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  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. (Rat spat alert)

    03/19/2018 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    A few hours after Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat, claimed victory in a House race with a vow to oppose his party’s leader, Nancy Pelosi, the once-and-perhaps-future speaker was explaining to a group of female congressional candidates why she did not retire after 2016. She intended to do so after Hillary Clinton won, Ms. Pelosi recalled Wednesday at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception here. But she stayed to ensure Washington had at least one woman in power. To some lawmakers in the room who described her remarks, the message was clear: Ms. Pelosi is not going anywhere - a...
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

    03/16/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 3/16/18 | Robert Donachie
    Republican leadership is going to fund sanctuary cities in the must-pass spending bill next week, giving Democrats a huge victory while simultaneously undercutting conservatives who put them in power, a senior GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “House and Senate leadership has rolled over and played dead on border security. When it comes to a border wall, they say it is not our problem. When it comes to funding sanctuary cities, they say it is not our problem. What they are essentially saying is we are going to pass bills with more Democrats than Republicans,” the aide told...
  • New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, top Democrat and only microbiologist in Congress, dies at 88

    03/16/2018 4:19:16 PM PDT · by DarthVader · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/16/2018 | Chad Pergram
    New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee and the only microbiologist in the Congress, died Friday at a Washington hospital just days after being injured in a fall at home, her congressional office said. She was 88.
  • Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88

    03/16/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, has died at age 88, her office announced Thursday. “To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature. She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come," Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff, said in a statement. Slaughter had been hospitalized after suffering a concussion in her home, her office said earlier this week.
  • Rubio Introduces Bills to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

    03/15/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 98 replies ^ | 3/14/2018 | Unknown
    “Last week, Florida’s legislature overwhelmingly voted for permanent Daylight Saving Time for the State of Florida,” said Rubio. “Reflecting the will of the Sunshine State, I proudly introduce these bills that would approve Florida’s will and, if made nationally, would also ensure Florida is not out of sync with the rest of the nation.”Er, Marco, afaik Gov. Scott has yet to take action on the bill.The article states that DST "Benefits the economy""Benefits the agricultural economy""Reduces car crashes and car wrecks involving pedestrians""Reduces childhood obesity"bring "Increased physical fitness"and bring a "Positive impact on wildlife conservation"ff
  • Rep. Adam Schiff: Democrats will push to continue investigation into Trump, Russia collusion

    03/15/2018 8:40:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation needs to continue, even with the special counsel’s ongoing investigation into the matter. “We can’t simply rely on Bob Mueller cause his job is different than ours,” Mr. Schiff, California Democrat, said on CNN. He was referring to special counsel Robert Mueller who is leading the investigation into collusion claims between the Trump campaign and Russia. “It’s not his job to tell the country what happened...
  • Adam Schiff's TV career at risk after GOP shuts down Russia probe

    03/14/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/18 | Pete Kasperowicz
    **SNIP** "The committee's conclusion means leaders in Congress can spend more time on issues the American people elected them to address, like infrastructure and the economy," RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens told the Washington Examiner. "It's not shocking that the person most upset by the outcome had used the investigation to launch his TV career," he said in reference to Schiff. Ahrens' group last month calculated that Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, held 227 TV interviews in the 13 months ending late February about the Russia probe, according to the RNC. Schiff over the last year became the bane...
  • RAND’S STAND: Sen. Paul VOWS to BLOCK Trump’s Picks for State Dept., CIA

    03/14/2018 11:20:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 14, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    GOP Senator Rand Paul publicly announced his total opposition to President Trump’s nominees to head the State Department and the CIA on Wednesday; saying he’s “going to do everything” he can to block them from office. According to Politico, the outspoken Senator revealed his intentions while speaking with reporters at the US Capitol, saying people “complain sometimes about the filibuster” but added he plans to use the procedural maneuver to derail the nomination process. “People complain sometimes about the filibuster, they complain about trying to obstruct… “I’m going to do everything I can to block them,” said Paul. “I’m perplexed...
  • House Democrats say there’s ‘significant evidence’ of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia,

    03/13/2018 6:47:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 72 replies
    pbs ^ | Mar 13,2018 | ap
    <p>Democrats on the House intelligence committee are sharply disagreeing with Republicans on the panel who say they don’t see any evidence of collusion or coordination between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.</p> <p>The top Democrat on the panel said Tuesday there is “significant evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.</p>
  • Pocahontas, Fauxcahontas: Elizabeth Warren Just Stepped in it on 'Meet the Press'

    03/14/2018 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Donna Carol Voss
    Believe it or not, I was willing to give Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren the benefit of the doubt that she thought she was 1/32 Cherokee. Her belief (or hoax) was a non-issue until 2012 when she was running to unseat incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. In 1984’s Pow Wow Chow cookbook, she signed her recipes “Elizabeth Warren – Cherokee,” and nobody cared. In the mid-1990s when she was tenured at Harvard Law School, she listed herself as a minority in a law school directory, and nobody cared. In 2012, everybody cared. Rush Limbaugh, who has a knack for nicknames, dubbed...
  • House Democrats vow to continue Russia probe, issue own report

    03/13/2018 5:15:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/2018 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would keep investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, despite a decision by Republicans on the panel to shut down the probe.
  • Adam Schiff Blows a Gasket After GOP House Intel Committee Rules NO TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION

    03/13/2018 4:03:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 12, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    House Intelligence Committee Republicans announced Monday that they found “no evidence of collusion,” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in the panel’s ‘Russia probe.’ Shortly after the announcement, ranking member of the House Intel Committee leaker Adam Schiff (D-CA) blew a gasket. Schiff tweeted a response after it was announced GOP members closed down the Trump-Russia probe after finding no evidence of Trump colluding with the Kremlin. Rep. Schiff claims the Russians may have leverage over Trump but the committee members would rather not not know. WHATEVER. In his statement, Schiff claims the GOP House Intel members placed their...
  • Trump Wants A 'Phase Two' Of Tax Cuts

    03/13/2018 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/12/18 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Trump again brings up a "phase two" of tax cuts. The GOP law passed in December permanently chops taxes for corporations and temporarily reduces the tax rate for most individuals. Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts Trump wants a 'phase two' of tax cuts 18 Hours Ago | 00:44 President Donald Trump said again Monday he wants a "phase two" of tax cuts on top of the law Republicans passed in December. Speaking as the World Series champion Houston Astros visited the White House, Trump asked Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, whether he planned to cut taxes further....
  • Democrats show little willingness to fight GOP ahead of spending deadline

    03/13/2018 8:37:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2018 | Mike DeBonis
    For months, Democrats promised to use their leverage on government spending to protect young immigrants at risk for deportation after President Trump canceled the program. More recently, they have demanded Congress pass universal background checks for gun buyers in the wake of another deadly school shooting. Now, with Congress less than two weeks from a funding deadline, Democrats are showing little willingness to corner Republicans on those issues. Their lack of appetite to provoke another showdown represents a shift after two previous fights resulted in brief government shutdowns and risks alienating the party’s liberal base crucial in midterm elections. But...
  • Goodlatte [GOPe Free Traitor] Allies With Indian Tech-Workers to Boost His Immigration Reform Bill

    03/11/2018 1:06:22 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    The GOP chairman of the House judiciary committee is trying to boost his immigration-reform and DACA-amnesty bill by including a separate bill to accelerate the immigration of Indian and Chinese tech-workers. The separate bill, numbered H.R. 392, allows faster delivery of green cards once Indian or Chinese guest-workers — such as H-1B or L-1 visa workers — get initial approval for immigration. The delivery process does not allow more than 7 percent of each year’s green cards be given to approved people from any single country, so many approved Indian and Chinese workers are stuck in their own country backlogs.[...]
  • Trump Claims Maxine Waters Is A ‘Low IQ Individual’ [VIDEO]

    03/10/2018 7:09:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:03 PM 03/10/2018 | AMBER RANDALL Civil Rights Reporter
    President Donald Trump criticized California Rep. Maxine Waters for having a “low IQ,” while campaigning for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone Saturday. “And Maxine Waters, a very low IQ individual. Did you ever see her?” Trump said, before launching into an imitation of the Democratic representative.
  • Sanders Won’t Endorse Feinstein as She Fights Left-Wing Primary Challenge

    03/10/2018 8:53:44 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018 | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has refused to endorse his Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) in her primary campaign. The 84-year-old Feinstein seeks to retain her seat in the face of progressive challengers, and Sanders declined to endorse any candidate in the race, The Hill reports. The California Democratic Party was split on the race, and Sanders said he would leave the matter of who to nominate up to voters in the Golden State. "It’s an issue for the people of California," Sanders told The Hill. A reporter followed up by asking if he would stay out of the...
  • This Democrat Has Earned Pro-Life Americans' Trust - Now He Needs Our Help

    03/10/2018 10:47:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/10/2018 | Jonathan Frank
    Thoughtful pro-life Americans know that our greatest victories for the cause of the unborn have been made possible, in part, with help from a brave group of pro-life Democrats who have stood tall against members of their own party to do right by their most vulnerable constituents. The time-honored Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of elective abortions and is estimated to have saved more than two million lives, initially passed in 1976 with support from more than 100 House Democrats and continues to enjoy bipartisan support as a policy rider to annual spending bills.Years later, the Partial Birth Abortion...
  • Nancy Pelosi runs from the 'crumbs,' and then really steps in it

    03/10/2018 9:28:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Nancy Pelosi hasn't exactly been in clover since she disdainfully sniffed that $1,000 worker bonuses were just " crumbs " following the Republican passage of tax cuts. She was so against those that she screeched that " people are going to die !" if the tax cuts dared pass in Congress. After the tax cuts did, just as in Aesop's tale of the fox and the grapes, she called the resulting unexpected bonuses "crumbs." Apparently, the fallout has been so bad on that she's backtracked on her remarks, putting out this tweet, which was noticed by Fox News: Certainly we...
  • Cindy McCain: John McCain 'has no intention of resigning'

    03/10/2018 7:22:44 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 105 replies
    "Contrary to popular belief @SenJohnMcCain is doing fine and has no intention of resigning!" McCain said in a tweet Thursday afternoon, labeling those who are pushing such reports as "crackpots."