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  • ‘Almost speechless’ McCain, Flake are go-to anti-Trump Republicans in NAFTA, Comey, Russia fights

    05/22/2017 10:56:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Arizona pair — especially McCain — has continued to be top Republicans critics of Trump in the White House’s current battles over the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey and ties with Russia. Flake and McCain are top Republican backers of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other free trade deals. Trump is reworking NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. Those are Arizona’s top two trading partners. McCain told Fox News Sunday he’s “almost speechless” over Trump reportedly calling Comey a “nut job” to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. McCain and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are also...
  • Republicans in Colorado Senate willing to negotiate at critical junctures

    05/15/2017 1:13:10 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Colorado Gazette ^ | 5/14/17 | Peter Marcus
    Prior to the start of the legislative session in January, Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham said restructuring a hospital fee to raise money for state services was off the table. Republicans prior to the session also pushed a familiar narrative of using existing tax revenue and fighting against any tax increases. But then came bills backed by prominent high-profile Republicans aimed at a tax increase for roads and a restructuring of the Hospital Provider Fee. While the $3.5 billion transportation proposal never gained enough GOP support to send the issue to voters, historic progress was made on the Hospital Provider...
  • IL GOP Sen. Brady serves as coal-mine canary with his proposed "Grand Bargain 2.0" (tax increase)

    05/13/2017 1:44:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | May 12, 2017
    Friday, May 12, 2017 IL GOP Senator Brady serves as coal-mine canary with his proposed "Grand Bargain 2.0" SPRINGFIELD - Republican state Senator Bill Brady - once the favorite of social conservatives when he ran twice for Illinois governor in 2010 and again in 2014 - has now willingly stepped in as a tax-hike canary in the Illinois Republican coal mine by making a daring call for tax hikes in the governor's newest "grand bargain" budget proposal. And it's not just one tax hike the Bloomington senator wants Illinoisans to inhale along with him, it's two or maybe three new...
  • Adam Schiff: 'This is John McCain's finest hour'

    05/13/2017 6:03:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shared high praise for his Republican colleague Sen. John McCain, who is in his "finest hour" because of his willingness to speak out against President Trump. During an interview Friday on HBO's "Real Time," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was asked by host Bill Maher to react to the latest wave of town halls in which Republicans have faced fierce backlash over the Obamacare repeal and Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Rep. DeSantis: Five Key Facts About the Obamacare Replacement Bill.

    05/08/2017 6:46:05 AM PDT · by plsjr · 10 replies
    Bear Witness Central ^ | May 4, 2017 | John Hayward
    "... Conservatives looked at that and said that’s the main reason people hate Obamacare, we’ve got to deal with that. The problem, though, that we had is that we have a critical mass of members who, even though they campaigned on repealing Obamacare, did not want to roll back the architecture of Obamacare, so we were kind of at a standstill,” he explained. “And then, with the work of people like Mark Meadows and Tom McArthur from New Jersey, what we were able to do is say, ‘Let’s at least give the states the ability to opt out of the...
  • Poll: Swamp Republicans REALLY hate the Freedom Caucus

    05/06/2017 1:23:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Conservative Review | 05/04/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    In case that wasn’t perfectly clear, CQ Roll Call’s April “Capitol Insiders Survey” found that large majorities of Republican staffers on Capitol Hill believe the Freedom Caucus is a “negative force” in the Republican Party. The results are not surprising, but are illustrative of the hostility to true conservatism in the swamp. Survey: Republicans see harm from Freedom Caucus https://t.co/qxs7R7xtGu pic.twitter.com/J1KTKQYow6 — Roll Call (@rollcall) May 4, 2017 Of the 100 self-identified Republicans who responded to the email poll, 71 percent had a negative view of the Freedom Caucus; 22 percent of the GOP respondents had a positive view, while...
  • 10 Things The GOP Will Pass In Pork-Filled Budget Deal

    05/03/2017 7:40:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 3, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Congratulations! The GOP holds the House, the Senate, and the White House, and, in addition to not abiding by the Constitution and repealing all of the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” they are set to pass a budget that not only hands the Dems pretty much everything they want, it also funds so many obviously crazy things that it would be virtually impossible to defend. Take a deep breath, and let’s dive into the swamp! The GOP budget does not cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which comprises 40% of that organization’s income. Rather than mention that there’s nothing in the Constitution that...
  • Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

    05/02/2017 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group. The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72%...
  • TIME FOR TRUMP TO CALL A RALLY TO SHUT DOWN DC AND CONFRONT THE GOP

    05/02/2017 6:35:59 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 116 replies
    VANITY, ALL IS VANITY ^ | 5/2/17 | Stockpirate
    It is time for Trump to summon from the four corners of the republic for his supporters to converge on DC and shut down the government until the lyin republicans relent.
  • Republican Cowards Surrender Again to Democrats Over Threat of Govt. Shutdown

    05/02/2017 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 73 replies
    Self | May 2, 2017 | Stayfree
    At first RINOs complained that they could not accomplish anything unless they had control of the House, then the next excuse was that they needed control of the Senate, then the next excuse was that they needed control of the Presidency, then there excuse was that we can't risk shutting down the government, then the next excuse will be that the Democrats will retake over everything, including the Congressional restroom....br>GET SOME BALLS, YOU COWARDLY BASTARDS
  • GOPe gives Trump the finger in stopgap spending bill

    05/02/2017 8:02:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The RINOs score yet another victory The newly agreed upon $1 trillion-plus spending package that will keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30 contains no funding for President Trump’s desperately needed border wall or crackdown on lawless sanctuary cities that let MS-13 gang members run wild. This is because House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has no interest whatsoever in ending the open-borders free-for-all that has been the status quo for decades. Ryan supports the lawlessness. He profits from it. He may as well cross the aisle and become a Democrat.
  • [Vanity] The CR: Another victory for Trump

    05/01/2017 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 70 replies
    EEE | 01 MAY 2017 | EEE
    All of you FReepers and conservatives out there listening to smug media reports about Schumer and the Dems popping champagne corks over the Continuing Resolution (CR) need to remember who you are dealing with again. As Rush likes to say, do not doubt me. Trump is the Jason Vorhees of business, and now politics. He didn't get to the pinnacle of success by selling himself and his supporters out for short-term gain as so many politicians do. Rather, this is what in military terms is called a tactical retreat. In a tactical retreat, you cut your losses and regroup. This...
  • Byron York: Why can't House repeal Obamacare? Because a lot of Republicans don't want to

    04/29/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Monorprise · 83 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2017, 9:51 PM | Byron York
    "We're going to go when we have the votes," Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday when asked when the House will pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Lawmakers will not be constrained by any "artificial deadline," Ryan declared. On March 24, when the Speaker pulled the GOP Obamacare bill before what would have been a sure defeat, he said, "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." But why? Republicans have 238 seats in the House. Repealing Obamacare will require 217 votes. Even with unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans could lose 21 votes and still prevail on...
  • In which one GOP leader admits his party loves Obamacare and is a scam PAC

    04/05/2017 3:53:53 PM PDT · by KyCats · 16 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 05, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    It took weeks of debunking, exposing, and analyzing to cut through the grease of what many of us have known all along: Republicans love Obamacare, at least the core elements that destroyed insurance in America. They just enjoyed using Obamacare as a talking point for elections while in the opposition. This revelation should serve as a teachable moment, demonstrating to conservative voters once and for all that Republicans don’t share our values on almost any issue, let alone health care. The entire GOP is a massive scam PAC designed to use conservative issues as a flag to raise money, accrue...
  • McConnell says deep State Department budget cuts won't pass

    02/28/2017 12:11:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2017 | by Richard Cowan
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would not back slashing State Department funding as the Trump administration is expected to propose, adding that deep cuts would not pass the legislative chamber. Speaking to reporters, McConnell also said Republicans, who control both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are still not in agreement on a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare.
  • Mike Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity

    03/30/2017 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/30/2017 | SHANE HARRIS, CAROL E. LEE and JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional officials investigating the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia that he is willing to be interviewed in exchange for a grant of immunity from prosecution, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. As an adviser to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, and later one of Mr. Trump’s top aides in the White House, Mr. Flynn was privy to some of the most sensitive foreign-policy deliberations of the new administration and was directly involved in discussions about the possible lifting of sanctions on...
  • Shutdown? GOP says no as it tries to save Trump priorities

    03/30/2017 3:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2017 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without stumbling into a politically toxic government shutdown in another month. The temporary government-wide spending bill runs out at midnight April 28, and since Trump needs Democratic help in getting the legislation done, Republicans are already tamping down expectations. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a Trump ally, predicted that the legislation would be kept mostly free...
  • It was a good week for the GOP. But it could have been great - Area 51 smear of conservatives

    03/30/2017 8:55:21 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-25-17 | Hugh Hewitt
    By Hugh Hewitt March 25 The pulling of the GOP health-care bill this week was a big loss, and perhaps significant beyond its own costs, as it may signal that the “Area 51” sub-caucus within the Freedom Caucus is made up not so much of conservative Republicans as parties of one with no interest in an agenda shared beyond whatever exists in the space between their own ears.
  • Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch willing to step aside for Mitt Romney

    03/29/2017 7:41:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    In an interview with National Journal, the Republican senator who has been in office since 1976 said he "might very well consider" not campaigning for another term if an "outstanding person" were to run for his position. . . . Asked if he had any people in mind, Hatch replied: "Well, Mitt Romney would be perfect." He added that he has reached out to Romney about the idea.
  • Hey, Freedom Caucus blow your no vote out your hypocritical @#%es

    03/24/2017 9:56:23 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 159 replies
    Me
    The same people who just voted no on Paul Ryan's bill because it wasn't "conservative" enough, are the same people who voted to make Paul Ryan speaker of the House. Why? Was Ryan more conservative back then, then he is today? Did Ryan promise them something, in order to get their vote. Or is the FC just a bunch of hypocrites. I think honest people know the answer.