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  • MSNBC’s Hunt Republicans on Capitol Hill Use Words I Could Not Say on TV to Describe Trump (Trunc)

    06/28/2017 5:15:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2017 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, political correspondent Kasie Hunt said Republicans on Capitol Hill were getting frustrated with President Donald Trump because he is not helping them with “their big priorities.” Hunt said, “Well, I think, look, the Republicans on Capitol Hill all the way along have had a lot of trouble grappling with President Trump. They didn’t think he was ever going to be president of the United States. A lot of them have a lot of—there are a lot of words that I could not say on television that Republicans will use when they describe Donald Trump in private conversations.”...
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • 74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

    06/23/2017 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 23, 2017 | 11:09 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    As of April, there were 74,531,002 people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program as of April, according to the latest data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That is up 16,705,235 in the 49 states that reported their Medicaid/CHIP enrollment numbers for both the July-to-September period of 2013 (the last quarter before the Obamacare exchanges opened) and this April. The 74,531,002 enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP as of April includes the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the 49 states that reported both before the Obamacare exchanges opened in 2013 and...
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Top Republicans Tell Trump: Make Obamacare Work, for Now

    06/15/2017 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 15, 2017 | Russell Berman
    With Democrats accusing the administration of sabotaging the health law, two GOP committee chairmen urge the president to continue payments to insurers that could shore up the insurance market. With Democrats accusing the administration of sabotaging the health law, two GOP committee chairmen urge the president to continue payments to insurers that could shore up the insurance market.
  • House Republicans warned of prospect for 2018 midterm losses [RINO #fakenews]

    06/13/2017 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2017 11:48 AM EDT
    House GOP leaders are warning their rank-and-file members of the potential for heavy midterm losses next year that could cost Republicans their majority. The warning Tuesday was aimed at encouraging lawmakers to stay focused and not be “chasing all the different other shiny objects” — according to Republican Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina. It comes a week ahead of a special election in Georgia, where Democrats are spending heavily to contest what should be a safe Republican seat. …
  • DeLay says he's ready to fight state ethics charges

    08/17/2010 9:46:07 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Houston Cronicle ^ | Aug. 16, 2010
    AUSTIN — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Monday put the 5-year-old federal investigation into his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff behind him and turned his attention to an impending trial on Texas ethics issues. DeLay said federal prosecutors told his attorneys last week that he had been "cleared" of any criminal violations in their investigation of Abramoff. The formerRepublican lawmaker, who represented Sugar Land from 1984 to 2006, also said he is ready for up to three days of pre-trial hearings slated to start Aug. 24 in Austin on a state money-laundering charge related to campaign...
  • Senate GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill is ‘very liberal’

    06/07/2017 11:56:28 AM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    Senate Republican leaders outlined a “very liberal” ObamaCare replacement bill during their weekly lunch with their members on Tuesday, sources said. “The moderates are very happy,” an aide to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of the Senate’s most conservative members, told The Post. “It was a very liberal bill.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters that the upper chamber is “getting very close to having a proposal to whip and to take to the floor” on health care. His comments came after the leaders met with President Trump at the White House to discuss health care reform. According...
  • Former Dem Vice President Biden to headline Romney summit

    06/05/2017 11:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2017 7:02 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Just days after launching a new political action committee, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will join Republican officials and donors at a weekend retreat hosted by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Biden will be interviewed by Romney during a Friday evening event in Park City, Utah, at the invitation-only summit, according to a Biden spokesman and participants briefed on the schedule. The speaker lineup for what is traditionally a gathering of Romney allies is packed with high-profile Republicans, among them House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Ryan was Romney’s running mate in 2012....
  • Must-do for Congress: Raise debt limit, pass spending bills [barf]

    06/04/2017 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2017 8:57 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Even members of his own party were quick to declare President Donald Trump’s budget plan dead on arrival in Congress last month. And in fact, lawmakers are facing a burst of overdue budget-related work this summer. Most of what’s on the budget agenda probably won’t bear much resemblance to Trump’s spending plan, which promised deep spending cuts on domestic programs, rapid economic growth, and a balanced federal ledger in a decade. Instead, they’re confronting an increase in the government’s borrowing cap, serious problems in advancing annual spending bills, and a smaller set of curbs on domestic benefit programs. […] Atop...
  • #covfefe - The Power of Trump Fu

    05/31/2017 5:50:34 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 61 replies
    Nationalist Pundit ^ | May 31, 2017 | Andrew Zarowny
    Every morning I wake up before 5am Eastern and switch on the TV to watch the early version of ″Fox & Friends″. Aside from enjoying my breakfast with the lovely Heather Childress, I learn what the ′Big News′ item is for the day ahead. The big topic this morning was a Midnight tweet on Twitter by President Donald Trump. The story is that he allegedly misspelled the word ′coverage′ when he wrote ′covfefe′ instead in a tweet about the negative press. As a Shaolin Master Abbott of the Temple of Trump Fu, I saw the true purpose of the...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales

    05/29/2017 7:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check. This means that law-abiding Pennsylvanians selling a gun to a fellow hunter, lifelong co-worker, or childhood friend would have to seek out a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder and the...
  • ‘Almost speechless’ McCain, Flake are go-to anti-Trump Republicans in NAFTA, Comey, Russia fights

    05/22/2017 10:56:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Arizona pair — especially McCain — has continued to be top Republicans critics of Trump in the White House’s current battles over the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey and ties with Russia. Flake and McCain are top Republican backers of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other free trade deals. Trump is reworking NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. Those are Arizona’s top two trading partners. McCain told Fox News Sunday he’s “almost speechless” over Trump reportedly calling Comey a “nut job” to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. McCain and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are also...
  • Republicans in Colorado Senate willing to negotiate at critical junctures

    05/15/2017 1:13:10 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Colorado Gazette ^ | 5/14/17 | Peter Marcus
    Prior to the start of the legislative session in January, Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham said restructuring a hospital fee to raise money for state services was off the table. Republicans prior to the session also pushed a familiar narrative of using existing tax revenue and fighting against any tax increases. But then came bills backed by prominent high-profile Republicans aimed at a tax increase for roads and a restructuring of the Hospital Provider Fee. While the $3.5 billion transportation proposal never gained enough GOP support to send the issue to voters, historic progress was made on the Hospital Provider...
  • IL GOP Sen. Brady serves as coal-mine canary with his proposed "Grand Bargain 2.0" (tax increase)

    05/13/2017 1:44:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | May 12, 2017
    Friday, May 12, 2017 IL GOP Senator Brady serves as coal-mine canary with his proposed "Grand Bargain 2.0" SPRINGFIELD - Republican state Senator Bill Brady - once the favorite of social conservatives when he ran twice for Illinois governor in 2010 and again in 2014 - has now willingly stepped in as a tax-hike canary in the Illinois Republican coal mine by making a daring call for tax hikes in the governor's newest "grand bargain" budget proposal. And it's not just one tax hike the Bloomington senator wants Illinoisans to inhale along with him, it's two or maybe three new...
  • Adam Schiff: 'This is John McCain's finest hour'

    05/13/2017 6:03:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shared high praise for his Republican colleague Sen. John McCain, who is in his "finest hour" because of his willingness to speak out against President Trump. During an interview Friday on HBO's "Real Time," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was asked by host Bill Maher to react to the latest wave of town halls in which Republicans have faced fierce backlash over the Obamacare repeal and Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Rep. DeSantis: Five Key Facts About the Obamacare Replacement Bill.

    05/08/2017 6:46:05 AM PDT · by plsjr · 10 replies
    Bear Witness Central ^ | May 4, 2017 | John Hayward
    "... Conservatives looked at that and said that’s the main reason people hate Obamacare, we’ve got to deal with that. The problem, though, that we had is that we have a critical mass of members who, even though they campaigned on repealing Obamacare, did not want to roll back the architecture of Obamacare, so we were kind of at a standstill,” he explained. “And then, with the work of people like Mark Meadows and Tom McArthur from New Jersey, what we were able to do is say, ‘Let’s at least give the states the ability to opt out of the...
  • Poll: Swamp Republicans REALLY hate the Freedom Caucus

    05/06/2017 1:23:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Conservative Review | 05/04/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    In case that wasn’t perfectly clear, CQ Roll Call’s April “Capitol Insiders Survey” found that large majorities of Republican staffers on Capitol Hill believe the Freedom Caucus is a “negative force” in the Republican Party. The results are not surprising, but are illustrative of the hostility to true conservatism in the swamp. Survey: Republicans see harm from Freedom Caucus https://t.co/qxs7R7xtGu pic.twitter.com/J1KTKQYow6 — Roll Call (@rollcall) May 4, 2017 Of the 100 self-identified Republicans who responded to the email poll, 71 percent had a negative view of the Freedom Caucus; 22 percent of the GOP respondents had a positive view, while...
  • 10 Things The GOP Will Pass In Pork-Filled Budget Deal

    05/03/2017 7:40:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 3, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Congratulations! The GOP holds the House, the Senate, and the White House, and, in addition to not abiding by the Constitution and repealing all of the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” they are set to pass a budget that not only hands the Dems pretty much everything they want, it also funds so many obviously crazy things that it would be virtually impossible to defend. Take a deep breath, and let’s dive into the swamp! The GOP budget does not cut taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which comprises 40% of that organization’s income. Rather than mention that there’s nothing in the Constitution that...
  • Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

    05/02/2017 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group. The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72%...