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U.S. Congress (GOP Club)

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  • Melania apparently convinced president to refrain from addressing reporters about Mueller report

    04/20/2019 9:35:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | April 20, 2019 | Tim O'Donnell
    President Trump normally seems to relish the idea that he and the media are foils. He's gone so far as to call some outlets the "enemy of the people," but he still stops and talks with them as often as he can. But, apparently, First Lady Melania Trump can convince him not to. On Thursday, as the president crossed the White House's South Lawn shortly after the public release of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on 2016 Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's conduct surrounding the meddling, he walked right past a "mob of reporters."...
  • Pelosi moves to ensure Ilhan Omar's safety, calls for Trump to take down video

    04/15/2019 2:27:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2019 | David Aaro
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that she's taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar following President Trump’s tweet of a video that, according to critics, showed the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The California Democrat also called on Trump to take down the video. That same day, the video was no longer pinned to the top of Trump’s Twitter feed, although it was not clear whether it was because of Pelosi's request. Pelosi was among numerous Democrats who had criticized Trump over the tweet, with some accusing him of trying to...
  • Morning Joe Grills Eric Swalwell: ‘Do You Regret Saying’ Trump is an ‘Agent of Russia?’

    04/11/2019 6:18:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 11, 2019 | Caleb Ecarma
    Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) appeared on Morning Joe Thursday, days after throwing his hat into the 2020 presidential race, and faced questioning over his claims during the Mueller investigation that President Donald Trump is an “agent of Russia.” “You said even in January on MSNBC when you were asked by Chris Matthews if the President is an agent of Russia, you said yes,” MSNBC anchor Willie Geist asked the candidate, who is primarily known in the race for his opinions on gun control and Trump and Russia. Geist also noted Trump “will undoubtedly” say Swalwell was “way out there on...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says 'AOC sucks' chant at Trump rally shows Trump needs a woman to 'vilify'

    03/30/2019 9:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 30, 2019 | Eli Watkins
    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said a chant from President Donald Trump's supporters mocking her was emblematic of Trump finding a female politician to attack. "You know this is part of a pattern that the right and the far-right and, frankly, the President is consistent with," Ocasio-Cortez told CNN in New York. "He doesn't have another woman, Hillary Clinton or whoever else, to vilify anymore so they need to find another woman to kind of prop up and become a lightning rod." At a rally in Michigan on Thursday, members of the crowd could be heard chanting "AOC sucks"...
  • Schiff, blasted by GOP after Mueller report, says oversight of Trump won’t stop

    03/25/2019 6:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Kevin Modesti
    <p>He also rejects calls from Trump allies that he step down.</p> <p>Rep. Adam Schiff faced Republican calls for him to resign Monday after the attorney general’s letter summarizing the special counsel’s report on the 2016 election contradicted the Burbank Democrat’s claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.</p>
  • Cruz: House 'fully intends' to impeach Trump

    03/25/2019 1:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2019 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday the Democratic House majority is determined to impeach President Trump, regardless of the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s now-concluded investigation into Russian election meddling. Lamenting what he called “extremism” on the part of the Democrats, Cruz cited remarks by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in an earlier segment on CNN's "State of the Union" that the House’s mandate goes beyond investigating crimes. Cruz added that the House "doesn't care about the basis" for impeachment. When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash whether he agreed with Trump’s frequent characterization of Mueller’s investigation as a...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Removing Trump Won't Fix Problem W/GOP or 'Dark Money That Funded Him'

    03/24/2019 11:42:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 24, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that President Donald Trump is “a symptom of much deeper problems” that won’t simply go away if he were to be impeached or voted out in the next presidential election. Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th district, posted to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, resharing a tweet by actor George Takei. The celebrity — most famous for his role in Star Trek and a frequent critic of Trump — wrote that even if the president were removed from office, the U.S. would still have “a big question” to answer. “How did a guy like that...
  • Vindication for Trump? Not so fast, says Connecticut congressional delegation on the Mueller report

    03/24/2019 6:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2019 | Neil Vigdor
    Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller finding no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign in his now-closed investigation, members of Connecticut’s all-Democrat congressional delegation say they are not fully convinced that there was no wrongdoing by the president. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is not backing away from his declaration on MSNBC Thursday that “there are indictments in this president’s future” — even though Mueller recommended no further indictments as part of his 22-month probe. The vociferous Trump critic and frequent target of the president’s Twitter barbs called on the Justice Department Sunday to release the full Mueller report, saying that...
  • Nancy Pelosi Vows To Reject Classified Briefing On Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 8:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 23, 2019 | Amanda Terkel
    The House speaker said any briefing must be unclassified so that members of Congress can talk publicly about the findings. Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a fight to ensure that special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings are made public, calling for the release of the full report. On Friday, Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr, who now has to determine what to do with the conclusions from the 22-month investigation that resulted in charges against 34 people. As a start, he is expected to send lawmakers a summary of the findings as early as Sunday. Democrats...
  • Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto

    03/15/2019 7:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2019 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats are planning a vote that aims to override President Trump's veto of legislation blocking his emergency declaration, an effort that’s all but certain to fail...
  • The Senate's emergency vote showed Trump's enduring strength

    03/15/2019 10:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | March 15, 2019 | John Hudak
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate joined the House in passing a resolution disapproving President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution—H.J. Res. 46—faces certain veto from the president, which will not be overridden; the House fell 45 votes short and the Senate fell eight votes short of a veto-proof majority. Although many, including my colleague Elaine Kamarck, see this as a striking rebuke for President Trump from several of his own partisans in Congress, there are multiple silver linings for the president. First, Mr. Trump won in his battle with Congress over his emergency declaration....
  • A political upside to impeachment for Trump? Some Trump advisers think so

    03/13/2019 3:53:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump and his allies weren't shy about using the specter of impeachment during the 2018 midterm campaign to rally the President's core supporters to the polls. And for their 2020 campaign, they were prepared to use the real thing. With House Democrats newly in the majority and the prospects of impeachment surging, Trump and his political allies -- while certainly not hankering for it -- have eyed the potential political upside: using a Democratic impeachment as a powerful foil to galvanize Republicans in droves to re-elect Trump. Several of the President's political advisers, preparing for a re-election campaign...
  • David Bossie: Pelosi will lead Trump impeachment fight – Don’t believe her denials

    03/13/2019 2:42:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2019 | David N. Bossie
    Call me a skeptic, but I’m quite certain that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent claim to The Washington Post that “I’m not for impeachment” of President Trump doesn’t match her actual position on the issue. The California congresswoman is a crafty career politician who specializes in telling the American people one thing and doing the exact opposite. In fact, she’s risen to the top of the liberal pyramid because she is an extremely gifted manipulator. In January, Pelosi’s own daughter Alexandra described her mother as a political leader who could “cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re...
  • Nancy Pelosi just admitted that Democrats have nothing on Trump

    03/12/2019 5:44:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 11, 2019 | Editorial Board
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she’s against impeaching President Trump “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” Which is exactly the point — there isn’t. The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report will say. And she recognizes that it’s nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn’t wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016. Which means that moving to impeach him would be not just “divisive to the country,” as she says, but also bad for Democrats...
  • Dems slam Trump plan to move military construction funds for border wall

    02/27/2019 5:17:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2019 | Ellen Mitchell
    House Democrats on Wednesday hammered Pentagon officials over President Trump's plan to move Defense Department military construction (MILCON) dollars to build his proposed southern border wall after declaring a national emergency. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon offered few new details on Trump’s plans to take $3.6 billion in MILCON funds for his project, effectively sidestepping Congress. The lack of more information angered Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who heads the Appropriations Committee's sub-panel on military construction. “I’m not sure what kind of chumps you think my colleagues and I are,” she told McMahon during a particularly testy...
  • Could Congress Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration?

    02/18/2019 7:56:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | February 18, 2019 | Perry Bacon Jr. and Nate Silver
    President Trump has declared a national emergency in order to pay for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but will Congress block it? That’s a long shot — but we can’t rule it out either. Here’s the basic process, as the New York Times explained in an article after Trump’s declaration. Congress can take up a resolution to end a presidential national emergency declaration. If such a resolution passes in one chamber, the other must bring it up for a vote within 18 days. If the resolution passes both chambers and the president vetoes it, a two-thirds majority in Congress...
  • Call/Email The White House RIGHT NOW ("Don't sign the Omnibus Bill")

    02/14/2019 10:27:19 PM PST · by BTerclinger · 25 replies
    via Email | 02/15/19 | via Email
    Please contact White House RIGHT NOW - tell POTUS "do NOT sign the spending bill!" ********************* If You Don't Stand Up, You Will Be Stood On. ****** If you support building the wall, ending chain migration and instituting merit-based immigration, please contact the President RIGHT NOW and tell him do NOT sign the omnibus spending bill that went on his desk earlier today. Just declare a Border Emergency and FINISH THE WALL. Moreover, this [omnibus] bill will likely override Trump’s executive powers because of the sneaky limitations on wall construction. This is the sort of omnibus bill that ensnared Reagan...
  • Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears

    02/07/2019 4:32:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | February 7, 2019 | The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump met with a key Republican negotiator Thursday, Feb. 7, to lay out his demands for a border deal, as lawmakers sought an agreement to stave off another government shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters after meeting with Trump that he believes the president will support a deal bipartisan congressional negotiators produce - as long as it meets his parameters. Lawmakers face a Feb. 15 deadline when large portions of the government will shut back down absent a deal. Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed...
  • Ocasio-Cortez is recruiting a Democratic challenger to Hakeem Jeffries

    01/29/2019 10:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t taken office yet, but she’s already looking to take out fellow Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), according to a report Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world when she defeated veteran Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley, said last month she’d support challenges to Democrats who are not as left-leaning as their constituents. Politico reported that she’s recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries in 2020. A source told the news website that running a primary rival to Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was the “highest priority” for Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries was recently elected the...
  • Women invited to wear white to Trump's State of the Union

    01/29/2019 7:49:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | January 29, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Ashley Killough CNN
    The House Democratic Women's Working Group is inviting female members of both parties to wear white to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week as a symbol of solidarity. "Wearing suffragette white is a respectful message of solidarity with women across the country, and a declaration that we will not go back on our hard-earned rights," Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida, the chair of the working group, told CNN. Frankel pointed out there have never been as many Democratic women serving in Congress as there are today. In 2017, the same group coordinated Democratic women wearing white...