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  • Democrats Win Again? The Spending Bill Congress Just Passed Contains Restrictions...

    02/15/2019 7:54:39 AM PST · by Sopater · 65 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | February 14, 2019 | Michael Snyder
    On Wednesday, the House and the Senate both passed a massive 1,159 page spending bill that they were given less than 24 hours to read. There was a concerted effort by the leadership of both parties to rush this bill through before the American people could be mobilized to oppose it. We are being told that this spending package represents a compromise, but as you will see below, the wording of the bill is so restrictive that it is going to make it just about impossible for President Trump to get anything built on the border. At this point I...
  • Congress IGNORED experts over Trump wall, says Border Patrol council prez

    02/15/2019 7:04:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    After Democratic leaders claimed they would ‘listen to the experts’ when deciding on wall funding, the head of the Border Patrol’s union said this week that lawmakers ignored them completely by agreeing to less than $1.4 billion in the new funding bill. The National Border Patrol Council has consistently supported POTUS Donald Trump’s call for new border walls and other physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. But, as council president Brandon Judd told Breitbart News on SiriusXM Wednesday night, congressional dealmakers ignored the experts’ advice. While saying that he couldn’t discuss “absolute specifics” of what Border Patrol officials told the...
  • The Ocasio-Omar-Tlaib triumvirate: The new face of the Democratic Party

    02/15/2019 7:01:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2019 | Patricia McCarthy
    The impending demise of the Democratic Party would be a thing of joy to behold if we could be certain that its end is actually near. It should be. Any Democrat who thinks the abolition of air travel, all use of fossil fuels (cars), and the mandated retrofitting of every building in America are legitimate, doable transformations of every aspect of American life is a moonbat of inexplicable proportions. In short, such people are delusional. All of the declared Democrat candidates for president in 2020 have endorsed this bit of nonsense. They are apparently unaware that fossil fuels are the...
  • Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal crime

    02/15/2019 5:45:59 AM PST · by true believer forever · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/14/19 | Jordain Carney
    The bill, introduced by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), makes lynching punishable as a hate crime. The bill previously passed the Senate in December, but it did not clear the then-GOP controlled House before the end of the 115th Congress. It passed on Thursday by a voice vote.
  • Senate votes to confirm Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general

    02/14/2019 10:13:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall. More than 50 senators voted for Barr’s nomination, giving him enough support to be confirmed. The vote caps off a relatively low drama fight over Trump’s second nominee for the post. Barr was largely on a glide path after he cleared the Judiciary Committee and a procedural vote without any missteps that threatened GOP support for his nomination. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) appeared to be the only Republican who would vote against Barr...
  • MCCONNELL ON GREEN NEW DEAL: LET’S VOTE

    02/13/2019 2:24:34 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 02/13/19
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and endorsed by many congressional Democrats. McConnell wants Senate Democrats to go on record on this radical proposal. He especially wants those running for president and those who may face tough reelection campaigns in 2020 to do so. Would such a vote be a stunt? You could call it that, but you could also use the same word to describe a great many votes in both chambers. The Green New Deal is a big deal, potentially. I see...
  • Moran reintroduces Startup Act backed by info from Kauffman Foundation

    02/12/2019 4:01:10 PM PST · by posterchild · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today reintroduced the Startup Act – bipartisan, cutting-edge legislation to encourage job creation, grow entrepreneurial activity, increase innovation and advance economic development. The Startup Act would accelerate the commercialization of university research and creative inquiry that can lead to new ventures, review and improve the regulatory processes at the federal, state and local levels, and modernize a critical Economic Development Administration (EDA) program to spur economic growth and promote innovation. The widely-supported legislation also creates both entrepreneur and STEM visas for highly-educated individuals...
  • The Enemy Within, Ilhan Omar, Now Has a Seat in Congress

    02/11/2019 5:02:31 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 48 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Enemy Within now has a seat in congress. – Her name is Ilhan Omar, a radical Muslim activist who hates Jews and Israel, supports Sharia Law, supports Hamas, ISIS and other terrorist groups, and is an actual elected representative from Minnesota. Her hate-filled, anti-American, anti-Semitic views are all on display in this 2013 interview: This Muslim radical is feeling increasingly emboldened by her new position and the friendly attitudes towards her views displayed by her fellow Democrat members of congress, which is no surprise given that the Vice-Chairman of the DNC during 2017 and 2018 was another well-known anti-Semite,...
  • Rep. Omar Laments Low Pay of McDonald’s Employees Who Work ‘40 Hours a Day’

    02/10/2019 3:41:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 8, 2019 | 4:17 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) said in a Thursday morning hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee that the Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s gets paid $21.8 million a year while the median earnings for workers at the restaurant chain “who put in 40 hours a day” is $7,000 per year.The hearing was examining the possibility of lifting the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. On Thursday evening, Omar tweeted out a video clip of her talking at the hearing about McDonald’s workers who put in “40 hours a day.” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) then retweeted Omar’s tweet. …
  • Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security

    02/10/2019 12:55:30 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    Fox News at YouTube ^ | February 10, 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTi-cne7kLg
  • Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears

    02/07/2019 4:32:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | February 7, 2019 | The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump met with a key Republican negotiator Thursday, Feb. 7, to lay out his demands for a border deal, as lawmakers sought an agreement to stave off another government shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters after meeting with Trump that he believes the president will support a deal bipartisan congressional negotiators produce - as long as it meets his parameters. Lawmakers face a Feb. 15 deadline when large portions of the government will shut back down absent a deal. Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed...
  • Hearing erupts as Acting AG Whitaker calls time on Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’

    02/08/2019 8:46:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februry 8, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stunned onlookers and lawmakers during an already-contentious House hearing Friday, when he tried to call time on the Democratic chairman after yet another line of questioning regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The retort came after Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., first said he wanted Whitaker to appear for a private deposition after the hearing and went on to ask Whitaker whether he had been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel. “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as the hearing room broke out...
  • Congress close to a deal on border fencing, and Trump might take it

    02/08/2019 8:35:56 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/08/2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    House and Senate negotiators are closing in on a possible border security agreement that would fund new technology, additional border patrol agents, and likely some kind of fencing in certain areas along the southern border. There’s no mention of a wall in the deal, per orders of Democratic leaders who vehemently oppose it. But President Trump seems to be more flexible to whatever the deal entails, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., divulged to lawmakers in a private lunch Thursday. “I gave a report on meeting with the president and I thought things were on the positive trajectory as...
  • Citing Virginia race scandals, Dem vows vote to impeach Trump (Al Green, D, Tx)

    02/08/2019 5:40:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | Mike Lillis
    One of President Trump's sharpest congressional critics on Thursday vowed to force a House vote to impeach the president, citing the race-related scandals facing top Virginia lawmakers to argue Congress's responsibility to fight bigotry — “starting at the top.” Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said the refusal of both Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam (D), and the state's attorney general, Mark Herring (D), to resign after admissions of wearing blackface in the past "is but a symptom of a greater syndrome that currently plagues our country as a result of not acting on President Trump’s bigotry." Green argued that the pair has...
  • Nancy Pelosi's reactions to Trump stole the State of the Union spotlight

    02/06/2019 6:55:44 AM PST · by al_c · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February6, 2019 | Erin Donnelly
    It’s hard to top a sea of Democratic congresswomen in suffragette white, Melania Trump’s eyebrow-raising solo-glove action or even POTUS for that matter, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have pulled it off.
  • President Trump was right to call out Democrats' abortion-lust

    02/06/2019 3:51:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    President Trump was correct and courageous last night in his State of the Union address condemning the New York State Legislature for its newly passed open-ended abortion allowances, as well as Virginia's governor for calmly endorsing the killing of babies after they're born. Many on the left are celebrating their "sophistication," while we, rightfully, are sickened by their lack of humanity and morality. Their "sophistication" has made them a people with no shame. They openly and proudly proclaim that which should not be done, that which people with a sense of embarrassment would hide. ... It is becoming apparent that...
  • Trump did not wait for introduction by Pelosi to start State of the Union

    02/06/2019 4:56:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/6/2019 | Caroline Linton
    Tuesday's State of the Union had a non-traditional start: President Trump walked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and did not wait for her to introduce him. The House speaker traditionally introduces the president before he begins the speech. After Mr. Trump walked up to the podium, he greeted Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi, and then turned around and began to speak before Pelosi could introduce him. The House had already been called to order by Pelosi earlier in the day. Pelosi took her seat behind Mr. Trump for the speech after he started speaking. He did shake her hand...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump - State of the Union 2019

    02/05/2019 4:40:42 PM PST · by Textide · 2,128 replies
    02/05/2019
    A thread to follow and discuss tonight's State of the Union address by President Trump here on freerepublic.com.
  • Conservatives frustrated over alleged deal for liberal 9th Circuit judicial picks

    01/30/2019 10:29:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    Conservatives warned the White House on Wednesday against striking a deal with California’s two Democratic senators to water down President Trump’s judicial picks for the West Coast’s federal appeals court. Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican close to Mr. Trump, said he will call and try to scuttle the negotiations, reported by The Wall Street Journal, that would have the White House pick one conservative, one consensus nominee and one liberal nominee for three openings on the already liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. “Why do we need to do a deal? This is totally within our purview. We...
  • Dems on House Committee Move to Strike 'God' Reference in Oath

    01/30/2019 10:46:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Democrat-controlled House Committee on Natural Resources may soon strike the reference to God in the oath given to witnesses testifying before the panel, according to a draft, Fox News reports. Rather than including “so help you God,” at the end of the oath, it would instead read: "Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"> The rules proposal places the words "so help you God" in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut. The words...