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  • Bernie Sanders concedes defeat on tax reform: 'We did everything that we could'

    12/17/2017 8:49:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said opponents of the Republican tax reform plan did all they could to stop it and essentially conceded defeat before a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Sanders said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” there were too many forces opposing Democrats that they could not overcome. “We did everything that we could. But at the end of the day what you had is people like [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin, who is worth $300 to 400 million; the president of the United States, who is worth several billion dollars, as you mentioned; from four or five thousand lobbyists doing...
  • Final GOP tax bill repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/15/2017 4:33:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 81 replies
    The final Republican tax-reform bill unveiled Friday repeals ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate, leaving the GOP poised to blow a significant hole in the health-care law next week. The change, which takes effect in 2019, removes one of the least popular parts of ObamaCare, but one that many experts warn is necessary to make the law function smoothly. Without a mandate, there is less incentive for healthy people to enroll and balance out the costs of the sick. That is expected to lead to premium increases and could lead insurers to drop out of markets, potentially leaving some areas of the...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Tammy Bruce: Republican Establishment Wants To Lose Senate Majority So Trump's Agenda Fails

    12/13/2017 3:25:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 12, 2017 | Ian Schwatz
    Conservative commentator Tammy Bruce, in a discussion about Alabama Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore, said the Republican establishment want the party to lose the majority in the Senate so the Trump agenda fails. Bruce cited Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who announced he did not vote for Moore, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who donated to the Democratic candidate Doug Jones, as examples. "This is a test for the president," Bruce said Tuesday on FOX News' Hannity. "I think what you've seen with Shelby going against it. Jeff Flake, giving money to this guy. I think the Republicans in the...
  • Establishment Republicans Cheer Roy Moore’s Loss in Alabama

    12/13/2017 4:26:31 AM PST · by x1stcav · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/17 | Sean Moran
    Several establishment Republicans cheered as the Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore lost to his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. Here are some of the establishment Republicans who praised Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday: National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Cory Gardner (R-CO) said in a statement, “Tonight’s results are clear – the people of Alabama deemed Roy Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate. I hope Senator-elect Doug Jones will do the right thing and truly represent Alabama by choosing to vote with the Senate Republican Majority.”
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Will Not Allow a Hispanic Republican to Join

    11/17/2017 6:10:57 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 18 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11/16 | Staff
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has officially rejected Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-FL) request to join the Caucus, claiming that Curbelo and his record are not consistent with the Caucus’s values. However, Curbelo’s record tells a different story.
  • Vanity - The Democrat/Republican Establishment "Swamps" must be politically destroyed.....Right NOW.

    11/16/2017 1:06:28 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    I have had it up to my ears with both the Democrat & Republican Establishment Low Life, Swamp Critters, like Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Al Franken, Sheila Jackson Lee, Elizabeth Warren...and on & on & on. Americans, you better all wake up and get rid of these would be destroyers of the American Republic or one morning, soon you will rising up out of bed saying Good Morning to "The 1984 George Orwell, Big Brother". These people, without a doubt, are, Criminals, Sex Offenders, Cheats,. Lie Tellers...
  • BREAKING: Two Republicans Found Who Have Balls, a Rare Sighting

    11/14/2017 4:40:18 AM PST · by smileyface · 18 replies
    The Politistick ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    However, conservative leaders in the House Freedom Caucus, Congressmen Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are refusing to join the surrender chorus. While they aren’t exactly fighting the accusations, at least they aren’t completely caving: “You can’t unring a bell,” said Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, when asked if he is still endorsing Moore. “At this point, it’s up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.’s not going to decide that. The people of Alabama will.” “Look, I’m like everyone else,” Jordan said when asked about his endorsement. “If this turns out to be true then he...
  • Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent

    11/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    We have just received information that one of the women accusing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore of soliciting dates from her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30’s is not only a passionate progressive, but she has actually worked for the DNC and is actively campaigning for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones. Deborah Wesson Gibson, aka Debbie Gibson, was named in the Washington Post article accusing Moore, and social media evidence makes clear that she is a fervent supporter of Jones and Democrats in general, and has even worked for the DNC. Wesson Gibson is a sign...
  • 2 Reasons To Always Vote Republican In General Elections, Even If It's 4 A RINO

    11/04/2017 2:46:53 PM PDT · by OneVike · 91 replies
    11/4/17 | OV
    I hear a lot of talk about staying home instead of voting for the Establishment RINO candidate Ed Gillespie in Virginia. The reason that is often times given for staying home is that there is no difference between the two, so why vote at all. So they use the same reasoning that was used in 1992 when many Republicans refused to the pull the lever that would have re-elected George H Bush. Oh I remember those days well, because I was trying to convince people to not vote for the hand-grenade with a bad haircut. Many die hard conservatives at...
  • Shock Poll: Insurgent Danny Tarkanian Leads McConnell’s Incumbent Dean Heller 44 to 38 in Nevada

    10/27/2017 9:14:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/27/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Tarkanian, the anti-establishment conservative challenging anti-Trump establishment Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) in Nevada’s primary, has solidified his lead over Heller in a new poll from JMC Analytics released on Friday morning.
  • Republican Turncoats Introduce Anti-Gun Law

    10/20/2017 3:49:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Florida Republican Carlos Curbelo along with 9 other turncoat Republicans introduce the first formal anti-gun law after the tragedy in Las Vegas. It's also backed by 10 Democrats. GET IN THE FIGHT NOW. THIS IS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU MAY THINK. PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCLoIorYguU
  • The Fussy Attack of the Domesticated Conservatives

    10/16/2017 5:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Getting named to Salon’s list of The 25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following On Twitter is either a grievous insult or a certification that you suck. Salon is saying that you’re not a carrier of a hardcore conservative contagion, and that the liberal establishment doesn’t need to worry. At best, Salon thinks you’re no threat. At worst, it considers you a fellow traveler. And some of these selectees really are straight-up Fredocons.You see the same thing with the True Conservative line-up at the New York Times. That’s where you find the king of creased-slacks lib-licking, David Brooks, in a perpetual tizzy...
  • Commentary: Welcome to the dysfunction of Illinois government

    10/09/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Diana Sroka Rickert
    Commentary: Welcome to the dysfunction of Illinois government Diana Sroka Rickert I walked into the Thompson Center on my first day, not knowing what to expect. In many ways, my new workplace was like any other large organization: big building, thousands of people and plenty of broken computers. Except this building is dilapidated, many of the employees are political hires and the computers will never be repaired, ever. And it’s all paid for by you, Illinois taxpayers. “Welcome to state government,” said a new colleague, as we boarded the elevator for the 16th floor. This summer I got to see...
  • Illinois Republican Governor Signs in New Abortion Bill

    09/29/2017 1:14:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Governor Bruce Rauner was already in a difficult position being a Republican Governor in a state that is massively blue, but his decision to sign into law HB40 which will expand public funding for abortion, including Medicaid recipients might just be political suicide. Given that Rauner, back in April, promised that he would veto the bill, support from Conservatives is fast draining away from him. Conservative Republican state Rep. David McSweeney launched an immediate attack on the Governor, saying: “Bruce Rauner is a failed governor who continues to lie to the people of the state of Illinois. He told us...
  • To Limit Gerrymandering, Supreme Court Needs Just to Reaffirm Equal Population Requirement

    09/29/2017 5:19:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin's legislative district lines as an unconstitutional Republican gerrymander. It's attracted attention because many high-minded commentators have blamed partisan gerrymandering for today's highly polarized politics -- and for the fact that Republicans have won majorities in 67 of the 98 houses of state legislatures and in 10 of the past 12 elections in the U.S. House of Representatives. But as I and others have argued, gerrymandering has contributed only marginally to Republican success. More important is demographic clustering. Democratic voters are heavily clustered in...
  • Fresno County GOP moves fundraiser with Joe Arpaio, criticizes ‘bullying from the left’

    09/27/2017 9:45:13 AM PDT · by Regulator · 4 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 26, 2017 | Rory Appleton
    The Fresno Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner, which this year features controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been moved to Sunnyside Events in southeast Fresno. The event had previously been scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start Sept. 29 at TorNino’s Banquets on Blackstone Avenue near Shaw Avenue. Prior to that, it was scheduled for Sept. 23 at TorNino’s. Fresno County Republican Party Chairman Fred Vanderhoof said his organization decided to move the event because of concerns about tie-ups on a main traffic hub such as the area near TorNino’s. Sunnyside Events, at 5707 E. Balch Ave. in Fresno,...
  • Roy Moore defeats Luther Strange in Alabama Senate runoff

    09/26/2017 6:29:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 189 replies
    Al.com ^ | 9/26/17
    Alabama voters today pick a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, choosing between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange. Today's winner advances to face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12 to fill the Senate seat Jeff Sessions left to become President Trump's attorney general. Strange has held the seat on an interim basis since accepting the appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley in February.
  • Live Election Results: U.S. Senate Primary Runoff in Alabama

    09/26/2017 2:08:18 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 479 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2017 | Alexander Burns et al
    Alabama votes on Tuesday in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. The winner will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, on Dec. 12.
  • After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018

    09/26/2017 9:06:52 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 174 replies
    The Washington Post (digital subscription) ^ | September 26 | Robert Costa
    The stunning defeat of President Trump’s chosen Senate candidate in Alabama on Tuesday amounted to a political lightning strike — setting the stage for a worsening Republican civil war that could have profound effects on next year’s midterm elections and undermine Trump’s clout with his core voters. It marked yet another humiliation for the Washington-based Republican establishment, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose allies pumped millions of dollars into the race to prop up Strange and reassure his colleagues that they could survive the Trump era. “If you’re an incumbent, you have to assume the wind is against...