Mitch McConnell

Senate Won't Defund O's Amnesty

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

Conservatives, determined not to cave in on calls for a “clean” funding measure, are insisting on a bill like the 1 the House passed Weds., complete with riders that block or defund Obama’s exec.

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

McConnell Claims to Change Senate; Ingraham Blasts Kowtowing to D's

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

"The president is the only one who can bring his party on board," McConnell said. "We're calling on the president to ignore the voices of reaction and to join us." Laura Ingraham blasted MM on Twitter for wanting to mend fences with Dems but not conservatives.

Cruz, McConnell Vie for Influence With Freshmen

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Mitch McConnell & Ted Cruz are competing for influence among the Senate’s 12 GOP freshmen. Cruz has reached out to freshman R's, whom he helped in last year’s elections, in hopes they will join his effort to pressure GOP leaders to pursue a “bold agenda.”

McConnell Finds His Go-To Dems

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate R's are reaching out to about 9 Dems they see as crucial swing votes in the new Congress. With his 54-seat majority, Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell is 6 votes short of overcoming Dem. filibusters, making bipartisan support a necessity for getting most legislation to Obama’s desk.

Thune: No Homeland Shutdown Over Exec. Amnesty

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Maybe Thune’s hinting that they’re only going to defund part of DHS in February, not the whole department. That makes sense politically, as “REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN NAT'L SECURITY” headlines won’t fly for the GOP.

GOP Voters Dissatisfied With GOP Leadership

Gabriella Morrongiello, Daily Signal

Repubs.’ trust in GOP leadership is dwindling, according to a poll conducted by EMC Research. The national survey of more than 600 GOP voters found a majority wary of embracing incumbent Speaker Boehner & incoming Senate Maj. Leader McConnell.

What We Told Breitbart About Obama's Amnesty and The New GOP Congress

There's growing evidence Capitol Hill GOP leaders have a three part strategy to cover their tracks by pretending to oppose Obama's unconstitutional amnesty for illegal aliens before they actually fund it and solidify it into law.

GOP Must Plan for Obamacare's Demise

Sally Pipes, Forbes

Republicans cannot be satisfied with simply repealing Obamacare. They must formulate a replacement plan that will reduce health costs and expand access to care.

No More Excuses

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Conservatives must draw a bright red line now. The top issue going forward through the rest of this month and into Jan. is not Keystone or the medical device tax, as McConnell has suggested; it is stopping Obama’s amnesty. 

The Exquisite Hypocrisy Of 20 Republican Senators

After 20 Republicans opposed Cruz’s point of order declaring the “CRomnibus” to be unconstitutional our principled conservative compatriots at Heritage Action compiled a list of “what they said then” on amnesty versus how they voted that is such an exquisite example of Washington insider hypocrisy that we have to share it in its entirety.

Vichy Republicans

Not only did Boehner and McConnell drop their rifles without firing a shot and run in the face of the enemy, they then joined the tyranny of the enemy in oppressing the patriots who wanted to keep fighting.

Memo to Senate GOP Caucus: Don't Restore The Filibuster

Hugh Hewitt, TownHall

A serious, full statement on what Reid did and why the response has to roll out over 4 years serves both the institution, the base, and the goal of finely moving to take control of the narrative and establish a framework through which the actions of the next 2 years will be understood.

McConnell: Immigration A Low Priority For GOP Senate

Caroline May, Breitbart

McConnell said that while the current immigration system is “broken,” Obama’s recent exec. actions — including offering legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants — makes the prospect of moving quickly on reform next Congress far-fetched. 

Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare Gambit

Jennifer Haberkorn and Manu Raju, The Hill

Behind closed doors, R's are plotting one last tilt at Obamacare. The process the Senate Steering Committee are considering, known as “reconciliation,” has been used by Congress in the past to avoid a minority’s filibuster of controversial bills, including OCare itself.

MSM Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP

Jeffrey Meyers, News Busters

Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that McConnell is trying “to govern responsibly. That started in '14 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions & eagerness in the House don't overtake the party.”

GOP Leaders' Hearts and Heads Not in Amnesty Fight

If Senator McConnell won’t use the votes he has in the Senate, and Speaker Boehner won’t use the majority he has in the House to stop Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, then they should get out of the way and let conservatives organize the opposition and unite Republicans to use all the tools the Constitution gives them to rein-in a lawless President.

R's Won't Block O; They Want Amnesty

Erick Erickson, Red State

The GOP just won a wave election but have chosen to surrender before the fight starts. McConnell’s insistence that the GOP won’t shut down the gov't was all Obama needed to go ahead with amnesty.

Chaos If R's Don't Withhold Funding for O's Exec. Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservatives say that GOP leaders, including Boehner and McConnell, will be “complicit” in Obama’s exec. amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is certain if that’s how it goes down, though they’d much rather have GOP leaders fight with them.