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  • White House welcomes shutdown resolution — sees another crack at Ukraine aid soon

    09/30/2023 4:28:19 PM PDT · by aperez77 · 19 replies
    Like much of Washington, the Biden White House was caught off guard Saturday morning when House Speaker Kevin McCarthy abruptly reversed course and announced that he would bring a clean bill to fund the government for the next 45 days. But aides weren’t terribly surprised. After all, they had assumed the government shutdown showdown would end this way at some point — with the main question being whether McCarthy would take his lumps before or after the funding deadline.
  • House rejects Ukraine aid in spending bill, despite Pentagon lobbying

    09/30/2023 3:13:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2023 | By Jeff Stein and John Hudson
    The House of Representatives approved a government spending deal Saturday on a bipartisan basis that left out aid to Ukraine, rejecting warnings from Pentagon officials who made a last-minute push for the assistance. In conversations throughout the day, the Defense Department officials stressed to House and Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle the importance of approving aid to Kyiv as Ukraine continues to try to fight off Russia’s invasion, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.
  • McConnell announces Senate Republicans will defer to House spending bill

    09/30/2023 2:51:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    The Hill va Yahoo ^ | September 30th, 2023 | Al Weaver
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Senate Republicans will vote against advancing the chamber’s bipartisan stopgap spending bill as members see an emerging bill coming from the House as the main way to avoid a government shutdown.McConnell told reporters that the House bill, which is a 45-day continuing resolution that includes disaster aid funding but no money for Ukraine, is the preferred option of his members, and that they will overwhelmingly vote against cloture in order to focus on that option.
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    09/30/2023 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Chris Robinson · 9 replies
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  • On the brink of a government shutdown, McCarthy pivots to a 45-day plan relying on Democratic help

    09/30/2023 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    AP via YAHOO ^ | September 30th, 2023 | LISA MASCARO, KEVIN FREKING and STEPHEN GROVES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the brink of a federal government shutdown, Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a dramatic pivot Saturday, trying to push a 45-day funding bill through the House with Democratic help — a move that could keep government open but most certainly risks his job.Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors early at the Capitol with hours to go before the midnight deadline needed to fund government operations or face a disruptive federal closure.The new approach would leave behind aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but the plan would increase federal...
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein's death leaves her daughters wrangling over breathtaking $102MILLION property fortune and $62M private jet she used to visit her mansions

    09/30/2023 10:11:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 127 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/23 | Will Potter
    Dianne Feinstein's daughter and three stepdaughters are set to inherit the late senator's $102 million property portfolio, as well as her $62 million private jet. The California congresswoman, who died in DC Friday aged 90, leaves behind an Italianite mansion with stunning views of San Francisco Bay that's worth $21 million. Democrat Feinstein - whose vast wealth raised eyebrows - died in a Washington DC mansion she owned that's worth $7.4 million. She also owned a $5 million Hawaii duplex, $7.5 million beach house in Marin County, California and a $62 million Gulfstream G650 jet she used to shuttle between...
  • White House: We’re ‘on a Sustainable Fiscal Path’

    09/30/2023 9:09:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/30/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” White House National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard asserted that we’re “on a sustainable fiscal path” due to the deal brokered between Congress and the White House on spending a few months ago and defended the spending on legislation passed by the Biden administration. Co-host Sara Eisen asked, “I’m sure politically there’s blame on both sides, but the toll that you talk about, the way I’m hearing it from investors is, it comes after this big standoff over the debt ceiling, the dysfunction and the inability for both sides to be...
  • Gingrich: ‘Trump Will Be Nominee,’ GOP Should Cancel Future Debates

    09/29/2023 12:34:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2023 | Pam Key
    Fox News contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” that former President Donald Trump will be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.Gingrich said, “I suspect the money is there, but the votes aren’t. I’m a big fan of Glenn Youngkin. I think he’s doing a great job as governor. I think in 2028, he could be a very impressive, maybe even frontrunner for president, but not this time. Not this year.”He continued, “I was talking to our mutual friend, the pollster Matt Towery this afternoon, and Matt said to me, based on...
  • Dianne Feinstein Death: Gavin Newsom Has Tricky Task to Announce Replacement

    09/29/2023 10:53:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 166 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2023 | Samuel Chamberlain
    The death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday night has left California Gov. Gavin Newsom with the job of appointing a replacement to serve the remaining 15 months of her term — a choice he hoped never to have to make. Newsom initially promised in 2021 to pick a black woman to replace Feinstein if she was unable to remain in the Senate through January 2025. That was in response to the outcry from some quarters after he appointed then-California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Sen. Kamala Harris after her election as vice president. After Feinstein announced earlier...
  • Trump Rally Live California 09/29/23

    09/29/2023 9:57:23 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 292 replies
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  • Biden offers dire warnings about Trump, accuses mainstream GOP of 'deafening' silence

    09/29/2023 9:19:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 28, 2023 | SEUNG MIN KIM, JONATHAN J. COOPER and WILL WEISSERT
    TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — President Joe Biden issued one of his most dire warnings yet that Donald Trump and his allies are a menace to American democracy, declaring Thursday that the former president is more interested in personal power than upholding the nation's core values and suggesting even mainstream Republicans are complicit. “The silence is deafening,” he said. During a speech in Arizona celebrating a library to be built honoring his friend and fierce Trump critic, the late Republican Sen. John McCain, Biden repeated one of his key campaign themes, branding the “Make America Great Again” movement as an existential...
  • Club For Growth Cries Uncle – McIntosh Tells Donors No Attack Effort Against Trump Is Working

    09/29/2023 8:24:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 29, 2023 | Sundance
    It is important, VERY IMPORTANT, to remember the Club for Growth (CfG) is the Ron DeSantis career financial vehicle. Ever since his first steps into Congress, CfG has been the primary financial sponsor for the now Florida Governor. There is no moment in the political career of DeSantis where CfG does not exist.While the DeSantis SuperPAC Never Back Down is the mechanics of the DeSantis election strategy, CfG is the well invested advising side, and David McIntosh has been the source of DeSantis’ career guidance for a decade. That’s how intrinsically connected Club for Growth is to Ron and Casey...
  • Senator Diane Feinstein Dead

    09/29/2023 5:48:28 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 320 replies
    FNC ^ | 29 Sept 2023 | FNC
    DiFi has died.
  • BREAKING: DeSantis Will Support 15-Week Federal Protections for the Unborn

    09/28/2023 3:49:53 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 104 replies
    Dailysignal ^ | Sept 27, 2023 | Mary Margret Olohan
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign confirmed to The Daily Signal on Wednesday evening that he will support 15-week protections for the unborn. In audio of the debate following DeSantis’ response to an abortion question, candidate Sen. Tim Scott can be heard asking DeSantis if he would support legislation banning abortions of babies after 15 weeks. “Yes, I will,” DeSantis responds.
  • With Everything on the Table, Trump Declares Our 'Final Battle' Is at Hand

    09/28/2023 12:01:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    Western Journal ^ | September 26, 2023 | Randy DeSoto
    Former President Donald Trump declared at a campaign event in Iowa last week that the “final battle” is at hand to demolish the deep state and save America.With the way things are going, he’s probably right.The idea of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, or most anyone on the Democratic side getting elected in 2024 without it being catastrophic for the nation is almost inconceivable.Biden and the Democrats, with the help of a few RINO Republicans in the Senate, ran the federal deficit up to over $2 trillion this fiscal year, with no emergency at hand, just an out-of-control leftist spending spree.Spending...
  • Impeachment Hearing: Nancy Mace: We Already Know Biden Took Bribes From Burisma… Betraying Your Country is TREASON (VIDEO)

    09/28/2023 11:57:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep. 28, 2023 1:20 pm | Cristina Laila
    Congresswoman Nancy Mace on Thursday suggested Joe Biden committed treason when he took bribes from Mykola Zlovchesky, the oligarch who owns Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings. The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability held its first hearing on the impeachment of Joe Biden on Thursday. The three witnesses testifying today are: Bruce Dubinsky, Founder, Dubinsky Consulting (forensic accountant) Eileen O’Connor, Former Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Tax Division Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School Rep. Mace blasted Joe Biden for taking a $10 million bribe from Burisma. Senator Chuck Grassley in July...
  • Trump says he WON'T pick his VP from the list of Republican candidates running against him - and says they all want to be 'secretary of something'

    09/28/2023 6:33:23 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 129 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Sept 27, 2023 | Emily Goodin
    Donald Trump mocked his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying none of them were worthy of being his running mate. Most of his remarks focused on President Joe Biden but he did refer to the 'the job candidates' who were preparing to take the debate stage halfway across the country in California. 'You know we're competing with the job candidates - they're all running for a job,' he said. 'They want to be anything, Secretary of something, even say VP. I don't know. Does anybody see any VP in the group? I don't think so.'
  • WATCH LIVE: The Biden Impeachment Hearings - Day 1

    09/28/2023 7:16:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 149 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 9/28/2023 | PBS
  • GOP leaders reverse to STRIP Ukraine aid from defense spending bill

    09/27/2023 8:50:53 PM PDT · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/23 10:43 PM ET | BY EMILY BROOKS
    House Republicans moved to strip $300 million in Ukraine aid from their defense spending bill Wednesday night and set up a separate vote on the funds, reversing course ahead of an expected final vote this week and amid uncertainty about whether the bill would pass. The House Rules Committee convened a last-minute meeting to remove the funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative — which is intended for training Ukrainian soldiers and purchasing weapons — from the Department of Defense appropriations bill. The panel approved it to move as a stand-alone bill. The party-line vote to remove the funding from...
  • **LIVE** Republican Presidential Debate at Reagan Library - Wednesday 9:00PM EDT

    09/27/2023 2:55:25 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 500 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 27, 2023 | Reno89519
    Debate Time!9:00 p.m. Eastern.ParticipatingFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantisFormer South Carolina Gov. Nikki HaleySouth Carolina Sen. Tim ScottVivek RamaswamyFormer Vice President Mike PenceFormer New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.No ShowFormer President Donald TrumpHostsCo-costed by FOX hosts Dana Perino and Stuart Varney as well as UNIVISION's Ilia CalderónWhere to Watch or ListenFox News and Fox BusinessUnivisionRumble