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  • Amash exits House Freedom Caucus in wake of Trump impeachment stance

    06/10/2019 8:28:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has opted to quit the House Freedom Caucus in the wake of his comments in support of moving forward with impeachment proceedings. The Freedom Caucus voted to condemn the Michigan Republican's remarks last month, but the group opted not to force him out despite a divide among members. Amash was the first — and only — Republican House member to publicly say he thought President Trump had committed impeachable offenses after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He has since doubled down multiple times on his statement...
  • Justin Amash: Let’s Face It, Bill Barr Misrepresented Mueller’s Findings

    05/29/2019 7:28:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2019 | AllahPundit
    He’s right, although all complaints about Barr’s summary ultimately have to reckon with the fact that (a) he released nearly the entire Mueller report within three weeks of its submission, (b) the baseline finding, that there wasn’t probable cause to believe Trump conspired with Russia, tore the heart out of Russiagate suspicions, and therefore (c) it’s hard to believe that Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s findings mattered much to public opinion. Nothing seems to matter much to public opinion when it comes to Trump, after all.Although I think I know what Amash would say to all of that: Who cares?...
  • Libertarians want Justin Amash to run for president, and he may do it

    05/22/2019 6:44:37 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2019
    Rep. Justin Amash's tweets declaring that President Trump committed impeachable offenses have made him an outcast among Republicans, but many of his supporters are excited about what they see as a sign he will run for president as a Libertarian. The Michigan Republican, 39, is known for defying party leaders on issues such as mass surveillance and government spending. And since Trump took office, he’s been viewed as a possible Libertarian champion in 2020 — a notion amplified by his Saturday remarks. Amash’s emergence as a possible competitor may have caught Trump’s campaign off-guard.
  • Justin Amash, tea party star, earns primary challenge for backing impeachment

    05/20/2019 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he enlists social media to do something unusual: explain why he bucks his party in terms his constituents can understand. The 39-year-old Republican, who was the youngest member of the freshman class in 2011, states his approach succinctly: “I defend liberty and explain every vote here.” The simple formula has turned the libertarian, who rode into the House on the tea party wave, into something of a sensation. In 2012, the Independent Voter Network called Amash the “coolest member of Congress.” Amash’s latest decision — to state publicly that President Trump engaged in activity...
  • OP Rep. Calling For Trump Impeachment Has Personal Business Interests In China

    05/20/2019 7:33:33 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    One America News Network ^ | May 20, 2019 | Joseph Dupnik
    Republican Congressman Justin Amash said President Trump deserves to be impeached. A closer look at the representative’s finances, however, show his motives may be personal. One America’s Joseph Dupnik has more. See video at https://youtu.be/u9gAOOGQqmc From Wikipedia: "Born in Grand Rapids, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is the son of a Palestinian Christian father and a Syrian Christian mother.[2]" Amash ran for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008 in Michigan's 72nd House District. During this time, he donated to the campaigns of Congressman Ron Paul and John McCain.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio thinks the GOP tax plan helps corporations too much

    12/30/2017 6:12:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 68 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Marco Rubio says the GOP "probably went too far" in slashing the tax burden on corporations. The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders — which "isn't going to create dramatic economic growth." "If I were king for a day, this tax bill would have looked different. I thought we probably went too far on (helping) corporations," Rubio told the newspaper in the interview published Friday. "By and large, you're going to see a lot of these multinationals buy back...
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Video)

    05/16/2014 10:20:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    Updated 5:11 p.m. | House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws — even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and featuring public...
  • Finally, Romney gets tea party support

    03/21/2012 9:41:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposition to his candidacy, a top executive in the group told The Washington Times. FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama. “It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday....
  • Divided Tea Party Might End Up Helping Mitt Romney

    01/05/2012 3:54:51 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/5/2012 | Sean Higgins
    New Hampshire has long had a reputation as the most conservative state in the Northeast. Its license plates even say, "Live Free or Die." The Tea Party ought to be a force here. Just days before the state's primary, New Hampshirites may help Mitt Romney consolidate his position as the Republican front-runner. Not because they support him, but because they cannot unite behind another candidate.
  • Romney: "I Have Very Good Support From Very Conservative Tea Partiers" (video)

    01/03/2012 5:19:35 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'll point at my record, and I the nice thing about New Hampshire for instance we looked at the Tea Party voters. Those who identify themselves as Tea Partiers and said, 'Who's your favorite candidate?' I have a good lead with Tea Partiers and people who consider themselves very conservative. So where I'm known pretty well, where my record is pretty well known, why I have very good support from very conservative Tea Partiers," Mitt Romney said when asked how he will make his closing argument to conservatives.
  • Shocker: Mitt Romney Winning Tea Party Vote in New Hampshire

    12/23/2011 5:20:13 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 130 replies · 6+ views
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 19th | Kenric Ward
    Mitt Romney broke through the tea party barrier Monday, winning that segment's vote in a New Hampshire poll. Romney beat Ron Paul among tea partiers, 29 percent to 21 percent, the Public Policy Polling survey reported. It was the first time Romney has carried a plurality of tea party voters, with whom the former Massachusetts governor has had chilly relations. And in a possible leading indicator heading to Florida, Romney garnered 50 percent of the senior vote in the New Hampshire poll conducted by the Democratic-leaning PPP. Overall, Romney was the choice of 35 percent of PPP respondents. Paul garnered...
  • Romney predicts tea party will turn on Gingrich

    12/17/2011 9:56:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2011 | Kasie Hunt
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney is mocking Newt Gingrich's long record in Washington and says conservative tea party voters eventually will reject the former House speaker who's Romney chief presidential rival. Romney tells reporters in South Carolina that he thinks the state's tea party voters will turn on Gingrich because of his work for the mortgage company Freddie Mac and his consulting time in Washington....
  • Second county Democratic leader pleads to charges related to voter fraud

    11/21/2011 3:16:52 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 12 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 11-21-2011 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    The former political director of Oakland County’s Democratic Party pleaded no contest Monday to charges related to voter fraud. Jason Bauer, 27, is scheduled to return to court in January for sentencing. Bauer and co-defendant Michael McGuinness, the former chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party, were charged earlier this year with three counts of uttering and publishing and three counts of perjury. Both have now pleaded no contest, which not an admission of guilt but is treated as one by the court. Bauer was also charged with three misdemeanor counts of violating the Michigan Notary Act. Authorities accused the...
  • Wyoming Congresswoman to Endorse Romney

    11/14/2011 11:20:59 PM PST · by South40 · 45 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/14/2011 | ASHLEY PARKER
    The presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is scheduled to announce the endorsement of Representative Cynthia M. Lummis of Wyoming on Monday morning, adding a Tea Party voice to its chorus of Congressional endorsements. Ms. Lummis, who will serve as Mr. Romney’s Wyoming campaign chairwoman, is a solid fiscal and social conservative, and the Romney campaign hopes her support will underscore the already growing narrative that conservatives are rallying around Mr. Romney. “Governor Romney’s experience as both a chief executive and conservative businessman makes him highly qualified to lead our nation at this time — a time...
  • Former Democratic Party chairman enters no contest plea

    10/19/2011 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 7 replies
    The Oakland Press ^ | 10-17-2011 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    The former chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party will be sentenced in December after entering a no contest plea to charges related to allegations of voter fraud. Michael McGuinness was charged earlier this year with three counts of uttering and publishing, and three counts of perjury. He and Jason Bauer, the former political director of the county’s Democratic Party, were accused of fraudulently entering the names of three people as candidates for a group calling itself The Tea Party for county commission or state Senate seats to appear on the November 2010 ballot. ...... Oakland County Executive L. Brooks...
  • Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman (Rep. Grimm of NY)

    10/15/2011 10:00:03 PM PDT · by Clairity · 38 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Oct 11, 2011 | Maggie Astor
    Full Title: Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman: 'Republicans Need to Understand This Is About Winning' ...what is significant is that Grimm -- who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn -- is conservative and a self-identified Tea Party supporter, which is exactly the demographic that Romney has had trouble wooing. The significance of Grimm's endorsement is the message that came with it: that Republicans should nominate a candidate who can beat President Obama, even if that candidate is not the most conservative of the bunch.
  • Tea Partier challenges Boehner for House seat

    09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 238 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Staff
    CBS/AP) CINCINNATI — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that David Lewis announced his candidacy on Friday. Lewis, 26, is the father of a 2-year-old girl, and says he plans to run on a single issue — Boehner's support of a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which he calls "the largest killer of unborn babies in America." Lewis told the newspaper he plans to run graphic...
  • Tea Party group concerned Palin, others using movement for personal gain

    09/07/2011 9:01:51 AM PDT · by rob777 · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/11 | John T. Bennett
    Wary that some are joining the grassroots conservative movement merely to sell books and enhance their celebrity status, a Tea Party group is putting the heat on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to make her presidential plans clear. In a Tuesday statement, Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots paints former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as the prime example of that kind of behavior. The group, which consists of former military members, wants Palin to announce whether she will seek the White House or sit out the 2012 race. “If not we are at risk of having major Tea Party...
  • Romney makes move to embrace Tea Party (RINO "loves" Tea Party Express)

    09/02/2011 6:20:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-09-01 | Matt Viser & Tracy Jan
    WASHINGTON - For much of the past year, Mitt Romney seemed to strenuously avoid looking as if he were too closely linked to the Tea Party. No longer. In an apparent strategic shift, Romney will be standing beneath a Tea Party Express banner in New Hampshire on Sunday night, and by Monday afternoon he will be at a Republican gathering in South Carolina hosted by Senator Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican and Tea Party kingmaker. What changed?
  • Mitt Romney's Tea Party (Blech!)

    09/01/2011 2:29:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Chris Good, associate editor
    Until now, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the only Republican presidential candidate, with the exception of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, to show virtually no interest in the tea party since its inception. While Tim Pawlenty craned and gyrated to fit under the movement's ideological limbo stick, adding flares of indignation and fiscal conservatism to his stump speeches, Romney generally shrugged, in the same way he shrugged off a question about whether his No Apology book tour could match the fervent crowds drawn by Sarah Palin for Going Rogue signing events. (The answer was no.) Romney made no attempts...