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  • Flake Considers Taking on Trump in 2020

    03/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring at the end of his term but he may not be giving up on politics altogether. The staunch critic of President Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club that he may take on the commander in chief in 2020. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." He...
  • Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/16/2018 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hit the Republican Party on Thursday for its support of President Trump, saying the party may not deserve to lead. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in the world that everyone else lives in and reckon with the daily reality that they face including the very real anxiety that they feel, then my party might not deserve to lead," Flake said in an address at the National Press Club.
  • Republican Jeff Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/15/2018 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 74 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 15 March 2018 | Ashley Killough
    As Republicans face a potential Democratic wave in this year's midterm elections, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake argued Thursday that his party "might not deserve to lead" given its support for President Donald Trump. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in a world that everyone else lives in ... then my party might not deserve to lead," the Arizona senator said in a speech at the National Press Club.
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • Meghan McCain is ‘optimistic’ for summer return by father

    03/13/2018 11:44:34 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 45 replies ^ | 2018-03-13
    PHOENIX – Meghan McCain said Tuesday that her father, Sen. John McCain, was doing well as he continues to undergo chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer in Arizona. “He’s good, he’s getting a lot of physical therapy and treatment,” McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos. “As everyone knows especially with this cancer, you have to take it scan by scan but he is doing really good, much better than I think people anticipated.” Sen. McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, last summer. The tumor was removed, but in November doctors discovered...
  • McCain: Trump’s CIA pick was involved in ‘one of the darkest chapters in American history’

    03/13/2018 1:45:11 PM PDT · by detective · 145 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump's decision to nominate Gina Haspel to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in "one of darkest chapters in American history." While he expressed confidence in current CIA Director Mike Pompeo's ability to serve as secretary of State, an appointment Trump announced earlier Tuesday, McCain said in a statement that Haspel needs to explain her stance on torture. "The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history," McCain said. "Ms. Haspel needs to explain...
  • Hillary and Lamar: A Meeting of Minds on Russian Collusion

    03/06/2018 7:49:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    America’s anti-fracking enviros had a strange benefactor. While allegations of the Donald Trump campaign colluding with Russians to alter the presidential election outcome remain unproven at best, a clear money trail and U.S. intelligence reports demonstrate Russia’s active campaign of funding U.S. environmental groups. On March 1, U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), released a report on “Russia’s Social Media Meddling in U.S. Energy Markets.” The report details Russia’s motives in interfering with U.S. energy markets, influencing domestic energy policy, and manipulation of Americans via social media propaganda. “This report reveals that Russian agents...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don't 'Dump Vietnamese' Refugees on California

    03/12/2018 4:07:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Governor Jerry Brown once fought to keep out South Vietnamese refugees from being delivered to his state during his first stint as governor of California in the 1970’s. Although he remains silent on the crisis that is happening on the southern border of his state, Brown’s position via legislation previously signed regarding illegal immigrants from Mexico Central America and South America is more favorable than the cool response he gave to the Vietnamese refugees who had escaped the tyrannical Viet Cong.
  • Florida Man Avoids Millions in Taxes by Hiding Illegal Aliens From Payroll

    03/11/2018 8:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    This story is a little over a week and half old, but it remains topical. A Florida man avoided paying millions in social security, federal, income and Medicare taxes by failing to report a number of illegal aliens working on his payroll. However, his story also shows the potentially dangerous work environment that exists for illegal aliens when immigration laws are neglected. Mac Johnson owns several roofing, tree services, and dumpster businesses. According to WCJB ABC 20 News, he "devised a scheme to conceal the amount of wages earned by his undocumented alien employees to avoid paying more than $1.7 million in...
  • COMMENTARY: The “Trump Miracle” continues to stoke the U.S. economy

    03/11/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    review journal ^ | 3/11/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’m the guy who predicted a Trump victory against all odds in the 2016 election. I also predicted a “Trump Miracle” for the economy. Here’s my new prediction: President Trump guaranteed his re-election last week. Liberals must be sick to their stomachs. No matter what they do or say, no matter how hard they try to distract us from the booming economy, the “Trump Miracle” shines through. I was going to write about the Trump administration’s war with California, illegal immigration and liberal politicians serving as “lookouts” for illegal felons. This move is cheered by middle-class Americans sick of being...
  • The 'scandal' of Perla Morales-Luna's arrest is fake news......

    03/10/2018 10:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 20 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    Perla Morales-Luna was identified as an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization operating in East County, San Diego. She was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3, 2018, in National City for being in the country illegally. 10:18 PM - Mar 8, 2018 Here's a primer:...... Transnational criminal smuggling organizations are conduits for the movement of narcotics, illicit goods, criminals, and illegal immigration. When you hear the term "coyote," this is what it's referring to. while Morales-Luna is innocent until proven guilty, the fact that she is accused of criminal culpability in this regard should...
  • Abolishing ICE To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:59:01 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 118 replies ^ | 03/09/2018
    Once a fringe idea on the far-left, abolishing the nation’s immigration enforcement agency now looks likely to become a campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary. Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.” “Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of...
  • Cindy McCain: John McCain 'has no intention of resigning'

    03/10/2018 7:22:44 AM PST · by Paladin2 · 105 replies
    "Contrary to popular belief @SenJohnMcCain is doing fine and has no intention of resigning!" McCain said in a tweet Thursday afternoon, labeling those who are pushing such reports as "crackpots."
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2018 | jordain carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement. Trump announced that he would levy the penalties — a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum — during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump...
  • Irony: Obama DOJ’s Immigration Suit Against AZ Laid Foundation For Trump’s Suit Against CA

    03/08/2018 1:28:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 7, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    President Donald Trump’s Justice Department filed a suit against the state of California on Tuesday modeled after one brought against Arizona by former President Barack Obama’s DOJ, which affirmed the federal government’s authority to set immigration policy. In 2010, then Attorney General Eric Holder sued Arizona over state law S.B. 1070, which — in accordance with federal law — required any aliens in the United States to have proper identification at all times, and empowered state law enforcement officers to attempt to determine immigration status during “lawful stop, detention or arrest” for other suspected crimes. Additionally, it barred state and...
  • Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

    03/06/2018 6:08:16 PM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-06-2018 | KATIE BENNER and JENNIFER MEDINA
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws. The Justice Department sued California; Gov. Jerry Brown; and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over three state laws passed in recent months, saying they make it impossible for federal immigration officials to do their jobs and deport criminals who were born outside of the United States. The Justice Department called the laws unconstitutional and asked a judge to block them. The lawsuit was the...
  • Federal Judge Secures Massive DACA Win For Trump… Changes Underway For Illegal Immigrants

    03/06/2018 8:20:24 PM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 6, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    President Donald Trump lauded a win in a federal court affirming his authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program — initiated by former President Barack Obama by executive action in 2012 — allows those who arrived in the United States before they turned 16 the ability to apply for renewable two-year deferments on deportation. “Federal Judge in Maryland has just ruled that ‘President Trump has the right to end DACA,'” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn’t. I am waiting for the Dems, they are running for the...
  • Jeff Flake’s DACA bill gives ‘Dreamers’ Obamacare, CBO says

    03/07/2018 1:50:20 PM PST · by detective · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2018 | Stephen Dinan -
    Sen. Jeff Flake’s bill to enshrine the DACA program in law would also make the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” eligible for Obamacare — including perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to buy health plans, Congressional scorekeepers said this week. Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, tried to power his bill through the Senate on Tuesday, but was blocked by another senator. His bill would offer those who qualified for the original DACA program a new, three-year legal status, which would include permission to work in the country legally, in exchange for $7 billion — or about three year’s worth of...