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  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Flashback: House guts border fence (Kay Baily Hutchison quietly defunds Secure Fence Act)

    07/07/2014 6:33:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** fencewhatfence.jpg Fence?...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Trump bails on Heritage forum in South Carolina

    09/18/2015 9:59:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/18/2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    Donald Trump unexpectedly announced Friday that he would skip a major Republican gathering to be held later in the day in South Carolina due to an unidentified “significant business transaction.” Trump was one of 11 GOP presidential candidates slated to speak at the Heritage Action Presidential Forum at an arena in Greenville. The event is co-sponsored by two of the biggest names in South Carolina GOP politics: Gov. Nikki Haley and former Sen. Jim DeMint. Trump’s campaign said his undisclosed transaction “was expected to close Thursday” but a delay made him unable to attend. “He sends his regrets,” the campaign...
  • Donald Trump cancels South Carolina trip

    09/18/2015 9:57:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 147 replies ^ | Daniella Diaz CNN
    Just hours before he was expected to speak, GOP front-runner Donald Trump canceled a trip to South Carolina for the Heritage Action Presidential Forum because of a "significant business transaction" that is delayed, his campaign said in a statement. The campaign said Trump had to changes his plans because "a significant business transaction" that is delayed. "He sends his regrets and looks forward to being with the great people of South Carolina."
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • GOP lawmakers confront Jim DeMint over ratings

    01/28/2015 5:49:19 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 1/28/15 | Anna Palmer, Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    Long-simmering tensions between the Heritage Foundation, its sister political arm and House Republicans erupted Tuesday during a weekly meeting of conservatives, as GOP lawmakers confronted the nonprofit group’s leader behind closed doors. Several Republican lawmakers unleashed on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint — a former South Carolina senator — griping mostly about Heritage Action’s legislative scorecard. The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action are related groups, but the latter advocates for policy and has a scorecard that judges lawmakers’ voting records on Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The heated exchange comes just one day before conservative Republicans head to...
  • Perry, Cruz thrill Iowa conservatives at 2016 field's first big gathering

    01/25/2015 9:25:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 January 2015 11:18 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry courted Iowa conservatives on Saturday at the first major gathering of the 2016 Republican field — a chance for more than a half-dozen White House hopefuls to throw elbows, shape narratives, generate buzz and frame the choice to their advantage.Perry, making his first foray as an ex-governor, cast himself as a seasoned executive who can actually point to achievements — unlike, say, a senator.“I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow-course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for...
  • Elizabeth Warren is not the left’s Ted Cruz. She is the left’s Jim DeMint.

    12/17/2014 5:37:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left? Though there are superficial similarities between the Massachusetts Democrat and the Texas Republican, the question is actually easy to answer. Elizabeth Warren is not Ted Cruz. She cannot possibly be Ted Cruz — because she is Jim DeMint. DeMint, the former Republican senator from South Carolina who now runs the conservative Heritage Foundation, is widely seen as the godfather of the tea-party movement....
  • 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...
  • Bennett: McConnell Has 'Isolated' Cruz and the Tea Party

    11/18/2014 12:55:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | November 17, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    Former Sen. Bob Bennett says even though Republicans are set to take over Congress come January, don't expect Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to set the agenda. Bennett, speaking at a conference in Washington, says Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will be majority leader in the next Congress, has done a masterful job of "isolating" Ted Cruz. "There is no cannier politician in Washington than Mitch McConnell," said Bennett. "Yes, Ted Cruz is an unsettling factor within the Republican conference. My sense of things is Mitch has very carefully, very methodically, very much under the radar isolated Ted Cruz. He's...
  • (Tim) Scott On ‘F’ Grade From NAACP: ‘It’s Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made’

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMint’s retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina,” Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think Cruz even more than Perry right now,” DeMint told the Associated Press. “Ted has become really the national conservative leader.”(continued)
  • Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

    06/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, setting up a general election that could make him the state’s first elected black senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Scott, 48, with about 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young. Scott also is the heavy favorite to win in November in this heavily Republican state. …
  • Au Contraire, Jim DeMint Does Know His US History

    04/24/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Recently, I interviewed Jim DeMint for my radio show to discuss his new book, Falling In Love With America Again. Some remarks he made on the show, especially about slavery, have been burning up the blogosphere. Many of the articles imply or state that Mr. DeMint, former US Senator (R-SC) and now head of The Heritage Foundation, doesn’t know his US history. In the interview, I asked DeMint about the founding fathers, the Civil War, and slavery. He said: “Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people....
  • DeMint: ‘Big Business Is No Friend of Conservatism’

    04/08/2014 11:27:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2014 - 9:48 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, writes in his new book—“Falling in Love With America Again”—about the cozy relationship between big business and big government. “Almost all big corporations benefit from, advocate for, and downright like big government,” DeMint writes. […] “These big companies like to write regulations that make it harder for the smaller companies to compete with them,” DeMint said. “The large companies can deal with a regulatory maze much better than the small companies can. Like the big tobacco companies wanted the FDA to regulate cigarettes because they knew the smaller companies could...

    04/06/2014 6:11:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 5,2014 | TONY LEE
    On Friday, former Alaska Gov. Palin went to Nebraska and endorsed businessman Pete Ricketts for governor in the state in which her endorsement has proven to be the gold standard. Palin joined Kay Orr, Nebraska's former Republican governor whom Palin called the "original Mama Grizzly," to endorse to endorse Ricketts, whom Palin called the clear principled commonsense conservative choice in this race whose positions are clear: "he opposes amnesty and taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants in any form and always has." Palin said the "alternative is woeful dependency on an inevitable sinking ship I call 'Liberal Lunacy.'" Palin has...
  • Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)

    03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Machiavelli’s famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated. Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOP’s most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised. Read...
  • DeMint: With Filibuster, Cruz Was Just Going for Normal Order

    02/17/2014 5:02:06 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 16, 2014 11:21 AM | Patrick Brennan
    Heritage Foundation president and former senator Jim DeMint defended Senator Ted Cruz’s brief filibuster this week that forced a 60-vote threshold to raise the debt ceiling, requiring Republican votes to do so.DeMint argued Cruz was merely holding to normal procedure: ”The normal rule is you take 60 votes to move to a final vote, [which] they call cloture. I think that several members, including Ted Cruz, were simply asking, ‘Let’s keep the normal rules here.’ And that didn’t suit some folks.”“The reason there’s a 60-vote rule in the Senate, and the reason Republican leadership fought so hard to keep it for nominations, is...
  • Heritage performs triage

    01/21/2014 10:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/14 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Heritage Foundation of late has been subsumed to the bare-knuckle Heritage Action, the result being a diminution in the influence and intellectual integrity of the foundation. It is therefore cause for conservative celebration that Wall Street editorial board member Stephen Moore is being brought in as the foundation’s chief economist. Moore is pro-growth, pro-immigration — a cheery conservative warrior. If allowed free rein — and I can’t believe he would have taken the job unless he was assured of intellectual freedom — he has the ability to restore Heritage Foundation’s luster and to help introduce the far right to...
  • Tom Coburn Announces 2014 Retirement (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    01/18/2014 7:18:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 1/18/14 | Matt Hoskins
    Fellow Conservatives: We have some very sad news to report. Dr. Tom Coburn (R-OK)U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has announced that he will resign from the Senate this year. Dr. Coburn is battling a serious recurrence of cancer. This is a big loss for Oklahoma and the country. Dr. Coburn has been a tireless fighter against wasteful Washington spending. No senator has done more to research and expose our government's gross abuse of American taxpayers. He is a true citizen legislator and we need more like him in Washington. Please take a moment to read Jim DeMint's statement about the...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Leader Stirs Up Republican Anger

    01/09/2014 12:27:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 12:28 PM | Courtney Coren
    The leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund has become a controversial figure among Republicans for his willingness to back primary candidates against sitting GOP senators in the name of building a more conservative coalition. Matt Hoskins took over the fundraising operations for the group from former South Carolina GOP Sen. Jim DeMint when he left the Senate in 2012 to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation. Hoskins does most of his business from San Diego County, where he moved a few years ago to be closer to family. . . . . In this year's midterm elections, the Senate Conservatives...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Ramps Up Earmarking Effort

    12/27/2013 10:27:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 26, 2013 | Kent Cooper
    Using a special method of fundraising that permits moving large amounts of funds to a candidate, a federal PAC has collected and forwarded more than $500,000 in earmarked contributions for five conservative Senate and House candidates. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a federal PAC that already gives contributions and makes independent expenditures for federal candidates, has reported collecting and forwarding $541,565 in earmarked contributions since May. During November they reported forwarding $201,460 to candidates. The PAC was founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and seeks to elect conservative candidates, but does not support liberal Republicans, and is not affiliated with...
  • The DeMint–McConnell Feud: A History

    12/03/2013 5:04:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/03/2013 | Jonathan Strong
    As he was ascending to the pinnacle of power in the Senate Republican conference almost exactly seven years ago, Mitch McConnell planted the seeds of a feud that could conceivably end his career this May. Democrats, capitalizing on the public’s weariness with the Iraq War and outrage at the GOP’s Abramoff-era corruption, had taken control of both houses of Congress. And McConnell had been unanimously elected minority leader. As they are today, Republicans were searching for a way to reconnect with the public. McConnell, for example, canceled an annual lobbyist-funded retreat at the tony Greenbrier resort in West Virginia in...
  • Blacklisting of Jamestown Associates not limited to the NRSC (Rove, McConnell mafia tactics)

    11/26/2013 7:51:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/13 | Matt K Lews
    The damage done to the Republican ad firm Jamestown Associates as punishment for working for the controversial outside group Senate Conservatives Fund could be even more substantial than first thought. It was originally reported that the National Republican Senatorial Committee would blacklist the company. But that might be just the beginning. Aside from the NRSC, Jamestown has, in the past, been awarded contracts to create independent expenditure ads for groups like the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce. In the campaign world, these I.E. accounts are considered especially lucrative business. But according to...
  • A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

    11/26/2013 5:07:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 11-25-13 | Julia Ioffe
    Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham. Link only to a very interesting article. Consider the source.
  • McConnell Amps Up Feud With Conservative Group

    11/25/2013 1:58:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/25/13 | Alex Roarty
    When Mitch McConnell wants to destroy you, you'll know it. The Senate minority leader has declared war against the Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group supporting his Republican primary opponent, Matt Bevin. But rather than moving on and focusing on his Democratic opponent, McConnell and his allies have trained their attacks on SCF and its allies—with no apparent endgame in sight. The latest salvo came Monday, when National Review published a story that detailed the Kentucky senator's deep displeasure with Nebraska GOP candidate Ben Sasse for being endorsed by the conservative group. McConnell let him know about it during a...
  • Meet the GOP group that’s blacklisted by the GOP

    11/13/2013 6:23:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/12/13 | CHRIS CILLIZZA
    Matt Hoskins is the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group that has made waves with its willingness to endorse against sitting Republican senators. Prior to his work at SCF, Hoskins served as a top aide to then-South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. Given how much animosity SCF is generating among establishment Republicans, we reached out to Hoskins to chat about the incoming his group is facing, what it means and how he envisions SCF’s role in future elections. Our conversation, conducted via e-mail, is below and has been edited only for grammar. FIX: Mitch McConnell told the...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...
  • GOP seeks to tamp down tea party clout

    11/07/2013 8:30:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/13 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    Senate Republicans are spoiling for a fight this primary season as they try to take back control of the party from conservative activists. -snip- “If super PACs are going to get involved in primaries, there has to be some other people involved in primaries who are interested in actually winning the election in November — and not just purifying the party in the primary,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who ran the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the past two cycles and faces reelection next year. With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already...
  • Republican Governors and a Few others . . . Pick Your Top Five

    11/06/2013 10:00:13 PM PST · by MrChips · 30 replies
    November 7, 2013 | MrChips
    OK, if you play along nicely, I'll tabulate the results later. So let's assume for the sake of argument that the next electable Republican president will come from the ranks of governors or from a handful of Senators or from an ex-office-holders like Jim DeMint or Mitch Daniels or Jeb Bush or Rick Santorum. PICK YOUR TOP FIVE (electability has to be your first consideration): Republican Governors here:
  • Mitch McConnell Embraces the Anti-Rush Limbaugh Playbook

    11/04/2013 4:16:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 4, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    For the last year, the left has engaged in an organized campaign to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. Knowing they cannot go after Rush Limbaugh directly, the left has launched repeated boycotts against any advertisers who dare advertise while Rush Limbaugh is on. Consequently, some advertisers decided to stop advertising at all on political talk radio, depriving the genre as a whole of resources. And it still hasn’t hurt Rush Limbaugh. Mitch McConnell has decided to embrace the same strategy in his war against the Senate Conservatives Fund. He can’t attack the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund outright,...
  • Jim DeMint: We Won't Back Down on ObamaCare

    10/17/2013 11:19:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 143 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Jim DeMint
    We know that premiums are going up due to ObamaCare—Americans are getting notices in their mailboxes every day. On Wednesday, Drew Gonshorowski of the Center for Data Analysis at the Heritage Foundation published research that shows exchange premiums are going up in all but five states. In North Carolina, for example, many consumers will find their premiums almost double when shopping on the government exchanges. The hardest-hit states, such as Georgia, Arizona, Vermont and North Dakota, will see premium increases of up to 150%. Mr. Gonshorowski's research shows that the hardest hit by the increases will be young adults. "A...
  • Can’t Mike Lee do better? (Jennifer RUBE salivates over a RINO challenge to Lee)

    10/19/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jennifer Rubin (AKA - The Rube, or Jennifer Durbin)
    It is hard not to be cynical about the right-wingers’ racket. They promote confrontation in which there is no hope of victory, assail other Republicans when it fails and, along the way, raise a great deal of money and get a whole lot of media attention. There are two things going on here. First, the short-term incentives for Lee to engage in this stunt are obvious. He’s not ever going to be president of the United States and will forever be in the shadow of people like Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). (Lee...
  • Orrin Hatch vs. the Heritage Foundation (In case you were in any doubt)

    10/19/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 10/18/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    After calling Obamacare a “dog bill” and insisting that some good did come out of the shutdown showdown, Hatch was blunt when asked about the influence of outside conservative groups and the Heritage Foundation in particular. “Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans and helping conservatives and helping us to be able to have the best intellectual conservative ideas,” Hatch said. “There’s some real question in the minds of many Republicans now … is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore…. Right now I think it’s in danger of losing its...
  • GOP senator criticizes Heritage (Orrin Hatch goes on MSNBC to trash Jim DeMint)

    10/18/2013 4:39:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/17/13 | Jessica Taylor
    After last evening's vote to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, groups on the right were already criticizing Republicans who voted for the bipartisan compromise as traitors and threatening to work against their re-election. But longtime GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch said on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" Thursday that those groups -- particularly a surging and newly controversial Heritage Action -- were risking their credibility by attacking Republicans and fueling primary challengers. -snip- Hatch, who himself survived a primary challenge from the right in 2012, had both empathy and praise for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in leading the deal, possibly...
  • Senator Suggests Heritage Foundation Has Grown Too Extreme (More on Orrin Hatch's MSNBC meltdown)

    10/18/2013 5:19:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/13 | ERIC LIPTON
    -snip- “Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans,” Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, himself a longtime conservative leader in Washington, said Thursday in an interview on MSNBC. “There’s a real question on the minds of many Republicans now — and I’m not just thinking for myself, for a lot of people — is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn’t amount to anything anymore? I hope not.” -snip- Dan Holler, a spokesman for Heritage Action, said Thursday that Mr. Hatch’s criticism is unfounded and in fact, he answered his own question about the...
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

    10/13/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | By Doyle McManus
    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. Behind the GOP crackup over the government shutdown lies a much bigger battle for control of the party. And the most important actors aren't Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and the tea party members of the House who brought us the government shutdown. The party rift's chief driver is a constellation of hard-line conservative fundraising groups, led in part by a former senator most Americans couldn't pick out of a lineup, Jim DeMint of South...
  • DeMint calls for meaningful vote to defund Obamacare

    09/13/2013 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | By Jackie Kucinich
    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint called for an end to “pretend votes” and “gimmicks” to kill the Affordable Care Act and said Republicans must use the budget resolution to defund the president’s health-care law once and for all. DeMint dismissed the obstacles that a Democrat-controlled Senate and a likely presidential veto could pose to a House budget resolution. “This is must-pass bill. Our point is Republicans should fund the government in its entirety except for Obamacare,” he said. “They should send that bill to the president, to the Senate, make it clear to Americans, they don’t want government shut down.”...
  • Don't be Suckered by House GOP's Phony Obamacare Vote

    09/12/2013 9:28:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 9/12/13 | Staff
    The House Republican “leadership,” and we use that term in the loosest sense, is preparing to confirm once and for all that it is a principle-free zone by scheduling a phony vote to defund Obamacare. The smoke and mirrors procedure cooked-up by House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia calls for sending the Senate a stopgap spending bill together with a resolution that would alter the text of the bill once it’s enrolled for presentation to President Barack Obama – the so-called “enrollment correction” would bar funding to carry out Public...
  • America, we must stop ObamaCare before it becomes hazardous to our health -- by Jim DeMint

    09/10/2013 8:56:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 10, 2013 | Jim DeMint
    Well, here are five of its worst side effects. First, many Americans will lose their current health coverage. Second, many Americans will lose access to physicians they trust. Third, ObamaCare places bureaucrats between doctors and patients. The law imposes new penalties on doctors who do “not satisfactorily submit data” that meet Washington bureaucrats’ standards. It also creates a panel of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats empowered to make rulings that reduce Medicare spending.
  • Senate Conservatives Fund hits Graham, Burr on ObamaCare funding

    08/20/2013 12:14:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies ^ | 8/20/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is targeting Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) with radio ads blasting their opposition to a threatened government shutdown over defunding ObamaCare. The Tea Party-affiliated group's move is a warning to the two senators not to position themselves against the conservative base, and is especially notable since Burr won't face election again until 2016. Graham has a trio of 2014 primary challengers, though he appears to be in a strong position for reelection. "Republicans in Congress can stop ObamaCare by refusing to fund it, but Senator Richard Burr says that's 'the dumbest idea...
  • DeMint: Republicans unwilling to defund ObamaCare ‘need to be replaced’

    08/20/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 8/20/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Monday night urged voters to replace any Republican lawmaker unwilling to vote to defund ObamaCare during next month's budget showdown. DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, dismissed fears that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, as they were in the 1990s. “The risk of that is so much less than the risk to our country if we implement ObamaCare, and so I’m not as interested in the political futures of folks who think they might lose a showdown with the president,” DeMint said at a town-hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action,...
  • Jim DeMint urges Americans to support effort to "defund Obamacare"

    08/10/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 5 replies
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  • DeMint to Newsmax: Defund Obamacare, No Matter the Risk to GOP

    08/09/2013 6:50:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 04:35 PM | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint tells Newsmax that the House should defund Obamacare no matter what the risk to the Republican Party, even if it leads to a government shutdown. The South Carolina Republican also says the Affordable Care Act will do more damage to the nation “than anything I’ve seen pass in my lifetime.” And he insists, in an exclusive interview Thursday with Newsmax TV, that a path to citizenship for illegals constitutes amnesty and opposing immigration reform won’t necessarily hurt the GOP. …
  • Jim DeMint back at war with Republicans

    07/22/2013 6:17:47 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | July 18, 2013 | Anna Palmer & Manu Raji
    Jim DeMint’s at war with Republicans — again. The tea party firebrand who made his mark in GOP primary races across the country is now at the helm of the Heritage Foundation where its political arm is doing the same thing: holding conservatives' feet to the fire. DeMint only joined the group earlier this year, but already Heritage’s political arm has had some early fights out of the gate that have Republican leaders both angry and frustrated – feeling like DeMint is diminishing one of the party’s most powerful intellectual engines by turning it into a group taking cheap shots...
  • Hillary's Honduran Exit Strategy

    11/01/2009 8:10:30 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies · 586+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2009, 7:14 P.M. ET | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    Honduras signs a deal that means international recognition of the November 29 elections. If there is one person in Honduras who is more despised these days than deposed president Manuel Zelaya it is a foreigner who goes by the name of Hugo. We refer here not to the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez but to U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens.
  • Zelaya menaces to kick the deal if not immediately restored (His son involved in drugs?)(Honduras)

    11/01/2009 8:23:12 PM PST · by HonCitizen · 15 replies · 1,095+ views
    La Vanguardia ^ | 01/10/2009 | JOAQUIM IBARZ
    Zelaya threatened to kick the board if not immediately restored Micheletti's supporters are in no hurry to convene Congress to rule on the restitution of the deposed president 9 votes 147 reviews Decrease font fuenteAumentar Will print email JOAQUIM IBARZ | MEXICO (CORRESPONDENT) | 01/11/2009 | Updated at 19:15 pm | International We are where we were. As feared the most skeptical, the agreement just last Friday, is far from solving the crisis in Honduras. Whatever their commitments, each of the parties interpreted the agreement at its convenience. The de facto government supporters are in no hurry to convene Congress...