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  • RINO Senator Admits Harboring Illegal Alien

    08/18/2017 1:24:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake called for the United States to let in immigrants who work hard, but don’t have any particular skills, in an effort to hit President Donald Trump on his immigration agenda, according to his New York Times’ op-ed Friday. Flake told the story of Manuel Chaidez, an illegal immigrant with no discernible skills his parents hired, to drive his point home that America should bring people willing to work hard. “In terms of material possessions, Manuel was an invisible man. His capacity for hard, backbreaking work was his sole credential in life. By no Washington bureaucrat’s estimation would he...
  • GOP Establishment Has Uphill Battle To Keep Firebrand Roy Moore From Senate

    08/18/2017 12:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 8/18/18 | Cameron Joseph
    It may take a crimson tide to keep former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from coming to Washington. The groups backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R) successfully carpet-bombed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) into third place in the primary with millions of dollars of ads highlighting the congressman’s previous criticism of President Trump. But they face a much more daunting challenge in figuring out how to handle Moore, a well-known figure who’s beloved on the hard right for his virulently social conservative views and who is unlikely to see his base abandon him. Moore took first place in Tuesday’s GOP primary for...
  • Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda

    08/18/2017 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Damian Paletta
    <p>President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to multiple administration officials.</p> <p>Trump had been under mounting pressure to dispense with Bannon, who many officials view as a political Svengali but who has drawn scorn as a leading internal force encouraging and amplifying the president’s most controversial nationalist impulses.</p>
  • Stephen Bannon’s to-do list, annotated

    08/18/2017 10:01:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | Phillip Bump
    Pledges on immigration Completed Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions Implement new extreme immigration vetting techniques Suspend the Syrian refugee program Create support program for victims of illegal immigration Expand and revitalize the popular 287(g) partnerships Issue detainers for all illegal immigrants who are arrested for any crime, and they will be placed into immediate immigration removal proceedings End “catch-and-release” Hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents Restore the Secure Communities Program Triple the number of ICE agents To-do Build the border wall and eventually make Mexico pay for it Sunset our visa laws so...
  • Danny Tarkanian Accepts Shepard Smith Challenge: “I will go on your show and defend the President”

    08/18/2017 4:13:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    “Our booking team, and they’re good, reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today. Let’s be honest. Republicans often don’t really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn’t get anyone to come and defend him here because we thought, in balance, someone should do that. We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful.” One Republican that apparently hadn’t been reached out to, is Danny Tarkanian, running for U.S. Senate against Dean Heller in Nevada. He accepted Shepard Smith’s challenge today on social media. He tweeted: Hey @ShepNewsTeam bookers didn’t contact me...
  • reasons Tarkanian can beat Heller (NV)

    08/18/2017 4:11:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 8/17/17 | Victor Joecks
    Recent history says Danny Tarkanian is wasting his time challenging Sen. Dean Heller in next year’s Republican primary. From 2012 to 2016, only one sitting U.S. senator lost a primary challenge: a then-80-year-old Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in 2012. That’s a tough place to start from, but past trends ignore the unique problems Heller faces in his re-election bid. Here are four reasons Tarkanian can best Heller and advance to the general election. 1. Heller voted against repealing Obamacare. For six years, being a Republican meant vigorously opposing Obamacare. Heller voted to repeal it in 2015. But when Heller had a...
  • Sen. Corker slams Trump for lack of ‘competence’ and ‘stability’ (up for reelection!!)

    08/17/2017 2:25:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies ^ | 8/17/17 | Dave Boyer
    Sen. Bob Corker blasted President Trump’s handling of racially charged protests in Virginia, telling reporters Thursday that the president lacks “stability.” Mr. Corker, Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Mr. Trump “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” His comments to reporters came after he gave a speech in his home state. “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful,” Mr. Corker said. “He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this...
  • GOP in such disarray that Cook Political Report moved 4 Senate races in GOP direction. Wait, WUT?

    08/17/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 8/17/17
    As bad as things are for the GOP right now, remember that it’s even worse for Democrats. Case in point, the Cook Political Report just moved 4 2018 Senate races in the GOP’s direction:
  • Trump assails 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham

    08/17/2017 4:31:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/17/17
    President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker. In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump said in his tweet: "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer." He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a...
  • GOP State Senator to Challenge Heitkamp (ND)

    08/16/2017 1:34:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/16/17 | Bridget Bowman
    North Dakota state Sen. Tom Campbell has decided to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for her Senate seat, the state lawmaker confirmed Wednesday.  Campbell said he made his decision after months of consideration and traveling the state. “I just want to basically go to Washington and fight just like my dad did so my grandkids and kids can have the American Dream too,” Campbell said in a brief phone interview. He said his father was a pilot in World War II. Heitkamp, who was first elected in 2012, is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this cycle. President Donald Trump won her state by...
  • The knives are out: Trump expected to endorse Flake challenger at Arizona rally

    08/16/2017 1:32:13 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies ^ | 8/16/17 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. Jeff Flake. Mr. Trump is leaning towards endorsing Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, state Republican sources told The Washington Times, in a move that could help crystalize the race. Mr. DeWit, who was chairman of the Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Arizona, has been eyeing the race but has not yet announced his candidacy.
  • Democrats won't talk about their current terrorist arm (Antifa), just their previous one (KKK)

    08/16/2017 6:38:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
  • Former Klansman Robert Byrd Third in Line for Presidency

    08/16/2017 2:53:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Senator Robert Byrd selection as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate places him third in the line of presidential succession. Byrd is the longest-serving member of the Senate. He was first elected to the Senate in 1958. He is now 89 years old. When we was 24 he was involve with a local chapter of the K.K.K.

    08/16/2017 2:51:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 11/21/86 | Steven V, Roberts
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20— Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia was chosen today as the Senate leader of the Democratic majority for the 100th Congress, and he immediately urged President Reagan to send his budget to Capitol Hill early in January, a month ahead of schedule.
  • Sen. Luther Strange will face conservative jurist Roy Moore in Alabama GOP runoff

    08/15/2017 7:45:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2017 | David Weigel
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Republican voters here put a bitter Senate campaign into overtime, forcing Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) into a runoff with conservative jurist Roy Moore for the right to represent Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old seat. Strange was endorsed by President Trump, the National Rifle Association and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s super PAC, which spent $2.5 million on TV ads to boost him in Tuesday’s primary. That helped push him past Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), saving national Republicans from an embarrassment in a unique mid-summer election marked by low turnout. Democrats, who have not won a Senate race...
  • Mitch McConnell’s Ruling Class Chickens Roosting Comfortably in DC

    08/15/2017 1:45:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 8/15/17 | Tennessee Star Staff
    All fingers point to the puffy-faced bespectacled establishmentarian Mitch McConnell. And Trump let his unhappiness with the Senate leader be known late last week through his favorite communications medium, Twitter. Louis Nelson of Politico reported, “President Donald Trump continued his Twitter campaign against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday morning, complaining online that the Kentucky Republican ‘couldn’t get it done’ on repealing and replacing Obamacare… “It was the second consecutive day that Trump lashed out against the majority leader over the GOP’s failure last month to advance legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, a promise that Republican Congressional candidates across...
  • Voters have a golden opportunity to take down Mitch McConnell (AL primary tomorrow!!)

    08/14/2017 1:39:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/14/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    In the last seven years, there hasn’t been one ultimately successful conservative primary challenger to an incumbent Republican Senator. The last successful challenger to an incumbent liberal Senate Republican was Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah. That was in 2010, and Lee won at a nominating convention, rather than a traditional primary election. In 2012, Richard Mourdock defeated incumbent Senator Dick Lugar, R-Ind., in the primary, but he went on to lose the general election. Dissatisfaction with Congress remains at an all-time high among Republicans, with only 16 percent of Republican voters approving of the performance of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. It...
  • GOP Establishment up to their old tricks in this major election (AL primary tomorrow!!)

    08/14/2017 1:32:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/14/17 | Jeff Trent
    After the GOP leadership lost health care reform in the Senate by a single vote with three renegade Republicans joining a unanimous bloc of Democrats, you’d think Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be singularly focused on capturing the 25 Senate seats Democrats will be defending in 2018. You’d think. Instead, a McConnell-aligned PAC is running a vicious attack ad campaign in the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ open Senate seat in Alabama…in the GOP primary…against a Republican congressman. Mo Brooks — a conservative, a member of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the three leading candidates to...
  • Poll: More than half of Republicans would support postponing 2020 election

    08/12/2017 2:41:59 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    USA today ^ | 10th August 2017 | Jessica Estepa
    <p>A poll found that 52% of people who identify as or lean Republican said they would support postponing the 2020 election to ensure that only eligible citizens could vote if it was proposed by President Trump.</p> <p>The survey, conducted by two academics and published in the Washington Post on Thursday, interviewed a sample of 1,325 Americans from June 5-20 and focused on the 650 people who said they were or leaned toward the GOP.</p>
  • Swamp Fight

    08/11/2017 3:13:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 8/11/17 | Jean Card
    Donald Trump's public rebuke of Mitch McConnell shows the creatures of the beltway have met their match. When I reached the acceptance stage of grief over Donald Trump's seizing the nomination of my Republican Party last year, I predicted that Trump would meet his unexpected match, should he become president: Washington, D.C. itself. I theorized that trying to drain the swamp would be so exhausting, so infuriatingly impossible, that the brawler might finally break his own knuckles punching an intractable opponent. Truthfully, I pictured a temper tantrum, where The Donald would get so frustrated he'd pick up his toys and...