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  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Tripping All Over Herself and Dems See an Opportunity in Mississippi

    11/19/2018 7:35:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 16, 2018 | Gideon Resnick
    Nearly a year ago, Democrats pulled off an upset in the South against a Republican candidate hobbled by controversy. Now, they’re hoping to duplicate that feat in Mississippi, in the last Senate election of the cycle. Virtually no prognosticator has given the party much of a chance. But this past week, the Republican in the race, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), has been caught twice making wild and insensitive remarks: the first expressing comfort attending a public hanging; the second openly musing about suppressing Democratic votes. All of which has encouraged the party to rethink whether the long shot Democrat in...
  • Trump wins again, Dem "Fake Media" has nary a clue!!!

    11/19/2018 5:48:21 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    The POTUS, Donald J. Trump non-stop, massive campaign rallies in selected, targeted states have yielded massive victories across the board for POTUS, Trump. His hard fought efforts have paid off handsomely, while similar efforts by the Democrat, Obama's, Clinton, Biden, Winfrey, Hollywood Celebrities...yielded little, if any measurable success!!! Trump Victories: - Ted Cruz - Texas - Mike Braun - Indiana - Josh Hawley - Missouri - Kevin Cramer - North Dakota - Marsha Blackburn - Tennessee - Ron DeSantis - Florida - Mike Wine - Ohio - Rick Scott - Florida - Doug Ducey - Arizona - Henry McMaster -...
  • Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks

    11/18/2018 4:06:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is bracing for an end-of-the-year brawl over President Trump's judicial nominations. Republicans view filling the lifetime court seats as their top priority and are expected to confirm as many nominees as possible before the Senate adjourns for the year, infuriating Democrats and their allies who are powerless to stop Trump’s picks. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already teeing up votes for two nominations — Jonathan Kobes to be an 8th Circuit Court judge and Thomas Farr to be a district court judge — for when senators return from their Thanksgiving recess. And Republicans expect McConnell to barrel...
  • NELSON CONCEDED

    11/18/2018 12:04:04 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 41 replies
    Can't blame racism. Scott said he was gracious. What a low class lout he was.
  • Jersey Republicans remain split over the 'divisive' Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 8:38:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 34 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.08.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The election is over. Let the infighting begin.  For me it began Wednesday morning just after I awoke. I had spent the prior evening covering Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin's loss to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m.After fortifying myself with some strong coffee, I checked my phone. There was a voicemail from the most prominent conservative Republican in the state Senate, Mike Doherty of Warren County.  Doherty was upset at the comments in my election-night column from the most prominent moderate Republican in the Assembly, minority leader Jon Bramnick.Bramnick had pinned the blame...
  • McConnell sets up votes on worst of Trump nominees, gives the finger to Jeff Flake over his threats

    11/17/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 11/16/18 | John McCarter
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently decided to give a middle finger to Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona Republican who says he'll vote against judicial nominees in committee and on the floor until McConnell allows a floor vote on his legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. At the end of the day Thursday, McConnell filed cloture on two of the very worst of Trump's nominees: district court nominee Thomas Farr of North Carolina and 8th Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. The votes will happen when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving. Farr has been waiting for a vote since the...
  • In Critical Broward County, Hope for Bill Nelson Fades as Hand Recount Begins

    11/16/2018 8:41:03 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 16, 2018 | Pema Levy
    As the hand recount in Florida’s contentious Senate election got underway in Broward County, it quickly became clear that Democrats were headed for a bad day. This is the county where incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson needed to net thousands of new votes on Friday. But minutes into the recount, that became unlikely. Broward County is at the center of Nelson’s hopes for defeating Republican Rick Scott, who currently leads by fewer than 13,000 votes, because there were tens of thousands of ballots in the county that registered no vote in the Senate race. Because Broward is a heavily Democratic county,...
  • Kyrsten Sinema didn’t quite oppose Sen. Chuck Schumer like she promised [tr]

    11/14/2018 5:09:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 14, 2018 | Brett T.
    As Twitchy reported, it was a bit awkward for Sen. Chuck Schumer to tweet about how proud he was to be working with Kyrsten Sinema in January, seeing as Sinema had promised during her campaign that she would not support Schumer for Senate minority leader. Well, the vote has come and gone, and Schumer won back his position without objection, with Sinema explaining she might have voted for his challenger, if he had one.
  • McConnell rejects Mueller protection bill

    11/14/2018 3:07:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected the need to approve legislation protecting the special counsel’s probe into the 2016 election, saying Wednesday there’s no evidence the investigation needs protection. Mr. McConnell laid out Republicans’ goals for the lame-duck session of Congress, saying preventing a government shutdown is tops on the list, along with passing new rules to stop sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and approving a farm bill. He flatly ruled out the chance of a partial government shutdown over border wall money and other spending fights.
  • Arizona Republican who lost tight Senate race could get the state's OTHER seat as lawmaker [tr]

    11/14/2018 7:38:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | Francesca Chambers
    Defeated Republican Martha McSally could make it to the Senate after all with an appointment to the seat that John McCain held prior to his passing. It's currently occupied by Jon Kyl, who had served in the Senate before and retired. He has only committed to doing the job until the end of the year, which would provide Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey with a new opportunity to appoint someone, possibly McSally. 'Martha McSally would be a very good member of the United States Senate, however she got there,' Kyl told CNN on Tuesday. 'And I regret that she didn't make...
  • Doug Jones to seek re-election in 2020

    11/14/2018 4:22:42 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sean Ross
    Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020, according to a tweet by Zach Cohen of the National Journal. Jones’ comments came in a small press “scrum” on Capitol Hill, with Alabama’s junior senator reportedly saying his campaign is “[a]lready off and running.” He was named by CNBC on the same day as the senator most likely to lose his or her seat in the upcoming 2020 cycle.
  • Myth of a "RED" Arizona

    11/13/2018 5:48:12 AM PST · by LS · 75 replies
    self | 11/13/2018 | LS
    As a native Arizonian---though one who has been away for 30 years until 2016---I forgot a lot of my history. People like to paint states or regions as "red" or "blue" but Arizona, like most states, has a complex and hardly linear past. Arizona began as a "Progressive" state and was denied statehood for many years because it had "democratic" elements in its state constitution (the first to do so): Initiative, Referendum, and Recall of state officials. They also included direct election of senators and women's suffrage. The feds found this unconstitutional and delayed statehood status for this reason. Arizonians...
  • Miami-Dade is halfway through its recount. Broward hasn’t started yet.

    11/13/2018 5:00:49 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 12, 2018 | Douglas Hanks
    By noon on Monday, Miami-Dade managed to recount about half of the more than 800,000 votes cast in the 2018 election. Broward County had not yet started its state-mandated recount. The stark contrast in pace from Florida’s two largest sources of ballots highlights the pressure facing Broward as it tries to meet a Thursday afternoon deadline to recount the more than 700,000 votes cast in the largely Democratic county.
  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    11/12/2018 7:16:37 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 63 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/12/18 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January. For their last act, Republicans will try to deliver on Trump's promise to fund the border wall, which could spark a partial federal government shutdown in weeks. Newly emboldened Democrats are in no...
  • Kyrsten Sinema Defeats Martha McSally In Arizona Senate Race

    11/12/2018 5:37:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 135 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Democratic congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has emerged victorious in Arizona’s hotly contested Senate battle, helping her party make gains in the upper chamber of Congress. Following a hotly contested race where both candidates lead in differing polls, Sinema — Arizona’s 9th Congressional District representative — has defeated Republican congresswoman Martha McSally after nearly a week since Election Day. The back-and-forth election saw both candidates take the lead at different times before the November elections. McSally trailed Sinema for much of the beginning of the campaign, but saw her numbers rise after Sinema — a former activist against the Iraq and Afghanistan...
  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

    11/12/2018 4:56:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 104 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally. The race between Sinema and McSally was one of the most closely watched in the nation. Sinema was declared the winner Monday as her lead grew insurmountable during Arizona's lengthy vote-count. Sinema is a former liberal activist who became a centrist member of Congress. Her win follows years of Democratic shutouts at the statewide level in Arizona and shows that the longtime Republican bastion is becoming a swing state.
  • Lindsey Graham Wants Rick Scott in Senate GOP Meetings Ahead of Recount Deadline

    11/12/2018 10:49:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Rollcall ^ | November 10, ,2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    ... Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Florida Gov. Rick Scott should make plans to come up to D.C. to participate in next week’s Senate Republican Conference meetings. That includes the leadership elections for the 116th Congress, which are scheduled for Wednesday morning. “If I were Rick, I would come up and participate, absolutely. You know, once the vote total is sent to the secretary of state and he has a 13,500 vote or whatever it is lead, yes I would participate,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said. “If the recount goes, the recount goes.” “I’m no Florida law voting expert,...
  • Sinema's lead grows to 32K votes in US Senate race

    11/12/2018 9:53:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 119 replies
    NBC 12 News ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    Maricopa County submitted an estimated 36,000 counted ballots Sunday and Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema's lead has grown again over Republican candidate Martha McSally. Prior to Maricopa County's ballot drop around 5 p.m., Sinema led by 30,416 votes. She led by 32,640 votes following Maricopa's drop.
  • Schumer on the Election: Kavanaugh’s Confirmation ‘Helped Us More Than It Hurt Us’

    11/11/2018 9:57:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 11, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., NY) said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation helped more than hurt the Democratic Party in last week's midterm elections. . . . "I think the president lost more votes because of the Kavanaugh issue than gained throughout the country," Schumer added. Schumer was responding to a question from "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper about whether the Democrats got "outplayed when it came to the Kavanaugh nomination."
  • [Opinion] Florida recount of fraud ballots will trigger Republican defeat.

    11/10/2018 5:51:29 PM PST · by henbane · 80 replies
    henbane | November 10, 2018 | self
    The Broward County ballot cleverly buried Senate check-boxes down in the Instructions text block, resulting in high numbers of overlooked & unchecked Senate votes.These machine-counted ballots with the unchecked Senate boxes could be culled out after the voting ended and fraudulently filled-in beyond the view of poll watchers.The stacks of these now illegally "loaded" ballots will be quietly waiting for the upcoming recount when, once again, they will zip thru the machines.But, with this 2nd trip through the vote reader, each formerly blank box will now be blacked-in--and a torrent of new Senate votes will magically appear in favor of...