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U.S. Congress (GOP Club)

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  • Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

    05/22/2017 7:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Matt Fuller and Sam Stein
    With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: “impeachment.” That’s the conclusion House Democratic leaders have reached through internal polling, and it’s one that top Republicans, including allies of the Trump administration, shared in conversations with HuffPost. “In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) ― where we do think Trump is...
  • Pelosi: Trump 'very vulnerable personally' over Comey matter

    05/20/2017 1:28:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WSAW-TV ^ | May 19, 2017 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump has made himself "very vulnerable personally" amid investigations of his campaign ties with Russia, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. She pointed to Trump's reported request to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to lay off an investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. "I think the Flynn thing is where the president is very vulnerable personally," Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview in her office. "If the president in fact asked Comey to let up on ... Flynn -- you don't do that."(continued)
  • Trump isn't getting impeached anytime soon

    05/19/2017 8:33:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 19, 2017 | Casey Given
    President Trump has had a rough week. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the president asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation of former national security advisor Michael Flynn's alleged ties with Russia. Then, on Wednesday, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the investigation of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. With his administration battered by constant scandal, the president is now facing growing talk of impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., made headlines on Wednesday for likely being the first Republican...
  • Huma Abedin Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce from Anthony Weiner

    05/19/2017 1:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Marie Claire ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Friedman
    After being embroiled in sexting scandals for years—most recently involving a minor—former congressman and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was also served divorce papers by his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The New York Post reports that Abedin has filed for divorce in the Manhattan Supreme Court. Abedin has reportedly asked for the case to remain anonymous, and the filing is uncontested, so there will be no fights over custody of their son, 5-year-old Jordan. She had previously filed for separation in August, during Clinton's campaign, after it emerged that Weiner had exchanged lewd images—one that included Jordan...
  • Maxine Waters Predicts Trump Will Lose GOP Support Amid Mounting Scandal

    05/19/2017 10:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | May 18, 2017 | D.L. Chandler
    As scandals continue to mount against Donald Trump, the veteran congressional leader tells Roland Martin that party leaders will have to eventually break ties with the president. Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been one of the leading lawmakers to criticize President Donald Trump‘s actions since he took office in late-January. In a simulcast conversation with Roland Martin and NewsOne Now and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Waters predicted that the Republican Party won’t be able to support the former business mogul for much longer. Rep. Waters continued her usual stance in pointing out the fallacies of the Trump administration, but it...
  • Ryan: I’m not saying Evan McMullin leaked the audio of our meeting, but …

    05/19/2017 9:41:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, the Washington Post created a 90-minute wonder with a scoop: leaked audio from a meeting of House Republicans supposedly contained an admission from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Vladimir Putin had paid off Donald Trump. It became painfully obvious that McCarthy and several Republicans were joking during this exchange, but at least for a brief period of time, it was hot news. It did leave another question, though — who was the leaker? Hugh Hewitt asked Paul Ryan about the whodunit this morning, and whether he believed the rumor that former Capitol Hill staffer-turned-presidential candidate Evan McMullin engineered...
  • Would Mike Pence Be President If Trump Were Impeached? He's A Conservative Favorite (Idiot alert)

    05/13/2017 2:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 13, 2017 | Chris Tognotti
    After a tumultuous week for President Donald Trump, a lot of people are talking impeachment. First, he fired former FBI director James Comey, then admitted he did so while considering the Trump-Russia investigation in a nationally televised interview. Days later, he tweeted the suggestion that he may have secretly recorded a conversation with Comey. With impeachment foremost in many people's minds, you might be wondering what Trump's removal from office would mean for the executive branch. Namely, would Mike Pence become president if Trump were impeached? If you're a Democrat or a progressive dreaming of impeachment, it's worth pumping the...
  • Maxine Waters: I Don't Support Trump Firing Comey, I Would Support Hillary Clinton Firing Comey

    05/11/2017 12:33:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    NBC's Peter Alexander grills Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) for her displeasure at President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey after she had announced in January that he has lost all credibility after attending a classified briefing conducted by the now-former director. In March, Waters issued a press release that read Comey "advanced Russia's misinformation campaign." "I do not necessarily support the president's decision," Waters said. " I think that if the president would have fired him when he first came in, he would not have to be in a position now where he is trying to make up a story...
  • Why Do So Many Americans Think Democrats Are Out of Touch?

    05/07/2017 11:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 29, 2017 | Clare Foran, associate editor
    The party appears to be struggling to convince the public it represents a better alternative to President Trump and the GOP. If Democrats want to regain the power they’ve lost at the state and federal level in recent years, they will have to convince more voters they can offer solutions to their problems. That may be especially difficult, however, if voters think the party and its representatives in government don’t understand or care about them. And according to a recently released poll, many voters may, in fact, feel that way. The Washington Post-ABC News survey, released this week, found that...
  • New GA runoff poll shows … what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that “this is what momentum looks like!”, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • Steve Bannon’s office features a big, beautiful immigration wall

    05/07/2017 5:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Vox ^ | May 3, 2017 | Dara Lind
    In White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s West Wing office, there hangs a whiteboard on which he’s listed several key promises the administration has made. We’ve now gotten a glimpse of that whiteboard — and it’s a doozy. A tweet from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a Brietbart contributor, revealed part of the whiteboard in the background of a Boteach/Bannon buddy pic. Over Bannon’s left shoulder hangs a jaw-droppingly ambitious immigration agenda — one that could severely curb legal immigration to the US and shovel unauthorized immigrants into deportation proceedings....
  • Democrats, don't get too giddy about 2018

    05/07/2017 4:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | May 7, 2017 | Julian Zelizer
    Gamblers are likely betting on Democrats to do quite well in the 2018 midterm elections. Historically, the party of the president gets a shellacking, as President Obama called it in 2010, in the first midterm that they face. There have been only two cases when the president's party gained in both houses of Congress since the Civil War: in 1934 and in 2002. Besides the normal historical cycle of backlash against the White House, Democrats this time around are whetting their lips because House Republicans have just voted for a health care bill that rescinds benefits for millions of hard-working...
  • CBC Hosts Twitter Town Hall on Trump 100 Days

    05/05/2017 9:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Afro American ^ | May 5, 2017 | Staff
    On May 2, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted their Twitter Town Hall and Tweetstorm, with a focus on the first 100 days of the Donald Trump administration. The Tweetstorm invited questions, answers, opinions, suggestions and observations about the White House and other issues of note, which had to be accompanied by the hashtag: #Stay Woke Some of the topics were education, police, Pell grants, scholarships, money, immigration, jobs, and the government. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted the question: “Trump keeps talking about job creation-but I haven’t seen much effort on his part. What’s he been up to instead?”...
  • Conway: 'Where the hell were those Democrats' when veterans waiting for care

    05/05/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Friday railed against Democrats criticizing the GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, suggesting they failed to put in the same effort during the 2014 Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal. "Where the hell were those Democrats – excuse me – when veterans were dying waiting for care?" Conway said on Fox News. "I didn't see them coming on TV with hosts that just sat there listening to them and their screed when there were veterans dying for care and deserve better." Scandal erupted in the Veterans Health Administration in 2014 amid revelations of negligence...
  • Myra Adams: Will Democrats Use Impeachment as Their 2018 Midterm Message?

    05/03/2017 7:07:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | May 2, 2017 | Myra Adams
    Between now and the 2018 midterm elections Democrats will make every attempt to prove that their party is on the rebound – fighting back, ready to lead, and unified against President Trump. Thus, Republicans can assume that the Democrats 2018 message is going to be emotional, self-serving, and comprised of half-truths. One would also expect that the campaigns could be among the most contentious, expensive, polarizing, malicious, and impassioned races in modern political history. But, other than the obvious, “If you hate Trump vote for us,” what will be the Democrats “bumper sticker” message? Only two words come to mind,...
  • Health Bill Gains Momentum as 2 GOP Moderates Flip to Support

    05/03/2017 5:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2017 | Alan Fram, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pair of moderate Republicans who'd been holdouts against the GOP health care bill said Wednesday they were now backing the high-profile legislation after winning President Donald Trump's support for their proposal for reviving the languishing measure. The conversions of Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Billy Long, R-Mo., could breathe new life into the sagging Republican push to deliver their long-standing promise repeal former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Upton and others said they believed the House could pass the legislation Thursday....
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Unveils The People’s Budget

    05/02/2017 4:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) along with other Members of the CPC, released the annual People’s Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs, clean air, and water. The People’s Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people. The Executive Summary of The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance can be foundhere. The full text can...
  • Maxine Waters to Trump: Do US a 'Favor' and 'Resign'

    05/01/2017 7:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 1, 2017
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a frequent critic of President Trump, said he would be doing the United States "a favor" by resigning. "Trump confessed to Reuters that being President is more challenging than he anticipated. He should do himself & the country a favor & resign," Waters tweeted Monday evening. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Waters, 78, has repeatedly accused Trump of working in collusion with the Russians, and is not legitimately the president because Russian leader Vladimir Putin put his thumb on the electoral scales....
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...
  • John Lewis to protest Trump at NRA convention: report

    04/27/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Georgia Rep. John Lewis will join protesters outside of the National Rifle Association's convention in Atlanta on Saturday. Several hundred gun control advocates are expected to gather ahead of President Trump's speech to the annual convention, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. In January, Trump criticized Lewis on Twitter, saying the civil rights icon is "All talk, talk, talk — no action or results." Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president." More than 80,000 people are expected at the NRA convention. Several hundred people have also RSVP'ed to protests organized...