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  • Mark Levin: I strongly support President Trump’s immigration proposal today

    01/19/2019 3:29:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 1/19/2019 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 39 mins · ago I strongly support President Trump’s immigration proposal today. Pelosi & Schumer rejected it even before the president spoke to the nation & made his proposal. They’re radical know-nothings. Let’s hope some rank-and-file Democrats break from their open-border leadership and vote for it. You should contact your members of Congress & urge them to do so. 2.1K Likes 160 Comments 488 Shares
  • Trump offers compromise to end government shutdown; Dems reject deal

    01/19/2019 2:44:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    However, Democrats in Congress had issued statements rejecting the deal as details of it leaked before Trump’s speech. “Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
  • McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

    01/19/2019 1:41:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Mitch McConell ^ | 1/19/2019 | Mitch McConell
    McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security ‘Everyone has made their point—now it’s time to make a law. I intend to move to this legislation this week. With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well. The situation for furloughed employees isn’t getting any brighter and the crisis at the border isn’t improved by show votes. But the President’s plan is a path toward addressing both issues quickly.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following...
  • Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress.

    01/18/2019 7:43:08 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 16 replies
    chickensoup01.18.19
    Is There Someone at FR Who Can Explain Funding Programs via Congress. I need to understand who shepherded funding through for a portion of the government. Is that something that can be searched? PM mail me please?
  • WATCH: Democrats Freak Out After President Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium

    01/18/2019 4:02:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
  • Wallace on Report Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress: I Take It With a 'Giant Block of Salt'

    01/18/2019 12:48:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 18, 2019 | Fox News
    "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said a new report that President Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress could be huge, but it should be taken with "a giant block of salt" until definitive proof emerges. The allegations were detailed in a BuzzFeed report published Thursday night. It cited two unnamed federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation on the matter who said Cohen acknowledged to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office that he was instructed by Trump to lie to Congress in 2017 about discussions of a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow. The...
  • Are members of Congress being paid during the shutdown? Curious Texas finds out

    01/17/2019 10:01:19 PM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Matthew Adams
    ….Some members have submitted letters to House Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko to withhold pay, while others announced they would donate their checks to a charity or particular cause. Kiko’s office declined to provide a list of members who asked for their paychecks to be withheld. The Dallas Morning News collected the information based on various media reports and public statements released by members. So far, 133 members of Congress — 111 representatives and 22 senators — have asked for their paychecks to be withheld. Some are taking pay but have said they would donate it to a particular cause...
  • House floor erupts after lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

    01/17/2019 5:00:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1-17-2018 | griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com
    The House floor erupted Thursday after Congress adjourned for the week when an unidentified Republican congressman yelled a controversial and potentially racially charged remark across the aisle as Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas was at the podium. “Go back to Puerto Rico!” the lawmaker shouted, punctuating a stream of Republican whooping and hollering at the Democratic majority for holding a voice vote — instead of the normal roll call vote — to pass a continuing resolution that would reopen nine Cabinet departments through Feb. 28. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and other Democrats in the chamber shot out of their seats...
  • Freshmen Dems go looking for Mitch McConnell to pressure him on shutdown, end up at wrong office

    01/17/2019 1:54:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | 16 Jan 2019
    The funny part of this isn’t the wrong turn. The funny part is the idea that McConnell, of all people, might be cowed by a bunch of Democrats. It’d be like the Freedom Caucus showing up at Pelosi’s office and demanding she back a balanced-budget amendment. Think she’d be intimidated? {snip} Yes, everyone’s favorite frosh was part of the group. {snip} They left a note signed by more than 30 House freshmen for him on his desk in the Senate, hoping, I guess, that he’ll read it and “run train” on the shutdown.
  • PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip

    01/17/2019 1:51:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 17, 2019 | Curtis Houk
    File this one as yet another instance in which the liberal media took President Trump’s bait, hook, line, and sinker, launching into apocalyptic meltdowns and illustrating for the American public how, for those on the right not in The Resistance, they’re the opposition party.  On Thursday afternoon, CNN suffered a network-wide meltdown over Trump’s letter canceling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip less than an hour before take-off, calling the President a “childish” and “cranky” schoolboy who’s only concerned about “pure politics.”  PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip   Surprising no one, carnival barker and chief...
  • ‘She wields the knife’: Pelosi moves to belittle and undercut Trump in shutdown fight

    01/17/2019 1:21:06 PM PST · by blueplum · 96 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Paul Kane, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey
    House Democrats on Wednesday were making plans to undermine President Trump at his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. Just past 8:30 a.m., the leadership’s communications arm sent an email to lawmakers urging them to bring furloughed federal workers or other “message-related” guests to the nationally televised event. Unknown to most of her caucus, however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had decided on a more confrontational approach. Addressing a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, the speaker read a letter she had just sent to Trump asking him to either postpone the speech until the federal government reopens or deliver...
  • PA Republican Rep. Tom Marino announces resignation; says he's taken job in private sector

    01/17/2019 12:13:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/17/2019 | By Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., announced his resignation on Thursday with the longtime lawmaker saying he was taking a job in the private sector. Marino, who was re-elected in November to a fifth term in the House, said that his last day in office will be Jan. 23. "Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation," Marino said in a statement. He added: "I want to thank the people of the 12th Congressional District...
  • Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip in response to call for State of the Union delay

    01/17/2019 12:00:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 216 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/17/18 | Brooke Singman |
    President Trump on Thursday appeared to deny military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown. In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.” “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving...
  • The Hill Pulls Article about Congressional Staffer Rape

    01/16/2019 6:28:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/19 | yesthatjallen
    I was going to post an article from The Hill. Headline: "Former congressional staffer claims lawmakers helped cover up rape" When I clicked on the article it came up "ACCESS DENIED". Before I refreshed The Hill homepage I took a screen shot. After I refreshed the homepage, the link to the article was gone. Here are the screen shots:
  • GALLUP: Trump, Congress Job Approval Mostly Steady Amid Shutdown

    01/16/2019 2:22:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/16/2019 | Jeffrey Jones
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS * 37% approve of the job Trump is doing * Approval had been 39% in last update * Congress' job approval also similar to pre-shutdown measures WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump's latest job approval rating is 37% in the midst of what is now the longest running government shutdown in the U.S. His prior approval rating, from before Christmas, was 39%. While Trump's rating has been little affected by the shutdown, it is the first time his approval rating has been 37% or lower since February. The latest results are based on a Jan. 2-10 Gallup poll....
  • Secret Service, DHS say they can handle State of the Union security

    01/16/2019 1:53:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2019 | 3:21pm | Bob Fredericks
    The Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security said they can handle security at President Trump’s State of the Union address — which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants Trump to postpone. Both federal agencies have been largely shuttered as the partial government shutdown enters its record-breaking 26th day. But Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen wrote on Twitter that both agencies are good to go. “The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they...
  • Here's how much members of Congress get paid, even during a government shutdown

    01/16/2019 2:15:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/15/19 | Kathleen Elkins
    **SNIP** Here's a breakdown of the annual salary of members, officers and officials of the House. Salaries have not gone up since 2009, CRS notes. Speaker of the House: $223,500 Majority and minority leaders: $193,400 All other representatives (including delegates and resident commissioner from Puerto Rico): $174,000 Chief administrative officer: $172,500 Clerk of the House: $172,500 Sergeant at arms: $172,500 Chaplain: $172,500 Legislative counsel: $172,500 Law revision counsel: $172,500 Parliamentarian: $172,500 Inspector general: $172,500 Director, interparliamentary affairs: $172,500 General counsel to the House: $172,500 Here's a breakdown of the annual salary of members, officers and officials of the Senate: President...
  • Steve King gets slapped down over racial misquote by same Congress that tolerates racial caucuses

    01/15/2019 3:31:54 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Monumental hypocrisy: Steve King gets slapped down over racial misquote by same Congress that tolerates race-based caucusesBased on Congress’ historic low approval rating, you’ll not likely find many Americans who have much faith in the Legislative Branch doing the right things most of the time. Or even some of the time. Case in point: While pretending to care about furloughed federal workers who have now missed paychecks, claiming their jobs are all-important to the proper function of the country, lawmakers can’t and won’t come together with the president of the United States and work out a deal that...
  • Have You Called Your Congressman Yet? Build the wall!

    01/15/2019 8:45:39 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 58 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Albion Wilde
    FRiends, call your U.S. Representative today! Whether Democrat or Republican, all Congresspersons need to hear from the people in their Districts. Keep it short: We need the wall. Approve the funding. The Democratic Party has approved more than enough funding in the past, so quit playing politics with the People's security. Don't know your District or Rep? There's a link for your Congressional District in the thread.
  • The Pelosi Plot

    01/15/2019 2:45:50 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 56 replies
    citizenfreepress.com/ ^ | 1/15/19 | J. Christian Adams
    House Resolution 1 — Enforce Federal Control Over State Elections _______ If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections. Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it is the number one priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money, and those who use election process rules to help win elections — or at...