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  • Dick Morris: Punish the GOP Traitors on Immigration

    05/26/2018 4:46:41 PM PDT · by dvan · 29 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | Dick Morris
    Twenty-one Republican members of the House of Representatives have signed a discharge petition in the hopes that, combined with Democrat members, they can get enough signatures to force a vote on legalizing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without having to embrace Republican demands for tougher immigration laws as a tradeoff. These GOP congressmen are sabotaging President Donald Trump’s efforts and those of conservative House members to hold up legalizing DACA immigrants (those who came here as children) until Democrats agree to strengthen immigration laws. The conservative rationale is highly sensible. When we grant, in effect, amnesty...
  • Election fears recede for House Republicans

    05/26/2018 8:06:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/1 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Republicans left town for the Memorial Day recess feeling more optimistic about their chances in the midterm elections, putting a spring in their step as they head toward the heat of the campaign season. Recent polling and election forecasts have cast doubt on the idea that a “blue wave” is building that will sweep Democrats into office this November. One recent survey by Reuters found voters preferring a generic Republican candidate to a generic Democrat — the first time this year that the GOP has led on a generic-ballot test, which is considered a key bellwether for elections. Etc...
  • GOP worry over McCain’s Senate seat fading daily

    05/26/2018 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2018 | Sean Sullivan
    Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away. Friends who have visited McCain as he struggles with one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer are encouraged by his recent state, though they recognize the 81-year-old’s condition could deteriorate rapidly. Republicans in Arizona and Washington are increasingly hopeful McCain will be in office through May 30, the unofficial date for averting a special election for his seat this year. The GOP, which holds a 51-49 majority, is...
  • Luntz: Pelosi Is So Unpopular, GOP Could Keep House Majority in Midterms

    05/26/2018 3:51:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/25/18
    Republicans could keep their House majority in the House in November's midterms because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is unpopular and many swing voters do not want her to retake the gavel as House speaker, according to pollster Frank Luntz. The California Democrat has been a lightning rod for controversy in recent months, particularly for her infamous "crumbs" remark about the benefits of the GOP tax cuts. **SNIP** “If Republicans could find some way to engineer a vote over who would be Speaker of the House in January of 2019, if they could engineer that vote, I would be prepared...
  • Breaking! GOP Reps Submit Resolution for Second Special Counsel into FBI Election Meddling

    05/22/2018 9:28:37 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Seventeen Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), submitted a resolution Tuesday demanding the appointment of a second special counsel to probe “misconduct” by Justice Department and FBI officials during the 2016 presidential election. ~~~ The 12-page resolution requested the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to probe matters associated to three topics: the ending of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its “origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.”
  • Poll Shock: GOP Takes Lead in 2018 Generic Poll By 6 Points — Nine Point Reversal in One Week!

    05/22/2018 8:21:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats are hoping for a blue wave to take down Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. Then they can focus on impeaching President Trump over his mean tweets. But the latest Reuters generic poll shows Republicans suddenly with a 6 point lead! That’s a 9 point swing in one week. This comes after more record economic news (ignored by the liberal mainstream media).
  • A Coup in the Offing? [..amping up the pressure on Paul Ryan..]

    05/21/2018 4:20:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 20, 2018 11:29 AM | Haley Byrd
    Top Republicans consider amping up the pressure on Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House before midterm elections. Top Republicans in Congress and the White House have in recent days entertained a plan to push House Speaker Paul Ryan out of his post over the summer, in an effort to clear the way for his presumed successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, to assume the speakership. A source involved in the conversations and who has discussed the idea with President Donald Trump told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Trump believes there is merit to the plan, but has not...
  • Trump says Pelosi’s high-tax plan will help GOP win midterms

    05/16/2018 6:17:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/09/18 | Mark Moore
    President Trump on Twitter Wednesday predicted the Republican Party will win the midterm elections in November because of the “sooo strong” economy and Nancy Pelosi confirming she supports a​ ​tax increase, ​asking, “why wouldn’t we win?” “The Republican Party had a great night. Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November. The Economy is sooo strong, and with Nancy Pelosi wanting to end the big Tax Cuts and Raise Taxes, why wouldn’t we win?​,” the president wrote.​ Pelosi, the House minority leader, was quoted criticizing Trump’s tax cut plan...
  • 15 Pro-Migrant GOP Reps. Push for DACA Amnesty Vote

    05/16/2018 9:11:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Fifteen Republicans have quickly signed a “discharge petition” that would allow Democrats to push a no-strings amnesty for roughly 3 million ‘DACA’ illegals through the House this month. The amnesty vote will be forced if the discharge petition is signed by 25 GOP legislators plus all Democratic legislators — providing the GOP legislators do not reverse their votes when they face pressure from the GOP’s leadership, led by outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan. The amnesty push is a political challenge for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the likely replacement for Ryan. “The goal is to empower each member of the House, including...
  • Why getting money for Interstate 73 is such a struggle

    05/16/2018 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | March 19, 2018 | Emma Dumain
    WASHINGTON By Washington standards, it shouldn’t be that hard to get money for Interstate 73, a decades-in-the-making, $2 billion project to connect 75 miles of road from the North Carolina border to the tourist hub of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. But Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., the local congressman and the road’s key backer, is struggling to get the project going. He does have support from his state’s two U.S. senators. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recently called the interstate the second most important economic priority for South Carolina behind dredging the Charleston Harbor. Al Simpson, a well-connected Washington lobbyist who was...
  • Trump gives GOP midterm pep talk

    05/16/2018 5:14:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/15/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump did most of the talking at a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday where disagreements between the White House and his congressional allies were pushed to the side. Trump dominated the room, voicing confidence about the midterm elections, updating lawmakers on diplomatic talks with North Korea and even musing about retiring one day to West Virginia. He took only two questions from lawmakers during the hourlong meeting which was just as notable for the topics that didn’t come up: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and trade policies that have unnerved senators from agriculture-heavy states. The story about a...
  • Fox News Host Exits His Company Over Support for Trump

    05/15/2018 6:01:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 15, 2018 | Maxwell Tani
    A top nonpartisan political crowdfunding site on Tuesday cut ties with its CEO, a Fox News weekend host, and temporarily suspended all fundraising on its platform for Republican candidates. In a Medium.com post, entitled “A stand against Trumpism, a stand for democracy,” Crowdpac, a for-profit website that helps candidates raise money online, announced a series of major changes including the departure of founder and CEO Steve Hilton, acknowledging that his vocal advocacy for President Donald Trump “created a tension within our platform and community.” “We’ve heard from many quarters of the Crowdpac community that, in light of Steve Hilton’s political...
  • How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In Amer

    05/14/2018 6:35:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | kate nocera
    You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year. Roger Williams cannot enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July anymore. The 68-year-old Texan is a longtime NRA member, but these days, he can’t hunt. Once, during a congressional committee hearing, the chair banged a gavel — clap — on the desk, and Williams fell out of his seat. It’s been almost a year since Williams and nearly two dozen of his Republican colleagues were shot at as they were wrapping up baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia,...
  • Fox Business guest says torture ‘worked’ on 'Songbird' John McCain

    05/10/2018 12:52:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2018 | Erik Wemple
    During a discussion with host Charles Payne on Fox Business Network, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney was asked to opine on the criticism faced by Gina Haspel, who was grilled on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee in her pursuit of confirmation for the top job at the CIA. Having played a role in the CIA’s interrogation/torture program during the 2000s, Haspel waffled a bit as Democratic senators pushed her on the morality of the methods, which are no longer in force. McInerney was riding with Trump on this one: “It’s very simple to me, Charles. If we...
  • GOP Congress Bankrolls Questionable Education Department

    05/10/2018 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps the risk of being called heartless is making them headless. John Stossel of Reason Magazine claims U. S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos is keeping hers. "It now spends $193.1 billion a year," he writes. "DeVos proposed a mere $9 billion in cuts." (Only in Washington is $9 billion "mere.") "But nothing goes away in Washington, no matter how wasteful," Stossel points out. "The Republican Congress ignored her proposed cuts and increased her budget by $2 billion." Stossel is absolutely right. I’ve read 30 years worth of hearings, Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) reports and even inspector general...
  • McCain urges Senate to reject Haspel’s nomination

    05/09/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by libh8er · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN AND BRETT SAMUELS
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came out against Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, on Wednesday after her confirmation hearing in the Senate. In a break with President Trump, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to vote against Haspel, charging that "her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying." McCain said Haspel in speaking to the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to address his concerns about her role in an enhanced interrogation program during the George W. Bush administration. The methods used in that program are now widely regarded as torture. Haspel cannot afford to lose any additional Republican support....
  • Key primary elections are coming Tuesday: Here are the races to watch

    05/07/2018 10:05:42 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    *Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. *Voters will choose challengers to vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly in West Virginia and Indiana, respectively. *Parties will set their nominees for multiple competitive House races in Ohio and North Carolina. *In Ohio, both Republican and Democratic primaries for governor are competitive. A string of 2018 primary elections take place Tuesday, shaping elections that will help to determine which party holds the House and Senate after November's midterms. Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia will hold primaries Tuesday. Both West Virginia and...
  • California Senate candidate who admires Hitler kicked out of state's GOP convention

    05/05/2018 6:56:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    An anti-Semitic Republican Senate candidate in California was booted from the state's GOP convention Saturday while reportedly dragging and kicking an Israeli flag, according to the Los Angeles Times. SNIP Despite his extremist views, Little is polling higher against other Republican candidates for incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) seat. According to CBS News San Francisco, Little is polling second to Feinstein.
  • Mitt Romney: “My Favorite Meat Is Hot Dog”

    05/04/2018 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | May 4, 2018 | Spence Buell
    The former Massachusetts governor and shapeshifting perennial candidate spilled the beans on his hot dog meat habit in a moment captured by The Washington Times, which just published a lengthy profile on Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah: “My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat,” he told a gathering of supporters as they joined him recently for a casual dinner organized by his campaign. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And, everyone says, oh, don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great, but I like hot dog best,...
  • Sen.John McCain Back in the Hospital

    04/29/2018 8:35:54 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 137 replies
    29 April 18 | hapnHAL
    Sen. John McCain back in the hospital, asking his son in law to take care of his daughter. The Arizona Republic newspaper reported Sunday evening that Senator John McCain has been readmitted to a Phoenix hospital for treatment of diverticulitis. The paper said it was unclear if the intestinal problem is related to Senator McCain incurable brain cancer.