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  • Mitt Romney counters Trump: 90 percent of 'very Republican' Utah votes by mail

    05/22/2020 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/2020 | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pushed back against President Trump’s claims that voting by mail disadvantages Republicans, noting that large numbers of voters in Utah, a Republican stronghold, vote by mail. "In my state, I'll bet 90 percent of us vote by mail. It works very, very well and it's a very Republican state," Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, according to ABC News. Much of the Western U.S. has voted by mail for years, and a poll released Wednesday found residents of those states are among the demographics most likely to say they would prefer to vote by mail...
  • Mitt Romney Defends Vote-by-Mail: Works ‘Very, Very Well’ in Utah

    05/21/2020 1:17:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, responded to the president’s criticism of recent vote-by-mail initiatives by Democrat governors, claiming the voting system works seamlessly in his home state. “In my state, I’ll bet 90% of us vote by mail. It works very very well and it’s a very Republican state,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the president’s comments, according to ABC News. Earlier Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from Michigan over its mailing absentee ballot applications for its upcoming election in August and November.
  • Andrew Cuomo Reveals The Danger Of Praising ‘Tone’ And ‘Norms’

    05/17/2020 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 17, 2020 | David Marcus
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was widely praised for his tone of leadership, but hiding behind it were dismal failures.During the first two months of the Chinese virus crisis, most in our media depicted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s public persona as “It is so refreshing to see real leadership.” After years of bashing Donald Trump for his tone and supposed rejection of norms, the media found in Cuomo a kind of anti-Trump. His tone was supposedly perfect. But we are now learning that his actual response to the crisis left quite a bit lacking, to say the least. The general media...
  • Impeachment Boomerang: Contacts exposed between Ambassador Yovanovitch and Burisma

    05/13/2020 8:11:39 AM PDT · by Missouri gal · 33 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 13, 2020 | John Solomon
    During President Trump's impeachment, former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified before Congress [under oath] that she knew little beyond an initial briefing and "press reports" about Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas firm that had hired Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter and was dogged by a corruption investigation. "It just wasn't a big deal," she testified under oath on October 11, 2019. But newly unearthed State Department memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act [show otherwise].
  • Romney calls for a $12 temporary increase in minimum wage

    05/07/2020 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    Restaurant Business Online ^ | May 4, 2020 | Peter Romeo
    Sen. Mitt Romney has proposed raising the wages of restaurant employees and other essential workers by $12 an hour through July as a way of raising their compensation above what they could collect in unemployment benefits and other forms of relief. Under the Utah Republican’s Patriot Pay Plan, employers would eat $3 of the increase, with the rest generated from a federal tax credit. For employees earning no more than $50,000 on an annualized basis, employers would get a refundable tax credit equal to $9 an hour, up to a maximum of $1,440 a month per employee.
  • Top Abraaj executives arrested on U.S. fraud charges

    04/11/2019 9:25:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 April 2019 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on U.S. charges that they defrauded their investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. Abraaj founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi was arrested in the United Kingdom last Friday, while managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood was arrested at a New York hotel on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said at a hearing in Manhattan federal court. Abdel-Wadood appeared at the hearing and pleaded not guilty to securities fraud, wire fraud...
  • Trump snubs Romney by inviting every other GOP senator to council on restarting economy amid coronavirus

    04/16/2020 4:47:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump on Thursday hosted phone calls with dozens of bipartisan lawmakers, including every Republican senator -- except Mitt Romney. The president asked the lawmakers to serve on a panel to discuss how to move forward with reopening the economy, called the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.” “The president announced that he will soon provide guidance to America’s governors to determine their ability to reignite the economies in their respective states,” the White House said in a news release. “The dialogue between the president, senior administration officials and the bipartisan group of members of Congress also included a range...
  • Mitt Romney demands Trump explain firing of intelligence inspector general

    04/12/2020 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    KSL ^ | April 9, 2020 | Dennis Romboy
    Sen. Mitt Romney is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers demanding that President Donald Trump explain why he fired the intelligence community inspector general. The eight senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, say the explanation Trump gave for removing Michael Atkinson was insufficient and does not comply with the law. The president cited a lack of confidence in the intelligence community’s top watchdog. “Congressional intent is clear that an expression of lost confidence, without further explanation, is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the statute,” the senators wrote in a letter Thursday. “This is in large part because...
  • Mitt Romney goes into self-quarantine after exposure to Rand Paul

    03/22/2020 6:16:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2020 | 8:48pm | Tamar Lapin
    Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee on Sunday said they were going into self-quarantine after being exposed to Sen. Rand Paul, who tested positive for the coronavirus. Both Utah lawmakers said they had been advised by doctors to isolate because of the amount of time they spent in proximity to Paul, of Kentucky, who announced his diagnosis on Sunday. Romney’s office added that the senator “has no symptoms but will be tested.”
  • Romney calls for government to send $1,000 check to every adult to deal with coronavirus

    03/16/2020 9:35:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 209 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 16, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    Mitt Romney called on the federal government to send every adult $1,000 immediately to help cope financially with the economic damage caused by the spread of the coronavirus. “Every American adult should immediately receive $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy,” Romney, a Utah Republican senator and 2012 presidential nominee, said in a statement.
  • Mitt Romney Now More Popular Among Democrats Than Republicans

    03/10/2020 11:15:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The bad news: His favorable rating among Republicans today is a point lower than it was among Democrats on the eve of the 2012 election. Think of that. Righties are entirely correct when they point how fickle the left has been in its esteem for Romney but even the left never disliked him as much as his own party currently does because of his impeachment vote. And the overall shift in opinion of him among Republicans since 2012 is about twice as large as it is among Democrats. The good news: If he can’t get reelected in Utah, he could...
  • Media Suddenly Interested In Hunter Biden Scandals Again After Father’s Comeback

    03/06/2020 10:38:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 6, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    After weeks of ignoring the series of scandals surrounding former Vice President Joe BidenÂ’s son that surfaced during President Donald TrumpÂ’s impeachment trial, reporters are suddenly interested again as Biden reclaims his frontrunner status for the Democratic presidential nomination.The focus on Joe BidenÂ’s son, Hunter Biden, which never received adequate media attention in the first place, tapered off throughout the presidentÂ’s impeachment trial and became nearly absent by the time Senate proceedings got underway. In the same week Trump was acquitted, Joe BidenÂ’s presidential hopes began to plummet following a poor performance in the Iowa caucuses. BidenÂ’s chances of becoming...
  • Romney could block subpoena in Hunter Biden probe

    03/05/2020 6:02:35 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 148 replies
    Just The News ^ | 2/5/20 | Alex Nitzberg
    <p>“There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political,” Romney told reporters Thursday. “And I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations and would hope that if there’s something of significance that needs to be evaluated that it would be done by perhaps the FBI or some other agency that’s not as political as perhaps a committee of our body.”</p>
  • Romney Claims Senate Probe into Hunter Biden ‘Appears Political

    03/05/2020 10:35:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2020 | TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah) warned Thursday that Senator Ron Johnson’s (R., Wis.) probe into the Bidens and Burisma “appears political,” and would not comment whether he would vote for a subpoena that Johnson is planning. “There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisima and Hunter Biden appears political. I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations,” Romney told reporters, adding that he needs to meet with Johnson to “see what information he has” before deciding on a vote. But he suggested he was uncomfortable with the probe, implying that it was not within the...
  • The Cruel Reality Of Life As One Of The Media’s Never-Trump Waterboys

    02/17/2020 7:11:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    All of their predictions are based on the conventional wisdom and assumptions of an insulted and excluded D.C. intelligentsia, and all are wrong. Media bias is an old constant. It has never and will never go away. A reporter or host can use all the proper, sanitized words he wants, but behind the scenes lie the decisions that went into which stories to pursue and which to drop; where to pull back and where to push forward; who to interview, who to skip; what is most important versus what can be buried or even cut.And then, of course, there’s the...
  • Scoop: Trump pulls nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. to Treasury post

    02/11/2020 4:45:12 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 111 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2020 | AXIOS
    President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions, according to two sources with direct knowledge. The big picture: Liu was confirmed in September 2017 to lead the largest U.S. attorney's office in the country, overseeing a number of politically charged prosecutions that included the case against Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and other spinoffs from the Mueller investigation.
  • Trump pulls former US attorney Jessie Liu’s nomination for Treasury role

    02/11/2020 11:04:55 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump has withdrawn his nomination of Jessie Liu to serve as a top Treasury Department official, Fox News has learned. The president’s move to withdraw Liu’s nomination comes just hours after four Justice Department lawyers quit following a move by senior leaders at the department to overrule the prosecutors' judgment by seeking a lesser sentence for long-time Trump ally Roger Stone after he was found guilty of lying to Congress. Liu is a former U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., who before her nomination oversaw the prosecutions of Stone and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn over charges of...
  • VIDEO: Romney 2020 vs 2012: Watch MSNBCers Flip Their Views

    02/10/2020 11:09:16 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 10, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Right now in 2020, much of the media is showing incredible love for Mitt Romney. Why? Because he was the only Republican in the Senate to vote to convict President Trump during the impeachment trial. However, contrast this new found love for Romney to the disdain and hate they had for him in 2012 when he ran against their Obama Messiah. In this video we take a look at the laughably contradictory views taken by MSNBCers Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Joe Scarborough towards Romney in the years 2020 versus 2012. It seems that if you oppose Trump,...
  • Judge Pirro rips into Mitt Romney: ‘How about you get the hell out of the US Senate?’

    02/09/2020 7:57:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 9, 2020 | Victor Rantala
    “The truth is, Mitt, you simply despise Donald Trump,” she said. “Your jealousy of this man is a constant rage burning within you because you can never rise to the heights that he has because guys like you fold like wusses.” Pirro called Romney an “embarrassment,” a “loser,” “arrogant,” and a “snake in the grass” who turned on Trump after he sought out and received Trump’s support during his political campaigns, and yet being subsequently quoted as saying “He [Trump] needs to be removed from office.” “I have an idea,” she said. “YOU need to be removed from office. How...
  • Republicans Need to Avoid Becoming Democrats on Purity

    02/09/2020 3:32:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    It’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon and attack Massachusetts Senator by proxy Mitt Romney of Utah, but what does it get you? Nothing. I was initially disgusted by his decision to vote guilty on the first article of impeachment, then I realized I simply didn’t care what he does or thinks about anything. And seeking retribution for something that ultimately doesn’t matter actually takes away from a very powerful weapon the GOP has against the Democrats: their demand for purity. Democrats are the party of absolute uniformity, demanding conformity from its members. Pro-life Democrats are silenced until they can...