Any immigration package in which current illegal immigrants are made eligible for Obamacare — in the form of either exchanges or Medicaid — could increase costs to the federal government by between $120 billion to $200 billion in its first decade, according to internal calculations by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee that were obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.
GOP Senate Budget Committee staffers explained to TheDC that [...]
Michael Baumgartner, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Washington State, took exception to an article written about him this week, emailing the author to tell him to “go fuck yourself.”
Josh Feit, a reporter for PubliCola blog atSeattle Met Magazine, had interviewed Baumgartner earlier in the week andwritten a story about how the Republican state senator’s views on abortion were similar to those of embattled GOP congressman and Missouri Senate [...]
Todd Akin, a nominee for Senate in Missouri, made remarks in TV interview
GOP representative has no-exception rule in his anti-abortion stance
Akin later backtracked after being widely criticized, saying his comments were ‘off-the-cuff’ and he had ‘deep empathy’ for rape victims
A Republican representative has said that women don’t become pregnant if they are the victim of a ‘legitimate’ rape while explaining his anti-abortion views on TV.
Todd Akin, a nominee for Senate in Missouri, also [...]
Senate Democrats on Monday lost another attempt to pass legislation forcing donors of groups that bankroll most election ads to be revealed. But Democrats, led by New York Sen. Charles Schumer, pledged to hold the Senate floor hostage and continue the debate well into the night.
The DISLCOSE Act, which was dealt the same fate in the Senate in 2010, failed to overcome a key procedural vote on entirely partisan lines, [...]
California GOP Senate candidate Orly Taitz, a Moldovan-born immigrant, dentist and lawyer best known as the Birther Queen, for her campaign about President Barack Obama’s supposed Kenyan birthplace, could be headed for a shocking finish in the Golden State’s GOP primary on Tuesday.
Recent polling has shown her among the top contenders in a swollen field of 23 candidates vying for a chance to take on Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in [...]
This week, President Obama rolled out a plan to invest $50 billion in infrastructure as a way of boosting job creation, which will be (at least partially) paid for by cutting subsidies to oil and gas companies. Republicans immediately criticized the proposal, with even Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who typically jumps at the chance to approve infrastructure spending, saying he wouldn’t vote for it.
But many Republicans, at the same time that they are [...]
Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic ‘Buffett rule’ bill on Monday that would have forced the nation’s top earners to pay at least 30 per cent of their income in taxes.
By a near party-line 51-45 tally, senators used the day before Americans’ taxes are due to defy President Barack Obama on one of his signature election-year issues.
They voted to keep the bill alive but fell nine votes short of the 60 [...]
Wall Street Journal slammed the House Republicans today on the payroll tax cuts issue…
The GOP’s Payroll Tax Fiasco (December 21, 2011)
“GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House Speaker John Boehner have handled the payroll tax debate, we wonder if they might end up re-electing the [...]
In a bizarre incident, former Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell today walked out of the taping of an interview for CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which is set to air tonight. The tipping point was Morgan’s question about her stance on gay marriage. (By that point, he had already quizzed her on witchcraft and sex with the tension between the two visibly escalating, especially [...]
Many House and Senate conservatives are reviving their battle against federal regulations, claiming that the president hasn’t stopped issuing job-killing rules during the debt ceiling fight. “While Washington and Americans have been focused on the debt ceiling, the Obama administration has continued to roll out more crushing red tape,” said a spokesperson for Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who’s been championing the regulation fight.