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  • Key Takeaways From James Comey’s Testimony Before Congress

    12/09/2018 9:29:00 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 12/9/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    On Saturday, Congress released the 234-page transcript of closed-door testimony from ex-FBI Director James Comey before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee the day prior. This is a summary of notable moments with page number citations so you can read for yourself. Hillary Clinton probe Comey confirmed that controversial FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page served both on the team investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the team investigating Trump-Russia connections (p. 18). Context: Strzok and Page were pulled from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe in summer 2017 after the DOJ Inspector General discovered they had exchanged many,...
  • Congress in no rush to hold themselves accountable for sexual harassment payments

    12/09/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 9, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Do you recall, back during the initial rush of the #MeToo moment, when we discovered that legislators in the House and Senate had slush funds available to pay for the silence of sexual harassment accusers? There was a general uproar over that and we were assured that the members were going to get right to work on cleaning up their act. Good times, my friends. But what happened to that project?As it turns out, not much. There were proposals written, and the House actually passed a bill, but when it hit the Senate, nobody could ever seem to agree on...
  • Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

    12/06/2018 4:21:29 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Solomon
    The whistleblower submission cited many of the same concerns as the internal legal reviews, but also alleged that evidence from foreign governments showed that some charity transactions were commercial in nature and therefore should have been taxed. The evidence amassed by the private investigators should give Congress plenty to explore at its hearing next week, and put the Trump Justice Department on the spot to answer what it has done to address concerns that the foundation’s lawyers raised and the private investigators uncovered. Quid pro quo donations, a culture of noncompliance, travel abuses and commingling of personal with charitable business...
  • John Dingell: to fix Congress, abolish the Senate

    12/06/2018 1:16:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    VOX ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    John Dingell knows a thing or two about how Congress works. First elected to the US House of Representatives at age 29 in a 1955 special election, Dingell left office in January 2015, nearly 60 years later. The last president he served with, Barack Obama, was born six years after Dingell entered office. His tenure was the longest in the history of the House or Senate, outlasting stalwarts like Strom Thurmond and Ted Kennedy by more than a decade. So his call to abolish the Senate, announced in an Atlantic excerpt from his new memoir, is pretty notable. He pairs...
  • Cortez says she paid twice as much for insurance as a waitress as she will in Congress

    12/05/2018 8:44:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/04/18 | Abigail Hess
    **SNIP** Over the weekend, the Congresswoman-elect said that the health insurance she will receive as a member of Congress will cost significantly less than the health insurance she paid for as a waitress. "In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan," the 29-year-old tweeted. "As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I'd pay as a member of Congress." Members of Congress and their staff choose a gold-level healthcare plan through the open marketplace. According to Snopes, Congress members pay approximately 28 percent of their annual healthcare premiums through pre-tax payroll deductions and...
  • Regaining Trust on Money Issues

    12/04/2018 10:27:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 4, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. Polls show that Democrats are now more trusted on balancing the budget than Republicans. That's like losing an arm wrestling contest to Nancy Pelosi. The big first step for Republicans to regain American trust on fiscal responsibility is for President Donald Trump to deliver a nationally televised prime-time speech from the Oval Office to announce an all-hands-on-deck war on Washington waste. Declare a debt-spending emergency. If Americans...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Could Pay For 2/3 Of Medicare For All With $21 Trillion We Spent On The Pentagon

    12/03/2018 9:11:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2018 | AllahPundit
    Even some lefties on Twitter are giving her the side-eye for this. Imagine how wrong you’d have to be on the numbers for defense spending for liberals to say, “You’re exaggerating the problem.” $21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.”$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T.That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.And that’s before our premiums.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 2, 2018 Note: She’s not suggesting that we’ve spent “merely” $21 trillion on defense. Clearly she’s suggesting that we’ve spent waaaaaay...
  • Pelosi, Dems to pass DREAM Act in next congress. It's their first order of business

    12/03/2018 8:51:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Rick Moran
    The probable incoming speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement on Saturday that one of the first orders of business for the new Democratic majority in the House would be to pass a DREAM Act, putting millions of children of illegal aliens on a path to citizenship. Pelosi was responding to a letter from House Democrats eager to get the DREAMers legalized as soon as possible. CBSNews: "America draws strength from our long, proud heritage as a nation of immigrants.  In the Majority, Democrats will work to reverse the Republicans' destructive anti-immigrant agenda," Pelosi said in a statement Saturday,...
  • Liz Cheney pledges to battle 'socialist set of agendas' in Democratic-controlled House.....

    12/02/2018 7:51:24 PM PST · by caww · 65 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/2/2018 | Naomi Lim
    Specifically, Cheney pointed to members of the incoming class of congressional Democrats who may implore likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to take up such an agenda. "We have a lot of Democrats now coming in who are socialists. I'm not exaggerating, they are socialists," Cheney said during a panel on Fox News Sunday. "And I think that it's very important that we actually do have very aggressive and clear policy debates. We've got to make sure that we understand the grave national security threat that's out there, as well as the threat that we're facing from the perspective of...
  • Democrats Change 181 Year-Old Rule To Allow Ilhan Omar To Wear Hijab In The House

    12/02/2018 2:33:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 159 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/2/18 | Kane
    For 181 years, the U.S. House of Representatives has imposed a ban on its members wearing head coverings. With Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, set to take her oath of office in January, that rule—which would have prohibited her wearing her customary headscarves or the hijab—is slated to change. The change was proposed jointly by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern and member-elect Ilhan Omar as part of a larger overhaul package. When Omar is sworn in next year, she will become the first federal legislator to wear a...
  • Dem Congresswoman Joins Migrant Caravan for Border Crossing, Helps Five Asylum Seekers Enter U.S.

    12/02/2018 9:06:03 AM PST · by ptsal · 45 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon (free bacon) ^ | 12-02-2018 | Aryssa Damron
    Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) joined the migrant caravan on Saturday in their attempt to cross the border, condemning President Donald Trump for "creating the crisis." She said she was able to help five asylum seekers gain access to the United States. "I was able to successfully assist 5 asylum seekers – 2 unaccompanied minors, a mother and her 9 year old child, and a young man with a serious medical condition – into the United States," she wrote in a tweet. I was able to successfully assist 5 asylum seekers – 2 unaccompanied minors, a mother and her 9...
  • Dem lawmakers call for Cohen to testify to Congress after guilty plea

    11/30/2018 6:41:26 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 | John Bowden
    Democrats in the House want Michael Cohen, the president's longtime attorney, to testify on a number of investigations they plan to launch upon taking control of the House in January. Several key House Democrats on committees such as the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told Politico that Cohen could be an invaluable witness for questions related to the Trump campaign and the president's business dealings. “He’s been at the nexus of so many different issues for so long, and given that Mr. Cohen was the president’s confidant and attorney, he knows a lot and...
  • Republicans Lost the House Due to Millennials Moving to Suburbs

    11/30/2018 6:34:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2018 | Chriss Street
    Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives this year due to a big jump in liberal Millennials moving to the suburbs to buy houses, start families, and begin the transition into conservatives. The latest Ernst & Young LLP, Research regarding the changing preferences for the Millennial age group of 18 to 34 for the period from June 2016 to June 2018, found the percentage of older Millennials between the ages of 28 to 31 that owned a home spiked from 27 to 47 percent, and the percentage of younger Millennials between the ages of 20 and 23 that...
  • Leaker James Comey fighting congressional subpoena because he claims he’s worried about GOP…leaks

    11/29/2018 4:17:28 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/29/18 | USA Features
    That’s Rich: It seems as though these days neither the Legislative or Executive branches of government are ‘permitted’ to perform their constitutional duties without the permission of the Judicial Branch, as evidenced by the number of federal court lawsuits filed by people who simply want to defy the law, Republicans in general, and the Trump administration. Leaker James Comey fighting congressional subpoena because he claims he’s worried about GOP…leaks Posted on November 29, 2018 in Congress, Congressional Testimony, Constitution, corruption, Deep State // 0 Comments Fb-Button Save inShare (National Sentinel) That’s Rich: It seems as though these days neither the...
  • House Democrats Release 2019 Legislative Schedule

    11/29/2018 11:21:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 29, 2018
    Calendar reflects accommodations for members with young families, Hoyer says House Democrats have released the chamber’s floor schedule for 2019, which includes 130 days in session over 33 weeks and was tailored to accommodate the influx of lawmakers with young families joining the House next year. “As we welcome a large class of new members, many with young families, next year’s schedule is focused on balancing time in Washington with time for Members to conduct work in their districts and spend time with their families,” incoming House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland said in a statement accompanying the...
  • When Democrats Win, Freedom Loses

    11/28/2018 2:45:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 28, 2018 | Star Parker
    The headlines about the incoming 116th Congress scream that our representation has never been so "young," so "blue," so "diverse." If diversity is about how people look, this Congress is very diverse. It's a fact that there has never been so great a number of representatives who are women and people of color. There are 124 women, 55 blacks, 43 Latinos and 15 Asians. But if diversity means diversity of thought, it's practically nonexistent. Of the 124 women, 105 are Democrats. Of the 55 blacks, all are Democrats. Of the 43 Latinos, 34 are Democrats. Of the 15 Asians, 14...
  • Trump: Hey, Who’s Up For A Government Shutdown Over The Border Wall?

    11/28/2018 10:04:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    If you believe the polling on this question, the answer is not many. That hasn’t discouraged Donald Trump from pushing a budget showdown over funding for the border wall, as Politico found out yesterday. If Trump doesn’t get $5 billion earmarked for the wall, he says he’s willing to shut down the still-unfunded parts of the government … which includes border security, even if the $5 billion doesn’t: Nine days ahead of a deadline that could trigger a partial government shutdown, with no solution in sight, the president told POLITICO in a Tuesday Oval Office interview that he is...
  • The House vs. Donald Trump

    11/28/2018 8:39:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2018 | John Dietricht
    In January 2019 the newly elected House of Representatives will begin its work.  The Democrats will demonstrate what a legislative branch is capable of doing even though it is in control of only one house of the legislature.  Adam Schiff will chair the House Intelligence Committee, Jerrold Nadler will chair the House Judiciary Committee, Maxine Waters will be the chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, and Elijah Cummings will be in control of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  They will be united in one task: destroy President Trump. Rep. Adam Schiff claims that he will be doing a 'deep dive' into Saudi Arabia’s...
  • Virgil: Amazon and the Geography of Plutocracy — How the Rich and Blue Get Richer...

    11/24/2018 7:19:19 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Virgil
    Moreover, as we also know, the gentrification of the cities has actually made these places more liberal and more Democratic. Yes, in a complete inversion from the past pattern, the Democrats are now the party of the rich. That’s why, in 2016, nine of the ten richest states voted for Hillary Clinton, while nine of the ten poorest states voted for Donald Trump. The enrichment of the Democrats was even more pronounced in the voting this year: In First Things, Williams College political scientist Darel E. Paul points out that of the 66 richest Congressional districts in the country, the...
  • Following Comey Subpoena, Goodlatte Confirms Lynch Ordered To Appear As Well

    11/23/2018 3:29:46 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    News Pig ^ | 11-23-2018
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) confirmed in a Friday statement that he has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The subpoenas came early, as they were previously expected on November 29 and December 5, as reported by CNN‘s Manu Raju. While Comey revealed his subpoena in a Thanksgiving tweet – stating he plans to resist a “closed door” testimony (during which confidential information could be discussed), Goodlatte’s confirmation is the first we have learned of Lynch’s order to appear. Comey was ordered to appear on December 3 at...