Tag: Tim Huelskamp

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John Boehner’s Huge Unpopularity Forces His Resignation

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP legislators he will resign in October. Boehner’s decision was likely prompted by at least 30 House Republicans who had threatened a no-confidence vote, which would leave Boehner in the uncomfortable position of needing Democratic votes to remain in his position.

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Federal Court Ruling Against Obama Amnesty Could Break Democrat Blockade of DHS Funding Bill

Before a federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty unconstitutional—and ordered its implementation immediately halted—Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said such a ruling would mean Democrats must stop obstructing the passage of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill.

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Nancy Pelosi: I Have ‘Great Standing’ to Speak on Abortion as a ‘Catholic and a Mom of Five’

Responding to pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s statement last week that she had “great standing” to speak about the issue of abortion because she is a “Catholic and a mom of five,” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said that “no Catholic can dissent in good conscience” from the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.

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House Conservatives: Time For GOP Senate To Step Up, Defund Exec. Amnesty

House conservatives are calling on their counterparts in the Senate to finish the job of defunding President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty and pushing back against the administration’s policies. While the legislation has passed the House, the White House is already threatening to veto the bill and few expect that the effort has the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster in the Senate.

Boehner Camp's Threats Could Spark Battle

Boehner Camp's Threats Could Spark Battle

Speaker John Boehner’s friends are trying to design new, more effective punishments for the conservative members that might vote against him on the House floor come January, but the message from the right is, “don’t even try it.” “Look, intimidation

New Benghazi Panel GOP Aide Lobbied For Liberal Groups

The new executive director of Benghazi select committee has a somewhat unexpected background: he lobbied for the American Civil Liberties Union. Philip Kiko, the Benghazi panel director chosen by Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Thursday, represented the ACLU on

FreedomWorks to Endorse GOP 'Champions' for Reelection

FreedomWorks to Endorse GOP 'Champions' for Reelection

On Monday, FreedomWorks PAC, the grassroots conservative organization, will officially back some of the most prominent Tea Party members in Congress–like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)–for reelection. The group will also endorse Sens. Tim

Rep. Huelskamp: Time to Retire Boehner's Excuses

Rep. Huelskamp: Time to Retire Boehner's Excuses

Speaking at an event marking the five-year anniversary of the Tea Party movement in Washington, D.C. that helped elect him, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said it was time to retire House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) excuses.  “Isn’t it high time

Republicans Pin Hopes On Midterms

Republicans Pin Hopes On Midterms

As they raced to flee the Capitol before an approaching snowstorm, some Republicans were not being too hard on themselves for capitulating and passing a “clean” debt ceiling bill, in the process ending a GOP precedent set to use such

GOP Caves on Food Stamp Reform

GOP Caves on Food Stamp Reform

On Wednesday, the House gave final approval to the Farm Bill, clearing the way for Senate action and President Obama’s desk. The $1 trillion deal authorizes farm and food stamp programs for the next 5 years. For the past two

Report: RSC Members Shocked by Teller Firing

Report: RSC Members Shocked by Teller Firing

Paul Teller, the conservative Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), was reportedly fired unilaterally by RSC Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who is a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), much to the shock of some

GOP Rep Huelskamp: Ryan Budget Deal 'More of the Same'

GOP Rep Huelskamp: Ryan Budget Deal 'More of the Same'

Tuesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) announced they had reached a deal on a two-year budget. Although full details haven’t been released, the broad outline of the deal announced was enough to draw a rebuke