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  • Politico: ‘After Failing to Stop Kavanaugh, Dems Wonder If It’s Time to Be More Ruthless’

    10/08/2018 5:25:09 AM PDT · by PFW · 122 replies
    Hot on the heels of attacking Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a serial gang-rapist who should not be allowed around children, Democrats are wondering if it’s “time to be more ruthless,” Politico reports. John F. Harris writes in Politico that many “top Democratic operatives” have “the fear that their party loses big power struggles because Republicans are simply tougher, meaner, more cynical and more ruthless than they are.” "A belief in one’s own virtue feels good. Losing a battle that could shape the American political landscape for decades feels bad. The tension between the two left some Democrats grappling anew this...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Cannot Have It Both Ways (anger at being lied about is soooo partisan)

    10/06/2018 8:38:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Pollutico ^ | October 06, 2018 | ROBERT POST
    Brett Kavanaugh and I differ on most fundamental questions of constitutional law. Nevertheless, as a former dean of the institution where he received his law degree, I have withheld comment on the merits of his appointment. I am proud of the rich diversity of views that Yale Law School has produced. Over the past decade, Kavanaugh has been a casual acquaintance. He seemed a gentle, quiet, reserved man, always solicitous of the dignity of his position as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It was therefore with something approaching unbelief that...
  • Beto O'Rourke apologizes for 1991 college review discussing actresses' breasts and buttocks

    10/01/2018 6:38:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) on Monday apologized for writing a review of a Broadway musical in 1991 that detailed the actresses’ “phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.” Politico on Monday resurfaced the review O’Rourke wrote when he was 19 years old for the Columbia Daily Spectator, the university’s student newspaper. The review from the Oct. 10, 1991 edition of the paper was written under the byline Robert O’Rourke and offers a sharp critique of the musical “The Will Rogers Follies.” O’Rourke criticized the “perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.”...
  • GOP golden boy mails it in (Is Josh Hawley of MO a Choke Artist?)

    05/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2018 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    FENTON, Mo. — As GOP Rep. Ann Wagner prepared to introduce candidates in a Republican Senate debate here Friday, she took a pointed jab at one contender who didn’t make it — front-runner Josh Hawley. “I try not to tell candidates how to run their races. I don’t know where some of the other candidates are,” she told POLITICO before taking the stage in a high school auditorium, referring specifically to Hawley. “Perhaps they have conflicts. But you gotta show up to win. And I’m going to tell that to the crowd tonight.” Moments later, Wagner followed through, declaring to...
  • Politico Outsources Fairness on Trump and NAFTA to Canadian Version

    10/01/2018 3:59:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 1, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is a tale of two Politicos... In the October 1 USA edition of Politico, the new NAFTA agreement was viewed through the lens of President Donald Trump's supposed braggadocio starting with the very title, "Trump hails 'historic' trade deal with Canada, Mexico" while being rather light on the details, making it seem that it was mainly Trump's opinion that the trade deal was  "historic." In contrast the Politico Pro Canada edition of the same day went much heavier into the details which revealed just how successful Trump was in getting a better deal for the United States.
  • Poll: Biden leads Trump in early 2020 match-up

    08/01/2018 4:41:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | August 1, 2018
    A plurality of registered voters, 44 percent, said they’d choose Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while 37 percent of voters said they would vote for Trump. The percentage of Democrats who would choose Biden — 80 percent — was slightly higher than the 78 percent of Republicans who would vote for the president‘s reelection. The former vice president, who ran for the White House in 1988 and 2008, has been floated as a 2020 contender, and Biden himself has said he’s not ruling out a third try. Morning Consult surveyed 1,993 registered voters from July 26 to July 30...
  • Trump allies weigh last-ditch bid to punish Rosenstein

    07/25/2018 9:58:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 14 replies
    politico ^ | 07/24/2018 | KYLE CHENEY and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a regular Trump confidant, said Tuesday he’s weighing the introduction of a resolution to hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress. That move that could force a vote — even without Speaker Paul Ryan's blessing — before the House leaves town for a five-week recess on Thursday. Under House rules, lawmakers can force a vote on such a “privileged” motion two days after filing it. If Meadows were to file his resolution before the end of the day Tuesday, he’d be empowered to seek a vote before the House...
  • Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

    07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by upchuck · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2018 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end...
  • Black female leaders criticize Pelosi, Schumer for 'failure to protect' Waters

    07/04/2018 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/04/18 | REBECCA MORIN
    Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment“ with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their “recent failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) “from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.“ “We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil‘ and ‘un-American.‘“ “In doing...
  • No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse

    07/04/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe -- the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying...
  • Trump's approval rating above 50% in new Florida poll

    06/26/2018 6:02:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Ocala .com ^ | June 25, 2018 | By Zac Anderson
    A CBS News poll conducted between June 19 and June 22 provides the latest piece of good news for Republicans hoping to beat back a predicted "blue wave." Among likely voters, Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in the poll while 48 percent disapprove of the president's job performance. The online survey of 1,002 registered voted - conducted for CBS News by YouGov - comes on the heels of a Politico poll released last week that had Trump at 48 percent approval in Florida and 49 percent disapproval. Factoring in the margin of error in both polls, Trump...
  • Trump treks to Capitol Hill as immigration firestorm rages

    06/19/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19th, 2018 | By RACHAEL BADE
    President Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to rally House Republicans behind an immigration bill he panned just five days ago. Now Republicans have to decide: Which Trump do they believe? Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants are well aware that only the president can give conservatives cover to vote for a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers — a huge leap for those who once dismissed that idea as “amnesty.” It’s why leadership invited Trump for a rare meeting with the entire Republican conference, just days after he indicated he might veto the...
  • Inside Mueller’s FBI team

    05/21/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/17/18 | Josh Gerstein
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly hurled insults at the FBI agents working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 campaign. Rudy Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney who’s now Trump’s lawyer, has attacked them as “stormtroopers.” The vitriol is unsurprising. The agents are powering an investigation that has shadowed Trump’s entire presidency — and they are mostly unknown to the public, making them easy targets. They are a mix of bureau veterans and relative newcomers handpicked by Mueller and his prosecutors to handle the highest-profile and most sensitive federal investigation in a generation. To assemble this portrait of Mueller’s...
  • Bernie’s army in disarray

    05/21/2018 6:52:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 21, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Bernie Sanders’ top operatives formed “Our Revolution” after he lost the 2016 primaries to keep his army organized and motivated — and potentially prepare for another presidential run in 2020. But an extensive review of the Sanders-inspired group depicts an organization in disarray — operating primarily as a promotional vehicle for its leader and sometimes even snubbing candidates aligned with Sanders. Our Revolution has shown no ability to tip a major Democratic election in its favor — despite possessing Sanders’ email list, the envy of the Democratic Party — and can claim no major wins in 2018 as its own....
  • ‘This is why people HATE YOU.’ POLITICO’s hit piece on Hillsdale College BACKFIRES spectacularly

    05/13/2018 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sam J
    You know those stories that make you roll your eyes so far back in your head you think they might get stuck there? This hot mess from POLITICO is one of those stories:From POLITICO (sorry!): Maybe you’ve never heard of Hillsdale. Or maybe you hadn’t heard about the school before it precipitated a floor fight in the Senate during tax bill negotiations last fall. But the tiny Christian college with a graduate school in statesmanship, a strong conservative bent and roots in an anti-slavery Baptist church, has long been a treasured institution in right-of-center circles—known for its required classical liberal...
  • US support for Iran deal reaches highest point: poll

    05/05/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 02, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Public support for the Iran deal has reached its highest point previously recorded, according to a new poll, right as a deadline approaches for President Trump to re-certify the agreement in 10 days. 56 percent of people polled in the Morning Consult–Politico survey released Wednesday morning backed the nuclear deal, while 26 percent opposed it. Republican voters are split, with 46 percent of voters in favor of the bill versus 42 percent against it. The level of net support is at its highest since the last time it reached 56 percent, in April 2017. The agreement, also known as the...
  • How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

    02/09/2018 6:01:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/9/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    For more than a year and a half, the media have gone all-in on reporting every possible angle of President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. No story update has been too small, no encounter with a Russian too inconsequential, and no anonymous source too sketchy to generate outsize coverage and histrionic claims from major media.But as the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory:...
  • AWKWARD: That Time Sen. Chuck Schumer Called for a Grand Ticker Tape Military Parade...

    02/08/2018 7:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Trump's proposal to hold a pro-military parade has excited much heavy breathing and political posturing from Democrats. To wit: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.): "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Calif.): “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy." Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.):"Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well." Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.):...
  • Half of voters say sexual misconduct accusations against Trump are credible

    12/13/2017 7:29:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 2017-12-13 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Half of voters find sexual misconduct accusations against President Donald Trump to be credible, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted against the backdrop of a national discussion on sexual harassment. Fifty percent of registered voters think the allegations against Trump are credible, more than the 29 percent who think they are not credible. The remaining 21 percent of voters don’t know if the allegations are credible. Trump, during last year’s presidential campaign, was accused of sexual abuse or harassment by more than a dozen women — some of whom have resurfaced in recent days in hopes that a...
  • U.S. ethics office releases Trump's financial disclosure

    06/16/2017 2:57:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/16/17 | POLITICO Staff
    The U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Friday released President Donald Trump's financial disclosure, a 98-page document that details his sprawling hotel and real estate empire. The White House said last month that Trump would voluntarily release his financial disclosure from the 2016 calendar year. The document shows Trump's assets, debts and transactions, but does not provide an exact picture of his net worth.