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  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...
  • Creep Show: Ted Cruz Called The Democratic Response To Trump's Border Address

    01/11/2019 2:51:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    As the government shutdown drags on, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said enough with the memes, but he gave the Internet endless fodder with his and Nancy Pelosi’s response to President Trump’s border address. There is a crisis at the border, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on it. Yet, CNN and other trash liberal outlets say otherwise because a) they hate Trump; and b) it would give legitimacy to the president border agenda. The Democrats wanted to respond to the president’s address. And boy, was it something otherworldly. It was immediately mocked on social media and wasn’t persuasive in...
  • Democrats Crack on the Wall

    01/10/2019 6:35:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself. ““If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said on CNN. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) also backed a barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico....
  • GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy: After listening to Sen Schumer this is why we need cameras..

    01/10/2019 6:05:43 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 4 replies
    facebook.com ^ | 1/10/19 | C-Span
    GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy: After listening to Sen Schumer this is why we need cameras in the meeting All the meetings should be live. Let Schumer and Pelosi’s true colors shine!
  • McConnell blocks Democrat House bills to reopen govt (hoists Schumer on his own petard)

    01/10/2019 4:26:14 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/10/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rep-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30. But McConnell objected, arguing they would be "show votes" and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment"...
  • Cher asks Nancy Pelosi to end government shutdown before Trump: 'PPL WILL STARVE'

    01/10/2019 3:14:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 10th, 2019 | Taryn Ryder
    Cher wants the government shutdown to end — even if it means giving President Trump money for his border wall. The legendary singer and outspoken liberal activist tweeted out her concerns for the American people if the shutdown remains in effect. Cher exclaimed on Wednesday, “FOR trump THIS IS POLITICAL..BUT REAL PPL ARE REALLY SUFFERING.” She called Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a “hero,” but added “LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY.” Cher’s tweet made headlines, with Fox News declaring, “Cher demands Pelosi end partial government shutdown, fund border wall: ‘DON’T DIE ON THIS HILL.’” Well, the Grammy winner...
  • Cher Rips Chuck and Nancy over Shutdown: ‘You’re Putting Lives in Danger(WUT!?)

    01/10/2019 10:51:20 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/2019 | Ben Kew
    Left-wing pop icon Cher went after Democratic Congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, accusing them of “putting lives in danger” by failing to end the ongoing government shutdown. In a now-deleted tweet, Cher warned that Democrats are vulnerable to the political fall out over the shutdown, and that their current refusal to negotiate makes them look like “obstructionist swamp scum.” “DEMS,STOP SHUTDOWN B4 TRUMP DOES,” she wrote. “HELL B HERO & MAKE U LOOK LIKE OBSTRUCTIONIST SWAMP SCUM‼️ “HE HAS NO SCRUPLES.HES PLAYING IT RIIGHT,& UR PLAYING RIGHT IN2 HIS HANDS.HE’LL EAT UR LUNCH & STEAL UR LUNCH ‼️YOU’LL...
  • Cher demands Pelosi end partial government shutdown, fund border wall: ‘DON’T DIE ON THIS HILL’

    01/09/2019 11:15:54 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | Joseph Wulfsohn
    Liberal music superstar Cher is holding congressional Democrats’ feet to the fire amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. It came after President Trump delivered a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night making the case for funding the border wall, which was followed by a response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who argued that the president must reopen the government in order to continue conversations about border security. Cher then took to Twitter to blast the president for promising that Mexico would pay for the wall and demanded him to...
  • McCarthy 'Clarifies' a Few Things Schumer Said About Today's Meeting With Trump

    01/09/2019 6:10:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Wednesday shortly after meeting with President Trump at the White House again over the border security disputes that have caused the government shutdown. They described Trump as off putting and unreasonable, completely unwilling to make a deal. He was having a "temper tantrum," according to the Democrats. "He couldn't get his way and he just walked out of the meeting," Schumer recalled.GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy helped lead a press conference shortly afterward, attempting to "clarify" just about everything the Democrats said. Standing beside Vice President Mike Pence, McCarthy gave...
  • Trump calls meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a 'total waste of time'

    01/09/2019 12:59:14 PM PST · by McQ444 · 34 replies
    cnbc ^ | 2019-01-09 21:00 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday stormed out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over an ongoing partial government shutdown, calling it "a total waste of time." The breakdown in already fraught negotiations over border wall funding, which have kept nine federal agencies shut down for 19 days and counting, appeared to heighten the possibility that Trump might declare a national emergency.
  • Schumer Calls on Trump to Withdraw Bill Barr Nomination One Week Before Confirmation Hearings

    01/09/2019 1:01:11 PM PST · by detective · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: HERE WE GO-> Schumer Calls on Trump to Withdraw Bill Barr Nomination One Week Before Confirmation Hearings Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on President Trump to withdraw Bill Barr’s nomination for Attorney General Wednesday, saying Barr’s previous criticisms of King Mueller disqualifies him to lead the Department of Justice. The Senate Judiciary Committee set confirmation hearings for President Trump’s AG nominee Bill Barr for January 15th and 16th.
  • Rashida Tlaib accused of anti-Semitic slur, days after profane anti-Trump tirade

    01/07/2019 4:51:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Less than a week after issuing a profanity-infused call to impeach President Trump on her first day in office, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib is under fire from Republican politicians and commentators for openly posting what they call an anti-Semitic slur on Twitter. Top Republicans in the Senate are also alleging that Democratic leaders are hoping to hide the fact that Tlaib is just one of many new Democratic politicians in Congress who harbor deeply anti-Israel views. Tlaib, responding to post by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, suggested that Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Nancy Pelosi says Trump wants to ‘abolish Congress

    01/06/2019 5:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/06/19 | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested in a Sunday sit-down that President Trump would like to “abolish” Congress. “The impression you get from the president is he would like to not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress, so the only voice that mattered was his own,” Pelosi said in an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley. Pauley asked if it was “bluster” when the president told Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Congressional leaders at a meeting Friday that he would keep the government closed for months or even...
  • Gallup: Pelosi 38% Favorable, 48% Unfavorable

    01/03/2019 10:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2019 | 10:58 AM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    As the new 116th Congress is sworn in today, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who likely will be elected Speaker of the House by her colleagues — is viewed favorably by 38% of Americans and unfavorably by 48% of Americans, according to a recent Gallup survey. For comparison, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is viewed favorably by 30% of Americans and unfavorably by 48% of Americans. Congress overall — House and Senate — has an approval rating of 18% and a disapproval rating of 75%, according to Gallup. In the survey, Gallup asked Americans’ views of U.S. congressional leaders....
  • SHUTDOWN DAY 11: President Trump Is Not Falling For Nancy’s Shenanigans

    01/01/2019 12:37:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 1, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    ShareTweet Did you people really think you could pull a fast one on President Donald Trump? Our president has been winning negotiations his entire life (read: “The Art of the Deal”). Did you, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, think he was going to back away from the Wall just because you introduce some pathetic bills that do not include Wall funding? President Trump got out ahead of the dirty Democrats’ sneak plays, making it clear through his own tweets, through his White House consigliere Mick Mulvaney, through his Freedom Caucus ally Mark Meadows, and through Mitch McConnell’s spokesman that he...
  • GOP Rep. Brooks: How Much American Blood on Hands of Pelosi, Schumer Before They Help with Border...

    12/30/2018 7:32:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 DEC 2018 | Pam Key
    FULL TITLE: GOP Rep. Brooks: How Much American Blood on Hands of Pelosi, Schumer Before They Help with Border Security? Sunday on WAAY’s “Guerrilla Politics,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said the government shutdown will end when the amount of “American blood” on the hands of Democratic leadership becomes overwhelming. Brooks said, “It is a very tough position that the Democrats have put us in. On the one hand you have got thousands of Americans who are dead each year because of the Democrats’ refusal to secure the border. Those Americans are dying either because they have been murdered by illegal...
  • Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Top 7 Political Gaffes of 2018

    12/29/2018 3:49:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Congresswoman-Elect and Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift that keeps on giving. No, seriously. She says some of the most ridiculous things imaginable. These are her top seven craziest political gaffes of 2018:7. In Ocasio-Cortez's mind, those riding the Central American caravan aren't "illegal aliens" but rather "refugees" who want to seek asylum.According to Ocasio-Cortez, journalists need to "fact-check" what they write about illegal immigrants. Probably because the facts don't back up her claim. Just look at what happened when the caravan arrived along the United States-Mexico border. Our border patrol agents were severely injured. And not everyone attempting to come to...
  • Cortez spokesman says Dems' 'Climate Crisis' panel sounds like 'screen door on a submarine'

    12/29/2018 5:25:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/18 | Douglas Ernst
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s plan for a new “Climate Cris” panel didn’t go over well with all of her political allies, particularly staffers for newly elected Ne w York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The California Democrat, who is poised regain her House Speaker role in the near year, championed a new “Select Committee on the Climate Crisis” on Friday, but her younger and more progressive counterparts were not impressed. “This committee, if it turns out that the rumors about it are true, sounds about as useful as a screen door on a submarine,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Rep.-elect...
  • 'Angel Mom' Rips Schumer, Pelosi After CA Officer's Death: Americans Have 'Woken Up'

    12/29/2018 4:57:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/18
    **SNIP** Mary Ann Mendoza, whose police officer son was killed in 2014 by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant with a criminal record, said on "Fox & Friends" that minority leaders Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) are "committing treasonous acts" when they place the rights of illegal immigrants above legal Americans. "Every politician in D.C. should be listening closely to the American people right now because we have woken up," she said. "We are tired of the lies that come out of their mouth." Mendoza said Democrats shouldn't concentrate on investigating President Trump for crimes and instead focus on how...