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  • Mike Lee to India Visa-Workers: Keep Pressuring U.S. Senators

    10/18/2019 7:50:00 PM PDT · by rintintin · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Neil Munro
    A GOP Senator met with more than 100 Indian contract workers in Congress and publicly urged them to lobby U.S. Senators for passage of his legislation to give citizenship to more Indian workers who push middle-class Americans out of college-graduate jobs. Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) made the request on Thursday, shortly his fourth bid to pass his S.286 green-card giveaway bill. The bill was quickly blocked by an objection from a Democratic Senator — while the other 52 GOP Senators did not speak out. “We’re now down to one objector, just one,” Lee claimed, adding:
  • FULL TITLE: Jason Chaffetz: Pelosi and impeachment – There have already been 3 votes. Here's why...

    10/17/2019 7:00:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 October 2019 | Jason Chaffetz
    FULL TITLE: Jason Chaffetz: Pelosi and impeachment – There have already been 3 votes. Here's why there may not be a fourth Speaker Pelosi isn't refusing to hold a vote on impeachment. She is refusing to hold a fourth vote on impeachment. There have already been three votes. They all failed. Miserably. In other words, Congress has explicitly voted NOT to pursue impeachment. In December 2017, January 2018, and against in July 2019 under Pelosi's leadership, the House held votes on whether to open an impeachment inquiry. The results weren't even close. All three votes came up as "privileged resolutions."...
  • Pelosi’s Nixon Gambit (she's not gonna do it)

    10/18/2019 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/18/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: I’m getting some emails. “Rush, you don’t seem to be taking impeachment seriously enough. I think you’re wrong. I think the House is gonna impeach Trump. It’s gonna they’re gonna do it. I think there’s gonna be a trial. I’m really worried. Why aren’t you?” I’m getting a lot of emails that have that as a basic theme. I’ll go through it again, but let me give you a very simple reason why I think they aren’t going to actually have an official vote and transfer all this to a trial in the Senate. That’s why they’re not gonna...
  • Romney: Ceasefire Announcement ‘Far from a Victory’

    10/18/2019 6:14:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) stated that while he welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Syria, “It is far from a victory.” Romney said, “I welcome the vice president’s announcement of a ceasefire, which will prevent further loss of life. I hope the agreement is honored. … The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached to precipitously withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached.”
  • House, Senate members drum up support for compensating college athletes

    10/18/2019 5:36:27 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 72 replies
    ESPN ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Dan Murphy
    "The reality is Congress is going to act," U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Wednesday. "We're coming for you, [NCAA]." Romney participated in a roundtable discussion with several other politicians, advocates and others involved in the sports world such as NFL Players Association attorney Joe Briggs and ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. Romney told ESPN he was committed to finding a better way to compensate college athletes.
  • Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

    10/17/2019 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 03:41 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) ripped the administration over the recently announced cease-fire in Syria, calling President Trump's decision to withdraw troops "a bloodstain in the annals of American history." "The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said. Romney's Senate floor speech came after Vice President Pence announced a five-day cease-fire. Under the agreement Pence said Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan agreed to halt TurkeyÂ’s offensive in Syria for 120 hours in...
  • Utah leads states in gun sale growth over past decade, study shows

    10/17/2019 3:38:27 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 10/17/2019 | Graham Dudley
    As lawmakers heard statistics Wednesday on the state of gun crime in Utah, a new study shows Utah’s rate of gun ownership has increased more than any other state over the past decade. The study, conducted by Security.org using FBI background check data, said Utah’s rate of gun sales per 1,000 adults grew 80.4% between 2009 and 2018. Only the District of Columbia, which recorded a jump of over 600%, had a greater increase — which is likely tied to the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, striking down the district’s most restrictive gun laws.
  • Mitt Romney rips Trump over Syria pullout, questions cease-fire

    10/17/2019 2:07:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday criticized President Trump’s deal with Turkey for a five-day cease-fire in its conflict with the Kurds in Syria. “The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached,” the Utah Republican said on the floor of the Senate. “Given the initial details of the cease-fire agreement, the administration must also explain what America’s future role will be in the region. What happens now to the Kurds and why Turkey will...
  • Trump destroys RINO Paul Ryan for refusing to allow GOP to issue subpoenas to probe deep state

    10/13/2019 1:01:01 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 27 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/13/19 | TNS Staff
    RINO Paul Ryan was a disgrace as a “Republican” House Speaker, and one of his biggest failings was taking advantage of complete GOP control of Congress and the White House during President Trump’s first two years in office. Some conservatives (us included) have blamed him for losing the House, as he and more than 50 other establishment Republicans bailed on their constituents, on Trump, and on our republic ahead of the 2018 elections. None of Ryan’s anti-Trump treachery has been lost on the president.
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Why Joe Biden? Mitt Romney Asks

    10/09/2019 8:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2019 | Bert Peterson
    On Oct 4, Sen. Mitt Romney tweeted: "When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent [Joe Biden] ... it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated." Does it really? If we assume that Trump's call to China to investigate, in effect, itself was really serious, let us make some other, hypothetical assumptions. Let us assume that there are several Americans who qualified for such an investigation, but only a few of them held or would be running for political office. Which would be more appropriate for investigation...
  • GOP donors are reportedly encouraging Mitt Romney to primary Trump

    10/08/2019 9:11:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    The Week ^ | October 7, 2019 | Staff
    In recent days, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has been fielding calls from GOP donors itching for him to primary President Trump in 2020, a person close to Romney told Vanity Fair. "There is a half-billion dollars on the sidelines from guys who are fed up with Trump," one donor told Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman. Romney has been one of the few Republican voices to speak out against Trump's attempts to get foreign leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, tweeting on Friday that his "brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine ... is wrong and appalling." This...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Mitt Romney: Trump’s Syria Withdrawal a ‘Betrayal’ of Kurds

    10/07/2019 11:33:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Monday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops in northern Syria, stating the move is a “betrayal” of the Kurds. “The President’s decision to abandon our Kurd allies in the face of an assault by Turkey is a betrayal. It says that America is an unreliable ally; it facilitates ISIS resurgence; and it presages another humanitarian disaster,” Romney, a frequent Trump critic, wrote on Twitter.
  • Kanye West defends support for Trump, says political decisions based on race is 'mental slavery'

    10/07/2019 4:34:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07 2019 | Gerren Keith Gaynor
    Kanye West defended his support for President Trump during his Sunday Service event on Saturday in Utah, arguing that it’s “mental slavery” to make political decisions based on race. West stood before thousands of fans after performing his hit song “Jesus Walks” at the free worship service, and began to pray and testify to the crowd about his religious journey, Billboard reports. Video footage from the event showed the rapper getting political at one point, telling the crowd that it was the Republican Party, led by former President Abraham Lincoln, who freed enslaved Africans.
  • Is Mitt Romney Weighing A Primary Challenge To Trump?

    10/06/2019 6:57:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Mitt Romney could turn out to be the 2020 version of Evan McMullin. Last week some signals were sent that may indicate Romney is considering it.Remember Evan McMullin? He’s the former CIA officer who ran as a third-party candidate in 2016. He claimed to be a conservative alternative to Donald Trump. He failed miserably and even placed third in total votes in his own state of Utah. McMullin was said to have been recruited by Bill Kristol and his ilk among Establishment Republicans who were unable to accept Trump at the GOP nominee. Romney has re-emerged, as he does...
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine

    10/05/2019 10:14:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Jeremy W. Peters October 5,2019
    been as head-spinning as the social conservatives and evangelical Christians who now consider Mr. Trump a hero. Many of the conservative women who once saw him as a boor have come to believe that for too long they were focused on the wrong qualities in presidential candidates. They wanted someone pious when they should have been looking for someone who could throw punches. “I endorsed Rick Santorum in 2012. And Mike Huckabee,” said Penny Young Nance, who signed the statement in 2016 of anti-abortion activists opposing Mr. Trump. “But at the end of the day, I’m not sure those guys...
  • Nicolle Wallace: Romney Will Swing Swing Voters to Support Impeachment

    09/28/2019 3:31:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show, Friday, Nicolle Wallace, after boasting, "I've spent my career studying public opinion," said that independent/swing voters will be "a whole lot more likely" to believe what Nancy Pelosi says about impeachment when they hear Mitt Romney saying the same thing. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Nicolle Wallace: Romney Will Swing Swing Voters to Support Impeachment

    09/27/2019 9:18:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 71 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Sep 27 2019 | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show, Friday, Nicolle Wallace, after boasting, "I've spent my career studying public opinion," said that independent/swing voters will be "a whole lot more likely" to believe what Nancy Pelosi says about impeachment when they hear Mitt Romney saying the same thing.
  • Mitt Romney: Clearly Trump's Transcript Is Deeply Troubling

    09/25/2019 10:09:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/25/2019 | Tim Meads
    Leave it to Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney to completely whiff on a political issue by sanctimoniously carrying his "Better than Thou" attitude against Donald Trump while not actually taking a stand on a subject. On Wednesday, despite the transcript showing this whole Ukrainian issue is a nothing-burger, the former governor of Massachusetts told the press that the transcript was concerning, but stopped short of advising Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to pursue formal impeachment hearings. Jonathan Martin of the New York Times asked the senator if it was "appropriate for the House to begin this inquiry on impeachment?"...