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  • God Save Us from the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

    10/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 777 replies
    National Review-Campaign Spot ^ | 9-30-2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NATIONAL REVIEW SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12:34 PM God Save Us from the Loud 'I'm Staying Home This Year' Conservatives By Jim Geraghty A few thoughts from the middle of the day . . . God save us from self-professed "conservatives" who will announce they'll stay home on Election Day as a demonstration of their power. Because as we all know, you become more influential in politics and government and public life by staying home and doing less. .... Does the "I'm staying home" crowd apply this to everything in life? "I don't like the way the company is run, so...
  • GOP prepares 100 day agenda for takeover of Senate

    09/12/2014 6:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-12-14 | Miller
    Senate Republicans are preparing an agenda for their first 100 days in power next year in case they win majority control of the upper chamber, The Hill reported. The agenda includes authorizing the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving “fast-track” trade authority, rolling back new Environmental Protection Agency regulations and repealing Obamacare’s unpopular tax on medical devices. Republican senators insisted they were not “measuring the drapes” in anticipation of a wave election sweeping them into power after years in the minority. “We will have to be prepared if we are in a position to govern,” Sen. Bob Corker said. “You...
  • Jeb Bush: Use Border Crisis To Pass Amnesty Bill

    07/24/2014 12:02:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who said that illegal immigration is an "act of love" that should not "rile" up Americans, now believes most of the illegal immigrant children from Central America should be sent back. But he also called for Congress to use the border crisis to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. -snip- But he also urged Congress to "demonstrate leadership" on the border crisis by passing amnesty legislation. "Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform," Bush said. Bush, who has pushed amnesty legislation while considering a 2016 presidential run, called for...
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Grover Norquist again)

    05/14/2014 1:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    More Republicans are pushing for an immigration overhaul.House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws — even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist...
  • GOP Establishment's War on Tea Party Comes to Texas

    01/07/2014 7:08:34 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jan 2014 | Tony Lee
    The Republican establishment's war against the Tea Party has come to Texas. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, "Some of Texas’ biggest business trade groups are moving to counter tea party and anti-government forces that have dominated recent Republican primaries." The Texas Future Business Alliance, described as a "mix of 10 major business groups, including the chemical industry, bankers, builders and contractors," is reportedly "sending out mailers and providing other support on behalf of GOP candidates" who favor more government spending and want to take on the Tea Party. . .Michael Quinn Sullivan, who is the president of...
  • Karl Rove visits Fayetteville to raise money for Thom Tillis (RINO Pickpocket on the loose...)

    11/21/2013 9:10:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 11/21/13 | Paul Woolverton
    Former George W. Bush strategist and presidential adviser Karl Rove visited Fayetteville on Wednesday to raise money for Thom Tillis, the state House speaker and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The soiree was held at the home of Terry and Rosalind Hutchens and open to people donating $1,000 to $2,600. The event was closed to the press; neither Rove nor Tillis granted interviews before the fundraiser.
  • Republican governors say future GOP candidates must show compassion

    11/21/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Many Republicans, with eyes trained on the presidential election in 2016, have sorted through the wreckage of the 2012 elections to figure out how and why the GOP suffered such heavy losses, including the White House. But at the Republican Governors Association conference in Arizona on Wednesday, one theory dominated at an early panel discussion: That the X-factor Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lacked might have been a more compassionate tone. "People have to know that you care about them," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the governors believed to be weighing a presidential bid in...
  • Walker: GOP must shed ‘party of no’ image

    11/20/2013 1:44:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2013, 06:00 am | Cameron Joseph
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is urging Republicans to keep a strict focus on the pocketbook concerns of voters in coming elections — and avoid social issues that have been the party’s Achilles’s heel in some recent campaigns. Walker, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, also told The Hill the GOP can shed its reputation as the “party of no” only if it offers creative alternatives to Democratic policies they oppose, like ObamaCare. “For us politically, it doesn’t make sense for us not to be focused on the fiscal and economic issues,” he said in a Monday interview. “The left...
  • Immigration reform: The next big thing after farm bill (Amnesty to pass in Lame Duck session?)

    11/17/2013 3:34:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Daily Herd ^ | 11/14/13 | Tom Quaife
    Assuming a farm bill is passed by the end of the year, the next legislative priority for the dairy industry will be immigration reform. A top official at the National Milk Producers Federation is optimistic that reform will occur. “I believe that by 2014 we are going to have comprehensive immigration reform,” says Jamie Castaneda, senior vice president of strategic initiatives and trade policy at NMPF. “When they’re going to do it, I can’t tell you whether it will be the first six months (of 2014) or a lame-duck session” after the November congressional elections, Castaneda said.
  • Gov. Walker backs citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants

    11/17/2013 2:52:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 95 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...
  • Business to tea party: Get out of our way

    11/13/2013 6:49:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 Nov 2013 | Lawrence Delevingne
    The recent elections underlined a growing tension in political money circles: Business people are increasingly fed up with the activist wing of the Republican Party. It's a trend that will have broad implications for next year's midterm elections and the presidential race in 2016, political experts say. [Snip] And there's more to come. Business interests appear to be rallying behind moderate Republicans Brian Ellis, David Trott and Mike Simpson against tea party-approved challengers Justin Amash, Kerry Bentivolio and Bryan Smith for House seats in 2014 (Ellis and Trott are running in Michigan and Simpson is in Idaho). [Snip] "If the...
  • Chris Christie: All Coat, No Tail

    11/07/2013 6:34:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/7/13 | David Weigel
    The day after his triumph, Chris Christie returned to the place where it had been sweetest: Union City. Located just across the Hudson River from New York City, Union City is nearly entirely Hispanic, and reliably Democratic. This summer the city's Democratic mayor, Brian Stack, endorsed Christie, and by the end of the race, the burg became a beacon for reporters writing about Christie's Hispanic outreach. Christie closed his re-election race with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez in ... Union City. So on Tuesday, flanked by a Greek chorus of cheering schoolkids, Christie held a lengthy press conference about how...
  • California Congressman To Propose Middle Road On Immigration Reform (Darrell Issa Amnesty bill)

    11/05/2013 12:27:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    KPBS ^ | 11/4/13 | Jill Replogle
    Southern California Congressman Darrell Issa is rumored to be cooking up his own immigration reform proposal. It’s reportedly designed to find some middle ground in the contentious debate over providing legal status to the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. -snip- The details of Issa’s plan for immigration reform are still scarce, and his office didn’t respond to numerous requests for an interview. But the plan would reportedly include a six-year period of temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants. During that time, they would be expected to find a legal way to stay here or leave....
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Jeb Bush Advises Sen. Ted Cruz to ‘Have a Bit of Self-Restraint’

    10/21/2013 6:28:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/20/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday for a discussion about the Republican tactics which led to the government shutdown. Bush said that he sympathizes with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) desire to defund the Affordable Care Act, but advised hi m to exercise a “bit of self-restraint” when it comes to tactics. Bush began by taking aim at Cruz’s tactics. He observed that the GOP actually lost ground with the public over the course of the shutdown and ironically made significantly reforming the ACA that much harder. “Tactically it...
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • Obama to Prioritize Immigration Reform Once Fiscal Crisis Resolved

    10/16/2013 5:47:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 10/16/13 | Per Liljas
    Once the fiscal crisis has been resolved, President Barack Obama is going to push for immigration reform, he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language network Univision on Tuesday. Obama, who largely managed to hold on to office on the backs of Hispanic voters, has long looked to easing the plight of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants, but other issues have kept coming in the way during his second term.
  • GOP rep expects October immigration reform vote

    09/10/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/13 | Benjy Sarlin
    Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing immigration, said he expected Congress to pursue reform legislation despite a tight schedule featuring debates over Syria, health care, and the debt limit. Those and other issues “should not deter us from getting to [immigration] as soon as possible,” Goodlatte said in an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday. Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps in October, on a series of smaller House bills on border security, internal enforcement, guest workers, and high-tech visas. “Those bills are ready to go to the floor of the House...
  • Priebus Hits a Home Run

    08/18/2013 5:11:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | August 18, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Finally the Republicans have someone in charge that is not afraid of his own shadow. Republicans are always cowering to the mainstream press while they mutter about the corrosiveness of it. If he keeps it up, the Republicans might actually win the U.S. Senate in 2014 and the Presidency in 2016. We are referring, of course, to Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC). You probably have heard that two television operations announced they were doing projects about Hillary Clinton. NBC has plans to produce and air a four hour mini-series about Hillary Clinton and CNN has plans...
  • Michelle Malkin Goes after Marco Rubio for Backing ‘Tyrant’ Obama’s Immigration Plan

    08/15/2013 6:21:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/15/13 | Noah Rothman
    Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin slammed what she called Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) latest rationale for passing comprehensive immigration reform; that President Barack Obama will enact reforms unilaterally with or without the GOP’s support. She called Rubio’s latest plea to conservatives “craven” and said that he should “go down fighting” against immigration reform rather than conceding that those reforms were already fait accompli. -snip- “To argue to conservatives who believe in limited government that we should pass this massive amnesty monstrosity because Obama is going to do it anyway smacks of the worst kind of political expedience,” she continued. “I think...
  • Michael Medved: The GOP's 'Strong Conservative' Electoral Fantasy

    08/12/2013 9:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/09/2013 | Michael Medved
    Against all logic, some prominent conservatives continue to promote the absurd proposition that right-wing candidates who fail to win over GOP voters in Republican primaries would magically succeed on November ballots. This assumption enables them to retain a naive faith in the claim that "true conservatives" who can't mobilize their own base to win nominations will somehow triumph in general elections by drawing support from moderates and liberals. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has most recently voiced this idea. "You know, if you look at the last 40 years, a consistent pattern emerges," Mr. Cruz observed in a July interview with...
  • Harry Reid on immigration: 'If we go to conference, we will win'

    08/09/2013 3:23:04 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday that if House Republicans end up sending their collection of immigration bills to a conference with the Senate, Democrats would win. “If we go to conference, we would win,” Reid told a Nevada radio station.
  • Votes Are There for Immigration Reform, Democrat Lawmaker Says (Only 23 GOP votes needed)

    08/01/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Latin American Herald Tribune ^ | 7/31/13 | Latin American Herald Tribune
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Among GOP backers of comprehensive reform he cited Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican candidate for vice president. Gutierrez said 195 of the 201 Democrats in the House would vote for a reform bill similar to the one passed last month by the Senate, meaning that fewer than two dozen Republican votes would be needed to reach the magic number of 218 required to pass it.
  • Paul Ryan Hints at Immigration Timetable (Probationary Visas for all Illegal Aliens?!!)

    07/26/2013 3:04:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/26/13 | Emma Dumain
    Rep. Paul D. Ryan might have just given away the road map for House consideration of immigration reform. “Tentatively, in October, we’re going to vote on a border security bill, an interior enforcement bill, a bill for legal immigration,” the Wisconsin Republican and Budget Committee chairman told constituents at a district town hall event Friday, according to a report by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Ryan also reportedly said negotiations were underway for the chamber to vote on legislation that would provide undocumented immigrants with “probationary” visas while they waited a minimum of 15 years to attain citizenship.
  • House panel looks at ways to help children of illegal immigrants

    07/23/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A House panel on immigration on Tuesday took up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here at a young age. The Republican-led panel pitched the issue as a key piece of their stepwise approach to immigration reform. “They had no input in their parents’ decision to bring the family to the U.S. illegally. And many of them know no other home that the United States, having grown up as Americans since they were toddlers,” Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said at the hearing heavily attended by Hispanic youth. Subcommittee...
  • G.O.P. Groups Offering Cover for Lawmakers on Immigration (GOP-e desperately trying to save Rubio)

    07/02/2013 9:49:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/1/13 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Fox News viewers in Florida will see a new commercial in the coming weeks urging them to call Senator Marco Rubio. “Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border,” a narrator says in the ad, which is paid for by the conservative American Action Network. Another group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, led by former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and other top Republicans, has been running ads in Iowa lately that implore those watching to “stand with Marco Rubio to end de facto amnesty.”
  • John Boehner won't back immigration bill without majority GOP support

    06/17/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 6/16/13 | David Drucker
    House Speaker John Boehner is not going to bring a comprehensive immigration-reform plan to the floor if a majority of Republicans don't support it, sources familiar with his plans said. "No way in hell," is how several described the chances of the speaker acting on such a proposal without a majority of his majority behind him. Boehner, R-Ohio, does not view immigration in the same vein as the fiscal cliff last December, when he backed a bill that protected most Americans from a tax increase even though less than half of the GOP lawmakers were with him, said multiple sources,...
  • Jeb Bush, arguing for immigration reform, says immigrants 'more fertile'

    06/14/2013 9:09:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/14/13 | CNN Political Unit
    Making an argument for overhauling the nation's immigration system Friday to a crowd of conservative activists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed immigrants were "more fertile" and thus a great benefit to American society. His remark appeared to be an inarticulate reference to immigrants' fertility rates, which data show are higher than native-born Americans. "Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity,"
  • Conservatives Call on Boehner to Stick With ‘Hastert Rule’ (200 RATS + 18 RINOS = AMNESTY PASSES)

    06/12/2013 7:46:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/12/13 | Emma Dumain
    After signaling earlier in the day that his leadership style could lend itself to passage of immigration overhaul without the votes of a majority of his own party, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, took some heat from outside conservative groups. The Conservative Action Project on Tuesday afternoon circulated a letter to House Republican lawmakers co-signed by dozens of influential movement leaders, urging them to formally adopt the “Hastert Rule.” Named for Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who served as speaker from 1999 to 2007, the rule dictates that no bill come to the floor without assurance that a majority of...
  • John Boehner: ‘Open’ House on immigration (200 RATS + 18 RINOS = Amnesty)

    06/11/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/13 | JAKE SHERMAN |
    -snip- He said he has allowed the House to work its will “more than any speaker in modern history, to the point where there are some bills that have passed — with a majority of Democrats — in favor, and a minority of Republicans.” He said he doesn’t believe that he’ll have to bring a bill with more support from Democrats than Republicans. Asked if he was “open to it,” Boehner said “we’re going to let the House work its will.” Boehner has gotten into hot water this year about violating the so-called Hastert Rule — that every bill has...
  • Boehner sees U.S. immigration bill by year's end

    06/11/2013 4:55:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2013 | by Susan Heavey
    John Boehner said he expects an overhaul of immigration rules to become law by the end of the year, but that the Senate's version "doesn't go far enough" to secure the U.S. border with Mexico or enforce the proposed new system. "I've got real concerns about the Senate bill, especially in the area of border security and internal enforcement of the system. I'm concerned that it doesn't go far enough." Boehner added that reforming the nation's immigration system was his top legislative priority this year.
  • House Speaker John Boehner Aims To Have Immigration Reform Bill By Summer (Amnesty by Labor Day)

    06/10/2013 5:05:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Fox News Latino
    House Speaker John Boehner is aiming to have various chamber committees finish work on immigration legislation by the Fourth of July, and would like a House vote by August, reported
  • Schlafly to Ayotte: Stop Echoing Karl Rove and Read the Amnesty Bill!

    06/10/2013 5:00:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 6/10/13 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Phyllis Schlafly, founder and president of the pro-family grassroots organization Eagle Forum blasted New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who campaigned on promises to oppose amnesty, for now supporting the fatally flawed Gang of Eight amnesty bill. "As a Senate candidate, Kelly Ayotte had it right when she said that we don't necessarily need to add new immigration laws, we need to start by enforcing the laws already on the books," said Schlafly. "Ayotte even ran ads against her Democrat opponent for supporting amnesty." "Ayotte betrayed every conservative who supported her when she announced her support for this shameful bill," Schlafly...
  • Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS runs pro-immigration overhaul ad (Tokyo Rove and friends...)

    06/10/2013 4:56:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/10/13 | Chris Moody
    Crossroads GPS, an advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, former senior adviser to George W. Bush, is launching a $100,000 ad campaign urging conservatives to support an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. The full-page print ad is signed by 53 business leaders and Republicans, including former Republican National Committee Chairman Edward Gillespie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rove. It's the first ad the group has run on immigration this year.
  • BREAKING: Cornyn presents solution for Gang of Eight

    06/05/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin
    In a dramatic breakthrough on immigration reform, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is offering up an amendment to break the log jam and address his and other GOP senators’ concerns about border security. Entitled the RESULTS amendment (Requiring Enforcement, Security and safety, & Upgrading Legitimate Trade and travel Simultaneously) the amendment would: • Requires DHS Secretary and GAO Comptroller General to jointly certify that these triggers are met before Registered Provisional Immigrants (RPI) can adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident (“green card”) status: 1. 100% Situational Awareness – monitoring capability at every segment of Southern border 2. Full Operational Control – defined...
  • President Obama’s newest ally: John McCain

    05/20/2013 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/2013 | By MANU RAJU
    President Barack Obama has an important new ally as emboldened Republicans work to derail his agenda: John McCain. The shift is striking: The 2008 rivals never got along throughout Obama’s first term in office. McCain has been Obama’s chief tormentor on issues ranging from the budget to Benghazi, tartly saying in late 2010 that the two men had “no relationship.” Yet during one of Obama’s toughest times as president, there was McCain, sitting down last week with him in the Oval Office for a private strategy session. At the urging of new White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, who...
  • House Committee Schedule in Next Two Weeks

    05/19/2013 7:53:53 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 19 replies ^ | 5/19/13 | Vanity
    House of Representatives Committees through June 9th - no hearings on Scandals
  • Rubio's onslaught continues

    04/23/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Thursday was another busy day for the Gang of 8 immigration reform effort, which has come to mean Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and his staff were everywhere on talk radio, on the Senate floor, at a press conference, manning their new Web site and sending batches of e-mails to the media to debunk attacks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Rubio announced his delight that a third hearing, this one by the Joint House and Senate Economic Committee had been scheduled. (“We need more transparency and greater scrutiny of this bill as the process continues, and it’s important for...
  • Marco Rubio Spokesman Compares Illegal Aliens to Slaves

    04/22/2013 5:08:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-22-2013 | John Hill
    As his lies are being exposed daily, Marco and his team are losing their heads.- The panic among the amnesty pimps has reached hysterical proportions. As conservatives increasingly discover how the 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill would be an abject disaster for America, and also realize how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has lied to them about its provisions, Rubio and his team have reacted with La Raza talking points, and now disgraceful race-baiting. Case in point, Rubio's spokesperson Alex Conant - in a Twitter exchange with Washington Examiner columnist Conn Carroll, R- said, “We haven’t had a cohort of people...
  • GOP Veep Nominee Paul Ryan Calls Rubio’s Plan "Productive"

    04/22/2013 1:03:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 21 April 2013 | Robert Costa
    Paul Ryan says the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform plan is “productive” and “getting us closer to a solution.” Ryan will give a speech on Monday in Chicago on immigration. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a Democrat, will appear with him.
  • Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

    04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure. Paul’s proposal, outlined in a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Tuesday, carefully avoided the term citizenship. Instead, the Kentucky senator said he sought a middle ground that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the...
  • Rubio joins GOP colleagues for Obama dinner at White House

    04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined President Obama for his second closed-door dinner with Senate Republicans on Wednesday. Rubio had been invited but had not committed for most of the day of the dinner. The Florida Republican's office said immigration meetings might get in the way of him going to the dinner, but later said he would attend. Besides Rubio, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fisher (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isackson (Ga.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama. Obama's first meeting with...
  • Obama to hold Wednesday dinner with GOP senators at the White House

    04/10/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-9-2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and GINGER GIBSON
    President Obama’s second big dinner with Senate Republicans will be at the White House Wednesday night, press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney declined to say which senators will join Obama but Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is organizing the guest list, said Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will join him at the dinner. Isakson’s office said he would release the full guest list Wednesday. The dinner follows Obama’s initial outreach to Senate Republicans last month. That dinner grew out of discussions Obama had with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Carney said topics of discussion will include Obama’s...
  • Obama, GOP senators plan a second dinner

    03/27/2013 5:07:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 5:34 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month. Obama dined with a dozen GOP senators earlier this month at a hotel near the White House. …
  • GOP Issues Scathing Self-Analysis

    03/18/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/18/2013 | Neil King, Jr.
    The national Republican Party released a scathing self-analysis Monday that party leaders hope will be the first step toward returning the GOP to a winning track after its election losses of November. The report, issued by a Republican National Committee task force, minces no words. "Public perception of the party is at record lows," the report says. "Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. When someone rolls their eyes at us, they are not likely to open their...
  • 'Autopsy' Is the Right Word: RNC Releases Report on Party's Future

    03/18/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 18, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released its long-awaited study on the 2012 elections, with detailed recommendations about how the party can improve its future. The report, entitled the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” was compiled by a special committee consisting of former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, veteran GOP adviser Sally Bradshaw, former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, Puerto Rico committeewoman Zori Fonalledas, and South Carolina committeeman Glenn McCall. For several months, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has referred to the committee’s report on the state of the party as an “autopsy.” It is an apt description, because the 100-page report...
  • Jeb Bush underwhelms CPAC 2013 attendees (RINO Amnesty Pimp flops at Reagan Dinner)

    03/16/2013 3:23:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3/16/13 | Tom Tillison
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave the keynote speech Friday night at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2013 Reagan Dinner and received what was described as a “respectful” standing ovation when introduced, as reported by As he laid out what appeared to be the foundation for a future presidential campaign platform, there was a general lack of enthusiasm that brought some to describe it as tepid.
  • Conservative leader says GOP must broaden appeal

    03/14/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 10:37 AM EDT | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas
    As the GOP struggles to broaden its appeal, the head of the American Conservative Union declared Thursday that the Republican Party is not a home for everyone, as prominent voices in Republican politics gather with thousands of conservatives and tea party activists outside Washington. The Conservative Political Action Conference offers Republican leaders—past and potential presidential contenders among them—a high-profile stage to court their party's most passionate voters. The three-day gathering also shines a spotlight on deep divisions within the Republican Party as it tries to recover from a painful 2012 election season. “I’m a firm believer that if the Republican...
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • Steve Schmidt: There is never a good time for Sarah Palin [VIDEO]

    03/03/2013 1:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has repeatedly argued that the Republican Party should be more inclusive — of almost everyone, it seems, except Sarah Palin. On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate: MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White...