Steve Scalise

House Whip Race Reflects Repub. Study Comm.'s Competing Factions

Kristina Peterson and Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal

The race to become the House's next majority whip has shone a light on the Republican Study Committee, a once-exclusive club of the most conservative lawmakers that has expanded to encompass the GOP's many competing factions.

Kevin McCarthy is Much Worse Than Eric Cantor

Kevin McCarthy epitomizes all that’s wrong with Washington. McCarthy only votes with conservatives 42 percent of the time compared to 53 percent for Cantor. That's pathetic, dangerous, and the best possible reason to replace the entire House GOP leadership now.

House Repub. Leadership: Where are the Conservatives?

Rick Manning, The Hill

No conservative candidate has announced for the majority leader spot, & the alternative for whip, Steve Scalise, is just a Boehner cheerleader. After all the concerns about the direction that Boehner's team is taking the House, no one is rising up to the challenge now that the opportunity is present.

Whip List on GOP Leadership Races

The Hill Staff

House lawmakers are jockeying for senior leadership posts after Eric Cantor’s defeat. Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader is a done deal, so now all eyes are on the Whip race. Steve Scalise and Peter Roskam are the top two Whip candidates.

Cruz Hires RSC-Shunned Conservative

Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal

One month after the Repub. Study Comm. firing of longtime House Repub. staffer Paul Teller ignited tea party anger, Ted Cruz announced that he had hired Mr. Teller as his deputy chief of staff. Scalise's loss, Cruz's gain.

TeaParty Seeks Vengeance for Firing

Alex Rogers, Time

Paul Teller was fired last week from the Republican Study Committee after allegedly leaking private conversations. We call foul. Brent Bozell, chairman of For America, said, “They are making it personally besmirching their integrity.

Levin:Patriot Was Replaces By Boehner Lackey

Breitbart News Staff

Mark Levin blasted the Repub. establishment for purging the conservative wing in the House and for lashing out against the grassroots conservatives and blue-collar Americans outside the beltway that listen to his show. 

The Boehner-Scalise Purge

Mark Levin,

Republican Study Committee's Steve Scalise, a Boehner supporter, fired RSC exec. director, Paul Teller (a conservative), for apparently sharing private conversations with lawmakers. Levin says, "Boehner needs to go, and Scalise has single-handedly destroyed the RSC, which can no longer be trusted to advance conservative principles."

Help House Conservatives Fight Ryan, Portman and Boehner on Spending

House Republican "leaders" are about to cave on spending. Conservatives Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-4) are rallying their colleagues to fight a new spending deal negotiated behind closed doors by establishment Republicans Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Rob Portman.

GOP's NEW Plan to Replace OCare

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

The bill, titled the RSC’s American Healthcare Reform Act, “dramatically opens up options for families and dramatically lowers costs” compared to the Obamacare law.

OCare Data Hub Ignores Your Privacy

Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times

Repubs said they doubt the data hub at the center of Obamacare either will be ready on time or be secure enough to protect Americans’ privacy.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.

The House’s Restless Conservatives

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

House conservatives are divided on how to attack spending, but remain a formidable force.