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  • Trump's social media director hit for Hatch Act violation

    06/09/2017 11:18:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico ^ | 6/9/17 | Kyle Cheney
    President Donald Trump's social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he called on Trump's allies to oust a Republican congressman from office in April, according to the Office of Special Counsel. The agency found that Scavino breached a provision of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees engaging in some forms of political activity while acting in their official capacity. "Accordingly, we issued Mr. Scavino a warning letter," wrote Ana Galindo-Marrone, chief of OSC's Hatch Act Unit. "In addition, we note that Mr. Scavino was recently counseled about the Hatch Act by the Office of the White House...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Hammers Trump's 'Unlawful' Immigration Ban (Freedom Caucus)

    03/30/2017 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 183 replies
    mlive.com ^ | January 29, 2017
    "Unlawful" and "extreme" is how West Michigan Rep. Justin Amash described President Donald Trump's executive order to ban refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. "It's not lawful to ban immigrants on the basis of nationality," Amash said in the statement. Trump's order blocks citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya from entering the country for at least 90 days. It also bans refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days -- and from Syria indefinitely. "Ultimately, the executive order appears to be more about politics than safety," Amash said. "If the concern is radicalism and...
  • Justin Amash Emerges as Leading Critic of Fellow Republican Donald Trump

    02/20/2017 8:18:05 AM PST · by bryan999 · 53 replies
    President Donald Trump’s “constant fear-mongering’’ about terrorism is “irresponsible and dangerous.’’ He needs to “stop attacking the legitimacy of the judiciary.’’ He picked an attorney general with “anti-liberty” positions on surveillance and police seizure of property. Those tough assessments come not from one of the president’s critics in the Democratic Party, but from a conservative Republican House member whose district decisively backed Mr. Trump in the election. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan has emerged as one of the leading Republican critics of the president, using a tool Mr. Trump himself often employs—an assertive presence on Twitter—to challenge and even taunt...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

    06/07/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama’s 2014 executive order barring “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the private employment policies of federal contractors. Over the weekend, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., posted a characteristically thoughtful Facebook post defending his vote for the Maloney amendment. The overarching policy concern is whether the government should elevate “sexual orientation and gender identity” for special legal privileges, especially in terms of laws barring “discrimination.”
  • The List: The 43 House Republicans Who Voted For The ‘Transgender’ Agenda

    05/30/2016 12:47:35 PM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    AC News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Right-thinking Americans will be relieved to know that conservatives in the House joined the Democrat minority to kill the entire Water and Energy appropriations bill rather than allow it to pass with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s transgender amendment attached to it. However, here are the 43 Republicans who voted in favor of this dastardly amendment… Remember their names. According to the American Family Association: “The amendment would legitimize President Barack Obama’s radical agenda to punish those who don’t follow his pro-LGBT agenda. “This amendment requires the federal government to follow Obama’s executive order 13672. This executive order instructs the federal...
  • Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Now they’re trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • 43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda

    05/26/2016 12:28:50 PM PDT · by milton23 · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    On Wednesday night, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Whereas last week Congress voted to reject this proposal—known as the Maloney Amendment—last night they voted to ratify Obama’s 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. And, of course, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama’s transgender directives....
  • Final Betrayal:Ryan Republicans Join Obama as #ToiletTerrorists (Uses 43 Repubs to Help Obama)

    05/26/2016 7:06:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 26 May 16 | George Rasley
    We’ve asked this question before: Is there any group in the conservative coalition that Speaker Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment have not betrayed? After last night’s vote to codify Obama’s extra-constitutional “guidance” mandating that men must be allowed into the showers, dressing rooms and public toilets used by women, the answer would have to be "NO," there’s no issue left upon which Ryan and his servile underlings have not betrayed America’s conservative majority.  About now someone is going to say “hold it” you’re being unfair, because Paul Ryan didn’t vote for the amendment from Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney (NY-18), that codified Obama’s executive order...
  • Why Some Republicans Are Publicly Bucking Their Party On LGBT Rights

    05/25/2016 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Amber Phillips
    To the casual observer, it would seem that gay rights falls neatly on the political spectrum. Democrats champion bills that aim to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and Republicans increasingly propose and pass ones aimed to protect the religiously devout. But there's growing evidence that Republicans in Congress and across the country are sidestepping the more controversial religious protection and bathroom bills and, in some cases, embracing LGBT non-discrimination laws instead.... And more broadly, Republicans in Congress, Southern-state governors and a business community that usually aligns with the GOP seem to be eschewing some of the more controversial religious freedom...
  • See list of 98 top Republicans who refuse to back Trump

    05/06/2016 5:42:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 106 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/5/2016 | Garth Kant
    •Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. •Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass. •Brian Bartlett •Glenn Beck •Michael Berry •Max Boot . •Brent Bozell •Bruce Carroll, GayPatriot.org •Jay Caruso •Mona Charen •Linda Chavez •Dean Clancy •Eliot Cohen •Former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. •Charles C. W. Cooke •Doug Coon •Rory Cooper •Jim Cunneen •Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. •Steve Deace •Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill. •Erick Erickson •Mindy Finn •David French •Jon Gabriel •Michael Graham •Jonah Goldberg •Alan Goldsmith •Stephen Gutowski •Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. •Jamie Brown Hantman •Stephen Hayes •Doug Heye •Quin Hillyer •Ben Howe •Former Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C •Cheri Jacobus •Robert Kagan •Randy Kendrick, GOP...
  • Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord

    04/28/2016 5:45:50 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 4/28/16 | Bethania Palma Markus
    On Wednesday night, former House Speaker John Boehner bluntly called GOP candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” When asked for his opinion about the Texas senator, Boehner said, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” It turns out that the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s sentiments — but they said there’s no way Cruz is the living incarnate of Satan. When asked by the Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves bashed Cruz.
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they’ll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate...
  • Trey Gowdy on Kevin McCarthy’s Hillary comments: Apologizing doesn’t fix the damage

    10/07/2015 11:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Man, this is tough stuff from an influential conservative at a moment when McCarthy’s desperately trying to convince righties in the House to give him a chance as Speaker. In an unguarded moment, House speaker-in-waiting Kevin McCarthy claimed credit for the decline in Hillary Clinton's poll numbers because House Republicans had formed a congressional committee investigating the attacks in Benghazi, making it look like a political witch hunt. “I heard from him at 6 a.m. the next morning,” Gowdy told the Post on Tuesday when asked about McCarthy. “How many times can somebody apologize? Yes, he’s apologized as many...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks

    02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Washington Time ^ | Monday, February 24, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    The conservative Club For Growth released its annual scorecard for 2013 on Monday, bestowing two Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and four GOP congressmen with 100 percent ratings for their voting records “based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.”The four congressmen with perfect ratings for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan got a 99 percent rating in 2013 “but because of rounding has a 100 percent LifeScore,” the group said.“2013 saw...
  • Why Did This Republican Vote Against The Keystone Pipeline?

    02/12/2015 9:43:31 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/12/2015 | PG Veer
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash was the sole Republican in the House to vote against the latest version of the bill advancing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Amash says he supports the construction of the pipeline, but he opposes legislation singling out one company. He has previously voted present on Keystone, but the addition of “new, unrelated sections empowering the EPA and the federal government with respect to local energy efficiency” pushed him to a no. In a statement published on his Facebook page, the tea party favorite said that the bill includes a lot of cronyism. Since 2013 he has argued...
  • RLC National Board Votes To Rescind Poliquin Endorsement After Obamacare Vote

    02/08/2015 1:03:50 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 02/06/2015 | Matt Nye
    WASHINGTON, DC - The National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) voted Thursday to rescind its endorsement of Representative Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine 2nd CD, after he voted against the repeal of Obamacare. Poliquin was one of only three Republicans to vote against the repeal because, he claimed, "more than 60,000 Mainers have invested their time and energy in choosing health care plans that work for their families." Poliquin said he would only vote to repeal Obamacare if Republicans had a replacement bill ready to vote on at the same time. "We were both stunned and disappointed by Rep. Poliquin's...
  • Rep Justin Amash (R-Mich) Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It

    01/15/2015 7:22:12 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/15/15 | Steve Berman
    Rep Justin Amash has some ‘splaining to do. But first, some background. Speaker John Boehner showed some backbone on the House floor yesterday, as that body passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments attached which would roll back DACA—something that’s long overdue—and remove funding for President Obama’s executive edicts (they weren’t executive actions because he simply spoke them into being like Zeus from Olympus) dealing with immigration amnesty. Boehner gave a rare speech on the floor of the House, pushing for Congress to actually do its job and legislate, versus just sit back and watch...
  • HOUSE APPROVES KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

    01/09/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-9-15 | Cristina Marcos/ Laura Barron-Lopez
    The House on Friday passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline hours after a Nebraska court ruled in favor of the proposed route. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be approves. The White House has warned President Obama would veto the legislation. Passage fell largely along party lines, 266-153, with 28 Democrats joining nearly all Republicans in favor. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted "present." That is short of the necessary two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. The vote marked the 10th time the House has voted to authorize the...