Added 07-17-13 06:24:01am EST - “Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of…” - Redstate.com
Despite his single-digit poll numbers and the dominance of another tough-talking candidate, Chris Christie is hearing a clear message from influential Republicans in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa: Keep going.
They never win," GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview to be aired Sunday. "Whether it's on Obamacare, whether it's on the debt ceiling, no matter what we have, there's never, ever a victory."
RUSH: Can you believe the future Speaker of the House having an affair? Bob Livingston, Newt Gingrich, this guy, McCarthy. You know, it's about time this becomes a resume enhancement for us instead of something that wipes us out. Something like this happens on the left, it's a big time resume enhancement. It proves that they're hip. It proves that they're pro-women. (laughing) It proves that they're virile. It proves that they're attractive to women and so forth. But on our side it does nothing but destroy us.
The great subplot of the moment, with [mc_name name='Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)' chamber='house' mcid='M001165' ] stepping aside from the race to replace [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house' mcid='B000589' ] and become the 54th person to serve as Speaker of the House, is whether Boehner and others in the GOP caucus can convince Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan to step up and take the | Read More »The post Should House Republicans Draft Paul Ryan To Be Speaker? appeared first on RedState.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's stunning decision Thursday to withdraw from the race for speaker leaves Republicans scrambling to find that elusive candidate who can unite the divided conference and actually win a majority on the floor.
The House GOP now has a full-blown leadership crisis on its hands. As Republican lawmakers gathered on Thursday to elect a new speaker, John Boehner's presumptive heir for the top spot, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), unexpectedly bowed out of the race, telling his colleagues he was "not the guy." Boehner
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claims that his populist message is resonating across party lines. "There are more than a few Republicans for Bernie Sanders out there. Don't be surprised if we do well with a number of Republicans," the senator said Thursday in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "So I think the message that we are bringing forth, that we have got to come together to say that Wall Street and corporate America cannot continue to dominate our political and economic life, that we need an economy that works for working families and not just the 1 percent," he added. "A lot of Republicans…