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  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren’t So Sure. (Rat spat alert)

    03/19/2018 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    A few hours after Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat, claimed victory in a House race with a vow to oppose his party’s leader, Nancy Pelosi, the once-and-perhaps-future speaker was explaining to a group of female congressional candidates why she did not retire after 2016. She intended to do so after Hillary Clinton won, Ms. Pelosi recalled Wednesday at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception here. But she stayed to ensure Washington had at least one woman in power. To some lawmakers in the room who described her remarks, the message was clear: Ms. Pelosi is not going anywhere - a...
  • DC lawmaker blames Jews for bad weather (Then apologizes)

    03/19/2018 2:59:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/19/2018 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A DC lawmaker blamed a late-winter snowfall on a family of Jewish bankers — accusing them of controlling the climate and orchestrating natural disasters.</p> <p>Council member Trayon White Sr. apologized for the comments he made in a since-deleted video on his official Facebook page posted Friday morning as snow fell over the capital.</p>
  • Rep. Steve King on the Omnibus Spending Battle: ‘Let’s Fund the Whole Wall and Let’s Build It All’

    03/19/2018 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Sunday hosts Matthew Boyle and Amanda House that Congress should fund the wall in the ensuing omnibus spending battle, saying, “Let’s fund the whole wall and let’s build it all.” Rep. King told Breitbart News Sunday about the incoming omnibus spending bill that Congress has to pass before this Friday. King declared: Well, this method of governing is just so messy that it puts any member of Congress in a position where maybe you can pick one thing and then beat the drum to try to keep that from getting slipped in there....
  • Congress should 'speak out' on Russia probe, 'don’t wait for crisis': House Democrat (Schiff)

    03/18/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/18/18 | Quinn Scanlan
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that congressional members need to “speak out” now about the importance of maintaining the special counsel’s Russia investigation, before there’s a “constitutional crisis.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California was responding to a question from ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. “What would happen if the president” fired special counsel Robert Mueller? Stephanopoulos asked.
  • Abortionist: I Cut Unborn Babies’ Cords So They Can’t Scream

    03/16/2018 5:15:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 3/15/18 | Micaiah Bilger
    Every now and then, abortionists will admit publicly to the horrifying reality of what they do to unborn babies. On Sunday, Leah Torres, a Utah abortionist who is active on Twitter, responded with gruesome detail to someone criticizing her work. When someone asked Torres if she hears the screams of the babies who she aborts, she replied: “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx. I won’t apologize for performing medicine. I’m also a ‘uterus ripper outer,’ if that’s how you’d like...
  • Trump to Congress: Stop Giving Money to Sanctuary Cities

    03/13/2018 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Total Conservative ^ | March 11, 2018 | Admin
    In a speech to Pennsylvania voters this Saturday, President Donald Trump asked for Congress’s help in confronting one of the major scourges preventing his administration from enforcing the law: Sanctuary cities. “I’m calling on Congress to stop funding sanctuary cities so we can save American lives,” he said. “The funding bill should not give precious and massive taxpayer grants to cities aiding and abetting criminals. It’s what they do.” Trump was not the only member of the executive branch speaking out against sanctuary cities this weekend. In a speech at Georgetown University on Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed “activist...
  • From the GOP with love -- Trump gets gift from Russia panel (CNN Headline Implies Whitewash)

    03/13/2018 5:25:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/13/2018 | by Stephen Collinson,
    Donald Trump's friends on Capitol Hill have delivered. The President is now wielding a powerful new weapon in his war of credibility with America's spy agencies over their view that Russia helped put him in the White House, after House Republicans suddenly shuttered their probe into election meddling. "THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION," Trump wrote in an exuberant tweet on Monday night. The committee stunned Washington most by taking direct aim at the assessment...
  • Dick Morris: Why Isn’t Hillary Clinton Hauled Before Congress?

    03/13/2018 12:51:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies ^ | 3/12/18 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Why aren’t the House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees forcing Hillary Clinton to testify about the fraudulent anti-Donald Trump dossier that her campaign commissioned and paid for and her cronies recklessly peddled to the media and the FBI? We need to hear from Hillary — in public and under oath. Now. Because Hillary is the one person who knows all of the sordid details about the creation and dissemination of the devious document intended to humiliate Donald Trump and derail his election.
  • House Republicans Find No Collusion

    03/12/2018 3:23:29 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 46 replies
    AP ^ | March 12, 2018 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House intelligence committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.</p> <p>The finding is sure to please the White House and enrage panel Democrats who have not yet seen the document.</p>
  • Here’s What Congress Is Doing to Tackle School Safety

    03/12/2018 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Malcolm and Lindsey M. Burke
    In the wake of the recent horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of proposals involving federal grant programs have been offered in Congress to try to address the critical issue of school safety. Empowering states and localities to implement evidence-based programs that meet their needs represents a sensible approach. Among the proposals under consideration is the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, which has been introduced in the House by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., a former sheriff, and in the Senate by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Both House...
  • Liberals Worry Government Agencies Might Be Held Responsible For Parkland Shooting, Not The NRA

    03/12/2018 7:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    March 12, 2018 | Mike LaChance
    Local and federal authorities dropped the ball on the Parkland shooter. They are partially responsible for what happened. The NRA had nothing to do with it, but that’s who liberals want to blame. The Daily Beast recently showed just how backwards the left’s thinking is on this. See the tweet below: (at link - I have no idea how to post a tweet as it won't copy) Here’s an excerpt from The Daily Beast: A Push For Gun Control Legislation Appears Dead In Congress. Again. Meaningful reform on guns or “school safety” appears to be nearing a quiet death, just...
  • Trump’s Tariffs, Congress’ Cowardice

    03/11/2018 7:30:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    When President Trump announced he was slapping a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent toll on foreign aluminum, a friend asked me how the president could possibly possess such unilateral authority under our governmental system of checks and balances. That was my first thought, too, before surmising that our über-experienced Congress had again simply handed away its constitutional power, as is its habit, thoughtlessly — like motel matches. Writing in National Review, Jay Cost confirmed my suspicion: “Over the past 80 years, authority over tariffs, as well as over all manner of properly legislative functions,...
  • The CIA Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:16:15 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 32 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7 March 2018 | Patrick Martin
    An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history
  • I Fell in Love With the Cannabis Candidate. Then I Got Burned.

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | March 8, 2018 | Hunter Stuart
    In media interviews and on his social media pages, Wolf said he was a "former FBI agent" and "Iraq Veteran" who had also worked overseas as a "presidential envoy" with the U.S. State Department. He also claimed to be a "Professor of Human Rights" at Roosevelt University. I'm a cannabis supporter, and it was great seeing a former law enforcement guy embrace it so openly. I especially liked that Wolf spoke of the need not just to legalize it but to destigmatize it. I felt like he was someone that could represent my interests in the nation's capital as soon...
  • "Cannabis Candidate" Accused of Abuse, Misrepresenting FBI Record

    03/08/2018 4:28:01 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    The self-described “Cannabis Candidate” running for the 5th Congressional District seat has been accused by a former girlfriend and two former associates of abusive behavior. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, who has drawn national attention for a provocative campaign ad showing him smoking a joint, also caught flak on Wednesday for blowing smoke about his supposed credentials as a “former FBI agent,” when authorities say he worked as a support staffer. The abuse allegations were leveled in a Politico report quoting a former girlfriend and campaign intern who said Wolf was physically and emotionally abusive to her, claiming he once threw her...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...

    03/04/2018 9:18:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/2018 | Alicia Powe
    WASHINGTON – He’s an Italian heartthrob actor with a striking grin that makes women swoon – and he’s knows a deep secret about Hollywood that could crush the best reputations and instantly kill established careers. Many in Hollywood and the movie industry secretly support President Trump, Antonio Sabato Jr. divulged to WND, and they’re itching to take California back from the grips of socialist Democrats. In fact, behind the scenes, several Hollywood figures have expressed enthusiastic support for Sabato and his bid for Congress. “I can focus on the negative that is coming from Hollywood or focus on the positive:...
  • House Dems Push Ban on High Capacity Magazines & 205 Firearms [Bans guns able to accept magazines]

    02/27/2018 6:52:03 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 78 replies ^ | 2-27-18
    Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and numerous Democrat colleagues in the House are pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would prohibit “high capacity” magazines and 205 different firearms. The Providence Journal reports that Cicilline’s bill, HR 5087, “would prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that have a magazine or can accept a magazine that can hold more than 10 bullets, and any ammunition-feeding device that can hold more than 10 bullets.”
  • Conservative Actress Stacey Dash Is Running for Congress

    02/26/2018 1:58:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Actress and conservative activist Stacey Dash is running for Congress as a Republican candidate in California's 44th district to replace Rep. Nanette Barragan (D). Federal Election Commission documents prove it. Dash became famous for her hilarious role as Dionne in "Clueless" in 1995, where she played the best friend of Alicia Silverstone's Cher. Years later, she burst into the conservative movement, speaking out against President Obama's policies. She worked as a Fox News contributor from 2013 to 2016.In a sit down interview with Townhall in 2016 about her new book "There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative," Ms. Dash...
  • Help Rick Saccone keep Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District Republican

    02/26/2018 9:23:29 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/26/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A recent Politico story about how Democrats see their chances of winning back the House contained this telling paragraph: “Now many Democrats say they’re watching nervously as polls start to trend in Republicans’ favor — and worry they’re witnessing the beginning of a slow-motion train wreck that they have no idea how to stop.” We can make their nightmare come true; but only if we pitch in and FIGHT! We have to support Rick Saccone, Republican candidate, 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He is fighting to keep a liberal Democrat from taking our Republican seat in a special election on...