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  • GOP hits the brakes on Obama nominees

    12/12/2014 12:39:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are throwing up obstacles to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) plans to confirm a batch of executive and judicial branch nominees this weekend. Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said if Reid wants to confirm 12 pending federal district judges, he will have to run them through the regular floor process, which could take days. Grassley noted that Republicans don’t have enough votes to block the judicial nominees but they can drag out the process, which may force Reid to bring the Senate in next week if he wants to get the...
  • Should Ted Cruz Delay The Omnibus Bill 30 Hours By Forcing Reid To Hold A Cloture Vote?

    12/12/2014 9:21:59 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    12/12/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If some (i.e. Harry Reid) in the Senate seek unanimous consent to go straight to a vote on Cronybus, but Cruz (and others who may wish to join him) delay this move by forcing Reid to hold a cloture vote - and thus stall the vote in the Senate on Cronybus by 30 hours - would you support this if it led to a short-term funding measure? While this move may upset Boehner, who has now bent his will to Obama's desire, would you support Cruz (or whomever may wish to do this - Warren?) doing this?
  • Reid threatens to extend lame-duck

    12/01/2014 1:22:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned senators that they might have to stay in session through the week of Dec. 15. In comments on the floor, Reid said he hoped the Senate could avoid staying at work the week before Christmas, but warned an additional week of work was possible. “We have a lot to do and not a lot of time to accomplish it,” Reid said. “We might have to be here the week before Christmas, however Mr. President, not into the Christmas holiday.” Both the House and Senate are scheduled to recess for the year by Dec....
  • Landrieu demands Cassidy produce disputed LSU timesheets

    11/28/2014 3:36:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is demanding Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) bring time sheets for work he performed at Louisiana State University to their Monday debate after allegations surfaced that he wrongly billed the school while a member of Congress. Landrieu appeared briefly on a conference call with reporters Friday to call on Cassidy to bring 63 months of records to their debate “to explain this situation and put it to rest.” A spokesman for Cassidy said LSU would have to provide those records. “Senator Landrieu is still failing to produce any evidence of her ludicrous claims,” the spokesman told The...
  • Poll: Cassidy leads Landrieu by 11 points

    11/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up an 11-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race for Senate, according to a new survey from Republican polling outlet Vox Populi. The poll finds Cassidy with a 53-42 lead over Landrieu, with 5 percent undecided. That’s up from Cassidy’s 48 to 44 edge in the same poll in October. Cassidy is crushing Landrieu 58 to 31 among independents in the state. In addition, the poll found that Landrieu’s efforts to pass the Keystone pipeline during the lame duck session may have backfired — 39 percent said it made...
  • Sen. Durbin: Elizabeth Warren a ‘great spokesman’ for Democrats

    11/16/2014 10:08:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren long has been a hero on the progressive left, but her popularity among the Democratic Party establishment is growing rapidly. Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, now is set to assume a leadership role in her party’s Senate caucus, and the leaders of that caucus say she’s uniquely qualified for the job.“I think [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, all of us, have confidence that Elizabeth Warren is a great spokesman for our caucus and for our party on a national basis,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat and the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate. Mr. Durbin appeared on...
  • GOP pressure builds to block Obama immigration order

    11/12/2014 12:30:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Dozens of House Republicans have signed onto a new letter that insists the GOP include language in the upcoming spending bill to prevent President Obama from taking unilateral action on immigration, escalating a simmering fight between Congress and the White House. Rep. Matt Salmon, an Arizona Republican who organized the letter, said Congress needs to use its power of the purse to defend its own powers to write immigration policy — and he said he believes there could be enough support even in the Democratic-controlled Senate to win. “I’m not going down without a fight,” he said in an interview...
  • Harry Reid vows to cooperate when Dems become Senate minority (riiight)

    11/12/2014 11:42:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday he’s seen obstruction from Republicans and has no intention of adopting those tactics when he lands in the minority next year. Mr. Reid, the Nevada Democrat who will go from being majority leader to minority leader, said he will work “in good faith” to make the Senate operate smoothly, and said that means rejecting the obstruction he said the GOP pioneered while they were in the minority. “I have no desire to engage in that,” Mr. Reid said in opening the Senate for the lame-duck session, which will see a number of retiring or defeated...
  • Dems unlikely to ram through Obama’s attorney general pick

    11/11/2014 4:20:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama will have to get his nominee for attorney general past a Republican-controlled Senate, Democratic and Republican aides say. A packed schedule after the election is almost certain to push the vetting process for Loretta Lynch into January, when Republicans are set to take power in the upper chamber. “It seems likely [the Lynch vote] would be in the next Congress. It’s difficult to process an [attorney general] that quickly,” said a Democratic aide. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not yet made a decision on whether to move Lynch’s nomination in the lame-duck session, according to spokesman...
  • McCain Assures Incoming GOP Senators Won’t Be More Ted Cruz Types

    11/11/2014 1:25:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz don’t exactly have the best relationship. Cruz has said Republicans like McCain are why their party doesn’t do better, and McCain has not been shy about publicly dumping on Cruz, especially during last year’s government shutdown. And in a new interview with Salon today, McCain wanted to make it clear that the incoming crop of Republicans that will give their party control of the Senate will not be Cruzes. McCain even claimed that a lot of the GOP Senate candidates who won are in the same mold as himself and Lindsey Graham.
  • Reid leaves a legacy of wreckage

    11/09/2014 7:53:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    suntimes ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Steve Huntley
    The first order of business for the U.S. Senate under Republican Mitch McConnell will be getting the Senate back in business. For most of the last four years, Democrat Harry Reid manipulated what was once the world’s greatest deliberative body for political purposes, not for the hard task of governing. The House passed more than 300 bills but they mostly died from neglect in the Senate. What little legislation that made it to the floor crashed as Reid manipulated Senate rules to ban amendments and debate. When Republicans refused to bow to his tin-pot dictatorial rule, he accused them of...
  • 28 senators who voted for Obamacare and won't be part of new Senate

    11/05/2014 2:46:01 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Philip Klein
    On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into Tuesday’s elections, 24 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going be part of the new Senate being sworn in on January. To be sure, it isn’t fair to attribute all of the turnover in the chamber to Obamacare. Many senators voted for Obamacare and lost re-election battles in which they were hit hard for their support for the...
  • Senate Update: Polls Point Increasingly To Republican Senate Win

    11/02/2014 4:28:10 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 1, 2014 | Nate Silver
    By this point in an election year, when polls are coming in by the bucketload late in the evening, you can get a sense for which pollsters are taking fresh samples of public opinion and which are herding toward the conventional wisdom. J. Ann Selzer, whose firm Selzer & Company conducts the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll, is in the former group: She’s always been one to trust what her data is telling her. On Dec. 31, 2007, Selzer’s poll was among the first to show a large lead for Barack Obama in the Iowa Democratic caucuses — most other...
  • Election Day In The Big Sleazy

    11/02/2014 1:22:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11-2-14 | Jeff Greenfield
    Politics in Louisiana is a uniquely business. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at what’s about to go down there on Tuesday. You might not think a noontime political rally with two or three-dozen listeners in Lafayette, Louisiana -- a town 135 miles west of New Orleans -- is a logical place to look for one of the potentially crucial elements of the mid-term elections. And in just about any other state, you’d be right. But this is Louisiana. And Louisiana is....different. It’s not just its accents, its terrain, its laws (shaped by the Napoleonic Code, not British common...
  • Michelle Obama urged to run for California seat in Senate

    10/25/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    pagesix ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Michelle Obama is being urged by her husband’s true believers to move to California when she leaves the White House and to pursue the US Senate seat expected to be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018. The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81, has strongly suggested this will be her last term, Richard Turley will report in Orbmagazine.com on Thursday. The first couple haven’t said where they’ll go when Barack Obama leaves office in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender.
  • Mary Landrieu is the best choice by far for Louisiana: Editorial (NOLA) (Barf alert)

    10/20/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 23 replies
    Times Picayune, NOLA.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | Times Picayune Board
    When Mary Landrieu was elected to the U.S. Senate 18 years ago, Louisiana residents needed her to become a strong and effective advocate for the state. She did that, forging relationships across party lines, pushing three different presidents and her colleagues in Congress to treat us fairly and building the clout that comes not only with seniority but respect. The benefits to Louisiana have been enormous. At a time when the New Orleans area needed eloquent and powerful leadership after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the levee breaches, Sen. Landrieu provided it. She championed our community's right to be rebuilt,...
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obama’s...
  • DWS: Dems Will Hold the Senate

    10/19/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Townhall.com | October 19, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    With the midterm elections just weeks away, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemed confident during her appearanceon “Fox News Sunday” that Democrats will keep the Senate. “We are going to hold the Senate,” the Florida lawmaker said. “The president is not on the ballot.” “Republicans are desperate to put him on the ballot because they’re trying to turn away from their own terrible record,” she added. She made her prediction amid a majority of polls that give Republicans at least a 60 percent chance of retaking the upper chamber, including a Washington Post forecast that gives the GOP a...
  • Smoking-Guns on Obamacare Fraud (Weekly Update)

    10/18/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Fraud Alert: Judicial Watch Files Taxpayer Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange Both houses of Congress were not exactly honest on the applications they filed with the District of Columbia’s Health Benefit Exchange Authority. In fact, the signatories who put their names to the applications seemed to make little pretense of providing truthful information. Under D.C. law, only those small businesses that have 50 or fewer employees can participate in the Small Business Exchange. Guess how many people are employed by Congress? And, guess how many employees Congress claims to have? Congress employs upwards of...
  • Sen. Reid Won’t Say Whether Americans Should Be Forcibly Barred From Asking Him a Question

    10/16/2014 9:54:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 16, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not respond to repeated questions about whether public citizens who ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police, as happened recently when reporter Jason Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid’s hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary. A plainclothes Capitol Hill policeman forcefully pushes journalist Jason Mattera into a wall after Mattera asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a question. (Photo: Daily Surge.) Through several e-mails and telephone calls, CNSNews.com asked Sen....
  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Warren
    A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference. Don Carrington at the Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has the scoop on how JDC Manufacturing, co-owned by Chip Hagan kept savings from a stimulus grant instead of returning the money to taxpayers: The company’s original application stated the total project would cost $438,627, and said JDC would contribute “leveraged funds” amounting to $187,983, or 43...
  • Video: McConnell “proudly” announces his presidential votes

    10/14/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Mary Katharine already covered the first part of this exchange and noted the second, but it’s worth revisiting for Mitch McConnell’s brief rebuttal. The Republican incumbent scoffs at Alison Grimes’ invocation of a sacred right to avoid answering an obvious question, and demonstrates it by announcing he “proudly” voted against Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections: Mitch McConnell Proudly Voted For Mitt Romney There’s also no sacred right to not announce how we vote. I voted for Mitt Romney, proudly. I voted for John McCain. And by the way, 116 out of 120 Kentucky counties agreed with my...
  • Fox News Polls: Senate battleground races trending GOP, Roberts up in Kansas

    10/08/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/08/14 | Dana Blanton
    New Fox News battleground polls show a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate.The GOP candidates -- helped by anti-Barack Obama sentiment and strong support from male voters -- lead in all five states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky. The races, however, are still far from settled. None of the Senate candidates has a lead outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. And none of the front-runners hit the important marker of 50 percent support from their electorate.
  • Are big three senate races slipping from Dems?

    10/03/2014 10:03:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | October 3, 2014 | James Hohmann
    It’s been the most remarkably enduring story line of Election 2014: three Democratic senators defying their states’ deep red complexion and their president’s abysmal approval ratings to stay competitive in races that should have, on paper, been lost long ago. The question all along has been, Could it possibly last? Now, a month out from the election, Republicans are seeing subtle but perceptible signs that contests in Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana — all three pivotal in the battle for the Senate — are finally breaking their way. In Alaska, the conservative base has rallied behind Republican Dan Sullivan after a...
  • Republican Senate candidates Cotton, Brown and Land moving up by attacking amnesty

    09/30/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For many conservatives this election is an odd mixture of joy and foreboding. On the one hand we are happy that the indications point to an end of the tyrannical reign of Harry Reid; but on the other we are faced with the prospect of more of the same old same old from Republicans. While there are many issues to be weighed as we decide what to do on November 4th, few would argue that amnesty is not our top concern. If the Republicans join Barack Obama in granting amnesty to illegal aliens our country will collapse and eventually cease...
  • Senate Update: A Troubling Trend For Democrats In Colorado

    09/26/2014 10:12:06 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 25, 2014 | Nate Silver
    The battle for Senate control has been close all year, but also remarkably consistent. Way back in March, we described Republicans as slight favorites to pick up the chamber. And since FiveThirtyEight officially launched its forecast model this month, Republicans have had between a 53 and a 65 percent chance of winning the Senate. Our most recent update, as of Thursday evening, is close to the middle of that range, putting Republicans’ takeover chances at about 58 percent. SENATEUPDATE There’s no guarantee things will remain this way. At just about this time two years ago, Democrats broke open what had...
  • Fight for Senate Control Down to Five States

    09/24/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 23, 2014 | Stuart Rothenberg
    With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democrats. Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the Senate for the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. And they need to win only one of the Democratic states if they hold the only GOP seat at serious risk. While things could still change — and national polls continue to show an environment that may produce a substantial GOP wave in the House and Senate —...
  • GOP’s scorched-earth Kansas plan

    09/23/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 30 replies
    Control of the Senate is potentially at stake in Kansas, and the GOP is beginning to double down. With a two-man race now looking all but certain, national Republicans are planning a scorched-earth offensive to frame Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) independent opponent, Greg Orman, as a shady businessman. Their first volley this weekend: reports that Orman represented Rajat Gupta — the former Goldman Sachs board member who incurred criminal and civil fines of more than $18 million and was jailed earlier this year for securities fraud — on a two-person board of a Cayman Islands private equity partnership. Kansas Republicans...
  • Greens fear loss of Senate firewall

    09/21/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Green groups are fearful of Republicans winning the Senate majority in November, predicting it could lead to a “whittling away” of environmental regulations at the hands of GOP leaders. While environmental groups are spending millions of dollars trying to save the Senate for Democrats, they acknowledge the possibility that they could be forced to play defense against an all-Republican Congress in 2015. “I think that the wholesale repeal of environmental legislation, repealing [Environmental Protection Agency] greenhouse gas authority, things like that, that’s unlikely to happen,” said Ben Schreiber, director of the climate program at Friends of the Earth. “It is...
  • Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business “experience” was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. “As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it’s like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going,” the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a “former small business owner.” This week, the Shaheen...
  • Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

    09/17/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile. Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms. The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a...
  • Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race

    09/12/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV, that his office has “received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project,” an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls. “Preliminary investigation has revealed significant illegal activities, including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases, and applications with false or inaccurate information,” Kemp wrote in the memo. Nunn is...
  • Mississippi State Supreme Court agrees to hear McDaniel election challenge

    09/11/2014 8:56:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sometimes the good guys do win and beat the devils in the end. Sometimes if you are right, you know you are right and you don’t give up, your dreams do come true. Late Tuesday afternoon the Mississippi State Supreme Court agreed to consider the mountain of evidence State Senator Chris McDaniel has put together to prove his allegations of voter fraud committed by Republican United States Senator Thad Cochran and several members of his staff. The case revolves around a contest to secure the Republican nomination to run for the US Senate from Mississippi. The history of this case...
  • Mississippi High Court May Be Site of Senate Runoff Fight (McDaniel vs. Cochran)

    09/06/2014 2:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Bloomberg | Sep 6, 2014 12:01 AM ET | Erik Larson and Annie Linskey
    Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-05/mississippi-high-court-may-be-next-stop-in-senate-runoff-fight.html
  • Illinois’ Blagojevich in line for a Get out of Jail Soon card?

    09/03/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/14 | George Spelvin
    The tentacles of Obama’s web of corruption yet again expose the stinking cesspool that is Chicago. Rod Blagojevich, the fourth Illinois governor to reside in a gray bar inn, may be rearranging his schedule for an anticipated Get Out of Jail Somewhat Free Card as political maneuverings and legal efforts reveal Obama’s reach. “It’s f’n golden,” said Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich prior to his trip to prison. He was referring to his right as Governor to appoint a US Senator to fill the vacancy that occurred when Obama went to Washington to organize that community. That seat on the Democrat...
  • Alaska Family Action debate proved we need Joe Miller in U.S. Senate

    08/10/2014 9:31:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    oe Miller has shown he is the only true conservative in the Alaska United States Senate Republican primary. His opponents are beholden to exactly the people who have brought us the mess we are in; and either one would only make things worse. He can be supported at Joeforliberty.com The primary is August 26, 2014. When the Alaska Family Action debate moderator asked the right questions, Joe Miller had the right answers and his opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary did not. Those are the simple facts. On Illegal aliens pouring into our country, Miller explained he is against...
  • An ‘Easy Gallop’ Gets Easier for Turning Montana Senate Seat Red

    08/04/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 4, 2014 | Rod Kackley
    Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) was basking in the national spotlight of delivering the GOP’s response to President Obama’s weekly radio and internet address July 27, while the man whose job he wants, Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.), was reeling from charges of plagiarizing a healthy portion of his U.S. Army War College master’s thesis. The contest has never been a contest, although Walsh did pull closer to Daines just before the plagiarism scandal broke July 23. Daines is slaughtering Walsh in the polls. The latest survey of likely Montana voters from Public Policy Polling, which leans toward Democrats, has the Republican...
  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    First-time political candidate David Perdue won a surprise victory over favored Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for the US Senate nomination in Georgia. Kingston, who had the backing of the US Chamber of Commerce as well as conservatives such as my Salem colleague Erick Erickson, had been leading in almost every poll as the runoff approached. In the end, Perdue’s outsider message may have won the day: Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office.The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term...
  • Dems’ Plan B disintegrates: Bill to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling can’t clear filibuster

    07/16/2014 12:57:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Democrats’ effort to reverse the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” ruling on birth control could not overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday, exposing the partisan divide over how to balance women’s health rights with religious liberty ahead of November’s congressional contests. The chamber’s 56-43 vote was not enough to green-light the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” for final consideration, even though Republicans Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke party ranks and voted to put the bill on the floor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, changed his vote to “no” at...
  • Women stand to make history in West Virginia Senate race

    07/14/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Carl Cameron
    History will be made in West Virginia this year when Mountain State voters elect their first female U.S. senator. They will choose between Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant for the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The GOP has targeted West Virginia as one of six Senate seats it needs to win to gain control of the Senate. The others include: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In this increasingly Red State, Tennant brought out a firebrand liberal, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Capito shot back with...
  • Joe Miller Remains

    07/03/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    In 2010, Fairbanks attorney and Tea Party firebrand Joe Miller pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history by defeating Alaska’s incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. Perhaps just as surprisingly, Murkowski was able to hold onto her seat less than three months later when she won a general election write-in campaign, taking advantage of Miller’s growing reputation as a loose cannon to defeat him and a Democratic challenger. Four years later, Miller is again a candidate in the GOP Senate primary (set for Aug. 19), this time vying for the right to take on...
  • John Fund: Remember Mississippi!

    06/27/2014 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | John Fund
    How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig...
  • Meet Mitzi Bickers - scandal-plagued Dem operative worked the black vote for Cochran

    06/27/2014 6:17:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Meet what appears to be one of the keys to Thad CochranÂ’s black-turnout operation, Mitzi Bickers. She is, from all appearances, something of a renaissance woman: She is not only the pastor of AtlantaÂ’s Emmanuel Baptist Church but also a former president of the Atlanta school board, a former construction-company executive, and a Democratic staffer and political strategist with a checkered past. Last year, she left her job as a senior adviser to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed after news surfaced that she had filed a fraudulent financial-disclosure statement. In a bizarre turn of events, it seems that Bickers was in...
  • GOP Soul-Searching Over Thad Cochran

    06/27/2014 4:28:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 27, 2014 | Scott McKay
    By now you've probably seen the reaction to Tuesday night’s Mississippi Republican Senate primary election, in which shaky incumbent Thad Cochran eked out a victory over Tea Party insurgent Chris McDaniel by making use of some rather unconventional electoral tactics.Cochran dedicated most of his efforts to pursuing Democrats, and specifically the black community. He went so far as to threaten his new voting base by saying McDaniel would cut food stamps,and made conspicuous charges of racism against both McDaniel and the Tea Party. There were further allegations, substantiated in news reports, of “street money” paid to Democratic fixers to turn...
  • Brett Favre Endorses Thad Cochran in US Chamber Ad

    06/19/2014 8:56:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 6-19-14 | Jeff Poor
    In an ad posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's YouTube page on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, a product of the coastal town of Kiln, MS that played college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi, came out to support incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). “I’ve learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our state’s future, trust me: Mississippi can win and win big with Thad Cochran,” Favre said. “Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina." Cochran is locked into a runoff battle with...
  • Poll: McDaniel Opens 12-Point Lead Over Cochran

    06/16/2014 10:14:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 77 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    BILOXI, Mississippi -- A new poll shows conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel with a commanding 12-point lead the runoff election in Mississippi’s GOP primary over six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). The Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll, conducted by Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Company, Inc., shows McDaniel has a 52 percent to 40 percent lead over Cochran.In a memo, pollster Conway noted too that McDaniel has an “intensity advantage” as 47 percent of his supporters say they are “definite” supporters whereas only 37 percent of Cochran’s say as much. “With eight days to go before the run-off election...
  • Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary

    06/06/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2014 | 2:15 pm | Rebecca Berg
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking sides in the Mississippi Senate primary run-off, stepping out to help raise money for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., against his Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel. McConnell will host a "run-off reception" benefiting Cochran, a six-term incumbent, on the evening of June 10 at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington. In an email to party donors Friday, obtained by the Washington Examiner, McConnell warned that the outcome of the contest "will have a very real impact on our fight for the Majority," even though Mississippi is considered a Republican stronghold. "Our friend Thad...
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  • Sources: Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Panel

    04/30/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-30-14 | Caroline May
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2. According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request. Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is...
  • Senate Candidate’s Silent Pause Demolishes Democrat Gary Peters’ ‘War on Women’ Meme

    04/23/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 32 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO AT LINKTerri Lynn Land, who’s running for the U.S. Senate against leftist progressive Democrat and current Congressman Gary Peters, is tired of the ridiculous “War on Women” meme that Democrats invented to smear Republicans (WATCH VIDEO BELOW). But it didn’t take any words for Land, the former Michigan secretary of state, to destroy Peters’ accusation. All is took was a pregnant pause to make the accusation that a woman would be waging a “War on Women” look moronic in this quite funny new ad by Terri Lynn Land, entitled simply, “Really?” The Michigan senate race is turning out to...