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  • Rand Paul aide: Beastiality Comment was 'Sarcasm'

    06/29/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 13 replies ^ | 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 · 50 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 Boehner’s 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 don’t 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 isn’t 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 [...]. He’s 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 he’s 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 isn’t just any Republican. He’s 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 ^ | 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 Obama’s 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 he’s learned the lessons of the Cruz-backed government shutdown in 2013 and the Texas senator’s 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 isn’t going anywhere. Even Cruz won’t 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: it’s a real “must watch.” You won’t see many senators taking on their own party like this, but Cruz isn’t 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 Cruz’s diatribe on the Senate floor, during which the Texas Republican suggested McConnell is a puppet for Democratic leaders and a foe of conservatives, McConnell couldn’t conceal his smile on Tuesday. Story Continued Below “I have tried very hard to stay out of the presidential race, and I think that’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 didn’t offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, “it isn’t about opposing a person” on Monday’s “America’s 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 party’s 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... “I’ve worked for 12 years as chairman to build this party, and I just don’t want to see it all go down the drain because the [leaders] aren’t willing to fight for what we believe… Our base is demanding we do something or they’re going to leave us,” said Villare, who also holds a position...
  • Boehner’s 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, it’s going to take more than Speaker John Boehner’s resignation for the Republicans in Congress to show their supporters some results. It doesn’t 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, Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader “it’s still too early probably to talk about things like that.” “That sounds unlucky to me,” he said. Less than two years later, Paul’s 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 isn’t just any Republican. He’s 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 GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s 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 party’s 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 isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation...the vice chairman of the RNC... also serves on the RNC’s executive committee... Aides for McConnell...did not return repeated calls and emails seeking comment. {Priebus} was unavailable Sunday. {Boehner resigned] and ideological irony there is that his probable replacement, Kevin 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s 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 ^ | 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 organization’s 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 I’m 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 I’ve been asked at least a dozen times since illustrating that the GOP has played a cynical game in connection with President Obama’s 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 Senate’s 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 Obama’s 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 Iran’s ballistic missile program, and the bellicose words of Iran’s 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 shouldn’t 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, we’ve 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 ^ | 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 Israel’s 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...
  • John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Become 2016 Campaign-Trail Targets

    09/18/2015 8:34:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 9/18/15 | Janet Hook
    Republican congressional leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have become a big, wide target on the 2016 campaign trail. Not just for Democrats, as you’d expect, but for presidential candidates of their own party who are calling out the House speaker and Senate majority leader for not doing more to advance a conservative agenda in Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the most anti-establishment candidates in the field, has taken the lead in criticizing the GOP leaders. Even some of the more establishment-oriented candidates like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have heaped blame on them. Those candidates are playing to...
  • Paul: America Doesn’t Want ‘Pitiful,’ ‘Buffoon’ Trump Who Calls Woman Ugly

    09/17/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% said, “America is about done with” his opponent GOP front-runner Donald Trump because he is a “buffoon who insults women and calls them ugly,” and that has “become pitiful.” Paul said, “I think America is about done with him. I think we are ready to move on. I sensed that in the debate. There was up a silliness and lack of seriousness on his part that I think America will be done with him. The debate I think will reshuffle the pack. And I think...
  • US Senate blocks bid to add Israel, prisoner conditions to Iran deal (53-45)

    09/17/2015 8:52:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/17/2015 18:46
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in the US Senate blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans on Thursday to add new conditions before President Barack Obama can waive any sanctions under the Iran nuclear deal. After Obama's fellow Democrats in the Senate twice blocked a disapproval resolution meant to kill the nuclear agreement, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced an amendment to the measure that would bar the president from lifting sanctions on Iran unless it recognized Israel's right to exist and released American prisoners. The vote was 53-45, meaning the measure failed to attract the 60 votes it would need to...
  • Dems Reject McConnell Amendment Demanding U.S. Hostage Release From Iran

    09/17/2015 10:49:40 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Towhall ^ | 9/17/2015 | Courtney O'brien
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) attempt to pass an amendment to halt President Obama's Iran deal by demanding the release of four American hostages in Iran and to recognize Israel's right to exist has been rejected by Democrats. Senators voted 53-45 on an amendment from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that would have prevented President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran until the country releases American prisoners and publicly recognizes Israel's right to exist. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Many conservatives have argued that the Obama administration is putting Israel's security at risk by giving Iran a...
  • McConnell Proposes Good Iran Strategy…After It’s Too Late

    09/16/2015 1:52:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    McConnell is always eager to do the right thing in the Senate…so long as the outcome is no longer in contention and he won’t actually have to fight for the cause he espouses. Yesterday, McConnell filed cloture on amendments that would prohibit Obama from lifting Iran sanctions until they recognize Israel’s right to exist and release the American hostages. McConnell is threatening to vote on more amendments that embarrass Democrats and put them on the record as siding with Iran against Israel. Does this sound like a tough GOP leader? Think again. Forcing Democrats to take tough votes is a...
  • House GOP wants McConnell to go nuclear on Iran agreement

    09/16/2015 9:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Multiple House Republicans want Senate leaders to “go nuclear” over the Obama administration’s deal with Iran now that Democrats have stymied efforts to derail the accord by conventional means. A small but growing number of GOP lawmakers say that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should invoke the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules and prevent a filibuster on a resolution to kill the deal. Their angst is intensified by their belief that Democrats will likely be able to block legislation withholding federal funds from Planned Parenthood, a standoff that increases the chances of a government shutdown. Less than two...
  • Mitch McConnell: Defunding PP Is 'An Exercise in Futility'

    09/12/2015 3:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Linking the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a government funding bill is "an exercise in futility," according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican lawmaker, in an interview with Politico Friday, says he'll support instead a plan to fund the government into December with no conditions. "It's an exercise in futility," McConnell says of the Planned Parenthood defunding effort. "I'm anxious to defund Planned Parenthood" but "the honest answer of that is that's not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view." "It's better to be honest with the American people and say,...
  • Contact Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Tell him to kill filibuster on Iran!)

    09/12/2015 1:24:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Name: Mitch McConnell State: Kentucky Party: Republican Born: February 20, 1942 Entered Office: January 3, 1985 Term Expires: January 3, 2021 Mailing Address: 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Phone Number: (202) 224-2541 Email Address: Email Form Website: Official Website
  • Update: Senior GOP Source Responds To 'Hardball' Plan to Break Dem's Iran Filibuster

    09/11/2015 11:54:04 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/11/2015 | Guy Benson
    A senior Senate Republican leadership source reached out to discuss the case I laid out this morning concerning a possible path to breaking Democrats' Iran deal filibuster. He said Majority Leader McConnell will schedule another cloture vote early next week, likely on Tuesday. If and when that fails (assuming none of the 42 filibustering Democrats relent), GOP leadership is considering a number of options, including forcing votes on one or more highly-charged amendments related to the Iran deal. This maneuver would respond to Democrats' politicized posturing in kind, contriving scenarios in which filibuster-sustaining votes would be politically painful to cast,...
  • WATCH=> FOX Host Lectures Mitch McConnell on the “Stink” Coming Out of Washington

    09/11/2015 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    GP ^ | September 11,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Hemmer: People on the outside see this and think that that’s just Washington doing what Washington wants to do. And, damn the laws. And, you know what’s going on in the campaign trail, Democrat or Republican. That’s why Bernie Sanders is getting 15,000 people at a rally. That’s why Donald Trump is at 32% of the polling right now. People do not like what is coming out of Washington and they think the smell stinks Mitch McConnell: Well I agree with that. This is a deal supported by Democrats only. A deal negotiated by a Democratic president. Let’s make...
  • Will Senate Republicans play hardball to break Democrats’ Iran Deal filibuster?

    09/11/2015 2:06:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | Guy Benson
    A senior Senate Republican leadership source reached out to discuss the case I laid out this morning (linked an excerpted by Allahpundit here) concerning a possible path to breaking Democrats’ Iran deal filibuster. He said Majority Leader McConnell will schedule another cloture vote early next week, likely on Tuesday. If and when that fails (assuming none of the 42 filibustering Democrats relent), GOP leadership is considering a number of options, including forcing votes on one or more highly-charged amendments related to the Iran deal. This maneuver would respond to Democrats’ politicized posturing in kind, contriving scenarios in which filibuster-sustaining...