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  • G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon

    12/16/2017 9:28:58 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Jeremy W. Peters
    A small group of conservative leaders had gathered in the Trump International Hotel last week for a friendly discussion about the year that was ending and their priorities for the year to come, when Stephen K. Bannon spoke up. “I’m not going to name names,” he snapped, looking around the room as he complained about being left virtually alone to defend Roy S. Moore, accused of sexually molesting and assaulting teenage girls, while the Republican leadership and Democrats bludgeoned the Alabama Senate candidate. “If we want to win,” he added, according to three people who were in the room, “We...
  • Roy Moore wants money to prove voter fraud in Alabama

    12/16/2017 2:48:36 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 95 replies
    New York Postp ^ | 12-16-2017 | Joe Tacopina
    Roy Moore — who has still not conceded in the Alabama Senate race — is reportedly asking supporters for a donations for an “election integrity fund.” MORE ON: ROY MOORE Hillary: Moore defeat a 'turning point' for Trump opposition Defiant Roy Moore still won't concede The GOP dodged a bullet with Moore’s loss and other comments Schumer: Alabama election proves need to delay tax reform Moore’s campaign sent a letter to his supporters that seeks help in raising $75,000 to collect reports of “voter fraud” before Alabama’s secretary of state certifies the election later this month, according to The Hill....
  • Paul Ryan is considering retiring after 2018 mid-term elections

    12/14/2017 9:51:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 125 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14DEC 17 | staff
    House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to retire after the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported on Thursday. From Politico: Ryan was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership. He told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politics—and that it wasn't a long-term proposition. In the months following Trump's victory, he began contemplating the scenarios of his departure. More recently, over closely held conversations with his kitchen cabinet, Ryan's preference has become clear: He would like to serve through Election Day 2018 and retire ahead of the next Congress. This would give Ryan a...
  • 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...
  • GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation [NH; Sununu]

    12/09/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | Dec 9, 2017 11:56 AM EST | Michael Casey
    Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his fellow Republican in October in which he said he was “respectfully requesting your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals” and urging it consider a “resolution that would allow them to remain in the United States.” Sununu insisted the case of the Indonesians was...
  • Flabbergasted: Frank Luntz Shocked As Alabamians Back Roy Moore in Vice News Focus Group

    12/09/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled “Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore,” Luntz’s Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. “Are you all Christians here?” Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. “Yes,” all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. “Is Roy Moore a good Christian?” he followed up. “Yes,” one woman...
  • Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them [For $5 Million!]

    12/08/2017 3:18:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 103 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2018 | Juliet Linderman, Rachael Bade, Jake Sherman
    Okay, I have combined to items posted on Drudge Report: Juliet Linderman, "The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child", AP News, and Rachael Bade, Jake Sherman, "Female aides fretted Franks wanted to have sex to impregnate them", PoliticoLooks like Representative Trent Franks' "discussion" was more than a little unusual.
  • BIG LIST of GOP lawmakers who want to save Obama's amnesty

    12/08/2017 7:23:00 AM PST · by smileyface · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    Check out the full Kate’s List below: Kathy Steinle Kathy Steinle Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) (202) 225-4215 (Facebook) Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) (202) 225-5816 (Facebook) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) (202) 225-2371 (Facebook) Rep Mark Amodei (R-NV) 202 225-6155 (Facebook) Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) (202) 225-7882 Facebook Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)(202) 225-4540 (Facebook) Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (202) 225-3011 (Facebook) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) (202) 225-4276 (Facebook) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (202) 225-7896 (Facebook) Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) (202) 225-2778 (Facebook) Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) (202) 225-4315 (Facebook) Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (202) 225-3761 (Facebook) Rep. John Faso (R-NY) (202) 225-5614...
  • Despicable Steve: Bannon’s Alabama dive into gutter politics

    12/07/2017 10:33:25 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    In his Alabama appearance for Roy Moore, Steve Bannon turned in an intellectually and morally putrid performance even by his standards. There is a partisan case for voting for Moore, which is simply that Republicans can’t afford to lose a Senate seat over the next three years and Moore’s failings must be ignored or rationalized away for the larger good of the party. This isn’t an elevated line of reasoning and is not obviously correct on its own terms. With Democrats throwing John Conyers and and Al Franken overboard, Senate Republicans would be welcoming into their ranks a potent symbol...
  • Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Talk Amidst Uproar Over Steve Bannon Attacks

    12/07/2017 9:35:28 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-7-2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump spoke with Mitt Romney on Tuesday after former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon unleashed an attack against the former failed presidential candidate. The call was revealed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on CNN in an interview with Chris Cuomo. Conway said she wasn’t sure whether Trump and Romney spoke about Bannon’s comments, but that the president said they had a “wonderful conversation.” Conway said: "I just wanted to make sure that you know the truth coming from the White House, the president of the United States and Governor Romney spoke, I don’t know, 10...
  • GOP Tax Reform Still Lets Illegal Immigrants Receive Child Credit Subsidy

    12/05/2017 7:49:17 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Will Racke
    The Republican tax reform bill would still allow illegal immigrants to claim a key tax credit, despite earlier calls from conservative lawmakers to end what they say is a multi-billion dollar annual reward for lawbreakers. Under both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, illegal immigrants with taxpayer identification numbers may claim the child tax credit for any of their U.S.-born children. The original version of the Republican tax bill introduced in the House Ways and Means Committee stipulated that the refundable credit would not be available unless the “taxpayer includes the taxpayer’s Social Security...
  • John McCain asked for 74 new Twitter followers to reach 3 million and immediately lost thousands

    12/05/2017 11:50:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2017 | by David Choi
    The number of Twitter followers may have some intrinsic value in politics, and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona seems to be no exception to this rule. McCain tweeted Monday morning asking for assistance in gathering more followers to become one of the few sitting senators with at least three million followers. "We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M - spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!," McCain's tweet said. McCain's tweet seemed to have the opposite effect — he began steadily losing followers. As of this writing, McCain has 2,989,328, a big deficit from the...
  • Susan Collins now pushing for $10 billion for Obamacare stabilization bill

    12/05/2017 10:49:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | December 5, 2017
    Sen. Susan Collins is now pushing for twice the amount of money she originally requested in an Obamacare bill she's co-sponsoring in order to win her vote on the tax overhaul measure, The Hill reports. The Maine Republican is co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, that would provide states with $10 billion over two years to establish reinsurance programs to lower premiums or high-risk pools. They had originally requested $4.5 billion in the bill, the report said. "This plan will provide $5 billion annually for two years in seed money for states to establish invisible high-risk pools or...
  • Eric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’

    12/05/2017 9:58:01 AM PST · by x1stcav · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Tuesday that he's bothered by the Republican National Committee's decision to its reinstate support for GOP Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore, saying that Moore "deserves to lose." "I think he deserves to lose," Cantor said on CNN's New Day. "When I was in office as Majority Leader, I had the policy of zero tolerance for any of this kind of stuff."
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • Unprepared for Impeachment

    07/12/2014 1:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Wilson
    No matter how many ways I say this, I’m going to get the usual “RINO!” reaction. I’ll give you the caveat as plainly as I can: this is not an article for or against the impeachment of Barack Obama. Now, no matter how forcefully I say it, there is still a faction on the right who will take my failure to immediately call for Obama’s impeachment as their chance to damn me as a RINO, a traitor, a fifth-columnist, a secret Obama supporter, a squish, and a sellout to the Evil Establishment. So before you lose your grip, reread the...
  • Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

    11/30/2017 4:38:17 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 126 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/30/17 08:32 AM EST | By Rebecca Savransky
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of dementia." During MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said Trump is "completely detached from reality." "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit," Scarborough said.
  • Sen. Thune: 'There Shouldn't Be Any Discussion About Shutting Down the Government'

    11/27/2017 11:33:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 27, 2017 | 6:55 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A short-term spending bill passed by Congress earlier this year runs out on Dec. 8, and keeping the money tap open is one of the main concerns as lawmakers return to town this week. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said Congress needs to pass a long-term spending bill, but “sometimes you need to do a short-term extension.” And Thune discouraged talk about a government shutdown: “There shouldn’t be any discussion about shutting down the government,” he told “Fox News Sunday.” “We can make this thing work,” Thune said. “We just need to get people at the table, negotiate it. I think...
  • 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...
  • GOP Sen Thune: Trump Should Ask Moore to Step Aside

    11/26/2017 10:35:16 AM PST · by x1stcav · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox New Sunday,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said he would like to see President Donald Trump ask Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore to step aside. Thune said, “I would like to see the president come out and support what many of us have said and that is that Roy Moore needs to step aside, allow somebody else to be write in candidate. We can win that seat.” He continued, “If Roy Moore wins and he comes into the Senate in January there will immediately be an ethics investigation which is going to be a...