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  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walker’s failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

    10/12/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender “unconditionally” to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan. “The conservatives who drove out Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) would need to get behind him unconditionally for speaker,” Politico’s Jake Sherman writes of the donor-class-backed Ryan. Ryan does not want to run for Speaker, he and his spokesman Brendan Buck have made “abundantly clear,” Sherman writes—before noting what exactly it would take for Ryan to get in the race. “But there’s one remote scenario, people close to him say, in...
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan ‘Terrifying,’ ‘Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being’

    10/12/2015 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    "Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being."
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest — and correct — assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Open Thread: Did the House Dodge a Bullet With McCarthy?

    10/11/2015 5:08:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, the House Republicans were plunged into disarray when House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive favorite, withdrew from the speakership race. It seemed he was already facing a troubled road to succeed out-going Speaker John Boehner, given that the House Freedom Caucus–a 40-member block–was going to vote for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for the top spot; McCarthy had reportedly refused to give in to their demands. That, coupled with the possibility of relying on Democrats for his victory, along with his comments about the House Select Committee on Benghazi–he said it was sinking Hillary’s poll numbers–crippled...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan ‘Should Be Very Cautious’ About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he “should be very cautious” when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Fox’s Chris Wallace if he thinks Ryan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a “thankless” position. (RELATED: Freedom Caucus Would ‘Look Favorably’ On Paul Ryan As Speaker)“I think Paul should be very cautious,” Gingrich told Wallace. “He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, he’s still very young.”“It’s easy to get 218 on the first...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

    10/10/2015 9:43:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going? I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared. Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think “leader?” Or even “articulate and quick-witted conservative”? Have...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at:
  • Donald Trump: Paul Ryan ‘Far from First Choice’ for Speaker of the House

    10/10/2015 8:22:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump thinks Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is “a very nice guy,” but “far from [his] first choice” to be the next Speaker of the House. Trump weighed in on the race for House Speaker on Twitter Saturday morning: “Paul Ryan is far from my first choice, but a very nice guy. The Republicans should go for tough and (very) smart this time – no games!” His tweet comes after CBS News reported that Trump said he would be “okay” with Ryan as Speaker in an interview set to air Sunday on Face the Nation. Trump said of...
  • Kevin McCarthy calls for no-fly zone over Syria (Joins Fiorina against Russia)

    10/02/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The man poised to be the next House speaker said Monday that the U.S. needs to assume a more aggressive posture around the world, saying the key to foreign policy is making it “painful” for countries to misbehave. Rep. Kevin McCarthy backed calls for a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone over Syria, saying it would boost the fight against the Islamic State rebels and also curtail the Syrian regime’s ability to strike its own citizens.
  • Media’s Concern Trolling Over GOP ‘Chaos’ Proves ‘Chaos’ Is Good

    10/10/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The news alert about Kevin McCarthy’s abandonment of his pursuit to become John Boehner’s successor hit my phone just as I was about to go for a run. Rather than read the whole story, I just smiled and hit the pavement. Within the first few steps I wondered how long it would take before the hyperbole-laden garment rending would begin in the left media about conservatives being the death of the Republican Party, congressional compromise, and the frolicsome joy we so love to see in puppies and kittens. It was a short run, but they were on it by the...
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy brings home the Senators’ Bacon

    10/10/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/10/15 | Jerry Todd
    The Bakersfield Californian in Kevin McCarthy’s home District observed in a complimentary article certain key issues to bring “renewed luster for the Golden State.” Directly quoted, these are: Water: Improved prospects for legislation that sends more water to farmers and studies new storage sites. Environment: Diminished environmental regulations, increased oil and gas drilling and streamlined timber harvesting. Business: Silicon Valley and California’s commercial space industry have both received his attention in the past. These are certainly issues of state and national importance. Each is highly focused on their effects on the oil and agriculture economy of the San Joaquin...
  • ‘Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty': Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/09/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/09/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 18% is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC. As CNN is now reporting, “Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. ‘He would be good for the country,’ Gutierrez said. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and that’s what we need.'” , the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obama’s...
  • Obama Will Violate Law By Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal, Senior Officials Say

    10/09/2015 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Senior U.S. officials have said anonymously that the Obama administration will violate federal law by implementing the Iran nuclear agreement.A sanctions relief provision included in the deal that directs the U.S. to allow foreign subsidiaries of U.S. businesses “to engage in activities with Iran” if Tehran abides by the deal’s stipulations violates a law signed by President Obama in 2012 that closed this foreign subsidiary loophole.Fox News reported: [The law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA)] also stipulated, in Section 218, that when it comes to doing business with Iran, … what is prohibited for U.S....
  • DEVELOPING: Amid affair rumors, Kevin McCarthy and Renee Ellmers expected to resign?

    10/09/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    Rush Limbaugh on Renee Ellmers/McCarthy rumor: “This is years old stuff ... I just totally stay away from it” Well, amid those rumors, there is now some inside-the-Beltway chatter indicating resignations are imminent.
  • Fox News Takes Jab at Conservatives... Again

    10/09/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Bobby Eberle
    In what has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, Fox News wasted no time taking a swipe at conservatives. We've seen it plenty of times now -- from commentators having meltdowns because their establishment candidate isn't the frontrunner to openly criticizing conservatives as out of touch or crazy. Now, the race for Speaker of the House is up in the air, and Fox News has singled out a certain conservative candidate as the possible culprit. Some of the Fox News bias really came to light with the ascendance of Donald Trump. Trump is certainly no conservative, but he speaks out against the...
  • Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

    10/08/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | October 8, 2015 | Michael Calderone, Senior media reporter
    "Why not resign like Bob Livingston?”In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next speaker of the House, he was sent an email from a conservative activist threatening to expose an alleged affair with a colleague. The subject line: “Kevin, why not resign like Bob Livingston?” The email, sent just after 8 a.m. on Thursday, came from Steve Baer, a Chicago-based GOP donor known for mass-emailing conservative figures and Republican lawmakers. It was addressed to McCarthy and numerous others, including the personal account of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who conservative media...
  • BREAKING, DC SOURCES: Renee Ellmers, Kevin McCarthy To Resign?

    10/08/2015 11:32:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Speculation continued late Thursday night that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Congressman Kevin McCarthy would resign Friday morning, has learned. The possibility of a double resignation was discussed at the Media Research Center (MRC) dinner by Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson. Several prominent lobbyists and staffers have confirmed that the rumors are flying all over Capitol Hill.
  • So Did McCarthy Bug Out Because of a Girl or Conservatives?

    10/09/2015 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Let’s look at the Kevin thing realistically. So the guy balked. Walter Jones (R-NC) sent around a generic letter to a select few influential House voters saying in effect, “Watch It, Guys.” “Generic” meaning he, a seasoned politico, knew to use common nouns, not Proper nouns in grammar speak, to avoid letting the masses in on a secret that allegedly the insiders have known for months. Gasp, here, take a deep breath. Those of you on oxygen, are your tanks engaged? Walter Jones was channeling the Robert Livingston extra marital affair; the Newt Gringrich extra-curricular activities that now are his...
  • Mark Cuban to run for House speaker? It's possible

    10/09/2015 10:00:43 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 45 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Fred Imbert | @foimbert
    Mark Cuban for House speaker? The billionaire impresario said in a tweet he may run for the House's top spot. Cuban certainly can try. The House website says: "Although the Constitution does not require the Speaker to be a Member of the House, all Speakers have been Members." In McCarthy's wake, who could be speaker? Cuban floated the idea after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, suddenly withdrew from the race Thursday, leaving two members officially running: Reps. Daniel Webster of Florida and Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Webster announced his candidacy in a video on Monday. "As speaker of...
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained – his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else – as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administration’s Department of Homeland Security.
  • Ellmers thanks lawmakers for 'prayers' amid affair rumors (Amnesty Pimp Renee denies affair)

    10/09/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Rep. Renee Ellmers stood up in a private meeting of Republican lawmakers on Friday and thanked them for their "prayers and support" after they received “nasty emails” accusing her of having an extramarital affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to multiple sources in the room. She did not mention McCarthy (R-Calif.) by name, detail the content of the emails or provide any other information. Sources close to Ellmers and McCarthy say the accusation is unfounded, and assert that it is being spread by a discredited troublemaker. McCarthy has publicly denied that any personal problems were behind his stunning...
  • McCarthy accused of affair with House member after withdrawing bid for speaker

    10/09/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew his promising bid to become speaker Thursday as the married congressman was accused of having an affair with another married House member in an anonymous posting on Wikipedia. Minutes before Republicans were to cast votes to make him speaker-elect, McCarthy stood and told his colleagues that a fresh face was needed to unite the party.
  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speaker’s gavel). Short of that – Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • (VANITY) Megyn Kelly fill in furious about Kevin McCarthy's departure

    10/08/2015 9:31:58 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 101 replies
    Fox News | 10/9/2015 | Self
    Ok. Keep you friends clues, your enemies closer. That said, who's this babe that filled in for Megyn Kelly tonight? She's absolutely unhinged about McCarthy's withdrawal. She had Frank Luntz on who was equally unhinged. Evidently we all just want Washington to get along according to Luntz' all-knowing focus groups. Big smack-down to conservative obstructionists. I understand the Fox difference between hard news and opinion, but this one was off the charts. Especially for a fill-in.
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, that’s the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and I’m confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Drops Out of House Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 268 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/8/2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
  • Why McCarthy's Terrible Start Is Making A Governing Crisis More Likely

    10/08/2015 9:35:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT | Tierney Sneed
    When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his resignation earlier this month, the likelihood that his successor would be able to navigate a series of high stakes deadlines looked uncertain at best. Since then, the leadership succession has erupted into full-out chaos. What was supposed to be a relatively smooth ascension for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been rocked by his own gaffes, outsider challengers, and the threat of an unprecedented floor fight that could undermine efforts to avoid a government shutdown and a historic default on the national debt before the year's end. According to Norman Ornstein,...
  • Breaking-WMAL McCarthy drops bid for speaker

    10/08/2015 9:35:00 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    WMAL Radion in Washington DC just announced Rep. Kevin McCarthy has dropped his bid for Speaker of the House
  • McCarthy drops out!

    10/08/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Former Congressman Charles Brownson, Indianapolis Republican, used to say, “I never quarrel with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” Maybe McCarthy should not mess with conservative bloggers who have 1's and 0's by the barrel. Sniff.
  • McCarthy is OUT!

    10/08/2015 9:32:22 AM PDT · by jdsteel · 30 replies
    free republic ^ | 10/8/15 | jdsteel
    Now THIS is getting interesting!!!!!
  • Just Heard From Mark Steyn That Kevin McCarthy Has Dropped Out of Speaker Race

    10/08/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by murron · 15 replies
    Mark Steyn | Myself
    I have no more information. Just heard it on the radio.
  • GOP's McCarthy dropping out of race for House speaker: NBCNews

    10/08/2015 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 |
  • MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.

    10/08/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 10/08/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Jake Sherman ‏@JakeSherman 10m10 minutes ago MCCARTHY OUT. Drops out of race for speaker. Election postponed.
  • Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)

    10/08/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    self | 10/8/2015 | self
    Kevin McCarthy just dropped out of race for speaker. (Just heard it on Rush)
  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...
  • BREAKING: Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story

    10/07/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity. stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that.
  • BREAKING: Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story

    10/07/2015 3:15:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies ^ | 10/07/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    "BREAKING: Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story" has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity. stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that. The letter, reproduced here, was written by Thomas A. Farr, an attorney from Ogletree Deakins, a white shoe...
  • Breaking: House Freedom Caucus Announces Support of Webster for House Speaker

    10/07/2015 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Kenny · 14 replies
    ConservativeIntel ^ | Oct 7, 2015
    The race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House just heated up big time.Reports say the House Freedom Caucus will back Congressman Daniel Webster for Speaker.The other candidates for Speaker include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.The group recently met with Speaker candidates and came to the conclusion that Webster was the candidate to support in tomorrow’s vote.  A full floor vote will occur later this month.Congressman Curt Clawson, a former basketball standout at Purdue University and Congressman from Southwest Florida, praised Webster in a statement to Conservative Intel.“In basketball and in business it is critical that...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conference’s conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled bank’s charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Conservatives: No one has the votes for House speaker... yet

    10/07/2015 11:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/07/2015 | By SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Conservatives emerged from a late Tuesday night gathering in which they questioned a trio of candidates to be the next House speaker, only to report that none of the three has likely secured the support of the 218 Republicans needed to win when the election takes place Oct. 29. "I wouldn't predict there is one at this point if there was a vote right now this night," said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, as he left the forum, which was held near the Capitol at Republican headquarters. "Hopefully by Thursday we can get there but it's going to be difficult." House...
  • Rep Devin Nunes: Kick All Republicans Who Won’t Support McCarthy On Floor For Speaker Out Of GOP

    10/07/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/7/15 | Matthew Boyle, Alex Swoyer & Patrick Howley
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), an ally of House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the upcoming Speakership elections, tells reporters that he thinks any GOP House member who doesn’t back McCarthy on the floor should be kicked out of the GOP to go form their own third party. “We’ve been down this road several times and at some point you have to realize how elections work, how the Congress functions and how—what’s laid out clearly in the Constitution as a Democratic Republic,” Nunes says. Several conservative House members are considering bucking McCarthy on the floor...
  • McCarthy’s pledge to conservatives: ‘I’m not John Boehner’

    10/07/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 12:19 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers—“I’m not John Boehner”—as he seeks their support to replace Boehner as speaker. […] “I think McCarthy’s pitch was ‘I’m not John Boehner, I’m going to run things differently, I’m my own man,’” said Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas. “And I think that’s a case that he does have to make. One of the things I hear all the time from my constituents back in Texas is we don’t want John Boehner 2.0.” …