After returns from Tuesday's midterm elections confirmed that the Republicans will maintain control of the House and take control of the Senate, attention now turns to what actions the new Congress should take. Nearly a third of Americans, 31%, say their newly elected representatives should not focus on a specific issue, but rather on fixing the way Congress operates, including paying more attention to constituents, compromising and getting things done.
See Gallup poll numbers here.
These data are from a late September survey in which Gallup asked Americans to look beyond whoever might win in their congressional district, and name what they want their representative to do on their behalf in Washington once the new Congress is gaveled into session. more >>
We the people have given the Republican Party a mandate. And when lawmakers return to Washington they do so with orders to stop President Obama's radical agenda.
It's about restoring traditional American values. It's about cutting taxes.
It's about securing our borders and backing our allies. more >>
The Empire State Building was lit up in red Tuesday night marking the Republican Party's victory in gaining a majority in the U.S. Senate following midterm elections.
The historic New York City building went from being lit up in traditional red, white and blue to completely red after it was announced that Republicans had gained seven seats in the Senate.
The Republican Party might gain another Senate seat, for an eight-seat majority, if Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan is declared the winner over Democrat Sen. Mark Begich on Wednesday. And, if Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy wins the Louisiana runoff election against incumbent Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu on Dec. 6, the Republicans will have a net gain of nine seats in the Senate. more >>
With the results of the midterm election giving control of both the House and Senate to the Republican Party, leaders of two prominent social conservative political action groups said in interviews with The Christian Post that those candidates who fully embraced their conservative stances on social issues were fully rewarded by the voters.
Tony Perkins, president of the social conservative advocacy group Family Research Council, and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, agreed that Republican candidates who either supported abortion or hid their views on abortion and other social issues did not fare as well as those who fully supported the social conservative principles that many think hinders the GOP in the modern political climate.
"I think what you saw here are candidates who embrace the values, the values voters embrace them," Perkins said. "I think this was a clear referendum on Barack Obama and his liberal policies, and I think that is going to come with a mandate to the Republicans that they address these issues and address them quickly." more >>
Barack Obama has suddenly made himself the leader of a new war on women. In a Rhode Island pre-election campaign speech, he repudiated the principle of giving choices about careers to women.
His exact words were emphatic. "Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that's not a choice we want Americans to make."
Who gave Obama the right to decide what career choice women will be allowed to make? What kind of a country do we live in? We assume he is speaking for himself and his administration when he uses the imperial "we," and the evidence is abundant that he meant exactly what he said. more >>
This election, are you better or worse off than you were before President Obama took office?
CONSIDER HEALTHCARE. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was President Obama's single legislative accomplishment, passed solely by Democrats.