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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Jeff Flake on Syrian missile strike, Gorsuch filibuster and the refugee crisis

Talking with NPR’s Scott Simon, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake discussed the recent attacks against Syrian chemical weapons depots, the rebels and how the Trump administration should interact with Congress. Later More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Progressives warn Democrats: Vote against Neil Gorsuch, will make ‘the entire party look weak’

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has issued a statement/warning to Democrats: Vote against Neil Gorsuch or else. “It is clear that Democrats have no excuse for voting for Gorusch and his horrific More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Ted Cruz warns Democrats that the ‘nuclear option’ is on the table, ‘Democrats are not going to succeed’

Democrats will be primed for a battle over President Trump nomination of Neil Gorsuch as the replacement to Justice Scalia. The left are calling this a “stolen seat” and Sen. Jeff Merkkey, D-Oregon, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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Ted Cruz bashes Obama administration on Omar Mateen, ISIS, Democrat’s filibuster on gun control

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lashed out at Senate Democrats on Thursday over a 15-hour filibuster to demand action on gun safety measures instead of focusing on terrorism and fighting jihadists like Omar Mateen. Check out More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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Romney robocalls for Marco Rubio, John Kasich prove they’re establishment

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have capitalized on an anti-establishment sentiment in the electorate and candidates like Marco Rubio and John Kasich have attempted to claim they’ve never been establishment. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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Rand Paul warns: ‘No limit, no dollar limit. Here you go, President Obama. Spend what you want’. Unfortunately Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 passes Senate

So much for restrained fiscal policy in the United States that so many on the right have harped on as they campaigned to get elected. In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 passed More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rand Paul and Jeb Bush disagree on Patriot Act

Rand Paul may have angered Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster style speech on Wednesday as he forced attention to the fact that civil liberties remain at stake as Congress More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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Sen. Gillibrand’s ‘Military Justice Improvement Act’ falls short in the Senate

The legislation sponsored by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, S. 1752, or the Military Justice Improvement Act was introduced to combat sexual assault and other violent crimes in the military by restructuring More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Local paper questions Texas legislator Wendy Davis on facts from her life

Texas State Seantor Wendy Davis made headlines for her filibuster against the Texas abortion law, but now be taking center stage after local media are questioning many of alleged accomplishments in her background. According More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Peter King rants in favor of NSA surveillance, drones

New York Congressman Peter King went on the Sunday talk show, Meet the Press, speaking strongly in favor of the government’s National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, which had been exposed More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Ted Cruz breaks away from Obamacare speech to read ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to daughter

Senator Ted Cruz promised to speak out against funding Obamacare “until I am no longer able to stand.” His marathon speech stretched into the early evening when Cruz held up a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Ted Cruz includes ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Star Wars’ references into his 21-hour speech on defunding Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz brought up popular shows and movies such as Duck Dynasty and Star Wars  during his marathon speech advocating for the defunding of Obamacare in the U.S. Senate. “Jeff said ‘Faith, family More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Ted Cruz and John McCain relationship full of animosity

The  tenuous relationship between fellow Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed it’s true colors earlier this year when McCain called Cruz and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul “wacko More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Rand Paul not satisfied with FBI drone policy response, sends another letter

In a follow up to June 20 and July 9 stories, after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sent to letters to FBI Director Robert Mueller requesting that he address a list of concerns in a set of questions regarding the FBI’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Jennifer Rubin’s war on Rand Paul

Neoconservative blogger for the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, has had Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in her crosshairs, dishing up scathing piece after scathing piece against the libertarian-leaning Senator. Her column, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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President Obama speaks on drone policy, Rand Paul responds

A day after Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to members of Congress acknowledging the deaths of four Americans, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes “outside of areas of active hostilities”, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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Rand Paul says his position on drones is unchanged, Judge Napolitano clarifies

All hell broke loose Monday after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made the following statement on Neil Cavuto’s television show, “I’ve never argued against any technology being used when you have an More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Rand Paul lays out questions that should be answered prior to comprehensive immigration reform

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urges Leader Reid to incorporate various national security concerns into the comprehensive immigration reform debate in the wake More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 12th, 2013
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Chris Matthews compares Republican gun control filibuster to Jim Crow racists VIDEO

Hardball’s Chris Matthews on Thursday again targeteed pro-Second Amendment Senators, this time comparing them to “Jim Crow” racists. While talking about GOP politicians who threatened to filibuster More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Senate votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, gun legislation debate to commence

A gun control bill that no one has read as of today will come to the Senate floor after a vote of 68-31, allowing Senate Democrats, with the 16 Republicans who voted with them,  to get and exceed the 60 votes More...


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