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  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • Republicans Produce a $1.3-Trillion Spending Bill That Funds Democrat Priorities

    03/22/2018 11:04:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Susan Jones
    Republicans rolled out a two-thousand-page-plus omnibus spending bill Wednesday night, which they expect to pass by Friday's deadline, giving no one any real chance to read it. And while there is much in it for Democrats to like, there is much for conservatives to oppose, as Republicans ignore campaign promises to limit spending and grow government instead. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, appeared on Fox News around 10 o'clock last night, telling host Laura Ingraham that he's read only about 200 pages of the 2,232-page bill, and "this is not about draining the swamp,"...
  • GOP Leaders Expand H-2B Visa-Worker Program

    03/22/2018 6:25:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The GOP’s business-first leadership has expanded the H-2B visa-worker program, so reducing marketplace pressure on companies to offer higher wages to Americans just months before the November election. The pre-election giveaway is buried on page 1760 of the 2232-page 2018 omnibus bill, where language allows the Department of Homeland Security to greatly expand the size of the H-2B visa-worker program up to roughly 100,000 imported workers: SEC. 205. Notwithstanding the [66,000] numerical limitation set forth in section 214(g)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(1)(B)), the Secretary of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secretary of Labor, and...
  • Donald Trump to Republicans: We Have to Go ‘Further Right’ as Democrats Go Further Left

    03/21/2018 10:15:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2018 | Charles Spiering
    President Donald Trump advised Congressional Republicans to move further to the right side of the political spectrum, noting that Democrats were moving further left. “They have gone so far left, we have to go a little bit further right,” Trump told Republicans and donors at the National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner on Tuesday night. Trump remarked that Congressional Democrats were moving left on nearly every issue, just like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “These days, there’s no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat, a Red State Democrat, or a Conservative Democrat because they are all Pelosi Democrats,” he said,...
  • Why Reports of a Coming Republican Bloodbath in November 2018 Are Premature

    03/21/2018 7:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2018 | William Sullivan
    A curious thing happens when you look beyond the media elation over Democrat Conor Lamb's victory in House district PA-18, which was framed as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Trump won the district by 20 points in the 2016 election, and Trump lent his support to Lamb's opponent, Rick Saccone. But Saccone was not a good candidate by many measures. Even before the election, it was public knowledge that he had been admonished by Republicans for a "sluggish campaign" and for failing to mobilize "any donor infrastructure." He was "panned as a deeply underwhelming candidate who leaned on the...
  • Trump Predicts GOP Will Keep the House in Fight Against Out of Touch Dems, ‘Low IQ’ Maxine Waters

    03/21/2018 5:19:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Tuesday at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner, President Donald Trump said the Republicans will keep the majority in the House of Representatives because they are fighting against Democrats who have “lost touch with normal everyday working people,” like “low IQ” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Trump said, “Now they say the midterms, here comes the midterms. And as usual, they say 95 percent of the time it doesn’t happen. But nobody had ever had an economy like this, nobody has ever had a military that is getting so much stronger so fast, nobody has ever done what we have...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

    03/16/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 3/16/18 | Robert Donachie
    Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security. When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem. When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem. What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans,” the aide told...
  • Pelosi: GOP Attacks Me Because They Are ‘Against Poor Children’

    03/16/2018 5:45:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Thursday at her weekly press briefing, Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said GOP attacks against her leadership during congressional races were due to Republicans being opposed to her hometown San Francisco, LGBT and “poor children.” On Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory, Pelosi said, “So it was a very issues-oriented campaign. As part of it, was millions of dollars that’s coming in from the Koch brothers, and that will happen all over the country, demonizing me as the leader of the Democratic Party. I just wanted him to win. I don’t think that really had that much impact on the race....
  • The ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Could Turn A Democratic Wave Into A Tsunami

    03/15/2018 5:19:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    It’s a busy time of year, so we’ll keep this relatively short. But I wanted to echo and underscore a point made by FiveThirtyEight contributor Nathaniel Rakich in his article on Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. One reason that the results are especially scary for Republicans — Democrat Conor Lamb is the apparent winner1 in a district that President Trump won by 20 percentage points — is because it came on reasonably high turnout, the sort of turnout one might expect in this year’s midterms. As of early Wednesday morning, about 228,000 votes had been counted in...
  • Adam Schiff's TV career at risk after GOP shuts down Russia probe

    03/14/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    **SNIP** "The committee's conclusion means leaders in Congress can spend more time on issues the American people elected them to address, like infrastructure and the economy," RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens told the Washington Examiner. "It's not shocking that the person most upset by the outcome had used the investigation to launch his TV career," he said in reference to Schiff. Ahrens' group last month calculated that Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, held 227 TV interviews in the 13 months ending late February about the Russia probe, according to the RNC. Schiff over the last year became the bane...
  • Trump to Congress: Stop Giving Money to Sanctuary Cities

    03/13/2018 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Total Conservative ^ | March 11, 2018 | Admin
    In a speech to Pennsylvania voters this Saturday, President Donald Trump asked for Congress’s help in confronting one of the major scourges preventing his administration from enforcing the law: Sanctuary cities. “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives,” he said. “The funding bill should not give precious and massive taxpayer grants to cities aiding and abetting criminals. It’s what they do.” Trump was not the only member of the executive branch speaking out against sanctuary cities this weekend. In a speech at Georgetown University on Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed “activist...
  • From the GOP with love -- Trump gets gift from Russia panel (CNN Headline Implies Whitewash)

    03/13/2018 5:25:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/13/2018 | by Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump's friends on Capitol Hill have delivered. The President is now wielding a powerful new weapon in his war of credibility with America's spy agencies over their view that Russia helped put him in the White House, after House Republicans suddenly shuttered their probe into election meddling. "THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION," Trump wrote in an exuberant tweet on Monday night. The committee stunned Washington most by taking direct aim at the assessment...
  • Mark Levin Dismisses Discussion of Vincent Foster

    03/11/2018 8:27:47 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 37 replies
    March 11, 2018 | Allan J. Favish
    Go to and scroll down to the audio file for 3/8/2018. At 1:05:35 to 1:07, Levin has a discussion with a caller until the caller, out of the blue, brings up Vincent Foster. Levin shuts down the conversation quickly with disdain. What little the caller had to say about Foster appears to me to be mostly inaccurate. The caller stated that Miguel Rodriguez testified around 2002 that the crime scene was plowed . . . . First of all, I don't think we can say for certain that it was a "crime" scene because we do not know with...
  • Wagner transitions from write-in opposition to GOP frontman

    03/09/2018 2:04:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 3/9/18 | David Weissman
    ITTSBURGH — About four years after having to overcome negative ads from his own party to win a state Senate seat, Scott Wagner was first to speak at a major GOP committee dinner as the party's endorsed candidate for the state's highest office. Aboard a chartered plane from Harrisburg on his way to the Republican Committee for Allegheny County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Wagner said he started building relationships with Republicans statewide after his historic 2014 write-in campaign. The Spring Garden Township resident and owner of Penn Waste was forced to run as a write-in after the state party endorsed...
  • Norfolk Republicans' meeting devolves into angry dispute, prompting a call to police

    03/07/2018 5:47:48 AM PST · by Sam_Damon · 16 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Bartel
    Highlights of Norfolk Republicans’ Saturday breakfast meeting: yelling, angry obscenities, pushing, shoving, threats of fisticuffs, cops being called and the restaurant owner permanently banning the group. “It was ridiculous,” acknowledged Tom Cherry, Norfolk GOP chairman who leaves the post in April and was at the center of the fracas. “It kind of got uncivil. ... I’m over this. It’s like gutter politics.”
  • Texas primary results — live updates

    03/06/2018 4:41:34 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies ^ | KATHRYN WATSON | March 6, 2018
    It's primary season for the 2018 midterm elections, and voters in Texas are the first in the nation to head to the ballot box. There's a surge of energy among Democrats that's enough to concern Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has his own primary race to deal with Tuesday. Cruz is fighting for reelection for the first time since entering the Senate in 2013.
  • Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

    03/06/2018 7:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 150 replies ^ | March 6, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen. And, as the party of high tariffs through those seven decades, the GOP was rewarded by becoming America's Party. Thirteen Republican presidents served from 1860 to 1930, and only two Democrats. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson were elected only because the Republicans had split. Why, then, this terror of tariffs that grips the GOP? Consider. On hearing that President Trump might impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, Sen. Lindsey...

    03/04/2018 9:18:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/2018 | Alicia Powe
    WASHINGTON – He’s an Italian heartthrob actor with a striking grin that makes women swoon – and he’s knows a deep secret about Hollywood that could crush the best reputations and instantly kill established careers. Many in Hollywood and the movie industry secretly support President Trump, Antonio Sabato Jr. divulged to WND, and they’re itching to take California back from the grips of socialist Democrats. In fact, behind the scenes, several Hollywood figures have expressed enthusiastic support for Sabato and his bid for Congress. “I can focus on the negative that is coming from Hollywood or focus on the positive:...
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 5 Republicans Oppose Obamacare

    03/01/2018 4:42:51 PM PST · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    A new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that nearly four in five Republicans oppose Obamacare. The Kaiser poll found that 78 percent of Republicans oppose Obamacare, while 83 percent of Democrats support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Fifty-five percent of Americans say they support the 2010 healthcare law, while 48 percent of Americans oppose the ACA. The survey arose right after Republicans managed to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Forty percent of those polled were unaware that the individual mandate was repealed. Twenty-two percent of voters suggested that the rising cost...
  • Trump stuns GOP, Dems with impassioned push for gun control

    03/01/2018 5:17:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 156 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...