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  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husband’s former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • McCaskill predicts budget deal in December, offers kind words for Blunt -- not for Cruz

    10/24/2013 10:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    stlbeacon.org ^ | October 23, 2013 | Jo Mannies
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill predicts that Congress will reach a budget agreement in mid-December that averts a replay of the federal shutdown and near-default that occurred less than a week ago. Speaking on this week’s Politically Speaking podcast, McCaskill, D-Mo., was optimistic that both parties in both chambers will seek to cut a deal. The podcast is a joint venture between the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. McCaskill’s comments were among her most expansive since Congress approved a compromise bill last Wednesday to end the shutdown and avert a default of the nation’s payments on its debts....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Amendments To Delay Onerous ObamaCare Mandates

    07/11/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it will delay the ObamaCare employer mandate until 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) co-sponsored two amendments today that would delay the individual and employer mandates. The amendments were introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) to the FY2014 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. “Picking and choosing which aspects of this flawed law to postpone is like riding a bike with one wheel – it simply does not work,” said Blunt. “I’ll continue to support efforts to repeal and defund ObamaCare so that we can prevent this deeply flawed law...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Obama signs bill that protects makers of genetically engineered crops from federal courts

    03/30/2013 11:51:53 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2013
    President Obama approved a temporary spending bill this week that averted a government shutdown but also riled a slew of groups that say one provision protects Monsanto and other makers of genetically modified seeds and crops from federal courts. The so-called Monsanto Protection Act essentially requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of such crops, even if the courts rule environmental studies are incomplete -- undermining the judicial review system and posing potential health risks, critics say.
  • Furor Growing Against Obama Over 'Monsanto Protection Act'

    03/30/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    IB Times ^ | 3/27
    By Connor Adams Sheets | March 27 2013 4:55 PM Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act." That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills for the next six months. But food and public safety advocates and independent farmers are furious that Obama signed it despite its inclusion of language that they consider to be a gift...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

    02/13/2013 10:29:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Senator Roy Blunt indicated Wednesday that there are enough votes in the Senate to delay the Hagel confirmation.
  • Blunt pledges to work for Akin's election

    09/26/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies
    bnd.com ^ | 9/26/12 | Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A month after calling on Congressman Todd Akin to drop out of Missouri's U.S. Senate race, the state's incumbent Republican senator now says he'll work for Akin's election.
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights

    02/15/2012 6:41:29 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | February 14th | William A. Estrada
    Urgent calls are needed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and your two U.S. senators to urge them to support Amendment No. 1520 by Senator Roy Blunt (MO). This amendment would halt the Obama Administration’s new mandate requiring all employers—including religious employers—to violate their consciences and provide free birth control and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Action Requested Please do three things: Call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and urge him to allow the Senate to vote on Amendment No. 1520, the Blunt Amendment. You can reach Majority Leader Reid at 202-224-3542. Call your two U.S. senators and...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Blunt backs bill on online sales tax

    11/11/2011 6:19:31 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 3 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 11/11/11 | Ap
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Republican Roy Blunt  said he is one of several U.S. senators sponsoring legislation that he hopes will help level the taxes paid by traditional stores and online retailers.
  • GOP’s Roy Blunt Calls for Not Spending Final $200 Billion of Obama’s Failed Stimulus – Video

    10/14/2010 8:51:26 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt during a debate today with Democrat Robin Carnahan, where he said he would call for not spending the final $200 Billion of the failed Obama Stimulus Plan. He also said he would put a “stop payment” on over $100 million slated to go to Carnahan’s brother’s Windfarm business.
  • "Rubber Stamp Robin": Funny Blunt Ad

    10/09/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 7 replies
    Robin Carnahan as Batman's sidekick: Cap and Trade Capers!
  • Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled (TPX-FX)

    09/07/2010 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies
    CQPOLITICS ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 – 6:09 p.m. | Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call
    Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled By Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call Outside organizations have shelled out twice as much on ads and other electioneering activities to affect Congressional races so far during the 2010 election cycle as they did two years ago.Unions, political parties and advocacy groups have spent more than $34.2 million on independent expenditures so far during this election, compared with less than $16.2 million at this time in the 2008 election, according to a CQ MoneyLine study of Federal Election Commission reports. “It’s staggering amounts of money,” said David Vance, spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center. “People...
  • Roy Blunt Runs Against Obama in Ad Against His Missouri U.S. Senate Opponent – Video

    08/21/2010 8:11:22 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 21, 2010 | Brian
    This is the kind of ad we need to see more of all around the country. Republican Rep. Roy Blunt uses this ad to hang the radical Obama agenda around the neck of his Democrat opponent for U.S. Senate – Robin Carnahan. The ad says Carnahan supported Obama’s Stimulus Bill, Government Run Health Care, and a new Energy tax. It then asked voters, “Do you?” The more Republican candidates can run against Obama in their local races, the stronger the GOP wave will become.
  • 28 Tea Party Groups NOT Endorsing Roy Blunt

    07/28/2010 5:49:46 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 28 replies · 4+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 7-27-10 | Bob McCarty
    I received a news release Tuesday that outlined how 28 Missouri Tea Party groups -- or 8,660 patriots -- have announced they are not endorsing Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate.
  • Joe the Plumber backs Blunt foe

    07/18/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/02/2010 | David Catanese
    Jim DeMint or Sarah Palin he's not. But for a longshot Senate candidate in Missouri, Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher's endorsement may the highest profile get to date, and the 2008 campaign fixture's already going on the attack on behalf of Republican state Sen. Chuck Purgason's upstart primary bid against Rep. Roy Blunt. In a video posted on Purgason's campaign website Friday, Wurzelbacher slams blunt as a "Washington insider," linking Blunt to President Barack Obama and lauding Purgason's character and integrity. "Ever since [the 2008 race] I've made it my mission to stop politicians like Obama," Wurzelbacher says. "Missouri has a...
  • Carnahan Drops Prices For Obama Event

    07/08/2010 12:39:25 PM PDT · by Qbert · 57 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/8/2010 | Reid Wilson
    Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the '08 campaign. Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for Sec/State Robin Carnahan (D), running for an open Senate seat, and Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid. But Carnahan's campaign wasn't able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan's behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off. The grassroots event at...
  • From Eloquent Advocates to Boorish Hacks (17th Amendment)

    06/13/2010 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 625+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 13, 2010 | Josie Wales
    The 17th Amendment is stupid: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years…. But let me start at the beginning.  Article I § 3 cl. 1 of the Constitution originally established the election of Senators through the state legislatures.  The Federalist #62 laid out numerous arguments for the Constitutional framework of the Senate and its method of selection. The senatorial trust, which, requiring greater extent of information and stability of character, requires at the same time that the senator should have reached a period of...
  • Roy Blunt Needs Education About Tea Party Folks

    02/28/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-28-10 | Bob McCarty
    During an interview Friday night, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) convinced me he lacks basic understanding of the people who are members of the "Tea Party Movement."
  • Missouri Fair Tax Rally Jan 27th

    01/24/2010 11:52:47 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 4 replies · 654+ views
    local groups ^ | 01/24/2010 | self
    A Rally and Lobby Day at the Missouri Capital will be held on January 27th, 2010 to support legislation introduced into the Missouri House and the Missouri Senate supporting Missouri Tax Reform. The rally and lobby event is in support of (HJR-56) and companion Senate Bill (SJR--29) which will, if passed, go to a vote of the people to change the Missouri Constitution to ABOLISH the State Income Tax, and replace the income tax with just under a one cent sales tax increase. Studies conducted by the Show Me Institute have proven that Missouri is losing substantial economic development opportunity...
  • Election 2010: Missouri Senate Missouri Senate: Carnahan (D) 46% Blunt (R)44%

    12/21/2009 3:29:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies · 1,339+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, December 17, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt remain locked in a tight race to become the next U.S. senator from Missouri. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that Carnahan attracts 46% of the vote while Blunt earns 44%. In September, both candidates were at 46%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Forty percent (40%) of Missouri voters favor the health care legislation being considered by Congress while 57% are opposed. Those figures include 25% who Strongly Favor the legislation and 47% who are Strongly Opposed. Overall, the Missouri numbers...
  • 2010 Missouri Senate: Blunt 46%, Carnahan 46%

    09/23/2009 3:25:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,149+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 23, 2009
    Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt are dead even in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of the hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. Both candidates capture 46% of the vote in a new telephone survey of Missouri voters. Two percent (2%) favor some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are not sure which candidate they will vote for. Blunt, a member of Congress since 1997, has held the number two GOP position in the House, serving as minority whip. His son was governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Carnahan, currently Missouri’s secretary of...
  • Caption Rahm Emanuel Hunting Joe Wilson

    09/11/2009 5:23:36 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 148 replies · 4,487+ views
  • Blunt: "I'm Going To Stop Talking About" Obama's Birth Certificate -- But I Can Produce My Own

    08/05/2009 3:12:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    TPM ^ | August 5, 2009, 11:46AM | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the likely 2010 GOP nominee for Senate in this perennial swing state, says he doesn't want to talk anymore about whether President Obama was born in the United States, the Springfield News-Leader reports. But Blunt still doesn't seem to be giving up on it as a legitimate issue, either. Blunt said last week that "I don't have any reason not to believe" that Obama is a natural-born citizen -- but at the same time he said the Birthers had a "legitimate question" about Obama's birth certificate. Well, the local media in Missouri is now asking him...
  • Blunt: Obama’s proof of U.S. birth “a legitimate question” (Video)

    07/29/2009 1:02:59 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 87 replies · 2,944+ views
    stl post-dispatch ^ | July 29, 2009 | Jake Wagman
    Capitol Hill recently asking Republican lawmakers their thoughts on those who continue to question President Barack Obama’s place of birth. Stark’s video was released today. Here’s what U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, seeking the GOP’s nomination for U.S. Senate, said: What I don’t know is why the president can’t produce a birth certificate. I don’t know anybody else that can’t produce one. And I think that’s a legitimate question. [Video at link]
  • (Bill) Ferguson joins the GOP (2004 Libertarian candidate endorses Roy Blunt)

    07/23/2009 7:35:52 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 171+ views
    Capitol Calling ^ | Jason Rosenbaum
    Mike Ferguson, a prominent member of the state's Libertarian Party, announced today that he is now a Republican. Ferguson - who ran for lieutenant governor in 2004 under the Libertarian Party banner - is a Grandview alderman. He was active in promoting Libertarian Bob Barr's 2008 presidential campaign. "My principles and beliefs have not changed," Ferguson said in statement. "I am for cutting unneeded government spending. I am a fiscal conservative who believes that government should stay out of the private sector as much as possible. I am pro-life. I am a believer in the common-sense truth that protecting personal...
  • Talent, Kinder endorse Blunt for U.S. Senate (MO)

    06/22/2009 8:29:17 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 27 replies · 689+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | 06.20.2009
    Two prominent Republicans today endorsed the bid of U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt for the U.S. Senate. The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced their support for the Congressman’s campaign.
  • Missouri GOP concerned about Blunt (Sarah Steelman has the upper hand?)

    04/22/2009 7:41:50 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rep. Roy Blunt’s disappointing first-quarter fundraising performance reflects growing concern within the party that the veteran Missouri Republican may not be the ideal Senate nominee to take on likely Democratic opponent Robin Carnahan, according to Missouri Republicans.
  • Rep. Roy Blunt Warns Obama Will Turn Health Care into Your Local DMV - Video 3/7/09

    03/07/2009 7:41:33 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is the GOP response today to Obama's Weekly Address. Congressman Roy Blunt does the response, and he focuses on Obama's desire to being Socialized medicine to America. Blunt makes it clear that Obama's plan will lead to a rationing of care and lower quality. He uses the frightening image of the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as an example of what health care will be like if Obama gets his way! That will get most people's attention! . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Confirmed – Roy Blunt Considering Running for Bond’s Seat in 2010

    01/09/2009 12:23:17 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 49 replies · 1,000+ views
    With the upcoming retirement of Sen. Kit Bond, Republicans across the state are wondering who will run to replace the Godfather of the Missouri GOP. My sources confirm that Congressman Roy Blunt is seriously considering a run for Bond’s seat.  In a press release on his website, Blunt says, “There is no doubt that if Senator Bond’s name was on the ballot in November of 2010 he would have won handily.”The question is, can Roy Blunt win?  The likely opponent for Blunt would be current Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.  For those outside of Missouri, the Carnahan family has...
  • Pelosi's Power Grab: Her Plan to Shackle the GOP

    01/08/2009 7:19:28 AM PST · by conservativegramma · 47 replies · 1,426+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 7, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Republican Rep. Roy Blunt tells Newsmax that rule changes pushed through the House on Tuesday by the Democratic majority leave “the deck stacked to shove a Speaker Pelosi agenda through the House.” The former Minority Whip from Missouri also declared that the changes are an “absolute contradiction to everything Barack Obama said” about nonpartisan politics during the campaign. One change puts new restrictions on motions to “recommit” a bill to the committee that approved it in order to add new amendments. The new rule allows the full House to reconsider a bill without delay, depriving the minority party of an...
  • The Other Sarah

    01/08/2009 1:39:58 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 22 replies · 1,007+ views
    Sarah Palin for President ^ | January 8, 2009 | Josh Painter
    When the news that Missouri's Kit Bond will not seek re-election to the Senate reached RedState.com late this morning, several of my colleagues there and I all had the same thought at the same time: "Sarah." No, not Sarah Palin. She's not eligible to run in Missouri, but here in the Show Me State, we have a Sarah of our own in Sarah Steelman. And there are more than just a few similarities. Kimberly Strassel wrote a feature article about her last July in the Wall Street Journal: Ms. Steelman is clearly doing something right. Her sin is in fact...
  • Blunt: News of FBI's Investigation of ACORN a Welcome Development

    10/16/2008 3:04:17 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 20 replies · 937+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Last update: 5:47 p.m. EDT Oct. 16, 2008
    WASHINGTON, Oct 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded reports this afternoon that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an active investigation into whether the left-wing advocacy group ACORN has violated federal election law by fostering and promoting a national program of voter registration fraud.
  • McCain Supports House GOP, Blunt Says

    09/26/2008 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 82 replies · 3,569+ views
    CBS News ^ | 09.26.08 | By Glenn Thrush
    Roy Blunt, negotiator for the House GOP, just told CNN that John McCain is "with" his caucus -- even though the Republican candidate hasn't publicly backed any plan yet. Blunt, seen as a seasoned hand who will smooth differences between the camps, didn't say if the Arizona senator backed their market-based approach ["Certainly... he might be supportive"] -- but suggested McCain agreed the whole process needed to be slowed down. "Everybody else seemed to be rushing for a deal and John McCain came back and said, 'Wait a minute, I think the House Republicans have the taxpayers in mind and...
  • Even in minority, GOP managed to get its way

    12/22/2007 12:46:07 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 159+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2007 | By S.A. Miller
    Republicans were accustomed to cutting deals to pass their agenda during the dozen years that they ran Congress but have made few concessions this session as the minority party. "Our members went home happier than they have in the 11 years I've been here," said House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican. "Our members went home happier than they have in the 11 years I've been here," said House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican. "Our members felt like we've taken the weak hand you're dealt in the minority ... and got the maximum impact." Democrats conceded to the Republicans'...
  • BLUNT: HOUSE FINALLY GOES ON RECORD IN SUPPORT OF GEN. PETRAEUS, MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM

    09/26/2007 6:38:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 164+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | 9/26/07 | Kit Lange
    WASHINGTON – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon after the House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest possible terms” MoveOn.org’s personal attacks on General David Petraeus, as well as honoring “all members of the Armed Forces,” and their families, for “serving in harm’s way.” Seventy-nine Democrats voted against it. “It’s been more than two weeks since the Republican Leader introduced a resolution condemning MoveOn’s personal smear campaign against Gen. Petraeus, and nearly a week since the Senate passed its own version and the House majority leader told me he had no intention...
  • Misguided thought crimes legislation on U.S. House floor

    05/04/2007 11:12:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 955+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 3, 2007 | House GOP Minority Whip Rep. Roy Blunt
    Fresh off a vote last week urging our abrupt surrender in Iraq, and just hours removed from coming up 62 votes short in an attempt to override the president's veto, Democrats will use the House floor this afternoon to slide through legislation conceived of, written by, and moved in consultation with a key segment of their special interest constituency. The bill, harmlessly coined "the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" by House Democrats, would create a nebulous new class of criminals based not on the things they do, but on the basis of what they may or may not...
  • House Republicans Choose Rep. John Boehner as Minority Leader ( Roy Blunt re-elected per CNN)

    11/17/2006 6:49:59 AM PST · by steveegg · 248 replies · 6,612+ views
    House Republicans picked John Boehner Friday to serve as minority leader when Democrats take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years in January. Boehner defeated Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana in a closed-door election among colleagues. The Ohio winner was expected to speak after elections for other leadership positions concluded. Boehner received 168 votes, Pence 27 and Rep. Joe Barton of Texas won 1 vote.
  • Border Security First, Then the Bigger Issue

    05/24/2006 12:11:53 PM PDT · by hardknocks · 18 replies · 644+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/23/06 | Roy Blunt
    Your May 17 editorial "'Rational Middle Ground'" missed the point on border security. You were right to say that I, along with a majority of House Republicans, would have serious problems with broader immigration reform "until we have adequately addressed our serious border security problems." You were wrong to suggest that those of us in the House who favor a border-security-first approach to dealing with our nation's illegal immigration problems wouldn't be satisfied unless the president called in the 82nd Airborne to guard our nation's borders. I would like to see a tough border security and interior enforcement bill signed...
  • Roy Blunt, wife adopt Russian toddler

    04/21/2006 7:27:42 AM PDT · by rond · 14 replies · 817+ views
    e-mail from Roy Blunt's office | April 21, 2006 | Rep. Roy Blunt
    House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that he and his wife Abigail have adopted a son. Alexander Charles Blunt, 18 months, was born near Moscow, Russia, in 2004. "Abby and I are so glad to add this little guy to our family," Blunt said. "So far, Charlie has spent every day of his young life in an orphanage or hospital. "We are so fortunate and so pleased to be able to share our lives and opportunities with him." The Blunts had worked with a Texas-based agency for a year prior to the adoption. Blunt has three adult children...
  • Bloggers prefer Shadegg or Boehner over Blunt for House Leader

    01/28/2006 6:49:05 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 34 replies · 556+ views
    The Hill Magazine ^ | January 25, 2005 | Alexander Bolton
    Growing opposition to Rep. Roy Blunt (Mo.) among conservative bloggers threatens to generate political momentum against his campaign to permanently replace Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) as House majority leader, according to those who have studied the growing influence of alternative media in politics. A growing number of influential conservative bloggers are throwing their support behind Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), who is also running for majority leader, while Blunt is drawing negative reviews. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the third candidate in the race, is receiving a better reaction from conservative bloggers than Blunt. But Boehner has garnered fewer accolades in the...
  • Crashing the House Party (Shadegg is gaining steam, but it's still Blunt's race to lose)

    01/20/2006 3:29:13 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 575+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 20, 2006 | Duncan Currie
    FORGET MAGAZINES AND EDITORIAL PAGES. The only endorsements that really matter in the GOP House leadership contest are those from the members themselves, especially the members with clout. Two such Republicans are Jim Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Mike Pence, head of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC), both of whom endorsed Arizona congressman John Shadegg this week. Shadegg, an erstwhile chief of both the RSC and (more recently) the Republican Policy Committee, remains a dark horse--but he's gaining steam. "The 'Big Mo' is on our side," says one pro-Shadegg Republican.The timing of Pence's public support came...
  • Party of Limited Government (Op-Ed by Roy Blunt, Candidate for Majority Leader)

    01/18/2006 10:27:47 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 19, 2006 | Representative Roy Blunt
    WASHINGTON--As readers of this page know all too well, excessive government regulation, taxation and spending strangle economic growth as frequently as runaway litigation and soaring health-care and energy costs do. What politicians say about these issues does not matter much, but what we do about them does. I'm proud of what House Republicans have accomplished on this front over the last several years, but I know that much remains to be done. House Republicans have cut the tax rate on capital gains and dividends, substantially lowered personal tax rates, and set in motion a plan to eliminate the death tax...