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  • Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory [Grassley nixes blue slips]

    11/24/2017 9:45:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other recently retired. One is a Republican. The other a Democrat. And what should President Trump be thanking them for? Quite simply they have handed him one of the biggest victories any president could claim in the past 45 years. Yes, this has happened even as one of the most widely covered stories of the past year has been President Trump's difficulties in working with Congress. The growing rift between him and Republican Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake,...
  • Two polls show Roy Moore leading Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race

    11/24/2017 7:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Alabama voters may not behave as MSM liberals and NeverTrump conservatives expect them to.  Both groups are not taking the bait expensively dug up by Bezos Washington Post reporters sent into Alabama to dig up dirt on Moore.  Maybe it is distrust of the media, or maybe it is something else, but Roy Moore has surged into a lead in two different polls of Alabama voters (hat tip: Breitbart). Alabama Today on Wednesday: Alabama's special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones....
  • Why the Law Might Not Allow the Senate to Expel Roy Moore

    11/22/2017 3:57:44 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 22, 2017 | Stan Brand
    One Supreme Court case provides a clue about the limits that may be placed on the Senate if it attempts either to deny Moore a seat or to expel him once he has been seated. In 1967, a special House committee determined that New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell’s staff had falsified travel expenses and caused illegal payments to his wife. Rather than censure and fine Powell for this misconduct, the House voted by a simple majority to exclude—meaning, refuse to seat—Powell after his reelection. Powell sued, and when Powell v. McCormack made it to the Supreme Court, the court...
  • Another sexual harassment incident Franken doesn't 'remember'

    11/22/2017 2:38:49 PM PST · by leaymane · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/2017 | Benny Johnson
    It has not been a good week for serial groper Al Franken. The Democratic senator from Minnesota is facing multiple bombshell accusations of unwanted groping and sexual misconduct against female reporters and constituents alike. Last week, Franken was accused of groping and kissing broadcaster Leeann Tweeden while on an overseas trip with her. An image of the groping was then released. Franken issued an apology after the incident, saying: “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be...
  • Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech Are Married

    11/22/2017 4:16:27 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 49 replies
    People ^ | November 21 | Charlotte Triggs
    The conservative co-host of ABC’s The View, 33, who is the daughter of Senator John McCain, wed conservative pundit Ben Domenech, 35, just before sunset at the bride’s family ranch in Sedona, Arizona, a rep for McCain tells PEOPLE exclusively.
  • What is the danger that Roy Moore poses to the Senate GOP?

    11/22/2017 4:03:27 AM PST · by smileyface · 44 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Elfego Baca
    ...Judge Roy Moore will do what is right for Alabama and for America. And when Majority Leader McConnell calls for a unanimous vote to declare the Senate to be in a Pro Forma Session, Senator Moore will not mislabel it. If Congress is in recess, and no serious business is being conducted, he will vote to call it a recess. You see, Congress has these “pro forma” sessions that pretend Congress is still in session so the President cannot make any recess appointments to any position. But I suspect the key to these votes is that they have been unanimous....
  • POLL Shows Judge Roy Moore with 10 Point Lead Over Doug Jones After Accuser Allegations Fall Apart

    11/22/2017 3:07:55 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 53 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Jim Hoft
    After a week of headlines the horrific 38-year-old allegations against Judge Roy Moore are falling apart. But now it looks like EVERY SINGLE DETAIL in Gloria Allred’s accuser allegations against Roy Moore have been debunked. Beverly Nelson was not telling the truth. And Alabama voters are paying attention. Roy Moore now leads ultra-liberal Doug Jones from 6 to 33 points in three new polls. ** Judge Roy Moore maintains a six point lead over ultra-liberal Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election according to a Breitbart poll of 11,000 likely voters released today. ** Judge Roy Moore jumped to...
  • Trump all but endorses GOP’s Moore despite sex accusations

    11/21/2017 4:11:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/21/2017 | ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival.The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special election to fill the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama

    11/21/2017 3:52:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Alabama voters must elect embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, to prevent "liberal" Democrat Doug Jones from winning next month. "I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones," Trump said in his most detailed comments on the embattled GOP hopeful moments before the president boarded Marine One outside the White House. "I've looked at his record, it's terrible on crime, it's terrible on the border, it's terrible on the military,” Trump said of Jones, ahead...
  • Trump plays down Roy Moore allegations, blasts 'liberal rival' in Alabama race

    11/21/2017 1:26:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Samuel Chamberlain
    "I can tell you one thing for sure," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. . "We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat [Doug] Jones ... We do not need somebody that's going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment." When pressed on the allegations against Moore, some of which date back 40 years, Trump said, "Look, he denies it ... He says it didn't happen, and you know, you have to listen...
  • As GOP Looks to Eliminate State Tax Deduction, New Jersey Democrat Wavers on Millionaires Tax

    11/21/2017 12:21:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 20, 2017 | Rachel del Guidice
    New Jersey is potentially holding off hiking its income tax due to the possibility of the state and local tax deduction being eliminated in the GOP tax plan, according to the president of the New Jersey Senate. “I’m actually very concerned for the people of this state if this Trump tax happens, and I think we’re going to have to re-evaluate everything once that happens,” Senate President Steve Sweeney said Nov. 15 in reference to hiking the state’s tax rate on the highest earners from 8.97 percent to 10.75 percent. The Senate tax plan, which was voted out of the...
  • POLL: Should Al Franken resign from the senate?

    11/19/2017 3:33:53 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 67 replies
    POLL: Should Al Franken resign from the senate? YesNoI'm not sure
  • Calls Grow for Arrest of Gloria Allred Over Forged Document – Including Accuser’s Stepson!

    11/19/2017 12:10:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 167 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11-19-17 | Jim Hoft
    Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggested it was a forgery. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. And then there’s this… Judge Roy Moore was not the DA in 1978. He would not have signed a signature with...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski Hasn’t Ruled Out Voting For Tax Bill With Obamacare Mandate Repeal

    11/19/2017 7:47:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Sexton
    Tuesday we learned that the GOP had decided to add repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the tax bill which is still under consideration in the Senate. The immediate question was whether the same Senators who balked at various iterations of Obamacare repeal would also consider repeal of the mandate a deal breaker. One of those Senators being closely watched is Lisa Murkowski. Earlier today, Murkowski told Roll Call that her vote on the tax bill would depend on Alexander-Murray, a bipartisan plan which would restore cost-sharing payments to insurers. “I think that there is a path and I...
  • Vanity - McConnell Backbone as Moore rebounds, big time in Alabama.

    11/19/2017 4:53:11 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Well.... it appears that Gloria Allred, true to her past form has given Judge, Roy Moore a "hand-up", rather then a "take-down". Without tons of blather, Mitch McConnell is in deep political trouble for his mouthing off, insulting every voter in the great state of Alabama. The end result of the McConnell, Bannon, Breitbart, Moore gig has yet to be determined, but...it looks like Roy Moore is alive, well and now winning in Alabama. Bottom line: McConnell is on life support. He has one card left to play....and, if he is smart...he will play it immediately in the Senate. or...
  • Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community

    11/18/2017 7:10:15 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2017 | Steve Peoples
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism." Another warned that "homosexual sodomy" destroys those who participate in it and the nations that allow it. And still another described same-sex marriage as "a mirage" because "it's phony and fake." Thursday's news conference was designed to send a powerful message to the political world that religious conservatives across America remain committed to Moore, a Christian conservative and former judge whose Alabama Senate...
  • GLORIA ALLRED WON’T ALLOW INSPECTION OF YEARBOOK

    11/17/2017 8:05:09 PM PST · by lasereye · 99 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 11/17/2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    Gloria Allred, the attorney for Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, says she won’t permit an inspection of her client’s high school yearbook unless the Senate conducts a hearing on Nelson’ charge that Moore tried to rape her. The yearbook is important because Nelson and Allred presented it as evidence that Moore knew Nelson and had a romantic interest in her. Moore’s camp has provided reason to believe that he did not sign Nelson’s yearbook. The lawyer for his campaign notes that Moore presided over Nelson’s divorce case in 1999. He says Moore’s clerk stamped the divorce papers with the...
  • To Avoid Debacles Like Roy Moore, Repeal The 17th Amendment

    11/17/2017 5:51:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 113 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    With less than a month to go before AlabamaÂ’s special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Republican candidate Roy Moore refuses to quit the race amid fallout over credible allegations of sexual assault dating from the 1970s, including that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.Some polls still show Moore leading his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, while a poll conducted by the National Republican Senate Committee earlier this week shows Moore trailing Jones by 12 points.Senate Republicans are calling on Moore to withdraw from the race, saying...
  • Moore vs. McConnell: Alabama Republicans take on D.C.

    11/17/2017 10:49:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Jonathan Allen and Keri Geiger
    MOBILE, Ala. — Roy Moore is on the warpath against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As Republicans here reckon with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, their nominee in next month's Senate election is trying to turn the race into a referendum on whether McConnell has spent too much time on Alabama politics and too little advancing President Donald Trump's agenda in Washington. There are signs that his attacks are resonating with Republicans in some corners of Alabama. "I’m picking up a strong sense that people are not happy that people from outside the state, particularly the Washington establishment, are...
  • Senate candidate Moore's wife says 'he will not step down'

    11/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2017
    The wife of Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Friday her husband would not end his campaign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, dismissing reports about his past behavior toward some women as political attacks. "He will not step down," Kayla Moore said at a news conference on the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery. "He will not stop fighting for the people of Alabama."