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  • Vanity: No, Mr. Democrat Senator, the Senate is NOT on trial. But the House should be.

    01/16/2020 2:15:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    No, Mr. Democrat Senator, the Senate is NOT on trial. But the House should be. It was a sham impeachment in the democrat controlled House without a single Republican vote. One hundred percent democrat political sham. The America-hating, Constitution-hating, Trump-hating democrats couldn't even charge him with an actual crime. Fair trial my ass. The House allowed no fairness whatsoever to the accused. It's the accused who deserves fairness, not the government or the House (aka the Democrat Party in this case). He's accused of obstruction of congress? Hell, that's not a crime. It's an important part of his job! This...
  • Congress’s Personal Disdain for Trump is Impeding National Security in Iranian Conflict

    01/16/2020 3:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    What do the Iranian people, who have turned out in droves to protest their own government, know that many members of Congress don’t? They realize it’s their leaders who represent a grave threat to the future of their own country and world peace, not the president of the United States. Too many in Congress have let their personal disdain for President Donald Trump cloud their obligation to ensure the safety of Americans at home and abroad. Some have apologized to the Iranian regime that has backed repeated attacks against U.S. personnel and our embassy in Iraq. A majority in the...
  • 207 Members of Congress Ask Court to Rethink Roe v. Wade

    01/15/2020 5:06:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Star Parker
    In March 2020, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's new abortion law, which requires that physicians doing abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. Under the leadership of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, an amicus -- "friend of the court" -- brief supporting the law was just filed, signed by 207 members of Congress, 39 senators and 168 House members. A press release from Scalise summarizes the arguments made and lists a number of conservative organizations supporting the brief, one of which is my organization -- the Center for Urban...
  • The Pelosi Legacy: A Barking Dog with No Teeth

    01/15/2020 3:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Paul Curry
    Dogs don’t bark because they’re brave, they bark because they’re scared. The same can be said for the current House Speaker. Afraid of a revolt among the even more left wing of her party, afraid of a president her party looks increasingly unlikely to defeat in November, afraid of domestic and international American success via an approach that does not comport with her more liberal views and achieved without her consent, Speaker Pelosi has entered the twilight of her political career barking at all she fears. Enacting symbolic measures, absent any import, launching an impeachment, replete with hyperbole and hyper-gesticulation,...
  • In New Ad, Army Vet Jason Church Says Soleimani Likely Funded Bomb That Took His Legs

    01/14/2020 5:50:56 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2020 | Brent Scher
    "Iranian general Soleimani killed Americans and he likely supplied the IED that nearly killed me," Church, who is running in the special election to fill Wisconsin's vacant Seventh Congressional District seat, says in the ad. . . . "It's the career politicians who helped coddle Iran in the first place, giving them the resources necessary to fight these wars," Church says in the video, which now has over 410,000 views. "It's the weakness of these career politicians that needs to be fought, and I will fight with President Donald Trump every day to defend our nation."
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings’ widow running for Congress to ‘build on his legacy’ (Maya Rockeymoore)

    01/14/2020 3:30:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    KEYT ^ | 1/14/20
    Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, said she’s running for her late husband’s former seat representing the Baltimore area in Congress to build on his legacy. “He was fighting and he worked hard. And he was in the community and never did he ever say that he was tired and he couldn’t do it. He kept forging forward, literally until almost his last breath. So I’m now running to build on his legacy in Congress,” Rockeymoore Cummings told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” Tuesday. Rockeymoore Cummings said she’s focused on “defending and protecting...
  • From 'blue' to 'red': Five leftist states with leftist policies are losing congressional seats. Red states are gaining them

    01/13/2020 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    They use it to call it "voting with their feet" or something like that.  Indeed, people are voting with their feet by trading in their old blue shoes for shining red shoes. This is from Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas: According to an Election Data Services analysis of the Census Bureau report, "The population projections point toward a ten [congressional] seat change over 17 states across the nation by year 2020." Seven states are projected to gain one or more congressional seats after the 2020 election; 10 states are projected lose one...
  • Report to Congress on U.S.-Iran Conflict

    01/11/2020 10:01:18 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 2 replies
    USNI NEWS ^ | January 8, 2020 | Congressional Research Service
    In 2018, the Trump Administration withdrew from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA), and since mid-2019 has taken several steps in its campaign of applying “maximum pressure” on Iran. Apparently in response to the maximum pressure campaign, Iran and Iran-linked forces have attacked and seized commercial ships, caused destruction of some critical infrastructure in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, attacked facilities used by U.S. military personnel in Iraq, and downed a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle. As part of an effort its leaders term “maximum resistance,” Iran has also reduced its compliance...
  • Pelosi: House will move to transmit impeachment articles next week

    01/10/2020 11:22:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    fox News ^ | 01/10/2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she will take steps next week to send impeachment articles to the Senate, after delaying the process since last month in a bid to extract favorable terms for a trial. “I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate. I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further,” Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to colleagues. The decision to release the articles...
  • Trump mocks Democrats' push for notice before further military action on Iran

    01/10/2020 6:26:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 10, 2020 | By Shannon Pettypiece and Monica Alba
    TOLEDO, Ohio — President Donald Trump mocked the legal requirement that Congress give consent before the United States can engage in armed conflicts, alleging Thursday that Democrats would leak sensitive national security information if it were shared with them. At his first campaign rally of 2020 in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, Trump said he hadn't had time to call Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the killing of Iranian Gen. Soleimani, adding that "she is not operating with a full deck now." He then acted out a parody of how House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff might leak the planned...
  • Rashida Tlaib on Congress: 'I Feel Insane When I’m There’

    01/09/2020 4:40:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/09/20
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking at an anti-war rally in Detroit on Sunday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) said that when she is in Congress she feels “insane.” “I just want you to know it is an honor representing you, but I feel insane when I’m there. I do,” Tlaib told the people attending the rally. “But you all make me feel sane, because this is wrong,” she said. Before that, apparently directing her words directly at President Trump, Tlaib said: “You chose death over peace. You chose death over human life. The hypocrisy of our foreign policy is unbelievable. Now that I’m...
  • Gaetz votes for the War Powers Resolution????

    01/09/2020 3:50:40 PM PST · by grayboots · 80 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/9/2020 | Matt Gaetz
    I represent more troops than any other member of this body. I buried one of them earlier today at Arlington. If our servicemembers have the courage to fight and die in these wars, Congress ought to have the courage to vote for or against them. I’m voting for this resolution.
  • Congressional Grandstanding

    01/09/2020 5:04:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2020 | John Stossel
    Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president. Not today. Today, hardly any education happens. During the President Trump impeachment "testimony," legislators tried to score points. At least five times, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shut down criticism by shouting, "Gentleman is not recognized!" I get that politicians are eager for "face time" in front of a larger audience, but I assumed they would at least try to learn things. Nope. Maybe they don't want to ask real questions because they fear looking as dumb as then-Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah,...
  • McConnell: Trump Trial Will Hear Arguments Before Considering Whether to Call Witnesses

    01/08/2020 11:17:14 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/8/2020 | susan jones
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that President Trump's impeachment trial will be modeled after that of Bill Clinton, and that means the question of calling witnesses will be addressed as the trial proceeds -- "and not before the trial begins." McConnell described a "Phase One" of the trial, which would include arguments from both the prosecution and the defense -- "and then a period of written questions" from senators, who are not allowed to speak during the trial.
  • How the 2010s Became the Decade of Debt

    01/08/2020 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 07, 2020 | David Ditch
    At the end of 2009, the total federal debt was $12.3 trillion—a staggering amount of money. Now, it stands at an astonishing $23.1 trillion. That’s roughly $180,500 of debt for every U.S. household. It is important for Americans to understand how we got here, and what lawmakers can do to bring back fiscal sanity. Poor Handling of the Financial Crisis The federal government entered the 2010s with sky-high annual deficits. This had two primary causes. First, the Great Recession reduced incomes and profits, which meant a sharp decrease in tax revenue. A slow economic recovery kept tax revenue relatively low...
  • Trump Goes There: ‘The Missiles Fired Last Night at Us Were Paid For by the Funds Given to Iran by the Obama Administration’

    01/08/2020 9:21:21 AM PST · by White MAGA Man · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 8, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning following the Iranian missile attacks that hit US facilities in Iraq. The President called out Barack Obama for the sham nuke deal that gave Iran $150 billion. Trump also blasted Obama for the additional $1.8 billion in cash that he delivered to Iran in unmarked cargo planes on wooden pallets. President Trump said the missiles that were fired last night were funded by the Obama Administration. The garbage nuke deal wasn’t worth the paper is was written on (Obama never required Iranian leaders to sign the nuke deal).
  • Sen. Rand Paul Thinks Trump Needs Permission From Congress In Iran, Says 'Killing Country's General Is An Act Of War'

    01/07/2020 12:58:12 AM PST · by RandFan · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/7/20 | BY JEFFERY MARTIN
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday that he believes Congress must have a chance to vote on President Donald Trump's moves toward a war with Iran and has discussed a War Powers Resolution with co-sponsor, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. "I think killing a country's major general is an act of war," Paul said. "I don't think you can get away with saying it's 'imminent.' They've been complaining for years about Soleimani. I mean, most of the killings that are attributed to him are, I think, are from the Iraq War. You know, ten years ago or...
  • All the U.S. Military Hardware Headed to the Middle East

    01/06/2020 10:13:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 6th, 2019 | By Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. military is pouring troops into the Middle East as it prepares to deal with fallout from the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was killed by U.S. forces on January 3, 2020. Iran and Iranian-backed militias throughout the region have promised revenge for the attack on one of Iran’s most senior military figures. In response, the Pentagon is flowing ground, air, and sea forces into the area, including Army Rangers and Super Hornet strike fighters. The buildup actually began on December 31, 2019, when protests organized by Iranian-backed militias threatened the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. U.S. Central...
  • Nunes Reveals: ‘Republicans Have an Active Investigation Into Intel Community IG Michael Atkinson’

    01/06/2020 7:53:37 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 6, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes told investigative reporter Sara Carter that Republicans are currently investigating Intel Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. GOP lawmakers asked Mr. Atkinson to reveal who changed the whistleblower complaint form to allow for second-hand info and office gossip.
  • Flouting War Powers Act, Trump claims his tweets are sufficient notice to Congress that U.S. may strike Iran

    01/06/2020 4:44:38 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 42 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | Jan 5, 2020 | Felicia Sonmez
    President Trump claimed Sunday that his tweets are sufficient notice to Congress of any possible U.S. military strike on Iran, in an apparent dismissal of his obligations under the War Powers Act of 1973. Trump’s declaration, which comes two days after his administration launched a drone strike that killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, was met with disbelief and ridicule from congressional Democrats, who called on the president to respect the role of the legislative branch in authorizing new military action abroad. “These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any...