Tea party leader argues for immigration reform
May 14th, 2014
05:39 PM ET
3 months ago

Tea party leader argues for immigration reform

(CNN) – Bucking the general hesitation on the right to move forward with immigration reform in a midterm year, Sal Russo, a leading tea party activist, is making the case for conservatives to take the lead on the issue.

A co-founder for the Tea Party Express, Russo called on Congress to fix a "flawed and broken" system to keep pace with a growing economy.

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Filed under: 2014 • Grover Norquist • Immigration • Tea Party • Tea Party Express
Sen. Chambliss brings tax pledge debate outside beltway
December 1st, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Chambliss brings tax pledge debate outside beltway

(CNN) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, hit back at Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, saying he doesn't want Washington to "dictate" how he votes and that his commitment is to his constituents.

"I think that you sent me to Washington to think for myself. And I want to vote the way you want me to vote," Chambliss told a group of Republicans in a suburb northwest of Atlanta Saturday, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. "I don't want to be dictated to by anybody in Washington as to how I'm going to vote on anything."
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Filed under: 2012 • Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist • Saxby Chambliss
November 28th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Norquist's no-tax pledge has survived challenges before

(CNN) – For Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, the latest rebellion began last week in the South, by way of friendly fire.

"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, told Macon station WMAZ. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist
November 27th, 2012
09:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Norquist: 'Shame on Peter King'

(CNN) - Grover Norquist says Rep. Peter King of New York tried to "weasel out" of the anti-tax pledge.

“I hope his wife understands that commitments last longer than two years,” Norquist, an anti-tax activist, said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”


Filed under: Grover Norquist • TV-Piers Morgan
November 26th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP resistance to anti-tax pledge grows

Washington (CNN) - Is it a slow leak that will grow into a cascade, or a minor drip easily plugged?

More and more, conservative Republicans in Congress are breaking from a pledge they signed years earlier against any kind of tax increase or additional tax revenue.

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist
November 26th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Norquist says he'll go after pledge-breakers

(CNN) - Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist said Monday that his group, Americans for Tax Reform, would work to unseat Republicans who break their pledge to never vote for higher taxes.

His vow came after prominent GOP lawmakers said over the weekend they would consider breaking the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in order to reach a deal with Democrats and President Barack Obama to avoid tumbling over the fiscal cliff – the combination of sweeping spending cuts and tax increases that would go into effect at the end of the year if negotiators can't reach a deal on reducing the federal debt.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist
Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge'
November 25th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge'

(CNN) – A leading Republican senator said Sunday he's willing to break the no-tax pledge promoted by activist Grover Norquist if Democrats are willing to help pass spending reforms on government programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he believes capping tax deductions should be part of a plan to reduce the federal debt - a revenue-raising tactic that pushes against Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which stipulates lawmakers who sign the document will "oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."
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Filed under: Grover Norquist • Lindsey Graham
November 23rd, 2012
08:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Norquist responds to senator's break with no-tax pledge


(CNN) – Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said the latest Republican to suggest a break with a pledge to oppose any tax increase is a promise broken to his constituents, not him.

"If he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of Georgia," said Norquist appearing on CNN's "The Situation Room" Friday of Sen. Saxby Chambliss' recent move away from the no-tax pledge.


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Filed under: 2012 • Grover Norquist • Saxby Chambliss
Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge
Grover Norquist, who heads Americans for Tax Reform, lobbies Congressional Republicans to promise not to raise taxes.
November 23rd, 2012
01:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

Washington (CNN) – Nothing riles up the tea party chattering class like a broken pledge against raising taxes.

Just ask Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a veteran Georgia Republican who this week turned his back on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge he signed years ago as a rite of passage of right-wing politics.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Fiscal Cliff • Grover Norquist • Taxes
Chambliss fires off on Norquist's anti-tax pledge
November 22nd, 2012
04:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Chambliss fires off on Norquist's anti-tax pledge

(CNN) – A top Republican U.S. senator brushed off the anti-tax pledge pushed by activist Grover Norquist and embraced widely for years by GOP lawmakers.

"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Sen. Saxby Chambliss told Georgia television station WMAZ, a CNN affiliate, on Wednesday. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt and I just have a disagreement with him about that."
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Filed under: 2012 • 2014 • Grover Norquist • Saxby Chambliss • Senate • Taxes
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