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  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • This is Rand Paul's most ill advised stand yet

    03/07/2019 8:44:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2019 | Gavin Wax
    Sen. Rand Paul loves the Constitution so much that he is willing to put it in jeopardy by opposing President Trump's emergency measures declaration. Paul's libertarian streak has emerged yet again — at a fortuitous time for Democrats hoping to import more voters and a calamitous time for conservatives desperate for a big victory on immigration. "I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn't authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it's a dangerous thing," Paul...
  • Toomey bill to limit Trump’s tariff power gaining support

    03/05/2019 12:50:35 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 83 replies
    Trib Live ^ | March 5, 2019 | Deb Erdley
    A bipartisan Senate bill that seeks to rein in President Trump’s authority to impose tariffs is gaining momentum. The bill, originally sponsored by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Allentown and Mark Warner, D-Va., would require the president to get congressional approval to impose tariffs based on national security. In recent weeks another nine senators have signed on as co-sponsors. Sixty business, trade and policy groups have endorsed the bill to limit Trump’s power to impose tariffs, which are taxes on imports.
  • Rand Paul to oppose Trump's emergency declaration, giving resolution votes needed to pass

    03/03/2019 10:54:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto. Mr. Paul, a Republican, announced his decision during a Saturday speech at Western Kentucky University, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Mr. Paul said. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away...
  • A new anti-Trump publication is the last thing conservative media needs

    03/02/2019 5:05:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    the Week ^ | March 1, 2019 | Matthew Walther
    What if we had a center-right publication, broadly in favor of globalized free trade and deregulation and hawkish on foreign policy, whose columnists really hated President Trump, even when he does things they otherwise agree with, like spit in Vladimir Putin's face? But The Washington Post already exists, you say. Exactly. Which is why I cannot figure who the audience for Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg's new journalism project is supposed to be. According to Axios, the former editor of The Weekly Standard and the founder of National Review Online are "seeking investors" for "a reporting-driven, Trump-skeptical" conservative periodical.
  • Cindy McCain fires back at Michelle Malkin over CPAC speech

    03/01/2019 10:41:10 PM PST · by rintintin · 63 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | March 2 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Cindy McCain hit back at conservative blogger and commentator Michelle Malkin on Twitter after Malkin attacked her late husband, Sen. John McCain, Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “You never knew @SenJohnMcCain . You should be so lucky,” the late senator’s widow tweeted. McCain, an Arizona Republican, supported increased border security but also advocated for compromise. He died in August, and attendees from both sides of the political spectrum gathered to pay their respects as he laid in state in both the Arizona Capitol and the U.S. Capitol Rotunda and for his funeral. The former prisoner of war and...
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. “If you’re a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you can’t say that the colonel made me do it,” said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. “What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...
  • Illinois Congressman blames “profiteers” for Speaker chaos, Ex-Im Bank repeal

    10/17/2015 5:08:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 16 OCTOBER 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is claiming “profiteers” are hijacking the conservative message and causing disfunction in Congress. Without naming names, although it should be pretty obvious who he’s speaking of, Kingziner writes in Crain’s Chicago Business (other outlets have picked up the op-ed as well) that all the “profiteers” want is money.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger's report from the border: More drugs, more human trafficking

    02/28/2019 11:57:01 AM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has been deployed to the southern border as a member of the Air National Guard four times now, and says he's never seen more drug smuggling and human trafficking than he did on his most recent deployment this month. “There were a lot more drugs. You’d see people drop bundles,” the Illinois Republican told the Washington Examiner. He was referring to large bags of narcotics that had been carried from Mexico and dropped from planes flying over Arizona or by groups on foot for the next smuggler to move further north. Kinzinger, a lieutenant colonel with...
  • National Guard weighs punishment for Rep. Adam Kinzinger over criticism of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers

    02/26/2019 1:49:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Fbruary 26, 2019 | Todd Richmond - AP
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin National Guard officials said Tuesday they’re looking into whether to punish an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Wisconsin detachment for criticizing Gov. Tony Evers‘ decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He ripped Evers Monday on Twitter and on Fox News for ordering Wisconsin troops to pull out of Arizona. Wisconsin statutes state that any commissioned officer who uses “contemptuous words against the president, the vice-president, members of congress, the secretary of defense, the secretary of...
  • NC FReepers call to action-- Re: Thom Tillis the fakir-- (vanity/activism call)

    02/26/2019 10:01:28 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 13 replies
    "..........Tillis, in his op-ed, wrote that there was "no intellectual honesty" for Republicans if they previously criticized former President Obama's executive actions but don't oppose Trump's on the border wall."
  • Republican senator says he'll vote against Trump's national emergency

    02/25/2019 8:47:49 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 25, 2019
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Thom Tillis will vote in favor of a resolution against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border, the North Carolinian wrote Monday in a Washington Post op-ed Tillis wrote that, while he favors border security, he is concerned the President has overreached with the national emergency declaration. "As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress," he wrote. "As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms." Sen. Susan...
  • GOP Sen. Thom Tillis says he'll vote for resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

    02/25/2019 6:08:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Thom Tillis said in a column posted Monday evening that he will oppose President Trump’s declaration of a border-security emergency. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, the North Carolina Republican said he would support a resolution blocking Mr. Trump’s decree when it comes before the Senate. “I would vote in favor of the resolution disapproving of the president’s national-emergency declaration, if and when it comes before the Senate,” he concluded the column after laying out his support for Mr. Trump’s border-security agenda in general and criticizing Democrats’ obstructionism on the matter. But he said it’s a matter of...
  • WATCH: Michael Steele Thinks Trump Is 'Probably Not Happy' The FBI Stopped a Terrorist Attack...

    02/23/2019 4:47:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Twitter posts at link. Full title: WATCH: Michael Steele Thinks Trump Is 'Probably Not Happy' The FBI Stopped a Terrorist Attack Against Dems A few days ago, the FBI arrested U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, a self-identified white nationalist who wanted "focused violence” to “establish a white homeland." He made a list of targets, primarily Democratic lawmakers and liberal journalists and began researching ways to carry out the attack. Current MSNBC contributor and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele made some rather strange comments about the story, saying it was likely that President Trump was upset that...
  • Steele: Trump ‘Probably’ Unhappy That Law Enforcement Stopped Attack On Prominent Democrats

    02/23/2019 8:14:42 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/22/2019 | Mike Brest
    Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele claimed Friday on MSNBC that President Donald Trump was ‘probably’ upset that law enforcement prevented a terror attack against prominent Democrats. A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested earlier this week for allegedly stockpiling guns and ammunition with the alleged intention of carrying out a large-scale terror attack to “establish a white homeland.”
  • Larry Hogan: The chance of Trump losing a general election in 2020 is 'pretty good'

    02/19/2019 11:31:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 19, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020. "The issue I'm concerned about is he has a very low re-elect number, I think in the 30s, high 30s, low 40s. So the chance of him losing a general election are pretty goodRepublican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan predicted Tuesday President Trump may struggle to win re-election in 2020.
  • Breaking: Rand Paul will vote against Trump's pick for attorney general

    02/11/2019 6:16:00 PM PST · by RandFan · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said on Monday that he will oppose President Trump's attorney general nominee, becoming the first Republican to come out as a "no" vote on William Barr. Paul told Politico that he had concerns about Barr's record on privacy, calling him a "chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens." A spokesman for Paul didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The libertarian-leaning GOP senator had previously raised concerns about Barr, who also served as attorney general to President George H.W. Bush.
  • Top House Republican blasts Trump for ignoring Congress on Khashoggi report

    02/09/2019 12:08:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2019 | Dave Boyer
    The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee joined Democrats Saturday in criticizing President Trump’s failure to send a report to Congress on the murder of Saudi Arabian dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas said he is “deeply troubled” by the administration’s failure to meet the deadline on Friday for submitting a report on the slaying that is linked to the Saudi royal family. The White House said in a statement that Congress can’t force the president to act. “Consistent with the previous administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his...
  • Meghan McCain calls Trump ‘pathetic’ over his reported dig at late father (barf)

    02/05/2019 11:09:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Meghan McCain - the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain - called out at President Donald Trump shortly before his State of the Union speech Tuesday night over a dig he reportedly took at her father's book sales, posting on Twitter that his "obsession with my father 6 months after his death is pathetic and telling." McCain’s comments were in response to reports that Trump took a shot at the former Republican senator who died in August after being diagnosed with brain cancer during a luncheon with television news anchors. In addition to criticizing Democrats, Trump reportedly said McCain’s...