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  • Paul Ryan backtracks on whether Trump will be re-elected

    03/13/2019 7:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Landers
    Former House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election," a significant difference from comments the Wisconsin Republican made earlier this week where he described how he thought some Democrats could beat Trump in the 2020 election. "To be clear, GOP wins elections when they're about ideas not when they're personality contests like Dems & media want. We're clearly better off because of @RealDonaldTrump," stated Ryan's tweet Wednesday from his @SpeakerRyan official account. "His record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election especially when compared to Dems' leftward lurch." Ryan, who...
  • Want to combat hate? Stop the hazing of Ilhan Omar and start listening.

    03/07/2019 6:29:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6, 2019 | Wajahat Ali and Rabia Chaudry
    The firestorm around Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent tweets about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and criticism of Israel has drawn attention to what language rises to the level of anti-Semitism, the shameful double standards for Muslims and people of color, and how anti-Semitism is often hypocritically used as a political bludgeon. GOP leadership has called for an official censure and her removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Democrats called for a resolution this week denouncing anti-Semitism after Omar recently tweeted, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order...
  • House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

    03/05/2019 6:28:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democratic leaders are delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that had been slated to take place on Wednesday, a senior Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday. "We could consider something as early as Thursday," the source told The Hill. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.D.) told Fox News Tuesday evening they were “still drafting” the resolution, but feels it should be "anti-hate." The measure is expected to be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias. The resolution comes in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) most recent controversial comments on Israel. "I want to talk about the political...
  • GOP leader McCarthy: ‘Adam Schiff has met his own standard’ to recuse himself from Trump probe

    03/02/2019 11:27:30 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    To House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, it’s time for fellow California colleague Adam Schiff, now head of the House Intelligence Committee, to practice what he once preached. During his weekly press conference Thursday, McCarthy said it appears obvious that Schiff has met his own standard to recuse himself from the Democrats’ expanding investigation into POTUS Donald Trump’s finances, now that it appears special counsel Robert Mueller isn’t going to find the ‘goods’ on the president. McCarthy’s comments come after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s marathon testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, where the disbarred and convicted...
  • Scarborough Falsely Accuses Kevin McCarthy of Tweeting 'Don't Let Jews Buy the Election'

    02/14/2019 7:19:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Seeking to deflect criticism of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar for her history of anti-Semitic remarks, Morning Joe swung into whataboutism mode today. Joe Scarborough flagrantly mischaracterized a tweet by GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy prior to the midterms. Scarborough twice claimed that McCarthy had said: "don't let Jews buy the election."McCarthy had said no such thing. McCarthy had tweeted: "We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to BUY this election. Get out and vote Republican." He never identified the three as Jewish, and it is unlikely that more than a small fraction of Americans would know that they are. In contrast,...
  • House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

    02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive. “I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That...
  • Omar apologizes after Dem leaders blast tweets as 'anti-Semitic'

    02/11/2019 12:54:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Cristina Marcos
    Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated by money to defend Israel. Omar's apology came after she spoke with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who along with other House Democratic leaders called on her to apologize for the "use of anti-Semitic tropes" about Jewish people and money. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step...
  • Dem lawmaker: Omar's statements 'deeply hurtful to Jews'

    02/10/2019 7:56:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/10/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers was "deeply hurtful to Jews," including himself. "When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes against people of any faith, I will not be silent," Rose wrote on Twitter. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is truly unacceptable." "At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the...
  • DEMOCRAT Representative Max Rose lets Rep. Omar Have it

    I don't blame him.
  • Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to denounce alleged anti-Semitic remarks:‘This will not be the end of this'

    02/08/2019 2:42:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2019 | Matt Richardson
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tore into House Democrats on Friday for what he alleged was a lack of action against Democratic freshman lawmakers for alleged anti-Semitic remarks they made in recent weeks, comparing the situation to what the country experienced during World War II. Two lawmakers, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have come under fire for controversial comments. Tlaib, last month, questioned if Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the United States. Following a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would punish companies that participate in the so-called...
  • This Is Great! McCarthy Ticks Off Schiff

    01/29/2019 5:50:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush ^ | January 29, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Republican minority leader in the House Kevin McCarthy is really ticking off Pencil Neck Adam Schiff, delaying Schiff’s investigations into the Russia scandal. This is great. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The thing that Kevin McCarthy is doing here, the Republican leader in the House, he has not seated any Republicans on Little Schiff’s committee! The House Intelligence Committee Schiff runs now instead of Devin Nunes, McCarthy has not assigned any Republicans to the committee yet so Schiff can’t start! Schiff’s anti-Trump investigations and hearings have been brought to a screeching halt because he can’t do anything if there aren’t any...
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Kevin McCarthy promises ‘action’ after latest racist remarks by Steve King

    01/13/2019 6:13:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    LA Times ^ | JAN 13, 2019 | 2:15 PM
    Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, promised “action” after the latest racist remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). “Action will be taken,” McCarthy said Sunday of King on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I’m having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party."
  • GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy: After listening to Sen Schumer this is why we need cameras..

    01/10/2019 6:05:43 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 4 replies ^ | 1/10/19 | C-Span
    GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy: After listening to Sen Schumer this is why we need cameras in the meeting All the meetings should be live. Let Schumer and Pelosi’s true colors shine!
  • McCarthy 'Clarifies' a Few Things Schumer Said About Today's Meeting With Trump

    01/09/2019 6:10:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Wednesday shortly after meeting with President Trump at the White House again over the border security disputes that have caused the government shutdown. They described Trump as off putting and unreasonable, completely unwilling to make a deal. He was having a "temper tantrum," according to the Democrats. "He couldn't get his way and he just walked out of the meeting," Schumer recalled.GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy helped lead a press conference shortly afterward, attempting to "clarify" just about everything the Democrats said. Standing beside Vice President Mike Pence, McCarthy gave...
  • Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharmaceutical industry

    12/31/2018 9:25:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. On Wednesday, House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as the next majority leader and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina as majority whip, making them the No. 2 and No. 3 most powerful Democrats as their party regains control of the House in January. Both lawmakers have received more than $1 million from pharmaceutical company political action committees in the past...
  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown would be 'stupid'

    12/13/2018 3:19:57 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 13th, 2018 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid," but he offered...
  • Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer have feisty exchange on House floor

    12/13/2018 2:44:04 PM PST · by McQ444 · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-11-13 21:00 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted he’s had “many spirited debates” on the House floor with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – and Thursday was no exception. In the midst of a heated argument about the looming threat of a government shutdown and funding for border security, McCarthy issued a blunt warning for the next majority leader.
  • Analyzing H.R. 7059, the 'Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018'

    11/26/2018 1:00:18 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | November 2, 2018 | Dan Cadman
    It took several days after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) publicly announced introduction of a new bill to fund the border barrier and implement important immigration measures before the text of the proposed legislation became available. The bill McCarthy announced was the "Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018", H.R. 7059,(1) which was described in the media as a "new get-tough immigration bill that would build the rest of President Trump's border wall, punish sanctuary cities and stiffen penalties on repeat illegal immigrants."(2) The legislative language of the bill may not completely live up to its media...