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  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • Congress Unveils a $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill Even as Some Conservatives Balk at Its Size

    03/22/2018 8:13:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    TIME via AP ^ | 03/22/2018 |
    Coongressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money, and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. Although some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill, the White House said the president backed the...
  • Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts (But No Wall Funding)

    03/22/2018 3:33:57 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 83 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Mar 18 | Jill Colvin, Alan Fram and Matthew Daly
    Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. The White House later said the president backed the legislation, even as some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush...
  • Peter Schweizer Explains How China Purchased U.S. Congress as a Trade Strategy…

    03/21/2018 9:45:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    A timely book by Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires”, explains how Chinese companies purchased U.S. politicians to gain trade advantages. When you understand this process, you better understand why those same politicians today are against the Trump trade policy that is antithetical to their purchased interests. Reminder: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is warning President Trump not to take any trade action against China or he will unleash his purchased control agents within congress and financial media to destroy his presidency. Allow me to re-emphasize: All opposition to President Trump stems from the underlying financial and economic policy. All...
  • Omnibus Bill Blocks Penalties for Illegal-Immigrant ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    03/21/2018 7:41:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Neil Munro
    The draft 2018 omnibus bill denies President Donald Trump explicit authority to withhold federal grants from the Democratic-dominated “sanctuary cities” which are trying to secede from the nation’s immigration laws, say Hill sources. There is “nothing in the omnibus bill to stop funding for the sanctuary cities,” said a source. “It will just be a continuation of the status quo” because Democrats threatened to torpedo the funding bill if it included new rules allowing administration officials to block federal funding to the cities which shield illegals from deportation, the source said.
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. (Rat spat alert)

    03/19/2018 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    A few hours after Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat, claimed victory in a House race with a vow to oppose his party’s leader, Nancy Pelosi, the once-and-perhaps-future speaker was explaining to a group of female congressional candidates why she did not retire after 2016. She intended to do so after Hillary Clinton won, Ms. Pelosi recalled Wednesday at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception here. But she stayed to ensure Washington had at least one woman in power. To some lawmakers in the room who described her remarks, the message was clear: Ms. Pelosi is not going anywhere - a...
  • DC lawmaker blames Jews for bad weather (Then apologizes)

    03/19/2018 2:59:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/19/2018 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A DC lawmaker blamed a late-winter snowfall on a family of Jewish bankers — accusing them of controlling the climate and orchestrating natural disasters.</p> <p>Council member Trayon White Sr. apologized for the comments he made in a since-deleted video on his official Facebook page posted Friday morning as snow fell over the capital.</p>
  • Rep. Steve King on the Omnibus Spending Battle: ‘Let’s Fund the Whole Wall and Let’s Build It All’

    03/19/2018 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Sunday hosts Matthew Boyle and Amanda House that Congress should fund the wall in the ensuing omnibus spending battle, saying, “Let’s fund the whole wall and let’s build it all.” Rep. King told Breitbart News Sunday about the incoming omnibus spending bill that Congress has to pass before this Friday. King declared: Well, this method of governing is just so messy that it puts any member of Congress in a position where maybe you can pick one thing and then beat the drum to try to keep that from getting slipped in there....
  • Congress should 'speak out' on Russia probe, 'don’t wait for crisis': House Democrat (Schiff)

    03/18/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/18/18 | Quinn Scanlan
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that congressional members need to “speak out” now about the importance of maintaining the special counsel’s Russia investigation, before there’s a “constitutional crisis.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. “What would happen if the president” fired special counsel Robert Mueller? Stephanopoulos asked.
  • Abortionist: I Cut Unborn Babies’ Cords So They Can’t Scream

    03/16/2018 5:15:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 3/15/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Every now and then, abortionists will admit publicly to the horrifying reality of what they do to unborn babies. On Sunday, Leah Torres, a Utah abortionist who is active on Twitter, responded with gruesome detail to someone criticizing her work. When someone asked Torres if she hears the screams of the babies who she aborts, she replied: “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx. I won’t apologize for performing medicine. I’m also a ‘uterus ripper outer,’ if that’s how you’d like...
  • Trump to Congress: Stop Giving Money to Sanctuary Cities

    03/13/2018 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Total Conservative ^ | March 11, 2018 | Admin
    In a speech to Pennsylvania voters this Saturday, President Donald Trump asked for Congress’s help in confronting one of the major scourges preventing his administration from enforcing the law: Sanctuary cities. “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives,” he said. “The funding bill should not give precious and massive taxpayer grants to cities aiding and abetting criminals. It’s what they do.” Trump was not the only member of the executive branch speaking out against sanctuary cities this weekend. In a speech at Georgetown University on Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed “activist...
  • From the GOP with love -- Trump gets gift from Russia panel (CNN Headline Implies Whitewash)

    03/13/2018 5:25:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/13/2018 | by Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump's friends on Capitol Hill have delivered. The President is now wielding a powerful new weapon in his war of credibility with America's spy agencies over their view that Russia helped put him in the White House, after House Republicans suddenly shuttered their probe into election meddling. "THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION," Trump wrote in an exuberant tweet on Monday night. The committee stunned Washington most by taking direct aim at the assessment...
  • Dick Morris: Why Isn’t Hillary Clinton Hauled Before Congress?

    03/13/2018 12:51:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies ^ | 3/12/18 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Why aren’t the House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees forcing Hillary Clinton to testify about the fraudulent anti-Donald Trump dossier that her campaign commissioned and paid for and her cronies recklessly peddled to the media and the FBI? We need to hear from Hillary — in public and under oath. Now. Because Hillary is the one person who knows all of the sordid details about the creation and dissemination of the devious document intended to humiliate Donald Trump and derail his election.
  • House Republicans Find No Collusion

    03/12/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 46 replies
    AP ^ | March 12, 2018 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House intelligence committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.</p> <p>The finding is sure to please the White House and enrage panel Democrats who have not yet seen the document.</p>
  • Here’s What Congress Is Doing to Tackle School Safety

    03/12/2018 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Malcolm and Lindsey M. Burke
    In the wake of the recent horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of proposals involving federal grant programs have been offered in Congress to try to address the critical issue of school safety. Empowering states and localities to implement evidence-based programs that meet their needs represents a sensible approach. Among the proposals under consideration is the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, which has been introduced in the House by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., a former sheriff, and in the Senate by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Both House...
  • Liberals Worry Government Agencies Might Be Held Responsible For Parkland Shooting, Not The NRA

    03/12/2018 7:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    March 12, 2018 | Mike LaChance
    Local and federal authorities dropped the ball on the Parkland shooter. They are partially responsible for what happened. The NRA had nothing to do with it, but that’s who liberals want to blame. The Daily Beast recently showed just how backwards the left’s thinking is on this. See the tweet below: (at link - I have no idea how to post a tweet as it won't copy) Here’s an excerpt from The Daily Beast: A Push For Gun Control Legislation Appears Dead In Congress. Again. Meaningful reform on guns or “school safety” appears to be nearing a quiet death, just...
  • Trump’s Tariffs, Congress’ Cowardice

    03/11/2018 7:30:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    When President Trump announced he was slapping a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent toll on foreign aluminum, a friend asked me how the president could possibly possess such unilateral authority under our governmental system of checks and balances. That was my first thought, too, before surmising that our über-experienced Congress had again simply handed away its constitutional power, as is its habit, thoughtlessly — like motel matches. Writing in National Review, Jay Cost confirmed my suspicion: “Over the past 80 years, authority over tariffs, as well as over all manner of properly legislative functions,...
  • The CIA Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:16:15 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 32 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7 March 2018 | Patrick Martin
    An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history
  • I Fell in Love With the Cannabis Candidate. Then I Got Burned.

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | March 8, 2018 | Hunter Stuart
    In media interviews and on his social media pages, Wolf said he was a "former FBI agent" and "Iraq Veteran" who had also worked overseas as a "presidential envoy" with the U.S. State Department. He also claimed to be a "Professor of Human Rights" at Roosevelt University. I'm a cannabis supporter, and it was great seeing a former law enforcement guy embrace it so openly. I especially liked that Wolf spoke of the need not just to legalize it but to destigmatize it. I felt like he was someone that could represent my interests in the nation's capital as soon...
  • "Cannabis Candidate" Accused of Abuse, Misrepresenting FBI Record

    03/08/2018 4:28:01 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    The self-described “Cannabis Candidate” running for the 5th Congressional District seat has been accused by a former girlfriend and two former associates of abusive behavior. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, who has drawn national attention for a provocative campaign ad showing him smoking a joint, also caught flak on Wednesday for blowing smoke about his supposed credentials as a “former FBI agent,” when authorities say he worked as a support staffer. The abuse allegations were leveled in a Politico report quoting a former girlfriend and campaign intern who said Wolf was physically and emotionally abusive to her, claiming he once threw her...