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  • Republicans on impeachment committees rip 'sham' process ahead of scheduled vote

    10/29/2019 1:18:34 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    The top Republicans on the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump blasted the investigation as “illegitimate” and a “sham” on Tuesday even after Democrats scheduled a vote to formalize the proceedings — signaling Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to hold that vote will not assuage the GOP's process complaints. House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, R-Texas, penned a letter to Rep. James McGovern, the chairman of the House Rules Committee who announced his panel would take up an impeachment procedure resolution...
  • Trump’s 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. His reelection machine is huge...

    10/27/2019 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 8, 2019 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 had no pollster, rapid-response team or fundraiser. A bare-bones staff fueled by pizza and energy drinks toiled in a makeshift office at Trump Tower. His opponents vastly outspent him - and lost. But as president, Trump's campaign machine has dramatically escalated, powered by a historically large war chest of donations large and small that has given him a head start over the eventual Democratic nominee. At this point in the last election, Trump's campaign employed 19 consultants. Now, there are more than 200. When Trump had all but locked up the nomination by May...
  • Democrats’ impeachment inquiry will backfire

    10/27/2019 2:45:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 27, 2019 | Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post
    After dozens of House Republicans demanded access to a secure facility in the Capitol on Wednesday where House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was preparing to depose a Pentagon official, Democrats expressed outrage at the breach of protocol. “They’re doing this because this is what the guilty do,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. “Innocent people cooperate with investigations. Innocent people follow the rules of the House.” Well, people engaged in impartial investigations aimed at finding the truth don’t violate every precedent and standard of due process set during previous presidential impeachments. Contrast today’s partisan inquiry with the Nixon impeachment....
  • Schiff Defends Restrictions on GOP Access to Documents [semi-satire]

    10/26/2019 1:00:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) defended the restrictions he has decreed for Republican members of Congress who want to review the transcripts of the secret testimony his impeachment hearings are compiling. Under his rules there is only a single copy of the transcripts that is kept in a locked room under the constant guard of Democratic staff. Republicans wanting to see the transcripts cannot take notes and must agree to be strip searched before they are allowed to leave the room. "Back in 2003 an individual stole and destroyed some classified documents from our National Archives," Schiff...
  • DEMANDING TRANSPARENCY: Jim Jordan DEMANDS Impeachment Transparency Hearings

    10/25/2019 5:10:37 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/23/19 | Fox10 Phoenix
    The House Republicans go to the Dem bunker in the basement of the Capitol. GREAT speeches. BEST showing so far of the House Republicans. This is more than just Jim Jordan but his name is in the title of the video.
  • Republicans in Congress take the reins in impeachment defense amid damaging testimony for Trump

    10/24/2019 3:41:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju, Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly
    Faced with a barrage of damaging headlines for President Donald Trump stemming from impeachment inquiry testimony, congressional Republicans are beginning to coalesce around a strategy aimed at discrediting key witnesses and taking a more confrontational stance against the Democratic-led impeachment process. Republicans on Thursday ramped up their skepticism of the testimony delivered by US diplomat Bill Taylor — which undercut White House claims Ukraine aid wasn't tied to an investigation that could help him politically — and the Senate's No. 2 Republican Sen. John Thune walked back earlier concerns he expressed about Taylor's opening statement. Republicans in the Senate have...
  • Deutsch: Republicans at Hearing Are 'Nerdy,' 'Weenie' White Guys'

    10/24/2019 7:10:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Thursday's Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch managed to flout virtually every "ism" taboo imaginable in castigating the Republican congressmen who yesterday stormed Adam Schiff's closed-door impeachment inquiry. Here was Deutsch: "Those white guys, those middle-aged, boring, nerdy-looking white guys walk down that [sic] steps was pathetic . . . these pathetic weenies walking down that step . . . How pathetic. And Willie and I were talking, just as men, how do you go home and look at your wives and look at your children? Just pathetic, pathetic people."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • GOP Lawmakers Storm Secure Impeachment Chamber – Stage ‘Sit-In’ – Then Order Pizza!

    10/23/2019 8:26:49 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 67 replies ^ | October 23, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Republican lawmakers on Wednesday barged into the secret impeachment chamber, defended President Trump and shouted at the lawless Democrats.
  • Chaos on Capitol Hill as Republicans led by Matt Gaetz storm impeachment hearing…

    10/23/2019 3:50:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 67 replies ^ | 10/23/19 | Kane
    The storm on the hill that matters ..................
  • Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges

    10/20/2019 10:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 20, 2019 | Maeve Reston
    In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges. In an interview on "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan asked the South Carolina senator: "Are you open minded if more to comes out that you could support impeachment?" "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime," Graham replied. "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone...
  • Syria pullout critic Sen. Lindsey Graham reverses stance, now says Trump's policy could succeed

    10/20/2019 12:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Reuters
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed “historic solutions” were possible. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained. “I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us for years if...
  • The 24 Republicans Not Supporting Censure of Schiff- so Far

    10/20/2019 10:20:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 33 replies
    House of Reps. Directory vs. Breitbart article posting on Bigg's Censure Force Vote on Monday | 10-20-2019 | jsmosby
    This took time-- if posted elsewhere- Moderator Admin then please Remove this. 24-- 2 of whom have resigned, one for daughter, the other for conviction: 22 remain uncommitted unless someone on FR knows something-- this is based on the Breitbart listing, reversed from the House Directory-- ie. not on the list of YEAS. Note the NJ clowns and WA State. Collins, Chris- NY-- resigned/convicted Diaz-Balart FL Woodall-- GA Rodney Davis IL Walorski, Jackie IN Pence, Greg IN Rogers, Harold, KY Upton, Fred= MI Wagner, Ann MO Smith, Chris NJ King, Peter-- NY Reed, Tom- NY Katko, John- NY Holding, George-...
  • Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won't seek reelection

    10/19/2019 11:22:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Republican Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.), who this week refused to rule out impeaching President Trump, announced Saturday that he won't seek reelection. Rooney revealed his decision in a Fox News interview. A spokesman for Rooney confirmed to The Hill that the lawmaker won't run for a third-term. "I don't think I really do and I don't think I really want one," Rooney said in the interview when asked if he needed a third term. Rooney said he came to Congress to secure money for Everglades projects and for an offshore drilling ban to protect Florida. "I thought it might take...
  • Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle

    10/20/2019 1:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
    On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts.
  • Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Trump in Philly. One person showed up.

    10/16/2019 6:42:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2019 | Anna Orso
    The bell in the Independence Hall tower rang at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath. He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden lectern, and asked me if I was ready for him to kick off a news conference announcing his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. It didn’t really feel like a news conference. I was the only reporter there. And when it began, the only others around besides his two aides were a family 30 yards away with a selfie stick and a...
  • Former Republican Governor of New Jersey Doubles Down on Tweet Comparing Trump to Hitler

    10/16/2019 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | October 16, 2019 | Brian Thompson
    "Hitler took a long time to get where he was and he had to do a lot of other things. Trump is going much faster," Christie Whitman says Christie Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey, deleted a tweet in which she said Adolf Hitler "has nothing on" President Donald Trump, but in an exclusive interview with NBC New York, she says she stands by her statement. Her tweet was a response to the New York Times' report about a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of the president shooting and stabbing political opponents and members...
  • There’s nothing mysterious about Republicans’ support of Trump

    10/14/2019 12:36:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Times-News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Based on the number of articles written about them, two of the great questions of our time are: Why do Republicans stick with Donald Trump? And what happened to all the “Never Trump” people? In recent days, The New York Times has published items about each of them. In polls, the vast majority of Republicans have consistently given Trump their approval for the job he is doing — even as tariffs and the deficit have risen, even as he rages on Twitter, even as evidence of abuse of power has mounted. His support among conservatives has actually increased over time....

    10/13/2019 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/12/19 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will...

    10/10/2019 8:25:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/9/2019 | JESSICA KWONG
    Republicans at President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis on Thursday will reportedly be escorted by a typically heavily armed group that has been called "one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today." That is how the Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Oath Keepers, who refer to themselves as "guardians of the republic." On the group's website, it describes itself as a "non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to 'defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'" The Oath...
  • Violent Crime Drops in the USA; Trump Gets No Credit

    10/07/2019 12:06:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Hinderaker
    Violent Crime Drops, Trump Gets No Credit On September 30, the FBI released its annual report on crime for 2018. It showed that violent crime declined over 2017 in every category except rape, where a revised definition was applied. The number of homicides declined by 6.1%; the rate went down by even more than that, to 5.0 per 100,000.The FBI’s good news about crime got very little publicity, and I can’t find a single publication that gave the Trump administration any credit for the trend. Why should they, you might ask, since homicide and other violent crimes have been declining...