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  • Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

    12/11/2018 8:16:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.” Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with Trump at the White House in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21, when funding for some agencies is scheduled to expire. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump...
  • A Stooge Leaves Congress: Paul Ryan's Career In Perspective

    12/10/2018 11:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2018 | Gavin wax
    On Jan. 3 2019, current House Speaker Paul Ryan gets to retire at the ripe old age of 48, but don't worry, as an entrenched Washington D.C. politician, we won't be done with him at that point. He has many years of lobbying for six or seven figure salaries ahead of him until he is inevitably recycled by the GOP establishment to do what he does best: undermine and sabotage the 'America First' agenda of President Donald Trump. Ryan has done such a poor job that it has become impossible for even the paid sycophants of Conservative Inc. to whitewash...
  • Comey transcript of closed-door interview with House committee released

    12/08/2018 3:31:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | Paulina Dedaj
    House Lawmakers on Saturday released the transcript of former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door testimony, just 1-day after being questioned about the FBI’s decisions related to Hillary Clinton's email server and the 2016 presidential election.House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight/Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-SC, published the 235-page transcript as a part of an agreement with Comey. He initially challenged the subpoena to appear before the committee and instead pressed for a public hearing out of concerns his comments would be selectively leaked and taken out of context.The details of the transcript revealed that Comey...
  • Farm Bill Deal Eliminates SNAP Work Requirements

    12/06/2018 8:09:45 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 29, 2018
    Lawmakers say they have reached a deal on the massive farm bill, which has been hung up for weeks over demands by President Trump and House Republicans for new work requirements for food stamp recipients. Negotiators have agreed to jettison those requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which were included in the House version of the bill but not the Senate version. However, the White House has not yet signed off on the agreement and House conservatives may not support a bill that lacks work requirements.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Trump shrugs off future debt crisis: ‘I won’t be here’

    12/05/2018 8:09:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 05, 2018 02:28 PM | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump is dismissing the importance of paying down the national debt, saying he won’t be in office to take blame for the nation's fiscal crisis when it becomes even more unsustainable, according to a report Wednesday. The national debt sits at $21 trillion and counting. As a candidate, when the national debt was $19 trillion, Trump promised to erase the entire debt “over a period of eight years.” Senior administration officials showed Trump charts and graphics in early 2017 that illustrated a “hockey stick” spike in the debt in the coming years. Trump said the data showed the national...
  • Good riddance, Paul Ryan

    12/03/2018 2:41:10 PM PST · by Pelham · 41 replies
    The Week ^ | December 3, 2018 | Ryan Girdusky
    "...But Ryan delivered on none of this. Instead he passed a health-care bill that lobbyists crafted and Trump was lukewarm on. He fought to preserve a tax loophole for Wall Street that Trump "tried more than two dozen times" to get rid of. He also failed to pass any meaningful immigration reform. On the contrary, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Ryan refused to lobby for the Goodlatte immigration bill, which would have built a border wall, enacted E-Verify procedures, and offered DREAMERS a path to citizenship. It failed to pass the House after nearly 20 Ryan loyalists voted against...
  • Hispanic Democrats Say Feds Should Eliminate All Money For Border Wall

    11/28/2018 2:49:19 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hispanic Democrats drew a red line Wednesday in budget negotiations, saying they cannot support any year-end spending bill unless it reduces the government’s ability to detain illegal immigrants ahead of deportation. The Democrats also said they want to eliminate all money for the border wall — not the $5 billion President Trump is seeking, nor even the $1.6 billion that Senate Democrats have said they’re willing to spend. “We urge the Committee to provide zero funding for the border wall,” the chair and vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said in a letter to GOP leaders. “Five billion dollars...
  • Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

    11/28/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week. The cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been...
  • Yes, the Democrats Are for Open Borders

    11/27/2018 6:20:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mark Krikorian
    Although Democrats routinely deny that they’re for open borders — dismissing the very suggestion as an outrageous slur — their reaction to Sunday’s violence by some of the Central American illegal aliens in Tijuana suggests otherwise. If Democrats criticize DHS for trying to prevent storming of the border, and for responding to attacks on its agents with non-lethal crowd-control measures like tear gas, then what border-control measures can they possibly be for? The border clash was the culmination of a series of policy choices by Democrats over the past several years, asymptotically approaching open borders. Although things are lousy in...
  • What’s Really in Congress’s Justice-Reform Bill

    11/27/2018 2:06:00 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | November 26, 2018 10:48 AM | Tom Cotton
    The second problem is that while some offenders are ineligible for these new “time credits” based on an exclusion list, many serious violent crimes are missing from that list. Since proponents tend to misstate or misunderstand their own bill, here are some of the specific federal laws that are missing from the bill’s exclusion-from-early-release list: Drug-related robberies involving assault with a dangerous weapon (18 U.S.C. § 2118(c)(1)) Using a deadly weapon to assault a law-enforcement officer (18 U.S.C. § 111(b)) Assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a spouse or child (18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(7)) Violent carjacking resulting in serious...
  • GOP Rep. Mia Love rips Trump, Republicans in concession speech

    11/26/2018 2:47:35 PM PST · by dennisw · 90 replies
    nypost ^ | November 26, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    Just-defeated GOP Rep. Mia Love — who was mocked by President Trump after Election Day for supposedly not showing him sufficient loyalty — fired back at the commander-in-chief Monday. “The president’s behavior towards me made me wonder: What did he have to gain by saying such a thing about a fellow Republican,” the Utah lawmaker said in Salt Lake City. “It was not really about asking him to do more, was it? Or was it something else? Well Mr. President, we’ll have to chat about that,” she continued during her concession speech after a tight race with Democratic Rep.-elect Ben...
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein

    11/19/2018 12:41:15 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 19, 201 | Sundance
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • Go Ahead, Representative Swalwell: Make my Day (DOH!)

    11/19/2018 8:41:37 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/19/2018 | William Sullivan
    For the American Left, gun control has always been nothing more than a statist impulse in search of a reason to justify it. And there have always been reasons they’ve offered as to why the government should prohibit Americans from owning this type of gun or that one. Today, the talk tends to be about the AR-15, and the reason that is most commonly parroted tends to be along these lines, this one offered in a tweet by Max Boot: There is no reason why any civilian should own an assault weapon. And gun prohibition and buyback much more effective...
  • Barrasso: Senate will confirm judges with or without Flake (VIDEO)

    11/15/2018 8:44:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Nov 18
    Republican senator insists there is no threat to the special counsel after Sen. Flake threatens to oppose judicial nominees until a vote on legislation to protect Mueller.
  • A RUSH CALLER: Democrats May Be Losing It

    11/14/2018 10:55:33 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 64 replies
    Anybody hear that fella call in a couple days ago? We're worried about stealing elections, Beto's close finish, and the loss of the house. The fact that they are doing all these crazy things like ballot counting past the deadline would suggest that they're the ones who may be finished. A Trump win in 2020(as most expect) gives them more reason to panic. The only thing left for them to do is riot. Are we too angry over McSally, a loser who will be GIVEN a January Senate seat only to lose again in 2020 or are the rats toast?
  • Senate will confirm Trump judicial picks, working through Christmas New Years Eve: Cotton

    11/14/2018 8:24:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Wednesday GOP senators will work through New Years Eve to confirm all of President Trump’s pending judicial nominees before the end of the year if Democrats try to obstruct the confirmation votes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, has made it a priority to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent, and has more than 40 judicial nominees awaiting floor votes. Before leaving Capitol Hill prior to the midterms, Republicans vowed to get them all confirmed once they returned during the lame duck session before the incoming Congress begins in January. “I...
  • Matthew Whitaker Can Legally Serve as Acting AGl, JD Says

    11/14/2018 7:34:51 AM PST · by CaptainK · 140 replies
    WSJl ^ | 11/14/2018 | Sadie Gurman
    Trump’s DOJ says Whitaker can serve in acting role without Senate confirmation. Matthew Whitaker can properly serve as acting attorney general without Senate confirmation, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Wednesday, though the document is unlikely to end the debate over Mr. Whitaker’s installation as the country’s top law-enforcement officer.
  • Midterms: Paul Ryan’s Republicanism Tanks at the Ballot Box. Again

    The night before the midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan touted “tax reform 2.0,” the economy, and the rebuilding of the United States military as the agenda accomplishments of the Republican-controlled Congress. “Frankly, our members feel pretty good because they have a really good message … I mean look at what we’ve just been able to achieve in Congress with the President in the last two years,” Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “A record economy, the military being rebuilt, people feeling better about things … wages growing faster than they have since before the recession.” The accomplishments of the...