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U.S. Congress (GOP Club)

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  • Ellison Tells Dem Meeting That Pelosi Supports Medicare for All

    08/21/2017 9:39:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    According to DNC Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) secretly supports Medicare for all. The video of Ellison, first reported by the Daily Caller, shows him speaking before a local Democratic party meeting in Minnesota last Wednesday. "I’m signed onto H.R. 676 which is a single-payer health care act," Ellison said. "They call it Medicare for all. Yeah, universal health care. Real single-payer health care. I’m on that." Ellison stopped to explicitly ask if he was being recorded before explaining that Pelosi backed this bill as well. "You may have heard that...
  • Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

    08/21/2017 7:11:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 21, 2017 | William Douglas, McClatchy
    The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don't think you understand us at all. The caucus' chairman Monday urged cancellation of next month's highly anticipated meeting between White House officials and leaders of the nation's historically black colleges. And he plans to have the 49-member caucus meet when Congress returns in two weeks to discuss whether to back Democratic-led efforts to impeach Trump. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the caucus chairman, said the president's remarks after the...
  • East Idaho rep. says it’s ‘plausible’ Obama staged Charlottesville riots

    08/20/2017 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | August 19, 2017 | Bryan Clark, The Idaho Falls Post Register
    Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a conspiracy theory suggesting that last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump. The post, written on a site called The American Thinker, is replete with wild, unevidenced claims couched in what-ifs. “The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set-up, perhaps weeks or months in the planning,” the author wrote. In a comment, Zollinger called the blog post “completely plausible.” The post suggests, at various points, that the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, which resulted in...
  • Pelosi’s support of Trump sanction could give Dems big lever on pending legislation

    08/20/2017 4:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Chad Pergram
    A ribbon of darkness is about to cast its shadow: The path of totality. We’re not talking about talking about Monday’s solar eclipse. The path of totality we’re discussing about is the specter of congressional resolutions to censure or even impeach President Trump. Congress has a lot to deal with: North Korea, government funding, raising the debt limit, health care, tax reform, supposedly infrastructure. But the U.S. Capitol is soon to find itself directly in the path of totality when it comes to the president’s remarks about white supremacists and Charlottesville. The issue will likely monopolize Capitol Hill as the...
  • Pelosi endorses Democrats' resolution to censure Trump

    08/18/2017 7:47:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is endorsing a resolution from House Democrats to censure President Trump after his response to the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reps. Jerry Nadler of New York, Bonnie Watson of New Jersey and Pramila Jayapal of Washington on Wednesday introduced the first censure resolution against the president. The censure movement came a day before Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the president. "The president's repulsive defense of white supremacists demands that Congress act to defend our American values," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a...
  • Pelosi calls on Trump to fire additional staff

    08/18/2017 1:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KALB-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the departure of White House adviser Steve Bannon is "welcome news," but she is calling on President Donald Trump to fire additional staff. Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon's departure "doesn't disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance." Trump has said "both sides" are to blame for the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-protesters last weekend. One woman protesting the far-right extremist groups died when a car drove into a crowd.....
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Info Will Have ‘Earth-Shattering Political Impact’

    08/18/2017 3:07:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 17, 2017 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the congressman said denied that Russia was involved in sending him emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks published emails from the Democratic National Committee, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “He reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election," Rohrabacher said of Assange, the Orange County Register reported. Rohrabacher’s statements come despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities have said with “high confidence” that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Coming Over Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | August 17, 2017 | Staff
    Articles Of Impeachment Brought For Third Time Against Republican Donald Trump Polls have now shown a majority of Americans thought the response to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack by Republican Donald Trump was incredibly weak. Despite that reality, Trump has now tripled down on his affinity for the traitorous past of the Confederacy with another early morning Tweet storm in support of the statues representing that ugly history. Now, it appears one Democrat has had enough of the dog whistles and will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his continued olive branches to white supremacists. Democrat Steve Cohen of...
  • Kay Granger follows Trump’s lead, condemns violence by both sides

    08/17/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 16, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger on Wednesday lined up with President Donald Trump, condeming violence coming from “both sides” and raising concerns about a rush to remove Confederate monuments. Speaking with North Texas conservative radio host Mark Davis on Wednesday morning, Granger was asked whether in the wake of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters last weekend in Charlottesville, violence perpetrated by left-of-center activists was being ignored. “[W]e need to recognize it and talk about it because it’s on both sides,” said Granger, who said people on both the left and right are guilty of escalating their political activism to...
  • Democrats demand Congress censure Trump after Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 4:06:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A group of congressional Democrats wants Congress to officially censure President Trump in the wake of the clashes in Charlottesville sparked by a neo-Nazi and white nationalist rally. Led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, a senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, the censure resolution says Mr. Trump did a disservice to the country when he blamed “many sides” for the violence that erupted. The lawmakers, though, go beyond Charlottesville, saying the president “has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, alt-Right, racist and anti-Semitic...
  • Ryan, other Republicans outraged by Trump news conference

    08/15/2017 7:13:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 15, 2017 | Austin Wright, Seung Min Kim and Rachael Bade
    President Donald Trump sparked a barrage of Republican outrage on Tuesday after he blamed “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — including from House Speaker Paul Ryan. “We must be clear,” Ryan said after Trump’s remarks. “White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Twitter, “Mr. President, you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.” Added Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.): “This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them.” Many other...
  • Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    08/15/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Akilah Monifa
    Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO. Politician. Has 12 siblings. After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start. Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles. Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991. Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build. Married twice, two children. Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.
  • Carl Bernstein wants press to probe secret anti-Trump sentiment in GOP

    08/15/2017 1:33:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein says “important Republicans” are saying privately that President Trump is “unfit” for office and urged reporters to look into how widespread those worries may be. Bernstein took to Twitter on Tuesday to make the claims, but did not identify any specific individuals who have called Trump unfit. He said reporters should look into how “pervasive such talk may be.” (TWEETS-AT-LINK) The famous Watergate reporter’s tweets come as Trump is under fire for his response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., at a white supremacist rally over the weekend. Trump initially blamed the violence on “many...
  • Dem introduces measures calling for Trump to fire staff who have backed white supremacists

    08/15/2017 12:48:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    More than 30 Democratic House members are moving to pressure the Trump administration to fire employees whom they deem supportive of white supremacy. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning the breakout of violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend during demonstrations by white nationalists, as well as a series of equivocal statements made by President Trump in the immediate aftermath of the violent protest. “When the president fails to swiftly condemn white supremacist terrorism, it’s imperative that Congress steps up and says clearly: Hate is not welcome, hate is un-American and we will strongly resist hate wherever...
  • A GOP lawmaker wants Trump to stop listening to Steve Bannon

    08/14/2017 9:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 14, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida, criticized White House aides Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller by name on Monday evening, arguing that it's "pretty clear" the two staffers think alt-right groups "should be accommodated." The GOP congressman's comments follow a weekend of unrest and violence in the United States as demonstrators took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, where a white supremacist rally was scheduled to take place. One person died and several more were injured when a car drove through a crowd of counterprotesters. "I think that the President would go a long way toward improving his approval rating...
  • Over 60 Members Of Congress Condemn Trump’s Threat To North Korea

    08/11/2017 1:09:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 10, 2017 | Mollie Reilly
    Dozens of members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, urging “utmost caution and restraint” in further dealings with North Korea and condemning President Donald Trump for promising “fire and fury” in response to reports that the Asian nation is escalating its nuclear program. “These statements are irresponsible and dangerous, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people,” reads the letter from 64 House Democrats, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). “We respectfully but firmly urge...
  • Maxine Waters: Trump is 'bluffing' with 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea

    08/10/2017 11:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    California Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of "bluffing" when he vowed "fire and fury" against North Korea if the country didn't stop threatening the U.S. with nuclear weapons. "This is something we should be very concerned about, but this is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is the time for diplomacy," Waters told TMZ. She called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff up his department so that the U.S. can "engage" with North Korea. "The United States State Department must be stacked up to deal in diplomacy. We cannot afford to be in a...
  • Barbara Lee claims Trump has perpetrated an 'all-out assault on our civil & human rights'

    08/10/2017 6:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In her keynote address to the opening plenary of Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressives, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said the first seven months of the Trump administration represented an "all-out assault on our fundamental civil and human rights." President Trump, she told the audience, has "wasted no time in implementing the hateful agenda that he ran on." Lee pointed to the so-called Muslim ban, transgender military ban, healthcare reform efforts, and Commission on Election Integrity among other recent Republican actions to illustrate her argument. Like Jason Kander, who addressed the crowd only moments earlier, Lee encouraged activists to...
  • Will Maxine Waters Be The Next Speaker Of The House?

    08/09/2017 8:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WAOK-AM ^ | August 9, 2017 | Robert Patillo
    This past Sunday on People, Passion, and Politics with Robert Patillo made another bold prediction when stating that Maxine Waters will be the next speaker of the house. Patillo also provided a detailed history of the Democratic party, all the house seats they have lost over the past few years, and the changes necessary to remain relevant. In case you missed it:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger tries to steal his tea party support (Translation: Rontards)

    08/09/2017 6:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 9, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Ted Cruz’s Democratic challenger is working overtime to drive a wedge between the senator and his base on one of his central issues — criminal justice reform. Over the past six months, Rep. Beto O’Rourke has reached out to members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus to collaborate on the issue, hosted a Facebook Live event with them to talk marijuana policy, and sought support from the conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks for a criminal justice bill he introduced in the House. While O’Rourke is no stranger to working with Republicans on issues relevant to his El Paso district, the lawmaker’s...