Tag: Roy Blunt

Missouri U.S. Sens. Urge Calm Following Ferguson Verdict

Missouri U.S. Sens. Urge Calm Following Ferguson Verdict

Missouri’s U.S. Senators are calling for calm in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.  “We must balance the rights of Americans to exercise

GOP Leaders Reject Obama's Call for New Net Neutrality Rules

GOP Leaders Reject Obama's Call for New Net Neutrality Rules

Republican leaders expressed opposition to President Obama’s call Monday for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose tighter regulations on broadband Internet.   House Speaker John Boehner said: It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the Obama administration continues to disregard

GOP Elders Afraid of a Little Fight

This New York Times’ article is written to give the impression that some so called elder statesmen within the GOP have some great alternative to fighting against ObamaCare, along with trying to highlight and fight against Washington’s runaway spending. G.O.P.

Republicans to Obama: We're Not Folding on Sequester

Republicans to Obama: We're Not Folding on Sequester

Republicans, determined not to fold on raising taxes yet again, are asserting publicly that Barack Obama and his Democratic Party cohorts better stop demagoguing the sequester issue because the GOP wants spending cuts, not more taxes. While Obama keeps campaigning,

The Hagel Not-Filibuster

Republicans aren’t going to filibuster the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. They’re just going to make Democrats put 60 votes on the board to close debate. Is there a difference? Well, sort of. A filibuster, as Rachel

Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

Senator Roy Blunt indicated Wednesday that there are enough votes in the Senate to delay the Hagel confirmation. Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated “it’s too quick to end the debate on

Hagel has no idea where the sequester comes from

It was not the most sensational gaffe of the day, but the most consequential. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, under questioning by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) in his confirmation hearing for the post of Secretary of Defense, did not know that

Romney Calls on Todd Akin To Quit MO Senate Race

Romney Calls on Todd Akin To Quit MO Senate Race

In a statement just released from the Romney campaign, the new leader of the Republican party has stepped up to lead: As I said yesterday, Todd Akin’s comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course

Obama Woos Young Voters with Cheap Student Loans

Obama Woos Young Voters with Cheap Student Loans

(AP) Obama casts GOP as barrier to low-cost educationBy JIM KUHNHENNAssociated PressWASHINGTONEager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education, using his Internet and radio address Saturday to preview an argument

Republicans Sue Obama Over Recess Appointments

Republicans Sue Obama Over Recess Appointments

Today, Senate Republicans hired Miguel Estrada, the 2002 judicial nominee for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals filibustered by Senate Democrats, to press a lawsuit against the Obama administration. The lawsuit itself is based on President Obama’s non-recess “recess appointment”

Santorum Says Illinois 'Can Shake Up' GOP Race

Santorum Says Illinois 'Can Shake Up' GOP Race

(AP) Santorum says Illinois ‘can shake up’ GOP raceBy BRIAN BAKSTAssociated PressARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.Playing for another upset, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum urged conservatives Friday to further upend the nominating contest by putting Illinois in his column. Swamped in the

UPDATED: Santorum's Big Night: Wins Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

Update: The Colorado GOP Chair has announced that Rick Santorum has won the caucus of the Centennial State. WASHINGTON (AP) – A resurgent Rick Santorum won Minnesota’s Republican presidential caucuses with ease Tuesday night and reached for victory in Colorado, raising fresh questions

An Important Election…Next Week

Next week, Senate Republicans will vote to elect a new Conference Vice Chairman, a position that is considered to be the Number 5 GOP leadership post. As was the case at the start of the new Congress, when committee chairmanships