Move to defund Obamacare revived in the Senate

Byron York is reporting that a plan by Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to hold up the continuing resolution until an up or down vote on defunding Obamacare is held is gaining some steam. This week it appeared Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee would wage a lonely war over their threat to hold up a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government if they are not given a vote on a budget amendment to defund Obamacare.  Now, it's not quite so lonely.  Sens. Marco Rubio and James Inhofe have joined Cruz and Lee, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he "looks forward to supporting" the amendment. It's a significant step forward for Cruz and Lee.  But the Senate Republican caucus remains deeply divided about defunding Obamacare.  Sources say that at a Republican caucus lunch a few days ago, several GOP senators expressed opposition to Cruz and Lee's proposal.  And of course, the 55-member Democratic majority will not give it the...(Read Full Post)