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Tancredo: Have Congressional Republican Leaders Joined the ‘Resistance’? 

William F. Buckley, Jr. ran for mayor of New York City in 1965, he was asked, “What will you do if you win?” His reply: “Demand a recount.” Of course, he was being flippant. The young Conservative Party of New York had no chance of winning even a plurality in the liberal bastion of New York.

Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Sept. 13, 2016

Mike Pence Calls on Hillary Clinton to Apologize and ‘Fully Retract’ Deplorable Statements

“I think millions of Americans are shocked and saddened to see Hillary Clinton refer to people across this country as a basket of deplorables in a prepared speech in front of wealthy donors in New York City on Friday night,” Mike Pence said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. The VP candidate met Republican congressional leadership on Tuesday.

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Ted Cruz Blasts GOP Leaders For Funding Planned Parenthood

Sen. Ted Cruz is excoriating the Republican leadership in the House and Senate for failing to “lift a finger to defend life” by eliminating taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Cruz’s speech on the Senate floor comes as the lawmakers voted, 77-19, to advance a bill to authorize government spending that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Santorum on John Boehner, Immigration, and the Pope

GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) spoke exclusively to Breitbart News during Friday’s Values Voter Summit, reacting to the breaking news that House Speaker John Boehner resigned, slammed fellow GOP presidential candidates on immigration, and talked about Pope Francis.

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins Endorses Carly Fiorina for President

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) is endorsing GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Jenkins will serve as Fiorina’s co-chair in Kansas, according to the Kansas City Star. Jenkins is ranked fifth among Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Lessons of the Steve Scalise Debacle

The Steve Scalise controversy had a fairly simple resolution. When the accusation had emerged that he had spoken in 2002 to a white supremacist group associated with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, he ought to have stepped aside temporarily and asked the House Republican leadership to conduct a full investigation. That would have confirmed that Republicans would not permit anyone to lead the party who kept such associations, and without punishing Scalise before the facts were known.