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News Briefing for Thursday, March 26

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge? “…Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is at or near the top of most early polls among Republicans, likes to boast how he stuck to conservative principles to win statewide office three times in a centrist state. “To win the center, you don’t have to go to the center, you have to lead,” he said last week during a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall. Tea party loyalists are still somewhat wary of Walker, though, because of past positions on immigration and government support for ethanol, a big issue in Iowa, site of the nation’s first caucus…” ht...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 12

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Conservative groups wary of Obamacare contingency plans (Photo of Tea Party Patriots at SCOTUS rally / Quote by Kevin Broughton) “Conservative groups are suspicious of GOP plans to temporarily keep Obamacare's insurance subsidies flowing if they're blocked this summer by the Supreme Court. For years, groups such as Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Americans for Prosperity have hounded Congress to do all it can to undermine the Affordable Care Act. At times, lawmakers have even been forced to table Obamacare-related bills over complaints that they appeared to be improving the law instead of repealing it entirely. Now ...

News Briefing for Thursday, February 5, 2015

HEALTHCARE: Sen. Cruz: 'Absolutely' Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/sen-cruz-absolutely-use-reconciliation-repeal-obamacare   Ed Schultz: Obamacare Defunding Votes Are "Symbolic Hatred" For Obama “House Republicans pass another Obamacare repeal, despite the overall success of the law. Ed Schultz calls it a "colossal" waste of taxpayer time and money." http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/02/04/ed_schultz_obamacare_defunding_votes_are_symbolic_hatred_for_obama.html   Counting Repeal Votes “House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted yesterday that House Republicans ...

News Briefing for Saturday, January 31, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: It’s time to pass the Lee balanced budget amendment (Jenny Beth Martin’s op-ed) http://www.edmondsun.com/opinion/it-s-time-to-pass-the-lee-balanced-budget-amendment/article_bc0fecfa-a8c7-11e4-940c-23b5a6227586.html     HEALTHCARE: OBAMACARE CUTTING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS FROM TEXAS CLASSROOMS “A substitute teacher is not necessarily someone who most people think of as a full-time employee but school districts are grappling with the reality that the federal government considers anyone who works an average of 30 week hours as one. As a full-time employee, they are eligible for employer provided ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HEALTHCARE: Supreme Court Will Mull King v. Burwell a Bit Longer “Will the Supreme Court choose to hear King v Burwell, the case regarding the delivery of subsidies in states without a state-based exchange? Today the court chose to delay its answer for at least a week. Last Friday the Supreme Court considered an appeal of the King v Burwell decision. The court could have chosen to hear the case or it could have rejected the appeal altogether. Instead the Court chose to re-list the case for more discussion this week. So next Monday we may find out whether four Justices have chosen to accept the case or not. The fact that the case was relisted, ...

David Brooks needs to get out more

Normally, this blog wouldn’t respond to the intellectually vapid ramblings of David “I love Obama’s pants crease” Brooks, but his commentary on Meet the Press on Sunday hails from the realm of fantasy. On the show, Brooks debated Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) on immigration “reform.” Brooks ignored factual reality, instead relying on a surprising ignorance of politics to defend the Senate’s amnesty bill as immigration reform conservatives and Republicans should support. The fact-check: Before getting to Brooks, host David Gregory mentioned to Eugene Robinson that Senator John McCain (R-AZ), “Who just a few years ago was doing ...

The Audacity of an Appointment

President Obama defied Senate leaders Wednesday with his a recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) without Senate confirmation while the Senate was still in session. Although the President has the right under the U.S. Constitution to bypass the confirmation process if the Senate is in recess, the Senate was in session when Obama announced Cordray’s appointment. the Senate had previously blocked Cordray’s nomination on several occasions. The appointment of Richard Cordray, former Ohio Attorney General, has outraged a number of Senate Republicans, including Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, ...

Senate Rejects Proposals For Balanced Budget Amendment Dec 18, 2011

On December 14, 2011, the Senate rejected two proposals for a Balanced Budget Amendment. In a strong partisan display, Republican-sponsored proposal SJ Res 10 was defeated by a Democratic majority vote of 53-46, shortly after the proposal sponsored by Sen. Mark Udall, D-CO, SJ Res 24 was also defeated. A strong proponent of passing the Balanced Budget Amendment, Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, co-sponsored SJ Res 10 which was introduced on January 26, 2011. In addition to provisions that would have reduced the skyrocketing national debt and prohibited deficit spending or tax increases without two-thirds approval of Congress, the Balanced Budget Amendm...

Cornyn Ends Funding of Fast and Furious Nov. 6, 2011

Senator John Cornyn, R-TX and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been out in front of the failed Operation Fast and Furious, a federal operation launched to track sales of illegal weapons, since the story broke. The operation resulted in the possession of thousands of American weapons by Mexican drug cartels and in the death of at least one American citizen. Sen. Cornyn suspected since July 2011 that Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the failure of the program and requested a Senate hearing. Holder has not responded to Senator Cornyn’s August 11, 2011, formal request for a response to allegations by the press that the government was ...

Cornyn Was Right: Holder Knew

During the past three months Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has publicly denounced Attorney General Eric Holder for his statement to Congress that he was unaware of the administration’s gun-walking operation, Fast & Furious. Holder has been silent on the topic of his responsibility for weapons sold under a “tracking” program, but Cornyn flatly stated that “if Holder is implicated, we need to hold him accountable.” In a CBS breaking news story October 3, 2011, by reporter Sharyl Attkisson, new documents have come to light which confirm the attorney general was sent regular briefings with details on ...