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  • McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

    10/22/2017 9:11:01 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/22/2017 | Sheryl Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain, the sometimes cantankerous, often charming and eternally irrepressible Republican from Arizona, has never minced words. But in the twilight of a long and storied career, as he fights a virulent form of brain cancer, the 81-year-old senator has found a new voice. In twin speeches — one in July, where he issued a call to bipartisanship in the Senate, and another in Philadelphia this past week, where he railed against “half-baked, spurious nationalism” — Mr. McCain has taken on both his colleagues and President Trump. In the process, his friends and fellow senators say, he...
  • Rove slams Bannon’s ‘jihad' against incumbent Republicans

    10/19/2017 10:46:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2017 | Olivia Beavrs
    Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018. "Steve Bannon, the failed presidential adviser and alt-right sympathizer, has declared war on incumbent Republicans, particularly Sen. Mitch McConnell Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018.
  • John McCain says White House not being upfront about deadly Niger ambush

    10/19/2017 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 19, 2017
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. It will take an investigation to determine if any warning signs were missed, but Sen. McCain says the administration is not being upfront and he's demanding more information about the attack. In a pre-mission briefing they were told "no enemy contact expected," but the group, about 40 in all, were...
  • Joe Scarborough Officially Leaves Republican Party

    10/13/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017
    MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has made his departure from the GOP official. The “Morning Joe” anchor said on Twitter on Thursday that he became an independent and he added a picture of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut, smiling while holding a form.
  • Susan Collins to Remain in Senate, Skip Governor Run

    10/13/2017 6:47:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | by FRANK THORP
    ROCKPORT, Maine — Ending months of speculation, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Friday she will forgo a run for governor to stay in the Senate, where she has become a crucial swing vote in Republicans’ narrow two-seat majority. “I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies,” Collins said at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at a golf resort here. “I have concluded that the best way that I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the United States Senate."
  • McCain scolds Trump for missing Russian sanctions deadline

    10/11/2017 6:05:59 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Oct 2017 | Joe Uchill
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) slammed the Trump administration on Wednesday for missing a key deadline in implementing sanctions against Russia. “The delay calls into question the Trump administration’s commitment to the sanctions bill which was signed into law more than two months ago, following months of public debate and negotiations in Congress. They’ve had plenty of time to get their act together," the pair said in a joint statement on Wednesday. By Oct. 1, the McCain and Cardin-penned sanctions bill required the administration clarify which targets would be identified and punished as part of Russia's defense...
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. It’s great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I’ll calling, I had two points. The first is that I’m very angry with Senator Corker’s childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I can’t get through. And my other comment is — RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • 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...
  • Golfing with Obama, Republican senator scores hole-in-one [20137: RINO Corker putts w/BO]

    10/09/2017 4:30:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 5/6/13 | Roberta Rampton
    [Hussein] took his second-term “schmooze offensive” to the golf course on Monday, bonding in a bipartisan foursome... ..... the hole-in-one helped deliver the match to Chambliss and Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who has a 2.1 handicap.....
  • Corker responds: It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone ...

    10/08/2017 9:05:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    Senator Bob Corker Twitter ^ | October 8, 2017 | Senator Bob Corker
    It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Nehlen Declares War on Wisconsin GOP

    10/05/2017 2:32:17 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 24 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Paul Nehlen, the America First conservative who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 primaries, was stonewalled and banned from a massive GOP event in his district over the weekend — and for the scrappy pro-Trump challenger, this means war. Nehlen, for those unfamiliar, was the insurgent candidate who in 2016 helped to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal by getting chief cheerleader Ryan to go live on CNN and tell Manu Raju that the deal was poorly negotiated. Nehlen is challenging Paul Ryan for a second time, in an attempt to finally put a stop to...
  • Paul Ryan Sides with Hillary: Shelves Bill to Deregulate Suppressors

    10/03/2017 11:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 161 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10-3-2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Two days after an attacker opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced he was shelving legislation to deregulate suppressors. -snip- Ryan has now shelved the Hearing Protection Act, which was introduced into Congress on January 9; it is the legislation containing suppressor deregulation. The Act does not legalize suppressors–as they are already legal–rather, it removes the burdensome process for acquiring them and erases the federal tax that must be paid in order to receive permission to posses one. House Speaker Paul Ryan says NRA-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers is shelved...
  • Thad Cochran: 'I'm not hospitalized' following urological issue

    10/02/2017 2:35:52 PM PDT · by Stingray51 · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/28/17 | Katishi Maake
    Washington (CNN) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran wants his constituents -- and possibly President Donald Trump, as well -- to know that although he's recuperating from a urological issue in Mississippi, he's not currently in a hospital. "Thanks for the well-wishes. I'm not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home in Mississippi and look forward to returning to work soon," Cochran tweeted Wednesday afternoon.... "My physician told me today I am improving, but recommended I remain at home in Mississippi another week," Cochran said. "I will follow that advice. I will return to the Senate on October 16 in order to...
  • Kasich: If GOP "can't be fixed," I can't support it

    10/01/2017 2:58:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 126 replies
    Axios ^ | 10/1/17 | Erica Pandey
    "If the party can't be fixed ... I'm not going to be able to support the party. Period. That's the end of it ... But have I given up? No," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said to CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday.
  • Roy Moore: Gladiator (RINO Alert)

    10/01/2017 7:40:19 AM PDT · by Mafe · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/29/2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (and everyone else I have failed), I would respect Roy Moore a lot more if he began his victory speech last week by taking his gavel and hurling it at the CNN cameras in the back of the room, shouting “Are you not entertained!” But, unlike Russell Crowe’s Maximus, Moore can’t, or won’t, let the mask slip to show his disdain for the spectacle he has become. Whether that’s because he’s extremely disciplined in his cynicism or because he’s extremely sincere in his jackassery, I have no idea. Nor do I really care. What’s going on with his...
  • Are you embarrassed?

    09/30/2017 7:39:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 56 replies
    Alabama Political Reporter ^ | 09/28/2017 | Bill Britt
    The jubilation felt among hardcore conservatives over Judge Roy Moore’s win in the Republican primary runoff Tuesday night also brought recrimination from the Democratic left and the sophisticated right. After Moore’s triumph, the wife of a top White House official wrote on social media, “For the first time in my life, I have to say, I’m embarrassed to say I’m from Alabama.” Moore’s Democrat rival Doug Jones on the same night took to social media to announce, “After years of embarrassing headlines about the top public officials in this state, this race is about the people of Alabama and about...
  • ‘Bama Blowout Signals the End of the McConnell Era

    09/28/2017 9:33:06 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 16 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 27, 2017 | Chris Buskirk|
    Judge Roy Moore’s substantial defeat of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s handpicked, well-financed candidate, “Big Luther” Strange in the Alabama Republican Senate Primary is a political earthquake. It shows that the political and cultural tide that propelled Donald Trump past 16 primary opponents and Hillary Clinton into the White House is still running strong. They present a near-perfect symmetry of cause and effect: McConnell’s brand of timid, ineffectual leadership, on the one hand, leads to a devastating electoral rebuke on the other. Voters served notice—again—that unprincipled, do-nothing Republicans who are more at home in opposition than in power are unneeded...
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid For Abortions (Republican)

    09/28/2017 3:09:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    WGN9 ^ | September 28, 2017 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last spring. The General Assembly controlled by Democrats approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until Monday, in part because he has changed his mind about support of the plan. As a candidate in 2014, Rauner said he would support expanding coverage for abortions. But last April he said he opposed the idea and said the state should focus on improving the economy. The proposal...
  • Sen. John McCain Says He Will Vote ‘No’ On GOP Health Care Bill

    09/23/2017 8:37:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/23/2017 | Bob Mendez
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. John McCain says he won’t vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.
  • Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes America weaker

    09/21/2017 10:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 21, 2017 | By E.J. DIONNE JR.
    NEW YORK — The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight. Calling North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” may make Trump happy by reminding him of the glory days of “Little Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary.” But it does nothing to win over the allies we need. And his pledge “to totally destroy North Korea” is what you’d expect to hear in a bar conversation from a well-lubricated armchair general, not from...