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  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    11/28/2015 6:05:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) P_resident Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Cruz accuses McConnell of working for Dems

    10/29/2015 9:03:43 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/29/15 | Susan Ferrichio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican presidential candidate, conducted a 90-minute takedown late Thursday of his own Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who he characterized by name as a weak leader unwilling to fight for conservative causes. Cruz, a Tea Party conservative, frequently bucks Senate GOP leaders and has on at least one other occasion criticized McConnell in a Senate floor speech. But late Thursday, he took on McConnell with renewed antipathy, using pie charts to demonstrate that the Kentucky Republican has bolstered the Democratic agenda rather than conservative goals during his ten-month tenure. "Why is a Republican majority leader fighting...
  • Cruz rips compromise budget deal

    10/27/2015 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz launched a searing critique of Capitol Hill's bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday afternoon, slamming outgoing House Speaker John Boehner for leaving Congress via a "golden parachute" and accusing GOP leaders of capitulating to President Barack Obama."It is complete and utter surrender," Cruz said. "We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it." Though dozens of Capitol Hill Republicans have knocked the compromise legislation, Cruz's criticisms stood out from the rest of the pack just a day before he will take the GOP debate stage in Colorado. And they continued his running...
  • Ted Cruz: Repealing Obamacare Isn't Complicated

    10/24/2015 4:31:46 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday morning in our article Establishment Republicans Walking Away From Full Obamacare Repeal we told you about the Capitol Hill Republican leaderships plan to maintain key parts of Obamacare while it indulges in another show vote to claim it has repealed the hated health care takeover. Ted CruzYesterday afternoon principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz joined us in demanding that Republican congressional leaders keep their promise to repeal Obamacare root and branch by passing a simple one sentence repeal through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Cruz tweeted, It's not complicated: We promised the voters full repeal of...
  • Obama vetoes defense funding bill to get back at Republicans

    10/23/2015 6:07:55 PM PDT · by 100American · 11 replies
    http://www.allenbwest.com/ ^ | October 23, 2015 | Allen West
    An issue that reflects the utter political nature of Barack Obama is this statement, This legislation specifically impeded our ability to close Guantanamo in a way that I have repeatedly argued is counterproductive to our efforts to defeat terrorism around the world. But here, ladies and gents, is the truth as shared by the HASC staff led by Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) FACT: The President has never submitted a plan for closing Guantanamo Bay. Despite years of campaigning and veto threats, he has never proposed where detainees too dangerous to release might be held, or what he would do with...
  • Cruz: Democrats 'Choosing to Stand with Convicted Felons'

    10/22/2015 12:35:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | October 22, 2015 | James Barrett
    Watch the video of Ted Cruz on O'Reilly Factor. On the "O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) condemned Democrats for "choosing to stand with convicted felons like the murderer of Kate Steinle rather than with the American people."In his exchange with host Bill O'Reilly, Cruz discussed the Democrats' vote to block "Kate's Law," the measure named after Steinle that would impose a mandatory five-year sentence to any illegal immigrant that is deported and then found to have illegally returned to the U.S. Steinle was murdered by an convicted felon, multi-time deported illegal immigrant who was sheltered...
  • Paul/Mulvaney Conference Call: Mitch McConnell Should Do His Job, Or Just Quit and Go Home

    10/20/2015 3:51:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    If [Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell doesnt really want to do his job when it comes to budgeting, he should just quit and go home, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney says. If hes going to make it where the president gets to run the country unless the Congress disapproves something? Thats a joke. So no, I hope it doesnt come to that. Mulvaney is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. On a Monday conference call, presidential contender Sen. Rand Paul noted that the Freedom Caucus represents the majority of Republicans. At issue was whether or not McConnell...
  • Rand Paul to Newsmax: 'Polarizing' Trump 'Worst Nominee We Could Possibly Think Of'

    10/20/2015 1:10:05 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump would end up "the largest loser of any candidate ever in the history of the country" if he were the party's standard-bearer in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul tells Newsmax TV. In a no-holds-barred interview with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner to air Monday night at 9 p.m. ET, the Kentucky Republican running well behind Trump in national polls and struggling with fundraising says the brash billionaire's "attitude" is "so polarizing" that if he were the Republican presidential nominee, "we'd get just swamped in a landslide."
  • Rand Paul aide: Beastiality Comment was 'Sarcasm'

    06/29/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 13 replies
    upi.com ^ | 6 28 2013
    Rand Paul shook off an awkward comment comparing same-sex marriage to beastiality and made a trip Friday to the early primary state South Carolina in the early stages of a potential presidential campaign. The Kentucky senator, reacting to a comment from Glenn Beck wondering if the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the bulk of the Defense of Marriage Act could lead to legalized polygamy, Paul extended Beck's logic. "This is a conundrum, and it gets back to what you were saying whether or not churches should decide this, Paul said. And it is difficult, because if we have no...
  • Bill O'Reilly still doesn't get it

    02/14/2004 1:04:29 PM PST · by scripter · 112 replies · 1,705+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2004 | Stephen Bennett
    In the past several days, the media have descended on Massachusetts like a flock of vultures on a wounded prey. The scenes inside and outside the Statehouse are described by many as "surreal." With the thousands of people and hundreds of cameras on Beacon Hill, the legislators say they have never seen or experienced anything like this before. The hoopla, of course, is about "gay" marriage. One of the greatest battles for America's future right now is being waged in Massachusetts an outcome that will affect and possibly change our entire nation forever. Simply put, this battle is about...
  • Sanctuary cities divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over sanctuary cities is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • House votes to lift oil export ban, Obama waves veto pen

    10/10/2015 6:32:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Just because you’ve been doing something for decades, that doesn’t mean that you need to keep doing it. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is the roughly forty year old ban we have on crude oil exports, enacted back when the Middle East oil barons decided to kick off an embargo, leading to skyrocketing gas prices and long lines at service stations. Congress seems to slowly be getting the message on this subject, and yesterday the House finally passed a bill to end the ban. (Yahoo News) A bill to repeal the U.S. oil export ban passed...
  • Rand Paul Attacks Ted Cruz In Defense Of Mitch McConnell

    10/07/2015 12:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | September 30, 2015
    In a move that will no doubt disappoint many of his political supporters, Senator Rand Paul stated publicly that fellow GOP Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “done for” in the Senate. Senator Paul’s words appeared to be part of his defense of current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, himself the subject of increasing pressure from unhappy conservatives to step down from that position due to McConnell’s ongoing unwillingness to more forcefully fight the Obama agenda. It should be noted that at present, the Paul presidential campaign is floundering at just 1% in most polls while Cruz continues to...
  • Only 22% of GOP Voters Want Mitch McConnell to Stay

    10/04/2015 7:38:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 01, 2015
    It looks like Republican voters are ready to clean house when it comes to the party's top two congressional leaders. Following John Boehners sudden decision to step down as speaker of the House of Representatives, 46% of Likely Republican Voters think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also should resign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of GOP voters dont think the longtime Kentucky senator should step down as majority leader, but a sizable 32% are undecided.
  • Presidential Profiles Update: Debate Polls, Planned Parenthood, & Is Mitch Next?

    10/03/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Shery · 5 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3 October, 2015 | Robert Eno
    The week that was supposed to see multiple candidates drop out of the race for the Republican nomination saw none drop as all 15 candidates qualified for the South Carolina ballot by the September 30, 2015 deadline. For the first time in a long time, the media isnt talking about a candidate that has dropped out. Donald Trump appeared on 60 Minutes in a wide-ranging interview. During that interview Trump came out with new policy positions, many of which raised eyebrows. Will Lindsey Graham be the only U.S. Senator not on the stage at the CNBC debate at the end...
  • Mark Levin: Ted Cruz is the Most Consistently Conservative Candidate Running

    10/01/2015 8:40:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Mark The Great One Levin had some kind words to say about Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz is the most consistently conservative candidate running. The conservative talker also blasted Mitch McConnell, the Republican Majority Leader in the Senate who recently shut down Ted Cruz when he used his time on the Senate floor to educate voters about the deceptive games McConnell and his ilk play. Today we have a guy by the name of Mitch McConnell [...]. Hes got no class whatsoever. And he gets this really sick joy in trying to control the Senate floor within his own caucus. Harry...
  • Mark Levin blasts McConnell over treatment of Ted Cruz; ALSO calls out Rand Paul

    09/30/2015 7:55:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies
    Right Scoop | 9/30/15 | Staff
    Mark Levin blasted McConnell tonight article came out in Politico that explained how McConnell has worked against and quarantined Ted Cruz from the rest of the Senate, stifling him from trying to defund Planned Parenthood and kill the Iran deal. Levin also ripped Rand Paul for trashing Ted Cruz yesterday, telling Paul hes had enough of him making deals with McConnell. Listen:
  • Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader

    09/30/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Under pressure: McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2015 With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the...
  • Ditch Mitch, (Yessssssss)

    09/30/2015 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Speaker of the House John Boehner is going, going, gone. Ben Shapiro fears that in his last month of power, Boehner will roll over and roll Barack Obamas agenda all over his restless and restive caucus. Whether within the Beltway or the Bible Belt, conservatives are learning to accept that politics is an ongoing numbers game, one in which We the People have to do more than sit on the porch and complain about the state of affairs. We get to change them, if we are willing. The fight is rolling ahead, and already I have networked with fellow conservatives...
  • How McConnell outfoxed Ted Cruz

    09/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 71 replies
    politico ^ | 9/30/15 | Burgess Everett
    By moving to quarantine Cruz from the rest of the conference over the past three months, the majority leader demonstrated that hes learned the lessons of the Cruz-backed government shutdown in 2013 and the Texas senators rogue strategy last winter that helped Democrats confirm a raft of judges in the lame duck session. In doing so, McConnell cemented his position atop the Senate GOP, dashing any hopes among House Republicans, or conservative activists, that his future might be in doubt The message is clear: McConnell isnt going anywhere. Even Cruz wont say he should resign. But in the latest shutdown...
  • Ted Cruz Gives Epic Speech on Senate Floor Exposing Republican Leadership

    09/30/2015 6:41:10 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The video below is of Ted Cruz on the Senate floor two days ago. The senator from Texas (and Republican presidential candidate) exposed the way Washington works: the games that are played, by both parties, and the lack of principles among Republicans. As Mark Levin puts it on Twitter: its a real must watch. You wont see many senators taking on their own party like this, but Cruz isnt your average politician. He has made a name for himself because of his willingness to stand alone: Fiat justitia ruat caelum (Let justice be done though the heavens fall). This speech...
  • How McConnell outfoxed Ted Cruz (That's Vice-President Cruz to you, Turtle-Face)

    09/29/2015 7:57:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary. Asked about Cruzs diatribe on the Senate floor, during which the Texas Republican suggested McConnell is a puppet for Democratic leaders and a foe of conservatives, McConnell couldnt conceal his smile on Tuesday. Story Continued Below I have tried very hard to stay out of the presidential race, and I think thats probably a good rule for me, he said with a chuckle. McConnell may not like to talk about Cruz, but he...
  • Rand Paul rebukes Ted Cruz

    09/29/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The rift between Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, political allies turned rivals, widened on Tuesday when Paul decried his Senate colleague's hardline tactics. Paul criticized Cruz for breaching Senate decorum, saying the Texan could not accomplish any of his legislative priorities because of how much his GOP colleagues despise him. "Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively," Paul said in an interview...
  • Senate GOP leader seems safe for now after Boehner departure

    09/29/2015 6:12:02 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 9/29/15 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Try as they may, there's no sign that conservatives chirping over the departure of House Speaker John Boehner will be able to claim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as their next pelt. Yet to survive, McConnell will have to maneuver through Republican voters' anti-Washington sentiments and possibly try to pass spending and borrowing bills this fall that infuriate many GOP constituents. Boehner's Oct. 30 resignation, which the Ohio Republican abruptly revealed Friday, deflated the pressure he's long faced from angry conservatives accusing him of cutting deals too willingly with President Barack Obama. But some GOP presidential candidates,...
  • RNC vice chairman: McConnell must resign

    09/28/2015 1:37:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not gonna happen. I think. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting…“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”“Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty,”...
  • Rand: I'll Oppose McConnell On CR,Doesn't Pledge Support To Him As Leader

    09/28/2015 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he will oppose Senator McConnell (R-KY) when he brings forward the continuing resolution, but didnt offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, it isnt about opposing a person on Mondays Americas Newsroom on the Fox News Channel.
  • Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 10:58:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | September 28, 2015 | Christian Whiton
    Show Mitch McConnell the Door Christian Whiton September 28. Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were very satisfied with the partys two congressional leaders, who the majority believe...
  • GOP Chairman: Mitch McConnell Needs to Resign

    09/28/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 162 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    A senior Republican official is urging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign from his job as the Republican leader of the Senate. Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party, Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP... Ive worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just dont want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] arent willing to fight for what we believe Our base is demanding we do something or theyre going to leave us, said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Boehners exit is not enough; we need to see some serious Republican mojo

    09/28/2015 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Herman Cain
    Show us you're in the game. In golf a par is good, but a birdie is better. In baseball a single, double or triple is good, but a home run is great! In football a first down, or a few first downs are good, but a touchdown is great. Contrary to what some people think, its going to take more than Speaker John Boehners resignation for the Republicans in Congress to show their supporters some results. It doesnt have to be a series of birdies, home runs, or touchdowns politically speaking. They just have to accomplish something that Main Street...
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader its still too early probably to talk about things like that. That sounds unlucky to me, he said. Less than two years later, Pauls luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader GOP brand is being damaged,

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOPs national governing body. He also serves on the RNCs executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. Mitch is a good...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were very satisfied with the partys two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader (Villere- Vice Chair RNC)

    09/27/2015 3:38:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Ralph Hallow
    McConnell needs to resign!! Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote... Villere isnt just any Republican. Hes the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation...the vice chairman of the RNC... also serves on the RNCs executive committee... Aides for McConnell...did not return repeated calls and emails seeking comment. {Priebus} was unavailable Sunday. {Boehner resigned] and ...an ideological irony there is that his probable replacement, Kevin McCarthy...is closer politically to Mr. Boehner than to the more ideologically passionate members ... The same may hold true for Mr. McConnell... Villere said...Honestly, I haven really thought of a replacement, Villere did say what {offends...
  • Top RNC official calls for McConnell's ouster as Senate leader: 'GOP brand is being damaged'

    09/27/2015 2:40:06 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 161 replies
    DRUDGE ^ | September 27, 2015
    Headline only, so far.
  • Is Mitch McConnell next?

    09/25/2015 7:35:47 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/25/15 | Dan Berman, Ted Barrett and Deirdre Walsh
    Conservatives at the Values Voter Summit cheered Friday morning when they learned that House Speaker John Boehner was retiring. Friday afternoon, they cheered again when someone suggested the next establishment Republican to lose his job should be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Here's what I say to in response to Speaker Boehner stepping down. Mitch McConnell, it is now your turn," Louisiana Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said to raucous applause. After the news of Boehner's resignation, Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon told reporters he had texted his fellow conservative friend, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, with the simple message:...
  • The GOP Leadership's Dubious Achievement: Donald Trump

    09/15/2015 3:49:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/15 | John M. Ellis
    The spectacular rise of Donald Trump as leading presidential candidate should at last force Republicans in Washington to face the chronic ineffectiveness of their party: rank and file Republicans are turning to the Donald because he, unlike the party establishment, seems energetic, articulate, and determined to get something done. They have so long despaired of a party leadership that is inarticulate, somnolent, and inept that they are not deterred by the fact that Trump is dangerously unpredictable. The problem is not an insufficiently conservative party, as some conservatives think; a two-party system will always have a broad spectrum of viewpoints...
  • How the GOP leadership hit rock bottom with its base

    09/15/2015 3:27:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/14/15 | W. James Antle III
    When conservatives held a Washington, D.C., rally last week in opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, which names do you suppose inspired the loudest boos from the crowd? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and John Kerry would be good guesses. So would Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But none of those are the right answer. Instead, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, the two most important Republican leaders in Washington, who seemed to get the loudest boos. When Dave Brat, who won his Virginia congressional seat by beating then-House Majority Leader...
  • Does Anyone Know Why The Move To Oust Boehner and McConnell Is Failing?

    09/17/2015 5:20:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Septmber 17, 2015
    We have all had it with Boehner and McConnell. This is the axis of the Washington Cartel that protects their leadership positions, pomp, prestige, and power. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina have demanded that Planned Parenthood be defunded as part of the Budget Appropriations Bill. Should not we the grassroots demand that serious contenders for the Republican nomination do the same? To borrow the old saying, if they don't see the light, should we not make them feel the heat? We need to throw out these two rascals who are doing the bidding of "Club for Growth," "American Prosperity," and...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell Next Guy in the Crosshairs

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell, Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehners struggles that is common among the outgoing speakers friends and foes alike that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnells failure to take advantage of the...
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Senate GOP unveils measure to fund government through Dec. 11

    09/22/2015 8:13:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will push a short-term spending bill that funds the government through Dec. 11 and redirects Planned Parenthood funding to other health centers amid controversy over the organizations abortion practice. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, set up a procedural vote on the measure for Thursday, or after Congress hears from Pope Francis in a joint session, although Democrats will likely block the GOP bid. I know Democrats have already blocked virtually every bill to fund the government this year, but Im asking them to allow the Senate to fund the government now, Mr. McConnell...
  • Why GOP Congressional Leaders Support the Iran Deal in Fact Follow the Money

    09/19/2015 9:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why on earth would Republicans do that? That is a question Ive been asked at least a dozen times since illustrating that the GOP has played a cynical game in connection with President Obamas Iran deal. Follow the money is a common answer to questions about political motivation. It may not explain everything in this case, but it is certainly relevant. This spring, Republican leadership colluded with the White House and congressional Democrats to enact a law the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that guaranteed Obama would be authorized to lift sanctions against Iran (the main objective...
  • Go 'nuclear' to stop Obama's Iran deal, urge 57 House Republicans in letter to McConnell

    09/18/2015 11:08:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Dozens of House Republican lawmakers are making a late stab at pressuring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to abandon the filibuster on legislation to block the nuclear deal with Iran. A total of 57 House lawmakers signed on to a letter led by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) telling McConnell that blocking the deal was simply so consequential that it demanded a change to the Senates rules, known as invoking the "nuclear option." Our request to eliminate the filibuster for some votes simply underscores that in a democracy the majority should decide, they wrote. The super-majority now required to advance legislation...
  • Invoking the 'Nuclear Option' Against the Iranian Nuke Deal

    09/18/2015 10:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2015 | Richard M. Schum
    Last week, the Congress began debate on President Obamas nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Many questions have been raised about the wisdom of the deal, including the lack of verifiability of the inspection regime, the release of over $150 billion that will help fund its ongoing terrorist activities, the secret codicils that the United States is not privy to, the lifting of sanctions on Irans ballistic missile program, and the bellicose words of Irans supreme leader, who has continued to openly reject the terms of the deal as the president moves forward with its implementation. As expected,...
  • [VIDEO] Trump RESPONDS to Iran deal, asks where are the four American prisoners?

    07/14/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-14-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Trump gave a great statement today to MSNBC about the Iran deal, saying Obama negotiated from desperation, that we shouldnt be giving Iran any money, and that we should have at least gotten back our four Americans being held in prison in Iran. Trump says the deal is terrible, because without immediate inspections, weve got nothing and the Iranians know it.
  • Senate to resume Iran debate, vote on 4 hostages and Israel right to exist (10am on C-SPAN2)

    09/17/2015 2:13:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    democrats.senate.gov ^ | Today at 10am
    The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, the legislative vehicle for the Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement, with the time until 11:00am equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 11:00am, there will be up to 3 roll call votes: Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2656 (hostages and Israels right to exist); if cloture is not invoked, then Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2640 (Iran nuclear agreement resolution of disapproval); if cloture is not invoked, then...