Levin: GOP won majority on a lie

Julia Hahn, Breitbart

Levin argued that on every issue from Obamacare to executive amnesty to Obamatrade, the establishment Republican Party has refused to represent the interests of Americans.


In an exclusive column on Breitbart, Senator Ted Cruz outlined the sleazy backroom deals, cronyism, corporate welfare and lies that have turned the current trade package into an attack on American workers and sovereignty, and away from the "free trade" traditionally favored by conservatives. Cruz says as things stand now he will have no choice but to vote "NO" on a bill that is of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist, and for the lobbyist – and at the expense of the taxpayers.

Payback: Boehner hits back at GOP defectors on trade vote

Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos, The Hill

House GOP leaders booted three conservative members off the whip team for voting against a procedural rule last week that structured how a trade package was brought to the floor. Reps. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Steve Pearce (N.M.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) on Monday were booted-off the GOP’s vote-counting operation and more retribution against conservatives may be on the way.

Paul Ryan: House will approve Obama's trade effort

Eric Bradner, CNN

Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday the House has the votes to approve President Barack Obama's free trade initiative.The House Ways and Means Committee chairman is sponsoring a bill that would hand Obama "trade promotion authority" -- which would allow him to negotiate the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership and submit it to Congress for an up-or-down vote with no amendments. In an unusual alignment, Republicans are aligning with Obama on the issue, while members of his own party -- as well as some tea partiers -- oppose him.