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  • ‘I’m just furious’: Relations in Congress crack after attack

    01/30/2021 1:15:32 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | January 29, 2021 | By SARAH FERRIS and MELANIE ZANONA
    Some House lawmakers are privately refusing to work with each other. Others are afraid to be in the same room. Two members almost got into a fist fight on the floor. And the speaker of the House is warning that “the enemy is within.” Forget Joe Biden’s calls for unity. Members of Congress couldn't be further divided. Just weeks into the 117th Congress, the bedrock of relationships hasn't been on such shaky ground in more than a generation, with a sense of deep distrust and betrayal that lawmakers worry will linger for years. And those strains could carry long-term effects...
  • Lindsey Graham predicts radical first 100 days

    01/17/2021 11:05:04 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | January 17, 2021 | David Cohen
    Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted Sunday that the first months of Joe Biden's presidency will bring the most radical agenda in U.S. history. Speaking on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Features with Maria Bartiromo," the South Carolina Republican offered a vision of radical Democrats attempting to enact leftist policies in the aftermath of Biden's inauguration. "I think we are going to have in the first hundred days by the Biden administration the most aggressive socialized policy effort in the history of the country," Graham said. While supporting the legitimacy of Biden's victory and saying he would attend Wednesday's inauguration — "I...
  • Politico reporter urges journalists to drop ‘conservative,’ switch to ‘extremist’

    01/05/2021 3:26:40 PM PST · by NImerc · 70 replies
    Gregg Jarret ^ | 1/05/21 | Jarret Staff
    The left-wing media conglomerate works tirelessly to put Democrats on a pedestal, all while making republicans look like eternal villains. Now, a top Politico reporter is calling on his fellow journalists to stop referring to republicans as conservatives.
  • Trump issues sweeping new curbs on asylum eligibility

    12/11/2020 1:23:46 PM PST · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Dec 2020 | REBECCA RAINEY
    The Trump administration is moving to broadly raise the standards for individuals to receive asylum status in the U.S., a step that critics are calling the biggest crackdown of this presidency on those seeking a haven in this country. A new, 419-page rule by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice would create additional bars to asylum eligibility and limit the circumstances in which individuals can qualify for protection, changes that the administration says "are likely to result in fewer asylum grants annually." "This is the most sweeping attack on asylum that we have seen under the Trump...
  • How Trump's Hill allies could take one last shot to overturn the election

    11/30/2020 8:43:05 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | By Kyle Cheney and Melanie Zanona Mon, November 30, 2020
    President Donald Trump's arsenal for overturning the election will soon be down to one final, desperate maneuver: pressing his Republican allies on Capitol Hill to step in and derail Joe Biden’s presidency. Although the Electoral College casts the official vote for president on Dec. 14, it’s up to Congress to certify the results a few weeks later. And federal law gives individual members of the House and Senate the power to challenge the results from the floor — a rarely used mechanism meant to be the last of all last resorts to safeguard an election... Here’s how Trump’s defenders in...
  • POLITICO Playbook: What blue wave?

    11/04/2020 7:03:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 11/04/2020 06:21 AM EST | By JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP and JOE BIDEN are locked in the tightest presidential contest in decades, with TRUMP threatening to drag the race to the Supreme Court. BIDEN is ahead by a sliver in Wisconsin, TRUMP is up in Michigan and Pennsylvania -- but it’s close, with plenty outstanding. Nevada is suddenly tight. Georgia is too close to call. We’ll get to this all in a minute. But let’s start with what we know: TUESDAY WAS AN ABJECT DISASTER for Democrats in Washington. To imagine the amount of soul searching and explaining the party will have to do after Tuesday is...
  • Politico Reporter: 'Most of Us Are Suffering Collective PTSD from 2016'

    11/02/2020 2:41:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tim, Tim: you're not supposed to say this out loud on national TV! In what could be the most blatant admission of MSM bias witnessed in a while, Tim Alberta, Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent, admitted this morning that "most of us are suffering from this collective PTSD from 2016." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Judge(Sullivan) orders USPS to reverse mail collection limits now

    10/28/2020 10:54:50 AM PDT · by Revel · 28 replies
    Political ^ | 10/27/20 | COLBY BERMEL
    A federal judge on Tuesday night ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reverse limitations on mail collection imposed by Trump-backed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, giving the agency until Wednesday morning to inform workers of the court's changes as more mail-in ballots continue to flood in. In a highly detailed order, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District Court for the District of Columbia granted an emergency motion by plaintiffs against President Donald Trump to enforce and monitor compliance with Sullivan's previous injunction tied to USPS services. No later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, the judge said, agency workers must be told that...
  • The hidden factors that could produce a surprise Trump victory

    10/19/2020 12:05:33 PM PDT · by John W · 54 replies
    Politico via Yahoo News ^ | October 19, 2020 | David Siders
    By almost every measure that political operatives, academics and handicappers use to forecast elections, the likely outcome is that Joe Biden will win the White House. Yet two weeks before Election Day, the unfolding reality of 2020 is that it’s harder than ever to be sure. And Democrats are scrambling to account for the hidden variables that could still sink their nominee — or what you might call the known unknowns. Republican registration has ticked up in key states at the same time Democratic field operations were in hibernation. Democratic turnout is surging in the early vote. But it’s unclear...
  • Biden: I Knew Hillary Would Lose Battleground States

    06/10/2017 10:47:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:07 PM 06/10/2017 | Amber Athey
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he knew a month before the 2016 election that Hillary Clinton would lose key battleground states. Biden made the comment during a closed-door appearance with Mitt Romney at the annual Romney-hosted E2 Summit, reports Politico. Based on his assessment of campaigning in those key battleground states, he said, he knew a month before the election that Clinton would lose them. Biden also stepped on Hillary just last month, saying he never thought she was a “great candidate” during a conference in Las Vegas. …
  • Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

    10/16/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | By ALEX THOMPSON 10/16/2020 08:30 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON — The election is still 18 days away but Democrats are already drawing battle lines over what a Biden administration ought to look like. Left-wing House members including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, Ayanna Pressley, Raúl Grijalva and candidate Jamaal Bowman along with 39 progressive groups signed a letter, obtained by POLITICO, arguing that no C-suite level corporate executives or corporate lobbyists ought to have Senate-confirmed positions in a Biden administration. “One of the most important lessons of the Trump administration is the need to stop putting corporate officers and lobbyists in charge of our government,” they wrote. “As...
  • Barrett apologizes for calling sexual orientation a 'preference'

    10/13/2020 6:47:37 PM PDT · by utford · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/13/2020 | Matthew Choi
    Amy Coney Barrett apologized Tuesday for referring to sexual orientation as a "preference" during the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. "I certainly didn't mean and would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense to the LGBTQ community," Barrett said, after questioning by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). "So, if I did, I greatly apologize for that. I simply meant to be referring to Obergefell's ruling with respect to same-sex marriage."
  • MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: Trump ‘Raising an Illegal White Nationalist Terrorist Army’

    10/09/2020 11:55:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 09 2020 | PAM KEY
    Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline,” MSNBC’s Jason Johnson accused President Donald Trump of “raising an illegal white nationalist terrorist army” to intimidate voters at the polls. Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “I think what the foiled plot against Gretchen Whitmer maybe makes real is that the tweets are acted upon sometimes. Whether they’re cause and effect, I think that’s a question only law enforcement can answer, but there are dots that can be connected between the things he says and the things bad people do. I want to read you this from Politico. ‘Trump campaign ready to unleash thousands of poll...
  • Americans Increasingly Believe Violence is Justified if the Other Side Wins

    10/01/2020 9:13:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 65 replies
    At the presidential debate this week, the Republican candidate voiced his concern about political violence—left-wing political violence. And the Democratic candidate likewise voiced concern about political violence—right-wing political violence. They were both right. Like a growing number of prominent American leaders and scholars, we are increasingly anxious that this country is headed toward the worst post-election crisis in a century and a half. Our biggest concern is that a disputed presidential election—especially if there are close contests in a few swing states, or if one candidate denounces the legitimacy of the process—could generate violence and bloodshed. Unfortunately, we’re not being...
  • McConnell fends off accusations of hypocrisy over holding Supreme Court vote

    09/21/2020 4:26:46 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 21, 2020 | Marianne LeVine
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Monday against Democratic allegations of hypocrisy over holding a vote this year on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement, arguing that historical precedent is on his side. Democrats are accusing McConnell and other Republicans of a double standard when it comes to the Supreme Court, citing McConnell’s 2016 decision to block President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland because it was an election year. But McConnell and Senate Republicans claim that 2016 was different because the White House and Senate were controlled by different parties... “Apart from that one strange exception, no Senate has failed to...
  • WisGOP: Democrats concerned Gov. Evers (D, WI) is a liability

    09/17/2020 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies ^ | September 17, 2020 | WIS Politics Staff
    [Madison, WI] – In scathing interviews with POLITICO, Wisconsin Democrats are ripping Governor Tony Evers for his weak response to the Kenosha riots earlier this summer. Evers’ sleepy actions led one Democrat interviewed to question, “Is he governing? Because it doesn’t feel like it.” Now Democrats fear that Evers’ feckless leadership might drag Joe Biden down in November. Meanwhile, Republicans in Wisconsin have built one of their strongest ground games ever during a presidential election year. Excerpts: Dems fear Wisconsin governor is becoming liability for Biden Natasha Korecki - POLITICO - September 17, 2020 Tony Evers pulled off one of...
  • Twitter's public policy director leaves to join Biden transition team: report

    09/17/2020 11:00:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17 2020 | Sam Dorman
    A former Democratic aide has reportedly left his post as director of public policy at Twitter to join former Vice President Joe Biden's transition team. Carlos Monje left Twitter's Washington, D.C. office Thursday, according to Politico, after helping to host a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee this week. The outlet reported that Monje has served on Biden's infrastructure policy committee, although it's unclear what his role will be on the transition team.
  • Federal investigators declare Secret Service choke slamming photographer at rally 'reasonable'

    09/11/2020 8:43:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 11 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Federal investigators determined that the Secret Service was “reasonable” in choke slamming a photographer at a February 2016 Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia. Videos emerged shortly after the event showing the photographer, Christopher Morris, getting slammed to the ground by a Secret Service agent in a gray suit, who was identified as William Figueroa. According to a classified Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general report obtained by Politico, investigators found the “use of force was reasonable in light of the totality of the circumstances.” Among other reasons, investigators found that Figueroa was acting in self-defense amid the...
  • ‘She was the aggressor’: Former Liberty student alleges sexual encounter with Becki Falwell.

    09/01/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 60 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 27, 2020 | Brandon Ambrosino
    A former Liberty University student says Becki Falwell, the wife of the university’s then-President Jerry Falwell Jr., jumped into bed with him and performed oral sex on him while he stayed over at the Falwell home after a band practice with her eldest son in 2008. The student was 22 at the time of the encounter, near the start of Liberty’s fall semester. He said she initiated the act, and he went along with it. But despite his rejection of further advances, he said, Falwell continued pursuing him, offering him gifts and engaging in banter through Facebook messages. “She was...
  • Politico hammered for tweet saying Alice Johnson has been 'propped up' by Trump campaign

    08/27/2020 11:07:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Politico raised eyebrows Thursday night with its description of Alice Marie Johnson, who spoke at the Republican National Convention in support of President Trump after being granted clemency while serving a life sentence. Johnson, 63, was convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering in 1996, but her story caught the attention of Kim Kardashian, who met the president at the White House to advocate for Johnson's clemency. Johnson has since become a criminal justice reform activist. On Thursday evening, Politico tweeted about her RNC speech, but one phrase stood out from the rest of the post.