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  • Presidential Power Over Immigration

    02/16/2018 8:36:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/16/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    Does the President have authority over immigration? That question cannot be answered by quoting a particular article, section, and clause. The Constitution must be applied. First, we must consider whether immigration involves a power delegated to the federal government. The answer to that question is yes and no. The authority to create “a uniform Rule of Naturalization” is vested in the federal government. However, not everything our federal government currently considers as immigration falls under this delegation. The power over foreign immigration is delegated through Article 1 section 8 clause 4; “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Because it...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • Dem Rep Predicts Pelosi Will Not Be Party Leader in 2019

    02/15/2018 4:14:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/2018 | Conor Beck
    Democratic opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has been increasing both in public and behind the scenes in recent months, and now even some of the minority leader's supporters predict she will soon step aside. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell (N.J.) told the Atlantic he expects Pelosi to step down from leadership next year, no matter who wins the House. "She would love nothing more than to win, and then she’ll get out," Pascrell said. A number of Democratic lawmakers and insiders spoke to the Atlantic both on and off the record about the desire among some Democrats...
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans moving to the left of Obama on immigration, will lose majority

    02/15/2018 8:05:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that if Republicans pass an immigration plan that allows citizenship they will lose the majority in Congress this November. “Mark my words, if Republican majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people, do amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both houses of Congress,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on Fox News.
  • 2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR (US Lawmakers)

    02/14/2018 8:46:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Free North Korea Radio ^ | 2018/02/15 | many US lawmakers
    2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR: MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN ALAN LOWENTHAL OF CALIFORNIA “I’m United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal; Today, I am happy to join with you, the people of North Korea and the Republic of Korea, as well as Koreans around the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year, as we move into the Year of the Dog. I am proud to represent an area in the American state of California that is home to a large and vibrant Korean-American community. This year we all join in celebration and excitement on the news that both North...
  • Trump Threatens to Veto Immigration Bills that Don’t Meet His Demands

    02/14/2018 11:46:58 AM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    President Trump on Wednesday called on lawmakers to oppose a series of bipartisan efforts to address immigration and resolve the fate of the so-called “Dreamers,” demanding fealty to his hard-line approach even as more moderate senators converged on a narrower approach. Senators in both parties are racing against a self-imposed, end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win broad support by increasing border security while at the same time offering a path to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States as children. Members of a bipartisan group calling itself the Common Sense Coalition said they have reached a deal...
  • Congressional candidate busted trying to hawk stolen ring

    02/14/2018 8:43:42 AM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Stephanie Pagones
    A congressional candidate from Wisconsin was busted by the NYPD in her home state when she tried to hawk a ring she ripped off from a Manhattan jewelry store, police said. Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — ordered a $4,800 ring from Mikaelians Jewelry on West 47th Street in Midtown on September 19. But Germanotta, 36, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman,” claimed the ring she received was not to her liking, and requested her money back, police said. Instead of sending the real ring...
  • Alarm bells are ringing on the federal debt

    02/13/2018 5:54:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/18 | Thomas Binion
    If you’re reading The Hill, chances are you’ve heard the scary statistics or doomsday predictions about government spending. Or you’re heard it from the Congressional Budget office or Congressional Research Service or CBS, or you’ve heard it from House Speaker Paul Ryan or Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. In short, there is no shortage of professionals sounding the alarm over spending. If you’re like me, each time you’ve heard those, you’ve wondered, “How is that possible?” or “How did we get here?” or “If that were true, Congress wouldn’t be getting away with it.” Well, it’s...
  • McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal

    02/10/2018 5:38:30 AM PST · by Cheerio · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Sean Moran
    On the day of the latest government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year $300 billion, 652-page budget under 18 hours, much to the dismay of conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) struck a deal on Wednesday to fund the government for two years, featuring substantial increases in domestic and defense spending. Both the House and Senate passed the $300 billion two-year budget on Friday morning, halting a temporary government shutdown. The House passed a stop-gap spending bill on Tuesday that funded the government through March 23; the bill funded the Defense Department for...
  • Maxine Waters Praises Pelosi's 8 Hour Speech As 'The Most Profound' (in the history of Congress)

    02/08/2018 6:23:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2018 | Amber Randall
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters described an eight-hour speech given by her colleague House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as "the most profound one minute," Wednesday. Waters, of California, praised Pelosi for refusing to yield her minute on the House floor and for speaking eight hours on the importance of voting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • #MeToo-Supporting Politician Accused of Groping Male Staffer

    02/08/2018 5:30:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    A California politician — who has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement — is reportedly under investigation after a former male staffer accused her of groping him. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly cornered the then-25-year-old staffer in the dugout in 2014 after the annual state assembly softball game and squeezed his butt, according to Politico. The staffer, Daniel Fierro, told the newspaper that he “extricated himself” from the situation before the assemblywomen could grab his crotch.
  • FBI Withheld Notes From Their Interviews With Christopher Steele From Senate Judiciary Committee

    02/08/2018 1:06:19 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 8, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Comey is in hot water. The unredacted memo reveals the FBI misled the FISA court about Christopher Steele’s contacts with media outlets. Acording to the Senate Judiciary criminal referral, Steele lied to the FBI about his contacts with the media such as Yahoo News and Mother Jones. Steele previously told the FBI that he had not spoken to the media. Grassley reveals the FBI KNEW Steele lied about his contact with media outlets, yet they DID NOT disclose this very pertinent information to the FISA court.
  • A GOP House, a GOP Senate, and a GOP President cannot cut a penny in spending

    02/08/2018 10:05:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2018 | Ed Straker
    The budget agreement reached by the Republican House and Republican Senate would increase spending over $500 billion over the next two years. It does not appear to cut a penny from domestic spending; in fact, along with military increases, it increases domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. Basically, what happened is that the Democrats held military spending hostage so that they not only protected all their favorite spending programs but got huge increases for them. According to outlines of the budget plan circulated by congressional aides, existing spending caps would be raised by a combined $296 billion through...
  • The Clown Show

    02/08/2018 9:45:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    It doesn’t take much for liberals to lose their cool, or their minds. Pretty much all you have to do is disagree with them politically, then duck and cover. But this week saw more than the usual share of insanity from our friends on the left, which is worthy of note.The release of the memo from the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee must’ve put a bur under the saddle of their instability because since Friday they’ve been in full gallop of crazy, unable or unwilling to stop.First, the Democrats on the committee, after claiming the release of the...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...
  • THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT An Interim Report

    02/07/2018 2:58:54 PM PST · by smileyface · 110 replies
    Executive Summary Given the recent interest in Congress’s and this Committee’s oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI’s investigation of classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, this interim majority staff report serves as an update on actions we have taken and what we have learned to date. As the Committee continues to investigate, Chairman Johnson has requested additional documents and materials from the Justice Department. The FBI is the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, and it is crucial that the public has full faith and confidence in its integrity and...
  • Senate leaders agree to two-year budget deal

    02/07/2018 11:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/2018 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced a deal with Senate Democrats to fund the government and set spending levels for defense and nondefense programs over the next two years. The legislation would avert a government shutdown on Friday, when federal funding is due to expire, and boost defense and nondefense programs. It also lifts the debt ceiling to March 2019, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hailed as a decision that would move Congress away from "crisis-to-crisis budgeting." The deal is backed by McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and will almost certainly be...
  • Senate leaders see two-year budget deal within their grasp [No more spending caps]

    02/07/2018 7:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2018 | Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner
    Top Senate leaders were working Tuesday to finalize a sweeping long-term budget deal that would include a defense spending boost President Trump has long demanded alongside an increase in domestic programs championed by Democrats. As negotiations for the long-term deal continued, the House passed a short-term measure that would fund the government past a midnight Thursday deadline and avert a second partial shutdown in less than a month.
  • Effective immediately: House bans sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers

    02/06/2018 6:25:12 PM PST · by Enterprise · 63 replies
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/ ^ | 2-6-18 | Jana J. Pruet
    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved H. Res. 724, a measure that prohibits sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers. The bill, pushed by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), is the first significant step toward changing the system that has faced numerous sexual misconduct scandals against lawmakers in recent months amid the nationwide #MeToo movement. The measure is effective immediately, according to the Washington Post. The bill affects the House only.
  • House Votes To Force Lawmakers to Pay for Their Own Sexual Harassment Settlements

    02/06/2018 2:09:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Tuesday, the House passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) that makes significant changes to the way that allegations of sexual harassment will be handled in Congress. The most significant reform in Speier’s bill (officially known as the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act ) appears to be a provision that forces lawmakers to pay back the U.S. Treasury when settling sexual harassment claims, a change that has drawn widespread support across ideological boundaries. Other popular provisions in the bill prohibit senators and representatives from dipping into their congressional office funds to pay off...