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  • REVISIT: GOP lawmaker seeks 'virtual Congress' with telecommuting plan

    01/23/2019 1:31:16 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) wants to create a "virtual Congress," where lawmakers would leverage videoconferencing and other remote work technology to conduct their daily duties in Washington from their home districts. Under a resolution Pearce introduced on Thursday, lawmakers would be able to hold hearings, debate and vote on legislation virtually from their district offices. "Thanks to modern technology, members of Congress can debate, vote, and carry out their constitutional duties without having to leave the accountability and personal contact of their congressional districts. Keeping legislators closer to the people we represent would pull back Washington's curtain and allow constituents...
  • Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

    01/22/2019 3:34:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 63 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mairead McArdle
    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then. “People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve...
  • Dem lawmaker calls on Democrats to ‘give Trump the money’ for border wall

    01/22/2019 1:28:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2019 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) called on his Democratic colleagues to give President Trump the funding for his long-desired border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, saying its construction is inevitable. “Give Trump the money,” Peterson told KFGO’s “News & Views” on Tuesday. “I’d give him the whole thing … and put strings on it so you make sure he puts the wall where it needs to be. Why are we fighting over this? We’re going to build that wall anyway, at some time.” The 15-term congressman said top Democrats look at him “cross-eyed” when he makes this suggestion. The funding...
  • Covington Catholic to remain closed until law enforcement says it’s safe

    01/22/2019 12:19:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Fox19 ^ | 1-22-2019 | Jennifer Baker
    Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington released a statement about the progress of the investigation into the incident at the March For Life 2019 event. “Concerning the incident in Washington, D.C., between Covington Catholic students, Elder Nathan Phillips and Black Hebrew Israelites the independent, third-party investigation is planned to begin this week. This is a very serious matter that has already permanently altered the lives of many people. It is important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate,” the statement reads. They thanked officers for...
  • Fox News Anchor Bret Baier in Serious Car Accident

    01/22/2019 12:12:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Fox News Special Report anchor Bret Baier and his family were in a severe car accident while vacationing in Montana over the weekend. “After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash. Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly. We are very grateful to all of those...
  • Michael Cohen tell Trump anecdotes in House testimony -- nothing more

    01/22/2019 11:54:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen will refuse to answer questions about ongoing investigations but is willing to tell anecdotes about working for President Trump when he appears on Capitol Hill, two Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Rep Jim Jordan of Ohio said their staff discussed Mr. Cohen’s planned testimony in February with his lawyer and spokesman, Lanny Davis, a longtime Bill and Hillary Clinton loyalist. The two said Mr. Davis was evasive when asked if Mr. Cohen is paying him. They wondered whether the entire plan is a “media stunt initiated, produced and...
  • News Executive: Democrats’ Arrogant Intransigence Could Bite Them If This Shutdown Drags On

    01/21/2019 6:08:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    So, could this shutdown end up hurting Democrats again? Both sides are not budging. The partisan divide on immigration is the equivalent of the width of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans combined. President Trump is trying to make good on his promise to secure the border, a key campaign promise. The Democrats, wanting to take their new House majority for a spin, are not playing ball. They were elected to block and fight this administration. They’re not giving one-cent. President Trump recently offered a deal to break the logjam. A three-year extension to DACA recipients, plus more protections to those with Temporary...
  • Jake Tapper Grills Gillibrand About Old Mailer She Sent

    01/21/2019 5:41:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    You'll hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) rejecting President Trump's border security proposals these days, but about a decade ago, she was singing a different tune.During her 2008 campaign for Congress, Gillibrand bragged in a mailer how she had called for the deportations of illegal immigrants. The ad also highlighted her opposition to illegals getting drivers licenses, a boost in the number of border agents, fines on companies who hired illegal immigrants, expanding the E-Verify programs for employers, and other now-unheard-of policy stances from a Democrat. Here's the mailer @jaketapper cited, from my story on Thursday. https://t.co/DHKJeiHVig pic.twitter.com/4p39Frxq9G— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE)...
  • President Trump's Rumored Potential Border Wall Deal

    01/19/2019 2:34:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    UPDATE:President Donald J. Trump finished his address moments ago, offering the Democratic Party a compromised illegal immigration solution that would bring an end to the government shut down, institute extended protection for DACA recipients and other illegal aliens, as well as provide initial funding for 230 miles of steel barriers along the southern border. "If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance in a long time at bipartisan immigration reform, and it won’t stop here, it will keep going until we do it all,” the president told the nation."Our immigration system should be a source...
  • Trump offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown; Dems cool to offer

    01/19/2019 2:17:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Fox New.com ^ | January 19, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump, in a televised White House address Saturday, offered Democrats a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown -- although Democrats dismissed the olive branch as a "non-starter" before Trump even spoke. Trump announced that he was prepared to back a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children and were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in exchange for the $5.7 billion he has requested for a barrier on the southern border. "Walls are not immoral,"...
  • Democrats dismiss Trump Shutdown Offer (Before he even makes his speech [4pm ET] )

    01/19/2019 11:56:56 AM PST · by springwater13 · 99 replies
    Axios ^ | 1-19-19 | Caitlin Owens, Jonathan Swan
    Even before President Trump's shutdown remarks on Saturday, Democratic aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate. As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. But hours before the speech, Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said in a statement: "I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass...
  • Trump vows to veto bills expanding abortion rights in video address to March for Life

    01/18/2019 1:05:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/2019 | Peter Sullivan
    President Trump vowed in a video message to the March for Life on Friday to veto any legislation that “weakens the protection of human life.” “If they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto and we have the support to uphold those vetoes,” Trump said in the message displayed to a crowd gathered for the annual anti-abortion march in Washington. “Every child is a sacred gift from God,” Trump said in the message. Vice President Pence spoke in person at the march, calling Trump a “champion” for abortion opponents....
  • A Second Summit Between President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un is Being Planned

    01/18/2019 12:51:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House announced Friday afternoon President Trump plans to hold a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February. The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement. Trump's first summit with Chairman Kim was held in June 2018 from Singapore. This is a developing story, stay tuned...
  • Wallace on Report Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress: I Take It With a 'Giant Block of Salt'

    01/18/2019 12:48:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 18, 2019 | Fox News
    "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said a new report that President Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress could be huge, but it should be taken with "a giant block of salt" until definitive proof emerges. The allegations were detailed in a BuzzFeed report published Thursday night. It cited two unnamed federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation on the matter who said Cohen acknowledged to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office that he was instructed by Trump to lie to Congress in 2017 about discussions of a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow. The...
  • White House Announcement: Second nuclear summit between Trump, North Korea to be held in February

    01/18/2019 12:16:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2019 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    A second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place next month, the White House announced Friday. President Trump met with a top North Korean official Friday afternoon in the Oval Office. “President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and a half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February. The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date," the White House said in a statement. The face-to-face came after Secretary...
  • Nancy Pelosi faces backlash for placing Ilhan Omar on House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 11:57:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Minnesota Democrat criticized for anti-Israel statements, BDS supportHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assign freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of anti-Israel advocacy. The House Republican leadership blasted the decision, citing Ms. Omar’s 2012 tweet saying that Israel had “hypnotized the world” and was guilty of “evil doings,” as well as her support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a...
  • Court affirms media was wrong: videos dealing in baby parts were NOT deceptively edited

    01/18/2019 11:39:53 AM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/18/2019 | Becket Adams
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that allows Texas to strip Planned Parenthood of its Medicaid funding.... to have Planned Parenthood removed as a qualified Medicaid provider following the release of several damning undercover videos, should come as a major blow to not just the abortion provider, but also the press. Four years later, we learn from the 5th Circuit that the videos were neither selectively edited, nor was it false to say that Planned Parenthood associates circumvented legal, medical, and ethical guidelines in pursuit of salvaging human remains. The ruling shatters the claim that the...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Previous Taxpayer Funded Trips Were Pretty Fancy

    01/18/2019 11:05:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are pretty enraged President Trump cancelled their taxpayer funded trip overseas -- in the middle of a government shutdown -- at the last minute on Thursday. In fact, they were already sitting on the bus ready to go to the airport. Democrat House members getting off the bus that was to take them on an overseas trip while the government was shut down. Adam Schiff looks unhappy he couldn’t go pic.twitter.com/mywvLNtsId #maga #democratShutdown— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) January 17, 2019 But it turns out these taxpayer funded Congressional Delegation [CODEL] trips lead by...
  • Trump: All congressional delegation travel needs White House approval during shutdown

    01/18/2019 10:58:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Mellissa Quinn
    The White House on Friday banned the use of all government aircraft for congressional delegations without approval from the White House chief of staff during the partial government shutdown. In a letter to the heads of all federal agencies and departments, acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought told officials that Trump asked him to explain these temporary policies regarding “legislative branch travel.” “Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft support any congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House chief of staff,” Vought wrote. “Nor...
  • Impeachment talk grows louder after report Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

    01/18/2019 9:01:18 AM PST · by Mariner · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18th, 2019 | By Dartunorro Clark
    Calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment grew among Democrats on Friday after a report said he had directed Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and fixer at the time, to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening reported that Cohen told special counsel Robert Mueller the president personally instructed him to lie to Congressional investigators in order to minimize links between Trump and his Moscow building project, citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. The report also alleged that Cohen was directed to give a...