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  • Romney calls on Trump to apologize over Charlottesville comments

    08/18/2017 10:46:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    KSTU-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President’s remarks this week “caused racists to rejoice.” “The potential consequences are severe in the extreme,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post. “Accordingly, the president must take remedial action in the extreme. He should address the American people, acknowledge that he was wrong, apologize.” He said that Trump’s remarks — in which he blamed “both sides” for inciting violence, an equivocation between neo-Nazis and those protesting them — had a hurtful impact on the nation. “Whether he intended to or not, what...
  • Every Republican must sign a censure of the president

    08/16/2017 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), member of the House Judiciary Committee and former chairman and ranking Democrat of the Constitution Subcommittee, along with Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced a resolution of censure against President Trump on Wednesday. It reads as follows: Censuring and condemning President Donald Trump. [snip] Republicans won’t agree with every word, but now is no time for quibbling. This is the test. They lifted this president to office and now they must disown him. The Party of Lincoln will continue, if at all, with those who are willing to condemn their own president...
  • Jeb Bush on Trump Charlottesville statement: 'This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence'

    08/16/2017 10:17:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Hill ^ | 08/15/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged President Trump on Tuesday to act as a voice for "moral clarity" and more forcefully reject racism and hate groups. In a series of tweets, Bush, who once battled Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, said the president should quit parsing blame for the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., on various groups and call instead for unity. This is a time for moral clarity, not ambivalence. 1/3 — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 16, 2017 I urge @POTUS to unite the country, not parse the assignment of blame for the events in Charlottesville. 2/3...
  • A GOP lawmaker wants Trump to stop listening to Steve Bannon

    08/14/2017 9:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 14, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida, criticized White House aides Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller by name on Monday evening, arguing that it's "pretty clear" the two staffers think alt-right groups "should be accommodated." The GOP congressman's comments follow a weekend of unrest and violence in the United States as demonstrators took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, where a white supremacist rally was scheduled to take place. One person died and several more were injured when a car drove through a crowd of counterprotesters. "I think that the President would go a long way toward improving his approval rating...
  • Jeff Flake: GOP Should Embrace Pro-Amnesty ‘Autopsy’ Report

    08/08/2017 6:09:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 7, 2017 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wants Republicans to embrace the foolish Republican National Committee’s (RNC) “autopsy” report, which was released after Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss and recommended amnesty for illegal immigrants as its only policy solution. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Flake said Republicans had to be a “more welcoming party” on immigration and said cutting legal immigration in half, as President Donald Trump proposed last week, is going in the “wrong direction.”
  • Marco Rubio: Trump's immigration bill is 'not going to pass' the Senate

    08/07/2017 5:53:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., thinks a new bill implementing a merit-based point system for foreigners seeking legal permanent status will never pass the Senate, even though it has President Trump's backing. "That bill's not going to pass," told CBS 4 in an interview Sunday. "I think the White House knows that you don't have 60 votes for that in the Senate."
  • Senate panel approves five Interior, Energy nominees after delayed vote (Murkowski doings)

    08/03/2017 12:16:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2017 | Timothy Cama
    A Senate panel has approved five of President Trump’s nominees for senior roles in the Interior and Energy departments after a delayed vote. The approval from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee occurred during a brief meeting in the Capitol between votes in the upper chamber. The committee had planned to vote on the nominees last week. But Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) postponed the vote , the same day that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called her reportedly to threaten not to make numerous pro-Alaska decisions she wants because of her votes against repealing Obamacare. Both Murkowski and Zinke later...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM: Forget the nukes, we should destroy North Korea itself

    08/02/2017 11:13:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/2 | Paul pzoldra
    In a Tuesday interviewon The Today Show, Graham said the US should not only take out the country's nukes, but "North Korea itself." "[President Donald Trump] is not going to allow the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit America," Graham said. "If there is going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. If thousands die, they are going to die there, they're not going to die here."
  • New Account Claims McCain’s Obamacare Vote Intended As Payback For Trump

    08/02/2017 11:14:58 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 78 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/1/2017 | Jack Davis
    Posobiec said that after the vote, a staffer near McCain’s office heard McCain say, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
  • Jeff Flake: ‘I’ll Take the Globalist Moniker, Thank You’

    08/02/2017 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies ^ | 1 Aug 2017
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) proudly wants to be called a “globalist.” Flake, who is up for reelection in 2018 and is vulnerable to a primary challenge, reportedly “embraces” that label in his new book, which bashes President Donald Trump. It also reportedly argues that the “nationalist” and “populist” America-first policies that got Trump elected in a historic win for the ages and brought millions of new voters into the Republican Party do not represent the GOP’s future. While promoting his book to the media elites, Flake has blasted pro-Trump Republicans for being “xenophobic” and their “nativism.” On CNN on Tuesday,...
  • Flake: Republicans who don't call Trump out are complicit (Barf)

    07/30/2017 5:07:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    4 Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said that Republican leaders who do not call President Trump out are complicit. “I do think so,” Flake told CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked if GOP leaders are complicit if they fail to call out Trump. “I think that you know, obviously the last thing you want to do is wake up every morning and see a tweet and think, ‘I just---‘ you know, it’s tough not to just say ‘I’m not going to respond.’ And we can’t respond to everything. But there are times when you have to stand up...
  • Here's Why McCain Voted Against 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill

    07/28/2017 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | July 28, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John McCain offered an explanation Friday for why he joined Democrats and two of his Republican colleagues in voting against the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, saying he did not believe it would “actually reform our health care system.”"While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens,” McCain said in a statement."The Speaker's statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be...

    07/28/2017 4:31:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies ^ | 7/28/17 | some staffer for McCain
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “no” on the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare: “From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker's statement that the...
  • How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal

    07/28/2017 5:19:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | July 28, 2017 | Seung Min Kim, Burgess Everett, and Jennifer Haberkorn
    Paul Ryan couldn’t persuade him. Neither could Mike Pence. And in the end, President Donald Trump couldn’t reel in John McCain either. The president made a last-ditch effort, calling the Arizona senator and key holdout on the GOP’s Obamacare repeal measure, as the bill’s fate hung in the balance, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. After Pence had spent about 20 minutes working McCain, the senator went off the floor to speak with Trump by phone, those sources said.
  • Senate 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare falls apart on Senate floor after McCain defects

    07/28/2017 2:30:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 28, 2017 | Liz Goodwin and Andrew Bahl
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to pass a stripped down repeal of Obamacare on a party-line vote failed dramatically in the early hours of Friday when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., joined two other Republican holdouts and all the Democrats to vote against the measure.
  • Vanity-Should Murkowski, Collins, And McCain Be Recalled? Should McConnell Resign As Maj. Leader?

    07/28/2017 12:42:32 AM PDT · by mbrfl · 83 replies
    Self | 7/28/2017 | Self
    Does anyone have information on the process of recalling Senators in the states of Maine, Arizona and Alaska? How can McConnell justify remaining Majority Leader after such an epic fail? Share your thoughts.
  • Lisa Murkowski’s energy committee delays hearing for Trump administration appointees

    07/27/2017 10:58:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Sally Persons
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, delayed a vote to confirm several Trump administration appointees on Thursday after she was criticized by a Cabinet member over her health care vote.
  • Boehner Says He Used to ‘Sneak Into’ White House to See Obama

    07/25/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 145 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press”.... ...Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio...
  • Scaramucci’s calls for tougher gun laws vanish from Twitter

    07/21/2017 6:10:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has posted his support for stringent gun-control laws – a position that would be at odds with President Trump’s views. “I have always been for strong gun control laws,” Scaramucci tweeted after the December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 kids were gunned down. In August 2012, he tweeted: “We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls.”
  • Porking out with your money

    07/21/2017 10:26:50 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/19/2017 | Cal Thomas
    The annual ‘Pig Book’ turns a spotlight on congressional earmarks! Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to eliminate governmental waste and fraud, just released its “2017 Congressional Pig Book,” an annual publication highlighting wasteful government spending that should embarrass each and every member of Congress. While it is true that most government spending is for “entitlements” and other fixed costs, the “Pig Book” properly ridicules politicians who waste significant amounts of money on questionable programs. In 2011, Congress promised to go on the wagon when it came to pork. That didn’t last long because pork to...