Mon Jun 15, 2015 AT 7:16 AM EDT
Nearly every Republican member of Congress took a pledge not to raise taxes, but Breitbart reports a new compromise in the Obamatrade bill includes a tax increase on small businesses.
Fri Jun 12, 2015 AT 10:35 AM EDT
Roll Call reported the House, on Thursday, voted 217-212 on the rule that sets the table for a bill to give President Obama latitude to negotiate a 12-nation Pacific trade deal. All but eight Democrats voted “no.” Meanwhile, 34 conservative Republicans who don’t think Congress should extend Obama more authority to do anything, also opposed. Earlier, Breitbart reported, Sen. Sessions issued a final “critical alert” to his colleagues that Obamatrade is politically toxic, like Obamacare and amnesty.
Politico: Inside Hillary’s House Party Strategy
Thu Jun 11, 2015 AT 11:14 PM EDT
The Washington Post details the many fumbles of Jeb Bush’s campaign-in-waiting. From an awkward campaign headquarters inside a DFW terminal hotel (isn’t this a Miami-based campaign?) to awkward candidate responses on the campaign trail, Jeb’s slipped from front-runner to merely one of many vying for the GOP nomination. On Wednesday, former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn bluntly assessed Jeb’s chances: ‘his last name will kill 47 percent of the votes.’