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Here Are The Senate Republicans Who Vote Most Often For Obama Nominees

Since the Clinton Administration, the worst showing for an Attorney General nomination on the Senate floor was Michael Mukasey, whose nomination passed 53-40, with seven Democrats voting yes. Loretta Lynch may fare even more poorly. Here's a list of Republican senators, and how often they've supported President Obama's nominees.
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Pro-Israel Groups Target Dem Senators On Iran

A group of 12 Democratic Senators are the subject of a new full-page ad in the New York Times from pro-Israel groups pushing them to back new sanctions on Iran, increasing the pressure on them to fellow Democratic President Barack
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Rep. Daniel Webster Remains Threat to Boehner

Conservatives aren't finished opposing Speaker John Boehner. Neither, apparently, is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL). The historic repudiation of Boehner has introduced a new element of chaos into the GOP conference that threatens to explode anew as the Ohio Republican moves at breakneck speed to bring immigration bills to the floor.
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En Route To Iowa, John Bolton Rips Obama, Takes Shots At Rand Paul

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is considering a bid for president, he says, and he's been putting major work into fund-raising for a super PAC that, along with a traditional PAC, raised some $7.5 million in the 2014 cycle. But it's clear he's as concerned about the substance of the debate of the GOP primary as he is about ever someday becoming president.
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GOP Retreat: Rep. Jeff Denham Says Party’s Quietly Crafting Broad Immigration Bill

The GOP's most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. The California Republican says he is part of a working group laying the ground work to bring forward comprehensive immigration reform, and that top-ranking Republicans are supportive of addressing the full gamut of immigration topics in legislation in 2015.
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Boehner Announces Broader Immigration Effort To Colleagues

The House will quickly begin considering broader immigration legislation in weeks ahead even as Republicans are likely to remain mired in conflict with President Obama over a far-reaching executive action that extended amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, Speaker John Boehner
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Republicans Press Rebels Over Boehner: Where Were You In November?

Hours before a small group of Republicans will seek to block Speaker John Boehner's reelection on the House floor, GOP lawmakers, including those sympathetic to conservative criticisms of the Ohio Republican, are asking why the group made no effort to contest Boehner in a closed-door election held in November.
GOP Meets To Decide Executive Amnesty Response

GOP Meets To Decide Executive Amnesty Response

In a pivotal closed-door meeting Tuesday morning, John Boehner will pitch colleagues on a bill introduced by a man who voted against him for speaker two years ago. Language recently introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a conservative firebrand who
The ICE Guide To Avoiding Deportation In Five Easy Steps

The ICE Guide To Avoiding Deportation In Five Easy Steps

President Obama’s executive amnesty for an estimated five million illegal aliens is, from the perspective of Republicans, an unconstitutional power grab that threatens the republic. In Obama’s telling, over soft piano music in a campaign-style YouTube video, it “just comes
Republicans Leave Town Without A Plan To Fight Obama

Republicans Leave Town Without A Plan To Fight Obama

President Obama’s announcement tonight may bring a “constitutional crisis,” in the words of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), but Republicans in Congress haven’t the damndest idea what they’ll do about it. As they departed the House floor, many en route to

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