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  • Yes, then no: Murkowski explains her debt ceiling votes

    12/20/2021 1:10:28 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/20/21 | Liz Ruskin
    As a moderate, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski sometimes votes with the Republican fold, sometimes against. And sometimes she does both on the same issue, as she did this month on raising the debt limit. Last week, Murkowski broke with most of her party when she voted to make it easier for the Senate to pass an increase in the national debt limit. “Because it was the right thing to do,” Murkowski told reporters. Without an increase, the government would run out of money to pay military and civilian salaries, debt payments and other spending Congress has already agreed to. Murkowski...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse Says He Supports BLM, Case Was About Self Defense

    11/21/2021 11:03:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2021 | Patrick Reilly
    Kyle Rittenhouse says said that his case was not about the contentious issue of race — and that, in fact, he supports Black Lives Matter. “This case . . . had nothing to do with race, had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse (inset), 18, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview set to air Monday. “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement and peacefully demonstrating.”
  • As President Trump officially concedes, it’s time to pray for a miracle (I did not hear the word "concede in the video)

    01/07/2021 5:15:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 153 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | January 7, 2021 | JD Rucker
    President Trump officially conceded in a video released today. This is unfortunate as my hope was he was continuing to fight. I was wrong. And that may be a good thing, which I’ll talk about below. First, here’s the President’s speech.
  • It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving to fast on reopening Georgia’s economy

    04/22/2020 3:54:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 138 replies
    AJC ^ | April 22 2020 | Stephanie Toone
    ‘It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving too fast on reopening Georgia’s economy
  • Donald Trump Backs Down on Plan to Designate Mexican Cartels Terrorists

    12/06/2019 5:46:04 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 35 replies ^ | 12/6/19 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump decided Friday not to officially designate Mexican cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, deferring instead to Mexico. “We will temporarily hold off this designation and step up our joint efforts to deal decisively with these vicious and ever-growing organizations!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The president said that although he was fully prepared to take the tough step against the cartels, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked him not to. Trump said he liked and respected President Obrador, who has been working with him to help stop the flow of migrants crossing the Southern border of the United...
  • What’s predictable about Donald Trump is he’s predictability unpredictable

    06/24/2019 7:44:01 PM PDT · by JZad · 6 replies
    Communities Digital News (LLC) ^ | June 24, 2019 | Bob Taylor
    One thing about President Trump is you never know what he might do, but you know that he knows what he is doing. All the time.
  • Trump Should Declassify FISA Warrants, Nunes Says

    07/24/2018 2:59:41 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 36 replies ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) urged President Donald Trump Monday to declassify all of the FBI’s heavily redacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications to spy on Carter Page, the chief executive’s former 2016 campaign foreign policy adviser.

    03/28/2018 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 153 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 28 Mar 2018 | Ann Coulter
    I can't wait to see Trump's next move in his game of "3-D chess"! You see, it only looks like Trump is The Worst Negotiator God Ever Created. Instead of telling Democrats, "I won't even talk about DACA until we have the border wall," Trump has repeatedly given up the wall, aka The Central Promise of His Campaign, Without Which He Would Not Be in the White House. He has now signed a spending bill that, if it actually did what it claims to do, prohibits him from building the wall, hiring any new ICE agents capable of making arrests,...
  • Did Trump Just Hint at Building the Border Wall Using the Military?

    03/24/2018 3:26:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 296 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 03/24/2018 | Ivan Pentchoukov
    President Donald Trump briefly threatened to veto a giant spending bill on Friday and then reluctantly signed it to keep the military funded. The lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico is likely one of the president’s biggest frustrations. Trump mentioned the wall when he threatened to veto the bill. The $1.3 trillion budget includes just $1.6 billion for wall construction along the southern border, far short of the $25 billion needed to accomplish Trump’s signature campaign promise. To make matters worse, the spending bill specifically prohibits Trump from building the kind of wall he wants. The president...
  • Trump: 'Take the guns first, go through due process second'

    02/28/2018 2:10:16 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 352 replies
    <p>President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.</p> <p>“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida ... to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.</p>
  • Trump: I have a 'much bigger' button than Kim Jong Un

    01/02/2018 5:41:38 PM PST · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2nd 2018 | By Max Greenwood
    President Trump on Tuesday said that the nuclear launch button on his desk is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – and that his button actually "works." "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" Trump tweeted. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" Trump's comments came after Kim said in a New...
  • The media are playing checkers while Trump plays 3-D chess

    11/29/2017 6:05:54 AM PST · by mairdie · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    The checkers-chess cliche is overused but often accurate. It was frequently applied to George W. Bush; he played checkers, and China and the rest of the world played chess. It wasn't true, but it was the media's meme. The media hated W. almost as much as they loathe Trump, but this time, it is Trump who plays the media as Isaac Stern plays the violin. He tweets or tosses off a line, as he did this week, when he referenced Elizabeth Warren, then sits back and watches the fun begin. The press corps goes berserk and accuses Trump of all...
  • (Vanity) Thoughts on Bannon's Banishment

    08/18/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | grey_whiskers
    By now, even those without two brain cells to rub together, have heard the news that President Trump's Chief of Strategy, Steve Bannon, is out of the White House. Initial reports were that he was fired; later, reports came out that he tendered his resignation some ten or eleven days ago, and that he and Gen. Kelly (the new chief of staff) mutually agreed that this would be his last day. (Not to worry about Bannon, though; by the early evening, it was announced that he had landed back at Breitbart News from whence he came.) Reaction from the usual...
  • Did Trump Set Up Comey? President Warns Ousted FBI Boss There Might Be 'Tapes'

    05/12/2017 6:42:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/12/17 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump lobbed a veiled threat at the former FBI director on Friday, hinting that some of their conversations before his firing may have been recorded. 'James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!' the president tweeted. It's unclear whether Trump was warning that the White House is recording his calls, or if he believes the FBI may have been recording Comey's. Trump said Thursday during an interview with NBC News that the two men have spoken at least three times since Inauguration Day. And on those occasions, he...
  • The Daily 202: Eight ways Trump got rolled in his first budget negotiation

    05/01/2017 11:22:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/1/17 | James Hohmann
    Now that the language has posted, here are the eight most notable areas Trump caved in his first big spending negotiation: . Administration officials have insisted they already have the statutory authority to start building the wall under a 2006 law. This prevents such an end run. The $1.5 billion for border security is also half as much as the White House requested. Additionally, there are no cuts in funding to sanctuary cities, something a federal judge said last week would be required for the Justice Department to follow through on its threats. And there is also no money for...
  • Trump 'very happy' with bill outlawing future border wall

    05/02/2017 5:46:04 AM PDT · by chiller · 187 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/2/17 | Ed Straker
    While it's commonly known by now that the new spending bill that Congress and the Trump administration agreed to funds mostly Democratic priorities, and doesn't fund President Trump's border wall, what's not widely known is that the new legislation goes even farther than this. Not only does it not fund the border wall, but it prevents the government from constructing a border wall with any funds.
  • Republican Cheap Labor Open Borders oligarchy BACKSTABBING Trump with 1.1 Trillion to Dem Agenda

    05/01/2017 6:31:53 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 105 replies
    05-01-2017 | opinion ShivaFan
    The Republican base that supported Trump are being betrayed on a scale unimaginable but so very predictable. It is perfectly clear now, the cheap labor, open borders oligarchy in the Republican Party are backstabbing President Trump and never intended to allow any of his agenda supported by the Republican Base and his voters to go forward. They want to give the majority back to the Democratic Party and all in the name of their cheap labor, open borders benefactors, the oligarchy and K-Street. Now the same Republicans have given 1.1 TRILLION dollars to the Democratic agenda, but NOTHING for us,...
  • Refugee Resettlement To Continue Being Funded Under Proposed Budget

    05/02/2017 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 1 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The budget deal to keep the government funded through September agreed upon by congressional leaders would continue funding the refugee resettlement program. An agreement on the omnibus budget was reached by leaders from both parties Sunday, as a government shutdown looms on Friday. The proposed spending agreement includes no money to construct the president’s border wall, and continues funding Planned Parenthood. [….] The bill would include a total of $3 billion towards migration and refugee assistance, which is roughly the same that was spent in Fiscal Year 2016. It would also include $50 million towards the emergency refugee and migration...
  • Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending-bill win

    05/01/2017 5:56:56 PM PDT · by detective · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kelsey Snell and John Wagner
    Democrats believe they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) secured nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by exploiting disagreements between President Trump and GOP lawmakers over spending priorities. Democrats’ lopsided victory on the five-month deal, which is likely to be approved this week, means it will be very difficult — if not impossible — for the GOP to exert its will in future budget...
  • Lawmakers strike budget deal to fund government through Sept. 30 (We are being screwed over again)

    05/01/2017 10:57:29 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 73 replies
    Congressional leaders have reached a deal to fund the government through the rest of the government's fiscal year, a congressional aide has confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed to a $1.070 trillion package to fund the government through September 30. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised the budget deal as a "good agreement for the American people" that "takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table." "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on,...