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  • Bennie Thompson slams RFK Jr.’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ defending wiretapping of MLK Jr.

    01/15/2024 6:30:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday blasted comments from presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in which he defended the government’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. “The racist campaign to spy on Martin Luther King, Jr in an effort to discredit the civil rights movement and stifle America’s march toward racial equality is indefensible,” Thompson, the former chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said in a statement first given to The Hill.
  • Trump’s VP: Ranking the candidates from most likely to least

    12/03/2023 12:25:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/2023 | Brett Samuels
    The Republican presidential primary calendar won’t officially kick off until the Jan. 15, 2024, Iowa caucuses, but former President Trump’s dominant position in the polls has already sparked chatter about who could join him on a general election ticket. Trump is leading his primary rivals by an average of 60 percent at the national level and more than 20 percent in state surveys, creating a sense that the nomination is his to lose. Some have started to look beyond the primary calendar and toward a rematch between Trump and President Biden, with former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and others weighing...
  • Biden warns Israel not to repeat mistakes of US response after 9/11

    10/18/2023 9:33:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2023 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden cautioned Israel Wednesday not to make the same mistakes the United States made after the 9/11 terrorist attacks as Israeli forces are expected to prepare a ground offensive in response to terrorist attacks launched by Hamas. Biden delivered remarks in Tel Aviv at the end of a trip to Israel meant to underscore his unwavering support for the Jewish state in the aftermath of the Hamas attacks, which killed more than 1,000 Israelis and has set off concerns about a wider conflict in the region.
  • UAW to expand strike; leader invites Biden to picket with workers

    09/22/2023 8:13:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2023 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The United Auto Workers (UAW) will expand its strike Friday afternoon, with employees walking off the job at General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution facilities, union President Shawn Fain announced. Fain, in livestreamed remarks, said workers have made progress in negotiations with Ford since a targeted strike began at the Big Three auto companies last week. “At GM and Stellantis, it’s a different story,” Fain said. The union is expanding the strike Friday to include Stellantis and GM facilities at 38 locations across 28 states, he said. “We will shut down parts distribution until those two companies come to their...
  • Trump infighting risks rise as allies face legal bills, cash crunch

    08/26/2023 11:48:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2023 | Rebecca Beitsch and Brett Samuels
    The multiplying charges brought against allies of former President Trump and their mounting legal fees are creating consternation in Trump world — while presenting a real risk to the former president. Trump has burned through millions of dollars in donor money to pay for legal fees as he defends himself against charges in New York City, Florida, Georgia and Washington, D.C. But the former president, who has built a reputation for stiffing workers, has shown no interest in providing financial aid to former aides charged over their efforts to keep him in power. Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has listed...
  • Biden seeks to cut through Trump chaos with economic focus

    08/15/2023 12:29:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/2023 | BRETT SAMUELS
    MILWAUKEE — President Biden on Tuesday traveled to a manufacturing warehouse in Wisconsin to tout one of his signature legislative achievements, a reflection of how the White House is betting Americans will favor their focus on kitchen table issues as the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination is once again mired in legal troubles. Biden delivered remarks on the Inflation Reduction Act, a law he signed one year ago that contained numerous Democratic priorities to address climate change and lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs. He chose to come to Wisconsin, which is sure to be a hotly...
  • Trump puts Iowa victory at risk with attack on GOP governor

    07/12/2023 7:01:57 AM PDT · by devere · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2023 | by Brett Samuels
    Former President Trump is taking a risk in targeting Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), picking a fight with an influential and well-liked figure in the first state on next year’s GOP presidential primary calendar. Trump narrowly finished second in the Iowa caucuses in 2016 but went on to win the GOP nomination, something he could easily repeat this cycle. However, an underwhelming performance in the Hawkeye State in 2024 could open the door to a viable challenger building momentum early in the primary calendar... Some in the state found the criticism of Reynolds to be uncalled for and the type...
  • Biden to mark second anniversary of Jan. 6 Capitol attack

    01/02/2023 8:16:39 PM PST · by RandFan · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/23 8:43 PM ET | BY BRETT SAMUELS
    President Biden on Friday will mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, the White House said Monday. Biden will host a ceremony in the East Room and deliver remarks about the insurrection, the White House said. Officials did not provide additional details. Friday will mark two years since rioters violently stormed the Capitol to try and stop the certification of electoral votes declaring Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. The attack, which resulted in the death of two Capitol police officers and one rioter, followed a speech by then-President Trump in which...
  • Biden establishes government task force to combat antisemitism

    12/12/2022 4:59:24 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/12/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will establish a task force to coordinate government efforts to address antisemitism and other forms of religious bigotry, the White House said Monday, in the wake of a rise in antisemitic rhetoric from high-profile public figures. Biden is creating an interagency group led by the staff at the Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. The group’s first order of business will be to formulate a national strategy to counter antisemitism.
  • Pence pushes back on Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution

    12/05/2022 9:38:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday pushed back on former President Trump’s assertion that the Constitution should be disregarded to allow for him to return to the White House in the wake of new revelations about Twitter’s handling of a controversial story about Hunter Biden. “I must tell you that I think that everyone that serves in public office, everyone that aspires to serve or serve again should make it clear that we will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pence said on WVOC radio in Columbia, S.C., ahead of a visit to the state on...
  • Trump insists he doesn’t want to ‘terminate’ Constitution

    12/05/2022 12:09:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former President Trump on Monday insisted he does not want to “terminate” the Constitution, responding to broad backlash after he said over the weekend its rules and laws should be disregarded so he can return to the White House. Trump, in a pair of posts on Truth Social, responded to the fallout from his comments on Saturday that the 2020 election should be redone or he should be put back in office. The former president weighed in after internal Twitter communications showed company officials deciding to limit the spread of posts about allegations against Hunter Biden, President’s Biden’s son, in...
  • Pence says Trump should apologize; ‘wrong’ to give antisemite ‘a seat at the table’

    11/28/2022 3:11:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 133 replies ^ | November 28, 2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said former President Trump was “wrong” to have dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes last week, but said he does not believe Trump is an antisemite or racist. “President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite and a Holocaust denier a seat at the table, and I think he should apologize,” Pence told NewsNation in an interview. “With that being said, as I point out in the book as well, I don’t believe Donald Trump is an antisemite. I don’t believe he’s a racist or a bigot,” Pence continued. “I...
  • Hurricane Ian leads to political whiplash for Ron DeSantis (DeSantis Hit Piece/Barf Alert)

    10/01/2022 5:52:42 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/22 | Brett Samuels
    It was Sept. 20 when the White House was on alert for the potential that DeSantis was organizing a flight of migrants from Texas to President Biden’s home state of Delaware, his latest move to draw attention to the surge of immigrants at the southern border and what he viewed as the responsibility of blue states to share the burden. One week later, DeSantis was on the phone with Biden in the first of three calls the two men have held this week to coordinate the response to Hurricane Ian as the storm knocked out power, flooded communities and destroyed...
  • Trump faces new legal problem in DOJ pressure allegations

    09/14/2022 6:15:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/14/2022 | Brett Samuels
    Share Tweet ... More Former President Trump is facing a new political quagmire as Senate Democrats open an investigation into allegations he pressured the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate his political opponents. Former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman wrote in a new book that the Justice Department under Trump pushed his office to pursue criminal cases against former Secretary of State John Kerry and others viewed as political opponents of Trump. Democrats, who have been happy to elevate Trump and his conduct in the wake of an FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, will look into the matter, Senate Judiciary...
  • Why Barr is breaking from Trump — and the GOP — over Mar-a-Lago search

    09/11/2022 7:27:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/11/2022 | Brett Samuels
    Former Attorney General William Barr has emerged as one of the most prominent conservatives to suggest former President Trump may be in serious legal jeopardy over his handling of sensitive materials, underscoring the growing divide between the former president and his onetime staunch ally. Barr has become a regular presence on Fox News over the past few weeks, weighing in on the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and subsequent court battles over what the Department of Justice (DOJ) can do with what it found.
  • Pence group announces ad campaign in Iowa congressional district

    08/30/2022 12:36:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Vice President Mike Pence’s political advocacy group on Tuesday announced a new ad campaign targeting a competitive Iowa congressional race and focusing on energy policy. Advancing American Freedom is spending six figures on the ads. They will air on cable and digitally in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Rep. Cindy Axne (D). The ad, titled “Clueless,” criticizes the Biden administration’s push to transition to renewable energy and calls for boosting domestic energy production.
  • FBI thunderbolt scrambles political predictions on Trump

    08/10/2022 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY BRETT SAMUELS AND MAX GREENWOOD - 08/10/22 5:00 AM ET
    The FBI’s search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida is a political thunderbolt that on Tuesday had a number of Republicans thinking it could boost his standing in a future presidential race. Trump seized on the raid to rally his supporters, while Republicans across the political spectrum offered support for the former president — including potential rivals for the 2024 nomination. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called it an “escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies,” while former Vice President Mike Pence said it “undermines public confidence in our justice system.” He demanded “a full accounting” of the matter. Critics...
  • Polls spell trouble for Biden with Hispanic voters

    04/18/2022 1:11:01 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr 16, 2022 | Rafael Bernal, Brett Samuels
    President Biden has been mired in a stretch of disappointing polls, but recent surveys suggest he’s having particular trouble keeping the support of Hispanic voters. A Quinnipiac University poll published this week found that just 26 percent of Hispanic voters surveyed approved of Biden’s job performance, the lowest mark of any demographic group.
  • White House dubs rising gas prices a 'Putin spike'

    03/08/2022 12:50:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/07/2022 | Brett Samuels
    The White House is seeking to pin the blame for high gas prices in the United States on a new target: Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Biden and White House officials this week have increasingly argued that Putin's invasion of Ukraine is the cause of higher prices at the pump, an argument they reiterated after the administration on Tuesday banned imports of Russian oil.
  • White House disputes reports of federal funds for crack pipes

    02/09/2022 2:39:51 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 9, 2022 | Brett Samuels
    The Biden administration on Wednesday pushed back on what it called "misinformation," saying a federal grant program meant to reduce harm to drug users does not include taxpayer funding for pipes that can be used to smoke crack or meth. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put out a statement clarifying "no federal funding will be used directly or through subsequent reimbursement of grantees to put pipes in safe smoking kits." White House press secretary Jen Psaki later told reporters at a briefing that reports that crack pipes would be included in the safe smoking kits being distributed...