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  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...
  • Looking at Mitch McConnell’s Map for the 2018 ‘Knife Fight’

    09/11/2018 6:15:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 11, 2018
    The Kentucky Republican identifies a large number of toss-up contests The 2018 midterms are setting up to be like a “knife fight in an alley,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican from Kentucky said he expects to see more of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. But McConnell, asked about whether Trump should be talking about the prospects of Democrats trying to impeach him, said, “I don’t have any advice to give him about what he says at the rallies.” Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Louisville, McConnell rattled off...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Trump Stops Rally To Call Coal Miner On Stage. Miner Says Trump Brought Him ‘Back To Life’

    09/08/2018 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/07/2018
    President Donald Trump paused a campaign speech in North Dakota to bring an unexpected guest onstage. Trump was commenting on the resurgence of the coal industry in America and telling a story about a man who runs a coal mine thanking him for making the industry “vibrant again.” “He said, ‘Sir, what you’ve done for the coal industry is incredible. Because we were dead, and now we’re vibrant again,'” Trump recalled. The president then called on the man to join him onstage: “Where is he? Where is that guy? Where — shout out your name, please. Come up here.” Trump...
  • Trump says he could use the MILITARY to build his wall if Congress won't fund it...

    09/07/2018 7:48:01 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 82 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | David Martosko
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he's considering using military resources to finish construction of his long-promised border wall instead of relying on Congress to fund the project through the Homeland Security Department's budget. He also wouldn't eliminate the possibility of a government shutdown if Democrats continue to confound his efforts to appropriate money for the project on the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We have two options,' he told DailyMail.com aboard Air Force One as he flew from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota. 'We have military, we have homeland security.' He was asked specifically about using the Army Corps of Engineers...
  • Trump 'Is Mentally Ill,' Doctor and Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean Says

    09/02/2018 2:50:16 PM PDT · by John W · 117 replies
    Newsweek.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    Dr. Howard Dean, a physician who previously served as the governor of Vermont, told MSNBC on Sunday that Donald Trump suffers from mental illness and he is unfit to be president. “I’ve long believed the president is mentally ill,” Dean said as part of a panel discussion hosted by Alex Witt, Raw Story reported. “And I believe narcissism overcomes his ability to know, A, what’s good for the country, and B, what’s good for him.”
  • Red-state Dems embrace key Obamacare rule as election draws near

    08/19/2018 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Red-state Democrats are embracing one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions to help them win re-election in November. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota unveiled ads this week slamming GOP opponents for trying to gut Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing illnesses, such as diabetes or cancer. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., did the same in a Twitter video. Each of the candidates is seizing on actions by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration to unravel Obamacare. But instead of highlighting the law in general, they are centering on its rules obligating insurers to cover...
  • NRA lobbying arm launches seven-figure pro-Kavanaugh ad buy

    08/07/2018 2:56:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    The National Rifle Association’s legislative-lobbying arm announced Tuesday a seven-figure national and region ad campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The national cable and regional broadcast ads will start airing Tuesday and will run through Aug. 27. The regional ads are to air in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. “The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “It’s...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • North Dakota Demands Feds Repay Them $38 Million Over Dakota Pipeline Protests

    07/20/2018 12:18:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    North Dakota has filed a claim against the federal government for $38 million the state spent dealing with the months-long Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The state claims the often violent protests were the result of negligence by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps failed to enforce the law and keep protesters from setting up illegal campsites on federal land, the state argues.
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • Red-state Dems decline invite to Trump's Supreme Court announcement

    07/09/2018 2:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Jordain Carney
    A trio of red-state Democratic senators have turned down invitations to attend President Trump's announcement of his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) were invited but declined to attend the event at the White House at 9 p.m. Monday. Donnelly said in a statement that he declined so that his first meeting with Trump's pick will be "in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience and perspectives." "I appreciate the President inviting me to attend tonight's announcement at the WH. I look...
  • Court opening puts pressure on Democrats in Trump country

    06/29/2018 8:11:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several Democrats in tough races. It could be particularly difficult for Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.
  • Trump Revels in Crowley's Loss: 'Got His A** Kicked'

    06/27/2018 8:14:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that New York Rep. Joe Crowley "got his a– kicked" in his Democratic primary Tuesday by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter "who had a lot of energy." "Last night, we had a great evening," Trump told a rally in Fargo, North Dakota, for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is facing Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November. "We watched that television — and we were winning left and right," Trump said. "They didn't know what the hell happened.
  • Trump taunts Crowley moments after losing Democratic Primary

    06/27/2018 1:16:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 26, 2018
    President Trump slammed Joe Crowley just minutes after the Democratic congressman lost a primary to a political novice. “Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night. “In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!” Crowley lost to Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who believes in universal health care, a federal jobs guarantee, and the abolition of ICE.
  • Trump rails against Pelosi, Waters and Heitkamp at raucous N. Dakota rally

    06/27/2018 10:15:15 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 23 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | Adam Edelman / Jun.27.2018 / 10:00 PM ET
    Trump rails against Pelosi, Waters and Heitkamp at raucous N. Dakota rally An invigorated Trump appeared in Fargo to campaign for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. President Donald Trump spent his campaign rally in North Dakota Wednesday night tearing into Democrats, with blistering attacks on the party's national leaders and the state's vulnerable incumbent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Trump, who attended the Fargo event to help boost GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is challenging Heitkamp, took aim at the one-term lawmaker every chance he got, coloring each attack with additional assaults on House...
  • Live crowd interviews outside the Donald Trump Rally

    06/27/2018 1:08:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    Interviewing Trump supporters outside the venue at Fargo ND Rally starts at 7:pm CDT