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  • US ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

    01/12/2018 9:46:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/12/18 | Jon Sharman
    U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.
  • GOP Would Rather Lose than Fight

    10/29/2017 8:31:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    America is at war. Not with a particular country, in spite of our endless entanglements in the Middle East. Instead the war is against a more nebulous enemy. One that goes by many names. The status quo. The deep state. The establishment. The elites. The enemy is everywhere. Media, entertainment, sports, academia, and among the ruling class in Washington, DC. A ruthless enemy, barbarians, willing to keep fighting despite setbacks and defeat. Singleminded in focus, the enemy wants to “fundamentally transform America”, creating a “new world order,” to borrow phrases from both sides of the political aisle. Who are the...
  • Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

    07/14/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 14, 2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    [snip] ...Republican hypocrisy.The Senate GOP may not really want to immunize their own member and staff health plans from their health care policy changes...
  • Despite Trump, Demotic Protest Politics Doesn't Always Fail

    10/21/2016 12:06:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Michael Barone
    2016 has been a big year for protest politics -- not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting over 40 percent of primary votes, but also all over Europe and Latin America, where voters have been rejecting the advice of their nations' political, financial and media establishments. Two prime examples were in referendums. On June 23, 52 percent of British voters rejected the advice of Prime Minister David Cameron and other parties' leaders and chose to leave rather than remain in the European Union. On Oct. 2, 50.2 percent of voters in Colombia voted...
  • Trump's Running a General Election Campaign He's Been Planning for Years

    03/02/2016 3:23:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night and Trump's press conference. Once again he comes up with Planned Parenthood. He gets a question about Planned Parenthood, and he's not wavering from this. And people are misunderstanding what's happening. In the South Carolina debate I was taken aback when I saw Trump go on and on about Planned Parenthood. That was the debate where he accused Bush of knowing in advance of 9/11, knowing that there were no weapons of mass destruction, I mean, all this stuff that left-wingers say, the radical left wingers say, Trump's out there saying it, and then I...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Republicans Lack Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood: McConnell

    09/01/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 104 replies
    OANN ^ | September 2, 2015 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire from abortion opponents. Instead, the Senate’s top Republican said he is focused on funding the federal government when U.S. lawmakers return next week and will work with President Barack Obama to avert a shutdown, which last paralyzed the government in 2013. On the possibility of tying measures that kill funding of the women’s health group to federal...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Bush says he's 'evolved' on unwed motherhood

    06/12/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says his views toward single mothers "have evolved" since he suggested 20 years ago that they were becoming too accepted by society. In a 1996 book, Bush and co-author Brian Yablonski expressed concern about changing cultural mores and wrote, regarding unwed motherhood, that there was "no longer a stigma attached to this behavior." This was in a chapter titled "The Restoration of Shame."
  • Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?

    04/03/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4-3-15 | TitansAFC
    Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • Scott Walker’s spineless silence

    02/21/2015 1:27:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Editorial Board
    ... At a private dinner Wednesday for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said: “I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.” Mr. Giuliani has dived off the deep end before, so there was nothing all that surprising in his latest poison. But as Post columnist Dana Milbank points out, his remarks presented an early test of...
  • ANGRY BOEHNER LOOKS TO ‘DEAL’ WITH DETRACTORS

    01/09/2015 11:13:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 214 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2015 | By JAVIER MANJARRES
    After 25 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed Speaker John Boehner by voting against his re-election bid, the newly re-elected Boehner has begun to exact his revenge on those that opposed him. According to a Politico source, conservative House members Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent, both from Florida, will lose their spots on the highly coveted House Rules Committee.
  • Boehner Vows to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

    01/08/2015 12:04:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 269 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    48 second Video at link. (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) vowed today to fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s unilateral amnesty of up to five million illegal aliens—an amnesty the administration has been able to move forward with because Boehner’s House permitted funding of it. The 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that Boehner pushed through a lame-duck Republican-controlled House last month put no prohibition on Obama using government funds to implement the amnesty. That omnibus funded almost all the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb....
  • U.S. Speaker Boehner says doesn't like being called 'spineless'

    01/08/2015 3:27:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doesn't like being called "spineless" or a "squish" by critics, and he vowed to prove his mettle to lawmakers who bopposed his re-election earlier this week. Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Tuesday even as 25 members of his own Republican party declined to support him, the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate since 1859. His detractors, many of them on the right wing of his party, say Boehner is too prone to compromise with Democrats. Boehner said that portrayal is false....
  • Unsolicited Advice to Republicans: Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi's)

    11/19/2014 4:38:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 11/19/2014 | Mononymous1
    This was originally posted on 1/30/2014 but a re-post was thought necessary on the eve of “Executive Amnesty.” Let’s see, on the one hand we have elected Democrats and indirectly, Gruber’s “stupid people” who support them, egging on the President to “go big” with his theft of power and disregard for his constitutional duties and the constitution itself and on the other hand, we have the rest of the American people who recently voted to stop all of this and yet, the RINOS are wavering. But, let’s see how this plays out. From 1/30/2014: Again, on the amnesty issue. The...
  • Boehner's Lawsuit Short on Details, Supporters

    07/08/2014 11:57:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Man up. Afraid. Feckless. Those are terms used to describe House Speaker John Boehner and his plan to sue President Barack Obama. And those are just from from critics on the right. Since Boehner announced his intention nearly two weeks ago, reaction has been mixed -- at best. Republican anger over the President's sidestepping of a stalemated Congress to use his "pen and phone" on issues of immigration, minimum wage, LGBT rights and energy production is for real and far reaching. Boehner explains Obama lawsuit Boehner's lawsuit and the blame game John Boehner defends plan to sue Obama Boehner's attempt...
  • Grow a Pair (Or Borrow Nancy Pelosi’s)

    01/30/2014 1:17:46 PM PST · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    Again, on the amnesty issue. The previous post commented on how the Democrats wield power. The President is playing a dictator with absolutely no regard for the constitution and the case has clearly been made about their use or abuse of power. In this regard and in particularly with respect to amnesty; the dimwitted Republicans need to take a page out of Nancy Pelosi’s playbook. Their simplest approach to amnesty and indeed, on any other issue, should be WWNPD if the situation were reversed – meaning, what would the Democrats do if they were opposed to amnesty with a Republican...
  • Obama's Decision To Wait On Syria Reportedly Shocked US Forces

    09/04/2013 8:03:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brian Jones
    Those tasked with executing the strike on Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria were reportedly shocked when U.S. President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to seek Congressional approval first, according to Chris Lawrence with CNN. "The tempo went from 'go-go-go' to nothing," an unnamed defense official told CNN. "We were standing multiple watches. Everyone was pretty sure it was going to happen." With U.S. destroyers and submarines moored off the coast of Syria, battle stations manned, and fingers on the trigger of hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles, Obama reportedly changed his mind Friday evening on executing the strike...