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  • Jeff Flake at Global Citizen Festival: ‘Feel Free to Join Me in an Elevator Anytime’

    09/30/2018 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 57 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Sept 29 2018 | TAMAR AUBER
    Just one day after their mid-Judiciary Committee chat that helped to launch the FBI probe of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, Sens. Chris Coons and Jeff Flake made an appearance at the Global Citizens Festival, an annual concert held on the week of the United Nations’ General Assembly. “Hi, global citizen. I’m Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware,” Coons said. “And I’m Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona,” Flake added. “It was our personal relationship that made the politics of compromise that prevailed yesterday possible,” Coon said. “So we’re here to support bipartisan leadership on foreign aid,” Flake added. Then,...
  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Judiciary Committee Must Hear From Kavanaugh Accuser Before Voting

    09/16/2018 3:47:58 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 119 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said on Sunday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should pause its consideration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the committee hears more from the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. “For me, we can’t vote until we hear more,” Flake, who sits on the judiciary committee, told The Washington Post. Earlier Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford went public with her allegation against Kavanaugh, which dated back to their time in high school. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her down and groped her, then covered her mouth when she tried to scream. Kavanaugh has flatly...
  • Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC. Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates. Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state. Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered. “We are thinking of and...
  • Big Club Makes It’s Move – Chinese Funded U.S. Lobbyists Move For “Public Fight” Over Tariffs….

    09/12/2018 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2018 | sundance
    It was virtually guaranteed to happen, the only unknown was the actual timing of when they would execute their self-interested plan.  Remember, there are trillions at stake and the multinationals will not give up their power, influence and control over the U.S. economy. The media are reporting on a “group” of lobbyists “uniting” in a common strategy to oppose President Trump, ahead of the mid-terms, based on Chinese tariffs.  Those who have followed this “group”, also known as “the big club”, for decades know full well the lobbyists are financed through Wall Street multinational corporations and foreign money (hint: China).  The foreign...
  • McConnell Concocts a "Chameleon" Election Strategy [semi-satire]

    08/20/2018 10:17:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Concerned by predictions that a Democratic "blue wave" could lead to a loss of Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) has devised what he boasted is "a foolproof plan to avert disaster." The gist of this plan is to blur the differences between the two Parties by scheduling a number of votes on bipartisan bills that garner support from both sides of the aisle. The bills the Majority Leader has in mind include votes on the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill, opioids legislation and the Water Resources Development Act....
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • FLASHBACK: That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House

    08/15/2018 6:56:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | August 13, 2018
    FLASHBACK: That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House Omarosa Manigault Newman is no stranger to failing in The White House. She became well known by television viewers of NBC’s hit show “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump. Now, after being let go for personal issues, she’s using that closeness to President Trump to make millions by calling her former boss a racist and a liar. She made the situation worse by illegally recording herself insecure parts of the White House. (RELATED: Omarosa Could be in Legal Trouble Over Secret White House Recordings). But this isn’t Omarosa’s first series...
  • Is Gov. Kasich Trying to Torpedo Ohio Congressional Candidate?

    08/07/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by lasereye · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug, 6, 2018 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday and ignited a firestorm over the role President Trump is playing in a critical race in Ohio between Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, a Democrat. The candidates will face off for Rep. Pat Tiberi's abandoned U.S. House seat in what is expected to be a tight contest on Tuesday. On Saturday, Trump, who had previously endorsed Balderson, attended a rally to support the candidate in Lewis Center, Ohio. "But to continue our incredible success, we must elect more Republicans and...
  • Michael Steele: ‘Swing Voters Are Moving Away from the Trump Circus’

    08/04/2018 1:14:13 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8-3-2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele likened President Donald Trump’s rally last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA to a “circus” that is causing “swing voters” to move away from Republicans. Steele said, “Pennsylvania is a bellwether for a number of important races coming up this fall and the fact that the president is so narrowly playing to a base, that he feels good in that setting, he’s having fun, he’s riffing and cussing and doing all this and those folks are loving it. To Charlie’s point, the rest of the country, the independent voters,...
  • US Senate quietly votes to cut tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods (1,660)

    07/27/2018 5:53:27 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 118 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | July 28, 2018
    As trade tensions escalate between Washington and Beijing, the U.S. Senate quietly passed legislation on Thursday that would lower trade barriers on hundreds of items made in China. With no debate, Senate unanimously passed a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on toasters, chemicals and roughly 1,660 other items made outside United States. Nearly half of those items are produced in China, according to a Reuters analysis of government records. The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, are increasingly at loggerheads over trade. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced a series of punitive tariffs on Chinese...
  • Former GOP Gov Calls for Trump's Resignation: 'Unfit to Remain in Office'

    07/25/2018 11:50:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 84 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 24, 2018
    Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said President Donald Trump is "clearly unfit to remain in office" and called for him to step down Sunday (in a lengthy Los Angeles Times op-ed.) Todd Whitman, who also led the EPA during President George W. Bush's first term, said Trump's "disgraceful performance" before Russian leader Vladimir Putin during their controversial summit last week in Finland helped her come to such a conclusion.
  • Bill Maher Offers Mitt Romney $1M To Wrest Country From Donald Trump In HBO Special

    07/08/2018 8:51:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 7, 2018 | Lisa de Moraes
    Bill Maher has offered Mitt Romney $1M to take over the United States. The HBO late night star reminded viewers that, when the former Massachusetts governor ran for POTUS in 2012, “I was so scared Romney was going to be president I gave Obama a million bucks.” Explaining what a difference a few years, and one Donald Trump presidency, can make, Maher announced, “I would gladly give Romney $1M tomorrow if he would take over America. Swear to god!” “I will become a Mormon, how about that?” the well-known atheist said, upping the offer on Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma,...
  • Florida GOP Establishment Ignores 4.6 Million Voters

    07/06/2018 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/5/2018 | Steve Hantler
    The lessons learned from the 2016 presidential and down-ballot elections seem to be lost on the old guard Republican establishment in Florida. The wave of voter alienation and dissatisfaction with “politics as usual” that President Trump rode into office is as strong as ever, as is disdain for career politicians. Yet, the party establishment has lined up in the gubernatorial primary behind a career politician – Adam Putnam – who opposes the president’s efforts to secure our southern border and stop illegal immigration. Worse, Putnam did his best to sabotage Trump’s election by saying, among other things, that he is...
  • The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

    07/06/2018 12:57:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2018 | Pat Puchanan
    With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated. The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It's not coming back. Unlike the Bourbons after the Revolution and the Terror, after Napoleon and the Empire, no restoration is in the cards. It is over. The GOP's policies of recent decades -- the New World Order of George H.W. Bush, the crusades for democracy of Bush II -- failed, and are seen as having failed. With...
  • Melania Trump is ‘A Con Artist,’ Former GOP Strategist Claims (beyond blatent Newsweak hitpiece)

    07/01/2018 7:55:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 47 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/26/2018 | Jessica Kwong
    First lady Melania Trump is “a con artist,” a former GOP strategist and critic of President Donald Trump claimed. “Shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone. She’s a con artist also. All of them are. It goes with the last name," Steve Schmidt, who worked in the George W. Bush White House and ran Senator John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008, tweeted about Melania Trump. Schmidt, who recently quit the Republican Party over the administration's policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, was responding to Matthew Miller, an MSNBC justice and security analyst, who in his tweet, said, “This entire schtick is...
  • David Lynch Says Donald Trump Could Be 'One Of The Greatest Presidents In History'

    06/25/2018 5:58:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6/25/2018 | TOM NICHOLSON
    "No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way" We know that David Lynch isn't one for convention and received wisdom, but declaring that Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history” is up there with recasting David Bowie’s part from Fire Walk With Me to a kettle in the ‘oh, mate’ stakes. Speaking to the Guardian, Lynch said: "[Trump] could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way." Lynch...
  • GEORGE WILL LEAVES GOP

    Georgie tells Repubs to not re-elect Rep Congress
  • George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms

    06/22/2018 2:57:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Justin Wise
    Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote. That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.” "The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of...
  • Trey Gowdy Unleashed Hell On The Deep State With This Jaw-Dropping Promise

    06/22/2018 6:25:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 62 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Who need Kevin Spacey’s “House of Cards” when you’ve got the US government live in action better than it ever could be written. It isn’t Hollywood, but way better! Watching who stands with honor and who is scrambling in shame in Washington D. C. is a bestseller. Finally the citizens of America are going to know who has stood behind them, and who sold their souls and sold them out for a piece of the missing trillions from past administrations. As Trump’s investigations continue, Americans are learning just how corrupt it has really been in the world of American politics....
  • This November, cast your vote against the GOP - (GEORGE WILL BARF)

    06/22/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 56 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | June 21, 2018 | George Will
    Amid the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington, there is this glimmer of good news: The family-shredding policy along the southern border, the most telegenic recent example of misrule, clarified something. Occurring less than 140 days before elections that can reshape Congress, the policy has given independents and temperate Republicans — these are probably expanding and contracting cohorts, respectively — fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which they should vote. The principle is: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution's Article I powers...