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  • Was Mark Levin's Sarah Palin Interview All About Quelling Bolton Criticism?

    04/17/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4//8/18 | Vanity
    The bombing of Syria idiocy began right after Bolton's appointment. Note that two photos of John Bolton were inserted either live or edited in, in post. (I wonder what time Levin tapes his shows? The day before or--? I have no idea as I've never seen it.) Discussion of Bolton at about the 27:00 mark.
  • ‘Good riddance’: Trumpian right celebrates retirement of ‘globalist’ Paul Ryan

    04/12/2018 9:30:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2018 | Kyle Swenson
    The glee was palpable in the right-wing corners of the Internet and media at the news that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R) was leaving at the end of the year. There, Ryan’s departure was greeted not with hand-wringing but celebration, as if it were a Super Bowl victory. “We WILL NOT miss Paul Ryan,” one Twitter user with more than 20,000 followers bellowed this week. “President Trump is the one who truly loves this country, who loves the people of this country, and we give ZERO flying flips what you think.” “GOOD RIDDANCE,” Trump loyalist and Fox News commentator...
  • McConnell says he's open to paring back US spending bill

    04/10/2018 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2018 4:18 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday that he’s open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives. But at the same time, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said the idea of cutting billions of dollars of just-approved spending may not have enough support to pass the narrowly divided Senate. The idea is being floated by the Trump White House with support from top Republicans like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, though it’s clear that there isn’t enough support to pass such a package through Congress. Several Republicans...
  • Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

    04/08/2018 4:16:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2018 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President Trump, but there is one band of GOP members willing to stand up to the leader of their own party: lawmakers who have announced their retirements. While it’s not uncommon for members to feel far more liberated on their way out the door, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the Trump era, where lawmakers are confronted daily by a never-ending stream of White House controversies. The GOP’s retirement caucus has provided some of the most biting commentary on the president in recent months, with Rep. Ryan...
  • Trump pushes Republicans to use 'nuclear option' on border

    04/02/2018 7:07:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Trump administration officials said Monday they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes,” hours after the president called on Republicans in Congress to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “Border Patrol Agents (and ICE) are GREAT, but the weak Dem laws don’t allow them to do their job. Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!” President Donald Trump wrote in a series of sometimes-misleading tweets, fired off after returning from a holiday weekend spent in Florida with several immigration hardliners. Trump also declared protections for so-called Dreamer...
  • Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

    03/23/2018 10:21:47 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President Trump on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it, decrying the bill's lack of funding for his border wall proposal. Lieu mocked Trump on Friday after the bill's signing, saying that Trump was "rolled" by Republican leaders in Congress who failed to secure a deal with Democrats over border wall funding or a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. "Dear @realDonaldTrump: You wimped out. You failed to deliver on your veto threat....
  • James Woods Blasts Trump, ‘RINO Wimps’ Over Omnibus Budget Surrender

    03/23/2018 11:30:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Nolte
    Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods blasted congressional Republicans as “RINO wimps” over the just-passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. “I never imagined I could loathe the @GOP more than the I loathe @TheDemocrats, but they got me with this suck-ass budget,” Woods tweeted to his 1.36 million followers, adding that he hopes “they get what they asked for in November. When will these RINO wimps stop sticking their asses in the air for the Democrats to violate?”
  • Vanity - POTUS, Veto that 1.3 Trillion Dollar Budget..right now!!! Then fire Ryan/McConnell.

    03/23/2018 8:25:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    It's either Yes or No, Mr. POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Sir, you are the human being in this God's world put there by the American people to save this once magnificent Nation Republic. A profile in courage awaits your pen killing this monster of destruction of the American Republic..case closed!!! Veto that bill!!!
  • Pelosi and Schumer Cheer Omnibus: “We Were Able to Accomplish More Than When We Held Majority" (tr)

    03/22/2018 8:04:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rushed out to celebrate the $1.3 trillion Omnibus bill that passed Congress today. The record spending bill funds all of the Democrat Party’s pet projects and denies funding for Trump’s border wall Democrats loved it! Chuck Schumer cheered the bill: “In a certain sense we were able to accomplish more in the minority than we had the presidency or were even in the majority.” Minority leader Nancy Pelosi added: “I think one of the reasons they rushed it through they didn’t want their colleagues to see what was in...
  • Congressmen Had 1,000 Minutes to Read 2,232-Page $1.3T Bill

    03/22/2018 6:13:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Members of the House of Representatives had 1,000 minutes—overnight—to read a 2,232-page bill that spends $1.3 trillion. On Wednesday, March 21, the House Appropriations Committee put out a press release headlined “Government-Wide Funding Legislation Released.” “The bill contains the full legislation and funding for all of the 12 annual Appropriations bills,” said the release. “It totals $1.3 trillion, including $78.1 billion in funding for the Global War on Terror (GWOT)/Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Total base funding, excluding OCO and emergencies, is $1.2 trillion.” At the bottom of the press release, the committee included a link to the House documents page...
  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • Trump Returns to His Democratic Roots

    03/09/2018 12:55:44 PM PST · by TBP · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | March 7, 2018 | Michael Tanner
    It has largely slipped under the radar screens of partisan hatred in Washington, but has anyone noticed that in the last couple of months Donald Trump has become . . . a Democrat? Of course, for most of his life, Trump was a Democrat, a faithful fundraiser for Chuck Schumer and Hilary Clinton, and comfortably liberal in most of his positions. But once he decided to run for president as a Republican, he underwent a total transformation, becoming an arch-conservative. And during his first year in office, he governed like a conservative Republican, slashing taxes and regulations, appointing conservative judges,...
  • Suddenly, the G.O.P. Remembers All Its Doubts on Trump

    03/07/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Over the past week, congressional Republicans have gotten a glimpse of the President Trump they hoped to never see. On gun safety and, more significantly to many of them, trade, the president has loudly broken with longstanding party orthodoxy and reminded Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they are going to get with the onetime New York Democrat. Despite such worries, Mr. Trump’s first-year actions on policy and personnel — particularly judicial nominees — provided substantial reassurance to congressional Republicans. They concluded that Mr. Trump was really one of...
  • Stuart Varney: There Is No Penalty For Illegals Voting In California…

    02/27/2018 10:37:51 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 27 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 2/26/18 | Kane
    Stuart Varney: There Is No Penalty For Illegals Voting In California… VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEv02zSjjwM&feature=youtu.be _______ Leftist politicians driving rift within California: Varney _______________
  • Graham: If DACA Ends and ‘A Lot’ of Recipients Are Deported, ‘That Would Destroy the Party’

    02/27/2018 2:59:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that if Republicans don’t do anything on DACA, the program ends, “and a lot of these young people start getting deported,” it would “destroy” the Republican Party. He further stated that doing nothing on DACA is not “even a viable option.”
  • Outgoing Republicans Say GOP Has Changed [Flake, Dent, Royce, Ros-Lehtinen]

    02/20/2018 9:16:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2018 | 12:21 PM EST | Melanie Arter
    A group of Republicans who have decided not to run for re-election told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Republican Party has changed, and not for the better. Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) complained about the GOP’s narrowing focus and the perception that the Republicans must pledge loyalty to the president instead of to GOP principles. […] Royce said he always considered the Republican Party to be “a big tent party” with room “for a lot of different viewpoints.” He said part of the answer is for...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Framework, Seek Alliance With GOP’s Business Wing

    02/04/2018 5:17:08 PM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Feb 2018 | Neil Munro
    Democratic Senators are rejecting President Donald Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration reform, and are instead working with business-first GOP Senators to pass an amnesty with only token reforms. “There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we’re working every single day, on telephone calls and person to person, to try to reach this bipartisan agreement,” Sen. Dick Durbin told Jake Tapper on the February 4 edition of CNN’s State of the Union. Durbin said the Democrats would not stage another shutdown, but declared: I think we’re making real progress. I want to salute the moderates in both the Republicans and...
  • Flake comes out against releasing Nunes memo

    02/01/2018 6:47:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/18 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan pair of senators are urging President Trump to not allow a GOP memo accusing the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI of abusing their power to be publicly released. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons (Del.) — both members of the Judiciary Committee — said Trump "should heed the warnings" from the DOJ and FBI, where top officials have taken issue with the forthcoming report. "The president’s apparent willingness to release this memo risks undermining U.S. intelligence-gathering efforts, politicizing Congress’ oversight role, and eroding confidence in our institutions of government," the senators said in...