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  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...
  • Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger

    11/29/2017 12:10:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    email from Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger that automatically raises taxes in the future if tax receipts fall below projections. This is a bad idea. Raising taxes is never a good policy, but this provision also adds complexity and uncertainty to the tax code that will limit its impact on economic growth. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want people to believe they're concerned about the deficit, but if that were true they would not have supported so many bills to increase the debt limit and increase spending. If there...
  • Mitch McConnell & Cronies Continue To Stall Trump Tax Cuts & Defend Obamacare

    11/27/2017 11:59:46 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | November 27, 2017 | DCWhispers
    They have no intention of giving Donald Trump a clear victory even if said victory would be of great benefit to the American Middle Class. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow GOP Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, among others, are creating further dissention in the hopes of stalling or even halting the proposed tax cuts legislation altogether. McConnell is presently calling the process challenging while Corker and Flake are claiming to have concerns over the tax cuts worsening the deficit. That claim is especially astounding from Senator Corker given he was only too happy to allow former...
  • Trump-Trashing Sen. Bob Corker Slams Alabama Voters Nomination of Roy Moore, A Bridge Too Far

    11/12/2017 8:04:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2017 | Michelle Moons
    Fervent Trump-trashing Senator Bob Corker blasted the people of Alabama on Saturday for voting to make Judge Roy Moore the Republican nominee for Senate, calling their decision “a bridge too far.” Retiring Sen. Corker broadcast his jab to Twitter, “Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far.” Senator Bob Corker ✔ @SenBobCorker Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far. 11:29 AM - Nov 11, 2017
  • Its Not Too Much To Ask That Our GOP Hacks Show Some Loyalty To Their Voters

    10/30/2017 4:14:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 30, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    As Jeff Flake joins Bob Corker in Americas political gimp box, perhaps our betters in the Grand Old Party should reflect on how two of their own came to this sorry end. Well guys, theres this thing called loyalty, and out in America we kind of expect it. You DC dwellers should investigate that concept in depth, not only in order to improve your characters you guys love babbling about character, right? but to save your useless hides from the electoral accounting thats coming. Let me break it down in simple terms so you dont have to go...
  • It's Trump's Party Now

    10/27/2017 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies ^ | October 27, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "More is now required of us than to put down our thoughts in writing," declaimed Jeff Flake in his oration against President Trump, just before he announced he will be quitting the Senate. Though he had lifted the title of his August anti-Trump polemic, "Conscience of a Conservative," from Barry Goldwater, Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. Goldwater took on the GOP establishment in the primaries, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, defiantly declared, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," and then went down to defeat battling to the end after the assassination of JFK...
  • Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment

    10/25/2017 8:02:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As much as the retirement of RINOs is a celebratory development, we must remember that they haven't left the premises yet and most are determined to stir up as much sludge as possible. Keep your waders handy. Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment Pressure from the base is finally breaking loose the staid RINO watch. Moments before writing this, Senator Jeff Flake announced that he will not seek re-election for his Arizona seat. Following in the footsteps of Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, establishment republicans are vacating the Capitol before theyre tossed out by a Steve Bannon inspired...
  • Mystery 'swamp creature' crawls out of Malaysian family's toilet

    10/10/2017 4:43:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 66 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 10, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Malaysian couple captured video of a mysterious eel-like "swamp creature" that emerged from their toilet and crawled across the bathroom floor. Zul Hanif Anip, 25, said he and his wife, Puteri, were home Friday in Alor Setar when the creature emerged from the toilet and slowly slithered around their home. Anip said the creature's proportions, a small head with a thick body, did not match any local snakes that he was familiar with. ''I think the creature grew up inside the pipe works connected to the toilet hole, because I have checked and there is no entry point for...
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. Its great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, Ill calling, I had two points. The first is that Im very angry with Senator Corkers childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I cant get through. And my other comment is RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for Inflammatory Pro-Life Message

    10/09/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/17 | Alex Griswold
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory."At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts,"a reference to her investigation intoPlanned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation.But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaignthat Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated Press reported Monday. Twitter said...
  • Breitbart Goes Old Hickory in Tennessee, Gets 2 Establishment Scalps

    10/08/2017 7:19:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In three short weeks Breitbart News reporting drove two of the three leading establishment Republicans in Tennessee out of the states 2018 U.S. Senate race. First up was incumbent Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who made a surprise announcement on September 26 he would not run for re-election, one day after a Breitbart News report about his sweetheart deal in an Alabama retail center development in which Alabama taxpayers are set to pay him more than $3 million over 20 years in sales tax incentive rebates. Though his announcement that he would not seek re-election was couched in terms that claimed...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Will Not Run for Bob Corkers Senate Seat

    10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that he will not run for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 election. Gov Bill Haslam will not run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker, leaving U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as the likely frontrunner, if she chooses to run, The Tennessean reported on Thursday morning: The governor, who is term-limited, made the announcement Thursday in a news release. While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I...
  • Sen. Bob Corker Wont Seek Re-Election

    09/26/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHELLE MOONS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) Announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. The statement read as follows: After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldnt imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model,...
  • Corker draws first primary challenger

    09/14/2017 2:29:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/14/17 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has drawn his first Republican challenger, days after allies of President Trump threatened to back a primary challenge in retribution for Corker's critical comments about Trump's ability to govern. Andy Ogles, the head of the Tennessee chapter of the Charles and David Koch-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity, kicked off his campaign Thursday. In a statement announcing his bid, Oglesblasted Republican senators for letting Trump down. "Republicans who promised to govern as conservatives if we would just give them a majority are letting us down the most, including our Senators from Tennessee," he said in...
  • Joe Carr may challenge Bob Corker in GOP primary for Senate seat in Tennessee

    09/06/2017 2:03:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 9/5/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former state Rep. Joe Carr is laying the foundation to run against Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee in the Republican primary next year, accusing the incumbent of being too reluctant to back President Trumps agenda. Hes formed a political action committee dubbed Stand Firm America that raised $500,000 over the last three weeks, in what Mr. Carr said is an early show of support. Mr. Carr becomes the latest insurgent hoping to use Mr. Trump as a cudgel in a Republican primary, making the president a critical dividing line within the GOP. There is a great opportunity for someone like...

    06/01/2017 12:08:03 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 41 replies
    I already alluded to this subject yesterday(60 seats). Flake has to go. All in for the M.D. who couldn't take out McLame? Corker would be tougher. Hatch should take himself out-old. Heller(Nev.) has incumbency. I say take out Flake find a real conservative in Utah and the rest takes care of itself including the fire lit under asses. A national effort. Talk to me.
  • Nuclear option fades in the GOP Senate

    11/29/2016 7:20:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 80 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    Key Senate Republicans say they won't support a change to Senate rules that would allow President-elect Trump to quickly get his Supreme Court nominee confirmed, a sign that Trump may find it harder than he was hoping to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. . . . Republican Sens. Pat Roberts of Kansas, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have all said they would not support a change.
  • Bob Corker Returns to Haiti (better Secretary of State choice than Romney!)

    11/23/2016 2:21:09 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Shelbyville Times Gazette: Corker returns to Haiti Tuesday, October 30, 2007 By John I. Carney U.S. Sen. Bob Corker credits a church mission trip to Haiti a quarter of a century ago with leading him towards public service, and so he says his return trip there last week was not only informative but meaningful. Corker, a Republican and former mayor of Chattanooga, was involved in the real estate and construction businesses before entering politics. He went on a mission trip with First Centenary Methodist to Haiti, generally acknowledged to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, to build an...
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...