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  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon headlines 'Red Tide Rising' rally in Elma (New York)

    10/17/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Robert J. McCarthy
    Steve Bannon, the onetime close adviser to Donald Trump with wide appeal among the president’s supporters, will highlight an Elma campaign rally on Oct. 24 in a sign of the GOP’s escalating effort to excite its base and turn out the vote on Election Day. Bannon will appear with local Republican candidates at 4:30 p.m. at the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Co, 1071 Jamison Road, according to organizer Michael R. Caputo. “It’s a ‘Red Tide Rising’ rally to get out the vote for all Republican candidates in the region,” said Caputo, an East Aurora political consultant and CNN commentator associated...
  • Pelosi Outlines Dems’ Priorities if They Take House: Gun Control, Immigration

    10/16/2018 5:11:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the Democrats would prioritize new gun control legislation and protecting illegal immigrants if they regain control of the House of Representatives after the midterms next month. Democrats will look to pass a gun background check bill and protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Pelosi told Politico.
  • Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

    10/16/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Paul LeBlanc
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forward with two hearings for judicial nominees during the congressional recess despite their objections. "It's unfair to the nominees, who have already flown to Washington D.C. and made travel arrangements for their families to further delay this hearing," Grassley said in his letter to the committee's top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, pointing to previous postponements for hearings. "And it's unfair to the American people." "As a result of Democratic delay tactics, there are now 154 current and future judicial vacancies, 63 of which are classified...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan’s Vision If Republicans Maintain the Majority And He’s The Next Speaker of the House

    10/15/2018 3:35:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Posted: Oct 14, 2018 1:31 PM | Alex Nitzberg
    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) believes the Republicans will maintain their majority in the House through the November midterm elections—achieving that victory is “priority number one” he said during an interview with Townhall. If that mission is accomplished, Rep. Jordan hopes to succeed outgoing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next Speaker of the House—and if he’s successful in his bid for the Speakership, his objective is to follow through on that which voters were promised, he explained, to “do what we said.” This entails exercising the “political will” to fight for the issues that American citizens elected them to fight...
  • Kevin McCarthy: George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer ‘Trying to Buy our Government’ [Video]

    10/15/2018 1:36:19 AM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    MCCARTHY: Just think the three individuals who are funding the Democratic Party, George Soros, you’ve got Michael Bloomberg, it’s not just $80 million into the House, he put another $20 million to try to win the Senate, then Tom Steyer, more than a $120 million he’s spent trying to win. His win goal is to try to impeach President Trump. He brags that his impeachment list is bigger than the NRA list. Those three individuals are trying to buy our government in this process.
  • Girdusky: White Working-Class Millennials Give Republicans Edge in Critical House Races

    10/11/2018 7:59:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2018 | Ryan Girdusky
    The New York Times and Siena College has done live polling throughout the country in swing congressional districts. Several districts that have a large population of white-working class voters have seen an interesting trend: millennials are breaking towards the Republican candidate...West Virginia’s Third Congressional District...Ohio’s First District...Virginia’s Second District...Maine’s Second District...Virginia’s Seventh District...Illinois’ 12th district...Minnesota’s Eighth District...
  • Before and now Net worth of Congress

    10/11/2018 6:03:23 PM PDT · by In God I trust · 4 replies
    N/A | 10/11/2018 | inGodi trust
    Okay long time freepers, I need some help it it will come from someone that has been here at least 6 years. There was a list graphic on a thread that showed approx. 15 congressmen and it had on it each pol's Net worth when elected and Net worth after 4+ years. It was a staggering list that showed you just how much money gets paid to our supposed servants that serve us. On top of the list was a congress woman (this is no lie) who came in with a net worth in just 6 figures and I believe...
  • GOP complaint targets Polis’ investment in medical tourism ( Colorado )

    10/11/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    A Republican allegation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis invested in a company benefited by his work as a congressman is now a formal complaint. Former Secretary of State Gessler, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office on behalf of Kristina Cook, a Denver County Republican Party official and conservative radio personality. She and Gessler allege that Polis failed to disclose in his official paperwork that he had invested between $5 million and $25 million in BridgeHealth Medical Inc. “This failure to report his interest in BridgeHealth is not a...
  • RASUMUSSEN: Generic Congressional Ballot Is All Tied Up (BLUE FLUSH!!!)

    10/10/2018 5:56:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 10, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 With less than a month to Election Day, the Generic Congressional Ballot is now dead even. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Another 45% would opt for the Republican. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Last week, 47% of voters said they would choose the Democratic candidate while 42% said they would choose the Republican. It is unclear whether the...
  • Gallup: Only 20% Have 'Great Deal/Quite a Lot' of Confidence in TV News; 11% in Congress

    10/10/2018 1:10:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    In its annual survey on "Confidence in Institutions," Gallup found that only 20% of Americans had a "great deal/quite a lot" of confidence in television news and only 23% had such confidence in newspapers. . . . In an update, Gallup emphasized that strong confidence in higher education has declined, from 57% in 2015 to 48% in 2018, a drop of 9 percentage points. "No other institution has shown a larger drop in confidence over the past three years than higher education," reported Gallup.
  • Manufacturing Jobs +18,000 in September

    10/07/2018 3:15:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 5, 2018 | 8:46 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Manufacturing jobs increased by 18,000 in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In August, according to the new BLS numbers, there were 12,729,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. In September, there were 12,747,000. …
  • Justice Kavanaugh may be headed for impeachment if Democrats win a House majority

    10/06/2018 2:11:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2018 | Michael Starr Hopkins, Clinton and Obama Aide
    The Senate narrowly approved Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court on Saturday on a 50-48 vote, but serious questions remain about allegations against him of sexual misconduct and lying under oath. These might lead to his impeachment if Democrats win control of one or both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections. At this point, any impeachment effort against Kavanaugh would be premature – and couldn’t realistically begin as long as Democrats are in the minority in the House. Instead, a real, in-depth FBI investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh is needed. This investigation should not have a time limit...
  • Kavanaugh vote: What time, what channel, how to watch Saturday’s confirmation vote

    10/06/2018 6:33:23 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 174 replies
    who ^ | 10/6/2018 | Debbie Lord
    What’s going on now: Senators – mostly Democrats, who have said they plan to use the 30 hours of debate granted by the cloture motion – have been delivering speeches to a nearly empty chamber since midday Friday. The speeches will likely continue through Saturday, up until the call for the vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. What time: The vote will come at the end of the 30-hour period that began on Friday at 10:52 a.m. EDT. The vote is expected to be taken sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. What channel: Cable news networks and network channels will...
  • House Democrat Suggests His Party Will Further Investigate Kavanaugh After The Midterms

    10/06/2018 8:59:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 6, 2018 | Chris White
    A New York Democrat in line to take up the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said he is planning to open an investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if his party wins back the House after midterms. . . “It is not something we are eager to do,” Nadler said. “But the Senate having failed to do its proper constitutionally mandated job of advice and consent, we are going to have to do something to provide a check and balance, to protect the rule of law and to protect the legitimacy of one of our most important institutions.”
  • Senate set for rare all-night session ahead of Kavanaugh vote

    10/05/2018 4:40:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate is expected to stay in session all night Friday as senators brace for a final vote Saturday afternoon on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The Senate voted 51-49 earlier Friday to advance Kavanaugh's nomination. Under the chamber's rules, senators have an additional 30 hours to debate his nomination before a final vote takes place. Senators are expected to burn up the 30 hours of debate by staying up all night to give speeches on Kavanaugh's nomination from the Senate floor. A spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they believed Democrats wanted to speak from the Senate...
  • Poll: Dems have 2-point lead on generic ballot for control of Congress (BLUE FLUSH!!!)

    10/05/2018 10:36:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Democrats hold a 2-point lead over Republicans when asked by registered voters which party that want to control Congress after November’s midterm elections, according to a new IBD/TIPP poll released Thursday, a sharp decrease from previous iterations of the survey. The new IBD/TIPP poll shows 45 percent of registered voters said they would prefer for Democrats to regain control of the House and Senate, compared to the 43 percent who want to see the GOP maintain leadership. The Democrats' number is down from last month, when the party held a massive 11-point lead on the same question, where 50 percent...
  • Kavanaugh has 51 votes for cloture -- Murkowski no, Manchin, Collins, Flake yes

    10/05/2018 7:53:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 271 replies
    Bloomberg | October 5, 2018 10:51 AM
    No link from Bloomberg allowed -- story here.
  • KAVANAUGH CLOTURE VOTE THREAD 10:30 AM ET (CSPAN-2)

    10/05/2018 6:40:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 372 replies
    SENATE JUST GAVELED IN. CLOTURE VOTE TODAY.
  • Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono [tr]

    10/05/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Full Title: Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono 'in light of recently uncovered information' "In addition to the evidence I requested in my October 2 letter," Grassley continued in his letter, "in light of recently uncovered information, please turn over records and descriptions of direct or indirect communications between Dr. Ford or her representatives and any of the following: (1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses...
  • Ben Sasse Wants Your Respect While Simultaneously Voting for Kavanaugh (The Left losing their mind)

    10/04/2018 10:32:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 4, 2018 | Ryan Bort
    The Nebraska Republican gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor before returning to business as usual Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) gave a little performance on the Senate floor last night. As Sasse and his colleagues waited to receive the FBI’s report on its investigation into the sexual assault claims made against Brett Kavanaugh, the Republican from Nebraska took to the podium to talk about how friends of his have been raped, how the #MeToo movement is “a good thing” and how President Trump’s mockery of Christine Blasey Ford earlier this week was unacceptable. “We all know that the president...