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  • McCain: Trump’s Budget Dead on Arrival

    05/23/2017 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 90 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump’s budget was dead on arrival. In a statement, McCain said, “President Trump’s $603 billion defense budget request is inadequate to the challenges we face, illegal under current law, and part of an overall budget proposal that is dead on arrival in Congress.”
  • ‘Almost speechless’ McCain, Flake are go-to anti-Trump Republicans in NAFTA, Comey, Russia fights

    05/22/2017 10:56:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Arizona pair — especially McCain — has continued to be top Republicans critics of Trump in the White House’s current battles over the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey and ties with Russia. Flake and McCain are top Republican backers of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other free trade deals. Trump is reworking NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. Those are Arizona’s top two trading partners. McCain told Fox News Sunday he’s “almost speechless” over Trump reportedly calling Comey a “nut job” to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. McCain and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are also...
  • Trump Pledges to Do ‘Whatever Is Necessary’ to ‘Fix’ Venezuela

    05/19/2017 4:32:54 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    “People don’t have enough to eat. People have no food. There’s great violence. And we will do whatever is necessary, and we’ll work together to do whatever is necessary to help with fixing that, and I’m really talking on a humanitarian level,” Trump said. Trump’s remarks came during a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House. Western Venezuela shares a long border with Colombia. President Trump did not specify what kind of help the U.S. would provide but said the U.S. would work with Colombia and other countries. Congress recently approved $450 million in...
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 8:52:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 77 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | Timothy Cama
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Graham and Collins had previously publicized their plans to vote against the legislation. But McCain’s vote came as a...
  • In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family pushes $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

    05/07/2017 3:28:39 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/7/17 | Emily Rauhala, William Wan
    The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you. That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s sister Nicole Kushner Meyer to a ballroom full of wealthy Chinese investors in Beijing. Over several hours of slide shows and presentations, representatives from the Kushner family business urged Chinese citizens gathered at a Ritz-Carlton hotel to consider investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a New Jersey luxury apartment complex that would help them secure what’s known as an investor...
  • Poll: Swamp Republicans REALLY hate the Freedom Caucus

    05/06/2017 1:23:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Conservative Review | 05/04/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    In case that wasn’t perfectly clear, CQ Roll Call’s April “Capitol Insiders Survey” found that large majorities of Republican staffers on Capitol Hill believe the Freedom Caucus is a “negative force” in the Republican Party. The results are not surprising, but are illustrative of the hostility to true conservatism in the swamp. Survey: Republicans see harm from Freedom Caucus — Roll Call (@rollcall) May 4, 2017 Of the 100 self-identified Republicans who responded to the email poll, 71 percent had a negative view of the Freedom Caucus; 22 percent of the GOP respondents had a positive view, while...
  • Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

    05/02/2017 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group. The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72%...
  • 'I have a right to try to define Republicanism': John Kasich insists his book tour [tr]

    05/02/2017 1:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 2, 2017 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    John Kasich believes in a path, in a purpose set from above. He just can’t figure out what this path or purpose is supposed to be. A year after losing his Republican primary campaign that never got off the ground, 100 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, the Ohio governor doesn’t quite know where he’s headed, or where the Republican Party is headed either.
  • Why Bother Voting for Republicans?

    05/02/2017 11:00:14 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Once again, Congressional Republicans delivered a swift kick to the crotch of their voters, in the form of their proposed budget this week. Congressional big spenders reached a deal Sunday, with a bill over 1600 pages in length. Almost as long as Obamacare. But at least it’s a budget. Last year Congress had no budget, instead papering over their fiscal irresponsibility via temporary spending measures. Since this budget is proposed by the Republican Congress, with the expectation of the Republican President signing it into law, one would reasonably expect that the budget represents Republican priorities. Funding programs promoted on the...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Democrats Cleaned Our Clock’ on GOP Spending Plan [VIDEO]

    05/02/2017 10:48:42 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 05/02/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    Note: When things are so bad that the establishment RINOs, who made caving on spending bills an art form, are admitting the Republican Party got rolled by Democrats on a spending bill, something really needs to change. RINO Senator Lindsey Graham, CR 33%, appearing on CNN Tuesday morning with Kate Bolduan, said that the GOP got their clocks cleaned by Democrats in negotiating the temporary spending bill, the so-called “Omnibus” that avoids a temporary government shutdown until September when a new budget is promised. “I don’t know if I’m going to vote for the bill they’re going to present to...
  • GOPe gives Trump the finger in stopgap spending bill

    05/02/2017 8:02:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The RINOs score yet another victory The newly agreed upon $1 trillion-plus spending package that will keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30 contains no funding for President Trump’s desperately needed border wall or crackdown on lawless sanctuary cities that let MS-13 gang members run wild. This is because House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has no interest whatsoever in ending the open-borders free-for-all that has been the status quo for decades. Ryan supports the lawlessness. He profits from it. He may as well cross the aisle and become a Democrat.
  • Ivanka Trump's West Wing Agenda

    05/02/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 2, 2017 | JODI KANTOR, RACHEL ABRAMS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    “There’s a lot I don’t know about how government works and how things get done, but I feel I know enough now that I can be much more proactive about the type of change and reform that I’d like to see happen,” she said. [snip] In interviews last week, she said she intended to act as a moderating force in an administration swept into office by nationalist sentiment. Other officials added that she had weighed in on topics including climate, deportation, education and refugee policy.
  • Now Ivanka Trump says the US must admit Syrian refugees – after her father warned for a year

    04/26/2017 10:06:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 167 replies ^ | 4/26/17 | David Martosko
    Full title.......................Now Ivanka Trump says the US must admit Syrian refugees – after her father warned for a year that they are the 'all-time great Trojan horse'....................... Ivanka now says the U.S. should accept refugees from Syria 'but that’s not going to be enough' to solve the humanitarian crisis there Her father, President Donald Trump, has made it clear he sees the migrant wave as a potential 'Trojan Horse' that could bring embedded terrorists to America Two White House sources say the president hasn't changed his mind despite Ivanka's decision to press the issue
  • Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

    04/26/2017 4:26:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 58 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/26/17 | Sarah Kiff
    Republican legislators want to keep popular Obamacare provisions for themselves and their staff. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on pre-existing conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people. Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to...
  • Kasich won’t close door on 2020 presidential run

    04/25/2017 7:49:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) says he won't completely rule out launching a presidential bid in 2020. Asked Monday during a CNN town hall whether he would run for the White House in 2020, Kasich responded: "Very unlikely that I will run for public office."
  • The Latest: Virginia GOP candidate offended by Trump tape

    04/23/2017 1:59:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 92 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 5:05 pm | AP
    The front-runner for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race is expressing discomfort with series of vulgar and predatory comments about women President Donald Trump made in a recording 12 years ago. Ed Gillespie said at a Republican debate Saturday in Goochland that he was offended by comments from a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasted about groping women.
  • Establishment Rising in Trump’s White House: Noonan Says Efforts to Take Out Bannon ...

    04/14/2017 7:37:14 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 87 replies ^ | 13 April 2017 | Peggy Noonan, WSJ via Breitbart News
    Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal about the efforts to take out White House strategist Steve Bannon. While offering a candid assessment of Bannon’s shortcomings and strengths, Noonan summarizes Bannon’s populist and nationalist worldview as outlined in a speech he gave at the Vatican in 2014 — a speech that predicted the issues that propelled Trump to victory in 2016. From Noonan’s column: But there’s something low, unseemly and ugly in the efforts to take [Bannon] out so publicly and humiliatingly, to turn him into a human oil spot on the tarmac—this not only from...
  • Frontier Justice, Texas Republican Style

    04/14/2017 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 14, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    Frontier justice was a staple of the Westerns. In High Noon, the judge tells the marshal, Gary Cooper, he’d best get out of town before the villain returns, then flees himself. Director Howard Hawks hated that film so much that he made two pictures as a response, with Rio Bravo and El Dorado both starring John Wayne as a sheriff guarding a bad guy until he can be taken away for trial. With Rio Lobo, we still get Wayne holed up in a jail surrounded by a gang trying to bust out the boss, but in this one, Hawks gave...
  • Kushner has been set up for failure

    04/07/2017 9:54:01 AM PDT · by Hostage · 104 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 7, 2017 | Eugene Robinson
    Jared Kushner is emerging as the smoothest, slickest operator in the Court of King Donald. He is also, by far, the busiest — and the hardest to fire. President Trump is apparently convinced that his son-in-law, who serves officially as a senior adviser, can fix anything. Make that everything: In less than three months, Trump has given Kushner, 36, the following assignments: • Reinvent the federal government, one of the biggest and most complex organizations in the world. As head of the “White House Office of American Innovation,” Kushner is supposed to bring the mindset and practices of the business...
  • Trump National Security Team All Agreed on Syria Strike [GOPe Weakly Standard].

    04/07/2017 7:42:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    weaklystandard ^ | APR 07, 2017 | MICHAEL WARREN
    On Wednesday afternoon, the National Security Council convened in the White House, with President Donald Trump in the chair, to discuss how the United States would respond to Bashar al-Assad. Just a couple of hours earlier, in a press conference in the Rose Garden, Trump had denounced in strong terms the Tuesday chemical-weapons attack by Assad on the Syrian strongman's own people. "I now have responsibility, and I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly," the president said. The Pentagon's plan, delivered by Defense Secretary (and former Central Command commander) James Mattis, at Wednesday's NSC meeting: a hellfire...