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GOP senators eyeing White House runs steering clear of spotlight in DHS debate

Congressional Republicans are locked in a heated debate over how to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but those among them with an eye on running for president have been mostly playing supporting roles. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are no strangers to seizing the Senate […]

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second. The results were Paul at 25.7 percent, Walker at 21.4 and Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 11.5. Mitt Romney won the straw poll in 2012.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul big winner in CPAC presidential straw poll

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 an important boost. Paul, a Kentucky Republican with libertarian views, took 25.7 percent of the vote at the Conservative Political...

Three-peat: Rand Paul Wins 3rd Consecutive CPAC Straw Poll, But Scott Walker Is Hot on His Heels

Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul. After this weekend, that’s the list of Republicans who have won straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference three years in a row. The Kentucky senator beat out Wisconsin...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Fuming at House

Senate Republicans “are fuming over the House GOP’s decision to extend the standoff over the Department of Homeland Security, a move that they say uses up political oxygen and burns precious time on the legislative calendar,” The Hill reports. “GOP [...] The post Senate Republicans Fuming at House appeared first on Political Wire.

Ashley Swearengin, Mayor Of Fresno, Won't Seek U.S. Senate Seat

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said. Mayor Ashley Swearengin will not seek the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Barbara...Show More Summary

Republicans have to show they can govern.” No, they don’t. Please stop saying that.

A reporter’s wish masquerading as an accepted fact. NPR’s Congressional reporter, Ailsa Chang, did it Wednesday morning. About Mitch McConnell, soon to be Senate leader, she said: If he wants to see the Republicans retain the majority beyond 2016, he has to be able to prove that his party can be more than just the […]

McConnell endorses Paul’s push for a Kentucky presidential caucus

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got a major ally Tuesday in his endeavor to run for both president and the U.S. Senate at the same time: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Paul has asked the Kentucky Republican Party to hold a presidential caucus in 2016, rather than have residents choose their presidential nominee in the state's primary. Why? […]

House Republicans chicken out and fund Homeland Security for another week

The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60. Leadership needed to avert another...Show More Summary

700 Charged In Florida For Living Together While Unmarried

State Senator Eleanor Sobel wants to repeal the law that makes it illegal for unmarried couples to cohabitate. But Republicans are saying “not so fast.” WCTV reported in 2011 that almost 700 people had been charged under the obscure law since 2006, and half a million couples were breaking the ordinance by living together. While [...]

Bill to Defund Obama Executive Action on Immigration Defeated - US Senator

US Republican Senator Susan Collins introduced the bill to defund the president’s recent executive action on immigration, which would allow some illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.

Congessional Republicans push back against the climate witch-hunt

Senate EPW Republicans Take a Stand for Academic Freedom WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OKla.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today led all EPW Republicans in a letter promoting scientific discovery and academic freedom. The letter was sent to the same 107 recipients of letters sent earlier…

Dem Senator Scolds GOP over Looming DHS Shutdown: ‘We Need to Get Off Our Press Releases’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Less than nine hours remain before the Department of Homeland Security shuts down, unless Congress authorizes funding for the agency before midnight. Republicans want to include in the funding bill a measure that would essentially repeal...Show More Summary

Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark.

Why Did Hillary Clinton Give Republicans Such Easy Ammunition?

"We could have had Hillary here, but we couldn't find a foreign nation to foot the bill," Senator Ted Cruz joked at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday. “Please explain why we should accept that the millions and millions of dollars that have

Rubio blasts ISIS strategy he supports

For the Republican senator to criticize Obama for adopting an ISIS policy Rubio endorses, all while getting Iran's position backwards, is a bad sign.

Ted Cruz tries triangulation with a twist

"When have you been willing to stand up against Republicans, the Texas senator told CPAC, seemingly running against both political parties.

Harry Reid is still making Republicans really, really mad

Harry Reid, still pretty much a badass. The new Republican majority in the Senate is whining about Harry Reid being a bully as much as they did when they were in the minority. He just makes them so darned mad! The new Senate majority...Show More Summary

Senate passes 'clean' DHS funding bill through Sept. 30, all eyes on House GOP's 'amateur hour'

Senate Democrats and Republicans voted 68-31 to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September. The anti-immigrant riders were stripped out of the bill. The bill will now head to the House,...Show More Summary

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