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  • House floor erupts after lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

    01/17/2019 5:00:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1-17-2018 | griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com griffinconnolly@cqrollcall.com
    The House floor erupted Thursday after Congress adjourned for the week when an unidentified Republican congressman yelled a controversial and potentially racially charged remark across the aisle as Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas was at the podium. “Go back to Puerto Rico!” the lawmaker shouted, punctuating a stream of Republican whooping and hollering at the Democratic majority for holding a voice vote — instead of the normal roll call vote — to pass a continuing resolution that would reopen nine Cabinet departments through Feb. 28. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and other Democrats in the chamber shot out of their seats...
  • PHOTOS: Democrats Stuck on Bus After Donald Trump Cancels Foreign Trip

    01/17/2019 2:06:04 PM PST · by RightGeek · 198 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Confused Democrat lawmakers were left sitting idle on a military bus near the Capitol after President Donald Trump postponed their seven-day foreign trip as the partial government shutdown continues. Photos shared to social media purport to show Democrats on a U.S. Air Force bus traveling to the airport when they received word that their access to a military plane had been blocked: ...House Members sitting on an Air Force bus b/t the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings waiting to see if they are still going overseas after Trump cancelled the trip. ...The bus went around the block and back...
  • Chaos on House floor as Dems hold hasty vote to end shutdown, Republicans demand redo

    01/17/2019 2:27:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/2019 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Chaos briefly broke out on the floor of the House Thursday as Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pull a fast one with a hasty vote to end the partial shutdown. The drama began in the afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House held a voice vote on an interim spending bill to re-open the government through February 28. Customarily, after a voice vote is held, the opposition party will demand a recorded roll call vote. But when no one was heard, North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was presiding over the House, did not hold a roll call vote and instead...
  • GROUNDED: Nancy Pelosi Tried to Go Overseas During the Shutdown,

    01/17/2019 1:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday afternoon informing her an upcoming taxpayer funded, military escorted trip overseas has been postponed."Dear Madame Speaker. Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event it totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in...
  • PA Republican Rep. Tom Marino announces resignation; says he's taken job in private sector

    01/17/2019 12:13:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/17/2019 | By Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., announced his resignation on Thursday with the longtime lawmaker saying he was taking a job in the private sector. Marino, who was re-elected in November to a fifth term in the House, said that his last day in office will be Jan. 23. "Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use both my legal and business experience to create jobs around the nation," Marino said in a statement. He added: "I want to thank the people of the 12th Congressional District...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris to vote 'no' on AG nominee Barr

    01/17/2019 9:00:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat, said Thursday she will not vote for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Ms. Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is the first prominent Democrat to officially announce her intent to vote against Mr. Barr.
  • We're Not Even 30 Days Into 2019 And It Looks Like Democrats Are About To Have A Civil War

    01/17/2019 5:21:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The 2018 midterms were a disaster for House Republicans. Democrats gained 40 seats, retook the majority, and, to our horror, Nancy Pelosi is speaker again. They were elected to stop Trump, to block him at every turn, and lead the effort for his impeachment and removal from office. Any Democrat who says otherwise is lying. The base demands Trump go at all costs. The younger, feistier Democrats say that openly. The older crew tries to downplay it, but ultimately that’s their goal. They’re banking heavily that the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the DOJ’s Russia probe,...
  • This is why the Shutdown won't end

    01/17/2019 5:02:45 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    AXIOS ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows a big part of the reason why the standoff over funding President Trump's border wall has been so impossible to solve: Republican support for the wall is higher than at any time since Trump's election, while Democratic support has dwindled to almost nothing. The big picture: When the divide has gotten this big, it's hard to see how the government shutdown ends. Although a majority of the public still opposes the wall, Republican support is so high that Trump and GOP leaders would face a furious backlash if they reopen the...
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • Jack Bogle has died

    01/16/2019 6:09:11 PM PST · by fision · 43 replies
    various media | 1/16/2019
    Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has died.
  • Ocasio-Cortez To Dems Trying To Rein Her In: ‘I’m Not Locked Up In Here With You.

    01/16/2019 5:57:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew that there would be zero bipartisanship this Congress. We started the year with the government in a shutdown over border security. House Democrats retook the majority in 2018. They’re in no mood to play ball with the Trump White House. The fight is over a mere $5 billion for part of the border wall. Reportedly, Trump offered to re-open the government if he got some of the money. Democrats rejected it; they’re more concerned with scoring points. Yet, as the Democrats suit up for battle against the Trump presidency, their left flank could cause trouble as well....
  • Whiff: CNN Analyst Called Out Conservative Commentator For His 'White Privilege'...But He's Black

    01/16/2019 5:37:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you want to talk about a rake-stepping moment hitting CNN, there are many, but this one might be one of the worst and we’re not even 30 days into 2019. CNN’s Areva Martin did a radio interview on David Webb’s show on SiriusXM Tuesday and tried to criticize him for exercising white privilege; they were talking about applying for media jobs. There was only one problem: Webb is black. He’s a frequent guest on Fox News and a known conservative commentator. It’s a rather cringe-worthy moment (via WaPo): “I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world,...
  • House Democratic leaders bottle up effort to censure Iowa Rep. Steve King

    01/16/2019 4:53:06 PM PST · by NRx · 12 replies
    WaP ^ | 01-16-2019 | Mike Debonis
    House Democratic leaders blocked an effort to censure Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for racial comments, referring the measure to the House Ethics Committee for further review due to concerns that it might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech. Censure is the most serious sanction for a House member short of expulsion, and it has been imposed only six times in the past 100 years. Prompted by King’s recent comments to the New York Times questioning the offensiveness of the terms “white nationalism” and “white supremacy,” the House adopted a resolution condemning that hatred Tuesday. But Rep. Bobby L....
  • Feds arrest man suspected of plotting attack on White House, other DC landmarks

    01/16/2019 4:15:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2019 | Michael Burke
    Federal authorities have arrested a man in Georgia who is accused of plotting attacks on the White House and other landmarks and buildings in Washington, D.C., according to media reports. Hasher Jallal Taheb, of Cumming, Ga., appeared Wednesday in court in downtown Atlanta in a case brought by the FBI, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper reported that authorities believe Taheb was acting alone and that no other threats are imminent. Taheb had been under FBI investigation after authorities in Georgia reported concerns that he had been radicalized, ABC News reported, citing a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Taheb...
  • Man in Georgia wanted to attack the White House, federal officials say

    01/16/2019 3:16:04 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:55 PM ET, Wed January 16, 2019 | Hollie Silverman, CNN
    (CNN)Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in connection with a plot to attack the White House and other federal buildings, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said Wednesday. Pak told reporters at a media briefing that Taheb planned to attack the White House and other locations using explosives that included a homemade explosive and an anti-tank rocket. Taheb was investigated after officials received a tip from the community Pak said. Chris Hacker, FBI special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said the investigation took more than a year. Taheb was acting alone, he...
  • So your vanity thread is news because you think it is important? What if everyone did that?

    01/16/2019 2:36:58 PM PST · by null and void · 101 replies
    Me | 1/16/19 | nully
    Challenge accepted
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • GOP senator: Pelosi suggesting moving the State of the Union is "making things worse"

    01/16/2019 11:01:15 AM PST · by Innovative · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2018 | Sunlen Serfaty and Sarah Mucha
    Republican Senator John Kennedy called Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s request to move the date of the State of the Union address a “tactic” that is “making things worse.” Kennedy suggested that President Trump should speak before the Senate instead if he is unwelcome in the House. “I think the President ought to go ahead and give the State of the Union as normal,” Kennedy said. “He can come to the Senate if Mrs. Pelosi doesn’t want him to come to the House. I just think that sort of tactic is making things worse.”
  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • OMB issues guidance on Reduction in Force layoffs due to partial shutdown

    01/16/2019 7:34:04 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | By Thomas Lifson
    ... A new statement from the Office of Management and Budget provides cold comfort for federal bureaucrats worried that furloughs during the partial shutdown could become permanent layoffs, as long as Democrats refuse to give in and fund the border barrier. There will be no immediate layoffs (what the federal government calls reductions-in-force – or RIFs) if and when the current partial shutdown passes the 30 day mark in 4 more days. As I explained yesterday in Trump's shutdown trap?, federal law requires RIFs when federal employees are furloughed more than 30 days... This emphatically does not rule out the...