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  • Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported (media sob story)

    01/16/2018 6:33:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 89 replies ^ | 1/16/18 | Niraj Warikoo
    DETROIT — His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them. After 30 years of living in the United States, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Mich., was deported on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to Mexico, a move his supporters...
  • Leaders of both parties are already assuming Speaker Pelosi; Dem house takeover is “baked in”

    01/14/2018 2:47:17 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 102 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Show less Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it.
  • Interesting Segment With Shannon Bream…

    01/13/2018 3:31:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies ^ | 1/13/18 | sundance
    Last night on Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream, there was an interesting segment with a relatively unfamiliar face. Policy Advisor and Author, Sidney Powell, appeared on the show to discuss the concluding DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, aspects to the current congressional investigations.
  • Four Judges Confirmed This Week

    01/13/2018 4:12:32 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Confirmation count is now at 23.
  • Jim Renacci Enters Ohio’s US Senate Race With White House Backing

    01/11/2018 2:28:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 1/11/18 | Rachel Mullen
    The gaping problem facing Ohio Republicans has been resolved with the candidacy of Jim Renacci. The Congressman from Wadsworth is currently a candidate for Governor is switching gears and running for United States Senate instead. This will solve two problems. Republicans will have a credible candidate to battle Sherrod Brown this fall and it also helps lighten the crowded field for the gubernatorial primary. The Ohio Republican had meetings at the White House this week to discuss the idea of switching races. Having the backing of President Trump is a shot in the arm to a new Senatorial campaign. Renacci...
  • Will Sheriff Joe Be the Next Roy Moore?

    01/11/2018 8:03:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2018 | By Theodore Kupfer
    Joe Arpaio, the infamous former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., announced on Tuesday that he is running for the Senate seat soon to be left open by retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake. Before Arpaio entered the race, the dynamics of the GOP primary seemed straightforward enough: In the populist lane was Kelli Ward, who enjoyed endorsements from the likes of Steve Bannon and Sean Hannity; Representative Martha McSally was set to fill the other lane, earning the support of Mitch McConnell and his political allies. If a third candidate entered, it was expected to be former state GOP chairman...
  • Senate confirms Trump’s 20th federal judge

    01/10/2018 3:01:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 1/9/18 | Alex Swoyer
    Senators confirmed President Trump’s 20th federal judge Tuesday, approving William L. Campbell Jr. to a seat on a federal court in Tennessee by a 97-0 vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said the Senate will have three more district court nominees on its agenda this week as well, but he complained it will consume the chamber’s entire floor time as they overcome Democrats’ procedural hurdles. “Their goal is to waste the Senate’s time and prevent the president from promptly filling judicial vacancies,” Mr. McConnell said. Despite the attempted filibusters, Mr. Trump has had 20 federal judges confirmed, outpacing...
  • Renacci ready to run for Senate after White House meeting (OH)

    01/10/2018 2:56:22 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 1/10/18
    U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci is “very likely” to announce Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, according to two sources close to Ohio Republican politics. Renacci, R-Wadsworth, who had been in a three-way primary for the Republican nomination for governor, decided to run for Senate after a meeting Wednesday morning at the White House. A source familiar with the meeting said Renacci, who was asked to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by White House aides, was encouraged enough by senior White House political aides to drop his gubernatorial bid and run for the U.S. Senate. “The White House indicated...
  • Incoming Virginia Gov: Banning Private Gun Sales a Priority for 2018

    01/10/2018 10:36:07 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 1/10/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Incoming Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) indicates that banning private gun sales in the state will be a priority for 2018. In other words, he will continue to pursue the gun controls that outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pursued but failed to secure. NBC Washington reports that Northam will be pushing “universal background checks for gun buyers.” This means private gun sales will be treated like retail sales, with a point-of-sale background checks required at time of purchase. Such a framework will require a law-abiding gun owner to seek out a government representative, a federal firearms license holder, and have...
  • LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

    01/09/2018 5:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’ Michael Bastasch 9:31 PM 01/08/2018 The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.” The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.” President Donald Trump’s administration moved to...
  • How Does the GOP Win Back Blue States?

    01/09/2018 7:51:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2018 | Christopher Chantrill
    My man Kevin D. Williamson is worried that the Republican Party has nothing to say to blue states like California and New York and that the party feels pretty good about it.  But such an approach leads to disaster, he says: Writing off half of the country as a lost cause is bad for the Republican soul.  It also will prove bad for Republican electoral prospects, in time. Well, yes.  On a tactical level, it is important to have something to say to the blue cities and not to write them off as Deplorables.  But that is to miss the wood for the trees. The...
  • My views on the political scene (VANITY)

    01/09/2018 12:03:33 AM PST · by lowbuck · 15 replies
    The evil mind of lowbuck ^ | 9 January 2018 | lowbuck
    Hello FReepers, I wanted to bounce my thoughts about the goings on in Washington/World as seen from my perch in Germany and see what you think. Again, we are seeing a “tempest-in-a-teapot (TITP)” with the latest purported “tell all” on President Trump and his administration. I say TITP, as everyone’s eyes (especially the MSM) are focused on this and missing all the other things happening in the world. These events move along with little coverage as everyone is focused on the latest salacious rumor. When the current tell-all becomes “old news” you can bet your bottom dollar that something new...

    01/07/2018 5:51:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    The idea that the corporate media is floating about Mitt Romney “assuming” the senate seat of Orin Hatch is disheartening and underscores the short memories of political pundits who have forgotten the cloud of corruption and crimes that surround Unfit Mitt. We are going to remind you of that history and put into perspective the crimes that Unfit Mitt carried out with seeming impunity. Mitt’s true history cannot be told unless the criminal milieu that he worked within is described beforehand. Only when you get the picture of this crime syndicate and their incredible power and political reach, will you...
  • Is Mitt the Next McCain?

    01/07/2018 5:44:40 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 1/5/18 | David Catanese
    With Sen. John McCain in the twilight of his career, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee sees a coming void in the Trump era. As he's expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain. "There's got to be somebody who can stand up to the president," Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. "Who's going to stand up to Trump?"
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    01/06/2018 4:22:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 19. Senate is considering changing the 30 hour debate rule on nominees. We'll see.
  • Kris Kobach:Voter Fraud Commission Being Handed Off to DHS, Will No Longer Be ‘Stonewalled’ by Dems

    01/04/2018 6:07:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be “handed off” to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to “more effectively” investigate voter fraud without being “stonewalled” by Democrats. In an interview with Breitbart News, Kobach said the news that President Trump is dissolving the voter fraud commission should not be grounds for leftist organizations and Democrats — who sought to stop the investigations into double voting and ballots cast by non-citizens — to celebrate, as the investigations will continue under DHS. “What’s happening is a tactical shift where the...
  • $285m kept from UN; $255m kept from Palestinians - that's $540m in savings for US

    01/03/2018 4:45:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    If Trump keeps this up, he'll balance the budget on his own, WITHOUT Congress! Not to mention the additional revenue from the tax cuts! Winning!!!
  • Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 80 replies ^ | 1/2/18 | Nicole Darrah
    ormer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker's television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
  • Dementia-addled Thad Cochran will be senior republican senator, and thus President Pro-Tempore

    01/02/2018 1:31:59 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    After Hatch leaves office, and should the republicans retain the Senate majority, Thad Cochran will be senior-most republican senator, and will likely be made President Pro-Tempore, third in line for the Presidency. This is likely why there's been talk of his retirement as well. After Cochran, next in seniority is Charles Grassley of Iowa, elected in the Reagan landslide.
  • (Vanity) Which sounds better, Arlen Romney or Mitt Specter?

    01/02/2018 1:19:18 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    Make no mistake. Mitt Romney, should he be elected to the Senate, will be a liberal republican. He will be a John McCain, an Arlen Specter, a Jim Jeffords, a Susan Collins. The Establishment's dream! A liberal republican in what would otherwise be a hard-right conservative seat...just like John Mccain.