Andrew Malcolm on the Crazy Race for Speaker of the House
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca discusses the minutes from the recent Fed meeting, then legendary journalist Andrew Malcolm talks about Kevin McCarthy’s surprise exit from the House Speaker race and where the GOP goes from here.
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Putin’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rob Tracinski to discuss the rise of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East, then Kevin Burgess talks about the need for more accountability from NFL refs, and Matt Lewis discusses the race for Speaker and the 2016 Democrat field.
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Kevin McCarthy throws Hillary Clinton a lifeline
At the end of The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Frederic March as Rear Admiral George Tarrant, muses, “Where do we get such men?” The same thought came to me yesterday, though in a markedly different context, when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56%, the odds on favorite to be Speaker of the House, tried his level best to help Hillary Clinton win the White | Read More »
On Benghazi, Kevin McCarthy opens his mouth and removes all doubt
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56%, the man who would be the next Speaker of the House, should have held his peace rather than run his mouth like a clown on Benghazi, handing Hillary Clinton some support for her false | Read More »
You Want This Guy As Speaker?
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56%, the man Republicans are looking at to be the next Speaker, just handed Hillary Clinton a campaign commercial and gave the left-media their newest talking point. McCarthy actually admitted that the Benghazi committee was designed to hurt Hillary Clinton politically and the left is having a field day. Never mind that the committee is trying to uncover | Read More »
GA Representative Tom Price is running for House Majority Leader
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (GA-6) is in the race to become the next House Majority Leader. One of the fears that many of us had with the resignation of Boehner was that it would be a case of everyone of his minions moving up. Tom Price has locked up early endorsements from Jeb Hensarling and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) N/A%: Texas | Read More »
Thoughts on Boehner’s resignation
So now what? The upside to Speaker Boehner’s surprise resignation was that the GOP was spared a lengthy and ugly mult-stage slow-motion coup in which Boehner would have to fend off a series of challenges while some high profile legislation moved through Congress. The downside is that has left the field wide open. Let’s review the bidding and then look down the road a bit. | Read More »
Kevin McCarthy: not as bad as we’d thought
I posted earlier today on the reluctance of the GOP to stand for much of anything other than perpetuating itself. Every once in a while there is a spark of hope in the darkness that keeps we base voters plodding forward. When one of those happens, it is only fitting that we acknowledge it. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 56% is not a | Read More »
Border bill moves to vote in the House
After a conservative revolt yesterday forced the GOP leadership’s border funding bill to be pulled from the floor, a new bill is ready to pass. The new legislation — described to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting in the Capitol — uses new language from Texas Rep. John Carter and Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt to change a 2008 trafficking law that made it harder to | Read More »
Boehner Has Time to Salvage a Ridiculous Farce Descended to Stupidity
House Republican leaders had a closed door meeting with their conference late yesterday where they blasted Senator Ted Cruz for obstructing their plans to hand more than $600 million of your tax dollars to the man they’re also suing for not doing his job, Barack Obama. As an aside, Senator Jeff Sessions deserves a great deal of praise, along with Senator Cruz, for his actions | Read More »
Majority Leader McCarthy Walking Back Opposition To Ex-Im Bank
Days after being named the new House majority leader congressman Kevin McCarthy(R-CA) went on Fox News Sunday and was asked about the upcoming(Sept) deadline to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, something seen by most critics as a textbook example of crony capitalism. McCarthy told Chris Wallace that he did support allowing the Ex-Im Bank’s authorization to expire. From FNS’s transcript: WALLACE: Authority for the Export-Import Bank, | Read More »
Majority Leader McCarthy: House Will Secure Border And Reunite Families
former Rep. Bobby Schilling, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Aaron Schock, and more At a press conference in Peoria, IL for former congressman Bobby Schilling, new House majority leader Kevin McCarthy stated that the House of Representatives will pass measures in the coming days and weeks that will help secure the southern border with Mexico and that the thousands of illegal immigrant | Read More »
Kevin McCarthy poised to kill Export-Import Bank
In what appears to be an olive branch to conservatives in Congress, newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that he is in favor of letting the US Export-Import Bank die in September when its current authorization expires in September. Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday he wouldn’t support reauthorizing the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, | Read More »
Erick Erickson on New House Leadership and the GOP Divide
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Erick Erickson to discuss the new Republican House leadership, the divide within the GOP and 2016.
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The New House Majority Leader (McCarthy) Speaks
Here is a 1min 49 sec softball video interview of the new Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. His generalities sound good, but I’ll reserve judgment until we see him walk the walk. I am concerned given he is the hand-picked successor for the outgoing jackanape who shall no longer be mentioned by name. You can view the video on YouTube at this LINK.