Republicans

Memo to Conservatives: Republicans Aren't Your Friends

Matthew Vadum, American Thinker

One of the reasons the national Republican Party is such a mess is because Republicans are far too reluctant to criticize their own.

Don’t Believe the Establishment GOP on Amnesty

Ted Cruz has it exactly right. Granting “legal status” to those who came here illegally is amnesty. When you legislatively absolve millions of law breakers of their crimes, that’s amnesty and that’s the pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and the pathway to irrelevance for the Republican Party. Demand that your Member of Congress sign the No Amnesty Pledge. 

Who's the Most Conservative U.S. Senator?

Michael Catalini, National Journal

Sen. James Risch, Idaho's high-energy, low-visibility junior Republican compiled the Senate’s most conservative record, according to a newly released '13 vote rating. And he did so for the second straight year and third time overall since he took office in '09.

Pennsylvania GOP Legislators Adopting Obamacare Tactics

Establishment Republicans out in the states talk a good game, but when it comes to actually letting the market work – especially the health care and health insurance markets – they often end-up with the same kind of policies that Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have adopted.

States to Fed Gov't: If You Don't Strengthen Privacy Laws, We Will

Nigel Duara, Associated Press

Angry over revelations of NSA surveillance and frustrated with outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers in at least 14 states are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to track citizens. “We need to stand up and protect our liberty,” said Repub. Missouri state Sen. Rob Schaaf.

Mr. President: Green Light This Pipeline

Fox News Staff

The Keystone XL pipeline got a major boost as a key State Dept. review raised no major environmental concerns. Will radical Obama continue to obstruct energy independence, the creation of untold numbers of American jobs, and reduced energy costs?

Sessions: A Tea Partyer Before Tea Party Was Cool

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Sen. Jeff Sessions is quietly building a record of conservatism. He "clearly a Republican who understands the issues and understands the fight to reduce government," according to the founder of Tea Party Nation.

Dems v. Repubs. In Debt Ceiling Showdown

Fox News Staff

The Oct. debt ceiling negotiations endned with Repubs. dropping their demands for spending cuts and other concessions and accepting a deal to suspend it through 2/7. The White House stated that Obama will “not pay ransom” for getting Congress to fulfill its duty to increase the ceiling.

Did Repubs. Lose Their Chance to Repeal Obamacare?

Katie McHugh, Daily Caller

According to libertarian satirist P.J. O’Rourke, Repubs. working to defund Obamacare during the partial gov't shutdown were fighting a lost cause — the opportunity to repeal the law is behind them. The gov't created a new class of entitlements, which will be difficult to get rid of.

Media Giving Controversies Equal Coverage?

Fox News

The Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell controversies garnered much more coverage than Dem. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-conservative comments or Wendy Davis' lies. Journalistic standards can be very selective.

AZ Repubs. Censure John McCain

Daniel Doherty, Townhall

According to Republican officials in Arizona, Sen. John McCain has sided with “liberal Democrats” too many times over the years, and therefore, the Maricopa County Republican Party has voted to censure him.

GOP Must Strike Obamacare Now

David Limbaugh, Creators.com

When it comes to health care, Republicans need to strike while the iron is hot, and it is white-hot now -- and will probably get worse -- because of the Obamacare disaster.

Can the Libertarian Repub. & the Non-Libertarian Repub. Be Friends?

Scott Shackford, Reason.com

While these groups are similarly conservative on economic matters (libertarians are further to the right than white evangelicals or Tea Partiers on some economic issues, such as raising the minimum wage), they are extremely divided by their views on religion.

Focus on the Real Obamacare Tax

Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger

The individual mandate is not O-care’s worst feature – it’s the hidden tax on the middle class.

WaPo Wrong on McAuliffe Momentum

Carten Cordell, Human Events

The paper used a Quinnipiac U. poll that grossly undervalued the independent vote in Virginia.

Time to Triple Efforts for Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli understands the purposes of the Constitution.  He is not the type of Republican who pays tribute to Ronald Reagan and the Founders, then betrays most or everything they stood for.  In Ken Cuccinelli, we have someone who shares our view that the Constitution is in jeopardy, and who is willing to fight to preserve it.

R’s Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Noel Sheppard, American Thinker

After all, most Americans don't make decisions intellectually. They make them emotionally.

Boehner – Slow Learner or Traitor?

Joseph Farah, WND

The Speaker is reportedly bending over backwards to give Obama a debt ceiling increase – but why?