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  • Democrats on Wrong Side of Economic Revival

    02/12/2018 5:02:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. And Chuck You was in Louisville at the University of Louisville, and he spoke a Q&A period after his remarks. It was this morning. And a member of the audience said, “There’s been talk of a blue wave of Democrats winning seats in the midterms. If this is to happen, what are the biggest obstacles that Democrats must overcome in order to win big in November?” SCHUMER: People will make their own decisions about Donald Trump. Our mistake, I think, you cannot just run against Donald Trump. And it is the job of we Democrats...
  • Schumer warns: Democrats can’t just be anti-Trump

    02/12/2018 1:29:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 12, 2018 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    Democrats need a positive platform - not just anti-Trump sentiment - to win in this fall's midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday. "You cannot just run against Donald Trump," the New York Democrat said. "It is the job of we Democrats to put together a strong, cohesive economic group of proposals aimed at the middle class and those struggling to get there." It was Trump's ability to connect with those voters, particularly working- and middle-class whites in the industrial midwest, that delivered him the presidency in 2016. But the president's poor approval ratings, Democrats' ability to flip...
  • Schumer Raises Alarm About Trump Infrastructure Proposal

    02/11/2018 2:17:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Ethan Harp
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his massive infrastructure bill on Monday, and the plan that once seemed to be a rare issue that both sides could agree on is now facing controversy.</p> <p>As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) addressed the infrastructure plan at Grand Central Terminal Sunday. He was once on board with the plan, but is now concerned with what it could really look like.</p>
  • Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists

    02/09/2018 3:11:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY RAFAEL BERNAL AND MIKE LILLIS - 02/09/18 06:02 PM EST
    Immigration activists are furious that 73 House Democrats, including seven members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, voted for a bipartisan spending bill that doesn't include a DACA fix. The early-morning House vote ended a brief government shutdown precipitated by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and in the process passed a two-year spending proposal that included a bevy of Democratic priorities, but not immigration. “Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties,” said Greisa Martínez Rosas, a DACA recipient and advocacy director for United We Dream, an immigrant youth activism network. Senate Democrats...
  • AWKWARD: That Time Sen. Chuck Schumer Called for a Grand Ticker Tape Military Parade...

    02/08/2018 7:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Trump's proposal to hold a pro-military parade has excited much heavy breathing and political posturing from Democrats. To wit: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.): "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Calif.): “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy." Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.):"Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well." Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.):...
  • Another shutdown nears: Live updates

    02/08/2018 8:09:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. | Meg Wagner and Veronica Rocha
    Senate leaders reached a two-year budget deal, but Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a Senate vote. Congress must pass a deal before midnight to avoid a shutdown. The government will shut down. The Senate is in recess until 12:01 a.m. The Senate has gone into recess until 12:01 a.m. ET, which means the government will shut down at midnight. The next procedural vote to advance the budget deal will not happen before 1 a.m. ET.
  • Flashback: Schumer Called for Military Parade in 2014

    02/08/2018 10:13:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 6 replies
    MRC tv ^ | February. 8. 2018 | Nick Kangadis
    Despite everything Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday following the announcement of a new two-year budget deal — unlike others — Schumer surprisingly hasn't said much on the topic of a possible military parade in Washington D.C. However, back in 2014, Schumer called for precisely what we’ll most likely see Democrats — and some Republicans — rally against in the near future, a military parade. They’ll all call the parade contrary to what a democracy should be. They’ll also try to make it almost completely about how President Trump is just trying to boost his own ego. We’ll hear...
  • Senate leaders agree to two-year budget deal

    02/07/2018 11:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced a deal with Senate Democrats to fund the government and set spending levels for defense and nondefense programs over the next two years. The legislation would avert a government shutdown on Friday, when federal funding is due to expire, and boost defense and nondefense programs. It also lifts the debt ceiling to March 2019, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hailed as a decision that would move Congress away from "crisis-to-crisis budgeting." The deal is backed by McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and will almost certainly be...
  • Standing For Illegals

    02/08/2018 6:47:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-8-18 | MOTUS
    I have no idea what Nancy Pelosi was flapping her jibs about all day yesterday. Two old bags and a crone walk into a bar…I do know that instead of working with her fellow members of the House to reach a resolution on the DACA/immigration problem she spent the day protesting the impasse. The record-setting 8 hour speech was Nancy’s allocated 1 minute floor time - proving yet again that if you give a Democrat an inch they’ll take a mile.I think Nancy called on Hillary’s Dr. Feelgood before the speech and got one of his magic reanimation shots. The...
  • Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens for Breaking the Law to Bring ‘Dreamers’ to USA

    02/08/2018 6:12:43 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, using her prerogative as a party leader to mount a filibuster to draw attention to the cause of illegal aliens. The House, unlike the Senate, does not actually have a filibuster rule that allows members to speak as long as they want. Only the Speaker of the House and the party leaders can hold the floor indefinitely. Pelosi said she was taking a stand to draw attention to the plight of the so-called “Dreamers,” who are illegal aliens...
  • Pelosi sets record with 8-hour marathon speech on DACA

    02/08/2018 4:49:34 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/8/2018 | Daniella Diaz and Deirdre Walsh,
    Washington (CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for a little more than eight hours to oppose the budget deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown -- because the plan does not address immigration issues. The House Historian's office told CNN that Pelosi's speech is the longest on record on the House floor, according to their records. Pelosi started speaking shortly after 10 a.m. ET, and wrapped the speech a little after 6:10 p.m. ET. "I have had the privilege of reading the testimony from Dreamers, I still have more," she said, receiving applause in the...
  • Jeb Hensarling takes swipe at Nancy Pelosi after marathon speech: Some lawmakers come to...

    02/07/2018 6:09:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    washington examiner ^ | February 7, 2018
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, fired back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday for her marathon eight-hour-plus filibuster on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on an immigration bill addressing the so-called "Dreamers." "Mr. Speaker, we could not be more highly honored that the Minority Leader would take such an interest in HR 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act," Hensarling started to some laughs on the House floor. After speaking on the floor in the morning, Hensarling, who is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, had to wait the entire duration of Pelosi's speech...
  • Nancy Pelosi holds House floor with marathon speech (ON NOW)

    02/07/2018 3:06:57 PM PST · by cq · 92 replies
    Nancy Pelosi speaking non-stop on House floor for 7 hours and counting
  • Pelosi-buster: House Democratic leader speaking non-stop for 6 hours demanding immigration vote

    02/07/2018 1:41:52 PM PST · by Hadean · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been holding the floor of the House of Representatives for more than six hours and counting Wednesday, in a marathon speech protesting a budget deal reached by Senate leaders. In her remarks, Pelosi announced that she and many fellow House Democrats would oppose the package unless House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promised to allow a vote on a plan to shield from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. "Let Congress work its will," said Pelosi, who noted that Senate Republicans have slated a debate on the politically freighted...
  • Nancy Pelosi Filibusters for Amnesty: DACA Illegal Aliens ‘Are The Pride of Our Nation’

    02/07/2018 1:05:50 PM PST · by davikkm · 76 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats are threatening to oppose a budget deal to fund the federal government unless House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commits to allowing a vote on amnesty legislation. In a more than hour-long filibuster on the House floor, Pelosi is speaking live to demand a vote on amnesty or else the Democrat caucus will not support legislation to fund the federal government. During a part of her filibuster, Pelosi said Congress had a “moral responsibility” to give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood...
  • Nancy Pelosi launches House filibuster to demand vote on Dreamers

    02/07/2018 11:30:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched a filibuster of sorts in the House on Wednesday, by taking the floor to talk about the need to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers. The House was set to start debating the Mortgage Choice Act, but Pelosi took the floor shortly after 10 a.m., and said she wanted to talk at length about immigration. A filibuster is an action lawmakers can take in the Senate, not in the House. However, both Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are both permitted to talk at length on the floor because of their leadership...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s filibuster-style speech tops eight hours in bid to force immigration votes

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the rare step Wednesday of giving a marathon speech supporting Democrats’ attempts to legalize the status of young immigrant “dreamers,” in a bid to pressure Republicans to act. Her more than eight-hour speech ranked as the longest given by a member of the House of Representatives in at least a century, possibly ever, focusing on an issue that has dominated the Democratic agenda in recent months. But it also came as her caucus began three days of closed-door meetings to craft a 2018 agenda that can win wider appeal in November’s elections. .....
  • Chuck Schumer: Let’s face it, Trump is the most dangerous — and worst — man ever to be president

    02/06/2018 11:58:24 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/5/2018 | Unknown
    Schumer uncorked this shpiel at an event held by the Human Rights Campaign, probably the most influential LGBT lobbyist group in the country. That’s a strange venue at which to make the case that Trump is uniquely bad, as he’s the least socially conservative Republican president in decades, if not longer. He evinces no interest in ending legalized gay marriage; he famously scoffed during the 2016 campaign at Republicans worrying about which bathrooms transgenders might be allowed to use. His personal life prior to the presidency speaks for itself. His chief initiative against LGBT interests as president to date has...
  • Top Democrats warn Trump: Don't fire Rod Rosenstein

    02/02/2018 9:10:31 PM PST · by Rockitz · 106 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Kelly Cohen
    Top congressional Democrats told President Trump on Friday that using the new House Intelligence Committee memo as a pretext to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and therefore halt the Russia investigation would spark a “constitutional crisis.” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a letter they are “alarmed” at reports that Trump may use the memo “as a pretext” to fire Rosenstein “in an effort to corruptly influence or impede” special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “We write to inform you that we would consider such an unwarranted act as...
  • Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:30:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day on the football field or the baseball diamond, kids and grownups give each other a high-five to celebrate the victory or a good play. But Democrats in the United States Senate used the fun move to celebrate camaraderie and a job well done on something dark and disgusting. After the vote to defeat the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a high-five. How members of the Senate can explain their actions is beyond most Americans — as fully two-thirds of Americans believe late-term abortions on viable unborn babies ought...