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House Freedom Caucus Members Stand With Judge Roy Moore, Ted Cruz Capitulates

The attempted political take-down of Judge Roy Moore because of highly specious allegations of sexual impropriety has drawn a line in the sand for the Republican Party. Prominent Republicans are deciding whether they will stand with Moore, or push for Democratic victory in Alabama. Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) are standing strong behind the judge. “You can’t unring a bell,” HFC chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said after being asked about his support of Moore in lieu of the allegations. “At this point, it’s up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.’s not going to decide that.… Keep Reading

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Tea Party Power: Mike Lee And Rand Paul To Fundraise For Judge Roy Moore’s Senate Campaign

While the tea party may not be the national force it once was, its remnant is still having a massive impact on national electoral politics. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are fundraising for a candidate who makes them look like moderates by comparison: Judge Roy Moore of Alabama. Judge Moore, best known for sticking his nose at the robed unelected lawyers of the Supreme Court while serving as chief justice of the Alabama high court, crushed his establishment-backed GOP opponent Luther Strange in a primary battle last month. He is now the favorite to defeat his Democratic… Keep Reading

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Sen. Mike Lee: Judge Roy Moore’s ‘Tested Reputation Of Integrity’ Sorely Needed In Washington D.C.

When Judge Roy Moore defeated his establishment-backed opponent, Luther Strange in a GOP Senate primary last month in Alabama, conservatives were jumping for joy. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is particularly ecstatic about having another ally slated to join him in Washington D.C., and recently extended his official endorsement. “If there was ever a time to ensure that Republicans maintain a seat in the United States Senate, it is now,” Lee said. “That is why I am proudly endorsing Judge Roy Moore for United States Senate. Alabamians have the chance to send a proven, conservative fighter to the United States Senate… Keep Reading

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Mike Lee Stands Firm Against Gun Control As Rand Paul Wavers After Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of a Las Vegas massacre that is being called the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has indicated that he would “look at” banning bump stocks which were reportedly used by the gunman on Sunday to commit his attack. “We’re looking at that too. I wasn’t familiar with them until this came up. So we’re looking at that and studying the issue,” Paul said as he was questioned by a reporter regarding the possibility of passing Congressional legislation banning bump stocks. “It’s a terrible tragedy, and we should look at it.” “Bump stocks”… Keep Reading

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Conservatives Rise: Mike Lee Joins Rand Paul And Ted Cruz In Senate Bloc To Stop Obamacare Bailout

President Donald Trump has worked with GOP establishment leaders, more commonly referred to as the swamp, on healthcare reform repeatedly to no avail. The latest attempts to bailout Obamacare have been universally reviled, drawing ire from conservatives, moderates, and liberal Democrats. One of the primary conservatives standing in opposition to Obamacare bailout legislation is Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led the way against bailing out Obamacare with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) right behind him. Lee has now followed suit by offering a complete dismissal of any bipartisan agreements to bail out Obamacare. One of Lee’s senior aides… Keep Reading

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Senator Ted Cruz Comes Out Against Cassidy-Graham, Says Mike Lee Is With Him!

Republicans currently are mounting a last minute effort to ram through any legislation attacking the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but it isn’t going so well. Moderates and constitutional conservatives are both souring on the legislation, and its chances of passage have never looked worse. As is the story with previous attempts, moderates are concerned it goes too far and conservatives feel it hasn’t gone far enough toward repealing Obamacare. The big tent is not helping the GOP make America great again. Republicans have little room for loss and have already lost too much. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Willing To Negotiate On Graham-Cassidy If Block Grants Halved

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has laid out his precondition for negotiation on the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill in a Sunday interview with the Washington Post. The Senator has declared he will consider backing the bill if the block grants given to the states by it were substantially lowered. “Would I talk to them if they said they wanted to make the block grants half as much? I might,” Paul said. “Nobody has really offered me that, to say, ‘Well, we could spend less’. But we’re going to have a $700 billion deficit, and this is an entitlement program.” Paul acknowledged… Keep Reading

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Paul, Lee Spill The Beans About GOP Tax Reform: It’s All Controlled By The Swamp!

If you are waiting with baited breath thinking that the GOP legislature is going to deliver substantial tax reform in the near future, think again. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are warning that the swamp creatures of the GOP establishment are working aggressively under the cloak of darkness to sabotage any possible chance of lowering the tax burdens of ordinary Americans. Paul and Lee see the same type of shenanigans happening right now that doomed tax reform and other common sense measures in the past. They are growing increasingly pessimistic that anything can be achieved given the… Keep Reading

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Mike Lee: “I Turned Out To Be Wrong” About Trump, “Keep It Coming”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) admitted he made a mistake in opposing Trump’s 2016 presidential bid during a Tuesday Q&A session at the Young America’s Foundation National Conservative Student Conference. Asked whether Lee had received backlash from the Republican Party as a result of his past opposition to Trump, he stated, “I took a position at the time that was taking place because I had certain ideas about whether he could get elected – I didn’t think he could.” “I turned out to be wrong,” he continued. “In so far as he fights to restore constitutionally limited government, I will be… Keep Reading

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Republican Senators Stand With Rand To Block Obamacare Bailout Legislation

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been the main conservative proponent for weeks trying to stop an Obamacare bailout that is being pushed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other moderate Republicans. His hard work has paid off with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) officially announcing that they will reject the Obamacare bailout, ultimately killing the legislation. “After conferring with trusted experts regarding the latest version of the Consumer Freedom Amendment, I have decided I cannot support the current version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act,” Lee said. “In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare… Keep Reading

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Mike Lee: Trump Is A Conservative Leader, Wants To “Break Up Accumulated Power”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) defended President Donald Trump In a Tuesday interview with Politico’s Isaac Dovere, declaring Trump a conservative leader and an advocate for decentralization. Lee described Trump as “the leader of the Republican Party”, given Trump’s position as a Republican President of the United States. Upon being asked whether Trump was a leader within the conservative movement, Lee responded in the affirmative, stating “I think he’s someone who’s come to Washington with an idea of breaking up accumulated power.” Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Meets President Donald Trump To Talk Health Care

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)  met President Donald Trump today, according to recent tweets by the Senator. “Headed to meet with [Donald Trump] this afternoon. The bill is currently not real repeal and needs major improvement. I’ll discuss w/ him how to fix bill & get more to a YES on real repeal, things I’ve tried to tell Senate leaders with no result so far,” Paul said. A White House official also confirmed the meeting to Roll Call. After the meeting, Paul said the following on Twitter: “Just came from WH. [Donald Trump] is open to making bill better. Is Senate… Keep Reading

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Conservative Senators Form a United Front Against Senate Health Care Reform

A conservative bloc of Senators is taking a stand to save the Republican health care legislation from becoming another big government boondoggle. While President Trump and Senate GOP leaders debate about how many mandates and giveaways they will put in the new legislation, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mike Lee (R-UT) have other plans. The four men released a joint statement on Thursday saying, “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul: “New Entitlements” In Senate Healthcare Bill Must Be Stopped!

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) narrowly avoided tragedy this week after a gunman shot up a congressional baseball practice, leaving a colleague in critical condition and wounding several others. This tragedy has not stopped Paul from doing his job, and warning the American public about devastating changes to the healthcare bill. “I think we shouldn’t have new entitlements that will go on forever in a Republican plan to fix healthcare,” Paul said to reporters today. “We can’t pay for what we already have: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.” A revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House… Keep Reading

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Paul, Lee Only Senators To Stand With Trump Administration On Russia Sanctions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were the only Senators in either party to support the Trump administration’s position on Russia sanctions on Wednesday. Although the White House has yet to take an official position on the bill, their displeasure with it is clear. It is said that the administration’s objection to the Senate bill was principally grounded in the fact it prevents the President negotiating any downgrade in sanctions without the approval of Congress. President Trump, who often emphasizes his negotiating skills, was no doubt disappointed about having this issue taken out of his hands. This was… Keep Reading

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Sen. Mike Lee Leads Coalition To Ban Indefinite Detention Without a Trial, Restore Bill Of Rights

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), still in effect today, was passed and signed into law containing provisions allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process. A new bipartisan effort being spearheaded by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) would restore 6th Amendment of the Constitution. “America should never waver in vigilantly pursuing those who would commit, or plot to commit, acts of treason against our country,” Lee said in press release about the bill. “But the federal government should not be allowed to indefinitely imprison any American on the mere accusation of treason without affording them the… Keep Reading

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Sen. Mike Lee To Trump: Quit Funneling Taxpayer Money To George Soros!

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has been very vocal in his criticisms of President Trump, going back to the dysfunctional campaign season that put Trump at bitter odds with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Now, Lee is trying to warn Trump that taxpayer funds are being funneled directly into the pockets of his sworn enemies. “Whatever one’s views about abortion, energy regulation, alternative family structures, they are neither core international priorities of the American people, nor essential to American national security. They are domestic political controversies, pet causes of a sort of privileged, globalist elite,” Lee said in a speech at The… Keep Reading

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Coup At Heritage Foundation: Freedom Caucus-aligned DeMint To Be Ousted By Establishment

Former Senator Jim DeMint is set to be imminently ousted from his position as President of the Heritage Foundation according to a new report by Politico. Heritage board members aligned with the Republican establishment are set to announce they will not renew DeMint’s contract, which ends later this year, within the coming days. During the Bush administration, the Heritage Foundation was broadly supportive of the Republican establishment, providing strong support for Bush’s foreign and domestic policies. DeMint resigned his Senate seat in 2013 in order to take his current position at the Heritage Foundation, and has since radically shifted the organization to the right. Keep Reading

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Cruz To Liberty Movement: No Softballs

Nearly two weeks ago, just prior to his appearance at Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz carved out some time to meet with leading liberty activists from around Iowa. The low-key meeting, held in Des Moines, was many activists’ first time to meet the libertarian-leaning Tea Party firebrand. It was also Cruz’s first time fielding questions from a crowd comprised almost exclusively of members of the thriving Iowa Liberty Movement. Cruz opened with high praise for former Rep. Ron Paul’s rapidly-maturing political army. “The power, the energy of the Liberty Movement is inspirational,” said Cruz. “I think… Keep Reading

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