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Issues (GOP Club)

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  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill (BOOM!)

    11/21/2017 1:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans have included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration plan on track. While avoiding the term “wall,” the Senate bill calls for $1.6 billion in funding for “physical barriers” and border roads — matching Mr. Trump’s original request for money to build or repair fencing along 74 more miles of the U.S.-Mexico line....
  • Jones blurs radical abortion stance to steal Moore votes

    11/20/2017 11:51:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Doug Jones – the Democratic Senate candidate looking to capitalize on sexual harassment allegations waged against Republican rival Roy Moore – is trying to change his radical anti-life, pro-abortion stance to usher in the pro-life votes of his competitor. Dubbed a full-term abortion backer from his own comments and political platform, Jones is reportedly attempting to mask his extreme views on abortion to court Alabama voters in an overwhelming pro-life state. The old Kerry flip-flop? Looking to distance himself from previous comments he made on the hot-button issue – including the fact that he rejects any restrictions on abortion until...
  • Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions (Not what you think)

    11/16/2017 9:35:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    According to reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is making no attempt whatsoever to deny, the internet’s favorite uncle is moving closer and closer to a formal 2020 presidential bid. Of course, his vigilance in criticizing the dealings of the Trump administration, increasingly frequent appearances on late night shows, vocal social media presence and, most recently, an appearance at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York on Monday hardly leave room for doubt, but Politico’s report last week made it start to feel real. And yet, speaking of the women’s summit, beneath the former veep’s cuddly and...
  • Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

    11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jonathan LaMantia
    Hillary Clinton today called on mental health professionals to create a standardized curriculum to teach middle and high school students nationwide about anxiety and depression. Mental health experts “need to come forward with a curriculum to the boards of education and the administration of school districts and just lobby like crazy to get those into teacher training, into school programming,” Clinton said. She was a panelist at a discussion at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan hosted by the Child Mind Institute, a city-based nonprofit focused on adolescent mental health issues. In New York mental health education is already...
  • Hillary Clinton touts universal healthcare at Geisinger conference

    11/09/2017 5:02:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 9, 2017 | Laura Legere
    DANVILLE, Pa. — Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about pain. Not just the soul-piercing kind that comes from losing to an opponent after describing yourself as the last thing standing between Americans and the apocalypse. The broken-foot kind. The former Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. senator and secretary of state walked gingerly across the stage at the “From Crisis to Cure” healthcare symposium at the Geisinger Medical Center campus on Thursday after having fractured her foot in October during her book tour in London. The overriding lesson she has learned from studying — and using — the world’s healthcare...
  • Donna Brazile Questioned If Seth Rich’s Death Involved Russians, Or His Race

    11/08/2017 8:29:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 8, 2017 | Max Kutner
    Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), once thought it was possible that the Russians had been involved in the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich or that he was killed because he was white, according to her new book. In July 2016, Rich, 27, was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., while walking home at night. The police believe the shooting was a botched robbery, but because Rich worked for the DNC, theories emerged that the killing was related to thousands of committee emails being published by WikiLeaks two weeks after his death. In...
  • You Can't Beat Something With Nothing

    11/03/2017 11:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 3, 2017 | By Katie Packer Beeson, Contributing Editor for Opinion
    The Democrats seem to enjoy gloating about the hot mess that is the Republican Party these days. Former GOP presidents warning the president about the people he surrounds himself with; sitting Republican U.S. senators calling the president unstable and unqualified; and a former GOP speaker of the house saying "there is no Republican Party. The president isn't a Republican." And Democrats' friends in the mainstream media have kindly created an echo chamber that makes them think that they are always right and the Republicans are a bunch of sexist, racist, whack jobs. So why aren't they winning? They must be...
  • Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump’s NYC Attack Response Played ‘To Our Worst Feelings’

    11/02/2017 9:07:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 2, 2017 | Lee Moran
    Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his response to Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in New York. On the “Daily Show,” the former secretary of state slammed her 2016 presidential election rival for immediately looking for someone to blame in the aftermath of the horrific incident in which eight people were killed. Trump blamed the attack, where a man drove a rental truck down a bike path and struck several people, on the diversity visa lottery program. The program allowed 29-year-old suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov to legally immigrate to the U.S. from Uzbekistan in 2010....
  • Hillary Clinton, breathing easy now, hints at Trump impeachment

    10/31/2017 6:35:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Hillary Clinton may not be running for any particular political seat right now, but she sure does know how to sling a political punch — and boy, is she taking advantage of this Paul Manafort indictment thing. She’s like that kid that hangs with the playground bully, coming in after the beating’s been administered with a sharp kick to the guy on the ground, a “take that” jab when the guy’s rendered defenseless. Impeachment, anyone? That’s what Clinton seems to now be suggesting in a thinly veiled appeal to Congress delivered during her book tour. And just when you thought...
  • Hillary Clinton would be president if there were fewer robots in the workplace, study says

    10/30/2017 11:20:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 30, 2017 | Ryan Browne
    President Donald Trump might not have made it to the White House if the number of robots in the labor market wasn't as high, according to researchers. A study by three Oxford University academics found that workers exposed to automation were more likely to vote for Trump than for than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. "Automation has always been an engine of prosperity," Professor Carl Frey said in a statement Monday. "But it can take a long time for the benefits to show, and workers who are not able to find better paid jobs are more likely to be hostile...
  • Report: John Kasich Plotting ‘Pro-Immigration, Pro-Environment’ 2020 Presidential Run

    10/30/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 72 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-30-2017 | Ben Kew
    Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) is planning another run for the presidency in 2020, according to a report from New York magazine. Since losing the nomination in last year’s Republican primaries, Kasich has kept on members of his campaign team who are helping him decide whether to run as a Republican or as an Independent, as he urges the Republican Party to move sharply to the left. “I think we need to be pro-environment,” he told the magazine. “I think we need to completely redo education. … Look, I loved Ronald Reagan. I met Ronald Reagan. But Reagan was then. Now we...
  • Reliving the day Hillary Clinton says cost her the election, one year later

    10/28/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 28, 2017 | Gregory Krieg
    "I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter, on October 28th, and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive, and so we overcame a lot in the campaign, we overcame an enormous barrage of negativity, of false equivalency and so much else, but as Nate Silver, who doesn't work for me, he's an independent analyst, but one considered to be very reliable, has concluded: If the election had been...
  • McConnell: Trump 'doesn't get nearly enough credit'

    10/22/2017 9:03:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 22, 2017 | Rebecca Morin
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said President Donald Trump doesn't get enough credit on all that he's done, such as the appointments he's made, which McConnell said will "get the country growing again." "I think President Trump doesn't get nearly enough credit for the changes that he's brought about that are unrelated to legislation," McConnell (R-Ky.) said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union."
  • Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)

    10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week. Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday. The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson strikes back at John Kelly: ‘Lying,’ ‘racist’

    10/20/2017 7:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Friday accused White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly of lying about her and using a “racist term” when he publicly admonished her for politicizing the president’s condolence call to a Special Forces’ widow. Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general whose son was killed in action in Afghanistan, on Thursday denounced the Florida Democrat for listening in on President Trump’s call to Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow and then accusing the president of being disrespectful. “He has my sympathy for the loss of his son, but he can’t just go on TV and lie...
  • Hillary’s Campaign Spokesman Calls Gen. Kelly ‘Odious’

    10/20/2017 1:52:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign spokesman called retired Gen. John Kelly “odious” on Thursday after the White House chief of staff and Gold Star father spoke about President Trump’s decision to call the families of four soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month. “Don’t be distracted by the uniform,” Brian Fallon, a CNN contributor and past communications director for Clinton’s campaign, wrote on Twitter following Kelly’s remarks. (TWEET-AT-LINK) “Kelly isn’t just an enabler of Trump. He’s a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest,” wrote Fallon, who is also an adviser to the Democratic political action committee,...
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • VIRGINIA FOXX: RINO POSTER GIRL

    10/18/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2017 | Lester Jackson
    I was very pleased when President Trump signed his first executive order to dismantle ObamaCare in the face of the Republican Congress having broken its repeatedly made promise and pretense to do the same. However, I was utterly repulsed by an aspect of what happened at that event. Therefore, I am taking time from completing my forthcoming book* to comment on what I consider to be the despicable obscenity of RINO Virginia Foxx worming her way (15:52) to be next to Mr. Trump. Foxy weasel Foxx obviously hoped to benefit from the public opposition to the very ObamaCare monstrosity that...
  • Viewing the world through the eyes of a Trump supporter: Neil Macdonald

    10/18/2017 9:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 17, 2017 | Neil Macdonald
    Aside from the sesquipedalian Conrad Black – who puzzles me, because his own manners are impeccable and he generally loathes ignorant boorishness – just about every serious writer in the mainstream media regards President Donald Trump with disgust. Even Charles Krauthammer, whose ferociously controlled savagery toward liberals sets him apart from even his fellow columnists on the right, has called Trump a moral disgrace, among other things. Trump's fans are right: the coverage of their champion is utterly unbalanced. Not that there is anything wrong with that; "balance" is just relativism dressed in evening clothes. But it's always fascinating to...