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  • GOP to Call Democrats' Bluff: Who's Ready to Make Our Middle Class Tax Cuts Permanent?

    04/19/2018 9:08:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Guy Benson
    One of the Left's favorite anti-tax reform tactics involved loudly griping about how the law's corporate tax cuts were permanent (there's a good economic argument for that, of course), whereas the tax cuts for individuals and families are set to expire -- which is where the misleading "tax increase" talking point comes from. Those taxes would only increase if Congress allows them to, and based on recent history and the tough political dynamics, the likelihood of reversing all or most of the recently-enacted tax reductions is slim to none. Nevertheless, Democrats carried on as if Republicans were deliberately targeting...
  • Democrats pushing for Pelosi’s ouster as leader stand down — at least until elections

    04/16/2018 4:07:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | David Weigel
    Democrats who have pushed for Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s ouster as House minority leader are standing down — at least until after November’s midterm elections. Republican Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s surprise announcement last week that he would retire at the end of his term boosted Democrats’ hopes that they could wrest back control of the House this fall. The possibility of majority control also gave new life to a looming question: Will Pelosi, or someone else, lead the party? Democrats say they are focused on one task — winning — and have clamped down on talk of replacing Pelosi (D-Calif.), who...
  • Please: Not Another Speaker Pelosi (Are you prepared for a re-run?)

    04/13/2018 7:25:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2018 | Bruce Walker
    Nancy Pelosi is an embarrassment to Congress, and most members of Congress are an embarrassment to America. When Pelosi was speaker of the House, she famously stated that Congress needed to pass Obamacare to see what was in the bill.  She also pondered openly whether the Democrat leadership of the House of Representatives ought to "deem" the Senate version of the bill to have passed the House to avoid having members of the House voting on the bill. Pelosi six years ago opined that unemployment liberated Americans to become photographers or writers or musicians – unemployment was an opportunity for those lucky enough to lose...
  • Editorial: Paul Ryan wielded gavel wisely

    04/12/2018 7:18:29 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-12-18 | Herald Staff
    Paul Ryan had all-star talent as a legislator and fundraiser, and the realization of his career-long goal of tax reform is a monumental legacy. He has been an adept policy wonk, and his work as the pre-eminent Obamacare critic on Capitol Hill was nothing short of inspirational, most notably in 2010 as the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. That year at the bipartisan White House Summit on Health Care, Ryan put on a savant-level clinic on sound economic policy and on the harmful ramifications the Democratic health care bill would have. He spoke with analytical flourish but kept...
  • Nancy Pelosi sends out apparent draft tweet

    04/05/2018 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/04/18 | Katelyn Caralle
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., accidentally sent out a tweet Wednesday that appeared to be a draft. The tweet included a parenthetical reminder to “tag officials and tax march,” before sending the tweet where she said she would be participating in a march to call attention to the “GOP tax scam.”
  • Pelosi: Democrats Will Repeal the GOP Tax Law When We Retake the House

    04/04/2018 7:16:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NTK Network ^ | April 4, 2018
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Democrats would indeed repeal the GOP tax law if they are successful in retaking the House of Representatives this November during a town hall on Wednesday.
  • Trump pushes Republicans to use 'nuclear option' on border

    04/02/2018 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of sometimes-misleading tweets, fired off after returning from a holiday weekend spent in Florida with several immigration hardliners. Trump also declared protections for so-called Dreamer...
  • House Democrats urge Netanyahu to release jailed asylum-seekers

    03/31/2018 6:18:52 AM PDT · by granada · 23 replies
    TOI ^ | 30 Mar, 2018 | By ERIC CORTELLESSA
    WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressional delegation urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to release African asylum seekers being detained in an Israeli prison. In a letter sent to the premier on Tuesday, 11 Democrats who recently visited the Jewish state said “there is no legal justification for deportation” of the roughly 280 asylum seekers from African countries, mostly Sudan and Eritrea, being held in the Saharonim prison in southern Israel. Israel’s Border Authority jailed the asylum seekers last month, after they refused deportation to a third-party country. The Israeli government has said it intends to to force the migrants...
  • POLL: Pelosi popularity under water - in California!

    03/31/2018 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    American Mirror ^ | March 30, 2018 | Victor Skinner
    A new SurveyUSA poll reveals most voters aren't big fans of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, including her constituents in the wildly liberal state of California. "Democrat Nancy Pelosi has a Minus 9 Net Job Approval today - 36% of voters statewide approve of the job the House Minority Leader is doing; 45% disapprove," according to the results released Tuesday. "Even in Pelosi's backyard, the Bay Area, she is under water: 39% of voters there approve of the job she is doing, 42% disapprove."
  • Nancy Pelosi could unexpectedly deliver Republicans their worst nightmare

    03/30/2018 12:34:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 03/30/2018 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a favorite target for Republican candidates and groups to tie to their opponents and paint them as out of touch, elitist, or excessively liberal — but her fundraising prowess still proves to be a massive benefit to Democrats. While Pelosi has remained adamant that she will stay on as leader and shrugged off the handful of Democratic candidates across the US who have distanced themselves from her, the possibility that she would step down to assume a purely fundraising role is a prospect that terrifies Republicans. Though Pelosi has been the subject...
  • Facing GOP attacks, more Democratic candidates ditch Pelosi

    03/28/2018 10:14:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Alex Seitz-Wald and Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — A growing number of Democratic congressional candidates are bailing out on Nancy Pelosi as they try to inoculate themselves against Republican attacks on the House Minority Leader. "I'm not supporting Nancy Pelosi," Democrat Andrew Janz, who is running against Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told NBC News in a recent interview. "I think she's done a lot of good for the party; I think she's done a lot of good for the country," he added. "However, I think it's time for a new generation of leaders to go to Washington, and this is with respect to both Democrats and...
  • VIDEO: 23 Nancy Pelosi brain glitches - in less than 6 minutes!

    03/26/2018 12:42:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    American Mirror ^ | March 22, 2018 | Kyle Olson
    Nancy Pelosi had a bear of a time making it through a 6-minute speech on Wednesday. While honoring members of the Office of Strategic Services for their actions during World War II, the House Minority Leader suffered numerous brain glitches during the short remarks. As compiled in a video by The American Mirror, Pelosi misspoke, repeated words, froze, or garbled words no less than 23 times during a speech that clocked in at about 5:33. [Snip] She complimented OSS members’ “brillance” and suffered a face spasm when she attempted to say “bestow”. As more Democrats refuse to say whether they...
  • Omnibus Bill: Dems Declare Victory [semi-satire]

    03/24/2018 9:19:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Congress appropriated $1.3 trillion in spending to fund the federal government for the next six months. Despite threatening to veto the measure, President Trump signed it "for national security reasons." Minority Leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) claimed victory. "We got more out of this bill than we did when we had the majority and Obama was president," Pelosi boasted. "The GOP's inability to unite on a program they could all support meant that Republican leaders had to buy Democrats to get enough votes to pass the thing. And those votes didn't come cheap....
  • Pelosi and Schumer Cheer Omnibus: “We Were Able to Accomplish More Than When We Held Majority" (tr)

    03/22/2018 8:04:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rushed out to celebrate the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill that passed Congress today. The record spending bill funds all of the Democrat Party’s pet projects and denies funding for Trump’s border wall Democrats loved it! Chuck Schumer cheered the bill: “In a certain sense we were able to accomplish more in the minority than we had the presidency or were even in the majority.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi added: “I think one of the reasons they rushed it through they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in...
  • Job Openings Hit New Record [semi-satire]

    03/21/2018 9:54:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    This week the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job openings increased to a record 6.3 million. The number of openings now equals the number of currently unemployed Americans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) assailed these statistics, saying "this is the economic disaster our Party tried to avert, but the GOP rammed through their tax cut, which as we now see, has created a serious labor shortage. Millions of unemployed Americans will now be pressured into taking jobs they'd rather not do." Pelosi also contended that "these statistics validate the foolishness of the Administration's determination to throttle immigration....
  • Republicans warn: Nancy Pelosi, taxes not enough to win midterms

    03/21/2018 6:39:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Republicans are worried that touting this year's tax cut bill and tying Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won't be enough to hold the House and Senate in the November midterms. While GOP lawmakers maintain that both are important campaign issue, some believe the party is leaning too heavily on them, particularly in light of some predictions that they are about to lose upwards of 45 House seats. Rep. Conor Lamb's, D-Pa., likely victory over Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania last Tuesday also showed both arguments can be neutralized. "I think the bigger challenge for members is defining themselves,"...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. (Rat spat alert)

    03/19/2018 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    A few hours after Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat, claimed victory in a House race with a vow to oppose his party’s leader, Nancy Pelosi, the once-and-perhaps-future speaker was explaining to a group of female congressional candidates why she did not retire after 2016. She intended to do so after Hillary Clinton won, Ms. Pelosi recalled Wednesday at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception here. But she stayed to ensure Washington had at least one woman in power. To some lawmakers in the room who described her remarks, the message was clear: Ms. Pelosi is not going anywhere - a...
  • Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won

    03/19/2018 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb’s (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi. “[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions. He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying. And he came out explicitly against...
  • Scalise Predicts Pelosi will be One of Dems' 'Biggest Impediments' in Midterms

    03/18/2018 8:07:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    pjmedia ^ | MARCH 16, 2018 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) predicted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be one of Democrats' "biggest impediments" in recapturing the majority in the lower chamber during midterm elections. Republicans on the Hill this week have said Conor Lamb won in the Pennsylvania special election because he emphasized that he wouldn't vote for Pelosi in party leadership elections and also highlighted his personal positions that aligned closely with the GOP. "You can look the special election of Pennsylvania and see a lot of things. One of the things we saw is both candidates run against Nancy Pelosi and...
  • Nancy Pelosi doesn't care if you hate her

    03/17/2018 3:42:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Weak ^ | 3/16/18 | Paul Waldman
    Nancy Pelosi welcomes your hatred. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. But when the Republican Party spends so much of its time talking about her, you'd think she'd be a bit more perturbed. And there's no sign she is. She has good reason. We just saw yet another election in which Republicans tried everything they could do to tie the Democratic candidate to Pelosi, and he won anyway. Conor Lamb, the victor in that Pennsylvania special election, said at the campaign's outset that he wouldn't be voting for Pelosi for speaker in 2019 if he were elected, since he thought...