The President talks about cynicism in politics at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
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For the unacquainted, Carson - who happens to be African-American - saw his star rise in 2013, when he openly lashed out against President Obama, who was sitting several feet away. Starved for diversity, conservatives seized on the moment, and have been building his case ever since.
House Republican leaders will have to overcome a skeptical conservative bloc to pass a plan that would force the Senate to vote on defunding ObamaCare before enacting a critical spending measure.
Lawmakers on Tuesday offered a mixed response to a proposal outlined by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) that would use a procedural maneuver to give conservatives a vote on President Obama’s healthcare law while diminishing the chances of a government shutdown after Sept. 30.
The House could vote by the end of the week on the plan, but with Democrats unlikely to help, it remains unclear whether the leadership could cobble together enough votes among conservatives.
According to one Tea Party leader, the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain. The President Bush’s were not named, however.