Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $47,824
54%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 54%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: congress

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • Dems Still Waiting, Hoping for the 'Blue Wave'

    08/13/2018 12:20:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/13/2018 | Michael Walsh
    The deracinated Democrats, still unable to accept their loss in the 2016 presidential election, have pinned their hopes on the iron laws of "history" and its noble arc to tell themselves that, since the party in power usually (but not always!) loses congressional seats in an off-year national election, there's a mighty "Blue Wave" coming this fall that will sweep the GOP from power in the House and tee up articles of impeachment against president Trump, because waaaahhhhhh.Then again, maybe not: For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate from Minnesota Divorces Her Brother

    08/10/2018 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 10, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal media cheered Ilhan Omar’s DFL primary victory in 2016 in Minneapolis. Ilhan Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis. The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.
  • Poll: Three-quarters of Americans say Nancy Pelosi should be replaced, including half of Democrats

    08/09/2018 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 9, 2018 | Matthew Sheffield
    Only 27 percent of people surveyed in a new poll think Democrats should keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as their leader in the House, with nearly half of Democrats surveyed saying the caucus should pick a new chief. The new American Barometer poll released Thursday by Hill.TV and HarrisX found that just 51 percent of Democrats surveyed think that House Democrats should keep Pelosi as their leader. Forty-nine percent said the caucus should pick a new leader. Seventy-nine percent of independents said that Pelosi should be replaced, while 91 percent of Republicans said House Democrats should pick a new leader....
  • Ohio Finds Nearly 600 Uncounted Votes In Too-Close-To-Call Special Election

    08/09/2018 11:29:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Liza Hearon, The Huffington Post
    Ohio officials have discovered 588 uncounted votes in this week’s special election for the 12th Congressional District, further tightening the already too-close-to-call race. “The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” the Franklin County Board of Elections said in a press release Wednesday. The uncounted votes were from a Columbus suburb. Prior to the discovery, Republican Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny O’Connor by more than 1,700 votes. With the 588 votes included, the margin narrows to 1,564, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory for Balderson on...
  • Winning Primary for Conyers' Seat, Bernie-Style Dem Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress

    08/08/2018 8:37:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/08/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A former Michigan state legislator is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after emerging on top of a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday night to fill the seat vacated by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). Conyers, the sixth-longest serving member of Congress given his election in 1965, resigned in December due to sexual harassment and his use of taxpayer money to settle a harassment claim. His western Detroit district is all but a lock for Dems, as Republicans didn't put forth a candidate. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and socialist Dem in the mold of Sen. Bernie...
  • GOP congressman busted for insider trading

    08/08/2018 7:07:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | AUGUST 8, 2018 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    GOP congressman busted for insider trading By Kaja Whitehouse August 8, 2018 | 9:54am Upstate NY Congressman Christopher Collins was charged Wednesday with insider trading tied to a company for which he served as a board member. Collins, a Republican who represents the 27th District of New York, covering the suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester, turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday and is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court later in the day. Also charged were his son Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancée.
  • Republicans Scramble Trump To Ohio To Avert Special Election Loss

    08/03/2018 8:45:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Adora Namigadde
    The last special congressional election before Election Day is turning into a nail-biter for Republicans. President Trump will make a campaign stop on Saturday for Troy Balderson, a Republican state senator running to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district, which includes affluent suburbs of Columbus as well as rural parts of central Ohio. The Aug. 7 election takes place in a district that voted 53-42 for President Trump in 2016 while returning Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican, to Congress by a large margin. But halfway through his term, Tiberi resigned out of frustration with the political climate and took a job...
  • New Ad For Democratic Candidate Tests A Populist Message In Suburban Kansas

    08/02/2018 11:16:02 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 9 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 8/2/18 | Daniel Marans
    The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is funding an advertisement in support of Brent Welder, a progressive lawyer seeking the Democratic nomination in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. The minute-long video, which consists almost entirely of a passionate segment from one of Welder’s speeches, banks on voters’ appetites for unabashed economic populism. Through its super PAC, the PCCC has purchased $30,000 worth of airtime to play the spot on the local morning and evening news in the Kansas City media market, starting Thursday. “The wealthiest of the wealthy take a tiny sliver of those enormous profits that they steal from us and...
  • Congress moves to blunt Trump's shutdown threat

    08/02/2018 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2018 | Rick Moran
    It's amazing how the prospect of being hung concentrates the mind wonderfully. Congress, facing a serious threat from Donald Trump to shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for border security, including his wall, is working to mitigate that threat by passing spending bills in advance of the September 30 deadline. Washington Times: Congress is taking big strides to defuse President Trump’s shutdown threat, working to pass as many spending bills as possible before next month’s deadline so most of the government will remain open no matter what Mr. Trumpdemands on border security. On Wednesday, the Senate cleared a $154 billion package...
  • Feds Admit Propagandizing Americans with Fake News

    08/01/2018 8:35:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/1/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    Richard Stengel, a former high-level U.S. government official, head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department from 2013 to 2016, former editor of Time Magazine and a regular pundit on MSNBC, said in April of 2018 at a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news,” that he “supports the use of propaganda on American citizens.” He then continued; “Basically, every country creates their own narrative story and, you know, my old job at the State Department was what people used to joke as the ‘chief propagandist’ job.” Keep in mind, that in 2013,...
  • Gingrich: Dems have swung TOO far to the Left on immigration; predicts GOP will retain Congress

    07/31/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/31/18 | USA Features
    Party of Lunacy: Since Barack Obama became the Democratic standard-bearer, his party has moved steadily to the Left, while at the same time adopting political positions that are not just ‘outside the mainstream’ but completely bonkers. Who would have ever thought the party of JFK would back the abolition of the nation’s foremost immigration enforcement agency? Or support socialism and Marxism? Or support any political philosophy that promotes hate and intolerance, no borders, no corporate profits, and violence? That’s the modern Democratic Party — the Party of Hate and Lunacy.
  • Mueller & Holder Shut Down FBI Investigation of Stolen U.S. Stealth Defense Technology .. Comey

    07/30/2018 5:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    True Pundit ^ | July 24, 2018
    For nearly four years the FBI investigated the international theft of STEALTH defense technology from a small Florida marine company that invented an ingenious way to help protect Navy ships and nuclear ballistic submarines from being detected on enemy radar and sonar. And on the eve before the case was go to a Grand Jury, the case was closed by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller and then-Attorney General Eric Holder. “This was the original pay-to-play scheme and it involves Mueller, Holder, (James) Comey and (Hillary) Clinton,” said Steve Morton, inventor and owner of a rare robotic ship and submarine stealth painting...
  • Sen. Cory Booker Pleads for Supporters to 'Get Up in the Face of Congresspeople'

    07/28/2018 7:42:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/18
    Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) implored activists this week to call for change by confronting elected members of Congress. Booker, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential election candidate, was speaking Wednesday at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. He concluded his address by encouraging people not to be passive, and to instead "go to the Hill today." "Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople," he said.
  • If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he's dreaming (LA Times 5/19/2017)

    07/27/2018 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/19/2017 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
    With the political world deeply focused on the question of whether the Trump administration comprises a gang of Russian pawns, less attention has been devoted to more mundane questions, such as what ever happened to Trump's economic policy? As it happens, economists are keeping their eye on that ball, and their conclusion is that it's in a bad way. More specifically, they recognize that Trump's policy is aimed heavily at achieving annual economic growth of more than 3%. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised growth of 3.5% a year, and sometimes even 4%. There's no disagreement that a sustained growth...
  • Kamala Harris' Rent Relief Act is one of the craziest proposals to hit Congress.

    07/27/2018 9:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 07/27/2018 | Steven Greenhut
    Not long ago, I quoted Swedish economist Assar Lindbeck’s conclusion about the results of rent control. He wrote that in many cases, it “appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city — except for bombing.” Lindbeck, however, seems to have missed an even better way to wreak havoc on major cities. It would be rent control combined with massive subsidies for renters. Rent control dramatically limits the supply of new housing units by discouraging people from building new apartments and punishing landlords for offering them for rent by limiting the price they can charge. But...
  • 'Anne Thrax' package sent to Rep. Maxine Waters' Los Angeles office

    07/26/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    AOL News ^ | July 25, 2018 | Sam Berman, Veuer
    A package labeled “Anne Thrax” was delivered to the building where Representative Maxine Waters’ district offices are located on Tuesday. Although parts of the building were evacuated, according to CNN, the Los Angeles Fire Department determined that there was no hazard. The Los Angeles Times reports a spokesperson from the LAPD said there was no evidence of any dangerous substance, however, there will most likely be an investigation into where the package came from. The package isn’t the first time Waters has received threats. Time reports she had to cancel two public events in June after receiving a serious death...
  • GOP & Democrats Triple H-2B Visa-Workers to Almost 200,000

    07/26/2018 2:38:33 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2018 | Neal Munro
    The H-2B visa-worker program imports roughly 66,000 seasonal workers each year, allowing seasonal companies to lower wages for American seasonal workers and for year-round staff and supervisors. The new amendment will allow CEOs to hire H-2B workers from the two prior years without counting them under the 66,000 annual cap. That legal trick will give CEOs a population of up to 198,000 H-2B workers to help lower wages for a larger number of Americans — even though wages are climbing very slowly in the current good economy, and many younger Americans are far worse off than their parents. The proposed...
  • Trump campaign donates to nearly 100 House Republicans

    07/26/2018 9:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2018 | Lisa Hagen
    President Trump’s campaign announced on Thursday that it will donate to nearly 100 House Republicans up for reelection nearly three months out from the November midterm elections. Trump’s reelection campaign said that it maxed out to each of those candidates’ committees in its first round of contributions. The release didn’t specify which Republicans would receive donations from the campaign. “We donated these funds from our campaign directly to theirs as a boost to these Members of Congress so we can maintain the momentum of the Trump agenda, including record job creation and economic growth,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale....
  • Male House Democrat Wants Taxpayer-Funded Tampons For His Office

    07/26/2018 3:02:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Maloney, who is simultaneously running for reelection in the 18th district and for attorney general in New York, has been credited with starting the "Tampon Lobby" on Capitol Hill and has recently taken up the banner for "menstrual equity." . . . Maloney has suggested women working in the House cannot have "respect and dignity" unless taxpayers pay for their tampons.