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  • Just Stop Spending: Hey Congress, Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy.

    03/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Can we conservatives agree — at least among ourselves — on that much? Maybe not. Confession: I am not much of an ideologue. And I don’t think “Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy!” is an ideological position, exactly. And there’s no need to be fanatical about it: Running a deficit during a serious economic downturn, a war, or a national emergency? I’m flexible. You show me Hitler invading Poland and my response is not going to be: Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Whip those Nazis. And, then: Stop spending money...
  • Top Dem’s Trump probe targets miss deadline in sweeping document request

    03/20/2019 9:21:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    The majority of individuals and groups targeted in House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s sweeping request for documents as part of an expansive Trump probe have missed the Nadler-imposed deadline to respond, Fox News has learned, raising questions about whether the chairman is facing his own "resistance." Though the powerful Democratic committee chairman touted the responses he’s gotten in a press release and cable news interview this week, GOP committee sources told Fox News that just eight of the 81 agencies, entities and individuals that were sent requests actually met the Monday deadline. The requests came as part of Nadler's...
  • Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March

    03/17/2019 9:13:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Republicans will bring the Green New Deal resolution to the floor as they try to jam Democrats on the progressive proposal. **SNIP** McConnell blasted the progressive proposal from the Senate floor earlier Wednesday, calling it an example of "garden-variety 20th-century socialism." "Our Democratic colleagues have taken all the debunked philosophies of the last hundred years, rolled them into one giant package, and thrown a little green paint on them to make them look new. But there’s nothing remotely new about a proposal to centralize control over the economy and raise taxes on the American people to pay for it,"...

    03/16/2019 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 144 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/16/19 | Senator Graham
    Senator Graham speaks to the Senate and is introducing a resolution to ask a Special Counsel re: the FISA warrant and all that is related to that crime.
  • Ocasio-Cortez and freshman allies amass power, creating problems for Pelosi and party

    03/12/2019 9:48:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2019 | Judson Berger, Chad Pergram
    Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Twitter bio declares her the “Unbossed Congresswoman” for Michigan’s 13th District. While the moniker has roots in Shirley Chisholm’s successful campaign to become the first black congresswoman, nowadays it also could be seen as a blunt message to Democratic leadership: Nobody is bossing around the class of 2019. And that’s a problem for party bosses. On everything from the Green New Deal to impeachment to criticism of Israel, a squad of first-year congresswomen are flexing their muscle and posing an implicit challenge to Democratic honchos like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Their stridently liberal agenda – and power...
  • House Democrats Vote in Favor of Illegal Aliens Voting

    03/09/2019 10:24:03 AM PST · by <1/1,000,000th% · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    In a 228-197 vote, Democrat lawmakers opposed a Republican resolution condemning voting by illegal aliens.
  • Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grand...

    03/09/2019 1:23:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grandparents at homeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and the old guard Democrats at large – are in a very difficult position. The radical young voters that Democrats have been courting for years have finally elected like-minded radical young representatives – and Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team have no control over them. A big reason why, as I mentioned on “Hannity” this week, is that there is a wide generation gap between Democratic House leaders and freshmen Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New...
  • Good News From Pelosi: Ilhan Omar Has A “Different Experience In The Use Of Words”

    03/08/2019 11:53:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2019 | Allahpundit
    Serious question: Does Pelosi think Omar is mentally disabled? Watching this clip after yesterday’s spin, I feel like tomorrow she’s going to tell us that Omar is developmentally the equivalent of a four-year-old. “No, really, I caught her playing with dolls during a caucus meeting once. We’re going to hire someone to watch her during the day.”
  • House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting

    03/08/2019 8:46:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 188 replies ^ | 03/08/2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice. The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting. “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure. The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader...
  • Sen. Martha McSally reveals she was raped by superior officer while serving in the Air Force

    03/07/2019 2:09:52 PM PST · by robowombat · 71 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | MAR 06, 2019 | 5:10 PM | KATE FELDMAN
    | A freshman senator revealed Wednesday that she almost quit the Air Force after she was sexually assaulted. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, called herself a “military sexual assault survivor” during a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing aiming to provide better support to victims. “Like so many women and men, I didn’t trust the system at the time,” McSally, who served in the Air Force from 1988 to 2010, said during the hearing. “I blamed myself. I was ashamed and confused. I thought I was strong but felt powerless. The perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways. In...
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

    03/07/2019 12:21:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There isn’t an emergency on the Southern border according to Democrats but there is a national emergency as long as President Trump is in the Oval Office. Wednesday Rep. Rashida Tlaib said she will be introducing a resolution to urge the House Judicial Committee to move forward with impeachment hearings. She joined a group of protesters on Capitol Hill to explain that her supporters in Michigan want Trump to be impeached, too. “We want to be able to work on these economic justice issues, racial justice issues and everything. But guess what? There is a wall there, and a...
  • Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill

    03/07/2019 11:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Top Democrats knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday for refusing to bring up a House election reform bill for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the GOP leader’s remarks on the legislation, known as H.R. 1, “an act of desperation" while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him "out of touch." "McConnell called these ideas a power grab, labeling the bill the 'Democratic [Politician] Protection Act,' " Schumer said from the Senate floor. "Leader McConnell, we’re proud we want more people to vote. Why are you ashamed of it? Why do you run away from...
  • House Democrats erupt in protests over indirect sanction of Rep. Omar for alleged anti-Semitism

    03/06/2019 11:18:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2019 | Mike DeBonis and Rachael Bade
    House Democrats erupted into a full-scale brawl Wednesday, challenging leaders over indirectly sanctioning freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for alleged anti-Semitic remarks amid an outcry over party inaction to President Trump’s divisive comments on race. In a closed-door session, Democrats protested plans to vote this week on a resolution condemning religious hatred, a measure prompted by Omar’s comments last week suggesting supporters of Israel have “allegiance to a foreign country.” The remarks have exploded into a larger debate over how Congress should respond to individual racial and religious grievances. It also touched off Democratic concerns that the splintering was overshadowing the...
  • Linda Sarsour: Pelosi Doing ‘Dirty Work of Powerful White Men’ with Antisemitism Condemnation

    03/06/2019 7:50:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    brietbart ^ | 03/06/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Linda Sarsour, co-leader of the embattled Women’s March, attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Democrats draft a resolution condemning antisemitism following blowback from Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) latest anti-semitic remarks. Omar became the center of controversy after suggesting last week that lawmakers are pressured by pro-Israel groups to take a pledge of “allegiance to a foreign country.” “I want to ask, ‘Why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the [National Rifle Association], or fossil fuel industries or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policy?’” the Minnesota...
  • Dershowitz: House Dems seem to be 'going too far' seeking dirt on Trump

    03/05/2019 11:24:23 PM PST · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5 2019 | Victor Garcia
    On the heels of an expanded investigation brought by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., famed attorney Alan Dershowitz warned Tuesday that House Democrats may have gone “too far” and could face lawsuits for allegedly abusing their oversight powers. “Congress has a legitimate oversight function to perform but it has to make sure it doesn’t go too far. It can’t use that oversight function, which is really designed to help get legislation, in order to really prevent a president from finishing out his terms and acting. They’re interfering with the executive branch if they do so,” Dershowitz said on...
  • Must Read: Sarah Sanders's Fiery Monday Night Statement for Jerry Nadler

    03/05/2019 9:58:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies ^ | March 5, 2019 | Cortney O'brien
    Democrats have not been shy about their priorities in this 116th Congress. The chairmen of some of the most powerful committees on the hill have begun the year by launching investigations into President Trump. They are going after his finances, his business dealings, his election win, and, of course, his relationship to Russia. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent letters to 81 individuals and groups associated with Trump, demanding documents in his quest to discover if the president is guilty of obstruction of justice and other abuses of power. Those conclusions could potentially lead to impeachment. "President Trump and...
  • The corruption is starting early with the new class of far-left Democrats

    03/03/2019 9:08:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    The press has made a big deal about the new class of Democrats rolling into Congress and beyond, touting their 'diversity,' their 'socialism,' their 'sisterhood.' Most of us look at that group and see 'extremism,' particularly with the kinds of views they've presented, and the obnoxious gaffes they've blundered into, apologized for or not. They're new, after all. But there's something different about this batch of Democrats we haven't seen much in the past: The corruption accusations and investigations surrounding virtually all of them, most pretty solid-looking. Here's a short list, starting with a Daily Mail report, via GatewayPundit ....
  • House Democrats Plan Vote to Criminalize Private Gun Sales

    02/25/2019 7:52:13 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/25/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    House Democrats plan a floor vote to criminalize private gun sales and add an indefinite extension to the time to complete a NICS instant background check. The criminalization of private gun sales is being achieved via H.R. 8, a universal background check bill that will make it a crime for a friend to sell a gun to a lifelong friend without government permission. The bill will also make it a crime for a neighbor to sell a gun to a neighbor he has known for decades, unless government permission is sought. The House Democrats named their universal background check bill...
  • AOC: Until My Critics Offer Their Own Climate Change Plans, “I’m The Boss, How About That?”

    02/24/2019 11:39:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon, my plan to drastically reduce carbon emissions is to nuke China, since they’re the global leader and will continue to run on fossil fuels even if we passed the Green New Deal tomorrow.So now I’m the boss, I guess. How ’bout dah? Is her bravado aimed only at right-wing critics of the GND or those on the left as well? She can’t mean to suggest here that she’s the first Democrat to try to move climate-change legislation; her co-sponsor, Ed Markey, actually got a cap-and-trade bill through the House 10 years ago. (The Democratic Senate...
  • Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    02/22/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a "handful" of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "A handful. …[But] there will be enough to sustain a veto," Graham told Fox News , asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate. Graham didn't offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution. He said that he would "absolutely not" vote for the Democrat-led resolution, adding that he is "100 percent with the president." Graham, who has emerged as...