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  • If We Want to End the Border Crisis, It’s Time to Give Trump His Wall (the winds are shifting)

    06/24/2018 3:39:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Andrew Sullivan
  • Trump calls Nevada Dem Senate candidate 'Wacky Jacky,' renews 'Pocahontas' jab at Warren

    06/23/2018 3:53:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/23/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump slammed the Democratic lawmaker challenging Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Saturday, dubbing Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) "Wacky Jacky" in a fiery campaign speech. Speaking at the Nevada state GOP convention, Trump attacked Rosen for campaigning with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), whom he again called the racially charged nickname "Pocahontas." "[Heller's] opponent wants to raise taxes," Trump said, to boos. "She wants to raise taxes, think of it. I mean, it's ridiculous. Should I mention her name?" Trump paused as the crowd egged him on to say the name. "I have a great nickname for her," Trump added....
  • Bennett: Ducey won't debate because he does NOT want to talk about his plan to appoint Cindy McCain

    06/23/2018 12:33:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 6/23/18 | Ken Bennett
    Ducey will not debate because he does NOT want to talk about his plan to appoint Cindy McCain to Senate seat #McCainDuceyLOVEObamacare
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    06/23/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 42. The Senate's Tuesday-Thursday was just too jam packed to fit any confirmations in.
  • No Judges Confirmed Since June 6th

    06/22/2018 2:10:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Really getting the job done, Mitch!
  • Gov. Ducey won’t debate Bennett before Aug. 28 GOP primary

    06/22/2018 10:42:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    dcourier.com ^ | 6/22/18 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey won’t debate his Republican foe, with an aide calling Ken Bennett a “fringe’’ candidate despite the fact he was elected secretary of state in 2010. But he will have to face him in August, at least on the ballot, if not on TV. J.P. Twist, who is managing Ducey’s re-election campaign, said the incumbent sees no reason to share the stage with Bennett, pointing out that the two faced off in a multi-candidate race for the GOP nomination four years ago. Ducey won the primary — Bennett placed fourth — and later went on to...
  • Suit to knock Ken Bennett off Republican ballot fails in court (McCain machine defeat!)

    06/22/2018 10:40:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    A lawsuit seeks to knock Ken Bennett off the ballot for Arizona governor over accusations that he did not submit enough valid voter signatures to qualify was dismissed Thursday. Majority of LD28 candidate Mark Syms’ petition signatures deemed invalid Bennett, a former Arizona secretary of state, is challenging Gov. Doug Ducey for the Republican nomination in the Aug. 28 primary election. Political supporters of Gov. Ducey filed the lawsuit Wednesday arguing Bennett’s signatures are invalid for a host of reasons, including they don’t match signatures on voter records or were signed by Democrats or unregistered voters. Primary candidates in Arizona...
  • The Supreme Court's 'Bartleby' Decision-

    06/22/2018 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "I would prefer not to." That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville's 1853 story "Bartleby, the Scrivener," when asked by his employer to perform a task. It's also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the Supreme Court in its latest redistricting -- or gerrymandering -- case, Gill v. Whitford. This was expected to be a closely divided case and one that many observers hoped would establish a clear legal standard to overturn partisan gerrymanders. But all nine justices concurred in the central point of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion, that the plaintiffs...
  • Amnesty Kaput! Ryan and the Retiring Boehner Boys Crestfallen!!

    06/22/2018 4:57:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    Trump puts and end to the Oligarchy's Amnesty plans! No payoff to their donors while they head for the door! Trump: Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave! Trump: Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing...
  • Michael Bloomberg to provide $80 million to help Democrats win House majority - report

    06/21/2018 9:12:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/2018 | Blair Guild
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to spend at least $80 million in the 2018 midterm elections supporting Democratic candidates as part of his larger goal of flipping 23 Republican-held seats in the House, to put Democrats back in power, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Sources close to Bloomberg tell CBS News that they expect his funding could be even higher than $80 million by the end of the midterm spending season. Bloomberg has been an outspoken voice for center-left politics, and his candidate funding, which the New York Times first reported, could serve Democrats well...
  • Steve Schmidt leaves the GOP over zero tolerance policy endorsed by John McCain in 2015

    06/20/2018 5:16:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/20/18 | Greg P
    In 2015, Sen. John McCain introduced a resolution to implement President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy to charge every migrant caught entering the country illegally. McCain’s legislation did not give any exemption for children and would have created the exact, same mess we’re in today:
  • Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary (thanks, Joe Arpaio!)

    06/20/2018 4:52:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) surged into first place with a commanding 14-point lead in Arizona’s closely watched GOP Senate primary, according to a new poll. A poll conducted by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) has McSally ahead with a little over 39 percent of the vote, followed by former state Sen. Kelli Ward at 24.5 percent and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trailing far behind at nearly 14 percent. About 22 percent of voters remain undecided. This is a big shift since OHPI’s last poll from April, which had Ward in first place and leading McSally by 9 points...
  • Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

    06/20/2018 4:49:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Jamie Erlich
    A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about immigrants and displayed a "lack of empathy" towards refugees.
  • Flake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Won’t Say Why

    06/19/2018 3:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Ruger and Niels Lesniewski
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flake’s hold throws a cog in what has been the Senate GOP’s smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine. “Oh, it’s just something I’m working out,” Flake said Tuesday, without offering any more details. The typically media-friendly...
  • Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

    06/18/2018 4:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 109 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters...
  • Romney backs Laura Bush on border: 'We need a more compassionate answer' (primary is June 26th!)

    06/18/2018 2:21:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 88 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/18/18 | Avery Anapol
    Mitt Romney on Monday came out against President Trump’s policy of separating migrant families at the southern border, saying that the U.S. needs a “more compassionate answer” to illegal crossings. The former Massachusetts governor and current Utah GOP Senate candidate retweeted former first lady Laura Bush, who wrote an op-ed criticizing the policy as “cruel” and “immoral.”
  • The Ghost Of Freddie Gray Haunts Baltimore’s Elections

    06/18/2018 10:39:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The race to elect new state’s attorneys in Maryland is heating up, including the reelection bid of Baltimore’s now famous (infamous?) Marilyn Mosby. If you’re familiar with that name it’s probably because she was the one in charge during the Freddie Gray riots and the subsequent failed attempts to prosecute six Baltimore police officers over their actions during Gray’s arrest and death. So you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find that the campaign literature making the rounds this month includes pictures of Mosby making her famous announcement and reminders of those ill-considered trials. But there’s a catch. Freddie Gray...
  • Illinois Morgue Smells, Prompting Calls for Upgrades

    06/17/2018 3:24:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/15/18
    The odor of decomposing bodies has renewed calls to replace a county morgue in northern Illinois. The Daily Herald reports the Kane County morgue only has room for two bodies in its freezer. The facility has seen a sudden influx of decomposing bodies over the past few weeks. Officials have been storing the bodies in coolers, which doesn't completely mask the smell. Employees in neighboring buildings have started to complain.
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    06/16/2018 2:18:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 42.
  • Texas woman sentenced five years in prison for casting ballot while ineligible to vote

    06/15/2018 5:12:11 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Staff
    A Texas woman plans to challenge a judge's decision to deny her a new trial after sentencing her to five years in prison for voter fraud. Crystal Mason was convicted in March of voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election. Texas law makes the 43-year-old ineligible to vote because she was on probation for tax fraud. Mason says she didn't know about that law. When Mason showed up to vote last November, her name wasn't on the voter roll, so she was asked to fill out and sign a provisional ballot. That's when elections workers discovered she was a convicted...