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  • Russian Hackers Prank Call to Senator Lindsey Graham - He Reveals Much

    02/17/2017 5:14:20 PM PST · by tony75034 · 12 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Here's the next installation of the Russian Hackers who pranked our leadership. This clown RINO Senator says that they have the votes to override any veto by Tump for new sanctions on Russia. This one is cut off after 2.35 minutes. Way too short unlike the one done with McCain and Maxine Waters (both links are below) so you can hear how ridiculously stupid Waters is. Other two links for Maxine Waters and Also the Joh McCain Prank call is on the page.
  • Is there a conspiracy inside Washington to destroy Trump's inner circle?

    02/15/2017 2:57:59 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 56 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 02-15-2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Top Republican claims Flynn was the appetizer - Kellyanne will be next and Trump is 'the entree' Speaking to Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake, Rep. Devin Nunes suggested there was a nefarious pattern in the leaks plaguing the Trump administration Nunes believed the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was just the beginning as other members of Trump's inner circle will be targeted 'First it's Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus,' the Republican lawmaker said
  • Republicans Are Already Trying to Raise Taxes

    02/15/2017 10:56:38 AM PST · by TBP · 48 replies
    FEE ^ | February 15, 2017 | Steve Forbes
    Republicans in the House of Representatives are inadvertently setting a nasty political and economic trap for Donald Trump. Yes, itís the Republicans, not the Democrats, who are ready to administer an unnecessary black eye to the new President. Thatís not their intention, but it manifestly will be the result. There has been virtually no debate or public discussion about this new, horrible tax. The vehicle for this unwitting GOP punch is a new exaction called the border adjustability tax. This levy will cost American consumers at least a trillion dollars over the next ten years. Knowing how Washington politicians calculate...
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obamaís climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials ó including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers ó met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the groupís impeccable Republican credentials ó Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents ó the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 9:54:41 AM PST · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    Phys Org ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Catherine Lucey And Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz The group will meet Wednesday with White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council. Also supporting Baker's effort are Hank Paulson, treasury secretary for former President George W. Bush; Greg Mankiw, who chaired Bush's Council of Economic Advisers; and...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued ďthere is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.Ē [Ö] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • Conservatives Urge Republicans, Move Faster on Tax Reform

    02/06/2017 9:48:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2017 | 10:34 AM EST | Susan Jones
    A coalition of conservative groups is urging Congress to pass ďpro-growthĒ tax reform in 2017 ó sooner rather than later. In a letter dated Feb. 6, addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the coalition says significant progress should be made in the first hundred days of the Trump administration: ďGiven the importance of this issue, we believe it is imperative that the House of Representatives make significant progress in the first hundred days of the Trump administration toward passing comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform,Ē said the letter addressed to House Speaker Paul...
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROSí PAYROLL! Guess Whoís Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>ďThe non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Republican Lawmakers Balk At Trumpís Border Wall, Citing Exorbitant Costs And Futility

    02/05/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by bkopto · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Eric Owens
    Over a dozen Republicans in Congress are expressing skepticism about President Donald Trumpís plan to construct an ďimpenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wallĒ along the 1,954-mile-long border between the United States and Mexico. Some of the GOP lawmakers say they will vote against any legislation funding a wall unless its potentially steep cost is wholly offset by cuts in spending elsewhere, reports CNN. Other Republicans in Congress say that the wall, if built, will fail to stem the tide of illegal immigration from Mexico as well as Central America. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker counts himself among the legislators...
  • Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

    02/01/2017 8:06:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2017 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday they would not vote to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for education secretary. The two women are the first sitting Republican senators to publicly say they wouldn't back one of Trump's Cabinet nominees.The stunning decision from a pair of veteran Republican lawmakers puts DeVos in a tenuous position as her final vote before the Senate nears, but top Republican aides are confident she will be confirmed.
  • Sorry #NeverTrumpers But You Donít Get To Dismount Your High Horse Today

    02/01/2017 4:16:28 AM PST · by onyx · 222 replies
    Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don‚ÄĚt get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!There is a gobsmacking level of pontificating self-righteousness visible from the collective proletariat within your crony-conservative movement who made the decision to formulate their political argument from a position of opposition.Perhaps it would be different if you framed your antagonism from a position of advocacy, but that wasn‚Äôt the direction you chose. No, you chose a specific position of opposition as clearly evident within your chosen mantra ‚ÄúNever Trump‚ÄĚ.Perhaps it would be...
  • Where are the Republicans? Why is Mr. Trump, our President all ALONE?

    01/30/2017 7:56:26 PM PST · by vannrox · 94 replies
    I just finished listening to The Rush POD CAST. Rush is correct. Just where is all the Republicans? Trump CANNOT do all the good work alone. He needs help and strong assistance. Where is it? I see that Sessions and McCain are so quick to stab him in the back. I see some bozo (fake) conservatives want to "reach across the isle" and pen "moderate" legislation with the losing progressives. What is all this nonsense???? Trump needs our help. This is not the time to sit on the sidelines and let one man do all the heavy lifting. He needs...
  • 20 Republicans criticize Trump's immigration ban (updated)

    01/29/2017 4:40:09 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 59 replies
    Axios ^ | January 29, 2017 | J. Scott Applewhite
    So far, 20 GOPers have announced opposition to or questioned Trump's executive order banning travelers and refugees from 7 countries from entering the U.S. Sen. John McCain: "There's so much confusion out there," McCain said on "Face the Nation." "Obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted." He warned the order could be used as propganda by ISIS for recruiting. Rep. Carlos Curbelo: "I expect that these executive orders are in fact temporary and that once the Administration strengthens the vetting process, we can continue our tradition of welcoming those who are persecuted in an orderly manner and without...
  • GOP to Block the Repeal of Obamacare by Stalling

    01/28/2017 4:13:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 76 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 1/27/2017 | Staff
    Remember itís a dual monarchy ó itís an illusion that two parties in both the House and Senate actually exist With just one day away from the Republicans self-imposed deadline to repeal botched Obamacare legislation, we can see that the GOP has no intention of achieving anything in favor of Trump, as both the Democrats and Republicans are wrapped up by the powers-that-be just as Intellihub has reported for years. With high-paid talking heads like Rush Limbaugh claiming that the two party system actually exists, itís hard for narrow-minded members of the general public to figure out the true pyramid...
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards Ė Construct ďBorder Adjustment TaxĒ To Oppose Trump...

    01/18/2017 7:21:15 AM PST · by cyn · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 17, 2017 | sundance
    Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. ‚ÄúAmerica-First‚ÄĚ is antithetical to the UniParty.Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, ‚ÄúThe UniParty‚ÄĚ. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was the second option.Within the ‚Äėright-side‚Äô of the UniParty you have Republicans. Within the republican party...
  • Republican Tax Strategists Desperately Try To Put The Democrats Back In Control

    01/17/2017 4:34:53 AM PST · by expat_panama · 69 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM | John Tamny
    With their Party having won control of all three branches of the federal government in the recent election, Republican tax experts are seemingly desperate to help the GOP give back its gains. Evidence supporting this claim is the growing support among Republican tax scholars (and apparently legislators too) in favor of what they describe as a ďborder adjustable tax system.Ē They donít call the Republican Party the ďstupid partyĒ for nothing. The new revenue stream popular among certain members of the Republican commentariat calls for reducing the corporate tax in favor of a value-added tax (VAT) placed on goods made...
  • Lindsey Graham becomes instant Democrat hero after he slams GOP for going too easy on Trump

    01/13/2017 8:28:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Graham proceeded to take a thinly-veiled jab at his fellow Republican lawmakers. ďI can only imagine,Ē Graham continued, ďwhat we would have said if a Democrat said that.Ē The Republican senator apparently inspired many Democrats who cheered his remarks on Twitter where users issued a collective round of applause.
  • Meet The Republicans Trying to Slow Down Obamacare Repeal

    01/09/2017 2:32:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/09/2017 | Russell Berman
    GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan urge lawmakers to protect the Medicaid expansions they say are working in their states. Congressional Republicans knew their push for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act would draw howls of protest from Democrats. But they are now hearing warnings from elected officials who may be harder for them to ignore: Republican governors. In the last week, GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan have raised concerns about the impact a full repeal of the health law would have on their states, which rely...
  • The Republicans who could cause trouble for Donald Trump's agenda

    01/02/2017 8:43:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    CBS news ^ | January 2, 2017 | Emily Schultheis
    Unless he encounters substantial opposition, that is. Mr. Trump may have both houses of Congress under GOP control, but itís a narrow 52-to-48 majority in the Senate -- meaning even just a few rogue GOPers could keep Trump-led legislation from passing. . . . Here are some of the people in the Republican Party who could throw a wrench in Mr. Trumpís plans: Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)
  • Graham: I'd question the judgment of a Trump nominee who opposes Russian sanctions {"election hack"}

    12/15/2016 9:14:20 AM PST · by drpix · 48 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/14/16 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C.) on Wednesday said that he would be hesitant to support a nominee for secretary of State who is not in favor of strict sanctions on Russia, hinting at a potential vote against President-elect Donald Trump's pick, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. "I can't imagine I would vote for anybody that believes that we should not sanction Russia given the fact that they did in fact interfere in our election. They've been destabilizing democracies all over the world," Graham said in an interview on CNN Wednesday....
  • GOVERNMENT OVERTHROW: HILLARY CLINTON SECRETLY PAID REPUBLICANS TO DESTROY TRUMP [fake]

    12/14/2016 10:23:57 PM PST · by A CA Guy · 196 replies
    ďRepublicans in name onlyĒ or ďRINOs.Ē An email from John Podesta to Huma Abedin that was released as document number 1078645 is about to turn the speculation that certain prominent Republicans who opposed Donald Trump into the truth that they were, in fact, not just disloyal to Trump and the party but were on Hillary Clintonís payroll. The email, sent in July of this year, describes how funds were being diverted from Clintonís campaign to the Super PACS of Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich.
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • Please protect us, Lindsey Graham [BARF]

    11/18/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 17, 2016 | WILL DOOLITTLE
    It will be up to Republicans like you, most of all, to stop President-elect Trump from carrying out the worst of his ideas, such as banning Muslims from the country or targeting Muslim-Americans for special surveillance, and from acting on the bigotry and misogyny he frequently gave voice to during the campaign..... Thank you and your friend, Sen. John McCain, for mentioning the obvious about Vladimir Putin Ė that he cannot be trusted, that he is not our ally and should not be treated as one. It is sad and scary that a man seeking to lead our country would...
  • Senate Republicans want to pass Obama's 2017 budget, not Trump's

    11/18/2016 5:24:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | Ed Straeker
    Donald Trump has asked Republicans who control Congress to delay action on a 2017 budget until he gets into office. House Speaker Paul Ryan has apparently agreed, but Senate Republicans have other ideas.Speaker Paul D. Ryan said on Thursday that the House would go along with the incoming administration's request and pass a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running at current spending levels until March. But Republican leaders in the Senate did not immediately sign on to the plan, reflecting their desire to get contentious spending battles out of the way this year. [Ö]The way the budget...
  • I Was 100 Percent Wrong About Donald Trump

    11/14/2016 9:15:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/16 | Michael Shannon
    And speaking of refugees, what about the moreĖconservativeĖthanĖthou #NeverTrump crowd? Itís been a decade or more since Iíve enjoyed watching election returns on TV. Republicans are always being told not to give up hope; the campaign is gaining momentum in the last week. I remember four years ago there were reports from the Romney campaign that prospects for victory were looking up. Instead of three little old ladies waiting in line for Mitt outside a Florida Golden Corral, there were now four.
  • Next great battle for conservatives: Keeping RINO insiders out of the administration

    11/14/2016 6:11:09 AM PST · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/14/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Itís no secret that Donald Trump is as much of a blank slate on policy as anyone whoís ever been elected president. Both supporters and opponents of the president-elect agree that Trump is still very malleable on many issues and has a lot to learn about both foreign and domestic policy. This is why it is critical for conservatives to win the Ďbattle of personnelí in the coming days. Failure to land conservative outsiders in key cabinet and advisory roles would be akin to failing to establish control of the beach head during the Normandy invasion. We can dream of...
  • Keeping Ryan in place is not a bad thing; he will grab at the chance to be a great Speaker

    11/13/2016 8:45:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/13/16 | Kevin Collins
    Donald John Trump is our 45th president elect because of the large number of first time-- or first time in a long time--voters who came out to support him. Many of these supporters hate politics as usual and are fed up with the smug arrogance of the political class in Washington, DC. Conservatives Ė myself included Ė hate Paul Ryan. His treachery revolts us; but we will just have to realize that throwing Ryan out would be a terrible first signal to Trumpís base, a base that is sick of the same old same old in Washington. Ryan is safe...
  • I Apologize To All of You For NH

    11/09/2016 11:18:54 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 53 replies
    vanity | November 9, 2016 | Jim Noble
    Well, I have been saying for seventeen months that I guaranteed New Hampshire for President-elect Trump. I was wrong, I'm embarrassed for my state, and I apologize to Mr. Trump and to you all. We have too many dopers, I guess, who went for that idiot Johnson. At least me withholding my vote from her played a small part in the removal of Kelly Ayotte from the Senate. Bad choices have consequences, Kelly - if you had not stabbed Trump in the back, it might have made up those missing 1500 votes. Graham and McCain will have to find another...
  • Why They Hate Us

    11/06/2016 12:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Z Man ^ | November 5, 2016
    The other day I turned on Fox News and was presented with Britt Hume opining on the state of conservatism and where it goes after the election. Iím going from memory, but he said something like, ďThe Conservative Movement was about low taxes, small government, muscular foreign policy and opposition to abortion, among other things.Ē He then went on to point out that Trump is none of those things and that those issues are not featured in his campaign. What struck me about what he said is there was no trace of self-awareness. No mention of the fact that the...
  • Impeachment Already on The Table If Hillary is Elected

    11/03/2016 10:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    As a number of FBI investigations into Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server and the Clinton Foundation continue, with indictments likely looming due to overwhelming evidence, the Republican controlled House is already putting impeachment on the table should Clinton win the White House next Tuesday.†Yesterday during an interview on Fox News, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul explained the process.†"If the investigation goes forward and it looks like an indictment is pending, at that point in time under the Constitution, the House of Representatives would engage in an impeachment trial. It would go to the Senate and impeachment proceedings...
  • Former Bush Regime Official Predicts Coming Stalinist Blood Purge of Trump Supporters

    10/31/2016 10:29:35 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 132 replies
    Downtrend ^ | October 29, 2016 | Donn Marten
    Former Bush Regime Official Predicts Coming Stalinist Blood Purge of Trump Supporters October 29, 2016| by Donn Marten A former speechwriter for President George W. Bush has made a chilling prediction that conjures up images of Stalinist Russia. David Frum who helped to coin the slogan ¬ďAxis of Evil¬Ē has openly stated that once the election is over that Trump supporters will be subjected to harsh ¬ďrecriminations¬Ē that begin with exile from the Republican party and end up in very dark territory. The calls for punishment of those who are putting America first and exercising their right to participate in...
  • Michele Bachmann refuses to back down on claims about Huma Abedin

    10/30/2016 5:11:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 102 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 19 JULY 2012 | CBS NEWS
    (CBS News) WASHINGTON - Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and four other conservative members of Congress are charging that people with ties to Muslim extremists have infiltrated the federal government. Sen. John McCain denounced the allegations Wednesday, calling them "sinister" and saying they "need to stop." Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been singled out. The State Department has responded to the allegations with very harsh language, calling Bachmann's charges "vicious and disgusting lies."
  • Sharon Day: Rescind your Clinton Endorsement

    10/29/2016 2:55:39 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2016 | SHARON DAY
    The most recent set of Clinton emails that have come to light are of such great concern to national security that the FBI has announced they will conduct a new investigation of Clintonís emails. This is just ELEVEN days before the country goes to the polls and decides on our next president. Where has the leadership gone in this country? Since when do reputable news outlets stand behind candidates who have proven themselves over and over to be out for themselves and dangerous, even? It used to be that newspapers and legislators and leaders who speak from a platform would...
  • Trump cuts off fundraising events for Republican Party

    10/26/2016 5:46:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 26, 2016
    <p>Trump frustrated by lack of support from GOP establishment?</p> <p>Donald Trump's campaign has ended fundraising events meant to support the Republican Party's get-out-the-vote efforts in next month's elections.</p> <p>Aides to the Republican nominee told Fox News on Tuesday that Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee for the GOP and the campaign, held its most recent fundraiser on Oct. 19 and no more such events were scheduled.</p>
  • Colin Powell says heís voting for Hillary Clinton

    10/25/2016 1:24:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 160 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that he plans to cast a vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The retired four-star general, who served as secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, made the announcement at the Long Island Associationís fall luncheon.
  • Hillary Clinton is quietly reaching out to Republicans

    10/23/2016 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 23, 2016 | John King
    Hillary Clinton insists she takes nothing for granted and will campaign to the end as if she were the underdog. But there are increasing signs of her confidence, including devoting more time in her speeches to trying to help Democratic candidates for Senate and other offices. CNN's Jeff Zeleny shares his reporting on her quiet, private outreach to Senate Republicans as Clinton allows herself to look ahead at the prospect of trying to govern. "I'm told she's been talking to Republican senators, old allies and new, saying that she is willing to work with them and govern. On the campaign...
  • GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results

    10/20/2016 8:51:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 114 replies
    Wash COMPOST ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A wave of apprehension and anguish swept the Republican Party on Thursday, with many GOP leaders alarmed by Donald Trumpís refusal to accept the outcome of the election and concluding that it is probably too late to salvage his flailing presidential campaign. As the Republican nominee reeled from a turbulent performance in the final debate here in Las Vegas, his partyís embattled senators and House members scrambled to protect their seats and preserve the GOPís congressional majorities against what Republicans privately acknowledge could be a landslide victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. With 19 days until the election, the Republican...
  • The American People Are Beginning to Understand How They Have Been Manipulated By The Establishment

    10/20/2016 8:48:33 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 41 replies
    Self | August 20, 2016 | Stayfree
    Thanks to Wikileaks,James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas, the American people now have the ability to understand how the Washington, DC establishment has taken control of our country from its own citizens. The GOP trying to maintain their own status of power and money gave us losers like Dole,Romney,McCain and the Bushs. It is time for the Tea Party and the Trump supporters to join forces and take back our country from the DC establishment by voting for Donald Trump and urging him to use his business acumen to clean house BIG TIME!
  • GOP Slams Trump: Not Accepting Election Results Would Be 'Beyond the Pale'

    10/20/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 143 replies
    Donald Trump's stunning refusal to say whether he will accept the outcome of the presidential election has created chasms in an already fractured Republican Party. When asked during Wednesday's final presidential debate whether he would accept the results of an election that he has repeatedly claimed is "rigged," Trump replied that he would "keep you in suspense." "I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I'll look at it at the time," Trump told moderator Fox News' Chris Wallace. Related: Election Officials Say 'Rigged' Election Unlikely If Trump loses and doesn't concede, it would...
  • Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates

    10/18/2016 1:10:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey became the latest Republicans to speak out against Donald Trump's warnings of a rigged election Monday night. In separate high-stakes debates, the two incumbent U.S. senators each refuted Trump's claim that the results of the 2016 election could be tainted, and both men called for confidence in next month's vote. "Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said during his debate with challenger Katie McGinty when asked about the Republican presidential nominee's allegations, which he's been repeating...
  • In Southwest Pa., the Democratic nominee is the Tea Party Republican

    10/17/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    Art Halvorson may be the most interesting Democratic nominee for Congress this electionóin part because he's really a Tea Party Republican. Halvorson in 2014 ran against pork-barreling Transportation Committee chairman and political legacy Bill Shuster. Shuster is most famous for his relationship with an airline lobbyist, an obvious conflict of interest for a Transpo chairman. Halvorson ran again this year, and lost the GOP primary to Shuster by only 1,200 votesóabout 1 percent of the electorate. That same day, however, 1,069 Democratic voters wrote in his name on the Democratic primary ballot. No Democrat had filed to run, and Halvorson...
  • John Kasichís State Party Shuts Down Trump Ground Game as Trump Campaign Cuts Ties

    10/15/2016 3:59:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/16 | Patrick Howley
    The Donald Trump campaign has renounced the state Republican Party chairman in Ohio, and the Kasich-friendly chairman appears to be retaliating. Breitbart News has learned that the Ohio GOPís State Central Committee has issued a stand-down order on campaigning for Trump in at least two major counties. Party chairman Matt Borges gave an interview to the Cleveland Plain Dealer called, ďThe Donald Trump whisperer,Ē in which Borges claimed that heís been talking to Trump since the Billy Bush Access Hollywood scandal. Hereís the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday: Borges had just hung up with Trump when cleveland.com reached the chairman...
  • This Election Might Actually Put Utah, Solidly Republican For 48 Years, In Play

    10/12/2016 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | October 12, 2016 | Terry Gildea
    Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state. [Snip] Now, Trump's support in Utah could be collapsing, according to a poll conducted after the Trump tape was released. It shows both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton drawing just 26 percent support. "A lot of Mormon voters view Donald Trump unfavorably given all of the previous information that they had, and this just proved...
  • Move On, Mr. Trump (Why Vote GOP When You Don't Want To Defeat Hillary Alert)

    10/12/2016 11:21:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 109/12/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, move on. If congressional endorsements meant anything, Jeb Bush would be the nominee. Move on. It doesn't matter. The people that are running away from you are the people that want to sign up for amnesty and join the Democrats anyway. Move on. These people couldn't get the people they wanted for the nomination. Just swat them away, Mr. Trump. Greetings. Welcome, my friends. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh behind the Golden EIB Microphone. It's getting insane out there now. It's getting so insane that I'm questioning my own sanity now and then. Don't...
  • Donald Trump Has No Alternative but to Run Against Washington ó All of It

    10/12/2016 5:59:06 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 October 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan may have inadvertently done Donald Trump a favor on Monday, when he held a conference call with House Republicans to inform them he would not be campaigning for the partyís nominee. Ryan irritated pro-Trump Republicans while renewing a bad news cycle that Trumpís strong debate performance on Sunday might have otherwise ended, probably to the benefit of nervous down-ticket candidates. But Ryan also gave Trump something new: clarity. Trump is now free to run against Washington as a whole, which is likely what he meant by tweeting Tuesday morning that ďthe shackles have been...
  • Quarter of elected top Republicans won't endorse Trump

    10/12/2016 5:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Paul Singer
    Twenty-six percent†of Republican governors and members of Congress are refusing to endorse†GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a survey by the USA TODAY Network. Of the 31 Republican governors, 54 GOP†senators and the 246 Republican members of the House†(331†total), the survey identified 87 who are not endorsing Trump's candidacy as of late Tuesday. It is an extraordinary demonstration of the fracture Trumpís candidacy has revealed in the Republican Party. There is no precedent in modern American political history for elected officials of either party to refuse en masse to support their presidential nominee.†It shows that Trump will have to...
  • Pence tells donors he's sticking with Trump

    10/09/2016 12:21:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Donald Trump 's running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday told a group of GOP donors that he remains fully committed to the Republican nominee despite growing pressure from some party leaders to have Trump step down from from the ticket. ďGovernor Pence spoke enthusiastically about Mr. Trump, his pro-growth economic policies and the movement heís begun,Ē said Marty Obst, the director of the campaign's vice presidential operations, as reported first by the Wall Street Journal. Obst added the donors were more concerned with policy than they were with Trump's statements from 2005. ďSeveral guests remarked that they...
  • Mike Cernovich reporting on Twitter that the GOP is in process of performimg a coup against Trump

    10/08/2016 1:18:47 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 301 replies
    Cernovich/Twitter ^ | 10/8/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Cernovich reporting that GOP is locking out Trump supporters from field offices and instructing elected officials to not speak of him favorably. In his words "It's a coup"
  • Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally

    10/08/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    wbay.com ^ | Oct 8, 2016
    Ryan heckled by Trump supporters at rally Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will not attend a scheduled campaign rally in Wisconsin with House Speaker Paul Ryan. By Associated Press Published: October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm Updated: October 8, 2016, 3:29 pm ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) Ė The Latest on Wisconsin Republicansí unity rally (all times local): 3:15 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan is being greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers at a Republican rally in his Wisconsin congressional district. Ryan began his comments Saturday by saying ďthere is a bit of an elephant in the room,Ē referring to...