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  • Discussion About Replacement to Paul Ryan as House Speaker Heats Up in White House, Congress

    03/24/2017 5:39:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    President Trump pulled the healthcare bill today after it fell short of the votes needed to pass. Many believed that the highly unpopular healthcare bill dubbed ‘Ryancare’ was just another big government solution. President Trump may be playing 4D chess with this because this may have been the perfect way to not only get the full repeal of Obamacare, but also a replacement of House Speaker, Paul Ryan. Breitbart News with the exclusive story: Many allies of the president and several White House officials over the weeks since have confirmed to Breitbart News that the president is concerned that Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan Takes the Barzini Meeting

    03/24/2017 5:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 24, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    And yet Paul Ryan walked straight into the Barzini trap that president Trump set for him. By insisting that the voters desired "Repeal and Replace" when in fact all anybody wanted was "Repeal, full stop," Ryan's inner wonk superseded his duties as the speaker of the House to ensure the votes were there for the "Replace" part of the equation. That they weren't should be the end of his speakership. Apparently, Ryan had been listening to the die-hard never-Trumpers too much, and actually thought he could skate on his opposition to the insurgent outsider, whose entire campaign was based on...
  • Former campaign chair Manafort to testify before Congress

    03/24/2017 9:15:40 AM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 24 March 2017 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed Friday morning. Nunes, the committee chairman, also said he has asked FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers to testify in a closed session on Tuesday. They are likely to be presented with information that contradicts their testimony before the committee on Monday that they had no information to support President Trump’s claims that President Obama spied on him. While the NSA has agreed to turn over more reports on the apparent spying...
  • Exclusive – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: GOP Congressmen Lose Whether AHCA Passes or Fails

    03/24/2017 8:46:46 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The No. 2 House Democrat told Breitbart News late Thursday House Republicans will suffer at the polls no matter how they vote for the American Health Care Act, the health insurance industry rescue program crafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-WI). “The Republican Party has a bad product and they ought to go back to the drawing board, but I doubt they are going to do that,” said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D.-MD), who as the Minority Whip is junior only to Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-CA) among House Democrats. “In my opinion, their members will lose politically, whether it passes...
  • McCain: Congress doesn't have 'credibility' to handle Russia probes

    03/24/2017 8:08:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    Congress no longer has the credibility to independently tackle a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and President Trump and his associates' ties to Moscow, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. "It's a bizarre situation, and what I think, the reason why I'm calling for this select committee or a special committee, is I think that this back-and-forth and what the American people have found out so far that no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone," McCain told MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren. "And I don't say that lightly." McCain's comments come amid an...
  • CBC: Trump has potential, still exhibits racist tendencies

    03/23/2017 7:06:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus emerged from a meeting Wednesday at the White House to say they found some areas of agreement with President Trump on helping minority communities but still are not convinced he’s not a racist. CBC Chairman Cedrick L. Richmond said that many of their constituents urged them to not attend the meeting because of their hostility toward the president. But he said the black lawmakers wanted to offer an “opportunity to engage” Mr. Trump, who aggressively courted black voters during the campaign and vowed to make urban neighborhoods a priority for his administration.
  • Trump delivers ultimatum to House GOP: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on

    03/23/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 324 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2017 | Mike DeBonis
    President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities. The president signaled that the time for negotiations was over with rank-and-file Republicans who were meeting late at night on Capitol Hill to try to find common ground on the embattled package crafted by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The move was a high-risk gamble for the president and speaker, who have both invested significant political capital in...
  • House ready to change healthcare bill after learning reconciliation rules might let them repeal more

    03/23/2017 9:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | AllahPundit
    A good time to familiarize yourself with critical procedural rules in the other chamber while you’re trying to pass the most momentous bill of Trump’s presidency is obviously the night before you bring it to the floor, I think we can all agree. BREAK: House leadership now open to changes to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process, per leadership aide— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 22, 2017 I mentioned the reconciliation problem in this morning’s post. The GOP’s dilemma, and the reason for the weird “three stage” repeal that Trump and Ryan keep mentioning, is that...
  • The House Intelligence chief just tossed a huge wrench into Trump-related investigations

    03/22/2017 11:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 22, 2017 | Allan Smith
    Rep. Devin Nunes on Wednesday threw a huge wrench into the middle of the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump, his claims of being wiretapped by his predecessor, and Russia's meddling in the election. And he now finds himself in a central role after making Republicans and Democrats alike scratch their heads over what appeared to be an unprecedented move. Nunes, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, called for a sudden 1 p.m. press gathering Wednesday, with its subject unclear. But once it began, he fired off what sounded like a bombshell revelation: The intelligence community, he said, had "incidentally...
  • Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

    03/22/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is personally calling individual members of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening as House leaders work on a possible deal to secure the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.
  • Chelsea Clinton Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Doing Nothing

    03/22/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 60 replies
    Heat St. ^ | March 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual “Women in Power” luncheon, where it will pass out honors and awards to several lucky ladies who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The “Lifetime Impact Honorees” are all women whose work in 2016 and before have made the world a better place. This year, for no apparent reason, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will get a one of those awards for her service to…well, that part’s not quite clear. But she’ll be honored for her achievement anyway.Read More...
  • Trump warns House Republicans: Many will lose seats if they vote against GOP Obamacare repeal bill

    03/21/2017 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 21, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    President Donald Trump reportedly warned Republican congressmen on Tuesday morning that many of them could lose their seats next year if they vote Thursday against the leading bill to repeal and replace key parts the Affordable Care Act. Trump's stern message came during an unusual personal visit to Capitol Hill to spur wavering members of the GOP caucus to get behind the bill, known as the American Health Care Act.
  • Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

    03/21/2017 4:48:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2017 6:37 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission. Could sending Congress into space be next? Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a “pretty tough job.” He said he wasn’t sure he’d want it and, among lawmakers he put the question to, Sen. Ted Cruz said he wouldn’t want to be a space traveler, either. But Cruz, R-Texas, offered up a tantalizing suggestion. “You could send Congress to space,” he said to laughter, including from the president. […] “What a great idea that...
  • Brian Williams Hopes Gorsuch Becomes Liberal on the Bench

    03/21/2017 3:40:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After expressing his disappointment earlier in the day that Democrats had been unable to “lay a glove” on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing, in MSNBC's 3 p.m. ET hour, anchor Brian Williams tried to assuage his fellow liberals by speculating that the conservative judge might shift left while on the high court. Talking to George Washington University Law School professor Jeffrey Rosen, Williams, known for his active fantasy life, imagined this left-wing dream scenario: “...a question we keep asking, perhaps just to keep things interesting, what is the chance that this nominee could be a...
  • Veil Dropped on Congress-Impeach-Trump Plans

    03/21/2017 11:30:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Judi McLeod
    Trump haters are investing their faith in what appears to be an FBI wind-up doll,while We the People invest their faith in Divine Providence Canada Free Press reader Bette Hayes sent a note this morning commenting on the bleak look in FBI director James Comey’s eyes during yesterday’s Congressional hearings. My response back to her was that the eyes are the windows of the soul and Comey’s have ‘that haunted look of a lost and tortured soul’. No matter how much the Obama appointed Comey achieved in a long career with the FBI, he is now the wind-up doll sent...
  • A Fight Worth Having

    03/20/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/27/2017 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    One day in late spring in the early days of the George W. Bush administration, FDA inspectors visited the headquarters of Sargento cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin—a routine visit as part of the federal government's efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat. The inspectors took samples of cheese to test for bacteria. Sargento conducted tests on cheese from the same lot. A week later, the results from both sets of tests were in—the cheese was bacteria-free. Sargento, having gotten the all-clear from the government, shipped the cheese to stores across the country. Two months later, however, the FDA...
  • The UniParty Congressional Swamp’s Meaningless Political FBI/NSA Hearing… Posted

    03/20/2017 3:41:14 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 20, 2017 | Sundance
    The Congressional Intelligence Committee  hearing today was everything we anticipated it would be.  Which is to say it was: insufferable political posturing, pandering and circular parseltongue swirling the drain of non-intellectual gobbledygook. These types of congressional hearings are perfect feed pellets for media pundits to blather endlessly, wax philosophically, and engage in long-winded academic esoteric analyses contrasting the implied meanings of stop signs.  However, they are ridiculous for all other purposes. That said, against the backdrop of the espoused intention, and with full acceptance of the historic UniParty Benghazi hearings driven intentionally into the pit of nothingness, prayerfully I’m not...
  • Comey- Vanity

    03/20/2017 2:00:08 PM PDT · by son of terrence · 27 replies
    FBI Director Comey may be an honorable man. When he states: "With respect to the President's tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior administration, I have no information that supports those tweets. And we have looked carefully inside the FBI."
  • TRUMP TAKES ON SOROS: REPUBLICANS TAP TILLERSON TO INVESTIGATE SHADOWY BILLIONAIRE’S LEFTIST GROUPS

    03/18/2017 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 109 replies
    Rebekah Worsham ^ | March 15, 2017 | Rebekah Worsham
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The man behind such powerful groups as Black Lives Matter and the push to legalize recreational marijuana has been deemed by some as unstoppable…until now. According to a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Republicans have decided it’s time to take billionaire leftist George Soros down. The letter (https://www.scribd.com/document/341866712/Lee-Inhofe-Letter-to-Secretary-Tillerson#from_embed), which was sent to Tillerson late Tuesday, asks president Trump’s Secretary of State to investigate claims that U.S. taxpayer money is being used to back Soros’ left-wing agenda. In particular interest to Republicans are reports that U.S. funds are being used by agencies such as the...
  • FLASHBACK. Remember When Obama Used The NSA To Spy On Congress?

    03/16/2017 8:00:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | March 5, 2017 | streiff
    Since a lot of folks seem certain that the Obama administration would never, ever do anything that came close to breaking the law… I mean other than killing people during Fast & Furious and siccing the IRS on political opponents… it is useful to take a quick look back to the time when the Iran nuclear deal was being discussed in Congress. Via NRO: "According to a bombshell Wall Street Journal article by Adam Entous and Danny Yadron, published online late Monday, the National Security Agency provided the White House with intercepted Israeli communications containing details of private discussions between...
  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 18 2017 | Conservative Tribune
    Welfare reform has been a high priority for Republicans and conservatives for many years, and now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the possibility of such reform is finally feasible. In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported. Under President Barack Obama, states weren’t allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, there’s a new sheriff...
  • DOJ sends wiretap materials to congressional investigators

    03/17/2017 2:29:06 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 100 replies
    Justice Department officials delivered materials to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Friday in connection to President Trump's claim that the Obama administration had his campaign headquarters wiretapped. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told CNN.
  • Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

    03/17/2017 9:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Lockport Union-Sun and Journal ^ | March 17, 2017 | Erica Werner and Alan Fram, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday. “I just want to let the world know I am 100 percent in favor” of the measure, Trump said at the White House after meeting around a dozen House lawmakers and shaking hands on revisions. “We’re going to have a health care plan that’s going to be second to none.” While the rapid-fire...
  • Trump, in deal-making mode, says conservatives backing health bill after 'changes'

    03/17/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 17, 2017
    President Trump claimed Friday that House conservatives previously opposed to ObamaCare replacement legislation moving through the chamber are now on board after “changes” were made – an assertion that could be put to the test as early as next week. The president voiced confidence during a meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee. “We are doing some incredible things … I am 100 percent behind this,” Trump said, before looking around the room and saying: “All of these no’s, or potential no’s, are all yes’es. Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes.” He added,...
  • Why Trump may dump House Republicans

    03/16/2017 10:29:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | 7:00pm | Rich Lowry
    The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal falters, it will be a political debacle that could poison President Trump’s relationship with Congress. This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length and held their majorities in...
  • Trump on the House’s health-care bill: “We will take care of our people or I’m not signing it”

    03/16/2017 8:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 16, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A pregnant answer at 7:40 below in response to an excellent question by Tucker Carlson: How can a populist president support an ObamaCare bill that would mostly benefit the well-off at the expense of older, blue-collar, rural Americans — the very people who put him over the top against Hillary? Is he even aware that the bill does that? “Oh, I know,” says Trump, before emphasizing that everything’s negotiable. Well … yes, but all of the negotiating that’s been done so far has been designed to please conservatives, in particular accelerating the rollback of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion by starting it...
  • Earth to Congress Critters: If you wiretapping your enemies, would you leave a paper trail behind?

    03/16/2017 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    The kangaroo court about whether or not Trump was wiretapped will go on without Obama, who has taken himself out of the picture by pitching up for a month at a Papeete luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars According to the mainstream media, ex president Barack Obama’s response to President Donald Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped during the bitterly-fought 2016 presidential election campaign was a “roll of his eyes”. Obama’s “eye roll” response to the Trump wiretap charge was good enough for the MSM to report as “news”.
  • Is Soros officially under investigation in the U.S. Congress? Freepers input?

    03/15/2017 10:32:03 AM PDT · by johnk · 68 replies
    Duck Duck Go ^ | 3/15/2017 | Self
    I have been hearing that SOROS may be under House investigation. Any Freepers have input or insight on this. I would like to see on DRUDGE, that would be a more reliable link.
  • Trump administration disagrees with CBO report on health care

    03/13/2017 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2017 | Fox News
    The Trump administration on Monday lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office’s report that estimated that about 24 million more Americans in a few years would be uninsured under the new legislation. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, would be “less generous” with new tax credits for those receiving subsidies under the current law and the plan would likely increase average premiums in the nongroup market until 2020. Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary, downplayed the report and said, “we disagree strenuously with the report that was put out. It’s just not believable is what we...
  • Dem: Congress Should ‘Educate’ The Rest Of America On Importance Of ‘Sacred’ DC

    03/13/2017 8:58:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 8, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    Americans who live outside of the nation’s capital should understand the District of Columbia is “sacred ground,” according to a Virginia congressman who represents a district that is among the wealthiest in the country thanks largely to its heavy concentration of highly paid federal workers. Rep. Gerry Connolly told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) Wednesday that Congress may need to “educate” people on why federal departments and agencies should be centralized on the “sacred ground” of D.C. Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, made the comments as the committee debated a House resolution encouraging federal agencies to relocate...
  • New Film Suggests Link Between Vaccines and Autism

    03/12/2017 8:00:29 AM PDT · by azkathy · 96 replies
    New American ^ | 3/9/2017 | Alex Newman
    After watching the new documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, it is easy to see why the establishment is trying so hard to make sure you never watch it. At the very least, the movie raises some extremely troubling questions that absolutely must be answered, as quickly as possible. If the experts, doctors, parents, and others interviewed in the 91-minute film are even partially correct, millions of lives are being needlessly destroyed, and the cost to taxpayers will likely reach into the trillions of dollars. But the movie does more than just raise troubling questions. It exposes a conspiracy —...
  • Cruz Works Behind Scenes to Change Obamacare Repeal Bill

    03/12/2017 1:53:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 10, 2017 | James Arkin
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s unyielding opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his willingness to publicly take the fight to fellow Republicans helped cause a brief government shutdown four years ago. But now, with a Republican in the White House and repeal legislation working its way through Congress, the Texas Republican is keeping a low profile, putting his head down and working back rooms to influence the legislation. Cruz has expressed serious concerns about the bill, the American Health Care Act, released by House Republicans this week and approved by two committees Thursday. His fellow Senate conservatives Rand Paul and Mike...
  • Major Criminal Probe in Government Security Breach has Ties to Former DNC Chair

    03/11/2017 11:51:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rusty Weiss
    There is a major probe going on into the breach of Congressional computer security, surrounding three Pakistani brothers who served as IT staff for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Oh, you haven’t heard about this in the media? The three brothers were locked out of U.S. House computer networks as part of the probe, but now we’re learning that one of the staffers allegedly had the user name and password for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s iPad, and by extension had access to her DNC emails. If you recall, Wasserman-Schultz was the Chair of the Democratic National Committee whose...
  • Trump gets urgent warning: 'Clean house at IRS as quickly as possible'

    03/11/2017 8:39:29 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 3/9/2017 | ALICIA POWE
    A Washington-based government watchdog is warning President Trump to “clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible” – or, better yet, eliminate the “corrupt” agency altogether. The Internal Revenue Service admitted to a federal court Wednesday that it has identified nearly 7,000 documents that contain information concerning how the agency targeted tax-exempt applications of conservative political organizations. IRS commissioner John Koskinen has insisted since the scandal broke in 2013 that the agency had cooperated completely in the investigation of its targeting of conservative groups. Now, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the IRS revealed it has...
  • Encountering Resistance from Both Sides

    03/11/2017 11:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- This should be the moment President Donald Trump cleans up Obamacare with a broad smile on his happy face. He won the Electoral College -- and as his predecessor Barack Obama liked to say, "Elections have consequences." Trump's Republican Party controls the House and the Senate, which should mean there are no sand traps or water hazards on his golf course. Problem is, Trump finds himself in the land where it's often easier to vote no than to vote yes. Members of his own political party and conservative think tanks became standouts because of their principled opposition to...
  • Calling Conservatives - Please try and get me to make sense of this retched new Healthcare Plan.

    03/11/2017 9:06:18 AM PST · by George Rand · 71 replies
    Myself | George Rand
    Hello fellow Americans, and God Bless. I've been reading up on the Healthcare plan that is being constructed, and you know, I just do not understand why Trump is not making a big deal of this. It's not all that different from Obamacare, its just obamacare light. So help me make sense of this. Why does Trump keep Paul Ryan if the guy is as useless as all get out- why does he promote this bill if it gets backlash? I understand the 4d Chess perspective, but passing something just as ineffective seems pointless. pointless. What is the end game...
  • US lawmaker moves Bill to declare Pak sponsor of terror

    03/11/2017 9:36:12 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Saturday, March 11, 2017 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington -- Seeking a "radical reset" of ties with Pakistan for having "aided and abetted enemies of the United States for years", a senior Republican lawmaker has introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives to push for declaring Islamabad a "State sponsor of terrorism". Sponsored by Congressman Ted Poe, the Bill requires the President to issue a report within 90 days on whether Pakistan has provided support for international terrorism. And within 30 days after that, the Secretary of State must submit a follow-up report containing "either a determination that Pakistan is a State sponsor of terrorism or a...
  • Really? Anger, disbelief percolate when Dem pays tribute to deceased rapper on House floor

    03/10/2017 6:28:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 10, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    While his fellow party members are busy stonewalling the implementation of President Donald Trump’s agenda, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries used his time to eulogize rap artist Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G ... Thursday marked the 20th anniversary that the rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in Los Angeles by another black male while Wallace was in his SUV at a traffic light. “Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles. But his words live on forever,” the New York Democrat said...
  • Nancy Pelosi: American People Have Right to Know What’s in Healthcare Bill Before It Passes

    03/10/2017 12:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Presented without comment: Dear Speaker Ryan, This week, the Committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means will be marking up Republicans’ long-feared bill to dismantle affordable health care. The GOP legislation will have life or death consequences for tens of millions of families across America, and extraordinary impacts on state and federal budgets long into the future. The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.
  • Trump Woos Lawmakers With Flattery and White House Bowling

    03/09/2017 8:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bloomberg Politics ^ | March 9, 2017 | Billy House
  • Social media trolls Ryan's PowerPoint presentation on healthcare bill

    03/09/2017 6:15:30 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9 Nov 17 | Paulina Firozi
    Social media quickly pounced on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his PowerPoint presentation pushing House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Many took to Twitter to call the Speaker "Professor Ryan" as he began the start of his weekly press conference with a presentation to explain the Republicans' plan to overhaul former President Obama's healthcare system. Ryan's presentation comes amid criticism from both sides of the aisle on the proposed plan.
  • House Staffers In Security Probe Allegedly Kept Stepmom In 'Captivity' To Access Offshore Cash

    03/09/2017 11:11:42 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2017
    Congressional staffers allegedly held their stepmother in “captivity” with violent threats in a plan to use her to access money stashed away in the Middle East. The staffers are suspected of using their positions to enrich themselves. Days before U.S. Capitol Police told House members three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police to say the Democratic staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed. A relative described the woman’s life as being completely controlled by the brothers for months while they schemed to take their father’s life...
  • Kellyanne Conway says Trump is ‘very confident’ the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill will pass

    03/08/2017 10:02:01 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2017 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Despite pushback from several conservative think tanks and Republican lawmakers, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is “very confident” the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill will pass. “President Trump is very confident about the passage of the American Health Care Act for many reasons,” Conway told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on Wednesday. “Just yesterday, here in the White House, he and the vice president invited in 35 or so whips from the House to discuss this very issue.” The Trump adviser made the comment after Hemmer pointed out that much of the opposition to the House GOP...
  • Dear GOP Congress: Do NOT betray us! Repeal ObamaCare NOW!!

    03/07/2017 4:29:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 143 replies
    We voted you in, gave you the majority in the House, the majority in Senate, delivered the presidency and soon the judiciary. You have been given a mandate to repeal ObamaCare in every election cycle since 2010. Do your job! Do not betray us! No more excuses! Screw the democrats and their unconstitutional socialist entitlement schemes! We did not vote you in to deliver ObamaCare-lite! Repeal every word of this unconstitutional boondoggle!! No more government entitlements!! The constitution clearly reserves health care to the states and the people. Feds stay OUT!! Do the job you were elected to do! Repeal...
  • Abandon ship: Conservative groups and think tanks turn on House GOP’s ObamaCare bill

    03/07/2017 1:57:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Heritage Action and the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are all thumbs down? Who said conservatives don’t stand up to Trump anymore?Here’s the statement from Heritage, which Matt Welch describes as the “in-house think tank for the Trump administration.” “In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops...
  • EXCLUSIVE: VA Watchdog Promised To Stop Misleading Congress, Then Rewrote Report To Hide Misconduct

    03/07/2017 9:34:34 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/06/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    One week after promising to keep Congress and the public “fully and currently” informed, the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rewrote a report to remove evidence that a senior VA executive tried to steer a massive government contract to her husband’s employer. Laura Eskenazi, then-vice chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), “misused her public office” by plotting with her husband Jonathan to develop a plan that could lead to a major financial “opportunity” for CACI, a government contractor that employed him. Eskenazi then sought to cover it up with “dubious” claims, according to...
  • Lawmakers expand Russian probe to include Trump’s claim of Obama-sanctioned spying

    03/05/2017 6:22:59 PM PST · by davikkm · 61 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Republican lawmakers said Sunday that they will include President Trump’s explosive claim that the Obama administration engaged in politically driven wiretapping in the congressional probes of Russian campaign meddling. Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the president’s allegation would be examined as part of the panel’s investigation. “One of the focus points of the House intelligence committee’s investigation is the U.S. government’s response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign,” Mr. Nunes said. “As such, the committee will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting...
  • Trump asks Congress to probe alleged illicit campaign investigations

    03/05/2017 7:06:38 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump is asking Congress to probe “potentially politically motivated investigations” during the 2016 campaign, the White House said Sunday. The announcement came one day after Trump took to Twitter to accuse his predecessor Barack Obama of tapping his phones ahead of the November election, without providing evidence of the explosive charge. An Obama spokesman has denied Trump’s accusation as “simply false.” In his statement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred to unspecified reports of “potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 20
  • THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON GOP CONGRESS

    03/04/2017 8:44:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/17 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP failures during the George W. Bush years contributed to the victory of the most liberal President of all-time, Barack Obama. This time, Republicans need to deliver on their mandate or they will be sent packing by the American people In early 2009, conservative activists started meeting across the country to organize the first Tea Party rallies and express their opposition to the liberal agenda of President Barack Obama. Activists were most concerned about the biggest component of the President’s agenda: the socialized healthcare plan formally known as the Affordable Care Act, but referred to as Obamacare.
  • The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation

    03/03/2017 9:05:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 3/2/2017 | Michael Tracey
    The basic formula for every breaking Trump/Russia story is essentially as follows: 1. The New York Times or Washington Post releases an article that at first blush appears extremely damning. 2. Anti-Trump pundits and Democrats react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between Trump and Russia — a smoking gun, at last. 3. Aggrieved former Clinton apparatchiks *connect the dots* in a manner eerily reminiscent of right-wing Glenn Beck-esque prognostication circa 2009. 4. Self-proclaimed legal experts rashly opine as to whether the new revelation entails some kind of criminally actionable offense. (Recall the...