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  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • Jeb: ‘Our Friends No Longer Believe That They Can Trust the U.S.’

    03/16/2019 7:18:38 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/16/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a portion of an interview set to air on Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Axe Files,” former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised some of President Trump’s policies, but criticized his foreign policy approach as a “really dangerous” one that has undermined trust in the U.S. and “emboldened” its enemies.
  • Trump stamps veto on 'reckless' attempt to stop wall construction

    03/15/2019 1:11:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump flexed his veto for the first time in his administration Friday, rejecting Congress‘ attempt to end his border emergency declaration and halt wall construction. Surrounded by “angel moms” who have lost children to illegal immigrant violence, Mr. Trump called the attempt to stop wall construction “reckless” and “dangerous.” “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said. He was moving with striking speed, rejecting the legislation just a day after it cleared the Senate on a 59-41 vote. It had previously cleared the...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • This is Rand Paul's most ill advised stand yet

    03/07/2019 8:44:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2019 | Gavin Wax
    Sen. Rand Paul loves the Constitution so much that he is willing to put it in jeopardy by opposing President Trump's emergency measures declaration. Paul's libertarian streak has emerged yet again — at a fortuitous time for Democrats hoping to import more voters and a calamitous time for conservatives desperate for a big victory on immigration. "I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn't authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it's a dangerous thing," Paul...
  • Rand Paul to oppose Trump's emergency declaration, giving resolution votes needed to pass

    03/03/2019 10:54:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto. Mr. Paul, a Republican, announced his decision during a Saturday speech at Western Kentucky University, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Mr. Paul said. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away...
  • Unhappy with Trump and populists, Kochs for first time will intervene in GOP primaries

    03/02/2019 10:16:33 AM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1st, 2019 | by David M. Drucker
    OXON HILL, Md. — The Koch political network for the first time plans to intervene in GOP primaries as part of a deliberate 2020 strategy to reverse years of essentially rubber-stamping the Republican Party in general elections. Disappointed with Republicans in Congress and occasionally at odds with President Trump, the coalition of political groups overseen by Charles Koch has been re-evaluating its engagement in federal campaigns. Playing in GOP primaries to elect more like-minded Republicans to the House and Senate is key tactical adjustment the network has agreed to, with a top Koch official confirming that incumbents could be targeted...
  • Rubio: I Will Fight Trump Declaring National Emergency for Border Wall

    01/27/2019 12:14:58 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S. Mexico border would be a “terrible idea” and that he would fight it. RUBIO: Sure. Because I think it’s important. Look I don’t think we will have to fight. I’m not sure they will do that. I know it’s an option they looked at. But now you are at the mercy of a district court and ultimately an appellate court. It may not withstand if you look at some of the other rulings we have...
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • Lindsey Graham Trying To Put Together Last-Ditch Deal To End Shutdown (Spell: A-M-N-E-S-T-Y?)

    01/10/2019 9:25:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2019 | Allahpundit
    Does the deal involve a word that begins with “A” and ends with “mnesty”? No ending to an Ann-Coulter-led push for a big fight over the wall would be more ironic than Trump agreeing to amnestize a few millions DREAMers to resolve it.Also, does POTUS realize that the entire reason Graham has been so gung ho on fighting for the wall lately is because he hoped/expected it would lead to a DREAM deal? I know you know that because you’ve been following immigration politics and Graham’s squishy role in it for years. I’m asking if Trump knows. Graham, I...
  • Roughly 80% of all voters say U.S. needs secure borders, including 68% of Democrats: Harvard poll

    01/05/2019 3:19:46 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    A wide-reaching poll conducted by Harvard University reveals that majorities of U.S. voters — including Democrats — appear to agree with many of President Trump's most basic beliefs about immigration. The findings reveal, for example, that eight out of 10 of all U.S. voters — 79 percent — say the U.S. needs secure borders; 93 percent of Republicans, 80 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats agree with that. Another 79 percent of voters overall say immigration priorities should be granted on a person’s “ability to contribute to America”; 87 percent of Republicans, 79 percent of independents and 72...
  • Koch Network to Push for Legal Status for Dreamers in 2019

    01/03/2019 9:03:28 PM PST · by rintintin · 19 replies
    Time ^ | Jan 2 2019 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    The politically savvy donor network helmed by billionaire Charles Koch plans in 2019 to use its deep pockets to push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, including permanent legal status for for young people who came to the country illegally, according to an email obtained by TIME and verified by a Koch spokesman. The Koch donor network, among the most powerful force in conservative circles, also plans to tackle poverty, addiction and education in the coming two-year election cycle, according to the message.
  • Kasich Endorses Romney’s Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘Welcome to the Fray’

    01/03/2019 9:46:59 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-02-2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) a virtual pat on the back Tuesday, endorsing Romney’s Washington Post op-ed bashing President Donald Trump’s character. “Welcome to the fray,” wrote Kasich, linking to the op-ed published Tuesday.
  • Republicans appear happy to hand off shutdown impasse to Pelosi

    12/28/2018 5:51:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 28, 2018 | Sarah D. Wire
    During a combative White House meeting with Democratic leaders on Dec. 11, President Trump declared that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was constrained in her ability to negotiate for a border wall because of a leadership fight in the House. Pelosi, who won that fight, was in no mood for mansplaining. Advertisement > “Mr. President, please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory," Pelosi shot back. Later, aides put out word that she had mocked Trump’s border wall as “a manhood thing” for him....
  • GOP senator: We would prefer to keep border open

    11/25/2018 11:39:24 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Sunday she would rather not see the U.S.-Mexico border close despite threats by President Trump to prevent certain groups of migrants from crossing into the U.S. "We would prefer that we keep it open, so let's work really hard to make sure that we're addressing the asylum seekers before they actually come over the border," Ernst said on CNN's "State of the Union."The Iowa Republican was responding to Trump's suggestion that he may close the southern border if Mexico does not agree to hold migrants while the U.S. processes their asylum claims. "I think the...
  • Michael Steele: Trump ‘Engages in Stupid at a Level That We Have Never Seen Before'

    11/02/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship via executive order engaging “in stupid at a level that we have never seen before.” Steele said, “It is better from Trump’s perspective to have a base that is angry and mad at someone other than him. It is sort of the 1950s racism that has been reintroduced into the body politic, and he is thriving on that. So, you know, a great jobs number, and wages going up, and tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointment s appointments,...
  • NJ Republican Senate candidate takes on Trump over birthright proposal

    10/31/2018 9:32:56 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 75 replies
    Fox Busines/Youtube.com ^ | 10/31/2018 | Stuart Varney
    New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin on President Trump's immigration policy and his Senatorial campaign.
  • Speaker Ryan: ‘You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order’

    10/30/2018 2:52:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 84 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 10/20/18 | By BURGESS EVERETT and CAITLIN OPRYSKO
    Speaker Ryan: ‘You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order’ House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday broke with President Donald Trump on whether an executive order could deny a constitutional guarantee of citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to noncitizen parents. But despite Ryan's stern rebuttal to the president, the idea of limiting birthright citizenship still has significant cache among congressional Republicans, even if they aren't quite sure how to undo a constitutional guarantee stemming from the 14th Amendment. Trump told Axios in an interview released Tuesday that the White House counsel had advised him that there was...
  • Paul Ryan warns of post-election border wall funding fight

    10/08/2018 6:45:32 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 08, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    (Speaker Paul) Ryan said lawmakers have not determined how to resolve differences over the wall funding. A House Homeland Security appropriations bill provides $5 billion in funding, but the Senate version includes $1.6 billion. ...the Senate will require the help of at least nine Democrats to pass spending measures thanks to the filibuster rule.
  • Enforce Immigration Law or Change It (Attractive Nuisance)

    06/21/2018 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2018 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    The United States maintains a policy of separating children from their parents in the case of illegal border crossings in the same sense that the United States has a policy of separating parents from their children when those parents are sent to prison for murder or tax evasion or are jailed for unpaid speeding tickets --SNIP-- The more illegals there were in the United States, the easier it was for more to come. It’s the public-policy version of what the tort lawyers call an “attractive nuisance.”