More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law

    President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it "violates the separation of powers" by encroaching on his presidential authority. "[T]he power the bill purports to assign...

  • Oklahoma GOP Senate candidates won't commit to supporting Mitch McConnell

    Each of the three men running to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., refused to commit to supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue leading the Republican conference.

  • Ted Cruz: CIA hacking of Senate computers would be 'consistent with a pattern' of Obama disrespecting Congress

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is keeping an open mind about Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the CIA hacked into her staff's computers, but he said the alleged behavior is "consistent with a pattern" of President Obama abusing executive power. Cruz wouldn't say...

  • Senate hopeful in Oklahoma: African-American voters are ready to support Republicans

    Oklahoma state Rep. T.W. Shannon, a Republican candidate to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, believes that African American voters are increasingly ready to vote for his party, describing that community as "fertile ground" for a conservative message. Shannon, who is black and native American,...

  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will decide his future after 2014 elections

    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus could be an influential figure in the 2016 Republican primary, but he hasn't decided if he'll wield that influence from his current post or join a presidential campaign.

  • Liberal labor union makes Republican arguments against Obamacare

    A new labor union research report offers a scathing indictment of how Obamacare affects middle-class workers. The report features a series of arguments that conservatives have long made about the law, right down to mentioning the language of "unintended consequences." Jon Ralston has the...

  • RNC building list of voters who lost insurance due to Obamacare

    Republican National Committee data operatives will build a list of the millions of Americans who have lost insurance policies due to Obamacare in order to help their candidates win over these voters at the ballot box in 2014 and 2016. "Getting that information [on plan cancellations] and...

  • Rand Paul to NSA: Cell phones are 'none of your damn business'

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., opened his CPAC speech by putting Republicans on notice that they need to shift toward the libertarian movement or lose the support of libertarian voters.

  • Jeff Sessions: American household income has dropped $278 billion under Obama

    Americans have lost $278 billion in income during President Obama's time in office, according to the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, who sees the statistic as an argument against spending on government programs. "Government debt has increased 64 percent since 2009, from $10.6...

  • Mark Begich waffles on letter he signed favoring 'price' on carbon

    Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, thinks voters should not conclude, based from the fact that he signed a 2010 letter calling for government to "mak[e] polluters pay a price on greenhouse gas" that he supports a carbon tax. "I didn't agree with every piece of that letter -- people think when you...

  • Oversight Republican defends Darrell Issa from Congressional Black Caucus

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., have had explosive disagreements over the handling of the investigation in the Internal Revenue Service targeting of the Tea Party, but there is no racial tension between them, said one of the members of the congressional committee...

  • Reince Priebus touts Scott Walker's presidential potential

    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus touted the presidential potential of Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., suggesting that Walker is more likeable than Mitt Romney, and so might mitigate the problem that has made it difficult for Republicans to carry their midterm election successes...

  • Marco Rubio gets a hero's welcome at CPAC

    Did Sen. Marco Rubio irretrievably damage his presidential prospects by supporting an immigration bill opposed by many Republican primary voters? The Tea Party disliked the bill, but Rubio still received a hero's welcome at CPAC.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

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