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  • BREAKING: McConnell Rejects Emergency Session On Impeachment, All But Killing Push To Oust Trump

    01/13/2021 1:45:28 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 236 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 1/13/2021 | Tim Pearce
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has rejected a plan to reconvene the Senate in an emergency session to hold trial over an impeachment article against President Trump in the House. McConnell press secretary Doug Andres confirmed a report that the Kentucky Republican would not sanction such a move on Wednesday. Without the emergency session, the Senate is due back in session on Jan. 19., so McConnell’s decision all but kills a Democrat-led effort to oust Trump from office before his term is up and President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20. A trial over the impeachment article is...
  • McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P.

    01/12/2021 2:01:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 128 replies
    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country. At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader and one of Mr. Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he should call on Mr. Trump to...
  • Coach John Calipari, Kentucky Basketball Team Kneel for National Anthem for First Time

    01/09/2021 8:46:47 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 46 replies
    SI.com ^ | 1/9/2021 | JOSEPH SALVADOR
    The entire Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, as well as coach John Calipari, took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday before their 76-58 win against Florida. In previous home games this season, the Wildcats had stayed in the locker room while the anthem played in Rupp Arena, according to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker. Calipari had previously said Kentucky would decide how to carry out any protests as a team, and that either all would participate or nobody would. The Wildcats stuck to that line of thought in their first public protest. The protest comes on the heels of...
  • McConnell circulates procedures for second senate impeachment trial of Trump

    01/08/2021 7:48:07 PM PST · by Brooklyn Attitude · 333 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/21 | Alexander Bolton
    Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday circulated to colleagues a memo outlining the procedure for holding another trial for President Trump if the House impeaches him for a second time in just over a year. The document, which was first reported by The Washington Post, lays out how the Senate would proceed if the House approves articles of impeachment and transmits them to the upper chamber before or by Jan. 19, when senators are scheduled to resume regular business after the January recess.
  • President-elect Biden [Weekly Update]

    01/08/2021 6:19:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2021 | Tom Fitton
    President-elect Biden Certified Over 4,700 Georgia Absentee Votes Tied to Non-Residential Addresses Inactive Registrations Stayed on Kentucky Rolls Despite Consent Decree Judicial Watch Exposes a $1 Billion Mask Deal Between California and Chinese Company Nasdaq Wants to Require Minority and Female Directors for Members President-elect Biden Certified To give some perspective on the controversies we’ve witnessed in this election, remember that four years ago this week Obama, Biden and Comey were talking about spying on and targeting Donald Trump and his team for prosecution. In my view, the election results in the various battleground states were compromised by unlawful...
  • Democrats seize on Trump’s push for $2,000 stimulus checks for boost in Georgia Senate race

    12/28/2020 5:31:08 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | DEC 23 2020 | Hannah Miao
    In the crucial Georgia Senate runoff races, Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are using President Donald Trump’s latest push for larger stimulus checks to bash incumbent GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. In video posted Tuesday night, Trump called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable “disgrace” and urged lawmakers to make a number of changes, including increasing the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000. The two Democratic Senate candidates, who have advocated for larger direct payments, wasted no time in responding to Trump’s move and criticizing their opponents..........."
  • A Familiar Play – Mitch McConnell Blocks Attempt to Pass $2,000 COVID Relief Bill, Deflects Accountability to POTUS

    12/30/2020 7:56:23 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-29-20 | Sundance
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a bipartisan effort to enlarge the COVID relief bill to $2,000. President Trump supports the enhanced relief package. As a consequence, in justifying his maneuver McConnell did something we are all too familiar with. It is time to expose the Decepticon game again; this time people will accept.At first blush you might ask yourself why Mitch McConnell would block this bill and put the Georgia special election senate races in question. He just handed Georgia democrats an atomic sledgehammer. However, what most people do not understand is how McConnell works; being in the minority...
  • Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor told he will be fired

    12/30/2020 6:27:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/30/2020 | Kanishka Singh
    One of the Louisville police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, and the officer that prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed, were told on Tuesday that the department aimed to fire them. Taylor's death when police entered her apartment in Louisville...
  • UPDATE from Rep. Thomas Massie: NDAA Veto Override set for Dec 28th

    12/26/2020 4:58:04 PM PST · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Rep. Thomas Massie ^ | Dec 27 | Rep. Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassieNDAA Veto override will likely happen on Dec. 28th with 50+ Democrats voting by proxy (from home). If constitutionality of proxy voting is going to be challenged, this could be the vote to do it on. Members could deprive Pelosi of a physical quorum by refusing to vote that day.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Says Governors Becoming 'Czars' During Pandemic

    12/26/2020 9:59:42 AM PST · by cutty · 24 replies
    Newsmax. ^ | 25 December 2020 | Charlie McCarthy
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., lambasted governors for locking down their states during the coronavirus pandemic. "You know, nobody ever intended that governors would be sort of czars or dictators in charge of the economy ... Governors around the country have imposed restrictions to varying degrees during the pandemic. In Paul's home state, Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear has implemented a mask mandate, limited private gathering sizes, and set minimal capacity for indoor small businesses such as gyms . .. New York Democrat Gov. Mario Cuomo ordered restaurants to again stop indoor dining in mid-December. California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday...
  • Rand Paul attacks COVID-19 relief bill

    12/26/2020 9:31:33 AM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec 26 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Republicans like to mock Modern Monetary Theory—the idea that government can print money with impunity, that government can spend whatever it wants without the need to tax. Modern Monetary Theory is basically the Dick Cheney “deficits don’t matter” crowd trussed up with a new fancy title. Most Republican rightly lampoon this quackery—that is, when they’re not practicing the quackery themselves. Today many of these same Republicans will vote for a bill that makes Modern Monetary Theory look like child’s play in comparison. This bill is free money for everyone. Proponents don’t care if you’re fully employed or own your own...
  • Some Republican Senators Are on Board With Electoral College Challenge: Rep. Taylor Greene

    12/24/2020 9:15:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 23, 2020 | Jack Phillips
    Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said that some Republican senators will join an effort to challenge Electoral College votes when the joint session of Congress meets on Jan. 6. The process must be initiated by requires one senator and one House representative. In addition to Greene, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and a number of GOP House lawmakers have pledged to challenge the votes. “We have a very strong case, and our numbers are growing strong,” she said of the effort on Dec. 22 on Newsmax. “We talked to senators, and we’re good to go for this objection.” Greene didn’t say...
  • Rand Paul airs Festivus grievances: 'Your government is out of control'

    12/23/2020 12:48:10 PM PST · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/20 11:05 AM EST | BY TAL AXELROD
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) railed against government spending in his annual Festivus grievances report, saying Washington is “out of control.” The report from Paul, which is used to berate the government for what he says is high spending on a litany of issues, sounded the alarm over funding for health care, foreign aid and more, adding that the trend would send the national debt spiraling. “It is more important than ever for Congress to find its fiscal backbone. Our debt puts at risk the long-term solvency of major programs such as Social Security. And why? To pay for test tubes...
  • KY: Would-be robber fatally wounded by store employee: Sheriff

    12/23/2020 4:08:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    WTVQ ^ | 19 December, 2020 | Steve Rogers
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 32-year-old would me robber is killed by a store employee during an early-morning robbery attempt in Laurel County, investigators say. According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Jacob S. Vann, of Keavy, died from gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery of the Bait Bucket store on Highway 312 about 11 mils south of London. Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Vann entered the store and demanded money, “inferring he had a weapon and assaulted a male store employee during the robbery attempt,” Root said in a statement. Another male employee pulled a weapon and shot...
  • Donald Trump tries to pressure Republican Senator Rand Paul to challenge Electoral College votes in Congress

    12/18/2020 8:58:35 AM PST · by RandFan · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 17 | By KATELYN CARALLE,
    Donald Trump is putting pressure on Republican senator Rand Paul to join a few House Republicans in challenging electors' votes when Congress moves to certify the election for Joe Biden next month. On Thursday morning, Trump reposted a tweet saying: 'Rand Paul states over TWO DOZEN states changed their elections laws without going through the legislatures.' He also retweeted a sentiment from conservative radio personality and Fox News host Mark Levin claiming, 'Rand Paul is right on', along with an article from the Washington Examiner detailing the senator's comments during the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday. Paul is one...
  • McConnell Warns GOP Off Electoral College Brawl in Congress

    12/17/2020 11:26:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 115 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 16 December 2020 07:20 AM | Copyright AP
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  • Rand Paul claims election 'in many ways was stolen' during Krebs hearing

    12/17/2020 1:18:47 AM PST · by RandFan · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/20 02:15 PM EST | BY JOHN BOWDEN
    Days after electors voted to make it official that Joe Biden is president-elect, and one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) congratulated Biden on his victory, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said at a congressional hearing that the election "in many ways was stolen." "The fraud happened. The election in many ways was stolen and the only way it will be fixed is by in the future reinforcing the laws," Paul said during a hearing with testimony from Christopher Krebs, the president's former cybersecurity chief, who was fired by Trump after he reported there was no interference in the...
  • Loeffler, Rand Paul Among GOP Senators Undecided on Objecting to Biden's Electors

    12/16/2020 7:54:23 PM PST · by RandFan · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec 16 | Mili Godio
    Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warning senators against objecting to the election results on January 6, some GOP senators, including Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Rand Paul of Kentucky, publicly expressed that they're still undecided on whether to object to Joe Biden's electors in 2021. ... Paul, who falsely claimed that the election was "stolen" during a Wednesday congressional hearing on election "irregularities," told CNN last week that he may consider joining House members in objecting to Biden's win during the joint session. "We're still looking at all the legal stuff that's happening with the legal cases and we'll...
  • Steve Schmidt Is a Democrat Now, After Years Spent Shaming Republicans Over Trump

    12/16/2020 11:42:47 AM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DEC 16, 2020 | STEPHEN GREEN
    It’s official: Longtime Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is a Democrat. He told “Battleground” podcast co-host David Plouffe Monday night that he’ll change his party affiliation. ... Schmidt has enjoyed a long career in Republican electoral politics. He ran day-to-day operations for John McCain’s failed presidential effort in 2008, served as communications director for Lamar Alexander’s failed presidential primary bid in 1999, directed communications for Matt Fong’s failed California Senate race in 1998, and that same year headed up Tim Leslie’s failed attempt to become Lt. Governor of California. In 1995, Schmidt managed the failed campaign of Will Scott for Kentucky...
  • Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

    12/15/2020 3:13:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    irishtimes.com ^ | December 15, 2020 | Suzanne Lynch
    Senior Republicans recognised Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States on Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to deny the outcome of the election. In a significant break with the president, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Mr Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their victory, a day after the electoral college confirmed the election result. “As of this morning our country has officially a president-elect and a vice-president-elect,” Mr McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Many of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine...