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  • Trump's pledge to boost infrastructure could aid mid-Hudson

    12/08/2016 12:56:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Middletown Times Herald-Record ^ | November 21, 2016 | James Nani
    County leaders are hopeful that the $1 trillion infrastructure investment promised by Republican president-elect Donald Trump will have a big impact on the region. Trump has promised to prioritize infrastructure spending in his first 100 days in office. The move is one that Democrats, now in minority positions in both houses of Congress, have said they're willing to support. The plan, which is not yet fully fleshed out, looks to rely heavily on billions of dollars of infrastructure tax credits to private entities. And while Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen warned recently that weighing down the national debt with...
  • Trump Day One To-Do List: Repeal $1.7 Billion Of Dodd-Frank Rules

    12/07/2016 5:47:04 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/6/2016 | Staff
    Regulations: Donald Trump will have a busy first day if he plans to undo much of the damage inflicted on the economy by President Obama. Nevertheless, here's one more item to add to his list: Overturn $1.7 billion in Dodd-Frank rules. The Dodd-Frank financial "reform," passed by Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is arguably the most misguided and economically harmful piece of legislation ever imposed on the country (the second, arguably, is ObamaCare). As we've noted in this space before, one of the main reasons the economy has been stuck in neutral for the past...
  • House Freedom Caucus could block three-year ďrepeal and delayĒ plan for ObamaCare

    12/06/2016 10:36:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    ‚ÄúRepeal and delay‚ÄĚ is the sequel to ‚Äúrepeal and replace,‚ÄĚ which isn‚Äôt viable because after seven years of opposing ObamaCare the congressional GOP still has yet to coalesce around a replacement plan. They can‚Äôt repeal and replace the law in January because there‚Äôs nothing to replace it with. If, however, they wait to repeal the law until they do have a replacement ready, things could go haywire ‚ÄĒ the Republican base could become angry and demoralized at having to wait, Democrats could come roaring back and take back Congress in 2018, and suddenly the votes aren‚Äôt there for repeal...
  • G.O.P. Plans Immediate Repeal of Health Law, Then a Delay

    12/04/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 104 replies
    WASHINGTON ó Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump promised. But they also are likely to delay the effective date so that they have several years to phase out President Obamaís signature achievement. This emerging ďrepeal and delayĒ strategy, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan discussed this week with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, underscores a growing recognition that replacing the health care law will be technically complicated and could be politically explosive. Since the law was signed by Mr. Obama in March 2010, 20 million uninsured people...
  • Keith Ellison on his job as congressman and DNC chair: ĎAll there is to do is to vote noí

    12/03/2016 6:03:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2016 | John Sexton
    Congressman Keith Ellison argued Friday at a gathering of Democrats that he could take over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and keep his job in congress because, ‚ÄúAll there is to do is to vote ‚Äėno‚Äô.‚ÄĚThe Friday gathering in Denver was viewed as a try out for the various contenders for the DNC post being vacated by interim chairwoman Donna Brazile. Appearing by video, Howard Dean made a surprise announcement that he would no longer be seeking the DNC chairmanship. That was good news for Ellison who is considered the leading contender for the job. However, one thing...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Rep. Chris Collins Becomes Most Popular Member On House Floor

    12/02/2016 9:26:41 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    ď Heís having fun with it,Ē said the aide, who recalled how much the House ďTrump caucusĒ has grown from five or six members when Collins first launched it to another meeting this week where 50 members appeared who had never been there before. (Snip) A few Democrats have also slipped Collins their resumes as well. ďI think there are a handful of Democrats that are interested in working in the administration. As weíve seen Donald Trump is being very strategic with whom those Democrats are. Theyíre senators in very Republican states...Ē
  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Complicated transitions I donít like the sound of this, but Iím somewhat hopeful the worst possible interpretation of it is not accurate. Plus, it does come from the Worst Web Site in the World (at least until Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei complete the task of outdoing themselves), so maybe itís all made up: Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trumpís transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol are coalescing around a plan to vote to repeal the...
  • Accomplishments: Select Panel Made Nine Criminal Referrals for Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking

    12/01/2016 2:58:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | December 1, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Washington, DC Ė The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has released a list of nine criminal and regulatory referrals against abortion providers and/or fetal tissue procurement companies made as a result of their investigation into the illegal practice of selling aborted baby remains for profit. The list was released in advance of an expected vote today on H. Res. 933, which would cover the expenses of the Select Panelís work through the end of the year. Floor debate is currently scheduled to begin around 2:30pm ET, with 30 minutes for debate allotted to each of the two sides. The...
  • Fight over 'Buy America' provision erupts in Congress

    12/01/2016 1:16:21 PM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 Dec 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    A last-minute fight over a ďBuy AmericaĒ provision has erupted in the final negotiations over a waterways bill. At issue is language included in the Senate-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would require American iron and steel products be used in projects assisted by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Sources familiar with the negotiations say Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is actively pushing to strip the provision from the bill. Supporters of the provision say Ryan's push is at odds with President-elect Donald Trumpís promise to support American manufacturers and create jobs for the middle class....
  • Top Trump Advisers Cheer As Democrats Keep Nancy Pelosi As House leader

    11/30/2016 11:44:04 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    BI ^ | 11-30-2016 | Pamela Engel
    Pamela EngelNovember 30, 2016 Top-level members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team celebrated Democrats choosing to keep Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader, a decision that came after bruising losses for the party in this year's general election. Pelosi, who has been in Congress for 30 years and led House Democrats for the past 14, faced a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who said the party needed new leadership after Hillary Clinton's shocking loss to Trump in the general election. The House and Senate are also controlled by Republicans. Some top Republicans seemed happy with the continuation of the...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:56:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/16 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trumpís unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group that's rarely challenged her authority. Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats' grim performance in this year's elections ó the...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:54:29 AM PST · by Paleo Pete · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/16 11:43 AM EST | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trumpís unlikely ascension to the White House. Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats' grim performance in this year's elections ó the latest in a string of cycles planting Republicans firmly in the majority ó was a clear signal that Pelosi's leadership strategy has failed to attract the broad coalition of voters required to return the Speaker's gavel to the Democrats' hands.
  • AP: Darrell Issa finally wins House race

    11/29/2016 11:21:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    It took three weeks to confirm it, thanks to California’s excruciatingly slow ballot counts, but Darrell Issa will return to Congress in January. Democrats had targeted his seat in order to push out one of the most conservative Republicans in the House, and to send a message to Barack Obama’s critics. Instead, Issa managed to eke out a narrow win over Doug Applegate in the toughest race of his career.Note, though, the way the Associated Press leads this story as it calls the race for Issa: The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated...
  • Repeal Congressí special exemption from Obamacare, kill two birds with one stone

    11/28/2016 5:36:08 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jenny Beth Martin
    Repealing Congressí special exemption from Obamacare regularly polls at the 90+ percent level, and for good reason ó the illegal ruling by OPM once again allowed Members of Congress (and their staffs) to live by a different set of rules than those they imposed on the rest of America. Worse, by exempting the legislative branch from the pernicious effects of this particular law, it allows Members and their staffs to avoid the personal pain (financial and health) imposed by the monstrosity they imposed on the rest of us, and, by doing so, delays its inevitable repeal. The good news is,...
  • Barack Obama could run for Congress in 2018 ó and he might be the Democrats' best hope

    11/27/2016 6:44:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
    Ohio congressman Tim Ryan is campaigning to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House minority leader. In an interview with the Washington Post, he argued that Democrats need a strategy for appealing to voters that doesn't rely on President Obama's personal popularity. ďIf we donít have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, we canít win elections. That is an unsustainable model. He canít run again, so itís not even like we can say, well, every four years weíll win.Ē Indeed, Barack Obama can't run again ... OR CAN HE??? Such is the question posed by this petition, which...
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • Why the GOP is now officially a Trump working class party

    11/26/2016 5:18:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Stephen Moore
    I sirred up some controversy last week, when I told a conference of several dozen House Republicans that the GOP is now officially a Trump working class party. For better or worse, I said at the gathering inside the Capitol Dome the baton has now officially been passed from the Reagan era to the new Trump era. The members didnít quite faint over my apostasy, but the shock was palpable. I emphasized that Republicans must prioritize delivering jobs and economic development to the regions of the country like the industrial Midwest ó states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa,...
  • The breakneck pace ahead for Congress

    11/25/2016 3:46:03 AM PST · by randita · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/16 | Chad Pergram
    The breakneck pace ahead for Congress By Chad Pergram Published November 24, 2016 So 2017 is probably going to be a lot like 1995 on Capitol Hill. Republicans in the House and Senate are practically exuberant that they now have control of both bodies of Congress and President-elect Trump coming into the White House. They have a chance to legislate and promulgate GOP and conservative policies which registered merely as ďmessaging billsĒ under President Obama. The election of Trump grants Republicans agency to truly legislate. Many Republicans in Congress have never served under a GOP President. Eight years of a...
  • Trump letting Hillary off the hook is his biggest mistake†yet

    11/23/2016 7:12:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 128 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-22-16 | Michael Goodwin
    At first blush, Donald Trumpís decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didnít look like a good idea. At second blush, it looks like a terrible idea. The decision, dribbled out in a TV report and then confirmed by aide Kellyanne Conway, is too momentous to come in bits and pieces and from anyone other than Trump directly. He made the pledge at a debate to appoint a special prosecutor, and it smacks of Washington-as-usual for the reversal to slither out the back door. Yet instead of the president-elect personally explaining his big decision, the public got snippets...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Group Paid for Keith Ellison to Visit Mecca in 2008

    11/22/2016 10:18:04 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2016 | Brent Scher
    The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) after he failed to disclose that a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood paid for him to make a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Top Democrats have considered shifting to the left by electing Ellison party chairman, but critics say his previous association with radical groups should disqualify him from the leadership role. Ellison has associated with the Muslim American Society, a Virginia-based group founded by Muslim Brotherhood members in 1993 to act as the ďovert arm of the...
  • Pelosi challenger says Dems need to start winning

    11/18/2016 6:22:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    The Democratic congressman challenging Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the House opposition leader said he's gunning for the top spot because it's time to start winning again. . . . "We're not winning and it's time for a change.
  • Rep. Ryan Gives Himself Thurs. Deadline to Challenge Pelosi

    11/17/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | James Arkin
    Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan hasnít decided whether he will challenge Nancy Pelosi as House Democratsí leader, but he said in an interview Wednesday night that if someone were to make such a move, it would have to come in the next 24 hours. That would mean heíd have to make a decision to take on the powerful, longtime leader by Thursday. ďSomebodyís got to make a decision, I would think, in the next 24 hours or so if they want to have a realistic shot at winning,Ē Ryan told RealClearPolitics. There have been consistent rumblings among some House Democrats since...
  • Ryan stops vote on bringing back earmarks

    11/16/2016 1:51:09 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday persuaded GOP lawmakers to postpone a vote on a measure to bring back legislative earmarks. "Based on the comments by members, it was likely that an earmark amendment would have passed," a GOP source in the room told The Hill. "Ultimately, the speaker stepped in and urged that we not make this decision today.Ē "We just had a 'drain the swamp' election," Ryan said in a private meeting of the House Republican conference, according to CNN. "Let's not just turn around and bring back earmarks two weeks later."
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:21:34 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, is set to introduce a Senate bill that aims to end the Electoral College. Boxer announced in a statement on Tuesday that the bill, which she planned to introduce later Tuesday afternoon, would determine the winner of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. She cited President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the Electoral College despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's apparent popular vote advantage. Trump now praises Electoral College, says he could have won popular vote "In my lifetime, I have seen...
  • Congressional Clinton probes will go forward post-election, GOP lawmakers say

    11/15/2016 4:31:39 PM PST · by RayofHope · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The probes, which cover allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her email practices in October 2015 and that government records were destroyed, are ongoing and not dependent on the election's outcome, two senior Republican senators said. "I still don't have the information I need," Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told Fox News. Johnson said the work of his committee, with jurisdiction over government records and the mishandling of classified information, would be careful not to disrupt President-elect Donald Trumpís priorities.
  • Dave Brat Urges Delay on Speaker Vote; A ĎBetter Wayí Did Not Animate This Historic Election

    11/14/2016 5:14:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Virginia Congressman Dave Brat is urging a delay of Tuesdayís leadership election. Before lawmakers cast their vote, candidates for GOP leadership ought to identify the specific policy agenda they plan to enact in response to the mandate that the American people gave Congress with the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Brat says. Brat explained that Speaker Ryanís ďBetter WayĒ agenda is not what ďanimated this historic insurgent electionĒ. He also noted that while Speaker Ryan may not have been ďlistening to the voices of the forgotten and downtrodden American workers,Ē some conservative members of Congress were paying attention and have...
  • Five Fast Gun Reforms President Trump Will Sign Into Law

    11/14/2016 4:23:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 91 replies ^ | November 9, 2016 by Bob Owens
    President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to Trumpís victory in the contest to be the 45th President of the United States, the National Rifle Associationís five million members helped retain control of the Senate by backing victorious GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (at this time, New Hampshireís Senate contest between Kelly Ayotte (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) remains too close to call). The House also remains comfortably under the control of the GOP. The NRA pumped more money into...
  • Will Obama Unleash A Regulatory Tsunami On His Way Out?

    11/14/2016 2:44:42 AM PST · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/11/2016 | Editorial
    Economy: When running for office, Donald Trump promised to reduce the regulatory burden on the economy. But before he gets a chance to do so, President Obama will likely add to those burdens with a last-minute regulatory rush. In a memo to her staff, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said that "we're running ó not walking ó through the finish line of President Obama's presidency." The memo is indicative of what's come to be called "midnight regulations." These are rules an administration rushes out the door just before leaving. The number of rules increased in President Clinton's last year, and in...
  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ĎDoes Not Have My Voteí

    11/12/2016 3:42:10 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2016 | Julia Hahn
    Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryanís job, heíd be open to doing it himself.
  • Speaker Ryan on his relationship with President-elect Trump ( Paul Ryan is his best friend)

    11/11/2016 5:35:30 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies ^ | November 10, 2016 | Bret Baier Fox News
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  • Trump/Congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days...

    11/11/2016 10:39:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 171 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For
    Trump-backing congressman says GOP will use budget 'reconciliation' to repeal Obamacare in first 100 days Ė depriving Democrats of the chance to filibuster it * Rep. Chris Collins, the first Republican to endorse President-elect Trump, says the GOP will move legislation to repeal Obamacare within Trump's first 100 days * Party would use budget procedure that would let them jam it through on a simple majority vote, depriving Senate Democrats of the filibuster * Medical device tax, 30-hour workweek for coverage, employer mandate, employee mandate all could go, gutting the plan * Says there would be a 'transition' for 2017...
  • Chelsea Clinton being groomed to run for Congress

    11/10/2016 10:22:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 10, 2016 | Emily Smith
    While some pundits are declaring the Clinton political dynasty dead, sources tell us that it is far from over. Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for the New York seat held by Rep. Nita Lowey. Chelsea could run for the seat in NYC's 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a 79-year-old respected career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned. Lowey's district includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and, conveniently, Chappaqua, the Clinton family home base.
  • Noncitizens, Voting Violations and U.S. Elections

    11/10/2016 2:47:31 PM PST · by rxsid · 36 replies
    Federation for American Immigration Reform ^ | 11/2016 | Federation for American Immigration Reform
    Noncitizens, Voting Violations and U.S. Elections NOVEMBER 2016The United States sends election monitors around the world to help discourage fraudulent balloting. But, here at home, it has largely turned a blind eye to the possibility that fraudulent voting by noncitizens could influence the outcome of an election. Our voter registration system is susceptible to abuse by noncitizens. In addition, noncitizens and illegal aliens are counted when apportioning congressional districts and when allocating state electors under the Electoral College. This means noncitizens play a role in determining how many congressional representatives a state has and exert an indirect influence on presidential...
  • Republicans in Congress Plan Swift Action on Agenda With Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 7:56:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON ó Congressional Republicans, stunned by their own good, if complicated, fortune, said on Wednesday that they would move quickly next year on an agenda that merges with President-elect Donald J. Trumpís, repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting taxes, confirming conservative judges, shrinking government programs and rolling back regulations. Like much of the nation, groggy Republicans were still trying to process results that were the opposite of what most had anticipated. Many Republicans in the House and Senate largely avoided Mr. Trump during his campaign, while a handful outright denounced him, largely to their peril. In the Senate, two incumbents...
  • Republicans retain control of the House: NBC News projections

    Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives, NBC News now projects. The GOP is seen taking 235 seats to the Democrats' 200, according to NBC's House Model. Republicans were widely expected to hold the House and create a policy buffer in a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Some believed the Democrats could have a chance to seize control of the chamber amid the peak of Donald Trump's woes in early October, but those chances looked to vanish as the presidential race tightened.
  • Divided or Undivided Government: That Is the Question

    11/08/2016 11:38:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2016 | Jon N. Hall
    Some Americans believe that "divided government" is the way to go. They believe it's healthy to have Congress and the president each controlled by people from different political parties. Divided government, they theorize, can provide checks on the excesses of both elective branches of the federal government and can even push both sides to compromise in the so-called "center." The biggest question the nation is fixated on right now is who's going to be the next president. I think a bigger question might be which party will control the Senate and the House. But a question that might be even...
  • FBI Director Comey says agency wonít recommend charges over Clinton email

    11/06/2016 12:35:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 585 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/06/16 | Tom Hamburger
    FBI Director James B. Comey notified key members of Congress Sunday afternoon that after reviewing all of the newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails the agency stands by its original findings against recommending charges. Comey wrote that investigators had worked ďaround the clockĒ to review all the emails found on a device used by former congressman Anthony Weiner that had been sent to or from Clinton and that ďwe have not changed our conclusions expressed in July.Ē
  • Cali US REP ISSA: Issa or Applegate: Battle of the Veterans

    11/04/2016 6:24:13 AM PDT · by GailA
    Townhall ^ | 11/14/16 | na
    Itís a Real Clear Politics toss-up seat, and the Democrats are pouring in millions to try an unseat Congressman Darrell Issa as revenge for his uncompromising oversight of the Obama administrationís corruption. The challenger is a vet like Issa Ė in fact, thatís his sole selling point. But voters who support our past and present troops need to look beyond former ranks and campaign mailer pictures of camo-clad candidates to see who will truly stand up for them.
  • Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October

    11/02/2016 5:32:53 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Sari Horwitz and Ellen Nakashima
    Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe Senior FBI officials were informed about the discovery of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clintonís private email server at least two weeks before Director James B. Comey notified Congress, according to federal officials familiar with the investigation. The officials said that Comey was told that there were new emails before he received a formal briefing last Thursday, although the precise timing is unclear. The information goes beyond the details provided in the letter that Comey sent to...
  • New ad for Caspar Stockham for Congress (Denver, Colorado)

    11/01/2016 4:07:34 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Elbert Guillory
    Here's a sharp new ad for Caspar Stockham, who is running to unseat 20-year Dem incumbent Congresscritter Diana DeGette in the Denver area.
  • Violent Democrat Cold-Cocks Republican Candidate in North Carolina

    11/01/2016 8:37:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Democratic candidate Tim Benton cold-cocked Republican Brenden Jones at the annual Beast Fest in North Carolina. . . . ďMr. Benton kept nudging him with his shoulder the whole time they were walking across, and then he just stepped back and little and coldcocked him,Ē he said. ďTo beat all, he (Benton) left a little child in a stroller to walk across the street, and if Mr. Jonesí (companion) hadnít caught her, the child would have rolled into the street,Ē Hester added.
  • Congress requested Comey to report! Direct from a Congressional aide.

    10/29/2016 2:58:32 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 52 replies
    In person discussion ^ | 29 Oct 2016 | Alas Babylon!
    I was in a Walmart in Montgomery, Alabama and ran into a person I know who works for Martha Roby (R), who is on Trey Gowdy's committee. He told me the democrat attack on Comey was BS because the committee was unhappy about Comey stopping the investigation, and could not get a good position from him on a number of matters that might change the status of the so-called investigation, such as the IT guy who tried to remove his posts at, etc. Anyway, the staffer told me that at the end of the last meeting, they gave Comey...
  • The Latest: Comey Felt Obliged to Send Letter to Congress

    10/28/2016 9:02:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 28, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON ó The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 10:30 p.m. FBI Director James Comey says he felt an "obligation" to send a letter to Congress advising lawmakers that the bureau is looking into more emails connected to Hillary Clinton after he had testified repeatedly that the investigation was completed. Comey tells FBI employees in an internal email, obtained by The Associated Press, that he also thinks "it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record." The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the...
  • Turnout Time

    10/25/2016 4:39:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 25, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Some of us this election year don't even want to say the words "Clinton" or "Trump" -- and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: "Turnout." If we sit home in disgust on election day, we forfeit the right -- and the duty -- to elect a Congress that can keep either of these dangerous people from doing permanent damage to this country and to the future of this generation -- and generations yet unborn. Control of Congress has probably never mattered more than in this election, simply because of two out-of-control...
  • Paul Ryan Could Be Ousted In 4 Weeks, Lame Duck Would Be In Chaos

    10/23/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies ^ | 10/23/16 | Stan Collender
    I may have been way too optimistic a week ago when I posted that it was ¬ďhard to come up with a realistic scenario that ends with Paul Ryan (R-WI) as speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Congress.¬Ē Never mind the next Congress: It now looks like Ryan could be deposed or forced to resign this Congress in the lame duck session that begins a week after Election Day. In other words, Ryan may no longer be speaker about four weeks from now.ÔĄŅÔĄŅ I say this after hearing from several highly reliable sources that the House Freedom...
  • I-10 widening priority for Babeu

    10/20/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Casa Grande Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Kevin Reagan
    CASA GRANDE ó Republican Congressional District 1 candidate Paul Babeu says he plans to make improvements to Interstate 10 a greater priority for the federal government. Babeu, who is Pinal County sheriff, assembled a number of Republican state lawmakers on Monday to discuss his intentions as a congressman to prioritize widening a portion of I-10 that runs between Phoenix and Casa Grande. His plan is to work on expanding this section from two lanes to three in each direction. Doing so, Babeu said, improves safety and economic development. ďThis is directly linked to a prosperous future for western Pinal County...

    10/19/2016 3:04:20 AM PDT · by free_life · 92 replies
    The Donald ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | The Donald
    There is another major announcement I am going to make today as part of our pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. If I am elected President, I will push for a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress. Decades of failure in Washington, and decades of special interest dealing, must come to an end. We have to break the cycle of corruption, and we have to give new voices a chance to go into government service. The time for Congressional term limits has arrived. ...
  • CNN Host Tries to Burn Trump, Thinks Members of Congress Already Have Term Limits

    10/18/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 94 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2016 | David Rutz
    As part of a new policy to ďdrain the swampĒ in Washington, D.C., Trump announced Tuesday he would push for a constitutional amendment as president to impose term limits on all members of Congress. ďCorrect me, there already are term limits, so what does he mean?Ē Baldwin skeptically asked reporter Dana Bash. Indeed, Baldwin had to be corrected. Bash did so politely.