Sarah Palin says the suspension of Phil Robertson of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech. “Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Palin wrote.
Peter Schroeder, Bernie Becker and Kevin Bogardus, The Hill
By leaving the Senate early, it allows Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) to fill the seat ahead of a difficult election fight in the conservative-leaning state. A former Dem. aide said that Montana’s current lieutenant governor, John Walsh (D), is expected to be appointed to Baucus's seat once the confirmation process is complete.
Not only were “stand down” orders given on the night of the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack, they were given in multiple locations, sources revealed. Closed-door testimony “appears to bolster claims that more could have been done by U.S. personnel to respond."
The state-led movement to preserve the 2nd Amendment is good news. Combined with the hundreds of sheriffs nationwide who are refusing to enforce gun control out of loyalty to their constitutional oaths, a pushback by states has the power to end federal overreach — and perhaps end federal gun control altogether.
Since the passage of Obamacare in '10, many of Obama’s famous promises have been broken. He ironically threatened in '09, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” So here are 10 promises of Obamacare that have already been broken.
Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy (D) may change how his committee handles nominations after R's created a procedural blockade in response to Reid's nuclear option move. Sen. Grassley noted, “Nominations are going to be given added scrutiny."
The Ryan/Murray budget agreement passed the Senate Weds. 64/35 with 9 Repubs. voting for it. Mark Levin says nothing was done to fix the problem of taking benefits away from our disabled veterans and that while some want to blame the Dems for this, he points out that this bill is a Repub. bill the came out of the House.
When asked about Peter King's attacks on the Tea Party and conservative base, Sen. Mike Lee said, "I would advise anyone who wants to attack our base that if most of us cannot get on the same page the country will continue to lurch towards the left. Those who attack our base are impairing the ability of their own party to win elections."
Ed Gillespie, a former mega-lobbyist and chairman of the RNC, is weighing a challenge to Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA. Were he to run, Gillespie would be critical of Obamacare, but he would first need to reconcile his past positions on the issue.
Obama is tapping the private sector for its next point man to fix the troubled Obamacare website. Microsoft exec (and hubby to Dem. Rep. Suzan DelBene) Kurt DelBene will lead the overhaul of HealthCare.gov.
Rush Limbaugh speculated that the “Republican establishment may in fact be so desirous of getting rid of the Tea Party as its base, they may be willing to lose some elections in order to get rid of their base and put up a new base.”
Gov. Chris Christie finds himself fending off a local scandal that has become an early stumbling block on his road to a run for president in 2016. He claims Dems are making a mountain out of a molehill. All indications are that the Repub. has nobody to blame but himself for his current woes.
If all the most conservative voters stay home in 2014, having been convinced by conservative opinion leaders that the R's aren’t worth coming out to vote for, then DC will conclude that the American people want to go Communist.