Senate Republicans

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

This is the last chance Capitol Hill’s establishment Republicans have to get right with the GOP’s conservative majority. If this Obamacare repeal bill fails then it will be obvious to all that the only sure path to repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, rebuild our economy and build the border wall lies through the Republican Primary Elections.

Cruz Endorses Latest Senate Obamacare Repeal, So Do We

The latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill is, given the weak-kneed GOP leadership, as close to repeal as we're going to get. Ultimately, the final answer to repealing Obamacare and restoring a free market in health insurance is to be found in only one place: The Republican primary elections.

Conservatives Got Aggressive And McConnell Blinked

The problem in the Senate Republican Conference is Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to actually pursue conservative alternatives to Obamacare. We've won one round, now it's time for conservatives to hang tough and force McConnell to move the Consumer Freedom Option.

Will McConnell Produce On Promise To Lower Health Care Costs?

There is a reason Big Pharma stocks, insurance stocks, and hospital stocks have gone up over the last two weeks. Because very little is changing when it comes to bringing down the cost of health care in this legislation.

Any reason for nerves in Gorsuch vote today?

The good news is it looks like Republicans are finally ready to show some backbone and call the Democrats’ bluff on the filibuster. If going “nuclear” means honoring truth, respectability and the Founding Fathers’ original conception of how the system should function we should have done it long ago.

Trump vents frustration with GOP

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Trump told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who led the meeting at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters, that he’s “not feeling the love” from the leader, according to a lawmaker who attended. Trump made the comment in a joking tone, but he also sent a clear message that he wants more support from the people who are supposed to be his allies on Capitol Hill.

Spending clash looms for GOP

Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, The Hill

The two top Republicans in Congress are pursuing strikingly different strategies on spending bills this year, setting up a possible collision when funding for the government is scheduled to expire just weeks before the presidential election.

Reid: Why Didn't Obstructionist R's Stop A Vote to Debate Anti-1st Amendment Bill?

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Schadenfreude alert! Harry Reid is all bent out of shape because Senate R's unexpectedly supported a bill to bring to the floor for debate a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to regulate all campaign spending and speech.

CONFIRMED: Senate GOP Leaders Paid for Attacks On Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

The attack ads in MS run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate R's, including Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. Senate Repub. leaders are willing to risk losing a majority so they can get their own re-elected. 

McConnell: Immigration Reform Won't Happen in 2014

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Mitch McConnell said that he does not see any way the Dem.-controlled Senate and GOP-led House will agree on immigration reform legislation this year. McConnell said a deal’s unlikely given what he called the “irresolvable” differences between the Senate and House. But he's been wrong before.

GOP Readies Alternative Veterans Bill

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Senate Repubs. are prepping an alternative to Vets Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders’s massive vets bill that repeals the $6 billion cut to military pensions as part of a larger package. The alternative is being led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C) as Repubs. are balking at the way Sanders pays for his $24 billion measure.

Obama DHS Nom Thumbs Nose at Senate

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Jeh Johnson, Obama's choice for Secretary of Homeland Security, was confirmed 78 to 16. Reid's nuclear option move allowed Johnson to sail through without a single Republican vote. 

More Dem Senate Seats Up in 2014

Elliot Smilowitz, Washington Examiner

Nine Dem. Senate seats are up for grabs in 2014 (MI, IA, NC, AK, MT, WV, SD, LA, AR), compared to only two Repub. seats (GA, KY).
Infographic: Key races in 2014 Senate elections

Key Races in 2014 Senate Elections

CRUZ BETRAYED; OCare Stays in Bill

Alexander Bolton and Ramsey Cox, The Hill

The Senate on Friday voted to advance a stopgap spending bill in a 79-19 vote (19 R's voted no; 25 voted yes). Dems will indubitably strip the Obamacare defunding language from the measure.

Sarah Palin Gets It Right on Republicans Who Fund Obamacare

"The time for rhetoric and ceremonial votes in Congress is over," said Governor Palin. "Just remember — if you fund it, you own it!"

GOP Divided on Obamacare Mission

Byron York, Washington Examiner

All Republicans say they’re in favor of ditching Obamacare, but can’t come together on killing it.

There’s a Grassroots Army Building to Save America, Will You Join?

Now is not the time for conservatives to give in to fear and give up.  Now is the time for us to seize the future by recruiting our friends, relatives, church members and neighbors to become members of the grassroots army Cruz, Paul and Lee are building and to turn them out to demand that Republicans fight for what Senator Ted Cruz has called “the last, best chance to defund Obamacare.”

Late-Term Abortion Ban Can Unite Us

Star Parker, LifeNews.com

A late-term abortion ban is an important issue that all Repubs must rally around. Dems in pro-life-leaning states need to support a ban.