FLASHBACK: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations – The Daily Caller

During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies […]

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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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Loretta Lynch nomination a cliffhanger – Seung Min Kim – POLITICO

Just days before her nomination as attorney general goes to the Senate floor, Loretta Lynch is stubbornly stuck right around 50 votes — suggesting a confirmation fight the Obama administration once seemed certain to win with relative ease will go down to the wire. Barring an 11th-hour surprise, Lynch is likely to be confirmed. But […]

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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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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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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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McConnell: American People ‘Want Things Done in the Political Center’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says now that Republicans control the Congress, President Obama needs to talk to Republicans. “And that’s good, because when the American people elect a divided government, they’re not saying they don’t want anything done. What they are saying is, they want things done in the political […]

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Ted Cruz Forced the Senate to Vote on Obama’s Immigration Plan — Here’s How it Turned Out | TheBlaze.com

On Saturday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won a battle, but not the war, against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Cruz led the fight to force a Senate vote on Obama’s immigration plans, as a condition of approving a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2015. He was able to make that vote […]

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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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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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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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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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If the GOP Retakes the Senate . . . | National Review Online

You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s all right to be the Party of No. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the liberal overreach of […]

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American Thinker: Another Purple State Looking Red

For twenty-eight years, from 1978 to 2006, Nebraska sent Democrats to the Senate nine out of eleven times.  From 1958 to 1994 they choose nine of twelve Democrat Governors.  Those days are done. In 2012, Nebraskans, disgusted with Washington, sent Sarah Palin’s pick, outsider Deb Fischer, to the Senate, where she earned a Freedomworks scorecard […]

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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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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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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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Papa Reid | National Review Online

Another man might have assumed, correctly, that launching a campaign of insult and insinuation against two billionaires would result in renewed attention to his own finances. Not Harry Reid. The Senate Democratic leader since 2005, and the Senate majority leader since 2007, is not one to reflect before speaking. His mouth runs far ahead of […]

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Reid: I “Never Said a Word” About Those Obamacare Horror Stories Being Lies – Daniel Doherty

Yes, he did. As Guy wrote last month, Reid argued that every single person who ever claimed Obamacare had negatively impacted them — or their families — were liars and frauds. He blamed many of their “tales” on false advertisements advanced by — surprise! — the “Koch brothers,” conservative billionaires who were trying to “buy […]

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Cruz: Obamacare Could Be Gone in 2015 — or 2017 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act could be repealed next year — or in 2017. In an interview taped for ABC’s “This Week,” Cruz was asked about his recent comment that he would repeal “every single word of Obamacare.” “We can acknowledge that that’s not going to happen while […]

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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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There is no ‘fix’ for ObamaCare | Human Events

The big new Democrat brainstorm for surviving the 2014 elections is to run on a platform of “fixing” ObamaCare.  They’re hoping this rhetoric can be made to sound more constructive, and therefore more appealing to voters, than Republican calls for repeal.  The velvet glove of “fix” rhetoric will fit neatly around the iron fist of […]

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American Thinker: Where Is the Red Line of Impeachment?

In the business world, a diligent board of directors would have long ago fired CEO Obama. Sometimes it takes only a year of less than expected earnings to result in the termination of a corporate CEO.  A couple of underperforming years and a few reasons more, and a CEO would have his bags packed and stowed […]

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Senate Hid Key Vote on Increasing Debt Limit from Public View | CNS News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line. So on perhaps the most important vote of the year, the Senate did something extraordinary this week: It tried to keep the vote […]

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GOP crafts plan to wreck country, lose voters

As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it’s too important to wait. Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country […]

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State of the Union 2014: Obama calls for ‘year of action’ – Jennifer Epstein – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama outlined plans Tuesday to make 2014 his year of action — using his executive authorities wherever possible while encouraging Congress to go even further. Obama took on a more pragmatic tone than in previous State of the Union addresses, acknowledging that getting his agenda past House Republicans was unlikely and therefore he […]

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Who Read 1,582-Page $1.1T Spending Bill? Congressman: ‘Nobody Did’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — When asked whether he read the 1,528-page,  $1.1 trillion government spending bill before he voted for it yesterday, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said, “Nobody did!” On Capitol Hill on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Blumenauer: “The omnibus bill yesterday, it was 1,582 pages, did you have a chance to read all the pages before voting […]

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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill: Here Are the 17 GOP Senators Who Helped Pass It | TheBlaze.com

The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 72-26 Thursday to pass a $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill to keep government operations funded until Sept. 30. All 26 “nay” votes came from Republicans. Two Republicans, Sens. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.), did not vote. Here are the 17 Republicans who voted to pass the bill: Lamar Alexander […]

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Senators Defy Obama With Deferred-Action Iran Sanctions Bill; WH Says He Will Veto It | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Hours after more than two dozen senators from both parties introduced new delayed-trigger Iran sanctions legislation, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that President Obama will veto it if passed. “We don’t believe this proposal is necessary, as I think we’ve made clear and we have been discussing with members of […]

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Harry Reid Takes Subsidy: ‘My Employer Helps Me Pay for My Health Care’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.), whose salary is $193,400 a year, said he has purchased a health care plan through the D.C. Obamacare exchange and that he is accepting the federal subsidy that can run up up to $11,378 per year for a member of Congress to purchase a plan on that […]

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Congress passes Ryan-Murray budget deal | The Daily Caller

Ladies and gentlemen, Congress has passed a budget. The Senate joined the House in passing the bipartisan budget deal Wednesday afternoon, 64-36. The deal, which was negotiated by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, drew fire from Senators on both sides of the aisle, with Democrats objecting to […]

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House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown – CNN.com

Washington (CNN) — A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled U.S. House. The deal worked out by House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray passed on a 332-94 vote and now goes […]

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An Outbreak of Lawlessness | National Review Online

For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of constitutional norms. Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the Senate. To get three judges onto a coveted circuit court, frustrated Democrats abolished the filibuster for executive appointments […]

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American Thinker: America Is One Step Closer to a One-Party Tyranny

November 21, 2013, may be another date that will live in infamy.  Instead of conventional bombs and aerial torpedoes exploding at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the “nuclear option” went off in the U.S. Senate at Washington, D.C. By a 52-48 vote, the Senate voted to change the institution’s regulations related to the filibuster, thereby emasculating a political […]

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Obamacare in 2014 | The Weekly Standard

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee, is nothing if not dedicated to the cause. “You’re darn right our candidates are going to run on the advantage that Obamacare will be going into the 2014 election,” she recently told CNN. But as the news about the president’s health care […]

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ObamaCare’s 2015 enrollment pushed to after the 2014 elections | The Daily Caller

From Bloomberg: “The second-year start of Obamacare enrollment will be pushed back by one month to give health insurers more time to prepare new plans and rates, an official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said.” “That enrollment period, previously scheduled to begin Oct. 15, 2014, will now start Nov. 15, said the […]

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Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’ | Fox News

President Obama’s fix to reverse millions of insurance cancellation notices may have eased slightly the pressure he faces, but Democrats at state level still face political trouble and fear what it may mean for the 2014 midterm elections. One such Democrat is West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall. The 19-term veteran, a perennial target in a […]

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Obama’s leadership proves presidency is no place for amateurs | Fox News

“I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them,” Harry Truman once lamented. “That’s all the powers of the President amount to.” As usual, the plain-speaking Truman got it right: presidential power is the power to persuade. Too bad […]

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Vets march on Washington, roll into WWII memorial, protest outside White House | Fox News

Veterans marched on Sunday in Washington in protest of the partial government shutdown that has kept them and other Americans from visiting war memorials across the country, with support from several star conservatives. “This is the people’s memorial,”  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a crowd of several hundred gathered near the WWII Memorial on the […]

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