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  • Identity of FBI Spy in Trump Campaign Leaked to Media But Denied to Congress

    05/19/2018 4:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 19, 2018 | Petr Svab
    Multiple media reported the FBI had an informant spying on the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump. The Justice Department refused to reveal the source’s identity to congressional oversight leaders, saying divulging it could put people’s lives at risk. But multiple legacy media outlets claim to have learned his identity and have described the person and his activities in such detail as to make his identification all but certain. Details about the spy became the target of two articles, one by The New York Times, one by The Washington Post, both published on Friday, May 18. The Washington Post described...
  • GOP lawmakers want Trump to stop bashing Congress

    05/19/2018 5:47:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans want President Trump to stop taking jabs at Congress over its inability to get things done. Trump loves to tout results and bash lawmakers when they do not move fast enough on his priorities. Trump warned Senate Republicans through Twitter a week ago that they should get the annual spending bills passed before the August recess, a high bar for a chamber that didn’t pass any regular appropriations bills in 2017. He also slammed the Senate’s pace on approving nominees as “the worst in history.” A few days before that, he dinged Congress for a lack of progress...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, May 17, 2018 [prayer]

    05/17/2018 3:52:04 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies ^ | May 17, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer as we acknowledge: Where there seems to be no way, God makes a way!
  • Why getting money for Interstate 73 is such a struggle

    05/16/2018 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | March 19, 2018 | Emma Dumain
    WASHINGTON By Washington standards, it shouldn’t be that hard to get money for Interstate 73, a decades-in-the-making, $2 billion project to connect 75 miles of road from the North Carolina border to the tourist hub of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. But Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., the local congressman and the road’s key backer, is struggling to get the project going. He does have support from his state’s two U.S. senators. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recently called the interstate the second most important economic priority for South Carolina behind dredging the Charleston Harbor. Al Simpson, a well-connected Washington lobbyist who was...
  • Was Congressional Info Compromised by five I.T. Workers?

    05/15/2018 2:39:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies ^ | 4/27/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    Some know it as the Awan Brothers scandal. It refers to five Pakistani-American computer experts who worked for 42 members of Congress. The House Inspector General flagged the IT workers’ behavior as suspicious but said Democrats and Republicans blocked her from doing a thorough investigation. An attorney for one of the brothers says it’s been proven that they did nothing wrong. We dig into the case on this week’s Full Measure. An alleged cybersecurity threat strikes Congress…is it the most important investigation of its kind that you’ve never heard of?
  • The dossier on Trump and the supposed collusion with Russia

    05/12/2018 5:56:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    a friend wrote: "re the dossier on Trump and the supposed collusion with Russia , it was all made up as part of a much bigger plan to ensure a one-party one-branch government in perpetuity as part of the fundamental transformation of America. Where did we get Barack Obama to begin with? He came out of nowhere, seemingly. But everyone comes from somewhere. We just didn't know where. I deeply suspect that the rotten core of the Obama cabal, in which I'd include Jarrett and others, like Soros, simply determined that they were going to stay in control for the...
  • Maxine Waters explodes on House floor: I resent ‘making America great again’!

    05/11/2018 5:22:00 PM PDT · by chuckee · 68 replies
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters doesn’t want to hear any talk about making America great, especially if it’s coming from a straight white man. Waters went off the rails at a recent House debate when Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly had the audacity to suggest the country needed to shift focus from what divides to what unites. “We are trying to make sure we are making America great every day in every way and the best way to do that is to stop stalking about discrimination and start talking about the nation,” Kelly said Tuesday, directing his comments to Waters. “We’re coming...
  • Mel Reynolds Vows to Serve Jail Term and Leave the Country: "I'm Done With America."

    05/11/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 53 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 11, 2018 | Mark Brown
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is headed back to jail, but for a short enough time — four months — that he said hopes to be living in Africa by Christmas. “I’m done with America. I’m going to do this, and I’m going home — to Africa. … I’ve given up on America,” Reynolds told reporters after U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman sentenced him to six months imprisonment for his failure to file income tax returns. “It’s really a tragedy you’ve squandered the opportunities you’ve had and the type of person you could have been,” the judge told Reynolds. Reynolds,...
  • GOP Congress Bankrolls Questionable Education Department

    05/10/2018 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps the risk of being called heartless is making them headless. John Stossel of Reason Magazine claims U. S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos is keeping hers. "It now spends $193.1 billion a year," he writes. "DeVos proposed a mere $9 billion in cuts." (Only in Washington is $9 billion "mere.") "But nothing goes away in Washington, no matter how wasteful," Stossel points out. "The Republican Congress ignored her proposed cuts and increased her budget by $2 billion." Stossel is absolutely right. I’ve read 30 years worth of hearings, Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) reports and even inspector general...
  • Pelosi says Dems will work to roll back Trump tax cuts if they retake Congress

    05/09/2018 2:58:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/08/18 | Samuel Chamberlain
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi indicated Tuesday that her party would like to roll back the tax reform law passed last year if they gain control of Congress this November. At a breakfast hosted by Politico, reporter Jake Sherman asked Pelosi to respond to a Republican ad that claims "you would like to institute a single-payer health care program and cancel — [raise] taxes, I think they mean, roll back the tax cuts they passed this year." "Well, the second part there is accurate," Pelosi chuckled in response, before adding "I do think we should revisit the tax legislation in...
  • CBO Projects $2.4 Trillion in Debt – And They’re Underselling It

    05/05/2018 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 5, 2018 | Andrew Wilford
    The long-awaited 2018 edition of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) Budget and Economic Outlook was released this month. It does not paint a rosy picture of the nation’s fiscal future, projecting $12.4 trillion in additional debt over the next decade. If past estimates are any indicator, however, that doesn’t reflect reality. Without a substantial change to the culture of overspending in Washington, the country’s fiscal situation is likely even worse. Ten years ago, CBO estimated that Congress would run a $151 billion surplus this past fiscal year. Instead, the country ran a $665 billion deficit. That’s in part because CBO conducts its...
  • GOP Bill Would Defund Sanctuary Cities, Use The Money To Build Trump’s Wall

    05/01/2018 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 05-01-2018 | Martin Walsh
    Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., went nuclear on liberals on Tuesday and introduced an explosive bill that would fully defund sanctuary cities and use the funds toward building President Donald Trump‘s wall along the southern border, according to The Daily Caller
  • 'Straight Out of James Bond': Reporter Explains New Details in Dem IT Staffer Scandal

    05/01/2018 9:26:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies ^ | 4/24/2018 | FoxNews
    A new report could prove that President Trump was right when he tweeted about a so-called "Pakistani mystery man" who kept Democratic National Committee documents and servers out of the hands of investigators. The report, by The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak, says that Imran Awan -- the IT aide of former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) -- took a laptop with him in 2017 after being banned from the House computer network for “unauthorized access to data.” The report also says that Awan left the laptop, which had the username "RepDWS," "in a phone booth with a letter...
  • What is the Proper Role of Federal Government?

    05/01/2018 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/1/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What is the proper role of Government? We have witnessed the perspectives of those in government; we have heard the answers in presidential debates. But what was envisioned by those who DESIGNED our constitutional republic? Wouldn’t you like to KNOW what government is supposed to be doing? The interesting thing is, we don’t have to guess, we don’t have to make it up, we need only look to the framers of our Constitution. It is simplistically elegant, the way they described the role of the Senate and the House. Yet even the simplest of explanations seem to have eluded the...
  • Trump tweet about Congressional term limits

    04/30/2018 1:29:15 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 30, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp
  • On Congressional Oversight of Lower Federal Courts

    04/30/2018 1:16:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 30th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Do Bing or Google search on “Federal Court Blocks President Trump . . . ,“ and you’ll find one lower federal court after another blocked the Trump administration from rescinding Obama’s illegal DACA, delaying the start of an EPA rule, cracking down on sanctuary cities, banning trannies from our military, and keeping dangerous jihadis out of the US. If America had a congress as institutionally proud as our Framers intended, federal district courts wouldn’t stop President Trump at nearly every turn. Our system wasn’t designed for a complacent and neutered legislature that stands by and watches judicial usurpations and tyranny.1...
  • Steny Hoyer Caught On Tape Trying To Rig Colorado House Race!

    04/29/2018 4:31:42 AM PDT · by gaggs · 27 replies
    Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Steny Hoyer Pressuring Progressive Candidate To Leave Race And Support The Party Choice. Well well well!The DNC and RNC are criminal enterprises. This recording needs to spread far and wide! From The Intercept: Progressive candidate Levi Tillemann met with Congressman Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, to make the case that the party should stay neutral in the Colorado primary and that he had a more plausible path to victory than the same centrism that the Republican incumbent had already beaten repeatedly. Hoyer, however, had his own message he wanted to...
  • Congress Is Aiming Toward Another Omnibus Spending Disaster. Here’s How To Prevent That

    04/28/2018 5:18:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2018 | Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Jim Jordan
    “I will never sign another bill like this again,” President Trump said after signing last month’s 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. President Trump is right. The omnibus bill Congress passed this March betrayed everything for which conservatives stand.Not only did it bust the spending caps conservatives worked so hard to secure in 2011 by more than $250 billion, but it also failed to build the border wall President Trump promised during his campaign. The bill also included language limiting the ability of federal law enforcement officers to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi identified...
  • Blue State Blues: How Jeff Sessions Might Save the Republican Congress

    04/28/2018 10:42:38 AM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2018 | joel pollak
    President Donald Trump is not shy about expressing his frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose strict rule-of-law approach at the Department of Justice (DOJ) contrasts with the political role that President Barack Obama’s appointees played — and Trump expected. But after November 6, Trump may have to thank Sessions for helping save Congress by mobilizing dormant conservatives in California around the “sanctuary state” fight. California is, in many ways, the central political battlefield of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats need to flip 24 Republican-held seats to regain the majority — and to put House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)...
  • The Midterm narrative of a 'blue wave' building is bogus

    04/27/2018 9:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2018 | Rick Moran
    Amy Walter of the respected Cook Political Report asks the question: "If Democrats Are Doing so Great, Why Don't They Have a Bigger Lead on Generic Ballot?" Indeed, the Democrats' lead in the generic ballot has gone from double-digits last year to less than 7 points, according to several polls.  The reason may surprise you: Here's my best guess.  First, we tend to spend too much time looking at the margin instead of the vote itself.  For example, the Quinnipiac poll in March had Democrats up 10 points.  In April, that lead was down to just 3 points.  The headline:...