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  • GOP Lawmakers Refuse to Help Fund Gas Tax Repeal Effort

    04/18/2018 1:02:44 PM PDT · by HKMk23 · 14 replies
    Reform California ^ | 4/18/2018 | Self
    As Californians are painfully aware, the Democrat Stronghold of Sacramento this year levied upon them an additional gasoline tax that soaks motorists for nearly twenty cents per gallon. Yes, on its face, it's "only" twelve cents per gallon, but nothing in Sacramento is as it appears. Democrats inserted language that alters the way that tax is calculated, and that little bit of typical Democrat chicanery accounts for the difference between what they say, and what drivers actually pay. As fewer Californians know, Reform California, with Carl DeMaio as Chairman, is leading the push to place an Initiative on the November...
  • Showdown in November: Fearsome Blue Wave or Flaccid Democrat Failure?

    04/16/2018 3:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April m16, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    There is a huge opinion schism between conservatives inside the Beltway who think a midterm Democrat tsunami is coming, and many conservatives outside the swamp, in America, who are not so sure. One thing is certain – the gimp box media and the left’s Fredcon enablers are working overtime to psych us out and make defeat a done deal. But nothing is a done deal. We have six months. The Republicans just need to get smart and fight.Oh. Well, we’re doomed.But maybe not. There’s always hope for an upset – just ask President Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit.First, the bad news....
  • Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

    04/08/2018 4:16:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2018 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President Trump, but there is one band of GOP members willing to stand up to the leader of their own party: lawmakers who have announced their retirements. While it’s not uncommon for members to feel far more liberated on their way out the door, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the Trump era, where lawmakers are confronted daily by a never-ending stream of White House controversies. The GOP’s retirement caucus has provided some of the most biting commentary on the president in recent months, with Rep. Ryan...
  • GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal

    04/06/2018 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced Friday that he is resigning from Congress immediately after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim. "While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement. The abrupt resignation is effective as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to his office. Lauren Greene, the congressman's former communications director, sued her boss over allegations he fostered a hostile work environment where...
  • GOP donors fret about Dem wave

    03/28/2018 11:29:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/28/2018 | Jonathan Easley
    The nation’s top conservative donors and fundraisers are increasingly alarmed by the prospect of a midterm election wave that could cost Republicans control of the House. But the party’s deep-pocketed donors aren’t ready to abandon their efforts to keep the House in GOP hands — not yet at least. More than a half-dozen senior Republican donors and fundraisers interviewed by The Hill acknowledged that protecting the Senate majority might at some point become the only sensible investment for Republican donors. There is growing frustration among donors with the GOP-controlled House — most recently over the passage of a massive budget...
  • Man arrested for threatening to murder Virginia congressman

    03/23/2018 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/23/2018 | KYLE CHENEY
    By KYLE CHENEY 03/23/2018 02:17 PM EDT Updated 03/23/2018 03:01 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A Virginia Beach man was charged Friday with threatening to murder his local congressman, Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Friday. According to court documents, Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, visited Taylor's office on Thursday and threatened to shoot him and two staffers at a Saturday event. The dispute arose, according to the District Attorney's office, over a discussion about marijuana policy. “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my...
  • Jeanne Ives for Governor (Endorsement)

    03/16/2018 9:40:18 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2018 | Editors
    Voters in Illinois head to the polls this Tuesday. They should vote for Jeanne Ives in the Republican gubernatorial primary over the thoroughly disappointing incumbent governor Bruce Rauner, who has forfeited any claim on his party's nod. Failing to pass the fiscal reforms he promised wouldn’t alone justify his ouster in the primary. But Rauner’s duplicity on the issue of abortion should be disqualifying to conservatives. During the election, Rauner — who is pro-choice, had once donated to Planned Parenthood, and whose wife is an abortion-rights activist — insisted that he was merely running to fix the state’s coffers. He...
  • Openly atheist Dem trumped by Republican landslide in special election in Tennessee

    03/14/2018 9:18:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Openly atheist Democrat Gayle Jordan lost a special election on Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the Tennessee Senate. Republican Shane Reeves won in a landslide, according to unofficial results from the Tennessee secretary of state. He received 13,139 votes compared to 5,179 votes for Jordan. Reeves will fill a seat vacated by Republican Jim Tracy after he resigned to serve as state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office. Jordan is executive director of Recovering from Religion, a group that supports people who wish to leave their faith behind. She is a former Southern Baptist...
  • Wagner transitions from write-in opposition to GOP frontman

    03/09/2018 2:04:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    yorkdispatch.com ^ | 3/9/18 | David Weissman
    ITTSBURGH — About four years after having to overcome negative ads from his own party to win a state Senate seat, Scott Wagner was first to speak at a major GOP committee dinner as the party's endorsed candidate for the state's highest office. Aboard a chartered plane from Harrisburg on his way to the Republican Committee for Allegheny County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Wagner said he started building relationships with Republicans statewide after his historic 2014 write-in campaign. The Spring Garden Township resident and owner of Penn Waste was forced to run as a write-in after the state party endorsed...
  • College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

    03/07/2018 5:46:32 AM PST · by Macoozie · 16 replies
    New York Times via Drudge ^ | March 6, 2018 | Lisa Friedman
    But Republicans said they worried their ranks would bear the brunt of the shift as young people moved away from party orthodoxy on issues like guns, gay marriage and climate change.
  • Texas Primary Results & Comments, 03/06/2018 - Me

    03/06/2018 1:43:48 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 120 replies
    Freeper Inputs on Texas Primary results, turnout, key races, outcomes.
  • Pride Goeth Before the Fall: Politics, Hubris & Eric Greitens

    02/26/2018 10:38:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2018 | Brian Birdnow
    Eric Greitens, a Democrat turned Republican, who also happens to be the Governor of the Show-Me State was indicted and booked last week on a felony invasion of privacy charge. The grand jury indictment stems from a photo that Greitens, a married man, allegedly snapped of a partially clad lover during a sexual tryst in the basement of his home in the spring of 2015, one year before his winning gubernatorial campaign. This is a big story, one that has great ramifications for state and national politics. It is a commentary on the crashing of a promising career. It includes...
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 204 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    The Democratic rebuttal memo to the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses was released Saturday afternoon. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., acknowledged its release at his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at about 4 p.m. "It's just posted," he told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, quipping that the committee website was probably already crashing due to high traffic. Democrats say their memo was written as a rebuttal to provide greater context to a Republican memo that was released earlier this month, which outlines abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department...
  • Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

    02/23/2018 4:29:08 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delay by signing off on a security plan for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy...
  • President Eisenhower's Remarks at First National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2018 2:06:54 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | February 5, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    There is a need we all have in these days and times for some help which comes from outside ourselves as we face the multitude of problems... Once in a while it might be a good thing for us to turn back to history. Let us study a little bit of what happened at the founding of this Nation. It's not merely the events that led up to the Revolutionary War. All of the confused problems that we were then called upon to solve were as difficult as those we face now... So when we came down to the Declaration...
  • GOP Sen Cruz: ‘I Thought It Was a Very, Very Strong Speech (trunc)(video)

    01/31/2018 4:33:15 AM PST · by smileyface · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave Trump high marks for the speech. Cruz applauded Trump for highlighting the various personal stories of his invited guests and called it a “strong night” for Trump. “The president did an incredible job highlighting the parents of those who have lost their children to MS-13 and violent illegal aliens,” Cruz said. “Highlighting heroes, whether police officers and coastguardsmen or first responders across the country. And the president did a tremendous job overall focusing on jobs, on wages going up,...
  • THEY’RE CRACKING: Democrats Starting to Detract From Party Line, Opening to Republican Demands...

    01/22/2018 11:32:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The Democrats have overreached on forcing this latest federal government shutdown. Prioritizing illegal children brought here under Obama’s illegal DACA program before 9 million American children who are U.S. citizens and will lose their insurance and 2 million military members who will be asked to work without pay… The SchumerShutdown is the latest disgusting act by the Democrats. But they are starting to crack. Democrat Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning that he thinks “the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, and it’s to build a monument to stupidity and it’s just...
  • Watch "Energy Dominance needs NAFTA" at the Heritage Foundation

    01/18/2018 10:25:34 AM PST · by brownwill6767 · 5 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/16/18 | Heritage Foundation
    You can watch and listen to the discussion by clicking the URL-LINK in the post. Opportunities abound for negotiating a better NAFTA. As the Trump Administration pushes for modernization, one commonsense policy area that should be preserved and improved is energy.
  • Jeanne Ives Routs Rauner With 90% of the Vote in Wheeling Township

    01/14/2018 7:26:25 AM PST · by PBRCat · 25 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | January 14, 2018 | Anonymous
    Grassroots support for Jeanne Ives’ gubernatorial bid continues to grow. Today, she adds the backing of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization (WTRO). Ninety percent (90%) of WTRO’s precinct captains voted to endorse Ives over incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. Wheeling Township is a Republican stronghold. In 2014, more Republican primary votes were cast in Wheeling Township than in 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties.
  • Republican wins Virginia seat that ended in a tie

    01/04/2018 8:20:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    Republican David Yancey will keep his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates after a state official pulled his name out of a bowl Thursday, deciding a contest that ended in a tie in November. Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds each received 11,608 votes in their Newport News-based district. Initial results showed Yancey leading by just ten votes. A recount gave Simonds a one-vote edge. But Republicans challenged a single ballot, resulting in a tie. Democrats sued to overturn the challenge, but on Wednesday a three-judge panel rejected their complaint. That led to Thursday’s drawing, in Richmond, out of a...