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  • GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia

    07/19/2018 6:55:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to distance themselves from President Trump’s controversial comments on Russia earlier this week. With less than four months before the election, Senate Republican leaders say they will likely act on legislation sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) this year. That measure would impose stiff economic penalties on Russia if it meddles in a U.S. election in 2018 and beyond. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has indicated to colleagues that he may bring the bill straight to the floor, skipping the committee process to save time. White House press...
  • Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

    07/17/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 100 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/17/18 | Adam Kredo
    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump's campaign. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans...
  • With Pelosi’s Urging– Paul Ryan Slams Trump for Putin Meeting

    07/16/2018 12:23:33 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP Speaker Paul Ryan attacked President Trump today after his meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ryan released the comments after the press conference this morning. Nancy Pelosi urged Paul Ryan to take a stronger stance against the Republican president.
  • GOP Sen. Lee: I Believe Every Republican and ‘a Few Democrats’ Will Support Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 11:44:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    Host Neil Cavuto asked, “Is it your sense that every Republican will be on board?” Lee responded, “Yes, it is. I want to be very clear, Neil, I can’t speak for any colleague, Republican or otherwise. I nonetheless believe, and I nonetheless predict, we’ll end up with every Republican supporting Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I also think we’ll end up with a few Democrats.”
  • Graham: 2020 Democratic Contenders Have to Prove They're 'Most Insane Person' Opposing Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 12:53:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 11, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane person" when commenting on President Donald Trump's federal court nominations. "It seems to be that if you are running for president on the Democratic side in 2020 or thinking about it, you have to prove you are the most insane person when it comes to Trump nominees," Graham said in the interview with Fox host Martha MacCallum. The senator added that "President Trump could nominate George Washington and they would all be up in arms." Graham was referring...
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • How Dare Republicans Make Us Vote On The “Abolish ICE” Bill, Say Dems Who Wrote “Abolish ICE” Bill

    07/13/2018 12:53:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2018 | Allahpundit
    The exciting conclusion to last night’s post about Ryan and Steve Scalise forcing a floor vote on the dopey “abolish ICE” legislation being pushed by lefties. "We know Speaker Ryan is not serious about passing our 'Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,' so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt." Story coming soon. pic.twitter.com/4xgpBAMsGr— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) July 12, 2018 In other words, the bill was a stunt meant to virtue-signal to the base about the left’s hostility to immigration enforcement. They got ahead of themselves in their rush to...
  • More than 20 Democratic House candidates want Nancy Pelosi to step aside after 2018

    07/13/2018 2:33:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/12/18 | Ella Nilsen
    A close tally of Democratic House candidates who have said they won’t support House minority leader Nancy Pelosi indicates Democrats would either have to win by a huge margin in order for her to hang onto her top leadership post in 2019 — or those newly elected representatives would have to go back on a key campaign promise during their first vote in office. Pelosi has already said she will run for speaker if Democrats win in 2018. But her path to victory in such a scenario is looking very narrow. Vox has counted 23 candidates who have publicly said...
  • Defiant Peter Strzok claims scrutiny over anti-Trump text messages 'another victory notch in...'

    07/12/2018 7:47:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 July 2018 | Brooke Singman
    FULL TITLE Defiant Peter Strzok claims scrutiny over anti-Trump text messages 'another victory notch in Putin's belt' A defiant Peter Strzok said the scrutiny he is facing over his anti-Trump text messages amounts to “just another victory notch in Putin's belt,” according to the FBI official's remarks prepared to be delivered before House committees Thursday morning. Strzok, who arrived on Capitol Hill to testify in a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee Thursday morning, has been in political crosshairs for months over revelations of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with his lover, and former bureau colleague,...
  • Live coverage: FBI agent faces grilling on Capitol Hill - Peter Strzok

    07/12/2018 6:49:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 569 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | The Hill Staff
    Hearing begins at 10AM EST: Live Coverage: Peter Strzok Questioned by Members of Congress House lawmakers are poised to question Peter Strzok on Thursday in what is sure to be a lengthy, tense standoff between Republicans and the FBI agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference. Strzok has been in Republicans' sights for several months after a Justice Department inspector general investigation revealed that he exchanged text messages before the 2016 election that were critical of Donald Trump with Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair at the...
  • Schumer: Dems won't boycott Kavanaugh hearings, votes

    07/10/2018 1:36:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer shot down suggestions Tuesday that his party would boycott committee meetings or Senate floor action to try to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Liberal activists have demanded Mr. Schumer use every tool at his disposal to try to thwart the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the high court, including parliamentary delays. Mr. Schumer, though, said there aren’t a lot of good tools left to the minority party to delay action now that both parties have curtailed the filibuster, and he said boycotting the committee or floor would just leave Republicans more space...
  • John McCain could resign to push Kavanaugh confirmation

    07/10/2018 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 10, 2018 | KTAR.com
    PHOENIX — Ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed, a national political analyst said Tuesday. ABC News analyst Alex Castellanos told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News, “There’s some word that if McCain is not able to vote and his vote is needed, he might resign and let someone appoint a senator who would support this judge.”
  • Democrats Have Few Tactical Options to Fight Supreme Court Pick

    07/10/2018 4:33:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    rollcall ^ | July 10, 2018
    Democrats can make as much noise as they want about President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, but they have few procedural weapons at their disposal to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on their own — although they can make life difficult along the way. One strategy for the Senate Democrats may be to create as much time as possible between Monday night’s announcement and the Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings. Critics can seek to spread out the timeline so they can dig into the prospective justice’s background, writings and paperwork. As opponents did with former President George W. Bush’s ill-fated...
  • Dick Durbin is making an ass of himself

    07/09/2018 9:50:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 9, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Can Dick Durbin stifle himself for a bit? The vaunted senator from Illinois is saying one absurd thing after another, putting the jackass back big into the Democratic Party label. Seriously, get a load of this first one from the senior senator from Illinois : A top Democrat in the Senate said his vulnerable colleagues from red states "understand" that fighting to stop President Trump's Supreme Court pick is more important than getting re-elected in 2018. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was pressed on this "dilemma" that Democrats face as the 2018 midterms approach during an interview on NBC's...
  • Republicans Look to Compromise The Supreme Court, Avoid Controversy in Election Year

    07/08/2018 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 89 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Dean Garrison
    In recent days, there has been a strong media push for Raymond Kethledge to be Trump’s choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kethledge is currently a Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated by George W. Bush in 2007 and confirmed a year later. The Sixth Circuit has a reputation for not only being too liberal, but being so liberal that they are reversed more often than any other court. According to Mark Walsh of ABA Journal: Conservatives decry the 9th Circuit’s perceived liberal bent. As candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,...
  • On eve of Trump's Supreme Court pick, top Dem suggests sacrificing Senate seats to stop nomination

    07/08/2018 12:54:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., acknowledged that so-called red-state Democrats may be tempted to vote for Trump's selection out of political necessity, but urged his colleagues Sunday to consider more than their political careers. "Beyond the procedure, beyond the gamesmanship, it is a life-and-death important decision to be made by this court on so many...
  • The McConnell Rule is law and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it

    07/08/2018 7:13:17 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-8-18 | Ken Levy
    This week, President Trump will announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to schedule the nominee’s confirmation hearings for this fall, before the midterm elections. If and when McConnell carries through on this promise, Senate Democrats should immediately file a federal lawsuit against him for violating the so-called “McConnell Rule.”.....
  • Mitch McConnell Confronted by Protesters 'No Comfort for Fascists'

    07/08/2018 8:52:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 7/8/18 | tmz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest Republican to learn going to a restaurant in this political climate is dicey. McConnell was taunted by protesters Saturday as he left the eatery in Louisville, Kentucky ... confronted over immigration policies that include separate children from their parents. As McConnell strolled out with Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, protesters screamed, "Where are the babies, Mitch?" and "Abolish ICE," and "No justice, no peace." Shell called the protesters "a small group of extremists" and said their comments were "out of the Maxine Waters playbook."
  • Dem Sen Durbin: Trump Administration Has Trapped Children in a ‘Bureaucratic Cave’

    07/08/2018 8:54:05 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 July, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the Trump administration had trapped children in a “bureaucratic cave” with his zero-tolerance policy on immigration which caused some families to be separated after crossing the border illegally. Referencing the children being saved from a cave in Thailand, Durbin said, “Before I get into that, our hearts and prayers are with those boys in Thailand, trapped in the cave. I hope our hearts and prayers are also with thousands of children, toddlers and infants, removed from their parents by the Trump administration, under zero tolerance. They’re trapped in a...
  • SENATE SCOTUS HEARINGS: THEY'RE MINDS ARE MADE UP

    07/08/2018 7:47:36 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 28 replies
    Let's cut the crap. Every senator's mind is made up. There will be a Kabuki dance with Collins and Murkowski. They'll enjoy the attention. Senators from Indiana, ND, Montana and WV won't. November is first on their minds. Their job is to show why they are on that panel and you are not. So we will all go through the formalities and protocol that our 'process' requires. A simple drumroll will do. It's quicker.