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  • Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

    12/14/2017 10:23:07 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2017 | TIM ALBERTA and RACHAEL BADE
    Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax code passed on a partisan tally of 227 to 205. As the deciding votes were cast—recorded in green on the black digital scoreboard suspended above the floor—the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, threw his head back and slammed his hands together. Soon he was engulfed in a sea of dark suits, every Republican lawmaker wanting to slap him on the shoulder and be a part of his moment. Ryan was the man...
  • Trump’s best counter strategy against alleged sexual misconduct: Scorched-earth political war

    12/14/2017 6:35:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    American ^ | December 14, 2017 | Keith Edwards
    Given that the Russian collusion strategy seems to be falling apart by the minute, the only strategy Democrats have left to try and defeat President Trump in 2020 is to push the sexual abuser narrative - which proved to work well for them in Alabama. Democrats saw what political damage this strategy did to Roy Moore in just a few short months, and are confident it will wreak major political havoc over the next few years on President Trump. One way for President Trump to counter this impending sex abuse strategy is to fight fire with fire - and he...
  • Republicans fear deep losses in 2018 elections

    12/13/2017 6:13:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    After years of strong gains in states across the country, Republicans now fear they stand to lose hundreds of state legislative seats in next year’s midterm elections if there is a significant voter backlash against President Trump. Any losses would come at the worst time: Just ahead of the redistricting process that begins with the 2020 census.
  • WATCH: Dogs dress up for ‘Howliday’ party at the U.S. Capitol

    12/12/2017 9:10:43 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | December 12, 2017 | Kate Winkle
    A Christmas party for the canines happened Monday in the nation’s capital. A few members of congress and staffers were there, too. It was all for the first-ever “bi-pawtisan howliday” party — in which House members and their staff brought their dogs to the U.S. Capitol. Dogs big and small showed up in their best outfits. Some sported full-on elf costumes or reindeer antlers, while others went with festive collars instead. Rep. Lamar Smith from Texas hosted the bash alongside two representatives from Florida.
  • Time for Congress to enhance its contempt authority

    12/11/2017 6:30:23 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies ^ | 12/11/17 | Jonathan Turley
    (snip) --- An extraordinary thing is happening in Washington. A congressional committee is preparing a contempt citation for the failure to turn over documents to the House Intelligence Committee. That, itself, is not particularly new, but the target is. Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman (R-Calif.) is drafting a resolution that would target two high-ranking officials, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a Republican administration. While members often proclaim their fealty to legislative oversight, it is a principle that seems to ebb and flow with the party affiliation of the president. When the White House is...
  • Mika Questions Honesty of Franken Accusers, Wonders ‘If It Happened’

    12/08/2017 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 8, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, the MSNBC show’s hosts and guests spent most of their broadcast mourning the announced resignation of Minnesota Senator Al Franken from Congress in the wake of over half a dozen allegations of sexual assault against him. In a stunning display of hypocrisy, MSNBC’s liberal morning pundits went to extraordinary lengths to cast doubt on the women who have accused Franken of sexual misconduct, violating the network’s own oft-repeated standards for Republican and conservative politicians.New York Times writer Bari Weiss was even brought on to complain about how “some innocent people are going to go down” as...
  • MSNBC Touts GOP Guest Who Switched to Democratic Party

    12/08/2017 4:18:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Velshi and Ruhle show, MSNBC co-hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle gave a forum to frequent MSNBC guest Kurt Bardella -- known for being a Republican who trashes his right-leaning former client Breitbart News -- so that he could discuss his decision to finally officially switch to the Democratic party. The move will be no shock to those who have observed his appearances on MSNBC in which he has hyperbolcally claimed that the white racist rally in Charlottesville "is the Republican Party," and has even taken liberal policy positions on issues like gun control.MSNBC Hosts Frequent GOP Guest...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks [R-AZ] Expected to Resign [ed]

    12/07/2017 2:38:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Dem strategist: LOTS more [Congress] sex predators are about to be EXPOSED [tr] [ed]

    12/07/2017 1:02:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarad D.
    According to Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo, the dam is about to burst wide open. Well, wider: Michael Trujillo @mikehtrujillo SOURCES: @CNN and @washingtonpost working on exposing 20-30 congressional members 4 sexual harassment. #DC
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns
  • GOP Congressmen Call for Investigation of FBI's 'Special' Treatment of Hillary Clinton

    12/07/2017 6:51:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/6/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    Six Republican members of Congress held a press conference today and called for an investigation of the FBI's policies in applying "special" treatment to some of its investigations, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of a personal computer server and her deletion of thousands of government emails. The congressmen, in a statement, noted former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's remarks that the bureau's investigation of Clinton's misuse of a personal email server was "referred to as 'special'" and that "the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team." At the...
  • House Roll Call: Impeachment

    12/06/2017 4:40:06 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 37 replies
    Bristol HeraldCourier ^ | December 6, 2017 | Self
    The 364-58 roll call Wednesday by which the House killed a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. A "Yes" vote is a vote to kill the resolution.Voting yes were 126 Democrats and 238 Republicans. Voting No were 58 Democrats and 0 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. Present denotes those who voted they were "present" at the time of the vote but did not vote yes or no on the issue. There are 2 vacancies in the 435-member House. ALABAMA – All Yes ALASKA – Yes ARIZONA – All Yes ARKANSAS – All Yes CALIFORNIA – Dems who voted No:...
  • Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab. Here’s What Must Come Next.

    12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Anderson
    Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations. The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahns’ calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut. This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown...
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation. “Improving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety,” Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the state’s largest city...
  • Pelosi Calls Tax Bill 'Armageddon'

    12/04/2017 6:35:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 4, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi likes to describe the GOP tax reform legislation as the #GOPTaxScam. The #GOPTaxScam is one of the worst bills to be brought to the floor in the history of the United States. We will fight with everything we have to stop this bill from becoming the law of the land.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 4, 2017 Yet, she took it several steps further Monday, calling the Republican plan “the end of the world," according to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram. "This is Armageddon,” she added.She quickly walked it back. Pelosi tries to clean up her apocalyptic...
  • Confidential informant wasn’t interviewed prior to indictments on Russian nuclear bribery case

    11/30/2017 2:08:54 PM PST · by SSS Two · 8 replies
    Sara A. Carter ^ | Sara Carter
    DOJ tells Senate Judiciary confidential informant wasn’t interviewed prior to indictments on Russian nuclear bribery case “In all my years as a federal prosecutor I would not have ever filed an indictment without interviewing the main witness,” said Victoria Toensing, attorney for William Campbell Jr., former confidential informant. Department of Justice prosecutors did not interview a confidential informant and main witness in a Russian nuclear industry bribery and laundering case in 2014, prior to issuing its indictments against the defendants, this reporter has learned. This “oversight” was disclosed in a briefing by the Department of Justice to the Senate Judiciary...
  • In 1 Chart, the Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

    12/03/2017 8:24:12 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 3, 2017 | Adam Michel
    The House and Senate have now each passed different versions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...The bills now head to a conference committee where a unified bill will be crafted. Here are some of the major differences you need to know about.
  • NBC Complains Senate GOP Not Seeking Input from Dems in Tax Plans

    11/30/2017 8:32:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | November 30, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    With the Senate GOP on the verge of passing their version of tax reform on Thursday, NBC Nightly News continued their week-long series where they claimed to break down the tax bills. But in reality, they only sought to stoke the fears of those who weren’t familiar with it. “Once aligned with the House version, it will affect your take-home pay as it adds new credits, takes away some popular deductions and slashes corporate taxes,” announced Anchor Lester Holt at the top of the program, as Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt bemoaned how Democrats had no input.After Holt suggested that...
  • With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken

    11/30/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by leaymane · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the “reckoning” over workplace sexual harassment. Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates. But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall. Democrats are currently bowing to reality...