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  • Moore: GOP establishment wants Jones to win in Alabama

    12/11/2017 12:29:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    The hill.com ^ | 12/10/17 | Olivia Beavers
    GOP candidate Roy Moore on Sunday said he is fighting against both the Republican establishment and the Democratic party, claiming that both groups want his Democratic rival to win in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. Moore said in an interview on Breitbart journalist Aaron Klein's radio show that the Republican establishment wants Democratic candidate Doug Jones to win the election because they think he would be easy to defeat in the next Senate race. "The Republican establishment actually wants Jones in there because they think they can beat him in two years without a contest," Moore said. "Of course,...
  • Those Smarmy HATE HAS NO HOME HERE Signs

    12/10/2017 2:36:03 PM PST · by ml/nj · 101 replies
    Dec 10, 2017 | ML/NJ
    If you live near more than a few sanctimonious liberals you know these signs. They're sprouting up around me like the rats in Camus' Plague. First I saw just one, then a few, and now hundreds. Each one conveys the same message in English and f'n Arabic (ARABIC !!) that the people who put the signs out are such good people. I've thought about taking down the addresses where I see these sign and snail mailing each a letter politely expressing my thoughts about their respective signs. But so far I haven't been able to come up with suitable text....
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/09/2017 3:49:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains 16 out of 62 confirmed. However, this week ten judges were sent to the senate floor by the Judiciary committee. And McConnell has said the wants 12 circuit court nominees by year end, nine already confirmed.
  • Collins considers changing vote on tax bill over amendments (what a surprise!)

    12/08/2017 4:48:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    msn.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Josh Delk
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Thursday that she may change her vote on the final version of the GOP tax reform bill if her proposed amendments are not included in its final version. "I would. I'm going to look at what comes out of the conference committee meeting to reconcile the differences between the Senate and House Bill. So I won't make a final decision until I see what that package is," Collins told CBS WABI 5 when asked if she would consider changing her vote. The House and Senate are currently in conference working out the differences between their...
  • Democrats lose top fighter against Trump's judicial nominees

    12/07/2017 2:56:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Joan Biskupic
    Democratic Sen. Al Franken's grilling of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the so-dubbed "frozen trucker" case may have been the most replayed moment of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last March. It has drawn hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and Gorsuch, a sitting judge since April, sarcastically recalled the controversy months later as an episode that made it look like "I just hate truckers." Franken's bitter resignation speech on Thursday because of sexual harassment allegations leaves more than an open seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Democrats already have few tools to fight Republican President...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves three of Trump's federal appeals court nominees

    12/07/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance three of President Trump's federal appeals court nominees. The full Senate will now consider the nominations of Steven Grasz of Nebraska to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texans James C. Ho, and Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The committee voted 11-9 along partisan lines to pass them out of committee. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who announced Thursday that he will resign soon because of sexual assault and harassment allegations against him, did not participate at Thursday's hearings but voted "no" on all three nominees by proxy....
  • JUDGE ROY MOORE, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, AND THE FOG OF POLITICAL WAR

    12/07/2017 11:41:38 AM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 7 December 2017 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    I have seen multiple posts by people claiming various versions of the following statement: “Roy Moore has been credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women who have nothing to gain from accusing him. Their accounts have been corroborated.” This is false on many levels. Anyone interested in living in a fair society needs to call the bluff of ANYONE who posts such statements, even if you like them. You can be professional and objective (not necessarily polite or civil) but you must rebuke people for engaging in this kind of clever deceit. (snip) 1. The word “credible” has to...
  • Why Trump is still winning

    12/07/2017 2:10:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | 12/6/17 | Mark Bauerlein
    This is the real battle going on in DC today: not Democrats vs. Republicans but President Donald Trump vs. establishment Republicans. Trump is trampling upon every taboo and sensitivity that liberalism has erected in the last 50 years, and Republican leaders have learned to get by in that uptight habitat. With a tax plan inching forward in stops and starts, Roy Moore's numbers, in his US Senate run in Alabama, rising (the President has now even endorsed him), and liberal eminences in politics and media facing sexual allegations that may be worse than those made against Trump, the anti- and...
  • When Illegal Immigrants Vote, It Cancels Out the Vote of a Genuine Law-Abiding American Citizen

    12/06/2017 7:39:29 AM PST · by pinochet · 25 replies
    The Republican Party has been falsely accused of disenfranchising blacks by requiring voter ID in order to vote. Voter ID limits the ability of illegal immigrants to vote. When an illegal immigrant votes, the vote of an American citizen who is eligible to vote is cancelled out. We have a problem in which illegal immigrants are voting illegally, which weakens the political power of black Americans. An experienced lawyer told me that people who come to America illegally, are not supposed to get green cards and American citizenship, unless they go back to their home countries. They should then go...
  • Unify control over Metro Orlando's expressways

    12/05/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 1, 2017 | Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board
    Florida lawmakers demonstrated wisdom, foresight and fiscal responsibility in 2014 when they combined county expressway authorities in Central Florida into a single, regional agency. Roads don’t stop at county lines, and it’s inefficient and expensive to maintain multiple bureaucracies to control separate stretches of pavement. It’s also a problem when neighboring toll-road agencies have conflicting policies and plans for the future. Yet the rationale behind that 2014 law hasn’t been completely realized yet. It’s time for lawmakers to step in again. Dueling road agencies The Central Florida Expressway Authority now owns and operates 118 miles of toll roads in Metro...
  • How the GOP tax bills hurt undocumented immigrants

    12/05/2017 3:35:13 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 66 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Lydia DePillis
    The tax bills passed by the House and the now the Senate include slightly more generous benefits for parents. Unless their children are undocumented immigrants. Currently, non-citizens filing taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN, are allowed to claim the child tax credit, which gives back up to $1,000 per child under age 17. In tax year 2013, according to the Government Accountability Office, 4.4 million ITIN filers claimed child tax credits worth $6 billion. Under both the House and Senate versions of the Republican tax bill, ITIN filers — most of whom are undocumented — would need...
  • Trump plugs Roy Moore in front of Jeff Flake

    12/05/2017 3:16:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Tuesday plugged Roy Moore’s Senate campaign during a meeting with GOP senators at the White House. “I think he's going to do very well,” Trump said at the meeting, where frequent critic Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was seated to his immediate left.
  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake donates to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones' senate campaign

    12/05/2017 3:00:05 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 12/5/17
    resident Trump may have thrown his support to GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, but another Republican, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, made it clear he does not think Moore should be elected to fill Jeff Sessions' former seat. He wrote a $100 check to Moore's opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, and tweeted a photo, with a simple caption, "Country over Party." The Arizona senator has also tweeted, "Just to be clear. If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat." After the Washington Post reported that several women...
  • Mitt Romney: Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation.

    12/04/2017 2:35:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 136 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Willard Mitt Romney
    Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
  • Why Moore’s Money Mismatch Might Not Matter

    12/04/2017 2:16:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Roll call.com ^ | 12/4/17 | Bridget Bowman
    Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones has financially overwhelmed his Republican opponent Roy Moore but all his money may not make a difference in the Alabama Senate special election. Allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore rocked the race, initially boosting Jones’ fundraising and standing in the polls. But polling numbers have tightened in recent days. With the Dec. 12 election roughly a week away, both campaigns are making their final cases to voters for the seat vacated by former Sen. Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general.
  • Judicial Nominations Update

    12/02/2017 3:45:15 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    National review.com ^ | 12/1/17 | Carrie Severino
    It was another eventful week on the judicial nominations front. The Senate confirmed two judicial nominees (Greg Katsas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Dabney Friedrich to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia), bringing the total number of federal judicial nominees confirmed this year to sixteen. Nevertheless, with two additional vacancies announced this week, the number of current and known future vacancies remains steady at 161. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for David Stras, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, and Kyle Duncan,...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/02/2017 3:36:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    This will be a weekly post 15 out of 62 confirmed. Judges also working their way through committee.
  • The GOP Tax Bill Will Hurt U.S. Universities (taxes endowments)

    12/01/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/1/17 | Douglas A. Warner
    It seems odd that a tax bill purporting to boost economic growth would take resources away from the institutions most vital to promoting it. But that’s just what the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which has passed the House and is heading to a vote in the Senate, does. The legislation takes the unprecedented step of taxing the income of certain private universities—specifically, it imposes a 1.4 percent tax on net endowment income for universities with endowments larger than $250,000 per full-time student. Some commenters have applauded the tax, as if it would rectify everything they consider amiss with higher...
  • GOP Sen. John Kennedy to support Trump appeals court nominee after backlash

    12/01/2017 1:13:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/1/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said he will support 5th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Kyle Duncan, amid mounting criticism of Kennedy's hesitation from conservatives in his home state and Washington. The Republican leveraged longstanding Senate traditions to slow Duncan's nomination to the federal appeals court based in New Orleans. He cited concerns with the nomination process leading to Duncan's selection and the paperwork submitted to Congress regarding the nomination as prompting his hesitation. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Duncan's nomination Wednesday, where Kennedy vocalized his grievances. Influential conservatives responded immediately by questioning his loyalty to "President Trump...
  • Democrats Are Now Running Campaigns That Specifically Tell Voters Not To Vote For A Man...

    12/01/2017 7:35:32 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    SHTF PLAN ^ | 12-1-2017 | Alex Thomas
    Despite losing the 2016 election largely because the Democrat Party refused to move away from divisive identity based politics they have apparently not learned their lesson, with at least one powerful female Democrat deciding to piggyback off the wave of sexual assault allegations sweeping the country by openly telling Michigan voters to vote for her because she is a women. Democratic candidate for Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel, has released an ad for her campaign that directly implies that voters should choose her simply because she does not have a penis and therefore cannot sexually assault someone she works with...