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  • Poll: Less than quarter of GOP lawmakers voice support for border wall

    09/20/2017 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    United Press International ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM | Ed Adamczyk
    Less than a quarter of Republicans in Congress actually voice support funding for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a new survey by USA Today said Wednesday. The USA Today poll asked all members of Congress if they approved an initial $1.6 billion in funding to begin construction of a wall According to the survey, only 69 of 292 GOP legislators responded that they approve of the plan. Three — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M.; and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas — said they oppose it. The rest didn’t directly answer the question, or simply didn’t...
  • Exclusive: Paul Ryan Reportedly Says No Chance for Border Wall at Private Dinner

    09/12/2017 8:58:02 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12 | Ian Mason
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO). The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time. “Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only...
  • Koch Brothers Line Up with DACA Illegals to Pressure Republican Congress to Pass Amnesty

    09/07/2017 10:50:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | IAN MASON
    Long-time pro-mass immigration billionaires Charles and David Koch became the latest force to pressure congressional Republicans to nullify the end of DACA with a legislative amnesty Thursday. Koch spokespeople said the brothers will throw their weight behind the growing effort to force a two-house GOP majority that has refused to pass either funding for the southern border wall or the RAISE Act, a key nationalist immigration reform, to quickly pass an amnesty for those who were once exempted from federal immigration law under President Barack Obama’s DACA. The Koch amenability to open borders and amnesty is nothing new. In 2013,...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent, Trump critic and leading voice of centrist GOP, to retire

    09/07/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Philly,com ^ | September 7, 2017
    Charlie Dent, the Allentown congressman who has frequently clashed with President Trump and become one of the most prominent national voices for centrist Republicans, will not seek reelection next year, he announced Thursday night.
  • GOP Leader McCarthy Giggles Before Announcing Major Border Wall Funding Delay (VIDEO)

    09/05/2017 3:01:33 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/5/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Does House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy think it’s funny to have to delay border wall funding? Apparently so. In a Tuesday appearance on Fox Business News with Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy giggled when revealing funding for President Trump’s top campaign promise was being pushed back months.
  • GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump, They 'Deserve The Reckoning' That Will Come

    09/04/2017 11:56:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    A former Republican strategist has hit out at party leaders who have “enabled” Donald Trump’s behavior, stating they “deserve the reckoning that will eventually come for the GOP.” Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated that the president was preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Donald Trump is anti-woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-black, anti-anything that would bring the country together,” Bradshaw told Buzzfeed in an interview....
  • BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined

    08/30/2017 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2017 | 12:18 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent. In 2016, according to BLS, “consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent more on average on federal, state and local taxes ($10,489) than they did on food ($7,203) and clothing ($1,803) combined ($9,006). The average tax bill for American...
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Criticizes Donald Trump’s Pardon for Joe Arpaio

    08/26/2017 5:50:39 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 124 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 5:12 p.m. ET | Peter Nicholas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning a former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to object to the move. “The speaker does not agree with the decision,” said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.” The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement. On Friday, the White House announced that the president had pardoned Mr. Arpaio, known as...
  • McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

    08/23/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2017 4:22 PM EDT
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about “shared goals” and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are “clearly not part of the conversation.” McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending and other bills. The Kentucky Republican released the statement Wednesday during a rocky period between the two leaders. …
  • McConnell: 'America is not going to default'

    08/21/2017 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2017 4:23 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It was one of McConnell’s first public appearances since President Donald Trump publicly criticized him for failing to pass a repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. McConnell did not mention Trump in his remarks, and he did not take questions from reporters after the event. But in...
  • Paul Ryan Advised Republicans To Run From Trump Prior To Election Day, Says Gohmert

    08/19/2017 10:08:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/17 | Ginni Thomas
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan advised Republicans to run away from candidate Donald Trump before the election in order to save themselves and hold a future-President Hillary Clinton accountable, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed in an exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller New Foundation. “Are you crazy? We haven’t held anyone accountable. You haven’t even let us hold the IRS commissioner accountable [for using government power to harm President Obama’s political adversaries],” an astonished Gohmert said to the speaker on a call. Gohmert told TheDCNF he speaks so courageously because he wants the party to succeed...
  • Republican Party is walking away from the GOP president: Stuart Varney

    08/17/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/17/17 | Stuart Varney
    The congressional calendar is jammed. There are serious doubts that there's room for all the legislation that's lined up waiting for a vote. ... There are just 12 days before the end of September, when the House and Senate are in session together. In those 12 days, Congress has to pass a budget and a debt ceiling extension. That's surely very difficult. Now throw in the Republican Party walking away from the Republican president. That is what's happening. And the chances of getting a budget, debt ceiling, health care, tax cuts and infrastructure done this year are surely slim and...
  • Anti-Trumpers Need To Fire On The Real Enemy Instead Of On Conservatives

    08/10/2017 6:50:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | D. C. Mcllister
    We hoped they would go away after the election. We hoped they would stop their whining and grandstanding once Donald Trump took office. We hoped they would accept defeat and embrace our Republican president, that they would hold him accountable regarding policy and support any effort to right the ship that has been lurching toward the brink for decades.
  • Why 2018 might not be such an amazing election for Democrats

    08/07/2017 11:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 7, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    All the signs suggest that 2018 is going to be a very good year for Democrats. Midterm elections are historically terrible for the president's party. In 18 of the last 20 midterm elections, the president's party has lost seats. In those 18 elections, the average seat loss is 33. Those numbers are even more daunting for presidents under 50% job approval -- as Donald Trump is right now. Since 1946, the average seat loss in the House in that situation is 36 seats. But before Democrats get too delirious about the election to come, they should read this paragraph from...
  • McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

    08/05/2017 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is “still a chance” the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” but he acknowledged the window for that is rapidly closing. The Kentucky senator noted Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is working on “some kind of bipartisan approach” that would involve subsidies for insurance companies. Alexander recently said he will work with the...
  • New Account Claims McCain’s Obamacare Vote Intended As Payback For Trump

    08/02/2017 11:14:58 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 78 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/1/2017 | Jack Davis
    Posobiec said that after the vote, a staffer near McCain’s office heard McCain say, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
  • Jeff Flake: ‘I’ll Take the Globalist Moniker, Thank You’

    08/02/2017 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Aug 2017
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) proudly wants to be called a “globalist.” Flake, who is up for reelection in 2018 and is vulnerable to a primary challenge, reportedly “embraces” that label in his new book, which bashes President Donald Trump. It also reportedly argues that the “nationalist” and “populist” America-first policies that got Trump elected in a historic win for the ages and brought millions of new voters into the Republican Party do not represent the GOP’s future. While promoting his book to the media elites, Flake has blasted pro-Trump Republicans for being “xenophobic” and their “nativism.” On CNN on Tuesday,...
  • Republicans wonder: Can we govern?

    08/02/2017 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2017 | Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
    Republicans are questioning their ability to govern following seven months of constant turmoil capped by the dramatic failure in the Senate to advance ObamaCare repeal. ... In public, Republican lawmakers for the most part have sought to avoid blaming the steady stream of White House distractions and controversies for their legislative record. Privately, staff and members are more forthcoming. ... "We're horrified by the drama coming out of the White House," said a Republican senator who requested anonymity to comment frankly on the administration.
  • Germany calls for countermeasures against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia

    07/31/2017 6:38:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 31 July 2017 12:03 CEST+02:0 | DPA/The Local
    The German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries on Monday slammed the latest round of US sanctions against Russia as being “against international law.” The planned new US sanctions are set to hit German and European companies which have business interests in Russia. “We see that as being against international law, plain and simple,” Zypries, of the Social Democrats (SPD), told the Funke Mediengruppe. “The Americans can’t punish German companies because they have business interests in another country.” The Economy Minister said that she did not want this to be the start of a trade war with the US, but emphasized that...
  • Flake: Republicans who don't call Trump out are complicit (Barf)

    07/30/2017 5:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    4 Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said that Republican leaders who do not call President Trump out are complicit. “I do think so,” Flake told CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked if GOP leaders are complicit if they fail to call out Trump. “I think that you know, obviously the last thing you want to do is wake up every morning and see a tweet and think, ‘I just---‘ you know, it’s tough not to just say ‘I’m not going to respond.’ And we can’t respond to everything. But there are times when you have to stand up...