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  • 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...
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. It’s great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I’ll calling, I had two points. The first is that I’m very angry with Senator Corker’s childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I can’t get through. And my other comment is — RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/09/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/17 | Alex Griswold
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory."At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation.But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated Press reported Monday. Twitter said...
  • Breitbart Goes ‘Old Hickory’ in Tennessee, Gets 2 Establishment Scalps

    10/08/2017 7:19:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In three short weeks Breitbart News reporting drove two of the three leading establishment Republicans in Tennessee out of the state’s 2018 U.S. Senate race. First up was incumbent Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who made a surprise announcement on September 26 he would not run for re-election, one day after a Breitbart News report about his sweetheart deal in an Alabama retail center development in which Alabama taxpayers are set to pay him more than $3 million over 20 years in sales tax incentive rebates. Though his announcement that he would not seek re-election was couched in terms that claimed...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Will Not Run for Bob Corker’s Senate Seat

    10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that he will not run for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 election. “Gov Bill Haslam will not run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker, leaving U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as the likely frontrunner, if she chooses to run,” The Tennessean reported on Thursday morning: The governor, who is term-limited, made the announcement Thursday in a news release. “While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I...
  • Sen. Bob Corker Won’t Seek Re-Election

    09/26/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHELLE MOONS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) Announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. The statement read as follows: After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model,...
  • Corker draws first primary challenger

    09/14/2017 2:29:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/14/17 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has drawn his first Republican challenger, days after allies of President Trump threatened to back a primary challenge in retribution for Corker's critical comments about Trump's ability to govern.   Andy Ogles, the head of the Tennessee chapter of the Charles and David Koch-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity, kicked off his campaign Thursday. In a statement announcing his bid, Ogles blasted Republican senators for letting Trump down. "Republicans who promised to govern as conservatives if we would just ‘give them a majority’ are letting us down the most, including our Senators from Tennessee," he said in...