Republicans

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Senate Version of Stopgap Spending Bill on Thursday

March 20, 2013

“House leaders have indicated they are willing to accept the Senate’s version of the bill and are poised to pass it Thursday, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.”

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U.S. Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Fund Federal Government Through September

March 20, 2013

“The U.S. Senate approved a $984 billion spending bill on Wednesday ensuring that the federal government will not shut down next week, but also cementing in place $1.2 trillion in unpopular across-the-board spending cuts affecting most reaches of the federal government.”

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Calls For U.S. Troops On The Ground in Syria To Secure Chemical Weapons

March 19, 2013

“”Absolutely, you’ve got to get on the ground. There is no substitute for securing these weapons… I don’t care what it takes. We need partners in the region.”"

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Pandering to the Left: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Flip-Flops on Illegal Immigration, Now Supports “Solution Besides Amnesty or Deportation”

March 19, 2013

“The Associated Press had obtained an advance copy of the speech before it was delivered and wrote that Paul believes illegal immigrants “should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship.””

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Republican National Committee Report Calls On Party to Embrace Immigration Reform

March 18, 2013

“The study says that the GOP “must embrace” and “champion” reform, or fall victim to shrinking constituencies. “We also believe that comprehensive immigration reform is consistent with Republican economic policies that promote job growth and opportunity for all,” the report says.”

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House Speaker Boehner (R) Agrees With President Obama: No Immediate Debt Crisis

March 17, 2013

““We all know that we have one looming,” Boehner said on ABC’s “This Week”. “And we have one looming because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form. They’re going to go bankrupt.””

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Staunch Opponent of Medical Marijuana New York Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) Arrested for Pot Possession

March 16, 2013

“State police said that a suspicious odor was noticed in Assemblyman Steve Katz’s vehicle when they pulled him over for driving around 80 mph in a 75 mph zone at around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.”

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Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) Endorses Same-Sex Marriage After His Son Comes Out as Gay

March 15, 2013

“Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), once a staunch opponent of gay marriage, says that he now supports same-sex nuptials after his son told him he was gay.”

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Bartender Scott Prouty Takes Credit For Video Recording Romney’s 47% Comments

March 13, 2013

“Prouty went public with his story on Wednesday after months of speculation as to who might have been the source of the video that dealt a body blow to Romney’s campaign.”

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President Obama Meets With House Republicans at Capitol Hill; No Progress Made

March 13, 2013

“Obama still won’t take any big risks on entitlement reform unless Republicans agree to raise taxes again, he declined to say whether he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and he still won’t slash discretionary spending.”

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Senate Democrats Block Republican Effort to Cut Off Funding to ObamaCare

March 13, 2013

“On a 52-45 vote, the majority quickly dispatched a tea-party-led bid to cut off funding for President Barack Obama’s signature health care reforms.”

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Budget Committee Chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Proposes New Budget Plan

March 13, 2013

“The major difference between the Ryan and Murray approaches has more to do with projected spending over the next 10 years, not revenue increases.”

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Campaign: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Won’t Sign Americans for Tax Reform Anti-Tax Pledge

March 13, 2013

“Cuccinelli’s campaign confirmed he will not sign the ATR pledge and explained Cuccinelli has settled on a blanket no-pledge policy for the campaign: he will not sign make any similar commitments to other special interest groups.”

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Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll (R) Abruptly Resigns Due to Questionable Business Connections

March 13, 2013

“It’s unclear if Carroll is the target of any criminal charges. Attorney General Pam Bondi and law enforcement officials have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. press conference in Orlando to discuss the case.”

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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): Democrats Will Not Allow Government Shutdown

March 10, 2013

“Last week, Pelosi opposed the House GOP version of a continuing spending resolution to keep funding the government, but reiterated that government shutdown is not an option, comments that come about two weeks before the deadline for a spending bill hits.”

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