Eric Cantor Pulls Out. So does Jon Kyl. It Distracts From the Big Story.
Eric Cantor (R-VA) decided to pull out of talks with Joe Biden on what to do about the debt. He placed the problem in President Obama’s and Speaker’s Boehner’s laps saying there were issues relating to taxes that only they could resolve. Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), a man well known on Capitol Hill to negotiate defeat from the jaws of victory, decided he would pull | Read More »
Let Me Pre-Emptively Endorse Jeff Flake
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is throwing in the towel and retiring from the Senate. Much speculation will be had over the next few weeks about who to endorse and who to support. Let me be up front and just say I endorse Jeff Flake for the United States Senate. Now . . . now we just need to get him to run. Details. Just a | Read More »
Jon Kyl Announces Pre-Emptive Surrender
Before hearings even start on Elena Kagan, Jon Kyl is declaring surrender. The number two Republican in the Senate says the GOP will not filibuster Kagan. Why give up the card early? Why signal to the base that there will be no fight? The Senate GOP can say there will be a fight, but if they are giving up their ultimate weapon early, a lot | Read More »
Target These Republican Senators TODAY
The Senate is expected to try to take up S. 1776 today for a cloture vote. What that means is the Senate will see if it can get 60 votes to cut off debate on the measure. As I told you yesterday, S. 1776 is a deficit busting bribe to the doctors’ lobby to support Obamacare. If this passes, Obamacare will probably pass. The measure | Read More »