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  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • Nikki Haley tells AIPAC: 'There is a new sheriff in town' at the UN

    03/28/2017 7:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-27-17 | Joel Gehrke
    Nikki Haley received a hero's welcome at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday as she reminded the pro-Israel lobbying group of her early successes as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and promised to continue with a sharp break from the Obama administration. "For anyone who says you can't get anything done at the U.N., they need to know there is a new sheriff in town," Haley said during an appearance at AIPAC's annual conference in Washington, D.C. The former South Carolina governor's early advocacy at the UN — such as her successful demand that the UN withdraw...
  • Is McCain Beyond His Prime?

    03/25/2017 11:01:12 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    National Interest ^ | March 21, 2017 | Doug Bandow
    Doug Bandow March 21, 2017 TweetShareShare Printer-friendly version Sen. John McCain has the reputation of a foreign-policy maven. He pays attention to little other than foreign affairs. When he ran for president in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, he admitted that he didn’t know much about economics, which helped doom his candidacy. Unfortunately, he shows no greater sophistication when it comes to his favorite topic. Nor does he brook disagreement, even if well founded. In his view, those who disagree with him are little better than traitors. Especially Americans who believe that Senator McCain’s most important duty is...
  • REPORT: GOP Establishment Senators Working With Business Lobby To Push Amnesty For Illegals

    03/25/2017 4:02:17 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 58 replies
    American Outlook ^ | March 25, 2017 | Neil Munro; Breitbart
    The GOP establishment and their friends in the big business community are still trying to push amnesty for illegal immigrants, even after President Donald Trump’s victory. Breitbart’s Neil Munro reports: Business advocates who want to import more foreign consumers and more foreign workers are developing plans to counter President Donald Trump’s popular call for a merit-based immigration reform. The emerging strategy is to pair offers of minor concessions to Americans and Trump with demands for giveaways to business, including a bigger supply of low-wage workers and welfare-funded consumers. The immigration “pairing” strategy is being pushed by the industry-backed Business Policy...
  • Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming?

    03/22/2017 1:34:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Has there ever been this level of resistance/interference by a prior administration to the incoming in U.S. history? Haven't we always prided ourselves on our smooth and peaceful transitions of power from one elected administration/party to the next? If we didn't know better and understand that this cannot happen in America, the level of organized and criminal interference and obstruction against the duly elected President Trump being put up by former President Obama himself and his new socialist organization, the entire democrat party, the GOP establishment, the entrenched holdovers throughout government, the liberal activist judges and the liberal media might...
  • Evan McMullin mulls primary challenges to Hatch, Chaffetz

    03/17/2017 1:51:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "It is possible that I will challenge Chaffetz or Senator Hatch, but there are a lot of factors that go into that decision," McMullin said. "One of the primary factors is what the people of Utah want. Plenty of people outside of Utah or who do not vote in the Republican primary are eager to see Chaffetz replaced
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • Trump Can Only Destroy Himself

    03/13/2017 8:32:54 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/13/17 | pgyanke
    Dear President Trump, In the words of General Akbar: RyanCare is an insult to those who swept the GOP into power with a mandate to undo Obamacare. The issue was never about who our overlords were, it was about liberty. RyanCare is simply more of the same government control of areas in which it has no authority. At its root, national healthcare is itself the problem. There is no basis in law whereby the Federal Government has the authority to compel a free people into private contracts. That's what insurance is... a private contract between the insured and the insurer....
  • Pfaff: GOP Leadership Undermining the Trump Agenda — Setting Up 2018 Fight ..?

    03/12/2017 11:42:59 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2017 | Jim Pfaff
    This week, Speaker Paul Ryan and House leadership introduced an Obamacare replacement bill. They said it was the culmination of months of discussion and input with members of the GOP caucus in the House. “We listened to our members,” they said, and this was the result. It turns out that isn’t the case at all. The House Freedom Caucus and conservative groups like Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Freedomworks and Club For Growth—among others—came out opposing the plan. And the furor began. What’s being revealed as this plays out is the real challenge it will be to “drain the swamp.”...
  • Conservative groups blast GOP healthcare plan

    03/07/2017 9:59:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/07/2017 | Scott Wong
    Outside conservative groups on Tuesday blasted House Republicans' newly unveiled health care proposal, saying it doesn't live up to the GOP's promise of fully repealing ObamaCare. The Club for Growth dissed the proposal as "RyanCare," and threatened to record names of Republicans who vote for the bill unless it includes significant changes. Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and the Koch Brothers-aligned Americans for Prosperity also issued scathing statements highly critical of the legislation dubbed the "American Health Care Act," which was released on Monday. "This is simply not a full repeal of ObamaCare. It falls far short of the promises Republicans made...
  • Just Received My Inauguration Invitation - Vanity

    03/07/2017 3:15:34 PM PST · by onona · 47 replies
    me | today | Onona
    Some weirdness. I received an invitation to the January Inauguration. Big old 8.5 x 11 heavy paper invitation.
  • McCain: Americans 'should demand' Trump prove wiretapping claims

    03/07/2017 7:04:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 151 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 6, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    While speaking with reporters on Monday, McCain bashed the White House for refusing to share more information regarding how Trump came to his conclusion. . . . "I have never heard of a president of the United States accusing his predecessor or any other president of the United States of violating the law," McCain said.
  • Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp

    03/07/2017 6:11:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp By John F. Di Leo - As the Trump Administration began, two terms took over our discourse, from keyboard warriors on social media to the formal political theorists of the mainstream media. These two terms are not exactly antonyms, as one is a verb and the other is a gerund, but they certainly are diametrically opposed to each other: Draining the Swamp on the one hand, and the Deep State on the other. Draining the Swamp was easy to say, easy to understand, easy to cheer for....
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • House GOP releases plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    03/06/2017 3:13:27 PM PST · by gwjack · 118 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | Dan Mangan
    Congressional Republicans on Monday night released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare. Read the bill here.
  • Interventionist George W. Bush Warns of “Isolationist Tendency” in U.S.

    03/04/2017 3:10:08 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2/2017 | Warren Mass
    Former President George W. Bush, speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on March 1, warned against what he called an “isolationist tendency” toward foreign policy in the United States. The Associated Press reported that Bush called that viewpoint dangerous to national security, speaking during a time when President Trump has faced questions about his commitment to the country’s international partnerships. Bush was at the library to promote his new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a collection of his paintings of military veterans. Though the AP reported that Bush...
  • Trump's Senate Saboteurs

    03/03/2017 6:35:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    American Thinker Trump's Senate Saboteurs By Fran Fawcett Peterson March 3, 2017 The Republican-controlled Senate is to blame for only 17 Trump confirmations so far. Trump has 1242 more needing Senate approval, or the number may be as low as 500, it's hard to pin down. Republicans are to blame because they are in the majority and thus in control of the schedule. Given the Senate’s vacation schedule, officially “state work period,” there is an almost impossibility of Trump getting all 1242 appointees confirmed in four years even if they worked round the clock. If the figure is only 500...
  • McCain says he loves leaks — when they're not about him

    03/02/2017 3:40:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    "If it's about some mistake I made I hate it, but if it's about someone else I love it," he cracked while talking to the Brookings Institution Board of Directors. . . . McCain, who had provided a copy of the memos to the FBI for investigation, said it was "totally wrong" that the document was leaked. "The fact that this un-validated document, to say the least, was leaked — it's somebody's responsibility," he told Fox News."The very fact that it was leaked, one, is a commentary on this town."
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Toward Better Relations with the Press

    02/28/2017 5:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. At a pro-Nixon, pro-Vietnam war rally I covered in the early '70s, a demonstrator looked at the NBC logo on my microphone and called me a "communist." We had never met. He knew nothing about my politics or the quality of my reporting. He assumed that because I was covering the event for NBC I must be a left-wing...
  • It’s a Big Week for Trump and America

    02/27/2017 12:57:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, did you see Trump took my advice and is not gonna go to the White House Correspondents Dinner? I advised him not to go back on February 3rd and probably on occasions prior to that. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is a big week for America and for Trump. Trump has this big speech tomorrow night, the equivalent of a State of the Union speech. They don’t actually call it that. Trump hasn’t been president long enough to deliver an actual State of the Union. So it’s gonna incorporate the parts of the State of the Union where the...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Perez Tells Trump He's Going to Be His 'Worst Nightmare'

    02/26/2017 7:14:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump appeared to be pleased with the Democratic National Committee chair results on Saturday, tweeting a sarcastic congratulations to the victor, Tom Perez, and the Republican Party. Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 In response, Perez, the former Obama labor secretary, told Trump to wipe the grin off his face. He, his deputy chair Keith Ellison, and all Democrats are now a united front, he argued. Call me Tom. And don't get too happy. @keithellison...
  • The Trumpist Temptation: Ambitious young Republicans at CPAC are torn over embracing [tr]

    02/26/2017 7:28:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 25, 2017 | McKay Coppins
    If you want to take the temperature of the conservative movement at CPAC, you need to know where to stick the thermometer. It’s not in the onstage speeches, or the myriad policy panels, or the boozy after-parties—it’s inside Exhibit Hall D on the ground floor of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
  • Darrell Issa on need for independent prosecutor: Russia is ‘evil’

    02/25/2017 3:13:58 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 97 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 25 2017 | Sacramento Bee
    Rep. Darrell Issa, saying that “Russia is evil,” said at the California Republican Party convention Saturday in Sacramento that an independent probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to the country is necessary to prevent it from interfering in elections. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article134995114.html#storylink=cpy
  • Geo W Bush says Christians & Muslims worship the same God (Jesus answers in John 14:6)

    02/25/2017 12:17:32 PM PST · by Sontagged · 84 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 28, 2011 | LoneStar1776
    Uploaded on Feb 28, 2011 George Bush says that Christians and Muslims worship the same God (Read what Jesus says in John 14:6) COMMENTS • Tara Risser 8 months ago and he obviously has no idea that God is not allah. We do not follow the same beliefs at all. desiachar 2 weeks ago Tara Risser you need to go read a book cicada 1 week ago Then I guess you don't worship the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus Polizei1945 9 months ago George W. Bush is an idiot. Christians worshps Yahweh a true God and Islam worships a different...
  • Geo W Bush's $2.2 Billion Gift To Planned Parenthood (daughter pro-PP, too)

    02/25/2017 11:34:47 AM PST · by Sontagged · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2008 | John Lofton
    Exclusive: John Lofton takes Focus on the Family to task for thanking president So, President Bush throws $2.2 billion down the Planned Parenthood rathole and I’m supposed to thank him for not wasting the federal tax dollars of pro-life taxpayers? Well, yes, that’s what the folks at Focus On The Family want me and others to do. The October 2008 issue of Citizen magazine has a full-page article with the headline: “Thanks, Mr. President.” A smaller headline reads: “Pro-life taxpayers can thank President Bush for keeping their dollars from being misspent.” But, there’s a slight problem here that keeps me...
  • Hey faux and other globalist networks: One reason we elected Trump is because he's a fighter!

    02/24/2017 1:21:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Et tu, Cavuto? Hey faux and other globalist networks: One of the primary reasons we elected Trump is because he's a fighter for freedom, for America and for our constitution! He's not a wimp and does not rollover for the enemedia or the globalist GOPe ruling class!! Dear Mr. President, We're behind you all the way against the treasonous leftist fakenews media and the turncoat GOPe RINOs!! Damn the media torpedoes, full speed ahead!! Fight, baby, fight!! Cut, baby, cut!! Drain the swamp!! MAGA!!
  • CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

    02/23/2017 8:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joe Concha
    For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including America’s place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy,...
  • Cruz has no patience for GOP's Obamacare-lite. Calls 'em out at CPAC

    02/23/2017 1:09:59 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 133 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Nate Madden
    Mincing no words when it comes to lukewarm replacement plans that would keep most of the disastrous 2009 law in place, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) called out Obamacare-lite replacement plans at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. “There are some Senate Republicans who would like to keep the Obamacare taxes because they want to spend money,” the senator said in a closed-door meeting with reporters at CPAC. “That would be exceptionally foolish.” “I don’t think we should replace one 2,000-page monstrosity with another 2,000-page monstrosity,” Cruz said, in discussion of the current struggle to repeal the...
  • George Will: Conservatives Will Turn on Trump By Mid-Summer

    02/22/2017 9:48:00 AM PST · by detective · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Washington Post columnist George Will discussed his departure from the Republican Party and the decision by Fox News not to renew his contract as a network contributor. Will suggested some of it was attributable to his refusal to support event President Donald Trump while he was a candidate. But later in that segment, he predicted some Republicans would change their opinions on Trump once he starts putting his policies forward.
  • Kasich: 'World Leaders' Not Sure About Trump

    02/20/2017 3:11:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    World leaders are "just not sure" where President Donald Trump stands on key foreign policy questions, according to Gov. John Kasich. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the Ohio Republican, attending a international security conference in Munich, Germany, said leaders from other countries are getting mixed messages from the president and members of his administration. ... "I've been meeting with these folks from all over the world, they are saying they are just not sure, so it's really critical that they speak with one voice on all of these critical matters of national security and supporting our...
  • Vice-President Mike Pence Munich Security Conference Speech…

    02/19/2017 8:47:26 AM PST · by Bratch · 3 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 18, 2017 | sundance
    Vice-President Mike Pence Munich Security Conference Speech… Posted on February 18, 2017 by sundance Vice-President Mike Pence traveled to Munich on behalf of the President Trump administration to deliver a speech at the security conference. 02/18/17 VP Pence Speaks at Munich Security Conference There is a transparently troubling issue with VP Pence following his involvement in the loss of General Michael Flynn. Former Governor Mike Pence was selected for VP because he represented a bridge between the grassroots Trump movement and the GOPe Republicans. Those who are professionally republican, and those who are crony constitutionalists within the CPAC crowd leadership are both big...
  • THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS CONGRESS

    02/15/2017 5:19:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 2/15/17 | Ann Coulter
    Let's compare what President Trump has accomplished since the inauguration (with that enormous crowd!) with what congressional Republicans have done. In the past three weeks, Trump has: staffed the White House, sent a dozen Cabinet nominees to the Senate, browbeat Boeing into cutting its price on a government contract, harangued American CEOs into keeping their plants in the United States, imposed a terrorist travel ban, met with foreign leaders and nominated a Supreme Court justice, among many other things. (And still our hero finds time to torment the media with his tweets!) What have congressional Republicans been doing? Scrapbooking? More...
  • Question, Should Reince Priebus be FIRED?

    02/14/2017 2:39:35 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    14 Feb 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering.
  • BREAKING: Anti-Trump President Of NYC Metropolitan GOP Club Broke FEC Laws To Donate To (Schumer)

    02/13/2017 6:02:31 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 2/9/17
    Deborah Coughlin, the president of New York City’s elite Metropolitan Republican Club that recently wrongly and forcibly removed all Trump supporters from its board, broke federal campaign finance laws in order to donate thousands of dollars to Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer in 2003. Schumer has been one of the most anti-Trump Senators since President Donald J. Trump took office in January. In a story that GotNews broke and that the New York Post has now picked up, a deeper dive into the financials surrounding the scandal-plagued board of New York City’s Metropolitan Republican Club has produced more troubling...
  • Trump Vetoes Neocon for State Department Post

    02/12/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    President Donald Trump has squashed Eliot Abrams’ hopes of being picked for a crucial State Department post. Abrams had emerged as a possible contender for Deputy Secretary of State, it was reported on Monday, and even met with Trump to discuss the position, according to Politico. Trump, however, reportedly vetoed Abrams’ appointment after learning Abrams had been a vocal critic during the campaign. Abrams, a Republican Establishment neoconservative, was incredibly hostile toward Trump’s campaign and its America first message. “This was Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” a Republican source reportedly told Politico. But it’s not difficult to see...
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers — met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the group’s impeccable Republican credentials — Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents — the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • GOP Establishment Royalty Calls for Worldwide Carbon Tax

    02/09/2017 4:34:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I had this story yesterday and I didn’t get to it. It’s a Bloomberg story based on an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by James A. Baker and George Shultz. Now, these two guys date back to the Republican Reagan administration. They are considered Republican royalty. They are called even by the Drive-Bys, they have so much respect now, they’re called elder statesmen in the Republican Party. And according to the Drive-Bys, Democrats, the Republicans don’t have any statesmen, period, but these two guys have written an op-ed pushing a carbon tax. And they had a meeting with...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • Doesn't it feel like President Trump been in office for months since Inauguration Day?

    02/08/2017 8:23:10 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 18 replies
    vanity
    It's only been a little over then 3 weeks but so much has happened. Seems like it's really 2 or 3 months! Trump wasted no time in firing on all cylinders instead of the traditional, slow, methodical presidential ramp up most administrations tend to follow. I know that a business minded person wants to get the ball rolling and that's what most are not used to in the White House, a businessman who actually worked for a living instead of going from one political job to another or is an lawyer. Now comes the hard part of dismantling the entrenched...
  • Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan To Top Trump Aides

    02/08/2017 4:34:26 PM PST · by Sontagged · 52 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | Februrary 8 2017 | Jennifer A Dlouhy/Margaret Talev
    A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too. Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new "Climate Leadership Council" pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior aide Kellyanne Conway. "The signs were very encouraging," Ted Halstead, who founded the council, said after the meeting. "Two weeks...
  • Elites Protest a New Revolution “We Deserve To Be In Charge.”

    02/07/2017 2:35:04 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Front Page News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox. It will be brought to you by BMW. The German luxury automaker is a key advertiser at GQ. And GQ is the headquarters of the Resistance. That's a vlog by Keith Olbermann who returned from his exile at an ESPN Elba to denounce Trump. "I am Keith Olbermann," Keith Olbermann barks to the peasants and workers of GQ who are taking a break from reading an article on '$100 Cologne that Smells Like Nothing', "This is the Resistance." The Resistance is Remy Martin and Coach. It’s the ‘Best Silver Nail...
  • McConnell: No Federal Money for Investigating Voter Fraud

    02/06/2017 3:46:35 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 113 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 2-5-2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would not spend federal funds investigating what President Trump says is “massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election.” McConnell told CNN’s Jake Tapper that, although there are instances of voter fraud, he believes that it’s not “as widespread as Trump claims” and that combating voter fraud should be an issue “best left to the states” instead of the federal government.“Election fraud does occur,” he told CNN’s State of the Union, adding that “there’s no evidence that occurred in such a significant number that it would have changed the presidential election.”
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Senate Republican Leader McConnell Distances Himself From Trump Stances

    02/05/2017 10:58:16 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 76 replies
    Asked about Mr. Trump’s recent reference to the “so-called judge’’ that ruled against the president’s executive order on immigration and refugees, Mr. McConnell again distanced himself from the White House. “I think it’s best not to single out judges for criticism. We all get disappointed from time to time … but I think it’s best to avoid criticizing judges individually,’’ he said. Mr. McConnell also poured cold water on the pledge by Mr. Trump to launch a national investigation of voter fraud. The president has claimed, without evidence, that millions of people voted fraudulently in the presidential election. If there’s...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Has 1 Much Bigger Problem Than Protesters

    02/01/2017 4:31:36 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 67 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 1/31/2017 | Staff
    While protests continue over President Donald Trump’s “extreme vetting” of foreigners from seven Muslim-dominated countries, radio host Rush Limbaugh says the commander in chief faces a much more serious problem. “The real choke point here and the real weak point – and I’ve mentioned it a number of times all during the campaign – the real problem Trump has here is not these protesters,” Limbaugh said Monday on his national broadcast. “The real problem he’s gonna have is the Republicans in Congress sticking with him. This is the kind of thing that they’ve caved to I don’t know how many...
  • Establishment Republicans Bash Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, Refugee Resettlement

    01/31/2017 7:05:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 31, 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Some establishment-aligned Republicans criticized President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration reform, strengthening the left’s emotional narrative about a fictitious “Muslim ban.”
  • Drudge slams GOP Congress for making Trump 'do everything alone'

    01/30/2017 8:49:25 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/2017 | JOE CONCHA
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare. "Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter. {.. snip ..}
  • Bernie Sanders: Trump's Claim To Be Anti-Establishment Is "Amusing"

    01/23/2017 5:07:54 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-22-2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to John Dickerson, host of 'Face The Nation' on CBS. Sanders calls Donald Trump's claim to be "fighting the establishment" to be funny, considering that he is surrounded by billionaires. BERNIE SANDERS: Well, I found it somewhat amusing that Mr. Trump, President Trump, was punching the establishment, but right behind him, John, sitting in the VIP sections were billionaire after billionaire after billionaire, some of the most powerful people in this country , who over the last 10, 20 years have become much, much richer, while the middle class has shrunk. So, I find it somewhat...