Mitch McConnell

Trump and Cruz Voters Hold the Key to Electing a Conservative Congress

What the Republican establishment and its U.S. Chamber of Commerce allies fear beyond anything else, including the election of Hillary Clinton as President, is that those voters who support Donald Trump and Ted Cruz can be welded into a cohesive grassroots populist conservative army committed to breaking what Ted Cruz calls the “Washington cartel.”

Manners Before Truth: The Usual RINOs Pile on Ted Cruz

Daniel Davis, Townhall

Sen. Ted Cruz's public accusation that Mitch McConnell lied to fellow Senators has not gone over well among the GOP leadership. Establishment Republicans are predictably going after the Texas Senator and rebuking him for violating Senate etiquette.

Attack on Ted Cruz: Can the GOP’s Capitol Hill “Leaders” Get Any Lower?

What really got Ted Cruz in trouble was not calling Mitch McConnell a liar – everyone in Washington already knows McConnell is a liar – what got Cruz in trouble with DC’s inside operators was telling the truth about how Capitol Hill works.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: GOP’s approval rating hits new low as candidates vie for debate spots

A little over a week out from the first GOP presidential debate, the sixteen declared Republican candidates face the daunting prospect of trying to buck the party’s negative image, please its angry conservative voting base and win the nomination.

Where is the outrage, GOP candidates?

Eric Erickson, RedState

GOP presidential hopefuls should be talking about the Republican congressional leadership’s utter betrayal of conservative voters rather than making routine campaign stops. When Mitch McConnell refuses to allow a vote to defund Planned Parenthood, why aren’t they speaking up?

Ted Cruz Issues Manifesto For Conservative Populism

Friday, Senator Ted Cruz gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The establishment media made a big deal out of Cruz calling-out Mitch McConnell as a liar, but the real history-making aspect of Cruz's speech was the manifesto for conservative populism buried in the truth-telling about Mitch McConnell's duplicity.

GOP Agenda In Taters As Boehner Admits 'Stumbles'

Rick Moran, American Thinker

The fact that Boehner was blindsided on abortion & border security shows a man without a plan or even a clue. Unless both Boehner & McConnell show leadership & begin listening to their members, R's are in danger of being seen as unable to govern.

GOP Leaders Seek Escape Plan on Immigration

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Mitch McConnell & John Boehner are struggling to find a way to fund the Dept. of Homeland Security while meeting conservative demands to unwind Obama’s exec. actions giving legal status to millions of illegals who would face deportation.

Boehner-McConnell Retreat In Amnesty Fight Alarms Conservatives

S. A. Miller, Washington Times

If GOP leaders weren't willing to use Congress’ power of the purse, the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president, to stop an unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Obama?

House Tea Party to McConnell: Don't Drop Our Amnesty Fight

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

"It’s high time that Mitch McConnell stand up and say, 'this is what we are fighting for in the Senate.' That’s definitely what he said during his campaign, so let’s make sure he does it now as the majority leader."

Raul Labrador Rips Senate GOP on Immigration

Scott Wong, The Hill

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) criticized Mitch McConnell Weds., arguing he needed to stand up to Obama on immigration. “It’s uncanny to me that our leadership is sending the message that we’ve already lost this battle,” Labrador said at a conservative lawmakers event.

McConnell to House GOP: Don’t Expect Amnesty Miracle

Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, The Hill

Senate GOP leaders are using their joint retreat with the House to warn conservatives that they’re not going to be able to reverse Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

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.