Keyword: republican

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Recalculating Electoral Votes: The GOP candidate in 2016 could win as many as 351

    03/26/2015 3:08:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2015 | Bruce Walker
    Beltway pundits routinely grant Democrats in 2016 an advantage in the Electoral College. The magic number is 270 electoral votes. Twenty-four states are almost certain to go Republican: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming, with a combined total of 206* electoral votes. Any Republican candidate who fails to carry any of those states is going to lose the presidential election anyway. Where will the 66 electoral votes needed to win the election come? The last four...
  • American Samoa’s Amata blasts US administration’s ‘environmental colonialism’

    03/24/2015 10:49:35 PM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    Marianas Variety ^ | March 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled: “Funding Priorities for and the United States’ Responsibilities concerning Indians, Alaska Natives, and Insular Areas in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Insular Affairs, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.” Amata, a Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kia’aina, the assistant secretary for insular areas, Department of the Interior on many of...
  • Cruz faces off against Rand Paul supporters at Liberty University

    03/23/2015 8:13:46 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 38 replies
    Houston Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 03/23/2015 | Brimstone
     Today Ted Cruz announced his campaign for President at Liberty University to a crowd of Rand Paul Supporters.
  • Rand paul getting buzz? matthew boyles - breitbart seems to be spinning favorable stories and press

    03/18/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 15 replies
    vanity
    Rand paul, a potential presidential candidate, seems to be getting a lot of favorable buzz and mentions in stories at breitbart lately, particularly by matthew boyles. Well, fact check these stories, because boyles may be spinning optics in rand paul's favor to generate internet buzz.
  • Top U.S. Republican lawmaker to launch new investigation of Clinton emails: ABC

    03/15/2015 11:58:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/15/15 | Amanda Becker
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, plans to announce a new investigation this week into Hillary Clinton’s use of email when she led the State Department, ABC News reported on Sunday. ABC's "This Week" program said top Republicans had briefed it about Boehner's plans, but did not give details. Clinton, expected to launch her campaign soon for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has faced a storm of criticism over her email habits. She used a personal email address instead of a government one, as well as a personal server, during...
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...
  • What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party?

    03/13/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 12, 2015, Thursday | Lawrence Jones and Dana
    What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party? ( 4:54 )Published on Mar 12, 2015 Lawrence Jones brings us a shocking story you almost won't believe
  • Around Whittier: March 10 (Republican women to discuss Ted Cruz & Career Expo)

    03/10/2015 12:12:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WHITTIER Republican women to discuss Ted Cruz The Whittier Republican Women Federated is weighing the pros and cons of Ted Cruz as a possible presidential candidate, 7 p.m. Thursday at 8240 Las Pasadas Dr. Eric Dutra and Ariana Assenmacher lead the discussion. For reservations, email maryallwest@aol.com. NORWALK Career expo set for Wednesday Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos, are offering “Emerging Careers for the Future: Career Opportunity Expo” for students from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Norwalk High School, 11356 Leffingwell Rd. The expo gives attendees the chance to envision career paths in innovative work...
  • Republicans Should Dump The Elephant and Adopt A Rubber Stamp As Their Symbol

    03/07/2015 4:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | John Hawkins
    How do you think Republicans would have done in the 2014 elections if they had told the truth about what they intended to do when they took over the Senate? What if they had campaigned on working hand-in-hand with Obama to enact his illegal alien amnesty while supporting his budget priorities, confirming a new Attorney General who thinks everything Obama is doing is fine and promising they would do nothing while he illegally bans ammo, cripples the Internet, and lets the EPA run wild? Republicans are even gearing up to SAVE OBAMACARE if the Supreme Court guts the subsidies. Conservatives...
  • American Griper: GOP Congress Complains, Threatens and Gets Nothing Done (Surrender Monkeys)

    03/05/2015 4:31:05 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 05, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Conservatives are not fooled by floorshows and half-baked schemes designed to appease them. And if talk is cheap, then the words that have come from most Republicans in Congress must surely be discounted to less than $1.99. Meanwhile, for all of their bold talk and harsh criticism of President Obama, the president continues to run circles around GOP congressional leaders. Floorshows like the brilliant speech given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his address before Congress are wonderful. But what his speech most reminds us of is that our country lacks the kind of leaders who could stand in...
  • Sean Hannity ...Plan To Unite Tea Party & Establishment Republicans ... 2016

    03/03/2015 12:46:15 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 39 replies
    www.WesternJournalism.Com ^ | February 27, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Sean Hannity Unveils Plan To Unite Tea Party And Establishment Republicans Ahead Of 2016 B. Christopher Agee, February 27, 2015 Sean Hannity, Fox News CPAC 2015 ( 24:27 ) Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity rallied an enthusiastic audience at CPAC Friday by presenting what he believes is the Republican Party’s best path to victory in the next presidential election. “America,” he said, “we will fundamentally transform it to the great country it was. Our long nightmare of lawlessness and Obamacare and weakness as it relates to foreign policy … is coming to an end.” Though he acknowledged he...
  • Cuccinelli rips Republicans: 'They don't have any backbone!'

    02/26/2015 9:42:44 PM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    Ken Cuccinelli Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli calls Senate Republicans’ decision to push Homeland Security funding that includes money for President Obama’s amnesty a “total surrender” that proves GOP leaders “really don’t have any backbone.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., decided earlier in the week to stop pushing a Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, appropriations bill that strictly forbids funding for Obama administration executive action on immigration in 2012 and 2014. With Democrats blocking debate, McConnell agreed to bring a “clean” bill forward in exchange for Democrat promises to vote on a separate bill to defund...
  • The New GOP Flag

    02/25/2015 9:04:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
  • Here's What All the Republican Presidential Contenders Think About Immigration

    02/25/2015 6:58:29 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Emma Roller and Andrew McGill
    Immigration reform is touchy for Republicans specifically, and Americans in general. A Quinnipiac poll from November found that 48 percent of all voters think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States with a path to citizenship—down from 57 percent in 2013—while 35 percent of voters say the immigrants should be required to leave. That statistic, combined with a perceived electoral need to reach out to more Latino voters, has put many Republicans vying for the presidency in a sticky spot. The only thing all Republicans seem to be able to agree on is the need to...
  • 8 RINO Rules

    02/24/2015 9:45:25 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 24, 2015 | Conservative Review Staff
    It becomes clearer every day that there are not only two parties in Washington, D.C., but there are also two wings of the Republican Party. Conservatives who fight for limited government, fewer taxes, less regulation, more freedom, devolving federal power to the states, prudent immigration, and constitutional principles. Right now is about keeping power, gaining goodwill for self-advancement, or supposedly gaining leverage, ironically the leverage doesn’t actually get used. The other wing? Whether you call them RINOs (Republican In Name Only), liberal Republicans or the Establishment, for them, it’s all about retaining the power that comes from working their well-established...
  • Mike Pence to GOP: Don't question Obama's patriotism

    02/22/2015 9:40:23 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/2015 | Brian Hughes
    Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a possible dark horse 2016 presidential candidate, said Sunday that it’s counterproductive for conservatives to question President Obama’s patriotism. “I don’t think it helps to question the president’s patriotism or motives,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • NRO: Scott Walker approved Milwaukee resolution demanding comprehensive immigration reform.

    02/16/2015 4:19:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A neat scoop by Andrew Johnson, although I’m more interested in grassroots reaction to it than I am in the story itself. “Governor Walker does not support amnesty,” the governor’s spokesman, Tom Evenson, tells National Review Online. Evenson says the 2002 resolution was “stripped of references to amnesty before passage” and, in fact, reinforces the governor’s view that illegal immigrants should face penalties before they are granted citizenship. The resolution, viewable here, did not mention or spell out such penalties, and expressed support for “comprehensive immigration reform” that would have provided “greater opportunity for undocumented working immigrants to obtain legal...
  • Bush blows away GOP rivals with 2016 war chest

    02/14/2015 9:58:31 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13 at 6:30 PM | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring.
  • The Democratic Majority That Emerged -- And Disappeared

    02/10/2015 5:08:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    John Judis, co-author of the book "The Emerging Democratic Majority," now says in an article in National Journal that that majority has disappeared. His title: "The Emerging Republican Advantage." The original book, published in the Republican year of 2002, forecast accurately the groups that would make up the Democratic majority coalition that emerged in the 2006 and 2008 elections: blacks, Hispanics, gentry liberals, single women, young voters. But as Judis writes now, that coalition has come apart. That's partly because of diminished support from millennials and Hispanics, but mostly because of additional white working-class defections and erosion among suburbanites unhappy...
  • Tenn. Republican Committee votes against closed primary elections

    02/10/2015 4:00:01 AM PST · by don-o · 24 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | February 9, 2015 | Brad Hicks
    The Tennessee Republican Executive Committee has, at least for now, closed the door on a resolution supporting statewide closed primaries. The committee met Saturday to consider passage of the proposed closed primary resolution, but the measure failed. Twenty-nine members of the Republican Executive Committee voted in favor of the resolution, while 37 committee members voted against it.
  • David Frum: How The Bush family operates like a political fundraising operation (AUDIO)

    02/05/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    (Audio)
  • The Paper Lion: Both Wear ZERO

    02/02/2015 7:50:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-2-2015 | MOTUS
    There sure are a lot of Patriot haters and sore losers out there today. Including Big Guy.Never Won to miss an opportunity to stick his finger in the eye of the loyal opposition, Barry used the normally innocuous presidential half-time interview as an opportunity to spike his deflated balls.Barry’s Balls: Don’t touchWhen Savannah Guthrie asked BO if he was planning to take a more conciliatory approach with Congress now that the Republican are now in control of both houses his response was classic ball-spiker:  “My job is to present the right ideas, and if Republicans think they’ve got better ideas,...
  • SESSIONS REITERATES OPPOSITION TO LYNCH: ‘ARE WE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS?”’

    01/29/2015 4:30:35 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Caroline May
    “I don’t see any need for Congress to confirm somebody to be the chief law enforcement officer of this nation who is at that table insisting that she intends to execute a policy that is contrary to law and to what Congress desires and what the American people desire. And says that someone here unlawfully is as much entitled to a job in this as somebody who is here lawfully. It is just beyond my comprehension,” Sessions said.
  • Democrat and Republican politicians are working together to support the NSA, War, Spending...

    01/28/2015 4:54:30 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 2 replies
    When Paul Martin was paying down our debt & creating surpluses in Canada, Bush was giving the US a war debt. #CdnPolipic.twitter.com/BvA5JrrDus — Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) January 19, 2015 Mo Brooks: Republicans Back NSA Spying, Only Voted Against It To Avoid Campaign Attacks Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told constituents on Tuesday that many Republicans in fact supported the National Security Agency's domestic spying programs, and had only recently opposed a measure to scale back the agency's broad data surveillance in order to avoid attracting primary challengers and attacks. Speaking at a town hall in Morgan County, Brooks -- who...
  • Gov. Walker backs citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants [July 03, 2013]

    01/26/2015 3:29:43 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 117 replies
    The HIll ^ | July 03, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally as part of an overhaul of the nation's immigration system. "If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don't care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else," Walker said Tuesday during an interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board of Wisconsin. "I want them here." Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked if he...
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summer’s GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a who’s who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the party’s loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • Obama Feuds with Bibi Because He's 'Like a Republican'

    01/24/2015 4:31:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Video Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Speaking about the tense relations between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Sheinkopf remarked that how the world feels about Netanyahu is not important to Israelis, whereas it is very important to American Jews...
  • The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party

    01/23/2015 9:19:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    redstate.com ^ | January 22nd, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an abortion or, as Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)51% did, undermines the pro-life cause, they are just horrified. But still they return predictable to the GOP for more abuse and disappointment. Maybe it is time for a...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1-   Ted Cruz2-   Allen West3-   Ben Carson4-   Rick Perry5-   Marco Rubio6-   Mike Pence7-   Michele Bachmann8-   Scott Walker9-   Bobby Jindal10- Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • TRANSCRIPT: GOP’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address

    01/21/2015 6:58:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | ny daily news
    Following is the full text of the Republican Address to the Nation by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), as prepared for delivery: "Good evening. "I'm Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. "A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it's important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his. "Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech,...
  • Likely 2016 GOP nominee suddenly looking less likely

    01/19/2015 7:44:34 AM PST · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This weekend I was reading a background piece on the nascent 2016 GOP field by our friend Andrew Malcolm which provides some leading indicators to watch for. (Worth a read for all of us.) He may wind up being more than a little prescient given the results of the latest CBS pollregarding how self identified Republicans feel about each of the hopefuls and if they would like to see them run. This one was taken after Mitt made it official that he was officially thinking about officially running, though he might still officially give it a pass. With the 2012 nominee (and 2008...
  • Which of the Two Dozen 2016 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

    01/16/2015 4:23:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Lipsman
    "....the number of potential contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination exceeds two dozen. It's actually a somewhat ridiculous situation.........Now it is my assertion that the vast majority of GOP politicians over the last century can be classified into one of the following three categories:RINOs–meaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for America–it's just that the Democrats are screwing it up and Republicans should be entrusted with the task of implementing the progressive agenda because they will do it more efficiently and cost effectively than liberal Democrats have or could.CRUELs–that is,confused Republicans who...
  • Romney vs. Bush: Where They Stand on 7 Key Issues

    01/15/2015 3:51:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/15/2015 | The Fiscal Times By Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley
    Almost overnight, former governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Jeb Bush of Florida have transformed the 2016 GOP presidential campaign into a mad scramble for support and funding for a lengthy and hard-fought battle.
  • I Am No Longer a Republican

    12/22/2014 11:20:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 135 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Matt Berber
    I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America's first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president. If ever there were, there can no longer be any doubt. Barack Obama is bent on turning...
  • RUSH: Caller: Gohmert Is the Man to Beat Boehner

    01/06/2015 6:41:10 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 60 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 05, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Paul. Great to have you, sir. Thank you for waiting and hello. CALLER: Yeah, great to speak with you, too, Rush. Most Republicans agree that Boehner has to go. He not only voted for the cromnibus that funded Obama's illegal activities until next October, he also negotiated behind closed doors and then threw it on the clerk's desk 48 hours before the vote so nobody else had a chance to see what was in it. So he's disgraced himself. He's got to go. The question is who should replace him.And two men...
  • What is Republican Government?

    01/03/2015 6:57:17 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 34 replies
    Back to basics. Is the US government republican? If not, what is it? What is the purpose of government? What should be done? What made our plan of government unique? What is the purpose of elections in our existing system? Which body should decide the constitutionality of law? Can the two-party system lead to restoration of liberty?
  • Texas Ethics Commission's Response Proves Their Ineffectiveness

    12/31/2014 4:20:00 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 12/31/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    After releasing our report on Monday covering the accounting issues of the PAC and campaign finance reports of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) issued a response defending its “important work”. In the two page letter, TEC chairman Paul W. Hobby, a Joe Straus appointee, admitted that we were correct about the TEC’s limited enforcement powers (thanks to the Legislature) and bemoaned the appeals process that hindered prosecution. He defended the commissioners’ diligence, claiming they have “met much more than is required by law.” Unfortunately, the figures the TEC provides only tell half the story. One of the...
  • Lena Dunham’s Republican rapist turns out to be none of those things

    12/31/2014 3:56:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    There are few figures in popular media that I find less interesting than Lena Dunham.It has always seemed to me that the absurdly copious acclaim she receives from moribund institutions of spent cultural relevance like The New York Times were inversely proportional to her observable significance. She was a useful totem for the cultural left; unconventional, counter-cultural, a writer and performer on a modestly popular show that exalts lasciviousness, and, most importantly, an activist progressive. As such, she needs to be aggrandized even though her commendations are not entirely earned and her vast influence cannot be independently confirmed. I...
  • Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

    12/29/2014 3:46:54 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 68 replies
    WJLA ABC7 ^ | December 29, 2014 - 06:22 am | Associated Press (AP)
    HONOLULU (AP) - Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won't be afraid to use it. Continue reading Since taking office in 2009, Obama has only vetoed legislation twice, both in fairly minor circumstances. But with Republicans set to take full control of Congress next year, Obama is losing his last bulwark against a barrage of bills he doesn't like: the Senate. "I haven't used the veto pen very often since I've been in office," Obama said in an NPR interview airing Monday. "Now, I suspect, there are going to...
  • No Longer a Republican

    12/25/2014 8:36:57 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Matt Barber
    I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America’s first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president.
  • Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

    12/24/2014 5:42:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    **SNIP** Paul Begala, Democratic media consultant Santa is definitely a Democrat. Rather than cater to the wealthiest one percent he rewards people who work hard and play by the rules. And while he's not a participant in the first lady's anti-obesity campaign he's very concerned about climate change. After all, Rudolph can fly but he can't swim. **SNIP** Billy Moore, Democratic lobbyist My sister Kiki suggests he is a Democrat: "He cares about all the children, rich or poor. He cares about the elf's as workers and he believes there is good in the world to be celebrated not just...
  • G.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding

    12/13/2014 10:55:37 AM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The secret negotiations that led to one of the most significant expansions of campaign contributions in recent years began with what Republican leaders regarded as an urgent problem: How would they pay for their presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in two years? The talks ended with a bipartisan agreement between Senate Democrats, led by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Republicans, led by Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, that would allow wealthy donors to begin giving more than $1 million every election cycle to each party’s national committees. The agreement drew intense criticism from both liberal...
  • House Budget Bill’s Funding Nightmare

    12/11/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    What is going on in the House right now betrays every American citizen who voted for a change in irresponsible governing The 2014 Midterm Election was a historical rejection of President Barack Obama, and the policies of the Democrat Party. The strategies of the Republican Party always seems to be to vote away any leverage they may have in future debates, by giving in to too many of the liberal left Democrat Party’s demands, and voting for bills or resolutions that are a longer term than they should be in regards to their best interests, while trying to give us...
  • Former Miss America, Actress Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 75

    12/09/2014 8:17:31 PM PST · by massmike · 34 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/09/2014 | n/a
    Actress, philanthropist and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a second battle with breast cancer, one of her daughters has announced in a statement to NBC News. She was 75. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mobley, was crowned Miss America in 1959 and became one of the few Miss Americas to launch a successful TV and movie career. She graduated from "Ole Miss" in 1958 and was the university's first Carrier Scholar and the first woman voted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1962, Mobley made her successful Broadway debut in the...
  • 1.1 Trillion Omnibus GOP Bill Includes Giant Political Earmark For Establishment GOP

    12/10/2014 10:19:16 AM PST · by INVAR · 73 replies
    Senate Conservatives Action ^ | 12-10-14 | Ken Cuccinelli II
    The text of the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill was released yesterday after House and Senate leaders wrote it behind closed doors. Instead of fighting for a provision that defunds the president's unlawful amnesty, Republican leaders fought for other riders. For example, they airdropped a political earmark into the bill that increases the amount the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) can collect from individual donors from $32,400 per year to $324,000 – a tenfold increase. Since the NRSC takes sides in primaries, the new donation limit will help the DC establishment do more to support liberal incumbents. RINOIt's an...
  • BOEHNER LIEUTENANT PETE SESSIONS SET TO ENABLE 1,603 PAGE OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

    12/10/2014 10:05:40 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    The only person left who can stop the 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion Speaker John Boehner omnibus spending bill from getting to the floor for a vote is House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). If Sessions doesn't kill the bill in the Rules Committee on Wednesday, the bill just may pass the House of Representatives. For Sessions to do that, however, he’d need to very publicly and aggressively cross Boehner and House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)—something that would be largely unorthodox and very difficult to do, politically. Don’t expect Sessions to kill it, though: He’s a Boehner...
  • G.O.P. Donors Seek to Narrow Field of Presidential Candidates to One

    12/08/2014 10:54:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Dec 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Dozens of the Republican Party’s leading presidential donors and fund-raisers have begun privately discussing how to clear the field for a single establishment candidate to carry the party’s banner in 2016, fearing that a prolonged primary would bolster Hillary Rodham Clinton, the likely Democratic candidate. The conversations, described in interviews with a variety of the Republican Party’s most sought-after donors, are centered on the three potential candidates who have the largest existing base of major contributors and overlapping ties to the top tier of those who are uncommitted: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida...
  • EXCLUSIVE:HOUSE GOP LEADERS TRICK 216 HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTO ACCIDENTALLY SUPPORTING OBAMA'S EXECUTI

    12/07/2014 4:45:15 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 136 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 December 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/07/2014 | thetallguy24
    Is it me, or is Sessions the guy we've been missing in the White House? I know he's older and been in Washington awhile, but he seems to be the one guy who really wants the truth out, wants limited government and border security, and stands up to the establishment. We need someone of unquestionable integrity. Shouldn't he be the guy?
  • 'Flamboyant Republican conservative' who Lena Dunham claims raped her in college doesnt exist

    12/04/2014 1:38:02 PM PST · by vis a vis · 101 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 4 December 2014 | Joel Christie
    A media investigation into the allegations of rape featured in Lena Dunham's recently-released memoir has refuted the claims of sexual assault made by the Girls creator. The writer, actor and director dedicates a chapter of her book, Not That Kind Of Girl - for which she received a reported $3.7 million advance - to a boy she met at Oberlin College in Ohio identified as 'Barry', who she alleges raped her one night after a party.