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  • Here's one great Amendment proposal

    04/26/2017 5:46:18 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Vanity | 04/26/17 | e-mail to me
    Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 people, and to ask each of those to do likewise.c In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around. The TRUMP Rule Let's see if congress understands what people pressure is all about. Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE. Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid Salary of Speaker of...
  • Border Wall: President Trump just had his bluff called — again

    04/25/2017 2:38:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2017 | Aaron Blake
    For the second time in two major legislative battles, the Trump White House has issued an ultimatum — only to back down. In the health care debate, the president was going to force a House vote on the package and dare skeptical Republicans to vote against replacing Obamacare, before abandoning that plan in the face of defeat. And now, in the government funding debate, he's backing off his previous demand that Congress approve funding for his border wall. As The Washington Post's Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and David Weigel report: But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new...
  • Rep. Gohmert on First 100 Days: Trump’s Big Mistake Was Trusting Congress

    04/25/2017 10:50:01 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2017 | Dan Riehl
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) covered several topics with Breitbart News Radio SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday, including the possibility of a government shutdown, the border wall, and how Trump has done in his first 100 days. Regarding the later, said Gohmert, “It goes back to the Animal House line, “Well, you messed up. You trusted us,” referring to Trump trusting in Congress. {..snip..}
  • Trump’s Border Wall Request Equals 0.035% of Federal Spending

    04/25/2017 10:29:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 25 Apr 17 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Donald Trump’s request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent of what the federal government will spend in total this year, according to the latest estimate of fiscal year 2017 federal spending made by the Congressional Budget Office. It also equals less than the Department of Health and Human Services spends in just twelve hours and less than the Treasury collects in taxes in four hours. That is assuming that HHS spends money 24 hours a day and the Treasury collects it 24 hours a...
  • Americans’ Dissatisfaction With Speaker Paul Ryan, Congress Overall Is Growing, Poll Finds

    04/25/2017 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24,2017 | By Rebecca Ballhaus
    Americans hold dim views of Congress and of House Speaker Paul Ryan, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds, with favorable opinions declining since February. Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Congress’s job performance, up 12 percentage points since February, the poll found. Just one-fifth said they approve of the job Congress is doing, a drop of 9 points. Mr. Ryan (R., Wis.) is one focus of growing dissatisfaction, with 40% saying they view the House speaker negatively, compared with 22% who had a positive view—an 18-point gap. In February, unfavorable opinions outweighed positive ones by just 1 point.
  • Michael Flynn likely broke law failing to disclose foreign payments, House Oversight leaders say

    04/25/2017 9:08:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2017 | By Karoun Demirjian
    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said they believe Flynn neither received permission nor fully disclosed income he earned for a speaking engagement in Russia and lobbying activities on behalf of Turkey when he applied to reinstate his security clearance, after viewing two classified memos and Flynn’s disclosure form in a private briefing Tuesday morning. “Personally I see no evidence or no data to...
  • Trump denies changing position on border wall: 'It will get built'

    04/25/2017 7:28:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2017 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    President Trump on Tuesday insisted he's fully committed to building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one day after saying he was open to waiting until the fall to get funding for the wall. "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL," Trump tweeted. "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc." Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017 Trump on...
  • Trump may drop request for border wall funding in spending bill

    04/25/2017 7:12:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2017 | Rick Moran
    Facing bi-partisan opposition to including funds to build a wall along the US southern border in the spending bill to keep the government operating past this weekend, President Trump told a group of conservative media representatives that he may drop his insistence for the wall funding if it will help pass the legislation. Bloomberg: "On funding the border wall, Trump said he could get it this week or the administration could come back to it in September," Trey Yingst, a White House correspondent for One America News, reported in a tweet. A White House official who asked for anonymity confirmed what...
  • Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

    04/23/2017 1:07:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/23/2017 | AFP
    High-powered aides to Donald Trump pressed for funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared determined to get Congress to approve a down payment as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded.White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration is prepared to make concessions to Democrats on health care reform in order to get the wall money.But if the wall isn't funded, will...
  • Border Lawmakers Balk at Donald Trump’s Wall Request

    04/22/2017 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies ^ | April 21, 2017
    Not a single member of Congress who represents the territory on the southwest border said they support President Donald Trump’s request for $1.4 billion to begin construction of his promised wall, according to a Wall Street Journal survey, testing the administration’s ability to reach a deal on government funding next week. Most lawmakers representing the region—both Democrats and Republicans—said they are opposed and many said they have unanswered questions. A few were noncommittal, but not a single member of the House or Senate representing the region expressed support for the funding request. That includes nine members of the House and...
  • U.S. Government Might Shut Down Over Border Wall

    04/22/2017 10:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Street ^ | 04/21/2017 | Emily Stewart
    A fight over whether to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border could shut down the government next week. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday that money for President Trump's proposed border wall must be part of the spending bill Congress must pass by April 28 to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. Democrats, however, aren't going for it. The former South Carolina congressman said in an interview with the Associated Press that the wall is a "tremendous priority" for the Trump administration and will be a top request on the White House wish...
  • This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty

    04/21/2017 3:58:19 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/20/2017 | Staff
    Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to "go big, go bold, and do things." So far, the GOP has not delivered. "They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing's happening," lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. "Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn't do by himself. ... The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace." Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump's Supreme Court pick. But what about...
  • Democrats' Georgia blunder: 'Resist Trump' is not a winning strategy

    04/20/2017 6:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | April 19, 2017 | Douglas E. Schoen
    In the special election for Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional seat, Democrat Jon Ossoff has fallen short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win the seat out-right, triggering a runoff in June. Ossoff’s candidacy and failure to secure the seat in the first round of voting, despite holding an $8.3 million war-chest, is the quintessential example of why the Democrats’ strategy of resisting Trump at every step is imprudent and that the more effective way to win in a solidly Republican district is with a positive agenda of change. Today, the Democratic party is deeply fractured. While some pragmatic leaders...
  • Repeal, take two: House GOP’s ObamaCare deal may let states opt out of “community rating”

    04/20/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | AllahPundit
    Biiiiig caveat: Under the deal, states would still have to make sure that people with preexisting conditions are eligible for some sort of coverage. Insurers wouldn’t be allowed to drop them entirely. To obtain a federal waiver from the relevant ObamaCare regs, a state would either have to join a federal high-risk pool for those consumers or set up one of their own. In that sense, the GOP compromise (between the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group) is a mirror image of O-Care itself. That law gave states the power to set up their own insurance exchanges,...
  • Superior son runs to be a Mass. rarity

    04/18/2017 8:28:09 AM PDT · by Change4Mass · 10 replies
    Superior Telegram ^ | 04/18/2017 | Shelley Nelson
    A Superior-native is hoping to become a rarity in Massachusetts politics in 2018 — a Republican serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures

    04/18/2017 6:38:16 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/17 | Cristina Marcos
    ... Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the House’s two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office. ...
  • Vanity - Democrat, Jon "Pajama Boy" Ossoff for Congress...."NOT"!!!

    04/18/2017 4:37:48 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 14 replies
    Special Election today, in Georgia, 6th CD. Time for the good, America loving, voters in the Georgia 6th CD, to turnout in huge numbers and vote for any Republican running for Congress against, Obama/Clinton, Democrat, Anti-American, Jon "Pajama Boy" Ossoff!!! Mr. Ossoff has spent over eight million dollars...none, if any, of it, from folks that reside in the Georgia 6th CD. His money support comes from the likes of George Soros and the "Hollywood" low life!!! Should Mr. Ossoff be elected, he will not effectively support the voters in the 6th CD, but, rather will join the Democrat Party scum...
  • Three Democrat Lawmakers On Witness List For Former Representative Corrine Brown’s Fraud Trial

    04/17/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Madeleine Weast
    Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) / AP The attorney for former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) named three members of Congress, all fellow Democrats, as potential defense witnesses for Brown's upcoming fraud trial. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), Bennie Thompson (D., Miss), and Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio) were all named on the witness list, filed Friday evening with Jacksonville, Florida's federal court, and are expected to be asked about Brown's involvement with causes she addressed in Congress, the Florida Times-Union reported over the weekend. Jesse Jackson, University of North Florida President John Delaney, and civil rights activists Martin...
  • Samuel L. Jackson on Georgia vote: ‘Stop Donald Trump’

    04/15/2017 3:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 15, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Democrats have turned to Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson to help get voter to rise up and flip Georgia’s 6th District on Tuesday. In a radio ad that launches Saturday, Jackson calls on voters to back a Democrat to send a message to Donald Trump. “Remember what happened the last time people stayed home: We got stuck with Trump,” he said. The ad, funded by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, does not mention Jon Ossoff’s name. But it’s clearly aimed at helping his candidacy as he tries to secure a majority of the vote Tuesday in the 18-candidate field to...
  • Vanity- Upcoming GA 6th congressional district special election, next Tuesday....Thoughts!!!

    04/13/2017 9:35:02 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 14 replies
    Next Tuesday will see a "special election" in the Georgia, 6th CD, a race between 18 candidates, 11 Republicans & 7 Democrats. If there is a clear winner, she or he must achieve at least 50% of the ballots cast. This seat was vacated by Congressman, Tom Price, a Republican, appointed to the Trump Administration. It will be at best, a messy matter, but, The Republicans must do everything they can, to make certain a runoff occurs and they hold onto the seat. Bottom line is: every single Republican, Conservative and Independent voter must turnout for this gig in massive...