Congress

The Repub. Who May Become Youngest Ever Woman in Congress

Marisa Schultz, New York Post

Upstate New York Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, is slated to shatter the congressional record of former Brooklyn Dem. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She's running for NY's 21st District seat.

Holder Sees No New A.G. Until 2015

Josh Gerstein, Politico

A.G. Eric Holder predicted that the Senate is unlikely to confirm a new attorney general until next year. The timeline Holder laid out suggests that the Senate wouldn't hold confirmation hearings for an A.G. nominee until Jan., when the Senate could be in Repub. hands.

Most Young Likely Voters Prefer GOP-Run Congress

Dan Spencer, Red State

A new poll of 18- to 29- year-olds finds a majority, 51%, who say they'll “definitely vote” in the elections prefer a Repub.-run Congress. Only 47% favor a Dem.-controlled Congress. That’s a big shift from '10, when the same firm found 55% preferred Dem. control & 43% prefer Repub. control.

Boehner and McConnell Must Lead on Ebola

Erick Erickson, Red State

This should be a no brainer. In an election year when the GOP will not even offer the hint of an agenda because they are playing it safe, this is a safe play. They should show leadership on this issue where Barack Obama is failing to lead.

Congress Falsified Application for DC Obamacare Exchange

Congress a small business? Though restricted by law to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, the D.C. Exchange allows Congress to provide health insurance to 12,359 members of Congress, staffers, spouses, and dependents. Documents show Congress submitted false information to participate in the DC Obamacare Exchange.

Conservatives: Rate The Senate Races Here

We’ve created a simple tool for you to rate the Senate campaigns – all 36 of them. Click the link for the race in your state, or the ones you are following and use the rating system to tell us where, in your opinion, the race stands.

Repubs. Set Sights on Bigger House Gains

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

House R's have been destined for modest gains in the midterms despite a favorable political environment. Now the GOP is raising its ambitions, jumping into Dem. strongholds. The goal: Achieve their biggest House majority since Truman’s presidency.

ISIS Vote to Interrupt Campaign Season?

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Repubs. would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tues.

Boehner: I Can Absolutely Make R's Pass Amnesty

Breitbart TV

"We had a flood of children coming across the border, once again, proving that no good immigration bill can pass until we have real border security. Big things in Wash. take bipartisan majorities. The issue of immigration, only way to do it and, frankly, the right way to do it is to do it in a broad, bipartisan way." 

Boehner: US May Have No Choice But to Send US Troops to Fight ISIS

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Speaker John Boehner took the opposite track from Obama, saying on national television that the U.S. may very well have to send U.S. ground troops to root out the remainder of Islamic State terrorists.

Boehner: I'd Recall Congress for ISIS Vote

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Speaker John Boehner told ABC News "This Week" that he would be willing to call the House back into session to debate any war authorization the president submitted. 

GOP to Obama: Don't Replace Holder in Lame-Duck Congress

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

Conservatives are warning Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder's replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly.

House GOP Leaders Back Obama's ISIS Attacks

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Comm. have publicly backed Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact that the president didn't seek congressional approval for them.

Rove Blasts Tea Party, Then Begs For Money

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates. 

House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; $1Trillion CR Passes

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

After voting to give Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Weds. to fund the gov't until Dec. 11 (at a $1.012 trillion level), moving the bill to avoid a shutdown and address Islamic State orgs.

How Republicans Can Capture The Youth Vote In 30 Seconds

GOP congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia is surging in New Hampshire in part because her campaign recognizes that big chunks of the youth vote want change and they define that change in conservative terms.

Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

If states do successfully win back authority from the federal government, he adds, it will be because they’ve lost their fear of Washington, not because Washington decided to relinquish any control.

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

Waging War Is a Decision for Congress Alone

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

If the political class ignores James Madison's warnings, it will do so at its peril.

Ted Cruz Confident About Chances Of NH Hopeful Marilinda Garcia

Hillary Vaughn, Fox News Latino

Marilinda Garcia, a NH state representative and the GOP favorite in Tuesday's primary, would face off against Democratic incumbent Ann McLane Kuster (NH02) in November's general election.