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Lobbying push in full swing to confirm Sessions as AG

Adam Shaw, The unofficial lobbying push to confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general already is under way, with conservative allies launching a campaign and website to tout his bona fides – and prevent past controversies from creating turbulence next month.  Sessions, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s earliest supporters, was one of

The Unpopular Truth About The Popular Vote

Derek Hunter,  Have you heard the news that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote? Unless you live under a rock you likely have stumbled across a barista or aspiring novelist mumbling something about how the Electoral College is unfair and undemocratic and how electors should follow “the will of the people” and vote for Hillary

Trump’s Cabinet Picks May Not Get Rubber-Stamped by Rand Paul

Donald Trump sits atop Republicans in Washington, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Senate will rubber-stamp everyone he picks for his Cabinet. While he can expect the Republican Senate to confirm the vast majority of his choices, the party’s narrow 52-48 edge and early infighting could slow or doom controversial ones. Senator Rand Paul of

Senate antagonist Cruz makes nice with campaign fundraisers

Longtime Senate troublemaker Ted Cruz is trying to make nice with some of his establishment colleagues, with peace offerings where it counts most: their campaign war chests. Invitations sent to top Republicans and donors on Wednesday said Cruz is teaming up with fellow Texan and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn to host fundraisers in Houston

Can GOP hold the Senate? Polls give party edge in key states

Senate Republicans have taken big leads in key battleground states, according to a new poll – suggesting the presence of Donald Trump at the top of the ticket may not be as damaging for congressional candidates as some party leaders feared and complicating Democrats’ hopes of taking back control of the chamber.  Democrats are determined

The False Comparison of Trump to Hillary

Bruce Thornton,  Unveiling the false equivalence. A lot of Republicans still upset over Donald Trump winning the nomination resort to a false equivalence between Trump and Clinton in order to justify sitting the election out or even voting for Hillary.  Take a recent example by the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru. First he lists Hillary’s manifold sins

Thomas Sowell: Supreme Hypocrisy

If there is one thing that is bipartisan in Washington, it is brazen hypocrisy. Currently there is much indignation being expressed by Democrats because the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democrats complain,

George Will: Showdown in Tar Heel country

CHARLOTTE  “Twenty-four times” is Thom Tillis’s answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) said on camera that under Obamacare, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it? Tillis will be sharing some of her video