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  • Mitch McConnell's Retirement Announcement has Neutered Him Politically and He Must Go Away Now

    02/28/2024 11:46:03 AM PST · by wildcard_redneck · 42 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Feb. 28, 2024 | Wildcard_redneck
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's retirement announcement has rendered him into a lame duck that cannot effectively fight for America and stop the totalitarian "Democratic" Party. Who is going to try to make a deal with Mitch McConnell unless the deal entails McConnells preemptive surrender? This act of unnecessary self-castration by McConnell is emblematic of the disease epitomized by the Bush, Romney, and Cheney crime families. Only someone who wanted to lose would come up with a stupid stunt like this. The dirty fingerprints of the quisling wing of the Uniparty are all over this mess. As useless as McConnell already was...
  • DeSantis asks Hannity to arrange debate with Trump

    12/14/2023 12:51:39 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 70 replies
    thehill ^ | Dec 14, 2023 | Sara Fortinsky
    Ron DeSantis asked Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday to arrange a head-to-head debate that would allow the Florida governor to take on former President Trump. “Well, Sean, I don’t think we’ve spoken since that debate, and the reaction that I’ve gotten has been incredible in terms of obviously being able to show that freedom works, and the California model’s a failure, what that means for the country,” DeSantis said. DeSantis praised Hannity’s moderating skills and suggested he hold additional debates with either of his top competitors in the presidential primary
  • House Passes Bill to ‘Decolonize’ Puerto Rico in Lame Duck Session

    12/15/2022 1:08:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2022 | Jacob Bliss
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill during its lame-duck session Thursday in a last-ditch effort to allow Puerto Rico to “decolonize.” The bill, which passed 233-191 with support from 16 Republicans and has very little chance of passing the Senate, would allow the U.S. territory to hold a first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain independence. It would ultimately offer the Puerto Rico voters three options: statehood, independence, or independence with free association.
  • ‘We Cannot Afford It’: GOP House Leaders Advise Against Lame Duck Omnibus Spending Bill

    12/14/2022 7:24:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/14/2022 | Samantha Aschieris
    Republican leadership in the House is barreling ahead with efforts to prevent Democrats from passing a lame-duck omnibus spending bill this year.“We’re 20 days before the new members are being sworn in. We’ve got two members leading appropriations in the Senate who will no longer be here or be able to be held accountable to the constituents,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said at a press conference on Wednesday. He was referring to Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., negotiating what will be in the omnibus, despite the fact that they will be leaving office next month.“We’ve got an...
  • Kinzinger: Trump ‘Absolutely’ Is ‘Guilty of a Crime’

    12/14/2022 4:49:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead” that he believed former President Donald Trump was “guilty of a crime” for his actions surrounding the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Anchor Jake Tapper asked, “After all you have learned as a member of the committee, on a personal basis. So not speaking for the committee, but just you personally, do you think that Donald Trump has committed a prosecutable crime related to January 6th and the qnd the attempt to overturn the election?”
  • Sen. Pat Toomey blocks landmark reform legislation to fight global money laundering

    12/13/2022 6:06:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 13, 2022 | Michael Korsh
    With just weeks left in his final term, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey played a key role in blocking sweeping anti-money laundering legislation that was created to choke off the billions of dirty dollars pouring into the United States from shady operators, including drug traffickers, oligarchs and corrupt foreign leaders. The outgoing Pennsylvania Republican pushed last week to halt the reforms from being included in the nation’s annual defense spending bill in a blow to advocates who had gained bipartisan support to wage the most comprehensive crackdown on money laundering in a generation. Citing the flow of suspicious money into the...
  • U.S. House delays passage of same-sex marriage bill

    12/06/2022 8:52:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 6, 2022 | By Moira Warburton, Julia Harte and Joseph Ax
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Passage of a bill protecting federal recognition of same-sex marriages that has the support of both LGBT advocates and religious groups, has been delayed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was initially expected to be debated and passed by the full House on Tuesday. It is now expected to be attached to an unrelated defense bill that is still under discussion by House and Senate negotiators.
  • 5 Things Democrats Want to Ram Through Congress in Lame-Duck Session

    12/04/2022 4:38:00 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    dailysignal ^ | 12/2/2022 | jarrett stepman
    Democrats are in a mad scramble to push through unpopular legislation before the clock strikes midnight on the 117th Congress. The lame-duck session is the period between November’s congressional elections and the convening of the new 118th Congress on Jan. 3. With some Republican help, Democrats in the Senate passed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and orders the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages. But that’s not all. The legislation has significant implications for religious freedom. It awaits passage in the House, where Democrats still have a slim majority until...
  • Mitch McConnell: Leadership Wants Lame-Duck Congress to Pass Omnibus Spending Bill

    11/30/2022 12:39:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2022 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that congressional leadership is in “widespread agreement” that the lame-duck session of Congress should pass an omnibus spending bill. On Tuesday, McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy met with President Joe Biden and discussed legislative priorities for the remainder of the year. “We’re going to work together, to fund, I hope, work together to fund the government, COVID, and war in Ukraine,” Biden said. “All controversial and consequential issues.”
  • Joe Biden Pleads for Unity During Lame-Duck Session: ‘There’s a Lot to Do’

    11/29/2022 9:45:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden met with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, urging Republicans and Democrats to find common ground on government spending before the end of the year. “There’s a lot to do,” Biden said during his remarks ahead of the meeting. “Including resolving the train strike. The train. What we’re doing now. And I think that Congress has to act to prevent it.” The president met with his advisers and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
  • Biden says he will try to move on gun control during lame-duck session

    11/24/2022 11:15:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/24/2022 | Brad Dress
    President Biden on Thursday said he would try to pass a bill banning assault rifles during the lame-duck session before the next Congress forms, despite long odds due to Republican opposition. Biden spoke to reporters Thanksgiving morning, coming after a week that saw three mass shootings in the U.S.
  • Green Card Giveaway for Big Tech, Backed by NRCC Chair Tom Emmer, May Get Spotlight in Lame Duck Congress

    11/11/2022 3:50:19 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2022 | John Binder
    Beltway lobbyists are hoping a lame duck Congress rams through a green card giveaway for the nation’s largest tech conglomerates that would hugely reward them for rapidly outsourcing American jobs to foreign visa workers. The EAGLE Act, a rebranded version of Big Tech’s S.386, is sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — who represents Silicon Valley’s tech elite — and has the backing of 75 other House Democrats and eight House Republicans including National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chair Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN). Emmer’s office did not respond to a request for comment by Breitbart News. Before all midterm election...
  • Democrats Will Try to Cram Lots of Left-Wing Legislation Through Congress in Lame Duck Session

    10/24/2022 11:08:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/24/2022 | Rick Moran
    Republicans may win control of Congress in November, but that control won’t take effect until the new Congress assembles on Jan. 3, 2023. In the intervening two months, Democrats will try to squeeze every last bit of legislation they can from their majority.div class="thm-piano-mop">“We still have much to do and many important bills to consider,” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor at the end of September. “Members should be prepared for extremely, underline extremely, busy agenda in the last two months of this Congress.”Just how much trouble can the Democrats cause? Fortunately, there are very...
  • Exclusive — Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Joe Biden Will Be Democrat Nominee in 2024

    07/13/2022 1:44:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2022 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively here that he is not sure whether Democrats will again nominate President Joe Biden in 2024. “I don’t know,” Trump said when asked if Biden will be the nominee of the Democrat Party in the 2024 election, given all the recent speculation that Democrats want to get rid of him in the next presidential election. Trump’s comments are sure to throw gas on a fire that the Biden White House has been trying to extinguish for weeks. A growing number of Democrats have been openly criticizing Biden, and...
  • Kinzinger says ‘leadership crisis’ has spread from DC to daily lives, churches

    06/18/2022 8:01:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/18/2022 | NATALIE PRIEB
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a vocal critic of former President Trump, said that some churches have changed from institutions that worshiped God to institutions that worshipped Trump. Kinzinger, who is one of only two Republicans sitting on the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, tweeted a video clip of remarks that he made at a conference in April on Friday, stating that the U.S. is in a “leadership crisis.”
  • Kinzinger: My 'biggest regret' was voting against first Trump impeachment

    03/12/2022 7:25:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/12/2022 | Cameron Jenkins
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Friday expressed regret for failing to vote to impeach former President Trump the first time over his dealings with Ukraine in light of the recent Russian invasion. Trump was impeached the first time in December of 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. However, he was later acquitted in the Senate.
  • Kinzinger says Trump was worst president US ever had

    02/08/2022 3:43:14 AM PST · by RandFan · 56 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Feb 8 | Andrew Feinberg
    Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger blasted twice-impeached ex-president Donald Trump as someone he wants his newborn son to know as “the worst president the United States of America ever had” just days after the Republican National Committee censured him for participating in the House probe into the 6 January 2021 insurrection. Mr Kinzinger, who recently announced he would not stand for office in this year’s November midterm elections, told CNN’s New Day host John Berman he wants to make sure his son, who was born just three weeks ago, can “get a full accounting” of the worst attack on the Capitol...
  • Biden touts infrastructure spending as other priorities stall (collapse, disappear)

    01/15/2022 4:12:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/22 | Morgan Chalfant
    resident Biden on Friday sought to highlight the progress implementing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law he signed 60 days ago, even as other elements of his legislative agenda have stalled recently. In remarks from the White House, Biden described a government-wide effort over the past two months to get funds flowing to help repair bridges and highways as well as expand access to broadband. “There’s a lot of talk about disappointments and things we haven’t gotten done - we're going to get a lot of them done, I might add - but this is something we did get done and...
  • Biden Is Officially A Lame Duck Less Than One Year Into His pResidency

    01/14/2022 5:40:04 AM PST · by usconservative · 32 replies
    Self ^ | 1/14/2021 | USConservative
    Do we all get it that as of yesterday, Joe Biden is officially a LAME DUCK?Let's look at the facts as of today, shall we? 1. Build Back Broke --- DEAD. At least as of now and assuming Joe Manchin, who typically folds like a cheap suit on everything else, actually holds his ground here.2. Changing the Senate Fillibuster Rules so the Dem's can rig elections in their favor forever --- DEAD. Krysten Sinema, a Democrat is showing she has more balls than just about the entire Republican Party combined. That is, assuming she hold her ground as well.3. Biden's...
  • Pompeo cancels last diplomatic trip as Biden team prepares to take over

    01/12/2021 11:55:26 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 13 replies
    CNBCommie ^ | 1/12/2020 | Amanda Macias
    “We are fully committed to the completion of a smooth and orderly transition process to be finalized over the next 8 days. Both the Department and the President-elect’s team have been fully engaged for several weeks toward this end, and we are pleased with the level of cooperation and professionalism that has been displayed,” State spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus wrote in a statement Tuesday announcing the change in Pompeo’s schedule.