GOP senator warns of ‘anarchy’ and ‘violence’

MSNBC – Rachel Maddow Blog Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appeared on MSNBC yesterday, and when host Alex Wagner asked what kind of advice he’d give his party’s leaders in Congress, Steele offered some sound advice. “The first would be, ‘Get a grip,’” he said. Steele’s comments came to mind after reading this… More GOP senator warns of ‘anarchy’ and ‘violence’

Tom Coburn To Leave Senate At End Of 113th Congress

What’s going on in Congress that’s driving so many politicians to end their terms? The Huffington Post U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will finish out the current congressional session and then resign from his seat nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end, he said in a statement released late Thursday. The 65-year-old Republican… More Tom Coburn To Leave Senate At End Of 113th Congress

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

The Huffington Post […] Below are the full reactions of senators, lightly edited for clarity: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) “That’s a good question. We were not attacked, uh, to the extent that we were on 9/11. “We showed a level of dysfunction that has seldom been reached. Maybe the only other time was before the… More Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

5 ways the ‘defund ObamaCare’ crusade hurts Republicans

The Week Well, the faux-filibuster that Senate conservatives attempted wasn’t enough to stop cloture, but at least we proved a point, right? Wrong. Still, you can expect that supporters of the “Defund ObamaCare” crusade will likely attempt to spin this as some sort of a moral victory. If anything good happens down the road, they will argue… More 5 ways the ‘defund ObamaCare’ crusade hurts Republicans

Bill Flores: House ‘Would Probably’ Vote To Impeach Obama

TeaPublicans always talk about impeaching the president but no one seems to have any specific charges against President Obama. The Huffington Post Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) said he thinks the House of Representatives would vote to impeach President Barack Obama, BuzzFeed reports. “I look at the president, I think he’s violated the Constitution,” Flores said at a town… More Bill Flores: House ‘Would Probably’ Vote To Impeach Obama

No, a government shutdown won’t kill ObamaCare

The Week Even if the government were to temporarily close down later this year, ObamaCare would still live on, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service. The nonpartisan government agency said this week that even if lawmakers fail to pass legislation to fund the government, it would not prevent the bulk of the Affordable… More No, a government shutdown won’t kill ObamaCare

Oklahoma Senators Repeatedly Opposed Disaster Relief Funds

Undoubtedly, they’ll have a rapid “change of heart” now that this horrible devastation has it home… The Huffington Post As frantic rescue missions continued Monday in Oklahoma following the catastrophic tornadoes that ripped through the state, it appeared increasingly likely that residents who lost homes and businesses would turn to the federal government for emergency disaster… More Oklahoma Senators Repeatedly Opposed Disaster Relief Funds

Top Republican: Conservatives Are Too Scared To Debate Popular Gun Safety Bill

No surprise there… Think Progress Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined the growing chorus of lawmakers calling for conservative to allow a vote on gun safety legislation, telling CBS’ This Morning on Tuesday, “we have not seen the final draft of the legislation that was produced…I think it deserves an vote up or down.” But 14 Republicans —… More Top Republican: Conservatives Are Too Scared To Debate Popular Gun Safety Bill

Obama Circumventing Republican Leaders To Revive Sequester Talks

Well, I say Bravo!  Nothing wrong with trying something different.  GOP “leaders” are hog-tied by the Tea Party.  Good luck Mr. President! Alan Colmes’ Liberaland With the Republican leadership not engaging with the president, Obama is reaching out to a dozen Republicans to revive talks. Mr. Obama has invited about a dozen Republican senators out to dinner… More Obama Circumventing Republican Leaders To Revive Sequester Talks

GOP Threatens To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts — Again

Think Progress The White House last week requested $60 billion in federal disaster relief to rebuild the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, but some Republicans are again threatening to hold disaster relief funding hostage unless it is offset by other budget cuts. A day after Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) called disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy… More GOP Threatens To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts — Again