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Norquist compares Cain’s ’9-9-9′ plan to putting ‘tapeworms in your tummy’

Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist gave a peculiar analogy to ABC news Monday afternoon in expressing some concern over Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. When asked by Top Line host Amy Walter if he was expressing fear over the first “nine” — the personal income tax — in Cain’s well discussed…

Tom Coburn: ‘Good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor’

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Thursday that he was only joking when he suggested that he might shoot lawmakers over U.S. financial problems. At a town hall event in Langley, Oklahoma Wednesday, Coburn pushed back on criticism of President Barack Obama and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, placing the blame for…

GOP Senator Coburn: Budget deal must include tax increases

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Tom Coburn says that a long-term deficit reduction plan must include some revenue increases, because that’s what Americans want. “It’s time for the Senate to earn its reputation as the world’s greatest deliberative body and help lead that effort,” Coburn wrote in a Washington Post op-ed…

Schumer: Congress doesn’t have the votes for gun control

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Congress lacks the necessary votes to stiffen gun laws, dampening the hopes of various gun-control bills proposed in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings. “Let’s be honest here — there haven’t been the votes in the Congress for gun control,” Schumer said on…

Obama’s cuts to defense budget are good first step, GOP representative says

The Obama administration’s $78 billion cut to the defense budget is a good start to protect nation, according to a Republican congressman from California. “This is just the beginning,” Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) said on Fox Business Network’s Bulls & Bears Monday. He continued, “We need to look at some more,…

More Republicans calling for cutting Pentagon budget

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is worried about a growing number of fellow Republicans that are open to cutting the Pentagon’s budget. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a foreign policy forum Monday that he was concerned about “the rise of protectionism and isolationism in the Republican…

DC prayer breakfast organizers took money from ‘terrorist organization’: report

A religious group that organizes the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington and has been linked to an effort to sentence gay people to death in Uganda has been accused of taking money from an “alleged terrorist organization,” the Washington Post reports. ClergyVoice, a Christian activist group, has asked the…

Conservative: Fox News helps us get our message out ‘unfiltered’

Last month, former Virginia Senator George Allen spoke at a luncheon of the conservative Heritage Foundation about how Republicans “need to use the new media … so we get our ideas, our solutions, out to folks unfiltered.” He went on to cite Fox News as the one television news source…

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