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Lib Media Admits: TeaParty Maintains Strong Support

Jaime Fuller, Washington Post

A new WaPo/ABC News poll shows that despite the many eulogies that have been delivered for the tea party especially after the gov't shutdown, GOP support has remained mostly unchanged since 2013. Among Dems. and independents, support for the tea party is on the upswing.

More Proof That the Investigation of IRS=SHAM

Mark Meckler, American Spectator

Letting the IRS take our money is a small matter compared to letting them steal our freedom.

Rubio and Cruz Circle Education Reform

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

The senators are making education reform their next big policy focus.

GOP Alternative for Obamacare to Be Released Mon.

Andrew Johnson, National Review Online

Sens. Richard Burr, Tom Coburn, and Orrin Hatch will outline their plans for a conservative alternative to Obamacare.

NAACP: Tim Scott a Ventriloquist’s ‘Dummy’

Andrew Johnson, National Review

An NAACP official recognized MLKing Day by labeling black Sen. Tim Scott a puppet for the GOP. “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” said Rev. William Barber II, president of N. Carolina’s NAACP chapter.

Gov. McDonnell: If I'm Guilty, So Is Obama

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After he and his wife were indicted on 14 felony counts, former VA Repub. Gov. Bob McDonnell said that he was being charged based on a "misguided legal theory" that would implicate Obama and nearly every other elected official were it applied as the law of the land.

PA State House Candidate Wants Constitutional Convention

Jan Murphy, PennLive.com

Political newcomer Chris Nelson, 31, is seeking the Repub. nomination in the May primary for PA's 87th state House district seat now held by five-term GOP incumbent Glen Grell. Nelson is advocating a revival of the Constitution to rein in the fed.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 30

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TeaParty's McDaniel Blasts GOP-E's Thad Cochran

John Gizzi, NewsMax

"I am running primarily because of [Sen. Thad Cochran’s] inability to follow constitutional constraints, on spending, on sovereignty, and other major issues," tea party candidate Chris McDaniel said, citing Cochran's vote last year to re-open the gov't and funding Obamacare.

Obama to Dems: Boehner will Pass Amnesty in 2014

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Obama believes Repubs. will feel politically vulnerable if they fail to advance the issue, a high priority among Hispanic voters.

Contempt for Congress: Well Deserved

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND

Pat Buchanan lists all the ways legislative branch has abrogated its duties. 

GOP Fight Reid's Ban on Repub. Amendments

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Senate Repubs. have deployed a new parliamentary tactic designed to end — or at least call attention to — the frequent Democratic ban on considering GOP amendments.

Retirements Hurt Dems’ House Prospects

Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, Politico

Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.

Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare

At this critical time in our history, our country needs tough, dedicated fighters for the Constitution who will vigorously oppose the extralegal power grabs of the Obama administration on every front, Lamar Alexander has proven he can’t do that. 

GOP Myths About Conservative Candidates

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Karl Rove, the US Chamber, and other special interests have vowed to spend whatever it takes to prevent citizens from nominating the "wrong" candidates. Setting aside the conceit that these interests know better than voters who should represent them, are these concerns even valid?

Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

More Now Blame Obama, Not Bush, On Economy

Russell Berman, The Hill

Citing a new survey by a GOP pollster, Boehner told Repubs. that the administration had reached a “turning point” after five years in which Obama had successfully blamed Bush for the US’s economic woes. Repubs, he argued, now have the upper hand when it comes to the economy.

The Politics of Amnesty Finally Sink In To Some Republicans

Rep. John Carter of Texas, one of four GOP congressmen who was part of bipartisan negotiations over comprehensive immigration policy changes last year, now says voting on the matter this year would distract from the party’s efforts to highlight flaws in President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Feds Investigate Christie Over Misuse of Sandy Relief Funds

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

Federal investigators have launched an inquiry into whether Gov. Chris Christie improperly used Superstorm Sandy relief funds to produce tourism ads that featured him and his family during his re-election campaign.

Cruz: All of America Needs to be a Real Promise Zone

John Hayward, Human Events

Socialists see "opportunity" as one more resource for them to redistribute.