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  • America’s Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven

    07/19/2018 8:52:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/19/2018 | Bob Davis and Dante Chinni
    The Republican Party has become the party of blue-collar America. After the 1992 election, 15 of the 20 most manufacturing-intensive Congressional districts in America were represented by Democrats. Today, all 20 are held by Republicans.
  • GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia

    07/19/2018 6:55:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to distance themselves from President Trump’s controversial comments on Russia earlier this week. With less than four months before the election, Senate Republican leaders say they will likely act on legislation sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) this year. That measure would impose stiff economic penalties on Russia if it meddles in a U.S. election in 2018 and beyond. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has indicated to colleagues that he may bring the bill straight to the floor, skipping the committee process to save time. White House press...
  • John McCain says Donald Trump is helping Putin 'shatter' NATO alliance with Montenegro comments

    07/18/2018 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 18, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday for Trump's recent comments about NATO's collective defense obligations. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, in response to a question by host Tucker Carlson, Trump echoed Carlson's concerns about whether the U.S. should defend a small country like Montenegro if it were to come under attack. McCain, who is known to be hawkish on Russia, accused Trump of toeing the Kremlin line. “The people of #Montenegro boldly withstood pressure from #Putin’s Russia to embrace democracy. The Senate voted 97-2 supporting its accession to...
  • Russian Interference in 2018 Midterms?

    07/18/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 44 replies
    Vanity | July 18, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    I'm just starting to hear the first inklings of the concern that Russians are going to "interfere" in the 2018 midterm elections on behalf of Republicans. They've accused those of us in the #WalkAway movement of being Russian bots. They've accused the NRA of being Russian agents. They're accusing the President of being a traitor. The former FBI Director and many others is urging all patriots to put aside "policies" and vote Democrat. We are rapidly approaching a point where the Deep State/Media/Democrat Party/etc. are defining Trump and the entire Republican Party as traitors. The logical extension of their position...
  • Never-Trumpers should leave the GOP. But they need to think twice before following Comey's lead.

    07/18/2018 10:03:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Reed Galen
    Instead of simply trading in one bad party for a slightly less bad one, frustrated voters need to use this moment to push for credible alternatives. Last weekend’s Politico Magazine featured an historical retrospective of the rise and fall of major American political parties during the mid-1850s. Written by professor Joshua Zeitz, a historian and one-time Democratic candidate for Congress, the piece urges “Never Trump” Republicans to give up on the GOP, cast aside ideas of independence and join the Democratic Party. While deeply steeped in historical examples and context, Zeitz presents a false dichotomy to erstwhile Republicans. “Today’s Never...
  • Trump raises $90 million for his reelection bid and GOP, with less going to legal fees

    07/15/2018 9:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    With the 2018 midterms under way, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and two affiliated committees entered the third quarter with a massive fundraising haul of $90 million and a steep decline in attorneys fees, which have consumed his reelection expenses since he took office. Trump's campaign committee and two fundraising committees that jointly raise money with the Republican National Committee - Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee - together raised $17.7 million in the second quarter, for a total of about $90 million in the 2018 cycle, according to Federal Election Committee records filed Sunday evening....
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Trump tells Sen. Mike Lee he is not the pick for Supreme Court

    07/09/2018 5:16:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 9, 2018 2:52 pm Updated: 6 minutes ago | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee received a phone call Monday from President Donald Trump telling him he would not be his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Deseret News has learned. Lee, R-Utah, wouldn't discuss details of the conversation other than to confirm he wasn't Trump's choice but that he would attend the president's prime-time announcement of his pick.
  • Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmake

    07/08/2018 7:26:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill supporters of President Trump and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) at the congressman’s Long Island campaign headquarters. Martin Astrof, 75, showed up at Zeldin’s Nesconset office on Friday morning and verbally assaulted Zeldin and Trump fans, the Suffolk County Police said in a statement. When he tried to drive off, Astorf almost hit volunteer Donato Panico with his car. Astrof was arrested outside his home shortly after the incident. He has been charged with making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, police said. Zeldin condemned the attack on Twitter late Friday night....
  • Republicans Look to Compromise The Supreme Court, Avoid Controversy in Election Year

    07/08/2018 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 89 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Dean Garrison
    In recent days, there has been a strong media push for Raymond Kethledge to be Trump’s choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kethledge is currently a Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated by George W. Bush in 2007 and confirmed a year later. The Sixth Circuit has a reputation for not only being too liberal, but being so liberal that they are reversed more often than any other court. According to Mark Walsh of ABA Journal: Conservatives decry the 9th Circuit’s perceived liberal bent. As candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,...
  • Numerous conservative leaders back Mike Lee for Supreme Court

    07/06/2018 2:35:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    WE ^ | Melissa Quinn
    Twenty-seven conservative leaders signed a statement in support of Lee, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, Conservative Partnership Institute Chairman Jim DeMint, and FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. “Sen. Lee has a proven record of standing up for principle, for doing the right thing for the right reasons, even in the face of withering criticism,” the letter states. “And that’s what this nominee is in for.” The statement warns the confirmation battle to replace Kennedy is likely to be the “roughest fight Washington has seen in decades,” and notes that a Supreme Court with a conservative majority will...
  • Figures. Perkins Coie Law Firm That Paid for Junk Steele Dossier is Behind Fake News Hit Piece on...

    07/03/2018 6:24:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies ^ | 7/03/18 | Jim Hoft
    """Figures. Perkins Coie Law Firm That Paid for Junk Steele Dossier is Behind Fake News Hit Piece on Jim Jordan""" Last fall Glenn Simpson revealed in Congressional testimony that the Clinton campaign and Democrat Party were the financial backers behind Fusion GPS’s Trump dossier project. Perkins Coie, the far left law firm frequently hired by the DNC, hired Fusion in May 2016 to continue an opposition research project on Donald Trump. Simpson told investigators Perkins Coie were the main lawyers for the DNC.
  • Will John McCain's selfishness torpedo Trump's Supreme Court nominee?

    07/03/2018 1:58:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies ^ | 7/3/18 | Ed Straker
    Republicans theoretically have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but in practice, it has been 50-49, since John McCain has left the Senate due to his brain cancer and shows no signs of returning. This makes it difficult for the Senate to pass legislation, of course, but since the Senate needs 60 votes for most matters, McCain's absence is not critical. ...except for judicial nominees. Under current rules, only a majority of senators is needed to approve judicial nominees. That's why every senator counts. With McCain's absence, if one Republican senator defects, and no Democrats support Trump's Supreme Court nominee,...
  • Are Republicans Doomed? What do Demographics tell us?

    06/30/2018 7:57:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Thomas O'Malley
    For the past several years, political pundits on both sides of the aisle have been predicting a future with a permanent Democratic majority in the United States. As evidence, they point to increasing immigration of races that consistently vote over two to one for Democrats, and to the fact that young people overwhelmingly lean left. Republicans have won the popular vote only once in the past seven presidential elections, and Texas, the jewel in the Republican crown, is forecast to go blue in a decade or two because of its growing Hispanic population. These predictions have led to jubilation among...
  • DOJ Springs a Leak: Rosenstein Blasts GOP Congressmen; “They’re Pieces of Sh*t”

    06/28/2018 1:04:22 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 96 replies ^ | Posted on June 28, 2018 by Investigative Bureau
    Deputy Attorney General might want to plug the leaks in his own office before he keeps trumpeting how he is reforming the corrupt FBI. A high-ranking Justice Department official with a pristine record of divulging Intel gems now says Rosenstein privately fumes at the likes of Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows and other GOP Congressman who have been relentlessly pressuring Rosenstein to produce internal documents related to many facets of FBI corruption. “Rosenstein and his people have no respect for Congress, especially GOP,” the Justice source confirmed. “Most of the GOP go along quietly because they know Rosenstein will...
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'Civilization As We Know It Is At Risk in This Election'

    06/25/2018 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 6/25/2018 | Mark Judge
    What's as risk in the upcoming 2018 election? According to San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi, nothing less than "civilization as we know it." Talking to Rolling Stone reporter Tom Dickenson, Pelosi sounds the warning: Pelosi is charting the strategic course of the 2018 election, raising millions of dollars and boosting the recruits who would plug into a political machine she's honed for nearly 15 years. The stakes could not be higher: "Civilization as we know it is at risk in this election," Pelosi says. "We have to win." But as she sits in an Iowa pub on a warm Sunday...
  • David Lynch Says Donald Trump Could Be 'One Of The Greatest Presidents In History'

    06/25/2018 5:58:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6/25/2018 | TOM NICHOLSON
    "No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way" We know that David Lynch isn't one for convention and received wisdom, but declaring that Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history” is up there with recasting David Bowie’s part from Fire Walk With Me to a kettle in the ‘oh, mate’ stakes. Speaking to the Guardian, Lynch said: "[Trump] could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way." Lynch...
  • George Will urges voters to oust the Republicans in November

    06/25/2018 3:29:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 6-23-2018 | Neo-Neocon
    George Will has been writing columns for a long, long time, and has been considered a highly influential columnist on the right. But I never have read him much; I'm not sure why, but he just never appealed to me.You'd think he would appeal to me. After all, when I experienced my political change, I considered myself (and still do consider myself, in certain ways) to be a relatively moderate conservative. Will was supposedly a moderate as well. But I found his writing boring and uninsightful for the most part.Just now I wondered whether I just wasn't remembering correctly. Maybe...
  • Trump to appear at S.C. rally ahead of Tuesday GOP primary runoff

    06/24/2018 11:59:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WCIV-TV ^ | June 25, 2018 | The Associated Press
    West Columbia, S.C. — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCIV) -- President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump followers. President Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign rally at Airport High School in West Columbia. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday and is open to the public. Registration is free, but tickets must be obtained online....
  • Meghan McCain tears into Maxine Waters for urging protests against Trump officials

    06/24/2018 5:30:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain went after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Saturday after the lawmaker called for protesters to confront Trump administration officials in public. “This is absolutely insane - and extremely dangerous,” McCain tweeted in response to recent comments from Waters. “My father in law works in the administration, does this mean when we go out to dinner we should be ambushed?!?” “Don’t ever again give me any of the ‘when they go low, we go high’ lip service,” McCain added, referring to former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech from the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Waters on Saturday...