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  • Trump backs Blackburn in Tennessee Senate race, vows to campaign with her

    04/20/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the race for the U.S. Senate and vowed to campaign alongside her. “.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!” Trump tweeted Thursday. Blackburn is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a critic of Trump who is retiring at the end of his term, against former Democratic Gov. Phil...
  • Trump’s war powers to be limited under new Senate resolution

    04/16/2018 3:51:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    U.S. troops could continue fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda and would be given explicit new permission to battle the Islamic State — but would not be authorized to attack the capabilities of any nation state, such as Syria — under updated rules of war proposed by a bipartisan group of senators Monday. Led by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force would replace 2001 and 2002 AUMFs that started the war on terror and paved the way for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The commander in chief —...
  • Poll: Dem has double-digit lead in Tennessee Senate race

    04/05/2018 10:24:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/2018 | Josh Delk
    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) now has a 10-point lead over Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) in their race to replace the retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R), according to a poll released Thursday. The Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) poll found that 45 percent of respondents would vote for Bredesen if the race were held today, compared to 35 percent for Blackburn, as first reported by The Tennessean. Another 17 percent said they remain unsure. The survey indicates Bredesen, a former Nashville mayor, is gathering a wide coalition of support, with a plurality of self-identified independents, 45 percent, saying they...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • The Utter Shame of Obama’s Iran Deal

    01/21/2018 5:08:47 PM PST · by smileyface · 9 replies
    The Quadrant ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tony Thomas
    onald Trump has delivered bombs to the West enemies. Obama shipped pallets of cold, hard cash to Iran in a ransom deal that will do nothing to crimp the mullahs' mischief while further heightening Israel's jeopardy. Guess which president the media paints as the wise and heroic leader? cashSo President Trump bombed Syria’s Shayrat air force base on April 7 with 59 cruise missiles. Compare and contrast with President Obama’s “bombing”[1] of Tehran in January, 2016, with pallet-loads of European banknotes totalling $US1.7b. There was $400 million in Swiss franc notes and $1.3b in Euro notes. Obama had organized the...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • Bob Corker: I now understand why Trump calls the media 'fake news'

    12/21/2017 8:31:10 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-21-2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican Sen. Bob Corker says he has a “newfound empathy” for President Trump regarding the media, after Corker faced allegations that he flipped his vote on the GOP tax bill because he would directly benefit from it. “I told [Trump] that I’d had a healthy respect for the media and I deal with them all the time, and, you know, to attack the media has not been something I’ve done,” Corker told Fox News on Thursday.
  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 172 replies
    epublican Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. McCain left Washington Sunday and is heading back to his home state to spend the holidays with his family. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. Despite a razor-thin margin needed to pass the measure, McCain's presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. Two...
  • Sen. John Cornyn defends tax provision that could benefit Trump, GOP lawmakers

    12/17/2017 1:20:08 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/17/17 | Lauren Hirsch
    John Cornyn, the senate majority whip, was pushed by news-makers on Sunday to explain a last minute addition to the final tax bill which could benefit those with real estate income. Senator Bob Corker supported the bill at the last minute, after the language was added. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, was pushed by news-makers on Sunday to explain a last minute addition to the final tax bill that could benefit those with real estate income. The provision calls for a tax deduction on income made from "pass through" entities, like real estate LLCs, including those with...
  • Lisa Bloom Becomes A Strong Contender For The Title of Worst Person In The World

    12/16/2017 5:01:11 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12.16.2017 | David Blackmon
    <p>Speaking of super duper people, how about that Lisa Bloom, huh? What a gal, amiright? Man, has she been in the news a lot lately. First, she agrees to represent the detestable Harvey Weinstein and gets caught peddling damaging information on accuser Rose McGowan, not to mention allegations that she and Weinstein were offering bribes to some of his victims to stay quiet.</p>
  • Sen. Bob Corker To Vote 'Yes' On Tax Bill

    12/15/2017 3:37:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the final Republican holdout on the tax bill, is now planning to vote "yes" on the bill. Corker's office made this announcement on Friday, shortly before the final text of the bill was due to be released at 5:30 p.m. EST.  #Breaking: Corker to vote yes on tax bill https://t.co/pdeMR0l610 pic.twitter.com/QFSUg9Uqwr— POLITICO (@politico) December 15, 2017 Previously, Corker said that he was concerned about the bill's effect on the deficit. Now, while he still does not think that this bill is perfect and he would have preferred to have reached a more bipartisan consensus on parts...
  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...
  • Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger

    11/29/2017 12:10:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    email from Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) are demanding that the tax reform bill include a trigger that automatically raises taxes in the future if tax receipts fall below projections. This is a bad idea. Raising taxes is never a good policy, but this provision also adds complexity and uncertainty to the tax code that will limit its impact on economic growth. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake want people to believe they're concerned about the deficit, but if that were true they would not have supported so many bills to increase the debt limit and increase spending. If there...
  • Mitch McConnell & Cronies Continue To Stall Trump Tax Cuts & Defend Obamacare

    11/27/2017 11:59:46 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | November 27, 2017 | DCWhispers
    They have no intention of giving Donald Trump a clear victory even if said victory would be of great benefit to the American Middle Class. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow GOP Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, among others, are creating further dissention in the hopes of stalling or even halting the proposed tax cuts legislation altogether. McConnell is presently calling the process “challenging” while Corker and Flake are claiming to have concerns over the tax cuts worsening the deficit. That claim is especially astounding from Senator Corker given he was only too happy to allow former...
  • Trump-Trashing Sen. Bob Corker Slams Alabama Voters’ Nomination of Roy Moore, ‘A Bridge Too Far’

    11/12/2017 8:04:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2017 | Michelle Moons
    Fervent Trump-trashing Senator Bob Corker blasted the people of Alabama on Saturday for voting to make Judge Roy Moore the Republican nominee for Senate, calling their decision “a bridge too far.” Retiring Sen. Corker broadcast his jab to Twitter, “Look, I’m sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore’s nomination was a bridge too far.” Senator Bob Corker ✔ @SenBobCorker Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far. 11:29 AM - Nov 11, 2017
  • It’s Not Too Much To Ask That Our GOP Hacks Show Some Loyalty To Their Voters

    10/30/2017 4:14:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    As Jeff Flake joins Bob Corker in America’s political gimp box, perhaps our betters in the Grand Old Party should reflect on how two of their own came to this sorry end. Well guys, there’s this thing called “loyalty,” and out in America we kind of expect it. You DC dwellers should investigate that concept in depth, not only in order to improve your characters – you guys love babbling about “character,” right? – but to save your useless hides from the electoral accounting that’s coming. Let me break it down in simple terms so you don’t have to go...
  • It's Trump's Party Now

    10/27/2017 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "More is now required of us than to put down our thoughts in writing," declaimed Jeff Flake in his oration against President Trump, just before he announced he will be quitting the Senate. Though he had lifted the title of his August anti-Trump polemic, "Conscience of a Conservative," from Barry Goldwater, Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. Goldwater took on the GOP establishment in the primaries, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, defiantly declared, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," and then went down to defeat battling to the end after the assassination of JFK...
  • Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment

    10/25/2017 8:02:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As much as the retirement of RINOs is a celebratory development, we must remember that they haven't left the premises yet and most are determined to stir up as much sludge as possible. Keep your waders handy. Rinos take leave while Dems double-down on impeachment Pressure from the base is finally breaking loose the staid RINO watch. Moments before writing this, Senator Jeff Flake announced that he will not seek re-election for his Arizona seat. Following in the footsteps of Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, establishment republicans are vacating the Capitol before they’re tossed out by a Steve Bannon inspired...
  • Mystery 'swamp creature' crawls out of Malaysian family's toilet

    10/10/2017 4:43:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 66 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 10, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Malaysian couple captured video of a mysterious eel-like "swamp creature" that emerged from their toilet and crawled across the bathroom floor. Zul Hanif Anip, 25, said he and his wife, Puteri, were home Friday in Alor Setar when the creature emerged from the toilet and slowly slithered around their home. Anip said the creature's proportions, a small head with a thick body, did not match any local snakes that he was familiar with. ''I think the creature grew up inside the pipe works connected to the toilet hole, because I have checked and there is no entry point for...