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  • Military Times poll: 38% of active duty troops have favorable view of Trump (Military Times owner is Rubio donor)

    09/14/2020 2:52:52 PM PDT · by libh8er · 33 replies
    Fox 10 ^ | Austin Williams
    LOS ANGELES - A recent Military Times poll found support for President Donald Trump by active-duty service members waning as a majority expressed a preference for former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election. According to a survey of 1,018 active-duty soldiers who submitted responses between late July and early August, 42% said they “strongly disapprove of the last 4 years with Trump at the helm.
  • Why former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is supporting Joe Biden for president (barf)

    09/03/2020 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Impy · 48 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 9-3-2020 | Emily Lawler
    Former Gov. Rick Snyder in an op-ed published by USA Today on Thursday endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, making waves as a Republican who isn’t backing incumbent President Donald Trump. He’s one of a number of Republicans who are speaking out against Trump’s reelection, according to Jeff Timmer, a senior advisor with The Lincoln Project, a group of disillusioned Republicans working to defeat Trump and his supporters in Congress. “There’s never been a time like this when so many members of an incumbent president’s party have said ’vote for the other guy,’” Timmer said on a taping of WKAR’s...
  • GOP Senators, DHS, Back Mike Lee’s Outsourcing Bill

    08/12/2020 7:24:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2020 | Neil Munro
    Nearly all GOP Senators and top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are quietly backing the S.386 outsourcing bill pushed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), according to Hill sources. “There isn’t a single Republican in the U.S. Senate that will stand up against outsourcers,” said an advocate for more legal immigration. “I don’t think the GOP is going block the bill,” a Hill source said.
  • GOP scrambles to fend off Kobach in Kansas primary

    08/02/2020 4:13:23 PM PDT · by RandFan · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 2 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Republican officials are scrambling to head off potential political trouble in Kansas, fearing that the state’s Senate seat could come into play for Democrats if Kris Kobach emerges victorious in a GOP primary on Tuesday. Senate Republican leaders are backing Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) for the nomination, believing that he has the best chance of holding down retiring Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-Kan.) seat for the GOP. Polling in the Senate primary has been scarce. While most Republicans believe Marshall has the advantage in the race, there are growing concerns that Kobach, the controversial former Kansas secretary of state and a...
  • Liz Cheney, a key voice in House Republican leadership, increasingly breaks with Trump

    07/04/2020 10:43:05 PM PDT · by rintintin · 58 replies
    Via KXLY ^ | July 4 | Sunlen Serfaty
    Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third ranking Republican in the House, is publicly taking on President Donald Trump — and unlike with most of his other critics, the President seems wary to hit back. Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has broken with Trump on policy before, but she has become increasingly outspoken in recent months. This week, she demanded to know why Trump was unaware of intelligence pointing to Russian bounties on American and coalition troops in Afghanistan. And last week, she indirectly took a swipe at Trump by tweeting a picture of...
  • Romney campaign veterans turn on Trump and GOP, back Biden

    06/30/2020 5:19:28 PM PDT · by libh8er · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6.30.2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Veterans of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign are eyeing an alliance with Joseph R. Biden, looking to make a splash in announcing they have turned their backs on the GOP this year and will support the presumptive Democratic nominee instead. Micah Spangler, who was a staffer in southern Florida for the Republican Party during the race, told fellow campaign vets in emails Friday and over the weekend that he is working with the Biden team “to cultivate a network of Romney alums that want to help elect Joe in November.” In a separate email to The Washington Times, he said...
  • Senate committee adopts amendment requiring renaming of military bases

    06/11/2020 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 123 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — The Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the annual military spending bill that would require the Defense Department to change the names of military bases and assets named for Confederate leaders. A source familiar with the proceedings confirmed to CBS News that the GOP-led panel on Wednesday approved the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts via voice vote. According to a summary of the NDAA released by the committee Thursday, the measure requires the Defense Department to rename posts and assets — streets, aircraft, ships, and...
  • ‘It’s time for new leadership in this country’: Bush and Romney among Republicans who say they won’t back Trump [Link Only]

    06/07/2020 7:43:20 PM PDT · by libh8er · 94 replies
    UK Independent | 6.7.2020 | Jonathan Martin
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-presidential-us-election-republicans-george-w-bush-mitt-romney-a9553111.html
  • Grassley halts Trump nominees, demands answers on inspector general firings

    06/06/2020 10:09:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 6, 2020 | 10:02am | Jon Levine
    Sen. Chuck Grassley has moved to halt consideration on two Trump administration nominees until the White House offers more information about why it fired two inspectors general. The hold from Grassley will indefinitely block confirmation of Christopher Miller as National Counterterrorism Center director and Marshall Billingslea as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. “Congress has made it clear that should the president find reason to fire an inspector general, there ought to be a good reason for it,” said the Iowa Republican, who added that it was important Americans not “be left speculating whether political or self-interests...
  • Grassley places hold on two Trump nominees in push for explanation of watchdog firings

    06/04/2020 1:41:40 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Thursday that he is placing a hold on two of President Trump's nominees, saying the administration provided an "inadequate response" to his questions about the firing of two inspectors general. Grassley is placing a hold on Christopher Miller's nomination to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center over the firing of intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. He is also placing a hold on Marshall Billingslea's nomination to be the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department for the ousting of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Grassley said...
  • Never Trump counter-convention to target congressional Republicans

    05/23/2020 4:45:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2020 | David M. Drucker
    Never Trump Republicans planning to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August, at the same moment as President Trump’s renomination celebration there are taking aim at congressional Republicans. The “Convention on Founding Principles” is scheduled to coincide with the Republican presidential nominating convention, which is set for Aug. 24–27 at the Spectrum Center arena. . . . “Even if Trump weren’t in the picture, the party would still need some reforming,” said Evan McMullin, a Never Trump Republican and one of the organizers of the event. McMullin mounted a failed, eleventh-hour third-party bid against Trump in 2016 and later co-founded...
  • George W. Bush: Maintaining a free society 'depends on the character of its citizens'

    05/19/2020 12:23:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former President George W. Bush penned an essay Tuesday stressing the importance of unity during the coronavirus pandemic, writing that maintaining a free society is dependent on the “character” of its citizens. “We were not meant to live apart from each other, especially in times of challenge,” the Republican wrote in a piece published in the George W. Bush Institute’s quarterly journal The Catalyst. “Our tools of compassion — a hug, gathering as people of faith or in friendship, caring for our family when they are ill — bring the opposite of the love we intend.
  • AS A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN, I DEMAND TRUMP LET FAUCI TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE

    05/07/2020 4:04:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/7/20 AT 3:59 PM EDT | CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN ON
    President Donald Trump's decision to block Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, from appearing before the House of Representatives is ludicrous. [cut] If he wants to be a good leader in this time, Trump should promote free and open access to data about the virus and welcome input on how the U.S. can improve its response to the pandemic. Regardless of the political climate, the president should permit Congress to continue with its role in managing this crisis, which means that access to scientific testimony must come before politics. In the same way, Democrats and Republicans in...
  • Steve Hilton goes off on 'establishment Republicans' criticizing Trump

    01/12/2020 11:04:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12 2020 | Yael Halon
    Steve Hilton offered strong praise for President Trump Sunday and took aim at his Republican critics after Iran’s apparent stand-down in the latest confrontation between Washington and Tehran. "I don't think there has been proper recognition of the substance of what this president is doing. It’s completely different than what we’ve seen before. It doesn't fit into the establishment traditional ideological boxes," Hilton said Sunday on "The Next Revolution." "That's why they waste our time with pointless political games with impeachment," Hilton continued. "We saw the new approach clearly with Iran. The Democrats, never-Trumpers and their lackeys branded him a...
  • Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Claims Pelosi's Got All the Cards on Impeachment

    12/20/2019 11:18:00 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/20/2019 | Alex Christie
    Former RNC chairman Michael Steele is the kind of Republican that MSNBC loves. He is more than willing to repeat the latest liberal talking points about President Trump. He continued that tradition on Thursday's MSNBC Live when he endorsed the latest scheme by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Harvard professor Laurence Tribe to refrain from delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Senator Mitch McConnell gives into their demands for witnesses. Steele completely ignored the language of the Constitution, which plainly states “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” They don’t need to negotiate...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • Why Are So Many House Republicans Retiring?

    09/05/2019 7:09:34 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | Sep 4, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, you’ll tell you something else is happening out there, folks. I saw… Have you noted all the Republican members of Congress that are again retiring? I think one of the reasons we lost the House in 2018 is that there were a huge number of Republicans who retired. Now, we were told the reason was, “Well, they’re being term limited out of their committee chairmanships, Mr. Limbaugh, and they don’t want to go back to just being regular members of the House. What’s in it for them? Once you become a committee chairman, you can’t go back to...
  • Former Cruz Spokesman: The Republican Party Is "Dead And Buried"

    08/31/2019 9:08:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 112 replies
    RCP ^ | On Date August 28, 2019 | Tim Hains
    JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: And Rick Tyler, here we go with the Republican Party again, here in the state of Alabama, a state I know well and love, but you can go around the country and see the Trump effect on one Republican Party after another, and it is truly distressing all in support of a president who says he's going to seize private lands and told his aides to do it illegally and he would pardon them. From a president who ordering private companies to move out of other countries, a guy who's running up the biggest debt ever, some...
  • Romney Says He's No Longer 'Part of The Republican Establishment'

    08/20/2019 9:25:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 136 replies
    KUER ^ | 8.19.2019 | Nicole Nixon
    Seven years after running for president as the GOP standard bearer, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday described himself as a “renegade Republican” and said that he is “not part of the Republican establishment these days.” In a wide-ranging speech at the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City, Utah’s junior senator argued against “socialist” proposals being discussed on the Democratic presidential debate stage such as “Medicare for All” and free college tuition. He also lamented that “neither party is interested in talking about the debt and the deficit.” “I guess I should consider myself a renegade...
  • Trump trashes 'lame duck failure' Paul Ryan in response to new criticisms

    07/11/2019 10:57:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    President Trump unleashed on Paul Ryan in a late-night tweetstorm in response to criticisms the former speaker made in an upcoming book. In the book, "American Carnage," Ryan recalled his difficult working relationship with the president. He told Politico's Tim Alberta that Trump "didn't know anything about the government" and that he and others "helped to stop him from making bad decisions." “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time," Ryan reportedly said in the book. “Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad...