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  • REPORT: BOEHNER CUT DEAL WITH NANCY PELOSI TO USE NETANYAHU SPEECH AS COVER

    03/06/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Mar 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A new bombshell report from Politico found that House Speaker John Boehner had several days of secret negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the recently emboldened former Speaker, leading up to his decision to flip-flop and fund President Obama’s executive amnesty—including a pre-hashed out deal to use the hoopla around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress over Iran’s nuclear ambitions as political cover to sneak in the extraordinarily controversial vote. Even with the bombshell report, however, Boehner’s office continues to deny any deal took place. “It was Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Pelosi and Boehner agreed that...
  • More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

    03/05/2015 7:06:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    time.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage...
  • Breaking: House passes DHS funding 257-167

    03/03/2015 12:18:00 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 199 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/03/2015 | Luke Russert
    GOP is 75 yea and 167 nay Cave complete.
  • Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected (Rino-barf alert)

    03/03/2015 5:58:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 2, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected March 2, 2015 Craig Dellimore (CBS) — Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. He refused to call it an endorsement, but Senator Mark Kirk made clear he feels Chicago would risk dire financial straits like Detroit has seen if Mayor Emanuel is not re-elected.
  • GOP group targets House conservatives on DHS fight

    03/02/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2015 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An outside group aligned with House GOP leadership will spend $400,000 this week to urge dozens of conservative House Republicans to vote for Department of Homeland Security funding — a new and more aggressive phase in the legislative battle among Republicans that’s consuming Capitol Hill. The nonprofit American Action Network is airing an ad in three states — Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio — urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to back funding for the anti-terrorism agency. The 30-second spot will run at least 50 times in each district — on broadcast, in prime slots...
  • Boehner expected to allow vote on clean DHS bill as soon as Wednesday

    03/02/2015 10:56:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh and Dana Bash
    House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon -- as early as Wednesday -- to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussions. And Boehner, who is usually getting attacked from conservative groups on such matters, will now get some help from an outside GOP group. The American Action Network is rolling out $400,000 worth of television and radio ads targeting many of the House conservatives who voted against a short-term funding bill to fund DHS, warning them...
  • GOP Senators Back Extensions if Health-Law Tax Credits Voided

    03/02/2015 2:09:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 2, 2015 | Louise Radnofsky
    The trio of Republicans tasked with shaping GOP senators’ response if the Supreme Court voids many of the Obama health law’s tax credits have thrown their weight behind a short-term extension of financial assistance. [Snip] Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Orrin Hatch of Utah and John Barrasso of Wyoming gave their backing to such a plan in an op-ed published Sunday night in the Washington Post. “Republicans have a plan to create a bridge away from Obamacare,” wrote the men, who were tapped by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with devising a strategy for GOP senators.
  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job ‘most days’

    03/01/2015 1:30:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 1:58 PM EST
    We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, “Friday wasn’t all that fun,” he says, though “most days” he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives. …
  • Rep. Peter King slams his party's right wing over delay on Homeland Security funds

    02/27/2015 11:00:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | By TOM BRUNE
    Long Island's Rep. Peter King said Friday he had run out of patience with the House Republicans who are bent on defunding the Homeland Security Department to protest President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders. "It's wrong politically because we'll be blamed for shutting down the department," said King (R-Seaford). "It's wrong morally because we are putting American lives at risk to satisfy a political imperative." That cliff -- the expiration of funds for DHS as of midnight Friday night -- was avoided with Congress' late action. But it was just hours away when 52 conservative Republicans and 172 Democrats voted...
  • GOP’s Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

    02/26/2015 10:32:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 10:47 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Thomas Beaumont
    As Florida’s governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation’s most conservative state chief executives. He’s quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Eight years removed from office, Bush is viewed by some conservatives as a squishy moderate: a member of the GOP’s most established family with toxic positions on immigration and education standards.For that reason, perhaps none of the likely 2016 candidates has more to gain than Bush at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation’s largest annual conference of...
  • 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...
  • Laura Ingraham claims Chris Christie is a conservative

    02/26/2015 4:00:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 23, 2014
    There’s a lot I like about Christie, and I know there’s a lot of people across the country going ‘I can’t believe she’s saying that! Christie’s a liberal!’ First of all, Christie’s not a liberal. (Laugh-snorts), okay? For the record, since bribing and cajoling his way into the governor’s mansion in 2009, the severely conservative Chris Christie has: Signed Hitlerian anti-gun legislation Endorsed Obama’s unconstitutional police state Confessed to agreeing with Andrew Cuomo on “98%”
  • Christie tells CPAC crowd he shouldn’t be counted out

    02/26/2015 4:01:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sold himself to a room of conservative activists Thursday as a fighter who shouldn’t be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican, who has struggled in recent weeks to gain momentum, was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. The three-day event features a parade of potential presidential contenders. Christie has faced a slew of negative stories and a formidable fundraising challenge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But he made clear Thursday he’s not dissuaded. “Is the election...
  • 7 GOP governors elect not to fight Obama's amnesty

    02/26/2015 12:34:08 AM PST · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    More than two dozen states have joined the Texas lawsuit opposing President Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, but more eye-opening is the list of Republican governors whose names still do not appear on the suit. The seven Republicans who have thus far elected not to join the suit aimed at reining in Obama are Chris Christie of New Jersey, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Matthew Mead of Wyoming, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Bruce Rauner of Illinois. Five of those seven states – Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico, Massachusetts and...
  • [Flashback] McConnell accidentally calls Reid majority leader

    02/25/2015 9:21:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Cristina Marcos
    A month into the new Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may still be getting used to life in the majority. Upon welcoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) back on the Senate floor after a January exercising accident, McConnell reverted to an old habit of referring to his Democratic counterpart as the "majority leader." "Let me say first, I want to welcome back our colleague, the majority leader. He's had a challenging month, and we're happy to see him back here in the Senate and wish him well in his recovery, which looks as if it's coming along...
  • 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...
  • GOP leader offers immigration vote to try to resolve impasse

    02/23/2015 6:00:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2015 8:09 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama’s contested immigration measures from the agency’s funding bill. It was not clear whether the gambit by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would succeed ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline to fund the department or see it shut down. It was far from certain whether it would win any Democratic support, and House conservatives remain firmly opposed to any funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that does not also overturn Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But with Senate Democrats united against a...
  • Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

    02/23/2015 6:31:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 45 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | February 22 2015 | By Karen Tumulty and Alice Crites
    In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris. The incident left the Florida first lady deeply mortified and her husband politically chagrined. Jeb Bush said the first lady had misled customs officials because she did not want him to know that she had spent about $19,000 on the trip. “The embarrassment I felt made me ashamed to face my family and friends,” Columba Bush said in a...
  • 'No Doubt' President Obama Loves His Country, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham

    02/22/2015 6:11:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Laura Wagner via This Week
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Potential Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham has "no doubt" that President Obama loves his country, refuting comments made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani earlier this week. “Well, I love Rudy, but I don’t want to go there. The nation’s very divided. President Obama has divided us more than he’s brought us together and I don’t want to add to that division,” Graham initially said on ABC's "This Week" today, before adding, “I have no doubt that he loves his country. I have no doubt that he’s a patriot. But his primary job as president of the United...
  • Lindsey Graham: I Love Rudy but I Have No Doubt Obama Loves America

    02/22/2015 9:59:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    Mediate ^ | February 22, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Lindsey Graham: I Love Rudy but I Have No Doubt Obama Loves America by Andrew Kirell | February 22nd, 2015 On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) became the latest Republican to get asked to creatively distance themselves from Rudy Giuliani‘s comments that President Barack Obama “doesn’t love” America. Earlier Sunday, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) was asked by Fox to comment on the comments, because why not. His response: “I don’t think it helps to question the president’s patriotism or motives,” but, at the same time, Rudy’s a good guy. If you guess that Graham’s comments wouldn’t be much...
  • Lindsey Graham Warns GOP Would Be Blamed For DHS Shutdown [Wants Bill Passed!]

    02/22/2015 9:54:08 AM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2015 | CAITLIN EMMA
    Lindsey Graham Warns GOP Would Be Blamed For DHS Shutdown By CAITLIN EMMA 2/22/15 Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday the U.S. is facing more terrorist threats than ever and defunding the Department of Homeland Security would be the worst possible thing to do. Some Republicans aren’t supporting a bill to fund the agency unless it scuttles President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But the South Carolina senator said he hopes fellow Republicans will allow the immigration issue to play out in court after a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction last week blocking Obama’s immigration actions. Graham said...
  • 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.”
  • Jeb Bush a Reaganite? Oh, Yes He Is

    02/19/2015 12:29:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/19/15 | ChristopherRuddy
    I am quite baffled that some folks think Jeb Bush is an establishment candidate and not a true conservative. Granted, the former Florida governor's support for the Common Core educational initiative and immigration reform might give that impression. But the truth is, Jeb Bush governed Florida as a strong conservative, and he has long identified, even before becoming governor, with the pro-growth, conservative ideas championed by the likes of Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. In my mind, the 2016 election will not be about ideology, it will be about finding solutions to America's problems. Jeb is a solutions guy who...
  • CLINT BOLICK: JEB BELIEVES IN AMNESTY BILL ‘WITH HIS ABSOLUTE HEART & SOUL’

    02/19/2015 10:24:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tony Lee
    A top Jeb Bush ally said that Jeb Bush will not back down on his support for comprehensive amnesty legislation and is willing to win or lose the GOP nomination based on the issue. On Thursday, Clint Bolick, who co-wrote Immigration Wars with the former Florida governor, said Bush “is either going to win or lose with a mandate on immigration.” “He’s not going to shift his position on this,”Bolick told MSNBC’s Jose Diaz Balart. “He believes in this with his absolute heart and soul.”
  • RUBIO RETREATS: ‘WE CAN’T LET HOMELAND SECURITY SHUT DOWN’ OVER EXEC AMNESTY (RINO ALERT!)

    02/18/2015 4:11:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/2015 | TONY LEE
    Days after a federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senate Republicans to abandon their defunding efforts and pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. “We have to fund Homeland Security,” Rubio reportedly said on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We can’t let Homeland Security shut down.” He reportedly “noted that Obama has threatened to veto any bill that would reverse his executive actions on immigration, including the measure to pay for Homeland Security” and “the Senate doesn’t have enough votes to pass the bill that ties the two...
  • Mainstream Press Anoint Jeb Bush ‘Frontrunner’ Despite Lackluster Poll Numbers

    02/14/2015 6:14:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush may find out that Wall Street money will not buy him the love of GOP primary voters like it does mainstream media elites who are rushing to cast him as the 2016 frontrunner. As soon as Mitt Romney announced that he would not make a third White House run, the mainstream press immediately anointed Bush as the clear Republican 2016 frontrunner. They made their pronouncements even though Bush had not yet proven with his speeches that he can be a successful candidate in the digital age and neither had the best ground game nor the...
  • Lawmakers revive bid to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley

    02/06/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 5, 2015 6:26 PM EST
    Lawmakers have failed in past attempts to rename North America’s highest mountain, but a new proposal may have a better chance this year under a Republican Congress, according to an aide to an Alaska lawmaker who is resurrecting the effort. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced a bill to give Mount McKinley its historical Alaska Native name. The Alaska Republicans announced a Senate bill Wednesday to formally call the 20,320-foot mountain by its Athabascan name, Denali, KTUU reported. The bill comes after previous efforts by Murkowski failed. …
  • Bruce Poliquin for Congress Issues [RINO voted to keep the Death Panels: Election Promises]

    02/04/2015 9:42:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Issues Action Items.... End Obamacare... Ending Obamacare and allowing Americans to shop across state lines to buy health insurance will lower unaffordable monthly premiums.... Millions of Americans are also losing their doctors and hospitals of choice because they don’t fit into the Obamacare-mandated health care systems. Others are suffering dramatic increases in their monthly insurance premiums, another broken promise from Washington.
  • John On The Issues [Katko, RINO who voted to keep Obamacare--Election Web Site Promises]

    02/04/2015 9:34:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    John Katko for Congress ^ | 2/4/15 | John Katko
    Listen in as John Katko shares where he stands on the issuesCentral New Yorkers want real, workable health care reform....
  • The BOREs Are Out for Sarah Palin

    02/03/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Bratch · 54 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER copied by Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 2, 2015 | Steve Flesher
    <p>It's the beginning of the beginning for another GOP primary.  And if you're an informed conservative, you probably had the prescience to predict its rollout back during the primary season of the 2014 midterm elections.</p>
  • Lindsey Graham: Center-right candidacy can prevail in presidential race

    02/01/2015 5:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 1, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    Potential presidential contender Lindsey Graham thinks he can appeal to typically right-skewed Republican presidential primary voters, despite non-conservative views on immigration, climate change and federal spending. Graham, a Republican senator representing South Carolina, is serious about his recently declared interest in entering the already packed 2016 GOP field, even while the move has left the political punditry puzzled. On Thursday, Graham announced the launch of a formal exploratory committee, “Security through Strength,” to determine, he said, if he can enter the race with a viable campaign. Graham last week began selling his candidacy on Capitol Hill, telling reporters if he...
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Rebuked for Voting in Place of GOP Colleague

    01/29/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions has rebuked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for voting on behalf of Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. On Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz was in the speaker's lobby next to the House floor while her home-state colleague was caught up in an interview nearby with a reporter just before a roll-call vote, according to The Hill. "Deb, are you going in?" Diaz-Balart asked before handing her his voting card, The Hill said. "Can you…" he said, his voice trailing off as he handed her the card.
  • Boehner: Admin ‘Doesn’t Even Try to Hide’ Antipathy Toward Netanyahu (Boner: ‘I’m the Tea Party’)

    01/29/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 28, 2015 6:15 pm | (Special Report with Bret Baier)
    House Speaker John Boehner sat down with Bret Baier today for an exclusive interview, covering everything from immigration to ObamaCare to Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Boehner charged the administration with antipathy toward Netanyahu, and he sounded off on plans to sue President Barack Obama over his executive action on immigration. […] Baier asked whether this Congress is Boehner’s “last time around” and if he thinks he can bring all Republicans together. He responded with a laugh and said “I’ll be here for a while,” before adding that he sympathizes with the concerns of the more conservative...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush: We Need to Control Border By Politely Asking Illegals to Leave

    01/25/2015 9:16:15 AM PST · by Rockitz · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 January 2015 | Pam Key
    This weekend in San Francisco while speaking to the National Automobile Dealers Association, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said, “First and foremost we need to control our border,” ...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising ‘adult conversations’ on big issues

    01/24/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 49 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | anuary 23 at 8:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    AN FRANCISCO — Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question “every aspect of how government works.”
  • [Scott] Walker adds "Iowa expert" to his political campaign team

    01/23/2015 1:18:13 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    WQAD Quad Cities ^ | 1/23/2015 | Shelly Nelson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is adding a veteran GOP strategist and Iowa expert to his political team as the Wisconsin Republican considers a possible 2016 presidential bid. The addition of David Polyansky gives Walker's team a big dose of Iowa experience. The strategist helped engineer former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's win in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and also served as deputy campaign manager for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll.
  • Mississippi’s Chris McDaniel Launches New PAC Designed To Crack GOP Establishment

    01/23/2015 12:33:19 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2015 | Matt Boyle
    The GOP establishment can’t make Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel go away. On Friday, McDaniel will be announcing—he told Breitbart News exclusively—a new Political Action Committee (PAC) designed to help conservatives across Mississippi, and the nation, get elected to political office, replacing GOP establishment politicians. The PAC, titled the United Conservatives Fund will focus on “electing conservatives and holding Republicans accountable while messaging conservatism in a way that secures conservatives get a chance to be elected even over some of those in the establishment,” McDaniel tells Breitbart.
  • Rauner picks Planned Parenthood Vice-Chair to head Healthcare and Family Services [Illinois]

    01/21/2015 2:35:04 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 34 replies
    The Illinois Review ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Fran Eaton
    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Rauner picks Planned Parenthood Vice-Chair to head Healthcare and Family Services SPRINGFIELD, IL - Last week Governor Rauner announced a number of additional appointments, including those he wants to head the Department of Revenue, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Health and Illinois Commerce Commission.One appointment raising social conservatives' eyebrows is Felicia Norwood, who was named by the governor to be the new Director of Illinois' Department Healthcare and Family Services. Norwood, who will lead the state's agency focused on caring for Illinoisans' health, is also...
  • GOP abuzz over Mitt Romney’s liberal lexicon on poverty, foreign policy

    01/21/2015 11:45:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Ralph. Z. Hallow
    Mitt Romney’s opening pitch for a third shot at the White House left many Republicans scratching their heads, in part because his plans to fight poverty and tyranny seemed to borrow the lexicon of liberals like FDR, LBJ and Woodrow Wilson. With a full house of Republican National Committee members listening aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Mr. Romney implored his party last week “to lift people out of poverty” and “to make the world safe.” The first phrase is a favorite of liberals who gush over Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs...
  • Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget fix slows income tax cuts, hikes taxes

    01/18/2015 8:48:01 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Bryan Lowry
    Taxes on a pack of cigarettes would nearly triple from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 per pack. And taxes on liquor would rise to 12 percent from 8 percent.
  • Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

    01/16/2015 7:57:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2015 10:01 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budget under proposals Republican Gov. Sam Brownback outlined Friday. Brownback presented detailed recommendations to the GOP-dominated Legislature for eliminating projected shortfalls totaling more than $710 million in the current budget and for the fiscal year beginning July 1. He also presented a spending blueprint for the fiscal year beginning in July 2016 designed to leave the state with some cash reserves. The state’s budget problems arose after lawmakers aggressively cut personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback's...
  • No conservative - no vote

    01/15/2015 6:48:30 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/15/2015 | Keith Edwards
    The big question that spawned many pundit opinions after Romney lost the presidential election: what happened to the four million Republican voters who didn’t vote for him? To be honest, since Bush’s second-term win, there has been a steady decline in Republican voters in presidential elections, but that still doesn’t answer the question. The blunt answer is that many “conservative” Republicans have grown tired of putting up faux support for RINO presidential candidates. This has turned into a snowball effect and will culminate in an even larger number of conservative Republicans not voting again in 2016 if there is another...
  • 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.
  • The Problem with Romney Nostalgia

    01/14/2015 5:18:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2007, when President Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest fans to cheer him on. When George W. Bush announced in 1999, he did it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Bush campaign, likewise, brought in a big crowd of supporters. John Kerry announced in Patriot's Point, S.C., in 2003, amid a sea of American flags, war veterans and an aircraft carrier in the background. And where was Mitt Romney when he announced on Friday that he was thinking of...
  • GOP moderates rebel against House immigration measure

    01/14/2015 7:07:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | January 13, 2015 | Seung Min Kim and Jake Sherman
    A Republican amendment that could leave hundreds of thousands of young immigrants open to deportations is running into stiff opposition in the House – a rare show of rank-and-file rebellion over the leadership’s catering to the right. The measure – which would kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – is scheduled to come to the House floor Wednesday as part of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September. But more than a dozen House Republicans have told the GOP whip operation that they will not vote for the amendment, according to...
  • Former Florida lieutenant governor to lobby for medical marijuana

    01/14/2015 4:14:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Jacksonville Biz Journal ^ | 1/13/15 | Alexa Epitropoulos
    A former Republican lieutenant governor of Florida is joining attorney John Morgan's push to legalize medical marijuana statewide. Jeff Kottkamp, who served in Gov. Charlie Crist's administration, signed paperwork to lobby for a Morgan-backed bill, called the Florida for Care bill, which would expand – not overwrite – the existing "Charlotte's Web" law.
  • Chris Christie preparing to set up leadership PAC for 2016 presidential campaign...

    01/13/2015 5:38:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    nj.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Matt Arco
    Chris Christie could be setting up a leadership political action committee before the end of the month to help raise money with an eye toward the White House in 2016, according to a published report.... ....advisers and supporters insist his timetable hasn’t budged with news that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may campaign in 2016. Christie is unlikely to make a formal announcement before the end of the spring, the newspaper reported.
  • Repealing Obamacare is not enough: Republicans must unite around a good alternative.

    01/13/2015 7:50:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/13/2015 | Philip Klein
    For nearly five years, Republicans have been fighting to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law. But repeal is not enough. Even if simple repeal were politically obtainable, Americans would still be left with a broken healthcare system. Government regulations would still be stifling competition and individual choice and government healthcare programs would still be driving the nation’s unsustainable long-term debt problem. If Republicans achieved repeal without agreeing on a way to reform healthcare along free market lines, it’s inevitable that Democrats would eventually lead another overhaul of the system that would grant even more power to the federal government than the...