US Senate

Our Conservative Friend Jeff Bell Files For New Jersey Senate Seat

We are encouraged by Jeff Bell’s run for the Senate in New Jersey. Like Bill Kristol, we expect Bell to punch way above his weight class in the match-up against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker because Bell will draw a distinct contrast between his conservative world view and the secular liberal world view of Booker. 

Rand Paul Looking to Hedge Bet in 2016 Election

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul may be seeking to hold on to his seat at the same time he is running for president in 2016. The Kentucky Senate majority leader confirmed Monday that he is working on an unambiguous bill that would allow Mr. Paul to do so.

The Great Establishment Deception on Winning Back Senate

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

The unambiguous strategy of the GOP establishment this year has been to avoid any and all confrontation in the hopes of gliding into a Senate majority in 2015. To that end, they have capitulated on all of the major leverage points, passed a number of Dem. spending bills, and are in the process of pushing 'small-ball' legislation.

Matthews Admits: GOP Could Gain 10 Senate Seats

Kyle Balluck, The Hill

Chris Matthews said that Dems. could lose ten Senate seats in the midterm elections. “To the Democrats, this election, a rosy scenario is to lose five Senate seats, not six. They could lose 10.

Cornyn Slipping In Polls

Jim Ellis & Jeff Schmidt, The Blaze

A new poll of likely GOP voters may be a harbinger of trouble for estab. Repub. Sen. John Cornyn. He faces Rep. Steve Stockman, Tea Party favorite Dwayne Stovall, and five others in a 3/4 GOP primary election.

Thad Cochran’s Groundhog Day Problem

Mississippi's establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran is stuck in a time warp where the Tea Party movement never came into being and the federal government's cycle of pork barrel spending, deficit and debt will continue as long as he's re-elected.

Can a Former RNC Elite Turn Michigan Red?

Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Suddenly, Michigan Repub. Terri Lynn Land's campaign in the race to replace retired Dem. Sen. Carl Levin is building steam in a very blue state. So why does it suddenly seem Terri Lynn Land has an edge?

The Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Are Frauds

For decades CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been hammering away on the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill for trying to dupe limited government constitutional conservative voters. Now a new generation of conservatives is joining Viguerie in calling out the Republican congressional “leaders” as frauds. Sign and share the "Fire Boehner" petition.

TeaParty Tees Off on McConnell After Cruz's Demand Forces Debt Vote

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

Instead of going along with a simple majority vote, Cruz showed no mercy in forcing GOP leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.

McConnell's Poll Slip=Trouble for GOP?

James Hohmann, Politico

Mitch McConnell trails his Dem. opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by 4 points in a new poll. The survey also found Obama to be slightly more popular than the longtime incumbent senator. Only 27% view McConnell favorably.

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.

Taking the Senate Isn’t About Politics, It’s About People

Americans for Prosperity gets it. If conservatives want to take the Senate they've got to run campaigns that are about people, not politics, and APF is showing the way in Arkansas.

Proposed IRS Regs Threaten GOP's 2014 Senate Push

David A. Patten, Newsmax

Proposed new IRS regulations, combined with the intense ongoing scrutiny of conservative groups, could suppress their get-out-the-vote activity enough to hand Dems. the one or two races they need to keep control of the Senate, conservative leaders warn. 

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.

TeaParty's McDaniel Blasts GOP-E's Thad Cochran

John Gizzi, NewsMax

"I am running primarily because of [Sen. Thad Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints, on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said, citing Cochran's vote last year to re-open the gov't and funding Obamacare.

1.1 Trillion Reasons to Dump Boehner & McConnell

Robert Smith, American Thinker

What use are GOP majorities in the House and Senate if establishment Republicans are in control and roll over for Democrat belly scratches?

GOP Fight Reid's Ban on Repub. Amendments

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Senate Repubs. have deployed a new parliamentary tactic designed to end — or at least call attention to — the frequent Democratic ban on considering GOP amendments.

Lib. Think Tank: Dems to Blame for Congressional Gridlock

Heather Ginsberg, Town Hall

Newest analysis from the liberal-leaning think tank Brookings Institution points directly at the Senate Dems. to blame for the congressional gridlock. The House has passed twice as many bills as the Senate in '13.

1,582-Page Omnibus Bill to Be Voted on In Less Than 2 Days

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The omnibus spending bill that Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is more than 1,500 pages long – and Representatives are expected to vote on it less than two days after it was introduced. It's the second part of the bad Paul Ryan budget deal.

Is Obama Aiding the Islamist Iranian Regime?

Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard

Obama defends the Islamist Iranian regime against the Senate, which only helps the regime buy more time to build nukes. Obama's tougher on Congress than Iran. Harry Reid is preventing the vote on Iran sanctions per Obama's urging.