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  • The FBI’s Bizarre Cover-up Of The GOP Baseball Shooting– What Is Their Motive?Who Do They Work For?

    06/23/2017 9:04:23 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    When James Hodgkinson walked onto the baseball field and fired on those practicing a beloved American game, he committed the most serious political assassination in decades. The Capitol Police were there at the scene, and they acted in saving lives. If they had not, it would have been a massacre. There was little for the FBI to do here. The motives of the shooter are pretty clear, and he had a list of names of his targets. He ranted and raved about Republicans on social media, and he asked before the shooting were the players Republicans or Democrats. Looks like...
  • 30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May

    06/22/2017 7:39:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/22/2017 | Alex Griswold
    A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May. May 8: Wendi Wright, 35, was arrested after stalking Rep. David Kustoff (Tenn.) and trying to run him off the road. After pulling over, Wright "began to scream and strike the windows on Kustoff's car and even reached inside the vehicle." May 9: Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett needed heavy security at a town hall after receiving a series of death threats in May that police "deemed to be credible and real." {..snip..}
  • Four GOP senators oppose Senate health-care bill in its current form (It won't pass)

    06/22/2017 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/22/2017 | By Sean Sullivan, Kelsey Snell and Juliet Eilperin
    The health-care proposal unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday came under immediate attack from conservative and centrist Republican senators as well as industry officials, casting the bill’s viability into doubt even as GOP leaders plan to bring it to a final vote next week. The 142-page bill, which McConnell (R-Ky.) released after weeks of drafting it in secrecy, drew swift criticism from hard-right senators who argued it does not go far enough in undoing Barack Obama’s signature health-care law — the Affordable Care Act. It also prompted an outcry from centrist senators and medical organizations worried that...
  • Former Bush aide: Trump is a ‘cyberbully’ who destroyed GOP

    06/22/2017 10:01:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Nicole Wallace, MSNBC anchor and former aide to President George W. Bush, said President Trump’s tweets about his former officials amounts to “cyberbullying.” During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Wallace provided her thoughts on Trump’s Twitter habit. “You can’t treat people on Twitter the way the president treats former officials of his government without getting kicked out of most private and public schools. I mean, it’s cyberbullying,” Wallace told Meyers. A number of House Republicans and other Republican politicians have expressed concern about Trump's tweeting recently, with many advising him to stop. Wallace added that Trump’s “conduct...
  • Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    06/22/2017 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • GOP VICTORY LAP after Handel win -- HOUSE GOP now 4-0 in contested specials since Trump won

    06/21/2017 9:27:46 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/21/2017 | ANNA PALMER, JAKE SHERMAN, DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Good Wednesday morning and happy first day of summer. THE FACTS -- KAREN HANDEL quite easily beat JON OSSOFF in Georgia. House Republicans are now 4-0 in contested special elections since PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP won the presidency. That means Democrats have failed -- despite millions of dollars in spending -- to win a single race with a president who has a record low approval rating. Democrats are even further from the majority than they thought. Let’s be clear: something ain’t working for Democrats, party insiders privately tell us. The Ossoff race galvanized national donors and activists in a way that...
  • Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

    06/20/2017 12:43:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Richard Valdmanis
    Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The corporate support for the plan, which would impose a $40 tax on each ton of carbon dioxide produced, follows a decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact that fights climate change by slashing emissions from burning fossil fuels. The Climate Leadership Council proposal was co-authored by James Baker, secretary...
  • Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

    06/20/2017 5:16:35 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 50 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 6/20/2017 | Bill Barrow
    The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections... Ossoff raised more than $23 million, most from outside Georgia. He emphasizes it's mostly from individual donors. Handel notes that many of those people live in Democratic-leaning states like California, New York and Massachusetts. Of course, Handel's benefited from outside money, too; it just hasn't flowed through her...
  • Some polling discussions from Twitter (good!)

    06/18/2017 5:54:09 PM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Zogby, Reuters via twitter ^ | 6/18/2017 | various tweets
    <p>Interesting discussion including a screenshot from 538 showing Trump 53% favorable, 41% unfavorable, and a new Reuters with a D+12 sample and Trump 51.9% favorable to 42% unfavorable.</p> <p>This is right in line with Rasmussen's 50%.</p> <p>But, as I maintain, if you exclude CA and NY, and look at 10-15 "battleground" states including FL and AZ, GOP voter registrations are marching upwards so D+12 is likely off by 13!!!</p>
  • Jeanine Pirro: Opening Statement [It's back to business as usual for GOPe]

    06/17/2017 7:33:10 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 94 replies
    Twitter: Fox News ^ | 6/17/2017 | Jeanine Pirro
    Summary - Judge Jeanine asks where is GOPe on defending Trump. They are not interested because, for them, getting rid of Trump is a return to business as usual. Hillary as President would have been no problem. Trump is. They think they can get rid of Trump and by the 2018 election everything will be fine
  • Pollsters miss mark again on Trump voters in Virginia Republican governor’s primary

    06/17/2017 2:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia’s Republican governor’s primary this week, suggesting they still can’t figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters. Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran as the Trump figure in the race, pursuing an anti-establishment message that centered around a tough approach to illegal immigration. Polling — which was strikingly infrequent — showed Mr. Stewart failing to crack 20 percent support, trailing Ed Gillespie, the putative front-runner, by as much as 27 percent. In the...
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Republicans Go On Offensive Against Mueller; Call For ‘Special Counsel’ To Investigate AG Lynch

    06/16/2017 12:32:26 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    It's Not The Tea Party ^ | 6-16-2017 | The Patriot
    Last night, after Trump launched yet another furious tweetstorm intended to expose the double standard applied in the Hillary investigation compared to the Russia probe, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs and actually go on the offensive against an investigation that has obviously morphed into mass hysteria courtesy of free-flowing leaks from a conflicted “intelligence community” intent upon bringing down a presidency. Here’s what we said: Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or Republican Party smartens up and calls for the appointment of a ‘Special Counsel’ to look into...
  • Trump Allies On The Offensive Against Mueller

    06/16/2017 10:14:02 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    Fire News Feed ^ | 6-16-2017 | The Hill
    President Trump’s legal team and political allies have launched a preemptive strike against special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s backers are furious about a story that appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post, in which five anonymous sources alleged that the president is the target of an obstruction of justice investigation for allegedly trying to bury an FBI probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The timing of that story, which was published on Trump’s birthday and a week after the White House believed the president had moved beyond allegations of election collusion with Russia, was viewed by Trump’s allies...
  • ‘Hunt’ Republicans, says Union County Democrat in response to shooting

    06/15/2017 5:26:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 188 replies
    NJ101.5 ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sergio Bichao
    RAHWAY — A longtime Democratic operative from Union County has responded to the Wednesday shooting of a congressman by calling for a “hunt” of Republicans. James Devine posted several messages on Facebook and Twitter following the Alexandra, Virginia, shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and several others by a gunman with a history of violence and of making online rantings against Republican officials and their policies.
  • If you could change one presidential election since 1968

    06/15/2017 11:14:23 AM PDT · by MNDude · 93 replies
    If you could change any presidential election so the presidential candidate loser would win, for example John McCain would have become president in 2008 instead of Obama, which election would you change?
  • Journal Times editorial: The time for toll roads has arrived in Wisconsin

    06/15/2017 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | The Journal Times Editorial Board
    Now that the long Memorial Day holiday is over and legislators and the governor have returned from their road trips, we hope they have a better sense of the condition of highways around the state and a renewed sense of urgency on the need for upgrades and repairs. The first order of business, it would seem to us, is to come to some agreement on a state transportation budget for the next two years. Hopefully, hopefully, when that is done they will also take a longer-term view of Wisconsin’s highway construction needs and how best they should be met —...
  • Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

    06/15/2017 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WXOW News 19 ^ | June 6, 2017 | Erica Werner (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan. The White House's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week" began with Trump appearing Monday with aviation officials and some prominent GOP lawmakers to announce plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system and separate operations from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • 15 Times Celebrities Envisioned Violence Against Trump and the GOP

    06/14/2017 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum and Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood has issued dire predictions and hysterical warnings about Donald Trump ever since the Republican businessman first announced his candidacy for the presidency in June 2015. But the level of vitriol and violent rhetoric against now-President Trump has increased substantially in recent weeks, from comedian Kathy Griffin’s now-famous shock “beheading” photograph to Shakespeare in the Park’s not-at-all-subtle “assassination” of Trump on a stage in New York City’s Central Park. Unfortunately, Griffin and the director of Julius Caesar are not anomalies in Hollywood; actors, writers, directors, and other celebrities have fantasized about using violence against Trump, his supporters, and other GOP...