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Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay is a former House majority leader, the second-ranking leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. As majority leader, he was responsible for developing the issues and policies that formed the Republican agenda. When Mr. DeLay left Congress in 2006, he devoted himself to helping conservatives. He is the founder of First Principles LLC, a consulting firm that works with a range of political organizations in the fields of grass roots, new media, communications and issue advocacy.

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MIT economist Jonathan Gruber listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the House Oversight Committee health care hearing. Congressional Democrats charged Tuesday that Republicans are seizing on a health adviser's self-described "thoughtless" and misleading remarks to attack President Barack Obama's signature health care law.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Gruber, Feinstein and the consequences of deceit

After years of deception and cover-up, the American people, through the hard work of their congressional representatives, finally learned the ugly truth this week about terrible acts done in their name but without their knowledge. While many of those responsible continue to defend their handiwork, the revelations are sure to leave a permanent stain on those in government who played any role in the atrocities revealed.

Going to the mat with the president, passing bills that everyone knows Mr. Obama will veto, will only undermine the Republican cause and turn voters off for 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

No time for a GOP surrender: A call to arms

In the wake of the great Republican midterm triumphs, when the American people decisively rejected the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, we’re already hearing voices counseling moderation — that we should run from a fight with the president before it’s even begun.

Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell should reject President Obama's calls for cooperation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Compromise with whom? GOP must stand firm

That wasn’t a wave. That wasn’t even a tsunami. Tuesday was a Category 5 political hurricane in which the American people effectively wiped out the entire agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

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Uncertain trumpet: An anti-war president goes to war

As the Congress and the country debate the momentous question of how to meet the threat posed by the Islamic State and other enemies in the war on terrorism, one thing has become increasingly clear: It's impossible to conduct and win a war when you're led by an anti-war president.

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DeLAY: Failed policy the real reason Obama skipped a border trip

In a funny way, you can totally understand why President Obama decided in the end not to make the trip down to the border on his trip to Texas this week, to view for himself the failure of his immigration policy and the devastating results of his open-borders approach for Texas and the rest of the border states.

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DeLAY: From King George III to King Obama I

"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."