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  • WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!

    08/27/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!
  • Hannity: If Trump Loses, I Am Pointing the Finger at Ryan, McConnell, Graham, McCain, Kasich

    08/03/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his syndicated radio show, conservative talker Sean Hannity criticized several high-ranking Republicans for how they have treated their partyís nominee Donald Trump. According to Hannity, if Trump loses in November, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be to blame for the loss because they have spent more time criticizing Trump than President Barack Obama....
  • Trump Thanks Paul Ryan's House Challenger For Supporting Him In Khan Dispute

    08/03/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 2, 2016 | Amita Kelly
    Rep. Paul Ryan is a powerful member of Congress ó he's House speaker serving his ninth term, and up for re-election. But some persuasive forces ó including GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter ó are expressing support for his Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen. The state holds its Republican primary next Tuesday, Aug. 9.
  • Ryan Camp Says It Didnít Want Trumpís Endorsement In The First Place

    08/03/2016 10:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Following GOP presidential nominee Donald Trumpís praise of House Speaker Paul Ryanís primary opponent, the Wisconsin Republican confirmed he never sought the billionaireís help in retaining his seat. Trump told The Washington Post he refused to endorse Ryan or Arizona Sen. John McCain in their re-election bids. ďNeither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trumpís endorsement. And we are confident in a victory next week regardless,Ē Zack Roday, a Ryan campaign spokesman, said in a statement...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz will step down as DNC chair following convention

    07/24/2016 1:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) ó Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton. Wasserman Schultz's announcement Sunday follows a firestorm over hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton during the primary, despite pledging neutrality. The leaked emails prompted primary runner-up Bernie Sanders to call for Wasserman Schultz's immediate resignation....
  • Congressman Billy Long Endorses Trump

    07/08/2016 11:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KOLR-TV ^ | July 8, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Congressman Billy Long is telling Missourians it's time to get on team Trump. The representative's comments are just ten days ahead of the highly anticipated Republican National Convention, and the party is still highly unsure of their presumptive nominee. Jamie Deline spoke to Long about his Trump endorsement on Capitol Hill. Protesters greeted Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on the Capitol Hill this morning. His mission? To unite the Republican Party. Missouri Congressman Billy Long endorses Trump. He's trying to get other republican congressmen to do the same. Long says he was pleased that Trump made the trip to...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. ďThe Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,Ē Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus ó just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Congressional Black Caucus to ícause chaosí on House Floor over guns

    07/04/2016 5:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | July 3, 2016
    What more do these Congressional Black Caucus goons want? Paul Ryan has already caved and will allow a House vote on gun confiscation. Apparently thatís not good enough for the racist Congressional Black Caucus. They plan to ďcause chaosĒ and are urging other fascist Democrats to join them all over gun control and confiscation. The Congressional Black Caucus wants Democrats to cause disruptions on the House floor next week Fox News learned from a CBC memo. Congressional Black Caucus memo obtained by Fox urges Dems ďTo be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possibleĒ next week on guns House Speaker...
  • Watch Out, Vicious and Devious Dems, Two Can Play Your Global Warming Game

    07/03/2016 1:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tom Borelli
    The willingness of progressive Democrats to fight for every political yard with the tenacity of a Spartan warrior marks a stark contrast between the two political parties. Democrat politicians plow through the Republican lines wielding their political swords on every agenda item, mowing their opposition down with sheer ruthlessness and a winner=take=all attitude regardless of the facts or truth. Far too often, Republicans cower at the sight of Democrat fighters and throw down their weapons even though they hold the principled high ground and Congress. Recently, in the face of the worse terrorist attack in the U.S. since 9/11, Democrats...
  • Dump Trump? Paul Ryan leaves door open to Republican convention revolt

    06/19/2016 12:02:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 19, 2016 | Dan Roberts, Washington Bureau chief
    Pressure for one last attempt to dump Donald Trump built among Republicans on Sunday, as the partyís leader appeared to encourage a possible revolt that could still see an alternative nominee chosen at next monthís national convention. After a week in which the presumptive nominee appalled many colleagues with his reaction to a shooting massacre in Orlando, House speaker Paul Ryan made clear he would not try to obstruct any rebellion against Trump by delegates in Cleveland. ďThey write the rules, they make the decisions,Ē he told NBCís Meet the Press. ďAll I want to make sure is to make...
  • Claudia Tenney talks about 22nd Congressional race, attack ads

    06/15/2016 3:13:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Oneida Daily Dispatch ^ | June 13, 2016 | John Brewer
    For the second time in two years, New York State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney visited with the The Dispatch newsroom for a wide-ranging discussion of current issues while campaigning throughout the 22nd Congressional District. The New Hartford woman is facing George Phillips, a Catholic school teacher from Endicott and Steve Wells, a Cazenovia businessman, in the June 28 Republican primary election. The winner will face Democrat Kim Myers in November. The four are vying to replace Republican incumbent Richard Hanna, who chose not to run. In 2014, Hanna narrowly defeated Tenney for the seat. The heavily-Republican district includes all of Chenango,...
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ĎUnreasonableí Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader wonít concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • Dems would win House if election were today, says Pelosi

    06/02/2016 2:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she increasingly likes the Democrats' chances of flipping control of the House in November. Pelosi suggested that with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket, Democrats have a shot at gaining 30 seats and winning back the majority. If the polls opened today, she told The Washington Post, "We would win." "We would pick up more than the 20, we could get to the 30," she said. "But itís not today.Ē The Democrats have no easy task in retaking the lower chamber. Republicans control 246 seats to the Democrats 188, lending...
  • Alan Grayson marries candidate who wants to replace him

    05/31/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marc Caputo
    One of Dena Minningís biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, whoís leaving the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate. Now, after Grayson has helped raise her profile and run for his U.S. House seat, he married her over the Memorial Day Weekend and gave her his last name, according to her Monday social-media posts and The Orlando Political Observer. Dena Minning promptly became Dena Grayson on Twitter and Facebook. The largely unknown outsider in the Orlando-area district now has a potent tool in running under the name of the incumbent in a crowded...
  • Convention of States - Indiana

    05/02/2016 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battle for first place in Indianaís heated presidential primary, many donít realize that the Indiana state legislature has already taken steps to ensure freedom and prosperity for generations to come. Earlier this year, The Hoosier State voted to pass the Convention of States resolution, which calls for an Article V Amendments Convention for the purpose of limiting the size, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government. Presidential contenders can talk about shrinking government and eliminating the debt, but only a Convention of States can actually reverse 100 years of activist Supreme Court decisions and...
  • Will Big Spending in Indiana Lead To a Win? (Congressional primary)

    04/28/2016 4:29:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2016 | Gillian Roberts
    In Indianaís competitive 9th Congressional District Republican primary race, thereís a big spender. A really big spender. His name is Joseph A. ďTreyĒ Hollingsworth III (Roll Call has already delved into other oddities about his candidacy , like how heís from Tennessee), and heís been blanketing the airwaves with campaign ads in the five-way race for GOP Rep. Todd Youngís open seat ó which is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call. There are unique challenges in the contest, like how no one in his adopted hometown of Jeffersonville has really seen him outside of their...
  • Joe Carr Challenges GOP Rep. Diane Black in Tennessee Primary

    04/15/2016 1:59:47 PM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2016
    Former State Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent Tennessee Sixth Congressional District Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) 67% in the Republican primary. The vote will be in August. Carr, who narrowly lost to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 19% in the 2014 Republican U.S. Senate primary in the Volunteer State, says Black is not a conservative. The winner of that primary is expected to easily win the Congressional seat in the heavily Republican district in Novemberís general election. ďMillions of Republicans across the country have voted overwhelmingly to reject the business as usual Ďinsider gamesí in Washington. We have elected Republican majorities...
  • Ryan Broadens Path for Cruz By Dampening GOP Nomination Chatter

    04/12/2016 8:59:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 12, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan issued an emphatic statement Tuesday that he would not accept the Republican Party's presidential nomination this summer at the GOP convention in Cleveland, effectively broadening U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's potential path to becoming the party's nominee. "Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at a news conference at Republican National Committee headquarters. "So let me speak directly to the delegates on this: If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose a person who actually...
  • Missing Campaign issues [Article V+ advocacy]

    04/09/2016 4:38:50 AM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    4/9/2016 | Total Vanity
    A most important issue that I haven't heard from any candidate is support for Constitutional amendments specifically targeting the 17th amendment and campaign finance limitations, and the Article V convention. I haven't heard of any supporting organizations endorsing Trump or Cruz advocate Article V and the topics of the 17th and campaign limitations. I haven't heard any news organizations even remotely broach the topic or question the candidates on any of those topics. Seems to me as would-be conservatives, Trump, Cruz would be all over these questions. With position and analysis and their version of support. Obviously Sanders and Clinton...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes ĎPhonyí Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder Ďand Other Thingsí

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasnít gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies heís facing in ó and prior rhetoric about ó New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Matt Gaetz (Florida) runs for U.S. Congress, blasts 'illegal immigrants' and 'Muslim terrorists'

    03/22/2016 4:22:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | March 21, 2016 | Dara Kam
    Tying himself to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trumpís coattails, state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced his candidacy Monday for an open Panhandle congressional seat with an announcement blasting illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorists and the national debt. Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican elected to the state House in 2010, had been in a heated contest for a state Senate seat held by his father, Don, a former Senate president forced out of office this fall due to term limits. ďWashingtonís failures have left the American people with trillions in debt, illegal immigrants sucking us dry, and attacks from Muslim terrorists rising....
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta endorses Donald Trump for president (Pennsylvania)

    03/22/2016 3:33:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | March 22, 2016 | John L. Micek
    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11th, has become the second member of Pennsylvania's GOP Congressional delegation to endorse billionaire Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. Trump has already received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10th, whose district borders Barletta's. This is the full text of the statement the Hazleton Republican released this afternoon: "Like millions of Americans, I want our next president to be a leader who fights for the American people and gets things done, not a politician who tries to say all the right things but will never be able to deliver on more broken promises. "Throughout his campaign,...
  • This Arizona Congressman Is Urging His State to Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 2:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | March 17, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    With voters in the winner-take-all state of Arizona set to vote next Tuesday, presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) picked up a big endorsement out of the Grand Canyon State. U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, a fellow Republican, represents Arizona's Sixth Congressional District and was first elected to Congress. He is a recognized reform leader in Washington, D.C. "My top priority in Congress has always been to do what the Washington insiders simply refuse to do, and that is to reduce the size and cost of government and save our nation from the crushing debt that the Washington politicians have...
  • Boehner: If GOP can't agree, he's for Paul Ryan

    03/16/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 16, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says he'd support his successor, Wisconsin's Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer. Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can't agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he's "for none of the above."(continued)
  • Glenn Grothman endorses Ted Cruz, blasts Donald Trump (Wisconsin)

    03/11/2016 7:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | March 11, 2016 | Bill Glauber
    U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from the Town of Glenbeulah in Sheboygan County, announced Friday that he has endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. "I think Ted Cruz is the one," Grothman said during an interview with Charlie Sykes on WTMJ (AM-620). . Grothman said the Texas Senator "has the track record in the Senate. You know he's going to put a stop to this huge amount of illegal immigration in this country." "He stands up to the idea, he's not for anchor babies," Grothman said. "Some people don't like that phrase but the idea...
  • Ted Cruz gets backing of Rep. Ann Wagner (Missouri)

    03/11/2016 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, hailing the Texas senator as a constitutional conservative Republicans should unite behind. Wagner's support comes a day after Cruz got his first Senate endorsement from Mike Lee and just a few days ahead of Missouri's primary. "I am proud to endorse Senator Ted Cruz ahead of the GOP Primary on March 15th," Wagner said in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. "Republicans must unite to win behind a strong, constitutional conservative like Ted Cruz." Cruz will campaign in suburban St. Louis on Saturday at a rally with Carly...
  • McCarter challenges Shimkus to town hall debates (Illinois primary)

    03/07/2016 4:14:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    The Bellville News Democrat ^ | March 1, 2016 | Elizabeth Donald
    State Sen. Kyle McCarter has challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. John Shimkus to a series of town hall debates that have already been scheduled, but the longtime congressmanís campaign said it was not contacted. McCarter, R-Lebanon, is holding a series of town halls in the 15th Congressional District whether or not Shimkus, R-Collinsville, attends, he said. ďThe voters deserve to see us and hear us together, so they can look us in the eye, ask their questions, voice their concerns and get straightforward answers ó no spin,Ē McCarter said. He challenged Shimkus to commit to ďunfiltered and transparentĒ debates, adding that...
  • Rep. Marino: Trump embraces nationís priorities - That's why I'm supporting him for president.

    03/05/2016 3:06:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    USA Today | March 3, 2016 | Rep. Tom Marino, (R-PA)
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/03/donald-trump-president-rep-tom-marino-editorials-debates/81277746/
  • Scott Angelle running for Congress (Louisiana)

    03/03/2016 3:35:13 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | March 3, 2016 | Mark Ballard
    Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress Thursday morning. Angelle, who came in third in last fallís governorís race, had been widely rumored to be interested in running this fall for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate seat. Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, already entered the race to replace U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is stepping down at the end of his term. Angelle is running for Boustanyís Third U.S. Congressional District seat, which covers nine Acadiana parishes and includes Lafayette and Lake Charles.
  • Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump

    03/01/2016 11:30:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    An Open Letter to Virginia Republicans: Trump Victory Catastrophic for our Republican Party Never before have I grabbed a word like catastrophic to make a political point. It's like pulling a fire alarm; if you do it, there had better be a fire. There is a fire and it's raging within our Republican party. I am convinced that if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the harm done to our party would be nothing short of catastrophic. I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous...
  • Donald Trump Nabs First Congressional Endorsements

    02/24/2016 6:34:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 24, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    After winning his third consecutive GOP primary contest Tuesday in Nevada, Donald Trump has landed his first congressional endorsements, the latest sign members of the Republican political establishment are coming to terms with the New York businessman securing the GOP presidential nomination. Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, a wealthy former businessman from upstate New York, said in a statement this morning that Trump "understands the importance of American exceptionalism, and has the unique qualifications to make America great again." Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, told Politico this morning that he will support Trump's bid for the GOP nomination for president, a...
  • Rubio endorser struggles to name Rubio accomplishments

    02/24/2016 5:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 24, 2016 | Nick Gass
    One of Marco Rubio's newest congressional endorsers struggled to point to one specific thing he has seen over the course of the last year from the Florida senator that, as MSNBC's Thomas Roberts asked, "demonstrates presidential character." Not only that, but he also called some of the Rubio's past actions "frustrating." At the end of his interview, freshman Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.) was asked the question about what he has seen from Rubio over the course of his last year in Congress. Hardy took office in January 2015, a little more than three months before Rubio announced his candidacy. "On...
  • McCarter Should Unseat Shimkus (IL primary)

    02/20/2016 3:16:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | February 18, 2016 | Lee York
    We have a marvelous opportunity to "remove the rascal." In Lebanon is Kyle McCarter, a conservative Illinois state Senator, worthy of your trust. He is a successful businessman, successful in the Illinois state legislature, has fiercely defended the American family, unborn life, gun rights and traditional marriage, is committed to the conservative philosophy of limited government, national sovereignty and traditional values, and pledged to oppose any tax increases Congress proposes and to support economic freedom by working to decrease the tax burden of taxpayers.
  • Analysis: Texas, Uncharacteristically, is an Early Primary State (Vote before S.Car.

    02/10/2016 9:06:51 AM PST · by PAR35 · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ross Ramsey
    Texans start voting in the presidential election in eight days....
  • Brian Fitzpatrick announces candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District

    02/03/2016 2:51:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | February 01, 2016
    Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick, standing outside the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown on Thursday, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania‚Äôs Eighth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. ‚ÄúThe time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation‚Äôs capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation‚Äôs capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,‚ÄĚ said Fitzpatrick surrounded by supporters. ‚ÄúI believe I have the experience and background...
  • Conservative McDonough to make bid for Ruppersberger‚Äôs congressional seat

    01/30/2016 1:15:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Anjali Shastry
    Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, a staunchly conservative Republican, will announce Friday that he will try to unseat Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in November, saying he hopes to be part of a conservative revolution in this deep-blue state. Mr. McDonough, who has represented Harford and Baltimore counties in the House of Delegates for 17 years, said that he‚Äôs grown tired of what he derisively calls the ‚ÄúMaryland General Asylum‚ÄĚ and that he‚Äôs ready to try to make an impact at the national level. A fan of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump‚Äôs immigration policy, Mr. McDonough said he wants to use...
  • Former House Majority Leader Claims FBI is "Ready to Indict" Hillary Clinton

    01/27/2016 8:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Anti Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rachel Blevins
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by the FBI for several months, and former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said Monday that the FBI is "ready to indict" her for using a private email server to conduct government business. During an interview on "The Steve Malzberg Show," DeLay, a Republican from Texas, said he has friends in the FBI who tell him "they're ready to indict" the former Secretary of State. "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public," DeLay said. Clinton's use...
  • Rep. John Lewis speaks out against Trump's divisive rhetoric during L.A. visit

    01/24/2016 10:31:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now ^ | January 23, 2016 | Javier Panzar
    Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) used a pair of appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to urge young student activists to continue to fight for equality in the United States, warning that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could set the country back with his divisive rhetoric aimed at immigrants and Muslims. "I've been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did," Lewis said in an interview with The Times after speaking at Cal State L.A. "I think demagogues are pretty dangerous, really. ... We shouldn't...
  • Nevada‚Äôs Adam Laxalt endorses Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 11:15:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | January 13, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/13/nevadas-adam-laxalt-endorses-ted-cruz/78744608/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • WTF?!?! This Attack in Politico on Ted Cruz Makes ZERO Logical Sense

    01/13/2016 9:11:48 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 13, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    This is really damn amazing. I mean really amazing. I told you guys the Republican Establishment was coming to terms with Donald Trump because they hate Ted Cruz so much. This is another data point.Follow this story from the Politico. A leading Republican pollster privately told Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team Sen. Ted Cruz would be the biggest drag on House Republicans should he win his party's nomination, according to multiple sources who attended a small meeting of senior GOP lawmakers earlier this month.During the gathering in Annapolis, Maryland, Dave Sackett of the Tarrance Group reviewed a recent...
  • N.J. imam to be guest at Obama's State of the Union speech

    01/12/2016 4:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | January 12, 2016 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A New Jersey imam will be sitting Tuesday in the same place where House members last year voted to restrict Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Monmouth Junction will be watching President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in person as the guest of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th Dist.). The speech traditionally is given in the chambers of the U.S. House. "We will be, all of us, under the roof of the Congress," Chebli said by telephone. "Who can say, 'So-and-so is better...
  • Mooney endorses Cruz for 2016 presidential run

    01/12/2016 2:42:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | January 12, 2016 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Second district Congressman Alex Mooney endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Tuesday in his run for the White House. Mooney will become Cruz for President's West Virginia Chairman. "I am proud to endorse Ted Cruz for President. Senator Cruz's father, Rafael, visited West Virginia to discuss how he fled communist Cuba to live in freedom in America just as my mother did," said Mooney in part of a statement. "I have had the pleasure of visiting with Senator Cruz on several occasions to discuss the shared conservative policies for which we are fighting in Congress." Cruz responded that...
  • Rep. Paul Gosar Endorses Ted Cruz

    01/12/2016 1:38:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 12, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says he has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president. "I am endorsing Sen. Cruz because I have worked with him in the trenches, fought battles with him on the Hill, and he has proven himself to be honorable, tough, and a man of his word," Gosar said in a statement. "He votes the way he says he will vote. He backs his words with action. I respect that and for that reason I think he will make a great President." Gosar has been one of the few members of Congress who has fought for conservative...
  • Is Trump GOP's choice? Utah delegation says no

    01/01/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | January 1, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump continues to lead in national polls among the many GOP contenders for president, but members of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation said they believe voters will make a different choice. "It's a problem because he's both an asset and a tremendous liability," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said of the possibility the billionaire businessman and reality TV star could become the Republican nominee in 2016. Trump is attracting huge crowds, "telling people what they want to hear, and they're all mad at everybody here" in Washington, Hatch said. "But you still have to be responsible, no matter what...
  • FINAL (HOUSE) VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL (Omnibus Bill)

    12/18/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    clerk.House.Gov ^ | 18-Dec-2015 9:49 AM | House.Gov
    YEAS NAYS PRES NV REPUBLICAN 150 95 1 DEMOCRATIC 166 18 4 INDEPENDENT TOTALS 316 113 5
  • Sam Graves endorses Ted Cruz: The Missouri congressman says the Texas senator ‚Äúnever wavers‚ÄĚ

    12/07/2015 3:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | December 7, 2015 | Steve Kraske
    Eight-term Missouri Congressman Sam Graves on Monday endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Said Graves of northwest Missouri: ‚ÄúI have personally seen Ted Cruz stand up and fight on the issues that matter the most to conservatives, even when it wasn‚Äôt popular in Congress. He has never wavered. He has always stood on principle. And he has always put the American people first.‚ÄĚ Graves‚Äô long-time campaign consultant Jeff Roe is running Cruz‚Äôs campaign, so the endorsement is not a big surprise. ‚ÄúAs threats emerge ‚Äď from ISIS, to Russia, to the Iranian nuclear program ‚Äď we need a president with the...
  • California congresswoman: ‚ÄúMulti-automatic round weapons are easily available,‚ÄĚ you know

    12/04/2015 8:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Via the Daily Caller comes a new word from gun control liberals that should be added to their growing dictionary of terms that do not exist. Yesterday, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez warned about something called ‚Äúmulti-automatic weapons‚ÄĚ flowing into the state: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Appearing on MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall on Thursday, Sanchez made up a term to describe a gun while blasting congressional inaction. ‚ÄúThe reality is that Congress has been trying to get up some of these issues [relating to mental health] for the last five years, and we haven‚Äôt been able to,‚ÄĚ she said We let the assault...
  • Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‚Äėpaid vacation‚Äô

    11/21/2015 8:16:53 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a ‚Äúpaid vacation‚ÄĚ in the form of generous welfare programs. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we‚Äôre paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,‚ÄĚ Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show on Friday, as first reported by the liberal media outlet ThinkProgress. ADVERTISEMENT ‚ÄúYou know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and...
  • Ex-state lawmaker Steve Kraus to run for U.S. House

    11/21/2015 2:43:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | November 4, 2015 | JIM PROVANCE
    His felony conviction barred him from the Ohio House but not the U.S. House, so Steve Kraus has announced he will seek the Republican nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur next year. The 9th District stretches along Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to East Cleveland. Miss Kaptur, who has been in Congress since 1983, was re-elected in 2014 with 68 percent of the vote. Kraus said his campaign will focus on the same things he did during his short tenure in the House, energy independence, job creation, and clean water. But given his recent experience with the justice system,...