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Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. Aug 29, 2014 8:09 AM PT

The NRSC's Remarkable Immigration Statement

Capitol Hill insiders widely consider President Obama's rumored plan to unilaterally extend amnesty to as many as five million of illegal aliens to be political suicide, essentially ceding control of the Senate in a single act. But a key question has been whether elite Republicans are willing to deploy the issue in weaponized form. Aug 26, 2014 10:03 PM PT

Breitbart News Reporter Arrested In Ferguson

Breitbart News reporter Kerry Picket was arrested late Monday afternoon by a Missouri State Trooper and released several hours later with an apology from the arresting officer and his lieutenant. Aug 19, 2014 6:40 AM PT

New York Times Sours On Obama Executive Amnesty

A new New York Times story detailing President Obama's overtures to the powerful business lobby ahead of planned executive actions on immigration is strikingly negative and suggests the plan continues to lose currency with the liberal intelligentsia in Washington. Aug 18, 2014 4:27 PM PT

CREW Embraces Its Caricature

One of the most virulently partisan Democrats in American politics, David Brock, is taking over a nonpartisan ethics watchdog group long accused of liberal bias. Aug 14, 2014 5:19 PM PT

Al Franken Touts Collaboration With…Ted Cruz?

It's been clear for months that the border crisis has radically changed the politics of immigration, but now a liberal senator is bragging about his collaboration with arch conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the issue. Aug 12, 2014 8:35 AM PT

Boehner Border Bill Down to the Wire

A last-minute plan from Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to provide conservatives a vote on a bill attempting to keep President Obama from unilaterally granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens has already run into fierce resistance from the very people it was intended to placate, leaving passage of the main border crisis bill in doubt. Jul 31, 2014 9:24 AM PT

Is Boehner Ready for Obama's Planned Constitutional Crisis?

Boehner has resisted calls to address Obama in the border crisis bill, and has generally shied away from taking on Obama head-on over DACA, even while he has ramped up his rhetoric about executive overreach in other areas. Jul 29, 2014 5:16 PM PT

Fear Of Inaction Drives GOP Acceptance Of Border Bill

The bill doesn't touch President Obama's “deferred” prosecution of illegal alien minors, or his threats to expand the program to as many as 6 million people, but House Republicans now appear to have firmly concluded they must pass something before they head home to face constituents for a five-week summer break. Jul 29, 2014 8:49 AM PT

Walden Warns GOP: Impeachment A Dem Money Maker

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, warned GOP colleagues in a closed-door meeting Tuesday against fanning the flames of impeachment for President Barack Obama, saying Democrats had successfully used the issue to raise $2 million online last weekend alone. Jul 29, 2014 7:37 AM PT

Details of Boehner Border Bill Emerge

They've pared it down and reduced the amount of spending in it, but Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team are barreling ahead with a border crisis bill that will not directly address President Obama's threat to unilaterally expand his “DREAM Act” style amnesty to as many as 6 million illegal aliens. Jul 28, 2014 6:38 PM PT

Boehner Border Group Offers Plan

A working group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner released a set of recommendations to the House GOP conference Wednesday, including $1.5 billion in new spending and proposals to send the National Guard to the border and require the Obama administration to form a border security plan as tens of thousands of illegal alien children stream across the border. Jul 23, 2014 8:43 AM PT

Perdue Hung Chamber Support On Kingston

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue narrowly beat Rep. Jack Kingston in the Georgia GOP primary runoff tonight, and in the days leading up to election day, he made a big push to tie the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's support for amnesty to Kingston, who had benefited from over $3 million dollars in campaign spending from the lobby group. Jul 22, 2014 8:37 PM PT

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