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Republicans Say State Dept. Meted Out No Discipline Over Benghazi Attack – New York Times

Daily MailRepublicans Say State Dept. Meted Out No Discipline Over Benghazi AttackNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Senior House Republicans on Wednesday accused the State Department of failing to hold senior department officials accountable for security failures that contributed to the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last … [Read more...]

Republicans plan showdown over ‘Obamacare’ funding – USA TODAY

Republicans plan showdown over 'Obamacare' fundingUSA TODAY"The law is a train wreck," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, the leadership briefed lawmakers on their plan to approve a spending bill through Dec. ... GOP leaders were forced to include stricter defunding ... … [Read more...]

Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders Say – ABC News

Dodge Default, Defund Obamacare, GOP Leaders SayABC NewsHouse Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, inaugurating a new round of ... … [Read more...]

GOP climate skeptics to hold hearing on climate science – Washington Post (blog)

Calgary HeraldGOP climate skeptics to hold hearing on climate scienceWashington Post (blog)It's true — and it should provide a useful glimpse into whether Republicans are prepared to start caring publicly about the issue, and if so, how they'll go about doing that given the climate science denialists in their ranks. National Journal has the ...Republicans Turn Up Heat on Energy PolicyWall … [Read more...]

GOP starts spending showdown with bid to undo Obamacare – NBCNews.com

GOP starts spending showdown with bid to undo ObamacareNBCNews.comHouse Republicans will move forward with legislation to defund “Obamacare” and avert a government shutdown at the end of the month as part of their opening gambit in this autumn's fiscal battles on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said ... … [Read more...]

Obamacare vs. shutdown – Politico

PoliticoObamacare vs. shutdownPoliticoOn the other, a large chunk of Senate Republicans has turned its back on that strategy, arguing it could once again paint the GOP as the “government shutdown party” as the country careens toward a Sept. 30 deadline to keep the government funded.GOP split on 'Obamacare' delays budget voteUSA TODAYHouse GOP Delays Vote on Stopgap Budget MeasureNew York … [Read more...]

Missouri Republicans Fail to Block Vetoes on 2 Bills – New York Times

New York TimesMissouri Republicans Fail to Block Vetoes on 2 BillsNew York TimesAfter a summer of escalating confrontation and more than an hour and a half of debate on the House floor, 94 members, all of them Republican, voted in favor of overriding the veto of the tax cut, and 67 voted against it, with 15 Republicans joining the … [Read more...]

McCain Calls Russia’s Syria Plan a Stall Tactic – Wall Street Journal

PBS NewsHourMcCain Calls Russia's Syria Plan a Stall TacticWall Street JournalJohn McCain called a Russian plan for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons a stalling tactic, a day after President Barack Obama addressed the nation over possible diplomatic progress and the need for a credible U.S. military threat. The Arizona … [Read more...]

GOP fears fundraising disaster – Politico

GOP fears fundraising disasterPoliticoWhile the underlying reason for the weak fundraising is lingering frustration from 2012, when the Republican Party persuaded deep-pocketed donors to dump in millions, only to see their party lose seats in the House and Senate and Barack Obama take the ... … [Read more...]

John Boehner, Eric Cantor struggle to lead House – Politico

PoliticoJohn Boehner, Eric Cantor struggle to lead HousePoliticoThere are times when it looks like Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have no idea how to run the House Republican Conference. In just two frantic days, rank-and-file House Republicans sidelined leadership's plan to fund the … [Read more...]

In Alaska, fears of a GOP Senate civil war – Politico

PoliticoIn Alaska, fears of a GOP Senate civil warPolitico... proved so costly the past two elections. A three- or even four-way primary is taking shape in the must-win state for Republicans, with candidates representing every corner of the GOP ideological map aiming to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Mark ...and more … [Read more...]

Government Shutdown Looms, As House GOP Leaders Face Rebellion – TIME

Government Shutdown Looms, As House GOP Leaders Face RebellionTIME... on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zhang Jun / Xinhua Press / Corbis. House Speaker John Boehner speaks to reporters after a GOP meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. ... The latest example of GOP intraparty division gave Democrats a chance to ... … [Read more...]

House GOP leaders delay vote on spending bill after conservatives rebel – CNN (blog)

House GOP leaders delay vote on spending bill after conservatives rebelCNN (blog)Since many House Republicans pledged to oppose any spending bill that doesn't also block money for Obamacare, Republican leaders crafted a plan to pair a spending blueprint with a separate resolution barring the use of federal funds to implement new ... … [Read more...]

Conservatives Force GOP To Delay Obamacare Gambit – TPM

TPMConservatives Force GOP To Delay Obamacare GambitTPMHouse GOP leaders decided Wednesday to postpone consideration of their plan to defund Obamacare, which would have called for a Senate vote on defunding the law but also would have stopped short of threatening a government shutdown over the issue. GOP ... … [Read more...]

Tea party doesn’t like GOP leaders – Washington Post (blog)

Tea party doesn't like GOP leadersWashington Post (blog)The Republican Party's most conservative wing has become increasingly hostile toward GOP congressional leadership, a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday shows. chart7. Fewer than three in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who agree ... … [Read more...]

Is This the Same GOP That Pushed for the Iraq War? – The Slatest

The SlatestIs This the Same GOP That Pushed for the Iraq War?The SlatestWhen Cheney entered the 2014 primary for the Wyoming Senate seat currently occupied by avuncular Republican Mike Enzi, Washington Post uber-hawk Jennifer Rubin predicted that the candidate would join the Republicans “who are concerned with the ...GOP leaders should let Allah sort out Syria's Islamic civil warFox News … [Read more...]

John Boehner May Save America After All – New York Magazine

New York MagazineJohn Boehner May Save America After AllNew York MagazineBased on discussions with "four top former Boehner aides, two current aides, five former leadership aides close to Boehner's inner circle, and a GOP operative on familiar terms with his circle," Ward concludes that Boehner is probably headed out the ...John Boehner Turns Down Russian Diplomats' Request For A Meeting … [Read more...]

GOP official calls McConnell’s opponent an ’empty dress’ – MSNBC

Hollywood ReporterGOP official calls McConnell's opponent an 'empty dress'MSNBCDemocrats want Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to condemn what they're calling a sexist remark targeted at his leading Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes. It was revealed Wednesday that the National Republican Senatorial Committee … [Read more...]