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Leader McConnell #StandswithRand, Sen. Paul Deserves An Answer; McConnell: “That Filibuster Was Extended, Heartfelt And Important”

In an historic moment echoing the Senate’s great history of long, passionate speeches, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) held the floor for nearly 13 hours yesterday in a filibuster demanding answers from the Obama administration on its legal authority to use force against U.S. citizens overseas.   Roll Call wrote last night, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch […]

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Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Press Proclaims Setback For Obama As GOP Allows Sequester To Go Forward; Roll Call: “The President Seems To Be At A Loss”

After President Obama spent weeks campaigning against the sequester and demanding that Republicans agree to tax hikes to prevent it, the sequester has gone ahead and many observers are declaring it a setback for the White House spin machine.   Roll Call writes today, “It wasn’t supposed to be like this for the White House […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Reid Says He Wants To Weaken Filibuster

The Washington Times writes, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. . . . ‘I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,’ he told reporters. . . […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell Calls Reid’s Bluff On Tax Plans, Pushes Democrats to Vote on Their Own Tax Plan

Human Events writes today, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has an idea for cutting through all the parliamentary maneuvers and political kabuki theater: hold votes on Wednesday, in succession, on all three of the current proposals for avoiding Taxmageddon this January.  Senate Democrats have been notably reticent to actually vote on any of the legislative props they’ve […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Republicans sound free-speech warning as Senate Democrats bring back DISCLOSE Act

Senate Democrats reintroduced a modified version of the DISCLOSE Act this week, and Republicans are sounding the free-speech alarm. “This is the single biggest issue nobody is talking about,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told The Daily Caller Thursday. The law would force corporations, labor groups and super PACs to report the names of donors for every […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell: If GOP Is Majority In 2013, ‘I Commit To The American People That The Repeal Of Obamacare Will Be Job One’

Appearing on Fox News Sunday this week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his pledge that if Republicans are in the majority next year, job one will be full repeal of Obamacare.   As Reuters put it yesterday, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans will insist that the Democrats who control the chamber hold a vote before […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell, Boehner Vow To Continue Efforts To Repeal Obamacare

  Reuters reports, “The two top Republicans in Congress vowed on Sunday to push ahead with efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law despite the Supreme Court upholding it, but the White House said it is time to stop fighting and start implementing it. ‘This has to be ripped out by its roots,’ House of Representatives Speaker […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Obama Delay On Keystone XL “A Poorly Disguised Political Punt”; Is Obama Putting His Job Over Jobs In The Heartland?

The AP reported yesterday, “Angered by President Barack Obama’s delay of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, Senate Republicans are moving to force him to act. A bill introduced Wednesday by 37 GOP senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, would require the administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days, unless the […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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‘Immediate Vote’ On Obama’s Stimulus ‘Immediately Blocked’ By Democrats

‘Immediate Vote’ ‘Immediately Blocked’ Senator Reid ‘Quickly Objected,’ ‘Refused,’ ‘Declined,’ ‘Shot Down The Effort’ To Vote On President Obama’s Stimulus Proposal Today   THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Senate Republicans offered to give President Barack Obama the vote he’s sought on a jobs bill Tuesday, but the Democratic leader, Sen. Harry Reid, objected.” (“Senate GOP Leader: Vote […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell: Without Tea Party there would be no spending cuts

Without Tea Party Republicans, Congress wouldn’t be cutting any federal spending, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said.   “What I would say to our friends in the Tea Party movement — without them we wouldn’t be having this discussion. We wouldn’t be cutting anything,” McConnell said Monday to Neil Cavuto on Fox News. “But […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell blasts Senate majority for failure to act

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to the floor Friday morning to blast the Democratic majority in the Senate for failing to propose a solution to the looming deficit crisis that could pass either house.   “Democrats here in the Senate have offered no solutions that could pass either chamber, not one,” said McConnell. […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Senate Candidate Donner (R-Va) Responds to Question on McConnell Plan

I asked US Senate Candidate Tim Donner his opinion on the debt ceiling plan proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. As we pointed out the other day, this is exactly the kind of question Virginians want answered. For far too long Republicans have spent too much money and the Democrats have spent even more. […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Jamie Radtke Opposes McConnell-Reid-Pelosi ‘Cut, Run and Hide Plan’

A post on Erick Erickson’s RedState Blog lets Republicans know in no uncertain terms how much he hates the proposal by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). Erickson is so opposed to the plan (plot!) that he has publicly stated that it is the policy of RedState to oppose any Republican who supports McConnell for […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Republican Senator Mitch McConnell Offers to Cave First

Most bets were on Speaker Boehner being the first to capitulate to President Obama on the debt ceiling. But it turns out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put out an “in case we fail” deal, signaling a huge weakness in McConnell’s resolve. McConnell essentially wants to give Obama a blank check to raise the debt […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Senate Republicans Block Appointment Of Goodwin Liu; McConnell: “He Seemed…Uninterested In What The Constitution…Might Require A Judge To Do”

The Wall Street Journal reports today, “Senate Republicans blocked law professor Goodwin Liu’s appointment to a federal appeals court Thursday, when Democrats fell eight votes short of the 60 needed to end a filibuster. Mr. Liu, whom liberal legal scholars saw as a rising star, proved more contentious than even President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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WSJ: McConnell Turns the Tables on Budget Vote; Gallup: “Americans See Republicans As Better Able To Handle The Budget”

  The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire wrote yesterday, “Two can play this budget game. A day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) put Republicans on the spot by saying he will bring the House Republicans’ budget proposal up for a vote,  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) turned the tables by […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Will 13-15 Dems Vote To Block EPA’s Backdoor Energy Tax As Joe Manchin Suggests?

On Friday, The Hill reported, “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is betting that as many as 15 Senate Democrats will back a GOP-led bill that strips EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. His estimate of Democratic support is far above what is widely believed and would put the measure — which might receive a Senate vote […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Wash. Post: ‘Obama Has Chosen Not To Lead On The Deficit’

Following Friday’s troubling news from the Congressional Budget Office that this year’s deficit will approach a staggering $1.5 trillion, The Washington Post editorialized over the weekend, “In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama failed to present a credible plan for long-term debt reduction. It’s no secret that we think he made […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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McConnell To File Brief Supporting Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit, Urges Fellow Senate Republicans To Join Him

The Hill reports today, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will file a brief in a Florida court in support of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health reform law. The top Senate Republican will file an ‘amicus curiae’ (‘friend of the court’) brief in the Florida case, and has urged GOP colleagues […]

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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