg Brannon, the Tea Party-endorsed candidate in North Carolina's May 6 Republican Senate primary, is emerging as the top challenger to GOP Establishment-backed front runner, Thom Tillis. Tillis, Speaker of the House in the North Carolina House of Representatives, was expected to sail to the nomination. But two and a half weeks before the primary, Brannon appears to have strong momentum. Brannon has the endorsements of Tea Party favorites Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as many of the leading national Tea Party groups, including FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund. A...
  • Conservative Civil War: Tea Party Throws Retirement Party for John Boehner

    04/20/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 4/19/14
    Tea Party activist and primary challenger J.D. Winteregg has sent out invitations to a surprise retirement party for John Boehner. The invites were sent out to “1,000 of John Boehner’s closes friends and D.C. political reporters.” It reads as follows: J.D. Winteregg represents the worst nightmare of Republicans in Congress. If any Republican tries to make a deal with a Democrat, their seats will be threatened by a primary challenge. The Tea Party Leadership Fund Political Action Committee has already spent over $300,000 supporting Winteregg over Boehner.
  • Eight seek GOP nomination to take on Hagan for U.S. Senate seat (May 6th!!)

    04/20/2014 6:47:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 4/20/14 | Joe Killian
    GREENSBORO — As the May 6 primary draws near, national attention is intensely focused on North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race — already one of the most expensive and hotly contested in the country. Eight Republicans are vying for the chance to take on Sen. Kay Hagan, a Greensboro Democrat. Millions have been spent on ads by political groups from outside the state. Accusations, scandal-mongering and open political civil war have become the campaign’s daily routine. “That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise,” said Michael Bitzer, a professor of political science and history at Catawba College. “Kay Hagan is in...
  • Small donor base behind Graham-supporting super PAC (that is, small number of donors, large amts)

    04/20/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 4/19/14 | Mary Troyan
    WASHINGTON — A political action committee supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s re-election has significantly increased its budget with a handful of big donations, according to its latest public filing. The West Main Street Values PAC, which can accept checks of any size, raised $193,000 in the first three months of the year from seven donors. More than half came from a Denver-based home builder. The super PAC, run by former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, is allowed to spend money on Graham’s behalf but not coordinate with the candidate or his campaign. Graham, targeted by tea party conservatives, has...
  • Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

    04/19/2014 9:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday. The Dallas Morning News used a freedom of information request to learn of the investigation, and then confirmed it with Elizabeth Winn, an assistant Travis County attorney. The FBI hasn’t responded to the newspaper’s request for comment. The investigation stems from a conflict of interest complaint filed in 2012 by former state Rep. Mark Shelton, a Republican who ran against Davis for her Fort Worth state senate seat. In...
  • Midterms may hinge on whether Obamacare losers outvote the winners (Will takers outvote the makers?)

    04/19/2014 11:24:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/18/2014 | BYRON YORK
    When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than the second. Obamacare's advocates have pushed hard against Republican attempts to highlight Americans who have been particularly hard hit by the new law. "There's plenty of horror stories being told," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in February. "All of them are untrue." Those advocates have hit back so hard that it appears they are trying...
  • House Dem predicts losses over O-Care ("it's going to hit the fan")

    04/18/2014 5:09:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/14 | Elise Viebeck
    A House Democrat who voted against ObamaCare said the law is likely to sweep Republicans into office in November. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) had dire predictions for his party during a radio interview on Thursday. "We will lose seats in the House," Lynch told Boston Herald Radio. "I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming out from more experienced poll sets down there." He continued, "And I think we may lose the Senate. I think that's a possibility ... primarily because of healthcare." The comments pit Lynch against party chiefs like Rep. Nancy Pelosi...
  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    04/18/2014 10:53:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 4/18/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary. "I've wanted to move in a different direction for a while, but also wanted to make sure that any change I make was also a positive change for the conservative movement," Kremer wrote in a Facebook post. “As one of the only remaining members of the original tour, Tea Party Express has been a huge part of my life and I am proud of the historic work we accomplished — like...
  • BLM officials hear pleas to void oil and gas leases [CO]

    04/18/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Aspen daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Brent Gardner-Smith
    About 80 people showed up at a meeting in Aspen on Thursday on whether the BLM should void 65 oil and gas leases in the region, including 25 in the Thompson Divide area. Two-thirds of the way through the meeting in the basement of the Pitkin County Library, every person who had spoke urged the 13 BLM officials in attendance to cancel the leases, which were first authorized in a 1993 environmental impact statement. “We’re very much in favor of voiding the leases, specifically within the Thompson Divide area,” said Rob Ittner, the chair of the Pitkin County Board of...
  • Voting against Bushes is an act of love

    04/18/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | W. James Antle III
    A popular online dictionary offers four definitions for the word “bushed.” The first is “overgrown with bushes.” The second is “exhausted, tired out.” The third is a Canadian colloquialism meaning “mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.” Each of these definitions seems to describe the Republican Party’s feeling about the Bush family. If that’s not true and the GOP nominates Jeb Bush for president — the third Bush since 1988 — then perhaps the fourth definition applies: “unable to find one’s direction; lost; confused.” There’s a case to be made that George H.W. Bush...
  • Pete Peterson: A Conservative Idealist, Winning in California

    04/18/2014 8:19:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 ^ | 4/17/14 | Joel Pollack
    Amidst the general gloom about Republican electoral fortunes in California, past and present, came some good news last week: Pete Peterson, director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University, is leading the race for Secretary of State by double digits. Moreover, Peterson was ahead even before rival State Sen. Leland Yee (D) was hit with federal charges of corruption and gun-running. No one was more surprised than Peterson himself. His campaign, which he says has raised about $175,000 so far, had not done any polling yet. And yet he was not only ahead of...
  • House Republicans Might Pass Immigration Bills After All, Just as They Always Planned

    04/18/2014 8:09:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Phillip Bump
    Remember earlier this year when House Republicans said they would deal with immigration reform once the primaries were over? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner told a group of donors that they'll pass bills addressing the issue this summer. Related Stories House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama Reuters Cantor says Obama 'not sincere' on immigration reform MarketWatch Immigration reform 'love': Did Jeb Bush comment change shape of 2016 race? Christian Science Monitor Rand Paul has a plan to win over the country Yahoo News Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip Associated Press...
  • Immigration reform vote in House looks inevitable

    04/18/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 4/18/14 | Rick Moran
    Speaker John Boehner has told donors and industry groups that the Republican House is going to take up immigration reform before the November election. Not. Kidding. Wall Street Journal: Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room. A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans. Rep. Bob...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 6:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said...
  • We're Coming for You, John Boehner

    04/18/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Richard Viguerie
    I've been a GOP insurgent for 50 years. And I'm not done yet. he GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base. I’ll admit that, in the aftermath of the disappointments of the 2012 elections, conservatives like me are angry. We are angry at being blamed for Mitt Romney’s defeat, when we argued from the beginning that he was a Big Government establishment politician and that if he ran a content-free...
  • Rand Paul Hates Mitch McConnell So Much That He Is Refusing to Publicly Support Him

    04/18/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Jason Easley
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) hates Sen. Mitch McConnnell so much that when a constituent asked him why he supports McConnell’s reelection campaign, Paul refused to answer and told the questioner to talk to him privately. According to the Glasgow Daily Times: After addressing about 30 people who turned out to hear him, the senator opened the floor for questions. One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the senior senator. The answer...
  • GOP candidates share their hopes of defeating Graham (snippets from their debate)

    04/18/2014 5:09:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Five South Carolinians seeking the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate clearly have one thing in common: They don't approve of the Republican incumbent, Lindsey Graham. Those candidates – Det Bowers, Richard Cash, Bill Conner, Benjamin Dunn and Nancy Mace – spent more than two hours in a debate sponsored by the Aiken Republican Club on Wednesday. The media maintains that Graham will win in a landslide, but he actually is fighting for his political life, said Mace, a small-business owner. “We know the truth,” she said. “He can't even muster the support of 50 percent of the people in...

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...

    04/17/2014 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    A prominent super PAC of key allies of President George W. Bush and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, formed to give Republicans who support amnesty legislation air cover, failed to raise any money during the first quarter of this year. Carlos Gutierrez, the former Bush Commerce Secretary, and Charlie Spies, the co-founder of Restore Our Future, which was the biggest pro-Romney super PAC, formed the Republicans For Immigration Reform super PAC "to provide political support for Republican candidates" backing comprehensive immigration reform. According to its Federal Election Commission report, which was filed on April 15 and covers the period from...
  • Richard Cash a Viable Challenger to Lindsey Graham

    04/17/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    GREENVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ – Amidst a crowded field of challengers, The State newspaper reported that Richard Cash leads all challengers to incumbent Lindsey Graham in cash on hand. As of March 31, 2014, Cash reported $464,056 on hand, followed by Det Bowers ($384,248), Bill Connor ($314,529), Nancy Mace ($223,000), Lee Bright ($78,557), and Benjamin Dunn ($10,000). Cash also led all challengers in the report at the end of 2013. In addition to cash on hand, Cash has also demonstrated strong grassroots support. Cash said, "I have the most signs up around the state and as far...
  • Obama faces cold audience in Pennsylvania [VIDEO]

    04/17/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama ventured Wednesday to a mostly blue-collar region of the United States and tried to engage an audience that was cold to him. The 15 community college students who were picked to stand immediately behind the president, and in view of the TV cameras, mostly stood stone-faced through his speech. At the end, when the president walked back from the podium to smile and wave at the roughly 60 people in the bleachers 20 feet behind him, he faced a unfriendly wall of faces. The White House video of the bleacher’s front rank shows three men with their...
  • Don't Ask Rand Paul Why He's Supporting Mitch McConnell

    04/17/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Sahil Kapur
    Don't ask Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) why he's supporting Mitch McConnell for reelection. He doesn't want to talk about it. At least publicly. While crisscrossing Kentucky during Congress's two-week recess, Paul visited a community forum in Edmonton on Wednesday to speak to constituents, where he was reportedly asked why he endorsed the Senate Republican leader. The Glasgow Daily Times described what happened next: One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville. Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the...
  • Will a republican revolt unseat frontrunner Mike Rounds? (SD Senate)

    04/17/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | David Johnson
    South Dakota has always been a red state. And with the republican primary coming up in June, voters are starting to take a closer look at the candidates for the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. If fundraising is any indication, former governor Mike Rounds is the clear front runner. But his fellow primary candidates are questioning his conservative values. That's why Gordon Howie said he jumped into the race as an independent. "I entered the race because I was approached by a group of people who said, look, if you're not in this thing, conservatives...
  • Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama

    04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | Sahil Kapur
    On Wednesday, Eric Cantor strongly suggested immigration reform won't come up in the House of Representatives after he received a phone call from President Barack Obama. "House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House," the Republican majority leader said in a statement after the call. He accused the president of engaging in "partisan messaging" and offered no indication that the House intends to act on the issue. His full statement is below. "Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President...
  • 14 Factors to Watch in the 2014 Midterms: Everything you need to know to become an expert in 2014

    04/17/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Patrick Reddy
    President Obama and the Democrats clearly have had a case of the winter blues that could well carry over into the fall elections. Republican David Jolly’s upset win in a Florida special election in a district that President Obama had carried twice is a warning sign that it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to re-take the House of Representatives – and Democratic control of the US Senate is now in even more jeopardy. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus is now gleefully predicting a GOP tsunami that will wash over the entire country, Red, Purple and Blue states alike....
  • Kirk reverses, will campaign for Oberweis against Durbin

    04/17/2014 6:03:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 4/16/14 | Peter Sullivan
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Tuesday he will in fact campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, despite earlier refusing because of his relationship with incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin (D). “I will be campaigning for Jim Oberweis,” Kirk told the Illinois Radio Network. Kirk said at the end of March that he would not be campaigning for the Illinois state senator challenging Durbin, who is seeking his fourth term. “I’m going to be protecting my relationship with Dick and not launching into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois,” he said then. Kirk and...
  • Milton Wolf Receives Massive Gift From Washington DC

    04/17/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    What a Godsend. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf, and today, Wolf received a huge gift from Washington DC. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Campaigns For Obama In MichiganThe Drudge Report linked to an article in the New York Times that Kathleen Sebelius might consider running for Senate from Kansas after resigning from the Obama administration. “Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who...