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Brit Hume: Claim That Congress Gives Obama Everything He Wants Is ‘Utter Nonsense’

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House Speaker Paul Ryan? 

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Rich LowryJoel Gehrke, and Alexis Gevinson write:

The only Republican who does not want Paul Ryan to become the next House speaker, it seems, is Paul Ryan.

But the former vice-presidential nominee and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee may be changing his mind. After issuing a statement immediately following House majority leader Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race reiterating that he will not seek the job, multiple sources tell National Review that Ryan is, at the very least, considering a change of heart.

“I’m told he’ll sleep on it,” says a source close to Ryan.

Two additional Republican sources say Ryan has in fact already made up his mind to jump in the race.

One House GOP source says they are hearing Ryan first needs to get his wife on board. Read the rest of this entry »


The Hammer: Immigration Executive Action ‘a Loser from Beginning to End’ for Obama, but Concedes Obama is Impeachment-Proof

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From The Corner:

…The “calculation” that this executive action could be “impeachment bait,” “a way to make the Republicans do the one that could save [the Democrats] in this election,” seems to have failed, says Krauthammer…

“I do think that if the president were to legalize 5 million illegal immigrants by fiat, that is a violation of the constitution that I think would reach the level of impeachable…”

…Both Speaker of the House John Boehner and the House’s No. 2 Republican, Kevin McCarthy, have said that impeachment is “off the table.”

“ …Nonetheless, it would be insane for Republicans to go ahead and do that.” 

National Review Online


[VIDEO] 1st Interview with New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R. Calif.), fresh off his election to House majority leader this week following Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to David Brat, defended his conservative bona fides in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

Wallace asked him how he’d respond to tea-party supporters who see him as a Washington insider who’s in politics to go along and get along. “I’m a conservative. I believe in the idea of freedom and liberty, but more importantly look at my voting background,” McCarthy said, citing his opposition to bailing out Wall Street and tax increases. “I come from the grassroots.”

“You’re generally seen as less conservative than the man you’re replacing,” Wallace pushed back, citing the fact that the Club for Growth rated Cantor as more conservative….(read more) National Review Online


Funding: It’s a House Thing

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How to Constitutionally Fund the Government 

It’s the House’s prerogative to supply funds, or not, for Obamacare. 

Andrew C. McCarthy observes: Republican leaders are right: There was a flaw in Ted Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare: He took Republican leaders seriously. Read the rest of this entry »