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  • NYT: Cobb overheard talking about colleagues, Russia probe at DC steakhouse

    09/18/2017 12:54:17 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/18/2017 | Daniella Diaz
    White House attorney Ty Cobb was overheard talking about the Russia probe and some of his colleagues at a Washington steakhouse by a New York Times reporter, the publication reported Sunday night. Cobb, who was hired to oversee the White House's legal and media response to the investigation into Russian meddling, was heard talking openly about the Russia investigation with John Dowd, a Washington lawyer with experience in high-profile political cases. "The White House counsel's office is being very conservative with this stuff," Cobb reportedly told Dowd at BLT Steak in Washington last week. "Our view is we're not hiding...
  • 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.
  • House Republicans weigh massive partisan spending bill

    07/14/2017 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/2017 | By Rachael Bade , Sarah Ferris and Jennifer Scholtes
    GOP leaders plan to whip lawmakers on whether they'd back a conservative, $1 trillion government funding bill. House GOP leaders will decide next week whether to brave an ugly floor fight over a massive GOP spending bill — a proposal applauded by some rank-and-file Republicans but that risks embarrassment if it fails. In a closed-door GOP conference meeting Friday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said all 12 appropriations bills will be finished in committee by the end of next week. Starting Monday, leadership will begin a tentative whip count on whether lawmakers would vote for a package before the...
  • GOP leaders launch internal review into leak

    05/29/2017 5:01:24 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/17 | SCOTT WONG
    House GOP leaders have launched an internal review into how someone secretly recorded and leaked audio of a private 2016 leadership meeting in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) jokes about how Russia is paying off President Trump. SNIP Leadership sources suspect the leaker is former CIA officer Evan McMullin, who attended the June 15 meeting in the Capitol in his capacity as a top policy aide to GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
  • Ryan: I’m not saying Evan McMullin leaked the audio of our meeting, but …

    05/19/2017 9:41:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, the Washington Post created a 90-minute wonder with a scoop: leaked audio from a meeting of House Republicans supposedly contained an admission from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Vladimir Putin had paid off Donald Trump. It became painfully obvious that McCarthy and several Republicans were joking during this exchange, but at least for a brief period of time, it was hot news. It did leave another question, though — who was the leaker? Hugh Hewitt asked Paul Ryan about the whodunit this morning, and whether he believed the rumor that former Capitol Hill staffer-turned-presidential candidate Evan McMullin engineered...
  • Why Republicans Lose the Narrative Battle: The Inspector-General Gambit

    01/16/2017 12:35:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan. 16 , 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    To delegitimize Trump’s victory, the Left is setting the parameters of the controversy and the terms by which it will be discussed.
  • The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels

    01/14/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13JAN2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today? Sources: https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/49028-youtube-the-truth-about-mccarthyism-modern-parallels/
  • EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

    11/21/2016 3:22:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 129 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump will not derail progress made in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency insisted on Monday in arguing "the inevitability of our clean energy future is bigger than any one person or nation." EPA chief Gina McCarthy said the world is "in a spectacularly different place today than we were when President (Barack) Obama took office," citing new environmental rules and actions to help create thousands of jobs in renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
  • President-Elect Trump Did Not Create the Movement, It Created Him [NR still dissing Trump]

    11/09/2016 10:35:39 AM PST · by catnipman · 39 replies
    national review ^ | 11/9/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Trump succeeded in refashioning himself as a populist champion.
  • 2 killed in fiery crash near downtown Indy (Former FBI Agent)

    11/03/2016 11:19:50 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the two people killed in a crash early Thursday morning was a former FBI agent. The crash happened around 1 a.m., near the intersection of 16th and Illinois streets. A navy blue Tesla, headed northbound on Illinois Street, left the road, hit a tree and a building and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was extricated and taken to Eskenazi Health, where he died. The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the driver as Casey Speckman, 27. The passenger was identified as Kevin McCarthy, 44. McCarthy was the president of KPMAC...
  • [Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

    04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 799+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for...
  • Congressional battle between two incumbents gets vicious as one posts photo of the other SLEEPING

    05/10/2016 7:13:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 3 May 2016 | By Nikki Schwab,
    Rep. Renee Ellmers poured some jet fuel into what was already expected a biting primary battle for North Carolina's 2nd District congressional seat. Ellmers posted to her Facebook page a picture of her rival, Rep. George Holding, snoozing on a commercial flight. 'My opponent George Holding made sure to get another nap in after voting against North Carolina road projects, our family farms, disease prevention and even funding for our troops,' she wrote, deploying the hashtags 'low energy' and 'not for us.'
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signs up to be a Trump delegate

    05/10/2016 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher |
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has signed up to serve as a delegate for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. McCarthy’s move is notable in part because House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he is “not ready” to endorse Trump, even though he is the lone Republican remaining in the contest.
  • Senate panel subpoenas EPA’s McCarthy to force her to testify at Gold King Mine hearing

    04/13/2016 12:39:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The Senate Indian Affairs Committee acted Wednesday to subpoena EPA administrator Gina McCarthy after the agency refused to provide witnesses to a field hearing on the EPA-caused Gold King Mine spill. Chairman John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, and vice chairman Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, said they had agreed to issue the subpoena ordering Ms. McCarthy or assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus to testify at the April 22 hearing in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Barrasso said the subpoena would be served on the EPA later Wednesday. Committee members blasted the EPA for its lack of cooperation in aiding the panel in its oversight role...
  • Republican senators criticize Joseph McCarthy

    03/09/2016 8:26:16 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Senate Republicans level criticism at fellow Republican Joseph McCarthy and take action to limit his power. The criticism and actions were indications that McCarthy’s glory days as the most famous investigator of communist activity in the United States were coming to an end. A Republican senator from Wisconsin, McCarthy had risen to fame in early 1950 when he stated in a speech that there were over 200 known communists operating in the U.S. Department of State. Various other charges and accusations issued forth from McCarthy in the months and years that followed. Although he was notably unsuccessful in discovering communists...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Rush Limbaugh: GOP Implosion Feared by ‘Establishment of Both Parties’

    10/09/2015 9:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 9, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason why the mainstream media is not visibly celebrating Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’s decision to drop his bid for House Speaker and the ensuing Republican Party implosion is because the perception is that conservatives have won a victory over Washington insider establishment individuals like McCarthy. Limbaugh told listeners: What it should tell you is that McCarthy obviously is a Washington insider, and his fall from grace as future Speaker obviously is bad news to the insiders or the establishment in Washington, both parties. And the reason for that is it is perceived...
  • Better Off Without Leaders Like These [Boehner, McCarthy, Ryan]

    10/09/2015 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/9/15 | Howie Carr
    Paul Ryan? Are you kidding me? Paul Ryan ... more like Paul Ryan-o, as in RINO. Republican in Name Only. All these fools were running around Capitol Hill yesterday like Chicken Littles, elbowing one another out of the way to get to their Fox liveshots. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! U.S. Rep. Peter King, RINO-NY, actually said yesterday, “People are crying.” Get a grip, pal. There are worse things than having nobody at the top. Having Barack Obama at the top comes immediately to mind. Last week, John Boehner decided to spend more time with his bartender....
  • Ellmers thanks lawmakers for 'prayers' amid affair rumors (Amnesty Pimp Renee denies affair)

    10/09/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Rep. Renee Ellmers stood up in a private meeting of Republican lawmakers on Friday and thanked them for their "prayers and support" after they received “nasty emails” accusing her of having an extramarital affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to multiple sources in the room. She did not mention McCarthy (R-Calif.) by name, detail the content of the emails or provide any other information. Sources close to Ellmers and McCarthy say the accusation is unfounded, and assert that it is being spread by a discredited troublemaker. McCarthy has publicly denied that any personal problems were behind his stunning...
  • It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

    10/09/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2015 | MOTUS
    We don’t know exactly what happened, all we know is that the attack left at least one man down.By all accounts it was an “alcohol fueled” incident related to “nightlife”  shenanigans. Little is known about the perpetrators at this point butt apparently there had been a confrontation between the two groups earlier.Early reports indicate that the wounds, while serious, do not appear to be life-threatening to the body.Even so the whole affair is enough to make a grown man cry.I sure hope they clear this mess on Capital Hill up quickly so we can get back to waging the war...