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  • Centrists on cusp of forcing immigration votes after gaining two ( uniparty party attack)

    05/24/2018 1:29:53 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/2018 | Krisine Brhana
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/389210-centrists-on-cusp-of-forcing-immigration-votes-after-gaining-two
  • Can We Hope To Keep Our Republic When One Of The Parties Supports Tyranny?

    05/24/2018 8:10:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Think about this – a significant portion of our country, including a majority of its elite, thinks that it’s A-OK for a Democrat administration to spy on a Republican candidate. Think hard about that. And think about whether or not we can ever put the pieces of our shattered republic back together again if we can’t even agree that using government power against our political enemies is a bad thing.But the terrifying truth is that liberals and their Never Trump enablers actually think this kind of tyranny is a good thing. You see, they think Normal Americans are so transcendently...
  • Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt

    05/23/2018 4:03:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Centrist Republicans on Wednesday moved one signature closer to forcing immigration votes on the House floor, but encountered headwinds as some Republicans fretted about the possibility of retribution from leadership. Rep. Erik Paulsen (Minn.) on Wednesday became the latest Republican to add his name to the petition, leaving the centrists just a few signatures short of being able to trigger the votes. But it remains to be seen whether several Republicans who are sympathetic toward the discharge petition will defy leadership and sign on. Some of those lawmakers have told the petition leaders they are concerned about being punished if...
  • Breaking! GOP Reps Submit Resolution for Second Special Counsel into FBI Election Meddling

    05/22/2018 9:28:37 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Seventeen Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), submitted a resolution Tuesday demanding the appointment of a second special counsel to probe misconduct by Justice Department and FBI officials during the 2016 presidential election. ~~~ The 12-page resolution requested the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to probe matters associated to three topics: the ending of the investigation into Hillary Clintons personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.
  • Green: A Republican Member of Congress Told Me He Is Strongly Considering Impeachment

    05/22/2018 11:31:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    NTK ^ | 5/22/18
    Rep. Al Green (D-TX) told C-SPAN that a Republican Member of Congress told him that he was strongly considering, impeaching President Trump during an interview on Tuesday. C-SPANs Pedro Echevarria asked Green what...
  • Dana Milbank: The Banana States of America

    05/22/2018 6:52:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 22, 2018 | Dana Milbank
    By one key measure, it is now official: This is the most authoritarian Congress in history. The House Rules Committee, meeting in its ornate chamber on the third floor of the Capitol on Monday night, sent two bills to the House floor under closed rules that is, legislation that must be rubber stamped in toto, without being amended by so much as a comma. That brings the number of closed rules in this Congress to 84, beating the previous record of 83 set in 2014, according to the Democrats tally (a Republican tally counts one fewer). And heres the...
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation

    05/17/2018 9:09:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/16/2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark. Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trumps advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for...
  • Senate Votes Today To Reverse The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Net Neutrality Repeal

    05/16/2018 2:16:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Today, May 16, is a grave day in our battle for the Internet, as it is the last ditch effort to save Net Neutrality. The Senate will vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) net neutrality repeal. Odds are, with Republican opposition, Congress wont do it, but its the last, best shot we have of restoring net neutrality this year. The FCC published the final notice of the repeal in the Federal Register in February. Net neutrality is now scheduled to end on June 11. By using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can overturn the FCCs rulings by...
  • Senate votes to save net neutrality rules

    05/16/2018 1:07:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 03:47 PM EDT | HARPER NEIDIG
    The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the FCC's net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.
  • House Speaker Ryan Moves to Stop Republican Revolt on Immigration

    05/16/2018 12:06:56 PM PDT · by ethom · 69 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | May 16, 2018, at 11:07 a.m. | By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
    - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday faced revolts from the right and center of his Republican Party as lawmakers fought over legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation. At a morning press conference after huddling privately with rank-and-file Republicans, Ryan warned a small group of moderates that it would be a "big mistake" if they continued pushing a procedural maneuver to force votes on four separate immigration bills. Instead, Ryan said he was working with the White House on a singular measure that would win President Donald Trump's support. At a press conference, Ryan...
  • Two more Republicans back immigration discharge petition

    05/16/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/2018 | JulieGrace Brufke
    Reps. John Katko (N.Y.) and Dave Trott (Mich.) have signed on to a discharge petition to force a series of votes on immigration, becoming the 19th and 20th Republicans to back it. The growing support for the petition comes as GOP leaders have warned rank-and-file Republicans to not support it. The petition, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) last week, would force votes on four immigration measures on the floor, getting around leadership in the process. The leadership of the majority party can generally control what gets to the floor for a vote, but if a majority of members back...
  • Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Top Secret Origins of the F.B.I.s Trump Investigation

    05/16/2018 11:26:17 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos
    Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark. Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trumps advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I....
  • Russia favored Trump in 2016, Senate panel says, breaking with House GOP

    05/16/2018 11:06:13 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has determined that the intelligence community was correct in assessing that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election with the aim of helping then-candidate Donald Trump, contradicting findings House Republicans reached last month. Our staff concluded that the [intelligence communitys] conclusions were accurate and on point, the panels vice chairman, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), said Wednesday in a joint statement with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), its chairman. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton, Warner continued.
  • 15 Pro-Migrant GOP Reps. Push for DACA Amnesty Vote

    05/16/2018 9:11:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | Neil Munro
    Fifteen Republicans have quickly signed a discharge petition that would allow Democrats to push a no-strings amnesty for roughly 3 million DACA illegals through the House this month. The amnesty vote will be forced if the discharge petition is signed by 25 GOP legislators plus all Democratic legislators providing the GOP legislators do not reverse their votes when they face pressure from the GOPs leadership, led by outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan. The amnesty push is a political challenge for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the likely replacement for Ryan. The goal is to empower each member of the House, including...
  • House Speaker Ryan moves to stop Republican revolt on immigration

    05/16/2018 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Staff
    WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday warned a small group of his fellow Republicans against forcing a floor debate on four separate bills that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation, saying doing so would be a big mistake. Instead, Ryan said he was working with the White House on a singular bill that would win President Donald Trumps support.
  • Graham to vote yes on Haspel, despite McCain's call for senators to vote no

    05/10/2018 12:37:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    cnn ^ | 05/10/2018 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Thursday he would vote "yes" for Gina Haspel to be CIA director, bucking the request of one of his closest friends in Congress, Sen. John McCain, who opposes Haspel's nomination. "I intend to support Gina Haspel to serve as the first female Director of the CIA," Graham said in his statement. "Ms. Haspel has rejected the interrogation policies of the past. She is fully committed to following the law that prevents future abuses. This law, among others, includes the Detainee Treatment Act which I helped author. Gina Haspel should be confirmed as...
  • John McCain: Obama thanked me for my vote killing Obamacare repeal

    05/10/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican Sen. John McCain says former President Obama called to thank him after his dramatic vote against his partys Obamacare repeal bill last year. In a copy of his forthcoming book, The Restless Wave, obtained by the Daily Beast, McCain said he appreciated the call from Obama. The two ran against each other in the 2008 presidential election. Among the people who called to thank me was President Obama, McCain writes. I appreciated the call, but, as I said, my purpose hadnt been to preserve his signature accomplishment but to insist on a better alternative, and to give the Senate...
  • Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP

    05/10/2018 7:11:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/10/2018 | Scott Wong and Rafael Bernal
    House Republican leaders are scrambling to stop an effort by rank-and-file members to force votes on immigration, with lawmakers openly defying their calls to stand down. Centrist Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.) and Will Hurd (Texas), all Republicans facing tough reelection races, introduced a discharge petition on Wednesday morning to trigger a series of immigration votes. Discharge petitions are traditionally seen as a serious affront to leadership, making members reluctant to sign on. Yet the effort quickly caught fire, gaining new supporters throughout the day. By press time, at least 17 GOP lawmakers had endorsed the petition, just...
  • Treasury inspector general launches probe into possible leak of Michael Cohens banking records

    05/09/2018 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 May 2018 | Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown
    The Treasury Departments inspector general is investigating whether confidential banking information related to a company controlled by President Trumps personal attorney Michael Cohen may have been leaked, a spokesman said. Rich Delmar, counsel to the inspector general, said that in response to media reports the office is inquiring into allegations that Suspicious Activity Reports on Cohens banking transactions were improperly disseminated. Detailed claims about Cohens banking history were made public Tuesday by Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who was paid $130,000 by Cohen shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged affair...
  • McCains absence handcuffs Republicans (just as he planned)

    05/08/2018 3:47:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Burgess Everett
    I ache for him. I think about him all the time, said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who speaks to McCain regularly and wrote him a private note on Monday. We love the guy. The most important thing is to address his health and to recover. But hes missed, Ill put it that way. Hes missed now with everything thats going on, said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who visited McCain on Friday in Arizona. Hes still engaged as much as he can, hes obviously weak after surgery. Its got to be frustrating to him. Party officials are keeping one...