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NRO EDITORS:: Tailgunner Ted? – NRO

By at February 20, 2013 | 12:53 am

NRO EDITORS:: Tailgunner Ted? – NRO

By The Editors -- Senate Democrats have taken to the New York Times to express their displeasure with their uppity new colleague Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican whose robust examination of Chuck Hagel’s record they find insufficiently decorous. Warning: The “M-word” is used. “In this country we had a terrible experience with innuendo and inference when Joe ... Go To Article

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TEA PARTY challenger to McConnell emerging – The Hill

By at February 19, 2013 | 12:15 am

TEA PARTY challenger to McConnell emerging – The Hill

By Alexandra Jaffe - 02/18/13 04:35 PM ET -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could see a primary challenge from local businessman Matt Bevin, who sources say is reaching out to Tea Party groups in the state to gauge support for a 2014 Senate run. Sarah Duran, president of the Louisville Tea Party, told The Hill that Bevin had been in touch with her ... Go To Article

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THE EDITORS: Against a BBA, Again – NRO

By at February 15, 2013 | 12:40 am

THE EDITORS: Against a BBA, Again – NRO

By The Editors, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 1:00 P.M.-- Senate Republicans are again set to mount a fight for a balanced-budget amendment (BBA). Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and whip John Cornyn (R., Texas) hope to unveil a bill today, and the indication is that their caucus is behind them, along with most Republicans in the House. The amendment would cap ... Go To Article

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HAGEL FILIBUSTERED, cloture vote fails – Conservative News

By at February 15, 2013 | 12:15 am

By: Tim Cavanaugh, 2/14/2013 -- Chuck Hagel’s very troubled path to the head of the Defense Department reached another impasse Thursday afternoon as the full Senate failed to end debate and bring his nomination to a vote. In a tense vote on the Senate floor, Democrats and Republican supporters of Hagel failed to muster the necessary 60 votes to bring the nomination ... Go To Article

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LARRY J. SABATO’S Crystal Ball: 2014 Senate Ratings: Red Alert!

By at February 14, 2013 | 9:30 am

LARRY J. SABATO’S Crystal Ball: 2014 Senate Ratings: Red Alert!

2014 Senate Ratings: Red Alert! Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, U.Va. Center for Politics February 14th, 2013 We’ll grant you, most people now prefer to follow the candidates in a March 2013 election over in Rome, not the 2014 contests in the United States. But the Crystal Ball doesn’t analyze papabili and has all but endorsed Timothy Cardinal ... Go To Article

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BOEHNER challenges Senate Dems to pass Obama’s agenda – TheHill

By at February 14, 2013 | 8:51 am

BOEHNER challenges Senate Dems to pass Obama’s agenda – TheHill

By Russell Berman - 02/14/13 11:20 AM ET Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday challenged Senate Democrats to pass the agenda President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address, suggesting the president’s progressive proposals lack support within his own party. “The president likes to attack Congress, but if he is serious about enacting this agenda, ... Go To Article

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GREGORY: IF REPUBLICANS Bend on the Sequester, They Don’t Deserve Our Support – Forbes

By at February 9, 2013 | 1:00 pm

GREGORY: IF REPUBLICANS Bend on the Sequester, They Don’t Deserve Our Support – Forbes

Paul Roderick Gregory, OP/ED | 2/09/2013 If Republicans Bend on the Sequester, They Don't Deserve Our Support I was frustrated by William Kristol’s Don’t Be Seduced by the Sequester. Kristol argues Republicans must be the grown-up party. The sequester cuts will delay the deployment of two battle ships at a crucial time. Per Kristol: Republicans should negotiate ... Go To Article

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OBAMA’S State of the Union to add details to far-reaching agenda – The Hill

By at February 9, 2013 | 12:45 pm

OBAMA’S State of the Union to add details to far-reaching agenda – The Hill

By Amie Parnes - 02/09/13 President Obama will map out the contours of his second-term agenda when he speaks to the nation in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. In a speech meant to build on his second inaugural address — which was directed at the Democratic base and served as a bookend of sorts to his reelection campaign— Obama will put details on ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL: Break up the big banks – WaPo

By at February 9, 2013 | 12:55 am

GEORGE WILL: Break up the big banks – WaPo

By George F. Will, Friday, February 8, 2013 With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of “Les Miserables,” hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio’s senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives’ support. He wants to break up the ... Go To Article

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WASHINGTON ON NOTICE: A Trib exclusive from House Speaker John Boehner | TribLIVE

By at February 3, 2013 | 10:00 am

WASHINGTON ON NOTICE: A Trib exclusive from House Speaker John Boehner | TribLIVE

By John Boehner,  Saturday, February 2, 2013 Together, President Obama and his Democrat majority in the Senate hold the lion's share of power in Washington. They have the capacity — right now — to solve the spending problem that is chasing good jobs overseas and causing so much anxiety about our future. They can stop a debt crisis. A budget is a logical place ... Go To Article

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