Congress

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.

Mia Love: O's Amnesty Action 'Like A Dictatorship'

Jennifer Burke, Tea Party News Network

“It's Congress’ job to create a uniform rule of naturalization, a way in. It should be done line by line, section by section with the input of the public instead of being done by one person. It looks more like a dictatorship when a president is unilaterally making decisions for the Amer. people.”

It’s Time To Exercise the Legislative “Veto”

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

Republicans would be better off if they spent more time figuring out how to use a legislative veto (and funding a constitutional gov't worth funding), and less time making idle threats.

Media Totally Misread Congress’ Weak Benghazi Report

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Reporters celebrated a congressional Benghazi report that supposedly debunked criticism of the Obama administration. It didn’t. Not by a long shot.

Is O’s Exec. Overreach More Dangerous Than Amnesty?

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

The GOP not only has a strong political reason to fight Obama on executive abuse, they have a constitutional responsibility, as well.

Gov't Shutdown? GOP Has a Better Strategy

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If the big shutdown didn't damage GOP prospects just 12 months later, would a tightly limited defunding battle be such a problem?

Christie Urges House GOP to Compromise

Steve Peoples, Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to embrace compromise and common ground as they shift to a governing role following their party's midterm rout.

Time for Congress to Declare War on Obama

Jeannie DeAngelis, American Thinker

Based on his subversive actions, by definition Barack Obama is indeed making war against America, and it’s high time Congress responded by declaring their own war.

Romney Basically Wants to Surrender Power of Purse to O

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"There's got to be more productive ways for us to be able to impress on the president the need to work for a permanent solution, as opposed to a temporary solution. Obama should allow Congress a chance to pass legislation on immigration," Romney said.

House & Senate Repubs. Might Legalize Bribery

Erick Erickson, Red State

It would be a shame for either the House or Senate to give up on the earmarks ban, particularly when outrage over Repub. behavior related, in part, to corruption induced through earmarks led to their devastating losses in '06.

Call Congress Tell Them An Omnibus Spending Bill Equals Obama Amnesty

There’s only one thing that conservatives who worked to give the Republican Party its new majority in Congress need to know: A vote for a long-term spending bill is a vote for amnesty. It’s as simple as that.