Jim DeMint Makes Odd Claims About History Of Slavery

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 9:36 am

  Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, has an interesting version of the history of slavery in America or least how it ended. According to DeMint the federal government played no role in ending slavery. DeMint claimed the “move to free the slaves came from the people, it did [...]

Heritage Foundation Pledges To Continue Fight Against Obamacare Despite Shutdown Debacle

By: Friday October 18, 2013 7:55 am

Obamacare is not only the law, it is here. The 16 day government shutdown was rightly considered the last stand against Obamacare as the health insurance exchanges went live on October 1st of this year. After the Republicans caved in and ended the shutdown with Obamacare still intact you might think they would finally accept [...]

Heritage Foundation Faces Backlash Over Immigration Report

By: Friday May 10, 2013 6:01 am

Jim DeMint’s coming out party as head of the Heritage Foundation is not going very well. The conservative think tank’s immigration report – which labels the cost of immigration reform at $6.3 trillion and was co-authored by a white supremacist – has caused a backlash against the group from prominent Republican lawmakers and party donors. [...]

Republican Tim Scott to Become Only African-American Senator, Replacing Jim DeMint

By: Monday December 17, 2012 10:00 am

This is probably another vote in the Senate for the hard-right conservative movement that DeMint fostered. Scott was DeMint’s choice for his replacement.

DeMint: Obama Will “Get His Wish” on Taxes

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 6:58 am

Fiscal slope talks have basically stalled out, but leader in the conservative movement Jim DeMint cried uncle this morning, affirming that the President will get higher taxes, though he exaggerated it to mean higher taxes on everyone, not just on those earning over $250,000. “He’s going to get his wish,” DeMint said. “I believe we’re [...]

Jim DeMint Kicked Upstairs to Run the Heritage Foundation

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 8:30 am

Jim DeMint, a leader of the conservative faction in the Senate, is moving on to a place of higher significance: a Washington think tank. DeMint, a staunch conservative who often clashes with party leadership, was reelected to a second term in 2010. He will depart before the new Congress is sworn in next month. “I’ve [...]

Republican Establishment Crawling Back to Todd Akin

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Here comes the calvary. I mentioned this morning that Todd Akin passed the deadline to take his name off the ballot in the Missouri Senate race. Claire McCaskill’s campaign immediately responded with a hard-hitting ad bringing up the “legitimate rape” comments, which they had held off from using previously, before Akin’s place on the ballot [...]

MO-Sen: Akin Officially on the Ballot; McCaskill Immediately References Legitimate Rape Comments in New Ad

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:55 am

Yesterday was the final day that Todd Akin could take himself off the Missouri Senate ballot. But I think the national Republicans who desperately wanted this to happen gave up on the idea long ago. Clearly Akin marches to his own beat, and wouldn’t be swayed even by the cutoff of funds. Some conservative movement [...]

Conservative Activists Shut Down Talk of Keeping Parts of Obamacare Within 30 Minutes

By: Friday May 18, 2012 1:35 pm

I’ve been on quite a few listservs in my career, including ones that were supposed to wield supreme influence. But I can assure you that I’ve never been involved with any listserv as effective as this. Basically, within 30 minutes of a story in Politico about how House Republicans may try to reinstate parts of [...]

Reid, McConnell Make Deal on Judicial Confirmations, JOBS Act

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:17 am

It looks like Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have backed down on their obstruction of judicial confirmations. But it’s a little unclear at the moment. What we know is that McConnell and Harry Reid reached a deal that will allow the judges to get a vote. However, the JOBS Act, the financial market IPO deregulation [...]

Reid Plans Mass of Judicial Nomination Fights in Senate

By: Monday March 12, 2012 1:44 pm

We heard that Harry Reid would make a last stand to deal with the crisis in the federal judiciary, and now we’re getting it. Today, Reid announced he would spend the next two weeks seeking to confirm 17 federal judges who received unanimous or near-unanimous votes out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Reid will file [...]

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