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  • Democrats Defend Their 10% Income Surtax

    11/22/2019 11:23:27 AM PST · by karpov · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2019 | Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D., Md.) and Rep. Donald S. Beyer (D., Md.)
    Regarding your editorial “The Tax Increases to Come” (Nov. 13): Your concerns about our Millionaires Surtax Act focus on the very rich—but fail to consider everyone else. Our plan asks the top 0.2% to invest more to open the doors of the American dream to others. The U.S. is at a serious crossroads. The IMF, OECD and even the Journal’s reporting document how extreme inequality constrains economic growth. In fact, the Journal reports that wealth has more than doubled for the top 1% of households since 2003, while others mostly tread water. This gap limits educational opportunities, social mobility and...
  • Democrats unveil proposal for 'millionaires surtax'

    11/07/2019 10:01:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 07 2019 | Naomi Jagoda
    Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Thursday rolled out a proposal for a “millionaires surtax,” amid a growing interest from Democrats in increasing taxes on the wealthy. “This is a bill designed to address two major problems of public policy: the lack of revenue, and inequality,” Beyer said on a call with reporters. “It’s a laser-focused solution that requires those who benefited the most from the economy to contribute in a way they simply haven’t been asked to before.” The lawmakers’ bill, which is being co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), would create a 10-percentage...
  • Democrats Jayapal, Van Hollen Want Israeli ‘Occupation’ Language in 2020 Platform

    10/29/2019 12:09:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/29/2019 | Patrick Goodenough
    Two Democratic lawmakers told a liberal Jewish conference on Monday they support the inclusion in the 2020 party platform of language on Israeli “occupation” of territories claimed by the Palestinians. One of them also argued that their party has not shifted on the Israeli-Palestinian issue; rather the Republicans have veered away from what he suggested used to be the “mainstream” position. Speaking at the J Street national conference gala dinner in Washington, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) expressed strong support for the idea – now being actively championed by J Street – of inserting opposition to “occupation” in the platform. “I...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • ‘Foreign Policy is in Shambles’: Colin Powell Unloads on Trump and the Republican Party

    10/07/2019 9:17:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    M ^ | Oct 6th, 2019 | Charlie Nash
    Former Secretary of State and retired four-star U.S. Army General Colin Powell described foreign policy under President Donald Trump as “in shambles,” in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday. “I was a Republican who was Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor. I was a Republican who worked for George Herbert Walker Bush, and worked for George W. Bush. I’m a moderate Republican who believes that we should have strong foreign policy, strong defense policy, that we have to look out for our people, and we ought to work hard to making sure we’re one country and one team,” Powell declared....
  • Trump allies blast decision to withdraw troops from Syria

    10/07/2019 10:10:16 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/19 | Dylan Stableford
    Graham said that he and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., plan to introduce “veto-proof” bipartisan sanctions that will call for Turkey’s suspension from NATO if it invades Syria and attacks Kurdish forces. “This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids,” Graham added. “Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys.” Nikki Haley, Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unequivocal in her criticism. We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have...
  • Senators want to roll back tax cuts to create jobs for long-term unemployed

    06/20/2019 6:51:29 PM PDT · by John W · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 20, 2019 | Jessica Smith
    Two Democratic senators want to claw back some of the Republican tax law, to create jobs for people who have been unemployed for a long period of time. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Long-Term Unemployment Act__ on Thursday. The bill would create a federal program designed to generate jobs for people who have been out of work for at least six months. The bill complements — and could eventually merge with — Wyden’s ELEVATE Act, which they say also aims to eliminate barriers to the labor market. The senators’ plan would subsidize a job...
  • Senate Democrats: Americans ‘Have Obligation’ to Give Amnesty to Foreigners

    06/10/2019 12:51:09 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    A group of Senate Democrats say American citizens “have an obligation” to give amnesty to potentially millions of foreign nationals living in the United States who they say have “earned the right” to be in the country. After House Democrats and seven House Republicans passed an expansive amnesty to any illegal alien claiming to have arrived in the U.S. as a child, Senate Democrats are now demanding the Senate do the same. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) are urging the GOP-controlled Senate to pass their amnesty plan, which gives nearly...
  • Klobuchar: McCain Recited Names of Dictators During Trump Inauguration

    05/27/2019 9:27:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 5/27/2019 | Liz Snead
    This seems particularly unhinged. The media is constantly buzzing about how President Trump is unstable, but McCain’s behavior seems a bit…unusual. Presidential hopeful Senator Amy Klobuchar told a crowd on the campaign trail that the late John McCain muttered the names of dictators as he watched Donald Trump’s inauguration. “John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech,” the Minnesota senator said, “because he knew more than any of what we were facing as a nation, he understood it.” She continued: “He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.” Or it was...
  • Klobuchar tells story of late Sen. John McCain's strange behavior beside her at Trump inaugural

    05/26/2019 12:54:40 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 90 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | May 26, 2019 | Vivek Saxena
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) (L) takes a selfie with Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) (R) on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (FILE PHOTO by Getty) Sen. John McCain's hatred for President Donald Trump reportedly ran so deep that even during Trump's inauguration in January — which was supposed to be a joyous event given that it...
  • Democratic senator says McCain listed off names of dictators during Trump inaugural

    05/26/2019 9:09:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2019 | Brooke Seipel
    The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) listed off the names of dictators while watching President Trump's inauguration, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). HuffPost reported that during a campaign event in Iowa, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender told the crowd of more than 200 about sitting next to McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during Trump's inaugural address. “I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said. “He understood...
  • 6 DEM SENATORS SELL OUT JEWISH TERROR VICTIMS TO RESTORE CASH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

    04/24/2019 11:50:08 AM PDT · by gattaca · 22 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 24, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Terrorists need their guns more than their victims need surgeries. In 2002, Shmuel Waldman, an American from New Jersey, was shot while boarding a bus in Israel. The terrorist attack killed 2 people and left 40 injured. Among that 40 was Shmuel whose leg was blown apart, forcing him to undergo multiple surgical procedures, and leaving him suffering from PTSD. The terrorist who shot him was Said Ramadan, a “police officer” working for the terrorists who run the Palestinian Authority. The attack had been planned by senior Palestinian Authority officials and the Palestinian Authority viewed Ramadan as a hero. Waldman...
  • McConnell blocks Democrat House bills to reopen govt (hoists Schumer on his own petard)

    01/10/2019 4:26:14 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/10/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rep-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30. But McConnell objected, arguing they would be "show votes" and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment"...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 2:19:04 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. “It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 1:34:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2019 | by Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. “It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • These Are the People That Are Going to Win Back the House in 2018?

    01/22/2018 3:20:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another great piece, another Limbaugh echo. There’s so many Limbaugh echoes out there today that I’m reveling in it here, folks. By the way, from TheHill.com, headline: “Left Says Democrats Caved on Shutdown — Progressives are hammering [Chuck You] Schumer for his agreement … to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. ‘I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,’ Pelosi said…” Pelosi is...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • 2 front-runners face off in Baltimore mayoral race

    04/22/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:47 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Just one day ahead of the anniversary of the worst riot Baltimore had seen in more than 40 years, its residents will head to the polls to determine who will lead the city for the next four years. […] Shortly after the April 27, 2015, unrest, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. Four months later, she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. The open race attracted a flood of hopefuls declaring their candidacy; before the Feb. 3 deadline passed, 13 Democrats jumped into the primary. The two most politically entrenched candidates emerged as front-runners: Sheila Dixon, who...
  • White Man or Black Woman? Senate Race Tears at Maryland Democrats

    04/22/2016 1:17:21 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    On Capitol Hill, Representative Chris Van Hollen is, literally and figuratively, a Democratic fair-haired boy. An American son of diplomats born while his parents served in Pakistan, he has used his fund-raising savvy, policy smarts and easy manner to position himself, party elders assumed, as a potential Democratic speaker of the House. Instead, Mr. Van Hollen, now running for the Senate in his home state of Maryland, is fighting for his survival in an identity politics primary that raises an explosive question: Should a white man, or a black woman, inherit the seat held for 30 years by Barbara A....