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  • The Rubio-Schumer Amendment

    11/30/2017 11:29:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | The Editorial Board
    Sub-headline: Florida’s Republican tries to blow up the Senate tax reform. The GOP is pushing forward on tax reform, though a receiving line of Republican holdouts are slow-rolling progress. One who deserves special mention is Marco Rubio, who contributed nothing to ObamaCare repeal and now aspires to dilute the tax bill.On Wednesday Mr. Rubio and his political sidecar, Mike Lee of Utah, announced that they’ll file an amendment to the tax bill to change the $2,000 child tax credit. They want to make the credit refundable up to a person’s payroll tax liability, among other expensive tweaks. To pay for...
  • Never-Trumpers Are a Divided Minority

    11/21/2017 12:17:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    President Donald Trump still has vocal Republican detractors. But they are laboring under two problems. The first, which has received a lot of attention, is that there aren’t a lot of them. In the latest Gallup poll, Trump has the approval of 82 percent of Republicans. The second, which has received less attention, is that this minority of Republicans is divided. It’s divided on policy issues. Bret Stephens, Max Boot and Charles Sykes are all right-of-center commentators who want Republicans to dump Trump. But they also want gun control, sometimes of a sweeping nature. Other frequent Trump critics on the...
  • Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

    11/15/2017 8:08:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It's most outrageous element: The so-called "individual mandate," which would force Americans to purchase health insurance. Hatch did not believe the Constitution's Commerce Clause -- which gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the states" -- could be stretched to give the federal government the power to compel individuals to do this. "Rather than regulate what people...
  • Sen. Mike Lee pulls Roy Moore endorsement

    11/10/2017 11:01:15 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 87 replies
    One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's most prominent backers pulled his support Friday evening in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that "having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate."
  • GOP lawmaker: Senate should expel Moore if he wins

    11/10/2017 5:48:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 134 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 07:12 PM EST | By John Bowden -
    A GOP lawmaker is calling for the Senate to refuse to swear in Roy Moore (R) if the Alabama Senate candidate defeats Doug Jones (D) in a December special election.
  • Mitt Romney Tells Roy Moore To Step Aside: ‘I Believe Leigh Corfman’

    11/10/2017 11:18:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Amanda Terkel
    He’s not saying Moore should go “if” the sexual assault allegations are true. He’s telling him to get out now. Mitt Romney called on Roy Moore to step aside from the Alabama Senate race Friday, becoming one of the only Republican politicians to say, unequivocally, that Moore should go in light of accusations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. (TWEET-AT-LINK) On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that four women said Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 14 and 18. The most serious case involves Leigh Corfman, who was 14...
  • Mitt Romney on twitter: "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside"

    11/10/2017 7:17:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 10, 2017 | Mitt Romney
    @MittRomney Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
  • [FLASHBACK] Mitt Romney and how he 'held down gay taunt student and chopped off his hair'

    11/10/2017 8:14:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2012 | By DANIEL BATES
    One of Mitt Romney's high school classmates says that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was 'evil' in his younger years, and acted like he was a schoolboy gone mad 'like Lord Of The Flies'. The Romney camp was reeling after the revelations that he forcibly shaved the head of a high school classmate who was regularly taunted for being gay. The former governor of Massachusetts grabbed tearful John Lauber and hacked away with a pair of scissors because he thought his bleached blond hair was ‘wrong’. Mr Romney also supposedly mocked another student who was a closeted gay by shouting...
  • [FLASHBACK] Pro-Obama group blames Romney in woman's death

    11/10/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | August , 2012 | By Jon Greenberg
    An ad from a pro-Obama super PAC suggests that Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman's death. The TV ad by Priorities USA Action has Joe Soptic, who has been used in Obama campaign ads, telling the story of what happened to his wife after Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital, closed the GST Steel plant where Soptic worked until 2001. On the screen are these words: "Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant." Soptic says "I lost my health care. And my family lost their health care. And a short time after...
  • Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

    11/10/2017 4:51:24 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 77 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 06:07 PM EST | By Brandon Carter
    Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.
  • Mike Lee wants Roy Moore to stop using his image on fundraising ads

    11/10/2017 8:49:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 120 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/10/2017 | Alexi McCammond
    Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically. Why it matters: Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his...
  • John McCain, Mike Lee introduce bill to permanently exempt Puerto Rico from Jones Act

    09/28/2017 3:40:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 28, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    Republican Sens. John McCain and Mike Lee introduced legislation Thursday to permanently exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act shipping law. The senators say the Trump administration's decision Thursday to grant a 10-day waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico does not go far enough to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria and encourage long-term economic growth on the bankrupt island. "While I welcome the Trump administration's Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico, this short-term, 10-day exemption is insufficient to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild from Hurricane Maria," said McCain, R-Ariz. "Our legislation would permanently...
  • Mike Lee to Trump: 'Keep it coming'

    08/04/2017 11:25:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/02/2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    Utah Senator Mike Lee, one of Donald Trump's staunchest Republican skeptics during campaign season, is pleased with the president's first six months in office. During his remarks at Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference on Tuesday, the second-term Republican was asked to comment on any "pushback" he's received from the GOP as a result of his early criticisms of Trump. "I took a position at the time that was taking place because I had certain ideas about whether he could get elected," the senator said. "I didnt think he could. I turned out to be wrong." "He has since...
  • A Border Miracle Based Strictly on Psychology

    07/18/2017 2:28:16 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 16 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.18.2017 | David Blackmon
    Tired of winning yet? National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told C-SPAN Monday that the rapid downturn in illegal border crossings is “nothing short of miraculous.” He elaborated that total recorded border crossings in 2017 are just 53% of what they were in 2016, and that percentage continues to drop each week. As we have noted before, this has been achieved without building single foot of wall, without changes to existing statutes, without any new huge budget allocations to the Border Patrol, without the introduction of any new technology. The one and only reason for this fall is the...
  • Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

    06/27/2017 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    Lancashire Independent News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Elias Hubbard
    This is an Excerpt. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.... Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a...
  • Mike Lee pens must-read essay on Senate’s Obamacare replacement plan

    06/25/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Chris Enloe
    One of the central campaign promises of Republicans since 2010, which has helped them sweep elections nationwide including the White House last year, has been their vow to repeal and replace Obamacare with a customer-centered, free market solution. Indeed, the promise was likely a significant reason some reluctant voters chose to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton last year. And once Trump won the White House, he continued to promise a repeal and replace of Obamacare would come in the immediate days of his presidency. However, the initial effort by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the White House...
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Sen. Mike Lee on Russia-Trump probe: ‘Wrap this thing up and it’s time to move on’

    06/11/2017 12:09:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/11/17 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Mike Lee said Sunday that he hasn’t seen any evidence from former FBI director James Comey of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, or obstruction of justice, so “it’s time to wrap this thing up and it’s time to move on.” “I don’t see any evidence of anything happening here, so as a result, I think it’s time to move forward,” Mr. Lee, Utah Republican and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told ABC’s “This Week”. Mr. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he believed he had been fired over the Russia investigation...
  • Sen. Mike Lee blames Congress for Trump’s sluggish start: 'Look in the mirror'

    06/03/2017 12:42:42 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 02 June 2017 10:46pm ET | Riley Beggin
    ...“Those concerns turned out to be unfounded, I turned out to be wrong in that regard,” Lee said, adding that he still sees Trump’s stated dedication to returning power to the American people “as a central vision of his presidency.” When asked whether turbulence in the White House gets in the way of Congress achieving their legislative agenda, Lee said “with great certainty” Congress has themselves to blame for any inaction. “If you have Republican members of Congress claiming that it's the president's fault somehow that we're not passing Obamacare repeal, that we're not passing tax reform yet, I think...
  • 3 Bills Sen. Mike Lee Thinks Could Shift Power ‘Back to the People’

    05/20/2017 8:27:26 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    Dailty Signal ^ | 05/17/2017 | Rachel del Guidice
    Over the past eight decades, Congress has gradually relinquished its lawmaking role and left it to the administrative state, said a conservative senator at a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday. “Many Americans now feel that they are not in control of their own government,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said during an event hosted at the Federalist Society’s fifth annual Executive Branch Review Conference. “The administrative state is designed to be insulated from the will of the people.” The Utah senator said that one way he is working to combat this phenomenon is through an initiative he has started called Article...