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  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • Federal suit filed in Barber, McSally CD2 race. Contest ballots the issue

    11/25/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona as his campaign argued for including ballots that were rejected in the Nov. 4 election. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson is the latest attempt by the Tucson-area Democrat to challenge the results that had him losing to Martha McSally by 161 votes. Barber wants 133 disqualified votes to be counted before the election is certified. The results are headed for an automatic recount that will begin next week, as mandated by state law...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Liberal Challenges Mike Rowe to Explain How a Christian (or Anyone) Could Vote Republican.

    11/24/2014 3:48:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/24/14 | Dave Urbanski
    Rowe’s Answer Is Simply Awesome. It may soon become a well-trod adage that when you ask Mike Rowe a snarky, insulting question on his Facebook page, you might find yourself on the receiving end of one of Rowe’s measured, civil, and devastatingly spot-on responses. So it was with a decidedly left-leaning guy named Jim Green who posted a series of inflammatory points about Republicans (with a lot of ALL-CAPPED words and about the same number of exclamation points), which Rowe apparently spotted while aboard a flight: Green went on to call Republicans racists and other unseemly things, often with a...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The night a fleet of Tory snake-oil tankers sailed into Rochester...and sank

    11/24/2014 5:33:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/22/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-Government media would manage to turn David Cameron's devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister himself, even a frantic plea for Guardian readers' votes could not save the Tories from what I reckon was the worst defeat in their entire history, losing a seat to a party that really believes in what the Tories pretend to believe in..... Here's the supposedly big story: Emily Thornberry MP posted a tweet in which she wrote the words...
  • Is President Obama a GOP Mole?

    11/24/2014 4:48:48 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/24/2014 | David Catron
    When President Obama took office in 2009, his party was in better shape than it had been since the era following Watergate. The Democrats controlled both houses of Congress by very comfortable margins. They had just regained the White House in a historic election. They believed they would control Washington for decades, if not generations, to come. Yet fewer than six years later, their congressional majorities have been annihilated and their prospects for retaining the presidency in 2016 are far less promising than they were just a month ago. Virtually all this devastation has been caused by Obama himself. Even...
  • WE WILL NOT ENGAGE': MICHELE BACHMANN REVEALS GOP PLANS TO IGNORE EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    11/23/2014 12:09:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Nov. 22,2014 | Robert Wilde
    “They acted as though the amnesty issue wasn’t even an issue. They said that the President is going to do what he’s going to do, and we are not going to get down in the mud with him. We are not going to engage, and what we are going to do is to talk about our positive solutions on jobs, the economy, education, and manufacturing,” Bachmann said. She added that each congressman who spoke reiterated that not engaging Obama and staying positive was a “brilliant strategy.” "We will not engage," she reiterated with disgust. Bachmann, who was elected to Congress...
  • Tell the GOP who you favor as the GOP Presidential Candidate in 2016

    11/23/2014 11:14:10 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 45 replies
    Emil from Sharon Day RNC Co-Chair | 11/23/2014 | Sharon Dat
    Email received today from Sharon Day RNC Co-Chair As President, Barack Obama has disregarded the Constitution, ignored the will of the American people and treated America as a monarchy, not a democracy. America deserves better, which is why the 2016 presidential election is so important. We must elect a principled Republican to restore a constitutional government — where the government serves the people, not the other way around. Republicans understand the role of the government — and respect the framework of the Constitution. We believe in the American Dream — and the power of the people over the power of...
  • 'We Will Not Engage': Michele Bachmann Reveals GOP Plans to Ignore Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 6:23:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-23-2014 | Robert Wilde
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon asked the congresswoman, who was a guest on Breitbart News Saturday Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, “Has there been any firm commitment from the leadership of the Republican party saying that this amnesty is not going to happen?” Bachmann replied with a question, “Do you want the truth? Okay, I’ll tell all of Breitbart listeners what happened this week. I was floored!” In the weekly meeting called “Republican Conference” in the House of Representatives, “we all knew that the big issue for the week was going to be the president announcing his amnesty,”...
  • A Deep 2016 Republican Presidential Field Reflects Party Divisions (They ask Haley Barbour to opine)

    11/22/2014 8:35:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael Barbaro and Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Republican presidential primaries have for decades been orderly affairs, with any momentary drama mitigated by the expectation that the party would inevitably nominate its tested, often graying front-runner. But as the 2016 White House campaign effectively began in the last week, it became apparent that this race might be different: a fluid contest, verging on chaotic, that will showcase the party’s deep bench of talent but also highlight its ideological and generational divisions. As Democrats signal that they are ready to rally behind Hillary Rodham Clinton before their primary season even begins, allowing them to focus...
  • It’s OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • What Should The GOP Do About Obamacare?

    11/22/2014 5:15:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    It should come as no surprise to Townhall readers that the new Republican congress has no plan to deal intelligently with Obamacare. That’s unfortunate. The worst thing that can happen over the next two years is for president Obama to appear to take the high road – insuring the uninsured and fighting the mean insurance companies – while Republicans rail about the small and trivial parts of health reform. And the worst thing that can happen is the very thing that is about to happen. So here is some unsolicited advice.To begin with, Republicans in Congress have created their own...
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, I’m pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldn’t be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that he’s on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. “It depends on where you live,” Carson...
  • CHANGE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION NOW

    11/21/2014 7:57:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 75 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2014 | Mr. K
    Change your voter registration NOW!. There is no voting action we can do to get rid of GOP RINO's until 2 more years so.... EVERYONE should change your voter registration to INDEPENDENT Right now. We would have 2 years to make (I) the majority in every state. Even some Democrats would join Independants after this bozo. I KNOW some wonderful people who do not follow the news like we do, and have just been lifelong demcrats because their parents were... I have seen them get more and more disgusted with what this guy is doing.
  • The cautious road ahead for Republicans: After Obama's power grab, what to do next?

    11/21/2014 7:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The president sought to start a war last night. In Barack Obama’s announcement revealing the details of an executive order on immigration, he tried to frame his as a plan that was specific and tailored. Obama reaffirmed the principles in deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), expanded the age of those DACA-eligible children of illegal immigrants to 33 and above, and reaffirmed his commitment not to deport the parents of those children, who were not going to be deported anyway, so long as they have lived in the United States for five years. That is what Obama said, and...
  • Rochester: Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success

    11/21/2014 5:31:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/21/2014 | BBC
    UKIP's Mark Reckless says the Conservatives have been a "cosy cartel for too long" Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election...... Mr. Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713-ahead of the Green Party.... In his acceptance speech on Friday morning, Mr. Reckless said Rochester and Strood had been UKIP's 271st most winnable seat and "if UKIP can win here, we can win across the country."...... UKIP leader Nigel Farage denied the result...
  • Irrelevant Fossil John McCain Renews Offensive on Annoyingly-Principled Wacko Birds

    11/21/2014 5:16:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Instead of his first reaction to Obama's lawless diktats being immediate/automatic resistance, John McCain -like a cowardly father who never stands-up to anyone, then bullies his own family- couldn't turn his guns on the Tea Party, Cruzite GOP base fast-enough... what an %$#@*&: WaPo- Amid the chatter over strategy, it is the tone of outraged rank-and-file members that most worries GOP elders. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, they do not want to see Republicans tagged by Democrats as hostile toward Latinos and other minorities. “It only takes a couple” of comments for an unflattering narrative to build about the Republican...
  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YESTERDAY'S ELECTION WIN FOR AN ANTI-FOREIGN WORKER INVASION PARTY

    11/21/2014 1:58:37 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    11/21/2012 | Self
    The United Kingdom Independence Party won the special election yesterday for the parliamentary seat of Rochester and Strood with the media saying that "immigration" was the top issue. The UK has been flooded with Eastern European workers allowed to emigrate there by the rules of the European Union. This has cheapened the labor market hurting working people and small business. UKIP has made Britain's exit from the EU the centerpiece of its platform. Its a clear distinction from the UK's version of the Republican Party. The ruling Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron claim they are trying to cut a...
  • Dear GOP: Do Your Damned Job

    11/20/2014 10:28:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | November 21, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Dear Republican Party, On November 4th the American people spoke with a resounding voice, and voted “no” to President Obama’s Marxist Progressive agenda/tactics. The numbers show the American people gave you a definitive mandate as well. Democrats are now at their lowest numbers in state legislatures nationwide in 86 years, and Republicans now control more than two-thirds of the state legislative chambers across the country. Republicans have the most seats in the U.S. House of Representatives since before the Great Depression. Republicans posted one of the top five election year swings in the U.S. Senate in the past 70 years....
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: By large margin, Americans want GOP, not Obama, leading on policy

    11/20/2014 2:06:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Guy Benson
    Perhaps the White House will rationalize these results as yet more evidence of the American public’s “stupidity:” The American people don’t want President Barack Obama to take the lead on enacting policy, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll out Wednesday…By a clear 56% to 33% margin, those surveyed don’t want Mr. Obama to take the lead role in setting policy, preferring that Congress take the lead role…The 56% who now want Congress to take the lead role in policy making is a high water mark in the poll’s history. The WSJ/NBC poll found Americans are pleased...
  • GOP factions tear into each other over strategy to block Obama's amnesty order

    11/20/2014 12:49:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    A disagreement between Republican lawmakers over a proposed strategy to block President Barack Obama's coming immigration mandate took a nasty turn on Thursday as a battle between two powerful factions of the GOP spilled into the press. On one side of the ring are conservative lawmakers, including Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who want to insert language into future spending legislation that bars immigration agencies from using their funding to issue the roughly 5 million new work permits the president is expected to authorize tomorrow. At the other end are moderates, like House Appropriations...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll Finds Americans Want Parties To Work Together

    11/20/2014 6:25:11 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/19/2014 | Patrick O'Connor
    Some 63% Want Candidates Elected This Year to Broker Deals With Lawmakers From Across Aisle Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month's midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation's problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Weeks after Republicans recaptured the Senate and tightened their grip on the House, roughly three-fourths of poll participants said this month's midterm results woul produce "just some" or "not that much" change in a country that most believe has...
  • Immigration Front And Center On Both Sides Of The Atlantic Today

    11/20/2014 4:51:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    11/20/2014 | Self
    While Barack Obama is getting ready to announce his "executive amnesty" and Republicans are vowing to fight it, voters in England are choosing candidates in a special election where Prime Minister David Cameron is vowing to fight European Union rules that have opened the floodgates for cheap labor in his country. But the voters aren't buying the pitch from the "Conservative Party" leader and are expected to elect United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Mark Reckless, who resigned as Conservative MP for his seat so he could run in the special election for UKIP. Reckless says voters feel "over taxed" "over...
  • George Will: Obama ‘Greatest Builder Of The Republican Party Since Ronald Reagan’ [VIDEO]

    11/20/2014 4:47:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-19-2014 | AL WEAVER
    President Barack Obama once said he wanted to be as consequential as Ronald Reagan. However, according to syndicated columnist George Will, Obama has become as consequential as the former two-term GOP hero in a different sense. Appearing on “Special Report” Wednesday night, Will told host Bret Baier that Obama has become the “greatest builder of the Republican Party” since Reagan. Will: “Barack Obama once said that he wanted to be as consequential in his own way as Ronald Reagan was. He is in this sense: he is the greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. Today, there are...
  • ‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty

    11/20/2014 4:31:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-19-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Conservatives say that Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will be “complicit” in President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is around the corner if that’s how it goes down, even though they’d much rather have Republican leaders fight the president alongside them.“Fight or be complicit in lawlessness,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Breitbart News, is the message to congressional GOP leaders on Obama’s amnesty.If Republicans move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep....
  • GOP will turn ‘nuclear option’ to its advantage 2015 Senate plan to co-opt Obama strategy

    11/20/2014 2:22:46 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    Under pressure from a large faction of rank-and-file members, Senate Republican leaders are warming to the idea of keeping the rule change known as the “nuclear option” that Democrats imposed to end filibusters of nominations. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican who will become majority leader in January, is leaving the decision to the will of his members, and at least half of them currently oppose reversing course, said GOP aides close to the discussions. The leadership team this week began signaling that the new rule, which reduced the number of votes needed to cut off confirmation filibusters...
  • John Kasich finds himself the center of attention at forum with potential White House rivals

    11/19/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich shared the stage for an afternoon panel discussion with Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. It probably wasn't supposed to sound and look like a primary debate, even with NBC's Chuck Todd moderating, but it did. And Kasich was in the center of the scrum. Or was it the left? On three policy issues important to the party's conservative base Kasich tracked more moderate than his potential rivals for the GOP nomination. And while many were happy to bash President Barack Obama, particularly as he plans an...
  • GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order

    11/19/2014 3:39:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 75 replies
    USA Today | 11/19/2014 | Susan Page
    USA Today Link, per stupid copyright rules
  • Mark Levin Busts RINOS Grubering America With Government Shutdown Lie

    11/19/2014 2:10:56 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | You Tube
    Mark Levin debunks the RINO lie about debt default by breaking down every government shutdown in modern American history.
  • Obama immigration action "slap in the face," top GOP lawmakers say

    11/19/2014 11:35:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The top House Republicans who oversee immigration policy called President Obama’s expected action this week to grant temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants a “slap in the face to the American people and the Constitution” in a letter sent Wednesday.
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • GOP Leadership to Relinquish all (Gun) Policy Decisions to Dems, for Next 10 Months

    11/19/2014 7:05:57 AM PST · by jaydee770 · 13 replies
    AmmoLand.com – Shooting Sports News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ammoland
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- First, the good news. Last week, you contacted your congressional representatives and demanded a “short term” Continuing Resolution. They heard you, and every conservative in Washington is echoing this theme. Now for the bad news. Even though Republicans just won control of Congress, what’s the first “bright idea” the Republican leadership comes up with after their wave election? ANSWER: GIVE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS FOR THE NEXT TEN MONTHS!!!!! Thankfully, the overwhelming percentage of conservative Republicans in Washington are opposed to this. And that’s why we need to keep lighting the fire under them, so...
  • USA Freedom Act for NSA reform is voted down in the Senate

    11/18/2014 6:18:56 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 11/18/2014 | Adi Robertson & Nathan Ingraham
    The US Senate has just voted down the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 58-42, leaving it just two votes shy of the 60 it needed. The bill would have ended the controversial phone record metadata collection by the NSA, but the Senate was not in favor of rolling back any of the NSA's broad surveillance powers. While telephone companies would have still collected the data in question, the records would have stayed in the hands of the phone companies and a new type of court order would have been needed by the government to access these records. Additionally,...
  • Barbara Boxer Creates Phony Dirty Sky In Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

    11/18/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/18/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    There’s a debate raging on the Senate Floor right now over the Keystone XL Pipeline, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D – CA) is lamenting how dirty the air is where the pipeline will end, Port Arthur, TX. Specifically, she is using a photo of a playground in the Texas city located near oil refineries showing dark plumes of smoke pouring into the sky and an entirely overcast sky. She claims the air will become even worse if the pipeline is approved. I’ve done graphic design for many years now and can tell when something is most likely Photoshopped. This is...
  • The GOP battle plan to fight Obama’s immigration order is coming together [Not a shutdown]

    11/18/2014 2:39:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The three instances in living memory in which Republicans in Congress embraced a strategy which led to shutting down the government, the results were disastrous for their party. While there is some debate on the right as to just how lasting that damage was, it is universally accepted that the public did not approve of the GOPÂ’s actions and registered their dissatisfaction. It takes two to tango, and the government does not shut down only as a result of the actions of the minority party. Yet, the public blamed the GOP in 1995, 1996, and 2013 when the government...
  • GOP hires legal scholar to oversee Obama lawsuit

    11/18/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | Lauren French
    House Republicans have hired a noted constitutional lawyer to oversee a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for alleged executive overreach. Jonathan Turley, a professor at The George Washington University, has argued in favor of the suit against Obama’s executive order delaying the employer mandate provision of Obamacare. This is Republicans' third lawyer since the suit was initially passed in July. Two previous lawyers dropped the case and the House has yet to file the lawsuit in federal court. “Professor Turley is a renowned legal scholar who agrees that President Obama has clearly overstepped his constitutional authority,” said Michael Steel, a...
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • Where The Polls Were Wrong -- And, Maybe, Why

    11/18/2014 4:03:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Were the polls wrong? It's a question asked after every election. Sometimes, as in 1948, the answer seems as obvious as the answer to the question, "Why did Custer lose at Little Bighorn?" Sometimes the answer is less obvious, as it is this year. "The polls were skewed toward the Democrats," writes Nate Silver, who as proprietor of FiveThirtyEight has earned the distinction of being the nation's most assiduous polling analyst. Silver gives short shrift to partisans -- Democrats this year, Republicans in 2012 -- who complained that polls were systematically biased against their side. The skew varies unpredictably, he...
  • What to replace Obamacare with

    11/17/2014 5:50:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | November 17, 2014 | Don Surber
    Nothing. The government already has made a mess of it with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which fixed a minor problem by turning the health insurance industry upside down. I would call it Rube Goldbergian, but his intention was to mock overly complicated inventions to perform minor chores.Now Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner has an opposite opinion: "Obamacare repeal is more likely, and now GOP needs an alternative." His argument is that the court will smite the Obamacare beast and we must do something immediately, immediately, immediately. Passing a “fix” would require Republicans to pass...
  • Why It Will Be Elizabeth Warren (Not Hillary Clinton) And A Castro For The Democrats In 2016

    11/17/2014 2:37:16 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 48 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/17/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    In just two years, Americans will be voting for our next president. Many, many potential Republican contenders are already positioning themselves to run. On the other hand, it appears that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats. If you really try to understand how the Democrat Party works, this won’t be the case. Democrats Don’t Like To Play Next In LineRepublicans for many election cycles have used this method in selecting their non-incumbent candidate, and it has always been someone who was a heavy weight and usually came in second in the previous primary or election. Nixon in...
  • Christie calls on House GOP to compromise

    11/17/2014 1:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WREX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a rare Capitol Hill appearance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to embrace compromise and common ground as they shift to a governing role following their party's midterm rout. The Republican governor, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential bid, addressed newly elected House Republicans and their spouses during a closed-door orientation luncheon inside the Capitol. The often-outspoken Christie declined to answer questions from reporters afterward, but attendees said offered a distinctly bipartisan tone. "He did talk about compromise and finding common ground," said incoming Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J....
  • AP: GOP Has No Right to Attack Obama on Immigration

    11/17/2014 10:26:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 16, 2014 | William Bigelow
    A new article written for AP defends President Barack Obama’s expected executive order to protect illegal immigrants from GOP criticism by noting that presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush also extended amnesty to illegal immigrants. [Snip] “A tea party-influenced GOP” is standing in Obama's way, according to the author. Not only does the article cite GOP leaders asserting that if Obama issues an executive order, it would “poison the well” of Obama-GOP relations, but that “Some Republicans have even raised the possibility of impeachment.”
  • Here's What House GOP Could Do When Obama Issues His Immigration Order [Add your suggestions here]

    11/17/2014 7:55:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/17/2014 | RACHEL ROUBEIN
    When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration, House Republicans will be waiting with repercussions. They're readying for a fight as Obama crafts administrative action that couldreportedly defer the deportationof as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. This would likely count as the "big and bold" move Democrats are urging Obama to take, but many Republicans view this as an overreach of presidential power. It's an action that should have consequences, they say. All options are on the table as House Republicans prepare to fight the president "tooth and nail," House Speaker John Boehner said in a press conference Thursday....
  • Delusions of the Democrats

    11/16/2014 10:03:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times' Sunday Review ^ | November 15, 2014 | Kevin Baker
    DEMOGRAPHICS is not enough. For years now, it’s been an article of faith among Democrats that the future belongs to them, thanks to the country’s changing demographic mix. The rising percentage of voters who are women, Americans of color and especially Latinos were always about to turn the country deep “blue.” I never believed this — largely because I have been hearing it since 1971. That was the year the 26th Amendment passed, lowering the voting age to 18. Democrats had already been the dominant political party since the 1930s, and now with young people getting the vote, a permanent...
  • Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 6:38:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2014 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. Obama is considering acting on his own, as early as this week, to possibly shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants now living...
  • New rules favor GOP moderates in presidential primary (New Hampshire)

    11/15/2014 10:40:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Newburyport Daily News ^ | November 15, 2014 | David M. Shribman
    LEBANON, N.H. -- Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party -- amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders -- a faint moderate heartbeat? Hardly anyone is asking that question this month, in the wake of the Republican tsunami that swept Democrats out of office and swept a Republican majority into the Senate chamber. But two unrelated events this month make the question worth posing, if only to explore the possibility and to understand the political landscape here in the state that only 15 months from now will hold the first presidential primary. The first of those events took...
  • Bill Clinton Says He's Surprised by Midterm Loses

    11/15/2014 8:40:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that Democrats lacked a "national advertising campaign" in the recent midterm elections and that he's surprised many Senate races were not closer. Clinton said in an interview with Politico that Republicans were helped by a larger bloc of voters who felt more strongly about the elections than members of his party. Democrats could have benefited from a national message that reinforced the party's positions on refinancing student loans and promoting equal pay for women, he said. "The people who were against us felt more strongly than the people who were for us. The people...
  • The Loneliest President Since Nixon

    11/15/2014 7:12:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2014 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Seven years ago I was talking to a longtime Democratic operative on Capitol Hill about a politician who was in trouble. The pol was likely finished, he said. I was surprised. Can’t he change things and dig himself out? No. “People do what they know how to do.” Politicians don’t have a vast repertoire. When they get in a jam they just do what they’ve always done, even if it’s not working anymore. This came to mind when contemplating President Obama. After a devastating election, he is presenting himself as if he won. The people were not saying no to...
  • 'Obama's insurance policy': DC chuckles after GOP congressman rules out impeaching Obama...

    11/14/2014 7:06:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    A Republican congressman known as a pit bull in Washington said Thursday that he doesn't support the idea of impeachment proceedings against President Obama because winning that fight would elevate the vice president to the Oval Office. 'Have you met Joe Biden?' South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy asked during a Fox News Channel interview. Impeachment talk has swirled around Washington since the president announced that an executive order overhauling America's immigration system is imminent. But some in the GOP see Biden as Obama's hedge against removal from office, since much of his public exposure has come in conjunction with a...