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  • Rubio: Trump pardoning Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

    12/09/2018 11:40:19 AM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Marco Rubio warned President Trump on Sunday that it would be a bad idea to pardon Paul Manafort. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Rubio, R-Fla., said it would be a mistake for Trump to issue a pardon for his former campaign chairman after Special Counsel Robert Mueller accused Manafort of lying about his contacts with administration officials in 2018 and at least four other details related to the investigation into Russian election meddling during the 2016 campaign. “I haven’t heard that the White House is thinking about doing it,” Rubio said. “I advise strongly against it. It...
  • Michael Flynn tops the list of Trump’s worries

    12/05/2018 12:41:34 PM PST · by detective · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday recommended that former national security adviser Michael Flynn serve no prison time, citing his “substantial assistance” with several ongoing investigations, according to a new court filing. Tuesday’s filing is heavily redacted, continuing to shroud in secrecy the details of what Flynn told Mueller’s team about his interactions with [President] Trump and other top officials. But the document noted that Flynn has assisted the special counsel with its “investigation concerning links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign.” You don’t have to be a...
  • Ryan: There's Something 'Really Bizarre' About California's Election System

    11/30/2018 5:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Paul Ryan questioned California’s ballot-counting process after Democrats were able to flip several GOP-held seats.The state’s election system “defies logic to me,” he said during an interview with the Washington Post’s Paul Kane. “We had a lot of wins that night, and three weeks later we lost basically every contested California race. This election system they have, I can’t begin to understand what ballot harvesting is.”“We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race,” he continued. “This election system they have — I can’t begin to...
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • For What Should We Be Thankful?

    11/22/2018 2:31:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government's true goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which political party controls either house of Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if the leadership of both major political parties believes that...
  • An Alternative to the Status Quo

    11/22/2018 12:51:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Had John C. Fremont not run as a Republican in 1856, there would probably would have been no Lincoln in 1860. The Republican Party formed in the 1850s with the collapse of the Whig Party. The central unifying issue Republicans shared was abolition of slavery. It unified people across political parties, bringing them together into something new. In the early 1990s, fueled by a single billionaire's calls for reform, the Reform Party sprang up under H. Ross Perot. He won 18.9 percent of the popular vote. The Reform Party, unlike the Republicans in the 1800s, was one man's party,...
  • Canada’s Trudeau is trying to slip the LGBT agenda into the trade deal

    11/19/2018 4:34:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    CR ^ | · November 19, 2018 | Nate Madden
    There’s a language fight brewing with the LGBT lobby over the new trilateral agreement, and — what a surprise — it looks like far-left Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is behind it. The Hill reports that a group of 38 GOP lawmakers has sent a letter to President Trump over proposed trade deal language meant to prevent sex discrimination. The problem is that the language equates “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) with sex. “A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy,” congressmen explained in a the letter dated November 16. “It is especially inappropriate and...
  • Jersey Republicans remain split over the 'divisive' Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 8:38:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.08.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The election is over. Let the infighting begin.  For me it began Wednesday morning just after I awoke. I had spent the prior evening covering Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin's loss to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m.After fortifying myself with some strong coffee, I checked my phone. There was a voicemail from the most prominent conservative Republican in the state Senate, Mike Doherty of Warren County.  Doherty was upset at the comments in my election-night column from the most prominent moderate Republican in the Assembly, minority leader Jon Bramnick.Bramnick had pinned the blame...
  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 4:31:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 107 replies
    Ev&bE News ^ | Hannah Northey and Geof Koss
    Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he's sworn in in January. In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a "critical area." ....snip Last year, Romney told college students in St. Louis that he was "concerned about the anti-scientific attitude" expressed by some of his Republican colleagues and that he was convinced humanity has played a part in global warming (Climatewire, Oct. 3). "I happen to believe that there is climate change, and I think humans contribute to it in a substantial way,...
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • Mitt Romney: Donald Trump’s Vilification of the Media Is Unprecedented

    11/04/2018 4:12:36 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/03/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote in a blog post this week that President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media is unprecedented, stating he vehemently disagrees with labeling the press “the enemy of the people.”
  • Michael Steele: Trump ‘Engages in Stupid at a Level That We Have Never Seen Before'

    11/02/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship via executive order engaging “in stupid at a level that we have never seen before.” Steele said, “It is better from Trump’s perspective to have a base that is angry and mad at someone other than him. It is sort of the 1950s racism that has been reintroduced into the body politic, and he is thriving on that. So, you know, a great jobs number, and wages going up, and tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointment s appointments,...
  • Alleged Mueller accuser fails to show up at press conference

    11/01/2018 10:23:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 1, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A Republican lobbyist’s plan to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller by smearing him with sexual harassment allegations fell apart Thursday when the lobbyist failed to produce the woman. Jack Burkman, a GOP activist and lobbyist, had scheduled a Thursday press conference in Arlington, Virginia, to produce a woman he said was going to disclose sexual misconduct allegations against Mr. Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • NJ Republican Senate candidate takes on Trump over birthright proposal

    10/31/2018 9:32:56 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 75 replies
    Fox Busines/Youtube.com ^ | 10/31/2018 | Stuart Varney
    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin on President Trump's immigration policy and his Senatorial campaign.
  • Speaker Ryan: ‘You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order’

    10/30/2018 2:52:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 84 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 10/20/18 | By BURGESS EVERETT and CAITLIN OPRYSKO
    Speaker Ryan: ‘You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order’ House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday broke with President Donald Trump on whether an executive order could deny a constitutional guarantee of citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to noncitizen parents. But despite Ryan's stern rebuttal to the president, the idea of limiting birthright citizenship still has significant cache among congressional Republicans, even if they aren't quite sure how to undo a constitutional guarantee stemming from the 14th Amendment. Trump told Axios in an interview released Tuesday that the White House counsel had advised him that there was...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘Unfortunately’ the Right Now Practices Alinsky’s ‘Tribal Identity Politics’

    10/28/2018 10:14:18 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 118 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/28/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he believed conservatives have embraced “tribal identity politics,” in the style of leftist community organizer Saul Alinsky. Host John Dickerson asked, “You’ve seen some President Trump’s rallies, do those rallies accentuate the things that unite us or are they — do they do something very successful in politics which is sow division in the country? Do you see that happening at his rallies? Ryan said, “Sometimes, yeah...
  • Ben Sasse Is Everything Wrong With Elite Conservatism

    10/24/2018 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Oc6tober 25, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    We’ve nearly won the battle for the Republican Party, having kicked out most of the grifters, weasels, weenies, and dorks of Conservative, Inc. They spent decades dunning us for donations while conserving not very much at all, so we elected Donald Trump and remade the GOP. Now there’s no place left for them, and they’re pouting on the Lido Deck among the unsold cruise cabins, sipping Zima and muttering about how ungrateful we are. As I explain in my hilarious and obnoxious new book, Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy, the sissy...
  • Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

    10/21/2018 6:13:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump’s compliment of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for assaulting a reporter last May was “not OK.” Sasse said, “I believe the First Amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is OK. What you hear from Nebraskans who also tune out most of the rallies is that there’s a short-term, long-term thing going on and feel that the president’s rhetoric is short-term playful. I don’t think...
  • Bill Kristol seeking GOP candidate to take on Trump in 2020

    09/16/2018 3:22:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/18 | Caitlin Yilek
    A leader of the "Never Trump" movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent. Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult,” he said.
  • Nebraska Sen. Sasse says he ‘regularly’ mulls leaving GOP

    09/08/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
    A Republican who’s among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the Senate says he “regularly” considers leaving his party and becoming an independent. That’s what Nebraska’s Ben Sasse writes on Twitter in response to a commenter who said she believed changing her Democratic affiliation to “no-party” would be “part of the solution.” She then asked the first-term senator whether he might follow suit. His response: “yep — regularly consider it (except the ‘from Dem’ part)” …