Right Turn: Senate Republicans


Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Monday off at RNC: What’s key for the rest of the race?

Time to ponder what’s important in the race.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Akin keeps digging

Five ways to kick him to the curb.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Conservative movement, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012

GOP grasps the stakes: Mr. Akin, it’s time to go

With lightning speed the GOP moves to oust Akin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Conservative movement, Senate Republicans

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Dumping Akin: Two options for replacing him on the Missouri ballot

Tomorrow’s deadline for withdrawal is only one way to replace him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McConnell vs. McCain on campaign finance reform

First Amendment or not?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Axelrod: It’s all about identity politics

The attack dog injures himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Josh Mandel thinks he can win this

Can the conservative Marine beat the lefty pol?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012

What is a U.N. agency for Palestinian refu­gees doing in D.C.?

UNRWA is now in the congressional spotlight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/25/2012

U.N. ‘refugee’ battle reveals what the PA is up to

Reveals how fraudulent the ‘peace process’ is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Mourdock crushes Lugar

That’s the lesson for the GOP?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:50 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Conservative movement, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/06/2012

Rubio talks about his DREAM

Is he DREAMing?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Immigration, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Sen. Rob Portman talks to Right Turn

Budgets, defense sequestration and the VP pick.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Interview: Heather Wilson, Senate candidate

Heading into a swing-state Senate battle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Republicans lukewarm on payroll tax deal

The least-bad option.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans, House GOP

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Sen. Ron Johnson’s plan to go on offense

Trying to bring clarity to D.C.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Where are the jobs?

You can’t have jobs without growth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 12/22/2011

McConnell offers a way out of the payroll tax cut thicket

A payroll tax cut solution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Taxes, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Kelly Ayotte : The unknown superstar

Tough but calm, she is making her mark.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Are both sides trying to make a supercommittee deal?

Republicans are the only ones bargaining?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Marco Rubio: Still the favored VP pick

It helps to combat a mainstream-press attack.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:15 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Marco Rubio hits back

Is the “embellishment “ charge substantiated?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Rubio schools the secretary of state

Why the GOP and the country need him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Human Rights, foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Congress passes free trade deals

Needless delay costs U.S. jobs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Senate Republicans, House GOP

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Spineless Republicans confirm appeasement advocate

When will they take their constitutional obligations seriously?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Movement on free-trade agreements?

After more than two years progress seems possible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Free advice on picking the debt-ceiling committee

McConnell has some excellent choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Conservatives’ best argument for the deal

Setting a direction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Republicans increasingly sour on the Gang of Six

Those who jumped to embrace it are getting blasted.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans, Budget

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Senate Republicans do their own debt-plan thing

Will they complicate deal-making?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011

McConnell’s backup plan

Pressure on Obama builds to come up real cuts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, House GOP, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/12/2011

McConnell’s debt disapproval plan

How would the debt disapproval plan work?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/12/2011

EXCLUSIVE: McConnell to Obama: Eat your own darn peas

The Senate minority leader delivers a barn-burner.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 campaign, Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Sen. Ron Johnson: Secret debt-ceiling process is ‘disgusting’

Sen. Ron Johnson is steamed about secret talks

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Sen. Mark Kirk — maybe he should be running Middle East policy?

A new report tries to make sense of a policy Obama has mangled

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Israel, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Will State Dept. nominee get through the Senate?

Wendy Sherman is going to get grilled on North Korea, Fannie Mae and more.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  foreign policy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Interview with Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama has failed to lead

The ranking Republican on the Senate budget committee unloads on Obama

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Budget, Economy, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Republican senators try to end recess appointments

JIm DeMint and David Vitter ask for some help from the House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Sen. Scott Brown attacks Ryan plan, but did he read it?

Does the Massachusetts Republican understand what is in the plan?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans, Obamacare

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Who will follow Herb Kohl?

Republicans line up as Kohl departs

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans, Senate Democrats

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Interview with Sen. Marco Rubio: Leading from the front (Part 1)

Leading on foreign policy and human rights.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Senate Republicans, National Security