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Reid: 'I'm Not Talking to Boehner'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Thursday that he hasn't had a single conversation with House Speaker Boehner concerning the continuing resolution or debt ceiling debate. He also said he has no plans to talk with Boehner or any Republicans about the issues and insists they should just acquiesce to Obama and the Democrats demands. Sep 26, 2013 1:14 PM PT

House Demands ObamaCare Delay, Reforms for Debt Hike

House Leadership unveiled Thursday a draft plan to lift the debt ceiling for one year, in exchange for a one-year delay in ObamaCare and a host of other reforms. The plan contains a near wish list of reforms sought by conservative lawmakers. It is a clear indication House GOP Leadership was struggling to get support for a debt ceiling hike within the Republican caucus. Sep 26, 2013 10:27 AM PT

House Planning Round Two on Shutdown Fight

House Speaker John Boehner emerged from a GOP caucus meeting Thursday and said it was "unlikely" the House would simply pass a "clean" spending bill sent over from the Senate. On Saturday, the Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution that sets government spending at House-approved levels through November 15 and restore funding for ObamaCare. The original House CR set spending through December 15. Sep 26, 2013 8:49 AM PT

VA Debate--Cuccinelli: Governor Is Not 'Entry-Level Job'

Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe sparred in the second of three debates Wednesday night in the race for Virginia governor. McAuliffe argued that Cuccinelli had extreme positions on social issues and ethical lapses for accepting gifts from a Republican donor. Cuccinelli countered that McAuliffe was a Washington insider with a history of questionable ethics who was too inexperienced to govern. Sep 26, 2013 7:21 AM PT

Congress Scrambles as Shutdown Date Looms

Wednesday night, Senators reached a deal to speed up consideration of the House Continuing Resolution, as fears grow that Congress may run out of time to avoid a government shutdown. If Congress doesn't pass some kind of continuing appropriation by Tuesday, non-essential government services would stop. Given the often arduous process to pass legislation through both chambers, it is becoming more likely that they will run out of time. Sep 26, 2013 5:54 AM PT

Iowa Kingmaker Says Cruz Has Edge in 2016

Steve Deace, nationally syndicated talk radio host and political powerbroker in Iowa says that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is "on a path to the White House." On Wednesday, Deace to the DC establishment-organ, Politico, to explain the appeal of Cruz to the Republican base and, potentially, general election voters. The article can be summarized in two words: Ronald Reagan. Sep 25, 2013 1:04 PM PT

ACORN's 'Fraternal Twin' An ObamaCare Navigator

United Labor Union Council, Local 100, often described as ACORN's "fraternal twin," has been awarded an ObamaCare "Navigator" grant to enroll people in health care exchanges. Local 100, based in New Orleans, will be conducting mass enrollments in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. As a result, it will have confidential, personal information on thousands of people seeking health insurance. Sep 25, 2013 8:28 AM PT

House Debt Bill Could Include Tax Reform, ObamaCare Delay

When the House returns to session on Wednesday, GOP Leadership is expected to brief Republican members and its plan for legislation to increase the debt ceiling. While Hill sources tell Breitbart News that no final decisions have been made, the legislation is likely to include a one-year delay in ObamaCare. Rep. David Camp, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, is also pushing to include tax reform as a bargaining chip. Sep 24, 2013 12:57 PM PT

Defunding ObamaCare Debate a Win for GOP, Tea Party

Most of Washington has decided that the ObamaCare defunding debate, led by Sens. Cruz and Lee, is a disaster for the Republican party. It is unlikely to succeed, they argue, and risks a government shutdown, which will be blamed on the GOP and hurt their chances in 2014. The argument is plausible, but very short-sighted. Two important things have happened as a result of this debate which benefit the GOP. Sep 24, 2013 10:06 AM PT

ACORN Reborn in NYC Mayor's Race

Almost exactly four years ago, ACORN, the notorious, leftist community organizers, imploded on itself after being caught in a series of lies related to the video-sting of journalists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles. Cut off from federal funding and largely abandoned by its Democrat allies, the organization filed for bankruptcy and disbanded. Bertha Lewis, the head of ACORN at the time, has resurfaced in Bill De Blasio's campaign for NYC mayor. Sep 24, 2013 8:40 AM PT

Exclusive--Eyewitness: Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Finished' in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood is "finished" in Egypt, a witness to the tumultuous events told Breitbart News. Mostafa el-Gindy, a leading opposition figure to both President Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood, said it was the Egyptian people that removed them from power, not the military or police. Sep 24, 2013 7:58 AM PT

McConnell Rejects Cruz, Lee ObamaCare Tactic

Monday evening, GOP Minority Leader announced that he would oppose a proposed filibuster from Sens. Cruz and Lee to block the House Continuing Resolution from reaching the Senate floor. McConnell's opposition was echoed by John Cornyn, number 2 in GOP Leadership, and Sen. Cruz's colleague from Texas. The move by McConnell and Cornyn virtually assures that the Senate will begin consideration of the House bill later this week. Sep 23, 2013 4:48 PM PT

Reid Blocks Cruz, Keeps Shutdown, Default on Table

On Monday afternoon, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz asked for unanimous consent to immediately consider the House Continuing Resolution to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. The legislation would also take steps to avoid a default on government debt while Congress debates a raising of the debt ceiling. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid was on hand to block the request. Sep 23, 2013 1:34 PM PT

Cruz Asks For Immediate Action on House CR, 60 Votes for Amendments

Late Monday afternoon, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to call for unanimous consent to begin consideration of the House-passed Continuing Resolution. The measure funds the government through December 15th, but strips appropriations for ObamaCare. He also reiterated calls that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep the regular order rules of the Senate and require a 60-vote threshold for all amendments. Sep 23, 2013 1:09 PM PT

Health Care Industry Spent $243 Million in 2013 Lobbying ObamaCare

The Center for Responsive Politics reports that the health-care industry spent over $243 million lobbying on health care issues through the first 6 months of 2013. No other industry sector spent more lobbying Congress and the federal government. The industry is on-pace to match its 2012 lobbying of around $500 million. Sep 23, 2013 11:37 AM PT


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