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  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to

    07/19/2018 12:50:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/19/18 | Geoff Earle,
    Full tile.... Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to suggest Trump committed TREASON by giving 'aid and comfort' to 'enemy' Russia ..... The Trump-Helsinki summit brought new accusations in Congress Thursday, as GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona accused the president of providing 'aid and comfort' to the enemy. Flake's choice of words evoked the Constitution's definition of treason – at a time when President Trump is facing a new level of scrutiny for his refusal to forcefully condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling during their summit meeting Monday in Finland. 'By choosing to reject objective reality in...
  • John McCain says Donald Trump is helping Putin 'shatter' NATO alliance with Montenegro comments

    07/18/2018 9:04:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 18, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday for Trump's recent comments about NATO's collective defense obligations. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday evening, in response to a question by host Tucker Carlson, Trump echoed Carlson's concerns about whether the U.S. should defend a small country like Montenegro if it were to come under attack. McCain, who is known to be hawkish on Russia, accused Trump of toeing the Kremlin line. “The people of #Montenegro boldly withstood pressure from #Putin’s Russia to embrace democracy. The Senate voted 97-2 supporting its accession to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • John McCain rips Trump: 'One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president'[tr]

    07/16/2018 4:49:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted President Trump for his comments during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday afternoon, and called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president" in his lifetime. . . . “Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency," McCain said.
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • El Paso Border Patrol agents arrest MS-13 gang member previously deported 4 times (El Salvador)

    07/14/2018 8:05:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KVIA ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jose Villasana
    EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso sector arrested two MS-13 gang members this week. Early Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents working at the Texas Highway 62/180 checkpoint in between El Paso and Carlsbad began tracking a group of nine subjects attempting to walk around the checkpoint. Border Patrol agents caught up to the group after about four hours of trailing them through the desert. The people in the group admitted to entering the U.S. illegally ... one of the men in the group as 25-year-old William Amaya-Ortiz, an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha...
  • McCain to Trump: Cancel meeting if you won't hold Putin accountable

    07/13/2018 1:58:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Friday said that if President Trump isn't prepared to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin "accountable" for aggression toward the U.S. then he should cancel their meeting next week. "President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world. If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward," McCain said in a statement.
  • Arizona state lawmaker apologizes for saying he has ‘immunity’ from speeding violation

    07/12/2018 8:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An Arizona state lawmaker has apologized for telling a sheriff’s deputy to not penalize him for speeding because he has “legislative immunity,” calling his comments inappropriate. State Rep. Paul Mosley (R) wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that his “desire to get home to see my family does not justify how fast I was speeding nor my reference to legislative immunity when being pulled over.” “Legislative immunity is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly or abused,” he added. Mosley also said that his “jokes” about often driving over 100 miles an hour while commuting to and from...
  • McCain rips Trump for ‘disappointing’ behavior at NATO summit

    07/12/2018 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 144 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Mark Moore
    GOP Sen. John McCain blasted President Trump for his “disappointing” behavior at the NATO summit but assured the alliance that despite the president’s blistering comments, the United States stands solidly behind its longtime allies. “President Trump’s performance at the NATO summit in Brussels was disappointing, yet ultimately unsurprising. There is little use in parsing the president’s misstatements and bluster, except to say that they are the words of one man,” McCain, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement Thursday. “Americans, and their Congress, still believe in the transatlantic alliance … and it is clear that our...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • DHS Refuses to ‘Reunite’ Children with Adults Who Aren’t Their Parents

    07/11/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 10 Jul 2018 | IAN MASON
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a joint call Tuesday to announce their efforts to comply with a June 26 federal court ruling mandating children under five years old in HHS custody be “reunited” with parents if they were separated at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit, set a July 10 deadline to reunite the families and refused to provide additional time for the government to use DNA testing to determine if the people in question are even the 102...
  • ‘Unmasking Antifa Act' includes 15-year prison term proposal

    07/10/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” is subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their...
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • John McCain could resign to push Kavanaugh confirmation

    07/10/2018 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 81 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 10, 2018 | KTAR.com
    PHOENIX — Ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed, a national political analyst said Tuesday. ABC News analyst Alex Castellanos told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News, “There’s some word that if McCain is not able to vote and his vote is needed, he might resign and let someone appoint a senator who would support this judge.”
  • McCain Tweets in Support of Kavanaugh

    07/10/2018 4:53:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 131 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 9, 2018 | John McCain
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials & a strong record of upholding the Constitution. He is widely respected as a fair, independent & mainstream judge. I look forward to the Senate moving forward with a fair & thorough confirmation process.
  • Scarborough Blasts "Mean" Trump Rally Crowd: To Cheer When Trump Mocks John McCain

    07/06/2018 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2018 | Tim Hains
    MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski comment on President Trump mocking John McCain and George H.W. Bush to the delight of crowds at his rallies: JOE: Mika, we can talk about Donald Trump. We have. But, again, at what point is there decency in the crowd where people stop cheering when he mocks a man who has brain cancer and who is -- again, fighting for his life? A losing struggle for his life. Or George H.W. Bush. A man who fought in World War II. Was shot down by the Japanese, served America overseas as ambassador...