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  • Here's why Ted Cruz has already lost Iowa -- Glenn Beck lying version

    01/28/2016 7:07:19 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 107 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/28/16 | Sundance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg_SnL0OrNo&feature=player_detailpage#t=166 In Carl Cameron's own words in March of 2013. Video is cued to start at comment.
  • Rand Paul Hammers Cruz—Nominee with Canadian Birth Would Be ‘Extraordinary,’ Challenged

    01/27/2016 11:32:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Brietbart Television ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained to host Megyn Kelly where he saw inconsistencies from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , one of his opponents for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, on the issues of immigration and the NSA data collection program. Paul said those inconsistencies raise questions about his U.S. Senate colleague's "authenticity." "I think the biggest problem that Cruz faces right now is authenticity," Paul said. "He was for the NSA reform, saying the government shouldn't collect all our phone records. But then in the debate, his response to Rubio was, oh...
  • Here’s Why Ted Cruz Has Already Lost Iowa – Glenn Beck Lying Version…

    01/27/2016 9:00:11 PM PST · by Aria · 140 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1.27.16 | Sundance
    Let it not be said that we fail to follow through. Outlined below is part of the video from a 19 minute segment Megyn Kelly ran on her show allowing Glenn Beck to launch an attack against Donald Trump without any push-back. The entire “interview” (actually a one-way diatribe) was targeted to a Fox audience that has not, and does not, pay attention to political comings and goings 24/7/365; in essence, the casual political follower. There is a lot of misinformation in that entire exposition; but one very specific part of the misinformation that needs to be showcased, and, as...
  • Here’s Why Ted Cruz Has Already Lost Iowa – Glenn Beck Lying Version…

    01/27/2016 10:25:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/27/2016 | Sundance
    Glenn Beck then goes on to say the deal with Mitch is why he dropped support for Rand Paul and yet supports Ted Cruz. Here’s the problem…. Actually, here’s the lie… Senator Rand Paul and Senator Ted Cruz made the same deal, together, at exactly the same time. Stop – Repeat ! “The deal”, as Beck describes it, was actually real – and did actually take place. The deal was to go along with Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s overall objectives, electoral objectives AND legislative objectives, as the GOP entered into the 2014 mid-term election cycle. The deal, which few...
  • McConnell's Authorization for the Use of Force Is Bad Politics and Policy

    01/26/2016 4:24:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Brian Darling
    The National Journal is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has introduced a blank check Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) bill for President Barack Obama in the war against ISIS. McConnell has commenced a fast track procedure so that he can move to commence a debate on this issue at his discretion. McConnell is pushing an AUMF in a way that promotes bad politics and policy. The politics are complicated. It is possible that McConnell on reason why McConnell sprung this AUMF on the Senate was because he wants to seize control of the debate on...
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article56605288.html#storylink=cpy
  • Joe Biden Talks, Mitch McConnell Tees Up Authorization for Military Force Against ISIS…

    01/24/2016 10:05:19 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 24 2016 | by Sundance
    There’s no way these media reports are accidental or not directly connected. And none of this looks the least bit good against the larger dynamic of the Syrian crisis and President Stompy Feet’s prior position on ISIS.
  • Senate Leader Surprises Lawmakers with New ISIS War Powers act

    01/22/2016 2:20:25 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Defense One ^ | 01/21/2016 | Sarah Mimms
    <p>Neither Republicans nor Democrats knew the majority leader planned to set up a debate on authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State.</p> <p>Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell offered mem­bers a snow-week­end sur­prise late Wed­nes­day night: Quietly tee­ing up a de­bate on the leg­al un­der­pin­ning for the fight against IS­IS.</p>
  • In 2013 and 2014, Donald Trump Funded John Boehner and Mitch McConnell Against the Tea Party

    01/22/2016 2:41:00 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 22, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    In 2013, the tea party rallied to Matt Bevin against Donald Trump. RedState and tea party groups around the country swung into action in an ultimately unsuccessful bid to get Matt Bevin through the primary against Mitch McConnell. We were completely out-funded by establishment interests and Washington lobbyists.It turns out, one of those establishment interests was Donald J. Trump.In 2013, Donald Trump gave $220,000.00 to organizations, many of them dedicated to stamping out the Tea Party. From Karl Rove’s American Crossroads to Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, Trump spread out money. Rove got $50,000.00 and McConnell got $60,000.00. Trump also wrote...
  • Trump blasts Cruz for being rude to Mitch McConnell

    01/19/2016 6:06:50 PM PST · by teg_76 · 291 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/2016/01/19/trump-bashes-ted-cruz-calling-mitch-mcconnell-liar/
  • Graham: Cruz threw GOP 'under the bus' with shutdown

    01/19/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Jackson
    When Lindsey Graham began running for president last year, some analysts thought he was looking to knock out Rand Paul over foreign policy differences. Now, as an ex-candidate, Graham seems to be taking aim at Ted Cruz. "I have no doubt that he would be an ideologue in the eyes of most Americans," Graham said of Cruz during an interview Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends. "He's been the most disruptive influence in the senate, he hasn't passed anything meaningful."
  • CR Editors: Trump’s Questionable Political History

    It is hard not to feel protective over Donald Trump while the political classes are seething and scornful. They are unacquainted with such powerlessness. Control was never supposed to stray this far from their grasp. And their rage, manifested in every hapless attack on Trump and his supporters, actually seems to be improving the likelihood of that outcome they fear most of all. How tempting, under these circumstances, to rush to his defense, as so many in the conservative movement have already done. The Donald has boldly made himself a standard bearer of unpopular (…within the political bubble), yet critical...
  • Rand Paul: "Extraordinary" to have a president born outside the U.S.

    01/10/2016 10:04:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 77 replies
    cbs ^ | January 10, 2016, 1:51 PM | Rebecca Kaplan
    Weighing on the controversy over whether Canadian-born Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is eligible to be president, his fellow senator Rand Paul said Sunday that it would be "extraordinary" to have a president born outside of the U.S. "He would be the first president not born in the United States. And so that alone would be extraordinary. And so people have to decide for their own minds whether it makes a difference where someone is born," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. ... Paul predicted Sunday that Democrats would challenge Cruz's eligibility and that it would ultimately have...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Says He ‘Is Leading Billy Graham Wing’ of Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 10, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An email message sent out Friday morning by the campaign of Republican presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claims the junior senator from Florida "is leading the Billy Graham wing" of evangelical Christians, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) "is leading the Jerry Falwell wing," and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is leading the Jimmy Swaggart wing." The email was signed by Eric Teetsell, who was hired by the Rubio campaign in November to serve as its director of Faith Outreach. It began with a controversial quote made at Roll Call last week by Russell Moore, an advocate of amnesty for illegal...
  • Paul joins Trump in Cruz eligibility concerns

    01/06/2016 5:08:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/2016 | CURT MILLS
    Sen. Rand Paul joined Donald Trump on Wednesday in questioning whether Sen. Ted Cruz is eligible to be president. "You know, I think without question he is qualified and would make the cut to be prime minister of Canada, absolutely without question, he is qualified and he meets the qualifications," Cruz told Fox News Wednesday. Cruz was born in Canada, and Trump has been talking about whether Cruz qualifies as a natural born U.S. citizen under the Constitution for the last few days. Trump went so far on Wednesday as to say Cruz should get a court decision to settle...
  • McConnell, Bevin say political changes on the horizon for Democrat-led House

    FRANKFORT - Two Kentucky Republicans who won lopsided victories over their Democratic opponents - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin - predicted Wednesday that the last southern legislative chamber in Democratic hands would soon come under GOP control. McConnell, who met with Bevin privately in the governor's Capitol office, called the political outcome "inevitable", and Bevin said Republicans would triumph in the upcoming election cycle. "It is a matter of time," Bevin said. "It's a function of when the House turns. It will happen in 2016. There's no question about that." ... "In my election where...
  • Rand Paul Says He’s Not Sure If Ted Cruz Is Eligible To Be President

    01/06/2016 3:33:18 PM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Rand Paul said on Wednesday that he's not sure if his Canadian-born rival for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz is eligible to be president of the United States. "You know, I think without question he is qualified and would make the cut to be prime minister of Canada, absolutely without question, he is qualified and he meets the qualifications," the Kentucky senator said of Cruz on the radio show Kilmeade and Friends. In an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, Donald Trump said Ted Cruz's Canadian birth would be a "big problem" for the Republican Party. Asked again...
  • Where Does Ted Cruz Stand?

    01/05/2016 2:21:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    'Where Does Ted Cruz Stand? ' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8nJtP5-cvM
  • Top RLC National Leader Switches Support From Paul to Cruz

    01/03/2016 2:35:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | January 3, 2016 | Javan Browder, Managing editor
    Ted Cruz is continuing to consolidate support from among many of his primary rivals. Recently, as leader Ben Carson has seen a virtual implosion within his campaign, and with his poll numbers in a freefall, Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa, and is in a solid second place nationally as well as in South Carolina, Florida, Nevada and Georgia. Cruz's surge is largely based on picking up the support of Carson voters, especially evangelical voters who are leaving Carson for Cruz in large numbers. But Cruz is also seeing support come his way from the "Liberty" movement. Steve...
  • Rand Paul Goes After Ted Cruz: ‘I’ve Given 13-Hour Speeches Without Calling Anyone Names’

    01/03/2016 12:19:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2016 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, weekend editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's personality could be a hinderance to his campaign, fellow GOP presidential contender Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday. During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Paul criticized Cruz's handling of disagreements with leadership -- referencing the time Cruz called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a liar from the Senate floor. Paul said that unlike Cruz, he is able to keep his arguments with leadership to a professional level. "I've given 10-hour speeches, 13-hour speeches without calling anybody names, but talking about the history of our country, the importance of the Bill of Rights, the importance...
  • Rep. Jim Gooch becomes second Democrat to join House GOP, pushing Democrats to 50-48 majority

    12/31/2015 5:15:04 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/28/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    tate Rep. Jim Gooch became the second member of the House Democratic caucus to change his party affiliation on Monday, informing leaders of both parties in the chamber of his decision to seek re-election as a Republican earlier in the day. Gooch, of Providence, has served in the legislature since 1995, chairing the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. In a lengthy statement, Gooch said he informed House Speaker Greg Stumbo and House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision in an email, calling his move "a personal one, free of any negotiation for personal benefit to me."...
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‘They Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. “The four leaders — Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Mitch McConnell Warns YOU Not To Vote For Donald Trump – Or Else…

    12/21/2015 9:37:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 20, 2015
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared he would not entertain nominating any non-traditional Mainstream Republican candidates in the 2016 election cycle and cautioned voters they are to follow his example. The message was clear from one of the most powerful Republicans in the nation – the entirety of the GOP Machine is ready and willing to go to war with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and any other Republican candidate who doesn’t conform to Mr. McConnell’s version of an “acceptable” Republican. “We will not nominate anybody for the United States Senate on the Republican side who’s not appealing to a general-election...
  • Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?

    12/20/2015 5:34:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeff Greenfield
    Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible, question. What happens to the party if he wins? Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/donald-trump-2016-third-party-bid-213449#ixzz3uunF2pRX
  • McConnell Lauds Republican Senate for Successful Year (barf alert)

    12/20/2015 10:17:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 09:14 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Republican Senate majority has proven over the past year that "significant, long term reforms" and conservative policy goals can be passed, even with a president who is from a different party, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in Saturday's GOP address. "Many issues languished in the old Senate for years," the Kentucky Republican said. "Some were assumed to be too difficult for any Senate majority to address. But the Republican Senate you elected, working with the men and women who stand up for you in the House of Representatives, tackled each of them -- and the president signed most into...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell: Promises we kept this year

    12/19/2015 9:42:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Sen. Mitch McConnell gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hello, I'm Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. I'm proud to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. I'm also honored to have served this past year as leader of the Senate's new Republican majority. When you voted for this new majority last November, the Senate was a mess. Some thought the Senate could never be cured of its dysfunction and its gridlock. But the new majority you elected didn't agree. We believed the Senate could be restored to a place of high purpose again, and we've made great strides over the...
  • McConnell: let’s not nominate a bunch of crazy, Tea Party people, folks

    12/19/2015 7:32:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The long awaited voice of reason for the 2016 election has finally weighed in. Mitch McConnell took time out from his busy schedule of cutting budget deals with the Democrats to caution everyone against going crazy next year and nominating a bunch of wacko birds who can’t possibly win. Let’s tune in to a short segment of the sage advice....
  • Leader McConnell warns GOP voters: We need candidates 'who can win'

    12/18/2015 4:06:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 109 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday warned Republican voters to steer clear of nominating Tea Party candidates who can't win in next year's general election. "The way you have a good election year is to nominate people who can win," he told reporters during his final Capitol Hill press conference of 2015. He urged Republican primary voters to avoid the mistakes of the past, mentioning several Tea Party candidates who went down in flames in recent Senate elections. "What we did in 2014 was we didn't have more Christine O'Donnell's, Sharron Angles, Richard Mourdocks or Todd Akins. The...
  • CEO That Raised Drug Price 4,000 Percent Arrested

    12/17/2015 7:58:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 17, 2015 | The Hill
    Martin Shkreli, who drew national scorn for hiking the cost of a life-saving drug 4,000 percent overnight, has been arrested, according to multiple reports early Thursday.The 32-year-old founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical made headlines in September for raising the price of Daraprim, often used to treat HIV and AIDS patients, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill after buying the rights to the drug.His arrest is reportedly not related to that price increase.Shkreli is accused of illegally taking stock from a biotechnology firm he launched in 2011 called Retrophin Inc., Bloomberg reported, and using it to pay off...
  • Audio: Senate GOP Considering Weakening Filibuster to Force Votes (Do it, don't just consider)

    12/17/2015 1:08:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Ever since Harry Reid's Democratic majority blew up decades of precedent to significantly weaken the filibuster in order to grease the skids for President Obama's left-wing judicial and executive appointments, some conservatives have wondered if the GOP would answer in kind upon regaining the majority. On Wednesday's edition of the Hugh Hewitt Show, John Thune -- the third ranking member of Senate Republican leadership -- told Hugh and me that an option is under consideration that would further erode the minority's filibuster tool: Benson talks w/ Sen. Thune on action to change filibuster rules on appropriations bills Thune says Senate Republican leadership...
  • SPENDING BILL TO QUADRUPLE H-2B VISAS IN 2016

    12/17/2015 4:42:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 12/16/15 | Numbers USA
    The House omnibus bill, released last night, includes a provision that would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for low-skilled guest workers. The measure would increase the number of H-2B visa workers allowed in the U.S. in 2016 from 66,000 to around 264,000. The new provision does not increase the current H-2B visa cap of 66,000 but would exclude any worker who has already received an H-2B visa in the last three years. The provision can be found on page 701 of the omnibus spending bill:
  • Omnibus Would Quadruple Number of Low-Wage Visas for Foreign Workers

    12/17/2015 4:38:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/16/15 | Ali Meyer
    Sen. Sessions says this hurts wages and reduces job prospects for native-born workers. The upcoming appropriations legislation would massively expand the foreign worker program, quadrupling the issuance of low-wage visas, according to an analysis from Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R., Ala.) office. The H-2B visa program allows employers to hire foreign workers to come temporarily into the United States to work either in nonagricultural labor or a temporary service job. For example, some workers who use the H-2B visa program could be employed as a housekeeper, an amusement park worker, or a landscape laborer. According to the senator's office, the language...
  • 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...