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Republican Senator: GOP Needs To Develop Real Position On Climate Policy

"I think there will be a political problem for the Republican Party going into 2016 if we don’t define what we are for on the environment," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC). "I don’t know what the environmental policy of the Republican Party is." The post Republican Senator: GOP Needs To Develop Real Position On Climate Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

So Much For Hagel

Removing Hagel sets up another confirmation battle in the new year with a hostile Republican Senate majority.

Bipartisan Political Agenda

Bipartisan Proaction for Jobs, Revenues and Prosperity With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate it is now incumbent upon the Republican party in conjunction with the President and the Democratic Minority Leaders...Show More Summary

Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State jihadists

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against Islamic State militants who control parts of Iraq and Syria, the New York Times reported on Monday. In an interview on Saturday, Paul said his proposal would limit the...

Begich says Obama discontent, not Active ad, cost him Senate seat

Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska's newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he'll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska. The Senate plans to adjourn Dec. 11. Show More Summary

Idaho Republican Party Toe-Taps Larry Craig to Serve as Finance Chair: VIDEO

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Idaho Republican Party has hired former U.S. Senator Larry Craig as its financial chair of its executive committee, the Associated Press reports. The news is somewhat surprising, considering Craig was ordered last month to pay the U.S. treasury almost...

Senator 'Wide Stance' Gets a New Gig

The Idaho Republican Party has hired former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig as its financial chair of its executive committee. The party confirmed the hire Wednesday. Craig was arrested in a 2007 sting, accused of soliciting sex in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Show More Summary

Rod St. Aubyn: New Congress, Same Gridlock

At the federal level we have faced continued gridlock during the past few years.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid famously refused to take up hundreds of House-passed bills, several with bipartisan support.  Senate Republicans were accused of putting up numerous legislative roadblocks to the point where Sen. Reid and his Democrat senators changed the rules...

‘Move Beyond’ Benghazi, Republican Senator Says

A Republican U.S. Senator is saying publicly that it is time for his Republican colleagues to “move beyond” the attack on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate on Sept. 11, 2011. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, told “Meet the Press”...Show More Summary

Republican Senator: Time For GOP To ‘Move Beyond’ Benghazi

Now that the Republican House Intelligence Committee has exonerated the Obama administration on Benghazi, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake tells his party it’s time to move on. Flake…told NBC’s Chuck Todd that his GOP colleagues need to move on from the Benghazi issue, in light of a newly-released report by the House Intelligence Committee that found [...]

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, Senator Ted Cruz courted backlash from Democrats and Republicans alike with his feeble and silly tweet about net neutrality. Given the across-the-board mockery that followed, it's not surprising that both of our most insightful comments this week come in response to Cruz's tweet. Show More Summary

Top GOP senator: Benghazi report a 'complete bunch of garbage'

WASHINGTON--A top Republican took aim at his GOP colleagues on Sunday for issuing a report that largely absolved the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, dismissing the accounting by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee as...

Klein: Republicans Still Have No Immigration Policy

Ezra Klein notes that the incoming governing party still has no policy on immigration. Republicans aren’t just the opposition party anymore. They are, arguably, the governing party — they will soon control the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, most state legislatures, and more governorships. And the governing party needs to solve — or at [...]

GOP Senator: 'Shame On Us' for No Immigration Reform

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said Republicans are partially responsible for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. "Shame on us as Republicans for having a body that cannot generate a solution to an issue that's national security, thatÂ?s cultural, that's economic," Graham said on CNN's State of the Union. Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham: House Benghazi Report ‘Full of Crap’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning that the House Intelligence Committee's Benghazi report, which hollowed out a number of Republican arguments on the incident, was "full of crap."

How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor

Right now, the Republicans are riding high due. But if they want to stay in power and help Americans in the process, they need to change their priorities.

Ron Johnson Won't Self-Finance 2016 Campaign Just Like He Didn't In 2010

US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) was recently on C-SPAN where he said that he would not self-finance his 2016 campaign for reelection: When Sen. Ron Johnson seeks re-election in 2016, don't look for the Wisconsin Republican to open hisShow More Summary

Come Saturday Morning: Obama, Immigration, and the Cray-Cray

Well before November, the Senate Republicans had a big fat list of all the things they intended to do once they retook the upper chamber: kill the EPA, gut Federal employees' pensions, hand out more free-money tax breaks to the rich, yadda yadda yadda. But they can't do any of that just yet, because their base is all riled up by the bright shiny object called "immigration".

Media Matters whacks Sununu over Keystone column

The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has resurrected an old charge: that former Republican senator John Sununu Jr. is using his Boston Globe column to advance the interests of a lobbying firm he advises. In this case, writes Eric Hananoki, the Washington firm of Akin Gump, with which Sununu has a relationship, has received […]

A Virginia University Buried its Own Poll on Election Day

WASHINGTON — As reported by the Daily Caller, the Hampton University buried its own poll on Election Day in the Virginia Senate race between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner. Warner won the race, but could the poll have swung the race to Gillespie’s favor? Who knows. The university did not clearly answer […]

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