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  • Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

    07/21/2018 7:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WHEC-TV ^ | July 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Cuomo, a Democrat, said Saturday that Kavanaugh's past opinions show that he believes it is a constitutional right to carry "even the most dangerous assault weapons." Rep. Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat, called Kavanaugh's nomination "a grave threat to reasonable gun control measures enacted by states." Meeks and other lawmakers joined Cuomo at a Manhattan news conference...
  • Congressman Jason Lewis Tells the Truth about Black Violence; CNN Decides to Target Him

    07/21/2018 7:45:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Colin Flaherty
    The journalistic hounds at CNN have a new target, a politician whose sin is so egregious – so unthinkable – that it can hardly be spoken aloud: the recently elected congressman from Minnesota disagrees with CNN orthodoxy on race. And now, with enthusiasm we have not seen since hordes of reporters descended on Rick Perry's boyhood hunting grounds where they found a 30-year-old racial expletive written under a rock, CNN has set out to punish Congressman Jason Lewis. The sins of the congressman were easy to ferret out. They came during a stint as a talk show host in Minneapolis...
  • Senate to ignore $5 billion border wall plan in the House

    07/20/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Trump administration this week cheered a new House bill to spend $5 billion on a Southern border wall, but its passage is highly unlikely because Senate Republicans are already prepared to cut that number by more than two-thirds. The fiscal year 2019 House Homeland Security Appropriations spending bill would give a major boost to border wall funding. Beyond the billions of dollars in funding for 200 miles of "new physical barrier construction" along the U.S.-Mexico border, it would also provide funding for improvements aimed at achieving “100 percent scanning” of the border within five years. The measure will soon...
  • Bergman's military experience called upon in trip to South Korea (3 Star General)

    07/20/2018 3:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Gaylord Herald Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jeremy Speer
    It's a busy life for a congressman who is up for re-election in November, but it wasn't too busy for U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, to jump on a plane and head to South Korea earlier the month. Bergman, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general, is the highest-ranking combat veteran ever elected to Congress. He said because of that, he is often consulted on matters of the military. "It's a chance for me to be a resource, a mentor for folks who want to make a good vote and have questions about the military," he said. His expertise meant...
  • Charlie Palmer Steak, Men’s Warehouse – When PACs Pick Up Lawmaker Tabs

    07/19/2018 5:35:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2018 | Stephanie Akin
    Want to know how to live like a Washington insider? You could do worse than peruse the latest report on improper spending in Congress. One takeaway: From dining to hotels to shopping, D.C. politicians do not opt for adventure, at least when someone else is paying the tab. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the watchdog groups Issue One and The Campaign Legal Center. The report analyzed more than 200,000 Federal Election Commission records to determine how Congress Members and candidates use money raised through leadership political action committees.
  • Maxine Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her

    07/19/2018 1:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Karma Allen, Good Morning America, ABC News
    Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on Wednesday of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles. In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she’d been notified about forthcoming protests by the Oath Keepers, which she described as "an anti-government militia" that's staged armed protests in cities across the country. She warned her supporters against being "baited" into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of "violent and provocative behavior." "I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to...
  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'Capitalism Won't Always Exist' (A very revealing interview)

    07/19/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/19/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    ​Democrat giant-slayer and soon-to-be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came close to saying she supports abolishing the free enterprise system and the precious economic freedoms on which it is based that have made America wealthy beyond its founders’ wildest dreams. The so-called democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez whom DNC Chairman Tom Perez hails as “the future of our party,” breezily dismissed the current strength of the U.S. economy, claiming unemployment is low only because Americans are working two jobs.  Capitalism is a fleeting phenomenon, she told PBS in an astounding display of historical ignorance that would no doubt endear her to anti-American conspiracy...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Learns the Agony of Victory as Joe Lieberman Tells N.Y. Dems to Vote Crowley

    07/19/2018 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2018 | Rod Kackley
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter complaints didn’t do any good. Even though she scored an upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic Party’s June primary, his name is still going to be on the 14th Congressional District’s November ballot. Ocasio-Cortez demanded Crowley answer her phone calls so she could hear his congratulations and concession, and move on to win the November general election in NY-14. But she won the primary, right? Maybe she’s just being paranoid? Maybe not. Joe Lieberman wants NY-14 Democrats to “Vote Joe Crowley, for Working Families.” In a scathing op-ed published by the Wall...
  • Study: Facebook users more likely to react to Congress with ‘anger’ emoji post-2016

    07/19/2018 7:56:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | John Bowden
    A Pew Research Group study examining Facebook trends found that users of the social media platform were more likely to react using the "anger" emoji to political posts following the 2016 presidential election, a shift from more positive reactions months before. The study released Wednesday found that in the months leading up to the election, from Feb. 24, 2016, to Election Day, users of the platform were more likely to respond to political posts from members of Congress with the "love" emoji, using it a total of 7.3 million times. The "anger" emoji, by comparison, was used 3.6 million times...
  • Can Congress Subpoena Trump’s Interpreter?

    07/18/2018 12:30:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    At first, it was mostly just Chuck Schumer calling for hearings over what happened at the Trump – Putin summit. As Allahpundit noted last night, unless there are a lot of Republicans willing to go along with the idea (including key committee leaders) that’s not likely to happen. But now some additional Democrats are jumping on the dogpile and getting more specific than simply calling for “hearings.” Joe Kennedy and Jeanne Shaheen want to know what was discussed during the private, two-hour conversation between Presidents Trump and Putin. But if neither of the leaders are choosing to divulge that...
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III (Idiot-MA) calls for Trump's translator to testify before Congress

    07/18/2018 6:27:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2018 | Gabriella Muńoz
    Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III called on the White House Wednesday to publicly recount what occurred in the private meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. If the White House does not come forward, Congress should bring the president's translator to testify, under subpoena if necessary, the Massachusetts congressman suggested during an interview on CNN’s "New Day." Mr. Kennedy acknowledged that the proposal is complicated by potential legal issues around privilege, but he said "it shouldn’t get that far."
  • Bookmaker increases chances of Trump being impeached after Putin summit

    07/17/2018 8:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Justin Wise
    The chances that President Trump will be impeached are rising, according to one Irish bookmaker, one day after Trump refused to denounce Russian meddling in the 2016 election following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paddy Power increased the likelihood of Trump being impeached on Tuesday from 8-1 to 2-1, according to Yahoo News. The news outlet first reported that the betting company also increased the likelihood of Trump being impeached this year, from 12-1 to 8-1....
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • 2018 And The Rise Of The “Meh” Voters: There seems to be no rising "red" or "blue" waves at all

    07/14/2018 11:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Is it a blue wave? Or maybe a red wave? It’s too soon to tell, but one thing you may be sure of is that people on both sides of the aisle are fired up and ready to charge out to the polls this November in a showdown over President Trump’s policies and the very future of the soul of America. Or are they?If you spend a lot of your time following people like the writers here at Hot Air on social media, you’d certainly think so. Spending too many hours of your day watching cable news and browsing...
  • How Dare Republicans Make Us Vote On The “Abolish ICE” Bill, Say Dems Who Wrote “Abolish ICE” Bill

    07/13/2018 12:53:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2018 | Allahpundit
    The exciting conclusion to last night’s post about Ryan and Steve Scalise forcing a floor vote on the dopey “abolish ICE” legislation being pushed by lefties. "We know Speaker Ryan is not serious about passing our 'Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,' so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt." Story coming soon. pic.twitter.com/4xgpBAMsGr— Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen) July 12, 2018 In other words, the bill was a stunt meant to virtue-signal to the base about the left’s hostility to immigration enforcement. They got ahead of themselves in their rush to...
  • Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE - forcing Democrats to show their hand

    07/13/2018 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 13, 2018 | Joe Perticone
    Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on plans from the left wing of the Democratic Party to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. In a vote, Republicans would be forcing vulnerable Democrats to show their hand on a polarizing position that is important to the Democratic base. Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a bill that would abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in an apparent political attempt to force Democrats to take a side on a hot-button issue that is increasingly popular among the liberal base. The Hill reported on...
  • Complete exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy and FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok [Video]

    07/13/2018 1:16:35 AM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    C-SPAN Channel on YouTube ^ | July 12, 2018 | C-SPAN
    Those of you interested in the topic would probably be very interested in seeing what's going on here and the attitudes involved, including a surprising extent of obvious arrogance in the context of the situation. Complete exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy and FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANohtXQhkQw I don't watch television and haven't seen some of the individuals in the case in video before now. It's a real eye opener.
  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • Dem Rep. Cohen to Peter Strzok: "If I Could Give You a Purple Heart I Would" (Major Vomit Alert)

    07/12/2018 9:22:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tim Hains
    Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennesse tells Peter Strzok that he deserves a purple heart for how the Republicans are treating him in this hearing.
  • Strzok: FBI-Bias Probe Will ‘Tear Down Underpinnings’ of ‘Law & Order’

    07/12/2018 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/12/2018 | JACK CROWE
    Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok suggested during an open hearing Thursday that the ongoing congressional investigation into political bias within the FBI would severely damage the institution of American law enforcement. “This entire exercise comes at a cost,” said Strzok, who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “We are doing things that are going to, in the future, tear down the underpinnings of what represents law and order in this country. And there is not a robust, thick wall there. I think people don’t appreciate how tenuous the balance of...