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Conservatives are sometimes their own worst enemy. A group of Capitol Hill aides who worked for Jim DeMint when he was a senator from South Carolina have set up a political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to cleanse Congress of whom they consider squishy Republicans. It's a worthwhile endeavor, except when the "squishes" turn out to be conservatives.
The Senate Conservatives Fund and outspoken Republican lawmakers boasted Tuesday that more than one million people have signed an online petition that calls on Congress to strip funding from President Obama's health care law.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that Sen. Jeff Flake is a "strong conservative," putting him at odds with some voices in the GOP who have hammered the Arizona Republican's reluctance to embrace a government shutdown in order to stop funding for Obamacare.
Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, has thrown her support behind the effort to defund Obamacare, saying the "beast must be stopped."
Behold: A major news organization has declared that the National Rifle Association is “winning the influence battle over gun control.”
Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.
Missouri Rep. W. Todd Akin has backed almost $100 million for pet projects in recent years, including money for home-state military programs and local highway work. During his Republican Senate primary this summer, Mr. Akin even aired a television ad proudly defending his effort to bring home federal dollars for production of military armor in his district.
Rep. W. Todd Akin is now locked in as the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri after the deadline to withdraw passed this week, and a growing number of Republicans have started lining up behind him as their only option for holding on to the seat.
A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday.