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GOP Leadership

The Nuclear Option: Speaker Ryan Afraid to Lead

The thing people like about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is that he is a serious guy who is capable of thinking big and has an ambitious agenda to salvage our ungovernable federal bureaucracy.


House Freedom Caucus Considers Split from Republican Study Committee

Another example of unrest between the Republican leadership and its members came from The Hill on Monday, as it reported the forty members of the House Freedom Caucus may separate from the Republican Study Committee when the next Congress convenes.

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Pro-Life Leaders Protest as Obama Vetoes GOP Bill To Repeal Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood

“President Obama’s gall is stunning,” said Rep. Diane Black, author of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, in a statement. “He spent this week discussing the need to ‘protect innocent people’ and ‘save more lives’ yet he callously vetoed a bill to protect the most innocent and vulnerable among us from the heinous abuses of Planned Parenthood.”

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GOP Touts Show Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood and Gut Obamacare

Congressional Republicans are touting a bill scheduled for a vote next week that would gut Obamacare’s mandates and taxes and eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood in favor of other health centers that do not perform abortions.

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Republicans Attempt to Draft Trey Gowdy for Majority Leader Slot

Republicans encouraged Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to run for Majority Leader in the House of Representatives Tuesday, following House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation, but Gowdy refused, saying he doesn’t want to leave his Chairmanship on the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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GOP’s Iran ‘Failure Theater’ Becomes Sad-Sack Circus

GOP leaders in the Senate are feebly complaining and whining about the Democrats’ solid support for President Barack Obama’s nuke-and-cash deal give-away to Iran. GOP leaders will fight hard for goals sought by business groups–such as free-trade deals–but will only pretend to fight for conservatives’ ideological and social priorities, such as pro-American immigration reform, say these critics.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) (2nd L) speaks to members of the media as (L-R) Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listen after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, …

House Leaves for Recess With No Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

The House is leaving for its summer recess until September 8 without voting on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the recent gruesome videos released of the abortion giant’s practice of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies for sale to biomedical companies.

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GOP Establishment Wages War Against Cruz and Conservative Voters

Republican leaders said they needed the Senate to get anything done, and they got it, in a historic midterm election landslide. They’ve done absolutely nothing with it. Harry Reid is still the effective Senate Majority Leader – in fact, he’s sitting prettier than ever, because he gets to watch Republicans use his grubby tactics to stymie conservative votes, while his hands remain clean.

First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit Held In New Hampshire

EXCLUSIVE: Carly Fiorina Says We Need Nominee Who Will Throw Punches

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and likely GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says America is at a “pivotal point” and it’s “hugely important” a Republican is elected president in 2016. Indications are she’ll be a candidate.

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Cruz: GOP Leadership Blocked My Fundraising After ACA-Linked Shutdown

Per a Washington Post report, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) claims that after the 2013 government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act both he and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) “had their money spigot turned off by (GOP) leadership because blocking access to money is how leadership disciplines members.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands on stage while speaking to a crowd gathered to announce his presidential candidacy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. on March 23, 2015.

Stopping Obama’s Amnesty is the Battle of Our Time

Every generation of conservative leaders must rise to the occasion to confront the challenge of the time. The challenge at present is to stop Obama’s war on our borders and thereby his war on the rule of law. Will conservatives rise to the occasion?

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