The level of Obama's inactivity is just stunning...Obama should go to Central America and tell migranst that America's borders are not open..

With only three days until the polls open for the GOP Senate primary here and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at his side, State Sen. Chris McDaniel vowed to fight President Barack Obama alongside Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) in front of a raucous audience of thousands.

Americans, McDaniel said, have fallen for a “great delusion”— that only government can solve all of the nation's problems.
“It is not the place of government to solve your problems,” McDaniel said. “It is the place of strong, self-reliant, self-governing individuals to solve your own problems—your church from time to time and your community from time to time—but not that government a thousand miles away. And every time we surrender our liberty, that government grows and expands more. More of your money. More of your freedoms. And there’s a price we pay for that.”
Noting that he grew up “hanging out” in the auditorium holding the event, his father was a professor at Jones County Junior College, where the venue was, McDaniel recalled his introduction to politics.
“I became a Republican when I was 13 years old, not because I knew anything about policy or philosophy or law,” McDaniel. “But I knew there was this man—this actor from California. He would look directly at that TV and it felt like he was speaking to me. My father called me into the room and he said, ‘son, you’ve got to see this.’ We watched Ronald Reagan talk about things that intuitively made sense to me. He talked about liberty. He talked about limited government. He talked about constitutionalism. He talked about balanced budgets. He talked about traditional family values.”
Reagan, McDaniel added, painted politics in “bold colors, not pastels” and led “a party of principle, not surrender. Then it donned on me: I must be a Republican.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, your constitution is not subject to compromise. I’ve got 17.5 trillion reasons to never again compromise on the debt. We stand here fighting what I consider to be the worst president in our country’s history. In this environment, where our conservative values are being attacked, where our conservative beliefs are being attacked, where our Constitution is being attacked, silence is complicity,” McDaniel added.
McDaniel began a call-and-answer section of the speech that envigorated the crowd.
“Conservatives look at me for a moment, Republicans look at me for a moment: Name one fight that Sen. Thad Cochran has led against Barack Obama,” McDaniel said.
“Zero!” the crowd shouted, almost in unison. “None!” a woman near the front of the auditorium yelled.
McDaniel—feeding off the energy of the crowd—continued: “Sen. Mike Lee, he stands and fights for Utah. Sen. Rand Paul stands to fight for Kentucky. Sen. Ted Cruz stands to fight for Texas. Even a Governor from Alaska fights for us. It’s time for a son of Mississippi to stand and fight for us. I tell you, when Sen. Ted Cruz stood there that night and he laid his soul on the line for this government and for this country, we applauded him. When others joined him, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, we knew we had friends in Washington, D.C., finally. Reinforcements are coming.”
The thousands-strong crowd jumped to their feet to give McDaniel a standing ovation that lasted at least five seconds.
“Now it’s not that Sen. Cochran is a bad person,” McDaniel continued, cutting through the standing ovation. “I respect Sen. Cochran. I even like him, despite the attack ads. But Sen. Cochran has not been the conservative voice we need from Mississippi. When those three men stood there on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Cochran was not there with them. He voted to fund Obamacare not once but twice. Republicans look at me for a second: Are we a party of bailouts?”
“NO!” the audience shouted.
McDaniel then listed off a whole host liberal votes from Cochran. “Sen. Cochran voted to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” McDaniel said. “He voted for the Cash For Clunkers program. Come on conservatives, look at me for a second: Are we a party of taxation?”
“NO!” the audience, most of whom were still on their feet, replied.
“Sen. Cochran’s voted for higher income taxes,” McDaniel continued. “He’s voted for higher gas taxes, higher internet taxes. Are we a party of debt?”
“NO!” the crowd shouted.
“Cochran’s voted 13 times in the last 10 years to raise your debt ceiling to the tune of $8 trillion,” McDaniel trudged on. “Are we a party of the United Nations?”
“NO!” shouted the crowd.
“He’s voted to increase the U.N. peacekeeping costs,” McDaniel riffed. “He’s voted against the border fence—twice. But perhaps more alarmingly so, he voted for Chuck Hagel, and that was a line too far. Now the Republicans could have stopped the nomination of Chuck Hagel, couldn’t they have?”
“YES!” the audience shouted.
“But the first Republican senator to cross the aisle and support the Democrats against our wishes was none other than Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi,” McDaniel fired away, while thousands in attendance booed Cochran.
“That’s the same Thad Cochran who supported John Kerry for Secretary of State,” McDaniel said while the audience booed Cochran more, “and the same Thad Cochran that gave us Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the United States Supreme Court. It’s time for a change in Washington, D.C. But we can’t change the city until we change the people we send there to represent us.”
McDaniel continued, showing a comfort and command of the crowd he hadn't previously exhibited on the campaign trail. He vowed to “kill” Obamacare, impose term limits, and worked said he would work to enact the policy agenda of Lee and Cruz.
Towards the end of the speech, McDaniel offered a joke that hit at the heart of his campaign message – one that seems to be resonating deeply among Republicans here even as McDaniel has faced difficulties from the arrest of a blogger who allegedly entered Cochran's wife's residence to photograph her.
“You know, the other day somebody said: ‘What do you a call a politician who’s been in Washington for 42 years?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, what?’ He said: ‘You call him home.’”
The crowd roared.  breitbart
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXHDBPMd0IQ[/youtube] This project has never been about winning this election today. It has always been about winning ideas – providing conservative solutions – for our kids’ tomorrows. Now it’s time to keep the momentum going. Will you help us spread our Conservative Solutions? Sign up today and join our movement!
Interview with Ben Sasse and his wife, Melissa, a Classical Conversations (CC) family who is also running for Senate from NE. (DISCLAIMER: This vid is not professionally shot or edited...)
"If we knew everything then that we know now, one week after it happened, I think that would have been really devastating to [Obama's reelection] campaign," says former CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, referencing the 2012 Benghazi terrorists attacks. Recently revealed White House emails suggest that the Obama administration may have attempted to mislead the American public by placing the blame on an Internet video and not Islamic terrorists, which would have raised questions about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

Attkisson, an award winning investigative reporter, was one of the few journalists who continued pursuing the Benghazi story long after many in the main stream media lost interest. According to Attkisson, her bosses at CBS wanted her to drop the story. As a result, she left CBS, her employer for two decades, this past March over what she claims is "liberal bias" at the network and a lack of serious devotion to investigative reporting. 

She goes on to say that many in her field are frustrated by the decline of hard-hitting investigative reporting endemic at all networks and not just CBS. The congealing of corporate, news, and political interests at networks have made investigative journalism a relic of the past. 

"As one whistleblower put it to me: things have never been worse for people who try to speak the truth inside the government about illegalities and wrong doing. In their view, and I tend to agree, every administration is more clamped down and closed than the one before it. And the next one starts at the finishing point. It's very hard to make it go backwards. There are rules being implemented now against journalists and the type of work that we do that I think will be very hard to unwind." 

Attkisson sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss her reporting on Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the decline of investigative journalism in America.
....Beck asked Ben Sasse about Osborn’s allegation that “it’s Michael Bloomberg’s D.C. team” that’s behind him through a group called DCI. Sasse responded that he doesn’t even know Bloomberg, though he does know some people who work for DCI Group, a Washington-based political communications firm. Sasse said a person from his home town who works there contributed to his campaign, but he does not receive official money from the organization.
When Beck asked about Sasse’s connections to Karl Rove, Sasse declined to say anything negative about Rove personally, explaining that while he was working for former President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, his wife had a brain aneurysm. He said Rove and many other people at the White House were very kind to him and his family, and he’d rather focus on the philosophical differences.
“Right now there is an important battle going on for the soul of the Republican Party, and one side of the Republican Party believes in constitutional limits,” he said. “Another side is pretty content, like the Democrats are, to let D.C. get bigger.”..........
Joni Ernst, you may recall, is the Republican Senate Primary candidate in Iowa who made a big splash with her last ad, which was in stark contrast to the ad from the guy who now looks to be her opponent in the general election, Bruce Braley, of hating farmer fame.
In the latest polling, Ernst, who is an Iraq war vet, appears to have taken the lead in the primary race. Ernst was previously endorsed by Sarah Palin, as reported here at The Right Scoop.
The Free Beacon reports:
Ernst has 25 percent support among likely primary goers, followed closely by wealthy businessman Mark Jacobs with 23 percent. The other three candidates received less than 10 percent, while 40 percent are still undecided for the June 3 primary.
Ernst has a strong focus on military and foreign affairs issues, as well as cutting the fat in Washington. You can read more about Jodi here, or click here for the full report on the Suffolk University poll.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel laid out the national case for grassroots conservatism in a speech that fired up the crowd at the FreedomWorks-sponsored FreePAC Kentucky event on Saturday.

“We’re fighting, and so it begins again,” McDaniel opened his ten-minute speech. “One last great stand for liberty. One last great stand for our Constitution. We dare not disappoint. There’s too much at stake. Our country’s too great to lose and I will not tell my children one day about a once-great Republic that we were unable to save. We will not witness the managed decline of this Republic. We will witness its revival. We will witness its resurrection.”

McDaniel’s speech took place before about 2,000 Tea Party activists in Louisville, Kentucky, a couple states over from Mississippi where he is challenging U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the June 3 GOP primary. The contest has become a national battleground between the establishment and the conservative grassroots. Two months out, polling data shows them in a dead heat.

Cochran is wrapping up his sixth term in the United States Senate, and has served in Congress for 42 years. He is closely allied with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, now a lobbyist and outspoken representative of the Republican establishment.

Cochran has already made major unforced errors in the campaign, including twice stating he doesn't really know what Tea Party movement—a five year old political grassroots surge that swept Republicans into control of the House in 2010—is. And his ordinary pitch to voters that he has brought home the bacon – Cochran has more federal buildingsin Mississippi named after himself than any current member of Congress – is out of style.
McDaniel is a two-term state senator in Mississippi mounting a grassroots-focused challenge to Cochran. He served a two-year clerkship for now-retired federal judge Charles Pickering, Sr., before launching a talk radio career in the mid-2000s which catapulted him to national and statewide conservative prominence before he ran for state senate. McDaniel has always been closely aligned with the Tea Party movement, having spoke at the tax day rally in Laurel, Mississippi, on April 15, 2009.

McDaniel’s decision to attend and speak at Saturday’s FreedomWorks event in Kentucky drew barbs from Cochran. “When you consider the fact that Chris McDaniel's campaign is funded almost entirely by out-of-state groups, this whole trip to Kentucky makes a lot of sense for him,” Jordan Russell, Cochran’s spokesman, said last week.

But McDaniel noted in his speech that his race is part of a larger movement to stop the establishment, and by extension the Democrats. “They say the race I’m in right now is a test of the ‘Old Guard,’” McDaniel said. “I’m not sure what that means. I know my opponent’s been there 42 years, has been there as long as I’ve been alive—Richard Nixon was president when he arrived. But I prefer to look at it from another angle: You see, the Republican Party that I joined is a party of freedom and a party of liberty and a party of limited government and a party of Constitutionalism. We stand to regain that party and restore its consciousness again and not a moment too soon.”

McDaniel’s comments about the Constitution and how distant the permanent political class in Washington is from the American people drew loud rounds of applause. “We stand here today in defense of that early and original American revolution,” McDaniel said. “What they brought us, what they brought you, was something unprecedented in all of American history—or for that matter, all of world history. They simply did not change the leading cast of characters, replacing one king with another for example, or replacing a king with an oligarchy. They changed your role in your government: they work for you, not the other way around. And yet in Washington, D.C., they have created a political aristocracy. They no longer listen. They have forgotten who they work for. We go to remind them again, and we’re going to remind them again, that’s our obligation. That’s our duty of this generation and we will win this fight, I promise you.”

McDaniel added toward the end of his speech that the Tea Party movement is a nationwide movement that history will document as having fought back against the left one state at a time.

“History is going to record this one great battle of ideas,” McDaniel said. “This is the fight of my generation. This is the fight of your generation, and we shall go on to the end. We’ll fight them in academia. We’ll fight them in the universities. We’ll fight them in the halls of Congress. We’ll fight them in the state Capitols. We’ll fight them in the hills if we have to, but we are not going to surrender our country. It will record that Mississippi stood tall. It will record that Kentucky stood tall. It will record that Texas and Utah stood tall. We’re going to change this country one senator at time, one House member at a time, but only if you engage the system.”
McDaniel’s speech was filled with his different vision for the country than the path it is currently on—similar to a speech Cruz, Lee or Paul would give.

“You know they stood there, doing their best to defund Obamacare,” McDaniel said about Cruz and Lee. “That was a fight they should have fought. That was a fight they should have won, but the same old guys told us that was not a ‘winnable solution.’ It’s the same thing everywhere we go, isn’t it? ‘Republicans have to learn to compromise. We have to learn to reach across the aisle.’ I don’t remember the Democrats reaching across the aisle when they basically took Obamacare and rammed it down our throats. So let me promise you this: Next time Sen. Cruz and Sen. Lee and others stand on that floor to fight to balance your budget, next time they stand on that floor to fight to defund Obamacare, a son of Mississippi will stand with them.”

McDaniel said the nation's dire fiscal situation means its time to hold fast to principle.
“I’ve got 17.3 trillion reasons to never compromise on the debt again,” he said. “Your Constitution and it core, that includes every Amendment not just a couple, are worthy of your sacrifice and never worthy of surrender: We will not surrender that document to those progressives. And we are not going to stand with an eye to trying to place a bandaid on Obamacare. Hey, we’re not going to fix it. We’re going to kill it.”
Sarah Palin predicted what Putin would do way before he did it, so the Tonight Show thought the two of them needed to talk. This is really funny (especially the cameo by "Obama")
Conservative Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse, who has been surging since being labeled the anti-Obamacare candidate, has released a "Constitutional Madness" bracket to highlight the lawlessness of the Obama administration. "Which is President Obama's worst constitutional violation?" the bracket says. "Make your picks!"
Ben Sasse had a conversation with Glenn Beck ranging from Ben's opposition the Obamacare to the momentum he has going in the election.
Glenn Beck even told Ben: "I can hear the Constitution running through your veins."
Dan Bongino gave a great speech in North Carolina earlier this month where he discussed the uphill battle the Republican Party faces in winning back the hearts and minds of the country. He said if we want a good example of that we need look no further than the 2012 presidential elections where 80% of Obama voters said that Mitt Romney doesn’t care about the little guy, but a community organizer does. This, he says, despite having a candidate who led a life of charity, never taking a salary as the governor of Massachusetts or as the head of the Olympics, who dedicated his life to a higher mission than just governing.
Bongino points out that when liberalism fails at 100% rate and yet we’re losing elections like this, we have a messenger problem, not a message problem.
Sarah Palin brought the house down in her keynote address to end CPAC2014

"I'm probably being too hard on the President (over Ukraine). After all, who could have seen this coming." -- Sarah Palin
Speaking to a standing ovation at CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that the Fourth Amendment is as important as the Second Amendment in the fight for liberty and conservatives cannot forget that.

The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate cited abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, who vowed not to sit quietly when liberties were being taken away, and said that the Sons of Liberty who fought against British soldiers "writing their own warrants would today make a bonfire of secret orders." Paul said they would say, "We will not be detained, spied upon... We will not trade liberty for security; not now, not ever."

Yet as Americans protest the National Security Agency's spying programs, Paul said that the federal government still monitors everyone's cell phone activity.

"I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business," Paul said. "I believe this is a profound Constitutional question: can a single warrant be applied to millions of Americans' phone records, emails, credit cards?"

Paul said that though the government maintains that Americans do not own their records and credit card statements, he disagreed because the Fourth Amendment is "very clear" that a single warrant for "millions of Americans' phone records hardly sounds specific to an individual."

Paul said that issuing "generalized warrants that don't name an individual and seek the records of millions of individuals goes against the very fabric of the Fourth Amendment." He recalled that John Adams said that James Otis's revolt against generalized warrants was the "spark" that started the American Revolution.

He said in the "great battle for the heart and soul of America," the Fourth Amendment is "equally as important as the Second Amendment, and conservatives cannot forget this."

He also said that anybody who has been a minority, whether because of the "color of your skin or the shade of your ideology," or been persecuted or "paddled upstream" should be afraid that the government might imprison Americans without a trial. He said those who have been minorities because of thought or religion or anyone who has taught children at home or prayed to God without permission should also be alarmed that a government could "presume to imprison without trial." He slammed Obama for authorizing the imprisonment of American citizens without a trial and said that "our rights are inherent" and they are "inseparable from person."
People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that can only be brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue, that only a strengthened US military can do.

Milton Wolf, best known as Obama's cousin (or second cousin twice removed), has been on the Kansas Senate campaign trail for only three months and is already gaining support from conservative groups within the state for his August 5 primary against Senator Pat Roberts (R - KS).

Wolf pulls no punches in his criticism of his cousin saying in a new campaign video, which is tailored as a response to tonight's State of the Union, "You cannot choose your family, but you can choose to rise up and stop your family from destroying America. Wolf goes further saying, "This year's State of The Union may have new packaging but insider were the same empty promises. President Obama's claim that he wants every American to have a fair shot at success--well, that's a lie. Just as he lied when he said, 'If you like your health plan you can keep it.' If the president were being honest, he'd have said he wants your success to be less, so that others can have more."
The Flint Hills Tea Party group, the largest tea party group in the state, threw their support behind Wolf along with the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project. The last two organizations were key in helping Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) win his first election during the primaries in 2012. However, Roberts's campaign released an internal poll recently showing the incumbent ahead by a wide margin.
"It looks great for him. He has a wide lead. He’s a long term incumbent against an upstart challenger who has only been at it for three months. We're already at 15 percent on the ballot," Wolf campaign manager Ben Hartman told Breitbart News on Monday. "Already last Tuesday and going all last week through this next upcoming Sunday, we’ve got this big radio advertisement featuring the endorsement of former Congressman Jim Ryun," Hartman said.
Other endorsements Wolf has received include: Red State’s Erick Erickson, former Rep. Jim Ryun (R - KS), and four state GOP Kansas representatives. Hartman says conservatives in the state are ready for a change in who is representing them in the upper chamber, telling Breitbart News that Roberts is "out of touch" with the "values" of Kansas residents. Wolf goes after Roberts as well in his campaign video. Wolf calls Roberts a politician who has served in Congress for 47 years an "establishment" Republican and that the 77 year old Kansas Senator "has lost his way."
Hartman explained, "I think it’s a combination of a voting record that shows he’s been consistently out of touch with Kansas values. He voted 11 times to raise the debt ceiling. He voted for the fiscal cliff during the tax fight and called it tax relief." He noted Roberts was key in helping former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius snag her nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary.
"She was very unpopular here with conservatives and quite literally because she was a disastrous governor. But when she was appointed to be HHS secretary, Senator Roberts not only endorsed her, he called it a really exciting. But he voted for her twice and he ushered her nomination through the Senate and supported her confirmation through the committee process and voted for her on the floor too."
Following the poor launch of HealthCare.gov, Roberts called on Sebelius to resign in October of 2013. Roberts has long-standing ties to Sebelius' family in Kansas, which prompted questions about his motives when he suddenly turned on her in October, after Wolf had launched his primary challenge.
The Roberts campaign says the criticism of the Senator's support for and eventual call for resignation of Sebelius is just politics. Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns told Brietbart News on Tuesday, "The Senator called for Sebeilius' resignation[in October], because at that point, the website operation was in absolute chaos."
"Sebilius was running around the country talking about how wonderful it was and how well it was working. The final straw at the time was there had been a rally in Philadelphia about the health care law and that point, I think the Senator became so absolutely exasperated that nobody was being held accountable to this, that he called for her resignation."
Towns also claims that Sen. Roberts did conservative Republicans in Kansas a favor by helping to get Sebelius into the Obama administration.
"You have to also look at it this way," Towns explained. "However the Senator voted on that nomination, it would not have made any difference. She would have been nominated by the president no matter what. The votes were all there. It was a done deal. So in reality, it made no difference. But I can tell you this. One of the things that happened by putting Sebelius into the Obama administration is that it got her out of Kansas," he said.
Towns says that Sebelius had a "formidable Democratic organization" in the state and getting her out hurt Democrats politically in the state. "It allowed conservative Republicans to make the comeback that they've enjoyed since then and for anybody to criticize his vote on that is akin to saying that they would just as soon have Sebelius in Kansas as a continuous governor continuing to build the Democratic organization. It was a good thing for Kansas to get rid of her," Towns says.
Hartman says that many Kansas residents are just seeing Roberts, as the incumbent has hit the campaign trail, for the first time in their lives. As of now, Hartman notes, the Wolf campaign has raised well over a quarter of a million dollars and is in the process of releasing the latest fundraising numbers for their campaign. The Wolf campaign is still behind, though, in current fundraising numbers. The Roberts campaign, announced the Senator has raised more than $600,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013, giving the Senator's campaign a balance of $2.25 million cash on hand.
Towns points to contributions the campaign has received from every county in Kansas as proof the Senator has grassroots support. "We have organizations in every county of Roberts supporters that's actively beginning to work in this campaign. He has almost all Republican elected representatives who are out there working on his behalf and also State Senators. 
You can help Ben here: http://bit.ly/IRxHjn

Ben Sasse knows more about ObamaCare than any candidate in America today. He can speak in specifics about what is wrong with it, and knows how to take it apart.
Matt Bevin is a conservative Republican running for U.S. Senate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. www.MattBevin.com/donate
Ted Cruz:
Mr. President, I rise today to speak of pragmatism and irresponsibility.
“Four years ago, when this body was debating the law known as Obamacare, reasonable minds, perhaps, could have differed as to whether that law might work. The essence of pragmatism is looking to the facts as they are today and responding. Today, reasonable minds can no longer differ in terms of whether Obamacare is working. Today, it is abundantly clear that millions of Americans are being harmed right now by this failed law. Today, it is the essence of pragmatism to acknowledge the facts of the failure of Obamacare and for congress to step up and act to stop the harms that have been caused by this body. 

“Irresponsibility, on the other hand, is seeing undeniable harms, undeniable facts, and saying nonetheless we will do nothing. So, Mr. President, what are the facts from the American people? The facts that we now know today is that already at least 4.7 million Americans have received cancellation notices, have had their health care plans canceled because of Obamacare. And, Mr. President, this was, of course, after president Obama repeatedly looked at the TV cameras to the American people and made the promise if you like your health care plan, you can keep it, period. We now know that promise was false, and for over 4.7 million people, painfully false in their lives.
Pragmatism is responding to the facts and doing something about it. Unfortunately, what has the Senate Majority Leader and Senate Democrats done to protect Americans from Obamacare? Nothing. These facts are known, and Congress, Senate Democrats, have done nothing. 4.7 million Americans lost their health insurance because of this body. The omnibus bill that this body is galloping to approve does nothing for the 4.7 million Americans who have had their health insurance canceled.

But it's not just health insurance plans. What else are the facts that we know now? As Time magazine observed, keeping your doctor under Obamacare is no easy feat. Now, Mr. President, President Obama looked at the American people and said if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period. We now know that that promise, too, was deliberately, repeatedly false. Millions of Americans facing the very real prospect of losing their doctor.
A good friend of mine, a cancer survivor, is facing the very real prospect because Texas oncology has suggested it does not intend to participate, of losing his cancer doctor, not being able to go to the doctor that saved his life. This is the father of two young children facing the terrifying reality of losing his doctor because of the conduct of the Congress, and, Mr. President, in response to millions of Americans, losing their doctors. What have the Senate Majority Leader and Senate Democrats done? Nothing.
The essence of irresponsibility is seeing a harm, seeing the facts and refusing to act. What else do we know? We know that Obamacare is killing jobs all across the country. Indeed, Obamacare is the biggest job killer in this nation.

The U.S. Chamber of commerce has said of small businesses impacted by the employer mandate, one half of small businesses say they will either cut hours to reduce full-time employees or replace full-time employees with part-time workers to avoid the mandate.
24% say they reduced hiring to under 50 workers. The President has been talking about income inequality. This exacerbates income inequality, this is why the rich have gotten richer under president Obama but the people who are struggling, young people, Hispanics, single moms, people like my dad who 56 years ago washed dishes for 50 cents an hour as a teenaged immigrant. Those are the people laid off because of Obamacare. .....
Ben Sasse:
Thanks to Obamacare, this President has forced people who respect life to pay for the deaths of innocent children. We need a champion for the unborn representing Nebraska in the Senate to fight for life and religious liberty.
You can help Ben bring pro-life values to the U.S. Senate by donating here - http://bit.ly/1b4ynJ3

Ben Sasse and his two-year old son talk about the sanctity of life. Breck starts cutting up for his mom and sister who are off camera. Worth watching.

Ben Sasse, the Republican Senate candidate from Nebraska featured on the cover of National Reveiew's latest issue, appeared on Morning Joe to discuss his background, his Senate race, and Obamacare. 
Sasse, who has debated Howard Dean on the topic, warned that the health-care law could likely lead to a single-payer system if not addressed soon.
If you haven’t read John J. Miller’s feature story on Sasse, make sure to check it out here.
It's time to cure the ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington, and leave the lobbyists and influence peddlers back east. Congress has forgotten conservative values, like how to live within a budget. They need a reminder.
That's the point of our first film: we must choose the strongest, most conservative Nebraska voice to send to Washington this November. That's Ben Sasse.

You can help Ben here: http://bit.ly/IRxHjn
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the grassroots in America will “overwhelm” the federal government and President Barack Obama’s administration by signing up for his class action lawsuit against Obama himself over the National Security Agency (NSA) spying on American citizens.

“Well, the thing about it is the question here is whether or not constitutionally you can have a single warrant apply to millions of people,” Paul said in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Friday evening shortly after 10 p.m. 
So we thought what better way to illustrate the point than having hundreds of thousands of Americans sign up for a class action suit. Six months ago, we began this call. We now have several hundred thousand people who want to be part of this suit to say to the government and to the NSA ‘you can’t have our records without our permission or without a warrant specific to an individual.’ So, it’s kind of an unusual class action suit in that we think everybody in America who has a cell phone would be eligible for this class action suit. If any of your viewers have a cell a phone, they just have to go to my Facebook tonight and they can sign up to be part of the lawsuit. We want to overwhelm the government and we want to show publicly that hundreds of thousands of people object to the government looking at our records without our permission.
Paul confirmed to Bolling that former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be leading his legal team’s efforts against President Obama. “Yeah, Ken Cuccinelli is the former attorney general of Virginia,” Paul answered when Bolling asked if Cuccinelli was going to be on the team. “He was also the first attorney general to file a lawsuit against Obamacare. And he’s joined our legal team. He has constitutional expertise. We’re hoping with his help we can get a hearing in court and so that we can get this class action lawsuit, I think the first of its kind, all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Paul said the goal of the lawsuit is to force the Obama administration to follow the constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment. “We want them to protect the Fourth Amendment,” Paul said. “We want them to protect the right to privacy. We want them to understand that we’re not willing to trade our liberty for security. We think we can have security and we can defend against terrorism but that doesn’t mean every individual American has to give up their privacy. We think we can have both. But we are very upset that this president doesn’t seem to be too concerned with our right to privacy.”

When Bolling asked Paul if Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for a factually inaccurate statement he made to Congress in 2013, Paul said he thinks so. Clapper denied during a congressional hearing that the NSA had engaged in collection of Americans’ records--something that has been proven to be untrue.
“Lying to Congress is a felony,” Paul said. 
I don’t think we can pick and choose the law. We’ve got all of these people like James Clapper and others beating the table and saying that "we want to put Edward Snowden in jail for life," and yet they don’t want the law applied to themselves? You know, the law has to be applied equally and that is one of the real tenets of American jurisprudence—you apply the law equally. I frankly think it would be somewhat enlightening for James Clapper and Edward Snowden to share a prison cell and then maybe we’d all learn a little bit from that.
Paul rounded out the interview by imploring Americans—anyone with a cell phone—to join his class action lawsuit. “If you go to my non-governmental Facebook page, you can sign up there,” Paul said. “You can go to RandPAC and sign up there as well. There are several different venues. But if you have a cell phone in America, and you’re unhappy about the government looking at your data or your records and possibly your content come to my Facebook page and sign up because we’d love to have you on the class action lawsuit.”

Paul's Facebook page is available here and his website is available here. Paul told Bolling he already has several hundred thousand signers on to the class action lawsuit and that he is hoping several thousand more will sign up.
REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL): Good morning from Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois – the proud alma mater of Ronald Reagan. 

On campuses like this, young people are just beginning to make choices that will shape their future. 

Right now – even in the middle of finals week – they’re being told that to make the future better, they should rush out and get covered under the president’s health care law. 

Not only that, they’re being told to “spread the word” about what a great deal it is. 

The state of Illinois is spending a million dollars just this week on television advertising to try and sell the health care law. This is on top of $684 million already being spent nationwide to promote it.

But no matter how many actors, and rappers, and rock stars the president rolls out, the best sales pitch in the world can’t sell a bad product. 

And this health care law is a bad product for young people. 

How bad? Well, typically, based on health and age, it costs about six times more to insure a 64-year old than it does an 18-year old. 

The health care law, however, says that insurance companies can only charge their most expensive customers three times what they do their cheapest customers. 

In other words, they are forced by law to shift the cost of older and sicker patients onto young people. And the president needs a lot of young people – about 2.7 million – to enroll so he can shift the costs onto them and keep premiums from skyrocketing.

In Washington, they call this “community rating,” but where I come from, we call it a ripoff. According to one independent estimate, for a healthy, non-smoking 30-year old male, the cheapest health insurance plan – the cheapest one – will be, on average, 260 percent more expensive. That’s two and a half times what a young person should be paying.

You know, it’s funny, the Obama administration held a contest encouraging millennials to come up with a catchy slogan or video to help sell the law. 

The winning entry was a song with lyrics that actually included the line: “Don’t worry about the price tag.” 

Well, it’s tough not to worry about the price tag when you’re racking up tens of thousands of dollars in student loans, doing work-study to make it by, and trying to save for your first apartment – all at a time when youth unemployment in this country is nearly 16 percent. 

Young people helped put the president in office, and with this health care law, he’s pushing them into years of less choice, fewer opportunities, and larger bills. 

This isn’t how it was supposed to be. 

And everywhere I go people come up and say we should do something to stop this law, and they’re right. 

We ought to scrap it and start over with an approach that focuses on lower costs, more choice, and more freedom and competition. 

We should make it so that young people pay their fair share for health care, and nothing more. 
And instead of Washington telling us what to buy, let’s get back to letting every American choose the plan that’s best for them and their family. 

Every time I’m asked what Washington can do to connect with millennials, my answer is that we should actually get government out of the way. Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program. 

And let’s give young people the chance to build confidence, give them an incentive to work, and save, and invest, take risks, and rekindle that entrepreneurial spirit that sets this country apart. 

The president’s health care law does none of this – and it only sets us back and makes things more expensive. I know – and you know – that we can do better. 

Thank you for listening. Let me take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.