US Senate

Neo Cons Hammer Rand Paul For Upholding His Oath Of Office

The congressional oath of office binds the oath-taker to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Right now it is hard to imagine a domestic enemy of the Constitution that is more potent than the NSA.

King: Paul Hates U.S., Doesn't Deserve Senate

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said fellow Repub. Sen. Rand Paul “doesn’t deserve to be in the Senate” based on his accusations against the NSA. He said Paul was “totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.”

GOP Retaliation Over Filibuster Change May Jam Senate in 2014

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate Repubs. still smarting from a Dem. rules change that diminished their power to block Obama's appointees are vowing retribution against the majority when lawmakers return to work in January.

GOP Can Count Ways to Senate Majority

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

The liberal mainstream media claim that Repubs. count enough competitive races to challenge Dems. for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, but that the tea party stand in the way of victory. We're sure it's the opposite.

Rand Paul Airs Grievances for Festivus

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Rand Paul got into the spirit of the parody holiday Festivus on Monday, airing a list of grievances on Twitter that ranged from the national debt to the Senate cafeteria.

More Evidence of Benghazi 'Stand Down' Orders

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

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."

Bad Budget Deal Clears Hurtle in Senate

Fox News Staff and AP Staff

A two-year budget deal cleared a key Senate test vote on Tuesday, despite last-ditch efforts by Republicans to strip a provision that cuts into military retiree benefits. 

WaPo Hypes TeaParty As Threat to GOP Reclaiming Senate

Tim Graham, Newsbusters.org

The liberal Washington Post is painting the Tea Party as all “threat” and no benefit to the Repubs. Paul Kane’s Wednesday story is headlined “Tea party threat again hangs over Republicans’ efforts to take Senate.” Conservatives think some incumbents are “insufficiently strident” against Obama.

Beware of Happy Immigration Talk

Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundry Blog

“The only way to make sure immigration reform works this time is to address the complicated issues one step at a time,” Boehner stated. But the House and Senate eventually would have to come together. Liberals will reassemble the pieces, throw in more, and try to stuff monstrous amnesty for millions down Americans’ throats.

More Dem Senate Seats Up in 2014

Elliot Smilowitz, Washington Examiner

Nine Dem. Senate seats are up for grabs in 2014 (MI, IA, NC, AK, MT, WV, SD, LA, AR), compared to only two Repub. seats (GA, KY).
Infographic: Key races in 2014 Senate elections

Key Races in 2014 Senate Elections

Sessions Urges Halt of Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Jeff Sessions called on Congress to reject the pieces of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that Obama and his big-business allies want to force on Americans, saying a few connected elites don't get to dictate policy for the nation. He emphasized border security and how many citizens are looking for work. 

GOP-e Help Move LGBT Rights Bill

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The Senate advanced legislation (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA) that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, putting pressure on reluctant House Repubs to take it up.

GOP Boycotts Homeland Nom Hearing

Associated Press Staff

Coburn is blocking the hearing for DHS’s #2 nom who's being investigated for getting a foreign visa for a corp.

FLASH: Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson Oppose Conservatives' Effort to Defund Obamacare

Why haven’t establishment Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson embraced conservatives' efforts to draw that line in the sand and put a united Senate Republican Conference behind the effort to defund Obamacare?

Graham Will Get Tea Party Challenger

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Former SC GOP chair said that LG would get a Tea Party challenger, but would win reelection.

Sen. Repub Conference Splintering?

John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, Politico

Some say McConnell can't keep the R's together. The leadership's ducking of tough votes doesn't help.

GOP Sen. Majority Is Possible

Kyle Kondik, Univ. of Virginia Center for Politics

R’s have an edge in SD, WV, and Mont. Sen. races. With those wins, R’s are halfway to the needed 6-seat gain.

BEAT LAMAR to Invite Challengers to Speak at Statewide Candidate Forums

BEAT LAMAR has taken another step toward finding a challenger to Tennessee's establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who votes the Obama position some 62% of the time and supported S. 744, the Obama -- Rubio amnesty for illegal aliens bill.

McConnell: Repeal Obamacare

Sen. Mitch McConnell, USA Today

The establishment-GOPer sees that O-Care is so unpopular that the White House is doubling down on PR magic tricks. 

Paul May Block New FBI Head

Josh Peterson, Daily Caller

Rand Paul threatened to block Comey's confirmation due to the FBI's lack of answers on drones.