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Sen. @RandPaul, @FreedomCaucus File Obamacare Repeal Bill After Meeting With @MikePenceVP

Why Jonathan Gruber and Obamacare Matters

For those who either don’t know or are confused over a certain MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber and his architectural association with Obamacare, has a great catch-all posting. Further, an organization called American Commitment has created a video montage of political and other responses to Mr. Gruber’s comments that have recently surfaced (by way of […]

Dems Caving to GOP-Backed Issues Already?

That didn’t take long. With federal officials already lining up to take action on various issues (and with a majority of Americans now wanting to see the GOP govern), it could be the Keystone XL pipeline that rears its head first. Why? Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) wants to show that she doesn’t always agree with […]

Illegal Immigration Turns Into High-Stakes Poker Game

Who’s going to blink first? First, the Speaker lays down his line against presidential executive orders on illegal immigration. Then, Friday’s luncheon with the Washington powers-that-be resulted in reiterating the serious push-back expected from Congress. President Obama holds firm. In ultimate response (at least prior to the next Congress taking power), both the House and […]

Speaker Boehner Vows Action Against Obamacare, Illegal Immigration

In some very bold statements against the White House, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised action on Obamacare… …He did, however, say the House will vote to repeal Obamacare and will also likely pass a bunch of bills to carve out some of the most contentious parts such as a tax on medical devices or […]

Sen. Scott, Rep-Elect Love Speak Out Against Democrat Policies

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Representative-Elect Mia Love (R-UT) continued sharing their GOP views with the media: Watch the latest video at

The GOP’s Plan

It appears that the Republican party has successfully changed their PR campaign out of the gate. This morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Now We Can Get Congress Going,” laying out something of a “Contract With America”-like outline of priorities: […]

The People Spoke — Now It’s Time To Govern

Congratulations, Republicans — we, the People spoke in a sea-change of a way. In the Senate, all winning Senators ran against Obamacare. In the House, the GOP hadn’t won as many seats since 1928. Heck, after last night, Democrats even sank to pre-Great Depression lows at the State level. And as I pointed out yesterday, […]

House POTUS Lawsuit: Backgrounder On the Lawsuit Against Obama’s Failure to Execute Law

On Wednesday, there was a Google Hangout that featured constitutional expert and litigator David Rivkin as well as S.T.O.P. Resolution (Stop This Overreaching Presidency) sponsor Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), where they went into the background of why and how they think House-initiated litigation could bring the presidency back in line with the Constitution. The Radio […]

“Six Californias” Plan Garners Enough Signatures to Be on the 2016 Ballot SAN FRANCISCO — A plan backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into six states has gained enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot, the plan’s backers say. A Twitter account belonging to the nonprofit Six Californias tweeted on Monday that “#SixCalifornias will be submitting signatures in Sacramento tomorrow for placement on […]

Congressman Reintroduces Law Requiring Members to Abide by Obamacare

Congressman John Fleming, MD (R-LA) recently reintroduced his H.Res. 615, taking to Twitter and Facebook to make the announcement: Congress must still live with the laws it creates. Five years ago we stood together in the midst of the health care debate to send that message to Washington. I drafted House Resolution 615 because some […]

House Speaker’s Bill to Initiate Lawsuit Against POTUS

After House Speaker John Boehner threatened a lawsuit against the President in late June, he delivered on his promise and apparently intends to go after Obama over Obamacare and its employer mandate. The two-page bill (PDF). On the flip side, Mark Levin discusses why such a lawsuit may actually be dangerous. He postulates that, in theory, […]

“Mississippi Strategy” Makes Its Way to Georgia House Race

It appears that what recently happened in the Mississippi Senate run-off race — the GOP Establishment appearing to ask Democrats to vote for the Establishment candidate in the GOP primary as a means of knocking out a more conservative GOP candidate — is now heading to my home State and my own congressional district: Jody Hice, […]

Boehner on Obama Impeachment: “I Disagree”

In specific response to former Governor Sarah Palin’s call to impeach President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner wasted no time in pushing back: “I disagree,” Boehner said when asked by reporters Wednesday morning. When a reporter pointed out that some House Republicans also are calling for impeachment, Boehner said again: “I disagree.” It appears that […]

SCOTUS: Obama Recess Appointments Invalid; Recess Length Undetermined

While POTUS can still make recess appointments, he or she must make sure that a Legislative recess is in effect: Supreme Court: “the President lacked the authority to make those appointments” The AP calls it a 5-4 ruling, but the four signed on to a concurring opinion by Justice Scalia, not a dissent… So if […]

GOP Strategizes to Delay Individual Obamacare Mandate

On the heels of the Obama Administration’s arbitrarily deciding to delay the employer mandate of requiring companies to carry approved health insurance coverage until at least 2014, both House and Senate Republicans are now pushing to delay the individual mandate as a parallel proposition. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: “After both bills pass we combine […]

Federal Budget: “Unprecedented Size, Scope”; GOP Responds To President’s Challenge

The quote comes from an article in USA Today. The President’s budget proposal is expected to cash in taxpayer’s hard-earned monies at the rate of more than $3.5 “t”rillion: All this would come at a price to be paid by in the future: annual deficits of at least $500 billion, and a federal debt that […]

Rep’s Son Could Directly Benefit from Stimulus Bill

According to a report in today’s Washington Times, Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. David Obey (D-WI) is being questioned over an earmark for national parks — larger than the service’s entire national budget — could be benefiting the chief lobbyist’s senior VP of government affairs, Craig Obey, the Representative’s son: A top House Republican is demanding […]

House Passes $819 Billion Economic Stimulus Bill, 244-188; No GOP Support

Clerk of the House Roll Call for HR 1. info: Economic Stimulus Bill passes House by vote of 244-188 . The GOP caucus was unanimous in their opposition. [11] Democrats voted against the Stimulus. Similarly, Clinton’s first budget passed with no GOP support either. From Update: Final vote: 244-188. It was 242-190 moments before […]

Republican Offers Questionable Bill on Citizenship, Repealing Portion of 14 Amendment

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) has introduced HR 126 (again, no co-sponsors) that would, in effect, begin limiting exactly who would become US citizens (read: an attempt to deal with immigration): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit citizenship at birth, merely by virtue of birth in the United States, to persons with citizen […]

Joint Session for Electoral College Certification: Why No Allowance for Objections?

This issue was first brought up to me by Mountain Publius Goat on my recent interview with Mark McGrew with further reporting from RovingPatrolBlog: US Code Title 3,15 Counting electoral votes in congress § 15.   Congress shall be in session on the sixth day of January succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House […]

Democrat Proposes Repealing 22nd Amendment on Presidential Term Limit

Just in case you thought the entire eligibility issue was a big deal, now we have Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) proposing House Joint Resolution 5 (Enter “HJ Res 5” at Thomas; GovTrack version): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the […]

Background Check All Candidates For Federal Office?

As of this date, the only federal case — Berg v. Obama — that has been brought up to challenge Obama’s eligibility is, for the time being, dismissed (though probably far from unchallenged). This brings up the next issue which will probably percolate into the public consciousness: How Do We Keep This From Happening Again? […]