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  • Trump stuns GOP, Dems with impassioned push for gun control

    03/01/2018 5:17:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 155 replies
    President Trump stunned Democrats and Republicans alike on Wednesday by pushing for gun-control measures that have long been poison pills for the GOP and pipe dreams for their opponents. The president, during a televised, hourlong sitdown at the White House with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, appeared to back a bill proposed in 2013 by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania that would expand background checks for weapons purchases. The bill — written in response to the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn. — failed in the Senate...
  • Dems delay Senate panel vote on Supreme Court nominee

    03/27/2017 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Democrats are delaying for one week an initial committee vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, said Democrats had requested that the committee's vote on Gorsuch be punted to next week. "I understand that the minority would like to hold [him] over," Grassley said during the Judiciary Committee's meeting on Monday. Under committee rules any one member can request that a nomination be held the first time it appears on the agenda. Democrats were widely expected to delay the committee's vote until next week. The delay means...
  • Astrophysicist Debbie Wasserman Schultz slams immoral Republicans for bending the universe

    05/10/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, who ranks right behind Bill Nye as the White House’s most respected scientist, humorously dedicated his large, pulsing brain to the topic of political endorsements on Monday, so who was keeping an eye on the cosmos? That would be DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who praised Attorney General Loretta Lynch while accusing North Carolina Republicans of having powers that put most comic book super villains to shame.
  • Rep. Steve King: ACORN scandal bigger than Watergate

    12/21/2009 1:08:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies · 937+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday claimed that allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the community group ACORN are bigger than the Watergate scandal that brought down the President Richard Nixon. King, a long-time critic of ACORN, told the conservative American Spectator that the ACORN scandals have been worse because they affect state, local and national politics. THE HILL comment E-mail Print share Rep. Steve King: ACORN scandal bigger than Watergate By Jordan Fabian - 12/21/09 11:14 AM ET Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday claimed that allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the community group ACORN are bigger than the Watergate scandal that...

    08/19/2006 9:40:22 AM PDT · by sten · 22 replies · 854+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 19 august 2006 | drudgereport
    DEMS VOW SANCTIONS AGAINST CANDIDATES WHO THWART NEW CALENDER Sat Aug 19 2006 11:16:47 ET The Democratic National Committee moved on Saturday to penalize 2008 presidential candidates who defied a new nominating calendar designed to lessen the longtime influence of New Hampshire and Iowa -- the two states that have traditionally kicked off the nominating process. The NEW YORK TIMES will report on Sunday: The sanctions would be directed at candidates who campaigned in any state that refused to follow a proposed calendar that the committee was preparing to approve. Any candidate who campaigned in a state that did not...
  • Bush Escalates Bitter Iraq War Debate (How's that for an evenhanded title?)

    11/14/2005 8:28:13 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 44 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP ^ | 11/14/05 | AP
    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - President Bush escalated the bitter debate over the Iraq war on Monday, hurling back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the world. "They spoke the truth then and they're speaking politics now," Bush charged. Bush went on the attack after Democrats accused the president of manipulating and withholding some pre-war intelligence and misleading Americans about the rationale for war.