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  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 150 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘No Remorse’ Former Evan McMullin Campaign Worker Sounds Off [Shirker] [ed]

    04/19/2018 7:09:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin owes his former campaign staff members tens of thousands of dollars and most believe he has no intention of ever paying them, a former campaign worker tells The Daily Caller News Foundation. Right before McMullin’s failed bid for president in 2016 as the conservative alternative to President Donald Trump, the campaign was inundated with debt. The disastrous fiscal situation was a combination of frivolous spending by McMullin and his campaign manager Joel Searby, according to the former staffer.
  • Congressional Recess Appointments

    04/08/2018 8:44:43 AM PDT · by RideForever · 9 replies
    4/8/18 | vanity
    Where are they? Seems like a wasted opportunity to get the DOJ Assistant Attorneys for the 5 major divisions within the DOJ.
  • Trump: ‘I need allies’ in Congress

    03/26/2018 11:08:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/25/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump DONALD JOHN TRUMP McCaskill: Clinton should be more careful in how she describes Trump voters Stormy Daniels lawyer slams critics who say there was 'nothing new' in '60 Minutes' interview Costello won't seek reelection in Pennsylvania MORE following a Republican's loss in a special Pennsylvania congressional election is encouraging voters to elect candidates who will support his agenda in the midterms. A Trump campaign email with the subject line “I need Allies” sent Saturday includes a survey for respondents to describe what qualities are most important to them in a candidate. “2018 is our chance to elect TRUMP...
  • 10 ways the GOP sold you out in the omnibus spending bill

    03/22/2018 1:30:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3/22/18 | Daniel Horowitz
    “When we rush to pass bill that a lot of us don’t understand, we are not doing our job.” ~Speaker Paul Ryan, 2015 This is it. For this budget bill, Republicans had sole possession of the ball, and of course, they have tossed an interception. The only question now is whether Trump will need to hear a raucous rebellion from his voters before he changes his mind and finally uses his veto pen. Rather than spending the weeks leading up to the budget deadline outlining their vision for the country in terms of spending priorities and policies, the GOP used...
  • Former congressman from Hawaii quits GOP, citing Trump

    03/19/2018 10:34:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2018 | Audrey McAvoy | AP
    A former congressman from Hawaii said Monday he’s leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him. Charles Djou, who represented Honolulu in the U.S. House from 2010 to 2011, wrote in an opinion piece published in Civil Beat on Monday he’s disturbed that the Republican Party under Trump has become hostile to immigration.
  • Call it what it is! Coup d'état

    03/19/2018 4:09:12 PM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 43 replies
    When is someone going to label our current political situation with the FBI, DOJ, CIA, MSM, Dem Party, etc., for what it is - a Coup d'état? America is famous for doing this in most every continent and country in the world. Why would we think that an out of control government wouldn't do this at home?
  • If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, GOP should start impeachment probe (Oh boy)

    03/19/2018 1:48:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2018 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to President Trump: Shut up and govern. Memo to congressional leaders, Cabinet members, and senior White House staff: If President Trump orders the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, mass “honor” resignations by Cabinet officials and staff should follow, and an impeachment inquiry should immediately commence. Important clarification: An impeachment inquiry is just that — an open investigation, not a show trial with a predetermined outcome.
  • No Clear G.O.P. Successor in Line After Mayor's Win (2005 Bloomberg Flashback)

    03/19/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Nicholas Confessore
    Through four straight mayoral contests, the Republican line on New York City election ballots has yielded gold: four straight wins for G.O.P. candidates in a city where declared Democrats make up the overwhelming majority of voters. Those wins have not, however, yielded an obvious successor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name -- because of term limits -- will not be on the ballot come November 2009. Indeed, while the city's political elite has long since begun speculating about likely Democratic candidates for 2009, the roster of presumptive Republican aspirants is rather thin. "I couldn't project who could follow his...
  • GOP Consultants Gleeful Over Pennsylvania Loss

    03/15/2018 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite No. 3. Mike Murphy, Republican consultant extraordinaire — this is the guy that ran Jeb Bush’s campaign, hundred thousand dollars, got three delegates, he and Mark McKinnon are the two probably most prominent Republican consultants out there. They’re both on CNN last night with — well, I don’t know if they both were on with Don Lemon or not, but the first one is Murphy on CNN Tonight. And he says the problem that the Republicans have in the November elections is Trump, Trump, Trump, that’s the problem, and it’s a problem the Republicans just cannot...
  • Trump Returns to His Democratic Roots

    03/09/2018 12:55:44 PM PST · by TBP · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2018 | Michael Tanner
    It has largely slipped under the radar screens of partisan hatred in Washington, but has anyone noticed that in the last couple of months Donald Trump has become . . . a Democrat? Of course, for most of his life, Trump was a Democrat, a faithful fundraiser for Chuck Schumer and Hilary Clinton, and comfortably liberal in most of his positions. But once he decided to run for president as a Republican, he underwent a total transformation, becoming an arch-conservative. And during his first year in office, he governed like a conservative Republican, slashing taxes and regulations, appointing conservative judges,...
  • Suddenly, the G.O.P. Remembers All Its Doubts on Trump

    03/07/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Over the past week, congressional Republicans have gotten a glimpse of the President Trump they hoped to never see. On gun safety and, more significantly to many of them, trade, the president has loudly broken with longstanding party orthodoxy and reminded Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they are going to get with the onetime New York Democrat. Despite such worries, Mr. Trump’s first-year actions on policy and personnel — particularly judicial nominees — provided substantial reassurance to congressional Republicans. They concluded that Mr. Trump was really one of...
  • The Right Wing Scam Machine

    02/25/2018 12:55:05 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I’ve been saying for a while now that too many scammers and opportunists have been taking advantage of the Tea Party and conservative grassroots. But the most illuminating thing in the piece is simply this table:It shows what each organization spent on 2014 cycle “followed by how much each PAC gave to politicians either directly or through independent expenditures on their behalf. Then, last but not least, we have the percentage of their money they spent that actually went into independent expenditures & direct contributions." ". . . the 10 PACs at the bottom of this list spent $54,318,498 and...
  • Team Kasich Appears To Declare War On Trump By Trying To Take Over Ohio GOP

    02/21/2018 7:11:02 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/21/18
    John Kasich has lost considerable power since his failed 2016 presidential run. In addition to having his dream of occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. elude him, he also lost his control of the Ohio Republican Party. Now, it appears that Kasich is trying to regain his vice-like grip on the Ohio Republican Party. This power move by Team Kasich is pitting them squarely against grassroots activists and President Trump’s allies in the battleground state. Kasich’s loss of control over the state party is an important part of the puzzle that is his story. Controlling the party allowed him to exert pressure...
  • Bob Franks in New Jersey (2001 NJ GOPE flashback)

    02/19/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2001 | The New York Times
    Republicans in New Jersey face an unambiguous choice in next Tuesday's gubernatorial primary between a Republican moderate and a candidate with strident and untested views. Bob Franks is clearly the better qualified of the two. Mr. Franks has shown himself to be a pragmatist with the experience and temperament to carry the party's banner admirably in the November election. What was expected to be an easy victory for Mr. Franks has turned into a bitter, close race with name-calling that threatens to discourage voters from showing up. That would be a big mistake, especially for moderate Republicans. Mr. Franks, a...
  • NJGOP CHAIRMAN DOUG STEINHARDT RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE

    01/21/2018 3:34:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    NJ GOP ^ | January 21, 2018 | Doug Steinhardt
    NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement regarding the future of the GOP brand in New Jersey: . “While I appreciate Assemblyman Bramnick’s desire to speak out about the direction of our State Party, I think it is important to make clear that he does so as an individual and not on behalf of the NJGOP. Our State Republican Organization is a diverse group of individuals and organizations, with multi-­faceted views on a variety of issues. Still, the core principles of the Republican State Committee are to fight for lower taxes and to reduce the intrusion of government into...
  • Jon Bramnick: New Jersey Republicans Are ‘Kinder’ Than Trump

    01/21/2018 1:37:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 18, 2018 | Christian Hetrick
    With former Gov. Chris Christie gone and Republicans holding slimmer minorities in the state legislature, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick tried Thursday to rebrand the New Jersey GOP. “We’re the Republican Party, but we’re not crazy,” Bramnick said. “We are not crazy or extreme. We’re reasonable.” Bramnick (R-Union) was at times more critical of his own party’s president than the newly sworn-in Democratic governor during a news conference inside the state house with other Assembly Republican leaders. He went out of his way to denounce Trump’s tweets and divisive rhetoric but passed on opportunities to attack Gov. Phil Murphy or...
  • Government Shut Down is 85% Fake News

    01/19/2018 6:47:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    News Hawk Network ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jon Galt
    Government Shut Down is 85% Fake News , 24/04/2017, by Jon Galt, in Government The temptation to blame the far-left obstructionist democrats for an impending government shut down on April 28 would mean embracing fake news just for a ‘gotcha’ moment. While it may feel good to slam them with their own rhetoric that would make us like them … how repulsive! Now that a non-extremist is occupying the Oval Office we see the other shut-downs in government were also fake news based upon the hissy-fit democrats not getting their way. It’s happening again now except it’s a republican sitting...
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin GOP Stronghold

    01/16/2018 9:06:11 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 102 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 16, 2018 | Amanda Terkel
    Democrat Patty Schachtner won a special election for a state Senate seat in Wisconsin on Tuesday, scoring a huge upset victory for her party in a district that President Donald Trump handily captured just over a year ago. It was the latest in a string of election victories for Democrats since Trump took office, and a sign of hope for the party that the energy from the base and frustration with the president could lead to more wins in November. With every precinct counted, The Washington Post reported that Schachtner, the chief medical examiner for St. Croix County, won by...