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  • Conservative beats centrist in GOP congressional primary [SC: Richard Norman v. Tommy Pope]

    05/19/2017 6:19:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2017 2:49 PM EDT
    Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week’s runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday’s count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago....
  • McConnell rejects Trump filibuster idea

    05/03/2017 6:54:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 2, 2017
    The top Republican in the Senate on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that his party change the chamber's rules to undercut the ability of Democrats to block legislation with filibusters. "There is an overwhelming majority on a bipartisan basis that is not interested in changing the way the Senate operates on the legislative calendar," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters.
  • Obamacare and the Gutless Wonders of the GOP

    05/01/2017 6:44:43 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05/01/2017 | David Catron
    Their timidity on Obamacare repeal has made them a national laughingstock. "....Yet the party that ended slavery and successfully championed women’s suffrage, both in the face of violent Democratic opposition, can’t muster the courage to repeal even the worst provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This cowardice has now inspired the law’s apologists to openly mock the GOP and President Trump."
  • McConnell ‘Very Confident’ That Congress Can Avoid a Government Shutdown

    04/03/2017 7:47:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2017 | 5:16 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The government will run out of money on April 28 unless Congress passes a bill to keep the funds flowing through the end of the fiscal year. Senate Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he’s “very confident” there will be no government shutdown on April 29, but that means Republicans will not press for some of their own — and President Trump’s — priorities, including money for a border wall. “The two appropriations committees are working on the bills on a bipartisan basis,” McConnell told “Fox News Sunday.” “I’m confident Senate Democrats are not going to want to shut down the government....
  • McConnell says deep State Department budget cuts won't pass

    02/28/2017 12:11:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2017 | by Richard Cowan
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would not back slashing State Department funding as the Trump administration is expected to propose, adding that deep cuts would not pass the legislative chamber. Speaking to reporters, McConnell also said Republicans, who control both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are still not in agreement on a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare.
  • Shutdown? GOP says no as it tries to save Trump priorities

    03/30/2017 3:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2017 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month. The temporary government-wide spending bill runs out at midnight April 28, and since Trump needs Democratic help in getting the legislation done, Republicans are already tamping down expectations. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a Trump ally, predicted that the legislation would be kept mostly free...
  • Kasich: Republicans ‘Have Got to Reach Out Across the Aisle’

    03/27/2017 11:38:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 27, 2017 | 6:58 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “You cannot have major changes in major programs affecting things like health care without including Democrats from the very beginning and asking them to be constructive,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential contender, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “So, they have got to reach out across the aisle. And Democrats have to say, we will work with you to improve and fix this plan for people.” Kasich said it would be “pathetic” if Democrats put partisanship above the good of the country. […] Kasich said the “extremes” in both parties should be “marginalized” so “reasonable”...
  • Ryan: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

    03/24/2017 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 24, 2017 | Madeline Conway
    After withdrawing his health care bill from the House floor in an embarrassing defeat, Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that “Obamacare is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” “I don't know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land,” Ryan told reporters shortly after House Republicans canceled a planned afternoon vote on their alternative to Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law. “It's gonna remain the law of the land until it's replaced,” Ryan continued. “We did not have quite the votes to replace this law. And, so,...
  • McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut

    03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs. McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that he’s opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trump’s budget for Fiscal 2018. In fact, McConnell said, “We are not going to allow any cuts” to the commission. …
  • Conservative Darrell Issa turns to the left

    03/19/2017 10:08:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2017 | Martin Wisckol
    Darrell Issa, who built a reputation in Congress as an imposing conservative attack dog, has got a brand new bag. With Democrats closing in on his seat last fall, Issa mailed a campaign ad praising President Barack Obama for signing a victims rights bill Issa supported -- the same Obama he unrelentingly criticized while serving as the high-profile chairman of the House Oversight Committee. The pro-life congressman, who squeaked out reelection to a ninth term by 0.7 percentage points, told constituents at a town hall March 11 that he opposed fellow Republicans’ call to defund Planned Parenthood. Despite a lifetime...
  • Republicans Start Lining Up to Fight for the N.E.A. and N.E.H.

    03/18/2017 10:07:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Michael Cooper, Sopan Deb
    Several key Republican lawmakers are expressing support for the programs, which, since their near-death experiences during the culture wars of a generation ago, have taken pains to counter accusations of coastal elitism by making sure to distribute their grants widely across all 50 states. -snip Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who is the chairwoman of a crucial Senate appropriations panel that oversees the endowments, said in a statement, “I believe we can find a way to commit to fiscal responsibility while continuing to support the important benefits that N.E.A. and N.E.H. provide.” Her backing, like that of some other...
  • McCain: Trump Must Prove Wiretapping or Retract Claims

    03/12/2017 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Donald Trump must provide the American people, not just the Senate Intelligence Committee, with proof of his claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, and if he doesn't have the proof, he needs to retract his statements, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. "If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" program, while pointing out that he himself has no reason to believe the allegations are true.
  • Breaking: Piscopo Makes His Move in NJ Gov’s Race

    03/09/2017 6:08:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    observer.com ^ | 03/08/17 | By Ken Kurson
    PolitickerNJ has learned that Comedian-Actor-Radio Host Joe Piscopo summoned Tony Perry to his residence in Hunterdon County last weekend. Perry is the Chief of Staff to State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Middletown). Piscopo, the morning drive time host on AM970, became highly associated with the Garden State via his Paulie Herman character (“I’m from Jersey”) and Frank Sinatra impressions on Saturday Night Live. He has been frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for governor this year, either as a Republican or Independent. According to a source in Monmouth County Republican politics, no specific political roles were discussed at the meeting, which...
  • Republicans Healthcare Plan Is Nothing More Than A Yugo With American Tires.

    03/06/2017 6:25:26 PM PST · by OneVike · 111 replies
    3/6/17 | OV
    They screwed us and I am ANGRY!!!!! The Republicans gave us 123 pages of changes to a 12,000 page healthcare atrocity forced on us by Obama and the Democrats. Call your Representative and Senator and demand they go back and start from scratch. If they give us this, then the Republicans will own it with the Democrats. KILL OBAMACARE and start from scratch!!!!
  • So much for party loyalty: Michelle Obama's good friend George W. Bush praises Kimmel's 'damn good'…

    03/03/2017 11:24:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:16 EST, 3 March 2017 | Jennifer Smith and Ariel Zilber
    George W. Bush heaped praise on Jimmy Kimmel for his anti-Trump opening monologue at the Oscars on Thursday night, telling the comedian enthusiastically that his performance was “damn good”. In a rare and lighthearted television appearance, Bush steered clear of mentioning the current president by name but was led into several subtle jabs at him by his mischievous host. Among the slights was a compliment for Kimmel’s decidedly anti-Trump debut at the Academy Awards. “I saw your opening. I thought it was damn good!” he enthused, adding later that Kimmel was a “funny guy”. […] But Bush didn’t stop there...
  • McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

    02/20/2017 10:01:00 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/17 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press." It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party. "I hate the press," the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News' Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • Conservatives Urge Republicans, Move Faster on Tax Reform

    02/06/2017 9:48:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2017 | 10:34 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A coalition of conservative groups is urging Congress to pass “pro-growth” tax reform in 2017 — sooner rather than later. In a letter dated Feb. 6, addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the coalition says significant progress should be made in the first hundred days of the Trump administration: “Given the importance of this issue, we believe it is imperative that the House of Representatives make significant progress in the first hundred days of the Trump administration toward passing comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform,” said the letter addressed to House Speaker Paul...
  • "A Lot Of The Toothpaste Is Already Out": Paul Ryan Explains Why The Iran Deal Will Stay In Place

    02/05/2017 10:15:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2017
    One day after Iran defied Trump with a new missile tests and threatened enemies with "roaring missiles" following Friday's Iran sanctions, confirming our Friday report, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that despite the troubling escalation in sanctions, the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration is likely to remain in place. "A lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube. I never supported the deal in the first place. I thought it was a huge mistake, but the multilateral sanctions are done," Ryan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. Speaker Paul...
  • Republican Lawmakers Balk At Trump’s Border Wall, Citing Exorbitant Costs And Futility

    02/05/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by bkopto · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Eric Owens
    Over a dozen Republicans in Congress are expressing skepticism about President Donald Trump’s plan to construct an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” along the 1,954-mile-long border between the United States and Mexico. Some of the GOP lawmakers say they will vote against any legislation funding a wall unless its potentially steep cost is wholly offset by cuts in spending elsewhere, reports CNN. Other Republicans in Congress say that the wall, if built, will fail to stem the tide of illegal immigration from Mexico as well as Central America. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker counts himself among the legislators...