Pollster Scott Rasmussen laid it out in blunt terms. “I can’t think of a stupider thing for the Republicans to do,” Rasmussen told the assembled lawmakers (he thinks the GOP should tackle immigration reform in 2015, after the midterms).
Only 24 hours later, the Ohio Republican finally relented, abruptly hitting the brakes on his immigration push.Read More
The bill would limit members of Congress—in both the House and the Senate—from serving more than 12 years in either chamber, or 24 years total between the two chambers.Read More
President Obama and progressives purportedly have an interest in democracy and amplifying the voice of each citizen, but the latest changes being proposed to how 501(c)(4) organizations can operate in or near elections is a direct threat to electoral freedom.
One of the benefits of a 501(c)(4) designation is to give certain protections to an organization and its donors. It is unsurprising, then, to hear the Obama administration taking aim at these organizations and their privileges. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that the IRS was taking aim at conservative non-profit groups. While the administration claims the new rules are simply an attempt to regulate the field, it is a change that will do no less than hobble their political opponents.Read More
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If GOP consultant Karl Rove is trying to figure out why he’s struggling to rally support for his causes, maybe he should remember an old truth: that the Republican Party’s true strength is its conservative base.Read More
Excerpted from Big Government: Immigration is the zombie of political issues–even when it is dead, it is still alive. The combination of the Democratic Party, business interests, and a GOP operative class yearning for its promise of improved standing with Hispanic voters means that you can never really count it out.
That said, it is hard to imagine Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) moving forward after yesterday’s closed-door showdown. According to estimates from those who were in the room–both in favor of moving forward and against–the dozens of GOP lawmakers who spoke were at least 80-20 against bringing a bill to the floor this year.Read More
After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises of taking executive action wherever lawmakers fail to meet his demands.Read More