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  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights

    12/07/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Alexander Bolton
    TITLE SHOULD BE: DEMS READY TO SHUT DOWN US GOVT UNLESS DREAMERS ARE LEGALIZED. The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation. Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year. The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue. Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the...
  • Eric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’

    12/05/2017 9:58:01 AM PST · by x1stcav · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Tuesday that he's bothered by the Republican National Committee's decision to its reinstate support for GOP Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore, saying that Moore "deserves to lose." "I think he deserves to lose," Cantor said on CNN's New Day. "When I was in office as Majority Leader, I had the policy of zero tolerance for any of this kind of stuff."
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

    11/30/2017 4:38:17 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 126 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/30/17 08:32 AM EST | By Rebecca Savransky
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of dementia." During MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said Trump is "completely detached from reality." "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit," Scarborough said.
  • Alabama GOP senator [Shelby]: I voted for a write-in instead of Moore

    11/27/2017 4:59:30 PM PST · by lodi90 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2017 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said on Monday that he did not vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore in the state's Senate special election. "No, no, no, I voted absentee. I didn't vote for him. I voted for a distinguished Republican write-in," Shelby told reporters when asked if he would vote for Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
  • Sen. Thune: 'There Shouldn't Be Any Discussion About Shutting Down the Government'

    11/27/2017 11:33:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 27, 2017 | 6:55 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A short-term spending bill passed by Congress earlier this year runs out on Dec. 8, and keeping the money tap open is one of the main concerns as lawmakers return to town this week. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said Congress needs to pass a long-term spending bill, but “sometimes you need to do a short-term extension.” And Thune discouraged talk about a government shutdown: “There shouldn’t be any discussion about shutting down the government,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “We can make this thing work,” Thune said. “We just need to get people at the table, negotiate it. I think...
  • Thanksgiving Update: Mitch McConnell Losing the War Against Republican Base

    11/23/2017 9:36:02 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is badly losing the war he is waging against his own party’s voters this Thanksgiving, a sign of the failed GOP leader’s waning power in the era of President Donald J. Trump. Just over a couple weeks from now, conservative Judge Roy Moore is expected to defeat radical Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by now Attorney General Jeff Sessions—and that is just the beginning of a larger wave brewing against McConnell. . . .
  • Why the Law Might Not Allow the Senate to Expel Roy Moore

    11/22/2017 3:57:44 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 22, 2017 | Stan Brand
    One Supreme Court case provides a clue about the limits that may be placed on the Senate if it attempts either to deny Moore a seat or to expel him once he has been seated. In 1967, a special House committee determined that New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell’s staff had falsified travel expenses and caused illegal payments to his wife. Rather than censure and fine Powell for this misconduct, the House voted by a simple majority to exclude—meaning, refuse to seat—Powell after his reelection. Powell sued, and when Powell v. McCormack made it to the Supreme Court, the court...
  • Establishment GOP conflicted over potential Moore win

    11/21/2017 9:02:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/17 06:00 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Senior Republicans in Washington are unsure about what to do about Roy Moore now that it’s become clear that their attempts to oust him as the GOP nominee for Senate in Alabama have failed. Some Republicans argue that it’s better for Moore to defeat Democrat Doug Jones for the sake of President Trump’s agenda, which would become imperiled if the Senate Republican majority fell from 52 seats to 51. Others, however, contend that it’s better longer-term for the party if he doesn’t come to the Senate. They see the prospect of losing a Republican seat to be a better option...
  • Tillerson condemns violence against LGBT people on Transgender Day of Remembrance

    11/21/2017 8:56:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/17 11:45 AM EST | Avery Anapol
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement marking Monday Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tillerson’s statement condemned the violence against transgender individuals, saying that they “should not be subjected to violence or discrimination.” “Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world,” Tillerson wrote. “Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.” Transgender Day of Remembrance has been commemorated on Nov. 20 for nearly 20 years, and the White House began participating in 2012, according to GLAAD....
  • FOX News Poll: Democrat Doug Jones Leads Judge Roy Moore By 8 Points

    11/16/2017 3:34:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    GP ^ | November 16,2017 | Jim Hoft
    After a week of non-stop media hits and allegations be several women of inappropriate conduct 38 years ago — Republican Judge Roy Moore is now down by 8 points in the latest FOX News poll. Despite the allegations it is still stunning that Alabama Republicans would vote for a committed anti-American Socialist to represent them in the US Senate. Judge Moore has a lot of work to do between now and the election on December 12th. The Gloria Allred tactics of personal destruction appear to be working for Democrats.
  • Open Question: Has Drudge Flipped?

    11/16/2017 2:38:29 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 82 replies
    November 16 | Self
    Throughout the "brouhah" over the Alabama senate race, Drudge has chosen the most unflattering pictures (the gun photo) of Moore and trumpeted the most scurrilous accusations of him to highlight. He is pounding away at him relentlessly.
  • McConnell: Roy Moore should step aside

    11/13/2017 8:28:48 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside," according to the Associated Press. His comments come after a woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32. McConnell was asked if he believes the allegations to be true. "I believe the women," he said.
  • Roy Moore makes first appearance since allegations; protesters gather in Vestavia Hills

    11/11/2017 7:16:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 96 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | November 11, 2017 | By Ivana Hrynkiw
    United States Senate hopeful Roy Moore today is making his first public appearance Saturday after allegations broke Thursday the former Alabama Supreme Court Cheif Justice inappropriately touched a then 14-year-old girl several decades ago. Moore is at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club around 8:30 a.m. Saturday as about a dozen protesters gathered outside. He declined to answer reporters' questions as he entered the building.
  • Vanity - GOP Establishment jumps way too fast on Moore.

    11/10/2017 8:58:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 76 replies
    Funny, isn't it, that within 24 hours of the sex offense accusations upon Judge Roy Moore, running for the USA Senate seat of Jeff Sessions....The Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John MCain, gang of GOP Establishment low life were declaring Moore guilty as sin and were screaming for his removal from the ballot, worse then any Democrat was doing the same thing. Methinks this hints heavily of a setup by the GOP Establishment. Now....I am not sure whether Moore is guilty or not. That remains to be determined as time goes by. But...for this gang of rabid dogs, led by McCain,...
  • GOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration

    11/08/2017 4:20:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 11/7/17 | Ben Kamisar
    ....“I don’t know how you get around that this wasn’t a referendum on the administration, I just don’t," Taylor told reporters at Gillespie's election night party. "Some of the very divisive rhetoric really prompted and helped usher in a really high Democratic turnout... "I’m telling you that from someone who is from Virginia, who watched these races, who watched people lose tonight against opponents who are completely no name.” ....Taylor admitted that Trump could threaten the GOP's House majority. When asked whether Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would retain his speakership if Trump doesn't moderate, Taylor said it was an "interesting...
  • 7 Reasons Mitt Romney Should Run For Senate In Utah

    11/04/2017 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Mafe · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2017 | Tom Joyce
    After 42 years, it is time Utah changes up senators. When incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch was elected to his seventh term in 2012, he vowed it would be his last. Recently, however, the 83-year-old told KUTV he will run again—unless his friend Mitt Romney calls him and says he would like to run. Then Hatch would step aside. Here are seven reasons Romney should take Hatch up on that offer. 1. Gives Utah Time to Find a Long-term Solution According to The Salt Lake Tribune, 75 percent of voters said Hatch should not run again. By 2024, he would be...
  • George W. Bush: ‘I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president’

    11/04/2017 10:37:06 AM PDT · by Hadean · 209 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Alicia Cohn
    Former President George W. Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, both criticize President Trump in a new book to be released this month, with George W. Bush admitting that, despite Trump’s political affiliation, he’s worried “that I will be the last Republican president.” George H.W. Bush also calls Trump a “blowhard” in the book, “The Last Republicans,” by Mark K. Updegrove, which was previewed by The New York Times and CNN on Friday. "I don't like him. I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. And I'm not too excited about him being a leader,” the...
  • Lawmakers to Trump: Leave Mueller alone

    10/31/2017 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 7:52 AM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Democrats — and a few Republicans — in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Concerned that the president may fight back after Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling led to two indictments and a guilty plea for his former advisers Monday, top Democrats laid down a marker for the president, who earlier in the year criticized Mueller and the probe. […] Republicans were less explicit, but many sent a similar message. ”I don’t think anybody in their right mind at the White House would think about replacing Mr. Mueller unless there was a...