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  • Vanity - John McCain - The Hero, Bob Corker- The Goat

    12/02/2017 6:43:23 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 40 replies
    Senator, John McCain assures his positive legacy....Senator, Bob Corker kills his positive legacy with one vote. Senator, John McCain comes to his senses and secures himself a forever, positive legacy by casting his "Yes" vote for the the "Trump Tax Cut & Reform Bill, late last night. Thank you, Senator did right for your fellow Americans and our great nation. As for Senator, Bob Corker he has, with one "nay" vote, relative the "Trump Tax Cut/Reform Bill", destroyed whatever decency, dignity, loyalty he may have had. Politically, he is of no use to anyone, especially himself. He should resign...
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...
  • Senate delays tax bill vote as setback hits in final hours

    11/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 30th, 20-17 | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans have delayed voting on their tax bill as a setback forced them to patch up the plan only hours before a planned final vote. Senators will rework the legislation Thursday night with the next in a series of roll call votes set for 11 a.m. on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Republicans previously hoped they could pass a plan by late Thursday or early Friday. A hiccup earlier Thursday left the GOP scrambling to tweak its bill and win over skeptical senators. The delay does not necessarily mean Republicans will lack the votes to pass the...
  • Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

    11/30/2017 10:58:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Associated Press via Sacramento Bee ^ | November 29th, 2017 | BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND MARCY GORDON
    WASHINGTON - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans — if their sweeping tax package doesn't grow the economy and raise tax revenues as much as projected. The opposition comes as the tax package cleared a key procedural vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate voted 52-48 to start debating the bill. Wednesday's vote potentially could pave the way for the Senate to pass the package later this week. The Senate could start voting on amendments Thursday evening. Opposition to the tax "trigger" could...
  • Corker: No agreement yet on debt trigger in tax bill [voting tomorrow on mystery bill!]

    11/30/2017 10:33:53 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a key holdout on the Republican tax bill, says a proposal to establish a trigger pulling back tax cuts in case economic projects fall short hasn’t been resolved. The lack of an agreement puts the votes of Corker and at least two other deficit hawks, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), in jeopardy. Asked if there was agreement on the trigger, Corker replied, “no.” “An offer has been made and we’re dealing with it and other issues,” Corker said. The proposal under discussion would rollback tax relief and raise about $350 billion over 10...
  • Senate Tax Trigger Would Allow for $350 Billion Increase, Sources Say [Flake-Corker poison pill]

    11/29/2017 8:04:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    via Twitter ^ | 11/29/2017 | Erik Wasson
  • Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger

    11/29/2017 12:10:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    email from Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger that automatically raises taxes in the future if tax receipts fall below projections. This is a bad idea. Raising taxes is never a good policy, but this provision also adds complexity and uncertainty to the tax code that will limit its impact on economic growth. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want people to believe they're concerned about the deficit, but if that were true they would not have supported so many bills to increase the debt limit and increase spending. If there...
  • Trump-Trashing Sen. Bob Corker Slams Alabama Voters’ Nomination of Roy Moore, ‘A Bridge Too Far’

    11/12/2017 8:04:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2017 | Michelle Moons
    Fervent Trump-trashing Senator Bob Corker blasted the people of Alabama on Saturday for voting to make Judge Roy Moore the Republican nominee for Senate, calling their decision “a bridge too far.” Retiring Sen. Corker broadcast his jab to Twitter, “Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far.” Senator Bob Corker ✔ @SenBobCorker Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far. 11:29 AM - Nov 11, 2017
  • Corker to hold hearing on president's nuclear weapons authority

    11/08/2017 4:52:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Corker to hold hearing on president's nuclear weapons authority By Brandon Carter - 11/08/17 07:41 PM EST Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) announced Wednesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would hold a hearing next week on “the executive’s authority to use nuclear weapons.” “A number of members both on and off our committee have raised questions about the authorities of the legislative and executive branches with respect to war making, the use of nuclear weapons, and conducting foreign policy overall,” Corker said in a statement announcing the Nov. 14 hearing. “This continues a series of hearings to examine these issues and...
  • McCain, Corker working for Hillary on Start 1 in 2010.

    11/02/2017 12:34:09 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 29 replies
    FOIA request ^ | 11/2/2017 | email
    PDF of Hillary briefing Corker and McCain on what to say during Sunday shows regarding dismantling US missiles in Europe.
  • Lawmakers to Trump: Leave Mueller alone

    10/31/2017 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 7:52 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Democrats — and a few Republicans — in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Concerned that the president may fight back after Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling led to two indictments and a guilty plea for his former advisers Monday, top Democrats laid down a marker for the president, who earlier in the year criticized Mueller and the probe. […] Republicans were less explicit, but many sent a similar message. ”I don’t think anybody in their right mind at the White House would think about replacing Mr. Mueller unless there was a...
  • Corker to use power in Senate, alliance with Flake to question Trump on foreign policy

    10/29/2017 6:15:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    President Trump has dubbed him “Liddle Bob Corker” on Twitter, but the Tennessee Republican still wields big-time influence over American foreign policy. While the recent criticism of Mr. Trump from Mr. Corker and from Sen. Jeff Flake — both longtime moderate Republicans and both on their way out at the end of next year — might seem like garden-variety theatrics from two lame-duck lawmakers, Capitol Hill sources say the implications are deep. Mr. Corker heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Mr. Flake is a member, and has suggested he intends to use the panel as a forum in...
  • Democrats are split on whether to support Trump-bashing senators

    10/28/2017 5:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2017 | Eliza Relman
    Several prominent Republicans, including Sen. Jeff Flake, attacked President Donald Trump this week, voicing their strongest criticism yet. • While some Democrats praised Flake's denouncement of Trump, the Democratic National Committee issued a statement critical of the senator. • The mixed messaging has some wondering how Democrats will appeal to anti-Trump Republican voters in 2018. Democratic leadership sent conflicting messages following Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's dramatic Tuesday announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2018. After the Arizona conservative delivered perhaps the most thorough public rebuke of President Donald Trump and his administration by an elected Republican, several...
  • Poll: Corker Suffers in Poll After Trump Spat (incumbents, beware!)

    10/28/2017 2:35:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Roll ^ | 10/27/17 | Eric Garcia
    Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s approval numbers suffered in Tennessee after his feud with President Donald Trump. A poll from Middle Tennessee State University found Corker’s disapproval numbers were at 41 percent, up 14 points from polling in the Spring.
  • Pretty words, screaming at sky won't stop Trump's American autocracy

    10/26/2017 8:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 26, 2017 | Will Bunch
    Here’s something that pretty much sums up where the United States of America is right now, more than nine months into Donald Trump’s experiment with blowing up the American Experiment — with principled discourse, a free press, and the quaint notion that citizens should be told the truth all giving up more yards than the Cleveland Browns’ defense on its worst Sunday. On the night of Nov. 8, thousands of the most rabid haters of Trump and his minions plan to gather under the stars in New York and possibly Boston and other U.S. cities to mark the one-year anniversary...
  • Virtually every Republican now a Trump Republican

    10/25/2017 8:01:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Axios ^ | 25 Oct 2017 | Mike Allen
    So much media coverage centers on four Republican Trump critics — one retired, two retiring and one facing a deadly, possibly career- or life-ending cancer: George W. Bush, Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (Ariz.). Lost in this: President Trump enjoys public support (despite private gripes) from most of the 49 other Senate Republicans and 239 House Republicans, including every person in elected leadership. Trump got standing ovations from Senate Republicans, with Corker in the room. This flows from his strong, sustained support of GOP voters. Corker is...
  • Trump: Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee...

    10/24/2017 3:06:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 10/24/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn't have a clue as..... ...the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!
  • Critics in the Senate take on Trump as he heads to the Hill to sell tax reform

    10/24/2017 3:43:21 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 6 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2017 | Francine Kiefer - Staff Writer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   GOP Senators Corker and Flake spoke publicly against Mr. Trump's presidency, while Republican leaders tried to keep the focus on what they say unifies their party: tax reform. WASHINGTON—Donald Trump made his first visit as president to the Senate on Tuesday, trying to unite his party around tax reform at a lunch with Senate Republicans. Nothing unusual there. Presidents in the past have rolled down Pennsylvania Avenue to rally support for a top priority. What dropped jaws was what came before and after the lunch – a remarkable public display of criticism and concern about...
  • Got news for Flake, Corker and the fake media: We're sorry you feel Trump's agenda is a radical...

    10/24/2017 12:57:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Got news for Flake, Corker, RINOs, globalists, et al, and the fake news media: We're very sorry you feel that Trump's America first agenda is a radical departure from politics as usual and that his kick butt demeanor is "unpresidential," but that's precisely why we elected him. We elected Trump to kick your RINO and globalist butts the hell outta there, to drain the swamp and to make America great again! Good riddance to the departing RINOS. The rest of you should take notice.
  • ANALYSIS: Corker draws line in the sand in questioning Trump's fitness for office

    10/24/2017 11:31:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | October 24, 2017 | By RICK KLEIN
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in choosing to revive and escalate his critique of President Trump, has crossed a critical threshold in questioning the president’s fitness for the office he occupies. The fact that he’s not alone in his party – and that is a fact - has implications for the president’s ability to govern from here. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now on the record saying that Trump is “debasing our nation,” engaging in “constant non-truth telling,” and even “kneecapping” public servants in his own administration who are trying to avert war. This is a senior...