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  • 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...
  • Guadagno's running for N.J. governor, and away from Christie

    01/22/2017 12:45:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    KEANSBURG -- As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that "better days are ahead in New Jersey," Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not mention Gov. Chris Christie's name at all.
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • Fox News Declines to Renew George Will’s Contract

    01/21/2017 9:19:56 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 21, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fox News has decided not to renew political commentator George Will’s contract.. Will, 75, is a Washington Post columnist who has been with Fox since 2013 and was with ABC from 1981-2011, the Hill reported. Will left the Republican Party in June 2016 over President Donald Trump’s candidacy, after Trump secured the Republican nomination for the presidency. “This is not my party,” Will said at a Federalist Society luncheon. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House” Trump responded, saying Will was an “overrated” political pundit who has “made many bad calls...”
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards –

    01/18/2017 4:37:33 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Sundance
    Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. “America-First” is antithetical to the UniParty. Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, “The UniParty”. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was the second option.
  • Scarborough: Trump Will Blow GOP Apart—W Last Republican Prez

    01/16/2017 8:47:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is the party—the Republican party, that is—over? That's what Joe Scarborough is predicting. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough surmised that "Donald Trump, by the end, will blow apart the Republican party" and that people are "going to look at George W. Bush as the last Republican president." Scarborough depicted Trump as "in a sense, the first independent president." Joe also suggested that Bernie Sanders might have the same party-demolishing impact on the Democrats. View the video here.
  • Trump is Hand Grenade Thrown by American Working Class Against the System

    01/15/2017 3:40:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13 January 2017 | John HarrisonRead more: https://sputniknews.com/radio_brave_new_world/201701131049567203-trump-ameri
    The last year has taught us, with Brexit, the US elections, growing anti-EU sentiment on the continent of Europe, that ignoring national interests, which are more and more often expressed in terms of national culture and identity, is not possible anymore. Will this translate through into the reconstruction of economic protectionism? Professor Steve Keen, from the University of Kingston, an economist and an author answers this question. Are identity and culture the new important subjects in politics? Professor Keen gives an explanatory answer. To him, a progressive form of identity and gender politics and socialist politics have been bedfellows for...
  • Graham calls Republicans Celebrating Russian interference a 'political hack' - 'you're not a patriot

    01/09/2017 6:17:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/2016 | Pam Key
    (Watch video at link) Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said any Republican celebrating Russia’s hacking into the 2016 presidential election were “making a huge mistake” and described them as a “political hack.” Graham said, “To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you’re making a huge mistake. When when Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it. Most Republicans are condemning what Russia did and to those who are gleeful it you’re a political...
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course

    01/02/2017 2:03:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course Katie McHugh 2 Jan 20172 President-elect Donald Trump told a critical biographer and guest of billionaire David Koch to leave his West Palm Beach golf course on New Year’s Eve, forcing Koch to leave with him. Trump’s gesture was another slight against the pro-amnesty, pro-“free trade” billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who opposed Trump during the Republican primary season and refused to help him during the general election. It also signals Trump will not necessarily play nice with the GOP political establishment and Beltway right. The Kochs...
  • The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won

    01/01/2017 6:44:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 122 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 30 December 2016
    If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’ Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of ‘flyover’ America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic. The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people’s mushy, malleable minds. The suggestion that American women, more than 40 per cent of whom are thought to have voted for Trump, suffer from internalised misogyny: that is, they don’t know their own minds,...
  • Anthony Bourdain on Trump win: People were sick of 'privileged' liberals

    12/31/2016 3:28:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2016 | By Brooke Seipel
    Television and culinary personality Anthony Bourdain says in a new interview that fellow "privileged Eastern liberals" are the reason that Donald Trump was elected. "The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now," Bourdain told Reason. Bourdain attributed the large divide during this political season and Trump's win last month on a division between "Eastern liberals" and red-state Americans. “I’ve spent a lot of time in...
  • Oh, The Horror – GOPe Republicans Fear Feedback From Trump’s Coalition…

    12/21/2016 7:17:11 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 21, 2016 | Sundance
    A rather funny article today in Politico outlines a fear of Trump’s coalition amid congressional republicans. The article is sympathetic to the GOPe wing of the DC UniParty from a perspective of those nasty Trumpers, ie. “the posse“; and includes South Carolina Rep Mark Sanford as a testimonial of their fear:
  • McConnell: ‘I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning’ (interesting admissions)

    12/20/2016 12:06:11 PM PST · by xzins · 161 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 20 Dec 16 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was surprised on election night: He didn’t see President-elect Donald Trump winning or the Senate staying in Republican hands. “I honestly thought we wouldn’t hold the U.S. Senate,” the Kentucky Republican told Kentucky Educational Television’s ... “I thought we’d come up short, and I didn’t think President Trump had a chance of winning.” The Senate victories were “really something,” McConnell said, “but it never occurred to me he (Trump) might be able to win as well.” ... “It was a lot of feeling among just ordinary people...that the current administration didn’t care about them,” he...
  • Jeb Bush emerges post-Trump and offers conservatives a way forward (Please clap)

    12/19/2016 3:00:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bernie Quigley
    I was well impressed with former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) after a magazine profile appeared on him when he first entered the run for the GOP nomination for president. Not so much impressed by his accomplishments, although they were his own and they were formidable; I was impressed by his quiet manner and how he would do the evening cooking at his house and how he became a Catholic to keep his family whole as his wife was Catholic and he was raised otherwise. My Anglo-Irish grandmother had done the same thing. I saw these things as reaching to the...
  • The Bushwhacking of Trump

    12/19/2016 7:15:37 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2016 | John Fund
    The new president owes nothing to the ‘Bush Barnacles’ The media have paid much attention to how Donald Trump broke through to blue-collar voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and captured the presidency. Trump is certainly assembling what might prove to be a new GOP coalition. But one shouldn’t forget that Trump’s temperament cost him upscale Republican voters in key suburbs. To solidify his reelection chances, he will have to overcome their doubts with policy successes that assuage their concerns about his rough edges. Trump won an impressive victory, carrying 31 out of 50 states. But in several of them...
  • Trump to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson secretary of state, sources say

    12/11/2016 8:30:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2016
    BREAKING NEWS: SOURCES TELL FOX NEWS TRUMP TO NAME EXXON MOBIL CEO REX TILLERSON SECRETARY OF STATE
  • Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State?

    12/12/2016 9:18:51 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 24 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Is Rex Tillerson a good pick for Secretary of State? No, he is too close to Russia's Vladimir Putin Yes, he has tremendous experience in international trade
  • Wisconsin Recount Ends, Trump Picks Up 162 Votes

    12/12/2016 7:57:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    2016: The Race (Breitbart) ^ | December 12, 2016 | Breitbart News
    (AP) Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed Monday following a recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes. Wisconsin finalized its recount on the same day that a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking. Green Party candidate Jill Stein successfully requested, and paid for, the Wisconsin recount while her attempts for similar statewide recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan were blocked by the courts. Stein only got about 1 percent of...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • Senator Desperate to Pass "Lame Duck" Bills [semi-satire]

    12/02/2016 8:20:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has joined with Sen. John McCain (R-Az) to modify the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). This law allows victims of terrorist attacks to sue the governments that provide funding and sanctuary to terrorists. Graham is concerned that "the existing law can come back to bite us. When Congress overrode President Obama's veto they were thinking 'let's make these Muslim governments pay for the damages done by the groups they harbor.' What was overlooked was the possibility that our own government would be made liable for damage done by terrorists armed by the...
  • Lindsey Graham Working on Bill to Protect Dreamers if Trump Revokes Obama Executive Actions

    11/30/2016 5:09:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform of being extremely tough on immigration. One of his vows to voters was that he’d get rid of President Barack Obama’s executive actions, which could include those that provided protections to young undocumented immigrants from being deported. One Republican lawmaker and Trump critic is now prepping legislation that would keep those protections in place in case Trump moves forward with his pledge. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans in order to protect immigrants, known as Dreamers, who willingly came forward to give their information in...
  • Vanity: Does FR like Mnuchin?

    11/30/2016 2:01:01 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 54 replies
    11/30/16 | me
    What's the opinion or consensus on this guy and/or the tax changes? I am NOT a fan of class warfare and I feel like when they don't cut the taxes for the rich, there's an element of punishment. Why can't everyone single American get the same tax cuts? Why make people that make more foot more of the bill?
  • Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, just picked by Trump to be Transportation Secretary!!

    11/29/2016 12:42:01 PM PST · by EinNYC · 66 replies
    WABC770 radio | 11/29/16 | Michael Savage
    I just heard, about 60 seconds ago, that Trump has chosen Elaine Chao, wife of MITCH MCCONNELL, to be his Transportation Secretary. His last few cabinet picks have been atrocious choices (that he's even considering Romney is disgusting) and one must wonder if the RNC and his Rinsy Boy are not calling the shots at these horrible choices. There is hardly a bigger RINO or more destructive person in the Senate than Mitch McConnell. Chao is just a Bush cabinet retread with no particular qualifications for this job. The people voted in Trump to get away from the RNC establishment,...
  • Coulter Post-Election Review: Media Bias, ‘Fake News,’ and burning down the Conservative Establishme

    11/26/2016 4:45:05 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016 | John Hayward
    Shotened title. Full title: Exclusive — Ann Coulter Post-Election Review: Media Bias, ‘Fake News,’ and Burning Down the Conservative Establishment Appearing on a special holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, columnist Ann Coulter talked about how the media got the election wrong, its obsession with de-legitimizing alternative media as “fake news,” and the need to rebuild a conservative Washington establishment that was as wrong-headed as the liberal media in 2016. The author of In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! said she found the current media obsession with “fake news” amusing, since as she documented in her book, so...
  • Jeb Bush urges the GOP to restore its brand: There is 'no excuse for failure'

    11/25/2016 12:54:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 163 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Nov. 25, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Republicans to pursue "21st-century solutions" to issues Americans face and govern inclusively if they wish to improve the GOP's brand and build on recent party victories under the next administration. "Our party must be big-hearted and creative and opportunistic," the ex-White House hopeful, who was President-elect Trump's greatest rival for much of the GOP primary, wrote in a Friday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Bush declined to support Trump in the general election, often criticizing his lack of policy knowledge and foreign policy plans, though he now admits the incoming Republican president "successfully...
  • Sarah Palin: Trump Movement Began with the GOP Establishment's (Title Truncated)

    11/25/2016 12:43:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 25, 2016 | John Hayward
    Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a guest on the special Thanksgiving holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Palin said the 2016 election was vindication for “me and millions of other Americans who, for years and years, have been saying smaller, smarter government is the answer, and we need someone who is politically incorrect enough to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be doin’, to fix the problems that we’re in in our nation.”Marlow said he thought Trump’s campaign theme of “draining the swamp” in DC...
  • Charlie Daniels Pens Open Letter to GOP: It’s Time to Cowboy Up

    11/18/2016 10:10:36 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Charlie Daniels
    I have never seen a party so divided win anything, much less the White House, while retaining both houses of Congress and a preponderance of the state houses. Many of you don't deserve this win. Some of you so disliked the party’s presidential candidate that you threatened – and perhaps really did – vote for the opposition. Others chose to remain silent and distanced yourself predicting there would be a catastrophic loss and you didn't want the residue to splash on you. Well, the votes have been counted, the win was big, the candidate's coattails dragged members of the House...
  • Please protect us, Lindsey Graham [BARF]

    11/18/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 17, 2016 | WILL DOOLITTLE
    It will be up to Republicans like you, most of all, to stop President-elect Trump from carrying out the worst of his ideas, such as banning Muslims from the country or targeting Muslim-Americans for special surveillance, and from acting on the bigotry and misogyny he frequently gave voice to during the campaign..... Thank you and your friend, Sen. John McCain, for mentioning the obvious about Vladimir Putin – that he cannot be trusted, that he is not our ally and should not be treated as one. It is sad and scary that a man seeking to lead our country would...
  • Trump Transition Update: Meeting with Henry Kissinger, Nikki Haley, Rick Scott and More

    11/17/2016 11:29:35 AM PST · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with more than eight people before his evening meeting in New York with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. A few of the individuals who will meet with the President-elect on Thursday include: Former National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Rep. Jeb Hensarling Florida Gov. Rick Scott Gen. Jack Keane Oracle Chief Safra Catz Admiral Michael Rogers Former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell...