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  • Jason Chaffetz: On Mueller report, hypocritical Dems suddenly embrace transparency they rejected...

    03/23/2019 11:20:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Jason Chaffetz
    Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his report on Russia’s inference in our 2016 presidential election, Democratic congressional leaders have done something remarkable. In a dramatic flip-flop from their embrace of secrecy during the Obama administration, they now say: “Release the full report.” I never thought I would hear those words cross the lips of the same Democrats who took the polar opposite position when I and other Republicans in Congress made quite reasonable and legitimate requests for information during the term of Democratic President Obama. Yet on Friday, when Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William...
  • HALF THE 2020 FEMALE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES COVERED UP SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    03/13/2019 11:55:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 03/13/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s no secret that the top ranks of the Democrat 2020 field have a #MeToo problem. Joe Biden is a walking #MeToo outrage. And one of his presidential campaign leftovers was recently dumped by Schumer’s office for “inappropriate encounters”. Bernie Sanders once wrote, "A woman enjoys intercourse with her man as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously." His campaign was a swamp of sexism, sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by staffers and political allies. And Beto O’Rourke’s former political outreach director has been accused of rape. That kind of behavior inspires Democrat activists to insist that we need...
  • Schumer says Trump ‘redefined chutzpah’ when he called the Democratic Party ‘anti-Jewish’

    03/10/2019 2:44:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    rollcall ^ | March 10, 2019
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says that President Donald Trump calling the Democratic Party the “anti-Israel, anti-Jewish party” has “redefined chutzpah.” “For the president, who when neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville in front of a synagogue and said ‘burn it down’ and he said ‘both sides’ are to blame, this is a new divisive low,” the Democrat from New York, who is Jewish, wrote on Facebook. Speaking outside the White House before departing for Alabama Friday morning, the president had said that recent comments by Democratic Rep. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota show “the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party”...
  • Pelosi, Schumer warn of another government shutdown over Trump's $8.6B wall proposal

    03/10/2019 1:05:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2019 | John Siciliano |
    President Trump's pursuit of additional border wall funding in his fiscal 2020 budget proposal will only lead to another government shut down, warned Democratic leaders on Sunday. Trump harmed millions when he "recklessy" shut down the government in pursuit of funds to build an expensive border wall, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint statement. But Congress refused and the president was "forced to admit defeat" and reopen the government, they added. "The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again," they warned. "We hope he learned his lesson."...
  • Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill

    03/07/2019 11:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Top Democrats knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday for refusing to bring up a House election reform bill for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the GOP leader’s remarks on the legislation, known as H.R. 1, “an act of desperation" while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him "out of touch." "McConnell called these ideas a power grab, labeling the bill the 'Democratic [Politician] Protection Act,' " Schumer said from the Senate floor. "Leader McConnell, we’re proud we want more people to vote. Why are you ashamed of it? Why do you run away from...
  • Senate confirms Ohio’s Chad Readler as federal appeals judge over objections from Democrats

    03/06/2019 10:17:58 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    www.cleveland.com ^ | Mar 6, 4:38 PM | Sabrina Eaton
    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Columbus attorney Chad Readler to be a judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals over objections from Democrats including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who portrayed Readler as a right-wing idealogue who has “actively worked to strip Ohioans of their rights.”The Senate voted 52 to 47 to approve Readler’s nomination to fill a vacancy created when Judge Deborah Cook took senior status. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican who opposed Readler. Readler has held several high profile roles in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil division, where he led a...
  • Awkward: How Trump’s past donations could haunt 2020 Dems

    03/05/2019 7:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 5, 2019
    Donations from Trump and his family add another wrinkle to a Democratic primary where candidates are trumpeting their distance from the president. Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet. As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared...
  • Schumer: Judge vote will test GOP’s commitment to protecting pre-existing conditions

    03/01/2019 1:29:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Republicans on Friday that voting for Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a vote against protecting with people with pre-existing conditions. Readler, who served until September as assistant attorney general for the civil division at the Department of Justice, filed a brief last year supporting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act. “As Mr. Readler is the author of the Trump administration’s decision to side with Republican attorneys general suing to repeal our health care law, Senate...
  • Pelosi and Cuomo Sign Gun Confiscation Bill into New York State Law

    02/28/2019 6:54:55 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 81 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-02-27 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Democrats Nancy Pelosi and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the "Red Flag Bill" into state law this week, allowing authorities to confiscate guns from citizens. The law comes into effect 180 days from the date of Monday's signing.
  • Cuomo, Schumer garner 'lowest ratings ever' from New York voters in new poll

    02/12/2019 11:19:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Jennifer Harper
    There’s disconcerting news for both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, according to a new Siena College poll. New Yorkers are not entirely thrilled with the two Empire State Democrats. “Voters give Cuomo and Schumer their lowest ratings ever,” the poll analysis noted. “For the first time ever, half of New Yorkers view Andrew Cuomo unfavorably. It’s his lowest favorability rating ever and his lowest-ever job performance as governor. And it is a dramatic drop in both ratings from last month,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
  • DuBois column - Senate skullduggery, Trump’role, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

    02/07/2019 9:30:07 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/6/2019 | Frank DuBois
    More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again Senate chicanery Last month I wrote of the skullduggery applied by both political parties in trying to pass a 680-page federal lands package in the waning moments of the last Congress. Up stepped our hero, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) who just wanted to add two words to the legislation. Alaska and Wyoming are by statute exempt from the Antiquities Act that has been so abused by recent Presidents. Senator Lee wanted to add “and Utah” to that statute. The leadership said no to his amendment,...
  • Trump Slams Schumer For Whining About the State of the Union Before It's Even Happened

    02/05/2019 10:30:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: Schumer responds. Thanks for watching my speech but you must have missed this line: “Even more empty than his policy promises are President Trump’s calls each year for unity”#SOTU https://t.co/dtKUKBnNlK— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 5, 2019 ***Original post***President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning and slammed Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. I see Schumer is already criticizing my State of the Union speech, even though he hasn’t seen it yet. He’s just upset that he didn’t win the Senate, after spending a fortune, like he thought he would. Too bad we weren’t given more credit for the Senate win by...
  • Schumer aide asked to leave position over “inappropriate encounters” (Matt House)

    02/04/2019 3:32:21 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | February 2, 2019 | Grace Segers
    Matt House, who served as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's communications director, was asked to leave the position last year after "inappropriate encounters" made staff members uncomfortable. "Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave," a Schumer spokesperson confirmed to CBS News on Friday. House's nearly six-year tenure working as a top aide for the New York senator had been praised as an effective one, though many were surprised in November when he left Schumer's staff without jumping to a new high-profile job. His reason...
  • Why Trump Will Win the Wall Fight

    01/31/2019 9:14:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 31, 2019 | David Catron
    The Democrats squealed with delight when the President decided to temporarily end the partial government shutdown. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and their media supporters believe they have won a famous victory. Indeed, more than a few have declared the Trump presidency dead. This isn’t merely delusional, it means that two years of dealing with “the Donald” have taught them nothing about how he operates. The President is adapting to the post-midterm political environment by changing his “game face.” The Democrats continue to indulge their irrational antipathy toward Trump and embrace increasingly inane policy positions. Meanwhile, he is becoming more presidential....
  • More Trump: On Second Thought, Never Mind A DACA-For-Wall Swap

    01/31/2019 12:28:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Say what? Just a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump went on national television to make an offer to trade a three-year extension of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for $5.7 billion in border-wall funding. In an interview with the Daily Caller published today, Trump reversed course and said no concessions would be made on DACA until the Supreme Court took up the challenges to its constitutionality: President Donald Trump cast doubt on speculation that he may be willing to offer up concessions on the DACA program in exchange for border...
  • Cave vs. Wall

    01/29/2019 9:03:11 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2019 | Cal Thomas
    The first thing that needs to be said about President Trump's decision to sign a measure re-opening part of the federal government without getting money for the wall he demanded is that his experience as a New York businessman was no help. Perhaps he failed to recognize that Democrats are the party of government and no one guards the power, cost and perks of government better than they do. As long as Democrats stuck together -- and they did (Republicans should learn a lesson) -- he was bound to lose. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were...
  • Never mind Donald Trump’s plan for the border; Chuck Schumer’s was bigger and better

    01/27/2019 6:25:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.06.19 | Paul Mulshine
    Here’s a question for the Congressional Democrats:If physical barriers don’t work, then why did the emperor Hadrian bother to build one across the island of Britain back in the 2nd Century? (Not to mention the Great Wall of China, which is twice as long as our southern border.)Actually, they do work. We have that on the authority of none other than Chuck Schumer.In 2009, the senior senator from New York attended a conference on immigration at Georgetown University. During that conference he boasted about the progress that Congress had made on immigration."Between 2005 and 2009, a vast amount of progress...
  • Chobani Yogurt Is Taking Over Congressional Fridges

    09/01/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    9/1 ^ | 9/1 | Marisa Schultz
    SNIP Chobani yogurt, which is based in the upstate town of Norwich, has planted branded refrigerators filled with its Greek yogurt in the DC offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Richard Hanna.
  • Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

    01/22/2019 3:34:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mairead McArdle
    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then. “People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve...
  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...