Republican Senate Majority

GOP Senate Must Confirm Trump’s Conservative Nominees

It is unconscionable that a Republican Senate majority would facilitate the Far Left’s efforts to continue Obama's policies by not confirming immediately Trump nominees Ajit Pai and Russell Vought.

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.

Michael Barone's Guide to Election Night 2014

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

For political junkies, Election Night is the most fun night of the year — at least until it becomes clear that your side is getting clobbered. Here is a guide to the order in which the returns are likely to come in, based on states’ poll closing times, focusing on the states with seriously contested Senate and governor races.

Final Rankings: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson, Roll Call

Repubs. need a net gain of 6 Senate seats. The most vulnerable Senators are Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Mark Udall, D-Colo., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Al Franken, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

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.

Priebus: GOP Senate Will Stop O's 'Un-American' Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Reince Priebus says it’s “un-American" for Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the US. “It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Partier asked him about the president’s plans for an exec. amnesty.

Cruz and Cornyn, Bold Colors vs. Pale Pastels

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Who’s right?

A Vote for Democrats is ‘A Vote for President Obama’

Moe Lane, Red State

Freedom Partners Action Fund has started a $6.5 million ad buy hitting Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire (online only), and North Carolina, where conservatives lay it on the line: voting for a Democrat is the same as voting for the failed president.

James O’Keefe Strikes Again

John Fund, National Review Online

James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado.

Will GOP Leaders Squander the Opportunity?

John Kass, Townhall

Republicans have Obama on the Democrats on the ropes, but what happens if they actually win? The GOP establishment has yet to articulate a vision of the future. What do the Republicans stand for, really? Where are they going? And where do they want to take the country?

Mark Levin Knows Precisely What Democrats Need

Real Clear Politics (video)

Conservative radio host Mark Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox TV show and weighed-in on current issues and what the Democratic Party needs from this election. In typical Levin fashion, he got right to the point and didn’t mince words.

Polling Shows Some Movement in Favor of GOP

Dan McLaughlin, Red State

If you look at the broader trends in the presidential approval and generic ballot polling, you can see that things are again looking up for Republicans – if they can only capitalize on those opportunities.

GOP Running on National Issues, Positioned for Sweep

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher end looking more likely. Most of the battleground Senate contests are now either trending in a Republican direction or remaining stable with a GOP advantage.

Why the GOP Welcomes Runoffs

Dick Morris, The Hill

The odds are that Republicans will have taken the Senate by Election Day, though it’s possible runoffs in Georgia and Louisiana, one slated for December and the other for January, will be what hands the gavel to the GOP, albeit with some delay.

How Can GOP Senate Majority Prospects Be Trending In The Wrong Direction?

For a year and a half, Republicans in Washington, abetted by their business allies, assailed conservatives privately and in the press. The message the party and its consultants sent since the 2012 elections was "conservatives need not apply." Unfortunately, the Republican establishment may get their wish.

Coulter: Get Angry Now

Ann Coulter, Daily Caller

Believe Obama's threat; Executive amnesty is coming if the GOP doesn't win the Senate.