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Will House Conservatives Make their Mark on History?

A Message to House Republicans: Think Like Uber (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in the Daily Caller)

Are House Republicans about to repeat the same mistake that got them into their current mess? John Boehner’s decision to give up his speakership allows the members of the House Republican Conference a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a mid-course correction. But if media reports are correct, they plan to elevate current Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the speakership by virtual acclamation in next week’s Leadership elections. That would be a terrible mistake, and an opportunity wasted. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/01/a-message-to-house-republicans-think-like-uber/#ixzz3nL3kHMnk

Did Boehner Kill the Speakership? 20 Political Experts Mull the Future of the Top Job in the House (Jenny Beth Martin’s opinion in Politico Magazine)

John Boehner's departure as Speaker of the House is welcome news to the grassroots groups who have worked tirelessly over the past few years to elect conservatives to Congress. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/boehner-resigns-expert-roundup-weigh-in-speaker-213192#ixzz3n39BzJO6  

McConnell: Iran nuclear deal will be “revisited by the next commander in chief”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told CBS News that President Obama's Iran nuclear deal will "likely" be "revisited by the next commander in chief" but that Senate Republicans are throwing in the towel on the issue and moving on to other legislation. Reports CBS News: A last-ditch GOP attempt to derail the Iran nuclear deal failed in the Senate Thursday, and defeated Republicans said they would move on and leave the fight against the Iran accord to the next president. Senators voted 53-44 to block a measure preventing the Obama administration from lifting sanctions against Iran unless the country recognizes Israel as a state and ...

Obama’s Justice Department refuses to take up criminal probe against top Hillary aide

Obama’s Justice Department is looking the other way as Huma Abedin, top aide to Hillary Clinton and wife of disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, is laughing all the way to the bank over work she allegedly over-billed for while assisting Clinton at the State Department. Reports Politico: The State Department inspector general opened a “criminal investigation” of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in 2013 over allegations of “theft” — referring to overpayments she received and overtime she allegedly wrongfully billed. But the Justice Department declined to take up the issue, POLITICO has learned. State’s watchdog in ...

Report: 307,000 Veterans May Have Died While Awaiting Care Due to Processing Incompetence

The Department of Veterans Affairs is again in hot water after findings of a report issued Wednesday revealed hundreds of thousands of veterans may have died without care while waiting for their enrollment applications to be processed, reports CNN. The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency's system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past ... In a response to a request by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs' to investigate a whistleblower's allegations of mismanagement at the VA's Health ...

The Iran Deal Must Be Stopped, and We Can Do It (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in The Hill)

It seems the more we learn about the Obama-Iran nuclear deal, the clearer it becomes that it is a rotten deal for the United States and our allies.  Americans by a 2-to-1 margin oppose the Iran deal and even high-profile Democrats in Congress are beginning to see President Obama’s folly in striking this deal with Iran. Read more here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/252571-the-iran-deal-must-be-stopped-and-we-can-do-it

Congress’ ObamaCare Exemption May Cause Political Trouble At Home (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in Investor’s Business Daily)

Did the Internal Revenue Service just blow Congress' cover? Because what the IRS just did is going to ensure that an awful lot of small-business owners (every member's favorite politically approved special interest) find out something Congress wants very much to keep hidden — its special exemption from ObamaCare. Beginning on July 1, the IRS started imposing a penalty on small-business ... Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-perspective/070915-761020-irs-rules-force-small-businesses-to-pay-penalties-but-not-congress.htm#ixzz3inUe85G9

Bill Pascoe post on The American Spectator

Bill Pascoe, our Man in Washington, has new post on The American Spectator.  Thursday evening, the eyes of the political world will be on a stage in Cleveland, Ohio, where the top candidates for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination will face off in the first in a series of debates to be held over the next several months. Continue Here

Ex-Im Bank Still Expired…For Now

Despite attempts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and some Republican Senators to resurrect the Export-Import Bank after its authorization lapsed, the Ex-Im Bank will stay shuttered…for now. Over the past week while debating the highway bill, Sen. McConnell denied votes on amendments popular with conservatives and Republicans, including full repeal of Obamacare and a vote to end Congress’s special exemption from Obamacare, while allowing a vote on an amendment to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. Last weekend and during this week, activists called their Senators and demanded they not revive the Bank because it is a symbol of cronyism and ...