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  • Trump critic Kasich to visit New Hampshire in fall, sparking more 2020 speculation of a primary…

    08/21/2019 10:38:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans a likely visit to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire next month or in early October, a top Kasich adviser told Fox News. A trip by the very vocal critic of President Trump — first reported by The Washington Post — will spark further speculation that Kasich is seriously weighing a long-shot GOP primary challenge against the president. “The governor’s never closed the door to challenging Trump,” senior adviser John Weaver told Fox News. […] But even though Kasich retains a small group of solid supporters in the state, any path to...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate change is happening, humans a significant contributor

    08/19/2019 5:10:43 PM PDT · by ptsal · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 19, 2019 | Morgan Smith
    SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor. During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans, but one that younger people seem to respond to more strongly than older conservatives. “In some respects, (by speaking with newer conservatives), I’ll be able to make inroads with some of the young people coming along,” he said.
  • Anthony Scaramucci talks to Bill Kristol about trying to force Trump off the GOP ticket in 2020

    08/18/2019 8:42:26 AM PDT · by rintintin · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 Aug 2019 | Brian Schwartz
    The “Never Trump” movement has a new ally: hedge fund boss Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in 2017 after serving 11 days as communications director in President Donald Trump’s White House. Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer. Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: “Yup.”
  • Texas Republicans bracing for a Blue Wave in 2020. Yes, Texas

    08/12/2019 9:57:46 PM PDT · by deek69 · 106 replies
    When Beto O’Rourke proclaimed, during the second round of Democratic presidential debates, that “there’s a new battleground state, Texas, and it has 38 Electoral College votes,” eyes rolled in unison across America. We’ve all heard that nonsense before! Pundits and progressives have been predicting that minority-white Texas would go blue for so long, it’s practically become a running joke. And while O’Rourke came tantalizingly close to knocking off Ted Cruz last fall, that race seemed to have all the hallmarks of a fluke—a Republican senator who even Republicans can’t stomach, running in a strong Democratic midterm cycle against a fresh-faced...
  • Congress must save pensions for 1.3M retirees: Fmr. House Speaker John Boehner

    07/21/2019 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 86 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 07/18/19 | Henry Fernandez
    Former House Speaker John Boehner and former Rep. Joe Crowley are joining forces in a bipartisan effort to combat a looming pension crisis affecting nearly 1.3 million American retirees Opens a New Window. Boehner, the Ohio Republican who retired in 2015, is part of the Retirement Security Coalition, a leading force that is raising awareness to the underfunded multiemployer benefit plans. “The job Joe and I have taken on is to try to elevate the seriousness of this problem," he told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto Opens a New Window. on Thursday. "And Congress really does in fact need to act."...
  • Here are the 4 Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's racist tweets

    07/16/2019 7:27:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2019 | Paul LeBlanc
    The House voted 240-187 on Tuesday night to officially condemn racist language from President Donald Trump in a motion that was supported by four House Republicans. Trump on Sunday directed a series of tweets at Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Illhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, saying the four congresswomen of color should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Ahead of Tuesday's resolution, different members of Congress, including some Republican lawmakers, criticized the President's rhetoric and condemned it as racist, but Trump has stood by the attacks, saying, "I don't...
  • Former Texas Judge Denounces Trump for Racism, Leaves Republican Party

    07/16/2019 7:45:12 PM PDT · by libh8er · 89 replies
    Law.com ^ | 7.16.2019 | Angela Morris
    Former Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Elsa Alcala, a longtime Republican, typically avoids politics on social media but broke that practice on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump, “for my own conscience,” she wrote on Facebook. Trump “is the worst president in the history of this country,” said her Facebook post. The president has an ideology of racism, the judge wrote, adding she couldn’t say anything positive that would absolve Trump of his “rotten core.” “I have been thinking about this for years and I hoped things would get better but they never did,” Alcala told Texas Lawyer. “I...
  • Trump blasts Paul Ryan as 'weak, ineffective & stupid' in fresh attack on ex-Speaker

    07/13/2019 9:03:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/2019 | Louis Casiano
    President Trump unloaded on former House Speaker Paul Ryan for the second time in three days Saturday, mocking him as a “Lame Duck” and chiding his leadership style as “ineffective” and “stupid.” In a series of tweets, Trump praised House Minority Leader Keven McCarthy, R-Calif., calling him smarter and tougher than Ryan, who retired in January. He also characterized Ryan’s fundraising numbers in his final year in office as “abysmal” and said people like him “almost killed the Republican Party.” […] His comments come days after excerpts from an upcoming book the former House Speaker as saying that Trump “didn’t...
  • John Kasich: ‘I think members of the Republican Party are in a coma right now’

    07/08/2019 8:29:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2019 | David Montgomery
    Former Ohio governor John Kasich has sent mixed signals about whether he will launch a primary challenge to President Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Now a senior political commentator for CNN, Kasich says he has bigger things on his mind. You said recently [about challenging Trump]: “There’s no path right now for me. ... I’ve never gotten involved in a race that I didn’t think I could win.” Then you tweeted, “While the path looks tough, all of my options are on the table.” What factors are you considering before you make the final decision? Whether there’s a...
  • GOP Rep. McClintock: What We Are Seeing in North Korea ‘Vintage Trumpian Negotiation’

    07/01/2019 7:43:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2019 | Trent Baker
    Sunday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) commented on President Donald Trump’s visit to North Korea, calling it “vintage” Trump. McClintock said on Fox News Channel what Trump is doing with dictator Kim Jong-un is something seen from his book, “The Art of the Deal,” to obtain peace with North Korea and help the country have the chance to “enter the international community and open up [Kim Jong-un’s] country to enormous investment and prosperity.” “If you want to understand Donald Trump, read ‘The Art of the Deal,'” McClintock stated. “What we’re seeing, I think, is vintage Trumpian negotiation. You take a very,...
  • 2 GOP senators [Willard] say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated [tr] [ed]

    06/26/2019 6:27:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2019 | Ted Barrett and Kristin Wilson
    Two Republican senators said Tuesday the rape allegation made against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll should be explored to determine the veracity of the allegation against the President -- even as many Senate Republicans sidestepped questions over the matter and defended Trump. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa said both Trump and Carroll should be questioned about the alleged assault. "I think anybody that makes an accusation like that, they should come forward," Ernst said when asked if Carroll should be believed. "But obviously there has to be some additional information. They need to interview her. They need...
  • Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to NH. Voters are confused.

    06/15/2019 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2019 | Hunter Woodall
    Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child’s head because he doesn’t want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn’t know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where “those overalls are working overtime.” And he believes his opponent’s policies are trending in the direction of Adolf Hitler.For now, Weld is the most prominent Republican in revolt, mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. But in places like New Hampshire, where there’s a healthy contingent of Republicans uneasy with Trump, Weld is still a...
  • Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees

    06/14/2019 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2019 | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. And it gives agency heads until September to terminate at least one-third of current committees created by agency heads. Federal advisory committees are typically made up of private citizens who offer advice and assistance to the executive branch. The White House did not immediately provide any justification for the order. But it appears...
  • Senator Ted Cruz: Why Democrats May Sweep the 2020 Elections

    06/12/2019 10:34:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 123 replies
    San Angelo Live ^ | Jun. 12, 2019 11:06 am | Joe Hyde
    “I’m worried about 2020, I think it’s 50-50. I think it’s a coin flip,” said Ted Cruz, the Republican U.S. Senator from Texas. The 2020 presidential race happens when the country is “deeply divided.” “It is an incredibly polarized country,” he said. “I think it all comes down to turnout.” “I think the Left is going to show up in massive numbers,” he continued. “And it all comes down to who shows up on the center-right.” Ted Cruz was on the Ben Shapiro Show Sunday when, 45-minutes into the interview, Shapiro asked Cruz for his assessment of the 2020 election...
  • Mitt Romney says Donald Trump's re-election is 'not a sure thing'

    06/07/2019 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 79 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | 06-07-2019 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday he may never be ready to endorse President Donald Trump's re-election, but wouldn't give the race's Democratic front-runner, Joe Biden, "more than a 50-50 shot" of winning the White House. "I think the attitude here has got to be the same as across the country, which is the president will surely be the Republican nominee and an incumbent in a growing economy is more likely to win than to lose. But it's not a sure thing," he said. Romney said if the Democrats nominate "a strong contender, anything's possible." But he declined to say whether...
  • Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump’s use of tariffs

    06/07/2019 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2019 | Lisa Mascaro
    Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don’t like tariffs. They’re viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention in free trade. But many Republicans, unwilling to buck Trump, were prepared to follow the president’s lead and support 5% tariffs on Mexico in his dispute over illegal immigration. But after Trump returned Friday from Europe, he tweeted: “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico....
  • Anxious GOP seeks to delay Trump's Mexico tariffs

    06/05/2019 8:53:01 PM PDT · by rintintin · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 5 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans say President Trump should postpone tariffs set to be imposed on Mexican exports Monday, and allow more time for negotiators to reach a deal. The senators say further negotiations could help prevent an escalating trade fight they say would damage the U.S. economy. “We have a lot of people who don’t want to see this go into effect next week,” said Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.).
  • Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

    06/04/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2019 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that he’ll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam said he plans to convene a special legislative session this summer. The Democrat said in an Associated Press interview ahead of his announcement that he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for “common-sense” law related to guns and accessories. Republicans have previously rejected Northam’s gun control bills out of...
  • McSally breaks with Trump, finds herself siding with her likely Democratic opponent (Mex tariff)

    06/01/2019 8:49:14 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Azfamily ^ | June 1 2019 | Channel 5
    Republican Sen. Martha McSally broke with President Donald Trump on Friday over his threat to hit all Mexican imports with steep tariffs. In doing so, McSally finds herself aligned with her potential Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly.
  • GOP throws up impeachment shield around Trump

    05/20/2019 6:18:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2019 | Stephen Collinson
    Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash's rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" -- the first by a GOP lawmaker -- can gather momentum. But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman's sudden intervention to pile pressure on their own leaders for tougher action. Amash's act of conscience on Saturday sparked immediate speculation over whether a tiny leak in the Republican dam could grow into a torrent of support running away from the President.