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  • Government watchdog: 'No evidence' Pompeo violated Hatch Act with Kansas trips

    05/28/2020 6:52:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | Jordain Carney
    A government watchdog found "no evidence" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated a federal law governing political activities with trips he took to Kansas last year. The disclosure was made on Thursday by Pompeo when he sent a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, that included a copy of the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) report, and then also sent a copy of the letters to a group of reporters. "OSC has no evidence to conclude that you violated the Hatch Act. Therefore, we are closing this matter without further action,"...
  • Reprobate Democrats and backstabbing Republicans Exclusive: Mychal Massie rips Mitch McConnell for not bringing Obama, Clinton et al. to account

    05/19/2020 7:43:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | Mychal Massie
    It's hard to find a lower species of life form today than Democrats holding political office. However, backstabbing, duplicitous Republicans will challenge the most reprobate Democrat any day of the week – and twice on Sunday when they're pretending to be the pious – for the title of "America's most undesirable." Democratic politicians are pernicious liars and godless mercenaries of Satan, but Republicans are no less pernicious and godless, in addition to being nauseatingly craven. It's not the Democrats who have sold patriots down the river; it's the plexus of contumacious Republicans who promise time after time to defend the...
  • Trump: Don’t let them get away with this!

    05/16/2020 9:33:31 AM PDT · by JoSixChip · 86 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/16/20 | Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 39m Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this! @LindseyGrahamSC
  • Memo To Mitch McConnell: You Won’t Get Judges If You Don’t Hold Resistance Accountable For Russia Hoax

    05/15/2020 5:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    For Americans hoping Senate Republicans might finally engage the Russia collusion hoax seriously, last night’s interview of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by “Special Report’s” Bret Baier was a tremendous disappointment. McConnell better figure out quickly that if he doesn’t hold the Resistance accountable for the Russia hoax that harmed his party and the entire country for many years, he won’t have a majority in the next term. If it helps to motivate him, he should remember that not having the majority in the next term means he won’t get to confirm judges, an issue he hopes will be his...
  • Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman

    05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Burr "contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation." He said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Ex-RNC chair: McConnell shouldn't tell 'grown ass black man' Obama to keep his mouth shut

    05/13/2020 4:44:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    On Monday, McConnell did an interview with Team Trump Online about recent remarks made by Obama on Trump's response to the coronavirus. McConnell said that he believed Obama should have "kept his mouth shut" rather than criticizing Trump. In response, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele trashed McConnell for condemning Obama. "I'm sure Mitch is aware that a grown ass black man who happens to be a former president has agency to speak his mind on how his successor is managing this crisis, especially since his successor has yet to keep 'his mouth shut' about him," Steele tweeted.
  • Blue-state coronavirus bailouts are unfair to Republicans, Trump says

    05/05/2020 4:22:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 05 2020 | Steven Nelson and Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — States left cash-strapped by the coronavirus crisis shouldn’t count on federal bailouts — especially those run by Democrats, President Trump told The Post on Monday. During a sit-down in the Oval Office, Trump echoed recent remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last month refused to open federal coffers for “blue state” governments — including New York’s — that have been hit hard by the pandemic. “I think Congress is inclined to do a lot of things but I don’t think they’re inclined to do bailouts. A bailout is different than, you know, reimbursing for the plague,”...
  • Feinstein Begs Senate To Extend Paid Vacation – Dianne Wants Washington To Stay Closed Longer

    05/04/2020 2:00:00 PM PDT · by · 46 replies
    the patriot journal ^ | May 1, 2020 | Adam Casalino
    Despite the ongoing crisis, our U.S. Senators left D.C. to go home. They haven’t been able to get much accomplished for the American people remotely. But are they still getting paid? You better believe it. With some states reopening, McConnell had the reasonable plan to reopen the Senate. But one long-term Democrat is demanding to extend her paid vacation. From The Hill: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to cancel his plan to bring the Senate back to Washington, D.C., on Monday, saying the House did the “right thing” by deciding not to return...
  • Judge Justin Walker: Tough and Qualified for the DC Circuit

    05/04/2020 3:42:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 5/4/20 | Garrett Ventry
    Donald Trump’s most lasting legacy will be his appointments to the federal bench. In his tenure so far, the Senate has confirmed 193 judges, 51 of whom were circuit judges. All were nominated by President Trump. Indeed, President Trump and the Senate have confirmed federal appellate judges faster than any other president in U.S. history. For all judges, President Trump’s rate is the second fastest. The Senate returns to Washington next week, and on the agenda is another stellar judicial nominee, Judge Justin Walker. Walker is the quintessential Trump appointee. He’s young, he has impeccable legal credentials, and he has...
  • Mitch McConnell’s Tort Wisdom Provides Americans Hope For Legal Reform

    05/02/2020 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 2, 2020 | Young Voices Contribitors
    Editor's Note: This post was authored by Christian Watson.Americans rarely agree on political matters. Polarization has, unfortunately, infected seemingly every facet of American life. But one issue has historically drawn broad consensus across the political spectrum: The need to iron out serious holes in America’s notoriously abused tort system. We don’t know when it’ll be, but once this is all over, there will likely be a deluge of frivolous claims (for instance, if a customer contracts coronavirus and blames the business or restaurant they visited for it), which would strain our already-bloated legal system and leave cash-strapped businesses to the...
  • Kiss Your State Pension Goodbye

    04/30/2020 3:31:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | 23 Apr 20 | Edward Siedle
    When Kentucky senior Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that he would be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route to deal with their underfunded public pensions amid the pandemic emergency, state workers and retirees—already struggling with the economic and health crisis—were rightfully alarmed. “Using the bankruptcy route” is code for slashing pension benefits promised to state workers. Under current law, only cities and other local governments can file for bankruptcy and only with permission of the state. McConnell supposedly represents Kentuckians and Kentucky already had the worst-funded state pension system in the...
  • Dems resist Senate GOP push to confirm judges, including ex-Kavanaugh clerk, amid coronavirus

    04/29/2020 2:48:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling on Senate Republicans to pause their efforts to confirm federal judges when the Senate returns on May 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the GOP seems less interested in passing further measures to combat the virus than they are in putting more of President Trump's nominees on the federal bench. "The GDP just had its biggest drop since the Great Recession, the United States has surpassed one million confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and we still don’t have adequate testing," Schumer said in a statement....
  • Mitch McConnell plans to confirm Donald Trump's nominations for federal judges when Senate returns to Washington over advice of Capitol Hill physician

    04/29/2020 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:17 EDT, 29 April 2020 | Nikki Schwab
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be back to prioritizing President Trump’s judicial nominations when the Senate returns to Washington on Monday. A Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for a controversial judicial pick has been slated for Tuesday, according to NBC News, which will be one of the first things senators tackle when work resumes. House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will no longer come back to D.C. on May 4, due to health concerns expressed by the Attending Physician of the United States Congress. “There was a risk to members that he would not recommend taking,” said House Majority...
  • McConnell vows next coronavirus aid bill 'won't pass the Senate' without business liability protection

    04/28/2020 3:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Tuesday he will not consider any additional coronavirus aid legislation unless it includes liability or litigation protections for businesses and employees seeking to come back to work. "We can't pass another bill unless we have liability protections. That's the only way we're going to ultimately begin to get past this," McConnell told "Your World with Neil Cavuto". "We have to have businesses brave enough to open up again and employees brave enough to go back to work. And I'm glad to see that some of the states are beginning to move...
  • Should Cities and States Be Allowed (Required) To Go Bankrupt?

    04/26/2020 6:14:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | April 26, 2020 | Hank Adler
    Who has taken the economic risk to loan money to cities and states? (Bondholders) Who took the risk of working for a city or state with the promise of an unrealistic pension? (State and municipal employees) Who is going to pay for underfunded state and municipal pensions, overstaffed state governments and crazy governmental expenditures (think bullet train in California)? Which citizens elected city and state officials who approved and then underfunded pensions, overstaffed governments and approved crazy governmental expenses? Which of those governmental agencies were 100 percent unprepared for any emergency? These are rhetorical questions. The financial costs associated with...
  • House Republican dubs Mitch McConnell the 'Marie Antoinette of the Senate'

    04/24/2020 3:58:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24,200 | By Sam Dorman
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., had some harsh words for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after the latter suggested that state governments should be able to declare bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic. ".@senatemajldr McConnell’s dismissive remark that States devastated by Coronavirus should go bankrupt rather than get the federal assistance they need and deserve is shameful and indefensible," King tweeted Wednesday. "To say that it is 'free money' to provide funds for [...] cops, firefighters and healthcare workers makes McConnell the Marie Antoinette of the Senate," he added.
  • McConnell Says No ‘Blue State’ Coronavirus Bailouts

    04/22/2020 7:51:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 55 replies ^ | APR 22, 2020
    Mitch McConnell is effectively telling New York and other coronavirus-stricken states to drop dead. The iron-fisted Senate majority leader announced Wednesday that his Republican caucus won’t support federal bailouts for New York and other states under enormous economic pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing harsh backlash from Democrats. “My guess is their first choice would be for the federal government to borrow money from future generations to send it down to them now so they don’t have to do that. That’s not something I’m going to be in favor of," McConnell (R-Ky.) said of hard-hit states like New York...
  • Bad Bankers Are How Big Business Beats Small Business, But Congress Can Fix It

    04/22/2020 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    There are reasons major companies got massive loans from the Senate's 'small business' bailout while thousands of small businesses that applied immediately were told there was no money left. There are reasons major companies got massive loans from the Senate’s “small business” bailout while thousands of small businesses that applied the first day funds were available were told there was no money left. Who is to blame, however, is more complicated.Imagine bankers who won’t deliver you taxpayer assistance unless you already owe them money. Imagine bankers who will put you at the back of the line so that franchises worth...
  • While Pelosi Fiddles, McConnell Plans Additional Senate Session to Help Small Businesses and Workers

    04/20/2020 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 20, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced an unplanned Senate session will take place Tuesday as Democrats continue their refusals to restock funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  “It’s now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions with the Administration, so the Senate regretfully will not be able to pass more funding for Americans’ paychecks today," McConnell said in remarks on the floor Monday. “However, since this is...
  • You Vote: Should taxpayers bail out the news media?

    04/12/2020 6:04:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies ^ | 4/12/2020 | staff
    Some Democrats want to use coronavirus bailout money to help news organizations. You weigh in. A group of Democratic senators last week proposed using the next round of coronavirus stimulus money to help struggling local news outlets. "Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic," the senators wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate Appropriations Committee. Here is your chance to weigh in on whether tax dollars should be used to bail out news organizations. Do you think tax dollars...