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  • Love takes narrow lead in 4th District on same day judge dismisses her lawsuit...

    11/16/2018 4:00:09 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 17 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Lisa Riley Roche
    A judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by Rep. Mia Love against Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen over how ballots in the tight 4th Congressional District race are being verified. But in new results released later Friday, Love took a 419 vote lead over Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Love has trailed McAdams in the 4th District race since election night Nov. 6. McAdams did gain 167 more votes than Love in Salt Lake County, but the two-term congresswoman added 1,588 more votes in Utah County, a conservative stronghold. She now has 129,006 votes to McAdams' 128,587...
  • Nancy Pelosi challenges Marcia Fudge to enter speaker race: 'Come on in. The water's warm'

    11/15/2018 1:18:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2018 | Al Weaver & Laura Barrón-López
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., challenged Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and anyone else to give her a run for her money atop the House Democratic conference, declaring that she has the votes to take back the speakership if the vote were held today. "Come on in. The water's warm" Pelosi said during her weekly press conference when asked of a possible challenge from Fudge.

    11/15/2018 11:41:54 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 5 replies
    A Friend | 15 Nov 2018 | A friend
    Wake up America. If you believe the House of Representatives controlled by Democrats and the Senate controlled by the GOP is a good thing, you better think again.. For starters the House Democrats under blank brain Pelosi have made their intentions clear: Investigate, prosecute and maybe never legislate. They’ve already announced their intention to subpoena Trump as part of a wide ranging investigation probably collusion with Russia, his tax returns. women he grabbed, women who grabbed him, cheating in golf using a “foot wedge” and horror of horrors, using an environmental unfriendly hairspray. Seriously, the Democrats are about to unleash...
  • Democrat Infighting Will Mark 2019 Congress

    11/15/2018 6:48:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/18 | Judi McLeod
    Get ready for the Democrat Brawl that will pass off as the New Congress of 2019 Things are not nearly as kosher for House-winning Democrats as the mainstream and social media would have the masses believe. Rather than them celebrating the so-called results of the overhyped Blue Wave that failed to materialize, they’re scrambling to overturn Republican election night victories courtesy of surfacing boxes of ballots forcing recounts for which we already know the outcome.
  • Freshly-elected House Democrat calls white Tennessee Republicans ‘uneducated’ racists

    11/15/2018 6:13:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 14, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    “Let’s just call a spade a spade. Tennessee is racist. Period,” Lamar said in the video. “Period. Like, Tennessee is racist.” There’s no subtly there… but to ensure clarity she specifically named “white people,” before proceeding to call them stupid. “Most of the Tennesseans who voted Republican are uneducated. So, they don’t even know that they showed up to the polls to vote against their own interest,” she added
  • The Zombies Are Coming! Arm Up

    11/14/2018 4:59:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-14-18 | MOTUS
    Meet the freshmanwomen class: Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday shared a photo captioned “squad” showing her seated with fellow Democratic Rep.-elects Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ilhan Omar (MN) and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Great: two radical Muslims and four socialists.For the record, I’m not talking about bullets. ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: I’m going on an overnight outing with some of Raj’s sisters and I’m not bringing my computer so Little Mo will be writing tomorrow’s post for me. I apologize in advance for anything he might say that might be misconstrued, offend and/or hurt anyone’s feelings.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Here Are The Investigations You Can Expect Democrats To Open When They Take Control Of The House

    11/14/2018 2:34:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Henry Rodgers
    “Schiff has made it clear that the Democrats’ priority as [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] HPSCI majority will be to run endless investigations of the Trump administration designed to invent some pretext for impeachment, whether Russia-related or not. He’s even publicly outlined Trump investigations he wants to see other committees run, so we expect they’ll have very little on their agenda beyond that sort of political messaging,” a Republican HPSCI aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.
  • Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

    11/12/2018 11:39:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | LISA MASCARO
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.</p>
  • “You’ll be Great” Jeff Flake Congratulates Taliban Sympathizer Kyrsten Sinema on Victory

    11/12/2018 9:36:51 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Kyrsten Sinema previously expressed her utter disgust with Arizona in a speech given in March of this year. Jeff Flake thinks she’ll be great! “Congratulations to @kyrstensinema on a race well run, and won. It’s been a wonderful honor representing Arizona in the Senate. You’ll be great,” Flake said in a tweet Monday evening.
  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    11/12/2018 7:16:37 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 63 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/12/18 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January. For their last act, Republicans will try to deliver on Trump's promise to fund the border wall, which could spark a partial federal government shutdown in weeks. Newly emboldened Democrats are in no...
  • The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

    11/11/2018 12:27:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | The November 19th 2018 Issue | Amy Davidson Sorkin
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  • Pelosi: I don’t know if Trump is stable

    11/11/2018 10:19:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2018 | Michael Burke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told The Atlantic in an interview published Sunday that she doesn't know whether President Trump is stable. “I don’t know. You can’t make a diagnosis over TV, they tell me," Pelosi said when asked if she thinks the president is stable. Pelosi, who last week announced her bid to be the next Speaker, also told The Atlantic that anyone who watched President Trump's post-election news conference last week "would know that we have to pray for our country very deeply." “Pray for him, too, but for our country,” she added. Trump has previously defended...
  • What’s Next for U.S. Climate and Energy Policies?

    11/10/2018 6:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 10, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The “Blue Wave” shrank to a ripple, the U.S. Senate still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped but by fewer seats than for most midterm elections in decades, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, and several governorships and state houses went from red to blue, while state renewable energy and carbon tax ballot initiatives went down in flames.On the global stage, despite Herculean efforts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and activist groups to redefine “climate change” and conjure up scary hobgoblins, the Paris accords and international obsession over global warming and “green”...
  • The Aspect of the Midterm Elections Being Ignored

    11/10/2018 12:01:07 AM PST · by Tilting · 7 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    While we are still waiting for the final election results to determine if we elected a Bearish Reversal in the Senate for the Democrats, the dust is beginning to settle and people in the political realm are beginning to review the results closer. While many of the press try to claim Trump’s calling the election a victory is false, in fact, they are dead wrong. It is now clearly established that Donald Trump’s election was by no means an accident or some one-time fluke. His victory in the Senate clearly established for the first time that a populist can retain...
  • Ocasio-Cortez rips Fox News for mocking her personal finances, working-class people

    11/09/2018 7:40:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 9, 2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., ripped Fox News on Friday for mocking "working-class people" after the news channel did a segment on her struggle to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. "As I mentioned, we’ve been preparing and will be fine. However, it's been very revealing to see how gleefully Fox News hosts crack jokes about working-class people. It reveals what they actually think about us," she tweeted....
  • Deroy Murdock: The Lame-Duck Session Should Sprain Trump’s Wrist

    11/09/2018 9:01:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | November 9, 2018 | Deroy Murdock
    "It’s about stopping the GOP,” House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on election night. Voters turned her minority into a majority Tuesday evening. But Democrats do not get their hands on the lower body until January 3, which lets Republicans write this story’s final chapter. Democrats will stop the GOP. Pelosi, or whoever becomes speaker, will convert the House into a giant rubber stamp that says, “HELL NO!” Aside from an infrastructure bill, anything that slips past filibustering Democrats and passes the GOP Senate will be machine-gunned the second it reaches the House. The Trump/GOP legislative agenda, as...
  • Ocasio-Cortez For House Speaker? ‘I Don’t Want to Bite Off More Than I Can Chew’

    11/08/2018 4:04:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    Goodman had asked Ocasio-Cortez her stance on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) returning as House speaker. “Who do you think needs to lead the House?,” she asked. “And would you consider the possibility of being the speaker … yourself?” “I mean, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew,” Ocasio-Cortez laughed. “I just won my seat.” “But, you know, what I do think is that in terms of her leadership in context, we need to see what our options are,” she continued.
  • Ocasio-Cortez needs to wait for lawmaker salary to kick in to afford DC apartment

    11/08/2018 1:08:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told The New York Times in an interview Thursday that she will need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before she can rent an apartment in D.C. She explained that the transition period will be “very unusual, because I can’t really take a salary. I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.” Ocasio-Cortez also told the Times that she had saved money before leaving her job at a restaurant and had planned accordingly with her...
  • Arrington blames Sanford for stunning loss to Cunningham in SC Congress race

    11/08/2018 9:28:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The State ^ | November 7, 2018
    GOP congressional candidate Katie Arrington is blaming her defeated GOP primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, for her stunning loss to Democrat Joe Cunningham on Tuesday in South Carolina’s coastal 1st District. Meanwhile, S.C. Democrats on Wednesday were savoring a stunning upset, as they reclaimed a U.S. House seat they have not held for almost 40 years.
  • ‘Two can play that game!’ Trump has answer to Dems investigation threats

    11/07/2018 2:38:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    With Democrats retaking the House and Rep. Nancy Pelosi expected to reclaim the speaker’s gavel and launch a two-year inquisition against President Donald Trump, he let it be known Wednesday morning that “two can play that game.” . .If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)