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  • David Bellavia will serve the country, but not in Congress

    10/20/2019 3:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    WBEN ^ | 10/20/19 | Tim Wenger
    “My country needs me. My army has given me an opportunity to serve" After a great deal of contemplation, soul-searching and consultation with area political leaders, David Bellavia will sit out running for Congress in NY27. Bellavia has long been considered to be the frontrunner if he were to run and has been the subject of intense speculation by the candidates who are already declared and some who are contemplating a run for the seat vacated recently by Chris Collins. The decision, now that it is known, will likely again unleash another political tidal wave as both declared and undeclared...
  • Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won't seek reelection

    10/19/2019 11:22:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Republican Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.), who this week refused to rule out impeaching President Trump, announced Saturday that he won't seek reelection. Rooney revealed his decision in a Fox News interview. A spokesman for Rooney confirmed to The Hill that the lawmaker won't run for a third-term. "I don't think I really do and I don't think I really want one," Rooney said in the interview when asked if he needed a third term. Rooney said he came to Congress to secure money for Everglades projects and for an offshore drilling ban to protect Florida. "I thought it might take...
  • CA Rep. Katie Hill (D) Allegedly Involved Female Staffer In 2-Yr ‘Throuple’ Relationship

    10/19/2019 7:54:45 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    RedState/Twitter ^ | 10-18-2019 | Jennifer Van Lar
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, shared with Elle in a June 2019 interview a quote from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the Committee “that has stuck with her.” ... Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.
  • Democrat Congresswoman Allegedly Had 'Throuple' Affair With Young Female Staffer

    10/18/2019 7:15:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    Multiple confidential sources told our sister site RedState that freshman Congresswoman Katie Hill of California, who is also the Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, had "a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer." Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep. Heslep and the staffer, according to text messages...
  • House, Senate members drum up support for compensating college athletes

    10/18/2019 5:36:27 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 72 replies
    ESPN ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Dan Murphy
    "The reality is Congress is going to act," U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Wednesday. "We're coming for you, [NCAA]." Romney participated in a roundtable discussion with several other politicians, advocates and others involved in the sports world such as NFL Players Association attorney Joe Briggs and ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. Romney told ESPN he was committed to finding a better way to compensate college athletes.
  • Congress fails again to stop Trump from using military money for his border wall

    10/17/2019 2:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Congress fell short Thursday in its second attempt to end the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure money for his proposed border wall. Both chambers of Congress have passed measures to block Trump’s declaration twice since the president took the step in March, prompting two vetoes. Lawmakers failed to override the second veto Thursday as the GOP-held Senate could not muster the two-thirds majority needed. The chamber voted by a 53-36 margin to end the emergency. Ten Republicans voted with Democrats in supporting the resolution. Democrats and some Republicans have accused the president of overreaching and disregarding Congress’...
  • Against impeachment, protesters urge Congress to 'let Trump do his job'

    10/17/2019 1:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Tyler Olson
    Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to show support for President Trump and demand that Congress stop the impeachment inquiry that's moving at breakneck speed through the House of Representatives. The "March for Trump" rally, organized by the pro-Trump group Women for America First, started at Freedom Plaza before marching to the Capitol Building's West Lawn. On a brisk fall day with a gusty wind that lifted dozens of pro-Trump flags held by protesters dressed in red, white and blue, speakers and attendees extolled Trump's successes and railed against impeachment depositions that have...
  • How Many Times Could Donald Trump Be Impeached?

    10/16/2019 8:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | October 16, 2019 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Laurence Tribe explains why Congress should aim to work at three speeds. On this week’s Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick spoke to Laurence Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard, about some of the legal questions the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s behavior has brought up. A portion of that conversation, which has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity, is below. Dahlia Lithwick: We’ve had quite anxious listener mail this week saying, what does Congress do? What teeth can Congress put into a system where essentially the nihilist argument has been made—“I spit on your system, your system does not...
  • Pelosi, Schiff defend impeachment probe, lack of formal floor vote

    10/16/2019 3:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Benjamin Siegel
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff expressed confidence in Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry and efforts to obtain records and testimony from the Trump administration in court, while defending their inquiry from Republican criticism. Pelosi defended their timeline, without providing any new updates on Tuesday, and dismissed questions about Republican calls for a formal floor vote. "I'm not concerned about anything," she said. Republicans "can't defend the president so they're going to process."
  • Gallup: Congress Approval, Support for Impeaching Trump Both Up

    10/16/2019 10:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/16/2019 | Justin McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives work through an impeachment inquiry regarding alleged abuses of office by President Donald Trump, approval of Congress is now at 25%. That is up from 18% in September, prior to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the impeachment inquiry following news of possible wrongdoing by the president in communications with Ukraine. The increase in approval of Congress over the past month is the result of a 15-percentage-point jump among Democrats (from 19% to 34%) as well as a smaller increase among independents (from 19% to 25%). Republicans' rating of Congress...
  • Why Is Speaker Pelosi Delaying a Full House Vote on the Impeachment Inquiry?

    10/16/2019 8:31:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/16/2019 | Rick Moran
    Despite all the headlines and breathless commentary on impeachment from the media, House Democrats have yet to hold a vote that would formally -- constitutionally -- authorize an impeachment inquiry.What is Speaker Nancy Pelosi worried about?Last week, she seem poised to bring the issue of impeachment to the floor of the House for a vote. But yesterday, Pelosi decided to once again delay a vote,The Hill: After back-to-back meetings with party leaders and then the full caucus, Pelosi announced that no such vote would take place. Democratic aides emphasized, however, that the process remains fluid and that Pelosi may reverse course and stage...
  • Why Democrats are sure Adam Schiff is the perfect person to take on Trump

    10/14/2019 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Jonathan Allen
    The chairman of the House Intel committee, who is leading the impeachment inquiry, couldn't be more different than his prey. No one understands the political perils of impeaching a president quite like Rep. Adam Schiff. In 2000, he won a House seat centered in the north Los Angeles suburbs of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena by defeating Republican incumbent James Rogan, a colorful and camera-loving former prosecutor who had become nationally prominent as a House manager of President Bill Clinton's impeachment. While Schiff concentrated on district-specific issues, Rogan's high profile in going after Clinton made it easier to portray him as...
  • Collins: Schiff wants interviews kept secret because Dems ‘can’t win this in the public eye’

    10/14/2019 1:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    House committees are expected to continue their series of closed-door transcribed interviews as part of their impeachment-related investigation of President Trump this week, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. claims the secrecy is due to the Democratic majority not wanting the public to know that the testimony does not support their narrative. Earlier this month, former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch went before Democrat-led committees to face questions about President Trump and whether he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping investigate Joe and Hunter...
  • Chelsea Clinton could run for Nita Lowey’s seat in Congress

    10/11/2019 11:53:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 10, 2019 | Marisa Schultz
    The retirement of longtime New York Rep. Nita Lowey could open the door for a political newcomer with big political name — Chelsea Clinton. “Is Chelsea Clinton going to make her move?” one New York Democrat asked shortly after learning of Lowey’s retirement. Page Six first reported in 2016 that the former first daughter was being groomed for the 17th district seat. The district includes Rockland County and portions of Westchester, including the Chappaqua home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. “Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand,” a source said at the time. A spokesman for the...
  • Zugzwang: Why Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Hold an Impeachment Vote

    10/10/2019 8:42:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/10/2019 | Paul Curry
    Anything worth doing is worth doing right, or so Hunter S. Thompson would say. Clearly Nancy Pelosi is not a fan of the late gonzo journalist. If she were to adopt that simple belief, perhaps the country could move on from the most recent and ridiculous manufactured impeachment crisis. If Nancy Pelosi were interested in doing things the right way, she would hold a vote on the House floor to open an impeachment inquiry. A vote that was held for the Clinton impeachment inquiry, a vote that was held for the Nixon impeachment inquiry, but a vote that Pelosi refuses...
  • Fmr Schumer aide claims Trump will be impeached, urges House to hold full vote to begin Senate trial

    10/10/2019 3:42:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Radio host Christopher Hahn predicted Wednesday that President Trump will ultimately be impeached and he called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a floor vote on the matter. Hahn, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "The Ingraham Angle" he is awaiting a potential U.S. Senate trial in which Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts would oversee the proceedings. He dismissed Republicans' criticisms of the impeachment inquiry process, telling host Laura Ingraham there is nothing untoward about what's going on in Congress. "This is basically the grand jury portion of this investigation, and in...
  • Joe Biden's Family Has Been Getting Rich off His Political Career for Decades

    10/09/2019 2:07:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/9/2019 | Matt Margolis
    On Wednesday, The Intercept published a lengthy and detailed exposé on how Joe Biden's family has financially benefited from his career in politics. While Democrats pursue impeachment of Trump for defeating Hillary in 2016, the Democrats are ignoring a huge problem: when Hunter Biden’s career is scrutinized, it clearly shows "that he, along with Joe Biden’s brother James, has been trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication — and sometimes the explicit argument — that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of Joe Biden." In 1973, one year after...
  • Schiff: Preventing Sondland from testifying is strong evidence of obstruction; (T)

    10/08/2019 5:22:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 10/8/2019 | unknown
    Full header: Schiff: Preventing Sondland from testifying is strong evidence of obstruction; Update: Dems to subpoena Sondland Ed is exactly right about Trump’s strategy in holding Sondland back, I think. He’s going to boycott the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on grounds of procedural unfairness — namely, there hasn’t been a formal House vote to open the inquiry, which would have given Republican members more power over the proceedings, and there’s been way too much secrecy already in how Schiff is questioning witnesses. For cripes sake, he’s reportedly considering how to interview the whistleblower while obscuring his/her identity so that Republicans on...
  • Trump’s all-out blockade threatens Democrats’ impeachment drive

    10/08/2019 5:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2019 | John Bresnahan, Sarah Ferris and Heather Caygle.
    The White House's blanket refusal to cooperate with Democrats' inquiry will test Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her caucus in the days ahead. President Donald Trump has set his strategy for the impeachment fight with House Democrats — minimum cooperation, maximum confrontation. Whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have learned how to counter him is the big question. Trump dramatically upped the political ante on Tuesday, with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone blasting the Democrasts’ impeachment inquiry as “illegal” and “dangerous,” and declaring the administration won’t cooperate with a probe it considers constitutionally improper. Democrats now have to work quickly...
  • House Sends More Carefully Worded Impeachment Demand Letters (Not Subpoenas) – OMB and Pentagon…

    10/07/2019 12:03:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/07/2019 | Sundance
    Chairman Adam Schiff, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on White House Oversight; Chairman Eliot L. Engel, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, continue sending carefully worded letters under the guise of ‘subpoenas’ today. [Main Link Here]However, you’ll notice in these latest versions they are modifying: (#1) now they actually include attachments that would be “subpoenas”; yet they shift language to ‘subpoena schedules’. Why? Because (#2) the letters and subpoenas omit any penalty for non-compliance. They cannot assign a penalty because the letters do not carry judicial authority.Obviously Lawfare, instructing Pelosi’s group, realizes the larger...