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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK): Scabs and Sores Still Healing Between Congressional Republicans and President Obama

March 10, 2013

“Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says President Barack Obama’s recent outreach to Republicans was genuine — but that old wounds between the president and the GOP were still healing.”

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush: I’m in Sync With Senate Republicans On Immigration

March 10, 2013

“Bush, a Republican, said he talked with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., part of the Senate group working on an immigration reform proposal, who last week criticized Bush for seeming to not support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.”

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): Thursday Lunch Was First Time I’ve Ever Had a Conversation With President Obama

March 10, 2013

““This is the first time I’ve ever had a conversation with the president lasting more than, say, two minutes or televised exchanges,” Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Budget Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.””

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Arkansas Bans Abortions For Pregnancies of 12 Weeks or Longer

March 9, 2013

“On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Arkansas overrode a veto by Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, to enact the nation’s strictest state-level abortion restriction.”

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): Filibuster Was Just The Beginning

March 9, 2013

“I hope my efforts help spur a national debate about the limits of executive power and the scope of every American’s natural right to be free. “Due process” is not just a phrase that can be ignored at the whim of the president.”

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Seriously Considering Presidential Run in 2016

March 9, 2013

“The Kentucky Republican senator showed serious clout by holding a 13-hour filibuster to delay the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s candidate to head the CIA, John Brennan.”

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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK): White House Delaying Release of Embarrassing Federal Government Cybersecurity Assessment

March 9, 2013

“The annual report from the White House Office of Management and Budget was due March 1, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma told a joint hearing of the homeland security and commerce committees on U.S. cybersecurity.”

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Ends Bipartisan Gun Control Talks With Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)

March 7, 2013

“Sen. Chuck Schumer is ending the bipartisan gun control talks with Sen. Tom Coburn without a deal, a major setback to President Barack Obama’s effort to pass universal background checks.”

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Criticizes Secretary of State John Kerry’s $250 Million Aid Pledge to Egypt

March 7, 2013

“This is an important point that some in Washington often forget — we don’t provide foreign assistance solely out of the goodness of our heart, we do so because it furthers our national interest.”

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Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly Apologizes For Calling Alan Colmes a Liar

March 7, 2013

“Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday said he was “sorry” for accusing liberal radio talk show host Alan Colmes of “lying” during their heated exchange the night before.”

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Conservatives Criticize House Republicans For Not Including ObamaCare Repeal in Stopgap Spending Bill

March 7, 2013

“A Republican leadership aide countered that funding national security priorities through the CR is in line with conservative priorities.”

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Increase Punishments Against Gun “Straw Purchases”

March 7, 2013

“But looming votes on the controversial assault weapons ban, prohibition on high-capacity ammunition magazines and expanded background checks on gun sales will draw strong opposition from GOP senators and will likely be delayed until next week.”

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Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright Launches Conservative Melting Pot PAC

March 7, 2013

“Conservative blogger and PR professional Crystal Wright has formed a new political action committee designed to help make the Republican Party more inclusive.”

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U.S. Senate Confirms CIA Director Nominee John Brennan By Vote of 63 to 34

March 7, 2013

“Senators cleared the 60-vote threshold required to bring Brennan’s nomination to a vote, with 81 senators voting to move forward. A final vote remains, but Brennan’s confirmation is all-but-certain.”

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President Obama Invites Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to Lunch

March 7, 2013

“President Barack Obama –seeking to sell Republicans on a revival of “grand bargain” talks — has invited 2012 GOP veep candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, over to the White House for lunch on Thursday.”

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