Congress

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.

Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama

John Nolte, Breitbart

R's in Congress enjoy a 42% approval rating. Obama sits at a 39% approval rating. His disapproval rating sits at a whopping 56%. When asked by Gallup who should have more influence over the direction of the US, a majority chose R's in Congress over Obama by a whopping 56-36% margin.

NRA’s Election Success a Big Win For 2nd Amend.

Monica Sanchez, Media Research Center

More than 90% of congressional candidates endorsed by the NRA won their races in the 2014 elections. “The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions.”

Democrats, You Did it to Yourselves

Derrick Wilburn, American Thinker

The massive gains by Republicans in the US Congress come at a time when congressional Republicans have all-time low public approval ratings  But despite the fact that seemingly nobody can stand them, Republicans walked to massive victories. 

Petition to Congress: Stop Obama's Executive Amnesty!

Oppose an Omnibus Spending Bill and Executive Amnesty For Illegals!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House Republican Conference

Levin: McConnell Handed Power of the Purse Back to O

Right Scoop Staff

McConnell already surrendered the power of the purse back to Obama by saying there would be no gov't shutdowns. Levin argues McC has given up the biggest leverage we have against Obama in trying to bring down the debt & stop this runaway spending.

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.