Republicans

Boehner Says GOP Will Lead, but Backs Away From Votes

Russell Berman, The Hill

John Boehner defended the House GOP’s go-slow approach on immigration, tax reform and replacing ObamaCare, saying the party wanted to avoid repeating mistakes Dems. made and had to face the “reality” of its limited power in DC. He attacked Obama and said R's would present an alternative vision.

Why Republicans Need the Tea Party

Daniel Horowitz, National Review

The Tea Party movement provides an answer to the Left. 

Rand Paul: Obama Surgeon Gen. Pick Will Use Position to Attack 2nd Amendment

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rand Paul is objecting to President Obama’s nominee to be the next Surgeon General of the United States because of what he says is a history of political advocacy and push for gun controls.

Republicans Take on Wall Street

jake Sherman, MJ Lee, and Kate Davidson, Politico

Republicans are proposing what was once unimaginable: raising taxes on big Wall Street banks.

Why Do Liberals Want to Suppress Political Speech?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

"Some of us are old enough to remember when liberals’ response to speech they disagreed with was: more speech. The reflexive response of many liberals today seems to be: shut it down."

Republicans Are As Environmentally-Friendly As Democrats

Kevin Glass, TownHall

Scientific American reveals that Repubs. are at least as good - and possibly better - at being energy-efficient in their private lives as Dems. Repubs. buy energy-efficient appliances and disply energy-efficient behaviors at rates equal to or higher than Dems.

Palin Shames 'Lamestream Media'

Tom Tillison, Biz Pac Review

In the wake of the news that the FCC backed off on its controversial study of American newsrooms, Sarah Palin went after the media for its selective outrage. Palin shamed the “lamestream” media for failing to “wake the h*ll up” until Obama had his boot on their necks.

Close Down the Dem. Minstrel Show on Immigration

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The GOP has for years been in a quandary about how to address the issue of illegal immigration honestly and firmly without sounding racist. A good place to start would be to knock off the brown-face minstrel show routine they learned from Dems.

Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Republicans might not have the votes to enact marriage protection right now, but we still have a voice. We should use it.

Establishment Repub. Mega-Donors Plan GOP War Council

Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

Mainstream Media's POLITICO reports on the latest alliance of corporatists and ruling class politicians forming against conservatives.

Poll: 60% Believe Obama Overstepping Authority

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

How did the State of the Union speech declaring Obama's intent to make 2014 a year of unilateral action play with the public? According to a recent poll, not terribly well. Mixed into deep economic pessimism is a majority opinion that Obama is doing too much instead of too little.

Rush's Bold Prediction for 2014 Elections

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rush Limbaugh went “out on a limb” and predicted that the 2014 midterms will be a “wave election like 2010.” “I think the people of this country are gonna sweep Dems out of office every chance they get — and I think there’s plenty of evidence for it right now,” Limbaugh said. He theorized that polls show Dems.

Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

Matt Hoskins of the Senate Conservatives Fund sure got it right when he said, "We will never stop the massive spending and debt that are destroying our country if the Republican Speaker of the House surrenders to the Democrats and stabs conservatives in the back.”

GOP Slams Obamacare Mandate Delay: A 'Train Wreck'

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

The administration Monday delayed another part of Obamacare, saying medium-sized businesses won't face a tax penalty until '16 for not providing workers with health coverage, refueling GOP criticism of Obamacare as a "train wreck" and "jobs killer."

Bill O'Reilly's Not Much of a Factor in Conservative Politics

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Suggestions from O’Reilly and others who are not part of the Repub. base really fall on deaf ears because even though his show is called the Factor, his musings are really not a factor when it comes to the direction of the Party he doesn’t identify with.

Memo to Conservatives: Republicans Aren't Your Friends

Matthew Vadum, American Thinker

One of the reasons the national Republican Party is such a mess is because Republicans are far too reluctant to criticize their own.

Don’t Believe the Establishment GOP on Amnesty

Ted Cruz has it exactly right. Granting “legal status” to those who came here illegally is amnesty. When you legislatively absolve millions of law breakers of their crimes, that’s amnesty and that’s the pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and the pathway to irrelevance for the Republican Party. Demand that your Member of Congress sign the No Amnesty Pledge. 

Who's the Most Conservative U.S. Senator?

Michael Catalini, National Journal

Sen. James Risch, Idaho's high-energy, low-visibility junior Republican compiled the Senate’s most conservative record, according to a newly released '13 vote rating. And he did so for the second straight year and third time overall since he took office in '09.

Pennsylvania GOP Legislators Adopting Obamacare Tactics

Establishment Republicans out in the states talk a good game, but when it comes to actually letting the market work – especially the health care and health insurance markets – they often end-up with the same kind of policies that Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have adopted.

States to Fed Gov't: If You Don't Strengthen Privacy Laws, We Will

Nigel Duara, Associated Press

Angry over revelations of NSA surveillance and frustrated with outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers in at least 14 states are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to track citizens. “We need to stand up and protect our liberty,” said Repub. Missouri state Sen. Rob Schaaf.