11:51 AM, Nov 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Jeff Sessions wants Congress to stop the "president's unlawful executive amnesty." And he believes that's precisely why "Voters sent Congress a Republican majority."
"President Obama is planning a wholesale nullification of federal immigration law. Voters sent Congress a Republican majority to protect them—and their borders—from the President’s unlawful executive amnesty. RNC Chair Reince Priebus pledged to voters: ‘we can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen.’ Now we must follow through on that pledge. Congress’ most basic Constitutional power is the funding power. We use it all the time to direct how appropriated money can and cannot be spent. A long-term funding bill that does not deal with President Obama’s unconstitutional overreach, adopted before a single newly elected Republican is sworn-in, would be to acquiesce to the President’s unlawful action," writes Sessions in a statement to reporters.
"This executive amnesty scheme will give work permits, photo IDs, and Social Security numbers to millions of illegal immigrants—taking jobs directly from unemployed Americans. Congress must not fund this effort. If Reid will not take up a long-term bill with these restrictions, then we should pass a short term CR so our new majority can include such language after it takes office."
11:25 AM, Jun 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor in Texas, is now accepting the digital currency Bitcoin. He's just now released this ad, letting supporters know:
12:00 AM, Jun 19, 2014 • By JAY COST
Earlier this year, Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton—now locked in a toss-up Senate race with Democrat Mark Pryor—voted against the farm bill. According to politicos and pundits in Washington, D.C., this is a politically dangerous vote to have cast.
8:01 AM, May 22, 2014 • By FRED BARNES
Gary Palmer, who is seeking a House seat in Alabama, is a unique candidate. Until this year, he’d never run for political office. Yet he has a long and impressive record in politics. He was a walk-on for Bear Bryant’s University of Alabama football team – whoops, that’s not politics.
11:35 PM, May 6, 2014 • By FRED BARNES
The Republican drive to capture the Senate in the 2014 midterm election got a significant boost Tuesday in North Carolina with the victory of house speaker Thom Tillis in the GOP Senate primary. Tillis will face Democratic senator Kay Hagan in the November election.
9:20 AM, Mar 5, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Mike Lee, perhaps the United States Senate’s leading voice for a conservative reform agenda, has now endorsed Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s Senate race. Lee declared, “Nebraskans need Ben Sasse to represent their values, reformers in the Senate need his conservative vote, our country needs his voice.” Lee added that Sasse is “a strong constitutional conservative who understands the proper role of government” and who “also recognizes that we must run and win on the power of our positive ideas.”
10:24 AM, Jan 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Erin Bilbray, a Democratic congressional candidate in Nevada, uses Facebook to connect with friends and supporters alike. She also uses it to express support for musicians (Amy Winehouse, Dave Matthews) and, well, other not-so-wholesome things.
Like this graphic, which the congressional candidate "liked" on Facebook:
Which features the offensive N-word and "Ching-Chong Ching" to refer, it would appear, to Asians.
And Bilbray used Facebook to express her "like" for the graphic:
Not necessarily a drift toward non-interventionism. 7:04 AM, Sep 7, 2013 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
It’s not hard to imagine the story of Syria and the GOP going something like this:
7:11 AM, Jul 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
House majority leader Eric Cantor appears to be following the boss's advice, as Robert Costa reports:
Cantor urged his colleagues to use the White House’s delay of the employer mandate as a political battering ram against the administration’s prized law.
10:33 AM, Jun 4, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A big part of Obamacare is its massive expansion of Medicaid. Fortunately, this expansion can’t happen in most states without Republicans freely choosing to make it happen. Unfortunately, far too many Republican governors seem to be confused about the distinction between repealing Obamacare and implementing it.