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  • VP Pence talks border security, blasts Atlanta mayor for refusing to cooperate with ICE

    03/22/2019 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MyNorthwest ^ | 03/22/2019
    ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s field office and a conversation about the “broader mission of border security.” He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from holding federal immigration detainees and thanked the men and women who work for ICE. Pence highlighted some of the ICE arrests made in the area, including one Wednesday night in Riverdale, Georgia, news outlets reported. “Atlanta and Georgia are safer today because of the outstanding work of the men and...
  • Graham's embrace of Trump puts re-election ahead of principle

    03/18/2019 10:44:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 18, 2019 | Lauren Fox
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is stuck once again between a President whose support he needs to win re-election and his lifelong friendship with the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, who encouraged all to put country first. But time and political necessity have softened Graham's public grievances with President Donald Trump. The presidential embrace has been months in the making. Beginning with golf outings with Trump, Graham now frequently takes calls from the President. In recent months, the South Carolinian has become a close Trump confidant on Capitol Hill, an alliance that has afforded him broad influence over the GOP conference...
  • Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

    03/18/2019 5:32:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    MSN /AP ^ | March 18, 2019
    Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign says Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong ally and close friend." The 63-year-old senator has often fielded challenges from the right in his previous re-election campaigns, subject to criticism that he's been too willing to work with Democrats to accurately represent conservative South Carolinians.
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Dick Cheney Has No Credibility To Challenge Mike Pence On Foreign Policy

    03/16/2019 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/16/2019 | By Willis L. Krumholz
    Last week, Vice President Mike Pence attended a private event at the American Enterprise Institute—a center-right think tank that traditionally holds an “internationalist” view on foreign policy—where he received an ear-full from none other than former vice president Dick Cheney.Cheney and his pals are very upset over the Trump administration’s “America-First” foreign policy. Cheney went after President Trump for seeking to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, asking wealthy European allies to pay more for NATO, meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, and not taking all the advice of his intelligence chiefs, among other things.CNN’s Michael...
  • Irish PM brings partner to meet Mike Pence and delivers pointed remarks on sexuality

    03/14/2019 7:50:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 62 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Mar 2019 | Luke O'Neil
    Warning: Hypocritical hit piece The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, who is gay, brought his partner to a meeting on Thursday with the US vice-president, Mike Pence, a conservative Christian once dubbed “the face of anti-LGBTQ hate in America”. Varadkar, who is in Washington this week to reaffirm the longstanding shared history between the two countries, brought his partner, Matt Barrett, to a St Patrick’s Day breakfast at the vice-presidential residence at the Naval Observatory. Varadkar tweeted that he and Barrett had received a “warm reception” at Pence’s home, but in pointed remarks to Pence and gathered media, he also...
  • The Democrats - Owning Themselves Since 2016

    03/08/2019 2:12:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2019 | Kira Davis
    It’s hard to believe that the Democratic Party has managed to shred itself so quickly after so many years of unwavering support from media and culture outlets. The Clintons - perhaps the shadiest political dynasty of our modern age - enjoyed nearly absolute cover when it came to news of their misdeeds; news that should have made anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty even just slightly curious. Look at what Bill Clinton has survived even in the era of #MeToo. Even if you don’t believe the rape charges against him, the Lewinsky fiasco and the Clinton’s ensuing, merciless take-down...
  • Schumer: Judge vote will test GOP’s commitment to protecting pre-existing conditions

    03/01/2019 1:29:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Republicans on Friday that voting for Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a vote against protecting with people with pre-existing conditions. Readler, who served until September as assistant attorney general for the civil division at the Department of Justice, filed a brief last year supporting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act. “As Mr. Readler is the author of the Trump administration’s decision to side with Republican attorneys general suing to repeal our health care law, Senate...
  • Pence rips 2020 Democrats as ‘socialists,’ threat to freedom.....

    03/01/2019 11:01:48 AM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/1/2020 | Paul Bedford
    Pence said, “Under the guise of Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, Democrats are embracing the same tired economic theories that have impoverished nations and stifled the liberties of millions over the past century. That system is socialism.” He added: “We know where socialism leads. You want socialism, just look at Venezuela. Venezuela was once one of the richest and most vibrant democracies in the Western Hemisphere, but under Maduro’s socialist rule, it has become one of the poorest and most despotic. Today, more than 9 out of 10 people live in poverty.” Pence singled out Sen. Bernie...
  • Joe Biden apologizing for praising Mike Pence shows 2020 will be far worse than 2016

    03/01/2019 11:24:54 AM PST · by McQ444 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2019-02-01 21:00 | Becket Adams
    If you thought the 2016 U.S. presidential election was ugly, you haven’t seen anything yet. If an interaction this week between former Vice President Joe Biden and actress Cynthia Nixon serves as an indicator, the upcoming 2020 election is going to be far nastier, personal, and vicious. Biden, who’s reportedly mulling yet another White House bid, spoke Thursday at the Chuck Hagel Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska Omaha. During his address, Biden touched on the international community’s reaction to Pence’s speech this year at the Munich Security Conference.
  • Biden walks back praise for Pence following criticism

    03/01/2019 3:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s tendency to talk about his good relationships with Republicans landed him in trouble Thursday when he called his successor, Mike Pence, a “decent guy.” The comment was quickly criticized by fellow Democrats, including actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who tweeted that Biden had complimented “America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader,” forcing Biden to walk back his comment. “You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage,” Biden tweeted. “But there is nothing decent about being...
  • Pence: 'Trump will stand firm until we achieve the complete denuclearization of North Korea'

    03/01/2019 9:41:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 1, 2019 | Maegan Vazquez
    Vice President Mike Pence said in a wide-ranging speech Friday that President Donald Trump and the United States will continue dialog with North Korea to pressure the country towards denuclearization, after a recent summit between the two countries was cut short due to disagreements in negotiations. "Last night, Trump returned from a second historic summit with North Korea in Vietnam,'" Pence said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, after the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, broke up earlier than expected without a deal. "The President said it was productive two days and discussions among teams will continue....
  • Joe Biden calls VP Pence 'a decent guy' then backtracks after leftists rage

    03/01/2019 7:41:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2019 | Rick Moran
    Former vice president Joe Biden was in Omaha at the Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Omaha yesterday when he said a kind word about our devout Christian Vice President Mike Pence. Daily Caller: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday described current Vice President Mike Pence as “a decent guy,” but then quickly backtracked following criticism from actress Cynthia Nixon. Biden made the comment while speaking at an event in Omaha, Nebraska. The remark provoked a quick backlash online from left-wingers. Nixon addressed Biden in a tweet, writing “you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader ‘a decent guy.’ Please consider...
  • An Indiana tax preparer turned away a same-sex couple, citing religious beliefs

    02/26/2019 10:01:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/26/2019 | Susanna Heller
    When Samantha and Bailey Brazzel set out to file their taxes last week, they anticipated it would be business as usual. The women set out to Carter Tax Services, but when they tried to file their taxes as a married couple they were turned away, Samantha told INSIDER. Nancy Fivecoate, who owns the business, said that she could not file their taxes because same-sex marriage goes against her religious beliefs, the IndyStar reported. "It was not something that we expected," Samantha said In fact, the women were shocked. Bailey had filed her taxes with the Indiana business for the last...
  • Pence announces new sanctions on Maduro regime

    02/25/2019 9:35:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | February 25, 2019 | EMILY TILLETT, OLIVIA GAZIS
    ... Earlier, Pence met with Venezuela's interim President Juan Guaidó to express "resolute" U.S. support for Guido's leadership. Pence spoke alongside Guaidó and the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez during their trilateral meeting. Pence said Mr. Trump sent him to Colombia "to stand with you and to stand with our friends and our allies in Venezuela." He called it a "great privilege" to be able to meet with the interim president, adding, "we are with you 100 percent." The U.S. is "proud to recognize you as the legitimate president of Venezuela," Pence said. Pence urged the international body on...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday-Monday 2/24-2/25/2019

    02/25/2019 3:56:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In what could be interpreted as Turkish reaction to President Trump's decision to keep US troops in Syria after saying they would be withdrawn back in December, the Turkish Interior Minister says his government will reveal the links between Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkeu and American generals..... Hundreds of suspected Islamic State fighters have been turned over to Iraqi authorities by Kurdish forces operating in eastern Syria...... President Trump tweeted Sunday evening that sufficient progress has been made in trade talks with China to delay tariff increases.... The talks between Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States resumed today in...
  • Pence to announce ‘concrete steps’ for Venezuela on Monday - official

    02/24/2019 12:25:49 PM PST · by dila813 · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 24 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” to address the Venezuela crisis when he meets on Monday with regional leaders in Bogota, Colombia, a senior U.S. administration official said, declining to comment on details of the new measures.
  • Venezuela Latest: Dead, Wounded, Defectors On The Borders, Relief Trucks Attacked

    02/23/2019 7:16:17 PM PST · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "Today #MaduroRegime killed unarmed civilians of their own country to keep food & medicine from entering They they celebrated murder & burning of trucks carrying aid as a victory The world & those inside #Venezuela will reflect on what happened today & it will give rise to action" US Senator Marco Rubio On Twitter 2/23/2019 From the moment that Interim President Juan Guaido designated today, February 23rd, as the day for humanitarian aid to be brought into Venezuela it was obvious that this day was going to be a day of confrontation between the opposition forces and the Maduro government....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/15/2019

    02/15/2019 5:10:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will take executive action invoking emergency powers to help secure the nation's southern border and sign the bill coming out of Congress that only provides limited funding for a border barrier. A figure of eight billion dollars in spending on a barrier...... From Syria a local media report that Russian military police in the area of the Kurdish city of Manbij are operating joint patrols with the Turkish military..... It was called a conference on "peace and security in the Middle East". Some 60 nations represented at the conference in Warsaw this but only two nations with high...
  • Dem thinks POTUS, VP should release their tax returns but not Nancy Pelosi; she’s wrong

    02/09/2019 11:36:37 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/9/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Rep. Judy Chu thinks POTUS, VP should have to release their tax returns but not Nancy Pelosi — she’s wrong on both countsSince before the 2016 election Democrats (and some Republicans) have pushed POTUS Donald Trump to release his tax returns but after initially pledging to do so once auditors were finished with them, he has changed his mind. Now the new House Democrat majority wants to force the president to release his returns, along with Vice President Mike Pence under legislation known as H.R. 1. On Jan. 3, the first day of the 116th Congress, Rep. John...