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  • How Donald Trump Could Swing the Senate

    11/29/2015 4:47:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 11/28/15 | Patricia Murphy
    Imagine, for a moment, the once unthinkable scenario that Washington Republicans are beginning to contemplate: The GOP convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump as the nominee. After Melania Trump and the Trump kids get prime time spots to talk about how The Donald will make America great again, every Republican senator and Senate nominee will get a turn at the podium to talk about the Republican Party and its new leader, Donald Trump. New Hampshire’s Sen. Kelly Ayotte describes the “beautiful wall” coming between the U.S. and Mexico. Sen. Rob Portman talks about waterboarding, which Trump has endorsed with a...
  • Harry Reid vows to block bill to add stricter refugee vetting

    11/20/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/20/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic Senate leaders are vowing to block the House bill that would stop Syrian refugees from entering the country until a strict, multi-agency vetting process is in place. The bill passed the House by a 289-137 vote yesterday, with 47 Democrats voting in favor of the legislation -- including Bay State U.S. Reps. William B. Keating and Stephen F. Lynch, who said the additional screening by the chief National Intelligence Agency was a key point in leading to his support. President Obama had vowed to veto it, but with a veto-proof majority vote, Democratic efforts to stop the...
  • Rand Paul Forces Mitch McConnell to Pull Bill Off Senate Floor Over Refugee Housing:

    11/19/2015 3:28:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov. 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Senator Rand Paul forced his own party’s leadership to yank a bill off the floor of the Senate on Thursday over refugee housing, a significant political and policy victory for the Kentucky Senator and 2016 GOP presidential candidate. Paul also blasted Senate leadership on Thursday for not considering his amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill that would have blocked any current refugees in the United States from getting public housing. “Well I think what boggles my mind is the biggest issue in our country right now is keeping us safe from attack,” Paul told Breitbart News...
  • Will Democrats Win Back the Senate? Current Election Map Looks Quite Favorable to Dems

    11/19/2015 7:58:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/19/2015 | Rich Baehr
    We are a bit less than a year away from the 2016 presidential election, and one of the major parties, barring some unlikely legal developments, appears to have settled on its nominee. Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic Party standard-bearer next November. The Republican race is remarkably unsettled. Two newcomers to politics, businessman Donald Trump and pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, continue to lead all GOP polls, drawing 45-50% of the vote between them in most surveys. Most analysts believe both candidates will fade, and the eventual nominee is likely to be one of two Cuban American senators: Marco...
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • Utah prosecutor says he's investigating Sen. Harry Reid

    11/18/2015 2:55:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    AP ^ | November 18, 2015
    A county prosecutor in Utah says he's investigating Nevada Sen. Harry Reid in connection with an ongoing probe into a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general.
  • List of Democrat Senators Leaning AGAINST Immediately Allowing Syrian "Refugees" Into Country

    11/18/2015 9:59:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Self | November 18, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a partial list of Democrat senators who so far are leaning AGAINST Obama's bizarre plan to allow Syrian "refugees" into this country in the wake of the Paris terror attacks by ISIS. This includes those senators who want a pause which I count as leaning against. If you can find other Democrat senators now leaning AGAINST Obama's absurd policy of potentially importing terrorists, please add them to the list. 1. Chuck Schumer 2. Joe Manchin 3. Bill Nelson 4. Diane Feinstein 5. Joe Donnelly 6. ??????
  • Senators Seek to Pause Entry of Syrians Into U.S. Following Attacks

    11/18/2015 6:16:10 AM PST · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    washington free beacon ^ | November 16, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Senators are calling on the Obama administration to halt the entry of Syrian refugees into the United States, with one lawmaker filing legislation on Monday that would stop the Obama administration from providing visas to citizens of any country deemed “a high risk of terrorism” by the Department of Homeland Security. The legislation comes on the heels of a massive terrorist attack in France that killed upwards of 120 people and has led officials on both continents to express concern about the failure to properly vet foreign refugees, particularly ones from Syria.
  • US Senate Passes Bill Approving Mandatory Vaccinations For Veterans

    11/16/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    conservativeread ^ | Nov 15 2015 | Janet Phelan
    snip....A Bill has just passed the US Senate, mandating that the US Department of Veteran Affairs ensure that all veterans receive immunizations (vaccines) per a draconian schedule. At this juncture, active military must receive over a dozen vaccines. This piece of legislation is therefore an effort to extend the vaccine mandate to those who have previously served their country. Sec. 101 of Senate Bill 1203, named the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, states that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be tasked with the mandate to “ensure that veterans receiving medical services under chapter 17 of title 38, United...
  • Clinton email companies rebuff Senate investigators

    11/14/2015 12:51:24 PM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 13 2015 | Rachel Bade
    While several of the firms are cooperating with an FBI investigation, they're stiff-arming the latest requests from the congressional GOP. Several companies that worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server are refusing interview and document requests from congressional investigators, even as they are cooperating with the FBI. Platte River Networks, the Denver-based tech company that housed Clinton's server after she left the State Department in 2013, has declined requests by the Senate Homeland Committee to interview five employees about the security of the system, according to correspondence reviewed by POLITICO. And Platte is blocking another tech company, Connecticut-based Datto Inc., from...
  • Senate passes new defense bill with blocks on Gitmo transfers, 91-3 [Get Ready for Veto]

    11/10/2015 5:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    For the past week, the White House has been talking about its first-day promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — on the last day, if need be, of Barack Obama’s presidency. And it might take that long, too, because Congress has overwhelmingly passed a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the military that extends a prohibition on transfers from Gitmo. Obama isn’t likely to issue a veto, either: The Senate voted 91-3 on the $607-billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lays out broad defense policy requirements and restrictions.Obama vetoed the original bill largely...
  • Poll Shows Challenges Democrats Face in Upcoming Senate Elections

    11/09/2015 8:58:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2015Washington, D.C. | Michelle Fields
    A new poll shows that minorities, millennials, and single women are less interested in next year's Senate elections than Republican-leaning voter groups. The poll from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner indicates that the voting blocs Democrats usually rely on–unmarried women, minorities, and millennials–are less engaged in the 2016 election than seniors, conservatives, and non-white college men.When participants were asked how interested they were in the 2016 election, 71 percent of seniors said they were extremely interested. When they polled conservatives and Republicans, 70 percent of them said they were extremely interested in the election.On the other hand, only 42 percent of millennials...
  • Ted Cruz’ most excellent day

    11/05/2015 9:29:36 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Conservative Republican News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Kent Kellar
    There must have been an old school phone booth somewhere near Ted Cruz' D.C. office, as the Senator from Texas seemed to have gone into superhero mode on Nov. 4. Let's recap the loquacious one's most excellent day.In the morning, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz grilled Stuart Delery, Obama's nominee for U.S. Associate Attorney General, who in his current role at the Justice Department approved the Operation Choke Point initiative that sought to deny banking services to gun dealers and other businesses.Cruz explained his opposition to Delery's nomination because of this political weaponization of Obama's Justice...
  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • Senate Approves Budget Deal and Here's How They Voted

    10/30/2015 3:01:01 PM PDT · by arista · 58 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 10/30/15 | The Right Scoop
    The Senate approved the horrible budget deal last night while most of us were asleep at 3am: Ted Cruz last night called this budget deal a corrupt betrayal of the people as he spoke over an hour and a half. The vote was mostly Democrats voting to pass it but a fair number of Republicans voted for it as well. Here's how they voted: YEAs: 64 Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Baldwin (D-WI) Barrasso (R-WY) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Booker (D-NJ) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Capito (R-WV) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Coons (D-DE)...
  • Rand Paul Quickly Ends Filibuster Against Raising Debt Ceiling

    10/30/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/29/15 | Polly Mosendz
    Updated |In an effort to delay passage of a bipartisan budget deal, Senator Rand Paul began a filibuster around 3p.m. on Thursday. The effort was expected to continue through 1 a.m. on Friday,but endedafter speaking for only 18 minutes and40 seconds, according to MSNBC. It turns out the Republican senator from Kentucky spoke against the budget bill only until the time the Senate was to vote on the deal. The Senate would have allowed Paul to continue speaking until midnight, but only if he didn't sit down or use the restroom, a physically exhausting feat if nothing else. At midnight,...
  • Rand Paul begins filibuster of debt ceiling increase bill; will last until 1am Friday morning

    10/29/2015 12:18:29 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/29/2015 | Wayne Dupree
    I know Presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign is failing but one thing he is good at and that is going after the left and right when it comes to fraud, waste and abuse by our government leaders. He's started a filibuster against the debt ceiling increase that will last until 1am ET Friday morning. He says, "then we will find out who the real conservatives are" I will be uploading clips throughout the day.
  • Florida newspaper calls for Rubio resignation over missed senate votes

    10/29/2015 9:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Hope they aren’t holding their breath. The editorial board of the Sun-Sentinel demanded today that Marco Rubio resign his seat in the Senate after Rubio called the upper chamber “frustrating” and has missed a number of votes while on the presidential campaign trail: Rubio has missed more votes than any other senator this year. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He says he’s MIA from his J-O-B because he finds it frustrating and wants to be president, instead.“I’m not missing votes because I’m on vacation,” he told CNN on Sunday. “I’m running...
  • VANITY - My plan to win the funding debate.

    10/27/2015 5:38:19 PM PDT · by nitzy · 7 replies
    Vanity | 10/27/15 | Me
    I posted this in another thread but I would like to know (besides the obvious reason of (R) cowardice) why this plan wouldn't work? 1.) The House passes a budget that defunds amnesty, defunds PP, defunds the Iran deal, defunds Obamacare. 2.) The Senate attempts to vote on it. 3.) The Democrats filibuster. 4.) The deadline passes. 5.) The government shuts down. 6.) The Republicans "change the rules of the Senate" so that budget bills cannot be filibustered after the government is shut down. 7.) The Senate passes the budget. 8.) Obama vetoes the budget. 9.) The Republicans take to...
  • Vanity: Who's the best FLA senate candidate?

    10/27/2015 2:00:03 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 12 replies
    10/27/15 | me
    I'll be at an event tonight hosted by Carlos Lopez Cantera, currently Lt. Gov in FLA but announced in July that he's running for Rubio's senate seat. What does anyone know about him? Any tips on who the most conservative candidate is?
  • Rubio gives up on Senate: He hates it

    10/26/2015 8:28:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just cant stand it anymore. I dont know that hate is the right word, Rubio said in an interview. Im frustrated. This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate the very place that cemented him as a national politician as a place hes given up on, after less than one term. Its too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. Its the White House or bust. Thats why Im missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I...
  • Marco Rubio Falls Apart When Asked Why He Has Missed the Most Votes in the Senate

    10/25/2015 2:08:07 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/25/2015 | Jason Easley
    When pressed during a CNN interview about why he thinks federal workers should be fired for not doing their jobs while he has missed the most votes in the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio put his foot in his mouth and said that voting in the Senate is not important for a Senator. In an interview that aired on CNNs State of the Union, Jamie Gangel pointed out to Rubio that other Senators running for president (Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders) have only missed ten votes while the Senator from Florida has missed 59. Rubio answered, Well, I can tell you...
  • NDAA 2016: Almost $1B to Arm and Train Syrian, Ukrainian Rebels

    10/15/2015 4:34:56 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | October 15, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Senate has approved a 2016 Defense Department spending bill that earmarks nearly $1 billion to arm Syrian and Ukrainian rebels, including several batallions adopting neo-Nazi symbols and slogans. By a veto-proof 70-27 vote, the Senate voted on October 7 to approve the $612 billion Pentagon appropriation bill for 2016, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While most of the items in the bill would never be approved were our government to be bound by the enumerated powers of the Constitution, a few of the provisions are particularly pernicious.
  • Republicans fret about Rand Paul's Senate seat

    10/09/2015 12:05:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/09/2015 | By KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Some D.C. and Kentucky Republicans want Paul to end his presidential campaign and focus on his 2016 Senate reelection. Rand Paul is under increasing pressure from Republicans here and in Washington to pull the plug on his stagnant presidential campaign and instead recommit his resources to keeping his Senate seat in GOP hands. D.C. Republicans think Paul's poll numbers have flat-lined and operatives worried about retaining control of the Senate are ready for him to start spending a lot more time in Kentucky and a lot less time in Iowa and New Hampshire. "This presidential dream needs to come...
  • Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

    10/08/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/08/15 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws. The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene. About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.
  • How many bills has Ted Cruz passed in the Senate? 1

    10/08/2015 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politifact ^ | 03/29/2015 | By Lauren Carroll
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is known for sticking to his principles, but that might trip him up if he were to become president, a position that requires compromise, said CNN host Dana Bash. "Give me an example where you have successfully compromised in the United States Senate with Democrats," Bash asked Cruz on CNN’s State of the Union March 29. Cruz mentioned his sponsorship of a bill that denied admission to the United States any United Nations representative who poses a national security threat (a response to Iran’s chosen U.N. representative). The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio [R]

    10/06/2015 11:26:34 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 21 replies
    Gov Track US ^ | US Gov't
    From Jan 2011 to Oct 2015, Rubio missed 160 of 1,417 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/05/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2015 | By By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor...
  • Filibusted: Why we should kill the Filibuster

    10/05/2015 10:30:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/05/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Kill the filibuster. Kill it now.Traditions are nice and institutional prerogatives can be important, but right now on Capitol Hill, the tails are wagging the dog. The filibuster is already dead Harry Reid killed it when he chose to disregard it to pack the District of Columbia Circuit and pretending it isnt is not only ridiculous but it is ripping the GOP apart. Its like a legislative Weekend at Bernies starring pouty Mitch McConnell and fussy little Lamar Alexander. The filibuster, a mere Senate tradition and not a constitutional mandate, is not just an obstacle to enacting our...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Filibusted

    10/05/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Kill the filibuster. Kill it now. Traditions are nice and institutional prerogatives can be important, but right now on Capitol Hill, the tails are wagging the dog. The filibuster is already dead Harry Reid killed it when he chose to disregard it to pack the District of Columbia Circuit and pretending it isnt is not only ridiculous but it is ripping the GOP apart. Its like a legislative Weekend at Bernies starring pouty Mitch McConnell and fussy little Lamar Alexander. The filibuster, a mere Senate tradition and not a constitutional mandate, is not just an obstacle to enacting...
  • John McCain Challenger Alex Meluskey Blasts McCain for Funding Planned Parenthood [100 char. limit]

    10/02/2015 12:09:52 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 29 replies
    The Politistick ^ | September 27, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    Its campaign season again, and entrenched establishment RINO Senator John McCain, 79 . . . is trying to sound like a conservative again, even having the gall to attend the Values Voter Summit, attended by the type of conservatives McCain often refers to as crazies and wacko birds, in the nations capitol over the weekend. [snip] One of John McCains primary opponents, small businessman, radio host, and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey, a political newcomer who is running an insurgent grassroots campaign against the entrenched RINO, shot back at McCains unwillingness to fight to stop the human trafficking racket of Planned...
  • Senate in Colorado?

    10/01/2015 1:15:42 PM PDT · by Amish · 10 replies
    Preferred candidate George Brauchler will not seek his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate in Colorado..,
  • Ted Cruz Twice Refuses Opportunity To Call For McConnell To Step Down As Republican Leader

    10/01/2015 8:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Ted Cruz has called Mitch McConnell a liar and expressed outrage over what he sees as McConnells unprincipled leadership but hes not ready to call for the Senate majority leader to step down. Appearing on Hugh Hewitts radio show Wednesday, guest hosted by yours truly, the Texas senator and 2016 presidential contender twice rejected an opportunity to call for McConnells ousting as Senate majority leader. We just saw John Boehner announce that he will be stepping down as Speaker in October. Do you think its time for Mitch McConnell to leave his role as leader of the Senate Republicans?...
  • John Boehners Exit Will Cost Mitch McConnell a Kindred Spirit (awwwwwww!!))

    09/30/2015 3:22:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 9/29/15 | CARL HULSE and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON More than a year before a difficult election cycle when he will be challenged to hold on to his hard-won Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky may have already suffered his most significant loss the pending departure of Speaker John A. Boehner. Over the past six years, the two Republican leaders have developed a bond of the type that has not always existed between House and Senate leaders of the same party, figures who are often pulled in opposite directions. More important, Mr. McConnell and Mr. Boehner agreed that engaging in the kind of brinkmanship that...
  • Ditch Mitch, (Yessssssss)

    09/30/2015 1:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Speaker of the House John Boehner is going, going, gone. Ben Shapiro fears that in his last month of power, Boehner will roll over and roll Barack Obamas agenda all over his restless and restive caucus. Whether within the Beltway or the Bible Belt, conservatives are learning to accept that politics is an ongoing numbers game, one in which We the People have to do more than sit on the porch and complain about the state of affairs. We get to change them, if we are willing. The fight is rolling ahead, and already I have networked with fellow conservatives...
  • Cruz Fights Alone to Stop Senate from Funding Planned Parenthood and Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/29/2015 3:18:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    The whole world's people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things... Last night Ted Cruz couldnt get his Republican Senate colleagues to back his proposed amendment to stop funding Planned Parenthood for one year and to prevent the Obama administration from using funds to implement the Iran nuclear deal until Congress can examine the additional agreements or side deals between the terrorist state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). You know, Obama has negotiated a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Republican leadership goes on television all the time and rightly says this is a catastrophic deal. I would suggest...
  • Senate Democrats Protect Abortion Profits Instead of Babies and Womens Health

    09/29/2015 6:35:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Speaker John Boehner ^ | September 28, 2015 | Matt Wolking
    Last week, Senate Democrats voted to block a bill that would keep the government open, provide more resources to womens health centers around the country, and withhold funds from an abortion business under investigation for selling babies body parts. Why? [....] 2 comments Speaker.gov helen754 17 hours ago while we are approaching 7,000,000,000 that is 7 billion people who are unable to find enough water, food or are killing each other over land that they claim in the name of some non existent god the Republicans want to support the continued population explosion. Abortion is safer for many women...
  • U.S. Senate Blocks Resolution to Defund Planned Parenthood

    09/29/2015 5:55:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 2015-09-24 | Nathanael Bennett
    Today, by a vote of 47-52, 52 U.S. Senators blocked a vote on a resolution that would have fully funded the government while redirecting hundreds of millions of dollars away from Planned Parenthood and to community health centers. Unfortunately, the 52 Senators who voted no prevented the Senate from invoking cloture and overcoming a filibuster. As a result, Planned Parenthood is continuing to receive taxpayer dollars, and a government shutdown continues to loom. Ironically, many of the same 52 Senators who are engaging in a filibuster today are loudly deriding the possibility of a government shutdown in less than a...
  • Baltimore lawmaker moving toward U.S. Senate campaign in Maryland

    09/28/2015 3:15:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rachel Weiner
    A Republican state delegate is working toward a bid for Marylands open U.S. Senate seat, the first candidate with establishment support. Del. Kathy Szeliga, who represents Baltimore County and serves as minority whip in the House of Delegates, is taking steps toward a campaign. Im seriously looking at getting into this race and gauging support, and its really been actually overwhelming, Szeliga said. She said that among those Republicans reaching out to encourage her effort, first reported Sunday by the Baltimore Sun, are Rep. Andy Harris, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel; former lieutenant governor Michael...
  • RNC vice chairman: McConnell must resign

    09/28/2015 1:37:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not gonna happen. I think. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting…“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”“Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty,”...
  • Boehner: False Prophets Like Jackass Cruz Whip People Into Frenzy Over Plans That Wont Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show — CBS’ “Face the Nation” — after his Friday surprise announcement that he’d be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. “The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were very satisfied with the partys two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • Not only cowardice, but lack of imagination hurt GOP Congress

    09/27/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    self | 9/27/2015 | LS
    It's well understood that neither Mitch McConnell nor John Boehner really wanted to stop Obama from doing anything. There are several theories for this. Rush Limbaugh and many conservatives think that the GOPe's polling data has told them that a shutdown---or any perceived opposition to Obama---would harm them in elections. Another theory is that, well, they really don't disagree with the guy, and really only prefer to "manage" the decline better than him. Both could be true. What is NOT true is that there were never any other means of stopping Zero and his cronies except for either a government...
  • Senate bill that would defund Planned Parenthood fails badly, 47/52. Eight Republicans vote no

    09/24/2015 5:34:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Two of those Republicans, Rand Paul and Tom Cotton, opposed the bill not because of its Planned Parenthood provisions but because it didn’t meet their priorities on other government spending. Paul voted no because it would lead to another $400 billion in debt; Cotton opposed it because spending on defense wasn’t high enough to suit him.I haven’t seen explanations from the other six but five of them are among the most centrist members of the caucus. (Ben Sasse is an exception.) Did they take issue with some element of spending too, or was this in fact a vote to...
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Senate Fails to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

    09/23/2015 12:10:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks gestation, when a fetus can feel pain. Known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the bill failed on Tuesday morning to receieve the necessary 60 votes to advance to a vote. "What I am asking every colleague is this: look in your hearts and help us stand up for the most innocent life," said Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in advance of the vote. Introduced in January by Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona in the House of Representatives as H.R....
  • Surprise: Democrats To Block Late Term Abortion Bill

    09/22/2015 7:43:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As we once again get down to the wire on a potential government shutdown, Senate Democrats are taking an extreme stance on abortion and plan to block legislation introduced by Republicans to ban abortions after five months of pregnancy. Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense. Though the GOP controls the Senate, Democrats appeared certain to prevent them from getting the 60 votes needed Tuesday to move ahead on the bill. It would be the second time since this summer's release of videos involving...
  • Invoking the 'Nuclear Option' Against the Iranian Nuke Deal

    09/18/2015 10:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2015 | Richard M. Schum
    Last week, the Congress began debate on President Obamas nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Many questions have been raised about the wisdom of the deal, including the lack of verifiability of the inspection regime, the release of over $150 billion that will help fund its ongoing terrorist activities, the secret codicils that the United States is not privy to, the lifting of sanctions on Irans ballistic missile program, and the bellicose words of Irans supreme leader, who has continued to openly reject the terms of the deal as the president moves forward with its implementation. As expected,...
  • The American Refugee Resettlement Scam

    09/17/2015 4:23:41 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 4 replies
    http://theamericanreport.org/ ^ | Sept 15, 2015 | James Simpson
    President Obama and his rancid leftist allies have subjected America to a blizzard of lies. Nothing that leaves his mouth even remotely parrots the truth, but typically stands truth on its head. The propaganda infrastructure spanning media, Hollywood, non-profit institutions and the halls of academia then erects a virtually impenetrable wall of disinformation to advance the lie.