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  • Politico: Say, Republicans Might Hold Onto The House After All

    10/19/2018 10:49:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 19 Oct 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Could Republicans do the unthinkable on November 6th and keep a majority in the House? Politico’s Rachel Bade calls it “unlikely,” but not impossible. Bade hears from Republicans and “even a few Democrats” that the political winds have shifted enough this month that it might result in a slight GOP majority once all the votes have been counted. Just about every poll predicts it won’t happen: Suburban voters are too fed up with Donald Trump, and Democrats too awash in cash, for Nancy Pelosi’s party not to seize the House on Nov. 6. And yet House Republicans — and privately,...
  • Can Anti-Trump Hatred Carry the House for Democrats?

    10/19/2018 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "I have some thoughts on 'enthusiasm' and the election," tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report's ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters' enthusiasm, positive or negative, tends to determine who wins elections, especially in off-year elections, when turnout is more variable. Democrats had greater enthusiasm in 2006 and won both houses of Congress; Republicans had even more enthusiasm in 2010 and gained the largest number of House seats either party had since 1948. In this off-year election cycle, it's been obvious for months that Democrats...
  • Exiting Speaker Paul Ryan Stumps for GOP Candidates: Republicans Can Keep the House

    10/18/2018 6:08:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with CBS This Morning that he feels “pretty good” about the Republicans hanging on to the majority in the House. “Are Republicans going to keep the House?” Host John Dickerson asked Ryan. “I think we are,” Ryan said. “I feel pretty good about it.” The interview came after Ryan, who is leaving Congress at the end of this session, joined Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) at a campaign stop at a defense manufacturing plant in her New York district. Dickerson asked Ryan why he is optimistic about the midterms’ outcome. “I think...
  • Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew

    10/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats struck a deal last week with Republicans that saw the quick confirmation of 15 more conservative judges in exchange for a rapid flight to the campaign trail. Liberal activists were infuriated, but after the brutally divisive fight to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the agreement held out a promise of peace. “I would like to have the future mending things,” declared the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. On Wednesday, at Mr. Grassley’s instruction, the armistice collapsed. Republicans on the Judiciary Committee convened yet another hearing to consider still...
  • Prominent Electoral Prognosticator: The GOP's Chances Are Suddenly Looking Better

    10/17/2018 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Guy Benson
    If you're a regular reader, this trend doesn't come as a surprise.  We've been tracking and flagging it since the Kavanaugh ordeal, which galvanized legions of previously-disengaged or underwhelmed GOP-leaning voters.  We've demonstrated how that impact has continued to reverberate, particularly in Senate races.  And now, the mainstream conventional wisdom appears to be catching up.  Charlie Cook, who leads the vaunted Cook Political Report, is out with a new detailed analysis pointing to a clear uptick in Republicans' fortunes: Charlie Cook: “One question that keeps coming back up is whether those who led the out-of-control demonstrations on Capitol Hill against...
  • Pelosi Not Willing to Trade Over Border Wall, Calls It Trump ‘Manhood Issue’

    10/17/2018 11:41:11 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 16 Oct 18 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday there is nothing she would trade for President Donald Trump’s border wall, setting a hard negotiating stance in advance of an expected December showdown over the issue. “It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, building a wall, and I’m not interested in that,” the California Democrat said during a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
  • No vote on USMCA until next year, McConnell says.....

    10/16/2018 1:22:44 PM PDT · by caww · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 10/16/2018 | Sean Higgins
    "That will be a next year issue because the process we have to go through doesn't allow that to come up before the end of this year,"... McConnell said on Bloomberg TV Tuesday. By process, McConnell was referring to Trade Promotion Authority, the law that governs submitting trade deals to Congress. Lengthy negotiations with Canada on the deal caused the White House to miss a deadline to get the current Congress, which expires at the end of the year, to vote on it. The deal can be voted on by the next Congress, however.
  • Bombshell: Sen. Hatch Claims He’s 1/1032 T-Rex

    10/15/2018 6:52:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/15/2018
    Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch released his own DNA test on Twitter Monday evening in response to Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren doing the same to prove she has Native American ancestry. Hatch, 84, tweeted, “DNA Test Results 1/1032 T-Rex. The rest: other dinosaurs.” The Boston Globe originally claimed on Monday that the DNA test revealed Warren was somewhere between 1/32 and 1/512 Native American, however they then corrected their story saying the numbers are actually between 1/64 and 1/1,024. Warren’s claims of Native American heritage have long been a point of contention between the Massachusetts Democrat and President Trump....
  • Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

    10/16/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Paul LeBlanc
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forward with two hearings for judicial nominees during the congressional recess despite their objections. "It's unfair to the nominees, who have already flown to Washington D.C. and made travel arrangements for their families to further delay this hearing," Grassley said in his letter to the committee's top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, pointing to previous postponements for hearings. "And it's unfair to the American people." "As a result of Democratic delay tactics, there are now 154 current and future judicial vacancies, 63 of which are classified...
  • Elizabeth Warren Melts Down in Wake of DNA Disaster

    10/16/2018 1:55:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Nolte
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) launched a bizarre Twitter rant late Monday afternoon following the disastrous rollout of DNA results that further debunked her decades-long claim to American Indian ancestry. Warren’s thread of 20-plus (and counting) tweets began at about 5:30 p.m. ET, where she attempted to both insult President Trump and defend herself.
  • The end of the beginning

    10/15/2018 12:32:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Howard Hyde
    The Kavanaugh confirmation is the high water mark of the conservative resurgence in America that began nearly ten years ago, when Barack Obama was elected president and the Democrats began steadily losing legislative seats across the country, first at the state level (1,000-plus and counting) and then nationally. Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), whose primary symptom before violent tantrums is denial of reality, led the Democrats to engage in tactics against Judge Kavanaugh that might have been surefire winners prior to the Trump era, however unprecedented they might be in their degree of viciousness and disregard for over a thousand years'...
  • Republicans warn: There's a 'big fight' brewing over Trump's border wall.

    10/14/2018 2:09:28 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-13-18 | Clare Foran
    Even with the midterm elections looming, Republican leaders in Congress made clear this week they're paying close attention to a looming battle over President Donald Trump's promised border wall. On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan predicted a "big fight" over border security on the horizon, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the GOP is "committed" to working to secure the funding the President wants for his signature campaign pledge.
  • McConnell to seek $5B for border wall

    10/13/2018 4:40:39 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner Thursday the Senate won’t stick to the $1.6 billion wall funding included in the Senate’s 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations measure. Instead, it will try to raise the amount to match the House Homeland spending bill, which includes $5 billion for the wall. ...Trump said Thursday during an extensive interview on Fox and Friends: “But right after the election we're doing something very strong on the wall.
  • The Latest: Trump leads cheer in Kentucky for McConnell

    10/13/2018 5:11:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    wokv ^ | October 13, 2018
    President Donald Trump led a rousing cheer for Kentucky's senior senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he celebrated his administration's first two years in office during a political rally in Richmond, Kentucky. McConnell returned the compliment, asking the president to continue nominating judges for the federal bench so the GOP-led Senate can keep confirming them. Trump brought the state's other U.S. senator, Rand Paul to the stage, who pointed out how supportive the president has been of one of his health care proposals. The rally at Eastern Kentucky University gives Trump a forum to promote the campaigns of GOP candidates...
  • NRA to Congressional Gun Controllers: The American People Will Never Give Up Their Guns

    10/13/2018 10:33:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/12/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, the NRA posted a message for gun controllers in Congress and elsewhere saying, “We the People will never give up our guns.” The tweet from the NRA comes as Democrats double down on gun control as a central message for the fast-approaching midterms. The tweet coincides with Democrat Phil Bredesen (TN) running for Senate on a gun control platform in Tennessee and Democrat Beto O’Rourke running on a gun control platform against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Texas. Gun control legislation sponsor Kyrsten Sinema (D) is vying for a Senate seat against pro-gun Martha McSally (R) in Arizona....
  • Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

    10/13/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    Michael Kelly, the legendary journalist who died covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, once wrote that the “animating impulse” of modern liberalism was to “marginalize itself and then enjoy its own company. And to make itself as unattractive to as many as possible.” “If it were a person,” he added, “it would pierce its tongue.” [snip] t pierced its tongue on CNN this week, when Hillary Clinton told Christiane Amanpour that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” And when former Attorney General Eric Holder said...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Paid Off Two Bank Loans On Day Imran Awan Gave Her Laptop To ..

    10/12/2018 3:51:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/10/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    WASHINGTON — Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her husband terminated two Bank of the West loans on the day that her IT employee Imran Awan left Wasserman-Schultz’s laptop in a Capitol Hill office building for law enforcement authorities to find. Imran Awan was charged with bank fraud for receiving a house loan from the Congressional Credit Union on a house that he did not own. Big League Politics has exclusively obtained financial records and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings documenting the transactions of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her husband.
  • Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

    10/11/2018 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer -
    The Senate confirmed 15 of President Trump’s judicial picks Thursday night after GOP leaders reached a deal with Democrats, clearing about a third of the backlog and closing up shop through Election Day to give senators a chance to campaign. Three of the judges are for the powerful circuit courts of appeals, while the other 12 were for district court positions.
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/12/2018 4:17:15 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 25 replies
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance.
  • Trump defies California senators with 9th Circuit judge nominations

    10/12/2018 4:18:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 11, 2018 | Emily Cadei And Kate Irby
    After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators.