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  • Are Republicans Draining or Filling the Swamp?

    04/20/2018 7:28:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2018 | By Chris Talgo and Lennie Jarratt
    On March 9, 2010, Democratic Party speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Pelosi's infamous words referred to the 2,300-page Affordable Care Act, now more commonly known as "Obamacare." Democratic leadership, anticipating voter backlash, rushed to cram their controversial health care bill through Congress before the 2010 midterm election. Democrats were in such a hurry to send the bill to President Barack Obama, they didn't have time to read it. Obama signed his "legacy bill" on March 23, 2010. Eight months later, Democrats paid...
  • As Republicans push for second tax vote in Congress, Democrats say 'Let's see'

    04/18/2018 5:58:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 04/17/2018 | Amanda Becker
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress are moving forward with a plan to vote before the 2018 midterm elections on a bill to make permanent the temporary individual tax cuts in their recent tax overhaul. It is not yet clear, however, if the plan would pick up support from Democrats, whose votes would be needed to pass legislation in the Senate. The Republican tax law, approved in December without Democratic support, permanently cut the top corporate rate to 21 percent from 35 percent and created a permanent deduction for pass-through businesses. It created lower rates and new...
  • I don't get it: are the votes for the impeachment of President Trump there?

    04/14/2018 5:38:42 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 106 replies
    April 14, 2018 | Righttackle 44
    I'm just not understanding: is it possible that the President is going to be impeached?
  • Gayle King Confronts Paul Ryan Over Lack of Diversity in GOP Ranks: ‘I Feel Very Excluded’

    04/12/2018 6:37:37 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 106 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 12th 2018 | David Rutz
    CBS host Gayle King told outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) she felt "very excluded" when looking at a photo of Ryan, President Donald Trump and other top Republicans because they were all white men. Ryan, who announced Wednesday he would retire from Congress at the end of his current term, met Trump at the White House and posed for a "thumbs-up" photo with him, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R.,...
  • Senate Republicans Growing Anxious About Their Majority

    04/11/2018 5:15:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nationaljournal ^ | 04/10/2018 | Josh Kraushaar
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t break much news when he acknowledged that Republicans are facing the possibility of a major wave election threatening their congressional majorities. But his public statement was an unmistakable sign that he considers the GOP’s Senate majority, once seen as untouchable because of the historically favorable map, under serious threat as President Trump’s political troubles worsen. Leading GOP Senate strategists now worry that Democrats won’t necessarily need a perfect storm to net the two seats necessary to win back a majority—just enough lackluster GOP campaigns and a little bad luck along the way. And while...
  • Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

    04/09/2018 3:06:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08Arp18 | 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.
  • 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...
  • Twitter CEO Shares And Raves About Article Calling For Dem Victory In Second ‘Civil War’

    04/08/2018 6:11:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/07/18 | Joe Simonson
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey aroused controversy after labeling a Medium article “great” that claimed there’s no “bipartisan way forward” in the United States and that the country is engaged in a “fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.” Dorsey shared the Medium article on his personal Twitter account Thursday night, with the accompanying acclaim that it was a “great read.” Author and media consultant Peter Leyden and political commentator Ruy Teixeira argued in the article titled “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War” that America is already in the midst of a second major...
  • U.S. Envoy Nikki Haley says she shares John Bolton's disdain for the U.N.

    04/06/2018 10:23:23 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/2018 | Staff
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday she shares incoming national security adviser John Bolton’s disdain for the world body and believes the two will work well together. Bolton, who was U.S. envoy to the United Nations for President George W. Bush, will become President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Monday. He once said it would make no difference if 10 floors were knocked off the U.N. headquarters in New York. “I know John Bolton well. I have gotten advice from him, I have talked to him. I know his disdain for the U.N. I...
  • Editorial: Not much good news for DNC

    04/06/2018 3:51:39 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 17 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-06-2018 | Herald Staff
    As of now, according to the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee is in debt to the tune of $6,271,605.47. For the period between 2017-2018, total individual contributions to the DNC were $61,939,222.68, and its total cash on hand is $10,093,347.47. That is not good news for the party trying to rally momentum for a big “blue wave” this November.
  • South Park Creators Stun Leftie Awards Audience: 'We're Republicans!'

    03/31/2018 9:24:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | March 29, 2018 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    ...when receiving the “Freedom Award” from producer/writer Norman Lear’s collectivist “People for the American Way” organization, Parker and Stone must have sensed that the leftie group really didn’t understand “freedom” or their long-standing devotion to mixing satire with their love of liberty. So, in their inimitable in-your-face-yet-kind-hearted style, they asked conservative/libertarian talk show host Larry Elder to introduce them at the event! And when Parker and Stone accepted the award, they got to the stage, stood before the microphone, and in classic fashion, kindly informed the statists they were Republicans. As Elder explained on Twitter: “After they graciously accepted, they...
  • 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...
  • Our Time-Tested Parties Aren't About to Fall Apart

    03/30/2018 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 30, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Some days, the Republican Party seems on the verge of splitting up. Its congressional majorities couldn't produce a health care bill and passed an omnibus spending bill its president regretted signing. Prominent never-Trumpers call for the creation of a new political party. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who carried seven counties outside his home state in the 2016 Republican primaries, hints at a 2020 independent candidacy. In special elections, Republican candidates fail to win percentages above President Donald Trump's approval ratings, which nationally is at 42 percent. That makes Republicans fear and Democrats hope that Democrats will capture the House of...
  • Republicans are favored in the next two House special elections, despite good news for Democrats

    03/27/2018 8:00:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    cnbc ^ | 03/25/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Democrats' triumph in a House special election in Pennsylvania gives them hope for big gains in November's midterm elections. But the party still faces a tough path toward winning two other House special elections set for later this year. Democrat Conor Lamb scored a narrow of win in Pennsylvania's 18th District, which Republicans recently dominated. With fewer than 1,000 votes separating the candidates, Republican Rick Saccone conceded to Lamb on Wednesday, more than a week after the election. Ex-GOP Rep. Tim Murphy represented the area for more than a decade, and President Donald Trump carried it by about 20 percentage...
  • 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....
  • James Woods Blasts Trump, ‘RINO Wimps’ Over Omnibus Budget Surrender

    03/23/2018 11:30:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Nolte
    Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods blasted congressional Republicans as “RINO wimps” over the just-passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. “I never imagined I could loathe the @GOP more than the I loathe @TheDemocrats, but they got me with this suck-ass budget,” Woods tweeted to his 1.36 million followers, adding that he hopes “they get what they asked for in November. When will these RINO wimps stop sticking their asses in the air for the Democrats to violate?”
  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • GOP Narrative on PA-18 Is Wrong

    03/21/2018 1:49:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Star Parker
    I'm perplexed why many in Republican circles are rationalizing and dismissing the gravity of the Democratic victory in the recent special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district. My sentiments are more with Newt Gingrich, who is cautioning Republicans to view this as a wake-up call to a possible disaster in the fall elections in which the Congress could flip to Democrat control. Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district is a poster child of Trump voters. As widely noted, Trump won this district by 20 points in 2016. The district's electorate is 94 percent white, compared with 70 percent nationwide. In 2016, Trump won...
  • Donald Trump to Republicans: We Have to Go ‘Further Right’ as Democrats Go Further Left

    03/21/2018 10:15:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2018 | Charles Spiering
    President Donald Trump advised Congressional Republicans to move further to the right side of the political spectrum, noting that Democrats were moving further left. “They have gone so far left, we have to go a little bit further right,” Trump told Republicans and donors at the National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner on Tuesday night. Trump remarked that Congressional Democrats were moving left on nearly every issue, just like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “These days, there’s no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat, a Red State Democrat, or a Conservative Democrat because they are all Pelosi Democrats,” he said,...
  • Why Reports of a Coming Republican Bloodbath in November 2018 Are Premature

    03/21/2018 7:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2018 | William Sullivan
    A curious thing happens when you look beyond the media elation over Democrat Conor Lamb's victory in House district PA-18, which was framed as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Trump won the district by 20 points in the 2016 election, and Trump lent his support to Lamb's opponent, Rick Saccone. But Saccone was not a good candidate by many measures. Even before the election, it was public knowledge that he had been admonished by Republicans for a "sluggish campaign" and for failing to mobilize "any donor infrastructure." He was "panned as a deeply underwhelming candidate who leaned on the...