More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • 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.

  • Eric Holder 'disappointed' Senate Dems blocked Justice Department nominee

    Attorney General Eric Holder defended Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division failed in the Senate on Wednesday because of his work on behalf of a convicted cop-killer, saying that lawmakers who voted no "misunderstood" his record. "He deserved to...

  • Seven Senate Dems join Republicans to sink controversial Justice Department nominee

    Seven Democrats joined Senate Republicans to block the nomination of a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer and civil rights lawyer whom President Obama had selected to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. Vice President Joe Biden was on hand to cast a tie-breaking vote in favor...



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