U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Trump stands firm in support for Roy Moore

    11/26/2017 3:08:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Auburn Plainsman ^ | November 26, 2017 | Tracy Wilkinson, Tribune Washington Bureau
    President Donald Trump Sunday reiterated support for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, despite numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against him "We can't let Schumer-Pelosi win this race," Trump posted on Sunday morning. He was referencing Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who head the Democratic contingents in their respective chambers of Congress. Numerous women have come forward to accuse Moore, an ultra-conservative Republican, of various degrees of sexual harassment, including assault, when he was in his 30s more than 30 years ago. One of the accusers was 14 years old...
  • Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race

    11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones's surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported. "As of this day, I would say no," retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. "And this is Doug Jones's problem. He's got to get out and get the voters energized." Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that've rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a...
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill (BOOM!)

    11/21/2017 1:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans have included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration plan on track. While avoiding the term “wall,” the Senate bill calls for $1.6 billion in funding for “physical barriers” and border roads — matching Mr. Trump’s original request for money to build or repair fencing along 74 more miles of the U.S.-Mexico line....
  • Jones blurs radical abortion stance to steal Moore votes

    11/20/2017 11:51:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Doug Jones – the Democratic Senate candidate looking to capitalize on sexual harassment allegations waged against Republican rival Roy Moore – is trying to change his radical anti-life, pro-abortion stance to usher in the pro-life votes of his competitor. Dubbed a full-term abortion backer from his own comments and political platform, Jones is reportedly attempting to mask his extreme views on abortion to court Alabama voters in an overwhelming pro-life state. The old Kerry flip-flop? Looking to distance himself from previous comments he made on the hot-button issue – including the fact that he rejects any restrictions on abortion until...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Moore, Trump

    11/18/2017 12:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mark Osborne, ABC News
    Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles.... "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake was caught saying by ABC affiliate KNXV.
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Hillary comes to defense of ‘accountable’ Al Franken

    11/17/2017 8:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Hillary Clinton came to Sen. Al Franken’s defense on Friday during an interview for her new book, saying he should be praised for his “accountability” and willingness to apologize. Speaking to WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby, the former Secretary of State instead pointed the finger at President Trump and embattled GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore — claiming they should be viewed as the real predators, and not Franken. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither,” Clinton said....
  • Alabama governor plans to vote for Moore even though ‘I have no reason to disbelieve’ accusers

    11/17/2017 8:05:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Friday she still plans to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite the mounting sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions,” Ivey said at a Thanksgiving turkey pardon event, according to AL.com. “So that's what I plan to do, vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore." Ivey also told reporters she...
  • Rape survivor dumps Franken as sponsor of her bill to help victims of sex assault

    11/17/2017 12:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    A young woman whose brutal rape and lengthy fight for justice spurred Sen. Al Franken to sponsor a law to help sexual assault victims wants his name off the legislation after a woman accused him of groping her. Abby Honold, 22, said she was stunned on Thursday when she learned of the arch-liberal Franken’s piggish behavior — and said she decided to part ways with the hypocritical creep. “He was one of the few people who listened to me and actually let me talk,” Honold told The Washington Post. “It felt really validating to be heard and to see something...
  • Hassan to contribute $10K she received from Franken PAC to NH Women’s Foundation (Radioactive)

    11/16/2017 3:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Three of the four Democratic women who represent New Hampshire in Congress voiced support Thursday for an ethics probe into allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped a woman more than a decade ago while they were on a USO tour of the Middle East. The fourth delegation member, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, which may be conducting an investigation, and said she could not comment on “specific cases that may come before the committee.” WMUR has learned that Shaheen, Sen. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter...
  • A defiant Bannon WILL stick by Roy Moore - as embattled Senate candidate pleads with Sean Hannity

    11/15/2017 6:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    A source close to Steve Bannon told DailyMail.com Wednesday afternoon that the former White House chief strategist will not abandon Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, despite the flurry of sex abuse allegations. Bannon, who's currently traveling in Japan, plans to appear alongside Moore at a December 5 campaign rally, the source confirmed. 'The Drudge Report is entirely fake news, he stands with Moore,' the source said, pointing to a Drudge headline – 'Bannon Turns on Judge Whore?' – which linked to a Daily Beast report that said Bannon was quietly taking the temperate of those in his inner circle about...
  • Schumer: Trump's Asia trip a 'colossal flop'

    11/14/2017 9:52:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | John Bowden
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) panned President Trump's 12-day Asia trip as a "colossal flop" Tuesday in a speech delivered on the Senate floor. Schumer said he had "never been more ashamed" of a president's actions abroad. "I have never been so ashamed of a foreign trip in my years. It's just inside-out," Schumer said. "We attack our friends and the people who have given us the most trouble, China and Russia, we [mollycoddle] — that is so bad for the future of this country." Trump has taken criticism for ignoring rampant human rights abuses while interacting with the...
  • Local media connect Roy Moore accuser to Democratic campaigns

    11/11/2017 10:01:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2017
    One of the women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety reportedly worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a new report claims. Deborah Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that she briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, founded the language interpreting company, Signs of Excellence, and has worked for a number of democratic campaigns, according to Alabama Local News. The company’s Facebook page shows Gibson working for and posing with several Democrats at political rallies including 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former...
  • Mitt Romney Tells Roy Moore To Step Aside: ‘I Believe Leigh Corfman’

    11/10/2017 11:18:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | Amanda Terkel
    He’s not saying Moore should go “if” the sexual assault allegations are true. He’s telling him to get out now. Mitt Romney called on Roy Moore to step aside from the Alabama Senate race Friday, becoming one of the only Republican politicians to say, unequivocally, that Moore should go in light of accusations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. (TWEET-AT-LINK) On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that four women said Moore pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 14 and 18. The most serious case involves Leigh Corfman, who was 14...
  • Vanity - Mitch Mcconnell must go!!!

    11/09/2017 10:03:48 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 18 replies
    Short sweet and to the point. Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, must, be fired, tossed out, step down, forced to resign, as the current Senate Majority Leader....like right this minute....no dialogue required. It's as plain and obvious as the nose on your face. End of story!
  • Hillary Clinton Skewers Fox News, Calls on GOP to Condemn Roy Moore at HRC Dinner

    10/29/2017 4:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Variety ^ | October 29, 2017 | Ted Johnson
    Hillary Clinton skewered Fox News’ focus on her, almost a year after the presidential election, in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign at its national dinner on Saturday. The news network has focused on her campaign’s role in financing the opposition research that led to the infamous Russian dossier, as well as a host of other storylines, even as other organizations report on word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed the first charges in his investigation into the 2016 election. After quipping that she would have preferred to be living closer to this year’s HRC dinner, Clinton said,...
  • Democrats are split on whether to support Trump-bashing senators

    10/28/2017 5:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2017 | Eliza Relman
    Several prominent Republicans, including Sen. Jeff Flake, attacked President Donald Trump this week, voicing their strongest criticism yet. • While some Democrats praised Flake's denouncement of Trump, the Democratic National Committee issued a statement critical of the senator. • The mixed messaging has some wondering how Democrats will appeal to anti-Trump Republican voters in 2018. Democratic leadership sent conflicting messages following Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's dramatic Tuesday announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2018. After the Arizona conservative delivered perhaps the most thorough public rebuke of President Donald Trump and his administration by an elected Republican, several...
  • McSally Eyeing GOP Senate Battle

    10/27/2017 5:41:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    US News ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | David Catanese
    Rep. Martha McSally appears poised to challenge Kelli Ward in what would be a vicious primary fight for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, but President Donald Trump remains a major wild card. Rep. Martha McSally is taking steps toward launching a challenge to Kelli Ward for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat next year, a move that would set up another scorched-earth primary battle between establishment Republicans and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The second-term congresswoman indicated her interest in the seat during a closed-door meeting Thursday with Arizona's five-member GOP House delegation, and also met Thursday with Sen. John McCain...