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  • Guess Which Republican Joined Dems in Demanding Trump's Translator's Notes

    07/20/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats in Congress demanded this week that Marina Gross, the translator in the room with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, come to Washington and tell them what was discussed in the closed-door meeting. Republicans, even anti-Trump ones, are resisting the effort. When House Intelligence Democrats brought the subpoena to a vote, every Republican on the committee voted against it.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why subpoenaing the interpreter could set a dangerous precedent. It could be the "last time" the U.S. president ever meet privately with a foreign leader. "Absolutely not," Lindsey Graham said when...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • On Cue – Mitch McConnell Welcomes Legislation To Block President Trump Trade Policy…

    06/06/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    There are Trillions At Stake.   There is no upper limit to what congress is willing to do to stop President Trump from turning off the lobbyist funding.  Without influence in DC there can be no affluence in DC.  That’s why McConnell cancelled the recess. If the president continues to remain focused exclusively on what is in the U.S. best interests, he must be stopped.  Politicians in DC cannot just sit-by and allow the U.S. economy to be based on the interests of Americans; it would mean the destruction of years of central planning by DC Lobbyists, multinational banks, Wall Street and...
  • Trump Wows in Nashville

    05/29/2018 8:57:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/29/2018 | Roger Simon
    The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Trump rally in Nashville Tuesday night ... was that Trace Adkins was singing. Not bad! (Hey, it’s Nashville.) The second thing I noticed was that Jim Acosta wasn’t smiling, virtually the only person in the auditorium who wasn’t. If you don’t like Adkins, either you don’t like music or your Trump Derangement Syndrome is so great you couldn’t even groove to Bach or The Beatles in their heydays. Too bad for Jim. ... But enough diversion. Trump’s on. They clearly love him in Nashville, but not Lamar Alexander and, especially,...
  • Bob Corker: Let’s Face It, No One Cares About Fiscal Responsibility

    05/18/2018 1:25:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2018 | Allahpundit
    There are truths, and there are truth bombs. Occasionally, though, there are truth nukes. Someone asks Corker about fiscal responsibility. He answers, “Yeah, I’m just over it. Nobody cares. The President isn’t going to deal with it, he made it clear in the campaign.” @WRCB— Michelle Heron (@MichelleWRCB) May 18, 2018 Somewhere Paul Ryan is sitting alone amid the rubble of entitlement reform, all alone and sobbing like Burgess Meredith at the end of that “Twilight Zone” episode.In isolation, that tweet makes it sound like Corker is blaming Trump. Not really. Watch the clip below and you’ll find him...
  • Apparently, Iran Deal Defenders Already Knew Iran Wasn’t to Be Trusted (But went ahead anyway)

    05/01/2018 9:04:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Making the click-through worthwhile: Iran deal defenders insist they always knew Tehran was lying all along; some overheated arguments about masculinity and books for kids; how most of the people making the loudest arguments in public discourse didn’t bother to do the homework; and a really strange and implausible accusation against Mitch McConnell.Wait, Why Did We Ever Trust the Iranians Again?Fans of the Iran deal scoff at Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu’s presentation about the long and sordid history of Iran’s secret nuclear program: “There was nothing we didn’t already know.” “Everything he said was already known.” “There is nothing...
  • Trump on Iran’s lying about its nuclear program: “Not an acceptable situation”

    04/30/2018 2:06:51 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 04/30/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s legacy is coming to a head. ... the last sentence = Trump said that overall, “what we’ve learned has really shown that I have been 100 percent right.”…Typically Trumpesque quote - I loved it!
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Corker: Democrats blocking Pompeo nomination to appease base that 'abhors' Trump

    04/22/2018 1:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker on Sunday dismissed criticism about Republicans “ramming” Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state through the chamber, saying Senate Democrats have blocked the “highly qualified” Pompeo from getting the post just to appease their anti-Trump base. “I don't think allowing people to vote is called ramming,” Corker, R-Tenn., said in response to the criticism on CNN. “This is a person who is highly qualified. He was first in his class at West Point, did The Harvard Law Review … knows more about what is happening in the world probably than anybody in America...
  • Trump backs Blackburn in Tennessee Senate race, vows to campaign with her

    04/20/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the race for the U.S. Senate and vowed to campaign alongside her. “.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!” Trump tweeted Thursday. Blackburn is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a critic of Trump who is retiring at the end of his term, against former Democratic Gov. Phil...
  • Trump’s war powers to be limited under new Senate resolution

    04/16/2018 3:51:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    U.S. troops could continue fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda and would be given explicit new permission to battle the Islamic State — but would not be authorized to attack the capabilities of any nation state, such as Syria — under updated rules of war proposed by a bipartisan group of senators Monday. Led by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force would replace 2001 and 2002 AUMFs that started the war on terror and paved the way for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The commander in chief —...
  • Poll: Dem has double-digit lead in Tennessee Senate race

    04/05/2018 10:24:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/2018 | Josh Delk
    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) now has a 10-point lead over Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) in their race to replace the retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R), according to a poll released Thursday. The Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) poll found that 45 percent of respondents would vote for Bredesen if the race were held today, compared to 35 percent for Blackburn, as first reported by The Tennessean. Another 17 percent said they remain unsure. The survey indicates Bredesen, a former Nashville mayor, is gathering a wide coalition of support, with a plurality of self-identified independents, 45 percent, saying they...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • The Utter Shame of Obama’s Iran Deal

    01/21/2018 5:08:47 PM PST · by smileyface · 9 replies
    The Quadrant ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tony Thomas
    onald Trump has delivered bombs to the West enemies. Obama shipped pallets of cold, hard cash to Iran in a ransom deal that will do nothing to crimp the mullahs' mischief while further heightening Israel's jeopardy. Guess which president the media paints as the wise and heroic leader? cashSo President Trump bombed Syria’s Shayrat air force base on April 7 with 59 cruise missiles. Compare and contrast with President Obama’s “bombing”[1] of Tehran in January, 2016, with pallet-loads of European banknotes totalling $US1.7b. There was $400 million in Swiss franc notes and $1.3b in Euro notes. Obama had organized the...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • Bob Corker: I now understand why Trump calls the media 'fake news'

    12/21/2017 8:31:10 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-21-2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican Sen. Bob Corker says he has a “newfound empathy” for President Trump regarding the media, after Corker faced allegations that he flipped his vote on the GOP tax bill because he would directly benefit from it. “I told [Trump] that I’d had a healthy respect for the media and I deal with them all the time, and, you know, to attack the media has not been something I’ve done,” Corker told Fox News on Thursday.
  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    epublican Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. McCain left Washington Sunday and is heading back to his home state to spend the holidays with his family. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. Despite a razor-thin margin needed to pass the measure, McCain's presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. Two...
  • Sen. John Cornyn defends tax provision that could benefit Trump, GOP lawmakers

    12/17/2017 1:20:08 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/17/17 | Lauren Hirsch
    John Cornyn, the senate majority whip, was pushed by news-makers on Sunday to explain a last minute addition to the final tax bill which could benefit those with real estate income. Senator Bob Corker supported the bill at the last minute, after the language was added. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, was pushed by news-makers on Sunday to explain a last minute addition to the final tax bill that could benefit those with real estate income. The provision calls for a tax deduction on income made from "pass through" entities, like real estate LLCs, including those with...