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  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Planted Anti-Roy Moore Coverage in Washington Post

    12/08/2017 11:24:38 AM PST · by gubamyster · 124 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12/08/2017 | Patrick Howley
    Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post, according to text messages obtained by Big League Politics. Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his...
  • The Senate grilling Roy Moore will face 'immediately' if he wins

    12/06/2017 1:14:21 PM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/6/17 | David M. Drucker
    The probe, likely to be rigorous, would be carried out behind closed doors by the Senate Ethics Committee's professional, nonpartisan staff. It could take months, and might come up empty or conclude with an "admonishment" — essentially a slap on the wrist. The committee could also recommend that the full Senate vote on a motion to "censure" Moore or expel him from Congress. “If he were to be elected, he would immediately have an issue with the Ethics Committee that they would take up,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news conference.
  • McConnell: Hope Moore Is Prepared For His Ethics Probe

    12/06/2017 5:55:34 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    hotair.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Hopefully Senate Republicans will be prepared for it, too. This leftover from yesterday will take on additional importance if Al Franken resigns tomorrow. Democrats clean up their messes while Republicans get theirs elected will be the cry from the media, ignoring their 25-year record of covering for Bill Clinton’s sexual predation and their efforts to get him back in the White House via Hillary. But still, that doesn’t mean Republicans won’t have to answer for Moore, and that the need will become more acute if Franken hits the bricks: The Senate Ethics Committee will immediately launch an investigation into allegations...
  • Mitch McConnell Gives Up Call for Roy Moore to Step Aside

    12/03/2017 1:58:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 30 Nov 2017 | Margaret Menge
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not reiterate calls for Roy Moore to step aside during an interview Wednesday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” Instead, McConnell said Alabama voters would get to make their decision on December 12, and that an ethics investigation of Moore would likely commence after he takes office. “On December the 12th, they’ll get to decide who they want to send to the Senate, and we’ll deal with that when that happens,” McConnell told host Laura Ingraham. Ingraham pressed further, mentioning senators who've talked about expelling Moore from the Senate if he's elected. People...
  • How McConnell kept Republicans in line to win Senate tax bill

    12/02/2017 10:06:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2017 | Susan Cornwell and David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like “a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy. "Everybody was upset, tired, mad, people drawing lines in the dirt." Not this time. Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on Saturday. Late arm-twisting and deal-sweeteners for wavering lawmakers allowed them to push through legislation that aims to slash corporate taxes and cut personal taxes.
  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • Mitch McConnell is confident the Senate will pass tax reform 'either late tonight or early tomorrow'

    11/30/2017 9:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | by Susan Ferrechio | Nov 30, 2017, 10:43 AM
    A confident Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday the Senate will take a final vote on a $1.4 trillion tax package as soon as Thursday night or by Friday at the latest. "We are on the cusp of a great victory for the country and particularly small business," McConnell said at an event featuring small business owners praising the GOP tax plan.
  • Partisan Politician Pelosi Had a Really Bad Day

    11/29/2017 8:14:49 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 11/29/18 | Amanda Green
    To say yesterday was a bad day for Pelosi is putting it mildly. She allowed ego and hurt feelings to trump (see what I did there) the possibility of proving the Democratic Party is willing to sit down and negotiate on important issues like immigration. Instead, she and Chuck Schumer chose not to attend a planned meeting with President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Seems Pelosi’s delicate feelings got hurt when the President tweeted ahead of time that he didn’t think there could be a deal because Pelosi and company...
  • Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting

    11/28/2017 4:12:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    Trump, next to empty chairs, tears into Dems for skipping meeting By Jordan Fabian - 11/28/17 04:06 PM EST President Trump tore into Democratic leaders on Tuesday for skipping a legislative strategy session at the White House. Trump said he is “not surprised” that Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) decided not to attend, accusing them of being “all talk” and “no action.” “Now it’s even worse. Now it’s not even talk. Now they’re not even showing up to the meeting,” Trump said. The president spoke at the White House, flanked by two...
  • Mitch McConnell & Cronies Continue To Stall Trump Tax Cuts & Defend Obamacare

    11/27/2017 11:59:46 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | November 27, 2017 | DCWhispers
    They have no intention of giving Donald Trump a clear victory even if said victory would be of great benefit to the American Middle Class. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow GOP Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, among others, are creating further dissention in the hopes of stalling or even halting the proposed tax cuts legislation altogether. McConnell is presently calling the process “challenging” while Corker and Flake are claiming to have concerns over the tax cuts worsening the deficit. That claim is especially astounding from Senator Corker given he was only too happy to allow former...
  • Mitch McConnell Melts Down, Admits Publicly He’s a Complete Failure

    11/26/2017 5:06:27 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, is a failure. There’s no disputing that fact, which has become apparent even to himself. Despite having control of both the House and the Senate, his party can not accomplish anything on their to-do list. Even his best efforts, holding votes in the middle of the night trying to sneak things through, he still can’t get anything passed. McConnell has finally admitted to his failure, but he’s still being arrogant about it. During a recent radio interview he said,“I choose not to dwell on situations where we come up a little bit short. Even...
  • Flake: GOP backing Moore over Dem 'is political tribalism at its worst'

    11/26/2017 12:53:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday urged Republicans not to succumb to “political tribalism” in backing embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R). “After what we know, for Republicans to support Roy Moore over Doug Jones is political tribalism at its worst," Flake tweeted. Moore is under pressure from numerous Republican lawmakers to step down in the race. He faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women, including claims that he made advances on teenage girls decades ago when he was in his 30s. Moore has been defiant, refusing to drop out of the race and calling the allegations an...
  • The Ultimate Argument for Roy Moore

    11/23/2017 4:47:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 31 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 21, 2017 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    The argument has little to do with Roy Moore, and even less with what is acceptable behavior. It is about what Lenin succinctly called “who, whom?” — who can do what to whom or, as Amos ’n Andy used to say, who’s gonna be the “do-er” and who the “do-ee,” neither more nor less. The reason why the bipartisan ruling class of officials, corporate executives, educators, the media, entertainment, etc. demand Roy Moore’s political scalp is that it fell on Moore to be the focus of a pivotal effort to detach the Republican Party from that ruling class. It has...
  • Fischer faces Republican challenge from the right (Nebraska)

    11/22/2017 3:50:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Journalstar.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Don Walton
    Lincoln businessman Todd Watson announced Tuesday he will mount a "conservative Constitutionalist" challenge to Sen. Deb Fischer in the 2018 Republican Senate primary election. "Our current U.S. Senate needs a makeover," Watson said in a news release before making his official announcement on Facebook. "Congressional winning from a camp that is corrupted, compromised and lacks conviction on the inside will not happen," he said. Watson was critical of Fischer's role as a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership team, arguing that "health care, securing the border, spending cuts, defunding Planned Parenthood and reforming immigration were always impossible" because...
  • Roy Moore calls for McConnell to resign: He didn't learn his lesson when AL rejected his candidate

    11/21/2017 3:01:36 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    Roy Moore called for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to resign as Senate majority leader on Tuesday and asked his supporters to share the call if they agree. "Mitch McConnell apparently didn't learn his lesson during the primary or run-off when Republicans across Alabama categorically REJECTED his hand-picked candidate. Senator McConnell should resign from his position as majority leader. RT if you agree! #ALSen," Moore tweeted. McConnell called for Moore to step down as the Republican candidate in the Alabama special election for a vacant U.S. Senate seat following the allegations from multiple women that Moore pursued sexual relationships with them...
  • Vanity: Mitch McConnell: Release the Hounds!

    11/19/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    We know what's going on. And they know we know what's going on. This is a power struggle. This is the ruling oligarchy against the people. They cannot abide anybody THEY don't approve of getting into their precious Senate. For the Senate is their bulwark against conservatism. But their bulwark is weakening, and their minions' influence is waning. "We know who have abused us...but the time is coming when they shall lick the dust, and melt away." - Sam Adams
  • REPORT: Mitch McConnell Camp Planted Roy Moore Story To Clear Path For Trump Impeachment Attempt

    11/19/2017 6:59:00 AM PST · by drewh · 164 replies
    What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018. “…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I...
  • Menendez Presumed Innocent, Moore Presumed Guilty (Proof Of "Progressive" Hypocrisy!!!)

    11/17/2017 8:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case. The corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, has ended in a mistrial, and one is tempted to wonder if any of the jurors were swayed by the Menendez character witnesses such as...
  • The McConnell Standard - expel any sitting member accused of harassment. Start with Franken.

    11/16/2017 9:34:48 AM PST · by dirtboy · 54 replies
    11/16/2017 | dirtboy
    Just do it, Mitch. Prove your outrage over the allegations against Roy Moore isn't just political opportunism to reject a conservative you don't like. Apply your newfound sense of outrage to anyone in the Senate accused of harassment. Plus, think of the money we'd save since the taxpayers are currently on the hook for harassment settlements.
  • Leading Senate Democrats Call For Ethics Investigation Into Al Franken

    11/16/2017 11:06:30 AM PST · by drewh · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 at 1:06 PM | Amber Phillips
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) faced swift and bipartisan condemnation Thursday and a call for an ethics investigation after a Los Angeles model and broadcaster accused him of “forcibly kissing” and groping her in 2006. After originally issuing a brief apology and saying he didn’t recall the incident the way Leeann Tweeden did, Franken issued a longer apology — “There’s no excuse” — and welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will “gladly cooperate.” The top Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), said he hopes there will soon be one by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend...