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TED CRUZ: Republican Senators Yelled At Us for Threatening to Filibuster Gun Control Bill (Video) | TheGatewayPundit

By at April 29, 2013 | 4:20 pm

TED CRUZ: Republican Senators Yelled At Us for Threatening to Filibuster Gun Control Bill (Video) | TheGatewayPundit

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a group of patriots at the FreedomWorks Texas Summit that fellow Republican Senators yelled at him and Rand Paul and Mike Lee for threatening to filibuster the Democrats’ gun control legislation. “We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at us at ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: The Internet Sales Tax Rush – WSJ

By at April 23, 2013 | 7:04 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: The Internet Sales Tax Rush – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOKApril 21, 2013, Harry Reid and Wal-Mart hope nobody will notice their online revenue raid. Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That's probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike with as little consideration as possible. As early as ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: The Senate Gets Dynamic – WSJ

By at April 1, 2013 | 12:45 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: The Senate Gets Dynamic – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK, March 31, 2013 -- A 51-48 vote to consider the growth effects of tax changes. Congress has a dreadful record predicting the economic impact of its policies, in part because it relies on computer models that are as reliable as tarot cards. So it's a good sign that before going on recess a majority of the Senate endorsed "dynamic scoring" of ... Go To Article

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RAND PAUL and TED CRUZ threaten filibuster on guns – Jonathan Allen – POLITICO

By at March 26, 2013 | 6:45 am

RAND PAUL and TED CRUZ threaten filibuster on guns – Jonathan Allen – POLITICO

By JONATHAN ALLEN | 3/25/13 Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun-control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand-deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday. “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions,” the three ... Go To Article

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CRUZ VS. FEINSTEIN:: Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing | The Weekly Standard [VIDEO LINK]

By at March 15, 2013 | 12:38 am

CRUZ VS. FEINSTEIN:: Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing | The Weekly Standard [VIDEO LINK]

10:54 AM, MAR 14, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER  -- Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today: "The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is," said Cruz to Feinstein, "Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are ... Go To Article

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ANDREW STILES:: Paul, Lee & Cruz – NRO

By at March 12, 2013 | 12:50 am

ANDREW STILES:: Paul, Lee & Cruz – NRO

By Andrew Stiles -- When a staffer texted Senator Mike Lee that his friend and colleague Rand Paul was mounting a talking filibuster to demand greater transparency on the administration’s drone policy, Lee did not hesitate. “I alerted my staff that I would need to be going to the floor,” he says in an interview. Lee was the first of Paul’s Republican ... Go To Article

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MICHIGAN SENATOR Carl Levin to retire – POLITICO

By at March 7, 2013 | 4:13 pm

MICHIGAN SENATOR Carl Levin to retire – POLITICO

By JAMES HOHMANN | 3/7/13 5:37 PM EST Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) announced Thursday that he will not run for reelection next year, giving Republicans at least a shot of picking up another seat. The 78-year-old Armed Services Committee chairman, one of the most influential members of the Senate in either party, said he will work aggressively during his final two years ... Go To Article

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PAUL FIRES BACK: Sens. McCain, Graham think ‘whole world is a battlefield’ [VIDEO LINK] – TheHill

By at March 7, 2013 | 2:50 pm

PAUL FIRES BACK: Sens. McCain, Graham think ‘whole world is a battlefield’ [VIDEO LINK] – TheHill

By Daniel Strauss - 03/07/13 03:31 PM ET Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s nearly 13-hour filibuster on Thursday. “They think the whole world is a battlefield, including America, and that ... Go To Article

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SENATE GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama – POLITICO

By at February 27, 2013 | 9:43 am

SENATE GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama – POLITICO

By MANU RAJU and DAVID ROGERS | 2/26/13 8:36 PM EST -- Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has ... Go To Article

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HAGEL IS CONFIRMED as Defense Secretary – WSJ

By at February 26, 2013 | 5:29 pm

HAGEL IS CONFIRMED as Defense Secretary – WSJ

By SARA MURRAY, POLITICS Updated February 26, 2013, 8:09 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Chuck Hagel won Senate approval Tuesday to become defense secretary, gaining control of the Pentagon after a pitched battle and as budget cuts loom. Mr. Hagel was confirmed in a 58-to-41 vote, the smallest margin for any defense secretary in history. The vote, largely along party lines, ... Go To Article

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