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Keyword: bipartisanship

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  • Top Oversight Dem: I won't give subpoena rights to Republicans (Cummings)

    11/25/2018 8:47:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who is expected to become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January, said Sunday that his Republican counterparts on the panel won't have subpoena rights. Cummings, who hasn't had subpoena power while serving as ranking minority member on the committee, added Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he plans to work with Republicans. "Itís our opportunity. I will consult with them, I will work with them ó unlike they did with me ó but no," he said of giving Republicans subpoena power. He added, however, that he's hoping Democrats and Republicans...
  • John McCain, Joe Biden and Hillary Clintonís friendship will make you long for bipartisanship

    05/29/2018 11:20:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Metro News ^ | May 28, 2018 | Gregory Wakeman
    ĎFor Whom The Bell Tollsí director Teddy Kunhardt talks us through the documentary and reveals what the former Presidential candidate thought of it John McCain: For Whom The Bell Tolls is an honest and compelling portrait of the life and career of one of the United Statesí most renowned politicians. But arguably the most remarkable aspect of the HBO documentary is that it even exists at all. It was shot in just 7 months when films of this ilk usually take a year and a half, plus there was the added complication that the 81-year-old McCain had just been diagnosed...
  • Schumer says Trump fails bipartisan test

    01/30/2018 10:25:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Democrats said President Trump will be under pressure Tuesday to prove he can actually forge bipartisanship in Washington, after a year in which they said he tacked to the right, shunning opportunities they gave him to work across party lines. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said that from judicial picks to health care to the tax-cut bill, Mr. Trump has tilted to the right ó and for the most part hasnít even sought Democratsí input.
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. Iíve done it as a Ranking Member. Iíve done it as a Chairman. Iíve done it when my party held the White House. And, Iíve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • BLM Co-Founder: No, We Wouldnít Meet With Trump; Heís The Epitome of Evil

    08/26/2017 8:35:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 8/25/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Every time the nation appear divided, thereís always someone from Washington, whether it be a president, a senator, or a member of Congress that calls for bridging divides. We saw that with the assassination attempts on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) in 2011 and 2017 respectively, though everyone returned to their partisan corners within days or weeks. Itís the nature of politics these days. When it comes to Black Lives Matter and the Trump administration, itís no shocker that the two sides vociferously disagree on everything. Should they meet? Well, according to the co-founder of Black Lives...
  • McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

    08/05/2017 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says heíd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is ďstill a chanceĒ the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace ďObamacare,Ē but he acknowledged the window for that is rapidly closing. The Kentucky senator noted Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is working on ďsome kind of bipartisan approachĒ that would involve subsidies for insurance companies. Alexander recently said he will work with the...
  • New Bipartisanship Agenda (vanity)

    05/01/2017 5:41:57 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 2 replies
    May 1, 2017 | street Lawyer
    I was listening to FOX News. Geraldo Rivera was on and I think RINOís would agree with everything he said. Basically he wants bipartisanship where republicans and democrats agree on a fair and balanced agenda. He wants an end to the deep divide that separates the two parties. I think his wish has come true. Republicans and democrats have agreed to increase the national debt by $1 trillion dollars, but cut infrastructure grants contrary to promises that President Trump made during his campaign. The parties also agreed to continue funding planned parenthood, and sanctuary cities, contrary to the promises that...
  • Obama Decries ‚ÄėMeanness‚Äô in Politics Under His Administration

    02/10/2016 12:57:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    Obama Decries ‚ÄėMeanness‚Äô in Politics Under His Administration David Rutz BY: February 10, 2016 3:05 pm President Obama decried the ‚Äúmeanness‚ÄĚ in politics that had erupted under his administration during an address about bipartisanship to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been noted, often by pundits, that the tone of our politics hasn‚Äôt gotten better since I was inaugurated. In fact, it‚Äôs gotten worse,‚ÄĚ Obama said. ‚ÄúThat there‚Äôs still this yawning gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics, which is why in my final State of the Union address and in the one...
  • Obama: GOP behaved selfishly from start of my presidency (Riiight)

    01/14/2016 3:20:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Elaborating on his failure to heal the partisan divide in Washington, President Obama said Thursday his presidency got off to a bad start in 2009 because some Republican lawmakers were more concerned about their re-election than they were in helping him to save the nation from economic ruin. Speaking at a town-hall-style event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the president said he has "done soul-searching" in office about what he could have done differently to work more effectively with Republicans in Congress. "I think part of it had to do with when I came in, we had a real emergency and...
  • Trump: 'I will be a great unifier'

    10/25/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump believes he would "absolutely" be a force for bipartisanship, but in an interview this weekend neither Republicans nor Democrats escaped a barrage of attacks from the GOP presidential candidate ... And he lamented the House Select Committee on Benghazi's questioning of Clinton, a hearing he called "very partisan" that "hurts both parties" and "hurts the country." "The level of hatred between Republicans and Democrats was unbelievable. The level of -- I've never seen anything like it," Trump said. "I'm going to unify. This country is totally divided. Barack Obama has divided this country unbelievably. And it's all, it's...
  • Marylandís Larry Hogan takes office with promise of bipartisanship, conservative agenda

    01/22/2015 9:26:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    At his inauguration as Marylandís 62nd governor, Republican Larry Hogan promised to usher in an era of bipartisanship and cooperation in a state capital dominated by Democrats, even as he outlined an unabashedly conservative pro-business agenda. ďWe must get the state government off our backs and out of our pockets so that we can grow the private sector, put people back to work and turn our economy around,Ē Mr. Hogan said in a speech delivered on the steps of the State House. As he began his speech amid a flurry of snowfall that dusted the crowd, Mr. Hogan with a...
  • Hogan taps Ďhighway builderí as transportation secretary, appoints 7 others

    01/13/2015 8:53:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2015 | John Wagner
    Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (R) announced eight more senior members of his administration Tuesday, including a new transportation secretary whom he introduced as ďthe best highway builder in the entire country.Ē Hoganís nomination of Pete Rahn, who has held top transportation jobs in New Mexico and Missouri, comes amid great uncertainty over the future of the light-rail Purple Line in the Washington suburbs and other proposed mass-transit projects. The governor-elect has strongly signaled that he will emphasize roads over rail after he takes office Jan. 21. Hogan, who made tax cuts a rallying cry of his campaign, also pledged to...
  • Pelosi appeals for bipartisanship in new Congress, blasts Republicans

    01/06/2015 3:00:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 5, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that members of her depleted ranks plan Tuesday to put forward a legislative package aimed at stopping corporations from organizing overseas for tax purposes and pushing CEOs to give their employees raises. ďIn sharp contrast to Republicans whose first vote in the new Congress will be to advance additional tax cuts for the wealthy and special interests, we will bring forward -SNIP-
  • Republican Gov.-elect Hogan promises hope and bipartisan change in Maryland

    12/02/2014 9:11:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS ó Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan reassured an auditorium packed with political leaders Monday that his Republican administration will ďput aside partisanshipĒ to steer the state in a better direction. But seasoned political hands are raising doubts that the Democrat-dominated General Assembly will meet him halfway. ďI stand before you today full of hope, hope for Anne Arundel County, hope for our state and hope for our future,Ē Mr. Hogan said in a speech at the inauguration of Anne Arundel County Executive Steven R. Schuh, a fellow Republican who took charge of the county that is home to Mr. Hogan...
  • Dems call for Obama to ban flights from Ebola countries - accuse him of trying to "pass the buck"

    10/09/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A growing number of Democrats are pressuring President Obama to ban flights to Ebola-ravaged countries despite repeated warnings from global health leaders that closing borders could accelerate the crisis. A group of 27 lawmakers, including three Democrats, signed a letter Wednesday urging Obama to ignore health officials and immediately halt flights from the West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. The lawmakers accused Obama of attempting to ďpass the buckĒ onto organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), which have advised against travel bans. Obama has said he would not ban travel unless the WHO reversed its position. ď[The WHO] has...
  • Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House

    08/01/2014 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 1, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of evidence to support it. But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive bipartisan agreements. These are both issues on which everyone agrees government should be involved. The country certainly owes something to veterans. And no one's proposing to eliminate job training programs altogether. But government is also not doing a good job on either. The Veterans Affairs Department scandals have revealed a culture of lying and incompetence that comes...
  • The Worst Republican Senator

    01/30/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Shery · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.15.2008 | Quin Hillyer
    Reposted article at Every bit as relevant today as then. South Carolina's Lindsey Graham is a flop. He pretends to be a conservative, but sells out conservatives and insults them while doing so. He pretends to be effective at reaching across party lines, but the only thing he effectively does is help the other party. He inhabits the Senate seat of Strom Thurmond, legendary for great attention to his South Carolina constituents, but Graham spends most of his time trailing behind John McCain like a valet as McCain criss-crosses the country in pursuit of the presidency. He called Ted...
  • AMNESIA PLATFORM: Dems Hope Coloradans Forget the 2013 Disaster

    01/09/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | January 9, 2014 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Following yesterdayís performance by the Democrats at the opening of the 2014 session, weíve decided to help them package their agenda, so Colorado really understands what the 2014 legislative session is all about.† Weíre calling it the Amnesia Platform.After seeing quite clearly itís toxic to run on what the liberal agenda they passed in 2013, Democrats are trying to make 2013 go away as quickly as possible, but, without, you know, changing any of it.In speeches by both Senate President Morgan Carroll, and Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the heavy-handed pleas for bipartisanship illustrated what Democrats know: their only hope for a...
  • A Silent Chinese Invasion & Disarmament of America is Taking Place

    12/11/2013 7:28:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    America, if there was ever a time in our nation’s history that it was imperative that we as Americans separated ourselves from the constant dribble of the false paradigm of American politics, the time is definitely now. I find myself in total disbelief as I watch the obvious consequences of the corruption, massive wasteful spending, the outsourcing of the American labor force and many other ills that have plagued this nation for decades come boiling to a head like a massive pimple on a teenager’s forehead. When this pimple pops, it is going to hurt. We have to stop pretending...
  • ĎThis Is Mickey Mouseí: No Softball Questions in Levinís Interview With Ryan on Budget Deal

    12/11/2013 1:05:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 10, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin hosted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday to discuss the new budget deal announced by lawmakers. Levin wasnít exactly impressed with the deal and he let Ryan know it, even calling the agreement ďMickey MouseĒ more than once. Ryan first explained that the deal, titled ďThe Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013,Ē replaces sequester cuts with savings from future cuts. He said he was happy with the plan because it prevents deep budget cuts to the Defense Department and the U.S. military. Mark Levin Challenges Paul Ryan on New Budget Deal in Contentious Interview ďThis prevents...