IMF v Europe and Harry Reid v the GOP

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the IMF spat with Europe over Greek debt, if Greece will ever be able to pay back their loans and the latest on a debt ceiling and shutdown deal.

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    More House Republican Amateurishness

    Geez. They showed up to work this week after a bunch of time off and Mike Flynn over at Big Government notes the House GOP failed to do one thing they very much should have done. it was no surprise that the United States Senate took time on Tuesday to honor these men and women by discussing and passing a resolution expressing the nation’s thanks | Read More »

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    More House Republican Amateurishness

    Geez. They showed up to work this week after a bunch of time off and Mike Flynn over at Big Government notes the House GOP failed to do one thing they very much should have done. it was no surprise that the United States Senate took time on Tuesday to honor these men and women by discussing and passing a resolution expressing the nation’s thanks | Read More »

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    NEW CATO VIDEO: Putting the House GOP’s $61 Billion Spending Cuts in Perspective

    $61 billion sounds like a big spending cut, but we should put that number in perspective. In a short new video, based on a Cato@Liberty blog post by Cato budget analyst Tad DeHaven, producer and host of the Cato Daily Podcast (iTunes) Caleb Brown walks us through what a drop in the bucket this amount really is: Please consider sharing this video with your readers, colleagues, students, | Read More »

    Pelosi Knew – UPDATED

    UPDATE: The Daily Caller reports that the House GOP will introduce a privileged resolution calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s handling of the Massa allegations. Specifically, the resolution calls on the committee to find out what the Democratic leadserhip knew about Massa, when they knew it, and what they did – or didn’t do – about it. Good for the House | Read More »

    The NRCC Needs Some Help Meeting Their Fundraising Goal

    a href=”http://www.nrcc.org/march31match”>The NRCC needs our help. They are only $50,000 away from their March 31st fundraising goal. Please help them reach their goal by making your contribution before Tuesday at midnight. John Boehner, Pete Sessions, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy, have pledged to match the first $50,000 in contributions to double their strength – meaning every dollar contributed up to $50,000 will be | Read More »

    Stories from the Heartland

    Read this: During this unprecedented time in our nation’s financial history, Americans everywhere are experiencing hardships and personal crises they never would have imagined. But with these difficult times often come great courage and perseverance. House Republicans want to know your story. While President Obama’s team tells us that only the most successful Americans will soon be subject to a massive tax hike, the simple | Read More »

    House GOP Is Back: Video

      Awesome. There are two important numbers today. 800 and 0. 800 billion dollars worth of bad Democrats. Zero complicit Republicans in the House. Oh wait, and three more important numbers. (And by the way, don’t forget to use CapWiz if you feel like contacting the House GOP to congratulate them.) Consider this an Open Thread.

    Thank You!

    The House GOP held the line. They voted unanimously to oppose the Obama Stimulus Plan. The Democrats will now own this failure. Earlier today I said we must make our side feel pain when they displease us. But we should be prepared to say thanks too. I’m giving a $22.00 donation to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the group that elects House Republicans. We may | Read More »

    The Battleground for Our Fiscal Future

    We’re told that the winds of political change have come to Washington. President-elect Obama has promised to govern from the center, to be the President of the whole nation. I certainly hope that is the case. But his record as a Senator hasn’t suggested moderation. And with large majorities in both the House and Senate, it is difficult to believe that Democrats will be able | Read More »

    Roy Blunt is Out

    Roy Blunt is out as Whip. He held a press conference earlier. This opens the Whip job for Cantor. A team is coming together. With Adam Putnam and Kay Granger leaving, that clears those seats. Can we fit Hensarling in to one of those spots?

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    The definition of insanity is doing the same failed thing over and over expecting a different result

    Here’s where I am on the House and Senate GOP leadership races. The whole lot of them should be rounded up and hanged.  Slowly. When you lose two elections in a row, you pull out the ginsu knife and go for seppuku. Honor demands it. Real leaders know when to get out of the way.  People too comfortable to be effective do not. That said, | Read More »

    Renew the Fight for Smaller, More Accountable Government

    I’ve asked my colleagues for the privilege of serving as Republican Leader because I’ve tried to lead by personal example in the fight for smaller, more accountable government, and I sense that we now have our greatest chance in more than a decade to renew that fight together as a party. We didn’t win yesterday’s election. But during the 110th Congress, while I have been | Read More »

    Cantor to Run for Whip

    I have just heard from Eric Cantor’s office that Eric will announce at 12:30 p.m. his intention to run for House Republican Whip. Cantor, elected in 2000, won his Richmond-area Congressional seat last night with 64% of the vote and received the highest total vote of any Virginia Congressman—including Democrats. (221,467 votes) Back in August 27, 2008, we endorsed Eric Cantor for Vice President because | Read More »

    Why *You* Need the Bailout

    I have to keep this relatively brief because I have an insane day at work today, but I wanted to give a brief heads-up to some people who have questioned why I have been so strongly in favor of the bailout. Many of our commenters seem to be misinformed about what the bailout is intended to fix, where the money is going, what the final | Read More »