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  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • We Can’t Have ‘National Dialogues’ If People Get Fired For Talking Honestly

    07/03/2020 7:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2020 | John Loftus
    “While we write and print millions of words about race in America, why is it still so hard to have a truly respectful, decent, and humble dialogue about perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue in American life?” asks David French in his Dispatch article “American Racism: We’ve Got So Very Far to Go.” Yet he does not mention in his story of personal change the elephant in the room: the Black Lives Matter movement’s radical cultural hegemony.Establishment Republicans made the same mistake by ignoring the movement’s radical premise: that at its core, America is rotten and systemically racist, and...
  • Mitch McConnell Flouts Trump, Again Says Russia Should Not Be Allowed in G7

    06/30/2020 4:10:15 PM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 30 2020 | JEFFERY MARTIN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected on Tuesday the idea of Russia rejoining the Group of Seven (G7). President Donald Trump has suggested allowing Russia to be readmitted to the group of world leaders after it was ousted in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea.
  • The Corporate Media Finally Have A Working Plan To Beat Trump

    06/30/2020 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Despite their roots in reality, there is no doubt that these crises -- and the White House and Senate's attempts to tackle them -- would be reported differently if Hillary Clinton were president. It took more than five years, but the corporate media finally have the tools and strategy to successfully defeat President Donald Trump.The corporate media have these, mind you, despite the Democratic Party, whose foibles, stumbles, and misfires over those same five years have only complicated efforts, kicking off with a disastrous 2016 defeat and eventually culminating in a near-invisible and increasingly senile presidential candidate stumbling through a...
  • McConnell reaches milestone on judges by filling final Circuit Court vacancy

    06/24/2020 3:21:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | June 24, 2020 | Leigh Ann Caldwell and Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday reached a significant milestone during the Trump presidency by filling the final vacancy on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an achievement that fulfills his goal of remaking the federal judiciary as more conservative for a generation but also one that is less diverse. McConnell, who has vowed to “leave no vacancy behind,” heralded the achievement on the Senate floor Wednesday, noting that there hasn’t been a fully appointed Circuit Court in decades. “When we depart this chamber today, there will not be a single Circuit Court vacancy anywhere in the...
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • Carol Barr, wife of Representative Andy Barr, dies

    06/16/2020 10:27:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 35 replies
    WYMT ^ | June 16, 2020 | Jordan Whitaker
    (WYMT) - Eleanor Carol Barr, the wife of U.S. Representative Andy Barr, died suddenly on Tuesday night, according to a statement released by Congressman Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado. Congressman Barr, a Republican representing Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, married Carol in 2008. She had previously served as the executive director of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship in Lexington. Together they had two daughters, Eleanor and Mary Clay. The statement mentions that Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but that right now his focus is on his two daughters. U.S. Senate Majority Leader...
  • McConnell 'OK' with renaming US bases

    06/16/2020 3:31:35 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 108 replies
    Australia News.Com / AP ^ | June 17, 2020 | Andrew Taylor
    Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he's "OK" with renaming military bases that are named after Confederate Army officers, declining to side with President Donald Trump and other Republicans opposed to the move. The Kentucky senator said he'll live with whatever lawmakers decide as they debate an annual defence policy bill for the military in the coming weeks. Trump has blasted the calls to rename the military bases. "Hopefully our great Republican Senators won't fall for this!" he said in a tweet last week.
  • Dem establishment favorite McGrath faces last-minute primary threat from the left in bid for McConnell seat

    06/15/2020 12:30:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath of Kentucky – showcasing her grassroots appeal – took to Twitter this weekend to tout her fundraising prowess. McGrath – who many Democrats hope will be the candidate to topple Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – noted that “we've crossed our 1 millionth donation mark. While the average donation hasn't changed, our grassroots team has grown stronger across KY. This is how we win - together.” The former U.S. Marine fighter pilot hauled in a whopping $11.3 million the past three months, outraising McConnell in the second quarter of fundraising. And with a massive campaign...
  • Joe Scarborough Slimes McConnell as 'Chokehold Mitch', the 'Champion of Chokeholds'

    06/11/2020 9:44:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The left has tried to pin a variety of epithets on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. First came "Cocaine Mitch." The allegation was so absurd that the savvy Leader was actually able to fundraise off it with T-shirts mockingly embracing the moniker. Next, Joe Scarborough, alleging McConnell ties to Russia, tried out "Moscow Mitch." That became a hot hashtag among ranty Democrats. But on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough descended to a truly despicable depth, slurring McConnell as "Chokehold Mitch."Get the rest of the story and view the video now.
  • Illinois Will Be The Poster Case For State Bankruptcy

    06/09/2020 9:36:29 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 5, 2020 | Ike Brannon
    The dispute between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as to whether the next stimulus bill will contain money for state and local governments should resonate in Illinois because, absent a very big dollop of federal dollars or a miraculous economic rebound, the state will soon need Senator McConnell to make good on his alternative plan to create a path to bankruptcy for the states. At this point, Illinois has no hope of its underfunded state pension programs ever returning to solvency—even a quick economic recovery and a robust bull market won’t make a dent in...
  • Government watchdog: 'No evidence' Pompeo violated Hatch Act with Kansas trips

    05/28/2020 6:52:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 28 2020 | Jordain Carney
    A government watchdog found "no evidence" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo violated a federal law governing political activities with trips he took to Kansas last year. The disclosure was made on Thursday by Pompeo when he sent a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, that included a copy of the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) report, and then also sent a copy of the letters to a group of reporters. "OSC has no evidence to conclude that you violated the Hatch Act. Therefore, we are closing this matter without further action,"...
  • Reprobate Democrats and backstabbing Republicans Exclusive: Mychal Massie rips Mitch McConnell for not bringing Obama, Clinton et al. to account

    05/19/2020 7:43:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | Mychal Massie
    It's hard to find a lower species of life form today than Democrats holding political office. However, backstabbing, duplicitous Republicans will challenge the most reprobate Democrat any day of the week – and twice on Sunday when they're pretending to be the pious – for the title of "America's most undesirable." Democratic politicians are pernicious liars and godless mercenaries of Satan, but Republicans are no less pernicious and godless, in addition to being nauseatingly craven. It's not the Democrats who have sold patriots down the river; it's the plexus of contumacious Republicans who promise time after time to defend the...
  • Trump: Don’t let them get away with this!

    05/16/2020 9:33:31 AM PDT · by JoSixChip · 86 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/16/20 | Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 39m Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this! @LindseyGrahamSC
  • Memo To Mitch McConnell: You Won’t Get Judges If You Don’t Hold Resistance Accountable For Russia Hoax

    05/15/2020 5:53:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    For Americans hoping Senate Republicans might finally engage the Russia collusion hoax seriously, last night’s interview of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by “Special Report’s” Bret Baier was a tremendous disappointment. McConnell better figure out quickly that if he doesn’t hold the Resistance accountable for the Russia hoax that harmed his party and the entire country for many years, he won’t have a majority in the next term. If it helps to motivate him, he should remember that not having the majority in the next term means he won’t get to confirm judges, an issue he hopes will be his...
  • Richard Burr to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman

    05/14/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Ali Zaslav, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is stepping aside as chairman of the influential Senate Intelligence Committee while he's under investigation for stock trades he made ahead of the market downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Burr "contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation." He said Burr's resignation as chairman will be effective at the end of the day on Friday.
  • Ex-RNC chair: McConnell shouldn't tell 'grown ass black man' Obama to keep his mouth shut

    05/13/2020 4:44:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    On Monday, McConnell did an interview with Team Trump Online about recent remarks made by Obama on Trump's response to the coronavirus. McConnell said that he believed Obama should have "kept his mouth shut" rather than criticizing Trump. In response, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele trashed McConnell for condemning Obama. "I'm sure Mitch is aware that a grown ass black man who happens to be a former president has agency to speak his mind on how his successor is managing this crisis, especially since his successor has yet to keep 'his mouth shut' about him," Steele tweeted.
  • Blue-state coronavirus bailouts are unfair to Republicans, Trump says

    05/05/2020 4:22:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 05 2020 | Steven Nelson and Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — States left cash-strapped by the coronavirus crisis shouldn’t count on federal bailouts — especially those run by Democrats, President Trump told The Post on Monday. During a sit-down in the Oval Office, Trump echoed recent remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who last month refused to open federal coffers for “blue state” governments — including New York’s — that have been hit hard by the pandemic. “I think Congress is inclined to do a lot of things but I don’t think they’re inclined to do bailouts. A bailout is different than, you know, reimbursing for the plague,”...
  • Feinstein Begs Senate To Extend Paid Vacation – Dianne Wants Washington To Stay Closed Longer

    05/04/2020 2:00:00 PM PDT · by · 46 replies
    the patriot journal ^ | May 1, 2020 | Adam Casalino
    Despite the ongoing crisis, our U.S. Senators left D.C. to go home. They haven’t been able to get much accomplished for the American people remotely. But are they still getting paid? You better believe it. With some states reopening, McConnell had the reasonable plan to reopen the Senate. But one long-term Democrat is demanding to extend her paid vacation. From The Hill: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to cancel his plan to bring the Senate back to Washington, D.C., on Monday, saying the House did the “right thing” by deciding not to return...
  • Judge Justin Walker: Tough and Qualified for the DC Circuit

    05/04/2020 3:42:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 5/4/20 | Garrett Ventry
    Donald Trump’s most lasting legacy will be his appointments to the federal bench. In his tenure so far, the Senate has confirmed 193 judges, 51 of whom were circuit judges. All were nominated by President Trump. Indeed, President Trump and the Senate have confirmed federal appellate judges faster than any other president in U.S. history. For all judges, President Trump’s rate is the second fastest. The Senate returns to Washington next week, and on the agenda is another stellar judicial nominee, Judge Justin Walker. Walker is the quintessential Trump appointee. He’s young, he has impeccable legal credentials, and he has...