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  • Down From a Million: 10,000 Turn Out for DC Anti-Semitic Pussy March Against Trump (VIDEO)

    01/19/2019 11:00:42 AM PST · by Dems Worship Taxes · 34 replies
    The anti-Trump pussy march dwindled to 10,000 participants this year in Washington DC. This was down from the estimated one-million who turned out for the violent and vulgar march in 2017. Several leaders of this Democrat pussy march continue to endorse anti-Semitic positions. And the co-leader refuses to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
  • Freshmen Dems go looking for Mitch McConnell to pressure him on shutdown, end up at wrong office

    01/17/2019 1:54:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | 16 Jan 2019
    The funny part of this isn’t the wrong turn. The funny part is the idea that McConnell, of all people, might be cowed by a bunch of Democrats. It’d be like the Freedom Caucus showing up at Pelosi’s office and demanding she back a balanced-budget amendment. Think she’d be intimidated? {snip} Yes, everyone’s favorite frosh was part of the group. {snip} They left a note signed by more than 30 House freshmen for him on his desk in the Senate, hoping, I guess, that he’ll read it and “run train” on the shutdown.
  • Illegal Immigrants Distort Congressional Representation and Federal Programs

    01/13/2019 6:37:23 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    FAIR ^ | March 2007
    Most Americans know that their representation in the U.S. House of Representatives is based on proportional representation as determined by the decennial Census. And, many Americans are aware that the Census takers try to count everybody residing in the country. But, most Americans do not make the connection that illegal immigrants and other foreigners who are not legal permanent residents are part of the calculation for the apportionment of Congressional representatives.... As may be seen from the reallocation of seats based on the distribution of U.S. citizens, the states with the largest illegal and resident nonimmigrant populations currently gain influence...
  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

    01/10/2019 6:03:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, January 10, 2019 [prayer]

    01/10/2019 6:02:43 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 52 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | January 10, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for Divine healing of the Democratic majority members of the 116th U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Dems Eye 33% Corporate Rate Hike

    01/07/2019 9:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    American Tax Reform ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alex Hendrie
    House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. This would make the U.S. a less competitive place to do business and make the U.S. statutory rate higher than many developed competitors. State corporate taxes average 6 percent across the U.S, so this planned tax hike would give the U.S. an average top corporate rate of 34 percent. The current combined corporate rate across the 36 member Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) is currently...
  • Socialism Rising: Dems take House pushing massive government expansion, as party lurches left

    01/03/2019 7:40:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 03 2019 | Adam Shaw
    The growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party will flex its muscle Thursday with the seating of the new Congress, as more self-described Democratic Socialists join the ranks and dozens of sitting and incoming members – including likely 2020 hopefuls – embrace a massive government expansion that would make FDR look like a penny pincher. The party agenda is increasingly embracing big-government policies like “Medicare-for-all” and guaranteed jobs programs -- as well as an aggressive “Green New Deal” that would include all this and more as part of a fundamental overhaul to America’s economy and specifically its energy sector. It’s...
  • Liberal revolt threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge

    01/02/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2019 | Mike DeBonis and Jeff Stein
    House Democratic leaders are set to advance sweeping internal rules changes Thursday that would attempt to bring more sunshine to congressional governance and defuse a pair of political powder kegs that wreaked havoc on GOP leaders during the past eight years. But in their first day of power in the new Congress, Democrats must stave off a liberal rebellion after prominent Democrats said they would oppose the entire rules package that has been carefully assembled by Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a top lieutenant. Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.) and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) said they would vote against the rules changes...
  • House Democrats ready plan to re-open government (commies take over?)

    12/31/2018 5:35:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Times Telegram ^ | 12/31/18 | Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have settled on a strategy for attempting to reopen the government when they take control of the House on Thursday, aimed at ending the partial shutdown quickly — but denying President Donald Trump the new money he wants for a border wall. Democrats plan to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the Homeland Security Department through Feb. 8. The bill would extend the existing $1.3 billion spending level on border fencing and other security measures, far short of the $5 billion Trump has sought to build new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. But unless Trump retreats...
  • House Dems' plan to end shutdown is likely DOA

    12/31/2018 12:21:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/31/18 | SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER CAYGLE, BURGESS EVERETT, JOHN BRESNAHAN
    House Democrats will propose a two-part plan to reopen the federal government once they take power on Thursday, according to multiple Democratic aides. The proposal, however, won’t provide President Donald Trump with his much sought-after border money boost. Their plan would fund the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8, and all other closed agencies — such as Transportation, Commerce and Agriculture — for the rest of the fiscal year through Sept. 30. Democrats intend to vote on the plan Thursday, the same day they officially wrest control of the House from Republicans. But the Senate won’t accept the measures...
  • Departing House Republicans Try to Keep Investigation Into F.B.I. Alive

    12/29/2018 2:31:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/28/18 | NICHOLAS FANDOS
    WASHINGTON — In one of their final acts in the House majority, Republicans released a letter on Friday urging their Senate counterparts to pick up their politically charged inquiry into the handling of the F.B.I.’s investigations of President Trump’s campaign and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and called again for the appointment of a special counsel to study the matter. Detailing some of their findings, the chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees said it appeared to them that the F.B.I. had treated the Trump and Clinton cases differently, cutting Mrs. Clinton and her associates crucial...
  • Is Rep. Maxine Waters Fit to Serve as Chair of House Financial Services Committee?

    12/28/2018 12:50:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 28, 2018 | Zachary Petrizzo
    As the leadership in the House of Representatives is soon to be turned over to Democratic control come the new year, predetermined members are set to take the reigns of power. Members include the soon to be Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the one and only Representative Maxine Waters - who is set to take over as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee for the 116th Congress. Last Friday, Waters wrote in a statement, “I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to be the first Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress." Here...
  • Fitton: Mueller Probe Is a 'Vehicle for Impeachment Fantasies' of House Dems

    12/26/2018 7:00:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/26/18
    **SNIP** "If I were the president, I would authorize and tell the Justice Department to shut it down," he said. "If he doesn't do it through the Justice Department he should take legal action to get it shut down because this is just harassment at this point." Fitton said Mueller and his team "specialize in innuendo" and have not laid out evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. "What [Mueller] will say is that you had people associated with the campaign who may or may not have had ties with the Russians, and so because they had ties...
  • Progressives To March On Nancy Pelosi’s Office Demanding Key Committee Post For Cortez

    12/20/2018 3:58:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/20/18 | Daniel Marans
    Representatives of 13 progressive organizations are hand-delivering over 150,000 petition signatures Thursday to the Capitol Hill office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), demanding that she appoint Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to the influential House Ways and Means Committee. The in-person action, which the groups plan to livestream, is part of an unprecedented, months-long effort by activists to secure greater representation for progressive members of Congress on the influential “money” committees: Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, and Financial Services. “The grassroots progressive movement is flexing more power than ever before,” said Waleed Shahid, a spokesman for Justice...
  • Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up (Pelosi's white privilege)

    12/11/2018 6:18:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 12/10/18 | Mike Lillis, Scott Wong
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) huddled Monday night in the Capitol as the push for term limits for committee chairmanships and leadership spots heats up among House Democrats. A number of senior CBC members are in line to take committee gavels next Congress and the group has quickly rallied against the notion that gavels would be term-limited just as they're about to ascend to those chairmanship seats. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's seeking another stint as House Speaker, has been in talks with members of a small group of anti-Pelosi insurgents about adopting a cap on the number...
  • Congress in no rush to hold themselves accountable for sexual harassment payments

    12/09/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Do you recall, back during the initial rush of the #MeToo moment, when we discovered that legislators in the House and Senate had slush funds available to pay for the silence of sexual harassment accusers? There was a general uproar over that and we were assured that the members were going to get right to work on cleaning up their act. Good times, my friends. But what happened to that project?As it turns out, not much. There were proposals written, and the House actually passed a bill, but when it hit the Senate, nobody could ever seem to agree on...
  • Why Ocasio-Cortez Must Be Engaged, Critiqued, And Winsomely Trolled

    12/09/2018 6:56:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    She threatened to subpoena the son of the President in about a month because he trolled her.The son of President Trump is Donald Trump Jr. And the she is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The meme he trolled her with was genuinely humorous.“Why are you so afraid of socialism?” A more dowdy than generally portrayed Ocasio-Cortez has imposed over her picture.“Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them,” says a superimposed quote over a picture of President Trump.It’s a solid troll! Incapable of laughing it off (which is likely why Trump Jr published it to begin with) Ocasio-Cortez retorted back:“I have noticed that...
  • Comey transcript of closed-door interview with House committee released

    12/08/2018 3:31:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | Paulina Dedaj
    House Lawmakers on Saturday released the transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door testimony, just 1-day after being questioned about the FBI’s decisions related to Hillary Clinton's email server and the 2016 presidential election.House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight/Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-SC, published the 235-page transcript as a part of an agreement with Comey. He initially challenged the subpoena to appear before the committee and instead pressed for a public hearing out of concerns his comments would be selectively leaked and taken out of context.The details of the transcript revealed that Comey...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

    12/07/2018 3:29:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws. The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code. Rep. Joe Crawley, the top Democrat who was unseated by Ocasio-Cortez this year, was among the members of the committee. She is eyeing the exact same seat that is customarily reserved for New York City.
  • Pelosi creates leadership position for Barbara Lee (white privilege)

    12/05/2018 2:55:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/18 | HEATHER CAYGLE
    Rep. Barbara Lee will be joining the House Democratic leadership team, filling a key void for the caucus after its elections earlier this week left the group without a woman of color in the top ranks. Lee is expected to fill a new position being created by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to oversee the Steering and Policy Committee, the panel that determines committee assignments for Democrats. Pelosi’s decision expands leadership of the panel from two co-chairs to three. The decision to elevate Lee comes as a group of House Democrats, disappointed by both Lee’s narrow loss in the race for...