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  • Poll: Claire McCaskill Trails GOP Challengers by 7, 16 Percent

    05/23/2018 5:39:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2018
    Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill trails not one but two Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll by Gravis Marketing — commissioned by Republican candidate Austin Peterson — shows the incumbent trailing state Attorney General Josh Hawley and libertarian-leaning Petersen by more than the margin of error.
  • GOP golden boy mails it in (Is Josh Hawley of MO a Choke Artist?)

    05/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2018 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    FENTON, Mo. — As GOP Rep. Ann Wagner prepared to introduce candidates in a Republican Senate debate here Friday, she took a pointed jab at one contender who didn’t make it — front-runner Josh Hawley. “I try not to tell candidates how to run their races. I don’t know where some of the other candidates are,” she told POLITICO before taking the stage in a high school auditorium, referring specifically to Hawley. “Perhaps they have conflicts. But you gotta show up to win. And I’m going to tell that to the crowd tonight.” Moments later, Wagner followed through, declaring to...
  • Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

    04/23/2018 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party thatÂ’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. ItÂ’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if youÂ’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...
  • Missouri Sen. McCaskill faces a strong GOP challenger and Trump

    04/09/2018 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    The Democrat's rival this time around is the state's attorney general — a young, polished, Stanford-and-Yale-educated former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. Sen. Claire McCaskill needs another miracle. The Missouri Democrat swept into office with a little less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2006 Democratic wave. Six years later, she provided an assist to a Republican rival during the primary and then defeated him in the general election after he said women's bodies have a way to "shut the whole thing down" if pregnancies are the result of "legitimate rape." Now, in a year in which...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • Senators introduce bill to withhold congressional pay during shutdown

    01/22/2018 7:05:44 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | January 21, 2018 2:31 pm | Nicole Ogrysko @nogryskoWFED
    Though federal employees won’t get a paycheck during the governmment shutdown, members of Congress will — unless they specify otherwise. Ten Democratic senators on Friday introduced a bill that would withhold pay for members of Congress during the government shutdown. The legislation comes from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “It’s wrong that members of Congress would still get paid in...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • Dem Senator: No Gov’t Shutdown Has Occurred When One Party Controls Congress And WH

    01/20/2018 11:52:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, I see we have another talking point coming from Senate Democrats: never in the history of this country has a shutdown occurred when one party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. Uh, that’s not true. I know for some Democrats history began when Obama was elected president, but Jimmy Carter controlled both Houses during his presidency and government still shut down. It was over various projects in the defense bill, including funding for a nuclear powered aircraft carrier (via USA Today): Democrat Jimmy Carter was president, and his party held majorities in both the House and...
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Targets McCaskill's Tax Reform Remarks

    01/13/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Democrats have let us know they are not impressed with the good news to come out of the GOP tax reform plan, fully engaged in downplaying at its finest. Major companies have rewarded employees bonuses and salary increases in the aftermath of the Republican tax plan, yet Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the benefits as mere " crumbs " compared to the supposed joy ride corporate America is getting. Other Democrats decided not to cheer the news that Wal-Mart was raising pay and giving out bonuses , instead calling it a "PR stunt." The Washington...
  • Manchin: So, it Looks Like the Tax Bill I Voted Against Will -- Um -- Help A Lot of West Virginians

    12/22/2017 4:27:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Of course it will, Joe.  More than 80 percent of Americans will get a tax cut next year under the new law, with nearly as many taxpayers enjoying relief through at least 2026 (and very likely beyond).  Of the plan's tiny handful of 'losers' (less than five percent), most are high-income earners living in high-tax states who itemize their deductions -- as opposed to taking the now-doubled standard deduction, as 70 percent of filers currently do (a number that will grow).  It...doesn't sound like many West Virginians fit that profile.  Manchin knew all of this, of course, but he voted...
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Tax bill: Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul in early morning vote

    12/02/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    CBS (Commie Bull Spreading) ^ | December 2, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    The Senate narrowly passed Republicans' tax reform legislation early Saturday morning with no Democratic support, following a marathon voting session overnight. The bill, approved just before 2 a.m. in a 51-49 vote, next heads to conference, where House and Senate negotiators will work out the differences in their bills. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was the only Republican to vote no on the measure. The House bill also passed with no Democratic support last month.The legislation was officially released shortly before the vote, giving the public little time to examine the final details. Democrats were outraged, asking for more time to...
  • Sen. McCaskill Hid Her Plane Records for Some Reason

    11/28/2017 7:47:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is not exactly the most frugal member of Congress when it comes to transportation. She spent about $21,000 in just three months using her private plane during her re-election campaign, the Washington Free Beacon reported last month. While she supposedly convinced her husband to sell that now infamous plane, they then bought an even more expensive one. Its record of logged miles are hidden from the public, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the FAA earlier this year in April to ask...
  • Claire McCaskill: I was sexually harassed as an intern in Congress

    11/14/2017 7:22:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2017 | by Laura Barrón-López
    Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday said she was sexually harassed when she interned in Congress more than 40 years ago. The Missouri Democrat made the disclosure to reporters when asked if she thinks the environment is changing on Capitol Hill, given increased calls by lawmakers for mandated training to prevent sexual harassment. "Well I don't know, I will tell you I interned here in college and I was definitely sexually harassed as an intern in Congress back in the summer of 1974," McCaskill said, standing just off the Senate floor. "I was definitely sexually harassed." McCaskill has said before that...
  • Their Rules: Claire McCaskill Seeks To Harm Indian Tribes

    10/12/2017 8:36:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Ocrober 12, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Monday was Columbus Day, or as liberals have taken to calling, “Indigenous People’s Day.” Democrats love sowing division, blaming Europeans for all of the world’s ills, and elevating the status of Native Americans. Well, they usually do. When it’s a choice between a long-dead Italian guy and American Indians, the choice is easy. When the choice is between their own reelection and anything, everything else loses to self-preservation.Such is the case with Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.One of my first jobs in Washington was as a health policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. While it may not sound exciting, it...
  • Did Senator 'Clear Misconduct' Call CSPAN on Mal-Caption?

    08/31/2017 8:24:51 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/31/17 | Bob Parks
    Closed captioning is a wonderful tool for the hearing impaired and those of us who covered the Hillary campaign but just didn't want to hear her voice. It's an automated system, clearly at the mercy of the tone and syntax of the person speaking. Sometimes words are mangled, sometimes the interpretation is way off, and in some cases the misinterpretation has a deep sense of irony. Such an occurrence happened during President Trump's speech on Tax Reform in Springfield, Missouri; captured for all posterity on CSPAN's closed captioning system.
  • With Brutal 2018 Map, Obama and Clinton Supporters Aim To

    08/21/2017 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    At the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the darling of the progressive Left, was blunt and straightforward in her vision of the party. They’re in a rut because they’re not left wing enough and further left is where they should go. Ever since the 2016 primaries, the Warren/Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wing of the party has become more vocal, more active, and completely blinded with rage over Donald Trump’s 2016 win. Many are saying the moderate, centrist path that kept Bill Clinton in the White House for two terms is over, and that Jon Ossoff, who...