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  • GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power

    11/16/2018 1:36:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2018 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., has notified colleagues that he will subpoena Comey for a closed-door deposition Nov. 29 and Lynch for Dec. 5, according to a person familiar with the subpoenas. The person declined to be identified because the person was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The subpoenas...
  • Donald Trump Hits a Congressional Wall on Border Wall Funding

    11/16/2018 9:26:36 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    GOP senators are nudging President Donald Trump to give up hopes for a $5 billion down-payment on a border wall in 2019. “My goal is to get the [budget] bills passed” in December, said Sen. Richard Shelby, the GOP chairman of the Senate’s appropriations committee, said Nov. 15 after meeting Trump for a budget discussion. His committee has penciled in $1.6 billion for the wall in 2019, compared to the $5 billion in the draft House bill. “If it’s ‘Wall or nothing!’ they’re going to get nothing,” the top Democrat on the Senate’s appropriations bill, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said November...
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • What Can the Pro-Life Movement do about Planned Parenthood’s $1 Rent in Austin, Texas?

    11/08/2018 5:32:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Texas Right to Life ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jackson Milton
    Austin City Council has given the pro-abortion movement another gift paid for by taxpayer dollars. On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to renew an unethical arrangement with Planned Parenthood, in which the abortion business is only required to pay $1 a year to rent downtown property owned by Austin. The fair market value of the property is $111,000, indicating Austin is forfeiting large sums of money even though the city is bedeviled by financial problems. Fortunately, the Texas Legislature is planning to address this type of corruption and abuse of power through priority Pro-Life legislation. The dollar-a-year rental agreement between...
  • Vanity. How many subpoenas from the new stalinists under peelosi will happen?

    11/07/2018 8:24:32 AM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11-7-18 | dynachrome
    When peelosi and her scum issue subpoenas to all the supporters of President Trump in the House and the Senate, how should they react?
  • Did Beto Blow It?: Texas Republicans believe Ted Cruz was beatable [tr]

    11/05/2018 7:54:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | November 4, 2018 | Tim Alberta
    In March 2017, a little-known Democratic congressman named Beto O’Rourke proposed something unusual to Will Hurd, a Republican colleague from a neighboring district: that they rent a car and embark on a 24-hour, 1,600-mile road trip from San Antonio to Washington. Their live-streamed odyssey wound up attracting blushing news coverage and evoking the bipartisan companionship of a bygone era. For Hurd, a pragmatic, swing-district moderate with numerous Democrats employed on his staff, the cross-aisle kumbaya was routine; few lawmakers hug the middle so tightly. For O’Rourke, the demonstration was less likely; he had done little to distinguish himself in the...
  • Republicans [Luntz, Norquist] fear they've blown economic message that could have secured victory

    11/04/2018 10:17:39 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 4, 2018
    For all the media fixation on the "lies" President Trump tells, sometimes he has an uncanny knack of telling the unvarnished truth. So it was on Friday night when Trump told those gathered at a West Virginia rally: "Sometimes it’s not as exciting to talk about the economy because we have a lot of other things to talk about." That unscripted line left some Republican strategists nodding in agreement and wondering about what might have been. Republicans are bracing for the loss of the House of Representatives with operatives citing the lack of a coherent economic message and unnecessary distractions...
  • Michael Steele: Trump ‘Engages in Stupid at a Level That We Have Never Seen Before'

    11/02/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship via executive order engaging “in stupid at a level that we have never seen before.” Steele said, “It is better from Trump’s perspective to have a base that is angry and mad at someone other than him. It is sort of the 1950s racism that has been reintroduced into the body politic, and he is thriving on that. So, you know, a great jobs number, and wages going up, and tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointment s appointments,...
  • Paul Ryan should .... [not be] giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship. [Trunc.]

    10/31/2018 10:12:43 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 31, 2018 | Donald Trump
    Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border! -- Donald J. Trump, @realDonaldTrump, Twitter, 31 Oct 2018
  • NRCC Sends Message That It Won’t Support Rep. Steve King

    10/31/2018 4:14:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 30, 2018
    Iowa Republican has come under renewed scrutiny for past remarks The campaign arm of House Republicans will not be sending any last-minute support to controversial Rep. Steve King, who faces a competitive race in a deep-red Iowa district. King has been the subject of renewed attention for racist remarks and social media posts backing white nationalists, following the shooting last week at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted Thursday that King’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy...
  • Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

    10/21/2018 6:13:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump’s compliment of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for assaulting a reporter last May was “not OK.” Sasse said, “I believe the First Amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is OK. What you hear from Nebraskans who also tune out most of the rallies is that there’s a short-term, long-term thing going on and feel that the president’s rhetoric is short-term playful. I don’t think...
  • Republicans Fear Political Fallout From Kavanaugh Turmoil (RINOs puddling the floor)

    09/29/2018 6:25:37 PM PDT · by Dahoser · 59 replies
    AP ^ | September 28, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP’s midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost. In the days after a divided nation watched Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver conflicting stories about what happened when they were teenagers, Republican campaign operatives acknowledged this is not the fight they wanted six weeks before Election Day. . . . In swing state New Hampshire, former Republican Party chair Jennifer Horn said Republicans are “grossly underestimating the damage that would be done” at the ballot box...
  • Boston event featuring Jeff Flake moved amid security concerns

    09/28/2018 7:53:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | September 28, 2018 09:49 PM | by Caitlin Yilek
    A panel discussion featuring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., in Boston next week has been moved due to security concerns amid a contentious battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Flake was confronted by sexual assault survivors at the Capitol on Friday after he said he would vote to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination. Flake is appearing Monday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston to discuss the future of the Republican Party. The panel discussion, which will also feature fellow GOP member Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was originally scheduled to be held at Emerson Colonial Theatre. Emerson College President...
  • Grassley adviser resigns after sexual harassment accusation

    09/22/2018 3:29:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Seung Min Kim
    A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) during the Supreme Court confirmation fight has abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment — an allegation he denies. Garrett Ventry submitted his resignation Friday night, he said in a brief phone interview Saturday morning. He said he denies the allegation but stepped down “in order to not be a distraction” as Senate Republicans continue to work to get Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmed.
  • Bill Kristol seeking GOP candidate to take on Trump in 2020

    09/16/2018 3:22:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/18 | Caitlin Yilek
    A leader of the "Never Trump" movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent. Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult,” he said.
  • Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC. Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates. Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state. Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered. “We are thinking of and...
  • House speaker rejects Trump tweet on Justice Department

    09/05/2018 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 05, 2018 11:08 AM EDT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the Justice Department shouldn’t prosecute two GOP congressmen because it will hurt the party’s election prospects in November. Ryan tells reporters Wednesday, “Justice is blind. Justice should be blind.” The Wisconsin Republican says political party should have no impact on how the department works. […] Ryan adds that “the process is working its way as it should.” …
  • Sen. Graham weighs in on Meghan McCain's criticism of Trump: 'She is her father's daughter'

    09/02/2018 2:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 2, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Two former friends of Sen. John McCain say his daughter Meghan McCain's pointed criticism of President Donald Trump in her speech at the Arizona Republican's memorial service on Saturday reflected the character of her late father. "She is her father's daughter," South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "If you say something bad about her dad, you will know it, whether you're the janitor or the President of the United States. She is grieving for the father she adored. I think most Americans understand that." Former independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who joined...
  • Mitch McConnell: Senator Kennedy’s ‘Career Was Eerily Similar to Senator McCain’s’

    08/30/2018 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 29, 2018 | 3:21 PM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said at a press briefing on Tuesday that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s “career was eerily similar” to Sen. John McCain’s. Addressing the question of what the Senate would do to honor the late senator, McConnell said: “That’s the way we handled Senator Kennedy, whose career was eerily similar to Senator McCain’s in terms of their time here and their reputations for being lions of the Senate and for operating on a bipartisan basis.” […] “With regard to the appropriate way to honor Senator McCain, I’ll be appointing a group on a bipartisan basis to convene after...
  • McConnell: I Have ‘Total Confidence’ in Sessions — He Ought to ‘Stay Exactly Where He Is’

    08/28/2018 2:42:43 PM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Aug 2018 | Pam Key
    Tuesday Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters on Capitol Hill that he had “total confidence,” in his former U.S. Senate colleague Attorney General Jeff Sessions. McConnell said, “I have total confidence in the attorney general. I think he ought to stay exactly where he is.”