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  • Trump: You bet I’d fill another SCOTUS seat

    06/25/2019 11:05:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | June 25, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not that we have word of any openings coming up on the Supreme Court in the immediate future, but it always pays to be prepared, right? Particularly when you have several justices in their septuagenarian or even octagenarian years and one of them regularly talks about packing up his RV and touring the country. But given the politically poisonous mood currently gripping both Congress and the nation, would President Trump really want to open that can of worms and introduce a new nominee if someone suddenly retired? Oh, baby… you know he’s champing at the bit. (The Hill) President Trump...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump on reparations: 'I don't see it happening'

    06/24/2019 5:26:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jordan Fabian, Brett Samuels and Saagar Enjeti
    President Trump on Monday said he doesn't believe the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves, an idea that has gained traction among some Democrats. "I don’t see it happening," Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill. The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing on the issue in a decade earlier this month, and a handful of Democratic presidential candidates seeking to challenge Trump in 2020 have broached the idea. "I think it’s a very unusual thing," Trump said of the possibility of reparations. "You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting...
  • McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid

    06/20/2019 4:47:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 06/20/19 04:06 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Thursday that he and his allies will actively work to oppose Roy Moore's bid for Alabama's Senate seat after the conservative firebrand announced he was jumping into the race. "We'll be opposing Roy Moore vigorously," McConnell told reporters after returning to the Capitol after a White House briefing on Iran. McConnell's comments come after he warned, during an interview with the Associated Press shortly before Moore announced his bid, that he would "oppose him in every way." Moore announced on Thursday afternoon that he would launch a bid for Alabama's Senate seat...
  • ‘Self-Righteous’: Dem Staffer Headed To Prison As Prosecutors Look To Make Example Of Him

    06/19/2019 4:11:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 68 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 6-19-19 | Luke Rosiak
    A former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is headed to prison Wednesday for what prosecutors said was the largest known data theft in Senate history. The former aide, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views, and blackmailing a witness. Prosecutors asked for nearly five years in prison for Cosko, a onetime congressional IT aide to Hassan. Cosko admitted he stole the New Hampshire Democrat’s data out of revenge for being fired, then used...
  • Biden Suggests Starting ‘Physical Revolution’ To Deal With Republicans

    06/18/2019 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Pollard · 135 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 6/18/19 | Ryan seevedra
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to suggest using violence against Republicans on Monday in response to a question about how he as president would deal with opposition to his agenda in the Senate from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Biden, currently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, made the remarks at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C. MSNBC's Joy Reid asked Biden: "How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who...
  • Mitch McConnell: 'For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi'

    06/16/2019 4:40:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | 06/14/2019 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Thursday that he has found himself in rare agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,  D-Calif.Earlier in the day, Pelosi unveiled a "McConnell's Graveyard" poster, listing several legislative items, written on tombstones, suggesting that the GOP leader was happy to stall the measures in Congress, McConnell explained on "The Ingraham Angle."The list included the For the People Act, the Equality Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act and Gun Violence Prevention."She's got it right," McConnell said, referring to Pelosi. "She's got it absolutely right. For the first time in my memory, I agree with...
  • Pelosi Tries To Smear McConnell But It Doesn't Go So Well When He Agrees With Her

    06/15/2019 10:11:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies ^ | June 15, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    One thing that comes with being in politics for awhile: a thick skin and a sense of humor, both of which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has. Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently took shots at McConnell, calling him the Senate's "grim reaper" because he refuses to bring Democrats' ridiculous legislation before the entire chamber. "Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the ‘Grim Reaper.' It’s part of his political campaign," Pelosi said. During an appearance on Fox News' "Ingraham Angle," McConnell said he agreed with Pelosi. “She’s got it right. For the first time in my memory,...
  • Swamp behavior - Trump's Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is accused of steering federal dollars

    06/10/2019 12:09:46 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/2019 | KATELYN CARALLE
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is using her position in the Trump administration to help her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in securing his reelection by directing at least $78 million in infrastructure grants to Kentucky. Chao, who has served as Transportation secretary since January 2017, is using resources at the Transportation Department to help direct federal grant money infrastructure projects in Kentucky. Chao designated a special liaison to help with at least two grant applications, one securing $11 million and another $67 million, for improving roads in the state her husband represents in the Senate, according to Politico.
  • Here Are The Republicans In Congress Standing With Trump Over Mexico Tariff Threat

    06/05/2019 3:39:33 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2019 | Henry Rodgers
    A number of Republicans in the Senate are standing with President Donald Trump over his threat to apply tariffs to Mexico on Tuesday after several party members spoke out against it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that “there is not much support in my conference for tariffs” and he is hoping that the tariffs are not implemented. Other Senators also decided to speak out against Trump’s threat. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he will not support applying a tariff to Mexico, saying he “would not be inclined to vote [for] a tariff against a friend,” Politico reported...
  • Gorka: GOP leaders in Senate ‘betraying’ POTUS Trump — again — over Mexican tariffs

    06/05/2019 12:51:37 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/5/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former presidential adviser Dr. Sebastian Gorka blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other “RINO” members of the Senate GOP caucus for opposing POTUS Donald Trump’s decision to levy an escalating tariff regime on Mexico for failing to do more to interdict illegal aliens enroute to the United States. On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters in a classic understatement, “There is not much support in my conference for tariffs, that’s for sure,” when discussing the president’s plan to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican imports beginning June 10, then steadily raising them throughout the remainder of this year until they...
  • Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote

    05/31/2019 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2019 | Joan Biskupic
    Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election. Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating "court packing," that is, upping the number of Supreme Court justices to balance the bench -- or ensure a liberal majority. The idea is unlikely to succeed for historical and practical reasons but its resonance on the campaign trail reflects Democrats' new emphasis on the...
  • Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges

    05/27/2019 5:50:41 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 27 May 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump they will quickly quash them in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has broad authority to set the parameters of a trial. While McConnell is required to act on articles of impeachment, which require 67 votes or a two-thirds majority to convict the president, he and his Republican colleagues have the power to set the rules and ensure the briefest of trials. "I think it would be disposed of very quickly," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
  • Confirmation Drumbeat: GOP-Held Senate Approves Sixth Trump Nominee to Ninth Circuit, 41st Overall

    05/22/2019 2:33:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | Guy Benson
    It's time, once again, to hail the important and historic progress being made in the Republican-held United States Senate on the judicial confirmation front.  Having adopted and modestly expanded Democrats' endless and ends-oriented power grabs of years past, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wisely prioritized the reshaping of the federal judiciary.  He and his conference have steadily and diligently worked to tip the balance away from the Obama-era deluge of liberal judges, and toward constitutionalism.  No recent partnership in Washington has been more lastingly impactful than the Trump-McConnell alliance, resulting in this ongoing generational shift -- and with all the...
  • Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

    05/20/2019 10:30:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2019 | Alan Fram
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation’s leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber’s top Republican, who said he was making enactment of the bill “one of my highest priorities,” issued his proposal at a time when the use of e-cigarettes is growing and underage vaping has soared, raising concerns by health experts. The measure would apply to all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor products and was co-sponsored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., whose state...
  • McConnell, Kaine to introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21

    05/20/2019 12:40:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Cnbc ^ | May 21, 2019
    Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine plan to introduce a bill Monday that would raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an “epidemic” of teen vaping.
  • Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for ‘Limited’ Interview With Intelligence Committee

    05/14/2019 3:10:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | May 14, 2019 | Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. and the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee reached a deal on Tuesday for the president’s eldest son to sit for a private interview with senators in the coming weeks that will be limited in time, an accord that should cool a heated intraparty standoff.
  • Rand Paul Slams ‘Republican’ Richard Burr for Don Jr. Subpoena: ‘Didn’t Get Memo–Case Closed’

    05/10/2019 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2019 | Senator Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is slamming Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the GOP chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for contradicting direct orders from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Russia investigation and issuing a subpoena of Donald Trump, Jr., despite McConnell’s statement that the case is closed. Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed... Burr, as Breitbart News and other outlets reported late Wednesday, has issued a subpoena of Trump, Jr., which the president’s eldest son is electing to rebuff despite Trump, Jr.’s history...
  • A Burr in their britches

    05/10/2019 11:16:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies ^ | 5/10/2019 | chris stirewalt
    A BURR IN THEIR BRITCHES Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have done everything but build a moat and a drawbridge to keep House Democrats from pursuing President Trump. So the idea that they would then turn and eat one of their own to save Trump’s eldest son another day of testimony was foolish on its face. Depending on your point of view, you may think that Senate Republicans acted out of patriotic virtue, partisan self-interest or even malign intent. But work no one could reasonably argue that that they have not acted to protect Trump. Not only have the members...
  • Mitch McConnell Reiterates Edict: ‘Case Closed’ on Russia, Does Not Defend Burr’s Rogue Subpoena

    05/09/2019 11:31:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 May 2019Washington, D.C. | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday evening reiterated his edict that the case is closed when it comes to Russia, choosing not to publicly back a rogue subpoena from Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) when offered the opportunity by Fox News’s Sean Hannity. While McConnell was clear in restating his view that the case is closed, contradicting Burr’s rogue subpoena of President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump, Jr., he also did not criticize Burr. Hannity asked McConnell: “What is Senator Burr doing? Did he not hear your message?” In response, McConnell replied: Well, I think...
  • White House denies limiting columnist's access under new '50 percent' rule

    05/09/2019 9:40:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    TH ^ | - 05/09/19 11:47 AM EDT | JOE CONCHA
    White House denies limiting columnist's access under new '50 percent' rule © Getty Images The White House is pushing back on a claim by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank who said a press pass he held for more than two decades was revoked for “being a Trump critic.” “No one’s access is being limited,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday night in response a Milbank column published by The Post earlier in the day. The back-and-forth comes after the White House announced new rules regarding the number of reporters who are granted hard passes, which allows a...