Congress

Defiant O Pushes Lib Agenda He Knows Will Go Nowhere

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Obama's State of the Union speech was a throwback, a rehash of liberal ideas and dreams over the last 40 years that have no chance of passage and will never even see the light of day in comm. hearings on the Hill. Then why propose them? 

Today Is A Good Day To Recall The November Mandate Voters Gave The GOP

Obama’s State of the Union address is a good time to remind your Member of Congress that he or she was elected to protect and defend the Constitution from the tidal wave of Obama's encroachments that threaten the basic God-given freedom from government that individuals are guaranteed. 

Obama Tries to Steal GOP's Thunder

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Obama, no longer handcuffed by worries about vulnerable red-state Democratic senators, has been putting Republicans on their back foot.

Petition to Speaker Paul Ryan: Stop Obama's Liberal Transformation of America

Do Your Job and Stop Obama's Policies or GO HOME!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and All Members of the House Republican Conference and Senate Republican Conference

House to Vote on Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Steven Ertelt, Life News

House Repubs. will hold a vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade late this month on a marquee bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because unborn children feel intense pain in abortions.

Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty

No one has actually seen an Obama “executive order” on amnesty and the implementation of his policies allowing illegal immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. are being implemented throughout the federal government – not just the Department of Homeland Security.

Thank Repubs. For A Safer Social Security Retirement Fund

Romina Boccia, Daily Signal

The new rule strengthens the integrity of Social Security’s separate trust funds by putting a procedural barrier in place to prevent lawmakers from raiding retirement funds to shore up the bleeding disability trust fund. 

Levin's Not Buying Labrador's Excuse For Boehner Vote

Mark Levin, Facebook

Labrador wrote, "[Boehner] assured me that he wants to change the way the House is run. He asked for my help moving the House in a more conservative direction & promised that this would be a model for how he’ll conduct himself in the 114th Congress."

Myth vs Fact: Speaker's Election

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

If 29 members vote for someone other than Boehner, the process goes to a 2nd ballot & a brokered conference meeting. That is where conservatives' leverage begins to negotiate concessions from the inevitable litany of people who will toss their hat into the ring.

The Republicans Who'll Vote Against Boehner

Scott Wong, The Hill

John Boehner is slated to win another two years as Speaker on Tues. when House lawmakers cast their first vote of a new Congress entirely controlled by Repubs. But don’t expect the public roll call on the House floor to be drama free.

Insanity of the GOP: Doing the Same Thing Over & Over

Erick Erickson, Red State

It'd be absolutely insane for Repubs., who campaigned on fixing Wash., to re-install its leadership that the public & its own base dislikes. It's time for the GOP to actually get different results & vote for a new Speaker.

Media Hoping for Estab.–Tea Party Civil War

Jim Geraghty, National Review Online

It's no surprise when most GOP incumbents survive their primaries; incumbency provides big advantages. Any cycle where R's elect Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, & Cory Gardner to the Senate, & manage to knock off the House maj. leader, is a great year for the Tea Party agenda.

Guess Who Says Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Unconstitutional?

Liberal constitutional law scholar, and early Obama mentor, Laurence H. Tribe warns that Obama has overstepped the bounds of his constitutional authority and says frustration with congressional inaction cannot justify throwing the Constitution overboard to rescue this lawless EPA proposal.

Warren Buffett: Obama’s Favorite Crony Capitalist

The “Oracle of Omaha” has made many shrewd investments over the years, and one of the best was in the policies of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

How to Break Through the IRS Stonewall

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Using a little-known procedure, there is a way. First, see if Judge Jackson secures the IRS documents for Cause of Action. Congress should exercise their unique legal right to review the raw documents without deletions. If stymied, they too should sue.

Conservatives: Let's Primary Every GOP Boneless Wonder Who Votes For The CRomnibus

Can you imagine a Republican Member of Congress who voted for a standalone bill to give your Social Security money to an illegal alien surviving the next Republican Primary election? Neither can I.

Rep. Curt Clawson Nails The Bribery In The Defense Bill

Rep. Curt Clawson nailed it when he said, "We have got to stop adding things into bills just to get votes from certain members."

Boehner Kills Online Sales Tax Bill—for Now

Brendan Sasso and Billy House, National Journal

A last-ditch push by about 30 R's to convince John Boehner to allow lame-duck action on an online sales-tax measure failed, but those attending the closed meeting said he is promising to revisit the issue early next year, which would enrage conservatives.

This Is Why Obama’s Amnesty Must Be Defunded NOW

The only way to stop Obama from hiring 1,000 new amnesty bureaucrats is to affirmatively prohibit the President from spending the money to hire them and pay them NOW. Unless GOP members of Congress stand NOW for the Constitution, the rule of law and their own campaign promises they deserve a primary challenge in 2016.