GOP Sells America Down the River – RushLimbaugh.com

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. I have a headline here from the Washington Times:  “White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle.” That headline’s a misnomer.  There was never a battle.  None of this was opposed.  The Republican Party didn’t stand […]

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2,200 pages, $1.8 trillion, dead of night – Politico

What’s really in the year-end tax and spending bill? Congress released more than 2,200 pages of legislation in the dead of night — containing $1.1 trillion in spending, about $680 billion in tax cuts and a string of other policy changes. Both the fossil fuel and alternative energy industries can count themselves as winners, following […]

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Ryan Willing To Step Up As Speaker If Major GOP Groups Endorse Him – The Daily Caller

WASHINGTON — The House Republican Conference met Tuesday evening and decided that the three House GOP main factions — the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, and the Tuesday group — will each decide whether their respective groups should endorse House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan by the end of the week. “That will […]

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Of Course: Court Orders Pro-Life Group To Stop Releasing Videos That Make Planned Parenthood Look Bad – Townhall.com

A California court has ordered the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, the group behind a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, to desist from released any new footage exposing the practice. According to a report by Fox News, officials from a company that purchases baby parts […]

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Obama denies IRS deliberately targeted Tea Party – The American Thinker

The man who called reports that the IRS targeted conservatives “outrageous” and intolerable” now says it never happened. Appearing on The Daily Show, the president told John Stewart that it was the Republican’s fault that the IRS tried to implement a poorly written and “vague” law and that the real scandal was a lack of […]

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A Very Good Deal—for Iran – The Weekly Standard

We have a deal. It’s a deal worse than even we imagined possible. It’s a deal that gives the Iranian regime $140b in return for … effectively nothing: no dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections, no curbs on Iran’s ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, no halt to Iran’s sponsorship […]

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McConnell pushing Senate Dems to the wall on fast track bill – AmericanThinker

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is through offering concessions to Democrats to make it easier for them to vote for the fast track trade authority the president is seeking. Instead, he will hold a vote on Tuesday that will force Democrats who have supported fast track in the past, to vote for it again […]

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Alabama delegation could decide whether ‘ObamaTrade’ passes or not, here’s why – Yellowhammer

All eyes will be on the Alabama Congressional delegation Friday as the U.S. House votes on whether or not to grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or “fast track authority” to enter into international trade agreements that Congress will not be able to amend. Conservatives like Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) […]

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CARLY TO OBAMA: ‘DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS,’ RELEASE OBAMATRADE TEXT NOW – Breitbart.com

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly release the text of Obamatrade immediately. “Of course, I support free and fair trade,” Fiorina said in an email to Breitbart News. But President Obama has made lofty promises before and we’ve learned with this White […]

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Obama: ‘By Hook or Crook,’ I’ll Expand Government | The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last 2 years of his tenure. “Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a […]

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Trey Gowdy Introduces States’ Rights, “Undo Obama Destruction And Liberal Idiocy” Immigration Enforcement Bill | ConstitutionRising.com

Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has a solution for the current problem America faces with a lawless “president” who bends the law and rewrites it to his own political ends, at least to the extent that White House criminality is applied in the circumvention of immigration law. He’s authored a bill that contains specific language which […]

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GOP Double-Crossing Traitors | The Daily Caller

Now that a federal judge has held Obama’s illegal executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too. Back when they needed our votes before the last election, Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty” — if only voters gave them a Senate majority. […]

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Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy | National Review Online

On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It […]

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Republicans surrender to infanticide | Human Events

Evidently, Republicans don’t feel competent enough to make a case against infanticide. Why else would the GOP pull its 20-week abortion limit bill? Here’s a short list of things that are less popular than banning late-term abortions: “Acting” on climate change. “Free” community college. Taxing the wealthy. Building the Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama. […]

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House immigration plan slammed, spends $10B and deports no illegals | WashingtonExaminer.com

Critics including Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions are slamming a House GOP border security plan set for debate Wednesday, claiming it will spend $10 billion on new equipment and border security tricks, but not send one single illegal home. Sessions, the influential Center for Immigration Studies, and the head of the association of former Border Control […]

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Sen. Mike Lee: Repeal Obamacare With 51-Vote Senate Majority | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) said “yes,” he would use reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the signature legislation of President Barack Obama. At the Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked the senator, “Given that the Senate enacted Obamacare in a reconciliation measure that only required 51 votes, would you […]

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Obama has worst State of the Union record since Ford, study shows – Washington Times

Judging by his recent history, it doesn’t really matter what President Obama says in Tuesday’s State of the Union address — Congress is going to ignore him anyway. Mr. Obama has the second-worst record of getting his State of the Union policy requests enacted into law of any president in the last five decades, according […]

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The President’s Speech | National Review Online

On Tuesday evening, at just after nine o’clock, an American citizen will give a political speech, and for a brief moment the media’s world will stop turning on its axis. Dropping what they were doing, every news station will broadcast his words live; a cabal of quick-draw analysts will wait in the wings to defend […]

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McConnell to House GOP: Don’t expect miracle on immigration | TheHill

HERSHEY, PA. — Senate GOP leaders are using their joint retreat with the House to warn conservatives that they’re not going to be able to reverse President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told House lawmakers that he needs at least six Democrats to pass legislation approved by the House […]

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Obama issues 3 veto threats in 2 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened more vetoes Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the two-day-old Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging President Barack Obama to sign early measures that demonstrate bipartisan support. “We’re calling on the president to ignore the voices of reaction and join us,” Senate Majority Leader […]

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Anatomy of a Failed Coup | National Review Online

Around 10 a.m. this morning, Representative John Fleming (R., La.) received a phone call from a colleague asking him to vote against Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on the House floor today. Fleming has a longstanding alliance with Representative Steve King (R., Iowa), Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.), and other ringleaders of the unsuccessful effort […]

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John Boehner just endured the biggest revolt against a House speaker in more than 150 years – The Washington Post

Updated 3:03 p.m. Boehner lost the votes of 25 House Republicans, marking the biggest defection in at least 100 years. The original post follows. Update 4:58 p.m. According to the book “Fighting for the Speakership,” the last time this many people voted against a major-party’s speaker nominee was 1860, when Republicans split their votes between two candidates: John Sherman […]

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Conservative Lawmakers Plan To Vote Against Boehner For Speaker | The Daily Caller

Some disaffected conservative House Republicans are planning to rebel and vote against John Boehner for speaker of the House when the new Congress convenes next week. The official speaker’s election is set for Jan. 6., when the House will convene for a public floor vote to open the new Congress. While the vote is usually […]

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Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill – AP News 12/13/2014 12:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from “the divided government that the American people voted for.” One day after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi publicly chastised him for supporting […]

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Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama joined forces today to push their respective party members to provide 219 votes–one more than was needed–to ensure passage of an omnibus government funding bill that permits the administration to spend money implementing Obamacare and Obama’s planned unilateral actions that will effectively amnesty as many […]

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Gruber: ‘I Was Not the Architect’ of Obamacare | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “I did not draft (Mass.) Governor (Mitt) Romney’s health care plan, and I was not the ‘architect’ of President Obama’s health care plan,” MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday. Gruber, in his prepared statement, said he “ran microsimulation models” on the health care law to help elected […]

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Getting beyond Obamacare | National Review Online

Obamacare took a beating in the elections, but it is pretty safe from legislative attack over the next two years. Republicans should spend those years making it less safe during the next presidency. Many, many Republicans who oppose Obamacare won their elections. And they ran on that opposition: No issue featured in more Republican ads. […]

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Mark Levin: ‘Republican Leadership Likes Amnesty’ and ‘Sold Out Voters’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Constitutional expert and syndicated talk show host Mark Levin said at an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) summit in Washington, D.C., that the “Republican leadership likes amnesty” and has “sold out the voters.” CNSNews.com asked Levin, “Senator Sessions has said that Congress has the power of the purse when it comes to Obama’s […]

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Boehner Retreats on Amnesty | The Daily Caller

Pressure from GOP voters and legislators is forcing House Speaker John Boehner to part-way oppose President Barack Obama’s personal amnesty for illegal immigrants, say GOP legislators. Boehner announced on Tuesday that he and his top deputies were proposing to modify the almost-complete 2015 omnibus appropriations budget to block funding for a critical immigration agency after […]

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Obama Is Not a Monarch – Sen. Ted Cruz – POLITICO Magazine

The president cannot act alone; the Constitution requires compromise. By Sen. Ted Cruz The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power […]

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Boehner Wants Immigration Reform: ‘It Is Just Time to Deal With It’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner said at a press conference today that “it is just time to deal with” the issue of immigration reform, indicating he hopes to enact an immigration law in the coming year. Meanwhile, Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel, did not respond this afternoon to an emailed question from CNSNews.com asking him […]

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Republicans Win Control Of The U.S. Senate | The Daily Caller

Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, ousting several Democratic lawmakers from their seats and sending a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama. The GOP needed a net gain of six seats to win back control of the Senate from Democrats. As of early Wednesday, Republicans had won seven seats controlled […]

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Liberals about to get clobbered in midterm elections conclude democracy is outdated | Human Events

How bad are things looking for Democrats in the midterm elections?  So bad that the New York Times ran an op-ed from a Duke professor musing that we should stop having midterm elections, because democracy is, like, totally outdated and stuff: By Tuesday night about 90 million Americans will have cast ballots in an election that’s almost certain to […]

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A Referendum on Competence | National Review Online

Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the […]

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CNN poll: Voters are angry – CNN.com

Washington (CNN) — Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new CNN/ORC International Poll shows. Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, […]

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The Optimistic GOP Story Everyone Is Missing | National Review Online

The vast majority of political journalists — and I include some of my conservative colleagues — are missing a very big story. The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects. And the House GOP is going to add to its majority. But then comes the big […]

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$2.66T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through August; Gov’t Still Runs $589B Deficit | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,663,426,000,000 for the first 11 months of the fiscal year this August, but the federal government still ran a $589,185,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement. Each month, the Treasury publishes the government’s “total receipts,” including all revenue from individual income taxes, corporate […]

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Obama Says He Will Unilaterally Legalize Illegal Aliens | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said in a press conference in Wales on Friday afternoon that although his “preference is to see Congress act,” he intends to take unilateral action to give illegal aliens “some path” to “be legal” if Congress does not enact the sort immigration legislation he wants. The Associated Press reported on […]

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August primaries: a good night for incumbents | Human Events

The most interesting feature of the 2014 primary season is spotlighted in this line from Fox News‘ primary-night roundup: “Despite Congress’ abysmal approval ratings, only three incumbents have lost this election cycle — [Michigan Rep. Kerry] Bentivolio and fellow Republican Reps. Eric Cantor of Virginia and Ralph Hall of Texas.” That’s remarkable given the “voters hate […]

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US Knew Bowe Bergdahl Had Deserted, Investigated Him | The Daily Caller

As early as 2010, the Pentagon had confirmed that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted his post in 2009, and even before he deserted he had been the subject of “a major classified file” by U.S. intelligence. A 2010 investigation by the Pentagon found there was solid evidence that Bergdahl hadn’t lagged behind on patrol, as first […]

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Did the U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists? Susan Rice Dodges | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – “Point-blank, did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists in (Bowe Bergdahl’s) release?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Sunday. “Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield,” Rice replied. “And in order to do this, it’s […]

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10,996,447: Disability Beneficiaries Hit New Record | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States rose from 10,981,423 in March to 10,996,447 in April, setting a new all-time record, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the populations of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal, and is […]

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Clyburn: Tim Scott Doesn’t Vote His Color | The Daily Caller

Republican Sen. Tim Scott doesn’t vote according to the color of his skin, Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn complained in a Thursday Washington Post article. “If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South […]

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Total Number of Government Jobs Lost Due to Sequestration: One – Daniel Doherty

The automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” took effect last year, an idea first proposed by the Obama White House (and subsequently supported by Republicans), and signed into law as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The idea behind sequestration was to temporarily raise the debt ceiling in exchange for automatic spending cuts […]

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House Vote on Former I.R.S. Official Signals Element of G.O.P. Election Strategy – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Lois Lerner, a former Internal Revenue Service official accused by Republicans of abusing power, in contempt, laying bare the bitter divide over which much of the midterm elections will be fought. It was a moment of high drama, complete with allegations that the White […]

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Rep. Gowdy named to lead Benghazi select committee | Fox News

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor known for his aggressive style of questioning at congressional hearings, has been tapped to lead a select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks. House Speaker John Boehner made the announcement Monday afternoon. “With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, […]

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Obamacare’s Doom | George Will | National Review Online

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision […]

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Boehner announces special committee on Benghazi, Kerry subpoenaed | Fox News

House Republicans moved on two fronts Friday to dig for answers on Benghazi, with Speaker John Boehner announcing a special committee to investigate and a key panel subpoenaing Secretary of State John Kerry to testify. In a significant shift, Boehner announced that the House will vote on establishing a select committee to investigate, on the heels […]

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Dem Senator: ‘We All Knew’ Obama Was Lying

On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their […]

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Dropping Like Flies: 7 Democrats present at Obamacare signing now out of Congress | The Daily Caller

Seven of the Democratic lawmakers surrounding President Obama when he signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 are either now out of Congress or on their way out. As depicted in this Daily Caller graphic, seven smiling Democrats have gone down or out in the last four years. Among the retirees: Tom Harkin: The Iowa […]

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