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  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...
  • Vice President’s Physician Who Targeted Admiral Ronny Jackson Resigns

    05/04/2018 2:09:38 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    /saraacarter.com ^ | 5/4/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Vice President Mike Pence’s physician, Army Dr. Jennifer Pena, resigned from the White House Wednesday according to several senior Administration officials. Pena’s resignation comes just as the allegations she brought against President Trump’s physician Adm. Ronny Jackson were proven to be unsubstantiated. The onslaught of unfounded allegations – also propagated by Montana Sen. Jon Tester – led to Jackson’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration after being nominated by Trump to lead the Veteran’s Affairs Administration. “This is a rift between two doctors. Really has nothing to do with the Vice President or, sadly, the second lady. The effort...
  • Vice President's Doctor Who Helped Derail Ronny Jackson's Confirmation Has Resigned

    05/04/2018 1:48:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician, Dr. Jennifer Peña, resigned after derailing the nomination of White House physician Admiral Ronny Jackson to become secretary of Veterans Affairs with unsubstantiated allegations of professional misconduct on his part.“The vice president’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah commented Friday. “Physicians assigned to the vice president report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the vice president’s office.”Dr. Peña was among those who claimed professional misconduct by Jackson. In memos obtained by CNN,...
  • Exclusive: Pence's doctor alerted WH aides about Ronny Jackson concerns last fall

    04/30/2018 5:49:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 30, 2018 | Manu Raju
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician privately raised alarms within the White House last fall that President Donald Trump's doctor may have violated federal privacy protections for a key patient -- Pence's wife, Karen -- and intimidated the vice president's doctor during angry confrontations over the episode. The previously unreported incident is the first sign that serious concerns about Ronny Jackson's conduct had reached the highest levels of the White House as far back as September -- months before White House aides furiously defended Jackson's professionalism, insisted he had been thoroughly vetted and argued allegations of misconduct amounted to unsubstantiated rumors....
  • VP Pence Physician Behind Ronny Jackson Attacks

    04/30/2018 4:04:51 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 58 replies
    Website - Sara A. Carter ^ | 04/30/2018 | Sara Carter
    Unsubstantiated rumors and accusations targeting White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, have been propelled by media outlets and Democratic members of the Senate without any proof that those allegations were true. But where did these rumors and accusations start? Who was fighting to keep Dr. Jackson from being nominated and who wanted to smear his name publicly? According to four administration officials, the main allegations were brought forth by Vice President Mike Pence’s Army physician Dr. Jennifer Pena, who the officials contend has held...
  • Mike Pence's doctor resigns in wake of Ronny Jackson fiasco

    05/04/2018 10:50:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/4/2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    Vice President Mike Pence's physician, Dr. Jen Pena, resigned Friday following the failure of President Trump's nomination of White House physician Ronny Jackson to become secretary of Veterans Affairs. “The vice president’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation. Physicians assigned to the vice president report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the vice president’s office,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said. Pena had raised concerns about Jackson's conduct, which was reported this week. Trump nominated Jackson in April to take over the...
  • The smearing of Ronny Jackson is a disgrace

    04/30/2018 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2018 | Scott Jennings
    Editor's note: Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and former campaign adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell. (CNN) The shameful smearing of Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration and has now withdrawn, is example #967 of why people hate Washington D.C. and were in a revolutionary mood at the 2016 ballot box. Montana Senator Jon Tester in particular ought to be ashamed of publicly airing unproven allegations against a Navy Admiral and doctor who has served...
  • Gowdy: Allegations against Trump’s former VA pick merit investigating (A major Gowdy fail)

    04/29/2018 3:09:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that some of the allegations against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson should be investigated. “I think some of those allegations do warrant being investigated. I don't think you want members of Congress deciding whether or not the prescribing of Ambien is within the course of a professional medical practice,” Gowdy told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” "In fact, I can't think of anybody less well qualified to decide whether Ambien should be prescribed than a bunch of lawyers. So that's a medical license issue. Hostile work environment would be some combination...
  • Washington’s heavy-drinking ways in spotlight

    04/28/2018 5:35:57 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 47 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/28/18 | Reid Wilson
    President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs withdrew his name from consideration this week after a number of serious allegations were raised about his stewardship as White House physician, including that he drank on the job....Washington, D.C., has the highest rates of binge and problem drinking in America.
  • Should Jon Tester hit the road, Jack?

    04/28/2018 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This morning, Karen had a nice rundown of the allegations brought forth against Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson in a memo offered up by Montana Senator Jon Tester and what’s become of them since the shocking “revelations” first hit the news. Let’s just say that they don’t seem to be holding up well under initial scrutiny, to put it charitably. Not long after holes began appearing in these stories, President Trump jumped back into the fray on Twitter with a less than subtle solution to offer: Jon Tester should resign. (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday morning called for Montana Democratic...
  • Democrat Fake News: Secret Service Shreds Another Allegation Against Ronny Jackson

    04/28/2018 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Read Admiral Ronny Jackson, the personal physician to President Trump and former President Obama, may have withdrawn his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary, but we’re now discovering that the allegations of impropriety, drunkenness, and pill pushing may have been both overblown and untrue. CNN’s Dana Bash and David Gregory warned against the allegation of Dr. Jackson being some “candyman,” doling out medication because other White House doctors have done this. Second, the allegations that he was drunk and wrecked a government vehicle, and that he banged so heavily on a female colleague’s door while on a foreign visit, which prompted...
  • Trump says Democrat should quit over VA nomination brouhaha

    04/28/2018 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2018 10:22 AM | Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller
    A furious President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called “false” allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor who’d been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump stepped up his criticism of Montana’s Jon Tester, top Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Committee, in two tweets days after asserting that Tester “has to have a big price to pay” politically in the GOP friendly state for his leading role in Ronny Jackson’s failed VA bid. Tester faces a competitive re-election race this year....
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • Senators introduce bill to withhold congressional pay during shutdown

    01/22/2018 7:05:44 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | January 21, 2018 2:31 pm | Nicole Ogrysko @nogryskoWFED
    Though federal employees won’t get a paycheck during the governmment shutdown, members of Congress will — unless they specify otherwise. Ten Democratic senators on Friday introduced a bill that would withhold pay for members of Congress during the government shutdown. The legislation comes from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “It’s wrong that members of Congress would still get paid in...
  • Montana Sen. Jon Tester's displeasure with tax bill goes viral

    12/04/2017 9:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Fox 30 ^ | 12/2/17 | Bob D Angelo
    Sen. Jon Tester’s tweet about the passage of the Tax Reconciliation Act has gone viral, with more than 42,000 retweets, The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday.... “I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote,” Tester said in the video. “One page literally has hand-scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read.” “I want you to take a look at this, folks. This is your government at work,” Tester said as he brought the page with the side notations....
  • Washington Post Publishes Jon Tester Campaign Ad Disguised as Article

    05/02/2017 7:15:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The good news for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is that he doesn't have to hire a professional to write his 2018 re-election ad copy. That service was already provided for him in the May 2 Washington Post Style section with a campaign ad disguised as an article written by Ben Terris. The theme of the campaign ad seems to be "salt of the earth" so let us now join it in mid gush:
  • Unsustainable model: Economist says 'balanced budget' adage doesn't work

    01/22/2017 7:13:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | January 22, 2017 | Tom Lutey
    BILLINGS -- As bipartisan crowd-pleasers go, few get Montanans nodding more approvingly than calls for a balanced federal budget, which is why U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently offered a bill forcing his peers to go unpaid unless they reign in spending. “As I travel around Montana, as I did in December wrapping up a 56-county tour, when I talk about this bill, it’s a bill that will literally bring applause from across the state,” Daines told The Gazette. The state of Montana balances its budget. The federal government should do the same, or so goes the narrative that literally every...
  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...