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    How Conservatives Win

    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page 8. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on … More

    Louie Gohmert on Climate Change: 'It’s Real'

    Three days after temperatures reached 70 degrees in Washington, D.C., weather forecasts are predicting snow for tomorrow. March’s unpredictable weather prompted conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R–Tex.) to claim (facetiously) that it’s a case of climate change. “By the way, on climate change, I applaud the Democrats spending all that time,” … More

    Why These Senators Talked About Climate Change All Night

    Ask most Americans these days what’s keeping them up at night, and you’re likely to hear that it’s the economy and the lack of jobs. What’s not on their minds? Well, climate change for one. But for two dozen senators, climate change was reason enough to stay up all night. … More

    Avoiding Bitterness in Immigration Debate

    “Solutions to problems cannot be found in a pool of bitterness.” So proclaimed John Dennis “Denny” Hastert upon his swearing in as the 59th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1999. Hastert was pledging to look for bipartisan solutions, but it had special meaning for rank-and-file Republicans in the … More

    They Got Away With It

    As President Obama said, they got away with it. Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate got away with changing the Senate’s rules so that they can shove through anything they want without having to worry about Republicans filibustering against it. Just a few short years ago, then-Senator Obama spoke forcefully … More

    What the New Nuclear Option Means for the Senate

    This afternoon, the Senate approved a rules change that will effectively eliminate the filibuster for executive branch and judicial nominations. Under the old rules, Senators could debate whether to confirm a nomination until 60 members voted to invoke cloture and end the debate. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) succeeded today … More

    While Obama Remakes the Courts, Harry Reid Wants to Remake the Senate

    Every few months, it seems, Harry Reid (D-NV) threatens to upend the Senate so that he can push something through without following the rules. This time, it’s the President’s judicial nominees. President Obama is already well on his way to remaking federal courts in the liberal image, but Reid insists … More

    Senate Decisively Rejects U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    The U.S. Senate responded decisively today to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent signature on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In a bipartisan letter led by Senators Jerry Moran (R–KS) and Joe Manchin (D–WV), half of the Senate has officially pledged to oppose the ratification of the ATT. The … More

    Mr. President, You Can End the Government Shutdown

    President Obama has made it clear he “will not negotiate” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. At last check, the nation’s capital wasn’t run by one branch of government, or even one political party. But President Obama is so intent on protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health … More

    5 Ways Obamacare Could Impact You in 5 Days

    Today, Senators face a choice on the fate of Obamacare. Will they allow Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to force Obamacare back into the government funding bill or stand with the House to defund this unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable law? With Obamacare’s government takeover of health care beginning in just … More